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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 49-64

Consensus Mock Draft #12 | March 22, 2017 01:30 AM EST

49 Washington
Montravius Adams
    Auburn
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
304
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Chris Wormley
Alternate Pick #2
T.J. Watt

Redskins Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky recently appeared on ESPN 980 with Cooley and Kevin and discussed the progress of the offseason. Manusky is surprisingly forward in interviews, mentioning here (3/16/17) that the two recent DL signings will play DE in their 3-4 scheme and also that the Redskins will 'be looking for a nose tackle in the draft.' Apparently he wasn't lying, as the Redskins select Auburn's stout run-stuffer Montravius Adams in this scenario.

After a slow junior season, Adams played well as a senior and starred in the senior bowl. While he will likely never offer very much pass-rush, he may end up being one of the better run-stopping NTs in the NFL. Is this high in the draft for a 2-down NT? Maybe, but with the Redskins' division trending towards the ground-game, the Redskins MUST improve upon a run defense that allowed 5.3 ypc on first down. If Adams can remain consistent with his effort, he may even outplay his draft position in the center of Washington's base defense.


50 Tampa Bay
Evan Engram
    Ole Miss
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
234
Original CMD#10 Pick:
T.J. Watt
Alternate Pick #2
Demarcus Walker

In a draft loaded with quality Tight Ends, Evan Engram is a "loser" in the sense that in any other year, he'd be a first rounder. His Combine performance was off the charts. Engram was one of the top TEs in college football over the past three seasons, really stepping it up as a Senior (65-926-8TD). With 4.42 speed, very few LBs can keep up with him (not many nickel corners either).

Let's compare Engram with David Njoku (Combine stats), a potential RD1 target for the Bucs. Njoku is 1-inch taller and 9-lb. heavier. He, like Engram, slayed in the athletic drills. Njoku's 40-time was in the 79th percentile (nice), but at 4.64 he's not even in Engram's league. It's Njoku's "potential" that gets him a higher standing on Big Boards.

What about blocking? It looks like Engram would initially back up and/or be co-utilized alongside Cameron Brate in his role as a pass-catching target, ultimately unseating the Harvard grad as the primary weapon. In terms of blocking, Engram has been functional as a pass-blocker at Ole Miss, but he's never going to be the guy in a power-blocking scheme. Seeing what happened to the Bucs offense after Brate went down to injury last season, Engram is a great pickup despite the shortfall when it comes to blocking.


51 Denver
Chris Wormley
    Michigan
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
298
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Curtis Samuel
Alternate Pick #2
Adam Shaheen

If Evan Engram comes within sniffing distance of this pick, I expect the Broncos to move up and snatch him. Having said that, the defensive line needs some upgrades. Wormley is a perfect fit as a run-stuffing defensive end in a 3-4 system. This would certainly help them improve a unit that went from ranking third in the league against the run in 2015 to 28th in 2016. DeMarcus Walker is also an option here for the opposite reasons. Players like Derek Wolfe, Jared Crick, and Adam Gotsis are more suitable to stopping the run but this defensive line missed the presence of Malik Jackson against the pass. Walker would act as depth in the base defense but would come onto the field as an interior rusher against the pass. In time, I have no doubt he can grow into a complete player that starts in both the base defense as well as nickel but immediately, he would give them a pass rush presence that they lack from the inside. ~Austin Smith


52 Cleveland
Brad Kaaya
    Miami (FL)
    QB
    Reach/Value:     -32
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
214
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Kevin King
Alternate Pick #2
Chidobe Awuzie

Before everyone loses their minds over this prediction, I want to say that I do not believe the Browns will draft Brad Kaaya here. I do however think that if the first three picks go the way they have, the Browns may choose to use this pick and others to get up and take a player like DeShone Kizer, should he fall into round two. If they stay here, I will be interested to see how they view first-round talents like Jake Butt and Sidney Jones who are currently injured. Let's be honest, the Browns won't be raising any Divisional Championship banners following the 2017 season. With that being the case, why not take a player who would have gone in the first round prior to an injury that is set to cost them their rookie year? Both are expected to make full recoveries and come the 2018 season, you will have four difference-makers on your team courtesy of your top 4 picks in this draft. Makes sense to me. ~ Austin Smith


53 Detroit
Jarrad Davis
    Florida
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
238
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Kevin King
Alternate Pick #2
Chidobe Awuzie

With beloved but injured linebacker DeAndre Levy released, the Lions pick up Jarrad Davis from Florida. Davis is a very good linebacker with the ability to have the same sideline-to-sideline speed you look for in the 4-3 defense. Davis has battled an injury in the past, which may give you horrific nightmares about Levy, but, when given the chance to start he produced with ILB numbers of 98 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 11 tackles for a loss, and 4 pass breakups.


Most importantly, Davis was known as "The Heart and Soul" of the Florida Defense and may be called on again to do so in Detroit. If there's one thing the Lions could use on the defensive side is someone who can inspire teammates to give it their all. He could easily man one of the OLB spots with enough speed to cover tight-ends and enough power to hold the line.


