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2017 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 49-64

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

49 Washington
Chris Wormley
    Michigan
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
297
Alternate Pick #1
Caleb Brantley
Alternate Pick #2
Carl Lawson

Chris Wormley is a prototypical 3-4 DE. At 6'5", 297 lbs, sporting both sound technique and a relentless motor, he's the kind of player you want starting for you up front. Boasted by his coaches as a smart player who led the defense, Wormley is versatile and can line up anywhere from a 0 (over the center) to a 6-technique (outside of a tackle). He isn't elite in any one area, and that's likely why he would last until the middle of the second round, but he is a solid football player (Scot McCloughan likes those. In fact, I'm not sure if he can complete a full sentence without those two words) who will start in the NFL for years to come.

At the senior bowl, Wormley was described as 'more solid than impressive or elite,' which is exactly why I compare him to a player like Malik Jackson, who doesn't make a ton of splashy plays, but can move around on the defensive line and create push both against the run and the pass; a player the Redskins would certainly welcome with open arms.


50 Tampa Bay
Cooper Kupp
    E Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Alternate Pick #2
Amara Darboh

This DRAFTSIM, unlike those of recent weeks, has offered up a buffet of excellent menu options. Safety Budda Baker is looking tasty, as are Edge Rushers Carl Lawson and Demarcus Walker. Unlike a trip to the Bacchanal at Caesar's Palace, Dirk Koetter and Jason Licht cannot starve themselves in order to fit in more draft picks.

Who the Bucs ultimately choose is dependent upon what they do in Free Agency. For now, the pick is Cooper Kupp, who helps to fill in a a gaping hole at the WR position, where (due to free agent losses) there is little NFL-quality depth behind star Mike Evans.

Kupp, like Corey Davis, rolled up big numbers versus lesser competition. However Kupp's Eastern Washington Eagles did schedule games versus the big boys. Kupp tallied 12-206-3TD versus Washington State as a Senior. Against Oregon as a Junior, he rolled up a whopping 15-246-3TD!! Like RD1 pick O.J. Howard, Kupp gained some street cred at the Senior Bowl.


51 Denver
Evan Engram
    Ole Miss
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
227
Alternate Pick #1
Davon Godchaux
Alternate Pick #2
Bucky Hodges

Engram has the ability to be a big-time weapon in the right offensive scheme that takes advantage of mismatches against him. Denver plans to work the ball downfield more under Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy. That means there will be plenty of space for him to get open underneath. McCoy made the most of players like Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green while in San Diego, and Engram should be someone that can pique McCoy's creativity. He is too skilled to be covered by linebackers but too big to be covered by corners. If you line up a safety on him, you are taking one away from deep coverage, playing right into the hands of the scheme. When defensive coordinators are forced to "pick their poison", it will likely be Engram who gets the opportunities as opposed to giving up big plays to Demaryius Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders. ~Austin Smith


52 Cleveland
Budda Baker
    Washington
    S
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
180
Alternate Pick #1
Marcus Williams
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Maye

We have talked about what the Browns need a lot since the summer and it has always centered on talent. Baker has talent, but let's focus on what else he brings to the table. Let's talk about leadership, and the Browns' lack of it on the defensive side of the ball. Baker has future Captain written all over him, and on a defense that needs to be more accountable, he would be a shining example of that. Baker also brings versatility. He can cover out of the slot or deep. He can also defend the run from those positions, and as an added bonus, he was extremely effective on the blitz during his time with the Huskies. With this pick, it will be difficult to find a better package than that. ~Austin Smith


53 Detroit
Carl Lawson
    Auburn
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
253
Alternate Pick #1
Demarcus Walker
Alternate Pick #2
Tarrell Basham

I had a GRAB on T.J. Watt here, but he was sniped away by Cincy at pick 41. Back to Lawson, for whom I harbor some grave misgivings despite his +10 value. It's not about talent, because many observers had Lawson pegged as a first-round projection. It's not about his propensity for injury, either. For Detroit fans, it's more about the history of failed second-round picks which haunt them. Lawson, in spite of his aforementioned warts, is just a great fit as a rotational DE. It's about his ability to play the strongside arguably better than any other Edge defender in this draft class.

Setting the edge was a real problem for the Lions in 2016, who were 18th in overall defense and run defense, according to NFL.com stats. With a number of suitable alternatives in EDGE Defender Demarcus Walker (+6 value), DT Caleb Brantley (+11), and DT/DE swingman Davon Godchaux (+8) in the mix, I actually am confident that the Lions will break that second-round jinx.


