207. Kansas City Chiefs- C Braxton Cave (Notre Dame)
Rodney Hudson returns from injury for the Chiefs on the offensive line, but the Chiefs could add another center behind him. They don’t have much depth in case he gets hurt again and Andy Reid loves his offensive linemen.
208. Jacksonville Jaguars- G JC Tretter (Cornell)
Right tackle isn’t their only position of need on the offensive line. Will Rackley is currently penciled in at left guard. He was awful as a 3rd round rookie in 2011 and then missed all of last year with injury. It might sound weird that a 7th round pick could see significant action as a rookie, but Mike Brewster, the current backup, saw significant action as an undrafted rookie last year. He was atrocious and Tretter would be an immediate upgrade. Rackley and Brewster both might be better off long term at center, where Brad Meester is on his last legs.
209. Oakland Raiders- G Lane Taylor (Oklahoma State)
The Raiders add a 2nd offensive lineman here. They’ve worked Taylor out privately and he’d provide depth at guard. 2012 3rd round pick Tony Bergstrom will start at left guard next season, while Mike Brisiel is coming off a down year at right guard. He’s not a good fit for their new power blocking scheme anyway.
210. Philadelphia Eagles- TE Chris Gragg (Arkansas)
Chip Kelly loves his tight ends. Despite adding James Casey to go with Brent Celek, they’ve worked out several in the draft process. One of those tight ends is Gragg, whose straight line speed would make him a natural fit for Kelly’s offense. It’s no surprise they’ve shown interest in him.
211. Detroit Lions- S Jonathan Meeks (Clemson)
Even though they re-signed Louis Delmas and signed Glover Quin, the Lions could still bring in another safety. Delmas is often injured and no one else on their roster has looked remotely like they belonged when pressed into duty. They’ve worked out Meeks privately.
212. Philadelphia Eagles- RB Kenjon Barner (Oregon)
If he’s still available in the 7th round, I don’t see why Chip Kelly wouldn’t bring in his Oregon speedster even though they don’t have an obvious need at the running back position. Barner could push Chris Polk for #3 back duties and would more likely to make the roster than really anyone else they could take here.
213. Minnesota Vikings- OLB Etienne Sabino (Ohio State)
The Vikings take another linebacker. Manti Te’o in the 1st round solidifies the middle, but Erin Henderson on the outside is a pretty one dimensional run stuffer who struggles when asked to play in reverse and drop into coverage.
214. Minnesota Vikings- WR Cobi Hamilton (Arkansas)
A 3rd receiver? Well the Vikings have a severe need at the position and a ton of picks. Besides, Hamilton is a good value in the 7th round.
215. New York Jets- RLB Armonty Bryant (East Central Oklahoma)
The Jets accumulated a ton of picks by trading away the 9th pick and Darrelle Revis so they could triple up on edge rushers. They’ve worked out Bryant privately.
216. Tennessee Titans- WR Zach Rogers (Tennessee)
Kenny Britt is entering a contract year and he’s yet to be able to consistently stay healthy and stay out of trouble. Meanwhile, the Titans don’t seem to want to pay Nate Washington his 4.2 million dollar salary in 2013. If they can’t trade him, he’ll probably be cut. Expect the Titans to target receivers in the mid to late rounds. They’ve worked Rogers out privately.
217. Miami Dolphins- WR Ryan Spadola (Lehigh)
Davone Bess could be on his way out so the Dolphins could still take a receiver in the late rounds. They’ve worked out Spadola privately.
218. Philadelphia Eagles- C Dalton Freeman (Clemson)
It would surprise me if the Eagles didn’t come out of the draft with at least two offensive lineman. Freeman could eventually push Jason Kelce, who struggled mightily as a rookie and then missed most of last year with injury.
219. Arizona Cardinals- CB Johnny Adams (Michigan State)
The Cardinals could add cornerback depth from a good cornerback class after losing Greg Toler to the Colts. Adams is a good value in the 7th round.
220. Seattle Seahawks- CB Demetrius McCray (Appalachian State)
Like they did with a safety in the 6th round, the Seahawks add another defensive back who fits what they look for here in the 7th round and take a tall, long cornerback. They love their defensive backs.
221. San Diego Chargers- RB Stefphon Jefferson (Nevada)
The Chargers added Danny Woodhead behind Ryan Matthews, but they still could use another running back. Woodhead is just a 3rd down specialist and not a real threat to steal significant carries away from Mathews. They need someone who is because Mathews is much better when working in tandem with another back.
222. St. Louis Rams- TE Levine Toilolo (Stanford)
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer loves tight ends. Even though they have Jared Cook and former 2nd round pick Lance Kendricks, the Rams could still add one late if the value makes sense. Toilolo is a project as a receiver, but he’s an NFL ready blocker and has all the tools to develop into a well-rounded tight end. I don’t know why he isn’t being mentioned as a mid-round pick.
