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Best players available heading into round 2

The 2020 NFL Draft had a lot of predictable picks in the first round, but a few surprises that push some quality talent into day 2. We break down the best available players heading into the second round.

Houston Cougars offensive lineman Josh Jones during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL Draft is through round one. It had a few surprises, but there was a lot of chalk as well. The Raiders and Seahawks surprised us with their picks of cornerback Damon Arnette and linebacker Jordyn Brooks, respectively. Austin Jackson went earlier than expected, and the Chiefs surprised with their addition of Clyde Edwards-Helaire at the end of the first round.

Looking through Dan Kadar’s Top 100 big board, the highest rated remaining player is Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones. If we’re going just by the big board, the biggest reaches from day one were Arnette and Brooks, who ranked 79th and 88th, respectively. If they pan out for Las Vegas and Seattle, great. But they were reaches on most boards.

The Bengals are back on the clock to kick off day 2. They’re followed by the Colts, Lions, and Giants, and then the Patriots are on the board with their first pick of the festivities after trading out of the first round.

Here are your best remaining available players based on Dan Kadar’s pre-draft Top 100.

21. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
22. A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
23. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
25. Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State
26. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
27. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
28. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
31. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
32. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
33. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
34. Jonathan Greenard, Edge, Florida
35. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
36. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
40. Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU
43. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
44. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
46. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
47. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
48. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
49. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
50. Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
51. Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State
52. Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU
53. Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M
54. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
56. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
57. Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
58. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
59. Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama
60. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
61. Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame
62. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
63. Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
64. Robert Hunt, G, Louisiana
65. Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut
66. Josh Uche, Edge, Michigan
67. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
68. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
69. Zack Moss, RB, Utah
70. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
71. Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
72. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
73. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
74. Jabari Zuniga, Edge, Florida
75. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
76. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
77. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
78. Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
80. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri
81. Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
82. Alex Highsmith, Edge, Charlotte
83. Ashtyn Davis, S, California
84. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
85. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
86. Damien Lewis, G, LSU
87. James Lynch, DL, Baylor
89. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
90. Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
91. Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
92. Darrell Taylor, Edge, Tennessee
93. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
94. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
95. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
96. Khalid Kareem, Edge, Notre Dame
97. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
98. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State
99. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
100. Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah