Today, I bring my fellow NFL fans to explore my first two round mock draft of the off-season. The other mocks before this one were only about round one, but round two is a huge part of the draft and I want to see how the draft might pan out at the end of April, which is when the draft takes place.
Now, I will announce my selections and at the end I will give you my analysis on all of the selections.
- Cleveland Browns – Myles Garrett – DE – Texas A&M
- San Francisco 49ers – Solomon Thomas – DE – Stanford
- Chicago Bears – Jamal Adams – SS – LSU
- Jacksonville Jaguars – O.J. Howard – TE – Alabama
- Tennessee Titans – Marshon Lattimore – CB – Ohio State
- New York Jets – Deshaun Watson – QB – Clemson
- Los Angeles Chargers – Patrick Mahomes – QB – Texas Tech
- Carolina Panthers – Leonard Fournette – RB – LSU
- Cincinnati Bengals – Jonathan Allen – DT – Alabama
- Buffalo Bills – Malik Hooker – FS – Ohio State
- New Orleans Saints – Tre’Davious White – CB – LSU
- Cleveland Browns – Mitch Trubisky – QB – North Carolina
- Arizona Cardinals – Reuben Foster – ILB – Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles – Gareon Conley – CB – Ohio State
- Indianapolis Colts – Malik McDowell – DE – Michigan State
- Baltimore Ravens – Haason Reddick – OLB – Temple
- Washington Redskins – Dalvin Cook – RB – Florida State
- Tennessee Titans – John Ross – WR – Washington
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – David Njoku – TE – Miami (FL)
- Denver Broncos – Ryan Ramczyk – OT – Wisconsin
- Detroit Lions – Derek Barnett – DE – Tennessee
- Miami Dolphins – Forrest Lamp – OG – Western Kentucky
- New York Giants – Garrett Bolles – OG – Utah
- Oakland Raiders – Christian McCaffrey – RB – Stanford
- Houston Texans – Taco Charlton – OLB – Michigan
- Seattle Seahawks – Cam Robinson – OT – Alabama
- Kansas City Chiefs – Chidobe Awuzie – CB – Colorado
- Dallas Cowboys – Jabrill Peppers – SS – Michigan
- Green Bay Packers – Takkarist McKinley – OLB – UCLA
- Pittsburgh Steelers – Corey Davis – WR – Western Michigan
- Atlanta Falcons – Marlon Humphrey – CB – Alabama
- New Orleans Saints – Mike Williams – WR – Clemson
- Cleveland Browns – Budda Baker – FS – Washington
- San Francisco 49ers – Obi Melifonwu – SS – Connecticut
- Jacksonville Jaguars – Caleb Brantley – DT – Florida
- Chicago Bears – Teez Tabor – CB – Florida
- Los Angeles Rams – Pat Elflein – C – Ohio State
- Los Angeles Chargers – Dorian Johnson – OG – Pittsburgh
- New York Jets – Tim Williams – OLB – Alabama
- Carolina Panthers – Larry Ogunjobi – DT – North Carolina Charlotte
- Cincinnati Bengals – Carl Lawson – DE – Auburn
- New Orleans Saints – Charles Harris – DE – Missouri
- Philadelphia Eagles – Chris Wormley – DT – Michigan
- Buffalo Bills – Cordrea Tankersley – CB – Clemson
- Arizona Cardinals – Rasul Douglas – CB – West Virginia
- Indianapolis Colts – Dan Feeney – OG – Indiana
- Baltimore Ravens – Zay Jones – WR – East Carolina
- Minnesota Vikings – Dalvin Tomlinson – DT – Alabama
- Washington Redskins – Dion Dawkins – OG – Temple
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Zach Cunningham – OLB – Vanderbilt
- Denver Broncos – Quincy Wilson – CB – Florida
- Cleveland Browns – Kevin King – CB – Washington
- Detroit Lions – Chris Godwin – WR – Penn State
- Miami Dolphins – Adoree’ Jackson – CB – USC
- New York Giants – Adam Shaheen – TE – Ashland
- Oakland Raiders – Fabian Moreau – CB – UCLA
- Houston Texans – DeShone Kizer – QB – Notre Dame
- Seattle Seahawks – Tarell Basham – DE – Ohio
- Kansas City Chiefs – Jarrad Davis – ILB – Florida
- Dallas Cowboys – Evan Engram – TE – Ole Miss
- Green Bay Packers – Alvin Kamara – RB – Tennessee
- Pittsburgh Steelers – T.J. Watt – OLB – Wisconsin
- Atlanta Falcons – Duke Riley – OLB – LSU
- Carolina Panthers – Josh Jones – SS – North Carolina State
Analysis of each pick from rounds one and two
Cleveland Browns – picks (1, 12, 33, 52)
- Myles Garrett is the obvious pick. He is a game changer on defense and this is a start to something special in Cleveland.
