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Round 1, #1 overall: San Francisco 49ers – Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio St. (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Solomon Thomas needs to be kicked inside and 49ers need a dominant edge presence. Lucky for them, there’s a rich choice and Mr. Bosa is a phenomenal talent.
Round 1, #2 overall: Oakland Raiders – Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
This is simple. The Raiders need pass rush help and luckily for them they have the #2 overall pick so they can get one of the best players available. Quinnen Williams had a monster season and earned the right to be picked this high.
Round 1, #3 overall: New York Jets – Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Jets drafted Sam Darnold to be their QB of the future. Now they make this selection to give him some protection: Williams has great size and has been a 3-year starter for the Crimson Tide. He is ranked by some as the top-rated offensive tackle in this class. If the Jets want to start winning games, getting a future protector on the outside is where it starts.
Round 1, #4 overall: Arizona Cardinals – Ed Oliver, DT, Houston (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
Perhaps the biggest of the many struggles that Arizona is experiencing this season is run defense and pressuring opposing quarterbacks. Since transitioning from a 3-4 set to a 4-3, the defensive line as a whole has struggled, especially in their interior pass rush. They believe that the addition of Oliver may help get the line moving in the right direction.
Round 1, #5 overall: Detroit Lions – Greedy Williams, CB, Louisiana State (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The pick is corner Greedy Williams out of LSU. Detroit desperately needs a corner opposite Darius Slay. They tried with to accomplish that by drafting Teez Tabor last year, but it clearly hasn’t worked out, nor does it look to anytime soon. Lions land a playmaker who should help the secondary immediately. Oh, and lets not forget Patrick Peterson was also the 5th pick back in 2011. Look how that turned out.
Round 1, #6 overall: Atlanta Falcons – Josh Allen, Edge/OLB, Kentucky (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
This is by no means a need pick of Atlanta. This is strictly a value pick. They could easily trade back to acquire more picks. This defense is very talented across the board but where hit by injuries to begin the season. They already have two other 1st round pick sack magnet defensive ends. They have had a few minor injuries so adding the high value depth in Josh Allen doesn’t hurt. When facing Drew Brees twice a year the more pass rusher the better.
Round 1, #7 overall: New York Giants – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
Despite a better season from Eli Manning, this should be about as sure of a decision as Nick Bosa is at #1. In this situation, the Giants and Dave Gettleman get first pick of the QBs and who they want to be the future of the franchise. Dwayne Haskins has flown up boards and despite a fairly quiet season, Herbert is a much better fit for Pat Shurmur’s offense.
Round 1, #8 overall: Buffalo Bills – Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas St. (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
With the addition of QB Josh Allen via last years draft the team will invest the pick into solidifying his front line and protecting their QB. This offense is years away from being a threat and has many needs that need to be addressed, but taking the best OL available seems like the sure shot for the team.
Round 1, #9 overall: Jacksonville Jaguars – Deonte Thompson, DB, Alabama (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Granted, QB is the biggest problem, but a rookie will solve nothing. Jags should stay put and settle for prized veteran. And they need to solve their second biggest problem – bring back turnovers. As soon as they disappeared in 2018, Jags defense vastly regressed. Adding rangy safety with championship pedigree to this, still talented, unit, may be enough to bring back old glory.
Round 1, #10 overall: Green Bay Packers – Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
They need a new edge rusher, Clelin Ferrell is one of the best of those in the draft. He is a physical beast, at 6’4 265, that also has the technical skills to fit into multiple schemes. Most would call getting him at #10 a steal.
Round 1, #11 overall: Cleveland Browns – Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, WR, Oklahoma (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Browns have built their team with talent through the draft for several years. They drafted Baker Mayfield and it has paid dividends this year. Cleveland has some weapons on offense but they still need more fire power in the receiving core. What better option then Baker’s former college teammate in Brown who has blazing speed, footwork and route running. Some issues are with his height and blocking ability. However, if you put him in position to win, he can burn you quick, fast and in a hurry.
Round 1, #12 overall: Tampa Bay Bucs– Jachai Polite, DE, Florida (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jachai Polite, DE, University of Florida. The Bucs need a lot of help on defense, having allowed 28.8 points per game and 386 yards per game, ranked 30th and 28th respectively. They have greatly struggled in the pass rush area specifically, and wish to improve with the addition of Polite.
