The aptly nicknamed “Money Round” led to multiple surprises and shockers as Day 2 of the NFL draft came to a close. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, and Houston Texans added quarterbacks, the New York Jets added an elite weapon for Zach Wilson, and the Los Angeles Rams took a wide receiver that weighs less than a small child—I’m not kidding.
Let’s dive right into night two.
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 33 overall): Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia
After going offense on Day 1, the Jacksonville Jaguars add to a deep cornerback room with the first selection on Day 2 in the wiry, athletic prospect in Tyson Campbell who touts excellent man cover skills with an innate ability to make plays on the football.
New York Jets (No. 34 overall): Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss
General manager Joe Douglas has now invested two consecutive picks on the offensive side of the ball after taking Wilson second overall and now Elijah Moore. Moore joins an intriguing wide receiver room touting the talents of Jamison Crowder, Corey Davis, and Denzel Mims.
Denver Broncos (No. 35 overall): Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina
Even with Melvin Gordon in town, the Denver Broncos lacked pop in the run game. They secure Javonte Williams in a trade-up. Williams, a quick, uber-versatile ball carrier, can do it all and will garner tons of touches in the fall.
Miami Dolphins (No. 36 overall): Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
Trevon Moehrig’s slide continues as Jevon Holland becomes the first safety off the board to sure up the Miami Dolphins’ secondary alongside Xavien Howard and Byron Jones.
Philadelphia Eagles (No. 37 overall): Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama
Jason Kelce’s future is clearly in question as general manager Howie Roseman adds beef to the interior in Landon Dickerson, the top center in the class.
New England Patriots (No. 38 overall): Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama
The New England Patriots trade up to get a player, in Christian Barmore, who will thrive in head coach Bill Belichick’s defense as a rotational defensive lineman from the onset of his career.
Chicago Bears (No. 39 overall): Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
General manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy are having a heck of a first two days of this year’s draft. Justin Fields was their first pick, and Teven Jenkins here shores up their future under center. Jenkins is the nastiest lineman in the 2021 class, and his film compares with the best in the draft; this is a huge add for Chicago’s front five.
Atlanta Falcons (No. 40 overall): Richie Grant, S, UCF
The Atlanta Falcons replace the losses of Keanu Neal and Damontae Kazee with the downhill, explosive safety in Richie Grant. Grant is a rangy, versatile apex defender, and one of my favorite prospects in the entire class, who will bring a punch to Atlanta’s secondary.
Detroit Lions (No. 41 overall): Levi Onwuzurike, IDL, Washington
Newly hired head coach Dan Campbell had his handprints all over this selection. After the selection of Penei Sewell seventh overall yesterday to boost the offensive line, the Detroit Lions add a versatile 3-technique in Levi Onwuzurike who has the chance to develop into an exciting prospect down the road.
Miami Dolphins (No. 42 overall): Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
Liam Eichenberg’s game gained steam as the evaluation process came to a close this spring. A long, heavy-handed tackle, Eichenberg will provide consistency and durability as Tua Tagovailoa’s anchor on the outside in a trade-up here for Miami.
Las Vegas Raiders (No. 43 overall): Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU
Moehrig is one of the most polished prospects in the entire class and the consensus No.1 safety on The Draft Network’s safety board. He’s fast, smart, and has all the traits to become a perennial pro-bowler at the position.
Dallas Cowboys (No. 44 overall): Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky
Kelvin Joseph, an LSU transfer, has all the physical measurables to succeed on Sunday if he can develop from a fundamental standpoint on the outside, especially in a loaded NFC East where he will be tasked with covering Kenny Golladay, Terry McLaurin, and now DeVonta Smith on a weekly basis.
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 45 overall): Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Walker Little, who was one of my favorite prospects in the entire offensive tackle class, has room to develop; but you could argue his frame, fundamentals, and football IQ rival the best pass blockers in the class.
