2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. Major changes.
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The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is based on the 2017 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
    The Browns lost Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz last offseason, and they’ll need to replace both this offseason. They can address the right tackle spot with this selection by taking the rising Antonio Garcia.

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    Pick change; previously Marcus Maye, S

  2. San Francisco 49ers: John Ross, WR, Washington
    I don’t understand why the 49ers avoided addressing the receiver position until late in the 2016 NFL Draft. How did they not realize that they have such a huge need in that area?

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Ethan Pocic, C/G, LSU
    The Jaguars tried Luke Joeckel at guard, but it doesn’t appear as though he’s cutting it there either. They’ll have to spend an early selection on an upgrade.



  4. Chicago Bears: Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
    The Bears have some promising young talent at cornerback, but they still need help at the position, and I can’t imagine them passing on a great prospect like Sidney Jones in the second round.

    Pick change; previously Antonio Garcia, OT

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
    The Rams keep waiting for Brian Quick to do something, but it’s not happening. They need to find another weapon for Jared Goff. People in Los Angeles currently don’t care about the Rams, but perhaps there will be interest from three or four more people if the team selects a dynamic play-maker like Curtis Samuel.

  6. San Diego Chargers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
    The Chargers have mostly been using Joey Bosa on the defensive line, so they could stand to find another outside linebacker to play across from Melvin Ingram. T.J. Watt, the younger brother of J.J. Watt, could be chosen in the first round, so he provides good value here.



  7. New York Jets: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
    Given all of the problems Brandon Marshall caused in the locker room, I can’t imagine him being back with the team next year. With that in mind, the Jets will need to find a No. 2 receiver to play across from Eric Decker.

  8. Carolina Panthers: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
    The Panthers missed Josh Norman last year. James Bradberry performed on a high level at cornerback this past year, but Carolina is still in need of help at the position.

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    The Bengals have a couple of linebackers entering their contract years in 2017, so they may opt to use a selection in Rounds 2-4 on a future starter, especially if they can get great value like this.



  10. New Orleans Saints: Desmond King, CB, Iowa
    When the Saints released Keenan Lewis in the offseason, it was pretty evident that they would have issues at cornerback this season, and that has turned out to be the case. They need an upgrade across from Delvin Breaux so they can stop starting the likes of B.W. Webb.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
    The Eagles need to provide Carson Wentz with a better running back. Ryan Mathews has his moments, but he’s unreliable, and the coaching staff doesn’t seem to like him too much anyway. Alvin Kamara could possibly be chosen at the end of the first round, so Philadelphia is getting great value with this pick.

  12. Buffalo Bills: Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
    The Bills spent their first-round pick on Mitch Trubisky, so they’ll have to surround their new quarterback with a weapon or a new blocker. Of the two, Shelton Gibson is the top prospect available, and he makes a ton of sense for Buffalo. Sammy Watkins has struggled to stay healthy, while Robert Woods is an underwhelming No. 2 option.



  13. Arizona Cardinals: DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT, Florida State
    Calais Campbell will be a 31-year-old free agent entering next offseason. It goes without saying that the Cardinals will have to replace him if he leaves.

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell
    I’m sure that if the Vikings had the cap space, they would’ve used this pick to trade for Joe Thomas. Alas, they do not, so they can try to remedy their awful tackle situation by picking one at this juncture.




  15. Baltimore Ravens: Carroll Phillips, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Ravens struggled to get pressure on the quarterback most of the year. A part of the problem is that Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs will be 33 and 34, respectively, by the 2017 NFL Draft. Some young blood will be needed on the edge.

    Carroll Phillips is a first-round talent, but is expected to fall to Day 2 because of character issues. The Ravens have taken chances on troubled players before and have had success in doing so.

    Pick change; previously Takkarist McKinley, LB

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Dawuane Smoot, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Colts desperately need to upgrade their linebacking corps. That includes finding a potent edge rusher, which is something they currently lack right now. Erik Walden sucks; Trent Cole is old; while Robert Mathis just announced his retirement.

