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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 49-64

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

49 Washington
Dion Dawkins
    Temple
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
317
Alternate Pick #1
Chris Wormley
Alternate Pick #2
Caleb Brantley

The Redskins had a low-key need for a starter at LG before Kory Lichtensteiger retired on Sunday afternoon, and now, the Redskins' interior offensive line lacks depth as well. Dion Dawkins was a Tackle at Temple, though he is projected to play on the interior in the NFL. Dawkins has a rare combination of the powerful, thick frame of a Guard and the length of a Tackle. In fact, Mel Kiper named him the top Offensive Tackle in the 2017 class a year ago.

While Dawkins lacks the quickness to remain on the outside, his combination of length, power, and center of gravity could make him a menacing OG at the next level, allowing him to initially overpower interior defensive linemen and then engulf linebackers at the next level. Dawkins would complete a young, stellar offensive line in Washington that should grow together and become a top unit in the running and passing games for years to come.


50 Tampa Bay
Evan Engram
    Ole Miss
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
227
Alternate Pick #1
Amara Darboh
Alternate Pick #2
Travis Rudolph

The Bucs missed out on the first tier of WRs at pick #19 in this DRAFTSIM and now they've missed out on the 2nd tier here in RD2 (Smith-Schuster, Kupp, Ford). There's still Dede Westbrook and Amara Darboh, but instead let's take the approach that was foreshadowed in the RD1 write-up. Tight End Evan Engram is a pass-catcher extraordinaire. He was Chad Kelly's top target at Ole Miss (65-926-8 TD) as a Senior; his total yardage led all CFB TEs. Take a look at Engram's per game stats and you shall note a number of games where he caught long passes of greater than 25 yards, something that happened in all but two games.

The Bucs need more targets for Jameis Winston; the depth behind Cameron Brate is thin. Luke Stocker and his career 8 catches/season won't get it done, and Brandon Myers is a UFA.

"But can the 6'3" 236-lb. Engram block?", you ask. Although his profile won't come to mind when you think of a classic blocking TE, Engram has shown the propensity to lay the wood, but this trait will need to be further developed in the NFL. All in all, he brings a toolkit that HC Dirk Koetter and OC Todd Monken will look to leverage.


51 Denver
Chris Wormley
    Michigan
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
297
Alternate Pick #1
Davon Godchaux
Alternate Pick #2
Bucky Hodges

When Denver can pin their ears back and rush the passer, bad things happen for the opponent. Proof of that is in their 42 sacks this past season, which was the third-highest total in the league. Still, that was 10 less than their total in 2015, and believe it or not, the culprit in this drop could be the run defense. They were the third-best defense in the league against the run in 2015, and that forced teams to abandon the effort and become one-dimensional. When a defense like Denver's knows you are going to throw the ball, it is like spilling blood into shark-infested waters. This season, they were fifth-worst, giving up nearly 50 yards more per game on the ground. The defensive line is going to need some beefing up, and a player like Wormley can help in that regard. ~Austin Smith


52 Cleveland
Budda Baker
    Washington
    S
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
180
Alternate Pick #1
Marcus Williams
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Maye

Baker is one of my favorite players in this draft and after scouting him, I immediately thought he was the type of prospect a team falls in love with and takes higher than people expect. With that being said, I think the Browns need a player like this. He is an instinctual playmaker on the defensive side of the ball, and you can move him all over the field. I am shocked that after four picks, I still don't have an offensive lineman being taken by Cleveland but in this scenario, I honestly believe the Browns got the top players available with each selection. ~Austin Smith


53 Detroit
Carl Lawson
    Auburn
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
253
Alternate Pick #1
T.J. Watt
Alternate Pick #2
Tarrell Basham

Statistics are meaningful, but are also a means of producing what was recently coined by White House Counselor, Kellyanne Conway as "Alternative facts." My homespun translation of alternative facts is putting lipstick on a pig. Nevertheless, I determined to dig into Lawson in order to ascertain the facts; alternative, or otherwise.

