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USA TODAY Sports’ analysis of every 2019 NFL draft selection from Rounds 2 and 3.
(If you want to review what happened in Round 1 on Thursday, click here.)
33. Cardinals — Byron Murphy, CB, Washington: Arguably this draft’s best corner —only one (Deandre Baker) was picked last night — Arizona kicks off Day 2 by putting their selection right in the fairway. And if Arizona is building their team to take down the NFC West champion Rams, corners are crucial. And, not for nothing, if Patrick Peterson does eventually leave, gotta be ready behind him.
34. Colts (from Jets) — Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple: Indy gets “Temple TUFF” with its first pick of this draft and immediately upgrades its nickel defense and special teams. With seasoning, Ya-Sin could be strong enough to give guys like DeAndre Hopkins fits.
35. Jaguars (from Raiders) — Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida: He got some votes as the draft’s best tackle and even more as its preeminent run blocker but didn’t get called in Round 1. Taylor should step right into Jacksonville’s starting right tackle job and help the team re-establish a physical identity while getting Leonard Fournette and Co. going again after the run game dipped to 19th in 2019.
36. 49ers — Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina: He can make things happen from the slot and also mix in as a returner. Should operate nicely underneath of speedster Marquise Goodwin. Samuel caught 62 passes last year and scored 11 times.
37. Panthers (from Giants via Seahawks) — Greg Little, OT, Mississippi: A promising left tackle prospect is made to order in Carolina given the beating and breakdown suffered by Cam Newton last year after the Matt Kalil experiment failed. Little brings a good dose of athleticism to the position but needs to get stronger.
38. Bills (from Jaguars via Raiders) — Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma: They needed to get another sentinel for second-year QB Josh Allen and a guy who can help a team that wants to run the ball and often needs to in Buffalo’s adverse December weather conditions.
39. Buccaneers — Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan: Can’t have enough DBs in a division where Matt Ryan and Drew Brees are constantly slinging it. Joining Justin Evans (2017), M.J. Stewart (2018) and Carlton Davis (2018), Tampa Bay has now taken four cover guys in Round 2 over the past three drafts. Bunting is big (6 feet, nearly 200 pounds) and has 4.4 speed.
40. Raiders (from Bills) — Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson: Oakland begins adding cover guys behind No. 1 corner Gareon Conley, and you can understand why given the specters of Patrick Mahomes and Philip Rivers in the AFC West. At 6-1 and 199 pounds, Mullen’s a nice big corner needed against division WRs like Keenan Allen and Courtland Sutton.
41. Broncos — Dalton Risner, OT, Kansas State: Denver continues drafting for the present (and new QB Joe Flacco) rather than taking another swing at a future quarterback. After getting TE Noah Fant on Thursday, GM John Elway grabs Risner, who also happens to be one of the best humans in the draft (check out his community service work). On the field, he’s a mauler who should protect Flacco and give Denver extra attitude while running the ball.
42. Broncos (from Bengals) — Drew Lock, QB, Missouri: So yeah, all that build-for-the-moment stuff I just wrote … Elway, man. Back into the batter’s box, he takes his latest swing at a franchise quarterback by taking Lock, the type of passer Elway prefers given his arm and ability to operate under center and run play action. Lock threw an SEC single-season record 44 TD passes in 2017 and has steadily improved his accuracy. Joe Flacco … already on notice after Elway popped up 10 spots to end the free fall of Lock, once considered a first-round Lock.
43. Lions — Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii: Scheme versatile player is perfect for Matt Patricia’s defense. Jarrad Davis, a first rounder in 2017, has yet to really establish himself on this unit, which is rugged up front but has issues at the second level.
44. Packers — Elgton Jenkins, OL, Mississippi State: After going defense last night, Green Bay starts fortifying Aaron Rodgers’ front wall. Jenkins might be able to handle any spot with the exception of left tackle, and David Bakhtiari has that handled anyway.
45. Patriots (from Falcons via Rams) — Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt: Last season’s NFL finalists do a deal as New England comes up to take L.A.’s pick. Williams is huge (6-4, 211) and strong and could challenge to start opposite Super Bowl hero Stephon Gilmore. Williams might find himself outside or even guarding tight ends.
46. Browns (from Redskins via Colts) — Greedy Williams, CB, LSU: We finally hear from Cleveland, which sat out Thursday night, happily enjoying Odell Beckham’s arrival at the price of a first rounder. And now GM John Dorsey works a small deal with Indianapolis for Williams, maybe this draft’s top cover corner. Williams has 4.3 speed, mirrors well and has exceptional ball skills. He’s got to improve his tackling, but he could really blossom working opposite 2018 first rounder Denzel Ward.
