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3 Leonard Fournette
13 Dalvin Cook
25 Christian McCaffrey
52 Samaje Perine
75 D'Onta Foreman
85 Jeremy McNichols
96 Joe Mixon
97 Wayne Gallman
117 Kareem Hunt
132 Elijah Hood
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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-48

Consensus Mock Draft #8 | February 22, 2017 1:40 AM EST

33 Cleveland
Mitch Trubisky
    North Carolina
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +19
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
220
Alternate Pick #1
Brad Kaaya
Alternate Pick #2
Patrick Mahomes II

I mentioned earlier that Trubisky will likely become a more possible selection at 12 than 33 after his workout, which means I need to find a new position to focus on here. If offensive line hasn't been addressed by this point, a guy like Forest Lamp is going to look tempting late in the first round. Trading back into RD1 is definitely going to be an option if they find a player they like. There is also a ton of cornerbacks who will make their case to be first rounders at the Combine and if one of the worthy prospects slips too low, this could be the landing spot. When a team needs talent this bad, it is important to start paying attention to the top players left on your board much earlier than your own selection. If the same name keeps sliding, it is time to pick up the phone. ~Austin Smith


34 San Francisco
Patrick Mahomes II
    Texas Tech
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -10
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
229
Alternate Pick #1
Brad Kaaya
Alternate Pick #2
Tim Williams

If the 49ers skip on a quarterback in RD1 as they do in this mock, it seems likely they'll use their RD2 pick to acquire one. Whether that is ultimately done through a trade for a veteran like Garappolo or Cousins, or even a trade back into the bottom of RD1, remains to be seen. Based on our recent mocks, though, there is talent to be had simply by staying put at pick #34. While I was hoping Trubisky would again fall into my lap, Patrick Mahomes II is a heck of a consolation prize. When asked about what he looks for in a QB, Kyle Shanahan laid out some basic traits: "...ideally you look for a guy who's a pure thrower and who's fearless." Mahomes fits the bill, but perhaps not in the way Shanahan imagined. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more pure thrower than Mahomes. His arm talent is unreal, but unrefined. He has a natural accuracy, and shows flashes of anticipation, but his footwork and ball security are maddening. Shanahan hasn't had the best luck with Texan QBs from "gimmick" offenses, but I see Mahomes as far more coachable than Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel. If Mahomes can impress Kyle with his football IQ in an interview, he could easily evolve into a quality starting QB.


35 Jacksonville
Raekwon McMillan
    Ohio State
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -57
Height:
6"2"
Weight:
240
Alternate Pick #1
Dion Dawkins
Alternate Pick #2
Brad Kaaya

Having fortified the defensive front line with their first pick of the 2017 draft, Jags move back a level to prop up a somewhat-shaky linebacking corps in RD2. Raekwon McMillan is a very similar player in many ways to Derek Barnett, the club's top pick. He's steady if not flashy, combining natural bulk with good athleticism and strong character. Like his future teammate, McMillan had a superlative three-year college career in terms of statistical production, finishing with 64 more total tackles than highly-regarded ILB prospect Reuben Foster in one fewer season of play. Raekwon is 2 1/2 years younger than Foster as well, and 2-3 years younger than several other top prospects at the linebacker position. Raekwon, likely influenced by the terrible injury suffered by top ILB prospect Jaylon Smith, did seem to take his foot off the pedal a bit last season knowing he was coming out, but he still averaged more tackles per game than Foster and was huge against the best competition. In the two games against Michigan and Clemson in 2016, McMillan had 24 solo tackles, 16 stops, and 3 QB pressures, along with a deflected pass that led to an interception return for a touchdown.


