NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

8 Coaster’s Corner Experts, 4 Teams each, in our 2nd full round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Each expert was assigned their favourite team and an additional 3 teams to play the role as (virtual) GM. The draft is set to occur on April 23rd, 2020 and our experts could not help but take a crack at it. Here are our results of round 2:

33. Cincinnati Bengals: Isaiah Wilson (OT), Georgia

Wilson is a dominant run blocker, loaded with elite pass protector potential. He’s got that sneaky explosive big man speed off the line which proves as a massive obstacle for pass rushers.

34. Indianapolis Colts (WAS): Laviska Shenault Jr. (WR), Colorado

As last season progressed, it became pretty obvious that Philip Rivers arm was deteriorating. Shenault will be the perfect match to Rivers noodle arm as he is a threat to take a short yardage throw to the house every time.

35. Detroit Lions: Zach Baun (LB), Wisconsin

While Detroit does need an inside OL, there’s plenty of value to be had later in the draft. Detroit needs to upgrade their pass rush and Patricia loves his linebackers so they can get 2 birds stoned at once by taking Braun.

36. New York Giants: Ezra Cleveland (OT), Boise State

Giants select the developmental prospect in Ezra Cleveland to get their desired left tackle. This may come as a shock, but at 6″6, 310 lbs, one of Ezra’s biggest knocks is his strength. He has a large frame with some of the lightest feet in the draft from an OL standpoint but is considered to be a work in progress. That being said, the intangibles are here and he can learn behind Nate Solder until he is ready.

37. New Orleans Saints (LAC) *TRADE ALERT*: Troy Dye (LB), Oregon

Trade is detailed within Round 1 Mock Draft article.

Dye is the definition of an impact player. He brings incredible athleticism and sideline-to-sideline range with a high football IQ. He has established himself as a playbook leader, a talented tackler, and carries a high sense of trust when in man coverage. The Oregon linebacker was selected as a three-time second-team All-Pac 12 over the past three seasons.

38. Carolina Panthers: Kristian Fulton (CB), LSU

The Panthers address another gaping gap on their defensive after the departure of Bradberry this off-season. Fulton will slide right into a starter role on Day 1 and can be used either outside or at the nickel position due to his ability to stay in receivers pocket while in coverage.

39. San Francisco 49ers (MIA) *TRADE ALERT*: Neville Gallimore (DL), Oklahoma

Trade is detailed within Round 1 Mock Draft article.

The Niners replenish their DL following the departure of Buckner with the Ottawa native and 3rd team All-American. Gallimore’s athleticism and position versatility matches well with this gap pressure defence and will allow the Niners to continue its defensive philosophy of dominating the line of scrimmage.

40. Houston Texans (Ari): Ross Blacklock (DL), TCU

Ross Blacklock could be one of the hidden gems of the draft. The Texans have been eyeing him for quite some time now and would be a great fit beside J.J Watt. He has only one real knock and that is his processing skills for reading blocks. In 2018 he suffered an Achilles injury which may be the only reason he isn’t a 1st rounder because he was a beast in 2017 and 2019. His player comparison is Gerald McCoy which is not one that is handed out like free coupons. Blacklock is a perfect fit for Houston, Bill do not mess this up if he is there.

41. Cleveland Browns: Grant Delpit (S), LSU

With Damarious Randall off to Las Vegas, the Browns inject some talent into a lacklustre safety group. After being ranked pre-season as one of the top prospects in the draft, Delpit disappointed scouts in 2019, with his play pushing him out of the first round. The Browns get a rangy safety with great ball skills and speed. If Delpit can clean up his tendency to miss tackles, the Browns may find themselves with solid value at Pick #41.

42. Jacksonville Jaguars: AJ Terrell (CB), Clemson

Jacksonville still needs a top corner who doesn’t specialise in playing the slot and Terrell can do just that. A 5-star recruit out of high school going straight to one of the best football programs in the country, Terrell has the pedigree. Earning All-ACC honours last year he can certainly upgrade this weak secondary.

