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2013 NFL Draft Grades: Full Day 2 Report Card

Michael SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterJanuary 8, 2017

2013 NFL Draft Grades: Full Day 2 Report Card

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    All eyes turn to the second and third rounds of the 2013 NFL draft as many fantastic prospects are still available—including some that many thought would go in the first round. On Thursday night, the run on offensive linemen surprised many and left the second round with a lot of tantalizing skill-position talent.

    As we look at every pick live, it's important to remember that "reach" is a subjective term. The fact I believe a player is a reach doesn't mean a thing to a team that sets its draft board based on need and fit. Because of that, I'm purposefully weighing need and fit against reach in order to give teams some benefit of the doubt. To truly get a terrible live grade, a team would need to reach for a player who doesn't truly fit their system or who wasn't a need.

    Hopefully, for your favorite team, that won't happen.

     

    Check out the grades for Round 1 as well.

2.1 Jacksonville Jaguars—John Cyprien (S Florida International)

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    Need: A

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Great opening pick for the Jaguars as they get a big, strong and physical safety to set the tone for their defense.

    I question if Cyprien will be great in deep coverage at the next level, because it is not something he's done a lot of in college. However, he's got the athleticism to be fantastic in that regard. In the box, though, he's the best safety in the draft.

     

    Overall: A

2.2 Tennessee Titans (From KC Via SF)—Justin Hunter (WR Tennessee)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    I've been pumping the need for another receiver in Tennessee for a while, and it's shaping up to be a fantastic draft for Jake Locker who needs some assistance on the offensive side of the ball. Now, with Chance Warmack and Andy Levitre on the interior and Hunter joining Kendall Wright on the outside, the Titans should be able to do a lot more than just run Chris Johnson to death.

     

    Overall: A-

2.3 Philadelphia Eagles—Zach Ertz (TE Stanford)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A

    Fit: A+

    Awesome fit for Ertz in Chip Kelly's offense! He's a sub-par blocker, but on the move, Ertz might be the best pure matchup threat in this draft class. He'll be able to bust the seam and give extra room for the receivers on the outside. He doesn't really replace Brent Celek, but is a fantastic complement that will see a lot of targets. 

     

    Overall: A

2.4 Detroit Lions—Darius Slay (CB Mississippi State)

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    Need: B+

    Value: C

    Fit: B-

    Huge reach for the Lions and it's not even at a position that is their greatest need. Slay steps in as the No. 2 cornerback on the roster and is a tall, lean prospect who isn't going to be able to press as much as the Lions would like. Fantastic athlete, but needs to be a much better football player to prove he's anything other than a huge reach at the top of Round 2.

     

    Overall: B-

2.5 Cincinnati Bengals—Gio Bernard (RB North Carolina)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Bernard is a great complement to Benjarvus Green-Ellis who is a tough runner while Bernard has great vision and fantastic quicks in the open field. He'll join Tyler Eifert (their first-round pick) in giving the Bengals a much more dynamic offense in 2013.

    Eddie Lacy is the better back in my opinion. Johnathan Franklin might be better as well, but Bernard is a great fit for the Bengals.

     

    Overall: B+

2.6 San Diego Chargers (From AZ)—Manti Te'o (LB Notre Dame)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A-

    Fit: A-

    Solid pick for the Chargers, though I'm not sure it was necessary to trade up to get him with other talented linebackers still on the board (Kevin Minter from LSU, for example). Te'o has limited upside in the NFL, but can be very good with his football intelligence and his quick reaction time. The steps he loses in terms of athleticism, he makes up for diagnosing plays quicker than anyone in this class.

     

    Overall: A-

2.7 New York Jets—Geno Smith (QB West Virginia)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    EJ Manuel might have more raw physical tools, but Geno Smith is the best quarterback in this draft class. The Jets should immediately start accepting low-ball offers for the rest of the QBs on their roster, because this is their franchise passer for the next decade. He offers more athleticism, arm strength and accuracy than Mark Sanchez and is a fantastic fit for a short-range, timing offense.

     

    Overall: A+

2.8 San Francisco 49ers (from TEN)—Tank Carradine (OLB/DE Florida State)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    The 49ers need another pass-rusher and Tank Carradine is a great addition. While he'll spend a lot of time out on the edge, he can also put his hand down in the 3-4 as a rotational player on passing downs. He was the best pure pass-rusher on the board and is going to look great as a piece to that Pro Bowl-player-laden defense.

