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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-48

Consensus Mock Draft #3 | January 19, 2017 2:30 AM EST

33 Cleveland
DeShone Kizer
    Notre Dame
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -26
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Alternate Pick #1
Mitch Trubisky
Alternate Pick #2
Brad Kaaya

Last week, I talked about how I would be shocked, as well as tempted, if either of the talented yet inexperienced quarterbacks fell to this spot at 33. This week I am going to consider the scenario if Kizer truly fell here. My preseason work on Kizer showed an extremely physically-gifted player that lacked experience. I felt if his Junior year went according to plans, he would be a top-10 candidate. Unfortunately, Kizer had a season full of ups and downs, and the progression we'd hoped for didn't happen as a result. I still feel he can be a special player, and like Christian Hackenberg last year, maybe the fault of some collegiate struggles came as a result of the talent and system around him. Still, more experience on the field will be the telling factor of whether he can be a franchise quarterback. Leaving that kind of question unanswered presents a lot of risk. ~Austin Smith


34 San Francisco
Mitch Trubisky
    North Carolina
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
220
Alternate Pick #1
Brad Kaaya
Alternate Pick #2
Patrick Mahomes II

Let's explore the difference between a standard mock draft and a "DraftTek" mock draft. The standard variety is prepared by one guy who claims to know what is best for all 32 NFL teams. We're not saying we're "better", just different. DraftTek has an individual analyst for each team, all of whom are looking out for the best interests of their team. None of the analysts for teams drafting in positions one through nine think that it is in the best interest of their team to draft a QB in Round 1.

Case 1: 2013. NFL teams (smartly) shied away from mediocre QBs; the top four drafted were EJ Manuel (RD1 pick 16), Geno Smith (RD2 pick 39), Mike Glennon (RD3 pick 73) and Matt Barkley (RD4 pick 98).

Case 2: 2011. Teams rolled the dice. The top 4: Cam Newton (RD1 pick 1), Jake Locker (RD1 pick 8), Blaine Gabbert (RD1 pick 10), and Christian Ponder (RD1 pick 12).

Gabbert, Locker and Ponder each had 6 years in the NFL with little success to show for it. Discuss amongst yourselves..


35 Jacksonville
Marcus Williams
    Utah
    S
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Roderick Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Dan Feeney

If the Jags pass on Safety in the first round, they'll most certainly land one here. We've slotted Budda Baker here in the past few weeks, but a re-shuffling of our Big Board has moved the Ute's Marcus Williams up ahead of Baker. The guy that Williams is being drafted to replace, Jonathan Cyprien, was weak in pass coverage, but excelled in the box. On the surface, Williams looks like a classic Free Safety. If Williams were a dinosaur, he'd be a Velociraptor: light, fast and athletic. With a 38-inch vertical leap, he's gone Utah-viral with this elevation dunk over teammate Tyler Huntley. Williams is about as can't miss as you can get in the draft. A student of the game, Williams spends up to two hours a day in the film room. We're running out of space - read more on Williams here.


36 Chicago
Patrick Mahomes II
    Texas Tech
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
230
Alternate Pick #1
Sidney Jones
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

Things. Will. Change. Count on that much. Mahomes, Kizer, Kaaya, Trubisky. Throw them in a hat, pin them on a dart board, pick a number, flip a coin - right now, it's anyone's guess how they will shake out. They will be jockeying for position for the next few months via All-Star games, pro days, and the Combine. Based on the tape, things currently stack up in a way that puts the 6'3, 215 lb Mahomes in Bear blue. And while he may move up while others move down, the key thing to note is that Chicago can't really go wrong. All four have NFL-level skill sets, and all four will need seasoning before they are ready to be true starting QBs. With no sure thing in this draft, look for Pace to finally pull the trigger and grab a true "QB of the future." And it is long overdue. In the last 10 years Chicago has drafted 3 QBs, none higher than the 5th Round! In fact, the Bears have taken a QB in the First or Second Round a total of three times in the last thirty years. Granted, two of those were Rex Grossman and Cade McFROWN, so you can't really blame Chicago for being gun-shy. But that's the past, and the future depends on a commitment to finding the first true franchise Quarterback since Sid Luckman. Yes, it really has been that long.


