Live Day 2 draft analysis from the PFF team

The PFF analysis team will be providing pick-by-pick commentary, as well as updates on the latest Day 2 news.

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Live Day 2 draft analysis from the PFF team


Last night, Round 1 of the 2017 NFL Draft ushered in a new pool of talent. Myles Garrett was the unsurprising No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, but trades throughout the night kept the drama high. Be sure to check out PFF’s analysis for every Thursday pick.

This evening we dive headlong into Rounds 2 and 3. Be sure to stick with Pro Football Focus throughout the night for live coverage here as our team continues to react to every pick.

To see PFF’s list of the best players remaining entering Day 2, click here.


12:27 a.m. ET, April 29

Top 50 remaining prospects for Day 3

With Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, the Pro Football Focus analysis team takes a look at the top remaining players on our draft board. Edge defender Carl Lawson and wide receiver Dede Westbrook are among the highest-ranked prospects headed for Rounds 4–7.


11:50 p.m. ET, April 28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 3, pick No. 107 overall: Kendell Beckwith, LB, LSU

Bucs get linebacker with last pick of Day 2

Kendell Beckwith is the second LSU linebacker to be drafted on Day 2. Beckwith is a big LB at 6-foot-2 and 243 pounds who likes to come downhill and hit people. Beckwith’s run-stop percentage of 11.7 ranks 19th among all linebackers in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:47 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, pick No. 106 overall: Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

Seahawks end big day with Michigan receiver

The Seahawks ended a busy Day 2 by selecting Michigan’s top receiver from 2016. While he ranked just 89th with a drop rate of 9.52 last season, Darboh is an excellent route-runner who impressed at the combine by running a 4.45-second 40-yard dash. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:45 p.m. ET, April 28

Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 3, pick No. 105 overall: James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

Steelers add local legend in Round 3

Pitt running back James Conner is one of the best stories in the draft, as he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but has now been declared cancer-free. Conner is a power back at 233 pounds who averaged 3.0 yards after contact per attempt in 2016. He forced 39 missed tackles as a runner last season. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:42 p.m. ET, April 28

San Francisco 49ers

Round 3, pick No. 104 overall: C. J. Beathard, QB, Iowa

49ers trade up for former Big Ten signal-caller

This pick is a bit of a head-scratcher, as Beathard was our 10th-ranked quarterback and 225th-ranked player overall. While he’s a solid athlete that flashes the arm strength to make perimeter throws, he struggled to consistently make plays downfield. On throws longer than 10 yards from the line of scrimmage in 2016, he completed just 32 of 84 pass attempts for 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

PFF QB Analyst Zac Robinson on Beathard:

Beathard has a very live, whippy arm, with the ability to drive the ball to all levels. He has experience working both under center and in pro passing concepts. When he’s playing in rhythm and on time, he shows good accuracy, especially outside the numbers. The biggest question marks come with his feel in the pocket and consistency getting through reads. Beathard is a solid developmental pick with a chance to be a future backup QB.


11:41 p.m. ET, April 28

New Orleans Saints

Round 3, pick No. 103 overall: Trey Hendrickson, Edge, Florida Atlantic

Saints get most productive pass-rusher in draft

Trey Hendrickson’s 20.5 pass-rushing productivity rating ranks No. 1 among all edge rushers in the draft class. Hendrickson can consistently get the edge with his burst off the line and generated one pressure outside for every 8.1 pass-rushing snaps, a rate that ranked first in the class. Over the past three seasons, Hendrickson has tallied 29 sacks, 36 QB hits, 91 hurries, and two batted passes on 318 pass-rushing snaps. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:36 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, pick No. 102 overall: Nazair Jones, DI, North Carolina

Seahawks add another defensive lineman

Jones has tremendous length, standing at 6-foot-5 with 34-inch arms. He can play both a 3-technique defensive tackle and a 5-technique defensive end, so he give the Seahawks some positional versatility. Jones uses his length effectively, and has batted 12 passes down in the last three years. Jones finished 2016 with an 86.5 run-defense grade. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:32 p.m. ET, April 28

Denver Broncos

Round 3, pick No. 101 overall: Brendan Langley, CB, Lamar

Broncos select small-school Senior Bowl prospect

We first saw Brendan Langley at the Senior Bowl, where he gave up three receptions on six targets and posted two tackles. His technique in coverage is under-developed at this stage, but he possesses excellent long speed. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:29 p.m. ET, April 28

Tennessee Titans

Round 3, pick No. 100 overall: Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International

Titans grab tight end out of deep class

Jonnu Smith can hopefully develop into another passing-game weapon for QB Marcus Mariota. Smith recorded 294 yards after the catch last season. His 1.41 yards per route run in 2016 rank 24th in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:27 p.m. ET, April 28

Philadelphia Eagles

Round 3, pick No. 99 overall: Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

Eagles select ball-hawking cornerback

Rasul Douglas had a super-productive 2016, as he intercepted eight passes and broke up another 10 throws into his coverage. He has limited experience in press coverage, and his 4.59-second 40-yard dash time doesn’t stack up with much of the rest of the draft class. If he learns how to use his size better in coverage, he could develop into a solid all-around player. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:23 p.m. ET, April 28