Cincinnati Bengals (No. 46 overall): Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson
The Cincinnati Bengals add protection for Joe Burrow here in an ultra-experienced tackle, Jackson Carman, who will compete to protect his blindside from the first snaps of training camp.
Los Angeles Chargers (No. 47 overall): Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State
What Asante Samuel Jr. lacks in vertical prowess, he makes up for in pure cover skills both in man and in zone coverage. He’s physical, has elite footwork, and will only get better with increased snaps in defensive coordinator Renaldo Hill’s 3-4 defensive scheme.
San Francisco 49ers (No. 48 overall): Aaron Banks, IOL, Notre Dame
General manager John Lynch continues with a common theme so far in Day 2 by adding a smooth athlete in Aaron Banks to pair opposite Laken Tomlinson at right guard. With Trey Lance the future under center in the Bay Area, Banks is a versatile prospect who is both strong in the run game and stout in the passing game; he’ll provide ample protection for the new passer.
Arizona Cardinals (No. 49 overall): Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
The Arizona Cardinals want to score 60 points a game. Rondale Moore is a lighting-in-a-bottle prospect who could develop into a premier receiver in the NFL—if he can stay on the football field.
New York Giants (No. 50 overall): Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia
Azeez Ojulari, another former Georgia Bulldog for general manager Dave Gettleman, has excellent bend and length. At 50th overall, Ojulari could provide excellent value.
Washington Football Team (No. 51 overall): Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
Samuel Cosmi has room to develop, but he’s everything head coach Ron Rivera looks for in his blindside tackles: excellent hands and heavy anchor. Cosmi will step in as Washington’s left tackle from the moment he steps into the facility.
Cleveland Browns (No. 52 overall): Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah’s slide finally ends here as he will provide a punch within the Cleveland Browns’ second level. They are building one of the more all-around rosters in all of football; Owusu-Koramoah fits the bill.
Tennessee Titans (No. 53 overall): Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
He will have to get stronger, but Dillon Radunz is a perfect scheme fit in Tennessee with Derrick Henry pounding the rock.
Indianapolis Colts (No. 54 overall): Dayo Odeyingbo, EDGE, Vanderbilt
After selecting Kwity Paye in the first round, the Indianapolis Colts add a 2022 EDGE contributor in Dayo Odeyingbo following a torn Achilles during the evaluation process.
Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 55 overall): Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
This is an eyebrow-raiser at 55th overall with needs abound on the offensive line. Add in Ben Roethlisberger’s ripe age of 39, and Creed Humphrey, out of Oklahoma, still on the board, this is the first true eye-opener of the second round.
Seattle Seahawks (No. 56 overall): D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan
D’Wayne Eskridge rounds out the wideout room alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, and it’s a shiny new option for Russell Wilson—but Seattle’s needs aren't wideout. I would have liked to have seen general manager John Schneider address corner or linebacker here.
Los Angeles Rams (No. 57 overall): Chatarius TuTu Atwell, WR, Louisville
TuTu Atwell is 153 pounds. He doesn’t belong in the second round, I don’t care how fast he is.
Kansas City Chiefs (No. 58 overall): Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri
Nick Bolton is a fast, explosive athlete at the second level whose skill set will thrive in Kansas City. This is an exciting prospect to follow down the road.
Carolina Panthers (No. 59 overall): Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU
Terrace Marshall Jr.’s knee was a concern during the evaluation process, but he has all the talent to develop into a premier talent in Joe Brady’s offense. Working behind Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase during his tenure at LSU, Marshall’s targets were earned. This is an excellent addition for Sam Darnold.
New Orleans Saints (No. 60 overall): Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
The New Orleans Saints are an aging group at the linebacker position. Who better to add than 2020 first team All Big-Ten linebacker Pete Werner, who is an alpha at the second level with versatility in the run and in coverage—a must-have trait within defensive coordinator Dennis Allen’s unit.
Buffalo Bills (No. 61 overall): Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest
The Buffalo Bills failed to address their need at corner, for now, with the addition of Carlos Basham Jr., who will join first-round selection Gregory Rousseau on the edge in Buffalo.
