2017 NFL Second Round Mock Draft
Who’s going to go where in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft?
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2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings
From the college perspective
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | OTs | OGs & Cs
DEs | DTs | OLBs | ILBs | CBs | Safeties
– 2018 Top Ten NFL Draft Prospects
– 2017 NFL Draft First Round Pick-by-Pick Analysis
– Top 30 Players Still Available After 1st Round
1. (33 overall) Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland)
RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
Merry Christmas, Green Bay. The Packers could use a corner and a dangerous running back, and there are options. Cook is too good to fall any further.
2. (34) Seattle Seahawks (from San Francisco)
OT Cam Robinson, Alabama
There’s no waiting any longer. The Seahawks shouldn’t have a problem getting the offensive tackle they need, but Michigan State DT Malik McDowell is an option.
3. (35) Jacksonville Jaguars
DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State
After nailing the Leonard Fournette pick earlier, the Jaguars get their defensive tackle help with a first round talent who slid.
4. (36) Chicago Bears
S Budda Baker, Washington
Everyone had Chicago getting Jamal Adams with the third overall pick, and then came the Mitchell Trubisky fun. Remember, the Bears didn’t have to give away a second rounder, and they’ll get their safety here. If could be NC State’s Josh Jones if it’s not Baker.
5. (37) Los Angeles Rams
CB Sidney Jones, Washington
The Rams should have their pick of a few different corner options. They’ll likely go Pac-12, either with Jones from Washington or Chidobe Awuzie from Colorado.
6. (38) Los Angeles Chargers
OG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
This couldn’t work out better. The Chargers got Phil Rivers his target in Mike Williams in the first round, and it gets the best guard – a need pick – in Lamp in the second.
7. (39) New York Jets
QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
The Jets needed defensive back help, and they hit the jackpot getting Jamal Adams in the first round. They get even luckier when Kizer falls in their laps in the second.
8. (40) Carolina Panthers
OT Antonio Garcia, Troy
After getting Christian McCaffrey to help the ground game, now they get a guy who can blast away for him – and keep Cam Newton upright.
9. (41) Cincinnati Bengals
LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
WR John Ross was a luxury item pick in the first round. Now it’s time to go to work with a leader and playmaker of a linebacker.
10. (42) New Orleans Saints
S Josh Jones, NC State
Or Budda Baker – whichever one is still available. Put the new safety next to Marshon Lattimore, and the Saints have their secondary set for a long time.
11. (43) Philadelphia Eagles
CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
No one’s complaining about getting Derek Barnett to get to the quarterback, but the Eagles need corner help. It’ll be either Awuzie or Florida’s Quincy Wilson.
12. (44) Buffalo Bills
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
After addressing the cornerback problem with Tre’Davious White, now the Bills need receivers to boost up the attack. Smith-Schuster should be the best on the board by far.
13. (45) Arizona Cardinals
S Marcus Maye, Florida
It would be nice if a quarterback would be here, and maybe Brad Kaaya could be an interesting call, but the Cardinals will keep pushing on defense after landing Haason Reddick in the first.
14. (46) Indianapolis Colts
OG Dan Feeney, Indiana
The Colts got a gift in Malik Hooker, but they need help on the lines. Feeney is the blaster of a blocker the ground game needs.
15. (47) Baltimore Ravens
LB Tyus Bowser, Houston
It’s the right time to need linebackers – there will be several available. Will the Ravens shoot for the stars and grab Tim Williams from Alabama? Nah, but Bowser is an athletic prospect for the outside.
16. (48) Minnesota Vikings
LB Jordan Willis, Kansas State
Will the Vikings pull the trigger on Joe Mixon with their first pick of the draft? Nah. They’ll go outside linebacker with Williams a first round-caliber get at a great spot.
17. (49) Washington Redskins
S Justin Evans, Texas A&M
An interesting call to go along with getting a steal in Jonathan Allen in the first round, Evans is a hard-hitter who could take over the secondary.
18. (50) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
Will the Bucs go with the controversial issues with Joe Mixon? Kamara will be the safer choice for a variety of reasons, but Mixon would be the better pick – if they want to deal with the backlash.
19. (51) Denver Broncos
LB Alex Anzalone, Florida
An athletic linebacker who could line up in a variety of positions, he’s versatile enough to fit the Denver system and find a home.
20. (52) Cleveland (from Tennessee)
CB Kevin King, Washington
Will the Browns get a quarterback here? It’ll be tempting, but they’ll keep trying to fill holes, trying to pick between King, UCLA’s Fabian Moreau and Florida’s Quincy Wilson to take a key spot in a need position.
21. (53) Detroit Lions
DE/OLB Tim Williams, Alabama
Will the Lions take a chance? With an elite pass rusher still on the board to go along with LB Jarrad Davis for the inside, the defense will be beefing up fast.
22. (54) Miami Dolphins
OG Dion Dawkins, Temple
Dawkins goes inside, Laremy Tunsil goes to tackle, and the line starts to come together.
23. (55) New York Giants
RB D’Onta Foreman, Texas
How much would the Giants love to be able to take Joe Mixon? He’s the better option, but for an offense that likes battering rams, Foreman is a terrific option.
24. (56) Oakland Raiders
LB Ryan Anderson, Alabama
The Raiders need more linebacker options, and while more help on the inside would be nice, getting Anderson for the outside should work out just fine.
25. (57) Houston Texans
OG Dorian Johnson, Pitt
The line needs more help to keep it’s shiny new toy safe. Deshaun Watson should love the protection.
26. (58) Seattle Seahawks
S Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
Needing help for the O line would be great, but considering Melifonwu seemed like a perfect fit if the Seahawks stayed around in the first round, he should be far better as a second round value pick.
27. (59) Kansas City Chiefs
CB Quincy Wilson, Florida
The Chiefs have a great secondary already, but they need just a little bit more of a boost. That’s where Wilson come in, where he’ll get picked on, but can handle it.
28. (60) Dallas Cowboys
CB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
It’s the first of a few corners the Cowboys will likely go after. They need to keep addressing the secondary.
29. (61) Green Bay Packers
CB Fabian Moreau, UCLA
The run on corners continues. The Packers will figure out that they can get their running back with the first pick, and several corner options will still be there later.
30. (62) Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Curtis Samuel, Ohio State
Needing more explosive playmakers and another speedster to go along with Antonio Brown, the Steelers can use Samuel in a variety of ways, including out of the backfield.
31. (63) Atlanta Falcons
C Pat Elflein, Ohio State
It’s the find-a-spot pick. The Falcons need a guard, and Elflein can play anywhere on the inside. If one of the true guards slides this far – like Dion Dawkins or Dorian Johnson – it’s a done deal.
32. (64) Carolina Panthers (from New England)
DE Chris Wormley, Michigan
Assume the Panthers go with an offensive tackle with their first second round pick, but they need more pass rushers and more help up front. Wormley might not be a true playmaker in to the backfield, but he can step in right away and produce.