I was a bit surprised to learn that Lawson is only the SEC's 17th-ranked draft prospect. CFB Stats.com notes another interesting factoid: Although Lawson ranked only 14th in Tigers' tackle stats (15-solos, and 15-assists), he led the team with 13.5 Tackles For a Loss (TFLs). How does Lawson's production compare with Wisconsin's T.J. Watt, who is a slightly-lesser value? According to CFB Stats, Watt was third in team tackles (38 solos, and 25 assists), and led the team with 15.5 TFLs.

Going forward, I'm going to latch onto Watt. Unfortunately for Lawson, we're gonna need way too much lipstick. ~Mike Sudds, Lions Analyst.


54 Miami
T.J. Watt
    Wisconsin
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
243
Alternate Pick #1
Alex Anzalone
Alternate Pick #2
Bucky Hodges

The reality of T.J. Watt becoming a Miami Dolphin this April is very alive. Dolphins' management met with JJ's younger brother at this year's Senior Bowl, which indicates that they are serious about this very talented young man. Watt is a very interesting player. He has played TE, ILB, and OLB, giving him a very versatile skillset that the Dolphins could use to their advantage. With his versatile skillset, Watt makes a lot of sense for Dolphins if they have the chance to set their hook in him in RD2. While he's projected to play DE, it will be interesting to see how D-Coordinator Dan Burke uses Watt if he does, in fact, become a Dolphin.


55 NY Giants
Taylor Moton
    Western Michigan
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
330
Alternate Pick #1
Bucky Hodges
Alternate Pick #2
Antonio Garcia

The Giants' offense struggled as a whole in 2016, failing to score 30 points in a game all season. Simply put, the Giants must upgrade their offensive line. Currently, right tackle Marshall Newhouse and right guard John Jerry are scheduled to hit Free Agency this offseason, and it is unclear where they fall on the Giants' priority list. Two-year starter and former first-round pick Ereck Flowers had a disappointing season at Left Tackle and his current hold on the position is unclear. The market is not brimming with high-end left tackles via Free Agency or the upcoming draft. A short-term yet expensive option could be Andrew Whitworth, the 35-year-old from the Bengals. Right tackles Ricky Wagner or maybe Riley Reiff could also be options. Taylor Moton, a behemoth prospect out of Western Michigan, had a strong week at the Senior Bowl and could offer the Giants versatility and potential depth on the line. Moton played multiple positions on the offensive line at Western Michigan and could find success in the NFL early at either Right Tackle or Guard.


56 Oakland
Caleb Brantley
    Florida
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
297
Alternate Pick #1
Carlos Watkins
Alternate Pick #2
Amara Darboh

Bulk may be the enemy as Oakland evaluates potential DT selections. Currently, the average DT listed on the Raiders' depth chart weighs 316 lbs (which may be understating the positional girth). This offseason, Jack Del Rio has stated that the position is a top priority, and I expect that more nimble and explosive prospects will be pursued to bolster a pass rush that featured the pathetic combination of a last-in-league 25 sacks. Eighteen of those sacks came from only 2 players. Prospects like Caleb Brantley and Carlos Watkins, athletic interior defenders, are likely RD2 targets. The former Gator Brantley brings a playmaking ability that has been sorely lacking among the Oakland front for some time. Should Oakland not take Cook in RD1, Samaje Perine could also be a target. Bucky Hodges, Davon Godchaux, and Desmond King would also merit discussion in the War Room.