36 Chicago
Adoree Jackson
    USC
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
185
Alternate Pick #1
Jourdan Lewis
Alternate Pick #2
Brad Kaaya

Start by clicking here and getting a feel for this guy's talent. Enjoy that? You're a Bears fan, remind you of anyone? That's high praise, but has any player emerged in the last 10 years who matches Devin Hester's profile so closely? Jackson is a freak talent at 5'11, 185 lbs, running a 4.4 40-yard dash and demonstrating the kind of lateral agility and quickness that can't be taught. Unfortunately, much like Hester, he's a bit of utility player. Jackson does alot of things well, but he lacks a position. 414 yards and 2 TD's receiving as a Sophomore indicate he may be a great wideout. But then again, 55 tackles and 8 INT as a Junior lead one to believe he has a future at CB. In this scenario, Chicago would be delighted to test his mettle in the secondary, with visions of having the next Patrick Peterson on their hands. Ultimately, the key to Jackson is that regardless of how he fares on Offense or Defense, much like Hester, he will always have a spot in this league as a Kick Returner. 2016 saw him average 29.5 yards per kick return (2 TDs) and 15 yards per punt return (2 more TDs). That kind of guaranteed production makes his floor higher than the other CBs available here, and will return Soldier Field kickoffs from bathroom breaks to must-see viewing.


37 LA Rams
Jourdan Lewis
    Michigan
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
178
Alternate Pick #1
Cooper Kupp
Alternate Pick #2
JuJu Smith-Schuster

The Los Angeles Rams have a lot of holes to fill this upcoming offseason. Many people will take a quick glance at this team and talk about how they need help on the offensive side of the ball. A deeper look into the economics of this team's makeup will show you that their most expensive free agent is CB Trumaine Johnson, whose market value is around $12.5 Million. If the Rams decided to let him go, that will save plenty of money on their cap, and provide them a replacement in the Big 10 Defensive Back of the Year, Jourdan Lewis from Michigan. Lewis may be a little undersized, but his speed and technique give him the ability to lock down receivers anywhere on the field. He's always been a guy you can put on a team's #1 wide receiver, and has an incredible talent at making a play and high-pointing the football in the air, a little like this. Lewis would be a great addition to this team, giving them a player that is superb in press man coverage while saving money to add needed offensive talent in Free Agency. ~Michael Gelb, Rams Analyst


38 NY Jets
Brad Kaaya
    Miami (FL)
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Alternate Pick #1
Gareon Conley
Alternate Pick #2
Sidney Jones

When QB prospects like Jared Goff and Carson Wentz go 1st & 2nd overall, you can be sure that Trubisky and Watson will be taken in RD1. There is also a big likelihood that at least 2 of Kizer, Mahomes ll and, our pick here, Brad Kaaya will go in RD1 too. Despite the fact that Kaaya is ranked 3rd on the Drafttek Big Board, I see him as the one most likely to be available, when we are on the clock in RD2, come draft day. I do think the most likely course of action will be that the Jets will look to fill this need via Free Agency and opt to bring some experience to the position. While the Ryan Fitzpatrick era looks well and truly over, Geno Smiths' somewhat cryptic Tweet may suggest he expects to be brought back into the fold. Smith Tweeted "Don't act surprised...that's all I'm going to say". It may suggest that the Jets' hierarchy have been in contact with his representatives about a potential return.


39 LA Chargers
Gareon Conley
    Ohio St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Sidney Jones
Alternate Pick #2
Teez Tabor

After the emergence of Casey Hayward last year, who developed into one of the top cornerbacks in the league last year, this may seem as an odd-ball pick. Yes, Hayward, Brandon Flowers, and Jason Verrett form a formidable top 3, but in a league that is so predicated on the passing game, as the NFL is today, cornerbacks are one of those positions that you just can't have enough of these guys. One injury and the depth chart takes a big hit. With the nice little +9 value of Gareon Conley here, he was too good to pass up for the Bolts. That said, with Tim Williams coming off the board behind Conley, and pass rushers being the other position that you just can't get enough, Tom Telesco could load up with another edge rusher and no one would blame him for it!