- The Browns love Trubisky and he loves them. Both a match. Now, I would not rush him, but he has all the tools to be a solid NFL qb.
- Budda Baker starts day one and gives the Browns a ball hawk in the secondary. He plays bigger than listed too. The next Earl Thomas?
- Kevin King is Baker’s collegiate teammate and the Huskies defense was good at creating problems for the opposition. King was overshadowed by Sidney Jones and Budda Baker in that secondary, but he is just as good. A nice value pick at 52.
San Francisco 49ers – picks (2, 34)
- Solomon Thomas at two is smart, as it is a John Lynch type player. Thomas is versatile and can slide inside too, plus they will have a three-headed monster with Armstead and Buckner.
- Obi’s stock has rose greatly. Reid gets a stud next to him and It will be fun to watch Obi dominate the middle of the field.
Chicago Bears – picks (3, 36)
- Adams is the best safety in the draft and is a special talent. Enough said.
- The Bears continue to improve that weak secondary and attack it by getting Teez Tabor, who will be a solid player on Sundays.
Jacksonville Jaguars – picks (4, 35)
- This is a surprise move, but Howard does it all and every successful qb has a top tight end. Howard will make this offense explode!
- Adding Brantley helps, as it gives the Jaguars the much-needed help inside that they lack next to Malik Jackson. Expect Sheldon Day and Caleb Brantley to compete for the second defensive tackle position.
Tennessee Titans – picks (5, 18)
- Lattimore is the best corner in the draft and goes fifth overall to a Titans team that need corner help.
- Ross gives Mariota the number one he needs. Ross can stretch the field with his field, but he is also a sneaky threat over the middle, due to his ability to run after the catch.
New York Jets – picks (6, 39)
- Watson knows how to handle the big stage and gives the Jets the best chance to win on Sundays over Petty and Hackenberg.
- Williams is a clear first-round pick, but problems off the field have led to his drop into the second round. Nice pass rusher that the Jets finally get.
Los Angeles Chargers – picks (7, 38)
- The Chargers draft Rivers future replacement in Mahomes. The gunslinger reminds me of Rivers, as they can sling the football all day for big yards. It is a smart move to draft one of the highest risers in the draft, and think ahead.
- Johnson will push Donovan Clark day one in camp for that starting right guard job. He will be the main anchor on the right side of the line.
Carolina Panthers – picks (8, 40, 64)
- Fournette and Carolina makes perfect sense. They run the ball a ton, plus Stewart is getting older, so it is time to look for that next franchise type running back.
- Ogunjobi is from a small school and looks like the Javon Hargrave of this draft. The Panthers need more help inside and get a future stud, as Short might be gone after this season, if they cannot get a deal done. Important to have three solid defensive tackles.
- The Panthers take Jones. Jones is a sleeper in this draft and I would not be shocked to see Jones steal playing time from Coleman.
Cincinnati Bengals – picks (9, 41)
- With Allen falling to nine, the Bengals cannot pass on him. Top five talent and the Bengals pair his monster next to their Pro-Bowl monster Geno Atkins. The Bengals get that defense back that they are mostly known for having.
- The Bengals continue to pile on pass rushers, this time we attack the ends. Lawson gives the Bengals another solid pass rusher and a future replacement for Michael Johnson, who has not been the same player since leaving Cincinnati the first time.