57 Houston
D'Onta Foreman
    Texas
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -18
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
249
Alternate Pick #1
Davon Godchaux
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Williams

If Pat Mahomes II slides in RND 2, Houston should pounce. But without a QB in sight, the Texans have other improvements to make on offense. In 2016, Houston ranked 31st in red-zone scoring. A dominant TE or power RB would significantly enhance Houston's red-zone offense. Of the available prospects, one stands out more dominant than others. Teams used eight (8) and 9-man fronts against Texas and D'Onta Foreman still ran over, thru, and around defenders. Even with opponents game-planning to stop Foreman, he still torched them for more than 2,000 yds and 15 rushing TDs on the season. This feat is more impressive considering the lack of production around him; D'Onta was the Longhorn's lone offensive weapon. D'Onta wasn't utilized often in the passing game at Texas, but that was more due to scheme rather than talent. At 250lbs, Foreman is nimble enough to catch passes and powerful enough to grind out tough yards in key situations. D'Onta is the epitome of a power back. If AJ Bouye departs through FA, DB becomes a priority. Desmond King and Marcus Williams are two prospects whose games project well into Houston's Defense in RND 2. ~CME, Texans Analyst


58 Seattle
Carlos Watkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
312
Alternate Pick #1
Desmond King
Alternate Pick #2
Cordrea Tankersley

Seattle needs help on its interior pass rush. Jordan Hill never panned out thanks to injuries. Brandon Mebane is unlikely to come back. Last year's RD2 selection -Jarran Reed- is a run stopper more than a pass rusher. Enter Carlos Watkins, the big man that anchored Clemson's title-winning defense. Watkins was only a starter for one season, but in that year he recorded 10.5 sacks, 14 TFL, and 4 passes defended (14/24.5/7 in his Clemson career). That's a guy making a lot of plays in the passing game, either by getting to the QB or knocking down passes. Seattle could use a guy like that not named Cliff Avril -especially since Avril plays on the outside. Watkins also seems like a Seattle guy. Here's an excellent article on Carlos Watkins, the person, and how that event likely shaped his final year at Clemson. ~ @JefferyMChapman, Seahawks Analyst


59 Kansas City
Samaje Perine
    Oklahoma
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
234
Alternate Pick #1
Dan Feeney
Alternate Pick #2
Dorian Johnson

Look for the tough-running RB nicknamed Optimus Perine to transform the Chiefs' running game. Despite being banged up this season and splitting his workload with Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine averaged 5.2 yards per carry in 2016 for 735 yards with 10 TDs. In his Freshman year, Perine earned the Newcomer of the Year Award when carrying the full workload; he exploded for 1,713 yards and 21 TDs. KC has some history of gambling on a RB (Knile Davis) based upon his early college. Brace yourselves, Jayhawk fans, for Perine's record day highlight. Other RBs who could be targeted: Christian McCaffrey (RD1); Wayne Gallman (RD3); Alvin Kamara (RDs 1-3); Kareem Hunt (RD5); Donnel Pumphrey (later RDs) and, from Andy Reid's favorite school BYU, Jamaal Williams (later RDs).


60 Dallas
Jordan Willis
    Kansas State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -13
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
255
Alternate Pick #1
Tarrell Basham
Alternate Pick #2
Amara Darboh

After 2 straight simulations of Tarrell Basham in this slot, I wanted to take a closer look at the player who earned the praise of HC Bill Snyder, calling him "the epitome of Kansas State Football". Willis was the Big XII Defensive POY in 2016, garnered 3rd-team AP All-American honors, recording 52 tackles. Willis led his team with 17.5 TFL and the conference with 11.5 sacks. His consistency is apparent, as Jordan started every game as a Junior and had 15.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks, while forcing four fumbles (tied for 9th nationally). He also started each game for the Wildcats as a Soph (25 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 4 sacks). Moving his 6'4" 255 lb. frame at 4.65 for forty yards, combined with an excellent change of direction allows him to stay in the hunt . . . and the young man finishes tackles, not allowing opponents to escape his grasp. This is one time the numbers don't lie. DC Rod Marinelli will love his work ethic!


