O/A Rank Top-15 WRs
10 Courtland Sutton
19 James Washington
26 Marcell Ateman
30 Calvin Ridley
45 Deontay Burnett
51 Michael Gallup
63 Auden Tate
68 Deon Cain
92 Dante Pettis
93 Cedrick Wilson
113 Jaleel Scott
118 Trey Quinn
125 Tre'Quan Smith
146 DaeSean Hamilton
153 Jordan Lasley
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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-64

33 Cleveland
Tarvarus McFadden
    Florida State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
201



The Browns have allocated a ton of resources to their front seven, and now it is time to focus on the secondary. McFadden has the kind of size and athleticism that teams covet in starting corners. The reason I think he falls into Day Two is because he is still pretty raw at the position. He still has plenty of room for improvement with his footwork, and even then, I don't see him ever being that quick-twitch athlete that can mirror any receiver. Instead, I see McFadden having success in the Trumaine Johnson fashion. He is physical at the line of scrimmage, and gets in the receiver's pocket from there. When that happens, receivers struggle to get to full speed because he is bumping them all the way down the field. Hand-fighting is a big corner's equalizer to not having elite feet. McFadden does this well, and shows promising ball skills. That gives him a chance to be a lock-down corner at the next level.

~Austin Smith

34 NY Giants
Orlando Brown
    Oklahoma
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
340



For too long, the Giants have not been able to depend on their offensive line. In 2017, former General Manager Jerry Reese leaned in favor of continuity across the line and nothing displayed on the field this past season suggested that was the right way to go. Expect major change and philosophy under new General Manager Dave Gettleman, who has made it clear he knows the Giants' offensive line has to be improved, and that will be one of the major goals going forward. Orlando Brown is a MASSIVE human being offering an instant upgrade to a beleaguered unit. Big Blue beefs up in RD2.

35 Cleveland
Marcus Allen
    Penn State
    S
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
205



I have stuck to selecting Allen early in the second round because he is one of my favorite players in this draft. His character is through the roof, as proof by the farewell tweet he posted to Penn State fans. Coaches often talk about the mental and maturity jump being the biggest a player will take from college to the pros, but this is a guy that just gets it. To quote an old coaching term, this is a guy you want in your foxhole. He holds himself to a higher standard that most on and off the field, and Cleveland needs guys like Allen. He will instantly make this team better by his presence, and that was evident at Penn State. Not only do I expect him to be starting in the NFL for a long time, but I expect Allen to be walking out to midfield for the coin-flip very early, and even someday be mentioned as a Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist.

~Austin Smith

36 Indianapolis
Billy Price
    Ohio State
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -14
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
315



Whatever new coaching staff that eventually settles into the 56th Street offices of the Indianapolis Colts, one thing is going to be crystal clear: #12 needs to be protected. Andrew Luck is reported to be on track to return as the starting QB, and if that turns out to be true, then the Colts' brass must do anything and everything to stop him from being continuously beaten and sacked.

The Colts have been one of the worst teams in allowing their QB's to be sacked in the past two seasons, tied for last with Houston at 3.4 sacks per game in 2017. In 2016 they were the 3rd-worst team, allowing 2.8 sacks a game, according to Team Rankings NFL Football Stats).

Some believe the Colts will likely target some key free agents for filling offensive line holes, but there are some pretty good guards that offer talent, lower cost, and more longevity than paying a larger contract for a veteran free agent. But again, the Colts must begin to take better care of their franchise gun-slinger.

Whether it will be Billy Price, Auburn's Braden Smith, or an offensive tackle in a more-lackluster position group, the Colts need to upgrade along the offensive line immediately.

37 NY Jets
Martinas Rankin
    Mississippi State
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
302



The O-Line has been somewhat overlooked in the rebuilding process by Jets' GM Mike Maccagnan. Brandon Shell and Jarvis Harrison, both RD 5 picks, are the only O-Line players drafted by Maccagnan in his 3-year tenure, but if the Jets are to improve on their 2017 season, adding talent here is a must. Martinas Rankin played for one of the best rushing offenses in the nation and he excelled in that area all year. Rankin also had an outstanding start to the season in pass protection, allowing just 2 pressures and zero sacks in the first 4 weeks of the season. He had a Pass Blocking Success rate of 97.8% in that time, but as the quality of opponent improved, Rankin's numbers took a slight dive. He seemed to have some trouble with speed rushers and his footwork was slightly exposed. For now Rankin looks best suited to the RT spot, but with some coaching, he has the size and frame to be a very good LT in the NFL.

