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Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft Round 2

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Jun 11, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste (33) during minicamp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

On May 1, the focus of the 32 teams will shift once more to the new venue, Chicago, as Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft will conclude with the second and third round.  What’s in it this year for the Saints?  Will the Black and Gold be out for an immediate upgrade at a position of need or are the fans in for another project?  Check out a possible scenario in my second round NFL mock draft below.

In case you missed it, click here for Round 1. More Draft coverage can be found here.

Oregon. Jake Fisher. 33. player. 35. Marcus Mariota’s tackle climbed draft boards with a very solid showing at the NFL Scouting Combine.  Tennessee’s next major need remains the O-Line — signing Michael Oher last offseason showed how desperate the Titans’ front office is about fixing this gaping hole.  Fisher is a day-one starter and could possibly be moved to several spots along the line.. Offensive Tackle

After switching from left tackle to center, Cam Erving is believed to be the most versatile lineman in this year’s class. That’s a good fit for the Bucs, who failed to provide their QBs with adequate protection under center due to poor play at almost every position along the line.. Offensive Line. Florida State. Cameron Erving. 34. player. 48

Defensive End. Florida State. Mario Edwards Jr.. 35. player. 28. The Raiders have needs at DE and MLB. However, there is no fitting prospect for the latter position, thus making Edwards Jr. a great pick to replace the wildly disappointing Justin Tuck.

DJ Humphries. 36. player. 52. When I think of the Jags’ O-Line, the picture of a celebrating Ryan Kerrigan comes to mind. He sacked Blake Bortles a career high four times. Bortles got sacked ten times that game, making the O-Line a priority for the Jaguars.  Humphries could prove to be a valuable asset in protecting the franchise QB.  Although DJ’s projected position is somewhat uncertain, he would provide an update over any OL in East Florida.. Offensive Tackle. Florida

Kevin Johnson. 37. player. 30. After losing Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie in consecutive offseasons, the need at CB becomes an urgent one given Todd Bowles’ man-coverage and blitz-happy approach.  Johnson possesses the physical tools to succeed in the league and should improve the “Gang Green” secondary in his rookie season.. Cornerback. Wake Forest

57. The Bears need help at S, QB, LB and DL. They grab the best player available here with Orchard, who plays with his hair on fire to ease the transition to a 3-4 defense, and should soon lead the Bears’ defense in sacks.. Outside Linebacker. Utah. Nate Orchard. 39. player

Coleman was an explosive playmaker in college while still being the workhorse for the Hosiers’ offense.  After the Giants battled inconsistency in the backfield, including several swings and misses in free agency and drafts alike, the Big 10 rusher seems like a perfect addition.. Running Back. Indiana. Tevin Coleman. 40. player. 31

51. The Rams need a wideout to emerge in the passing game in order to lessen the load for the QB next year.  Agholor possesses adequate speed, size and hands for the position to complement Tavon Austin and the remaining Rams receiving corps next year.. Wide Receiver. USC. Nelson Agholor. 41. player

42. player. 44. The Falcons defense gets an immense upgrade here; the athletic Kendricks should start immediately and cover opposing tight ends. The nation’s leading tackler can play several positions along the linebacker corps and should allow Dan Quinn to release Paul Worrilow off any covering duties.. Linebacker. UCLA. Eric Kendricks

Tight End. Minnesota. Maxx Williams. 43. player. 53. With Jordan Cameron likely headed out the door, the addition of this year’s best TE could allow the Browns to run the ball with their great O-Line and surging RBs to open up the downfield play-action passing game.

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