You couldn't have expected anything less from Day 2 after what was a very unpredictable first round of the 2013 NFL draft.
Fear not, Manti Te'o fans, as the linebacker managed to find a home in the second round. The San Diego Chargers selected him with the 38th overall pick.
Right after Te'o went another player who many were surprised to see fall out of the first round: Geno Smith, who went to the New York Jets.
Smith was much luckier than fellow QBs Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib. Barkley was considered a top 10 pick last year, but he'll be happy to go in the fourth round this year. Nassib was mocked by some experts as going in the first round to the Buffalo Bills. Instead, they went with E.J. Manuel in what looks like a damning indictment of Nassib's ability by his former coach, Doug Marrone.
But let's not dwell on the negative. There were plenty of talented players who did get drafted on Day 2. Here is how the second day of the draft unfolded. The picks with asterisks are considered top picks and broken down more in depth after the results.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
34. Tennessee Titans (via 49ers): Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
35. Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
36. Detroit Lions: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
37. Cincinnati Bengals (via Raiders): Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
38. San Diego Chargers (via Cardinals): Manti Te'o
39. New York Jets: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia*
40. San Francisco 49ers (via Titans): Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
41. Buffalo Bills: Robert Woods, WR, USC
42. Oakland Raiders (via Dolphins): Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State*
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
44. Carolina Panthers: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
45. Arizona Cardinals (via Chargers): Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU
46. Buffalo Bills (via Rams): Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
47. Dallas Cowboys: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
49. New York Giants: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
50. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Bostic, ILB, Florida
51. Washington Redskins: David Amerson, CB, NC State
52. New England Patriots (via Vikings): Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
54. Miami Dolphins: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
55. San Francisco 49ers (via Packers): Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
56. Baltimore Ravens (via Seahawks): Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State
57. Houston Texans: D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
58. Denver Broncos: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
59. New England Patriots: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
60. Atlanta Falcons: Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
61. Green Bay Packers (via 49ers): Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
62. Seattle Seahawks: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
63. Kansas City Chiefs: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
64. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
65. Detroit Lions: Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
66. Oakland Raiders: Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
67. Philadelphia Eagles: Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
68. Cleveland Browns: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
69. Arizona Cardinals: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
70. Tennessee Titans: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
71. St. Louis Rams (via Bills): T.J. McDonald, S, USC
72. New York Jets: Brian Winters, G, Kent State
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon, QB, NC State*
74. Dallas Cowboys (via 49ers): Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor*
75. New Orleans Saints: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
76. San Diego Chargers: Keenan Allen, WR, California
77. Miami Dolphins: Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee
78. Buffalo Bills (via Rams): Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
79. Pittsburgh Steelers: Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
80. Dallas Cowboys: J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
81. New York Giants: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
82. New Orleans Saints (via Dolphins): John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
83. New England Patriots (via Vikings): Logan Ryan, CB, New England Patriots
84. Cincinnati Bengals: Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
85. Washington Redskins: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
86. Indianapolis Colts: Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois
87. Seattle Seahawks: Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
88. San Francisco 49ers (via Packers): Cory Lemonier, DE, Auburn
89. Houston Texans: Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
90. Denver Broncos: Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
91. New England Patriots: Duron Harmon, S, Rutgers
92. St. Louis Rams (via Falcons): Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
93. Miami Dolphins (via Packers): Will Davis, CB, Utah State
94. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern State
95. Houston Texans: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
96. Kansas City Chiefs: Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
97. Tennessee Titans: Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri
No. 39 New York Jets: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
At least Geno Smith didn't have to wait long to get drafted on Day 2. Seeing him sit in the green room and never hear his name called was tough to watch. You could see any time the cameras would cut to him just how gutted he was.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News thought getting drafted by the New York Jets was even worse for Smith than dropping into the second round:
With the selection of Smith, that makes you wonder what is in store for Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that it could be Sanchez on his way out:
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
With 2nd-round selection of Geno Smith, Jets now have surplus of QBs, leading some sources to say team will consider releasing Mark Sanchez.4/26/2013, 11:29:41 PM
Drafting Smith gives New York its franchise quarterback, so long as the Jets don't rush him. Smith is going to need a little more seasoning before he can be called upon to lead a team. He's got the mobility to elude the rush, and his arm is good enough to make him successful.
No. 42 Oakland Raiders: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
By selecting D.J. Hayden, the Oakland Raiders surprised many by actually nailing their first-round draft pick. The question then became, can they follow it up? The Raiders knocked this pick out of the park.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com was short and sweet with his evaluation of Watson:
Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
The #Raiders select Menelik Watson out of Florida State at No. 42. Athletic tackle. Talent.4/26/2013, 11:24:16 PM
Some draft experts had given Watson a first-round grade, and here he falls to the Raiders at 42.
As Rapoport mentions, Watson is very athletic. He's quick for somebody of his size (6'5", 310 lbs). Watson's footwork is very good, so he could play either tackle position if need be. At this stage, he's still a bit raw. That's what probably made him drop to the second round.
Still, Oakland got a tackle with a ton of potential who was more than worth the risk of taking him with the 42nd pick.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
This pick is even more intriguing than the Jets taking Smith. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have Josh Freeman. He hasn't quite developed in the last couple years as you would have hoped, so it appears the Bucs are beginning to lose faith in him.
According to Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano, though, Glennon is more of an insurance policy (h/t Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter feed):
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @TBBuccaneers
Coach Schiano: If something were to happen to Josh Freeman, having Mike Glennon on hand would allow the team to continue w/the same offense.4/27/2013, 2:43:10 AM
Glennon is the quintessential pocket-passer. He's got almost no mobility, which isn't good because he showed an inability to deal with the rush at times in college.
On the flip side, Glennon's arm strength is second to none in the draft. He's extremely tall as well, so he'll have no trouble seeing receivers downfield.
This is a risky pick for Tampa Bay, but in the end it will come out pretty well. Either Glennon overtakes Freeman and the veteran becomes a trade chip, or Glennon excels in a backup role and is traded, much like Matt Schaub with the Atlanta Falcons.
74. Dallas Cowboys: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Prior to this pick, the Dallas Cowboys were having a draft to forget. Then in the third round, they managed to snag Terrance Williams, who, NFL: Around the League pointed out, was considered a possible first-rounder in the build up to the draft:
Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL
Cowboys draft Baylor WR Terrance Williams at No. 74 overall, viewed as a potential late first-rounder a month or two ago. #NFLDraft4/27/2013, 1:16:55 AM
Williams is not a burner, but he's got enough speed to separate himself from defenders on his pass routes. He's also got very good agility, especially in the air. Williams finds where the ball is and contorts his body in a way that allows him to the make the catch. At 6'2", he's an immediate threat inside the red zone.
The knock on Williams is that he's a bit limited as a receiver. He didn't have to run a ton of routes at Baylor, so he'll need some time to learn the variety of routes he'll be ask to run in the NFL.
Still, this is nice addition for the Cowboys and a great value pick.
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