40 Carolina
Tim Williams
    Alabama
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
252
Alternate Pick #1
Pat Elflein
Alternate Pick #2
Roderick Johnson

This simulation has the Panthers gambling on a boom-or-bust candidate. Sticking with a BPA philosophy, taking Tim Williams at pick #40 makes sense. However, he has failed drug tests and was arrested for possessing an unpermitted firearm. Quite possible the Panthers go a different direction here. However, there is no denying this "quick-twitch" edge rusher could put some pop back in the Panthers' pass rush. Mario Addison needs a partner, and if the gamble pays off, Tim Williams should be a "boom" addition. ~@PanthersDrafter, Panthers Analyst





41 Cincinnati
T.J. Watt
    Wisconsin
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
243
Alternate Pick #1
Carl Lawson
Alternate Pick #2
Demarcus Walker

After going for a WR in RD1, the Bengals will take a strong look at edge rushers and O-Line help here in the 2nd. TJ Watt is an interesting player. He's a bit undersized, but his tenacity and football IQ separate him from his peers. He has great technique when shedding blocks and understands leverage. He takes smart angles and plays hard through the whistle. He will need to add more strength and agility, but he comes from a good pedigree and has a work ethic similar to big Geno Atkins. With the right coaching and veteran support, Watt could become a very productive player in the NFL. With several Bengal D-Linemen headed to Free Agency, and the lack of overall production getting to QBs last season, something needs to improve the D-Line. That something is TJ Watt. He has the character and the drive to come in and work hard. That work ethic is exactly what Cincy needs to feed off of and get that front harassing QBs again. Watt is also versatile enough to play multiple positions which gives him additional value.


42 New Orleans
Teez Tabor
    Florida
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
191
Alternate Pick #1
Sidney Jones
Alternate Pick #2
Dion Dawkins

New Orleans continues their draft on defense with an extremely gifted CB out of Florida Teez Tabor .

Think of Teez as a less-experienced and "greener" Richard Sherman, with all the confidence a person can muster. Now I didn't say he's the next Richard Sherman, but with his confidence and athleticism, he might fit that type of mold. With time, and improvement in run support, he'll likely become a top defender in the NFL. Tabor will "Teez" and take chances (sorry folks, just had to do that) because his confidence tells him he can win against any receiver, so keep that in mind when he's not being more judicious in his use of hands.

Who Dat Nation could see lots of yellow laundry around his area of the field until he learns how to get better in that area. Super cover CB will provide the Saints with a DB that is usually able to stick with most receivers. Yes, he will have trouble against the likes of a Julio Jones type, but what corner doesn't?


43 Philadelphia
Isaiah Ford
    Virginia Tech
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -26
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
187
Alternate Pick #1
Cooper Kupp
Alternate Pick #2
JuJu Smith-Schuster

As a former Hokie, I have watched my share of WR Isaiah Ford on Saturdays. Despite reports of impressive straight-line speed on the track, Ford will not be taking the top off defenses in the NFL. He won't be shoving 200-lb NFL corners out of the way or breaking anyone's ankles in the open field. All he's going to do is get open and catch the ball (i.e. immediately become the 2nd-best receiver on the Eagles' roster). Ford has amassed 210 receptions, nearly 3,000 yards and 24 TDs in the last three years at Virginia Tech. He is not the true #1 WR the Eagles need; however, with impressive size, wingspan, and natural ability to find holes in defenses, Ford would become a much-needed security blanket for Carson Wentz. ~Brozer, Eagles Analyst


44 Buffalo
Roderick Johnson
    Florida St
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
308
Alternate Pick #1
Cooper Kupp
Alternate Pick #2
Budda Baker

The Bills get a new #77, but he won't give Cordy Glenn worries over his LT slot. Powerful Florida State LT Roderick Johnson (77) has opened up holes for Dalvin Cook for three years, netting him 1000+ yards in each. However, his preseason Top-20 ranking has slipped back. He may never get his handwork and other mechanics tuned enough to be a franchise LT, but in RD2 he'd be a top-shelf RT. Watch Johnson's play speed, wide base, and active feet in pass pro against the ACC's top DEs, then imagine him in a zone system on the right side. That would make current RT Mills, the OL's millstone, expendable. Johnson's skilled downfield blocking would help immensely in an already-elite run game. We're gonna build a wall, and make Belichick pay for it.

