Who’s going to go where in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft?
1 (33). Cleveland Browns
WR Courtland Sutton, SMU
After a massive reach with the No. 1 overall pick – Baker Mayfield isn’t a top draft prospect overall – and made worse by going with CB Denzel Ward over a choice of several better prospects, this is where they need to connect. Finding help for the lines is a must at some point, but Sutton is a great value pick here to give Mr. Mayfield a target to work with.
2 (34). New York Giants
C James Daniels, Iowa
The Giants need guys to pave the way for the new franchise. Going after a quarterback here might be nice, and offensive tackle is a bigger need, but Daniels fills a hole, too.
3 (35). Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans)
OG Will Hernandez, UTEP
The Browns will get their receiver with the first pick in the second round, and grab a great value pick in a blaster of a blocker in Hernandez here. A tackle would be nice, but there isn’t one worth the spot.
4 (36). Indianapolis Colts
OLB/DE Harold Landry, Boston College
The Colts had, arguably, the best player in the draft fall into their lap when Quenton Nelson slid to the sixth pick. Now they get another gift, landing the pass rusher with top 20 overall pick upside. They follow that up with …
5 (37). Indianapolis Colts from New York Jets
CB Josh Jackson, Iowa
Fill need, fill need, fill need. A running back might be nice, but the Colts need corner help and there are plenty to choose from. Jackson is the big ball-hawker who can step in and shine right away.
6 (38). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
The Colts will take one cornerback, and the Bucs will take another. They didn’t go after need in the first round with DT Vita Vea, but they will here. Needing a defensive back, they’ll go with the best one on the board.
7 (39). Chicago Bears
S Justin Reid, Stanford
There’s no arguing with the pick of LB Roquan Smith in the first round, but passing on Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick? The Bears need an upgrade at defensive back and this is it.
8 (40). Denver Broncos
QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State
The Broncos didn’t necessarily need Bradley Chubb, but everyone needs Bradley Chubb – if that makes any sense. They need line help, and running back would be plus, but quarterback is a problem in the rest of this draft and likely next year. John Elway gets proactive.
9 (41). Oakland Raiders
DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan
There might be some medical concerns with Hurst’s heart, but there are some who swear that he’s the best defensive tackle in this draft. The reached for OT Kolton Miller in the first round, and get great value here.
10 (42). Miami Dolphins
TE Mike Gesicki, Penn State
Minkah Fitzpatrick was way too strong a value pick not to take in the first round. But the Dolphins need a tight end, and if they’re going to hang with Ryan Tannehill as the main man, he needs receiving weapons.
11 (43). New England Patriots from (San Francisco 49ers)
CB Carlton Davis, Auburn
Bill Belichick could afford to go after RB Sony Michel late in the first round, knowing he could address corner at this point, He might not have his pick of the corner litter, but Davis is hardly a bad consolation prize.
12 (44). Washington Redskins
RB Ronald Jones, USC
While not a desperate need pick, Jones is a good value selection here with a whole world of upside at a great spot. It’ll be a pick between Derrius Guice and Jones, with the slippery style of the former USC star getting him called here.
13 (45). Green Bay Packers
OT/OG Connor Williams, Texas
Is he a tackle or a guard? The Packers got their corner early with Jaire Alexander with the 18th pick, and they still need a receiver, but Williams can work at either right tackle or guard right out of the box. He fits.
14 (46). Cincinnati Bengals
TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
While the Bengals need linebacker help, and there are better players on the board, they could also use another tight end option in the mix. Goedert has the best all-around skills of an tight end in the draft with great athleticism. This is the right time to grab him.
15 (47). Arizona Cardinals
WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
They got the franchise quarterback in Josh Rosen. Now it’s time to grab the receiver. Kirk can return kick, serve as a No. 2 guy for a while, and make a whole lot of big things happen for an offense that needs more playmakers.
16 (48). Los Angeles Chargers
DT Tim Settle, Virginia Tech
After getting a gift from the gods when Derwin James miraculously fell to them, now it’s time to fill in the need on the defensive front. The massive tackle will be a great part of the rotation.