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Marino | 2017 Second round mock draft

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Marino | 2017 Second round mock draft

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Day one was full of surprises and day two shouldn’t be any different given the talent still on the board. The possibility of seeing teams trade up and down the board is likely which should make the second round full of excitement. Here is how I potentially see things shaking out with this second round mock.

Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon (25) tried to avoid Houston Cougars safety Garrett Davis (1) during the second half of action during a Advocare Texas Kickoff football game between the Houston Cougars and the Oklahoma Sooners, September 3, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. Houston Cougars defeated Oklahoma Sooners 33-23. Photo by: Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire

33. Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland):  RB Joe Mixon Oklahoma – The Packers traded out of the first round, making it more appealing to use their first pick on Mixon and not carry the first-round label as the face of the draft. Running back is a major need.

34. Seattle Seahawks (from San Francisco):  G Forrest Lamp Western Kentucky – Seattle gets the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and they need significant help on the offensive line. This is a classic example of best player on the board meets position of need.

35. Jacksonville Jaguars:  OT Cam Robinson Alabama – After investing its first round selection on RB Leonard Fournette, the Jaguars made a strong commitment to the running game but lack the offensive line to move bodies off the ball. Enter Robinson who has tremendous upside as a people mover.

36. Chicago Bears:  CB Fabian Moreau UCLA – There is no denying Chicago’s need for a cornerback and Moreau is the best fit. His ability to function in bump and run coverage meshes well with the defensive scheme.

37. Los Angeles Rams:  G Pat Elflein Ohio State – The Rams need help up front that can protect Jared Goff and create space for Todd Gurley. Elfelin is a stout interior blocker with a plethora of experience to come in and start right away. 

SEP 24 Syracuse at UConn

September 24, 2016: Syracuse Orange wide receiver Ervin Philips (3) is tackled by UConn Huskies safety Obi Melifonwu (20) as the Syracuse Orange take on the UConn Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. (Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire) Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire

38. Los Angeles Chargers:  S Obi Melifonwu UConn – Many thought safety was in play for the Chargers in the first round but chose to give Phillip Rivers a weapon in Mike Williams. With Melifonwu on the board, Los Angeles gets a player with range and ball skills to play behind the pass rushing duo of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

39. New York Jets:  RB Dalvin Cook Florida State – The Jets need help at every position and adding a play maker like Cook would be a good investment. Cook provides New York with a player that can become the focal point of the offense.

40. Carolina Panthers:  WR Carlos Henderson Louisiana Tech – The Panthers have a bunch of size at the receiver position but it lacks speed. Henderson is a threat at every level of the field with outstanding ability after the catch and compliments the roster perfectly. Henderson is also a dynamic returner which Carolina also needs.

41. Cincinnati Bengals:  LB Tyus Bowser Houston – Bowser provides length, speed and size which is something the Bengals defense desperately needs on the second level.

42. New Orleans Saints:  DE Tarell Basham Ohio – The Saints desperately need pass rush help and Basham is a high upside rusher that offers a blend of size, speed and power.

43. Philadelphia Eagles:  CB Kevin King Washington – There is no denying the glaring need that Philadelphia has at cornerback in a division that features some of the best receivers in football. King is a press corner that fits Jim Schwartz’ scheme.

44. Buffalo Bills:  LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt – Buffalo’s speed and range on the second level is severely lacking and Sean McDermott is accustomed to having the likes of Luke Keuchly and Thomas Davis at linebacker. Cunningham is an athletic linebacker that can cover ground and play the physical blend of football that Buffalo is trying to implement.

45. Arizona Cardinals:  QB Davis Webb Cal – Much like Carson Palmer, Webb is a big, strong-armed passer that can push the ball vertically down the field which fits perfectly with Bruce Arians’ offensive scheme.

46. Indianapolis Colts:  DL Chris Wormley Michigan – Wormley is a Chris Ballard type player. His blend of size, length, power and athleticism on the defensive line fills a glaring need for the Colts.

47. Baltimore Ravens:  WR Zay Jones East Carolina – Joe Flacco needs reliable weapons. Enter Jones who is the FBS all-time leader in receptions that has a similar profile to former first round pick Breshad Perriman.

48. Minnesota Vikings:  G Dan Feeney Indiana – The Vikings need for offensive line help is obvious and Dan Feeney is one of the most physical blockers in the class. He moves people off the ball and has the pass blocking skills to shut down gaps on the inside. 

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Joe Marino

Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011. A member of the FWAA, Marino writes about the NFL, College Football and NFL Draft for FanRag Sports.

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