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33 Cincinnati
Curtis Weaver
Boise State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+13
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
266
Curtis Weaver NFL Draft photo
Curtis Weaver is a polarizing prospect, as he is an EDGE player without great bend and without great speed. However, his thick frame, solid hands, and his pop off the line remind me very much of Eagles' former first-round pick Derrick Barnett. Barnett has not lived up to his billing as a premium pass-rusher, but I also believe he is misused in Philly. A player that doesn't have scary speed should not be used as a wide-nine Defensive End, which is exactly how they have employed him. Barnett has fared better when he is reduced inside, as he is better rushing from a three-point stance in-line.

Weaver will be an effective Left Defensive End for the Bengals and projects to be a 'safe', above-average player at the position, though he may never light the world on fire. The Bengals have not drafted well in high rounds over the last few years, so adding a safe, solid prospect like Weaver might be just what the doctor ordered.

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)
34 Indianapolis (Trade)
Shane Lemieux
Oregon
OG
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
317
Shane Lemieux NFL Draft photo
There may not be a team in the NFL that's endured a more tumultuous two-year stretch as the Colts have had. From the Josh McDaniels fiasco, to hiring a new head coach, to the unexpected retirement of Andrew Luck, I'm suspecting the city of Indianapolis may singlehandedly be driving up Xanax stock prices.

One thing the Colts have been able to hang their hat on is their O-Line. Indy boasted what many feel was the best line in football in 2018. There was some regression in 2019, however, as the team allowed 11 more sacks than the prior year (granted, some of this was due to QB play). The Colts were 4th in Rush Yards in 2019, but only 25th in Total Yards. With major changes coming to the Colts' offense, adding a talented guard like Oregon's Shane Lemieux would go a long way towards solidifying the unit this offense is built around. Lemieux would be the top reserve guard right away, and could quickly push RG Mark Glowinski for playing time.
35 Detroit
Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
Reach/Value:
-24
Height:
65
Weight:
320
Ben Bredeson NFL Draft photo
When compared to the Lions' defense, their offense looks like the '92 Cowboys. However, if you evaluate their offense in a vacuum, they struggled to achieve mediocrity (and often failed to do so). ProFootballFocus ranked the Lions' O-Line as the 11th-best unit in the league. I don't necessarily buy that (PFF's stats can get you to ignore what your eyes are seeing sometimes), but I think it's safe to say the line was just OK. The O-Line gave up 43 sacks...twice as many as the best teams, but plenty of teams did much worse. There is also some debate as to how many of the Lions' linemen will even return next year.

If I'm the Lions, I take a page out of the Titans' playbook, and really try to emphasize the run game with a powerful O-Line. Stafford isn't getting any younger, and a tough running game really could be his best friend at this point. Wolverine Guard Ben Bredeson isn't going to wow anyone at the Combine agility drills, but he's a tough, strong guard built for a power-running game.
36 NY Giants
Prince Tega Wanogho
Auburn
OT
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
310
Prince Tega Wanogho NFL Draft photo
For another off-season, the Giants will look to replace, but hopefully solidify an OL position. With a revolving door of OL over the years, the Giants are in position to get former Auburn Tiger, Prince Tega Wanogho. The 6' 7", 305-lb tackle provides versatility both at LT (if they move on from Solder) and RT. Prince actually came to Auburn as a top-10 player in Alabama playing DE, and started every game in 2018 at Tackle and only missed 1 game since, finishing his career with 32 career starts.

Wanogho's length and athleticism make him an ideal fit for what Jason Garrett's offense likes to do; longer developing, down-field throws, and what I expect to be a more balanced rushing attack, since he's no longer the Head Coach. Along with the physical tools, the mental ability to anticipate is advanced, but he'll have to do a better job maintaining his technique. However, those skills should be greatly enhanced under the tutelage of the new OL Coach, Marc Columbo, who previously coached the Cowboys and their All-Pro linemen, including Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin.
37 LA Chargers
Jordan Love
Utah State
QB
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Jordan Love NFL Draft photo
The phrase "Boom or Bust" gets thrown around a lot as the rounds begin to wear on in NFL Draftland, but few prospects have the epic ups and downs of QB Jordan Love of Utah State. Agile and strong-armed at 6-4 and 225, Love is a favorite of college football viewers who point at the screen and say "That guy's league," yours truly included. But along with racking up an impressive number of touchdown-worthy deep shots, Love was among the nation's 2019 leaders in head-scratching misfires that either were picked off or should have been. Hence, his accuracy and poise under pressure have prompted Sam Darnold comparisons from draft analysts.

