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15 Courtland Sutton
17 James Washington
35 Deontay Burnett
38 Deon Cain
59 Calvin Ridley
64 Marcell Ateman
70 Dante Pettis
77 Simmie Cobbs Jr.
103 Parris Campbell
111 D.J. Chark
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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-64

33 Cleveland
Marcus Allen
    Penn State
    S
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
205



I know the Browns drafted Jabrill Peppers as a safety last year but at midseason he just seems like his value is in the slot and as a return man. That could change with time, but I don't see him ever being a traditional every-down Strong Safety. Allen, on the other hand, is an outstanding fit at the position who brings the potential of a future captain to this unit. He is one of my favorite players in this draft due to his instincts, versatility, and most importantly, accountability. This team needs more players like Joe Thomas that believe losing is not an option. Even on the teams that were winless well past the midpoint in the season, Thomas always showed up with the attitude of a winner. Allen reminds me of that kind of mindset, and the Browns need it. He would allow them to take advantage of what Peppers does best on passing downs and special teams.
-Austin Smith

34 NY Giants
Billy Price
    Ohio State
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -33
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
315



Center Weston Richburg, a 2014 second-round pick out of Colorado State, is in the final year of his rookie contract and set to become an unrestricted free agent. Unable to escape concussion protocol, Richburg has been lost for the season. Justin Pugh, the Giants versatile first-round pick out of Syracuse in 2013, is also set to hit Free Agency. Pugh, arguably the Giants' best offensive lineman, is dealing with a multi-week injury himself. Billy Price, Ohio State's versatile center and consecutive start leader (51) in Buckeye history is just the kind of lineman the Big Blue could use.

35 New England
Christian Kirk
    Texas A&M
    WRS
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
201



Amendola is about as fragile as delicate china during the Running of the Bulls. Meanwhile, Brady can begin to claim the legendary quote of not one, not two, not three but a possible seven championships in the next few years. "Baby Beckham" will thrive as a yards-after-the-catch monsterplaying as the Ghost of Wes Welker.
-David Neff, Patriots Analyst

36 Indianapolis
Jaylon Ferguson
    LA Tech
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -14
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260



Trench warfare time in Indianapolis. With a selection of OT in RD1, the Colts come back in RD2 and pull the trigger on one of my early "sleeper" favorites off the edge: Lousiana Tech's Redshirt Junior, Jaylon Ferguson, who has 24 career sacks in just over two seasons of play. QB pressure could be turned up a few notches.

37 Chicago
Equanimeous St Brown
    Notre Dame
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -14
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
204



Despite the positivity surrounding the development of Mitchell "Mr. Biscuit" Trubisky, the Bears' WR corps is still woefully inept: 31st in receiving yards, 23rd in yards per catch, second to last in receiving touchdowns, and DFL in actual receptions. St. Brown may not be the #1 Chicago is looking for, but he brings two benefits: (a) At 6'4, 205, he is the kind of "go get it" big receiver that the Bears are desperately lacking, and (b) his name is awesome and fun to say! His name is derived from the word "equanimity", meaning "calm emotions when dealing with pressure," and God knows the Bears could use a healthy dose of that.

38 Tampa Bay
Nick Chubb
    Georgia
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
228



The Bucs could use this pick to improve the running game, or upgarde a mediocre group of corners, some of whom are Free Agents at the end of the season. Mediocre? ProFootballFocus rates Vernon Hargreaves at 55th in the NFL, and he's tops on the team. Free Agents? Those are Brent Grimes, Robert McClain, and Jude Ad-Bar.

We like what Nick Chubb has done for the Georgia Bulldogs this year. If he's still on the board at #38, consider it a value, a worthy pick for a team in need at RB.

