The draft is less than a month away, but scouts are still working hard to put the finishing touches on draft boards across the league. With team visits, private workouts and background searches nearly completed, we can begin to make solid assertions on what might transpire in the first two rounds of the draft.
Here's my latest mock draft based on what we've learned over the final month through pro-day performances and private workouts:
44. St. Louis Rams:Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Credit GM Les Snead for attempting to surround Bradford with playmakers, but the receiving corps still needs a big-bodied pass catcher in the stable to serve as a red-zone weapon. Benjamin destroys smallish defenders near the goal line with his significant size-strength advantage, as evidenced by his 15 receiving touchdowns at Florida State in 2013.
45. Detroit Lions:Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska
The Lions have been looking for a No. 1 corner for years but haven't found one capable of holding up against the dynamic receivers in the NFC North. Jean-Baptiste is far from a finished product, but his size and ball skills make him an intriguing option at this point.
46. Pittsburgh Steelers:Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
With Troy Polamalu nearing the end of a distinguished career, the Steelers need to groom a young, athletic safety to take his place. Bucannon is the ideal guy for the job with a strong nose for the ball and a penchant for delivering teeth-rattling shots in the hole.
49. New York Jets:Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech
Rex Ryan is a masterful schemer, but he needs an explosive athlete off the edge to increase the Jets' sack production in 2014. Attaochu lacks polish as a rusher, but his natural athleticism and strength could make him a disruptive force in the Jets' aggressive scheme.
54. Philadelphia Eagles:Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
The loss of DeSean Jackson has garnered the headlines, but it's the void created by the departure of veteran Jason Avant that could have the greatest impact Nick Foles' efficiency from the pocket. Avant routinely made key catches over the middle of the field in critical situations. Chip Kelly could peg Adams to slide into Avant's role as the versatile No. 3 receiver.