NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

UPDATED: April 20, 2020

ROUNDS: ROUND 1ROUND 2


33. Cincinnati Bengals: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Another weapon for Joe Burrow. Tee Higgins has some of the best hands in the draft and uses his size to win jump balls in tight coverage. An offensive attack of Burrow, Higgins, AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, Joe Mixon, and Auden Tate would be scary for opposing defenses.


34. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
With Philip Rivers at quarterback, the Colts can afford to take on a project. The lack of talent around him hurt Jordan Love at Utah State, but he still showed flashes through his mobility and arm talent. With some time on the bench, Love can work on his decision making and ability to read the field.


35. Detroit Lions: Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
The Lions lost a flurry of defensive linemen this offseason and will want to use an early pick to revitalize their line. Neville Gallimore has a good motor and great athleticism for his size. The Lions need someone to collapse the pocket and Gallimore would be a great fit for the interior.


36. New York Giants: Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
The Giants were in the bottom half of the league in sacks last season, so adding an EDGE rusher makes sense here. Jonathan Greenard is an elusive pass rusher effective in both the run and pass game. If Greenard can add a couple of effective countermoves, he can develop into a very talented defender.


37. Los Angeles Chargers: Austin Jackson, OL, USC
The Chargers don’t have a clear cut starter at left tackle and may want to bring someone in to compete with Trey Pipkins. An upside pick, Austin Jackson has terrific athleticism evident through his lateral quickness. He showed some struggles this past season against superior talent with a lot of his issues stemming from technique.


38. Carolina Panthers: Antoine Winfield, S, Minnesota
The Panthers released Eric Reid this offseason. Granted he need to be upgraded anyways, but now it places a bigger emphasis on the importance of them doing so. An undersized safety with first round talent. Winfield flows with plays and has great closing speed. He diagnoses well and is quick to seal off any trickery.


39. Miami Dolphins: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
The Dolphins rushing attack consistently ranked near the bottom of the league in 2019 and could use some juice. Jonathan Taylor is a powerful runner with some nice shiftiness. Taylor was almost always a safe bet for positive yardage. His patience and vision make him a threat for big plays.


40. Houston Texans: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Tashaun Gipson and Justin Reid are good reliable safeties. But the Texans have little depth at the position, which killed them when Gipson went on IR towards the end of the season. Grant Delpit will need to improve his tackling but has strong tools. He’s great as a blitzer and does a nice job of diagnosing plays. Delpit was reliable in pass coverage as well.


41. Cleveland Browns: Ashtyn Davis, S, California
The Browns currently don’t have any long-term options at safety. Ashtyn Davis is a physical monster who needs to develop more into the position — especially his instincts. But Davis has an aggressive playstyle that is clearly shown through his blitzes and run support.


42. Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M
The Jaguars defensive line depth has taken a beating with the loss of Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus. Justin Madubuike is a versatile lineman who can fit most schemes. Madubuike shines a pass rusher thanks in large part to his quickness and swim move.


43. Chicago Bears: Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU
The Bears interior line was dreadful this past season and they’ll need to find a replacement for newly retired Kyle Long. Lloyd Cushenberry is a high character lineman with terrific power. Cushenberry has the physical traits to dominate defenders at the point of attack and played a huge role in LSU’s championship run.


44. Indianapolis Colts: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
The Colts could use another receiver to pair with TY Hilton and Zach Pascal. Chase Claypool is big-bodied receiver who looks like a tight end. He’s physical and had little trouble getting off of tight coverage. Claypool positions well on routes and will be an intriguing developmental prospect.


45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Tampa will look towards this loaded running back class to add some life to their anemic run game. D’Andre Swift would be a big upgrade for Tampa’s running back group. An energetic rusher who has some decent power to his game. Swift is also a solid receiving threat.


46. Denver Broncos: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Secondary was a glaring weakness for Denver last season. And while the Broncos did add AJ Bouye, they did nothing to bolster the depth of their cornerback group. Trevon Diggs has terrific length and is a physical corner who thrives in press coverage.


47. Atlanta Falcons: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
The Falcons will look to find their replacement for Devonta Freeman. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a versatile running back who lines up all over the place in LSU’s offense. Edwards-Helaire has terrific quickness, a nice stiff arm/spin move combo, and is very reliable in the pass game.


