The second round is littered with talent in terms of Pac-12 prospects. We covered the first half of the second round of the 2014 draft a few days ago. Today we look at the back half and see that there will be plenty of talent available.
53rd pick: Dion Bailey to the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay's defense is really porous and needs so much upgrading at so many spots. Green Bay has done well in drafting Trojans, so maybe Bailey is the next guy up to help improve a secondary that was lackluster last season.
56th pick: Bishop Sankey to the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati struggled last year with their run game, which ended up putting a little too much pressure on Andy Dalton to produce. Getting another runner who can upgrade the run attack could make the Bengals a more well-rounded offensive team that's difficult to stop.
60th pick: Trevor Reilly to the Carolina Panthers. Carolina's defense held up San Francisco for an entire half before finally succumbing. But they don't have a strong pass rush, and Reilly could be a guy they could count on down the line. The Pac-12 is loaded with front seven talent this season and plenty of edge rushers that will probably produce sacks at the next level.
61st pick: Will Sutton to the New England Patriots. If Sutton falls this far to the Patriots, it will be absolute nonsense because he fell way too far. New England has made do with defensive no-names the last two seasons, but getting a guy like Sutton would bulk up a line that has never been the strong point of this team.
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