Winners and Losers on Day 2 of the NFL Draft
The Dolphins landed two premier players in the second round: Oregon safety Jevon Holland and Notre Dame lineman Liam Eichenberg. Both were spots of need and Eichenberg in particular could have been a first round pick.
The Chargers are destroying this draft. They needed a cornerback and got an elite one in Asante Samuel Jr. Then they got a dynamic playmaking receiver in the third round when they selected Josh Palmer from Tennessee. They also added Tre’ McKitty, a Tight End who is a bit of a project but could be very productive.
The Giants traded down and still got a player that many thought they would take at No. 11 overall: Azeez Ojulari. Dave Gettleman is making trades and it feels so good!
The Browns made a trade up in the second round and landed Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who was thought to be a mid first round pick. Great value and potentially a big time player on their defense. They also landed speedy receiver Anthony Schwartz in Round 3.
Ron. Dale. Moore. Enough said. The Cardinals got an absolutely electric receiver to add to their arsenal of weapons.
The Rams don’t need a wide receiver, yet they took their first pick in the draft and picked a 155 pound receiver Tutu Atwell. Some scout love Atwell and he can absolutely fly, but it does not fit a need for them.
The Bengals desperately needed to address their offensive line and they did. But they traded down in the second round a took a lineman in Jackson Carmen who was ranked as a third round prospect. If they had stayed at No. 38, they could have selected Tevin Jenkins.
Another team that didn’t need a wide receiver took one. D’Wayne Eskridge could be a dynamic player, but where does he fit into an offense that has two elite receivers and no offensive line?