12:10 a.m. And, we’re done for the day. Some storylines for Day 2 of the draft:
* Jalen Hurts goes to the Philadelphia Eagles (??), and both Jake Fromm and Jacob Eason are still on the board for whomever would like them.
* 40 SEC players have been taken with the first 106 picks, 10 of them from LSU alone.
* Bill Belichek needs better dining room furniture.
That’ll do it from here. We’ll see you back here tomorrow for Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft!
#106. Baltimore Ravens: Tyre Phillips, G, Mississippi State
Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints: Adam Trautman, S, Dayton
#104. LA Rams: Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
#103. Philadelphia Eagles: Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
Stand up Dayton Flyers! You might have lost the chance to play for a national championship this year with Obi Toppin, but here’s your first NFL draft pick since 1977. Good luck to him in Nola.
#102. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Highsmith, DE, Charlotte
New York Jets New England Patriots: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
#100. Las Vegas Raiders: Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
#99. NY Giants: Matt Peart, OT, UConn
The 101st pick went from Seattle to New York and finally to the Pats, who had 21 catches for 240 yards for the Hokies last season, but he wasn’t out there as a pass catcher. He’s an elite blocker and worked great in the Justin Fuente system in Blacksburg.
Highsmith means Charlotte has had a player selected in the third round in three consecutive years.
#98. Baltimore Ravens: Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
#97. Cleveland Browns: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
#96. Kansas City Chiefs: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
#95. Denver Broncos: McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas
#94. Green Bay Packers: Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
Deguara is a touchdown maker for UC, and showed some excellent blocking ability in his four years. Phillips is the 10th LSU player picked so far in this draft, which is a record through three rounds.
#93. Tennessee Titans: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
#92. Baltimore Ravens: Devin Duvenray, WR, Texas
Las Vegas Raiders New England Patriots: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
#90. Houston Texans: Jonathan Greenard, DE, Florida
#89. Minnesota Vikings: Cam Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
The Patriots made another trade and moved... wait... they moved — up?? It really is a new era in New England! The Raiders give up pick 91 & pick 159, and acquire picks 100, 139, and 172. Asiasi was a nice weapon during a transition time in Westwood, who had 44 catches for 641 yards this season.
Duvernay was one of the best stats guys in the Big XII last year, with 106 catches for 1386 yards as a senior. He’s a burner and a former track champion. Evans had a 6.0 yards per carry average in college with 2,884 yards in the Sun Belt.
#88. Cleveland Browns: Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
#87. New England Patriots: Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama
#86. Buffalo Bills: Zack Moss, RB, Utah
#85. Indianapolis Colts: Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
#84. LA Rams: Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama
The SEC is on a heater here, and Anfernee Jennings means we’ve had 19 SEC players selected today so the over gets there. That’s also nine players each for Alabama and LSU through the first 87 selections. They’re literally more than 20% of the draft so far. And they’re in the same division. That’s insane.
#83. Denver Broncos: Lloyd Cushenberry III, C, LSU
#82. Dallas Cowboys: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
#81. Las Vegas Raiders: Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
#80. Las Vegas Raiders: Lynn Bowden, ATH, Kentucky
#79. NY Jets: Jabari Zuniga, LB, Florida
Edwards was unable to go through the pre-draft process due to a broken foot, which followed a knee injury that ended his season in Columbia a bit early. But if he can stay healthy, he’s got all the skills to be an elite player. He had 816 yards in just 10 games last season for USCe. Also Cushenberry should be a nice piece for a long time for Denver, as the spiritual leader of an outstanding line for LSU last season.
#78. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
#77. Denver Broncos: Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
#76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
Indianapolis Colts Detroit Lions: Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State
Cleveland Browns New Orleans Saints: Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
The Browns move back in exchange for the 88th pick and a third-rounder next year, and the Lions bump up to 85 from 75, and add 149 and 182 while also conceding 197.