In RD3, the Bills' backfield gets a boost with the draft's best Cover-2 corner to compete with Roberson and Seymour. Go to late brunch on Draft Saturday; we have no RD4. We grab the FS with the best measurables in his draft class at RD5a, then in RD5b, we steal a hidden gem at WR. We finish up with one of my favorite playmaking TEs in RD6. Building year? Pffft. ~Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst


45 Arizona
Sidney Jones
    Washington
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
182
Alternate Pick #1
Cooper Kupp
Alternate Pick #2
JuJu Smith-Schuster

Patrick Peterson is one of the league's true shutdown corners, so you can assume that whoever lines up across the field will see a lot of targets. Last-minute addition Marcus Cooper filled in nicely last season. After being acquired in an early-September trade, Cooper went on to be selected as a Pro Bowl alternate after posting 11 PDs and 4 INTs in 2016. Cooper enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Though the Cards have vowed to be aggressive in Free Agency, it seems that their current focus is on players like Chandler Jones, Calais Campbell, and Tony Jefferson. Washington's Sidney Jones is a great value at this point in RD2. Jones has the height, length, and movement skills to excel in an aggressive man cover scheme. After racking up 21 PDs and 8 INTs over the past three years, Jones could be an excellent addition to Arizona's secondary (with or without Marcus Cooper).


46 Minnesota
Samaje Perine
    Oklahoma
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
234
Alternate Pick #1
Chris Wormley
Alternate Pick #2
Taylor Moton

At this point in Adrian Peterson's career, I believe the offensive coaches of the Vikings were envisioning him being the thunder to Jerick McKinnon's lightning in their offense. Well, unfortunately, Peterson's boom appears to have been muted to a dull roar, at best, and many are speculating that his time in purple is through. The problem is that 'Jet' McKinnon has yet to prove he can be a full-time back, and he might actually be at his best in a time share. With that, the Vikings are going with the multi-talented Samaje Perine here in the 2nd round, another OU alum to be the heir apparent to Mr. Peterson. If you take a look at this great write up from the folks at Bleeding Green Nation, you can that see Perine has a little bit of AP in his game too, with the epic jump cuts that are extremely impressive for a man his size. Oh, and if you're looking for a feel-good story on the kid, check this out!


47 Baltimore
Dion Dawkins
    Temple
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
317
Alternate Pick #1
Chris Wormley
Alternate Pick #2
Cooper Kupp

Baltimore is at its best when it can run the ball, but the team finished 28th in rushing with its best performer (Terrance West) ranking 22nd in the league. Having invested three straight RD4 picks at the running back position and having 2014 third rounder (West) on the roster, it could be that the front office decides to invest in the OL over adding yet another ball carrier. Should they go that route, Dawkins is the type of versatile, high-value offensive lineman that could be targeted.

That said, the Ravens failing to add DB help in the first two rounds would be a shock, provided they do not address the position in Free Agency. However, in this SIM, DB Desmond King would be quite the reach here. Cooper Kupp would be a target that would generate significant discussion in the War Room, as well.


48 Indianapolis
Elijah Qualls
    Washington
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
321
Alternate Pick #1
Chris Wormley
Alternate Pick #2
Caleb Brantley

The Colts stick with defense in RD2 (Gasp!) and target a load up front with 2016 Pac-12 First-Teamer Elijah Qualls from the University of Washington. When you watch the tape on the Husky defender, notice how often he draws a double-team. It's not just in one game on a few plays; it seems like virtually every play. He'll need to improve fighting off those blocks at the NFL level, unless clogging the gaps is all that is being asked of him. That's obviously not the only expectation of a team spending a RD2 pick (particularly for the talent-deficient Colts), so Indy needs to "coach him up" and get 100% of the potential from this young man. Qualls won't sack the QB often (he had 3 in 2016), and will need to create a more formidable presence when helping stop the run. However, if coaches at the NFL level can develop his attributes, he has a chance to become a very solid and dependable disruptive force up front.

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Cleveland gets Tennessee R2 pick (2016 Draft Day Trade Collateral)

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