The first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft concluded on Thursday night and it was as zany as advertised. The Cardinals got their new shiny QB toy in Kyler Murray solidifying a new era in Arizona. There were also a handful of, “what the hell?” picks, kicked off by the Oakland Raiders. All in all, it was a fantastic way to start the NFL Draft and now it’s time for Day 2. There’s plenty of talent left on the board for the second and third-round of the draft, including 10 players in my top 32. How will it play out? Where will DK Metcalf land? How far does Drew Lock fall? When will the run on wide receivers and cornerbacks begin? This is one of the many ways it could all go down.
Arizona Cardinals- Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
- The Cardinals got their franchise QB with the first pick, but now have their choice of sliding talent here. Byron Murphy gives them one of the safest players in the draft and the best defender on the board. He can plug right in at starting corner with his elite technique, ball skills, and instincts.
- My Rank: 10th
- Pro Comparison: Chris Harris Jr.
Indianapolis Colts (from NY Jets)- Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
- The Colts traded out of the first-round, but can still end up with an immediate impact player. Deebo Samuel can start in the slot from day one and return kicks. He’s a YAC monster and one of the best route runners in the class. A perfect compliment to TY Hilton.
- My Rank: 26th
- Pro Comparison: Golden Tate
Oakland Raiders- Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
- It’s clear the Raiders are attacking the draft in a specific way based off of the first-round. They want high character tone-setters. Rock Ya-Sin checks their boxes for both of those things. He’s a physical press corner and can start opposite Gareon Conley.
- My Rank: 39th
- Pro Comparison: Joe Haden
San Francisco 49ers- Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
- After jacking up their front seven with Nick Bosa the 49ers need to address their secondary. Greedy Williams has the length and athleticism skills they covet. Richard Sherman will be the perfect mentor to Greedy and is the best bet for helping him put it all together.
- My Rank: 37th
- Pro Comparison: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Seattle Seahawks (from NY Giants)- Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida
- Not surprisingly the Seahawks traded back, twice. They can still end up with the perfect DB for their team in Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. His versatility to play either nickel or safety is ideal. The athleticism, length, ball skills, and demeanor just scream Seahawks.
- My Rank: 29th
- Pro Comparison: Malcolm Jenkins
Jacksonville Jaguars- Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
- After going BPA in the first-round and snagging Josh Allen, the Jaguars need to build up their offense. Jawaan Taylor slid for injury/weight issues, but he’s the ideal right tackle for Jacksonville. His nastiness and dominance as a run blocker will complete this O-line.
- My Rank: 14th
- Pro Comparison: D’Brickashaw Ferguson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Charles Omenihu, DL, Texas
- Devin White was always Tampa’s guy and they got him, but now they need to go after D-line talent. Charles Omenihu gives them a player with the versatility to play 3T, 5T, or EDGE. His length and athleticism can be used as a mismatch by Todd Bowles.
- My Rank: 30th
- Pro Comparison: DeForest Buckner
Buffalo Bills- DK Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
- In the first-round the Bills got a steal in Ed Oliver to juice up their front seven. Now, they must add help for Josh Allen and lucky for them the top WR is sliding. DK Metcalf gives them a height-weight-speed outside option to rip the lid off of defenses.
- My Rank: 10th
- Pro Comparison: Josh Gordon
Denver Broncos- Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
- The Broncos sort of shocked everybody and traded back to take super athletic TE Noah Fant over a LB or QB. Now, they can still get their QB of the future in Drew Lock on Day 2. Lock fits what Elway loves in a QB and will have the opportunity to sit and learn behind Joe Flacco.
- My Rank: 93rd
- Pro Comparison: Jay Cutler
Cincinnati Bengals- Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
- After missing out on Devin Bush in the first and making the smart selection of Jonah Williams, the Bengals still have a linebacker hole. Blake Cashman is the best available and his instincts and physical play are perfect for what the Bengals need. He can lead this D for the next few years.
