Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Mock Draft - 2nd Round

Here is my 2nd Round 2017 Mock Draft.

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2nd Round

33. Green Bay Packers (from the Cleveland Browns) - Kevin King, CB, Washington:  

The Packers will be in prime position to trade down with the first pick in the second round. If they stay put, Kevin King would be the big and quick corner who would immediately solidify their secondary. 

34. Seattle Seahawks (from the San Francisco 49'ers) - Cam Robinson, T, Alabama: 

The Seahawks moved back for extra picks and still land the offensive lineman they wanted in Cam Robinson.  

35. Jacksonville Jaguars - Forrest Lamp, G, Western Kentucky:

A road grading offensive lineman to pave the way for Leonard Fournette would be an ideal way to start the draft. 

36. Chicago Bears - Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn:

Obi Melifonwu projects at both corner and safety at the NFL level, both of which are needs for the Bears. 

37. Los Angeles Rams - JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC:

After losing Kenny Britt to free agency, the Rams now have no viable wide out options. JuJu Smith-Schuster of USC is the type of possession receiver who could help take some attention away from their best play-maker, slot receiver Tayvon Austin, who has struggled when asked to carry a heavier load in the receiving game.

38. Los Angeles Chargers - Tyus Bowser, DE/OLB, Houston: 

The Chargers could use a 3-4 OLB to play opposite of Melvin Ingram, and Tyus Bowser of Houston might be the most underrated defensive player/pass rusher in the draft. 

39. New York Jets - DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame:

Christian Hackenberg was a wasted second round pick in 2016. The Jets get a do over with the strong armed DeShone Kizer. 

40. Carolina Panthers - Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington:

The Panthers need to find a wide receiver with speed to compliment their bigger, but slower targets. Cooper Kupp didn't run the best 40-yard-dash at the Combine, but he used his quickness to consistently get open against bigger school corners at the Senior Bowl. In fact, the thought of adding Kupp along with Christian McCaffrey is down right scary.

41. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma: 

Jeremy Hill appears to be on the outs in Cincinnati, and the Bengals are rumored to be the floor for the troubled, yet talented Oklahoma running back, Joe Mixon. While Dalvin Cook is also available in this scenario, Cinci takes the more talented of the two troubled running backs. 

42. New Orleans Saints - Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State:

If the Saints need to find an edge rusher to play opposite Cameron Jordan. Jordan Willis is a speed rusher with a high motor. 

43. Philadelphia Eagles - Marcus Sanders-Williams, S, Utah:

The Eagles are looking for a safety, and Marcus Sanders-Williams of Utah is a late riser in this year’s draft process. 

44. Buffalo Bills - Davis Webb, QB, Cal:

Buffalo needs to find their future quarterback. Despite a lack of experience, Davis Webb may be a better prospect in terms of size and arm than former teammate Jared Goff, who went #1 overall in last year's draft. 

45. Arizona Cardinals - Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado:

If the Cardinals elect to go elsewhere in the first round, they probably need to go with a corner in the second round. Chidobe Awuzie of Washington is a big player could be paired opposite of Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson to help make Arizona’s secondary elite again after recent injury issues and losses to free agency.

46. Minnesota Vikings - Zach Cunningham, LB, Vandy:

The Vikings need to replace both Chad Greenway at linebacker and Sylvester Floyd at defensive tackle. Zach Cunningham of Vandy should be able to step in and fill Greenway's shoes relatively quickly at weakside linebacker. 

47. Baltimore Ravens - Tim Williams, OLB/DE, Alabama:

The Ravens' defense runs on 3-4 OLB's who can get to the passer. Tim Williams of Alabama is one of the top pass rushers, but could slide due to off the field issues. Fellow Alabama alum Ozzie Newsome will have a plan in place to keep him in line. 

48. Indianapolis Colts - Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State: 

The Colts need to upgrade their running game to take some pressure off of Andrew Luck. Alvin Kamara of Tennessee is a three down back who can add a new dimension to their offense.

49. Washington Pigskins - Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

The Pigskins land their three-down back in Alvin Kamara of Tennessee. 

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ryan Anderson, LB, Alabama: 

The Bucs have a lot of solid talent at defensive end who can play the boundary, but no true speed rushers who can put up big sack numbers. Ryan Anderson of Alabama is a bit of a 'tweener, is a speed rusher who can get to the passer.

51. Denver Broncos - Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland:

The Broncos need a legit tight end in their play action based offense. Adam Shaheen of Ashland is an old school tight end who will block first at the NFL level, but has freakish athleticism and hands for a player of his size. 

52. Cleveland Browns (from the Tennessee Titans) - Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

The Browns need to keep accumulating talent.  Cornerback Quincy Wilson of Florida would be the best value at a postion of need. 

53. Detroit Lions - DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State:  

The Lions need a base end to play opposite of Ziggy Ansah who can still get to the passer. At 280 pounds DeMarcus Walker of Florida State has the size to set the edge, but still put up an amazing sack total against fairly decent competition in the ACC. 

54. Miami Dolphins - Dan Feeney, G, Indiana: 

Anthony Steen is a decent back-up at both interior line positions, but is too injury prone to rely upon as a starter. Dan Feeney might be the best overall draft prospect at guard in this year's draft, but actually has the skill-set to play every position on the offensive line. 

55. New York Giants - Taylor Moton, T, Western Michigan:

The Giants used their first round pick on a luxury item and need to get back to the meat of their offensive line. 

56. Oakland Raiders - Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State:

Oakland is getting better quickly, but they still need to add some run stoppers to their defensive line. Malik McDowell could be a run stopping defensive end in the NFL, or a disruptive defensive tackle, and would provide value to a 4-3 system team looking for a base end who can kick inside on passing downs. 

57. Houston Texans - Roderick Johnson, T, Florida State:

The Texans desperately need a right tackle. At 6'7, Roderick Johnson of Florida State played left tackle in college, but probably protects to the right side in the NFL as a better run blocker than he is in pass protection. 

58. Seattle Seahawks - Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado:

Even if Seattle doesn't trade Richard Sherman, they are still in the market for another corner. At 6'3 and 200 pounds, Ahkello Witherspoon of Colorado is just what Pete Carrol and the Seahawks look for in a big cornerback to play in their system. 

59. Kansas City Chiefs - Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State:

Kansas City could be looking for an upgrade over Wilson Ramick, or a successor for Derrick Johnson, and Raekwon McMillan of Ohio State would be a fit. 

60. Dallas Cowboys - Sidney Jones, CB, Washington:

Dallas is not afraid to invest a second round pick on a talented, but injured, player. Sidney Jones was a first round talent before tearing his Achilles, but may be ready to play early in this season if his recovery goes well. 

61. Green Bay Packers - Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

Small in stature or not, Jourdan Lewis is probably the best cover CB in this year's draft. In a worst case scenario where Lewis' size doesn't translate to the NFL, he still locks down a team's nickel spot for years to come. The other concern about Lewis is a recent domestic violence charge. 

62.  Pittsburgh Steelers - Josh Jones, S, N.C. State:

Pittsburgh needs to address their secondary. Josh Jones of N.C. State is both fast and a hitter at safety. 

63. Atlanta Falcons - Budda Baker, S, Washington:

Atlanta simply needs to add more playmakers on defense. Budda Baker may be small size wise, but he's a good football player who could step in at safety or nickle.  

64. Carolina Panthers (from the New England Patriots) - Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA:

As the Panthers learned last season, you can never have enough good corners.

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