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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2

Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft will begin at 7 PM ET on FOX and NFL Network. The second and third rounds are probably just as difficult to predict as the first round, especially with a lot of trades sure to occur, but here it goes.


Round 2


33. CLE: Connor Williams, OT, Texas

Cleveland needs to address the offensive line at some point tonight, and Connor Williams could be a potential franchise left tackle that slipped out of the first round. This is a prime trade destination, too, especially with the Browns also picking at No. 35.


34. NYG: Will Hernandez, G, UTEP

Dave Gettleman got the best player in the draft last night, and Herenandez could be the biggest bully in the draft and a perfect fit on the offensive line next to Nate Soldier. This would make Saquon Barkley very happy.


35. CLE: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

The Browns clearly believe they have their quarterback of the future in Baker Mayfield, and the roster honestly doesn’t have a ton of holes with all the young talent ready to grow together. So, even with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson on the roster, Nick Chubb would be an excellent selection here.


36. IND: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa

Indianapolis, on the other hand, still has quite a bit of work to do in rebuilding the team around a healthy Andrew Luck (hopefully), and Josh Jackson would form a nice cornerback duo with 2017 second-round pick Quincy Wilson.


37. IND: Harold Landry, DE, Boston College

Many people expected Landry to be a surefire Day 1 pick that would go as high as the top ten, but he’s still available and could be an early trade target on Friday night. If he’s on the clock for the Colts, there’s a good chance they pull the trigger.


38. TB: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

Derrius Guice is another prospect that is falling towards the low end of a wide draft projection, but Tampa Bay has always felt like a fit. However, that was true with Derwin James, too, and we know the Bucs passed on him for Vita Vea in the first round. We’ll see what happens, but Tampa Bay needs to get a back.


39. CHI: James Daniels, C, Iowa

Chicago didn’t have Quenton Nelson fall to them at No. 8, so they should be in the market for an interior offensive lineman tonight. Daniels could slide in at either center or guard for the Bears.


40. DEN: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

GM John Elway decided to stay put and draft Bradley Chubb instead of trading out with the Bills on Day 1, and I don’t think the move (or non-move) is something he will regret. In the second round, they could add a dynamic receiver to slot in alongside an aging Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Miller fits the billing.


41. OAK: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado

Running back could probably be an option for Jon Gruden, but cornerback is clearly the bigger need. Isaiah Oliver has insane length that will disrupt the talented receivers in the AFC West.


42. MIA: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan

Hurst’s heart condition could see him fall all the way out of Day 2, but hopefully that’s not the case. Miami has a void in the middle of their defense with Ndamukong Suh out of town, and the Michigan product is a perfect fit for the 4-3 front.


43. NE: Lorenzo Carter, EDGE, Georgia

This might be where New England gets their successor to Tom Brady, but after drafting offensive players last night, I think Bill Belichick will want to add to a defense that allowed 41 points in the Super Bowl. Lorenzo Carter can be a terror off the edge and has the versatility to drop back in coverage.


44. WAS: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Kerryon Johnson to the Redskins is one of the best fits in the draft in my opinion, but we will see if Jay Gruden feels the same way. Cornerback could also be an option.


45. GB: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama

Green Bay might have been targeting Minkah Fitzpatrick last night, but why not get his college teammate instead? Ronnie Harrison and Jaire Alexander would be an exciting haul for the secondary.


46. CIN: Austin Corbett, G, Nevada

Even after taking Billy Price in the first round, Cincinnati needs to continue to address the offensive line. Austin Corbett could slide right in between Price and new left tackle Cordy Glenn.


47. ARI: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State

The Cardinals still have a lot of needs (OL, WR, CB) after taking Josh Rosen with the No. 10 pick yesterday, but perhaps they are looking completely ahead to the future and will take a small-school tight end with a lot of upside.


48. LAC: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

Rudolph has a handful of possible destinations tonight, but the Chargers feel like a really good landing spot, as he will get to learn behind Philip Rivers in an offense that sets up play-action passes with a strong rushing attack led by Melvin Gordon.


49. IND: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU

Sutton is a potential trade target for teams at the top of the second round, but if he is still on the board here for Indy, they almost have to pull the trigger with his skillset being the ideal compliment to T.Y. Hilton’s speed.


50. SEA (mock trade w/ DAL): Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

If the Cowboys just miss out on their Dez Bryant replacement, they could ship the No. 50 pick to Seattle for Earl Thomas, which has been a hot rumor both overnight and leading up to the draft. For Seattle, they get a great value for Russell Wilson’s new big-play threat.


