Who’s going to go where in the second and third rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft?
1 (33). Arizona Cardinals
WR DK Metcalf, Ole Miss
With the Cardinals trading Josh Rosen to Miami, they can get the corner they need with the 48th pick. That means they can snag Metcalf, a first round talent to help out make Kyler Murray explode.
2 (34). Indianapolis Colts (from NY Jets)
OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida
The Colts traded out of the first round, and they’ll get paid off for it with good value in the second. Taylor is a top 20 overall prospect who slid right into Friday thanks to a supposedly questionable knee.
3 (35). Oakland Raiders
CB Byron Murphy, Washington
The Raiders might be pegged with Missouri QB Drew Lock, but they’re building up the parts with other cornerstone players. With the next pick not coming until the 106th in the fourth round, they’ll address the corner issue with Murphy, or Greedy Williams if he moves on down here.
4 (36). San Francisco 49ers
CB Greedy Williams, LSU
A No. 1 wide receiver would be nice, but Williams sliding down to this slot is too good to pass up for a D that needs a No. 1 corner, too.
5 (37). Seattle Seahawks (from NY Giants)
CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
It’s Seattle, so it’ll probably whiff on value to get the guy it really wants – like it did with DE LJ Collier in the first round. But if it keeps this pick, it needs a corner, and there are plenty of good ones on the board.
6 (38). Jacksonville Jaguars
OT Dalton Risner, Kansas State
The Jaguars needed an offensive lineman, but they passed in the first round to get the ridiculous value of Kentucky DE/LB Josh Allen. Now they go for a versatile blocker in Risner, or possible Oklahoma’s Cody Ford.
7 (39). Tampa Bay Buccaneers
S Taylor Rapp, Washington
The D, the D, the D. LSU LB Devin White is the quarterback of the defense for the near future, and now the secondary gets a boost with a great-looking safety who can step in immediately.
8 (40). Buffalo Bills
CB Lonnie Johnson, Kentucky
The Bills nailed it with DT Ed Oliver in the first round, and now it’s time to work on the secondary. They’ll snag Greedy Williams, Rock Ya-Sin, or Byron Murphy if any of them drop. If not, Johnson isn’t a bad consolation price.
9 (41). Denver Broncos
QB Drew Lock, Missouri
The Broncos came into the draft needing defense, defense, and more defense. They took TE Noah Fant in the first round, and in the second they’ll get their quarterback for the near future. Have fun, Joe Flacco.
10 (42). Cincinnati Bengals
DT Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State
The Bengals need to go for defensive playmakers over the mid-rounds, and they’ll overreach a wee bit for a strong defensive tackle who can get into the backfield.
11 (43). Detroit Lions
OG Cody Ford, Oklahoma
The Lions need help for the secondary and the defensive line, but they can give that a shot later. They could use a few more options on the offensive front, and the versatile Ford will slip way too long.
12 (44). Green Bay Packers
WR AJ Brown, Ole Miss
It’s time to give Aaron Rodgers a toy to play with. The Packers went for the tools guys in DE Rashan Gary and S Darnell Savage in the first round, and in the second they’ll grab a receiver. It’ll be either Brown, or Ohio State’s Parris Campbell.
13 (45). Los Angeles Rams (from Atlanta)
DT Trysten Hill, UCF
The Rams traded out of the first round, and they have to load up on options for the defensive front. They might go with a pass rusher like Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson, but they know the value of tackles, and Hill will be a huge help for Aaron Donald.
14 (46). Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)
WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State
The Colts will either go wide receiver with the 34th pick and offensive tackle here, or the other way round. Assuming they go with Jawaan Taylor with the first pick in the second round, getting a speedster in Campbell here would be amazing.
15 (47). Carolina Panthers
S Juan Thornhill, Virginia
After getting their pass rusher in Florida State’s Brian Burns in the first round, the Panthers start to work on the secondary. It would be nice if a top linebacker was here, but they’ll get the versatile Thornhill.
16 (48). Arizona Cardinals (from Miami)
CB Julian Love, Notre Dame
No pressure … just be a whole lot better than Josh Rosen, who the Cardinals gave away for this pick. It’s a great value get if Love is still here, but …