54 Miami
T.J. Watt
    Wisconsin
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
252
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Demarcus Walker
Alternate Pick #2
Kevin King

Even with the re-signing of Cameron Wake the Dolphins managed to get a little bit younger at Defensive End by releasing Mario Williams. From Wake's two-year contract extension, it appears as if the Dolphins organization and Wake are very content on #91 finishing out his career in Miami. This seems to be a positive move for the team and the fan base but the reality is that Wake cannot play forever. The clock is ticking and the Dolphins must start the process of finding Wake's eventual replacement. Andre Branch has a big opportunity to show that he is the next-man-up but even so a major hole must be filled at the DE position prior to Wake's departure. Waiting until the second round to address the Pass Rusher need may have been a little-too-late in years past but this year looks to be the exception. This year's Draft is latent with defensive talent and the Dolphins could have a shot a nabbing a top-quality prospect such as TJ Watt, Demarcus Walker, Jordan Willis, or Tarrell Basham.


55 NY Giants
Taylor Moton
    Western Michigan
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
330
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Roderick Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Adam Shaheen

The Giants' offensive line struggled as a whole in 2016. Ereck Flowers, while still young, was disappointing at left tackle after being drafted ninth overall two years ago. Right tackle Marshall Newhouse has jetted to the left coast to join the Raiders, right guard John Jerry was re-signed and former Charger, D.J. Fluker was brought in via Free Agency. Look for the Giants to add additional talent and depth to an offensive line that underperformed in 2016. Taylor Moton is a mountain of a man that offers versatility, depth, and competition to a team facing lofty expectations in 2017.


56 Oakland
Demarcus Walker
    Florida St
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
280
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Kevin King
Alternate Pick #2
Chidobe Awuzie

DeMarcus Walker has the ideal size and skill set to play opposite Khalil Mack on Oakland's DL. Unfortunately, that may have been what Reggie McKenzie thought about his last two Rd2 picks. The difference? Walker accumulated 25 sacks in his final two years. Whereas Edward and Ward were thought to be high potential guys, one did not have to look hard to find film of Walker making big plays coming off the edge. While it is too early to write off the '15 and '16 selections, either could transition to playing inside, both need further development, and the more promising Edwards still has lingering injury concerns.

With Oakland posting the league's worst pass rush while having arguably the league's best pass rusher, there is no time to wait. Walker is a near-certain improvement at DE, and he makes a lot of sense here. A DB like Kevin King or Marcus Williams would be a solid choice, and do not rule out an OT. Reggie McKenzie has invested too much in the other 4 spots to feel comfortable with Marshall Newhouse and Austin Howard as the sole contenders for the RT job. An argument could be made for Roderick Johnson, and RB and LB would still be major needs despite value not being there at this spot.





57 Houston
Jordan Willis
    Kansas State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
255
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Marcus Williams
Alternate Pick #2
Desmond King

After addressing the QB issue in round one and no value at OT on the board in RND 2, Houston switches their focus to filling defensive holes caused by FA. Desmond King is one year remove from winning the Thorpe award as colleges' best DB; he also offers versatility to play FS, CB, and Nickle. Also available is Marcus Williams, who was once considered a 1st RND talent at safety. But with Jackson, J-Jo, and Johnson returning to the secondary, OLB appears to be the bigger defensive need. The Texans select one of the drafts best edge rushers in the Big 12 DPOY. Jordan Willis compiled 17.5 TFL and 11.5 sacks while continually showing off his freakish athletic ability. At the scouting combine Willis finished in the top three in the 3-cone, 20-yd shuffle, 40-yd dash, and vertical jump among all DL prospects. It's impressive to see Jordan Willis as a top performer when considering the amount of elite DL talent in this draft class. Willis displays all the talent needed to be a good 3-4 OLB. Adding Jordan's explosiveness to the likes of Watt, Clowney, and Mercilus will ensure there is no slip in OLB play after losing Simon in FA. ~CME, Texans Analyst


58 Seattle
Kevin King
    Washington
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
200
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Chidobe Awuzie
Alternate Pick #2
Rasul Douglas

Back-to-back Washington players are selected in this week's CMD. But it's not a coincidence. Kevin King played opposite of Sidney Jones this season and proved himself to be a stellar pass defender. Listed at 6'3" with 32" arms, he's a true Seattle DB. At the Combine, King put up big numbers in the vertical jump (39.5") and in the shuttle/cone drills (6.56 in the 3-cone drill, best in Combine). This makes him long and explosive. Schneider and Carroll have to be licking their lips at a prospect like this. Yes, DeShawn Shead is coming back. But Shead only signed a one-year deal and is coming off a major injury, there's no guarantee he plays at the same level. King could be the next exceptional starter next to Sherman, or is a fantastic insurance policy. ~ @JefferyMChapman, Seahawks Analyst


59 Kansas City
Cooper Kupp
    E Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +12
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
204
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Chidobe Awuzie
Alternate Pick #2
Elijah Qualls

The Chiefs could go numerous directions with their RD2 selection. Finding the QBOTF to play understudy to Alex Smith is certainly a popular choice. However, I do not like the way the dominoes fall. Therefore, my debate is which tool should the Chiefs give to support Smith: RB? TE? Or, WR? Recent visits by KC scouts include names associated with later rounds for both the TE and RB position. Thus, WR gets the nod in this mock.

