NEW YORK -- Manti Te'o and Geno Smith provided the sizzle previously missing from the NFL draft.
Te'o is headed to San Diego, Smith is a Jet, and Radio City Music Hall shook with the kind of noise usually heard in stadiums when they were selected.
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NFL second round draft picksThe following are second-round picks:
1. Jackson Jaguars: John Cyprien, free safety, Florida International
2. Tennessee Titans: Justin Hunter, wide reciever, Tennessee (from Chiefs through 49ers)
3. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz, tight end, Standford
4. Detroit Lions: Darius Slay, cornerback, Mississippi State
5. Cincinnati Bengals: Giovani Bernard, running back, Notre Dame (from Raiders)
6. San Diego: Manti Te'o, inside linebacker, Notre Dame (from Cardinals)
7. New York Jets: Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia
8. San Fransicso: Cornellius Carradine, defensive end, Florida State (from Titans)
9. Buffalo Bills: Robert Woods, wide receiver, USC
10. Oakland Raiders: Menelik Watson, offensive tackle, Florida State (from Dolphins)
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Johnthan Banks, cornerback, Mississippi State
12. Carolina Panthers: Kawann Short, defensive tackle, Purdue
13. Arizona Cardinals: Kevin Minter, inside linebacker, LSU (from Chargers)
14. Buffalo Bills: Kiko Alonso, inside linebacker, Oregon (from Rams)
15. Dallas Cowboys: Gavin Escobar, tight end, San Diego State
16. Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell, running back, Michigan State
17. New York Giants: Johnathan Hankins, defensive tackle, Ohio State
18. Chicago Bears: Jon Bostic, inside linebacker, Florida
19. Washington Redskins: David Amerson, cornerback, NC State
20. New England Patriots: Jamie Collins, outside linebacker, Southern Miss (from Vikings)
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Margus Hunt, defensive end, SMU
22. Miami Dolphins: Jamar Taylor, cornerback, Boise State (from Colts)
23. San Francisco 49ers: Vance McDonald, tight end, Rice (from Packers)
24: Baltimore Ravens: Arthur Browns, inside linebacker, Kansas State (from Seahawks)
25: Houston Texans: DJ Swearinger, strong safety, South Carolina
26. Denver Broncos: Montee Ball, running back, Wisconsin
27. New England Patriots: Aaron Dobson, wide receiver, Marshall
28. Atlanta Falcons: Robert Alford, cornerback, Southeast Louisiana
29. Green Bay Packers: Eddie Lacy, running back, Alabama (from 49ers)
30. Seattle Seahawks: Christine Michael, running back, Texas A&M
The following are third-round picks:
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Travis Kelce, tight end, Cincinnati
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Gratz, cornerback, Connecticut
3. Detroit Lions: Larry Warford, offensive guard, Kentucky
4. Oakland Raiders: Sio Moore, outside linebacker, Connecticut
5. Philadelphia Eagles: Bennie Logan, defensive tackle, LSU
6. Cleveland Browns: Leon McFadden, cornerback, San Diego State
7. Arizona Cardnals: Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback, LSU
8. Tennessee Titans: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, cornerback, Connecticut
9. St. Louis Rams: TJ McDonald, free safety, USC (from Bills)
10. New York Jets: Brian Winters, offensive guard, Kent State
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon, quarterback, NC State
12. Dallas Cowboys: Terrance Williams, wide receiver, Baylor
13. New Orleans: Terron Armstead, offensive tackle, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
14. San Diego Chargers: Keenan Allen, wide receiver, California
15. Miami Dolphins: Dalls Thomas, offensive tackle, Tennessee
16. Buffalo Bills: Marquise Goodwin, wide receiver, Texas (from Rams)
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton, wide receiver, Oregon State
18. Dallas Cowboys: JJ Wilcox, free safety, Georgia Southern
19. New York Giants: Damontre Moore, defensive end, Texas A&M
20. New Orleans Saints: John Jenkins, defensive tackle, Georgia (from Bears through Dolphins)
21: New England Patriots: Logan Ryan, cornerback, Rutgers (from Vikings)
22. Cincinnati Bengals: Shawn Williams, strong safety, Georgia
23. Washington Redskins: Jordan Reed, tight end, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts: Hugh Thornton, offensive guard, Illinois
25. Seattle Seahawks: Jordan Hill, defensive tackle, Penn State
26. San Francisco 49ers: Corey Lemonier, defensive end, Auburn (from Packers)
27. Houston Texas: Brennan Williams, offensive tackle, North Carolina
28. Denver Broncos: Kayvon Webster, cornerback, South Florida
29. New England Patriots: Duron Harmon, safety, Rutgers
30. St. Louis Rams: Stedman Bailey, wide reciever, West Virginia (from Falcons)
31. Miami Dolphins: Will Davis, cornerback, Utah State (from 49ers through Packers)
32. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Williams, defensive tackle, Missouri Southern State
33. Houston Texans: Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU (compensatory selection)
34. Kansas City Chiefs: Knile Davis, running back, Arkansas (compensatory selection)
35. Tennesse Titans: Zavier Gooden, outside linebacker, Missouri (compensatory selection)
The theater rocked with two picks within minutes of each other Friday night.
