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NFL mock draft 2014: Trent Murphy to Bucs, Shayne Skov to Bills, Scott Crichton to Cowboys

Who will get picked?

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 NFL mock draft is deep in Pac-12 talent. While most mocks have about four to five players being picked in the first round, the deeper you go the more Pac-12 players you’ll probably see getting selected. Evidence comes from the second round of one mock draft, which has eight Pac-12 players among the 32 picks.

37th pick: Austin Seferian-Jenkins to the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta is losing a legend in Tony Gonzalez, so what better way to replace his loss with his evolutionary prototype? Seferian-Jenkins is a matchup nightmare, with the size of an offensive tackle and the speed of a wide receiver.

38th pick: Trent Murphy to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa needs a few defensive ends, and Murphy fits the bill. He’s not as athletically talented as many of his contemporaries but he makes up for it with a relentless motor. He was one of the most productive linemen in the Pac-12 and had as much right to the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award as anyone else. He will be a perfect fit in Tampa.

41st pick: Shayne Skov to the Buffalo Bills. Skov is one of those guys that is so talented that you figure he will be immediately productive wherever he goes. Buffalo already made one ace draft selection in Kiko Alonso last season. Is Skov next in line? Buffalo does need inside linebacking depth and Skov would fit the bill.

48th pick: Scott Crichton to the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas’s defensive line had a down year last season, so investing in a talent like Crichton could pay dividends. His hustle and explosion could be used for a team that might need to think about the future with DeMarcus Ware getting up there in age.

49th pick: Paul Richardson to the New York Jets: The passing game of the Jets last season was something along the lines of "anemic" and "sad" last season. Richardson could be just the injection the Jets need at the position. He’s a playmaker and a game breaker and could give New York a potent offensive weapon in the open field.