Green Bay Packers (No. 62 overall): Josh Myers, IOL, Ohio State
This is surprising with Creed Humphrey still on the board, but Aaron Rodgers gets his Corey Linsley replacement in the former Ohio State Buckeye.
Kansas City Chiefs (No. 63 overall): Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
The Kansas City Chiefs get a steal here in Humphrey, who’s my top center in the class with elite power and movement skills. The Chiefs have their center of the future.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 64 overall): Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
The Buccaneers get their Tom Brady predecessor in Kyle Trask; Sorry, Tampa fans. Trask’s film showed flashes at times, but with Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney lined up outside, even the local 7-on-7 quarterback would look like an All-Pro with that group of weapons.
Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 65 overall): Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
Andre Cisco is a ball-hawking talent with a nose for the football. I love the approach here from head coach Urban Meyer pairing him with Rayshawn Jenkins.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 66 overall): Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
Kirk Cousins, your seat is officially hot. Kellen Mond, a dual-threat talent with a bazooka on his shoulder, could see himself as the starter sooner than anyone believes if Cousins fails to reach expectations.
Houston Texans (No. 67 overall): Davis Mills, QB, Stanford
Deshaun Watson has played his last snap as a Texan. It was questioned, there was hope under new head coach David Culley, but the selection of Davis Mills officially shuts the door on the Watson era. Mills was a riser in the process who was a talent many believed could have gone in the first round if he stayed in school.
Atlanta Falcons (No. 68 overall): Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
A boom or bust prospect, Jalen Mayfield’s best football is down the road. He’ll work to add strength to a sloppy 320-pound frame.
Cincinnati Bengals (No. 69 overall): Joseph Ossai, EDGE, Texas
Trey Hendrickson was an excellent signing in the offseason to add punch on the outside. Now, Joseph Ossai fits that exact role to work rotationally with Sam Hubbard. Ossai’s best traits are his speed and bend.
Carolina Panthers (No. 70 overall): Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
Here’s more protection for Darnold. Brady Christensen served as Wilson’s anchor along BYU’s offensive line. Christensen represents the first Cougars’ offensive lineman drafted in 16 years.
New York Giants (No. 71 overall): Aaron Robinson, CB, UCF
New York has James Bradberry and Adoree’ Jackson, so it’s a little sticky when eyeing Robinson’s fit with the Giants.
Detroit Lions (No. 72 overall): Alim McNeill, DT, Detroit Lions
Alim McNeill is a mauler on the interior with power stemming from a strong lower half that reaches into his powerful hands and flexible hips. This is another culture selection for first-year general manager Brad Holmes.
Philadelphia Eagles (No. 73 overall): Milton Williams, DT, Louisiana Tech
Milton Williams, a small school stud, tested off the charts at his Pro Day. He has room to develop, but in coordinator Jonathan Gannon’s defense, he could earn major snaps as a rookie.
Washington Football Team (No. 74 overall): Benjamin St-Juste, CB, Minnesota
Paulson Adebo was still available here, but Washington gets its big nickel in Benjamin St-Juste, a wiry prospect with excellent ball skills who fills the role vacated by Fabian Moreau. He will compete with Jimmy Moreland to start in the slot.
Dallas Cowboys (No. 75 overall): Osa Odighizuwa, DT, UCLA
The Dallas Cowboys need corners, so they go defensive line. Atta boy, Jerry Jones. I like Osa Odighizuwa as a prospect, but it’s not the right fit here.
New Orleans Saints (No. 76 overall): Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Paulson Adebo was a top-five corner in this class for me. Now, he will thrive in New Orleans working with Marshon Lattimore, C.J. Gardner Johnson, and veteran Malcolm Jenkins; this is one of my favorite selections of the entire draft.
