2014 NFL Draft Grades: Round 2 and 3 Report Cards

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2014 NFL Draft Grades: Round 2 and 3 Report Cards
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Contrary to popular opinion, the NFL draft is not over. 

Though many people have joyously (or begrudgingly) accepted their teams' first-round draft selections, the conversation around Twitter, radio and TV has seemingly forgotten that the bulk of the draft is still ahead of us.

Mad your team missed out on a cornerback in favor of drafting a tight end (looking at you, Detroit Lions fans)? Guess what? There's plenty of cornerbacks left to draft in the next six rounds.

Upset your team doesn't have the wide receiver it needs? Plenty of those too!

The second night of the draft features the second and third rounds. In that time, we will see a handful of quarterbacks drafted who could become starters. A deep class at interior line, cornerback, wide receiver and tight end will also start to thin out.

Heck, if we play our cards right, we may even see a running back get drafted. 

Follow here all night long for live grades for the second night of the draft. For those who weren't with me during Round 1, here's how this is going to work: For each pick, I'll provide a grade and some perspective (both positive and yes, negative). Even if I love the pick, I'll show you where things could go wrong. 

Unlike most people who do this sort of thing, I could care less about "reaching" for a player who isn't high on my board unless others are clearly better fits for that team. In fact, I dislike people overusing the term "reach," when what they really mean is that they—in a vacuum, without an actual team to run with schemes, coaches, preferences, etc.—wouldn't have valued that player. 

So, no bad grades for teams whose new draftee didn't crack the top 100, so long as I feel that player is a good fit. The mythical idea that every team could trade down and get the players it wants isn't going to factor into my grades much. 

Disagree with my grades? Or agree and think you know whom your team should have taken instead? Leave your picks in the comments below.

 

Other Bleacher Report Draft Content to Check Out

First-Round Grades

Mock Draft for Rounds 2 and 3 

Best Available Players for Day 2 

Predictions for Day 2

 

Michael Schottey is an NFL National Lead Writer for Bleacher Report and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Find more of his stuff on his archive page and follow him on Twitter

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