47. Seahawks (from Panthers) — Marquise Blair, S, Utah: Seattle continues its post-LOB facelift, and Blair could be the guy who ultimately ascends to Kam Chancellor’s throne (though that’s overly optimistic given he doesn’t have anything like Chancellor-level lumber). But Blair will be more Chancellor than Earl Thomas and probably the guy doling out punishment from the box rather than typically playing deep.
48. Saints (from Dolphins) — Erik McCoy, C/G, Texas A&M: New Orleans adds a physical pivot, the next interior guy charged with forming a halo around diminutive Drew Brees and keeping his pass lanes clear. The Saints jumped up for McCoy after losing Max Unger to retirement this offseason.
49. Colts (from Browns) — Ben Banogu, Edge, TCU: At 6-4, 250 pounds he’s much bigger than Darius Leonard but was also apparently listed at linebacker. But with 20 sacks and 45 TFLs in his three year college career (split between TCU and Louisiana-Monroe), expect Banogu to be a regular in opposing backfields.
50. Vikings — Irv Smith, TE, Alabama: Another weapon for Kirk Cousins and a guy who will probably do most of his work on pass routes and leave more of the dirty work to Kyle Rudolph, if he remains a Viking. Smith averaged an impressive 16.1 yards per catch last year and found the end zone seven times.
51. Titans — A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi: At 6-1 and 226 pounds he’s imposing, can run routes on the boundary or from the slot and was highly productive with 160 grabs for more than 2,500 yards over the last two years. Should bring another new element to a passing attack that snagged Adam Humphries in free agency.
52. Bengals (from Steelers via Broncos) — Drew Sample, TE, Washington: He only had 46 catches in four seasons for the Huskies, so he’ll effectively be a third tackle while Tyler Eifert will continue to be the move tight end (assuming he can finally stay healthy).
53. Eagles (from Ravens) — Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State: He did a nice job taking over for Saquon Barkley in Happy Valley last year and could certainly up the ante in Philly’s backfield. Sanders had 1,413 total yards in 2018 and nine TDs, production that could certainly point to him earning Philly’s No. 1 tailback post.
54. Texans (from Seahawks) — Lonnie Johnson, CB, Kentucky: Another really big corner at 6-2 and 213 pounds and a guy who fills a need for a team that saw its secondary depleted by free agency. Johnson only had one interception for the Wildcats, though, so don’t expect a lot field-flipping plays.
55. Texans — Max Scharping, OT, Northern Illinois: After taking Tytus Howard in Round 1, Houston now has two new tackles in its bid to better safeguard QB Deshaun Watson after he was pummeled for 62 sacks in 2018.
56. Chiefs (from Bears via Patriots and Rams) — Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia: Pure speed at 4.3 over 40 yards, Hardman is the type of guy who can get downfield and take advantage of Patrick Mahomes’ arm. However Kansas City’s decision to make a minor move up for Hardman may shed further light on Tyreek Hill’s situation and future given the controversy that’s building around him. Hardman is on the small side (5-10, 187).
57. Eagles — J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford: Carson Wentz now has two power forwards with this guy and Alshon Jeffery. Arcega-Whiteside (6-2, 225) dominates in the red zone (9 TD grabs in 2017 and 14 last year) and uses his big frame effectively.
58. Cowboys — Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida: Dallas gets a nice penetrator for its line and, surely, a more reliable presence than departed David Irving. He could cause quite a bit of disruption between veteran DEs Demarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn.
59. Colts — Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State: Man, perhaps an even more explosive presence than Indy star T.Y. Hilton. Campbell boasts 4.3 speed and caught 90 passes last season, though many were on fly sweeps or quick hitters. Get the ball in his hands and let him go, but he’s probably not ready to be a sophisticated route runner quite yet.
60. Chargers — Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware: Looks like the Bolts are set at safety for some time. The rangy Adderley should nicely complement thumper Derwin James, who quickly made his presence felt as an all-pro rookie in 2018.
61. Rams (from Chiefs) — Taylor Rapp, S, Washington: After losing Lamarcus Joyner in free agency, L.A. again as an enviable safety trifecta with Eric Weddle, John Johnson and Rapp. If he’d timed better in the 40, Rapp’s estimable abilities as an all-around football player probably would’ve gotten him drafted higher.