43. Chicago Bears: Solomon Kindley (OG), Georgia

The Bears desperately need help at their interior offensive line and Kindley is one of the best in the draft. A physical lineman who can provide grit and consistency up front to help protect whoever ends up throwing the football.

44. Indianapolis Colts: Cole Kmet (TE), Notre Dame

The Colts continue to surround Rivers with big body targets who have exceptional YAC potential. Kmet has the ability to line up at several positions on offence and draws comparisons to a young Jason Witten.

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antoine Winfield Jr. (S), Minnesota

Bucs go with another safety which has been a trend for them the past few years but it is their clear defensive need. Winfield Jr. has the good bloodline from his father who was an all pro who played 15 seasons. The ballhawk defender tailed an impressive 7 INTs and 3 sacks in his senior season.

46. Denver Broncos: Calvin Throckmorton (OT), Oregon

Throckmorton is fundamentally sound in the pass protecting game and a chiselled combo blocker when it comes to the run game. He virtually suited up for every position on the offensive line during his stellar college career at Oregon. He’s got the versatility to play both guard and tackle positions on the big stage.

47. Atlanta Falcons: Johnathan Taylor (RB), Wisconsin

Falcons need fresh legs to help relieve Gurley – Taylor is that guy. Falcons get a true workhorse back ready for carries if Gurley sustains any setbacks.

48. New York Jets: Brandon Aiyuk (WR), Arizona State

Jets came into the draft with one goal in mind, provide support for Sam Darnold. Aiyuk is the stud WR that the Jets need, their WR core currently is the worst in the league. Drawing comparisons to Chris GODwin, the Sun Devils prospect took a huge leap forward in 2019 when he had 1,192 yards to go along with 8 TD. Jets are off to a dream start.

49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cam Akers (RB), FSU

James Conner had a tough Time staying on the field last year – in comes Cam Akers to the rescue. Akers played behind one of the worst offensive lines in all of the NCAA, so Steeler fans should be excited to see the ultra electric Akers compete for carries in this backfield.

50. Chicago Bears: Jeremy Chinn (S), SIU

A physical safety with a good nose for the ball, the Bears desperately need someone who can start right away and help their depleted secondary. With the departure of Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix to Dallas, Chicago gets a steal this late in the draft to replace him.

51. Dallas Cowboys: Cesar Ruiz (IOL), Michigan

With the retirement of Travis Frederick, this is a perfect pickup for Cowboys nation. Ruiz is moving up draft boards by the day and simply put, slipped more than he should have in this draft. He is known as a centre but can play guard if need be. His strength is his effective run blocking and he loves to go to the 2nd level to pancake defenders. BPA and a no doubter for the Cowboys.

52. Los Angeles Rams: Jaylon Johnson (CB), Utah

The Rams are now in what’s commonly known as “Salary Cap Hell”. Their pursuits of a Superbowl over the past few seasons have caught up with them and recent roster moves make them very much a team that is rebuilding. While their offence remains intact for the most part, their defence will look very different next season and will have a new coordinator and scheme. With that in mind, they use their first selection of the draft to grab the talented and physical corner out of PAC-12 who’s stock has fallen due to a required surgery that may delay his readiness for the season.

53. Philadelphia Eagles: K.J Hamler (WR), Penn State

Eagles get D Jax 2.0 with the selection of Hamler out of Penn State. This speedy receiver has all the tools needed to jump start that offence.

54. Buffalo Bills: Terrell Lewis (Edge), Alabama

For the second year in a row the Bills use their first pick of the draft to select an edge rusher. (Ed Oliver, 9th overall in 2019) The Bills squad is one of the most complete rosters in the NFL, with no real glaring positional needs. Therefore, raw talent and potential remains the target. The big man out of Alabama battled multiple injuries in his college career, but has the tools to beat defenders off the edge. If he is able to stay healthy and polish his technique, the Bills will likely have found themselves some value in round 2.

