O/A Rank Top-15 WRs
15 Calvin Ridley
25 Christian Kirk
29 D.J. Moore
38 Courtland Sutton
43 James Washington
56 Deon Cain
66 Dante Pettis
68 D.J. Chark
88 Michael Gallup
93 Tre'Quan Smith
96 Equanimeous St. Brown
102 Simmie Cobbs Jr.
121 Allen Lazard
133 Deontay Burnett
136 Cedrick Wilson
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2017 NFL Live Draft Round 2
Selections 33-64

33 Cleveland
Austin Corbett
    Nevada
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -65
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
306



The Browns continue to catch me off guard with their picks, and as much as I love Corbett as a player, I just don't understand where they plan to play him. The inside of that line seemed to be one of the more established areas on the football team. While Joel Bitonio could move to Tackle, I am not sure I would want to make that switch. Still Corbett is one of the smartest players in this draft, and Nevada has produced one the Browns' best picks in recent memory. ~Austin Smith

Grade:B

34 NY Giants
Will Hernandez
    UTEP
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
330



Throughout the entire pre-draft process, we have banged the drum for offensive line help here at #34 for Giants. We have had Will Hernandez going in this exact spot if he fell out of RD1. It was quite clear when new GM Dave Gettleman took over that the O-Line was going to be addressed. It certainly has been, when you consider the addition of Nate Solder via Free Agency and now with Will Hernandez early in RD2. Gettleman likes his "hog mollies" up front which entails being big, strong, and nasty upfront. Will Hernandez is exactly that and a great fit for the Big Blue line that just drafted Saquon Barkley last night. Great pick.

Grade: A

35 Cleveland
Nick Chubb
    Georgia
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
227



I had them going with Guice out of LSU, but with the sudden questions revolving around him after lying about some interview questions at the Combine, I wondered if the Browns would elect to go that way. Let's not forget Baker Mayfield comes with his own character issues, and Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon come with concerns, as well. That is why I am glad to be wrong with this pick. Chubb's knee may worry me, but his character is spotless. As much as the Browns will miss Joe Thomas on the field, they will miss him in the locker room, and Chubb is the kind of guy who can be that person. I'm not ready to start a Jon Dorsey Fan Club, but this was a nice pick. ~Austin Smith

Grade: A

36 Indianapolis
Darius Leonard
    S Carolina State
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     -49
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
234



Never thought Leonard would go quite this high, although Indy needs talent at LB in the worst way. He has been moving up the boards in many NFL circles, but still, this seems to be quite a reach for such a critical pick. The Colts will look to have the South Carolina standout make an immediate impact and be a contributor right away. If not, this could end up being a swing and a miss.

Grade: C

37 Indianapolis
Braden Smith
    Auburn
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
315



Indy adds even more beef to the frontline of their offense, and Andrew Luck is smiling after two solid OG's have been drafted in the first 3 picks for the Colts. Smith is a former high school weightlifter (515 lbs reportedly) and the 3-year Auburn starter should seriously push Jack MeWhort for the RG starting position in 2018. Smith has also shown a solid combo of skills for both pass pro and run blocking, with superior size in the trenches. Smith didn't miss a game in his college career. The Colts have now added what many consider the top two OG's in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Grade: A+

38 Tampa Bay
Ronald Jones II
    USC
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
205



DraftTek has had Vita Vea and Ronald Jones mocked to the Bucs all draft season long! After letting go of Doug Martin, the Bucs have scant talent on their roster at RB --just Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber. Jones will take away defensive attention to the passing game, which will allow the Bucs' offense to become more balanced.

Grade: A+

39 Chicago
James Daniels
    Iowa
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -23
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
306



Many thought Chicago would go Guard with one of their early picks, but perhaps Pace moves Cody Whitehair to Guard and the new rookie from Iowa will anchor the line at Center. But that's getting a bit ahead of ourselves. While extremely athletic and solid in pass protection, Daniels will need to refine fundamental techniques of the position at the NFL level. Can he do that and land the starting job by the end of training camp? Bears' fans are hoping the answer will be "Yes." Grade: B+

40 Denver
Courtland Sutton
    SMU
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225



Demaryius Thomas' contract is haunting the Broncos on a yearly basis because he just can't separate to get open and suffers from drops. I am not sure why they would take a player (at a position that is less of a need) that has the same problems as Thomas. I know the run on interior offensive linemen and running backs left them scrambling but there are multiple defensive backs that could have helped that secondary. Not a fan of this pick. ~Austin Smith

Grade C-

41 Tennessee
Harold Landry
    Boston College
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
252



It's a new day of the Draft, but Tennessee is still looking to get their guys. Just like last night, the Titans traded up. This time, it was for the Edge Rusher that we thought they were going to take last night. Landry was a potential First Rounder, so Tennessee gets great value. Brian Orakpo is over 30, Derrick Morgan is turning 30 this season, and both of them are potential free agents after this season. Adding some new bodies to rush the passer will be key to stabilizing the defense long-term. Plus, Landry has the production factor, generating 16.5 sacks in 2016.