Round 1, #13 overall: Cincinnati Bengals – Devin White, LB, Louisiana State (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The Bengals select arguably the best linebacker in the draft, Devin White, from LSU. It’s time for a culture change in Cincinnati, and why not start by drafting the QB for your defense. White is an explosive player who can play sideline to sideline and play well in coverage. Burfict can’t stop getting fined, either, which makes this an easy decision for the Bengals.
Round 1, #14 overall: Miami Dolphins – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The Miami Dolphins need to be more disruptive in the front seven. Derrick Brown is an underrated prospect who will probably rise up the draft board as the pre-draft process gets underway. Derrick can penetrate and hold the line in the run game which is the meat and potatoes of what you want from your defensive linemen starting out. He offers position versatility along with experience battling against SEC offensive linemen on Saturdays.
Round 1, #15 overall: Indianapolis Colts – N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
After heavily investing in their defense over the past few offseasons, the Colts finally get Andrew Luck a big playmaker at WR that he needs/deserves. A stud TE like Noah Fant was also considered here, but the surprising emergence of Pro-Bowler Eric Ebron gives Indianapolis the freedom to address the WR position. TY Hilton has been a stud for the Colts over the years, but has never had a legitimate #2 option on the other side of the field from him. They tried with Donte Moncrief, but he never did pan out. Harry provides legitimate size at 6’4, 213 pounds and looks to have all of the talents to eventually be a #1 WR in the NFL.
Round 1, #16 overall: Washington Redskins – Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
Washington went from leading the division to out of playoff contention all in the blink of a QB injury. Alex Smith went down and the team never found the answer for him. Haskins will be a project, but his promising athletic abilities will make him impossible to pass up for the team.
Round 1, #17 overall: Carolina Panthers –Brian Burns, Edge, Florida State(Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Panthers desperately need a profilic edge rusher and Burns, though raw, is a very productive player. Burns has immense talent which certainly will overpower worries about his lackluster physical profile.
Round 1, #18 overall: Tennessee Titans – AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
Marcus Mariota can’t do it all on his own folks. With the selections of ‘Hollywood’ Marquise Brown and N’Keal Harry out of the way, they go to the BPA at that position with AJ Brown. The strong, route-running receiver will be a target for Mariota for years to come.
Round 1, #19 overall: Denver Broncos – Will Grier, QB, West Virginia (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Broncos have been hurting at QB since Peyton Manning retired. They were hoping Payton Lynch would be his successor but could never earn a start. Case Keenum has done an ok job this year but Denver needs a future leader at the helm. Grier has been lights out since transferring to West Virginia from Florida amid violations. He is a little undersize but makes up for it with his accuracy, arm strength and playmaking ability. Adding Grier to a very young and talented offense could be a gem for years to come.
Round 1, #20 overall: Philadelphia Eagles – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
The Philadelphia Eagles select Raekwon Davis, DT, University of Alabama. The Eagles have been, in a word, disappointing in the 2018 season, being the defending champions. Defensively, they have been far below average, especially on the line struggling to create pressure and having the 28th ranked run defense. Though Davis had a sort of off-year in 2018, Philly looks like a great place for him to develop.
Round 1, #21 overall: Minnesota Vikings – Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The tackle out of Ole Miss, Greg Little, gets to wear the yellow and purple to start out his NFL career. The Vikings offensive line is a mess. A BIG MESS. Minnesota has a new 84 million dollar QB, but what’s the point if he can never stay upright? With very few needs to fill, the Vikings get a good in Little to help give Cousins a clean pocket.
Round 1, #22 overall: Oakland Raiders – Deandre Baker, CB, University of Georgia (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The Oakand Raiders face plenty of elite receivers in their division; therefore they can’t have enough quality cornerbacks. Baker brings more of a physical enforcer presents to compliment his coverage skills. He has helped Georgia compete in close game with the machine called the University of Alabama. He is definitely a steal at this point in the first round.