In terms of athletic talent and swagger, there is a lot to work with here, but he will need some work. Accuracy in the short slant game and mental calmness to match his nimble escapability both need to improve. Love certainly doesn't look ready to pilot the Chargers into their fancy new digs in LA, so a redshirt year behind a veteran QB is the more likely scenario.
38 Carolina
Lloyd Cushenberry
LSU
OC
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
312
Lloyd Cushenberry NFL Draft photo
When a team has a bunch of different needs on the roster, you can't ever go wrong with deciding to fill out your trenches first! With that in mind, the Panthers will use the 38th-overall pick to select Lloyd Cushenberry, OC from LSU!

As can be seen in the link above, Lloyd is one of the only OL players at this year's Senior Bowl who could actually go head-to-head with Javon Kinlaw. Lloyd keeps great pad level when dropping his hips to anchor against the bull-rush, and is a great teammate when it comes to pulling off perfect combo blocks. Cushenberry truly has rare arm length for a Center. While at the Senior Bowl, Lloyd's wingspan measured in at 83 1/8". That's easily in the top 1 percentile for his position, and it helps him win with first contact. Lloyd has outstanding grip strength and he's sticky once he locks his hands. I genuinely think Lloyd could be a Pro-Bowl OC or OG for the Panthers. That's especially appealing, since we know Greg Van Roten is not a long-term answer at LG, and last year's free-agent signee, Matt Paradis, looked anything but impressive last year for the Panthers.

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst
39 Miami
Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
RB
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
215
Jonathan Taylor NFL Draft photo
I'm not totally against drafting a RB in RD1. In fact, there have been some recent successes: Josh Jacobs (2019), Saquon Barkley (2018), Christian McCaffrey (2017), Ezekiel Elliott (2016), and Todd Gurley (2015). However, for every Zeke, there's a Derrick Henry lurking in RD2. This year's RB draft-class is top-heavy. The top 3 prospects, D'Andre Swift, Jonathan Taylor, and J.K. Dobbins, are a few notches better than the rest. Fortunately for Miami, at least 2 of them should be available in early RD2.

The Combine is going to be so important for these backs. Swift, Taylor, and Dobbins need to show good speed and prove they are decent pass-catchers. After an ultra-productive college career at Wisconsin, Taylor still has a lot to prove. For the Dolphins to draft Taylor, they'd have to be convinced of his 3-down potential. I believe JT can be the Phins' lead back of the future. Whatever happens in the draft, I hope Miami avoids over-paying for a free agent RB.

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst
40 Arizona
Jalen Reagor
TCU
WRS
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
195
Jalen Reagor NFL Draft photo
The Cardinals have Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, KeeSean Johnson, Johnnie Dixon, Trent Sherfield, & AJ Richardson at receiver. Damiere Byrd, who did well last year, and Pharaoh Cooper are free agents.

Fitzgerald is probably in his last season. Isabella, a second-round pick, caught just 9 passes (for 189 yards and 21.0 ypc) and Butler, a fourth-round pick, spent the year on IR. It is not implausible that the Cardinals could take another second-round receiver in back-to-back years.

Jalen Reagor is a first-round talent but falls to the second round in this mock, due to critical mass at the WR position. He reportedly ran a 4.32 forty and is a serious vertical threat in any offense.

Reagor brings serious punt-return abilities as well. The Cardinals are stocking up on weapons for Kyler Murray.
41 Cleveland
Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
OC
Reach/Value:
-37
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
319
Cesar Ruiz NFL Draft photo
For the second-straight week, I am going with the big man from Michigan. Ruiz is one of a trio of centers that I think will be drafted late in the first round, or early in the second. However, Wisconsin's Tyler Biadasz and LSU's Lloyd Cushenberry are likely to be evaluated as Centers primarily, while Ruiz could easily be valued at any of the three positions on the interior.

