Philadelphia Eagles (from Tennessee)
>>Rd 2 #10 (42) Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
Mike Mayock (NFL Network): "He'll fit in beautifully in Philadelphia and in Chip Kelly's offense. He makes tough catches. He has a big body. He ran faster than a lot of people anticipated (4.46-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine). The Eagles get Jeremy Maclin back. They have added Matthews and Darren Sproles. This team is going to be the first-, second- or third-leading scoring team in the league."
Doug Farrar (SI.com): “One thing's for sure -- Jordan Matthews is about to get an upgrade at the quarterback position with his move to the Eagles. Matthews deserves extremely high marks then for finding a way to catch 112 passes for 1,477 yards last season. Those numbers topped the 94/1,323 spread he produced in 2012 catching passes from Jordan Rodgers, brother of Green Bay's Aaron and who recently signed with the Dolphins. For all the hype surrounding big receivers, Matthews -- an athletic 6-foot-3, 212 pounds -- has somehow slid a bit under the radar.” Read More
>>Rd 3 #22 (86) Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
Mike Mayock (NFL.com): "Huff can play inside or outside. He plays receiver like an old running back."
Pete Prisco (CBSSports.com): “Kelly takes a receiver I think is way underrated. He knows this player and Huff is a good player who will play right away.”
Dallas Cowboys (from Washington)
>>Rd 2 - #2 (34) Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise St
Mike Mayock (NFL Network): "This is an interesting pick. He is one of the better edge rushers in this draft. At Boise State, he was asked to play inside and outside (on the defensive line). His best football is ahead of him. He is extremely athletic. I like his size and explosion. I think he will get bigger and stronger. He can get to the quarterback and that is what the Cowboys need right now."
Todd Archer (ESPN.com): “With many people upset the Dallas Cowboys did not help their defense in the first round Thursday, they made sure they got their guy in the second round by trading up with the Washington Redskins, of all teams. Lawrence is a pure right defensive end. He had 20 sacks in two seasons at Boise State and he had 20.5 tackles for loss last season. With the loss of DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys needed a right defensive end. They just turned to another Demarcus. Lawrence has speed. He has long arms. He can get around the edge, and he should benefit greatly from the coaching of Rod Marinelli.”
Pete Prisco (CBSSports.com): “Great move by the Cowboys. I had a first-round grade on this kid. They need pass-rush help.”
>>Rd 2 - #15 (47) Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford
Charles Davis (NFL Network): "This will be interesting to see how he's used. I liked him better as an outside linebacker. He led the NCAA in sacks (15 in 2013), but he's not an explosive dynamic pass rusher. But he's relentless."
John Keim (ESPN): “The Redskins needed help at a few areas and perhaps pass-rusher was not high on the fans' lists. But it was on the coaches’ -- and it was on mine. The Redskins did not solve their pass-rush problems just by signing Jason Hatcher. Now Murphy gives the Redskins another pass-rusher to complement fellow outside linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo. The Redskins played nickel coverages about 70 percent of the time last season, so there will be opportunities to use all three.”
Chris Burke (SI.com): “Washington's first pick probably will draw mixed reviews, because of where the team's needs appeared to lie and Murphy himself. The Stanford product enjoyed a stellar college career, but right now he's not much more than a rotational backup behind Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo in Washington. Without having a pick before now, could the Redskins have put this one to better use? A lot will depend on how Murphy can translate his high-motor game to the NFL -- and how well he can overcome his athletic deficiencies.”
>>Rd 3 #2 (66) Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia
Mike Mayock (NFL Network): "He reminds me of Phil Loadholt of Minnesota. The more I watched, the more I liked. He has arms like vines; length matters."
Pete Prisco (CBSSports.com): “The Redskins made a value pick here with Moses. He can move to the right side and push for time with Tyler Polumbus.”
Doug Farrar (SI.com): “There is little debate that Morgan improved as his final season with the Cavaliers progressed. He does carry ideal size (6-6, 325) and argued at the combine that he can play any position along the line.” Read More
>>Rd 3 #14 (78) Spencer Long, G, Nebraska
Mike Mayock (NFL.com): "I was surprised by his energy and quickness when I watched the tape. He's a solid football player. Washington will plug him right into the lineup."
Pete Prisco (CBSSports.com): “They had to get a center, so it will work. Long is a good player who should be able to compete right away. It is a need pick.”