51. DET: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State

Frank Ragnow seemed to be a pick that was made to help establish a tough culture, but that doesn’t mean the Lions won’t take more of a finesse player here. Mike Gesicki isn’t much of a blocker, but he fills a need and gives Matthew Stafford another red-zone threat.


52. PHI: Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

Jason Peters should be back and healthy for the Eagles this season, but the former All-Pro is entering his age-36 season, so a long-term replacement needs to be considered if Halapoulivaati Vaitai isn’t the answer. Chukwuma Okorafor has enormous potential with long arms and light feet in a six-foot-six frame.


53. TB: Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn

Tampa Bay has pretty much all the pieces on offense if they take a running back at No. 38, but the defense still needs to add pieces. Carlton Davis is basically the opposite of 2016 first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves, who hasn’t quite lived up to expectations so far.


54. KC: Donte Jackson, CB, LSU

Donte Jackson is probably the only cornerback that will be available on Day 2 that has the ability to line up against Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins every day in practice and not get consistently beat deep. This pick would arguably make the 2018 Chiefs the fastest team in NFL history.


55. CAR: Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State

Carolina needs a pass rusher, and Sam Hubbard is a relentless defensive end that will get after the quarterback and set the edge against the run. Ron Rivera’s defense would have no problems rotating Hubbard with veterans Mario Addison and Julius Peppers.


56. TB: Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers

Jason Pierre-Paul and Vinny Curry were both added this offseason, but as the Vita Vea pick shows, GM Jason Licht is taking the Eagles’ team-building approach and building up the defensive line. Kemoko Turay has untapped potential that he can polish as a rookie before hopefully developing into a full-time player in 2019.


57. TEN: Ogbonnia Okoronwko, EDGE, Oklahoma

On paper, the Titans are pretty stacked already on both sides of the ball, but they are the third-straight team that could use another pass rusher to slot in behind a couple veterans. Ognonnia Okoronwko has a game that resembles Von Miller because of his ability to collapse the pocket and force turnovers with a strip sack.


58. ATL: B.J. Hill, DT, NC State

Atlanta was heavily connected to Taven Bryan in the first round, but with Calvin Ridley surprisingly on the board, they scooped up the Alabama receiver instead. That leaves defensive tackle as a clear position to target on Day 2, and B.J. Hill would be a solid addition.


59. SF: Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford

Harrison Phillips is smart, tough, and loves football, so John Lynch would probably jump at the opportunity to take him here. Phillips would add to a front that already includes Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, and DeForest Buckner.


60. PIT: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas

Linebacker almost has to be addressed either tonight or on Saturday, and Malik Jefferson is a player that has been compared to Ryan Shazier as a new-age option at the position.


61. JAX: James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

The Jaguars are pretty loaded all over the place, and that includes wide receiver, but I don’t think offensive coordinators complain about having too many big-play threats. Plus, James Washington is physical when he gets the ball downfield, which I think Tom Coughlin will like.


62. MIN: Braden Smith, G, Auburn

Minnesota was a team that could have targeted the offensive line last night, but they opted for cornerback Mike Hughes with the No. 30 pick. I think they might take Braden Smith here, as there seems to be a slight drop off from him to the next group of interior offensive lineman.


63. NE: Mike White, QB, Western Kentucky

New England no longer has a third-round pick after trading for tackle Trent Brown today, so if they are going to take Tom Brady’s successor (again), this will probably be the spot. Mike White throws a beautiful ball and can pick apart coverage when he’s given time.


64. CLE: D.J. Chark, WR, LSU

Corey Coleman is still on the roster, but the 2016 first-round pick might be labeled a “Sashi Brown guy” by both Hue Jackson and the new regime. If so, D.J. Chark makes sense as another yet another receiving option to make sure they set Baker Mayfield to succeed.


Round 3


65. BAL: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma

If I had to bet on a single pick on Day 2, this might be it.


66. NYG: Nathan Shepherd, DL, Fort Hays State

The Giants would have a scary front with Nathan Shepherd, Damon Harrison, and Dalvin Tomlinson in their new 3-4 alignment.


67. IND: Geron Christian, OT, Louisville

Indy could use a long-term answer at left tackle with Anthony Castonzo turning 30 in August.


68. HOU: Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh

Barring a trade up, Houston doesn’t make their first pick in the 2018 Draft until here. Brian O’Neill needs to add power, but he has great upside.


69. NYG: Darius Leonard, LB, South Carolina State

If New York comes out of the first two days with Barkley, Hernandez, Shepherd, and Leonard, then wow.