62. Cardinals (from Saints via Dolphins) — Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts: Arizona gets back into Round 2 by sending QB Josh Rosen to Miami for this selection. Then the Cards add Isabella and his 4.31 speed — he beat Denzel Ward at high school track meets — to the Air Raid, another potentially major weapon for Kyler Murray. Isabella could be Danny Amendola with afterburners.
63. Chiefs (from Rams) — Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia: Eric Berry may be gone, but Kansas City once again has a nice safety duo with Thornhill and Tyrann Mathieu, two very versatile and probably interchangeable DBs.
64. Seahawks (from Patriots) — D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi: He may not run great routes yet, but he’s big, strong and blazing fast (4.33 fast at 6-3, 228 pounds) on go routes. Metcalf should also be a red zone monster given his size and strength. He may only get 40-50 balls in this offense, but that may be a perfect way to utilize him, and Russell Wilson can certainly leverage what Metcalf does best.
65. Cardinals — Zach Allen, DE, Boston College: At 6-4, 281 pounds, he should fit well as a five-technique with Arizona going back to a three-man base front. With 16½ sacks in four years at BC, Allen is the guy more likely to do the dirty work that allows Terrell Suggs, Chandler Jones and others to shine.
66. Steelers (from Raiders) — Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo: Out goes one MAC receiver (Antonio Brown), in comes another. Pittsburgh GM Kevin Colbert has a keen eye for this position, so keep an eye on Johnson.
67. 49ers — Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor: Niners quickly recrafting their receiving corps after taking Deebo Samuel earlier Friday night. After three years at Tennessee, Hurd recreated himself as a receiver last year in Waco, posting 69 grabs for 946 yards. Run after catch shouldn’t be a problem for a guy who rushed for nearly 1,300 yards in 2015.
68. Jets — Jachai Polite, OLB, Florida: He tested terribly and, allegedly, interviewed poorly at the combine, scuttling the stock that once seemed likely to land him in the first round. But with 11 sacks in 2018, the edge-needy Jets are clearly counting on the potential and assumption they can whip Polite into shape.
69. Jaguars — Josh Oliver, TE, San Jose State: He caught 91 balls over the past two years and should get his chance to become Nick Foles’ Jacksonville version of Zach Ertz given the Jags’ current weakness at tight end.
70. Rams (from Buccaneers) — Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis: This guy averaged an unbelievable 8.9 yards per carry over the last two seasons and rushed for 22 TDs in 2018. With RB Malcolm Brown also back, sure seems like the Rams are insulating themselves if Todd Gurley’s knee continues to be problematic.
71. Broncos — Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State: He had 13 TFLs and 8½ sacks in 2018 and should capably slip his 6-3, 281-pound body into the cracks formed by offenses trying to negate Von Miller and Bradley Chubb on the edges. But don’t expect Jones to be the guy sucking up blocks.
72. Bengals — Germaine Pratt, LB, North Carolina State: Cincy’s league-worst defense in 2018 suffered in particular from poor linebacker play, and that was with Vontaze Burfict, who’s now gone. Pratt, a former safety, should provide a lot more coverage than Burfict did.
73. Bears (from Lions via Patriots) — David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State: With 58 catches over the last two seasons, he brings a receiving element departed Jordan Howard didn’t. But Montgomery can also get it done on the ground with 2,362 yards and 24 TDs since 2017. Good to see Chicago get on the board.
74. Bills — Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic: Quicksilver player who brings much-needed youth to this backfield given LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore will be a combined 67 years old by Week 1. But at 5-7, 203 pounds, Singletary has more of a Barry Sanders build (but lacks the long speed) … and penchant for records after setting an FBS record with 33 TDs in 2017.
75. Packers — Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M: Much more receiver than blocker, he can earn his spurs behind Jimmy Graham and should already be a much more productive player than the veteran between the 20-yard lines. Sternberger averaged 17.3 yards per catch last year and scored 10 times.
76. Redskins — Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State: More speed, something Washington didn’t reap much from given Paul Richardson’s injury last year. McLaurin should also be a core special teamer. Only caught 75 balls for the Buckeyes over the past three years.
77. Patriots (from Panthers via Seahawks) — Chase Winovich, OLB/DE, Michigan: Scheme versatile. Relentless. And, bonus, a delightful personality Pats Nation will need after losing Gronk to retirement.
78. Dolphins — Michael Deiter, G, Wisconsin: Miami’s rebuild shifts to the O-line, which will now have to safeguard a fairly statue-esque passer in Rosen. Deiter could also enhance an 18th-ranked run game.
