Round 2 Mock Draft
Check out The Draft Network’s Round 2 Mock Draft below:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 33): Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State
Todd Bowles loves guys who can get after the passer, and Ebiketie fits the script. An EXPLOSIVE edge rusher, he’ll wreak havoc within an elite front seven.
Minnesota Vikings (34): Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson
After adding Lewis Cine on night one, boosting their corner room with Booth is a heck of a value to kick off night one. He’ll start right away opposite Patrick Peterson.
Tennessee Titans (35): Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati
This could be a trade-out spot to gather more picks, but I love the idea of adding Ridder to take over for Ryan Tannehill. My QB1, he adds a whole different dynamic to the offense to take the load off of Derrick Henry.
New York Giants (36): Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
I’m pulling the trigger here. Daniel Jones doesn’t cut it for me, and I don’t think he moves the needle for GM Joe Schoen either. Give me the electric Willis here.
Houston Texans (37): David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan
Expected to be ready by October, the Texans don’t have to rush it here and grab potentially the most dynamic pass-rusher in the class.
New York Jets (38): Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
C.J. Mosley has been a disaster and a replacement is needed within the guts of New York’s defense. After adding Jermaine Johnson and Sauce Gardner in round one, sign me ALL the way up with Dean, an alpha at the linebacker spot.
Chicago Bears (39): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
A fluid-moving athlete, Watson has All-Pro potential written all over him. If all comes together working in tandem with Justin Fields, he could be a steal.
Seattle Seahawks (40): Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
A talent I thought would be off the board on night one, Gordon doesn’t have to travel far to his professional home. Sidney Jones and Artie Burns won’t cut it in the NFC West.
Seattle Seahawks (41): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Drew Lock is no more than a roster spot at this point, and while Howell leaves a lot to be desired, he’s tough as nails and offers a legit dual-threat option for the Seattle offense.
Indianapolis Colts (42): Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
Ignore the helmet decal, Moore can flat out play ball. At some point, the Parris Campbell experiment has to end, and with Moore in town, it’s put up or shut up for the former Ohio State standout. Matt Ryan needs weapons, and Moore is a smooth-moving route-runner with enormous hands that will only improve with snaps.
Atlanta Falcons (43): Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota
The ideal fit in a 3-4 scheme, Atlanta needs help off the edge. After getting live eyes on him at the Senior Bowl, Mafe is highly intriguing with the talent to work in space as well.
Cleveland Browns (44): Travis Jones, IDL, UCONN
A physically imposing mountain of a man, Jones will not only plug holes within the interior but push the pocket and provide a sense of identity along the Browns’ front four. Myles Garrett can’t do it alone. Well, maybe he can.
Ravens (45): Tariq Woolen, CB, UTSA
Kyle Hamilton, Tyler Linderbaum, Tariq Woolen, my goodness what a haul for Eric DeCosta early in the selection process. A physical freak on the outside, he has a ways to go as a wide receiver convert, but he won’t be thrust in right away to cover opposing offenses’ top pass-catchers, and that remains the ideal scenario for Baltimore with Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey in place.
Detroit Lions (46): Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss
I don’t envision the Lions entering the year with just Jared Goff as a suitable option under center. So, give me the uber-confident signal-caller in Corral to compete for snaps.
Washington Commanders (47): Jaquan Brisker, SAF, Penn State
After failing to add Kyle Hamilton, Brisker fills the Buffalo Nickel spot left vacant by Landon Collins. A do-it-all defender, Washington goes Penn State on back-to-back picks.
Chicago Bears (48): Jalen Pitre, SAF, Baylor
The Bears need help at a ton of spots and Pitre at the roof of the Bears defense is a fit I love. He’s an impact defender at all three levels despite size concerns and was the glue that held together a high-level Baylor defense this fall.
New Orleans Saints (49): Perrion Winfrey, IDL, Oklahoma
Cam Jordan and David Onyemata are aging, and while Marcus Davenport and Payton Turner provide an influx of youth, fresh legs are needed within the beef of the front four. Winfrey was dominant at the Senior Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs (50): John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
This isn’t the name many expected, but Metchie is much better than outside media suggests and should prove to be a target hog for Patrick Mahomes.
Philadelphia Eagles (51): Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
A rangy linebacker, after a heck of a first-round haul—adding Jordan Davis and trading for A.J. Brown—Roseman adds an athlete at the second level to complement a potential elite front seven.
Pittsburgh Steelers (52): George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Pickens is a project and a half, but if he can get healthy and bring it all together, the ceiling is the limit. With Kenny Pickett now in town, he needs more weapons on the outside.
Green Bay Packers (53): David Bell, WR, Purdue
He isn’t the sexiest prospect in the class, but can we give Aaron Rodgers some talent on the outside?! It’s truly mind-boggling how GM Brian Gutekunst has failed to add pop on the outside over the last few years for the most talented quarterback to walk the planet.
New England Patriots (54): Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming
Bill Belichick’s selection of Cole Strange wowed the draft landscape, but adding Muma here, an athletic green-dot that can run sideline to sideline, could see him start in Foxboro for the next decade-plus.
Arizona Cardinals (55): Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss
One of the more underrated players in the class, Williams is a heck of a talent at 5-tech. A well-refined prospect with ideal athletic measurables and production to boot, he could replace Chandler Jones’ shoes in due time.
Dallas Cowboys (56): Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
Lightning in a bottle at wideout, Austin III should thrive in Dallas. With eyes focused on CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Dalton Schultz, Austin III in 1-on-1 coverage will keep defensive coordinators up at night.
Buffalo Bills (57): Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
It took 57 selections but Hall is RB1 here to Buffalo. A rumored match in the first round, the Bills get their bellcow near the backend of round two.
Atlanta Falcons (58): Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma
It’s all about fit, and as a weak side (WILL) linebacker, Asamoah should play a ton of snaps for Atlanta in year one. A downhill talent that provides a physical brand of football, throwing him into the fire from the onset of his career will only help his game blossom.
Green Bay Packers (59): Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA
Trey McBride has been the talk of the tight end class for some time, but Dulcich is an easy separator at the top of his routes with strong hands and sneaky burst to escape past the second level. After adding Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt, adding Bell and Dulcich in the second round should make Rodgers grin just a little.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (60): Dylan Parham, IOL, Memphis
A dancing bear within the interior, Parham’s footwork headlines a prospect that could go much higher. Smooth as silk at the guard spot, protecting Tom Brady as much as possible will continue to elongate their window for success.
San Francisco 49ers: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State
A running mate opposite Nick Bosa could be a nice addition, and Thomas was one of the most productive edge talents the last few seasons in CFB. I wouldn’t be surprised – with attention on Bosa – if he nears double-digit sacks as a rookie.
Kansas City Chiefs (62): DeMarvin Leal, IDL, Texas A&M
I really don’t know what to do with Leal, but I know someone will grab him due to his traits and athletic profile. While he remains too small to work on the inside and too slow to run the arc on the outside, I would like to see him add 10-15 pounds, add depth at 3-tech, and progress into a nice player for someone. He remains the biggest wild card in this class for me.
Cincinnati Bengals (63): Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina
With C.J. Uzomah gone, Hayden Hurst doesn’t move the needle at the tight end spot if I’m Cincinnati. With Dulcich off the board, give me the most athletically gifted tight end in the class in Likely as a field-stretching talent for Joe Burrow.
Denver Broncos (64): Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
Noah Fant is now a Seahawk, and despite the limited work with Russell Wilson and his TEs in the past, McBride checks a lot of boxes at the position. He will find open space early and often with Jerry Jeudy, Cortland Sutton, and Tim Patrick in place.
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