54 Miami
Demarcus Walker
    Florida St
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +6
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
273
Alternate Pick #1
Alex Anzalone
Alternate Pick #2
Bucky Hodges

If you want to give a team a reason to play harder, then reward one of its most respected players with a shiny new contract. It is obvious that Wake's age is not a concern for the Dolphins by the re-up they just gave him for his Comeback Player of the Year performance. Even though age is not a concern, it is a factor in how the front office will approach the draft. The Dolphins will need to find Wake's eventual replacement and the search will begin this year. Andre Branch who is set to become an UFA on March 9th would be a great candidate for Wake's replacement, but it is still unknown whether he re-signs with the Dolphins. Looking to the Draft, Demarcus Walker has the talent to be the disruptive Edge Rusher the Dolphins will look for in this deep market.


55 NY Giants
Taylor Moton
    Western Michigan
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
330
Alternate Pick #1
Antonio Garcia
Alternate Pick #2
Caleb Brantley

There have been at least four offensive tackles taken in the first round of each of the past ten drafts. I think that trend ends in 2017, making RD2 a more likely destination for potential NFL tackles looking for an NFL home. In addition, pound-for-pound, the guard class could be one of this year's most impactful with early contributions expected at the NFL level from prospects found in rounds two through the middle rounds. The Giants' offensive line struggled as a whole in 2016. Ereck Flowers was disappointing at left tackle after being drafted ninth overall two years ago. Right tackle Marshall Newhouse and right guard John Jerry are scheduled to hit Free Agency this offseason. Simply put, the Giants need to add talent and depth to an offensive line that underperformed in 2016 - via Free Agency and the draft. Taylor Moton paved the way for Zach Terrell's high-octane offense at Western Michigan. He gets the seal of approval from this week's DRAFTSIM.


56 Oakland
Caleb Brantley
    Florida
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
297
Alternate Pick #1
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Alternate Pick #2
Carlos Watkins

A trio of interior pass rushers --among the team's top needs, according to Jack Del Rio and anyone with eyes-- would be the center of the Raiders' attention here. Brantley, Carlos Watkins, and Davon Godchaux would all bolster an interior pass rush that was highlighted by such premier talents as former 6th rounder and perennial roster bubble player Stacy McGee, and former UDFA utility DL Denico Autry (if you pick up on a sarcastic tone, you are reading this correctly). Pass rush as a whole, particularly from the interior, is a top focus for this team, and Brantley has the talent to make plays in the backfield. Cordrea Tankersley and Alex Anzalone could each have advocates in the War Room should the draft play out as it does in this SIM. Defense has a chance to go 2-2 in the first two rounds, and it definitely will not get shut out.





57 Houston
D'Onta Foreman
    Texas
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -18
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
249
Alternate Pick #1
Marcus Williams
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Maye

As you research the big boards of draft experts, one clear omission stands out at the RB position: D'Onta Foreman. After producing more yards than any of this year's top-rated backs, Foreman remains underappreciated. Experts claim Foreman required too many carries to reach his 2,000 yds, although his 6.3 average YPC was slightly better than Dalvin Cook and only two-tenths worse than Fournette. During Texas games, everyone knew Foreman was going to get the ball. He still eclipsed 100 yds every game, including seven games over 150 yds and three games above 250 yds. No other RB in the country had multiple 250 yd games against "Power 5" opponents. Considering the lack of production from all of UT's other skill players, D'Onta's season is even more remarkable. With the Texans having the second-worst red-zone offense in the NFL, something must be done to get the team into the end-zone more frequently. Lamar Miller is a great feature back, but he isn't known for his power. Foreman would provide an excellent power complement to Miller's explosiveness, giving H-Town their own version of Thunder and Lightning. ~CME, Texans Analyst


58 Seattle
Carlos Watkins
    Clemson
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
312
Alternate Pick #1
Desmond King
Alternate Pick #2
Cordrea Tankersley

With its OLB need checked off the list, the Seahawks adopt a "best-player-available" strategy. Looking at Seattle's D-Line, Jarran Reed (5 starts, 1.5 sacks) and Ahtyba Rubin (1 sack, 25 tackles) were underwhelming in 2016, but may need to stick on the 53-man roster. That's because John Jenkins and Tony McDaniel may test Free Agency. No other DT played 9% of snaps.

Carlos Watkins notched 6 tackles against Alabama on college football's championship stage. Watch his video, and notice his 81"+ wingspan, his side-to-side agility, and his vision. He's excellent at getting up in throwing lanes, because Watkins reads the QB's eyes well. Diagnosis is one of his elite skills. Give Watkins an NFL weight room and Dwaine Board, our D-Line Coach, will do the rest.

5-tech DT Davon Godchaux, CB/S Desmond King, and press-man CB Cordrea Tankersley would also be in the mix here.


