2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 2

Last update: Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Major changes.
Next update: Next week. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is based on the 2017 NFL Draft Order.

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  1. Cleveland Browns: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
    The Browns have major problems in their secondary. Both cornerback and safety need to be addressed. Fortunately for them, this is a deep draft for both positions.

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    Pick change; previously Ahkello Witherspoon, CB

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
    The 49ers signed Pierre Garcon, but are still pretty devoid of talent at receiver. Perhaps they’ll see the value with Corey Davis, who is projected much earlier in other mock drafts.

  3. Jacksonville Jaguars: David Njoku, TE, Miami
    The Jaguars traded Julius Thomas to the Dolphins, so perhaps they’ll use a second-day selection on a tight end who isn’t constantly injured and lethargic. David Njoku could go in the top 20, so he’s a huge steal at No. 35 overall.

    Pick change; previously Evan Engram, TE



  4. Chicago Bears: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado
    The Bears signed Prince Amukamara, but that was to a 1-year deal. This pick could be used on a more long-term solution. Help at cornerback is needed for this year as well.

    Pick change; previously Zay Jones, WR

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
    The Rams need to add lots of talent to help develop Jared Goof, which seems like a problem because they don’t have a first-round pick. They could address every position outside of running back, and I don’t think the Rams need any neighborly advice telling them that they need to bolster the interior of their offensive line.

    Pick change; previously T.J. Watt, LB

  6. Los Angeles Chargers: Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA
    Here’s more help for the Chargers’ secondary. The team lost Brandon Flowers this offseason, so they’ll need to find a third cornerback to play alongside Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett.

    Pick change; previously DeShone Kizer, QB



  7. New York Jets: Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt
    The Jets tried to sign Dont’a Hightower this offseason, but failed. This may have tipped their hand for what they plan on doing with one of their early-round selections.

    Pick change; previously Marcus Williams, S

  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 Alvin Kamara as Cam Newton’s backfield partner for the next 8-10 years.

  9. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
    It was recently reported that running back isn’t out of the question for the Bengals in the first round. If that’s the case, then they’ll certainly consider a running back in the second frame. This pick certainly packs quite the punch, as Joe Mixon is a first-round talent who won’t go as high as he should because of character concerns. I doubt the Bengals will mind very much.

    Pick change; previously Dan Feeney, G



  10. New Orleans Saints: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
    The Saints signed Manti Te’o this offseason, but he’s hardly the solution they need at linebacker. A talented prospect like Jarrad Davis would help that dire situation.

  11. Philadelphia Eagles: Kevin King, CB, Washington
    The Eagles have needed to upgrade their dubious cornerback situation for quite some time now, and I expect them to do so in the first couple of rounds in the 2017 NFL Draft. There are tons of strong cornerback prospects available in this class, so the Eagles can afford to wait until the second round.

    Pick change; previously Jalen Tabor, CB

  12. Buffalo Bills: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
    The Bills lost Stephon Gilmore to the Patriots. I imagine their fans are already imagining worst-case scenarios. Buffalo needs a cornerback to replace Gilmore.



  13. Arizona Cardinals: Davis Webb, QB, California
    General manager Steve Keim discussed finding a long-term quarterback this offseason. The Cardinals could take a shot on a signal-caller on the second day of the draft, rather than spending the No. 13 overall pick on Carson Palmer’s successor. Of course, taking someone like DeShone Kizer is possible at 13th overall as well.

  14. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Willis, DE/OLB, Kansas State
    Jordan Willis’ draft stock is rising, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pop up in some first rounds of mock drafts after his strong combine. I wouldn’t go that far yet, but it’s something I may consider in the future. Either way, the Colts could absolutely use him, as he would start across from the newly acquired Jabaal Sheard.




  15. Baltimore Ravens: Carl Lawson, DE/OLB, Auburn
    The top pass-rushers were all off the board by the time the Ravens were on the clock at No. 16 in this mock draft update. Luckily for them, this class is stacked as far as edge rushers are concerned. A replacement for Elvis Dumervil can be obtained here.