70. SF: Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford

Besides the obvious Stanford connection, Quenton Meeks seems like a great option in the secondary with Richard Sherman.


71. DEN: Isaac Yiadom, CB, Boston College

John Elway could be searching for an Aqib Talib replacement, and Isaac Yiadom could just that.


72. NYJ: Ronald Jones II, RB, USC

Ronald Jones II could go much, much higher than this, but in New York with college teammate Sam Darnold is a home-run landing spot.


73. MIA: Ian Thomas, TE, Indiana

Miami heading into Day 3 with Minkah Fitzpatrick, Maurice Hurst, and Ian Thomas would be great for them.


74. DAL (mock trade w/ SF): Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma

I’d be shocked if San Francisco kept all these draft picks, and Dallas needs a replacement for the now-retired Jason Witten.


75. OAK: Nyheim Hines, RB, NC State

Jon Gruden would know how to get Hines the ball in space, and he’s also an elite returner.


76. SF: Oren Burks, LB, Vanderbilt

The Niners didn’t get Tremaine Edmunds with the No. 9 pick, so they still might want a linebacker to pair with and/or use as insurance for Rueben Foster. Burks is a solid player.


77. CIN: DeShon Elliott, S, Texas

Elliott is also a solid player, and Cincinnati needs a third safety and future starter at the position.


78. KC: P.J. Hall, DL, Sam Houston State

P.J. Hall would immediately upgrade Kansas City’s run defense in 2018.


79. PIT: Deon Cain, WR, Clemson

Why not swap out one Clemson receiver for another?


80. HOU: Jeff Holland, EDGE, Auburn

Houston needs to make the most of their picks with nothing before No. 68, and Jeff Holland plays with a ton of effort on the edge.


81. DAL: Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State

Could Dez’s replacement be another Oklahoma State wideout? Ateman is a little different style, but both are big-bodied receivers that can win on the outside.


82. DET: Rasheem Green, EDGE, USC

This would be a great value for Detroit after going with offense for two-straight picks. Green has been compared to Carlos Dunlap.


83. BAL: Arden Key, EDGE, LSU

Teams need to find out if Arden Key is committed. If he is, the third round will be an absolute steal.


84. LAC: Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech

Settle has drawn Vince Wilfork comparisons, and the Chargers need to stop the run.


85. CAR: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State

The Panthers could have Rankin play inside or outside in 2018 and beyond.


86. KC: Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

Crosby could be drafted ahead of the guys drafted at the top of the round, but Kansas City would take him here.


87. LAR: Josey Jewell, LB, Iowa

The Rams need a linebacker after trading Alec Ogletree.


88. CAR: Chris Herndon, TE, Miami (FL)

Greg Olsen just signed a two-year extension, but the Panthers still probably need to add someone behind him at tight end.


89. TEN: Deadrin Senat, DL, South Florida

Again, Tennessee doesn’t have a lot of holes, but another defensive lineman would allow everyone to stay fresh.


90. ATL: D.J. Reed, CB, Kansas State

D.J. Reed is a good value here for Atlanta. He projects as a slot corner but can also hold up outside.


91. NO: Justin Reid, S, Stanford

A long wait for Justin Reid into Day 3 is possible because of the likelihood of an anthem protest, but I don’t think the Super-Bowl-chasing Saints will be quite as hesitant as others.


92. PIT: Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon

Pittsburgh might want a running back that’s a little more dynamic after drafting James Conner last year, but Freeman is a solid runner.


93. JAX: Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest

Some have Jessie Bates III as a first-round prospect, so the rich get richer if that’s the case.


94. MIN: Will Dissly, TE, Washington

Dissly is the best blocker at the position in this draft class.


95. SF: DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State

Trent Taylor is an option in the slot for San Francisco, but DaeSean Hamilton could really thrive with Jimmy G throwing passes.


96. BUF: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, Notre Dame

The Bills are going for the all-upside team.


97. ARI: Joseph Noteboom, OT, TCU

Noteboom could go a lot higher, but there are quite a few offensive tackle prospects available on Day 2.


98. HOU: Anthony Averett, CB, Alabama

Houston would get a battle-tested cornerback in Averett.


99. SEA (mock trade / DEN): Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCF 

Shaquem teaming up with his brother Shaquill again would be awesome, and I think Seattle would jump at the opportunity to trade up and take him.


100. CIN: Micah Kizer, LB, Virginia

Kizer is a cool presence in the middle of the defense, which the Bengals and Vontaze Burfict could use.


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