Round 1, #23 overall: Baltimore Ravens – Kelvin Harmon, WR, NC State (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
With one of the most talented defenses in the NFL, the Ravens, in their first draft without Ozzie Newsome, can look to add a weapon to their new look offense, led by Lamar Jackson. They have a mish-mash group at RB and could use a stud to line up with Jackson for the read-options, but this 2019 draft class is a weaker one at that position. Instead, they get their young QB a potential #1 target on the outside. Harmon has good size at 6’3, 214 pounds. With Michael Crabtree under contract for two more years, the Ravens could let Harmon slowly learn from the veteran and eventually turn in to the top option that they once hoped Breshad Perriman would be.
Round 1, #24 overall: Pittsbrugh Steelers – Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn St (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
Pittsburgh has one of the most talented rosters in the league, but one area they showed they could use some help with was in the secondary with a compliment to Joe Haden. Amani showed to be one of the top Corners in the NCAA and is a player that can immediately step in and start.
Round 1, #25 overall: Seattle Seahawks – Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi St. (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Seattle will be in a position to select BPA in the first, but they should certainly look at interior lineman class. There’s vast possibility that one of the most talented linemen, like Simmons, will fall to their grasp and even though they have relatively talented unit, they should roll the dice & dominate the trenches.
Round 1, #26 overall: Oakland – Taylor Rapp, S, Washington (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
They add another star to their secondary to pair with Deandre Baker, but this time at the safety position. The speedy Rapp also has great tackling skills. With a little improvement to his coverage he could become a top safety in this league.
Round 1, #27 overall: Houston Texans – Noah Fant, TE, Iowa (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Texans have been on a roll this year with DeShaun Watson leading the offense. They have a lot of balance on both sides of the ball. Noah Fant would be another weapon for their arsenal and give them their best TE target since Owen Daniels. Fant has great size and athleticism that could be used to stretch the middle of the field and red zone targets. His only knock is his pass protection but that does not seem like a role he would be put in often.
Round 1, #28 overall: LA Chargers – Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
Round 1, Pick 28: The Los Angeles Chargers select Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame. The Chargers have shown us that they are a Superbowl contender, though have had some issues at the defensive line since Corey Liuget suffered a season-ending knee injury. When they fix this issue, this team will be even more dangerous than they already are.
Round 1, #29 overall: New England Patriots – Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The Pats go BPA here and select DT, Rashan Gary out of Michigan. While I don’t expect Gary to fall this far, he did just that here. And one could say this could be the steal of the draft. Gary fills a need on the defensive line for the Pats, as he can play inside and also outside occasionally.
Round 1, #30 overall: LA Rams –Montez Sweat, OLB, Mississippi St. (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
The Rams have one of the most potent offenses in the game led by Todd Gurley, but the defense is a liability to the team. The Rams traded away their best LB in Ogletree and never found a suitable replacement. The team finds the steal of the first round getting Sweat at 30 and solidifying the LB spot for years to come.
Round 1, #31 overall: Kansas City Chiefs – Byron Murphy, CB, Washington (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
Despite the electricity and excitement coming from Kansas City due to young phenom Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs defense has been suspect. Their Achilles heal? The secondary. After trading away stud CB Marcus Peters to the LA Rams in the previous off-season, they left themselves without much depth at the position. They brought in veteran Orlando Scandrick, but he was only signed to a one-year deal and has had struggles of his own throughout the season. Their pass rush has been great, steadily ranking in the top-3 in sacks throughout 2018, so it’s the back end that needs help. Murphy looks to be a future #1 CB in the league, which Kansas City will need with the likelihood that opposing teams will be throwing the ball a lot to keep up with Mahomes.
Round 1, #32 overall: Green Bay Packers – Irv Smith Jr, TE, Alabama (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The Green Bay Packers may have some new looks as far as players go seeing they haven’t settled on who their coach for next year is yet. Jimmy Graham can still be an effective mismatch for Aaron Rodgers but is getting older and has always had injuries throughout his seasons. Irv Smith is a pass catching threat that has pro-style offensive experience coming from the University of Alabama. He is not yet a finished product in the blocking game, but is willing to put his head in there.
Round 2, #33 overall: Oakland Raiders – Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Don’t get yourself on his diminutive physical profile – Devin Bush can player. Very rangy linebacker with all-around talent and sound technique. Even with Devin White and Mack Wilson in the mix, Bush still is a player who deserves to be picked in the first two rounds. Raiders need talent everywhere, especially like this.