38 Tampa Bay
Levi Wallace
    Alabama
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
183



The Bucs' losses in Free Agency can best be described as brutal. These guys are all gone: Brent Grimes, T.J. Ward, Keith Tandy, and Robert McClain. Jude Adjei-Barimeh is an RFA, as is Javien Elliott. This essentially leaves VH3, Justin Evans, and Ryan Smith --with Evans more at home at Safety.

We'd love to have Levi Wallace in a Bucs' uniform. He has the work-hard, never-say-die background that defines a low-risk pick. Wallace may not have the talent that the creme de la creme of the 2018 CB crop possesses, but we can see Wallace wearing a starter's uniform after a year of rookie seasoning. Here's Wallace's amazing story and impressive highlight reel.

39 Chicago
Deontay Burnett
    USC
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
170



Oh wait-did I correctly predict that Chicago would be looking for a field-stretching, dynamic playmaker at WR? Yes. Yes, I did. Deontay Burnett has drawn comparisons to Curtis Samuel, the 2017 RD2 pick of the Panthers. He can be explosive on screens and plays in the backfield as well as on the outside getting down the field. He is a legitimate deep threat who would add wrinkles to this offense that Chicagoans can get excited about. After his coming-out party as a sophomore in the Rose Bowl, Burnett has been talked about in team circles as possibly the next playmaker in the NFL. Great pick, Mr. Pace!

-Kennedy Paynter, Redskins Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

40 Denver
Micah Kiser
    Virginia
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
240



Kiser has been a popular selection for Denver in these mock drafts, despite the fact that the offensive line is still in shambles. The reason being is he can add an element that Denver has lacked on their defense for a long time. He is a big, bruising linebacker up the middle, and with the division-rival Chiefs and Chargers boasting two of the better young running backs in football, that will come in handy for a defense that is built to stop the pass. I will still be keeping my eyes on offensive line help, but as of now, Kiser can impact that defense better than any lineman on the board.

~Austin Smith

41 New England
Tyquan Lewis
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
260



Tyquan Lewis stepped up his draft stock by having a phenomenal game against USC. Helping the Buckeyes harass the Trojans into eight sacks, Lewis helped strip the ball from future-top-five pick Sam Darnold to secure the Ohio State victory. Lewis is known for being country-strong, thrashing offensive linemen away to get to the quarterback. With an enormous amount of accomplishments as a Buckeye, Lewis comes with exceptional experience that isn't usually found in college too often. There are some concerns as he is slow to come off the football and isn't the most athletically-gifted defensive end but, anchoring the 31st-ranked defensive line should be the focus of the Patriots.

-David Neff, Patriots Analyst

42 Miami
Da'Ron Payne
    Alabama
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
319



The Dolphins expended a 2nd round pick in the 2015 Draft on Jordan Phillips, but he just hasn't performed to expectations after 3 NFL seasons. Phillips ranks #75 on Pro Football Focus' list of Defensive Tackles. The guy they picked to push Phillips, Davon Godchaux, hasn't fared much better (PFF rank #84). To be fair, Godchaux is a rookie, and it's difficult to make a rookie-year impact at DT. For all the money the Fins are spending on Ndamukong Suh, all they ask from the 3-T is to hold serve. We'll add Da'Ron Payne here. If Phillips turns it up in the last year of his contract, great. If not, Godchaux and Payne will provide continuity going forward.

43 Oakland
Isaiah Oliver
    Colorado
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195



Arguably one of the NFL's worst position units, the Oakland secondary could be left depleted of the miniscule drops of talent currently on the roster. Sean Smith and David Amerson are on any short list for roster cuts, and T.J. Carrie could get more money elsewhere. That leaves Gareon Conley and his weak shins plus Dexter McDonald to man the fort. At this point, it would be a shock to see Oakland end Day 2 without adding a corner- a position that might also address in Free Agency. The CB position brought in only 2 INTs in 2017, and Isaiah Oliver would be a meaningful addition to the roster. Moreover, he brings what the position has lacked in recent years: legit speed. Should Oakland's first two picks go this way, the team would have significantly improved defensive talent which, if 2017 was an offensive fluke that simply required new coaching, could lead to the turnaround Raider Nation demands.