Arizona Cardinals

Round 3, pick No. 98 overall: Chad Williams, WR, Grambling

Cardinals get young WR to learn under Larry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald probably only has one or two seasons left in the desert, and bringing in Chad Williams now will allow him to learn from the future Hall of Fame player. Williams is a crisp route runner who is almost 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. Williams played at a smaller school, but held his own against the top college competition at the Senior Bowl. Williams consistently beat the nation’s top cornerbacks in one-on-one drills in Senior Bowl practices both against press and off coverage. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:22 p.m. ET, April 28

Miami Dolphins

Round 3, pick No. 97 overall: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

Physical cornerback headed to South Beach

The Dolphins have selected Clemson cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, who was our 39th-ranked prospect in the draft class. In two full seasons as a starter, he yielded a QB passer rating against of just 41.2, as he gave up just one catch of 30-plus yards and one touchdown. His physicality could lead to penalties at the next level, but it’s this aggressiveness that allowed him to defend a total of 26 passes between 2015 and 2016. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:18 p.m. ET, April 28

Detroit Lions

Round 3, pick No. 96 overall: Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois

Lions snag deep-threat WR on Day 2

Kenny Golladay was at his best as a deep threat in 2016, as he can track the ball well and hauled in 14 deep targets (20 or more yards downfield), 10th-most in the draft class. Golladay has been one of the more sure-handed wide receivers in the country, dropping five passes over the past two seasons. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:16 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, pick No. 95 overall: Delano Hill, S, Michigan

Third Michigan defender of night lands in Seattle

Delano Hill didn’t receive the press of the other Michigan defenders taken thus far in the draft, but he was a dependable player on the back end and will provide solid depth in Seattle. He gave up catches on just 22 of 40 throws into his coverage last season, and also showed the physicality and tackling ability to be a reliable run defender. He ranked 10th in tackling efficiency among all FBS safeties in 2016. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:13 p.m. ET, April 28

Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 3, pick No. 94 overall: Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee

Steelers get in on cornerback run

Sutton is one of the better cornerbacks in the country, but was hindered by injury in 2016, which pushed him down a bit in addition to the general depth of the class. Sutton only allowed three touchdowns into his primary coverage over the past three seasons at Tennessee. He also racked up five interceptions and 17 passes broken up over his career. Sutton can make an impact for the Steelers when healthy and fits what they like to do on defense. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:11 p.m. ET, April 28

Green Bay Packers

Round 3, pick No. 93 overall: Montravius Adams, DI, Auburn

Versatile defensive lineman heads to Green Bay

Montravius Adams lined up at 0, 3, and 5-technique at Auburn, and should be able to offer similar flexibility for the Packers. In three seasons, he registered 87 total QB pressures and showed the ability to consistently defeat one-on-one blocks. However, he at times struggled against double-teams, which is a skill he’ll need to improve if Green Bay wants to play him at nose tackle. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:07 p.m. ET, April 28

Dallas Cowboys

Round 3, pick No. 92 overall: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

Cowboys double-dip at cornerback

The cornerback class is so loaded that picking up two of them seems like a smart draft strategy. Lewis is one of the better coverage cornerbacks in the class, and PFF’s No. 3 CB, so he represents a tremendous value for the Cowboys in the third round. Lewis recorded six interceptions and 28 pass breakups over the past three season at Michigan. Opposing quarterbacks only had a 46.0 passer rating when throwing into Lewis’s coverage in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


11:04 p.m. ET, April 28

Los Angeles Rams

Round 3, pick No. 91 overall: John Johnson, S, Boston College

Rams select Boston College defensive back

John Johnson played cornerback at Boston College until transitioning to strong safety in 2016, and at times seemed to struggle with his conversion. While he broke up a total of nine passes last year, he allowed five touchdowns into his coverage and a QB rating against of 97.0. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


11:01 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, pick No. 90 overall: Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF

Seahawks get another piece for their talented secondary

In a class that is absolutely loaded with good cornerbacks, the Seahawks finally snag one in the third round. Griffin is a 6-foot corner with long arms who is fast and athletic and fits the Seattle cornerback profile. Griffin had 15 plays on the ball in 2016 with four interceptions and 11 passes broken up. Opposing quarterbacks only had a 63.4 QB rating when throwing into Griffin’s coverage in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:56 p.m. ET, April 28

Houston Texans

Round 3, pick No. 89 overall: D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas

Texans select productive Longhorn running back

The Texans added depth to their backfield in the form of former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman. He moves very well laterally for his size, as evidenced by the 64 forced missed tackles he posted in 2016. While he is capable of handling a heavy workload as a runner, he caught just 13 passes in three seasons and will need to develop his blocking and receiving skills in order to see the field consistently as a rookie. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:54 p.m. ET, April 28

Oakland Raiders

Round 3, pick No. 88 overall: Eddie Vanderdoes, DI, UCLA

Raiders get more defensive line help

Eddie Vanderdoes has been dominant when he is fully healthy, but his injury history pushed him down to Round 3, where the Raiders get a steal. Vanderdoes can play multiple positions along the defensive line and is solid against the run, with 16 run stops in the 2016 season. Vanderdoes can also provide an interior pass-rush for the Raiders. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:49 p.m. ET, April 28