39 Cincinnati
Tyrone Crowder
    Clemson
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
340



The offensive line play has been so abysmal it will take more than one draft selection to address it. Tyrone Crowder is just the type of player to put some life into an offensive line. At 6'2" and 330 lbs, Crowder uses his considerable size and strength to move defenders off the line and maintain a clean pocket. In fact, Crowder didn't give up a sack during the 2016 season. He is known to play with a mean streak and finishes his blocks thoroughly. The knock on Crowder is mainly that he will be a 24-year-old rookie. The Bengals won't care.
-Jordan Vinson, Bengals Analyst

40 Denver
Brian O'Neill
    Pittsburgh
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
305



Remind me if you have heard this before Broncos' fans, but how about an offensive tackle with outstanding athleticism? Three years ago, it was Ty Sambrailo. Last year, Garett Bolles was the man. Could the third time be the charm? I don't see Vance Joseph running any tackle reverses or throw-back screens to O'Neill, but if they believe he can help this unit protect the passer, then take him. There is no doubting he has the athleticism to handle the position, and the Broncos can't afford to continue to be average up front. If this team is going to get back to competing for what appears to be one of the most competitive divisions for the foreseeable future, they have to shore up that offensive line.
-Austin Smith

41 LA Chargers
Micah Kiser
    Virginia
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +24
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
240



In this simulation, the Chargers steal a RD1 talent and possibly the best ILB in the draft. Expect Micah Kiser's draft stock to rise as he continues to add to his tally of tackles (He should easily reach 380 tackles for his college career). In 2016, Kiser ranked No. 1 in the ACC and was No. 3 in the nation with a prodigious 11.2 tackles per game. He is quick to the ball carrier and packs a wallop; Kiser was No. 4 in nation in fumbles forced with 5. He can rush the passer effectively (No. 2 in ACC and No. 10 in nation in sacks by a LB), but Kiser also plays well in pass coverage. Watch a little Kiser here.

42 Cleveland
Denzel Ward
    Ohio State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
184



Ward is finally standing out after sitting behind the likes of Eli Apple, Marshon Lattimore, and Gareon Conley. The Browns' secondary has been an overachieving bunch but I am not sure if relying on this recent trend is wise. They need to add more talent to this unit after giving the front-seven a big boost last year. Though injury-plagued, Myles Garrett's career has started like many figured it would, with four sacks in four games. They must get players that can't take advantage of the poor throws his pressure has induced. Ward has had an outstanding junior year with 11 passes defensed and an interception. If he declares for the 2018 draft, it would be nice to keep him in the state of Ohio.
-Austin Smith

43 Arizona
Carlton Davis
    Auburn
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195



The Cards' D has been giving up 71.5% of their yards through the air. Patrick Peterson is so good that teams rarely look his way, but Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams haven't been able to produce. Veteran Tramon Williams has stabilized the position down the stretch, but at age 34 he isn't likely to provide a long-term solution.

Auburn CB Carlton Davis could be exactly what Arizona needs. Davis has excellent size for the position (6'1" and 203 lbs), blazing speed, and prodigious ball production (4 INTs and 27 PBUs) as a three-year starter.

44 NY Jets
Malik Jefferson
    Texas
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +21
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
238



Damario Davis looks like a player reborn, in his second stint as a Jet. Only Zack Brown and Bobby Wagner have more tackles than the 82 notched up by Davis so far. He's also added 3.5 Sacks and his play should see him in the discussion for a Pro Bowl appearance. So why are we taking Texas MLB Malik Jefferson here? As well as Davis is playing, he is out of contract at the end of the season and will certainly attract other suitors. His superb play this year will also ensure a very hefty pay rise. With a projected $62M in Cap space in 2018, the Jets should be able to afford to bring Davis back, but every player has a price. Should Mike Maccagnan feel that Davis wants more than he is prepared to pay, Jefferson would be a nice cheap alternative.

45 Miami
Connor Williams
    Texas
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
320



Landing one of the best QBs and OTs in the first two rounds would do wonders for Miami's offense. Once considered the best OT in the country, Connor Williams must show that his injury and inconsistencies are behind him. With all the explosive DL and RBs off the board, the Fins solidify the wall in front of their new shiny playmaker under center. ~CME, Dolphins Analyst

46 Oakland
Azeem Victor
    Washington
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
240



While Victor's stock may drop after his DUI arrest, the Raiders' need for a linebacker has only risen as the team, year after year, waits until Day 3 before addressing the woeful state of the position. Though injuries have played a factor, corner will need to be addressed again as the team ranks 28th in the league in yards per passing attempt.