44 Washington
Ronnie Harrison
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
216



The Redskins have a plethora of youth and talent at Safety, but questions abound. Can they count on Su'a Cravens to return and commit to playing at a high level for the Burgundy and Gold? Can freak athlete Montae Nicholson stay healthy? Can Deshazor Everett emphasize his frequent highlight-reel plays and stop being out of position far too often? If the Redskins aren't certain that the answer is an unequivocal 'Yes' to any of those questions, they need to find a starter next to DJ Swearinger.

Ronnie Harrison played underneath safety at a high level for the most NFL-like defense in CFB. Nick Saban has his players coached-up and ready for action in the NFL, so 'Skins fans can expect a rookie starter at SS if this is the pick on April 27th.

-Kennedy Paynter, Redskins Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

45 Green Bay
Deon Cain
    Clemson
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
200



Having taken care of the defense in RD1, it's now time to turn back to our thought of providing more weapons for Aaron Rodgers. the Packers have had a problem at WR for a while now, and it's an overall lack of speed. In case you need more than my words and actual evidence, you will see here that the Packers were dead last in the NFL in an examination of speed at the WR position. Drafting Cain would give the Packers some immediate improvement in that department. Cain's numbers were down in 2017, but there was a lot of transition on the Clemson offense this year, including a first-year starter at quarterback. Cain has big play ability and with Rodgers throwing the passes, could easily ascend to be their WR2 at a minimum.

- @JerseyAlGBP, Packers Analyst

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46 Cincinnati
Dante Booker
    Ohio State
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
233



Looking at the depth chart, I'd say there are a number of directions the Bengals can go with this RD2 pick. Assuming the offensive line has been adequately addressed, the defensive line could use a 3-technique DT, as well as another edge rusher. Tight end and offensive guard could also be considered here too, and a quarterback could also be in play. Addressing outside linebacker does make some sense, as Vontaze Burfict's contract is starting to look pretty costly, and there isn't an immense amount of talent at the position on the roster, but it does seem like there are more pressing needs elsewhere.

47 Arizona
Dante Pettis
    Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
185



The Cardinals don't know whether Larry Fitzgerald is coming back, but they need help at WR regardless. Andre Ellington, who was cut after 8 appearances, tied for second on the team with 33 receptions. Washington's Dante Pettis has a career mark of 13.8 yards/catch with 2256 yards and 24 TDs over his four years with the Huskies. Pettis' electric athleticism could provide a spark for the Cards' offense and special teams. ~James Siebers, Cards' Analyst

48 LA Chargers
Connor Williams
    Texas
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +13
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
320



Currently only 20 years old, the 6'5", 320-pound LT Connor Williams will gain valuable experience backing up Russell Okung for a year. If Okung should fall to injury, Williams will serve as a great safety net and is a steal in RD2. Williams has been compared to Joe Staley coming out of college. Per Daniel Jeremiah, "Both guys are natural athletes and play with a physical edge." The Longhorn is a mauling run blocker and an athletic pass blocker. He missed much of this season after suffering a knee injury (torn meniscus and sprained MCL and ACL) against USC, allowing him to fall to early RD2. However, he will have plenty of room to move up the draft board during postseason workouts.




49 NY Jets
Frank Ragnow
    Arkansas
    OC
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
319



Wesley Johnson was faced with the unenviable task of replacing former All-Pro and fan favorite Nick Mangold, full time this season. Johnson started 8 games in 2016 and did ok, as injuries to Mangold gave him the opportunity to play. Unfortunately for Johnson, things didn't go as well this year. Johnson ranked 36th in the leagues among Centers, according to PFF, with a grade of 31.3. Weather it's a talent issue or the blocking scheme used by John Morton just didn't suit, an upgrade is needed here. Frank Ragnow is the highest ranked Center on our Drafttek Big Board. Ragnow looks good in all facets of the game, excelling in the run game and not giving up a sack in 41 games. Ragnow at 6'5" is slightly tall for the position and there are some concerns about his pad level but with the obvious need, he would be a steal for the Jets here.

50 Dallas
Marcell Frazier
    Missouri
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -19
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260



DeMarcus Lawrence ended the 2017 NFL regular season tied with Calais Campbell of Jacksonville for 2nd place in sacks (14.5), trailing Chandler Jones of Arizona by 2.5 sacks. I cannot picture a scenario where Dallas loses the 25-year-old DE to Free Agency, as the franchise tag may be the leverage to sign him to a lucrative new deal; nevertheless, it would behoove the Cowboys to continue to load up at the position.