  17. Washington Redskins: Marcus Maye, S, Florida
    As mentioned in the first round, the Redskins need help at defensive end, inside linebacker and safety to shore up the middle of their defense. Marcus Maye is now the top prospect available who satisfies one of those needs.

    Pick change; previously Justin Evans, S

  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
    Doug Martin has entered rehab, while Charles Sims didn’t exactly live up to expectations as a replacement. The Buccaneers will be looking for a new running back to at least pair with Sims.

  19. Denver Broncos: Christian McCaffrey, RB/WR, Stanford
    Christian McCaffrey may slip because of his correct decision to sit out a postseason exhibition contest. However, John Elway played with McCaffrey’s father, and he needs a No. 2 running back in case C.J. Anderson gets hurt again.

  20. Cleveland Browns: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
    The Browns fixed some of their issues on defense in the first round by selecting an edge rusher and a cornerback. Here’s something else for the secondary, as the Browns have some of the worst safeties in the NFL, so they need to make some upgrades.

    Pick change; previously Chris Godwin, WR



  21. Detroit Lions: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
    The Lions have two terrific cornerbacks in Darius Slay and Nevin Lawson, but there’s very little depth behind the two. Plus, Lawson is entering his contract season.

    Pick change; previously Chris Godwin, WR

  22. Miami Dolphins: David Njoku, TE, Miami
    It’s safe to say that the Dolphins haven’t exactly gotten what they had expected out of Jordan Cameron, though not all of that is his fault, given his concussion issues. Here’s a much-needed upgrade at tight end.

  23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
    The Giants will want to select a blocker or a weapon for their new quarterback with this pick. Evan Engram, who has drawn comparisons to Jordan Reed, is the top offensive player available. He’d provide a big upgrade at tight end.



  24. Oakland Raiders: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
    Oakland’s defense improved as the season progressed, but there was always a big void in the middle of the defensive line. I imagine the Raiders will want to spend a high selection on a prospect who can generate some pressure in the interior.

  25. Houston Texans: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
    Whether the Texans go with Brock Osweiler again or take an early quarterback, they’ll have to find a new intermediate receiving threat for their quarterback.

    Pick change; previously Julie’n Davenport, OT

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Forrest Lamp, OT, Western Kentucky
    I’m not breaking any news here by saying the Seahawks have to upgrade the offensive line. They have a guy with barely any football experience playing left tackle, for crying out loud. Russell Wilson has great mobility, but even he needs better pass protection. Seattle would love Forrest Lamp falling to them toward the end of the second frame.

  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Nazair Jones, DE/DT, North Carolina
    Andy Reid loves bolstering the trenches, and I imagine he’ll do so after seeing his defense get gashed against the run all year.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
    I’m interested to see what happens to Morris Claiborne this offseason. Claiborne had been a bust prior to 2016, but he was excellent prior to getting hurt. Will a team offer him a big contract? If so, Dallas will need a replacement cornerback.

    Pick change; previously Gerald Everett, TE

  29. Green Bay Packers: Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
    Ty Montgomery looked awesome at running back against the Bears, but how sustainable is that? And will Eddie Lacy continue to gain weight? There are lots of questions at running back for the Packers, who can solve them by selecting a talented player like Jeremy McNichols.

  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan
    This is a great value pick for the Steelers, as Jourdan Lewis is a steal at the end of Round 2. Besides, it’s not like they couldn’t use some depth at cornerback.

  31. Atlanta Falcons: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
    The Falcons could stand to upgrade Chris Chester, the one liability that they currently possess on their offensive line. Dan Feeney won’t be able to teach his teammates much until he’s a veteran, but he could provide an upgrade on the interior of the front.

  32. New England Patriots: Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa
    The Patriots cut Dominique Easley last offseason, but never found a replacement for him. They can do that in the early stages of the 2017 NFL Draft.



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