Grade: A+

42 Miami
Mike Gesicki
    Penn State
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -13
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
252



There seemed to be a lot of debate on who the best tight end in this class is, and Mike Gesicki's name was certainly a part of the discussion. It's hard to debate that Gesicki isn't the most athletic tight end of this group, though. He absolutely lit up the NFL Scouting Combine. With his 6'6" height and 41" vertical jump, he should make a lot of noise in the red zone. After passing on all of the RD1 quarterbacks, and now Mason Rudolph in RD2, Ryan Tannehill is still QB1 in Miami and he has an exciting new tight end that can help him keep his job beyond 2018.

Grade: B+

43 Detroit
Kerryon Johnson
    Auburn
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     -31
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
213



We all knew they needed a running back! We just didn't know what we didn't know is what "kind" of running back the Lions were going to target. I do find it interesting that they traded up to nab Kerryon Johnson, the tough rumbler from Auburn, as I would have thought they wanted a little lightning to Blount's thunder. Regardless, this is a great pick for Detroit as they have now addressed o-line to get tougher and now have a legitimate 1-2 punch with Blount and Johnson to tote the rock in those crucial third and short situations that aren't condusive to passing plays; something Detroit has lacked for several, several seasons. br>
- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst

Grade: B

44 San Francisco
Dante Pettis
    Washington
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -22
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
185



After using 6 of their 10 picks on defense last year the Niners are now 2-for-2 on the offensive side of the ball in 2018. While it meant passing on talented defenders like Josh Jackson and Lorenzo Carter, Dante Pettis is actually a strong fit for the offense. It's hard to argue with Lynch and Shanahan's track record when it comes to WRs getting instant production from Garcon, Goodwin, Taylor and even Bourne. Pettis is an incredible route-runner with ankle-breaking stop/start ability that also made him one of college football's best return men. Pettis was at his best when he played next to speedster John Ross, so here's hoping he can replicate that success in the NFL as Marquise Goodwin's long-term running mate.

Grade: B

45 Green Bay
Joshua Jackson
    Iowa
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +24
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
196



GM Brian Gutekunst doubles down on the CB position with Jaire Alexander in RD1 and Joshua Jackson in RD2. Jackson dropped a bit due to a 4.56 forty-yard dash at the Combine, but features some of the best ball skills in the class with 27 PDs and 8 INTs last season. Jackson will offer another long, athletic cover man that should be able to come up to the line and disrupt receivers in press coverage. Packers' fans will be hoping that this turns out better than the 2015 tandem of Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins. Regardless, the Packers' depth chart at CB is looking a lot better than it did two days ago.

Grade: A

46 Kansas City
Breeland Speaks
    Ole Miss
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -69
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
283



The world was thinking that the Chiefs were moving up for a corner here. Speaks falls into Andy Reid's "fastball" wheelhouse, but was probably drafted a round too early. With some talented corners still on the board (Isaiah Oliver?), this one is a bit of a head-scratcher in my opinion, especially considering that they traded up to get him.

Grade: C-

47 Arizona
Christian Kirk
    Texas A&M
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +22
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
201



It's a homecoming for Christian Kirk, who attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ. The Cardinals' depth chart is thin at WR, so Kirk is going to have the opportunity to immediately contribute as a dynamic threat in the passing game. Kirk will be a secondary option this year, but the Cards will be hoping that he can develop into a primary WR that can step up when Larry Fitzgerald decides to retire. With a 4.47 forty-yard dash and above average route-running skills, Kirk racked up 2,856 yards for the Aggies over the past three years. Kirk will also have added value as a return man.

Grade: B+

48 LA Chargers
Uchenna Nwosu
    USC
    OLB
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
251



Sticking close to home, the Chargers added a versatile defensive playmaker with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu. While not a household name among casual fans, Nwosu made a name for himself among draftniks with an outstanding 2017 season. He led all linebackers with 13 pass breakups, and was high on the list with 55 total QB pressures. A former safety who has bulked up to 251 pounds, Nwosu's speed and pass-rushing instincts are his primary calling cards.