New York Giants

Round 3, pick No. 87 overall: Davis Webb, QB, California

Giants hope they have QB of future with Webb

Davis Webb looks the part, as he has good size and a strong arm, and flashes the ability to be accurate when in rhythm. However, while he ranked fourth in PFF grades after five weeks in 2016, he plummeted to 142nd for the rest of the year. He struggled on downfield throws, as he completed just 39 of 110 throws that traveled at least 20 yards through the air last season. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

PFF QB Analyst Zac Robinson on Webb:

Davis Webb has high-end arm talent and a lot of pop coming out of the hand. He throws a great deep ball and excels when throwing in rhythm, especially to the intermediate part of the field. When the defensive look is defined and he knows where to go with the ball, he shows good accuracy. Webb’s overall vision and work within the pocket needs refinement, however. The Giants’ system and learning behind Eli Manning is a good spot for him to land. His noted work ethic and knowledge of the game give him a chance to develop into a quality backup.


10:46 p.m. ET, April 28

Kansas City Chiefs

Round 3, pick No. 86 overall: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

Chiefs get RB who can catch in the third round

Kareem Hunt was one of the better running backs in the FBS last season at creating yardage on his own. Hunt has tremendous balance and forced 76 missed tackles in 2016. He wasn’t tackled on first contact on 42.4 percent of his runs in 2016, which ranks second-best in the draft class. Hunt is also a talented pass catcher out of the backfield and can stay on the field on third downs. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:43 p.m. ET, April 28

New England Patriots

Round 3, pick No. 85 overall: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy

Patriots waste no time in making second selection of draft

Patriots fans had to wait 83 picks for their defending champs to finally make their first selection, but just two for the next pick. Antonio Garcia was an excellent pass-blocker in 2016, as his 87.5 pass-blocking grade ranked sixth among FBS tackles. He is an excellent athlete with the feet to continue playing OT at the next level, but will need time transitioning from the “air raid” offense at Troy to the Patriots’ more traditional offense. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:40 p.m. ET, April 28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 3, pick No. 84 overall: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

Buccaneers double-dip on weapons for Winston

The Buccaneers landed the premier tight end in the class with their first-round pick of O.J. Howard, and now come back in the third round and select wide receiver Chris Godwin. Godwin can stretch defenses deep, and his 14 deep receptions (passes 20 or more yards downfield) ranked 10th in the draft class. Godwin is at his best running post routes, catching 10-of-13 post routes in 2016 for 330 yards and two touchdowns. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:38 p.m. ET, April 28

New England Patriots

Round 3, pick No. 83 overall: Derek Rivers, Edge, Youngstown State

Patriots finally get on board, select talented FBS pass-rusher

Derek Rivers impressed us during Senior Bowl practices, and further helped his draft stock by posting a sack and three total QB pressures during the game in Mobile. He has an outstanding first step off the snap, and also shows the ability to play with great leverage against the run. The Patriots will be able to play him situationally as a rookie, but he has the all-around skill-set to potentially be an every-down player in time. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:34 p.m. ET, April 28

Denver Broncos

Round 3, pick No. 82 overall: Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech

Broncos get a dangerous weapon in Henderson

Carlos Henderson is one of the better open-field runners in the draft class; he forced 48 missed tackles as a receiver in 2016, which ranked first in all of FBS, with the next closest player having just 26. Henderson averaged 9.6 yards after the catch per reception in 2016, so he can help the Broncos move the chains. Henderson also offers kick-return ability. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:32 p.m. ET, April 28

Washington Redskins

Round 3, pick No. 81 overall: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

Redskins select talented — but injured — cornerback

Fabian Moreau suffered a torn pectoral muscle during his pro-day workout, but that didn’t stop Washington from pulling the trigger. Moreau gave up two touchdowns on 62 throws into his coverage last season, and intercepted two throws while breaking up 10 other passes. He blazed a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at the combine, and showed himself to be one of the most athletic cornerback prospects in a very deep class. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:28 p.m. ET, April 28

Indianapolis Colts

Rounds 3, pick No. 80 overall: Tarell Basham, Edge, Ohio

Colts cash in on deep pass-rush class

This draft class is loaded with pass-rushers, and Tarell Basham is a good selection in the third round for the Colts. Basham plays with tremendous effort and has a highly-effective bull-rush. He collected 10 sacks, nine QB hits, 52 hurries, and two batted passes on 401 pass-rushing snaps in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:26 p.m. ET, April 28

New York Jets

Round 3, pick No. 79 overall: ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama

Jets select speedy Alabama receiver

The Jets needed help at receiver, and ArDarius Stewart should be able to provide it to them. His speed and explosiveness after the catch is outstanding, and translated into big production, as he averaged 10.7 yards after the catch (second-best among Power-5 receivers). He did drop 11 balls between 2015 and 2016, but has a good catch radius and is also a competitive blocker. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:23 p.m. ET, April 28

Baltimore Ravens

Round 3, pick No. 78 overall: Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama

Ozzie Newsome gets another Alabama player

Williams is one of the premier edge-rushers in the draft class and fits the Ravens’ scheme perfectly. Williams recorded 10 sacks, 10 QB hits, and 39 hurries on 287 pass-rushing snaps in 2016. His pass-rushing productivity rating of 16.8 ranks third among edge players in the class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:20 p.m. ET, April 28

