There are several very good prospects remaining for day 2 of the NFL draft. Several players had first round grades in many mocks and should be available once Round 2 begins at 7 PM (ET).
Kevin Dodd is a one year wonder at left end but has good strength and some athleticism. He is a good fit at LE and there are many DE hungry teams in the top of the second round (Dallas, Tampa Bay). Dodd was behind Lawson and Vic Beasley before this season but excelled in the 2015 season.
Emmanuel Ogbah is more productive and athletic than Dodd. The Oklahoma State DE should hear his name called early in Round 2. Ogbah had lots of 1st round grades.
Noah Spence is an OLB/DE from Eastern Kentucky. He has some off field issues after being kicked out of Ohio State for drug use but is an explosive DE/OLB hybrid.
Jonathan Bullard is a DE/DT tweener that should be a Round 2 pick from Florida. Shilique Calhoun could be a late Round 2 or early Round 3 pick.
Carl Nassib is a one year wonder for Penn State that led the nation in sacks at DE.
This is a very deep DT class and some good players remain. A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed are good run stuffing DTs available. Robinson has more to offer in pass rush but Reed is a two gapping run defender.
Andrew Billings is a run stuffing DT from Baylor that has some potential as a pass rusher. He is a boom or bust type prospect.
Chris Jones and Austin Johnson are other potential 2nd round defensive tackles. Jones is more a 3 tech or 3-4 DE and Johnson is a nose tackle.
Derrick Henry and Devontae Booker are both Round 2 quality RBs that can be workhorse backs for a team. The Dolphins and Bears and Giants need running backs are among teams that need running backs. CJ Prosise is a good receiver and big back that has late Round 2 potential.
Mackensie Alexander was a shut-down CB for Clemson but size and lack of interceptions dropped him to Round 2.
Kendall Fuller is a good CB from VA Tech available on day 2. He is the brother of Kyle and Corey Fuller of the Bears and Lions respectively. Will Redmond or Xavien Howard should be late Round 2 or Round 3 picks.
Cody Whitehair and Nick Martin are the top interior offensive line options. Both have guard and center flexibility.
Jason Spriggs, Shonn Coleman, Le’Raven Clark and Jerald Hawkins all have starting tackle potential. Spriggs and Coleman could be a left tackle. There are still plenty of teams that need blocking in this draft.
Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller are two Ohio State WR prospects that could help a weapon needy team. Neither are burners but have good athleticism. Thomas is 6’2 and Miller is a former QB.
Tyler Boyd is a productive WR from Pitt that is 6’1 with some decent speed.
Reggie Ragland and Myles Jack fell due to injury concerns. If both are healthy, they could really help a team at LB. Ragland is run stuffer and Jack was a potential top 10 talent. Joshua Perry could also hear his named called late in Round 2 at ILB.
Kamalei Correa or Jordan Jenkins are the top OLB prospects left. Jenkins is a true 4-3 OB and Carrei is more of a pass rusher. Deion Jones from LSU is a true will LB. Kyle Frackell is a 3-4 type OLB pass rusher like Correa.
Vonn Bell is yet another Ohio State player. He is big but more of a free safety prospect. Su’a Cravens is a hybrid safety/LB prospect along with Jalen Mills. Jeremy Cash is an in the box safety that could be a mid-Round 2 pick. Darian Thompson has value as an all-around safety from Boise State. Sean Davis played CB but is another big hard hitting safety with some coverage potential.
Hunter Henry, Austin Hooper or Nick Vannett could be the first TE off the board in Round 2.
Connor Cook or Christian Hackenberg could be the future for a QB desperate franchise. Cook should be early Round 2 and Hackenberg is later Round 2 or Round 3 potential. Cardale Jones is a Round 3 or later prospect but someone may think they could develop him. We’ll see if any teams trade up for a QB in Round 2. The Browns, Jets and 49ers still need better starters. The Saints, Chiefs and Cardinals are thinking about the future.
There are many good players left for day 2 of the draft. All 32 teams can improve their roster for 2016. Enjoy day 2 of the draft.
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