Te'o, the Notre Dame All-America linebacker, was chosen sixth in the second round by the Chargers, drawing a loud roar from the fans. One spot later, the Jets took the West Virginia quarterback, drawing a raucous reaction of cheers and boos.
The big names had taken over from the bulk and beef of opening night, when 18 linemen went in the first round.
Te'o, who led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game, was projected as a first-rounder last year. But his poor performance in a rout at the hands of Alabama, some slow 40-yard dash times, and a tabloid-ready hoax involving a fake girlfriend that became a national soap opera dropped his stock.
"I did expect to go in the first round," Te'o said. "But things happened and all it did was give me more motivation."
When former Chargers defensive back Jim Hill was handed the card to make the announcement by Commissioner Roger Goodell, he was told, "You're going to get a big cheer when you announce this pick."
It was more a mix of surprise and recognition of the most talked-about player in the draft finally finding a landing spot at No. 38 overall.
The Chargers traded up with Arizona to grab Te'o, the Heisman Trophy runner-up. Te'o ran a 4.82-second 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, slow for a linebacker. He did better at Notre Dame's pro day, but NFL teams already had plenty of football reasons to doubt his worthiness as a first-round pick.
San Diego was willing to gamble on him.
"We did a lot of work on Te'o and I've seen him for a number of years," first-year general manager Tom Telesco said. "He loves football. He's passionate about it. He loves to practice. He loves to play."
Two officials, each with a different team, said their clubs passed on Te'o in the first round partly because of his off-field issues. The men, speaking on condition of anonymity because team draft strategy is confidential, said the decision was not just because of a disappointing combine performance or the linebacker's poor performance in the national title game.
Te'o was the third linebacker chosen in this draft.
"It's a perfect scenario. My parents can come and watch, I can go home, it's San Diego," said Te'o, a native of Hawaii. "We're all excited. I can't be any happier."
With the very next pick, the Jets sent their QB situation spiraling into further chaos. They already have Mark Sanchez, who struggled last season but was brought back in great part because of a prohibitive contract. They still have Tim Tebow, who almost certainly soon will be cut. They signed David Garrard, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2010.
And now there is Smith, who waited futilely throughout the first round, returned to the theater Friday and was rewarded.
"It's extremely relieving. I withstood the test of time," he said. "It felt like forever in there."
If Smith thought that was tough, wait until he enters the cauldron overseen by Jets coach Rex Ryan, where every move by every QB on the roster is tabloid-Internet fodder for days.
"I'm a competitor and I'm going to accept my role on the team, whatever is handed to me," Smith said, "but my job is to compete day in and day out."
Safety Johnathan Cyprien of Florida International was the first selection of the second round. Cyprien was a standout in the Sun Belt Conference and really solidified his stock with an excellent performance in the Senior Bowl.
"He's got a passion for the game," coach Gus Bradley said. "He is very animated. He just enjoys it. He loves to play the game. I think he's going to add to what we have here and the attitude that we're looking for."
Arizona added some spice to the third round by selecting former LSU cornerback-kick returner Tyrann Mathieu. The Honey Badger was a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist that LSU dismissed from the team last August for failing a drug test. He was arrested in late October after police said they found marijuana at Mathieu's apartment.
"He impressed me so much in my office one on one, knowing at this point in time what he needs to do in his life," Cardinals first-year coach Bruce Arians said. "I was really taken aback a little bit. He knows what his problems are, he knows what he has done to himself, but he also knows that someone will give him a chance, that he knows what he needs to make sure he succeeds."
Other notable second-round picks Friday were Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter by the Titans, who traded up with San Francisco; Stanford All-America tight end Zach Ertz by Philadelphia; and North Carolina's Gio Bernard, the first running back chosen, by Cincinnati.
After no running backs were selected in the first round, five were taken in the second. The number of linemen dropped to five.
The presumed top-rated running back, Eddie Lacy of Alabama, went with the next-to-last selection of the round, to Green Bay.
NCAA record-setting RB Montee Ball of Wisconsin was chosen by Denver.
Tampa Bay's first pick this year was defensive back Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State at No. 43 overall. Washington, which traded it first-rounder last year to draft Robert Griffin III, went for defensive back David Amerson of North Carolina State at No. 51.
New England, known for trading early picks for a bunch of later selections, chose linebacker Jamie Collins of Southern Mississippi at No. 52. Seattle, after trading down six spots with Baltimore, closed out the second round by taking running back Christine Michael of Texas A&M.
Cleveland used its second-rounder, which would have been 39th overall, in last year's supplemental draft to take wide receiver Josh Gordon of Baylor, who made 50 catches for the Browns in 2012.
New Orleans was stripped of its second-round pick in the bounty scandal.
The final pick of Day 2 was the Titans' selection of Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden.
Among those who didn't go were quarterbacks Matt Barkley of Southern California, Landry Jones of Oklahoma and Ryan Nassib of Syracuse; South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore, who is recovering from a severe knee injury; and two starters from national champion Alabama, OL Barrett Jones and DT Jesse Williams.