Carolina Panthers

Round 3, pick No. 77 overall: Daeshon Hall, Edge, Texas A&M

Panthers look to bolster pass-rush

Daeshon Hall was solid in one-on-ones during Senior Bowl practices (six wins on nine reps), but was not as productive throughout the 2016 season. Part of this was due to his inability to finish consistently, as he missed 11 tackles on 52 attempts. He does possess good size and length, which he can use effectively to defeat blocks. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:17 p.m. ET, April 28

New Orleans Saints

Round 3, pick No. 76 overall: Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida

Saints get athletic linebacker in Round 3

Anzalone is an athletic and agile linebacker that has shown an ability to run downfield when covering tight ends. He has been a very effective blitzer, and his 25.0 pass-rushing productivity mark ranks fourth in the draft class. Anzalone also racked up 22 defensive stops in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:14 p.m. ET, April 28

Atlanta Falcons

Round 3, pick No. 75 overall: Duke Riley, LB, LSU

Falcons reunite Deion Jones with former college teammate

The Falcons have selected another LSU linebacker, Duke Riley. He totaled 36 total stops last season, but struggled significantly to get off blocks. He also missed nine tackles in 2016, four of them coming against Alabama in Week 10. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:10 p.m. ET, April 28

Baltimore Ravens

Round 3, pick No. 74 overall: Chris Wormley, DI, Michigan

Ravens get help at defensive end

Chris Wormley is an ideal 5-technique defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens’ defense. Wormley is a physical and strong player who consistently gets off blocks. He can also add some pass-rush help, recording six sacks, 10 QB hits, and 22 hurries on his 281 pass-rushing snaps in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:07 p.m. ET, April 28

Cincinnati Bengals

Round 3, pick No. 73 overall: Jordan Willis, Edge, Kansas State

Bengals continue strong draft with top-graded edge player of 2016

Cincinnati turned its focus to the defensive side of the ball with this pick, selecting our No. 15 overall player in Jordan Willis. While some question Willis’ flexibility on film, he was a top-performer both at the combine in March and on the field in 2016. He finished second in the FBS with 80 total QB pressures, showing the power to bull rush and the first-step explosion to hit the edge. If he can improve his finishing ability, he could be one of the steals of the draft. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


10:04 p.m. ET, April 28

Tennessee Titans

Round 3, pick No. 72 overall: Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky

Titans double-dip at wide receiver

The Titans took PFF’s top-rated wide receiver in the first round with Corey Davis, and then came back and took another receiver in the third round in Taywan Taylor. Taylor’s production on deep passes (targeted 20 or more yards downfield) was the most impressive in the class, with 948 yards coming on deep targets (most in the draft class). Taylor also added an impressive 665 yards after the catch last season. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


10:00 p.m. ET, April 28

Los Angeles Chargers logo header

Round 3, pick No. 71 overall: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana

Chargers select best pass-blocking guard in FBS

The Chargers needed help on the offensive line in this draft, and certainly got it with the selection of Feeney. While he struggled a bit more when asked to kick out to right tackle this past season due to injuries, he was outstanding throughout his career in pass protection when playing right guard. When inside, he gave up just one sack and three hits in 29 games at right guard since 2014. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:56 p.m. ET, April 28

Minnesota Vikings

Round 3, pick No. 70 overall: Pat Elflein, C/G, Ohio State

Vikings get versatile interior offensive linemen

Pat Elflein can play either guard or center, so that positional versatility is very valuable in the third round. Elflein is at his best as a run blocker, and his 90.2 percent run-block success rate ranks 19th among centers in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan

PFF OL Analyst Taylor Wright on Elflein:

C/G Pat Elflein can use his squatty frame to generate power. He is effective at torqueing defenders to keep them from the ball carrier. Elflein struggles with mobility and loses blocks from time to time. Elflein also struggled with consistency in pass protection in 2016. I’m looking forward to watching Elflein, as he will be tested with the talented defensive tackles he will face week in and week out.


9:54 p.m. ET, April 28

Los Angeles Rams

Round 3, pick No. 69 overall: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

Rams select another weapon for second-year QB Jared Goff

The Rams have made a conscious effort to give their young signal-caller weapons today, as they selected a play-making tight end in Round 2 and have now paired him with one of the most productive players in FCS. Cooper Kupp’s overall grade of 89.3 last season (119 catches and 1,718 yards) would have ranked second among FBS receivers, and his impressive play throughout Senior Bowl week proved he is capable of making the jump up in competition. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:52 p.m. ET, April 28

Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 3, pick No. 68 overall: Dawuane Smoot, Edge, Illinois

Edge-rush production for Jacksonville in third round

The Jaguars added pass-rush production in Smoot. Smoot’s most effective pass-rush moves are the rip and bull rush. He generated a bull-rush pressure once every 28.4 pass-rushes, which ranked first among all edge defenders in the class. Over the last three seasons, Smoot has collected 16 sacks, 24 QB hits, and 96 hurries on 914 pass-rushing snaps. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


9:50 p.m. ET, April 28

New Orleans Saints

Round 3, pick No. 67 overall: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

Saints draft versatile running back from Tennessee

This pick is intriguing because it creates a bit of a logjam in New Orleans at the running back position after the Saints signed Adrian Peterson earlier this week. Kamara is a great fit for the Saints, as he is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and will be able to help immediately in this capacity. He forced 23 missed tackles on 40 receptions last seasons, the highest rate in the draft class. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:46 p.m. ET, April 28