Round 2, #34 overall: San Francisco 49ers – Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
Garoppolo has his star TE and speedy WR, but now needs a good route-runner with great hands and he gets that with Anthony Johnson. The 6’2 wideout also has the speed and agility to be a YAC threat. San Fran is thrilled to nab a first round talent early in the 2nd.
Round 2, #35 overall: Arizona Cardinals – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Cardinals are in rebuild mode right now and they need to improve in the secondary. Trevon Diggs could potentially be a starter opposite Patrick Peterson or fill in at the nickel in the early going. He is big for a corner although he has been hampered by a foot injury for half the season at Alabama. He also has the versatility to be a safety and returner as well. The injury could have a major effect on his stock, hopefully to have it healed in time for the combines.
Round 2, #36 overall: Indianapolis Colts – Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
The Indianapolis Colts select Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson University. The two biggest needs to fill in this draft are WR and interior DL. In the first round, the WR need was filled, so in the second round the Colts target an interior pass rush addition. Dexter Lawrence promises an improvement in technique rather than having to simply overpower offensive linemen.
Round 2, #37 overall: Atlanta Falcons – Kris Boyd, CB, Texas (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
Round 2, pick 37: Atlanta Falcons. A player that we haven’t really heard much about, Kris Boyd, gets picked here. Boyd is a corner from Texas and he has been skyrocketing on draft boards. Falcons defense is a mess at all 3 layers of the defense, so picking a corner makes plenty sense.
Round 2, #38 overall: New York Giants – Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The New York Football Giants made is a priority to address their offensive line last year in the draft and free agency. They were upgraded from the previous year, but still could use help. Cody Ford was behind the scenes of Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy winning season. He also has position versatility which adds extra value which is kind of like drafting multiple players with one pick.
Round 2, #39 overall: Buffalo Bills – D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
Here is another team that has young playmakers on their defense, but needs to give their second year franchise QB Josh Allen some weapons. They sured up their offensive line with Dalton Risner in the 1st round, so now they can get Allen someone to throw the ball to. The Kelvin Benjamin experiment did not work out and although sophomore WR Zay Jones has shown promise and leads the team in receiving, he is doing so with an abysmal 35.1 yards per game. At 6’4, 230 pounds, Metcalf gives them the size advantage at WR that they hoped for from Benjamin. The early opportunities would be plentiful for him, as there aren’t many other options for Allen.
Round 2, #40 overall: Jacksonville Jaguars – Daniel Jones, QB, Duke (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
The Jaguars went from being a play away to the Super Bowl to a team vying for the first overall pick in a seasons time. Although the QB play was not the only thing that made this team dysfunctional, it was one of the more obvious issues this team had. With current starting QB Blake Bortles’ time over in Jacksonville, the team will want to start grooming their next prospect. Jones may not be coming from a very large program, but he did have lots of success at Duke and looks to be one of the most ready to step in and play QB in this year’s draft.
Round 2, #41 overall: Detroit Lions – Chase Winovich, Edge, Michigan (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
Another team, who is in panic need of an edge talent. Winovich is a productive player who fits Matt Patricia’s multiple schemes. Lions need to rack up on the talented & versatile players.
Round 2, #42 overall: Cleveland Browns – Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
They need a corner to pair with Denzel Ward, and they find their guy with Julian Love. He’s not a super tall or speedy corner, but definitely has the technical skills to make a name for himself in the NFL.
Round 2, #43 overall: Green Bay Packers – Anfernee Jennings, Edge/LB, Alabama (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Packers have struggled badly this year and their defense has had issues since their last Super Bowl win. They have taken some solid corners in the last two drafts. Clay Matthews is not getting any younger so adding a player like Jennings who can be a rusher or linebacker would be a good fit in the Green Bay 3-4 scheme. He does not have the explosiveness but his bull rush is pretty effective. If taken, the Packers could end up with a steal.
Round 2, #44 overall: Cincinnati Bengals – Drew Lock, QB, Missouri (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
The Cincinnati Bengals select Drew Lock, QB, University of Missouri. Andy Dalton has not been performing at a high level for some time now and it is time to bring in his replacement. Lock has been a reliable QB at Missouri and has been steadily improving each of his 4 years there, ending his senior year with 63% completion rate, throwing only 8 interceptions amidst 25 touchdowns. He could be the new cornerstone of a rebuilt Bengals team.
