Most front office executives entered the second day of the draft functioning on limited sleep as they probably fielded phone calls and restructured their board into the wee hours after the first round ended the night before.
The second round was full of value-picks and a few head-scratchers. One team in particular, the Baltimore Ravens, did an excellent job of rebuilding a once-dominant, but quickly aging, defense.
Big hitter, but many thought he would have a hard time cracking the third round. Fortunately for Cleveland, they were still able to find nice value in quarterback in the next round.
Did anybody expect Cunningham would end up going higher, even if it was only one spot, than Dunlap?
Earns an "A" for effort but many scouts question his strength and pop off the snap. He's versatile enough to play several positions along the line, but I'd be surprised if he challenges for an NFL starting spot early in his career.
Nice upside but he played against questionable talent in a weaker conference. Thought he should have gone in the early- to mid-third round.
I'm actually a fan of Neal's game but I'm surprised he went No. 56 overall. If Green Bay really wanted him, perhaps, they should have moved back at least 10 picks.
Now, on to the "Second Round Steals"
Mt. Cody can be absolutely dominating when he's not winded. He's a nice fit for a Ravens defense that looks suddenly dominant, or at least the potential to be, with their two second-round picks to go with Jared Odrick in the first round.
Is it surprising he went at the end of the round? Not at all, but many thought this former tight end would go No. 31 or 32 overall in the first round.
Think the quarterback with the best mechanics in his class will play with a chip on his shoulder throughout his NFL career?
Hats off to the Ravens front office. Selecting three defensive impact-players; many projected could all go in the opening round with a late first and two second-round picks, is impressive