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O/A Rank Top-15 WRs
14 D.K. Metcalf
22 A.J. Brown
29 Hakeem Butler
37 N'Keal Harry
44 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
56 Kelvin Harmon
69 Parris Campbell
71 Emanuel Hall
76 Terry McLaurin
88 Deebo Samuel
89 Riley Ridley
120 Antoine Wesley
122 David Sills
146 Dillon Mitchell
149 Darius Slayton
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2019 NFL Mock Draft Round 2
Selections 33-64




33 Arizona
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N'Keal Harry NFL Draft photo N'Keal Harry
    Arizona State
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -4
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
216



When you run an offense called the Air Raid, you're going to need premier targets to get the ball to down the field. A year after adding Scottsdale native Christian Kirk, GM Steve Keim may head back to the local well to select Chandler High School and Arizona State alum N'Keal Harry.

Harry even gave his hometown team a little added bonus with his only private workout.

At 6'2" and 228 lbs, Harry has the versatility to line up as a bully-slot or along the outside. Harry is known for his competitive nature, ball skills, and ability to create after the catch. After putting up back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons with 22 career receiving TDs, Harry could be an immediate contributor in Kliff Kingsbury's aerial attack.
34 Indianapolis
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Jeffery Simmons NFL Draft photo Jeffery Simmons
    Mississipi St
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     -20
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
300



Here's a guy that GM Chris Ballard might opt to take a big chance on despite some concerns about his off-the-field issues and injury. There's no debating that Jeffery Simmons Simmons has incredible talent and would've gone in the upper echelon of the draft without the injury - but much still depends on the evaluation of the Colts' medical personnel.

If the Mississippi State Bulldog goes to Indy and returns to his phenomenal ability prior to his injury (while simultaneously steering away from any further incident when out of Horse Shoe uniform), the Colts will possibly have the steal of the entire draft. Ballard covets athletic, high-motor, versatile interior linemen and Simmons checks all the proper boxes. Simmons can attack and gash his gap area, while also force his way into the backfield.
35 Oakland
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Dalton Risner NFL Draft photo Dalton Risner
    Kansas State
    OG
    Reach/Value:     -5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
312



If you believe that Jon Gruden is disciplined and willing to stick to needs, then maybe the Draft unfolds this way. The fact that the Raiders are on the verge of turning the OG position over to Denzelle Good hasn't gotten enough chatter this offseason, and that's why I'm hoping Oakland uses one of their 4 picks in the top 35 to address the need and rebuild an elite offensive line.

Though he can project at Tackle, I like the idea of Risner inside at guard this year --potentially being able to slide over to Center if the team opts against re-signing Rodney Hudson in 2020. Versatile and physical, Risner would be yet another phenomenal gift for Derek Carr.
36 San Francisco
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Deebo Samuel NFL Draft photo Deebo Samuel
    South Carolina
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -52
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
215



In both of John Lynch's first two seasons as GM, the 49ers have used their RD2 pick to trade up (for Rueben Foster in 2017 and for Dante Pettis last year). As of this writing, San Francisco has only six picks to their name in 2019, making another trade-up unlikely, but a trade back is a potentially-savvy way to recoup some draft capital, bringing the team closer to the 9.5 picks per draft they've averaged over Lynch's tenure. However, if the Niners are able to trade down in RD1, a third-straight RD2 trade up is again on the table, with Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown a likely target.

Locked into the 36th pick for this mock, the 49ers opt for former Gamecock WR Deebo Samuel. Though he may seem like a trade-back target with so many pass catchers still available, Samuel fits a similar profile to Brown: a physical, versatile WR who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in the middle of the field. Samuel may not have off-the-charts size, speed, or athleticism, but is solid in all three areas, extremely tough to tackle, and has huge 10-inch hands that proved reliable throughout his colligate career. Crucially, he's also already spent time with the coaching staff at the Senior Bowl, giving him a head start on the playbook and Shanahan's notoriously tough-to-pick-up verbiage.

- Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst
37 NY Giants
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Rock Ya-Sin NFL Draft photo Rock Ya-Sin
    Temple
    CB
    Reach/Value:     -55
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190



The Giants have already revamped their defensive backfield quite a bit. Three-quarters of last year's starting foursome ( Landon Collins, Curtis Riley, B.W. Webb) are no longer on the team. Safeties Antoine Bethea and Jabrill Peppers will join CB Janoris Jenkins, the lone holdever, while Sam Beal, who was selected in the 2018 NFL Supplemental draft but missed the season with a shoulder injury, is penciled in at the other CB position.

The Giants absolutely need to add talented young players to their secondary via the Draft considering current uncertainties. Rock Ya-Sin is a sculpted CB with good size and oozing upside. He comes with limited football experience, a wrestling background and is known for hard work and high character. Ya-Sin has seen his stock rise throughout the NFL Draft process and could even slip into RD1. The Giants have done their homework on him. Giants' DB Coach Everett Withers had a front-row seat at Ya-Sin's Pro Day and spotted spending extra time with him on multiple occasions. With proper development, Ya-Sin could pay huge dividends in the future.
38 Jacksonville
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Nasir Adderley NFL Draft photo Nasir Adderley
    Delaware
    S
    Reach/Value:     +14
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
200



In RD2, still in the top 40, it is important to add talent to the roster. Unfortunately, offensive skill position talent isn't there for us at Pick #38. The clear best player on the board is a safety, who also has experience at cornerback. Delaware's Nasir Adderley is a versatile player who can play deep, up, or cover the slot in a pinch. It is fortuitous that Adderley is the top player on the board at this point because Jacksonville released both of their starting safeties from 2018. Adding a dynamic playmaker to pair with Ronnie Harrison can help shore up the back end, while also representing a salary-cap discount at the position. This money can be/has been reinvested elsewhere to build a better roster (cough QB cough).
39 Tampa Bay
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Josh Jacobs NFL Draft photo Josh Jacobs
    Alabama
    RBF
    Reach/Value:     +11
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
216



Dane Brugler of The Athletic recently published a 7-round mock with Josh Jacobs heading to the Bucs, also here at the #39 spot. Great minds think alike. However, I'd like to review a couple of his points. "Peyton Barber is more than capable of being the No. 1 RB". Barber is nothing more than a backup, though 2018 shows he was able to fulfill that backup role admirably. GM Jason Licht brought the 3.8 ypc Barber back on a 1-year deal for $2.1M.

Brugler also says: "Adding Jacobs - a supremely talented back with both size and skill - would give Bruce Arians a ridiculous stable of backs to work with". In describing the motley crew that is Barber, Ronald Jones, Andre Eliington, Shaun Wilson" as....(along with Jacobs) contributing to a "ridiculous" stable leads me to question the definition of "ridiculous".

"I just don't know that the team spends this high of a pick on a running back in 2019.". I have to agree with this. It seems criminal to pass on Jacobs at #39, but the Bucs' braintrust seems to be projecting a defense-focused draft, based upon who they're visiting with. It seems like running back is more a mid-round focus. Then again, misdirection is the name of the game in the NFL Draft!
40 Buffalo
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Jerry Tillery NFL Draft photo Jerry Tillery
    Notre Dame
    DL5T
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
295



If Beane is true to his word and he sticks to his board regardless of position, I think his choice here still may be Tillery. Notre Dame received the most Bills scout visits, and Tillery's the team's top-rated player. His relentlessnss, versatility, speed-size ratio, and dogged work ethic have Beane's attention. The Bills need a 5-tech as well as some 3-tech depth behind Horrible Harry, and Tillery is the top 5-tech not named Rashan Gary. Christian Wilkins with his 55 games played and winning personality is also a consideration here, but Tillery is more position-versatile --and is a RD2 pick.

Here, the Bills' war room will also have considered scouted CBs Oruwariye (Bills' DB Coach John Butler was DC at Penn State), Baker, and Ya-Sin (in that order), plus available WRs. The additions to WR in Free Agency and emergent talent at CB may push these needs down to Day 3, so don't be surprised when Beane mines the value-rich DL mother lode --maybe more than once.