Buffalo Bills – picks (10, 44)
- The Bills fan base has been wanting Malik Hooker for a while. They snag him at ten and get that centerfielder that they have missed since Jarius Byrd left for New Orleans.
- Tankersley will not duplicate Gilmore’s production, but over time he will. Safe pick.
New Orleans Saints – picks (11, 32, 42)
- White is the corner the Saints have been waiting for. He has the speed and tools to stop many of the stars lining up against him.
- Brees gets another big weapon by adding Mike Williams to the fold. Williams might be a better option for New Orleans over Cooks, who they traded to land this pick.
- Charles Harris gives the Saints that defensive end that they lack besides Cameron Jordan. Solid pick and this could be the steal of the second round.
Arizona Cardinals – picks (13, 45)
- Foster would be my option for the Niners at two, but his issue at the combine drops him for some teams and the Cardinals get that middle linebacker that they need. He might be the best player on the board at 13.
- Douglas is the guy the Cardinals need to play opposite of Patrick Peterson. Ball hawk from West Virginia that loves to hit the ball carrier. Overall, a great player that will play in this league for a while.
Philadelphia Eagles – picks (14, 43)
- Conley has the length and speed to cover. The Eagles must address the corner position in the draft multiple times and they do with Conley. He had an amazing combine and his tape is perfect.
- The Eagles pick up one of my favorite college players in Wormley. He does it all and he gives the Eagles that extra power and boost on the line from an interior point of view. Solid pick and adding Jernigan with a trade with the Ravens also boosts the interior part of the Eagles defense.
Indianapolis Colts – picks (15, 46)
- McDowell is a must. Colts have a glaring hole on that defensive line and they get a name on that line. He does take plays off, but I think that will change, plus when he plays to his fullest, he is a player that will punish you.
- Colts continue to find ways to protect Luck. Feeney is a nice guard, who is one of those other guards that can step in on day one. The interior line of the Colts gets nastier.
Baltimore Ravens – picks (16, 47)
- Reddick is an Ozzie Newsome type guy. Hard nose football player. Will get to the quarterback, plus he has a chance to compete for the other pass rushing job with Dumervil gone. Reddick can drop back into coverage, which helps his value.
- Jones has had an excellent off-season. Will be an elite receiver and has all the tools to be great. He is the best receiver in this draft and I mean that.
Washington Redskins – picks (17, 49)
- Cook takes pressure off Cousins and becomes the team’s number one back when his name is called on draft day. Explosive running back that does it all and will be successful in the NFL.
- Dawkins steps in at one of the guard spots and moves Spencer Long officially as the team’s center. Dawkins does not have to start right away, but he is one for the future.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – picks (19, 50)
- Njoku is a special talent. He does everything right and expect him and Brate to become the best tight end duo in the league. Winston gets another weapon to throw too. The Bucs offense gets scarier and this move pushes them inside the top seven in offense.
- The Buccaneers need another linebacker and they get Cunningham. This kid is just like the other Buccaneer linebackers (Alexander and David), due to the fact they are always around the ball and are fast enough to do anything. This trio will be fun to watch.
Denver Broncos – picks (20, 51)
- The Ram is a solid pick. Best offensive tackle in this draft. Now, he might push one of the tackles for the starting job. Mean dude on the field. He will not be the next Joe Thomas, but he will be a good one.
- Wilson is a big corner. The team lost Webster and they replace him with a better player. Talib, Harris, Roby, and Wilson is a solid top four.
Detroit Lions – picks (21, 53)
- Barnett is not a great tester, which hurts him, but he is a solid football player. Ziggy gets help on the other end. Detroit is making their front four scarier again!
- Godwin was a fun player to watch in college. Stafford throwing the ball to Godwin is going to be crazy. Expect Godwin to be placed in the rookie of the year candidate, if he gets one of the three receiving jobs. Home run threat.
Minnesota Vikings – picks (48)
- Tomlinson is a quiet pickup. He was never talked about at Alabama, as he was surrounded by collegiate stars in Jonathan Allen and Tim Williams. Safe move by Vikings and they get a boost off the bench.