Marcell Frazier was a force off the edge for Mizzou during the past 3 seasons, recording 92 tackles (54 solo, 38 assists), 31 of those for a loss, 17.5 sacks, 7 passes defended, and 3 forced fumbles. His height and arm length are within the parameters that DC Rod Marinelli likes to see in his "Rush Men" . . . Combine that with Frazier's burst off the line and ability to gain the edge make him RD2 quality for da 'Boys!

- Long Ball, Cowboys Analyst

51 Detroit
Josh Adams
    Notre Dame
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +13
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
220



With RBs Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice most likely out of reach for the Lions Round 1 selection, Detroit still needs to address the position and address it early in this draft. Granted, the RB class for 2018 is considered very deep this year, but with Bryce Love electing to return to Stanford for his Senior season, the RBs behind him will get a boost on NFL draft boards.

While Adams ran well in 2017 by boasting 6.9 yards per carry, rushing for 1,430 yards and 9 touchdowns, he still has his doubters who are attributing most of his success to the skill of his teammates Mike McGlinchy and Quenton Nelson, potentail Day 1 offensive linemen selections. Despite this criticism, Adams' blend of size, speed, and patience is similar to that of Le'Veon Bell. Yes, Le'Veon Bell. Adams stands at 6'2" and 225 lbs, only 1 inch smaller than Bell and both backs run around the same 40-yard dash time at 4.57 - 4.60. Lofty comparison for sure, but Adams will come in as Detroit's bell-cow back with Abdullah and Riddick taking a backseat to spell him on passing downs, better suiting their skillset.

Doug Hyde, Detroit Lions Analyst

52 Baltimore
Da'Shawn Hand
    Alabama
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
280



Ozzie loves adding Alabama prospects to the Ravens' roster, and Da'Shawn Hand would fill a major need for a talent upgrade on the defensive front. The DE position provided only .5 sacks and 10 TFLs on the season, and it has been a long, long time since Baltimore had any real production from that spot. While Alabama plays a similar scheme, Da'Shawn Hand has still managed to flash that high ceiling that made him the #1-ranked recruit coming out of high school. If the Ravens pass on Hand, the next selection, Nick Chubb, would certainly be an intriguing selection IF the team believes Alex Collins is not the answer at RB. After a solid season, Collins made his case, but could be in play as a free agent.

53 Buffalo
Nick Chubb
    Georgia
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
228



The Bills could make the safe offensive line pick here. Braden Smith would be bully in Richie Incognito's LG spot, to be sure, and Bills scouts have an interest in Tyrell Crosby, having personally worked him out at Oregon. The good news is that the Bills have RD2#53 and #55, so they can splurge here on RB Nick Chubb. I suggest that Shady's 4.0 ypc average , his lowest-ever in his 9 years, has been mainly due to our former OC's playcalling and our ongoing OL woes, but Shady's in the sunset of his career nonetheless. Time to give Shady a breather without bringing Tolbert in.

-Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst

54 Kansas City
Braden Smith
    Auburn
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
300



The Chiefs are in desperate need for a right-side corner and another Edge rusher. Yet, due to simple economics, I choose Guard in this SIM. LG is another highly-needed commodity for the Chiefs, but the market for such is drastically thin. (Note: Expect these defensive positions to be filled upon completion of the anticipated Alex Smith trade. Adam Caplan stated on Sports Radio 810 that he believes Alex Smith will be traded for a pick in RD1 or a combination of RD2 and RD4.)

Braden Smith has been regularly tested against the best defensive prospects in the last two draft classes. Weighing in over 300 lbs, Smith shows very little of the body fat that most O-Linemen carry. He is a skilled run blocker who is incredibly strong. He threw over 61 feet in the shot put and bench pressed 515 lbs IN HIGH SCHOOL! Smith is mobile and has great explosion off the snap. He has been clocked at 4.95 in the 40, vertical jumped 33 inches and broad jumped over 9'9" (The last time an OL broad jumped over 9'9" at the Combine was 2013. No OL managed a 33" vertical at last year's Combine). See our Braden Smith Scouting Report here.

