Tony’s 2017 NFL Mock Draft
2017 NFL Mock Draft | Round 2
1. Cleveland-Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson-With as much talent as they’re raking in, Cleveland can afford to take a chance on Watson. If Watson fails to pan out, or develop, Cleveland can just try again next year.
2. San Francisco-Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson-The Niners will begin to add on to their secondary. Tankersley is a solidly built corner who will fit well in this new scheme.
3. Chicago-Malcom McDowell, DE, Michigan St.-Chicago still needs more production from their ends. McDowell was a beast in college who hasn’t tested will since the season ended.
4. Jacksonville-Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida-With the top lineman off the board, Jacksonville can focus on the best player. Davis can push for the ILB spot, and can provide versatility.
5. LA Rams-Josh Jones, SS, NC State-The Rams have a major hole at safety. Jones is a borderline first round prospect, who can start day 1.
6. LA Chargers-Dan Feeney, G, Indiana-The Bolts need more starting lineman who can protect Rivers and get the ground game moving. Feeney is a very strong talent in the middle of the line.
7. New York Jets-Tyus Bowser, LB, Houston-The Jets have sorely missed a disruptive pass rusher from the linebacker spot. Bowser is hyper aggressive and can chase down the QB.
8. Carolina-Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee-Stewart doesn’t have many miles left in his tires. Kamara is a talented runner who can carry the offense if necessary.
9. Cincinnati-T.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin-Probably best suited as a 34 LB, the Bengals can’t pass on a pass rush specialist.
10. New Orleans-Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland-Shaheen is raw, but comes with a lot of potential and can be a matchup nightmare..
11. Philadelphia-Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio St.-Conley is a first round prospect, but with such a surplus of corners, he’ll slide a bit due to need. He’s a plug and play prospect.
12. Buffalo-JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC-Known as the most electric receiver in college, JuJu slipped some last season. His post season workouts have him back in consideration for a 2nd day pick.
13. Arizona-Adoree Jackson, CB, USC-He’s undersized, but Jackson’s athleticism is unrivaled. He’ll make a great compliment for Peterson.
14. Minnesota-Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt-No one questions Cunningham’s football skills, but he simply lacks a certain level of eliteness. The Vikings rely heavily on their LB’s and Cunningham can start immediately for the departed Greenway.
15. Baltimore-Tim Williams, LB, Alabama-The most elite pass rusher in college football, Williams has seen his stock decline due to being a tweener, and having off the field issues.
16. Indianapolis- Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Colorado-A potential first rounder, if Awuzie slides this far, Indy will pair him with Davis.
17. Washington-Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio St.-McMillan is an excellent acquisition for a team in desperate need of a thumper in the middle.
18. Tampa Bay-Budda Baker, FS, Washington-Baker brings a ton of big plays to a secondary. Much like Karl Joseph, he has a lot of first round looks.
19. Denver-Takkarist McKinley, LB, UCLA-Not a position of dire need for Denver, but if McKinley is available here, he’ll be a great rotational piece, and insurance should Ray/Miller be injured.
20. Cleveland(via Tennessee)-Desmond King, CB/FS, Iowa-In the long run, King is probably best suited at FS, if Reynolds has improved, King will be a stellar nickel.
21. Detroit-Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn-When healthy, he’s one of the most unstoppable lineman in the country. At this point, he’s well worth the risk for Detroit.
22. Miami-Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown St.-Rivers is a huge sleeper that could be a top 40 pick. Hayes isn’t an elite pass rusher, but Rivers could be.
23. New York Giants-Taylor Moton, G/T, W. Michigan-Best player on the board, and Moton can play either tackle spot or push Jerry at RG.
24. Oakland-Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida-Brantley has a few concerns, but many teams aren’t desperate for a DT. He’s a day 1 starter in Oakland.
25. Houston-Davis Webb, QB, Cal-There isn’t a tremendous gap between any of the QB’s. Houston will find a day 1 starter in the first round, and choose the best QB left in the 2nd.
26. Seattle- Pat Elflein, C, Ohio St.-Elflein is as solid as they come at C. This allows Britt move to one of the tackle positions, where he can be very solid.
27. Kansas City- Alex Anzalone, ILB, Florida-Johnson has now torn two Achilles. Anzalone is flying up the charts and is major insurance if Johnson has any setbacks.
28. Dallas-Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas St.-Dallas needs a presence off the edge and Willis is as dangerous as any.
29. Green Bay-Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma-Someone will take Mixon, some feel he’s the best all around back in the draft. Green Bay fans are loyal and forgiving. Mixon will be surrounded with a ton of veteran leadership as well.
30. Pittsburgh-Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss-Engram may not be ready to play inline just yet, but he’s a super pass catching threat the Steelers desperately lack.
31. Atlanta-Teez Tabor, CB, Florida-This may be a little high for Tabor, but he does fit the aggressive corner scheme in Atlanta.
32. Carolina(via New England)-Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio-Yes, Carolina has signed a few ends, but they need a shot of youth. Basham is not yet a complete player, but is a tremendous pass rusher.