Round 2, #45 overall: Tampa Bay Bucs – Jaquan Johnson, S, Miami (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The Bucs need help everywhere. But the spot that needs it the most is their secondary. Safety Jaquan Johnson from Miami gets to stay in the state of Florida and suit up for the Bucs. Johnson displays great athleticism and ball skills across the field. Tampa Bay hopes he can help jump start the secondary immediately.
Round 2, #46 overall: Indianapolis Colts – Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The Colts already swiped Dexter Lawrence from Clemson a few pick earlier. They reunite Lawrence with Christian Wilkins to form a disruptive athletic interior duo. The defense is young but has plenty of talent that could make it a serious problem down the road for other teams if development goes as planned.
Round 2, #47 overall: Washington Redskins – Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
After what turned in to a nightmare of a season for head coach Jay Gruden and the Redskins, they go in to the 2019 offseason with multiple needs. The most glaringly obvious will be at QB, but they addressed that in the 1st round by selecting Dwayne Haskins. Now, it’s time to beef up the offensive line. They are good on the outside with Trent Williams and Morgan Moses as their starting tackles, but the interior is lacking. Biadasz is the top ranked C on many draft boards and would provide an immediate upgrade in both pass protection and run blocking. With Derrius Guice returning at RB after missing his entire rookie season to a torn ACL, Washington’s offense already looks much improved.
Round 2, #48 overall: Carolina Panthers – Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
A team that started the year with Super Bowl aspirations and played like it somehow found itself in a downward spiral. This team has several areas that need attention and you can almost pick any position and the BPA and you would be right, but Thornhill is a solid pick at this spot and can bring immediate help.
Round 2, #49 overall: Tennessee Titans – Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
He is very raw, but extremely talented TE coming from renowned tight end factory. Smith has enough flashes to spark, at moments, improvement of this ineptitude offense. And Delanie Walker isn’t getting younger. Are you sure Jonnu Smith is the answer?
Round 2, #50 overall: Denver Broncos – Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
They took WVU QB Will Grier in the 1st and decide to pair him up with his college tackle, the powerful Yodny Cajuste.
Round 2, #51 overall: Philadelphia Eagles – Khalil Hodge, ILB, Buffalo (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Eagles have slumped after winning the Super Bowl. Their defense has struggled all year, mainly due to injuries and inexperience. The linebacking corps is not the same as it was a year ago. Enter Khalil Hodge, a versatile defender who could play inside or outside, has decent size but not a speedy guy. His stock has started to rise of late and we all know what happened with the last guy from Buffalo that was named Khalil.
Round 2, #52 overall: Miami Dolphins – Chris Lindsrom, OL, Boston College (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
Round 2, Pick 52: The Miami Dolphins select Chris Lindstrom, OL, Boston College. The Dolphins have not had a solid Offensive line in quite some time, and their quarterbacks, and thus the passing game, has been suffering because of it. Chris Lindstrom will provide good protection for the QB position and hopefully spark a positive trend for the whole line.
Round 2, #53 overall: Minnesota Vikings – Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Alabama (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The Vikings selected an offensive lineman with their first round pick and guess what? They do just that again, this time selecting Ross Pierschbacher, OL, from Alabama. Like we said before, the Vikings biggest weakness is their offensive line and they need to find a way to keep Kirk Cousins upright to have success. Greg Little and now Pierschbacher will help solidify that line for years come.
Round 2, #54 overall: Philadelphia Eagles – Chauncey Gardener-Johnson, DB, Florida (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
The Eagles already had questions in pass coverage and then injuries hit to make things worse for this defense. Chauncey adds coverage skills and skills to be around the ball to make a difference, and can play multiple positions in the defensive backfield.
Round 2, #55 overall: Dallas Cowboys – Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
What a snag this could be for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. They already have one of the most talented young defenses in the NFL. On the other side, they have a very good offensive line, a QB they believe can lead their franchise, one of the best RBs in the league, and WR who has provided great return-on-investment for the 1st round pick they traded for him, TE seems to be one of their few holes. Future Hall of Famer Jason Witten retired following the 2017 season, so Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott have had to adjust to not having a consistent threat in the middle of the field. Taking a guy like Okweugbunam solves that problem. At 6’5, 250 pounds, he could make defenses focus more on the middle, helping free up Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup on the outsides.