223. Pittsburgh Steelers- TE Jake Stoneburner (Ohio State)
Heath Miller is a question mark for next season after tearing his ACL in December. The Steelers don’t have anyone on the depth chart behind him that can catch passes so I expect them to bring in a tight end through the draft.
224. Miami Dolphins- K Dustin Hopkins (Florida State)
Dan Carpenter’s roster spot is reportedly in jeopardy as the Dolphins could save 3 million against the cap cutting him and he’s a marginal kicker anyway. Hopkins would replace him.
225. New York Giants- DE Quanterus Smith (Western Kentucky)
I’ve had the Giants spending an early pick on a defensive end in recent mocks after Osi Umenyiora left as a free agent, but it now sounds like Mathias Kiwanuka will moving back to defensive end either full time or on obvious passing downs next season, so it’s not a pressing need. However, it wouldn’t be like the Giants to not add an edge rusher, especially with Justin Tuck in an age 30 contract year. They’ve worked out Smith privately. He may have to redshirt as a rookie with an injury problem, but he could prove to be a steal.
226. New England Patriots- WR TJ Moe (Missouri)
The Patriots could double up on receivers. Moe has the kind of short area quickness that the Patriots value, leading all wide receivers in the 3 cone drill at the Combine.
227. Cleveland Browns- CB Adrian Bushnell (Louisville)
The Browns could double up on cornerbacks given their need at the position. There’s nothing really tying Bushnell to the Browns, but he’s a draftable prospect that would make sense for them here.
228. Washington Redskins- WR Mark Harrison (Rutgers)
Pierre Garcon can’t stay healthy. Josh Morgan is heading into a contract year. Santana Moss is potential cap casualty heading into his age 34 contract year.
229. Minnesota Vikings- G Randy Richards (Missouri State)
The Vikings could use upgrades at both guard spots so with a ton of picks, they could double up on the position.
230. Indianapolis Colts- MLB Steve Beauharnais (Rutgers)
The Colts could use another middle linebacker in the mix. Their defense as a whole got destroyed last season, despite a fairly weak schedule.
231. Seattle Seahawks- DE Rufus Johnson (Tarleton State)
More pass rush may seem like the last thing the Seahawks need, but they don’t really need anything and they’ve worked out Johnson privately.
232. Green Bay Packers- WR Charles Johnson (Grand Valley State)
The Packers don’t necessarily need another wide receiver, but they don’t really need anything at this point. They’ve worked out Johnson privately, one of two teams to do so (Patriots), and I think the small school kid gets drafted. He could be a welcome addition for a team that lacks experience after the top-3 receivers, should he make the roster. Given how they operate, it wouldn’t surprise me if they doubled up on receivers.
233. Houston Texans- RB Cierre Wood (Notre Dame)
Gary Kubiak is a Mike Shanahan disciple so he likes taking running backs late who fit the scheme regardless of need. That makes sense this year as Ben Tate is heading into a contract year and they don’t have anyone else to back up Arian Foster. Wood would be a good scheme fit and could end up being another late round zone blocking steal.
234. Denver Broncos- OLB Nathan Williams (Ohio State)
The Broncos’ linebacking corps could use an addition. Williams would compete for a roster spot and a special teams role as a rookie.
235. New England Patriots- DT Cory Grissom (South Florida)
Vince Wilfork turns 32 in November and will be owed 7.5 million in an age 33 contract year in 2014. As we know, the Patriots will not be loyal to you if you don’t play up to your salary. Meanwhile, Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick are both average situational players at best, while newcomer Anthony Armstead is still an unknown. They’ll add a defensive tackle at some point. They’ve worked Grissom out privately.
236. Atlanta Falcons- TE Josh Hill (Idaho State)
Tony Gonzalez returning makes it so the Falcons won’t be forced into taking a tight end early, but they could still take one. Gonzalez is unlikely to be around in 2014 and they still need a successor. They could take a developmental one in the mid to late rounds and ease him into some two-tight end sets down the stretch. They didn’t run a lot of those last season as they don’t have a capable 2nd tight end.
237. San Francisco 49ers- C Joe Madsen (West Virginia)
Jonathan Goodwin will be a free agent heading into his age 36 season next off-season so 2013 could easily be his final season with the team. They don’t have an obvious replacement so they could add another developmental interior offensive lineman in the late rounds with so many picks.
238. Baltimore Ravens- FB Tommy Bohanon (Wake Forest)
Vonta Leach might be the best fullback in the game, but he’s still a fullback. His cap number for 2013 is 4.33 million (as opposed to 1.33 million if they cut him) and he’s reportedly the next on the chopping block should the cap pressed Ravens feel the need to open up more cap space. Given that, it makes sense that the Ravens have worked out some fullbacks, including Bohanan.