55. Baltimore Ravens (NE, ATL) *TRADE ALERT*: Michael Pittman Jr. (WR), USC

Trade is detailed within Round 1 Mock Draft article.

A big receiver who is good in contested catch situations, will pair nicely across from the speedy Hollywood Brown. Good tracking ability with strong hands, will be a strong asset in red-zone/goal line situations. Ravens continue to bolster their WR core.

56. Miami Dolphins (NO) *TRADE ALERT*: Matt Hennessy (IOL), Temple

Trade is detailed within Round 1 Mock Draft article.

Fins Pore up some Hennessy! the Temple product is a patient blocker who runs his feet to lock in to sustain blocks. He has the lateral quickness and body control to reach, pull and stay connected to blocks on the move – great pick for the Fins.

57. Los Angeles Rams (HOU): J.K Dobbins (RB), Ohio State

Following the trade of Brandin Cooks, the Rams use their second pick of round to select a replacement for the recently released Todd Gurley. The former Buckeye is a proven workhorse with a solid all around skill set, who’ll provide a solid addition to the Rams offence and allow McVay to maintain his offence’s balanced

58. Minnesota Vikings: Jalen Reagor (WR), TCU

Now that Diggs is out of town, the receivers left on the Vikings depth chart not named Adam Thielen are all fringe NFL roster players that Captain Kirk is hoping he doesn’t have to depend on during his contract year. Reagor will give the offence that much needed deep threat as well as pitch in as a return man.

59. Seattle Seahawks: Malik Harrison (LB), Ohio State

The Clowney experiment was a mild success but the free agent’s asking price was too rich for the Seahawks to swallow. Instead they reacquaint themselves with an old friend in Bruce Irvin, and draft his future replacement with a similar skill set. Harrison is an athletic 3rd team All-American who projects well in the Seahawks scheme as their long-term Leo pass rusher.

60. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (BAL) *TRADE ALERT*: Netane Muti (IOL), Fresno St.

Trade is detailed within Round 1 Mock Draft article.

The Bucs double up on offensive lineman to help Brady. Muti is far too talented to fall this far in the draft. He has injury concerns but this is a great spot for the Bucs to take advantage of passive GMs. If it doesn’t work they still got their most pressing need in OT Josh Jones in the first round.

61. Tennessee Titans: Prince Tega Wanagho (OT), Auburn

Say that name five times fast. Prince will be a work in progress but the goal of the Titans to replace Jack Conklin is underway. Conklin and Lewan were the staples of the offensive line for the Titans so look for them to take a tackle in the first three rounds. Prince has great hands and is known for his upside as a run blocker which is how the Titans love to win games. Wanagho will need to get stronger to fill in his size and improve his technique in the power running game, if he does that he has the tool to become a viable starter in this league.

62. Green Bay Packers: Adam Trautman (TE), Dayton

The Packers continue to draft big body receivers in an effort to keep Rodgers happy. Trautman is more of a move tight-end with little in-line experience but his fearless across the middle is what will win Rodgers over.

63. Kansas City Chiefs (SF): James Lynch (IDL), Baylor

The Chiefs continue to address needs on the defence. Not too often can you get a guy this late who had 13.5 sacks last year, but James Lynch is that guy. The Chiefs are usually ahead, so Lynch will be able to pass rush effectively when called upon.

64. San Francisco 49ers (KC): Bryce Hall (CB), Virginia

This pick adds another solid CB prospect to a Niners secondary that showed some cracks towards the end of the season. Hall is a perfect fit for the Niners Cover 3 scheme, as he excels in zone coverage and adds addition size and play-making to the position. A year working behind Sherman (who’s in his final contract year) will allow Hall’s surgically repaired ankle to fully recover while learning from an All-Pro that he may very well replace in the foreseeable future.

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