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2013 NFL Draft

Draft Tracker: 2nd-3rd rounds

Fri, Apr 26, 2013



33. Jacksonville  Jonathan Cyprien DS Florida International
SAVAGE COMMENT: Cyprien asked in July when his Senior Bowl invite would be sent. It was delivered and he showed up big in Moible. Productive and tough.
44. Carolina Kawann Short DT Purdue
SAVAGE COMMENT: Kawann (KK) flashed size and strength and quickness to rush the passer at the Senior Bowl. He has excellent hips and hands to develop further.  Was North squad's Most Outstanding Player in the Senior Bowl game.
52. New England Jamie Collins OLB  Southern Miss
SAVAGE COMMENT: An athletic freak. 4.59 40, 41.5" vert, 11'7" broad. Bill Belichick will try to maximize that ability. Southern Miss has NFL pedigree with Ray Guy, Louis Lipps, Brett Favre, Adalius Thomas and Michael Boley.
53. Cincinnati Margus Hunt DT SMU
SAVAGE COMMENT: The 'Eastern Block' is one of the rarest humans on the planet. 6.8/277lbs/4.60 forty/38 benches/34.5 vert. DE/DT flexibility by 2014.
54. Miami Jamar Taylor CB Boise State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Good combination of height/speed and instincts. Practiced well at Senior Bowl. Understands leverage on routes.
55. San Francisco Vance McDonald TE Rice
SAVAGE COMMENT: Four Senior Bowlers in a row with Collins, Hunt, Taylor and now McDonald. One of my favorites from Senior Bowl week. He has all the tools to contribute right away as second TE for the Niners. Will go on to a long NFL career.
56. Baltimore Art Brown LB Kansas State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Spoke too soon. Make that five Senior Bowlers in a row. Fast, explosive, will play special teams early while he learns defense.
59. New England Aaron Dobson WR  Marshall
SAVAGE COMMENT: Tall, former basketball player with catching radius and ball control. Improved throughout Senior Bowl week. Fits as an outside/red zone receiver.
60. Atlanta Robert Alford  DC Southeastern Louisiana
SAVAGE COMMENT: Falcons have attacked the corner position with Desmond Trufant in first round and now Alford in second. Both have cover ability. Alford is tough, fast and physical. Should be able to play in Sub and on special teams in coverage and as a kickoff returner.
64. Jacksonville Dwayne Gratz DC Connecticut
SAVAGE COMMENT: Has size and a physical demeanor, more cover-2 style player.
65.  Detroit Larry Warford OG Kentucky
SAVAGE COMMENT: Excellent value pick. Can sink his weight and build the bottom of the pocket for Matt Stafford.
66. Oakland Sio Moore OLB Connecticut
SAVAGE COMMENT: Has IB/OB versatility, can blitz and cover, plus play special teams.
68.  Cleveland Leon McFadden DC San Diego State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Browns held their breath for two rounds waiting for a corner. McFadden is fluid, has instincts and can play slot, too.
70.  Tennessee Blidi Wreh-Wilson DC Connecticut
SAVAGE COMMENT: That's three UConn players in five picks. Wreh-Wilson is a tall, long armed corner that will play on the outside for the Titans.  UConn teammate Trevardo Williams will be next at some point in the 3rd/4th.
71. St. Louis T.J. McDonald DS  USC
SAVAGE COMMENTS: McDonald has connections to Jeff Fisher. Better in run support and zone than man-to-man coverage. Better coming up than going back.
72. NY Jets Brian Winters OG Kent State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Has pro starter written all over him. Played OT in college, will slide inside for Jets.
73.  Tampa Bay Mike Glennon QB  NC State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Breaks QB drought and gives the Bucs a future fallback option to Josh Freeman. Mike has arm talent, potential is there.
74. Dallas Terrance Williams WR Baylor
SAVAGE COMMENT: Was forecast as first-round talent during Fall. Has size/speed and ball skills. Has chance to develop as a No. 2 receiver.
75. New Orleans Terron Armstead OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff
SAVAGE COMMENT: Was Wednesday add to Senior Bowl after great showing at East-West Shrine game. All-SWAC choice. Has feet and agility, can play OT or OG.
77. Miami Dallas Thomas OG Tennessee
SAVAGE COMMENT: Excellent value here in third OT/OG. Good athletic ability, more position than power blocker.
78. Buffalo Marquise Goodwin WR  Texas
SAVAGE COMMENT: Goodwin is a BLUR! Whoever QBs the Bills will have Goodwin, and Robert Woods (USC), plus Stevie Johnson and T.J. Graham. Track team with C.J. Spiller!!
79. Pittsburgh Markus Wheaton WR Oregon State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Will be an excellent pro wide receiver. Has enough size, speed and quicks, with steady hands. Very productive.
80. Dallas J.J. Wilcox DS  Georgia Southern
SAVAGE COMMENT: Just a one-year defensive player with big upside. Had tools and toughness, plus a kick returner.
82.  New Orleans John Jenkins DT Georgia
SAVAGE COMMENT: Good candidate for new 3-4 under Rob Ryan. Has more quickness and pass rush than people think.
84. Cincinnati Shawn Williams  DS  Georgia
SAVAGE COMMENT: Very steady SEC defender. Showed more cover skills at Senior Bowl. That helped push him up into the third round.
86.  Indianapolis Hugh Thornton OG  Illinois
SAVAGE COMMENT: Has OG size, OT agility. Fits on the inside as an OG and swing OT. Competed hard all week at the Senior Bowl.
87. Seattle  Jordan Hill DT Penn State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Ideal fit for 4-3 scheme, has upfield quickness and can get in rotation this year.
93. Miami Will Davis DC Utah State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Traveled all the way to Logan, UT, to see him in early October 2012. Has light feet and man-to-man skills.
94. Baltimore Brandon Williams DT Missouri Southern State
SAVAGE COMMENT: Ravens go 'BIG' with Williams who weighted in at 341 pounds at Combine. He improved each day at Senior Bowl. Not just a one-dimensional nose tackle.
97. Tennessee Zaviar Gooden OLB Missouri
SAVAGE COMMENT: Gooden can absolutely fly. Won Senior Bowl Practice Award for LBs. Speed helps in era of spread offenses. Gooden makes it 21 Senior Bowlers drafted in the 3rd rouind, 30 on day two of the draft and 40 total through the first three rounds.