San Francisco 49ers

Round 3, pick No. 66 overall: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

49ers add CB that is perfect for their scheme

The new coaching staff in San Francisco is implementing a Seattle Seahawks-style of defense. That scheme places a premium on length and ability to play press coverage, and Ahkello Witherspoon fits both of those bills. Witherspoon is 6-foot-3 with long arms and can shut down receivers with his length. Opposing quarterbacks only had a 50.9 NFL passer rating when throwing into Witherspoon’s coverage in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


9:43 p.m. ET, April 28

Cleveland Browns

Round 3, pick No. 65 overall: Larry Ogunjobi, DI, Charlotte

Browns start Round 3 with versatile defensive lineman

While Larry Ogunjobi ranked just 13th on our defensive interior lineman board, he was a highly-productive player at Charlotte and is a good fit in Cleveland. He has the speed and quickness to line up all over that defensive line, but projects best as a nose tackle and earned the fourth-highest run-defense grade last season. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:35 p.m. ET, April 28

Carolina Panthers

Round 2, pick No. 64 overall: Taylor Moton, G, Western Michigan

Panthers draft talented, versatile offensive linemen

Moton played tackle at Western Michigan and excelled on the outside. He didn’t allow a sack and only two QB hits and six hurries on 427 pass-blocking snaps in 2016. Moton’s pass-blocking efficiency rating of 98.6 ranks third among all tackles in the draft class. While Moton played tackle in college, he might be better-suited for guard in the NFL. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


9:33 p.m. ET, April 28

Buffalo Bills

Round 2, pick No. 63 overall: Dion Dawkins, G, Temple

Bills take Temple offensive lineman

The Bills have needs at right guard and tackle, and Dawkins has the ability to play either. As a tackle last season, he gave up just two sacks, two hits, and five hurries in pass protection, although we feel he’d be better served by a move inside. He played guard at the Senior Bowl, and coming from a pro-style system at Temple, he could be a day-one starter in Buffalo. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:27 p.m. ET, April 28

Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 2, pick No. 62 overall: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC

Big Ben gets a big target in Smith-Schuster

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a 215-pound wide receiver who can win with speed or strength. Smith-Schuster will be a different type of target than Antonio Brown for Pittsburgh, and it pays to have different styles of pass catchers in the NFL. The former USC Trojan recorded 20 receiving TDs over the past two seasons and contributed 384 yards after the catch in 2016. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


9:24 p.m. ET, April 28

Green Bay Packers

Round 2, pick No. 61 overall: Josh Jones, S, NC State

Packers take sixth safety of Round 2

Josh Jones has long been rumored to be a second-round pick, which we view as a bit of a reach, being he is our 174th-ranked prospect. He finished 11th among FBS safeties last season in run-stop percentage, despite ranking just 61st in tackling efficiency. He didn’t yield a touchdown into his coverage last season, but did not consistently display the speed and change of direction he showed at the combine. With his size and speed combination, Jones could initially play some nickel and dime linebacker for the Packers. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:18 p.m. ET, April 28

Dallas Cowboys

Round 2, pick No. 60 overall: Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado

Cowboys get versatile defensive back in Awuzie

Chidobe Awuzie is one of the more versatile defenders in this draft class. Awuzie can play outside cornerback, slot cornerback, or safety. He’s a physical player who excels at blitzing and has collected eight sacks, six QB hits, and 17 QB hurries over the last two seasons. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


9:15 p.m. ET, April 28

Kansas City Chiefs

Round 2, pick No. 59 overall: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DI, Villanova

Chiefs add natural 5-tech from FCS school

The Chiefs had so much success with taking Chris Jones in Round 2 last season, they decided to take another defensive end in this year’s second round as well. Kpassagnon registered a sack, two hits, and a hurry on 18 pass-rushing snaps during the Senior Bowl, and played up to his competition level all week in Mobile. At nearly 6-foot-7 and 289 pounds, he is a solid athlete and strong player at the line of scrimmage. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:11 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 2, pick No. 58 overall: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

Seahawks take top center in draft

The Seahawks have a ton of picks on Day 2 and addressed their defensive line earlier in the round. Here they moved to the offensive line with their second second-round pick. Pocic was PFF’s highest-rated center in the draft class; he didn’t allow a sack or QB hit in 2016 on 346 pass-blocking snaps. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan

PFF OL Analyst Taylor Wright on Pocic:

Pocic uses his size and strength to control blocks in the run game and has superb pass-blocking skills from the center position, as he showed the ability to block defensive tackles in one-on-one situations. (Not easy to do.) Pocic can probably play guard or center, and he transitions well to the Seahawks’ “mid-zone” run-blocking scheme, as this was LSU’s primary run scheme, as well. Pocic was well coached at LSU; he isn’t overly athletic, and doesn’t change directions as quickly as other interior lineman. However, Pocic consistently played well against sound competition and talent in the SEC and has the tangibles to contribute immediately to the Seahawks’ offensive line.


