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3 Leonard Fournette
13 Dalvin Cook
25 Christian McCaffrey
52 Samaje Perine
75 D'Onta Foreman
85 Jeremy McNichols
96 Joe Mixon
97 Wayne Gallman
117 Kareem Hunt
132 Elijah Hood
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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-48

Consensus Mock Draft #7 | February 16, 2017 1:10 AM EST

33 Cleveland
DeShone Kizer
    Notre Dame
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Alternate Pick #1
Brad Kaaya
Alternate Pick #2
Jourdan Lewis

Kizer may prove to be the most intriguing combination of footwork and arm strength in this class. With that being said, this may be wishful thinking for him to fall here, as I've stated about Mitch Trubisky for the last few weeks. Still, if he does make it to this pick, it is not out of the question for him to be the top player on the Browns' draft board. Kizer is an Ohio kid, and he could be the kind of player this fan base rallies around. ~Austin Smith


34 San Francisco
Cooper Kupp
    Eastern Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
198
Alternate Pick #1
Carl Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Forrest Lamp

Having taken care of the QB question in RD1, the 49ers can go in a number of directions in RD2. This could be an interesting spot for an ILB or EDGE player if a first-round talent falls, but the way RD1 worked out, I'm okay with waiting on both to address the need at WR. Cooper Kupp isn't the physical specimen that Mike Williams or Corey Davis is, but at 6'2, 205 lbs. he has the size to survive outside and the exceptional hands and polished route running to make an immediate impact. Kupp played most of his record-setting career against FCS competition, but he didn't miss a beat in games against Oregon (15-246-16.4 ypc, 3 TD in 2015), Washington State (12-206-17.2 ypc, 3 TD in 2016), or most recently at the Senior Bowl.


35 Jacksonville
Raekwon McMillan
    Ohio State
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -57
Height:
6"2"
Weight:
240
Alternate Pick #1
Forrest Lamp
Alternate Pick #2
Dion Dawkins

Following up the selection of DE Derek Barnett in Round 1, the Jaguars' tab a very similar player, (and person), with Ohio State ILB Raekwon McMillan as their Round 2 choice. Like Barnett, Raekwon is one of the "cleanest" prospects in the draft, in that he combines great production over 3 seasons with fine athleticism and peerless character. Incredibly, McMillan played every game of his college career except the final playoff contest with Clemson as a teenager. He also was a Team Captain as a 19-year-old Junior for the Buckeyes, one of the elite football programs in the nation. By comparison, much-heralded ILB prospect Reuben Foster had not made a start and had 23 career college tackles at the age Raekwon is now. Repeating the mantra about Barnett, it's hard to find a hole in this kid's game, and he doesn't turn 21 until the second half of the upcoming season. The upside is unlimited.


36 Chicago
Jourdan Lewis
    Michigan
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
178
Alternate Pick #1
Adoree Jackson
Alternate Pick #2
Brad Kaaya

When the Second Round rolls around, the Bears will once again be sitting in an enviable position. The #36 pick represents a bit of market equilibrium in that the Bears' high demand for secondary help will be met by an equally-high supply of talented Cornerbacks. In this instance, the Bears will be hard-pressed to make an error, as any of the available CBs would be an instant upgrade over the cadre of ne'er-do-wells Vic Fangio has marched out week after week. This week, Chicago grabs the undersized but very talented Lewis. At 5'10", 186, Lewis does not overwhelm, even in helmet and pads. However, as the stats (20 pass break-ups) and the accolades (First-Team All-Big Ten) will attest, Lewis lets his on-field presence speak for itself. Lewis has exceptional fluidity, allowing him to blanket receivers at the line. His straight-line speed is such that he can recover when chucked, and his hand skills allow him to challenge more physical receivers by playing the ball directly. The jury is out on whether he can be a top corner, but there is little doubt he can be an effective bookend to a shutdown partner.

Should Chicago go in a different direction, they can hardly go wrong with one of any of the other prospects available, including Teez Tabor, Gareon Conley, Adoree Jackson, or Sidney Jones


37 LA Rams
JuJu Smith-Schuster
    USC
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
215
Alternate Pick #1
Adoree Jackson
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

In the 2016 draft the Rams traded away six picks to move up to the number one spot in the draft. They believed that Jared Goff was the guy that can ultimately lead the team to the Super Bowl, somewhere they haven't been since 2001. Now that Jeff Fisher is gone (thank goodness), Los Angeles has a chance to start from scratch to go from a laughing stock to a contender. Almost anybody on the offensive side of the ball would help this team. Players like Taylor Morton (OT), Garett Bolles (OT), Curtis Samuel (WR), or Zay Jones (WR) would all be players that would make this a great pick. JJSS is still the consensus choice because he's a hometown kid with a huge amount of potential, but with the limited picks this season and the amount of rebuilding this team needs, any offensive talent would help. - Michael Gelb


38 NY Jets
Brad Kaaya
    Miami (FL)
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Alternate Pick #1
Adoree Jackson
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