     

    Overall: A

2.9 Buffalo Bills—Robert Woods (WR USC)

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    Need: A-

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Woods is a prototypical high-end No. 2 receiver with good (but not great) hands, and the ability to take over games—although, had he done so more often at USC, he'd have gone last night. The fit is great next to Stevie Johnson in an offense that is going to look to get vertical early and often.

     

    Overall: A

2.10 Oakland Raiders (From MIA)—Menelik Watson (OT Florida State)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Watson was the best offensive tackle left on a lot of boards and gives the Raiders a lot of flexibility on their offensive line. Look for them to keep Jared Veldheer at left tackle until Watson is healthy and eventually play the two side-by-side for a great blindside tandem.

     

    Overall: A

2.11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Johnthan Banks (CB Mississippi State)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    I think there are better uses for a first pick than a No. 2 cornerback, but the Buccaneers clearly wanted to upgrade their defensive backfield this season. This pick moves Eric Wright to his rightful role in subpackages and gives the Buccaneers a lot more freedom to blitz and manufacture some pressure on opposing quarterbacks in the NFC South.

     

    Overall: A-

2.12 Carolina Panthers—Kawann Short (DT Purdue)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    Wow, some Panthers fans might not be happy with doubling down on defensive tackles, but this is a great pickup and a fantastic fit next to Star Lotulelei. Luke Kuechly is a happy man this evening as he'll have room to maneuver with two stud tackles in front of him. In a division with so much offensive talent, this is a defining pickup for the Panthers.

     

    Overall: A

2.13 Arizona Cardinals (from SD)—Kevin Minter (LB LSU)

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    Need: B-

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Great value and fit for the draft's best interior linebacker. I question the need, however, as the Cardinals' defense wasn't the problem last season. This is a best player available pick and he should be good, so I'm not criticizing too much. Yet, the grade is a little lower than perfect because there were other needs to be filled.

     

    Overall: A-

2.14 Buffalo Bills (From STL)—Kiko Alonso (LB Oregon)

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    Need: A-

    Value: B

    Fit: A-

    This is a high-upside pick with plenty of room to be a huge bust. Mostly a blitzer up the middle, Alonso will look great behind that Bills defensive line and give quarterbacks something to worry about when they step up in the pocket.

     

    Overall: A-

2.15 Dallas Cowboys—Gavin Escobar (TE San Diego State)

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    Need: C+

    Value: B

    Fit: A

    Escobar is going to be a great weapon in the Cowboys offense, but Jerry Jones needs to be removed from the room before Tony Romo finds a sharp object. How does anyone expect Romo to deliver the ball to these weapons with zero interior blocking—save a huge reach at center—and a right tackle that consistently does a great turnstile impression?

     

    Overall: B

2.16 Pittsburgh Steelers—Le'Veon Bell (RB Michigan State)

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    Need: A-

    Value: C-

    Fit: A

    This would be a terrible pick if not for the need and the fit in the Steelers' physical offense. The Steelers needed a back, and Bell fits their physical style. Still, he's not even close to the best back on the board and this will probably be a pick they end up regretting.

     

    Overall: B

2.17 New York Giants—Johnathan Hankins (DT Ohio State)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Love this pick for the Giants as they struggled to get pressure up the middle last season. On a defense that is predicated around pressure, that's a huge reason they weren't able to get back to the playoffs. Hankins will provide pocket-collapsing pressure up the middle and allow the ends to be a lot more productive.

     

    Overall: A

2.18 Chicago Bears—Jon Bostic (LB Florida)

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    Need: A

    Value: B-

    Fit: A

    This is Brian Urlacher's replacement? He's not going to make anyone forget about Urlacher, but he'll be a terrific run-stopper in the middle of the Bears defense and is a clear sign that the middle linebacker in Chicago won't spend as much time in coverage as the position used to.

     

    Overall: B+

2.19 Washington Redskins—David Amerson (CB North Carolina State)

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    Need: A

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    After trading up for Robert Griffin III last year, the Redskins defense was a year behind and needs to add a bunch of talent on every level if they want to keep up with the trajectory of their offense. Amerson is a reach in my opinion, but he's a prospect the Redskins know well who can be a huge steal if he plays like he did in 2011. His 2012 tape, however, says that he should've gone a round later.