Grade: B




49 Philadelphia
Dallas Goedert
    S Dakota St
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -15
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250



Wow, after that David Akers BLAST in Dallas, the pick seems almost secondary. Secondary, until you realize the Eagles got a RD1-rated TE AND a 2019 RD2 pick with their original pick. It's hard to not like this pick...but it's going to be harder for opposing defenses to defend Philly's two-tight end offense with Goedert and Zack Ertz.

Grade: A+

50 Dallas
Connor Williams
    Texas
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +23
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
296



Once again, the Beagles out-think themselves by jumping the Cowboys to take TE Dallas Goedert. Little did they know that Ol' Long Ball and Cuzzin Jerruh had a sit-down with Mr. Witten this afternoon and reminded him of the 3/24/18 bonus he received when renegotiating his contract . . . he'll think retirement over a little more seriously this weekend! But on to Mr. Williams . . . he'll start at LOG, but also be insurance for Tyron Smith's back problems. This versatile, athletic OL prospect was bullied as a child, but not any more!

Grade: A

51 Chicago
Anthony Miller
    Memphis
    WRS
    Reach/Value:     -35
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
195



Miller's separation skills and ability to attack all three levels of the field could make him an interesting option here. Miller led the nation in yards off screen passes in 2017 with 288, according to PFF. Nice difference-maker.

Grade: A

52 Indianapolis
Kemoko Turay
    Rutgers
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -80
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
253



Indy goes with an EDGE selection that might be seen as a reach to others. The Rutgers' OLB/EDGE rusher is the highest-picked player since 2010 and brings his 4.6 speed to the Colts' defensive unit. Turay had some injury issues at Rutgers, but if he can stay healthy, Indy will get a rushing threat that can cause some problems in the opposing backfield. And though Turay may not tally gobs of QB sacks, the pesky pressure he applies can get the QB to move around and stay off-balance. Indy continues to work on improving the fronts on both sides of the ball.

Grade: C+

53 Tampa Bay
M.J. Stewart
    North Carolina
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -17
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200



M.J. Stewart brings that old-school Bucs' mentality to the more current roster. He's a hard-nosed defensive back who, to take Mayock's term, is quicker than fast and has scheme versatility. He can play man or zone, line up outside, or in the slot, and might even be able to move to safety if the Bucs wanted him there. After adding Vita Vea and Ronald Jones, both premier options at their respective positions, the Bucs continue the trend by adding a top-level, if underrated, talent in M.J. Stewart. It wouldn't be surprising if he turns into a fan favorite in relatively short order.

Grade: B+

54 Cincinnati
Jessie Bates III
    Wake Forrest
    S
    Reach/Value:     -9
Height:
6'2''
Weight:
200



For a Bengals' team that needs help everywhere, a safety like Jessie Bates makes a lot of sense here. He had a strong Combine, but more imporantly has a high football IQ. He may not be the thumper that some of the previously selected safeties are, but his coverage skills are outstanding. He should be able to cover slot receivers AND play deep centerfield.

Grade: B

55 Carolina
Donte Jackson
    LSU
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
178



The needs in the secondary are glaring. The Panthers have never had a lot of speed at Corner. That is, until now. Donte Jackson is slight of build at 5'10 and 178, but ran a 4.32 forty-yard dash. It will be interesting to see if he can help in run support. Jackson only put up 7 reps on the bench press. He can play at a high level and should contribute right away, but I don't see him starting Day 1. Personally, I would have taken Justin Reid. ~@PanthersDrafter,Panthers Analyst

Grade B-

56 New England
Duke Dawson
    Florida
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -28
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
197



Dawson is a physical nickel corner with experience: 48 games played, 6 INTs, 23 PDs, 3 pick-sixes, and a Senior Bowl participant. Dawson has slot CB ability with a shot for starting in the future. His tackling ability, competitive instincts and all-around physicality makes him a slam-dunk. Great pick here.

Grade: A

57 Oakland
P.J. Hall
    SHSU
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -76
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
308



Raiders picked PJ Hall to block kicks. He's blocked 14 in his time at Sam Houston State. It's what Gruden does --specialists. Nobody will outwork Hall, though, as he amassed 284 Tackles, 42 Sacks, 86.5 Tackles for Loss, and 29 PBU. Big fish, small pond now moves into the rotation. Surprising pick, but that's Gruden. Wasn't on our board.