Los Angeles Chargers (No. 77 overall): Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee
Josh Palmer’s tape is outstanding. With Justin Herbert, and adjacent to Keenan Allen, Palmer’s skill set slides in nicely into defensive coordinator Brandon Staley’s unit.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 78 overall): Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina
With Jabril Cox, Baron Browning, and Cameron McGrone still on the board, the Vikings’ options weren’t thin here. Chazz Surratt has an NFL-ready frame, but No. 78 is too high for my liking.
Las Vegas Raiders (No. 79 overall): Malcolm Koonce, EDGE, Buffalo
There’s something about those Buffalo pass rushers. General manager Mike Mayock again gets his player in a lighting-quick EDGE athlete out of the MAC conference.
Las Vegas Raiders (No. 80 overall): Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech
Divine Deablo is an interesting prospect to project. A height-weight-speed combo talent, Deablo slots both at the second level and in the secondary. The Las Vegas Raiders added Moehrig in the second round, and Deablo here.
Miami Dolphins (No. 81 overall): Hunter Long, TE, Boston College
Hunter Long is the second tight end taken off the board and possesses an excellent power-speed combo as a blocker and pass catcher.
Washington Football Team (No. 82 overall): Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina
This trio doesn’t need an introduction: McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and now Dyami Brown. This is a hell of a punch at wideout. Brown is physical, excellent in the air, and has the chance to thrive from the onset of his career with Ryan Fitzpatrick slingin’ the rock.
Carolina Panthers (No. 83 overall): Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame
Tommy Tremble, a throwback type of player at tight end, is a developmental TE who will make his mark as a blocker as an extension of the line in 11 personnel.
Dallas Cowboys (No. 84 overall): Chauncey Golston, EDGE, Iowa
This is another head-scratcher as Chauncey Golston becomes the fourth consecutive defensive prospect taken by the Cowboys. Golston—a fifth-round value prospect for me—has a long way to go at the next level.
Green Bay Packers (No. 85 overall): Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson
Investing in Rodgers is, well, smart. Josh Myers goes in the second round to boost the offensive line, and now general manager Brian Gutekunst adds a versatile primary slot wideout in Trevor Lawrence’s top target at Clemson. Amari Rodgers dominated the Senior Bowl following an outstanding tenure in Death Valley.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 86 overall): Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State
I love the fit here, especially with a need at left guard in Minnesota. Wyatt Davis primarily worked at right guard during his time in Columbus, Ohio, but it should be a smooth transition for Davis to form an all-rookie left side of the line adjacent to Christian Darrisaw.
Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 87 overall): Kendrick Green, IOL, Illinois
Kendrick Green is as versatile as they come. For a roster paper-thin on the offensive line, Green can play all three interior spots with surprising pop as a mover in the run game.
San Francisco 49ers (No. 88 overall): Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State
In an overall weak running back class, the 49ers trade up for Trey Sermon, who they believe could become their bell-cow back. Sermon, a former Oklahoma transfer, won’t blow you away on tape, but his contact balance and projection as a pro could be an intriguing arc to follow.
Houston Texans (No. 89 overall): Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
With Will Fuller gone, Nico Collins is the wideout to build on for the future in Houston. Whoever is under center for the Texans, Collins will serve as WR1 within an aging wideout unit touting Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb.
Minnesota Vikings (No. 90 overall): Patrick Jones II, EDGE, Pittsburgh
Patrick Jones II is light and will serve to gain weight at the next level, but his tape is impressive. He plays with his hair on fire that will ultimately ease his onboarding process.
Cleveland Browns (No. 91 overall): Anthony Schwartz, WR, Auburn
The former Tiger is a flat-out burner. Anthony Schwartz’s skill set lined up with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry will offer Baker Mayfield a true vertical threat that can take the top off of any defense.
Tennessee Titans (No. 92 overall): Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
Monty Rice is primarily an early-down defender whose best tape came within the intermediate areas where he plugged gaps in the run game. He has a ways to go in coverage, but he could make his mark as a rookie on special teams before moving into a larger role within head coach Mike Vrabel’s defense.
