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Crist | Best Day 2 Selections

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Crist | Best Day 2 Selections

Arizona Cardinals – Budda Baker, S Washington

The Cardinals lost two starting safeties this offseason in Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger. They still have Tyrann Mathieu who spends a majority of his time at the nickel corner position. The Cardinals have now added two of the most versatile safeties in the NFL who both can play nickel, strong, or free safety and are always around the ball and able to make plays. Baker fell because of his size, not his ability, and the Cardinals got a top 15 talent at pick 36.

Los Angeles Chargers – Forrest Lamp, OL Western Kentucky

Twitter loved this pick because the I love Lamp images were flying around. The Chargers also love Lamp as they got the draft’s best interior lineman. He is versatile as he can play either guard spot, center, or right tackle. His biggest knock is his short arms, but he is a great pass blocker and a powerful run blocker. He can start day one, and his versatility is a huge bonus for the Chargers oft-injured offensive line.

Philadelphia Eagles – Sidney Jones, CB Washington

The Eagles were in desperate need of corners coming into the draft, and they added one of the best corners in the class. Jones fell due to an injury, but he should be able to contribute this season for the Eagles. An undisputed top 3 corner in the class, Jones can play both man and zone coverage with excellent technique and ball skills. He rarely gets beat and profiles as a number one corner.

Detroit Lions – Teez Tabor, CB Florida

Tabor fell in the draft due to his awful pro-day 40 time and his questionable combine workouts. However, he doesn’t win with speed — he wins with anticipation and ball skills. He is an excellent off man corner who can contribute from day one. He will be a film rat for the Lions and help create turnovers.

Houston Texans – Zach Cunningham, LB Vanderbilt

Cunningham is a three-down linebacker with sideline to sideline speed who can also excel in coverage. His biggest knock is that he consistently missed tackles, but he also got to more ball careers than most other linebackers could. His tackling caused him to fall, but in the Texans front 7 it can be hidden. His coverage skills will be a huge addition, and the Texans have knocked this draft out of the park.

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Eliot Crist

Eliot Crist is a National Scout for NDT Scouting Services. He also works for Pro Football Focus as an analyst. He has experience in draft breakdowns, tendency scouting reports, and player evaluations. Eliot is passionate about breaking down film, showing the good and bad of players explaining what he sees in a player. He frequently appears as a guest analyst on football podcasts.

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