2017 NFL Mock Draft – Round Two

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Round Two:

NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns

33. Cleveland Browns

Obi Melifonwu, Free Safety, Connecticut

The Browns have some questions in their secondary, and get an exceptional value on a player here at the top of the second round. Melifonwu blew up the combine, validating the buzz he has been building.

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Francisco 49ers

34. San Francisco 49ers

Zach Cunningham, OLB, Vanderbilt

The 49ers need to build talent all throughout their roster.  Cunningham did not have a great combine, but is a tackling machine and will be a much needed improvement to their linebacker core, where he would move inside.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Chicago Bears

35. Chicago Bears

Garett Bolles, Offensive Tackle, Utah

The Bears need improvement on the outside of their offensive line, and Bolles has flown up draft boards in recent months.  He is a nasty player, perfect for the Bears. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Jackson Jaguars

36. Jacksonville Jaguars

John Ross, Wide Receiver, Washington

John Ross set the Combine on fire with his blazing 4.22 40, and would provide a major boost to the offense.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Los Angeles Rams37. Los Angeles Rams

Evan Engram, Tight End, Mississippi

The Rams finally make an appearance in the draft after sitting out the first round because of trades made the year before. Engram is really a big slot guy, and a perfect weapon for their young quarterback.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Jets

38. New York Jets

Quincy Wilson, Cornerback, Florida

The Jets won’t say it, but they are rebuilding.  They have shed a number of veterans, and would like to add younger, talented players across the board. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - San Diego Chargers

39. Los Angeles Chargers

Alvin Kamara, Running Back, Tennessee

Joey Bosa has looked like the real deal, and a great pick last year that many people questioned. Alvin Kamara is a do it all running back that has been a little under the radar because he didn’t get a lot of touches in college.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers

40. Carolina Panthers

Joe Mixon, Running Back, Oklahoma

The Panthers miss Fournette in the first, but get a talented, but controversial RB here. Mixon will be able to take a lot of pressure off of Newton as a power back that can catch the ball as well.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cincinnati Bengals

41. Cincinnati Bengals

T.J. Watt, Outside Linebacker, Wisconsin

The Bengals just looked average across the board last year.  Not terrible in any area, not great in any area.  They desperately needed help at wide receiver, which they got in the first round, and now go after a versatile linebacker that plays with a non stop motor.

 

NFL Mock Draft - New Orleans Saints

42. New Orleans Saints

Budda Baker, Free Safety, Washington

The Saints need to add talent to their secondary, and need more talent to be more effective against the passing game. Baker is an experienced safety with a short learning curve that should be able to contribute immediately.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Philadelphia Eagles43. Philadelphia Eagles

Jabrill Peppers, Strong Safety, Michigan

The Eagles defense played well, but need to keep adding pieces and improve as NFC East offenses keep thriving. Teams will have to do their homework on Peppers, and he will need time to learn the position, but the talent is off the charts.

 

NFL Mock Draft Buffalo Bills

44. Buffalo Bills

Malik McDowell, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State

McDowell drops because he was very inconsistent last year, and didn’t do well in combine interviews.  However, if motivated, he could help turn that defensive line into a strength. It is not clear what the Bills will look like next year, but they could be in for some major changes on defense, with a good amount of player turnover there.  

 

NFL Mock Draft - Arizona Cardinals

45. Arizona Cardinals

Raekwon McMillan, Inside Linebacker, Ohio State

The Cardinals have lost some pieces in free agency, and still have a big need at inside linebacker. They are getting younger at a number of positions, and a sure tackling linebacker in the heart of their defense would fit a major need.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Indianapolis Colts

46. Indianapolis Colts

Taylor Moton, Offensive Tackle, Western Michigan

The Colts need to have a very good draft. They have missed on personnel decisions more often than not the last few years, and not done enough to protect their prized QB. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Baltimore Ravens

47. Baltimore Ravens

Zay Jones, Wide Receiver, East Carolina

The Ravens would be very happy to add a young, big play threat for their big-armed QB. The problem has been the revolving door at offensive coordinator, and why that keeps being an issue. If the Ravens can find stability with their offensive scheme, adding players like Jones could make them a top 5 offense.  If the problem runs deeper, adding talent won’t help. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Minnesota Vikings48. Minnesota Vikings

Taco Charlton, Defensive End, Michigan

Datone Jones will be play as a defensive end in the Vikings’ system, but they need to establish a better rotation of pass rushers.  Charlton is not a speed guy, but would be an excellent left defensive end that is just starting to make the most of his abilities.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Washington Redskins