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst
41 Denver
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Deionte Thompson NFL Draft photo Deionte Thompson
    Alabama
    S
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
196



With Denver's first-round pick, I discussed the idea of Denver trading up, and we can have the same discussion with this pick. Denver has to improve their situation on the inside of their offensive line, and there could be as many as a handful of prospects that hear their names in the late-first or early-second round range. Just like at 10, if the Broncos have a specific prospect in mind like Dalton Risner or Chris Lindstrom, they should be aggressive. Seeing as how both are gone, I am going to go out on a limb and go for a guy like Thompson filling the void left by the release of Darian Stewart.

Thompson has seen his stock take a hit due to his lack of involvement in the pre-draft process while recovering from wrist surgery. Still, this is a player that flashes first-round talent, and if the board doesn't offer an offensive lineman, it may offer a guy like this.

~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
42 Cincinnati
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Daniel Jones NFL Draft photo Daniel Jones
    Duke
    QB
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
215



Hey...so maybe the Bengals do, in fact, want to draft a quarterback high in this year's draft (please don't go back and read my first-round comment). Daniel Jones is my favorite QB in this draft, and while he might not have the upside of Kyler Murray or Drew Lock, I think he is the safest QB in that he can play within a system and be an efficient, winning quarterback.

Jones is tough, smart, played in a pro system with 36 straight starts in the ACC, and he can make all of the throws, covering up his lack of elite arm strength with excellent timing and anticipation.

Jones may never be a top-5 quarterback in the NFL, but I believe he can lead a team in a complementary role a la Kirk Cousins or Alex Smith.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
43 Detroit
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DeAndre Baker NFL Draft photo DeAndre Baker
    Georgia
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +10
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
185



I'd like to think that we have been on the Lions' wavelength for some time now, and it's interesting to see that more and more columnists, draft experts, and analysts are adopting this line of thinking. An article posted this week from the Detroit Free Press took the time to analyze the Lions' cornerback situation. The summary? The Lions truly do need to find their true, not just short-term pairing to Darius Slay, but long-term replacement of Darius Slay. That means DeAndre Baker is the selection to fill that need. Slay isn't "old" per se at age 28, but he's no spring chicken. Given the Lions have had quite the issue trying to find that CB to pair with Slay for the last few years now, Baker seems to be an obvious choice here in the Second Round.

Baker only allowed 1 touchdown in his entire 4-year collegiate career. I'll repeat, 1 touchdown. His confidence is off the charts, resembling that of a number one wide receiver (a good thing to possess as a DB) and simply put, he makes plays. There have been rumors that Detroit could possibly trade down from their #8 spot and select Washington CB Byron Murphy, or even trade up in RD2 to take Baker. Either way, the Lions have put themselves into a position of "wait and see" as free-agent signing Justin Coleman could slide into that #2 CB role, but the position is open come Draft Day.

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst
44 Green Bay
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J.J. Arcega-Whiteside NFL Draft photo J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
    Stanford
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     +0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
222



Early in Rodgers' career, he had a stable of talented receivers that included Driver, Jennings, Nelson, Cobb, Jones, and Finley. While the Packers have some talented young targets, they're a far cry from the talent level that they assembled in that historic 2011 season. If GM Brian Gutekunst wants to revive Green Bay's offense, adding weapons around Rodgers would be a good start.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has emerged as one of the top receiving threats in this year's class. Arcega-Whiteside has the size and strength to post up defenders and make tough catches in small windows, but he also has the speed to do some damage down the field. After posting 63 catches for 1,059 yards and a whopping 14 TDs, Arcega-Whiteside could help the Packers get back to their days of dominance on offense.
45 Atlanta
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Dexter Lawrence NFL Draft photo Dexter Lawrence
    Clemson
    DL1T
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
342