47 Baltimore
Josh Allen
    Wyoming
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
230



Let's face it, Josh Allen's stat line doesn't scream elite QB, but he's a gunslinger that can make all the throws and has earned rave reviews from scouts throughout the process. There are serious questions whether Baltimore can return to elite status behind Flacco and drafting Allen would begin the process of making a change.

48 Washington
Ryan Finley
    North Carolina St
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210



No Kirk Cousins? No problem . . . maybe. No matter which way you look at it, Jay Gruden's West-Coast offense decreases quarterback value. If you look at the success he has had as a play-caller with Kirk Cousins, Andy Dalton, and Colt McCoy, it's apparent that the right rookie quarterback could effectively run the offense --especially with a difference-maker at RB. While a significant dip in QB play might be a risk, saving $30 million per year would allow the Redskins to continue to build on defense, and perhaps invest in some weapons outside. Ryan Finley is EXACTLY the type of QB with whom the Redskins could truly succeed. Unlike most CFB QBs, Finley makes reads across the field and throws to all levels of the field with great anticipation. While Kirk Cousins is a bona fide top-12 QB, a player like Finley could produce consistently, and might even add more big plays than Cousins has offered, allowing the Redskins to add to their roster with an extra $30M in cap space for the next four years.




49 Green Bay
Kevin Toliver II
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -21
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
196



With two and a half NFL seasons worth of evidence, it's safe to say Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins have not been what the Packers hoped when they made them their first two picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Packers knew this as early as this past offseason, as they made another cornerback, Kevin King, their first selection. King was inserted as an immediate starter and has arguably been their best corner. But good defenses need more than one good cornerback, and thus the selection of Toliver, who has similar height/speed numbers as King.
- @JerseyAlGBP, Packers Analyst

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50 Buffalo
Reginald McKenzie Jr.
    Tennessee
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
325



Since Marcell Dareus was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and because Kyle Williams turns 35 before summer camp (and only signed a one-year contract), the Bills need an interior D-Lineman, probably a 1- or 3-tech, here. What if the Bills could get both with their RD2A pick?

If Reginald Kahlil McKenzie Jr. has a familiar name, it's because he's the son of Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie, a LB from 1981-84 for the Vols and with the Raiders from 1985-91. Before you pencil him in as the Raiders' draft pick, consider two things: 1) Oakland has four or five needs higher than interior defensive linemen, and 2) Reggie McKenzie Sr. drafts poorly. Kahlil can play zero-tech, one-tech, or three-tech. He played between 327-335 lbs last season, and with much-improved dietary habits and effort, lost 20 pounds without sacrificing his tremendous leg drive to power to the ball through contact. Kahlil is explosive for a big man, and disengages well.
-Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst

51 Dallas
Dorance Armstrong
    Kansas
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
241



Anyone watching Atlanta DE Adrian Clayborn have a field day (defined as 6 sacks of Dallas QB Dak Prescott) against Dallas OT Chaz Green has to acknowledge the benefit of a quick-twitch DE. The Jayhawk underclassman might just fill the bill for Dallas . . . As a Sophomore in 2016, Armstrong put together some serious production with 11 Sacks, 20 TFL, 56 Tackles, and 3 Forced Fumbles while being a First-Team All-Big-XII selection. Opponents such as West Virginia have game-planned for Dorance this year; nevertheless, in 10 games he still has recorded 1 Sack plus 6 QB Hurries, 8 TFL, 53 Tackles, 3 Forced Fumbles, and 4 Pass Breakups. Although a bit small, a year in an NFL weight room could make him an excellent rotational player in DC Rod Marinelli's DL.
- Long Ball, Cowboys Analyst

52 Detroit
Mitch Hyatt
    Clemson
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
295



Matt Stafford is the third-most-sacked QB in the NFL at 30 through 9 games, not the level of protection you like to see for the NFL's most expensive player. Hopefully, the return of Taylor Decker (injury) will ultimately improve Stafford's time-on-foot. However, RT Greg Robinson has not played well (#74 among peers at ProFootballFocus.com) and has been "waived-injured" (whatever that means). We're looking to see how the line plays during the remainder of the season, but for now, OT seems an important need.

Mitch Hyatt gets out of stance fast, is an awesome run-blocker, and has started every game but one the last three years (35 of the last 36). Watch Hyatt here.