His massive size and ability to maneuver with ease make Ruiz a prime candidate to shore up the inside of the Browns' offensive line. Eric Kush started seven games at the position in 2019, but was recently let go by the organization. While Wyatt Teller has also seen time at right guard, he is likely to play more of a reserve role in 2020.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
42 Jacksonville
Patrick Queen
LSU
ILB
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
232
Patrick Queen NFL Draft photo
The Jags are second to worst in terms of cap space for 2020, at -$3.4M. They'll cut a few guys to free up space: Marcell Dareus, A.J.Bouye, Jake Ryan, and Marquise Lee, but will need to be judicious with free-agent additions. Expect little help for the Jags' moribund linebacking crew via Free Agency, so it will need to be the draft that provides the talent infusion.

We've mocked Kenneth Murray to the Jags with the #20 pick on a number of occasions, but never really felt good about the reach. Finding value players has more been GM Dave Caldwell's style, even if it may mean holding off on addressing a positional weakness.

Patrick Queen has been a riser since LSU's success in the College Football Playoffs. He'll provide an immediate upgrade to a Jaguars' LB group that, simply put, misses too many tackles and doesn't make plays. Here's a solid scouting report on Queen for your reference. By the way, visit our archived comments, and particularly previous Kenneth Murray comments, for quantification on the above statement.
43 Chicago (Trade)
Antoine Winfield Jr.
Minnesota
S
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
207
Antoine Winfield Jr. NFL Draft photo
Some of the most successful NFL rosters have been built from stubbornly building strength upon strength, rather than chasing needs into mediocre - or worse - player decisions. This mock has the Bears going full Ravens and adding playmakers to an already stifling defense. Top-8 against the run and the pass but only 17th best in interceptions, Chicago opts for a ball-hawking safety in Antoine Winfield Jr. of Minnesota. All Winfield contributed to the Gophers' big year was seven INTs and a couple forced fumbles, along with 88 tackles and three sacks.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Deon Bush are both free agents, likely creating the need for an influx of low-cost talent in the defensive backfield. While Winfield is more quick than fast and lacks elite size and length, he has terrific ball skills and a knack for the dramatic big play. He showed out while healthy in 2019, but missed time with injuries the previous two years, which will cause some to focus on his 5-10, 205 frame. The son of a multi-Pro Bowler, Winfield is rated as possible First Round talent so he'd be a nice pickup here. For their sake, this would mean the Bears got some help for the Offensive Line in free agency.

--Jud Branam, Bears Analyst
44 Indianapolis
Justin Madubuike
Texas A&M
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
304
Justin Madubuike NFL Draft photo
In 2019 the Colts' defensive line accumulated a respectable 29 sacks. However, 11 of those sacks came from newly-acquired Justin Houston. Six other linemen accounted for the other 18, with none of them eclipsing even five sacks. With the upcoming drastic changes that are expected on offense, an overlooked need is finding another playmaker on the D-Line.

Texas A&M's DT Justin Madubuike would be a great value pick at this spot in the draft. He's racked up 11 sacks and 22 TFL over the past two seasons playing against the best players in the nation in the SEC West. "J-Mad" fits the mold of what many teams are looking for in DTs now: athleticism over heft, penetration, and disruption over the plodding run-stuffers of yesteryear. Depending on how Madubuike performs at the Combine, getting him at this spot may be impossible in April.
45 Tampa Bay
Isaiah Wilson
Georgia
OT
Reach/Value:
-23
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
340
Isaiah Wilson NFL Draft photo
In last week's mock, we pointed out how, despite the Bucs' offensive proficiency in 2019 (3rd in total yards/game at 397.9), the offensive line somehow ranked as one of the NFL's worst. I mean, if the OL was simply average in terms of QB protection and blocking, there's no telling how explosive the offense would have been, and how many losses could have been reversed.

Right Tackle Demar Dotson wasn't great, (5 sacks and 34 pressures allowed), but wasn't awful, either. Unfortunately, he is 34 years old and a free agent. The Bucs have given the offensive line short shrift in drafts within recent memory, but will need to add some young talent on Day 2 if the top hogmollies are off the board in Round 1.