37 LA Rams
John Ross
    Washington
    WRS
    Reach/Value:     +18
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190
Alternate Pick #1
ArDarius Stewart
Alternate Pick #2
Sidney Jones

If Ross truly fell to this pick, the Rams would be overjoyed to take him. A lack of playmakers in that offense resulted in Todd Gurley seeing one of the worst Sophomore slumps the league has ever seen. Teams basically stacked the box against him and dared anyone else on the offense to beat them. That won't happen with Ross in the lineup. He has incredible speed and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. If opponents want to ignore a player like him, touchdowns will be scored, and games, as well as jobs will be lost. A playmaker like this could be exactly what this team needs to get their offense back on track. ~Austin Smith


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

A 3-year starter for Miami, Brad Kaaya might scare Jet fans given the four recent RD2 QB's the Jets have drafted. It kinda seems like the Jets couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat in RD2, as they haven't found a good player at any position since they drafted David Harris way back in 2007. Our very own Austin Smith thinks Kaaya looks best suited to playing in a West Coast scheme at the next level, so a lot will depend on who we get to succeed Chan Gailey as OC, as to whether he will indeed fit the Jets. With Petty and Hackenberg as the only QB's signed to the 2017 roster, you can be sure that Jets' GM Mike Maccagnan will do his due diligence on Kaaya and all the QB prospects in this year's draft.


39 LA Chargers
Caleb Brantley
    Florida
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
319
Alternate Pick #1
Jaleel Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Jarron Jones

A big, run-stuffing defensive tackle who can eat up blockers, is exactly the type of player the Chargers need to target, whether it be in the draft or free agency. With a pair of stud pass rushers in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram in tow, adding a player like Caleb Brantley, and combining him with Brandon Mebane in the middle, should give these two more 1-on-1 matchups on the outside. If you're not sure about Brantley's capabilities, as we haven't seen him slotted to the Chargers in any of our previous CMDs, check out this write up to get a better idea of what he brings to the table.


40 Carolina
Christian McCaffrey
    Stanford
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
202
Alternate Pick #1
Samaje Perine
Alternate Pick #2
Dawuane Smoot

Christian McCaffrey is the home run threat the Panthers lack. This year they were tied for the NFL's 2nd-worst number of 40+ runs: one. Some say he doesn't fit what the Panthers do, but it is time to evolve. Pair him with Jonathan Stewart for a year and Double Trouble 2.0 will be in Charlotte. McCaffrey averaged 6.2 ypc this year with an eye-popping eight games with at least 125 yards or more. Against Pitt, he had 284 yards on 31 carries. For those of you that don't think McCaffrey's strong enough to run between the tackles, think again. He seems to find creases and exploits them. Watch how he explodes through a hole and look for McCaffrey to be in play at Pick 40. ~@PanthersDrafter, Panthers Analyst





41 Cincinnati
Dan Feeney
    Indiana
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
305
Alternate Pick #1
Bucky Hodges
Alternate Pick #2
Pat Elflein

The offensive line in the Queen City is usually one of the strong suits there, but this season left Andy Dalton battered and frustrated. The running game never got going and the offense just couldn't really put together a consistent performance. The Bengals have been investing some pretty high picks in recent years on building a strong O-Line. Some of those players are still young, but others are becoming veterans who just haven't turned that corner to becoming solid pros. Big Whitworth is the elder statesman and doesn't have much gas in the tank. Cincy could look to an old-school hard-nosed mauler like Dan Feeney to come in and fight for a spot while adding needed depth. Feeney is very tough and very smart. He's also a versatile player who can play multiple positions.


42 New Orleans
Ryan Anderson
    Alabama
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
253
Alternate Pick #1
Sidney Jones
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

As mentioned in our RD1 comments, the Saints need their defensive front seven to get greater pressure on the QB. Malik McDowell helps the DC do so with the versatility he provides by being able to line him up anywhere, at any time. For the Saints' RD2 selection, Crimson Tide pass-rusher Ryan Anderson would help give New Orleans the ability to apply sustained pressure of the edge. Anderson led the Tide D with 16.5 tackles for loss in 2016, but he's not the flashy, explosive type; he's a down-in-the-trenches grinder with strong, quick hands who routinely gains the upper hand in leverage. A potential trio of Jordan-McDowell-Anderson (and imagine if the Saints can re-sign Fairley) would bring an instant headache to many opposing OC's trying to protect the passer.