9:06 p.m. ET, April 28

Houston Texans

Round 2, pick No. 57 overall: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

Texans grab PFF’s second-best inside linebacker prospect

It was a bit of a surprise to us to see Cunningham still on the board at this stage, but his 21 missed tackles last year likely scared some teams off. He excels at taking on and defeating blocks at the point of attack, and finished fourth among all inside linebackers in 2016 in run-stop percentage. He also possesses the size, speed, and physicality to match up against tight ends in coverage, making him an instant 3-down player for the Texans. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


9:03 p.m. ET, April 28

Oakland Raiders

Round 2, pick No. 56 overall: Obi Melifonwu, S, UConn

Raiders make pick Al Davis would love

The Raiders picked one of the premier athletes in the draft class in Obi Melifonwu. The combination of Melifonwu’s speed, size, and athleticism fit the traditional personnel mold the Raiders like in their draft picks. He can cover a tremendous amount of ground on the back end as a safety, but also possesses the athleticism to play cornerback if needed. Melifonwu only surrendered more than 60 receiving yards in a game just four times total in the past two seasons. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:59 p.m. ET, April 28

New York Giants

Round 2, pick No. 55 overall: Dalvin Tomlinson, DI, Alabama

Giants beef up defensive interior

Tomlinson was a solid nose tackle at Alabama, as he produced 27 run stops and 40 total QB pressures in 2016. When rushing from the right defensive tackle position, his pass-rushing productivity ranked third in the country at his position. He’ll likely have a chance to start early next to Giants’ star defensive tackle Damon Harrison. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:55 p.m. ET, April 28

Miami Dolphins

Round 2, pick No. 54 overall: Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State

Dolphins add an inside linebacker

Raekown McMillan was a highly productive defender throughout his career at Ohio State. McMillan had 138 combined stops and 39 QB pressures from 2014–2016. He only allowed a catch for every 14.4 snaps in coverage, which ranks 18th among linebackers in the class, but will likely be a run-down player in Miami. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:53 p.m. ET, April 28

Detroit Lions

Round 2, pick No. 53 overall: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

Lions take third Florida defensive back of Round 2

While he tested poorly at the combine, Tabor was excellent on the field at Florida throughout his college career. On 143 career targets into his coverage, he yielded just 68 catches and two touchdowns while picking off nine passes and breaking up 23. Opposing QBs recorded a rating of just 41.2 when throwing into his coverage. Tabor should challenge early for the No. 2 cornerback spot opposite Darius Slay in Detroit. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:45 p.m. ET, April 28

Cleveland Browns

Round 2, pick No. 52 overall: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

There was a ton of speculation that a quarterback might be in play for the Browns early in Round 1, but that never materialized. Cleveland pulled the trigger in Round 2 with DeShone Kizer. Kizer has the big body teams covet in the quarterback position and the arm to push the ball downfield. Kizers’s average depth of target in 2016 was 11.0 yards, which ranked ninth in the draft class. His adjusted completion percentage ranked 30th in the class. Kizer will come in and compete with second-year QB Cody Kessler for the starting spot in Cleveland. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan

PFF QB Analyst Zac Robinson on Kizer:

Prototypical size, arm talent, athleticism, and the instincts/vision in the pocket to scan the field: Kizer has a lot of tools and upside. He has the power to push the ball to every level from different platforms, and is a tough player with willingness to stand in the pocket to make throws. Kizer has a chance to develop into a good starter down the road, and will get guidance under a great QB tutor in Hue Jackson.


8:41 p.m. ET, April 28

Denver Broncos

Round 2, pick No. 51 overall: DeMarcus Walker, Edge, Florida State

Broncos party like it’s 2012

In 2012, the Broncos took a chance on Malik Jackson, a productive defensive lineman from Tennessee who was labeled a “tweener.” Jackson, of course, turned out to be a home run for Denver and a key cog on the Broncos’ 2015 Super Bowl team. Today they take a player with similar criticisms about him coming out of college. DeMarcus Walker doesn’t have ideal size or athleticism, but his 17 sacks were the second-most in the country in 2016. He racked up a total of 63 QB pressures last season to go with 29 run stops. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:38 p.m. ET, April 28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 2, pick No. 50 overall: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M

Bucs head to defense with their second pick

The Buccaneers snag one of the many talented safeties in the class in Justin Evans. Evans has very good range on the back end and will give Tampa Bay a solid third-level defender. Last season, Evans made 12 plays on the ball with four interceptions and eight passes broken up. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:35 p.m. ET, April 28

Washington Redskins

Round 2, pick No. 49 overall: Ryan Anderson, Edge, Alabama

Redskins take sixth Alabama player of draft

With so many talented pass-rushers still on the board, it’s surprising to see our 22nd-ranked edge player taken so early. On 703 rushes over the past three seasons, he racked up 22 sacks and 129 total QB pressures, in large part due to his ability to defeat blocks. He lacks a top-end level of athleticism, but his college production and pedigree is certainly enticing. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:30 p.m. ET, April 28

Cincinnati Bengals

Round 2, pick No. 48 overall: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

Bengals add one of most-talented offensive players in class

Joe Mixon is an uber-talented running back who can make plays both as a rusher and a receiver. Off-the-field concerns pushed Mixon down, and the Bengals pounced on the value present in Round 2. Mixon is highly elusive, forcing 48 missed tackles last season. The former Sooner’s yards-per-route-run mark of 2.85 ranks second among all running backs in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:28 p.m. ET, April 28