239. Philadelphia Eagles- MLB Michael Clay (Oregon)
Chip Kelly brings in another one of his Oregon guys late. They’ve worked out Clay privately. He’s too small to be a starter, but he’s a versatile and willing special teamer and a coach’s dream character wise. I bet Kelly brings him with him to Oregon either with their final pick of the 7th round or as an undrafted free agent.
240. Cincinnati Bengals- S Bradley McDougald (Kansas)
The Bengals’ need at safety is big enough that they could double up on the position if they see it fitting. McDougald is a draftable safety and makes sense for the Bengals, who have way more picks than pressing needs.
241. Seattle Seahawks- QB Jeff Tuel (Washington State)
Is Brady Quinn really the long term solution behind Russell Wilson? He’s only signed to a one year deal so I expect them to add a quarterback at some point.
242. Seattle Seahawks- G Jamaal Johnson-Webb (Alabama A&M)
As I mentioned earlier, the Seahawks have subpar play at left guard, right guard, and right tackle. They took a tackle earlier and now they add another guard into the mix.
243. Atlanta Falcons- CB Rod Sweeting (Georgia Tech)
The Falcons lost two top cornerbacks this off-season so it only makes sense they could double up on the position. Sweeting is a local prospect that the Falcons have shown interest in, meeting with him at his Pro Day.
244. Atlanta Falcons- MLB Sam Barrington (South Florida)
The Falcons take a linebacker here with hopes that he can eventually push Stephen Nicholas and Akeem Dent. Their poor linebacking corps were a big part of the reason why they were among the league’s worst against the run this season.
245. Detroit Lions- OT LaAdrian Waddle (Texas Tech)
I expect the Lions to come out of this draft with two offensive linemen. They’ve worked Waddle out privately.
246. San Francisco 49ers- CB Josh Johnson (Purdue)
Nnamdi Asomugha and Tarell Brown will both be free agents next off-season, while Carlos Rogers could be a cap casualty. Expect the 49ers to spend one of their picks on cornerback depth, even if they trade away a bunch of their picks to move up.
247. Baltimore Ravens- 3-4 DE Will Pericak (Colorado)
Pericak provides extra depth on the defensive line if he makes the roster. They’ve worked him out privately.
248. Tennessee Titans- CB Khalid Wooten (Nevada)
The Titans could easily double up on cornerbacks. They seem to like Wooten. He’s the only late round prospect they’ve brought in for a private workout. They could target him in the 6th or 7th round and he’s here for them late in the 7th.
249. Atlanta Falcons- WR Anthony Amos (Middle Tennessee State)
The Falcons don’t have a lot of wide receiver depth behind Julio Jones, Roddy White, and Harry Douglas. Amos is a small school receiver that I expect to get drafted. The Falcons haven’t worked him out privately, but they met with him at the East/West Shrine Game, where he was one of the stars of the week.
250. Miami Dolphins- TE Matt Furstenburg (Maryland)
The Dolphins have been linked to Tyler Eifert and Zach Ertz in the 1st and 2nd rounds respectively, as Dustin Keller is just on a one year deal. If they don’t get either, expect them to still add a tight end at some point.
251. Cincinnati Bengals- WR Denard Robinson (Michigan)
I really didn’t know what else to give the Bengals and I didn’t know where to put Denard Robinson either, so this seemed like a match made in heaven. He’ll compete to make their roster as a slot receiver/scat back.
252. San Francisco 49ers- S Zeke Motta (Notre Dame)
The 49ers take a 2nd safety. Not only did they lose Dashon Goldson this off-season, but Donte Whitner will be a free agent next off-season. Despite making the Pro-Bowl, Whitner actually really struggles in coverage, allowing a league leading 12 touchdowns this season, including playoffs. He was responsible for almost half of the 26 passing touchdowns they surrendered this season. Motta will make a solid special teamer as well.
253. New York Giants- TE Michael Williams (Alabama)
The Giants brought in Brandon Myers, but only on a one year deal, much like Martellus Bennett last year. They still have 2012 4th round pick Adrien Robinson, but could add another tight end. The Giants require their tight ends to block and that’s Williams’ specialty. Eli has made decent receivers out of blocking tight ends before.
254. Indianapolis Colts- OT Garrett Gilkey (Chadron State)
The Colts could come out of this draft with two offensive lineman. The recently signed Gosder Cherilus is very injury prone at right tackle.
Players drafted by school:
Florida State 9
Ohio State 6
Notre Dame 5
Texas A&M 5
North Carolina 5
South Carolina 5