- My Rank: 45th
- Pro Comparison: Sean Lee
Detroit Lions- Chase Winovich, EDGE, Michigan
- The Lions love drafting tough football players who are safe bets to pan out. They got that in the first with TJ Hockenson and they get it here with Chase Winovich. Wino can start opposite Trey Flowers and fits right in with his leadership, athleticism, motor, and well-rounded game.
- My Rank: 40th
- Pro Comparison: Chris Long
Green Bay Packers- Dalton Risner, OL, Kansas State
- After doubling down on defense in the first-round the Packers need to help Aaron Rodgers and the offense. Dalton Risner can plug-and-play at guard and eventually move to tackle. He’s a mean SOB who will be a run mauler and potential Pro Bowl player on the inside.
- My Rank: 32nd
- Pro Comparison: Matt Light
Los Angeles Rams (from Atlanta)- Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
- After trading out of the first-round the Rams can still snag an instant starter. With a need at center just take the best one available in Erik McCoy. His size and athleticism would be a massive plus for the Rams interior O-line.
- My Rank: 42nd
- Pro Comparison: Mike Pouncey
Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)- Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
- The Colts can continue to reload with starting talent in the second-round. Taylor Rapp is a perfect strong safety to pair with Malik Hooker. His instincts, versatility, and aggressive play are exactly what the Colts secondary needs, he screams Chris Ballard pick.
- My Rank: 55th
- Pro Comparison: Antoine Bethea
Carolina Panthers- Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State
- Going Brian Burns in the first-round was a steal and addressed a need, but now it’s time to get Cam Newton more help. Kelvin Harmon is the perfect outside compliment to DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel. His size and strong hands will be an asset in the red zone.
- My Rank: 35th
- Pro Comparison: Michael Crabtree
Miami Dolphins- Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
- With the Dolphins tanking for 2020 they added a perfect fit in Christian Wilkins in the first. Keep building through the trenches and stop the peculiar Cody Ford slide. Ford is a nasty right tackle and gives the Dolphins bookend tackles with him and Laremy Tunsil.
- My Rank: 16th
- Pro Comparison: Cordy Glenn
Cleveland Browns- Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
- After using their first-round pick to steal Odell Beckham Jr. the Browns can go nab a defensive starter. Corner isn’t a drastic need, but Amani Oruwariye is too good to pass up. His length and athleticism opposite Denzel Ward can give the Browns starting corners for a decade.
- My Rank: 53rd
- Pro Comparison: Chris McAlister
Minnesota Vikings- Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
- With one of the smartest first-round moves by taking Garrett Bradbury to sure up their O-line, the Vikings and Mike Zimmer can now go grab a DB. Nasir Adderley has the range and physicality to plug right in on the backend with Harrison Smith. Zim will love his playing style.
- My Rank: 27th
- Pro Comparison: Eric Weddle
Tennessee Titans- JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
- The Titans took a top five talent who won’t play this year (ACL) in Jeffery Simmons, so now they need impact. Give Marcus Mariota another target with Corey Davis and Adam Humphries like JJ Arcega-Whiteside. JJAW can dominate 50/50 balls, be the go-to red zone option, and stretch the field.
- My Rank: 65th
- Pro Comparison: Jordy Nelson
Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh)- Michael Deiter, OL, Wisconsin
- The Broncos need to continue to build their offense, specifically the O-line. With a pass catching core and Joe Flacco ready to go they need protection. Michael Deiter gives them the ability to plug-and-play at center or guard. He’s one of the safest O-line options.
- My Rank: 48th
- Pro Comparison: Josh Sitton
Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore)- Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
- After a sneaky move to jump the Texans and grab their OT of the future in Andre Dillard, the Eagles should get another weapon for Carson Wentz. Hakeem Butler has the size and field stretching ability to be an instant mismatch. Play him outside or as a jumbo slot.
- My Rank: 58th
- Pro Comparison: Plaxico Burress
Houston Texans (from Seattle)- Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
- After a major overdraft in the first-round with Tytus Howard the Texans need to add a potential starter. Justin Layne has a lot of upside with his size and ball skill. He should be able to compete for a starting job right away or at least by year two.