Buffalo Bills (No. 93 overall): Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
While the Bills don't have an immediate need at tackle, the loss of swing tackle Ty Nsekhe to Dallas vacated a large role as the primary depth piece on the offensive line. Brown fills that role with excellent length and movement skills that will be granted the opportunity to sit and learn behind Dion Dawkins and Daryl Williams.
Baltimore Ravens (No. 94 overall): Ben Cleveland, IOL, Georgia
This is a perfect Baltimore fit. Ben Cleveland is a mauling, put you on your back type of lineman and nasty at the line of scrimmage. Touchdowns will come in waves running behind the frame of Cleveland in the foreseeable future.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 95 overall): Robert Hainsey, OT, Notre Dame
Can a team go wrong with linemen out of South Bend, Indiana? Robert Hainsey is the third Norte Dame hog-molly to come off the board this evening as Tampa Bay shores up its depth with an uber-experienced lineman whose best football is down the road.
New England Patriots (No. 96 overall): Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Oklahoma
The Patriots are going to get after the passer this fall. The presence of Matt Judon, Chase Winovich, Henry Anderson, and Kyle Van Noy will supplement the progressing skill set of Ronnie Perkins whose role is muddied when finding an ideal role for him in New England. His film was excellent, but he’s too light to put his hand in the dirt and is underdeveloped in coverage.
Los Angeles Chargers (No. 97 overall): Tre’ McKitty, TE, Georgia
Tre’ McKitty is a potential Hunter Henry replacement and is intriguing when looking at his fluidity as a route runner and yards-after-catch ability under a microscope. He can lineup both in-line and flexed out wide offering interesting 12 personnel combinations with Jared Cook.
Denver Broncos (No. 98 overall): Quinn Meinerz, IOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater
Quinn Meinerz was one of the biggest risers of the evaluation process. His vibrant aura will fit perfectly in the devastatingly cold winters in Denver. The Broncos’ roster continues to improve, but what’s their future under center?
Dallas Cowboys (No. 99 overall): Nahshon Wright, CB, Oregon State
Nahshon Wright is one of the most understudied prospects in the entire class. He is a long, 6-foot-4 prospect that could have gone as a preferred free agent. His selection in the third round is the shock of the draft so far.
Tennessee Titans (No. 100 overall): Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
Elijah Molden is built in the Tyrann Mathieu mold and thrives in man-to-man coverage. Molden, undersized at 5-foot-10, could slide back to safety later in his career to optimize his tools as a ball-hawking secondary talent.
Detroit Lions (No. 101 overall): Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
Ifeatu Melifonwu—one of The Draft Network’s most versatile, exciting corner prospects—will now join 2020’s third-overall selection Jeff Okudah and Seattle castoff Quinton Dunbar as the top three corners for coordinator Aaron Glenn’s defense.
San Francisco 49ers (No. 102 overall): Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan
The run on corners ends here with Ambry Thomas, a scheme versatile prospect that improved as his career progressed in Ann Arbor, Michigan. With Richard Sherman gone, Lynch adds fresh legs in Thomas, who could start opposite Jason Verrett.
Los Angeles Rams (No. 103 overall): Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina
Ernest Jones is a tad undersized for the type of game he enjoys playing and will have to develop in coverage if he plans on any sort of substantial role in the NFL. He has a knack for finding the ball carrier with excellent vision and footwork but will only progress with increased snaps. I see him as a special teams ace from the onset of his career.
Baltimore Ravens (No. 104 overall): Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU
A former receiver, Brandon Stephens was as raw as they come on the outside. SMU used him primarily in zone due to his inexperience at the position, but his tape is impressive considering the lack of snaps he has in the secondary.
Denver Broncos (No. 105 overall): Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State
Baron Browning, the former Buckeye, is one of the most intriguing defensive prospects as we close out the third round. He has the traits to be an impact defender at the next level, but his role must be identified if he has any projection as a starter for Denver down the line. If defensive coordinator Ed Donatell can scope out his role, Browning could be a steal.