The Falcons went light and fast in Round One; they start of Day Two of the draft by going big and strong. The Falcons have been in the market for a truly large space-eating NT for a few years, and at 340 pounds, Lawrence fits the bill. Clemson benefited from having four NFL draft-worthy players on their defensive line, yet Lawrence never "popped" as a player. While he had 6.5 sacks as a freshman, he only had 1.5 his junior year. As a result, Lawrence could see himself drop into the middle of the second, where Atlanta --and their porous run defense-- could desperately use him. Of course, the recent signing of Tyeler Davison could make Lawrence somewhat of a luxury. At the very least, Atlanta seems dedicated to getting bigger in the trenches.
46 Washington
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Erik McCoy NFL Draft photo Erik McCoy
    Texas A&M
    OC
    Reach/Value:     +5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
303



After taking a defensive lineman in the first round, the Redskins grab one of my favorite offensive linemen in RD2. Erik McCoy is a nasty power-based lineman that takes pride in mauling the guy across from him on each and every down. The Redskins have messed around with the LG position for long enough, pretending that Shawn Lauvao would stay healthy for three years running, and they need to lock down the only weakness on their offensive line.

For a team that just watched Adrian Peterson rumble for over a thousand yards and has exciting RB prospect Derrius Guice coming back from an injury that took away his rookie year, adding McCoy would allow the Redskins to play smash-mouth football on offense while their Alabama defense hopefully takes the next step in 2019.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
47 Carolina
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Juan Thornhill NFL Draft photo Juan Thornhill
    Virginia
    S
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'0
Weight:
200



I imagine when the term "ball-hawk" was coined, it was specifically intended to be used on players like Juan Thornhill, safety out of Virginia! During Juan's career with the Virginia Cavaliers, Thornhill managed an incredible 26 pass deflections and 13 interceptions playing in the ACC. That level of ball production is absolutely elite. Thornhill has the athleticism and experience to play as a cornerback as well and has a fantastic understanding of coverages. I believe Juan has the most potential out of any safety in this draft class to be able to play a single-high free safety role in the NFL. His eye for the football is impeccable and he is always looking for interceptions. Juan has the mindset that if the ball is in the air, it's his. If Thornhill is available, the Carolina Panthers should pounce on him with the 47th pick!
48 Miami
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Dre'Mont Jones NFL Draft photo Dre'Mont Jones
    Ohio State
    DL3T
    Reach/Value:     +23
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
281



Miami continues to build in the trenches, adding versatile, yet underwhelming, defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones. Kennedy, he's listed as a DL3T --stop being lazy, calling him a defensive lineman. Actually, I do that on purpose. Jones did not have the production he should have at Ohio State, as he stands up at the snap far too often, but he has tremendous talent and the raw tools to become a dominant chess-piece on the defensive line.

Flores will likely move players around on the defensive line (just like He Who Will Not Be Named in New England), and Dre'Mont Jones, if he is coached well, will be effective on the edge and in the interior at the next level.

- Kennedy Paynter, DraftTek Senior Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)



49 Cleveland
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Greg Little NFL Draft photo Greg Little
    Ole Miss
    OT
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
310



Let's be honest, a few months back one of our mock drafts had us taking Little in the first round, and I wasn't crazy about it. Little has the tools to be a first-round selection, but his progression through his college career has been underwhelming. While questions about his commitment have all but taken him out of the day-one conversation, the reward could outweigh the risk with this pick if he does indeed turn into their starting left tackle. Little has the upside to be just that if he wants to do. I know Cleveland fans have been determined with a player by the name of Greg Little before, but upside has to play a factor on day two. If not, there should be a number of possible fits in the secondary in this range, like Justin Layne or Chauncey Gardener-Johnson. ~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
50 Minnesota
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Josh Oliver NFL Draft photo Josh Oliver
    San Jose St
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -37
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
249



One of the few scenarios I've highlighted throughout this draft season where I could see the Vikings passing on an offensive lineman in RD1 is for TE Noah Fant. I know TJ Hockenson is the more highly-regarded prospect as an all-around tight end, but I think Fant can be special as a pass-catcher and he'd be my #1 TE if I was in charge of ranking them. With that, if the Vikings took Fant and grabbed their OL here, I might be able to forgive Spielman. Maybe.