61 Green Bay
Bucky Hodges
    Virginia Tech
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
245
Alternate Pick #1
Desmond King
Alternate Pick #2
Cordrea Tankersley

Historically, Aaron Rodgers has been otherworldly when the Packers' roster included a real pass catching threat at Tight End. That one extra weapon to prevent opposing secondaries from doubling Jordy Nelson or whoever the hot Packers' receiver is at the time can be a difference-maker for the Packers' offense. You saw a glimpse of that this season when Jared Cook was healthy and on the field. Whether Ted Thompson will make re-signing Cook a priority is anyone's guess. Odds are, he'll try to draft a tight end instead and use the cap money elsewhere. Taking Hodges here would be the highest Thompson has ever drafted a tght end, but it would be a great move. While it's become a bit over-used, the expression "rare combination of size, speed, and athleticism" truly does apply to Hodges. While by no means a refined player at this point, there are so many tools to work with, it would be hard to imagine Hodges not having a very very good NFL career. No doubt this is a selection that would have Aaron Rodgers grinning from ear to ear.

Highlights

- @JerseyAlGBP, Packers Analyst


62 Pittsburgh
Davon Godchaux
    LSU
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +17
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
293
Alternate Pick #1
Pat Elflein
Alternate Pick #2
Jeremy McNichols

The Steelers' needs beyond edge rusher are a matter of wide-open debate. With Timmons expected to re-sign, the only starter the team stands to lose is Markus Wheaton, who's more or less injured 100% of the time anyway. Until Pro Day interest, official visits, and Free Agency narrow the field, you could make a case for nearly any position.

RB is a potential need with the long-term future of Bell unsecured and Williams a free-agent. TE could be bolstered since depth beyond James is poor and Green's health is a question mark. ILB was a difficult cut last summer and all the players return; however, a more-mobile player in the mold of Shazier would be most welcome to groom behind Timmons. On the interior O-line, backup center Wallace is a FA. The CB group lacks depth and needs an eventual replacement for Gay.

Finally to this pick, the reserve DE group was put into extended service due to injuries this season. The failure to get opponents off the field on third down (rank #23) falls on this group to some extent. D-Line coach Mitchell would like to rotate his backups into the game, however in recent years Tuitt and Heyward, when healthy, have been playing nearly every snap due to poor depth.


63 Atlanta
Dan Feeney
    Indiana
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
304
Alternate Pick #1
Marcus Williams
Alternate Pick #2
Vincent Taylor

Dan Feeney falling to Atlanta at pick 63 would be a dream come true. When the Falcons brought in Steve Sarkisian to replace Kyle Shanahan at OC, the expectation was that he would maintain much of Shanahan's system, including the outside zone-blocking scheme. Feeney is a natural for this system, as he moves very well in space. He's not a physical mauler "in the phone booth", though he plays with a nice edge. Technically, he's about as sound a player as you could hope for coming out of college. He is a rock in pass protection --an agile, talented rock. Atlanta needs to add some youth to the interior of the OL, and Feeney works both as a scheme fit and as an upgrade over Chris Chester. Keep Matt Ryan's pocket clean!


64 New England
Desmond King
    Iowa
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200
Alternate Pick #1
Cordrea Tankersley
Alternate Pick #2
Tarrell Basham

Since Richard Sherman is the prototype currently for what teams expect out of a corner, it's not surprising to see King here at the end of RD2. New England will be rejoicing having King to work himself into the corner scheme. King provides excellent instincts and relentless fire that is brought to every play. While cornerbacks are not traditionally the best tacklers on the team, King excels in open-field tackling, stopping screen plays on a dime and forcing teams to go over the top.

King will eventually move to Safety in the upcoming years, which gives New England some flexibility with him. He's not the fastest guy on the field and produces better in zone coverage than man-to-man. However, there is no doubt about King's desire to perform on the field as he won the Jim Thorpe trophy for most interceptions in 2015. New England is currently decently set at Corner but, having another option with King will make the rich get richer.

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Florida
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Missouri
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Florida
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