48. New York Jets: Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia
It’s hard to imagine the Jets first two picks won’t be a wide receiver and offensive lineman in some order. Isaiah Wilson is a high upside prospect with impressive length and size. If Wilson cleans up his technique, he’ll be an immediate upgrade for the Jets at tackle.


49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
There’s some questions on whether the Steelers will be able to lock up Bud Dupree long term. So they may look to add his eventual replacement in the draft. A raw EDGE defender who will have to develop a set of efficient counter moves to become an effective player. Lewis does have the athleticism and physical traits to succeed with good coaching.


50. Chicago Bears: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
The Bears will look early in the draft for a replacement for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Kyle Dugger is a punishing hitter with terrific awareness as a defender. He laid to rest some of the concerns over the competition he faced with his impressive outing at the Senior Bowl.


51. Dallas Cowboys: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
Byron Jones leaving places urgency on Dallas to add more depth to their secondary. Jaylon Johnson has a nice mixture of size and athleticism. Johnson has a very aggressive play-style and is more than willing to take on a team’s number one receiver.


52. Los Angeles Rams: JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
With Todd Gurley’s decline and then departure, running back is now a huge need for the Rams. JK Dobbins is one of the most dynamic runners in the draft. Dobbins has nimble feet, natural shiftiness, and is an effective pass catcher. He’s a natural successor to Gurley.


53. Philadelphia Eagles: Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
With the release of Nigel Bradham, linebacker depth is needed in Philadelphia. Akeem Davis-Gaither has impressive athleticism and was terrific in coverage. He’s a strong tackler and is capable of bringing pressure as a blitzer.


54. Buffalo Bills: Prince Tega Wanogho, OL, Auburn
Prince Tega Wanogho will help the Bills bolster their offensive line depth. Still relatively new to the game, Prince was effective as both a run and pass blocker. He’s physically limited, but his solid instincts and technique allow him to overcome this.


55. Baltimore Ravens: Laviska Shenault Jr, WR, Colorado
Lamar Jackson’s MVP campaign could have been even stronger if he wasn’t plagued by drops from his receivers. Laviska Shenualt is an aggressive wideout who isn’t afraid to make catches over the middle. His physicality helps him draw plenty of PIs too.


56. Miami Dolphins: Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
Miami finished dead last in sacks last season with a depressing total of 23. Julian Okwara is an intriguing prospect with incredible athleticism. As of now, he’s a pass rusher only and will need to improve as a run defender to become a more reliable contributor.


57. Los Angeles Rams: Willie Gay Jr, LB, Mississippi State
Despite his off the field issues, Willie Gay Jr. may sneak into the second round. He’s physically and athletically one of the most impressive linebackers in the draft. Gay is explosive as a defender and showed promise as a coverage guy.


58. Minnesota Vikings: AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
With the release of a declining Xavier Rhodes, the Minnesota Vikings are in need of some serious depth at cornerback. AJ Terrell is a reliable corner in the run game and has good closing speed. His size and length make him an intriguing developmental prospect.


59. Seattle Seahawks: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
The Seahawks will look early in the draft to bolster the depth in their secondary. Noah Igbinoghene needs some coaching, but his athleticism and aggressive playstyle give him one of the highest ceilings among the day two corners.


60. Baltimore Ravens: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
Inside linebacker is a glaring need, and one the Ravens may address in the first round. If they decide to wait, Jordyn Brooks could be a steal at this spot. An athletically gifted linebacker with some of the quickest instincts in the draft — Brooks can be an immediate contributor.


61. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
The Titans find their Jurrell Casey replacement. There’s a lot to like about Marlon Davidson. A four-year stater, he’s a versatile player who can play close to anywhere on the line. Davidson as a defender has good instincts and athleticism.


62. Green Bay Packers: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
The Packers may look towards adding a receiver to pair with Davante Adams. KJ Hamler’s athleticism and clean route running make him a prime threat for a big play. He could be an instant starter for Green Bay at slot receiver.


63. Kansas City Chiefs: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
With Demarcus Robinson and Sammy Watkins being brought back on one-year deals, the Chiefs may grab their replacement for the 2021 season. Brandon Aiyuk is a big-time threat with the ball in his hands and brings versatility as a return specialist.


64. Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin
It’s no secret the Seahawks need upgrading in the interior of their offensive line. Tyler Biadasz is a reliable and experienced center prospect with a strong Big Ten pedigree. He’d spell the end of Justin Britt at center for Seattle.

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