Josh Oliver isn't a bad Plan B at the Tight End position, though. He's more of a pass-catching TE, like Fant, and will probably need a bit more time to develop, which is fine for the Vikings as they would be grooming Oliver to replace Kyle Rudolph. Just don't tell Kyle that he might be replaced. He's pretty pumped for the season already. The problem for the team becomes whether they're willing to carry four tight ends into the season, as it will be hard to cut one of Rudolph, Morgan, Conklin, and a potential Day 1 or 2 draft pick. It might make more sense for the team to target a defensive lineman here, like Gerald Willis or Dre'Mont Jones.

~ Brett Stott, Vikings Analyst
51 Tennessee
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Jaylon Ferguson NFL Draft photo Jaylon Ferguson
    Louisiana Tech
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
262



After adding an offensive weapon for Mariota in the first, Tennessee addresses the issue with their pass rush. Brian Orakpo retired and Derrick Morgan was not re-signed, so last year's RD2 pick, Harold Landry, as well as free-agent signee, Cameron Wake, will take over. However, Wake showed some decline in 2018, only totaling six sacks after a long run of dominance as an elite pass rusher in the NFL.

Ferguson has dominated since Day One at Louisiana Tech, starting with a 15-TFL, six-sack freshman season. Ferguson finished his career with 66.5 TFL and 45 sacks, making him the all-time NCAA leader in sacks.

Despite his immense production, an incident his freshman year cost him a Combine invite. Tennessee hasn't taken players with character flaws in the first couple of Jon Robinson drafts, but that doesn't mean he's averse to picking them, especially with an incident that happened almost four years ago.
52 Pittsburgh
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Chase Winovich NFL Draft photo Chase Winovich
    Michigan
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     -20
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
256



This offseason at OLB, the Steelers stuck with the devil they know in picking up Bud Dupree's 5th-year option and re-signing Chickillo. Watt is clearly an elite player, still improving his game but the rest of the group is more suited to a backup role.

Winovich is a standout player with a high motor and a polished skill set. Unlike a lot of top edge players, he didn't win in college on pure athleticism. He displays effective pass rush moves and counters and makes impact plays (2018: 5 sacks, 63 Tackles). At the Combine, Winovich surprised many pundits with some elite agility (4.11 short shuttle) and good long speed (4.59 forty). He doesn't have a ton of experience or a great feel for coverage, but that's becoming less and less important for the outside linebackers as the team is in sub packages most of the time.
53 Philadelphia
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Kelvin Harmon NFL Draft photo Kelvin Harmon
    North Carolina St
    WRF
    Reach/Value:     -3
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
213



If the Eagles don't burn one of their RD2 picks with a RD1 trade-up, I'll be somewhat surprised. Having said that, two premium picks so close together here would make for a pretty interesting Friday night on Day 2 of the Draft. Could this be where the Eagles target a RB? It's also the range where the Eagles could address the O-Line. Cody Ford is still on the board here, and I think the Eagles would strongly consider taking him if the board were to fall like this. Ford fills a need and is arguably the best player available, as well as being one of the Eagles pre-Draft visits.

This week, the Eagles look to address a potential longer-term need: WR. Newly-signed speed receiver DeSean Jackson will be turning 33 this season...not a good combination. Alshon Jeffery's cap hit is about to steeply increase over the next few years. The Wolfpack's Kelvin Harmon does not bring the speed element to the field; however, he is a Great football player who excels at imposing his will on the field. If the Eagles were to take someone like Harmon, I think it would be as a possible replacement for Jeffery in two years.
54 Houston
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Cody Ford NFL Draft photo Cody Ford
    Oklahoma
    OG
    Reach/Value:     +3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
329



The Offensive Line parade continues for Houston as Texans' GM Brian Gaine pulls out all the stops to protect QB Deshaun Watson. Cody Ford allowed just 1 sack in the 2018 season. Along with ZERO hits and 6 hurries, he gave up just 7 pressures. Ford, who started at Right Tackle for the Sooners as a senior, but was an OG in earlier years, provides Gaine with position versatility. The big knock on Ford is a pre-disposition to penalties, with 10 in the 2018 season.

