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Live grades for each pick in Rounds 2 & 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft

We give our instant reaction and live grades for each pick for the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft based on positional value and team needs.

Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames throws the the ball during the LendingTree Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium on December 18, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Welcome to the 2022 NFL Draft! The second and third are about to start and there will be plenty of solid contributors your team can add. Picks will come in fast and furious, especially as we head into the third round, so be sure to keep this post open to see how things are going!

Below, we’ll be giving you the picks as they happen, along with a quick rundown and grade for how we think the team did with their selection.

Rapid reaction pick grades for Round 2

No. 33 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall, DT, Houston

Grade: A

The Bucs need to replace Ndamukong Suh and Hall should be able to fill that void for a team that is stacked on offense, but needs to keep their defensive unit strong.

No. 34 Green Bay Packers (from Vikings): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

Grade: A

Watson had plenty of first round grades, so this feels like a great pick for the Packers, who needed a receiver badly after going defense with two first rounders on Day 1.

No. 35 Tennessee Titans: Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

Grade: B

McCreary was a great cover corner in college and should quickly be able to start in year one. His size is a concern, but his ability isn’t.

No. 36 New York Jets: Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

Grade: B

The Jets moved up to grab Hall, who is the first RB off the board. He’s the most complete back, but might not have the most upside of the available backs. Overall he’s going to help the Jets offense.

No. 37 Houston Texans: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

Grade: A

The Texans are working this draft to stop AFC quarterbacks and this is a good pick to do just that.

No. 38 Atlanta Falcons (from Giants): Arnold Ebikete, DE, Penn State

Grade: B

It sure felt like this was going to be a QB, but the Falcons do need a lot of help getting to the QB and Ebikete is set up to do just that.

No. 39 Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

Grade: B+

The Bears need help at receiver, offensive line, and cornerback, and they go with corner. Gordon didn’t test well, but his instincts are top level and he should be a good player. I would like to see them give their young QB some help though.

No. 40 Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe, DE, Minnesota

Grade: B-

Mafe needs to be developed some and he’s an older rookie, but he has a ton of raw talent.

No. 41 Seattle Seahawks: Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan St.

Grade: A

Walker is a great runner and should fit the Seahawks scheme well. Everyone thought QB Malik Willis would go here, but the Seahawks look like they’re setting up to draft their QB next year. Carroll is going to return to the 1950s.

No. 42 Minnesota Vikings (from Colts): Andrew Booth, CB, Clemson

Grade: A

Booth fell a bit due to injury, but was mocked in the first round more than once. His upside is great and the Vikings secondary is getting very good.

No. 43 New York Giants: Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

Grade: B-

Robinson has talent, but this was a reach according to many mock drafts. He’s small and will need to have the offense cater to him at times to get him the ball.

No. 44 Houston Texans (from Browns): John Metchie, WR, Alabama

Grade: B-

Metchie is coming off an ACL injury and has a variety of draft grades, with many liking him later in the draft. The Texans might have given up a bit too much to trade up for him at this point.

No. 45 Baltimore Ravens: David Ojabo, DE, Michigan

Grade: A

Ojabo will miss time with an Achilles injury, but if he can return to 100 percent, he’s going to be a stud. The Ravens don’t miss picks that often, and they probably didn’t here.

No. 46 Detroit Lions: Josh Paschal, DE, Kentucky

Grade: B+

A really strong player with great character. He really fits Dan Campbell and should be solid.

No. 47 Washington Commanders: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

Grade: B

Washington loves Alabama defensive linemen. He should be a solid player, but he’s not a freak of a pass rusher. He’ll be able to move around the line and contribute all over the place.

No. 48 Chicago Bears: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

Grade: C

The Bears really want to stop Aaron Rodgers I guess. Let’s get Justin Fields a wide receiver! Brisker is good and has the ability to be a longtime starter, but come on.

No. 49 New Orleans Saints: Alonte Taylor, CB, Tennessee

Grade: A

Taylor is a guy who can play in a lot of spots in the Saints secondary. He’s not going to dominate, but he’s going to be a useful piece for Dennis Allen.

No. 50 New England Patriots: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

Grade: C

Thornton is a pure speed receiver, who may turn into something, but this is another reach for the Patriots.

No. 51 Philadelphia Eagles: Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska

Grade: A

Jurgens is solid and will fit well in the Eagles blocking scheme.

No. 52 Pittsburgh Steelers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia

Grade: A

The Steelers do not miss on Day 2 receivers all that often, and Pickens has the intangibles to be a strong receiver.

No. 53 Indianapolis Colts: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

Grade: B+

Pierce has a great athletic profile and can find holes in zone coverage. His upside is great, but he has had trouble catching the ball.

No. 54 Kansas City Chiefs: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

Grade: A

Moore has been hyped a lot this draft season. He might have had too much hype, but getting him this late looks like a great move by the receiver needy Chiefs.

No. 55 Arizona Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado St.

Grade: B

This is good value for the Cardinals here, but the Cardinals just signed Zach Ertz and traded for Marquise Brown. They’re really trying to please Kyler Murray I guess.