    Pick change; previously Charles Harris, DE/OLB

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
    Missing Sharrif Floyd hurt this past season, and Mike Zimmer didn’t sound like he’d be able to trust Floyd going forward. Here’s an insurance policy.

  17. Washington Redskins: Chris Wormley, DE/DT, Michigan
    The Redskins need help at defensive end, inside linebacker and safety to shore up the middle of their defense. Chris Wormley is the sort of prospect the Redskins love – or at least did under Scot McCloughan – and he’s one of the top players available.

  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
    The Buccaneers signed DeSean Jackson, but they could use a third receiver to go along with him and Mike Evans. Tampa has shown a ton of interest in Chris Godwin.

  19. Denver Broncos: Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
    Denver doesn’t have a receiving tight end who can threaten defenses, and the athletic Evan Engram could be that player.

    Pick change; previously Sidney Jones, CB

  20. Cleveland Browns: Budda Baker, S, Washington
    The Browns had some horrific secondary play last year, as both positions need to be upgraded. Their safety situation is pretty dire.

    Pick change; previously Desmond King, S/CB



  21. Detroit Lions: Malik McDowell, DE/DT, Michigan State
    Can the Lions finally fill the void they’ve had at defensive tackle since Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley left? They’ll have a chance to do so in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  22. Miami Dolphins: Marcus Williams, S, Utah
    The Dolphins cut Isa Abdul-Quddus, opening up a void at safety. Marcus Williams would be a nice answer for some of the weapons New England has on its offense.

    Pick change; previously Dion Dawkins, G

  23. New York Giants: Blair Brown, LB, Ohio
    The Giants have two linebackers – Jonahan Casillas, Devon Kennard – set to hit free agency after this season, and this position was already an area of need anyway. I considered slotting Zach Cunningham to them in the first round, but this works as well.

    Pick change; previously Carlos Watkins, DT



  24. Oakland Raiders: Curtis Samuel, WR, Ohio State
    The Raiders had one of the worst No. 3 receivers in Seth Roberts last year, so they could use an upgrade to play along with Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper.

  25. Houston Texans: Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama
    The Texans desperately need a receiving threat at tight end, and Gerald Everett is one of many talented tight ends in this draft class.

  26. Seattle Seahawks: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
    Zay Jones should’ve gone earlier than this. If he slips to the Seahawks in the second round, I imagine they’ll take him despite not having a pressing need at receiver. He’s the exact type of wideout they like, so this will be seen as a long-term value pick.

    Pick change; previously Kevin King, CB

  27. Kansas City Chiefs: Tim Williams, DE/OLB, Alabama
    With Tamba Hali nearing retirement and Dee Ford hitting free agency soon, the Chiefs could be in the market for a new edge rusher. Tim Williams has Randy Gregory-type off-the-field concerns, but Andy Reid has taken chances on troubled players.

  28. Dallas Cowboys: Desmond King, S/CB, Iowa
    The Cowboys lost both J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church this offseason, so I expect them to target a safety early in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Pick change; previously Fabian Moreau, CB

  29. Green Bay Packers: Tyus Bowser, DE/OLB, Houston
    The Packers managed to retain Nick Perry, but lost Julius Peppers in the process. Another edge rusher is needed. They can take Tyus Bowser, who came out of his shell to have a great Senior Bowl and then breathed fire at the combine.

  30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE/DT, Villanova
    The Steelers have shown interest in Tanoh Kpassagnon, and they could take him here as a potential replacement for Stephon Tuitt, who is entering his contract season.

  31. Atlanta Falcons: Dion Dawkins, G/OT, Temple
    The Falcons could stand to improve some areas of their defense, but they could also upgrade one area of the offensive line. Chris Chester was the lone liability up front, and he’s not even on the team anymore.

    Pick change; previously Derek Rivers, DE/OLB

  32. Carolina Panthers: Josh Jones, S, N.C. State
    There are some quality safeties still remaining on the board, and the Panthers will take one if they stay true to their “best player available” policy.

    Pick change; previously Budda Baker, S



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