As a 3rd-year sophomore, Isaiah Wilson may have come out a year early from Georgia, but the former 5-star recruit started at Rght Tackle as a redshirt freshman and slid over to the left side in 2019 for one of the nation's consistently best rushing attacks. That's a strong resume!
46 Denver
C.J. Henderson
Florida
CB
Reach/Value:
+18
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
186
C.J. Henderson NFL Draft photo
Part of me thinks it's absurd that Henderson could fall to the second round, but then I watch him try to tackle. I actually have concerns with his physical nature in coverage too, which makes me think that Henderson could, indeed, slip into the latter part of the first round, or out of it completely.

The former-Freshman All-American is one of the best cover corners in this draft, but his inability to handle contact is going to concern teams. I do believe that an NFL weight program will provide him with the necessary strength to handle bigger receivers in coverage, but that is never a guarantee. Still, if he does get more physical, this could be the biggest steal in the draft for a team that is desperate to add talent at the position.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst
47 Atlanta
John Simpson
Clemson
OG
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
330
John Simpson NFL Draft photo
In a perfect world, the Falcons would devote this entire draft to a defense that has been profoundly disappointing for years. It is not a perfect world. Atlanta is struggling with cap space, and has legitimate needs on offense, including Left Guard. The veteran free agents --Jamon Brown and James Carpenter-- have been disappointments and cap liabilities. Maybe Atlanta just rolls with them again, but the run-blocking was awful in 2019, ranked 24th by Football Outsiders.

If Devonta Freeman loses his job, he'd be justified in pointing the finger at the trenches. Simpson is not a perfect fit for the zone-blocking scheme in Atlanta, but Dirk Koetter's offense is surprisingly lacking in identity, so who knows. At the very least, he's a bad, bad man, and the Falcons could use a few more of those.
48 NY Jets
Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
Reach/Value:
+9
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
195
Damon Arnette NFL Draft photo
In RD 2, we look to add some talent at the CB position in the shape of Damon Arnette, Ohio State. Cornerback is probably the most-pressing need on the defensive side of the ball, and I feel given the money allocated to Trumaine Johnson, it's unlikely we spend much Free Agency cash here. Brian Poole, signed by former GM Mike Maccagnan on a 1-year deal, is also hitting Free Agency, and is someone i'd like to see return.

After a very good 2019 season, where Poole finished with a 79.0 Grade on PFF, making him the highest-graded slot corner in the league, and 8th-best overall, he will be more expensive to sign this time round. The draft will be the cheapest option to re-tool the group, and with 5 INTs and 22 Passes Defended,in his 4-year Buckeye career, Arnette would make a lot of sense here.
49 Pittsburgh
Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
Reach/Value:
+22
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
315
Tyler Biadasz NFL Draft photo
The Steelers' team rushing yards the past 2 seasons ranked 31st and 29th. Even back in 2017 with Le'Veon Bell, the team only ranked 25th in yards per attempt. With Roethlisberger throwing for 4000+ yards, the team maintained steady personnel and focused on being excellent in pass protection. Now in the twilight of Roethlisberger's career, getting the O-Line tuned up to win with smashmouth football once more should be a focus.

This is an older OL group that's well-gelled, but it's a group that's more attuned to catching pass rushers than opening up lanes in the running game. Ramon Foster in particular is entering a contract year and could be a cap casualty given his declining play.

Tyler Biadasz is a redshirt junior who anchored one of the top O-Lines in college football. His offseason accolades include the 2019 Rimington Trophy and 1st Team All B1G. He's an intelligent player and a tone-setter in the trenches. There are some detractors pointing out his minus lateral agility and speculating on his length and strength. While the Combine should answer the latter two of those concerns, you could do worse than a polished, pro-ready Center with intelligence and toughness halfway through the second round. This is the Steelers' first pick in the Draft, and they won't be in the market for a boom-or-bust project. A 3-year starter for the Badgers' O-Line is about a high as a floor as a prospect can have. It's a solid pick that will make this team better in 2020 and beyond.
50 Chicago
Terrell Lewis
Alabama
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
255
Terrell Lewis NFL Draft photo
While Chicago's defense shined in most statistical categories in 2019, the Bears were barely top 20 in the league with 25 sacks. Here they roll the dice on what Kiper might describe as "strenth and lenth" in Alabama Edge Terrell Lewis. At 6-5 and 258, Lewis has the athleticism that made him a five-star prospect coming out of high school, and his healthy 2019 season answered some of the questions raised by two injury-plagued years that preceded it. He will need to add weight to hold the point against power rushing attacks, but he can certainly contribute sacks in a 3-4 without major body shaping.

