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The Second Round: Picks 33-37

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33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International -- Perhaps the steal of the draft. Should have been a first-rounder. At 6-foot-0 and 217 pounds, Cyprien has the valuable ability to play front-half and back-half coverage with relatively equal aplomb, which makes him an interesting chip in today's more advanced defenses. In addition, his experience in the slot makes him a potential every-down defender. You want versatility? In 2012, he led his team in tackles (93) and interceptions (four). You want durability and dependability? How about 45 collegiate starts in four seasons? Some NFL teams will devalue any player who doesn't light it up for one of the big schools, but he's certainly transcended that stigma.

34. Tennessee Titans: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee -- Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN's NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner regards Hunter very highly, referring to Cordarrelle Patterson as Tennessee's "other" receiver. 6-foot-4, 196-pound target with great speed, range, and catch radius. Has the potential to become Jake Locker's primary downfield target in a big hurry.

35. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford -- Ertz is not one of the new wave of "big receiver" tight ends who stretch defenses from multiple positions. His relatively slow foot speed and limited agility will push him closer to the line in the NFL, where he can use his size and skill in open spaces. He's not quite physical enough to excel as an inline blocker and pure attribute to the run game, and he will never have the pure seam speed you'd see from Aaron Hernandez or Jimmy Graham. He's not going to hog any highlight films, but Ertz is the kind of player who, with more development in certain areas, will put up 80-100 catches per season -- and make it look easier than it actually is.

36. Detroit Lions: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State -- One of the fastest defensive player in this draft class. Ran a 4.31 40 at the scouting combine. Not a very experienced player (one-year starter at the BCS level) but has tons of field agility and overall upside. Should push for major time right away in Detroit's secondary, and can certainly run up the seam and through the boundary with just about anyone.

37. Cincinnati Bengals: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina -- 5-foot-9, 202-pound back with excellent power and burst. Gets his pads low and runs with attitude. Doesn't have elite downfield speed, but an excellent drive-extending back in Cincinnati's power offense.

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