Grade: B-

58 Atlanta
Isaiah Oliver
    Colorado
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +26
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
201



Isaiah Oliver has been on the Falcons' radar for a long time. They've met with him at least twice and were rumored to be considering him as their pick in the first. Oliver is the sort of "long" CB that the Falcons had hoped to have in Jalen Collins, before his career flamed out. He is also the sort of big corner they need to cover the taller WR, like Mike Evans, that have plagued Desmond Trufant. Oliver is a tremendous value pick who will force Robert Alford into the slot and coverage liability Brian Poole to the bench or free safety. Once again, Atlanta has passed on filling their biggest need at DT, but have grabbed a tremendous value here in the second. The Atlanta secondary just took a big step forward.

Grade: A

59 Washington
Derrius Guice
    LSU
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +49
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
220



On Thursday morning, Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan laid out their dream scenario for the Redskins on the TEAM 980; trade own in the First, draft Da'Ron Payne, then use those extra picks to trade back into the First Round and get Derrius Guice. What's even better? Drafting Payne in the First, trading down in the Second, landing a Third, AND getting Guice at pick 59. I know there is a storm hanging over the young man's head right now, but the immaturity risk is worth it at this point, considering the LSU RB was considered to be a top 20 talent in this draft by most. Guice will be exctly the angry runner Jay Gruden needs to help establish a Redskin offense that just might be one of the best in the league.

Grade: A+

60 Pittsburgh
James Washington
    Oklahoma State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +17
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
205



The Steelers need to add to the WR group after dealing Martavis Bryant during RD1. Washington is a powerfully-built receiver who is excels in tracking deep balls. In 2017 he pulled in 74 balls for 1,549 yards and 13 TD, good for a 20.9 yards-per-catch average. He's more of a vertical threat than a polished route runner at this point in his career. With his sturdy build, he should be a quality special-teams contributor, as well.

Grade: B

61 Jacksonville
D.J. Chark
    LSU
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -7
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
187



After going the very Coughlin-esque route of bypassing the skill positions in favor of an ultra-athletic pass rusher, Taven Bryan, in RD1 the Jags address the need at WR with LSU's DJ Chark in RD2. Chark had trouble getting on the field his first two seasons at LSU, but when he finally did he was dynamic in all phases of the game. In addition to lining up at all 3 WR positions, and averaging more than 20 yards per catch, Chark also showed off his agility and vision as a runner on jet sweeps and as a returner and gunner on special teams. Chark's stock has been on the rise since he dominated the Combine and Senior Bowl. He should quickly emerge as a favorite target (especially on those deep passes) for Blake Bortles in Jacksonville.

Grade: A

62 Minnesota
Brian O'Neill
    Pittsburgh
    OT
    Reach/Value:     +22
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
297



According to our resident expert on all things offensive line, Long Ball, Brian O'Neill has the best footwork of all the offensive tackles in this class. Given his athletic profile, as a former tight end, and his technical abilities, a case can be made that he has the highest ceiling of the group too. After Vikings' Twitter collectively blew up, seeing all of those OL flying off the board, everyone can now take a deep breath. Tricky Rick got his man! Make no mistake, the Vikings are nailing this draft so far, based on the team composition. Look for defensive line and linebacker depth to follow this in short order.

Grade: A

63 Tampa Bay
Carlton Davis
    Auburn
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195



The talent train is pulling in to the station at One Buccaneer Place, at the end of Day 2 of this draft, regardless of what happens from here on out. The addition of Davis here might mean that M.J. Stewart ends up playing Safety, which he's more than capable of, as Davis is a pure, outside-man corner. He's long, strong, and able to match up with bigger, physical receivers. He's struggled, at times, in zone coverage, and he tends to get a little too physical, leading to penalties, but he's another premier talent added to the Bucs' roster.

Grade: B+

64 Indianapolis
Tyquan Lewis
    Ohio State
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -81
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
269



The key to the Tyquan Lewis pick can be summed up in one word: versatility. Lewis is a hard-working defender that is aggressive, physical, and instinctive. A liability in space, but powerful tackler with exceptional lower-body strength. Indy looks to be building top-caliber talent that they can continually rotate in and out in sub-packages. Grade: B-

Traded Round 2 Picks:
San Francisco gets New Orleans R2 pick (2017 Draft Day Trade)
Cleveland gets Houston R2 pick (Brock Osweiler deal)
Cleveland gets Philadelphia R2 pick (Carson Wentz 2016 draft collateral)
Buffalo gets LA Rams R2 Pick (Sammy Watkins trade)
New England gets San Francisco R2 pick (Jimmy Garoppolo)
NY Jets gets Seattle R2 pick (Jermaine Kearse, Sheldon Richardson deal)
Indianapolis gets NY Jets RD2 pick (2018 NFL draft positioning trade)
Indianapolis gets NY Jets RD2 pick thre Seattle (2018 NFL draft positioning trade)

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