If the Bucs can add McGary and Ford with the first two picks, fans will certainly be looking forward to the 2019 season; Watson could be unstoppable with real protection! Here's a well-done scouting report on Ford, along with his Combine spider.
55 Houston
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Amani Oruwariye NFL Draft photo Amani Oruwariye
    Penn State
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +7
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
209



Trayvon Mullen occupied this space for the past two weeks, but this week the Texans are slotted with the slightly-higher-ranked Amani Oruwariye of Penn State. Oruwariye is, simply put, "long, lean and fast". At 6'1.5", he sports an impressive 4.47 forty time. Actually, Oruwariye and Mullen are nearly identical in these traits; Mullen is the same height, and ran his Combine forty in 4.46. One aspect that may give Oru an edge is in the realm of professionalism, which can also be described as "low bust potential". An outstanding student, Oruwariye has obtained two degrees at Penn State. Performace? Oruwariye steadily improved over 4 years at Penn State, becoming a full-time starter in his senior year. Targeted 77 times, he allowed 40 receptions (52%) while facing the Big-10s top WRs. His Passer Rating Against was 73.3, a dip from the stellar 40.6 he posted as a junior, but as mentioned he faced the best as a senior. With his history of steady improvement and willingness to learn, Oru should achieve a starter role by his 2nd or 3rd season.
56 New England
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Irv Smith Jr. NFL Draft photo Irv Smith Jr.
    Alabama
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
242



Another pick, another weapon for Brady. This could easily turn into a theme during draft weekend. With the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, New England is desperate for a receiving weapon at the Tight End position. Irv Smith Jr. may not be the blocker Belichick covets, but he has schematic versatility. Smith logged 18 receptions and 269 yards in 2018 from the slot. Those numbers rank 4th and 5th, respectively, among tight ends in this year's draft class.

- Jonathan Rosenberg, Patriots Analyst
57 Philadelphia
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Taylor Rapp NFL Draft photo Taylor Rapp
    Washington
    S
    Reach/Value:     +15
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
207



With Malcolm Jenkins turning 32 during this season, and Rodney McLeod under contract for only 2019, it's a safe bet the Eagles will draft a safety this year. The Eagles do not use a traditional strong safety: they want both of their safeties to be interchangeable, to be able to cover slot receivers, and to have near-cornerback coverage skills...even if it comes at the expense of run defense.

With the 57th pick this week, we take a look at safety Taylor Rapp. Opinions are mixed on him: ProFootballFocus had him as their 3rd best safety. On the plus side, Rapp is a high-effort player who is known for his tackling ability and his play "in the box" and behind the line of scrimmage (actually led his team in sacks with 5). For teams that like to have one of their safeties attacking the run almost like a fast linebacker, Rapp would be a good fit. Knowing the Eagles, however, I think they'd lean more towards the Nasir Adderleys and Gardner-Johnsons of the world, vs the Rapp/Johnathan Abram types. Take a look at Rapp in action here.

Message to Rapp: if the Eagles DO draft you, don't drink anything an Eagles employee hands you. If you do you'll likely feel woozy for a sec, then wake up a week later 15 pounds heavier with a KFC gravy IV drip in your arm, a 50-something number on your back, and the Eagles' Linebackers Coach giving you your new playbook.
58 Dallas
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Johnathan Abram NFL Draft photo Johnathan Abram
    Mississippi St
    S
    Reach/Value:     -1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
215



The Cowboys have entered the NFL Draft without a RD1 selection 7 times previously . . . 2019 will be #8! Those previous 7 Drafts did not produce valuable roster additions, with 3 notable exceptions: Bob Lilly in 1961 (Footnote: Dallas traded back into RD1 to draft Lilly), George Andrie in 1962, and Rayfield Wright in 1967. Armed with thathistorical (hysterical?) data, I have doubts as how to proceed; therefore, I will return to the Visit List of prospects invited to Dallas.