43 Philadelphia
Sidney Jones
    Washington
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
182
Alternate Pick #1
ArDarius Stewart
Alternate Pick #2
Amara Darboh

For the 2nd week in a row, the Eagles select Husky CB Sidney Jones here. Jones is listed at 6'0" and 182 lbs...measurements that must have been taken when he had 10 lbs of loose change in his pockets. He's scrawny and wiry, but also scrappy, which might be Coordinator Jim Schwartz's #1 criteria for his corners (see the often-torched, but always-confident Jalen Mills). The Eagles have a solid pair of safeties going into 2017, but their CB group is horrid. This cornerbacks crew was the main culprit in the team giving up the 6th-most 20+ yard plays and 3rd-most 40+ yard plays while adhering to their "Bend And Also Break" mantra. ~Broz, Eagles Analyst


44 Buffalo
Marcus Maye
    Florida
    S
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
203
Alternate Pick #1
ArDarius Stewart
Alternate Pick #2
Roderick Johnson

Fortunately, a top Safety is there when the Bills turn in their card. If Aaron Williams indeed returns to football in 2017, he'd be the SS type, matching McDermott's penchant for bringing Safeties up into the box. For synergy, we need a ball-hawk who's strong at run support. However, should AW not return, I suspect the Bills snatch SS in RD1 (Peppers, Adams). Wiith Maye, you get both Safety types in a 3-down package. I admire his balance of aggressive, run-stopping chops and his "my ball" pass-defending skills. His ability to create turnovers will impress McDermott; he had 11 in only 21 games going into his Senior season. Corey Graham had 1 INT this year; he's a likely June 1 cut as the team's 5th-oldest player. Maye set his career-highs in 2015, most notably a team-leading 82 tackles and PBU's like this one vs Tennessee. He broke his arm this year and lost sidekick Keanu Neal to RD1 of the draft, significantly tempering his stats and dropping him on big boards, allowing the Bills to steal Maye here [More on Maye]. ~Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


45 Arizona
ArDarius Stewart
    Alabama
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
204
Alternate Pick #1
Pat Elflein
Alternate Pick #2
Chris Wormley

It may be a few weeks before we know Larry Fitzgerald's intentions for the 2017 season, but even if he returns, there are plenty of holes in the WR depth chart. Despite missing three games, ArDarius Stewart led Alabama with 54 catches for 828 yards and 7 TDs. Though it seems there are plenty of receivers getting more buzz, Stewart said he received a second-round grade from the NFLCAC. At 6'1" and 205 lbs, Stewart could be a great complement for speedsters John Brown and J.J. Nelson as the Cardinals try to spark an underperforming offense.


46 Minnesota
Roderick Johnson
    Florida St
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Adam Bisnowaty
Alternate Pick #2
Pat Elflein

For the 2nd straight week, the Vikings hit the jackpot as big Rod Johnson falls in their lap here in the 2nd Round. Going into the off-season, we know the Vikings will be exploring every possible avenue for improving the offensive line. This is probably priority 1, 2, and 3 for Rick Spielman and company, with finding an outside linebacker to replace Chad Greenway, as well as possibly finding a replacement for Sharrif Floyd falling a distant 4th and 5th on that pecking order, respectively. There should be a player or two added in free agency, but make no mistake... The Vikings will almost assuredly add an offensive tackle on Day 2 of the draft. To get an idea of what Rod Johnson brings to the table, check out this scouting report from our own Austin Smith.


47 Baltimore
Chris Wormley
    Michigan
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
303
Alternate Pick #1
Gareon Conley
Alternate Pick #2
Jourdan Lewis

Chris Wormley is one of my man-crushes from this year's draft. He played all over the Wolverine's defensive line and has an absolutely relentless motor. He isn't overly quick, but he times the snap well and has a body (6'5" 302) built for the NFL. Wormley will fit will with what the Ravens preach, and that's size and versatility in their front 7. He's also a leader and will do what he's asked in any situation-another mantra in Baltimore. While Suggs and Dumervil are getting long in the tooth on the edges, the Ravens have also lacked interior push since the departure of Ngata two off-seasons ago. Wormley would allow the Ravens more flexibility with their defensive fronts (he can play 3T, 5T, or even 1T/0T in a pinch) and should be able to hold more blockers on the inside in order to free up his teammates on the edges.


48 Indianapolis
Jordan Willis
    Kansas State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250
Alternate Pick #1
Dawuane Smoot
Alternate Pick #2
Gareon Conley

Indy "just missed" snagging Alabama's Ryan Anderson, as the Saints get to him just a few picks earlier. The Colts are still fortunate as Wildcat EDGE man Jordan Willis is on the board with the 48th selection in our latest CMD. Indy has an immediate need to get better pressure off the edge, especially with the retirement of Robert Mathis ( 5 sacks in 2016) and the uncertain return of Erik Walden (led the Colts in sacks in 2016 with 11). Those two combined for almost half of Indy's sacks (33 total) this past season. Jordan could be an instant fan-favorite if he can follow in the tradition of Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. Free Agency moves help dictate draft boards, and if Indy doesn't have a top edge rusher by this pick, trouble is a brewin'!

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Washington
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107 Kevin King
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CB
119 Chad Wheeler
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OT
147 Conor McDermott
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Colorado
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