Vaughn struggled to fit in at Illinois, who let him leave for his hometown of Nashville without much resistance. And then all he did was back-to-back 1000-yard seasons for the Commodores in the SEC. Whoops.
#73. Jacksonville Jaguars: Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
#72. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
New England Patriots Baltimore Ravens: Justin Madabuike, DT, Texas A&M
#70. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Jones, S, Texas
#69. Seattle Seahawks: Damien Lewis, G, LSU
Josh Jones falling back here is pretty surprising, as most drafts had him in the second round. He was an excellent left tackle blocking for D’Eriq King for three seasons at UH. And the run on defensive players continues.
Also as of now there have been 12 SEC players drafted, and the second day total was set at 18.5. Looks like we’ve got a prop sweat there!
#68. New York Jets: Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
#67. Detroit Lions: Julian Okawara, LB, Notre Dame
#66. Washington Football: Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
Antonio Gibson brings a ton of versatility to Washington. He’s an athlete and had games at Memphis where he’d have more rushes than receptions, and others where it would be the opposite way.
#65 Cincinnati Bengals: Logan Wilson: LB, Wyoming
Seattle Seahawks Carolina Panthers: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
#63 Kansas City Chiefs: Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State
The Seahawks acquire #69 & #148 for moving back in a nice deal here. Gay Jr. certainly had some off-the-field issues in what turned into a fail of a season in Starkville, but the talent is there.
#62 Green Bay Packers: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
#61 Tennessee Titans: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
#60 Baltimore Ravens: Josh Uche, LB, Michigan
Dillon is a skill position guy, so that should make Aaron Rodgers happy, right?? But with Aaron Jones back there, he’s not likely to have a fantasy impact this year.
#59 New York Jets: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
#58 Minnesota Vikings: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
#57 Los Angeles Rams: Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
Some talented WR’s here, as Mims was -167 to be picked in the first round, but he falls almost to the bottom of the second. But he’ll give Sam Darnold a big target right away. Jefferson probably won’t have much of a fantasy impact at first for the Rams however with the depth they have at the skill positions.
#56 Miami Dolphins: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
#55 Baltimore Ravens: JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
#54 Buffalo Bills: AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa
Dobbins was +400 to be picked in the first round, but since he didn’t, his fantasy impact might be immediate. His burst is elite, and him in zone read with Lamar Jackson could be terrifying for the AFC North. Davis adds to a Dolphins defense that spent a lot of money in the offseason, so if he can get on the field he’ll be able to make an impact as you can’t block everyone.
#53 Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
#52 Los Angeles Rams: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
#51 Dallas Cowboys: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Wow some big ones here. Akers is an explosive back with lightning speed, but isn’t the biggest body. But Jalen Hurts to Philadelphia, if you knew it was coming, was a 100-1 shot on DraftKings before the draft. Hurts was -200 to be selected in the second round, and -230 to be picked before Jake Fromm. How he fits into a team with Carson Wentz will be interesting: Do the Eagles ask him to play in a hybrid/slash role like Taysom Hill next season?
#50 Chicago Bears: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
#49 Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
New York Jets Seattle Seahawks: Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee
Let’s get past Roger Goodell thanking Offset from Migos for all he does in the fight against cancer, which needs to be meme’d immediately.
The Jets concede their pick to Seattle, who gives up #59 and #101 in exchange, and the Seahawks select Darrell Taylor as an edge rusher. He’s got the record for sacks in a game at UT. Claypool had 1037 yards and 13 TD’s to lead ND last season.
But something to be noted: JK Dobbins is still on the board here, which is likely as big a surprise to him as much as it is to draftniks.
#47 Atlanta Falcons: Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
#46 Denver Broncos: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
#45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
Winfield would have paid +200 if he had been picked in the first round, but he adds to the depth of this safety class and is the fourth one off the board today. Hamler comes out early after 56 catches for 904 yards in Happy Valley last season.