     

    Overall: A-

2.20 New England Patriots (From MIN)—Jamie Collins (OLB Southern Miss)

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    Need: A

    Value: A-

    Fit: A+

    This pick makes a lot of sense for the Patriots, and Collins is a player I really like. He fits their hybrid scheme and will play both end and outside linebacker. He'll help the Patriots' pass rush almost immediately.

     

    Overall: A

2.21 Cincinnati Bengals—Margus Hunt (DL Southern Methodist)

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    Need: C

    Value: A

    Fit: C

    The Bengals already have a great front-four and could've used this pick on a number of defensive back prospects. Instead, they get a player without a real position in their defense who will need to find either a great weight-gain plan to become an interior rusher or learn to get lower as he rushes around the edge.

     

    Overall: B-

2.22 Miami Dolphins (From IND)—Jamar Taylor (CB Boise State)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A

    The Dolphins needed another cornerback after Sean Smith left, and Taylor had a higher grade on my board than Desmond Trufant or Johnathan Banks. He's physical, athletic and has great ball skills. He's been one of my favorite players since the Senior Bowl, and Dolphins fans will learn to love him as well.


    Overall: A

2.23 San Francisco 49ers (From GB)—Vance McDonald (TE Rice)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    A No. 2 tight end might seem like a bit of a luxury, but the 49ers love the dual-tight end set and lost Delanie Walker this offseason. While many projected Zach Ertz to the Niners earlier, McDonald is the better blocker and more of an H-back who can line up at multiple positions. Great pick.

     

    Overall: B+

2.24 Baltimore Ravens (From Seattle)—Arthur Brown (LB Kansas State)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    Wow, the rich get richer! This is a great player to take over for Ray Lewis and a player who fell down draft boards for really no good reason—much like Lewis did when they drafted him. This is terrific value, and he already looks great in purple.

     

    Overall: A+

2.25 Houston Texans—D.J. Swearinger (S South Carolina)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    This is the Texans' starting strong safety in 2014 and beyond as Ed Reed continues to decline. Until then, this is a great depth pick and Swearinger will probably end up playing in nickle and dime packages—as well as on special teams.

     

    Overall: A-

2.26 Denver Broncos—Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    The Broncos needed a bell cow this offseason and Ball is a true workhorse. (Mixed zoological metaphors for the win!) Ball won't see a ton of carries in the Peyton Manning-led offense, but when Ball gets the ball, he'll deliver.

     

    Overall: A

2.27 New England Patriots—Aaron Dobson (WR Marshall)

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    Need: A

    Value: A-

    Fit: A+

    Dobson isn't the highest receiver left on my board, but this is a terrific pick. It's also one I've made for the Patriots in quite a few mocks. Dobson is a great down-the-field receiver and has great hands and body control. He'll become what Brandon Lloyd was supposed to be.

     

    Overall: A

2.28 Atlanta Falcons—Robert Alford (DB SE Louisiana)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    The Falcons draft board must have been someone's defensive back rankings, because they're adamant at shoring it up at all costs. Alford is a solid player with decent upside. He won't start until 2014 (if then), and the Falcons have bigger needs. Still, love the player and his ball skills.

     

    Overall: A-

2.29 Green Bay Packers (From SF)—Eddie Lacy (RB Alabama)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    The Packers will never ask Lacy to carry the ball as much as Nick Saban did, and the only reason Lacy fell is because teams were worried he had already worn too much tread off of his tires. This is a great value as I had this exact pick in my last mock draft...in the first round.

     

    Overall: A+

2.30 Seattle Seahawks (From BAL)—Christine Michael (RB Texas A&M)

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    Need: C

    Value: C

    Fit: A+

    Can't believe Johnathan Franklin wasn't the pick here if it was going to be a back. Also, this shouldn't have been a back. With Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin, adding a speedster might be intriguing, but the Seahawks have much bigger needs on offense.

    The redeeming quality here is that Michael is a great fit in the zone-blocking scheme. Otherwise, I wouldn't want any part of him. He has poor vision and will often grab big chunks of yardage in one play, but run into tackles the rest of his carries.

     

    Overall: C+

3.1 Kansas City Chiefs—Travis Kelce (TE Cincinnati)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit:  A

    This is a pick I've had mocked to the Chiefs at the end of the third round, but it works here because tight ends went off the board a little earlier than expected. Honestly, the only reason Kelce wasn't drafted higher is because of off-the-field issues. He reminds me of Brent Celek who played under Andy Reid in Philadelphia.