55 Buffalo
Tyrell Crosby
    Oregon
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310



We all thought Dion Dawkins was most likely an NFL Guard, and at worst a better RT than Mills. That's my description of Crosby. A four-year player on the Ducks' OL, a requirement noted in McDermott's first draft, Crosby missed all but 2 games in 2016 but was PFF's top returning run-blocker the following September. When healthy, Crosby assumed a leadership role for his four sidekicks, all sophomores. He has long arms, a locker-room-friendly demeanor, and oodles of OT experience. Crosby blocked for three different QBs, including Marcus Mariota his freshman season, which will help with the Bills' RD1 QB. Crosby's versatile, having spent two seasons at RT before moving to LT as a junior. I wrote about his position fit with the previous OC's scheme here. He's a big-bodied, gritty, run-blocking tackle, and you know Daboll will want to run the football. Crosby's less refined in pass protection, but keeps his legs churning and fights to move bodies.Watch #73's arms and leg drive on this goal-to-go play. Remember First and Goal on the One? Yeah. You'll see Crosby at the Combine and the Senior Bowl.

-Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst

56 Carolina
Armani Watts
    Texas A&M
    S
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200



The Panthers have been relying on older, and perhaps safer, players to man their Safety positions. They ranked 15th in Pass Defense, but must gain speed to take things to the next level. Mike Adams played okay for the Panthers. He had 10 passes defended and had two interceptions. The reality, though, is that no NFL QB fears Mike Adams. He, like Roman Harper before him, is a safe bet to not make the huge mistake (a la Marcus Williams in New Orleans).

Armani Watts out of Texas A&M could be the guy the Panthers target in a deep Safety class. Opposing QBs had a passer rating of just 39.4 when targeting him, and a 54 when he played in the slot. Position versatility is key in the NFL, and that makes Watts attractive to the Panthers in RD2. It is time the Panthers spend a high pick on a young and rangy Safety to play alongside Kurt Coleman. This is the type of player that could move the Panthers' pass defense into the top five.

~~@PanthersDrafter,Panthers Analyst

57 Tennessee
Marquis Haynes
    Ole Miss
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
222



After addressing secondary in the first round, Tennessee can go so many different directions. There are rumors that DeMarco Murray will not be back next season, so a player like Ronald Jones to complement Derrick Henry could be an option. They also could look to add another receiver into the fold, since it's clear Mariota still needs help at the skill positions. Someone like Anthony Miller would be a nice fit, especially since Mularkey isn't in town (the past coaching staff preferred larger receivers.) However, one large issue that needs to be addressed is the pass rush. Not the primary front seven, though... they finished fifth in the NFL in sacks (43). But only four came from the depth behind Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. Kevin Dodd produced zero, which is a big issue. Haynes had 7.5 sacks for Ole Miss, as well as 11 tackles for loss. Injecting Haynes' pass rush skills into this defense will assist the improvement of a young secondary.

58 Atlanta
Jaire Alexander
    Louisville
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
188



As a cornerback, Brian Poole is an excellent safety. While an excellent tackler, Poole has been exposed in coverage at inopportune moments this season, and the flameout that was Jalen Collins' career opens the door to add a third true cover CB to the roster. Alexander is a nice fit for the Falcons philosophy. He's a willing tackler and a ballhawk. Alexander reads opposing QBs well and is able to jump routes. Alexander's lack of elite speed likely limits his draft ceiling, and he seems more suited to the slot, but that's exactly where Atlanta needs help. Alexander will have to answer questions about his health before the draft, but adding Alexander would allow the Falcons to move on from the worst draft pick of the Dan Quinn Era: Jalen Collins.

59 San Francisco
Anthony Miller
    Memphis
    WRS
    Reach/Value:     +13
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
190



Though he will be profiled as a slot man at the next level due to his size (5'11, 190 lbs;) Memphis WR, Anthony Miller actually seems to run better routes from the outside. He's a smooth route runner adept at gaining just enough separation to make the catch. Despite his size Miller really turns his game up a notch in the red zone, snagging 32 TD passes the past two seasons. As a former walk-on, Miller has a chip the size of a boulder on his shoulder and a fierce work ethic that ensure he'll continue to prove his doubters wrong. From his play to his personality he is the type of player the 49ers will love having in their locker room.

-Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst (@thebrettclancy on Twitter)

60 Pittsburgh
Jordan Whitehead
    Pittsburgh
    S
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



Starting Free Safety Mike Mitchell will be a free agent after this coming season, and has even been suggested as a potential cap hit this offseason. He's been an average to good safety, but fans aren't a fan of his emotionally-overwrought and hot-headed mentality, the taunting, jawing, and penalties that accompany his play. Whether Mitchell moves on this year or next, the Steelers need a player to not only be the center fielder of the secondary, but also its leader. Whitehead, although a couple inches shorter than ideal, has been an effective individual playmaker in the Panthers' secondary. Importantly, Whitehead impacted his teammates as a leader on the field, in the film room and on the practice field.