Baltimore Ravens

Round 2, pick No. 47 overall: Tyus Bowser, Edge, Houston

Ravens take talented edge player from Houston

Tyus Bowser played just eight games last year due to injuries, but was highly-productive in his limited appearances. In just 163 pass-rushing reps in 2016, he totaled seven sacks and 28 hurries. While he took a significant leap forward as a run defender last season (76.7 run-defense grade compared to 43.8 in 2015), he needs to improve his physicality at the point of attack. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:24 p.m. ET, April 28

Indianapolis Colts

Round 2, pick No. 46 overall: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

Colts snag one of most-talented CBs in draft

Quincy Wilson has great size for a cornerback, is sound in press coverage, and likes to go after the ball. Wilson is stingy in coverage and only allowed one catch for every 22.6 coverage snaps in 2016, which ranks fourth in the draft class. Opposing quarterbacks only had a 29.9 QB rating when throwing into Wilson’s coverage last season. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:21 p.m. ET, April 28

Chicago Bears

Round 2, pick No. 45 overall: Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland

The Bears gambled by trading up one spot for a quarterback yesterday, and today the risk is taken on small-school prospect Adam Shaheen from Ashland. Shaheen stuck out on film, as he was bigger, stronger, and faster than virtually every player he faced off against. His 4.79-second 40-yard dash is impressive, considering his 6-foot-6 1/2, 278-pound frame, and he has the ability to make big plays all over the field. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:14 p.m. ET, April 28

Los Angeles Rams

Round 2, pick No. 44 overall: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama

Rams long draft wait finally ends

The Rams didn’t have a first-round pick to spend since it was traded away last year, so they waited until the second round and picked up the talented Gerald Everett. The Rams were in desperate need of weapons for second-year QB Jared Goff, and Everett will be a nice, moveable target. Everett is the type of tight end that can be best utilized out in the slot, where he caught 29 of his passes last season. Everett can also rack up yards after the catch, averaging 9.1 yards after the catch per reception in each of the last two seasons. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


8:10 p.m. ET, April 28

Philadelphia Eagles

Round 2, pick No. 43 overall: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

Draft-prep injury doesn’t keep talented CB out of top 50

We’ve been high on Sidney Jones throughout the entire season, and the fact that the Eagles were willing to take him in the second round, despite a partially-torn Achilles suffered in an offseason workout, shows just how much Philadelphia thinks of him. He has the size, physicality, and athleticism to be an excellent press cornerback, and didn’t allow a single touchdown into his coverage last season. Had he not been injured, Jones likely would have been selected yesterday. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


8:01 p.m. ET, April 28

New Orleans Saints

Round 2, pick No. 42 overall: Marcus Williams, S, Utah

Saints add one of better safeties in draft class

Marcus Williams is one of the better safeties in the draft, but he was pushed down by arguably one the best safety classes of all time. Williams is a true centerfielder, with leadership ability and a high football IQ. The former Utah Ute is a playmaking ballhawk, as well, with 10 interceptions and two pass breakups the last two years. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


7:56 p.m. ET, April 28

Minnesota Vikings

Round 2, pick No. 41 overall: Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State

Vikings trade up for PFF’s highest-graded running back

Health and off-field concerns dropped Cook to Day 2, but the Vikings felt they couldn’t risk waiting for him any longer and traded up with the Bengals for the former Seminole. Cook led the FBS in elusive rating, as he broke 99 total tackles last season. One major issue with his game is his ball security, as he fumbled 14 times in 763 career touches in college, but if he can maintain his health and stay focused on football, he could be a significant steal for the Vikings. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


7:49 p.m. ET, April 28

Carolina Panthers

Round 2, pick No. 40 overall: Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State

Panthers double-dip on versatile offensive playmakers

Curtis Samuel is similar to Christian McCaffrey in that both players can play running back or wide receiver on any given snap. The Panthers will likely get Samuel involved in the passing game in addition to McCaffrey. Samuel averaged 2.76 yards per route run last season, which ranks third among the running backs in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


7:47 p.m. ET, April 28

New York Jets

Round 2, pick No. 39 overall: Marcus Maye, S, Florida

Jets double-up at safety

Earlier today, it was rumored Calvin Pryor was on the trading block after the Jets selected LSU S Jamal Adams, and the selection of Marcus Maye tonight only confirms this. Maye should be the strong safety, as his playing speed limitations will lead to issues if he is alone in a deep third, but he had the second-highest run-stop percentage among SEC safeties last season when aligned within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


7:45 p.m. ET, April 28

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Round 2, pick No. 38 overall: Forrest Lamp, OL, Western Kentucky

Chargers add one of the premier offensive lineman in class

Forrest Lamp brings incredible versatility to the Chargers offensive line as he has the talent and ability to likely play any of the five positions if needed. Lamp played left tackle at a very high level last year but might be an even better fit inside at guard or center in the NFL. Lamp did not allow a sack all of last season and his 99.1 pass blocking efficiency rating ranks No.1 among all tackles in the draft class. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan

PFF OL Analyst Taylor Wright on Lamp:

Lamp demonstrates good balance and punch in pass protection. He has nice strike in his delivery, working low to high. Lamp shows good ability on the backside of outside zone plays. He has the versatility to play guard or tackle, and played in a good scheme at Western Kentucky. That said, he did not see great talent week in and week out at WKU. While Lamp is not overly fleet of foot in space, he consistently wins in his assignments. Overall, the outlook is promising for Lamp to have a nice pro career.