     

    Overall: A-

3.2 Jacksonville Jaguars—Dwayne Gratz (CB Connecticut)

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    Need: A

    Value: A-

    Fit: A+

    There's no mystery here about what the Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to do. Another big, strong defensive back to help emulate what the Seattle Seahawks have built under Pete Carroll. The scheme is set and the fit is fantastic. Gratz picked up steam after the combine and it's no surprise the Jaguars coveted him.

    Things are looking up in Northern Florida.

     

    Overall: A

3.3 Detroit Lions—Larry Warford (OG Kentucky)

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    Need: A

    Value: A

    Fit: A+

    Great pickup for the Lions as many considered this a possible target for a round earlier. Warford shines on tape, but opened a lot of eyes at the Senior Bowl when he was one of the most agile offensive linemen and did extremely well throughout the week. He'll step right in at RG and start from day one.

     

    Overall: A

3.4 Oakland Raiders—Sio Moore (LB Connecticut)

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    Need: A

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Moore will provide a huge upgrade to the Raiders pass rush from the linebacker position. He'll need some help over the top in coverage and is a work-in-progress against the run, but in terms of pressuring the quarterbacks of the AFC West, this is a great selection.

     

    Overall: A

3.5 Philadelphia Eagles—Bennie Logan (DT LSU)

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    Need: B+

    Value: C

    Fit: A

    I know a lot of media analysts that had Logan higher than I did, but I think this is a serious reach for the Eagles. As they switch to a 3-4 defense, however, this is a great fit. Logan can play both nose tackle and defensive end.

     

    Overall: B

3.6 Cleveland Browns—Leon McFadden (CB San Diego State)

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    Need: A

    Value: B

    Fit: A

    Good pick for the Browns who need a corner opposite Joe Haden pretty badly. Along with Barkevious Mingo from the first round, McFadden will help shore up a Browns defense that was already taking big strides last year and had a good free agency period. McFadden will also likely return kicks.

     

    Overall: B+

3.7 Arizona Cardinals—Tyrann Mathieu (CB LSU)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A+

    You play to win your division and the Cardinals just got a great player to track down the newest St. Louis Rams weapon—Tavon Austin. Mathieu is a nickle corner. He will not be anything more than that. Yet, in an NFL that utilizes a slot receiver more and more, Mathieu might as well be considered a starter. If he keeps his nose clean, he can be great.

     

    Overall: A-

3.8 Tennessee Titans—Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB Connecticut)

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    Need: B

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    The Titans didn't desperately need a corner, but with the additions they've made on the offensive side of the ball already in this draft, a depth pick on defense is understandable. Wreh-Wilson had a third-round grade on my board. He's tall and has great skills in zone coverage.

     

    Overall: A-

3.9 St. Louis Rams (From BUF)—T.J. McDonald (S USC)

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    Need: A+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A+

    While Rams fans likely wanted a safety earlier, McDonald is a great pick here. Jeff Fisher will send him heading downhill where McDonald is a vicious hitter. He's a little stiff in coverage, but he's a perfect in-the-box safety for a team with lots of good ball skills in the secondary.

     

    Overall: A

3.10 New York Jets—Brian Winters (OG Kent State)

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    Need: A-

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Winters isn't one of my favorite players in the draft, but after Warford he was the best guard available and the Jets need some help on the right side of the line. They'll look to run early and often behind Winters who should step in as a starter right away at either guard or possibly tackle.

     

    Overall: A-

3.11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Mike Glennon (QB North Carolina State)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Glennon will get his shot to compete with Josh Freeman who lives in Greg Schiano's doghouse. There is a bunch of offensive talent and Glennon has the arm (if not the decision making or accuracy) to make big plays.

     

    Overall: B+

3.12 Dallas Cowboys (From CAR Via SF)—Terrence Williams (WR Baylor)

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    Need: D+

    Value: A-

    Fit: C

    Seriously, Jerry Jones? Stop. Just stop. This is a terrible pick on a team with so many offensive weapons already. It's proof that Jones shouldn't be scouting tape and he certainly shouldn't be making personnel decisions. Get a real lineman—one that you're not reaching two rounds for. Williams is going to get lost in the shuffle as the Cowboys' third (or fourth) receiver.