53 Atlanta
Courtland Sutton
    SMU
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



The Falcons' offensive struggles have a lot of root causes, but one undeniable problem has been receivers dropping and tipping passes into the hands of defenders. Matt Ryan may have 8 interceptions, but at least 5 of those have bounced off a receiver's hands. Mohamed Sanu has been guilty of two of those. Adding a younger wideout, especially if Taylor Gabriel moves on, would seem prudent. Sutton might be the best WR in the draft class, although his game needs a lot of polish. He can give Atlanta three WR who are all over 6'2", but he has more speed than Sanu and can become much more of a complement to human/cyborg creation, Julio Jones.

54 Tennessee
Cameron Smith
    USC
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
245



Tennessee will have a few different directions to go here in the second round. Courtland Sutton would be an option because of his big body and physical play, but Atlanta snipes him right before the pick. With Avery Williamson in his contract year and the possibility that Wesley Woodyard opts out, it would make sense (at this point) to take a long look at an Inside Linebacker and prepare for their potential departures.

55 NY Jets
Chad Thomas
    Miami (FL)
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
265



The Jets have struggled getting to the opposition QB. A 7 Sack game against the Bills inflates their season total of 19. Jordan Jenkins game has improved from his rookie season but with just 2 Sacks so far, he may be more of a Calvin Pace, All-Round kind of player. Lorenzo Mauldin looks like another failed Jets Draft Pick and while David Bass has performed admirably, chipping in with 2 Sacks, more Pass Rush is needed from the Edge, moving forward. With just 8 Sacks in his entire college career so far, I'm not sure that Chad Thomas solves this issue. At 6'5" and 265lbs, he has good size for the position and appears to be versatile which could prove very useful to a team like the Jets.

56 Carolina
Mason Cole
    Michigan
    OC
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305



Protecting Cam Newton has to be a priority. When he is given time and is allowed to be himself, he is a special and rare talent. The Panthers' best Offensive Lineman, in Ryan Kalil, has barely played this year, and I'm wondering if he will ever be back. Releasing the veteran All-Pro Center after the end of the season would save the Panthers $7.5M, according to our friends at Overthecap.com. Mason Cole out of Michigan is the Panthers' type of Offensive Lineman. He is a Team Captain, he has played all five spots on the line, and does not miss time. Cole in the Second Round should not be confused with getting coal for Christmas. He would be a great gift in the Second Round and would show the team's' commitment to protecting Cam Newton.
-~@PanthersDrafter,Panthers Analyst

57 Jacksonville
Shaun Dion Hamilton
    Alabama
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
232



Jacksonville has a top 5 defense, but has had struggles against the run . Shaun Dion Hamilton is the next stud "mike" linebacker to come out of the University of Alabama. He is an explosive athlete who can diagnose and finish plays . He is also athletic enough to cover in space. Unfortunately, Hamilton suffered a second major injury to his right knee. His attitude and athleticism are worth the gamble.

58 Kansas City
Drew Bailey
    Louisville
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
285



The Chiefs run defense ranks 29th in the league, giving up 131.1 yards per game. This is mostly due to Bob Sutton's bend-but-don't-break philosophy of defense. Sutton's emphasis on nickel packages and pass prevention places a huge burden on D-Linemen to account for the run. The Chiefs need to get more pressure up front.

Louisville's Drew Bailey has had limited play this season due to a nagging ankle injury; however, based upon his 2016 season, he is a solid run-stopper. Bailey recorded 58 tackles (9 for loss) and a pair of sacks his Junior season and closed 2016 with 9 tackles versus LSU in the Citrus Bowl.

Also, keep this in mind: if the Chiefs do not find an answer to RB Le'Veon Bell in this year's playoffs, Sutton will get the axe. His defense is 1-4 against the Steelers, including a loss in last year's playoff.

59 Pittsburgh
Jordan Whitehead
    Pittsburgh
    S
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185



The Steelers' free safety Mike Mitchell will be a free agent after the 2018 season and the team will likely try to groom his replacement next year. Whitehead is a local kid from nearby Monaca, PA who is a dual-threat RB / S for the Panthers. He's demonstrated that he has the speed to close in the secondary and is a recognized high-football-IQ leader on the Pittsburgh defense.