Cooper Kupp has more college receiving yards than Jerry Rice. He set freshman FCS records with 93 catches and 21 touchdowns, and has posted no fewer than 93 catches and 1400 yards in any season at EWU. He played in 52 games his college career and posted 31 100+ yard games. Kupp also won the Walter Peyton award as a Junior in 2015, which is the FCS version of the Heisman. And, he's not afraid to block downfield. Oh yeah, one more thing... the small-college prospect dominated at the Senior Bowl.


60 Dallas
Tarrell Basham
    Ohio
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -14
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
259
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Chidobe Awuzie
Alternate Pick #2
Rasul Douglas

Tarrell Basham checked in to the NFL Combine at a rock-solid 269 lbs. . . . 10 lbs. over his previously listed playing weight. His 10-yard split of 1.61 tied for 3rd place among other DL prospects, who weighed 10-14 lbs. less, and his reach (34-1/4") and hand size (10-1/4") were impressive. But why talk about all this "Underwear Olympics" crap when all we want to know is can the man play football? Freshman All-American notice (9.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks), Sophomore season (6 TFL, 5 sacks), Junior season (led team with 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks), and in his Senior season earned Mid-American Conference's Defensive POY (16 TFL, 11.5 sacks - tied for 11th in the FBS). DC Rod Marinelli will be more than happy to add Tarrell to his stable of "Rush Men"!


61 Green Bay
Chidobe Awuzie
    Colorado
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
202
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Rasul Douglas
Alternate Pick #2
Cameron Sutton

It's no secret the Packers young cornerbacks struggled mightily last season. Instead of taking that year two jump, Randall, Collins and Gunter all regressed once Sam Shields, the Packers' #1 cornerback, was lost for the season. Injuries played a part, especially with Randall, but head coach Mike McCarthy is not a fan of making injury excuses. Adding a press corner with better than average speed that has played both outside and in the slot could be just what the doctor ordered. While Awuzie has much to learn in the area of run support, that is not the area that derailed the Packers Super Bowl chances last season. The Packers need to improve the pass rush and have cornerbacks that can stay with receivers across the field. The first two picks of this draft address those needs.

Highlights

- @JerseyAlGBP, Packers Analyst


62 Pittsburgh
Desmond King
    Iowa
    S
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
201
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Rasul Douglas
Alternate Pick #2
Cameron Sutton

The Steelers typically carry 5 CBs on the 53 man roster. They've retained their three starters from last season. They also carry forward the highly drafted and always injured Senquez Golson and matriculated practice quad product Al-Hajj Shabazz. Given the age of Willie Gay and the amount of question marks on the depth guys, the Steelers should be looking for a corner in the first three rounds.

King would fit this team as a nickel corner or safety, likely contributing in sub packages early on. Nickel and safety roles are similar as the team uses those players heavily in run support and occasionally as a pass rusher. The Nickel corner needs to have the physicality to play against tight ends and running backs but generally does not need top-flight speed. On his Iowa tape, you can see King's football IQ and mastery of zone concepts. He has the physicality and build to play near the line but has the hands to contribute as a playmaker (11 Interceptions and 20 Pass breakups in the last two years) in the secondary. Great fit for how the Steelers play defense.


63 Atlanta
Dan Feeney
    Indiana
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
304
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Dorian Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Williams

There is really only one glaring hole in the Falcons roster right now: right guard. While the Falcons have made noises about bringing back underwhelming veteran Chris Chester - a guy so old, he wants those kids off his lawn - it seems inevitable that they will add a guard in the first three rounds of this draft. Feeney is a natural zone-blocking right guard. He showed great mobility in the three-cone drill (7.52 seconds, or the top 82%) but he's too small for most man blocking schemes. He's a plug-and-play starter at a position of need, who fits the scheme perfectly. Feeney at pick 63 is a best case scenario for the Dirty Birds.


64 Carolina
Ethan Pocic
    LSU
    OC
    Reach/Value:     +8
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
310
Original CMD#10 Pick:
Roderick Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Pat Elflein

The biggest surprise is that the Panthers waited this long to add help along the offensive line. But when Solomon Thomas (Rated as the #3 prospect on Drafttek's Big Board) and first-round talent Budda Baker are available, you can't fault Dave Gettleman for upgrading the overall base of the defense, while simultaneously prepping for the future.

Keeping Cam Newton upright and providing him more time is the other mission-critical task at the draft. Ethan Pocic checks several boxes. He will add quality depth to the interior offensive line in his rookie season. After adding some beef to his 6'7" frame, Pocic will develop into a reliable starter in upcoming seasons. Further, he had lined up at Center and Guard at LSU, and he's got the frame for Tackle. That versatility can save offensive lines.

Traded Round 2 Picks:
Cleveland gets Tennessee R2 pick (2016 Draft Day Trade Collateral)
Carolina gets New England R2 pick (Kony Ealy deal)

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