7:40 p.m. ET, April 28

Buffalo Bills

Round 2, pick No. 37 overall: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina

Buffalo trades up for hyper-productive receiver

While the quarterback situation is still in a state of flux, the Bills moved up to give starter (QB Tyrod Taylor) another key weapon. Over the past three seasons, Jones caught a ridiculous 337 balls on 454 targets, highlighted by 158 grabs with just six drops in 2016. He also impressed at the Senior Bowl, where he repeatedly burned a strong cornerback class with excellent route-running and speed. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh


7:35 p.m. ET, April 28

Arizona Cardinals

Round 2, pick No. 36 overall: Budda Baker, S, Washington

The Cardinals place a heavy emphasis on versatility within their defense, or as Head Coach Bruce Arians calls, them “2-for-1” players — guys who can play more than one position — and Budda Baker fits that bill. Baker can play in the slot or on the back end at safety. He excels in coverage, run defense, and as a blitzer; he picked up two sacks, two QB hits, and five QB hurries on 27 rushes last season. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


7:28 p.m. ET, April 28

Seattle Seahawks

Round 2, pick No. 35 overall: Malik McDowell, DI, Michigan State

Seahawks add versatile defensive lineman in McDowell

McDowell is a versatile defensive linemen who can line up at multiple positions along the line. He recorded 24 run stops in 2016 and has graded positively as a run defender for three straight seasons. McDowell’s ability to line up inside and outside and produce represented a good value here for the Seahawks. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


7:24 p.m. ET, April 28

Jacksonville Jaguars

Round 2, pick No. 34 overall: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

Jaguars move up one spot to shore up O-line

Both the Jaguars and Seahawks were expected to be looking at offensive linemen with this pick, thus it isn’t a huge surprise to see Jacksonville willing to part with a sixth-round pick to move up one spot and secure their guy. Robinson is a massive, athletic tackle, but never quite played up to his potential on a consistent basis. His pass protection was much improved in 2016, as he gave up just one sack and two hits for the year and did not give up a single pressure in under 2.5 seconds. Expect Robinson to compete with Jermey Parnell at right tackle this year, but he’ll likely start at guard in 2017 before transitioning to one of the tackle spots in 2018. — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

PFF OL Analyst Taylor Wright on Robinson:

Cam Robinson is probably the most athletic offensive lineman in this year’s draft. He’s great on the move and anchors down well in pass protection when he gets his hands on pass-rushers. Robinson plays hard every snap. The biggest concerns are his mental errors and his tendency to plays on his toes and lose blocks, especially in pass protection. Robinson has a high ceiling, as his physical gifts are evident, but his inconsistencies at the college level are a concern to watch for going forward.


7:16 p.m. ET, April 28

Green Bay Packers

Round 2, pick No. 33 overall: Kevin King, CB, Washington

Packers field trade calls, but stay put

Kevin King is a tall, 6-foot-3 cornerback with tremendous length and ball skills. He didn’t allow a touchdown in coverage in 2016. Opposing quarterbacks only recorded a 55.6 QB rating when throwing into King’s coverage last season. — Jordan Plocher, @PFF_Jordan


6:15 p.m. ET, April 28

Day 2 mock draft: Jaguars take QB DeShone Kizer in Round 2

With the minutes quickly ticking away until the Green Bay Packers are officially on the clock for pick No. 33 overall, be sure to check out Gordon McGuinness’ mock draft for Day 2. In Round 2 of the mock, former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer heads to Jacksonville. To see the full mock, click here.


6:15 p.m. ET, April 28

Our five favorite picks from Round 1

A wild (as expected) first round is in the books, and it’s time to take a quick look back at some of the carnage. With eight of the first 12 players taken being from the offensive side of the ball, teams picking outside the top 10 were able to feast on premium defensive talent still on the board. Click here for a deeper look at five of our favorites from Thursday’s selections.  — Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

  • shaunhan murray

    WOW, insane day two. Almost as crazy as day one. And Nathan Peterman is still on the board

  • Andre Taylor

    Every time i think about the fact that GM Ozzie Newsome and the scouting department had two 3 round draft picks, plus several compensation picks in next years draft. Trading away DT/DE Timmy Jernigan to swap 3rd rounders with the Eagles, then instead of trading up in front of our hated rivals the Steelers to get WR JuJu Smith-Schuster pisses me off more and more. We had already invested 5 different draft picks in our d-line over the last 3 years, with DE Brent Urban, DE Bronson Kaufusi, DT/DE Willie Henry, DT/DE Carl Davis. Not counting Jernigan, but finding undrafted free agents gems DE Kapron Lewis-Moore and NT Michael Pierce. Even with the trade of Jernigan, and despite rookie DL Chris Wormley being a decent prospect. We could have passed on Wormley and traded up to get the big, possession WR that we sorely needed in JuJu Smith-Schuster. Still with another 3rd round pick to select OLB Timmy Williams to continue improving the pass rush. Now we are left to hope that another team cuts a desent veteran WR.