17. Pittsburgh Steelers
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon - Many expected Ifo to enter the 2014 draft. He displays physicality in both man and off coverage.
18. Washington Redskins
Edge player Noah Spence, Ohio State - Welcome back to the first-round, Redskins. Spence and Joey Bosa make up a nice defensive front for the Buckeyes. Expect to hear Spence’s name much more often this season.
19. San Diego Chargers
C Hroniss Grasu, Oregon - Nick Hardwick’s contract is up at the end of 2014. Expect Grassu to receive more buzz with Mariota being in his last year.
20. Kansas City Chiefs
CB Ronald Darby, FSU - The Brandon Flowers situation is up in there, especially with Alex Smith’s (possible) impending contract. The Chiefs added edge rushing, but will likely lose either Tamba Hali or Justin Houston after 2014.
21. Baltimore Ravens
DL Mario Edwards, FSU - The Ravens are about to need some depth, or even potential starters, up front. Edwards had tremendous flashes and hopefully that turns into consistency when working more on the inside.
22. Detroit Lions
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin - Think Jamaal Charles. Gordon would have been the top ranked running back in 2014 if he had left after his redshirt sophomore season. Easily.
23. Chicago Bears
RB Mike Davis, South Carolina - A compact runner, Davis has plenty of power to be first contact and even showed enough long speed to be a threat when breaking away. He has some receiving ability as well.
24. Indianapolis Colts
OL Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M - He will only be a redshirt sophomore after the 2014 season, but Ifedi is moving from guard to tackle and has a ton of upside.
25. Philadelphia Eagles
WR Rashad Greene, FSU - There is a lot of Desean Jackson to Greene’s game. I know they just added Matthews and Huff, but Maclin is on a one year deal, and neither truly offer the same yards after catch ability (outside of screens) that Greene does.
26. Cincinnati Bengals
OL Cameron Erving, FSU - I don’t love Erving at this time, but the Bengals will need OL help at some point. Andrew Whitworth could be in his last year, or could move inside following 2014. He looked good there last year.
27. Green Bay Packers
TE Devin Funchess, Michigan - Funchess has been fun to watch, when given an opportunity. That is the question, will he receive enough targets to warrant this kind of a pick. He has plenty of talent.
28. New Orleans Saints
G Tre' Jackson, Florida State - Jackson is kind of in the same spot as Erving. I have not spotlighted either, but each will receive a lot of attention this season.
29. New England Patriots
Edge player Markus Golden, Missouri - Golden could be the breakout star for the Tigers in 2014. He has lined up outside and inside. The Patriots need to build a rotation up front.
30. San Francisco 49ers
CB P.J. Williams, FSU - The 49ers added a slot player in Jimmie Ward, but Williams would be effective on the outside. He blossomed last season as a starter.
31. Denver Broncos
OL La’El Collins, LSU - I know the Broncos added a few offensive linemen in the draft, but Collins is a massive man who is improving in pass protection and can create push in the running game. He might wind up inside in the NFL.
32. Seattle Seahawks
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, (likely) Eastern Illinois - Green-Beckham has tons of talent. The Seahawks don’t really care about the consensus when it comes to drafting. Do I expect this to happen? Of course not, it is May. But the talent could warrant a first-round pick.