Lewis commented at the Senior Bowl that he would be a "Top 5 pick" if he'd stayed healthy at Alabama, and you can't fault a guy for believing in himself. He still has the potential to blossom into a stud NFL pass rusher, and playing opposite Khalil Mack would give him plenty of work against single-team blocking.
51 Dallas
Kyle Dugger
Lenoir-Rhyne
S
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
205
Kyle Dugger NFL Draft photo
A prospect whose value has been rising since his performance at the Reese's Senior Bowl is the pride of Lenoir-Rhyne, S Kyle Dugger. One of the best pure athletes in the 2020 NFL Draft, Dugger dominated competition at the D-2 level. He exhibits explosive burst, speed, and a pretty notable wingspan on the back end to be an influence in zone coverage.

Dugger's intangibles are off the charts . . . coaches describe his "Blue Collar Attitude" with glowing reviews for his football character and work ethic. Dugger will be an asset in a locker room and on the field as he's a "try hard" with elite physical gifts, a rare combination indeed. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and looks to physically impose his will on opposing players . . . can be an enforcer on DC Nolan's defense.

- Long Ball, Cowboys Analyst
52 LA Rams
Bryce Hall
Virginia
CB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Bryce Hall NFL Draft photo
We are a month away from NFL Free Agency starting and with the Rams' needs, they could be a a big shopper on the free-agent market. Focusing in on the Cornerback position, names that are realistic possibilties include Kendall Fuller, Mackensie Alexander, or Vernon Hargreaves. Depending on where Les Snead wants to spend money, signing a free-agent cornerback would push this draft need down. If the Rams do not target a CB in Free Agency, then they will need to snatch one up in the draft. Bryce Hall is 6' 1" and 200 pounds and loves to be physical. He would pair nicely with Jalen Ramsey and give the Rams a young solid duo.

There is an injury issue with Hall after missing most of his senior year with an ankle injury. He has had plenty of time to recuperate and did not have any other major injuries prior to last season. There is a few concerns with his speed, and if he will be able to keep up elite NFL receivers. There will be plenty of eyes on his 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine.

- Talon Graff, Rams Analyst
53 Philadelphia
Brandon Aiyuk
Arizona State
WR
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
208
Brandon Aiyuk NFL Draft photo
Don't think ill of me, but I'm the kinda guy that enjoys watching people cave to their temptations. If I watch "My 600-Pound Life" and giggle when the immobile, couch-enveloping chunkie inhales a 5000-calorie "snack" while complaining about her lack of progress, does that make me a bad person?

Now, while I can't fulfill my desire to drop off two dozen donuts on that 600 pounder's front porch and then watch as their self-control (and bathroom scale) crumbles, I sure can stoke the addiction in another group: Eagle fans. This offseason, the Eagles faithful are ravenous for speedy receivers...and I'm here to give them what they want. How about Henry Ruggs III in RD1 AND freaking Brandon Aiyuk in RD2? Here's how bad the Eagles' WRs sucked in 2019: not one notched 500 yds, and not one cracked the Top 80 receiving yds list. Our top 3 receivers: a TE, a #2 TE (lol), and a RB. Weak. Aiyuk (1,192 yds, 8 TDS, 18.3 avg) is a legit deep threat with size, and also a dangerous kick returner.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst
54 Buffalo
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
LSU
RB
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
212
Clyde Edwards-Helaire NFL Draft photo
On my BillsMafia War Chart, you can see Beane's draft targets' performances in all the games his minions attended. During the season, six RD2s received game visits by GM Brandon Beane and Assistant Joe Schoen: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, OG Ben Bredeson, WR Justin Jefferson, OLB Patrick Queen, ILB-OLB Malik Harrison, and WR K.J. Hamler. Additionally, three other prospects enjoyed extra attention from scouts: TE Brycen Hopkins (3 game visits), TE Cole Kmet (Sr. Bowl visit), and WR Brandon Aiyuk (Sr. Bowl visit).