61 Jacksonville
Mark Andrews
    Oklahoma
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +34
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
253



The Jags' passing offense has been inconsistent at best, and while Bortles deserves much of the blame for this, whoever is throwing passes next year would benefit from more consistent pass catchers. The Tight End position, in particular, can be a valuable chess piece as they provide mismatches for the defense and better disguise play-calling intentions, given their ability to block and catch passes. Jaguars' TE Mercedes Lewis has seen his targets drop off this year, and will be a free agent in 2019. An upgrade at TE could provide a security blanket for their QB, and Oklahoma's Mark Andrews is arguably the top TE on the board. He has the size to bully defensive backs and enough speed to get away from linebackers. His presence presents a tough choice for opposing defenses, which should result in someone having a favorable matchup that can be exploited.

62 Cleveland
Ronald Jones II
    USC
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195



If the Browns select a running back in this draft, Jones is not the kind of player I expect them to take because he is more similar to Duke Johnson and his skillset. Johnson was the Browns' most consistent weapon in 2017, and I would expect Cleveland to find a guy that complements his game. A bigger running back with the ability to take the punishment up the middle would be much more logical, and that is what I expect the Browns to target. Of course if they take Saquon Barkley early, then whole point is moot. ~Austin Smith

63 New England
Taven Bryan
    Florida
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
295



Taven Bryan, the Florida DL who is being confused for J.J. Watt, should not fall this far. He's too physically gifted to not be considered a high 2nd rounder or late 1st rounder. This past season, Bryan finished with 40 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 4 sacks, and 3 quarterback hurries for a Florida team that was poorly coached. This may be the biggest reason why he won't hear his name called until late 2nd day; lack of development from former Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain could hurt his stock. However, make no mistake, Bryan can fit anywhere on the defensive line. The problem is because of how poorly Florida did overall, Bryan wasn't showcased on a national level. That will change with this pick for the Patriots.

-David Neff, Patriots Analyst

64 Minnesota
Will Hernandez
    UTEP
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
330



The 2018 season has been an immensely productive year for the Vikings offensive line, as free agents Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers have provided stability, and rookie Pat Elflein looks to be one of the top young centers in football. That said, with Joe Berger likely retiring, there will be a hole at Guard. As with Elflein coming out of Ohio St. last year, Hernandez is a senior with a lot of experience. He isn't overly flashy, but offers everything you'd want out of a starting NFL guard, and he does it consistently. If pressed into action as a rookie, he should be able to hold his own. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has already identified Hernandez as one of the top "sleepers" of the draft, so it wouldn't be a big surprise if the UTEP alumnus hears his name called before the Vikings' pick at the end of RD2.

Traded Round 2 Picks:
San Francisco gets New Orleans R2 pick (2017 Draft Day Trade)
Cleveland gets Houston R2 pick (Brock Osweiler deal)
Cleveland gets Philadelphia R2 pick (Carson Wentz 2016 draft collateral)
Buffalo gets LA Rams R2 Pick (Sammy Watkins trade)
New England gets San Francisco R2 pick (Jimmy Garoppolo)
NY Jets gets Seattle R2 pick (Jermaine Kearse, Sheldon Richardson deal)

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S
86 RJ McIntosh
Miami
DL3T
91 Tarvarus McFadden
Florida State
CB
94 Quin Blanding
Virginia
S
106 Duke Ejiofor
Wake Forest
EDGE
109 Kurt Benkert
Virginia
QB
110 Dorian O'Daniel
Clemson
OLB
112 Jessie Bates III
Wake Forest
S
114 Terrell Edmunds
Virginia Tech
S
124 Andrew Brown
Virginia
DL5T
133 James Hearns
Louisville
OLB
134 Matthew Thomas
Florida State
OLB
141 Tim Settle
VA Tech
DL1T
154 Kendrick Norton
Miami
DL1T
158 Ryan Izzo
Florida State
TE
163 Cam Phillips
Virginia Tech
WRF
174 Christopher Herndon
Miami (FL)
TE
177 Jester Weah
Pittsburgh
WRF
178 Van Smith
Clemson
S
206 De'Asian Richardson
Louisville
DL1T
211 Trevon Young
Louisville
EDGE
219 Drew Bailey
Louisville
DL5T
232 Ray Ray McCloud
Clemson
WRS
233 Mike Ramsay
Duke
DL3T
237 Kendall Joseph
Clemson
ILB
244 Michael Badgley
Miami (FL)
PK
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