2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 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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  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? Perhaps the new front office will make amends for this mistake.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
    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. Dan Feeney won’t be able to teach his teammates much until he’s a veteran, but he would be a better option than Joeckel.



  4. Chicago Bears: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
    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 Jalen Tabor in the second round.

    Pick change; previously Adoree Jackson, CB

  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 Goof. 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. Los Angeles 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: Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
    Jonathan Stewart is still a quality runner, but he turns 30 this March, so Carolina might envision someone like D’Onta Foreman as Cam Newton’s backfield partner for the next 8-10 years.

    Pick change; previously D’Onta Foreman, RB

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Dawuane Smoot, DE/OLB, Illinois
    The Bengals don’t have a very good edge rush, as Carlos Dunlap is the only defensive end capable of putting consistent heat on opposing quarterbacks. Michael Johnson is a bust signing and must be upgraded.



  10. New Orleans Saints: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    The Saints have tons of issues on defense. One happens to be at linebacker. I still can’t believe they signed James Laurinaitis. Did they not watch how horrible he was for the Rams? Seriously, what were they thinking? They can make amends by selecting a solid inside linebacker prospect early in the draft.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
    After watching Nelson Agholor drop everything in sight, the Eagles might want to target a receiver with great hands, and that would be Zay Jones, who dominated the Senior Bowl.

  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: Chris Wormley, DE/DT, Michigan
    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.

    Pick change; previously DeMarcus Walker, DE

  14. Minnesota Vikings: Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
    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.

    Pick change; previously Julie’n Davenport, OT




  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.

  16. Indianapolis Colts: Tim Williams, DE/OLB, Alabama
    Tim Williams has Randy Gregory-type off-the-field concerns, but once again, new general manager Chris Ballard worked closely with Andy Reid, who had success taking chances on troubled players. There’s no doubt that Williams would improve Indianapolis’ poor pass rush.

  17. Washington Redskins: Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
    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. Obi Melifonwu, who had a terrific Senior Bowl, seems like the type of prospect the Redskins love.

  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DeMarcus Walker, DE/DT, Florida State
    The Buccaneers are getting quite the bargain with DeMarcus Walker in the middle of the second round. They need another edge rusher, as Robert Ayers, who turns 32 in August, is just a short-term solution at defensive end.

    Pick change; previously Alvin Kamara, RB

  19. Denver Broncos: David Njoku, TE, Miami
    The Broncos traded for A.J. Derby during the season, but he wasn’t much of an offensive threat. They lack a potent receiving option at tight end, and they could certainly fill that need with the talented David Njoku.

    Pick change; previously Christian McCaffrey, RB

  20. Cleveland Browns: Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
    This is way too early for Joshua Dobbs, but the Browns aren’t scared to reach for a quarterback prospect if they like him, as they spent a third-round pick on Cody Kessler last year when everyone thought Kessler would be taken in the sixth or seventh frame. The scuttlebutt is that the Browns like Dobbs, as they coached him in the Senior Bowl.

    Pick change; previously Desmond King, S



  21. Detroit Lions: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
    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.

  22. Miami Dolphins: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
    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.

    Pick change; previously David Njoku, TE

  23. New York Giants: Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell
    The Giants spent their first-round pick on Deshaun Watson, so here’s a quality blocker for their new quarterback. New York had awful play from its tackles this season, but adding a blind-side protector and moving Ereck Flowers to the right side should work.

    Pick change; previously Evan Engram, TE



  24. Oakland Raiders: D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
    Latavius Murray said he wants to re-sign with the Raiders, but I’m not sure Oakland will want him back. The coaching staff never wanted to have Murray handle the workload, so maybe the front office will spend an early draft choice on a runner they’re more confident in.

    Pick change; previously Carlos Watkins, DT

  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.

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
    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.

    Pick change; previously Forrest Lamp, OT

  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
    Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith for next season, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t spend an early-round selection on a quarterback to eventually take over for his mediocre starter.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
    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.

  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: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
    This is a great value pick for the Steelers, as Tre’Davious White is a steal at the end of Round 2 (click the link for a detailed scouting report). Besides, it’s not like they couldn’t use some depth at cornerback.

  31. Atlanta Falcons: Forrest Lamp, G/OT, Western Kentucky
    The Falcons could stand to upgrade Chris Chester, the one liability that they currently possess on their offensive line. Atlanta would love Forrest Lamp falling to them toward the end of the second frame.

    Pick change; previously Dion Dawkins, G

  32. New England Patriots: Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson
    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.

    Pick change; previously Jaleel Johnson, DT



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