79. Rams (from Falcons) — David Long, CB, Michigan: Not currently a need for L.A., but Aqib Talib is aging and Marcus Peters is unsigned beyond 2019.
80. Browns — Sione Takitaki, LB, BYU: Will solidify Cleveland’s depth and special teams in short term and maybe matures into a solid contributor despite limited athleticism.
81. Lions (from Vikings) — Will Harris, S, Boston College: Rare intradivisional trade with Minnesota nets Detroit a safety who might be ticketed to replace Glover Quin.
82. Titans — Nate Davis, G, Charlotte: Fair to say my favorite pick of the draft? My namesake should immediately plug in between OTs Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin and add some more juice to the Derrick Henry-fueled run game. Davis told me at the combine he’s also learning to play center.
83. Steelers — Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State: A former receiver, he should give Pittsburgh needed help defending the pass and should occasionally make the big plays that have been lacking from the secondary.
84. Chiefs (from Seahawks) — Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois: Yet another cog in Kansas City’s reloaded front, he can make a mess alongside DT Chris Jones.
85. Ravens — Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech: Baltimore needed to reload its front and find a guy who could exert pressure with Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith gone. Who better to come to the rescue than college football’s all-time sack leader.
86. Texans —Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State: A nice combo tight end is yet another way to protect and help and preserve Deshaun Watson.
87. Patriots (via Bears) — Damien Harris, RB, Alabama: The Tide’s primary back in 2018, and probably nearly as good as first-round teammate Josh Jacobs, expect him to take some of the load off Sony Michel.
88. Seahawks (from Eagles via Lions and Vikings) — Cody Barton, LB, Utah: Probably a depth and special teams guy while this fairly green prospect starts out learning his craft behind Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.
89. Colts — Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford: Indy continues to build out what’s becoming a formidable front seven. The Colts may now also have a defensive quarterback from Palo Alto.
90. Cowboys — Connor McGovern, G, Penn State: Dallas’ O-line seems pretty set inside assuming C Travis Frederick returns. This might also be an indication last year’s second rounder, Connor Williams, is ready for some tackle time.
91. Chargers — Trey Pipkins, T, Sioux Falls: Maybe a swing tackle early on, maybe a guy who develops quickly enough to displace suspect RT Sam Tevi.
92. Jets (from Chiefs via Seahawks and Vikings) — Chuma Edoga, OL, USC: He rejoins Sam Darnold in the Big Apple and better take good care of the franchise.
93. Ravens (from Saints via Jets and Vikings) — Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame: Massive target at 6-4 and 220 pounds, he should do a “Twins” poster with new teammate Hollywood Brown. Boykins will be hard for sometimes scattershot Lamar Jackson to miss.
94. Buccaneers (from Rams) — Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn: Tampa Bay continues to stockpile corners, presumably re-calibrating its defense to stop the pass-heavy Saints and Falcons.
95. Giants (from Patriots via Browns) — Oshane Ximines, DE, Old Dominion: New York finally gets some edge presence from a nascent football program. Ximines had 33 sacks against lower-level competition.
x-96. Bills (from Redskins) — Dawson Knox, TE, Mississippi: Buffalo doesn’t have much at the position, so Knox has a chance to make an immediate impact as an every-down tight end.
x-97. Rams (from Patriots) — Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma: Depth. Maybe Andrew Whitworth’s successor one day.
x-98. Jaguars (from Rams) — Quincy Williams, LB, Murray State: Brother of Alabama’s/Jets’ Quinnen Williams. Speed could allow him to spell Telvin Smith and Myles Jack when needed.
x-99. Buccaneers (from Rams) — Mike Edwards, S, Kentucky: If you’re not keeping track, the Bucs have now taken three DBs tonight. Edwards is a new-age version who can play safety or in the slot.
x-100. Panthers — Will Grier, QB, West Virginia: Cam Newton insurance obviously and a guy who should get meaningful reps in the coming months while Newton’s shoulder heals. Maybe someone Carolina can invest in and trade down the line.
x-101. Patriots (from Patriots via Rams) — Yodny Cajuste, T, West Virginia: Welp, there’s an opening on Tom Brady’s blind side after Trent Brown left for Oakland, but Cajuste is a long shot to fill it in 2019.
x-102. Vikings (from Ravens) — Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State: Dalvin Cook hasn’t been healthy, and Latavius Murray signed with New Orleans. Makes sense to pluck a guy who racked up nearly 3,000 total yards over the past two seasons.
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