Round 2, #56 overall: – Pittsburgh Steelers, Michael Jackson, CB, Miami (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
With the Steelers selecting a CB in the first round the team decides to make sure they lock down the position by bringing some thriller to the team with Michael Jackson. Jackson has outstanding coverage skills and a very high football IQ that makes him worth the pick at 56.
Round 2, #57 overall: Houston Texans – David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin (Dominik Kedzierawski, @dominikkdz)
After trading Duane Brown, Texans OT production is abysmal and Deshaun Watson often has to run for his life. Edwards is one of the most talented linemen of this class, offering plug & play ability along with immense potential. His technique is very sound, as for the very most of Wisconsin OL. That’s a no-brainer for Houston, Watson needs to be protected.
Round 2, #58 overall: New England Patriots – Ryan Finley, QB, NC State (Dylan Sanders, @DillySanders)
In the no-brainer pick of the draft to me, the Pats nab the successor to Tom Brady, Ryan Finley. They were surprised to see him fall, so they take their guy to have him sit behind Brady and learn for at-least a year it seems.
Round 2, #59 overall: LA Chargers – Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio St. (Dom Lewis, @BigFella122)
Analysis: The Chargers have been one the complete teams in the league this year. They have a chance to end up as the #1 seed in the AFC. They have a lot of talent on both sides but their one area that could use some depth is at defensive tackle. Losing Corey Liuget for the year has not been all that costly. However, adding a player like Dre’Mont Jones would provide solid depth and rotation. Very good burst and hands, Jones can be very effective in the passing game although his run defense could use some work. This addition makes the Chargers’ front seven even scarier.
Round 2, #60 overall: Houston Texans – Tytus Howard, OL, Alabama St. (Ethan Monjure, @emonj98)
The Houston Texans select Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State University. The Texans have the potential to have a dangerous offense with DeShaun Watson at quarterback and weapons like DeAndre Hopkins. the last step to being one of the top teams in the AFC is a good offensive line. Tytus Howard is the beginning of this rebuild.
Round 2, #61 overall: New England Patriots – Trey Adams, OL, Washington (Austin Pfund, @Pfund_24)
The Patriots have had a pretty good draft so far up to this point, and they continue that with the selection of Trey Adams from Washington. Adams is a big, athletic offensive lineman who should be able to help the Pats right away. Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger, so keeping him upright and healthy is key for the Patriots to continue to have success.
Round 2, #62 overall: Kansas City Chiefs (from Rams) – Conner McGovern, OG, Penn St. (Gareth Crosby, @GarethCrosby81)
The Chiefs go with the BPA and beef up their O-line with McGovern and making sure their franchise QB is protected for years to come. McGovern is a superior run blocker and with the team in search of their next Kareem hunt his skill will be a boost for the next man up.
Round 2, #63 overall: Kansas City Chiefs – Damien Harris, RB, Alabama (David Billiot Jr, @DCBilliotJr)
I mentioned earlier that the 2019 NFL draft class is a weak one at the RB position, but the Chiefs would be ecstatic with the opportunity to take the first one off the board with the second to last pick of the 2nd round. They had to cut Kareem Hunt following a bad off the field occurrence, so RB has unexpectantly become a need. Damien Harris is the top-ranked RB on most draft boards and would be a good fit for Andy Reid’s offense for when they are looking to pound the ball. Don’t let the high-flying air attack from Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill fool you. The Chiefs still want to run. I could also see Bryce Love or Bennie Snell landing in this spot, depending on off-season workouts (NFL Combine/pro day) or if another team takes Harris first.
Round 2, #64 overall: New Orleans Saints – Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA (Colin Belyeu, @CBelyeu)
New Orleans finally gets to pick after trading away the 2019 first round pick to acquire Marcus Davenport last year. The Saints check the value and need boxes by getting Caleb Wilson. He can constantly be fed in the passing game. Watch the UCLA vs Texas A&M game from the 2017 season. This is the chance to add a TE weapon that has been lacking since Jimmy Graham, and fill in with Ben Watson retiring.