No. 56 Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, DE, Mississippi

Grade: B

Williams will replace Randy Gregory and has the talent to do so. He has had off-field concerns though and is a bit risky

No. 57 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Luke Goedeke, G, Central Michigan

Grade: B

The Bucs add to their strong offensive line. He should be good at the guard position and the Bucs say they want him to start this season.

No. 58 Atlanta Falcons: Troy Anderson, LB, Montana St.

Grade: A

Anderson is a strong pass coverage linebacker, which is very much needed in today’s NFL. He’s extremely athletic and plays smart.

No. 59 Minnesota Vikings: Ed Ingram, OG, LSU

Grade: A-

Ingram is a strong run blocker that should start for the Vikings sooner than later. He’s going to help Dalvin Cook and company.

No. 60 Cincinnati Bengals: Cam-Taylor Britt, CB, Nebraska

Grade: A

The Bengals never trade down, but they needed a corner and saw a way to grab a good player. He will likely beat out Eli Apple at some point sooner than later.

No. 61 San Francisco 49ers: Drake Jackson, DE, USC

Grade: A

Jackson can get to the quarterback and should fit in well on the 49ers defensive line. The 49ers need to get to the QB more than they did last season and Jackson should help.

No. 62 Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

Grade: B

The Chiefs need to stop Russell Wilson and Justin Herbert, and they lost Tyrann Mathieu, so they’ve gone in on secondary.

No. 63 Buffalo Bills: James Cook, RB, Georgia

Grade: B+

Cook will be a good target for Josh Allen, but he’s not going to be like his brother Dalvin Cook. He will be a receiving back to complement Devin Singletary and should do well in that job.

No. 64 Denver Broncos: Nik Bonitto, DE, Oklahoma

Grade: B+

Bonitto isn’t going to be Von Miller, but he’ll be able to give the Broncos a diverse pass rusher.

Rapid reaction pick grades for Round 3

No. 65 Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Fortner, OL, Kentucky

Grade: C

We are in the third round, but Fortner hasn’t shown a lot of upside and the Jaguars need him to start. There were better options.

No. 66 Minnesota Vikings: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

Grade: B

He has good speed, but he’ll need some time to develop his NFL game. There’s upside here.

No. 67 New York Giants: Joshua Ezeudu, OG,

Grade: C

Seems a bit early to grab Ezeudu, as he feels more like a depth OL. He’ll need to step up his game to

No. 68 Cleveland Browns: Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

Grade: B+

Emerson has the size to compete with strong wide receivers and should fit well into the Browns secondary.

No. 69 Tennessee Titans: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

Grade: A

Petit-Frere was expected to go a bit earlier than this

No. 70 Jacksonville Jaguars: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

Grade: B

Muma is a good pick, but he feels like a luxury for the Jaguars who grabbed Devin Lloyd already. But, you can’t have enough good defenders and Muma should be able to play on third downs.

No. 71 Chicago Bears: Velus Jones, WR, Tennessee

Grade: D

Jones has ability, but he could have been drafted on Saturday. His ability after the catch is strong, but this is an odd pick.

No. 72 Seattle Seahawks: Abraham Lucas, OL

Grade: B+

Lucas is a better pass blocker than run blocker, but he is a talented pass blocker to be sure. The Seahawks are going to need all the help up front that they can get this season and Lucas could start soon.

No. 73 Indianapolis Colts: Jelani Woods, TE

Grade: B+

Woods is raw, but has the physical profile to dominate with some seasoning. The Colts love taking guys like this and sometimes it pays off.

No. 74 Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Grade: A

Ridder doesn’t have the upside of Malik Willis, but he is a good prospect and could compete for the starting job with Marcus Mariota. He feels like he could end up being the best QB in this class.

No. 75 Houston Texans: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

Grade: A

Harris fits Lovie Smith’s 4-3 defense well. He’s not a can’t miss prospect, but he has the ability to start out of the gate coming from Alabama and he should for the Texans thin roster.

No. 76 Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, Utah

Grade: A

This was a big drop for Jones, who many thought would go early in the second round. The Ravens stopped his fall though and for good reason.

No. 77 Indianapolis Colts (from Vikings): Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Grade: A

Raimann has a good shot at replacing Eric Fisher and becoming a plus tackle with a little development.

No. 78 Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, DE, UAB

Grade: B

Wright is inconsistent, but has the build of a top defensive end. He might have lasted a bit longer than 78, but if he can learn from Myles Garrett, he could turn into a stud.

No. 79 Los Angeles Chargers: J.T. Woods, S. Baylor

Grade: C

This seems like a reach to try to combat the AFC West air raid. This doesn’t fill a big need for the Chargers either.

No. 80 Houston Texans: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA

Grade: A

Dulcich is a good replacement for Noah Fant. He’s a good deep ball receiver, much like Fant and should be another strong target for Russell Wilson.

No. 81 New York Giants (from Dolphins): Cordale Flott, CB, LSU

Grade: C

The Giants need a replacement for James Bradberry, as he won’t be with the team for much longer, but Flott isn’t going to be able to step in for him. There were better corners available.