Playmakers and linebackers are getting the most looks, but none had better stats than Edwards-Helaire: 20 carries for 103 yards (5.1 ypc), 3 TD on the ground, 9 receptions for 77 more yards and a TD catch, plus a 19-yard KR, adding up to 199 all-purpose yards and 4 TD. To put that in perspective, TE Brycen Hopkins, scouted in 3 separate games, had 189 yards and 2 TDs total. He's the next pick (Atlanta at #55).

The Bills will need a between-the-tackles runner to be the yang for Singletary's yin. CEH was used up the middle on 80% of his rush attempts last season, and he averaged 6.1 ypc on those carries.The Bills also need him to be a receiver on play-action, and CEH's route-running and sure hands snared a CFB-best 55 catches in 2019. Now, munch on these CEH Playnuggets!

- Dean Kindig, Bills Analyst
55 Atlanta (Trade)
Brycen Hopkins
Purdue
TE
Reach/Value:
+13
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
245
Brycen Hopkins NFL Draft photo
As mentioned in the pick #47 comment, Atlanta needs more defensive playmakers, but Matt Ryan also needs a reliable Tight End; Austin Hooper is most likely too expensive to keep around. While Atlanta could sign a veteran and draft a Tight End on Day Three, adding Hopkins would be a huge help for an offense that needs intermediate options after Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. With Mohamad Sanu gone and Devonta Freeman possibly headed out the door next, Atlanta will simply have to add a big bruiser in the passing game.

Hopkins is an excellent route-runner, if not much of a blocker. Atlanta was 10th in the NFL in targeting Tight Ends last year, despite Hooper missing several games. He's clearly a linchpin of the offense.
56 Miami (Trade)
Netane Muti
Fresno State
OG
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310
Netane Muti NFL Draft photo
Fresno State doesn't have a long history of prospects succeeding in the NFL. However, the last 2 players drafted in RD2 were Derek Carr and Davante Adams in 2014. The last high pick spent on a Bulldogs' O-Lineman was for Logan Mankins in 2005, and he had a very good career. Netane Muti could be another success story, but only if he can stay healthy. Muti combines great strength with above-average athleticism. The problem with the big Tongan is that he's only played 5 games in the last 2 seasons. A series of lower-body injuries have curtailed the big man's career thus far.

The evaluation of Muti is almost entirely based on projection and potential. The Dolphins do need some certainty and stability at the OG position, but I'd be willing to take a flier on Muti. At worst, Muti should push incumbent LG, Michael Dieter, for a starting role. There may be safer picks here, and his bench press at the Combine will entrance GMs, but none will match Muti for high-risk, high-reward.

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst
57 Minnesota
D'Andre Swift
Georgia
RB
Reach/Value:
+27
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
215
D'Andre Swift NFL Draft photo
The Vikings have a key decision to make between now and next year at this same time. Should they extend Dalvin Cook? Cook ran for 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns, added 519 receiving yards with 1 touchdown, and finished second in the league with 118.1 yards from scrimmage. He appeared in 14 of 15 games, showing he was healthier than he has been in the past.

There are cases (here and here) to be made that the Vikings should not take the risk of giving Cook a top-five running back contract. Also, it has been proven that multiple running backs have succeeded in Gary Kubiak's offenses.

Which brings us to D'Andre Swift. Swift was fairly productive at Georgia, finishing his career with 2,885 yards on 440 carries with 20 touchdowns. He added 73 catches for 666 yards and 5 touchdowns. Swift's ability to cut without losing any speed is excellent. He also has enough power to run through tackles.

The Vikings make another pick that proves they are seeing the forest through the trees!

- Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com
58 Houston
Cameron Dantzler
Mississippi State
CB
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
185
Cameron Dantzler NFL Draft photo
It's been another dull week, as far as any kind of news for the Houston Texans is concerned...Unless you want to add Wade Phillips trolling Texans fans on Twitter. I don't, so I won't. Even though I just did...DOH!