49. Washington Redskins

Dan Feeney, Offensive Guard, Indiana

Feeney is a mauler, and will help in the run game from day one. The Redskins need an upgrade to one, possibly both guard positions.  Feeney would be an instant starter and an improvement to a weak spot on the offense.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gareon Conley, Cornerback, Ohio State

Even if teams are completely satisfied with the legal situation, because there are so many good corners in this draft, they pass on Conley early. Tampa Bay got a defensive tackle in free agency, and still need help with their defensive backs.  They are a young and improving team and need to keep scattering new talent at all levels. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Denver Broncos

51. Denver Broncos

Carl Lawson, Defensive End, Auburn

It is unclear what the offense will look like next year under a new head coach.  They will probably need to get a nose tackle in the coming year, but that can be found later in the draft. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Cleveland Browns52. Cleveland Browns (From Titans)

Adam Bisnowaty, Offensive Tackle, Pittsburgh

Yes, the Browns added a lot to their offensive line, but they need to have that next tackle to finish off the job. Joe Thomas should be effective for several more years at least, but they could use a major update at right tackle to help invigorate the run game, and to give more time for a developing QB. Bisnowaty is a highly productive tackle, with experience against top competition in college. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Detroit Lions

53. Detroit Lions

Larry Ogunjobi, Defensive Tackle, Charlotte

The Lions need to generate a pass rush, they were among the worst teams in the last year in that category. An injury to Ansah was a big contributor, and poor play from the linebacker group.  Ngata will be retiring soon, and adding a player in this draft will give him a year or two to develop. Larry Ogunjobi is a defensive tackle that can hold up excellent against the run and can also get into the backfield.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Miami Dolphins

54. Miami Dolphins

Fabian Moreau, Cornerback, UCLA

The Dolphins have made some nice moves in free agency, along with keeping some key players.  They still need to add good, young players to their secondary. Moreau drops a bit because it is a very deep corner class and he is coming off surgery. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - New York Giants

55. New York Giants

Kendell Beckwith, Inside Linebacker, LSU

The Giants have a glaring weakness at middle linebacker, and after adding a lot of expensive talent to their defense, can’t allow the middle of the defense be a weakness.  Beckwith would be a natural pick for the Giants, solidifying the core of the defense for years to come.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Oakland Raiders56. Oakland Raiders

Chris Wormley, Defensive Tackle, Michigan

The Raiders need to solidify their defensive line.  Wormley would be an excellent value here, and he just eats up blockers, allowing players around him to get single matchups.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Houston Texans

57. Houston Texans

Gerald Everett, Tight End, South Alabama

If the Texans pass on Kizer or if he is gone in the first round by the time they pick, they could be hoping that Peterman falls to them here, but in this scenario they grab Kizer in the first and start to add some weapons that will make their offense click. The Texans offense would thrive using 12 personnel, and that means having two great, pass catching tight ends.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Seattle Seahawks

58. Seattle Seahawks

Cooper Kupp, Wide Receiver, Eastern Washington

The Seahawks have done an impressive job of winning games while undergoing a tremendous amount of player turnover. Kupp catches everything thrown at him.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Kansas City Chiefs

59. Kansas City Chiefs

Chris Godwin, Wide Receiver, Penn State

Godwin has been rising since the Rose Bowl, but many teams weren’t sure if that was the exception or the rule.  So far, he has shown that he has far more speed than people expected.

 

NFL Mock Draft -Dallas Cowboys

60. Dallas Cowboys

Jourdan Lewis, Cornerback, Michigan

The signing of Nolan Carroll is a nice start to rebuilding their safety, but they have a lot of work to do.  Jourdan Lewis has domestic violence charge that is going surprisingly under the radar, which makes it difficult to project his draft stock. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Green Bay Packers

61. Green Bay Packers

Josh Jones, Free Safety, NC State

The Packers at times has huge problems in pass defense, and need to add talent to their secondary.  Jones is moving up draft boards quickly, and might even make it into the first round.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Pittsburgh Steelers

62. Pittsburgh Steelers

Nico Siragusa, Offensive Guard, San Diego State

The Steelers’ offensive line played better as the year went on, but they, more than most teams, understand that an injury or two on the offensive line can shut down an explosive offense.

 

NFL Mock Draft - Atlanta Falcons

63. Atlanta Falcons

Cordrea Tankersley, Cornerback, Clemson

The Falcons had a terrible time against the pass this year and it is attributable to several things, among them weak play at defensive tackle, and cornerback play. 

 

NFL Mock Draft - Carolina Panthers64. Carolina Panthers (from Patriots)

Carlos Watkins, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

This pick is from the Patriots in the Kony Ealy trade, and allows them to build up their defensive line.  Watkins is a highly disruptive tackle that will infuse some youth into their aging defensive line.

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