Serritella: NFL Draft Recap Round 2
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33. Arizona Cardinals – CB Byron Murphy, Washington: The rebuilding phase is in full effect in Arizona and the selection of Murphy could reignite trade rumors of veteran Patrick Peterson. Murphy has showcased the ability to play inside or outside, man or zone coverage and is a tremendous athlete.
34. Indianapolis Colts (via NYJ) – CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple: With such great depth in this year’s cornerback class, teams elected to hold off until Day 2, which resulted in great value picks such as Murphy and Ya-Sin, who is physical, plus instinctual.
35. Jacksonville Jaguars [Trade via Oakland Raiders] – OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida: Moving up to secure the services of Taylor, who has the potential to be the top tackle in this draft class, is a huge win for the Jaguars.
36. San Francisco 49ers – WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina: A wide out target was a must and there should be more for San Fran before the weekend ends but Samuel could emerge as the 49ers top target as soon as this season.
37. Carolina Panthers [Trade via Seattle Seahawks thru NYG] – OT Greg Little, Mississippi: Lack of toughness has been the knock on Little but he has flashed glimpses of being able to dominate at times.
38. Buffalo Bills [Trade via Oakland Raiders thru JAX] – OT Cody Ford, Oklahoma: Our 2019 draft guide compared Ford to Dion Dawkins, who was a similar prospect coming out of Temple and is now the starting left tackle in Buffalo. Ford will likely compete for the starting right tackle job.
39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Sean Bunting Central Michigan: The MAC standout possesses prototypical size and speed, capable of playing man coverage, while being aggressive helping out against the run.
40. Oakland Raiders [Trade via Buffalo Bills] – CB Trayvon Mullen, Clemson: Big school pedigree has become a common denominator early on for the Mayock/Gruden brass; pairing Mullen with Abram completely revamps their secondary.
41. Denver Broncos – OT Dalton Risner, Kansas State: While Risner was listed as a tackle when this pick was announced, there’s a good possibility that he winds up being the replacement for Matt Paradis at center. Risner can play any position along the offensive line so his versatility is a major bonus.
42. Denver Broncos [Trade via Cincinnati Bengals] – QB Drew Lock, Missouri: The Broncos made several deals during the first two days of the draft identifying players of need/fit. Lock will be allowed to develop at his own pace behind Joe Flacco.
43. Detroit Lions – ILB Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii: A versatile linebacker who brings instant toughness, can play inside or outside, shows the ability to cover and has even been used as a blitzer at times.
44. Green Bay Packers – C Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State: Improving the offensive line was a necessity and Jenkins brings the flexibility to play multiple positions. He projects as a solid starter.
45. New England Patriots [Trade via LAR thru ATL] – CB Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt: An outstanding add by the Patriots, who benefitted from Williams running a pedestrian forty but make no mistake about it, this player could become a key cog on defense very quickly.
46. Cleveland Browns [Trade via IND thru WAS] – CB Greedy Williams, LSU: One of the mysterious slides that occurred during draft weekend, Williams was thought to be in first round consideration but something apparently alarmed NFL teams. However, this is a great upside/value selection.
47. Seattle Seahawks [Trade via Carolina Panthers] – FS Marquise Blair, Utah: Possesses the size and ball skills to play either safety position but excels in the box and fits the Seahawks mold of safeties.
48. New Orleans Saints [Trade via Miami Dolphins] – C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M: A local product who grew up five hours away, McCoy can play either center or guard.
49. Indianapolis Colts [Trade via Cleveland Browns] – DE Ben Banogu, TCU: The Nigerian native is a hard-nosed, high motor type player who can get after the quarterback or drop back in coverage.
50. Minnesota Vikings – TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama: While he isn’t a prototypical tight end such as Kyle Rudolph, Smith Jr. can be lined up in the slot, out wide or at h-back. It remains to be seen whether the team will part ways with Rudolph, who has one year left remaining on his deal.
51. Tennessee Titans – WR A.J. Brown, Mississippi: This is tremendous value, as Brown is a physical wide out with strong route running ability and yards after the catch prowess—he has the potential to exceed other receivers selected ahead of him.
52. Cincinnati Bengals [Trade via DEN thru PIT] – TE Drew Sample, Washington: One of the premier blocking tight ends in the draft, Sample demonstrates adequate hands and has sneaky pass-catching talent.
53. Philadelphia Eagles (via BAL thru PIT) – RB Miles Sanders, Penn State: Pairing the dynamic Sanders and his slashing running style with newly acquired Jordan Howard, who serves as a between the tackles type runner is an excellent one-two punch in the backfield.
54. Houston Texans (via SEA) -- CB Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky: A long, strong in your face cornerback, Johnson isn’t afraid to mix it up and thrives in man coverage. He was also a standout special teams player for the Wildcats with two blocked kicks.
55. Houston Texans – OT Max Scharping, Northern Illinois: Just the second FCS player off the board, Scharping allowed only one sack as a four-year starter, while having some of his best games against FBS opponents.
56. Kansas City Chiefs [Trade via NE thru CHI and LAR] – WR Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia: One of the fastest players in the draft, Hardman could be dealt the difficult task of trying to replace the deep threat role of Tyreek Hill, who has been told to stay away from the team until they further investigate his latest child abuse allegations.
57. Philadelphia Eagles – WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford: A tall, fast tree-trunk wide out who makes plays in traffic, is great at high-pointing the ball and can serve as an extremely big target, along with tight end Dallas Goedert inside the red zone.
58. Dallas Cowboys – DT Trysten Hill, UCF: Quick off the ball, Hill flashes a lightning quick first step, plus the athleticism to beat opposing linemen and make plays in the backfield. This was the Cowboys first pick of the draft.
59. Indianapolis Colts – WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State: With the Colts knocking on the door, Campbell provides an added element to the offense to compete with some of the other high-octane offense around the league.
60. Los Angeles Chargers – FS Nasir Adderley, Delaware: For the second consecutive draft, the Chargers add an impact safety, adding Adderley to tandem with Derwin James in the secondary; they should feed off of each other very well.
61. Los Angeles Rams [Trade via Kansas City Chiefs] – SS Taylor Rapp, Washington: Another Los Angeles team looking to solidify the safety spot, the Rams also have a fantastic duo by selecting Rapp, who will play alongside Eric Weddle.
62. Arizona Cardinals [Trade via NO thru MIA] – WR Andy Isabella, UMass: The Cardinals acquired this pick in exchange for quarterback Josh Rosen and nab a speedy weapon for new franchise quarterback Kyler Murray; get used to hearing Murray-to-Isabella.
63. Kansas City Chiefs (via LAR) – SS Juan Thornhill, Virginia: The safety run at the end of the second run winds down with Thornhill, who could dual in a nickelback/safety type role with the Chiefs.
64. Seattle Seahawks [Trade via New England Patriots] – WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi: This is a situation where Metcalf can utilize his straight-line speed and become Russell Wilson’s new deep threat. The Seahawks traded up to secure their man, as GM John Schneider stated that receiver Doug Baldwin is considering retirement.
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