Of the Top 5 highest-ranked prospects (according to the DraftTek Big Board) on Dallas' National Visits List, 4 play the Safety position; as a result, if one of them is available at #58, the Cowboys Braintrust should pull the trigger. Johnathan Abram is available for the 3rd consecutive week and is beginning to take on the appearance of a "Front Runner". However, that old expression from George Santayana keeps burning in the back of my brain . . . "Those who cannot learn from the past are condemned to repeat it."

- Long Ball, Cowboys Analyst
59 Indianapolis
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Germaine Pratt NFL Draft photo Germaine Pratt
    N.C. State
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -24
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
240



The Wolfpack defender brings some flexibility and versatility to the Colts' defense, in terms of depth as well as scheme. Germaine Pratt is a former Safety that would likely give Indy a combo first-down coverage backer that is also a solid tackler who knows how to blitz. There's quite an assortment of uses for that type of versatility throughout a specific game and an entire season.

Pratt won't need to be an immediate starter (though I believe he has the potential to ultimately work his way into one), but talented enough to help in rotation as well as become a leading contributor on special teams. He will likely improve in his first couple of years in the LB unit as he has only played the position for one entire season at the collegiate, after making that switch from Safety.
60 LA Chargers
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Joe Giles-Harris NFL Draft photo Joe Giles-Harris
    Duke
    ILB
    Reach/Value:     -21
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
234



One weak link in the Chargers' ascendant defense in 2018 was a late-season vulnerability against the run and short inside passes. With the road to Miami and Super Bowl LIV still leading through dink-and-dunk Patsland, this must be addressed. Joe Giles-Harris is the kind of prospect who can make the middle his own, with a stout frame, excellent tackling skills and a warrior mentality.

Giles-Harris does not possess outrageous speed or flexibility but combines a studious approach with high effort and sound angles and technique. One of the numerous promising D Tackles in this draft is another tempting option with this pick.
61 Kansas City
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Justin Layne NFL Draft photo Justin Layne
    Michigan St
    CB
    Reach/Value:     +1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
195



The Chargers intercepted our targeted option in RD1. But, Michigan State's Justin Layne checks all the boxes at corner: Speed, size, ball instincts, great body control, and excellence at the catch point. Layne was recruited and started his college career as a WR but made a smooth transition to CB. Trained as a WR, Layne is skilled at getting to the ball at its highest point.

Layne's still a very young prospect with much to learn. He will be 21 throughout his entire rookie year. His ceiling is as high as anyone's at his draft range. Should the Chiefs get to the bottom of RD1 without fortuitous options in the front seven, trading back a few spots to grab up Layne would be a nice coup.
62 New Orleans
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Kaden Smith NFL Draft photo Kaden Smith
    Stanford
    TE
    Reach/Value:     +4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
255



It's still really a toss-up here as to which direction the Saints would go with their first-overall selection of the 2019 NFL Draft. The obvious need to most pundits is at TE, but there are also needs elsewhere that can be as effective (and warranted). Kaden Smith, the former Stanford Cardinal, has upside and potential to develop into a better player than what he has already proven to be at the college level.

Smith has the "NFL-prototype" physique for the position, decent-but-not-fantastic acceleration off the LOS and has displayed really good hands throughout his collegiate career. If the Saints get him "coached-up" (improving his route-running), I think you'll see an entirely different player in the mix. Line Kaden Smith up in-line, and let him just maul the other team. When he catches the ball, Smith shines.

The most eye-opening stat was his obscene 18.0 ypc in 2017 (20.6 ypc vs AP-ranked teams), with 21.7% of his catches going for TDs. Kaden has the size, explosiveness, vertical ability, and strong hands you look for in a TE prospect. He seems to locate the ball quickly, and shows athleticism and bend to make some "Wow" catches. BUT Kaden often comes off the field in obvious run-block situations, and has low Targets Caught when he's supposed to catch passes.He too often allows the defender to control/delay his route and needs to learn to use his strength and hands better to counter. The other concern I see initially is his ability (or lack thereof) to help keep Brees protected in certain pass-protection situations so that is clearly a concern. Can a guy like Smith (with some current and future potential) be a risk New Orleans is willing to take over a player at a position of "lesser" need, but one requiring less time to make an impact? That's the question.
63 Kansas City
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Jace Sternberger NFL Draft photo Jace Sternberger
    Texas A&M
    TE
    Reach/Value:     -16
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
251