- My Rank: 61st
- Pro Comparison: Jimmy Smith
Houston Texans- Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
- Even though they went O-line in the first-round they should do it again. Elgton Jenkins is a safe option as a plug-and-play center and would allow Nick Martin to kick to guard. They need a tone setter on that O-line and this is him. Jenkins is mean and physical.
- My Rank: 63rd
- Pro Comparison: Andre Gurode
New England Patriots (from Chicago)- Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
- Surprisingly the Patriots went receiver in the first-round with N’Keal Harry, but they should keep adding. Irv Smith Jr. can be the starting tight end right away. He’s an above-average blocker and does a lot of damage after the catch. A trustworthy option.
- My Rank: 34th
- Pro Comparison: Delanie Walker
Philadelphia Eagles- Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, Memphis
- Keep building this offense for Carson Wentz. Jordan Howard is fine, but Darrell Henderson is electric and gives the Eagles a home run hitter. His combo of contact balance, burst, and elusiveness will make him a top big play back in the league.
- My Rank: 43rd
- Pro Comparison: Jamaal Charles
Dallas Cowboys- Dre’Mont Jones, IDL, Ohio State
- With no first-round pick the Cowboys need to go D-line or safety here. Dre’Mont Jones is a nice fit as a pass rushing 3-Tech. His athleticism, hand usage, and motor are going to be a mismatch for guards in the passing game. He’ll get plenty of one-on-ones next to Tank Lawrence.
- My Rank: 91st
- Pro Comparison: Nick Fairley
Indianapolis Colts- Renell Wren, IDL, Arizona State
- Chris Ballard understands adding multiple starters on Day 2 can be more important than having a first-round pick. With needs at WR and S addressed earlier they can go IDL here. Renell Wren is raw, but his length, explosion, and power are a great fit in the Colts rotation.
- My Rank: 70th
- Pro Comparison: Akiem Hicks
Los Angeles Chargers- Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
- Stealing Jerry Tillery in the first-round was a great move by the Chargers. Keep building the D and get Gus Bradley his single-high safety to compliment Derwin James. Deionte Thompson is built for this role with his range and ball skills. This is his ideal landing spot.
- My Rank: 54th
- Pro Comparison: Reggie Nelson
Kansas City Chiefs- AJ Brown, WR, Ole Miss
- The Chiefs didn’t have a first-round pick and now with questions surrounding Tyreek Hill’s future they must select a receiver. AJ Brown is a safe option as a big slot with great hands, YAC ability, and 50/50 skills. He gives Patrick Mahomes a safety net.
- My Rank: 60th
- Pro Comparison: Quincy Enunwa
New Orleans Saints- Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
- With very few picks the Saints need to get a lot of bang for their buck. Ted Ginn Jr.’s on his last legs so getting a replacement is optimal. Mecole Hardman is a field stretch, but can do damage after the catch. His release game and speed are going to be a perfect fit.
- My Rank: 69th
- Pro Comparison: Brandin Cooks
Kansas City Chiefs (from LA Rams)- Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
- With some secondary questions the Chiefs need to find a starter on the backend. Taking Juan Thornhill gives them the option to play him at safety or cornerback. His elite athleticism, fluidity and ball skills are exactly what the Chiefs secondary needs opposite Tyrann Mathieu.
- My Rank: 52nd
- Pro Comparison: Byron Jones
New England Patriots- Zach Allen, DL, Boston College
- With holes all along their defensive line the Patriots need to add some impact players. Zach Allen is a lunch pail guy that fits what the Patriots like on the D-line. He’s got inside-outside flexibility and wins with power, leverage, and a motor. Allen’s ability vs the run will be coveted.