     

    Overall: C-

3.13 New Orleans Saints—Terron Armstead (OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

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    Need: B

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    This wasn't a need pick for the Saints who are OK at left tackle, but Armstead could easily overtake Charles Brown by 2014. He's a freak athlete who should be a plus pass-protector at the next level. He dominated everything in the pre-draft process—a must for small-school prospects.

     

    Overall: A-

3.14 San Diego Chargers—Keenan Allen (WR Cal)

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    Need: A

    Value: A+

    Fit: A

    Huge pick for the Chargers as they get a position they need with a player who had a fringe first-round grade on a lot of people's boards. On my personal list, he was my top wideout. He fell because of some lingering injury issues, but when healthy, he can be a stud in this offense. He's a possession receiver with enough ball skills to still be a great target downfield.

     

    Overall: A

3.15 Miami Dolphins—Dallas Thomas (OT/OG Tennessee)

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    Need: A-

    Value: B

    Fit: B+

    The Dolphins certainly needed a lineman in this draft, but I'm worried that Thomas is too slow-footed and too much of a tweener to really separate himself from the pack. At best, he could start for the Dolphins by 2014 at either guard or tackle. At worst, he's an NFL journeyman who will consistently be a liability.

     

    Overall: B+

3.16 Buffalo Bills (From STL)—Marquise Goodwin (WR Texas)

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    Need: C+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    Love Marquise Goodwin as a prospect because he's not just a deep threat with his speed. While that's really all he did at Texas other than a bunch of designed runs, he has the polish to run a decent crossing route and can leave defenders in his dust once the ball is in his hands.

    Adding a player with Goodwin's speed was a luxury after taking Robert Woods, but this offense should be fun to watch in 2014 and beyond.

     

    Overall: B+

3.17 Pittsburgh Steelers—Markus Wheaton (WR Oregon State)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A+

    Fit: A

    I had WR as a need for the Steelers and a second-round grade on Wheaton. This is a great pick and he fits with the receiver pieces the Steelers already have. While Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown head deep, Wheaton should dominate the middle of the field. He'll start over one of those two sooner rather than later.

     

    Overall: A

3.18 Dallas Cowboys—J.J. Wilcox (S Georgia Southern)

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    Need: A

    Value: B

    Fit: A

    OK, I've been ragging on Jerry Jones, but this is a solid pick—if a bit of a reach. Wilcox has the athleticism (but not the acquired skills) to cover the deep middle and is extremely physical. He shined during Senior Bowl practices and has a lot of upside. Will not be an immediate impact player, however.

     

    Overall: B+

3.19 New York Giants—Damontre Moore (DE Texas A&M)

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    Need: B

    Value: A+

    Fit: A+

    Oh, look...another pass-rusher for the New York Giants. Like I said with their last selection, they couldn't get as much pressure as they wanted last season, so this is an understandable pick on a team that has the time to bring Moore along slowly and plenty of mentors to teach him the finer points of pass-rushing.

     

    Overall: A

3.20 New Orleans Saints (From CHI Via MIA)—John Jenkins

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    Need: A

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    One of my favorite picks of Day 2. This is the starting nose tackle for the Saints new 3-4—possibly for the next decade. As the pivot point, Jenkins is going to make life a lot easier for just about everyone on the Saints defense.

     

    Overall: A

3.21 New England Patriots (From MIN)—Logan Ryan (CB Rutgers)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    The Patriots need depth at cornerback and Ryan has the potential to become a starter for them down the road. As a tall, physical player, Bill Belichick may be tempted to move him to safety.

     

    Overall: B+

3.22 Cincinnati Bengals—Shawn Williams (S Georgia)

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    Need: A

    Value: C-

    Fit: B+

    It's a really deep safety class and the Bengals reached for a player I wouldn't have touched for another round or more. I don't think he cracks the starting lineup and will have to contribute on special teams early on.

     

    Overall: B

3.23 Washington Redskins—Jordan Reed (TE Florida)

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    Need: C

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Don't understand this pick for the Redskins as tight end might never be a focal point for their offense and Logan Paulsen was more-than-adequate with Fred Davis sidelined. It fits, because Reed is a lot like Davis as a matchup threat, but I don't see him getting a lot of burn in Washington. They had much bigger needs. 

     

    Overall: B-

3.24 Indianapolis Colts—Hugh Thornton (OG Illinois)

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    Need: A

    Value: B-

    Fit: A

    The Colts need a lot of offensive line help, and this is a good fit. While I think this is a really big reach, Thornton has more value for zone-blocking teams and should be able to play sooner rather than later because of the fit.