It's not news to anyone that the Houston Texans need to upgrade their defensive backfield. Lonnie Johnson Jr. had a few too many rookie moments last season for him to be considered the long-term answer at outside corner. The Texans need to continue to get younger and faster, and they will do so by selecting Cameron Dantzler, CB for Mississippi State with the 58th overall pick!

If I could use one word to define Dantzler, it would be stingy. From a stats perspective, he's quite simply been one of the best CBs in the SEC for the past few seasons. Per PFF, Dantzler only allowed 36 receptions on 80 targets over that span for 459 yards, 1 score, and 4 picks. For his career, Dantzler has yielded a Passer Rating Against tally of 43.8. By far some of his most impressive film this season came against LSU when he held the 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner, Ja'Marr Chase, to his only game with under 100 yards receiving in the SEC West.

Cameron Dantzler has largely been discounted by many in the scouting community because of his weight. He's only listed at 185 LBS. Dantzler will benefit from a solid year in an NFL strength and conditioning program to help him fill out his frame a bit better. With that said, you simply don't pass up a prospect as productive as Cameron Dantzler was for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

- Cody Lachney, Texans Analyst
59 Seattle
Julian Okwara
Notre Dame
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-16
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
241
Julian Okwara NFL Draft photo
Player comps for Julian Okwara; Barkevious Mingo, Bruce Irvin. Hey, those guys have played for Seattle! With 15.5 sacks at Notre Dame, Okwara does profile more for the Hawks as a LEO -an OLB that will rotate to EDGE in passing situations. With Shaquem Griffin likely moving to pure EDGE rusher -and Cody Barton being more of an understudy for KJ Wright/Mychal Kendricks- the LEO spot is currently unoccupied. Seattle was bottom-three in sacks recorded and pressure percentage, so the more pass rushers they can throw at this problem, the better.

~ Jeff Chapman, Seahawks Analyst
60 Baltimore
Denzel Mims
Baylor
WR
Reach/Value:
-27
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
197
Denzel Mims NFL Draft photo
The Ravens possess two 4th round picks, and are expected to fetch another two 4th's in compensatory selections as well. GM Eric DeCosta could package one or two of those picks to move up to the middle of RD2 where a couple quality edge rushers can be had (Terrell Lewis, Julian Okwara). Staying put here at #60 and the team can add linebackers such as Troy Dye or Zach Baun, a big team need going into 2020.

The team instead veers toward a taller tareget fpr Lamar Jackson in Denzel Mims. Mims was a Senior Bowl star where his draft stock soared into the Day-2 conversation, not bad given the bumper WR crop this year. Read more on Mims here.
61 Tennessee
Jake Fromm
Georgia
QB
Reach/Value:
+16
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
220
Jake Fromm NFL Draft photo
Mark your calendars! March 18 is the first day of the free agent signing period, though we'll have "unofficial" announcements on the days prior. Never has there been such a group of marquee QBs who will be changing teams, and now Lions' QB Matt Stafford seems to be in the fray.

The draft's first tier of QBs - Burrow, Tagovailoa and Herbert, should all land in the first round, and likely the top-10. But the situation is more clouded for the next group down - Jordan Love, Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm. For the Titans at this point, signs weakly point to a re-signing of Ryan Tannelhill - who will be 32 when the 2020 season kicks off - and a Day 2 draftee.

If you're like me, you are immediately appending "State Farm" to Jake Fromm's name for an easy Bermanism. But we're not the first, Fromm has already been contracted by State Farm for his name rec!

Despite leaving Georgia a year early, Fromm is battle-hardened, starting 43 games in his career, throwing 78 TD versus 18 INTs against many of the nation's best secondaries in the SEC. On the side of concern, Fromm is a smaller than desired 6'2", isn't a "mobile" QB with negative rushing yardage his past two seasons, and he comfortably played behind one on the best offensive lines in NCAA Football. Here's an in-depth "get-to-know" piece on Fromm from Sports Illustrated, for those of you who like to look under the hood.
62 Green Bay
Troy Dye
Oregon
ILB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
224
Troy Dye NFL Draft photo
Blake Martinez hasn't just led the team in tackles the past two seasons, he's outpaced the Packers' 2nd and 3rd leading tacklers combined. With a market value estimated at over $16 million/year as he hits Free Agency, Martinez appears to on be his way out of GB. The Packers' ILB depth chart is set to be headlined by Oren Burks and Ty Summers as the NFL calendar hits 2020. With Burks and Summers combining for a total of 57 defensive snaps in 2019, calling the cupboard bare might be generous.