- My Rank: 66th
- Pro Comparison: Aaron Smith
Arizona Cardinals- Yodny Cajuste, OL, West Virginia
- My Rank: 57th
- Pro Comparison: Levi Jones
Pittsburgh Steelers (from Oakland)- Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
- My Rank: 50th
- Pro Comparison: Robert Woods
San Francisco 49ers- DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss
- My Rank: 44th
- Pro Comparison: Davante Adams
New York Jets- Christian Miller, EDGE, Alabama
- My Rank: 49th
- Pro Comparison: TJ Watt
Jacksonville Jaguars- Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
- My Rank: 64th
- Pro Comparison: Greg Olsen
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
- My Rank: 79th
- Pro Comparison: Mike Wallace
Denver Broncos- Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
- My Rank: 62nd
- Pro Comparison: Jordan Hicks
Cincinnati Bengals- Khalen Saunders, IDL, Western Illinois
- My Rank: 86th
- Pro Comparison: Jurrell Casey
TRADE: Arizona Cardinals (from Detroit via New England)- Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
- Cardinals receive: 73rd overall pick
- Patriots receive: Josh Rosen
- My Rank: 46th
- Pro Comparison: Allen Robinson
Buffalo Bills- Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
- My Rank: 68th
- Pro Comparison: Zach Ertz
Green Bay Packers- Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
- My Rank: 82nd
- Pro Comparison: Todd Heap
Washington- Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
- My Rank: 107th
- Pro Comparison: Percy Harvin
Carolina Panthers- Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
- My Rank: 78th
- Pro Comparison: Cam Robinson
Miami Dolphins- Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Eastern Michigan
- My Rank: 81st
- Pro Comparison: Aaron Schobel
Los Angeles Rams (from Atlanta)- Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
- My Rank: 17th
- Pro Comparison: Melvin Ingram
Cleveland Browns- David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
- My Rank: 77th
- Pro Comparison: Riley Reiff
Minnesota Vikings- Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, Nebraska
- My Rank: 71st
- Pro Comparison: Emmanuel Sanders
Tennessee Titans- Dru Samia, OG, Oklahoma
- My Rank: 97th
- Pro Comparison: Kevin Zeitler
Pittsburgh Steelers- Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
- My Rank: 89th
- Pro Comparison: Leon Hall
Kansas City Chiefs (from Seattle)- Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
- My Rank: 83rd
- Pro Comparison: John Brown
Baltimore Ravens- Nate Davis, OG, Charlotte
- My Rank: 113th
- Pro Comparison: Ben Grubbs
Houston Texans- David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
- My Rank: 47th
- Pro Comparison: Kareem Hunt
Chicago Bears- Amani Hooker, DB, Iowa
- My Rank: 80th
- Pro Comparison: Desmond King
Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia)- Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame
- My Rank: 76th
- Pro Comparison: Alex Anzalone
Indianapolis Colts- David Long, CB, Michigan
- My Rank: 87th
- Pro Comparison: Carlos Rogers
Dallas Cowboys- Will Harris, S, Boston College
- My Rank: 116th
- Pro Comparison: Bradley McDougald
Los Angeles Chargers- Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
- My Rank: 112th
- Pro Comparison: Eli Apple
Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City)- Terry McLaurin, WR, Ohio State
- My Rank: 73rd
- Pro Comparison: Nate Burleson
New York Jets (from New Orleans)- Connor McGovern, C, Penn State
- My Rank: 126th
- Pro Comparison: Ali Marpet
Los Angeles Rams- Daylon Mack, IDL, Texas A&M
- My Rank: 84th
- Pro Comparison: Brandon Williams
New York Giants (from New England via Cleveland)- Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech
- My Rank: 163rd
- Pro Comparison: Za’Darius Smith
Washington*- Alex Bars, OG, Notre Dame
- My Rank: 94th
- Pro Comparison: Joe Thuney
New England Patriots*- Trysten Hill, IDL, UCF
- My Rank: 108th
- Pro Comparison: Sharrif Floyd
Jacksonville Jaguars (from LA Rams)*- Julian Love, DB, Notre Dame
- My Rank: 72nd
- Pro Comparison: Brent Grimes
Los Angeles Rams*- Jahlani Tavai, LB, Hawaii
- My Rank: 96th
- Pro Comparison: Vontaze Burfict
Carolina Panthers*- Sheldrick Redwine, DB, Miami
- My Rank: 106th
- Pro Comparison: Damarious Randall
New England Patriots*- KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno State
- My Rank: 90th
- Pro Comparison: Stevie Johnson
Baltimore Ravens*- Bobby Okereke, LB, Stanford
- My Rank: 98th
- Pro Comparison: Nigel Bradham
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