The Chiefs have arguably the best TE in NFL in Travis Kelce. Yet, GM Brett Veach and Company met with Jace Sternberger on Tuesday, April 16 as one of their top-30 invited-prospect visits. The former Jayhawk turned Texas A&M Aggie hauled in 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 TDs last season for A&M. Sternberger is a willing, but not a great, run-blocker. However, Sternberger might be the best deep-threat TE in this class. Paired with Kelce, he will stretch the field to the delight of Patrick Mahomes. The Patriots are also targeting Sternberger as a possible replacement for Rob Gronkowski. Plus, let's not forget, Sternberger only played one year in college. He had soooo much potential for growth.
64 New England
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Joe Jackson NFL Draft photo Joe Jackson
    Miami (FL)
    EDGE
    Reach/Value:     +2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
275



New England essentially replaced Trey Flowers with Michael Bennett, but the team is in need of another edge defender. The Patriots parted ways with Adrian Clayborn, while 2017 third-round pick Derek Rivers has contributed nothing in his first two seasons. New England was able to dial up pressure in the Super Bowl, but they finished tied for 30th in sacks during the 2018 regular season. Joe Jackson isn't a world-beater, but he provided a quality pass rush at the University of Miami, while being solid pressuring from the inside, outside, and with a bull rush.

- Jonathan Rosenberg, Patriots Analyst

Traded Round 2 Picks:
Philadelphia gets Balimore R2 pick (2018 Draft Day Trade Lamar Jackson)
New England gets Chicago R2 pick (2018 Draft Day trade Anthony Miller)
Kansas City gets LA Rams R2 pick (Marcus Peters trade)
Indianapolis gets NY Jets R2 pick (2018 Draft trade collateral Sam Darnold)
Houston gets Seattle R2 pick (Duane Brown trade collateral)

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Psn
17 Clelin Ferrell
Clemson
EDGE
26 Daniel Jones
Duke
QB
30 Christian Wilkins
Clemson
DL3T
31 Chris Lindstrom
Boston College
OG
32 Brian Burns
Florida State
EDGE
38 Garrett Bradbury
North Carolina St
OC
45 Juan Thornhill
Virginia
S
46 Dexter Lawrence
Clemson
DL1T
56 Kelvin Harmon
North Carolina St
WRF
57 Zach Allen
Boston College
DL5T
61 Trayvon Mullen
Clemson
CB
62 Joe Jackson
Miami (FL)
EDGE
75 Gerald Willis III
Miami (FL)
DL3T
81 Joe Giles-Harris
Duke
ILB
100 Demarcus Christmas
Florida State
DL5T
103 Ryan Finley
NC State
QB
110 Jaquan Johnson
Miami (FL)
S
133 Sheldrick Redwine
Miami (FL)
S
140 Mitch Hyatt
Clemson
OT
157 Austin Bryant
Clemson
EDGE
161 Tre Lamar
Clemson
ILB
163 Tommy Sweeney
Boston College
TE
164 Lukas Denis
Boston College
S
178 Chris Slayton
Syracuse
DL3T
181 Michael Jackson
Miami (FL)
CB
191 Hunter Renfrow
Clemson
WRS
195 Alec Eberle
Florida State
OC
197 G.G. Robinson
Louisville
DL5T
200 Jakobi Meyers
North Carolina St
WRF
207 Travis Homer
Miami (FL)
RBF
208 William Sweet
North Carolina
OT
244 Greg Dortch
Wake Forest
WRS
246 Anthony Ratliff-Williams
North Carolina
WRF
250 Jalen Dalton
North Carolina
DL5T
254 Mark Fields
Clemson
CB
255 Tito Odenigbo
Miami (FL)
DL3T
258 Darian Roseboro
NC State
DL5T
260 Tyler Jones
North Carolina St
OG
261 Ricky Walker
Virginia Tech
DL3T
270 Will Harris
Boston College
S
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