60 Minnesota
Martez Ivey
    Florida
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
305



As I touched on in RD1, the Vikings are well-stocked almost across the board. That said, one of the key players expected to depart after this year is OG Joe Berger, who could leave a bit of a hole in the interior offensive line. Nick Easton and Jeremiah Sirles are set to become Restricted Free Agents at the end of the year as well, which means only three of the five starters are under contract in 2018. Danny Isidora should be penciled in to start in his sophomore season, but without re-signing Easton and/or Sirles, that leaves a hole at guard that could be filled through the draft.

61 New England
Lowell Lotulelei
    Utah
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
310



A Nose Tackle that has pass-rush ability? Sounds like another former spirit of the Patriots of the shadow of Vince Wilfork. The younger brother of Carolina DT Star Lotulelei, Lowell is a three-down tackle with Utah that can eat the space needed to stuff the running game. The "dancing bear" will help this front seven become formidable with the DEs coming off the ends.
-David Neff, Patriots Analyst

62 San Francisco
Dante Pettis
    Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
185



Through 10 weeks the 49ers rank tied for last in the NFL with just 8 passing touchdowns this season. Losing top target Pierre Garcon doesn't help, but the lack of receiving talent needs to be addressed early in the 2018 Draft. Washington's record setting return man and leading reciever, Dante Pettis, could be part of the solution. The 6'1, 194 lb Pettis boasts impressive speed to separate from defenders, but will need to develop more consistent hands to excel at the NFL level.
-Brett Clancy

63 Buffalo
Baker Mayfield
    Oklahoma
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -71
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
210



With Tyrod out and Peterman taking the reins, the Bills will get to find out if the QB decision for now will also work as the decision down the road. Despite some good stats, the better-safe-than-sorry Taylor wasn't exactly a first-down machine; he ranked 31st, 25th, and last in first downs during the three years of his tenure, so the more-venturesome "Nate Favre" Peterman gets the nod. If the Bills' plan is to trade Taylor, they can bring in Peterman's competitor here in RD2.

It seems curious that a top-four Heisman finisher the past two (going on three) years is now the 11th-ranked QB on our positional rankings, but questions about Mayfield's height, an alcohol indiscretion, and some remediable weight transfer/footwork issues work to the Bills' favor. Mayfield's TD-to-INT ratio and yards per attempt are almost double that of Tyrod's. I'd take Mayfield at RD2B in a heartbeat, even with the late RD1. Sounds too good to hold true.
-Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst

64 Cleveland
Jamarco Jones
    Ohio State
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310



The Browns have made it clear how fond they are of Shon Coleman, but the combination of his inconsistency and Joe Thomas' age keep my eyes open to the possibility of an upgrade. Jones needs polish but the size and athleticism are there. He could be groomed as Thomas' future replacement, and let's be honest, Browns' fans, that day may come quicker than we think. Thomas showed no signs of descending prior to his season-ending injury, but at what point do the Browns owe it to him to let him pursue a Super Bowl? They extended him immediately after the injury, but eventually this guy deserves to get an opportunity to play on the league's biggest stage and that won't happen in Cleveland. Trading him would also play into the Browns' addiction of acquiring picks.
-Austin Smith

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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Florida State
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Florida State
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83 Jaire Alexander
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88 M.J. Stewart
North Carolina
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92 Tremaine Edmunds
Virginia Tech
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94 Mark Walton
Miami (FL)
RBF
97 Duke Ejiofor
Wake Forest
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98 Van Smith
Clemson
S
104 Andrew Brown
Virginia
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106 Kendrick Norton
Miami (FL)
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120 Kendall Joseph
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122 Donnie Miles
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126 Cam Serigne
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128 Auden Tate
Florida State
WRF
130 Jaylen Smith
Louisville
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165 De'Asian Richardson
Louisville
DL1T
167 James Hearns
Louisville
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169 Adonis Alexander
Virginia Tech
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170 R.J. McIntosh
Miami (FL)
DL1T
181 RJ McIntosh
Miami (FL)
DL5T
189 Daniel Jones
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199 Tyrone Crowder
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