     

    Overall: B+

3.25 Seattle Seahawks—Jordan Hill (DT Penn State)

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    Need: B+

    Value: B+

    Fit: A

    Good pick here for the Seahawks as they look to rotate heavily with flexible pieces along the defensive line. Hill has enough talent that he could easily start as the 1-Tech tackle early on in his career.

     

    Overall: B+

3.26 San Francisco 49ers (From GB)—Corey Lemonier (OLB Auburn)

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    Need: C+

    Value: A

    Fit: A+

    Complete luxury pick so the grade drops even though I'm a huge fan of the selection. The 49ers traded up to get another fantastic pass-rusher who can rotate in and put a ton of pressure on the NFC West passers. The Niners are having one of the best drafts this year.

     

    Overall: B+

3.27 Houston Texans—Brennan Williams (OT North Carolina)

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    Need: A

    Value: C

    Fit: A

    It's a complete reach, but this is probably the right tackle of the future for the Texans. Great fit in the zone-blocking scheme and he has enough athletic upside to be that guy in year two.

     

    Overall: B+

3.28 Denver Broncos—Kayvon Webster (DB South Florida)

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    Need: B

    Value: D+

    Fit: B+

    This is a pretty big reach for an athletic defensive back prospect who may or may not start at any point in his career. I had a draftable grade on Webster, but as a long-term backup. He has the athletic tools, and one can see how cut he is, but he's not beating out Rahim Moore or any of the cornerbacks.

     

    Overall: C

3.29 New England Patriots—Duron Harmon (S Rutgers)

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    Need: A-

    Value: F

    Fit: A-

    Of course New England was going to take a defensive back that most of us have never heard of. Harmon has good size and can run, but they could've gotten him rounds later—if not after the draft.

     

    Overall: D+

3.30 St. Louis Rams (From ATL)—Stedman Bailey (WR West Virginia)

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    Need: B+

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey? I'm now a St. Louis Rams fan. Great pick and Sam Bradford is going to have a lot of fun getting the ball to these two in the open field.

     

    Overall: A-

3.31 Miami Dolphins (From SF Via GB)—Will Davis (CB Utah State)

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    Need: B

    Value: B

    Fit: A

    This pick has all the markings of a player that the Dolphins were thinking about with an earlier pick and were surprised he was falling. I have a fringe-starter grade on Davis, but he's a good press-corner and physical like the Dolphins like. It's a great landing spot.

     

    Overall: B

3.32 Baltimore Ravens—Brandon Williams (DT Missouri Southern)

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    Need: B

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    Another amazing pick for Ozzie Newsome, grabbing a player that introduced himself to the world at the Senior Bowl. Williams sent hundreds of media and scouts back to look for tape on him. He's a classic one-gapper and will rotate in on the Ravens' defensive line until he grows into the NFL starter he's capable of being.

     

    Overall: A-

3.33 Houston Texans (Compensatory)—Sam Montgomery (DE/OLB LSU)

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    Need: A-

    Value: A-

    Fit: A

    The Texans need to get more pass-rushers aside from J.J. Watt, and Montgomery has as much upside as anyone on the board. He'll need to be pushed, but there are plenty of great mentors on that Texans team. This is a best-case scenario for his landing spot.

     

    Overall: A-

3.34 Kansas City Chiefs (Compensatory)—Knile Davis (RB Arkansas)

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    Need: B

    Value: C-

    Fit: A

    Yeesh...I had Davis as a Round 7 target because his injury history is so extensive that it is a risk to take him much earlier. If healthy, he can contribute, but the Chiefs have a bunch of other needs and could've gotten a productive backup runner that wasn't such a gamble later.

     

    Overall: C+

3.35 Tennessee Titans (Compensatory)—Zaviar Gooden (OLB Missouri)

66 of 66

    Need: B-

    Value: A

    Fit: A

    I had a third-round grade on Gooden who fits the Titans as a weak-side linebacker. Since they already have Zach Brown, this is a bit of a duplication. However, Gooden can back up a number of linebacker positions and be a great special teamer. Love the player—good depth pick.

     

    Overall: B+

     

    Michael Schottey is the NFL national lead writer for Bleacher Report and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Find more of his stuff at The Go Route.

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