Miami Dolphins – picks (22, 54)
- Lamp comes in and starts at the left guard position and pushes Steen to the bench. Lamp teams up with Tunsil on the left side and forms one of the better young duos in the league.
- Jackson is interesting due to the fact he can play on offense, defense, and special teams. He must be utilized right. I think Miami is a perfect fit for him.
New York Giants – picks (23, 55)
- Bolles can play both the tackle and guard position. The Giants right side of the offensive line is weak and Bolles is a nice upgrade over both starters, plus he has a mean streak to him.
- The Ashland product is a big riser. He is not just a warrior during workouts, as he was a big threat throughout his collegiate career. The Giants do not have any long term and safe options at the tight end position, so expect the giant to be the Giants most reliable receiving option from the tight end spot.
Oakland Raiders – picks (24, 56)
- Losing Murray hurts, but how about getting a more explosive back in McCaffrey? He does it all and gives them the ability to become a more powerful offense in the AFC.
- Moreau is hurt right now, but he might be the best off-coverage corner in the draft and he does not mind making one-on-one tackles in the open field. Safe pick, plus he does not have to move far right now.
Houston Texans – picks (25, 57)
- Taco Charlton is a strange pick here as the Texans have two studs at the outside pass rush positions, but adding another one makes them a deeper team and more solid team.
- The Texans get their franchise quarterback in Kizer and get him at a safer pick than 25. The kid has all the tools to be the best quarterback in this draft, plus the system he is in will benefit him.
Seattle Seahawks – picks (26, 58)
- Robinson pushes Gilliam out of starting lineup and the team gets better instantly in the pass and run blocking department.
- Basham is another small school talent that cracks the top two rounds. Seahawks get another pass rusher that they need and a solid pass rush is what this team thrives on defensively.
Kansas City Chiefs – picks (27, 59)
- Chidobe is my first-round sleeper. He could be the best corner in this draft and he lands in the end of the first round. Sounds like a typical Andy Reid move. Peters will love his new teammate.
- Davis is Johnson’s future replacement, but expect him to push Wilson for the second inside linebacker job. Overall, a good player that will succeed in any system.
Dallas Cowboys – picks (28, 60)
- The Cowboys pretty much lost all their secondary and need to rebuild it back up. Peppers can play near the line, but he will be a safety on Sundays.
- Engram is a different style tight end than Witten, but the Ole Miss product can stretch the middle of the field and go deeper than Witten. The Cowboys stack their offense up for the long run here.
Green Bay Packers – picks (29, 61)
- McKinley will go higher in other mocks, but right now I feel good about him near the end of the first round. Solid pass rusher that the Packers need, as they lost Peppers to Carolina.
- Kamara looks like a future Packer anyway. He plays like they do and will give Mike McCarthy trouble by forcing his hand to give him the starting gig. A do it all back that has all the swagger in the world like his new qb, Aaron Rodgers.
Pittsburgh Steelers – picks (30, 62)
- Bryant might not never be the same, but Davis is a perfect fit in Pittsburgh. He reminds me of a bulkier AB.
- Watt gives the Steelers that pass rusher they need and with Harrison getting older they have an instant replacement. Solid bloodline and knowledge of the game of football. Nice value pick near end of second.
Atlanta Falcons – picks (31, 63)
- Humphrey is a steal at 31. Top three corner in the draft and the Falcons snag a talented player that will make other teams regret passing up on him.
- Riley joins his college teammate Jones in Atlanta. Riley can play inside or outside. Safe pick here and builds great depth at the linebacker corps.
Los Angeles Rams – picks (37)
- The Rams need to pair Goff with a center that will become what Manning had with Saturday in Indy. Elflein is a versatile center, as he can shift over to guard if needed. Safe pick as they need to bolster that line to protect Goff, and allow Gurley to run.
New England Patriots – picks (None)
Traded for Brandon Cooks (Saints) and Kony Ealy (Panthers)
Note: NFL Draft prospect power rankings courtesy of NFL.com and CBS Sports.