No. 82 Atlanta Falcons: DeAngelo Malone, EDGE, Western Kentucky

Grade: A

Malone will help the Falcons get to the quarterback, which is sorely needed. He’s explosive and should be able to help from Day 1.

No. 83 Philadelphia Eagles: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Grade: A

Finally Dean’s fall ends. His medical history was holding him back and it must be a real concern. But this late in the draft makes this a great pick due to his elite ability.

No. 84 Pittsburgh Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, DE/DT, Texas A&M

Grade: A

The Steelers got run over on the ground late in the season last year and Leal will add some youth and playmaking ability to a line that has studs, but needs some help as well.

No. 85 New England Patriots: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

Grade: B

Jones is the first non-reach from the Patriots in this draft and he should help fill the void left by J.C. Jackson.

No. 86 Tennessee Titans: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Grade: A

Finally. Willis is raw to be sure, but he has the best arm in the draft and the best rushing ability. The Titans will be able to keep him on the sideline for a year or two while he learns to read defenses.

No. 87 Arizona Cardinals: Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State

Grade: A

The Cardinals are looking to fill the void left by Chandler Jones and Thomas is great at getting to the quarterback.

No. 88 Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

Grade: B

Tolbert is from a small school, so didn’t have to face the best defenses, but he looks the part of an NFL wide receiver and the Cowboys need receiver help after losing Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson.

No. 89 Buffalo Bills: Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor

Grade: B

The Bills needed some depth at linebacker, especially against the pass, where he excels. He’ll likely be a situational third-down defender early on.

No. 90 Las Vegas Raiders: Dylan Parham, G, Memphis

Grade: A

Parham had a second round grade on a lot of draftnik boards and his versatility should help a Raiders offensive line that is good, but needs to be great for them to have a shot in the playoffs.

No. 91 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rachaad White, RB, Arizona St.

Grade: B

White is a receiving back that could end up being a favorite of Tom Brady if he can win playing time.

No. 92 Green Bay Packers: Sean Rhyan, G, UCLA

Grade: A

The Packers used Day 2 to make Aaron Rodgers a bit happier. He got a receiver and now a solid upgrade to the interior o-line.

No. 93 San Francisco 49ers: Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, LSU

Grade: C

David-Price is a tough runner, but doesn’t have many special attributes. He fits the mold of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, but Elijah Mitchell probably shouldn’t worry too much.

No. 94 Carolina Panthers (from Patriots): Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

Grade: A

Corral was the No. 1 QB on many draft boards and could be a useful starter in the league. The Panthers held out and it paid off with great value this late in the draft. Corral could beat out Sam Darnold as early as this season, but he could also fall flat on his face. The good news is that there are better QBs next year.

No. 95 Cincinnati Bengals: Zachary Carter, DT, Florida

Grade: B+

Carter can get to the QB and in the AFC, that’s becoming a must. He’ll likely just be depth and used situationally this season, but could excel in that role.

No. 96 Indianapolis Colts (from Broncos):

Grade: B

Cross has good size and athleticism, but I’m not sure why the Colts traded up for him. His ability against the run sets him apart though and he could move into a starting role quickly.

No. 97 Detroit Lions: Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

Grade: B

Kerby isn’t going to help much against the run, but should be strong against the pass. He only had one outstanding season in college, so there is some concern there, but he has upside.

No. 98 Washington Commanders: Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama

Grade: B-

Robinson brings a physical aspect to the run game that might be needed in Washington, but they do have good depth at the position. This seems like a wasted pick in some regard, but he could take some heat off Carson Wentz when they need short yardage.

No. 99 Cleveland Browns: David Bell, WR, Browns

Grade: A

Bell isn’t going to blow by anyone, but he is a well rounded receiver with good hands who can get open. This may mean Jarvis Landry is truly gone.

No. 100 Arizona Cardinals: Myjai Sanders, DE, Cincinnati

Grade: B

Sanders is another player that will help fill the hole left by Chandler Jones. If they throw enough darts, one will hit the bulls-eye and Sanders is a straight shooter.

No. 101 New York Jets: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

Grade: C

With Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah added to the Jets this offseason, this pick seems unneeded. Ruckert deserves to be taken in this range though, so maybe he surpasses those two eventually.

No. 102 Miami Dolphins: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia

Grade: B

Tindall should be a nice addition to the middle of the Dolphins defense. He’s a plus athlete and has the ability to be molded into a three- down player.

No. 103 Kansas City Chiefs: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

Grade: A

Chenal will likely be rotated in on running downs and the Chiefs need that help after continuing to give up big numbers on the ground.

No. 104 Los Angeles Rams: Logan Bruss, G/OT, Wisconsin

Grade: A

Taking a Wisconsin tackle and moving him to guard feels like a recipe for success.

No. 105 San Francisco 49ers: Danny Gray, WR, SMU

Grade: B+

The 49ers love players that can put up yards after the catch and I mean love, love, love. Gray is one of those guys.