Oregon's Troy Dye could be an attractive target near the end of RD2. Dye has produced strong all-around career numbers with 391 tackles, 41.5 TFL, 13 sacks, 14 PDs, and 5 INTs as a four-year starter. Dye could be the three-down option the Packers' defense has been lacking in recent years.
63 Kansas City (Trade)
A.J. Terrell
Clemson
CB
Reach/Value:
+13
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190
A.J. Terrell NFL Draft photo
Bashaud Breeland has already strapped on his annual walking billboard to advertise his services for premium money. Why not? He allowed just 48.4 percent of the passes thrown his direction to be caught in 2019. He also logged 15 solo tackles in the playoffs, 2 for loss, plus an INT in the Super Bowl.

Also, don't think for a second that the NFL did not take notice of Kendall Fuller's INT to close out the Super Bowl. That play, plus the 3 tackles and 2 passes defensed, will earn him a nice contract.

Mock drafts, including my own, have been screaming for the Chiefs to take a CB in RD1 for the past three years. GM Brett Veach has taken the RD6/UDFA approach. As much as I've pushed RD1, the better risk/reward value in this draft is RD2. Case in point: A.J. Terrell was projected to go to KC in RD1 earlier this season. Patience pays off! Chiefs fill a need with a premium player.
64 Seattle (Trade)
Marlon Davidson
Auburn
DL5T
Reach/Value:
-8
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
278
Marlon Davidson NFL Draft photo
Another DL/pass rusher? It looks like that Jadeveon Clowney wants to reset the market for ends. The Hawks have used a 5-tech DL to anchor the run defense ever since Pete Carroll moved Red Bryant to that role over ten years ago (don't forget Michael Bennett, either). Marlon Davidson stopped 28 plays behind the line of scrimmage while at Auburn, and projects to operate like Matt Judon. Is he a natural replacement for Clowney? L.J. Collier will hopefully have something to say about that, but you can never have too many impact players in your front seven.

~ Jeff Chapman, Seahawks Analyst

Traded Round 2 Picks:

Seattle gets Kansas City RD2 pick (Frank Clark trade)

Chicago gets Las Vegas RD2 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

Miami gets New Orleans RD2 pick (2019 Draft trade collateral)

Kansas City gets San Francisco RD2 pick (Dee Ford trade)

Indianapolis gets Washington RD2 pick (2019 Draft trade collateral)

Atlanta gets New England RD2 pick (Mohammad Sanu trade)


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O/A Rank SEC Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
1 Joe Burrow
LSU
QB
4 Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL3T
5 Andrew Thomas
Georgia
OT
7 Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama
QB
9 Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
WR
11 Jedrick Wills
Alabama
OT
15 Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
DL3T
16 Trevon Diggs
Alabama
CB
18 Kristian Fulton
LSU
CB
19 K'Lavon Chaisson
LSU
OLB
21 Solomon Kindley
Georgia
OG
22 Xavier McKinney
Alabama
S
28 C.J. Henderson
Florida
CB
30 D'Andre Swift
Georgia
RB
31 Henry Ruggs III
Alabama
WR
35 Lloyd Cushenberry
LSU
OC
36 Grant Delpit
LSU
S
45 Jake Fromm
Georgia
QB
46 Justin Jefferson
LSU
WR
48 Terrell Lewis
Alabama
EDGE
53 Prince Tega Wanogho
Auburn
OT
56 Justin Madubuike
Texas A&M
DL3T
57 Patrick Queen
LSU
ILB
58 Raekwon Davis
Alabama
DL3T
60 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
LSU
RB
67 Cameron Dantzler
Mississippi State
CB
68 Isaiah Wilson
Georgia
OT
70 Albert Okwuegbunam
Missouri
TE
72 Marlon Davidson
Auburn
DL5T
73 Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
OLB
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