#44 Cleveland Browns: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
#43 Chicago Bears: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
#42 Jacksonville Jaguars: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
Shenault fell behind because of a core muscle injury that needed surgery and missed a lot of the workout season. But he’s a player that can make an impact immediately, and gives Gardner Minshew an immediate target.
Kmet is the first tight end off the board, which was -305 to happen. His over/under was 44.5, so he pays his under backers at +150.
Cleveland Browns Indianapolis Colts: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
#40 Houston Texans: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
The Colts gave up #160 to move from #44 to #41 here, and they take a guy that was a potential Heisman candidate in Jonathan Taylor. In the long tradition of great Wisconsin running backs, Taylor stands with any of them with 6,174 yards rushing in just three seasons in Madison. It also might mean the end of Marlon Mack’s tenure in Indy after the 2020 season.
#39 Miami Dolphins: Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
#38 Carolina Panthers: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
#37 New England Patriots: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
Lenoir-Rhyne stand up! Go (checks Google) Bears! It’s a private school in North Carolina, and for a kid to go from D2 to the top of the second round is very impressive. He’ll be fun to root for at the next level.
And the Dolphins go with another lineman instead of addressing their dearth of skill position talent. It’s an interesting choice as all these wide receivers that can make plays in this draft won’t be here forever.
#36 New York Giants: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
#35 Detroit Lions: D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia.
#34 Indianapolis Colts: Michael Pittman Jr, WR, USC.
And here come the skill position guys. There are two here that can be game breakers in Pittman and Swift, and both were major contributors at P5 schools. The Bulldogs offense certainly wasn’t great last year, and Swift might actually have more room to run in Detroit than he did in Athens.
#33 Cincinnati Bengals: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson. The game-breaking wide receiver is the first selection today. Maybe not the most technical pass catcher, but he’s a burner with a physical presence that can make plays. And paired with Joe Burrow, he’s got plenty of opportunity to make some plays his rookie season.
7:07 p.m.: And after seeing a nine-box of talking heads and quite the enthusiastic welcome from Trey Wingo, we’re ready to roll here!
6:30 p.m.: We’re in countdown mode here, and ESPN is loading up the commercials here on the intro programming. With the ratings what they were last night, the advertisers have to be over the moon with the value they received.
Expect a run on running backs to start here, as after Clyde Edwards-Helaire came off the board at 32 there are plenty still to come. Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin and J.K. Dobbins from Ohio State are probably the next two off the board, but as we found out last night, there are still surprises to be had at the draft.
Welcome back to our live coverage of Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
We’ll be here for all the picks tonight, with an emphasis on the wagering odds around the picks as well as the fantasy implications of the selections. Jump in the comments if you’re following along at home!
The second round of the 2020 NFL Draft gets underway at 7 p.m. ET tonight on ABC, with streaming on Watch ESPN. Both the second ad
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Here’s the order of the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft before the picks begin at 7 p.m.:
34. Indianapolis (from WAS)
36. NY Giants
37. New England (from LAC)
40. Houston (from ARI)
43. Chicago f/LV
45. Tampa Bay
48. NY Jets
52. LA Rams
55. Baltimore (from NE via ATL)
56. Miami (from NO)
57. LA Rams (from HOU)
62. Green Bay
63. Kansas City (from SF)
64. Seattle (from KC)
68. NY Jets (from NYG)
71. New England (from LAC)
76. Tampa Bay
79. NY Jets
80. Las Vegas
81. Las Vegas (from CHI)
83. Denver (from PIT)
84. LA Rams
85. Detroit (from PHI)
87. New England
88. New Orleans
91. Las Vegas (from SEA via HOU)
94. Green Bay
95. Denver (from SF)
96. Kansas City
97. Cleveland (from HOU)*
98. New England*
99. NY Giants*
100. New England*
104. LA Rams*
* Compensatory pick