As much as I would like to see the Jets draft a LT or QB in RD1, the value just isn't there. The future of Ryan Clady seems up in the air at the moment. Most fans expected the Jets to part ways with the injury-prone LT, but with a weak market, the Jets' brass appear that they would like to keep Clady at the right price. One guy no longer on the roster and entered into the annals of Jet history, is the polarizing Ryan Fitzpatrick. There was virtually no chance the Jets would keep Fitz after a terrible season, but it's nice to have this put to bed early. Over the next few months, the Jets will be linked with almost every player who has ever passed a football. With two inexperienced guys on the roster, the Jets will in all likelihood look to add a veteran QB via Free Agency, but again there are really slim pickings available. Brad Kaaya looks to be a nice fit should we enter the draft in need of a QB.


39 LA Chargers
Elijah Qualls
    Washington
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
321
Alternate Pick #1
Malik McDowell
Alternate Pick #2
Adoree Jackson

As opposed to dissecting what kind of player Elijah Qualls is for the second week in a row, let's examine what the Chargers might be getting from their Defensive Coordinator, Gus Bradley. This will help to build a framework on the type of personnel Tom Telesco and Company might be targeting in the draft. In a word, Gus Bradley's scheme would probably be classified as diverse. His defenses with both the Jaguars, and the Seahawks before that, were known for their attacking style and their variety of fronts, which is designed to confuse the offense. With this in mind, one can assume that the Chargers will be looking for versatile players who can line up in multiple positions and still do their jobs. Think of a guy like Brandon Mebane. He's primarily a 3-technique defensive tackle, but he can line up as a 1-tech and 5-tech, depending on the defensive front. For more on this, take a look at this thorough article from BigCatCountry.com. It's a bit dated but it still applies today, and it will surely provide some insight into what to expect for the Bolts' defense in 2017.


40 Carolina
David Njoku
    Miami (FL)
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
240
Alternate Pick #1
Pat Elflein
Alternate Pick #2
Samaje Perine

Njoku is a guy that is shooting up draft boards and after the combine may not make it to Pick #40. The Panthers could use both a second Tight End to compliment Greg Olsen, and a long-term replacement for him. David Njoku is that next big thing out of the U that could be just that. Great size and hands enabled him to average 16.5 ypc in his two years at Miami. A high school high-jumping champion turned Tight End could add pop to the Panthers' Offense. Read more on his unique skillset. I would be real excited to see him taken at Pick 40.@PanthersDrafter





41 Cincinnati
Forrest Lamp
    W Kentucky
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
305
Alternate Pick #1
Dion Dawkins
Alternate Pick #2
Evan Engram

The Bengals Pass Protection has been in steady decline over the past few seasons. The O-Line gave up 7 sacks to the Jets in Week 1, and 41 Sacks in total, for the year. That's a big increase on the previous 2 seasons, when they gave up just 23 Sacks in 14 and 32 Sacks in 15. Despite this, Paul Alexanders' unit still finished the season 8th in PFFs' O-Line rankings. Cincinnati was obviously planning for life without upcoming Free Agent Andrew Whitworth, using both their RD1 pick (Ogbuehi) and RD2 pick (Fisher) on Tackles last year. With no obvious signs of decline, and his willingness to play the Guard spot in 2017, maybe the 35 year old Whitworth still has a future here. Kevin Zeitler is another due to hit Free Agency but his market value is thought to be in the region of $11m a year. Should this figure prove too much, drafting Forrest Lamp, the top ranked OG on our Big Board, may be a very wise, and cost effective move.


42 New Orleans
Malik McDowell
    Michigan St.
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +20
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
280
Alternate Pick #1
Adoree Jackson
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

New Orleans continues its defensively-dominated draft with a talented, versatile lineman out of Michigan State. Malik McDowell has the length, size and strength that every DC is looking for in a lineman, and the guy can flat out play. His versatility to play anywhere along the line makes him an even more valuable commodity, especially on a Saints' defensive unit that has been in the lower half of the league in the past few years. He currently stands at #22 in our DraftTek Big Board ...and still rising.

The Saints' coaching staff will need to help him at improving some technique issues. McDowell also seemed to be going through the motions at times, so those are two minor concerns to address. With the former Spartan, however, there is no escaping the fact that he has the talent and ability to become a dominant player up front. Team him up with a returning Nick Fairley and Cam Jordan (along with the first-round selection of LB Reuben Foster) and the Saints could start to legitimately become a dangerous team in the front seven.


43 Philadelphia
Teez Tabor
    Florida
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
191
Alternate Pick #1
Adoree Jackson
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

After giving Carson Wentz a true #1 WR in RD1, the Eagles use their 2nd and 3rd round picks on a pair of CBs with RD1 talent. The Eagles need major help at the Cornerback position, and with the talent pool so deep there in this draft, expect them to come away with two (if not three) corners by the end of the draft. The Eagles' defensive stats are interesting: they hover around the Top 10 or 15 in almost every category, yet Eagles fans know their corners stunk. If Jim Schwartz could field an average defense with bad corners, could a couple of young hotshots in Teez Tabor and Tre'Davious White be the final tools he needs to make this defense great again? Tabor has adequate size and top athleticism. He checks off Schwartz's number one box for cornerbacks: confidence. With his long limbs and natural loose hips, Tabor also checks off MY number one box for cornerbacks: he can cover really well. Is that Odell Beckham Jr at 1:37? ~Broz, Eagles Analyst


44 Buffalo
Adoree Jackson
    USC
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +17
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
185
Alternate Pick #1
Gareon Conley
Alternate Pick #2
Sidney Jones

Maybe we're moving on from "MoneySneaks" Gilmore. I did a pretty thorough analysis of the CBs, attempting to determine which corners would perform best in a McDowell-Frasier defense. The archetype would be an elite zone-coverage guy, keep his eyes up for interceptions, have excellent ball skills at the catch point, and play special teams. Check, check, check, and check. Adoree' Jackson also dabbled at WR, showing off his ball skills (39/628/6 career receiving). In fact, Jackson caught the PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year award, recording 6 picks and 11 passes defended in 2016. In crucial games against Washington and Penn State late in the season, Jackson picked off Jake Browning twice and Trace McSorley (PSU) once. You'll see his speed at the Combine, and you'll see him in red, white, and blue at training camp. Now, on to the offense! ~Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


45 Arizona
Isaiah Ford
    Virginia Tech
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -24
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
187
Alternate Pick #1
Gareon Conley
Alternate Pick #2
Sidney Jones

There are some really good CBs still on the board, and it would be hard to pass on the likes of Gareon Conley and Sidney Jones. It rarely ever pays to reach for need, but it's what the Cardinals find themselves doing in this week's CMD. After Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson accounted for 1,902 of Arizona's 4,425 yards through the air (nearly 43%), they need to add another legitimate threat at wide receiver. Isaiah Ford could be an option after racking up 210 catches for 2,967 yards and 24 TDs in three seasons at Virginia Tech. At 6'2" and 195 lbs, Ford's route running ability and natural hands could make him an ideal running mate for Fitzgerald. If Arizona waits to add another weapon in the passing game, they could risk a repeat of last season when they ranked 27th in passing efficiency.


46 Minnesota
Roderick Johnson
    Florida St
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Samaje Perine
Alternate Pick #2
Chris Wormley

The off-season overhaul of the offensive line began in earnest this week, as Mike Harris and Brandon Fusco were both cut loose. Fusco's departure may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but his level of play has steadily fallen since his breakout year in 2013, when he graded at a very solid 83.1 in ProFootballFocus.com's system. Furthermore, when you look at the free agent crop for this year, there are some enticing names at Guard on PFF's Top 50 list. If the Vikings can land another solid free agent at Guard or Center, a guy like Ricky Wagner at Tackle, and then spend an early pick on another Tackle, the offensive line could see a quick turnaround, assuming they can find the chemistry to gel together. With incumbent veterans like Alex Boone on the roster, though, it shouldn't be too hard.


47 Baltimore
Gareon Conley
    Ohio St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +17
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Sidney Jones
Alternate Pick #2
Dion Dawkins

Chalk up the Ravens for an early 'A' grade in the Draft should they be able to open with Fournette and Conley in RD 1-2. The Ravens collapsed down the stretch when Jimmy Smith was out with injury. Even before then, the secondary was far from elite. While we've written before that Baltimore does not mind smaller corners, Smith, a 2011 first-rounder, represents the last significant investment the franchise has made in the position. Conley, another 6'2" corner, is likely to be valued equally highly by the Ravens. Not since 2012 has the Purple & Black had a corner who hauled in 4 interceptions in a year- a feat managed by Conley this season. The long and athletic corner would be an ideal pick in RD2. Evan Engram, Budda Baker, and Carl Lawson are other prospects to watch here.


48 Indianapolis
Sidney Jones
    Washington
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
182
Alternate Pick #1
Dion Dawkins
Alternate Pick #2
Chris Wormley

For RD2, this CMD has the Colts selecting the former Washington Husky, Sidney Jones , a top cover-corner out of the Pac-12. While Jones provided exceptionally solid coverage at the collegiate level, there is still lingering concern about his ability in run support, specifically, coming and "laying the wood" on the ball carrier. If Indy investigates and comes away with the conclusion that there is little to worry about, so be it. However, our own Austin Smith, in his DraftTek Scouting Report, points out that issue and a couple of others about Jones. Sidney doesn't have a lot of that muscle and power in the upper torso that many defensive backs usually have, but luckily for him there are a lot of things to do in a weigh-room that can remediate that deficiency.

What is of lesser concern is Jones's ability to match up with quick receivers and defend against the pass. It's just his ability to be physical and powerful enough at the NFL level to take down receivers before they rack up the YAC, and providing optimum efficiency in run support.

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Cleveland gets Tennessee R2 pick (2016 Draft Day Trade Collateral)

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