59 Kansas City
Dan Feeney
    Indiana
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
304
Alternate Pick #1
Dorian Johnson
Alternate Pick #2
Bucky Hodges

This "heavy on offense" mock provided some interesting results, especially if you compare to other mock draft boards. I've seen Indiana OG Dan Feeney listed at pick 27 on many mock drafts. It would be more than wonderful if KC hooked him in RD2. East Carolina WR Zay Jones is the Chiefs' RD1 choice in Mel Kiper's most recent mock draft. I'll do a happy dance if KC snags him in RD3. RB Alvin Kamara has also recently entered the RD1 conversation. KC lands him in RD4 in this mock.


60 Dallas
Tarrell Basham
    Ohio
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
259
Alternate Pick #1
JuJu Smith-Schuster
Alternate Pick #2
Jordan Willis

Now is the time (and as a matter of fact, for 2 rounds in a row) to address Cuzzin Jerruh's desire for War Daddies to rush the passer. I am back to Tarrell Basham, who presents the following credentials on his impressive resume: 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), but in his Senior season earned Mid-American Conference's Defensive POY (16 TFL, 11.5 sacks - tied for 11th in the FBS). Yes, I know Tim Williams (drugs) and Carl Lawson (injuries) were available in RD1, but I just don't see Dallas going down that road again . . . besides, DC Rod Marinelli will be more than happy to add Tarrell to his stable of "Rush Men" (along with "sneak peek alert": this rush man in RD3).


61 Green Bay
Bucky Hodges
    Virginia Tech
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
245
Alternate Pick #1
Desmond King
Alternate Pick #2
Cordrea Tankersley

The Bucky Hodges bandwagon has been going strong in this spot the last few weeks, but admittedly, it's getting harder and harder to not be tempted to reach for a cornerback here. Cordrea Tankersley would be the likely choice over Desmond King, who is widely assumed to eventually move to safety. Neither, however, give me that warm fuzzy that they would impact the Packers team as much as Bucky Hodges could.

Call Hodges a tight end, if you wish, but he's more like a big receiver. He can line up comfortably in the slot or out wide, something Mike McCarthy loved to do with Jermichael Finley back in the day to create matchup issues for opposing defenses. Giving Rodgers a Finley-type weapon again (if Jared Cook doesn't return), just might get him back to NFL MVP status.

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- @JerseyAlGBP, Packers Analyst


62 Pittsburgh
Desmond King
    Iowa
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200
Alternate Pick #1
Cordrea Tankersley
Alternate Pick #2
JuJu Smith-Schuster

The Steelers have a slate of starting corners that is probably the best they've fielded since Keenan Lewis left in 2013. The depth behind these starters is shockingly thin, however, and even thinner since the team waived Justin Gilbert earlier this month.

King is solidly built for a corner. He plays with light feet and excellent ball skills (33 pass breakups and 14 INTs in his college career). His perceived lack of top-end speed has prompted some to suggest that his best fit is at Safety. The Steelers will be looking for a replacement for William Gay in the slot. Slot Corners for the Steelers have to match up against athletic Tight Ends, make a fair amount of reads, and provide support in the run game -a similar skillset to a Safety. King or the similarly-skilled Cameron Sutton would be good picks here to bolster this thin group and start in coming years.


63 Atlanta
Davon Godchaux
    LSU
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     +18
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
293
Alternate Pick #1
Montravius Adams
Alternate Pick #2
Marcus Williams

The Falcons need another pass rusher. Right now, Vic Beasley has arrived and Grady Jarrett looks close on his heels. While an edge rusher would be nice, generating interior pressure would be critical in a division with Drew Brees and Cam Newton. Godchaux is a quick and powerful interior lineman who is probably best suited to the 3-tech, but is athletic enough to play the 5-tech. At this point, the question surrounding Godchaux is entirely around a domestic violence charge that was quickly dropped. Nevertheless, the Falcons are wary of players with character concerns. Godchaux fits their needs perfectly, but they will need to be sure he stays on Roger Goodell's "Nice List."


64 New England
Cordrea Tankersley
    Clemson
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -6
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195
Alternate Pick #1
Jordan Willis
Alternate Pick #2
Cameron Sutton

What a steal for the New England Patriots! This year's top free-agent corner is A.J. Bouye, who will no doubt commandeer a top cornerback salary. In this DRAFTSIM, the Patriots land his counterpart in the draft with Cordrea Tankersley. Tankersley isn't an exceptional athlete and can be very grabby at times. However, his ability to locate the ball in the air is one of the best in the game. Cornerbacks that cover the outside usually have trouble finding the ball in the air while following a receiver. Rerouting receivers to take a tough angle on a ball is something not every corner can do.

Tankersley is also very experienced in man, press, and zone coverage, which gives New England different looks in which to utilize him. If New England decides to re-sign Malcolm Butler, then Tankersley would slide in as the number two corner with Eric Rowe going to Nickel. Tankersley could be in consideration as an early 2nd or late first-round pick, but if he's here at the end of RD2, expect New England to sprint to the podium to select him.

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