NFL Draft blog: Lions grab a Wolverine in 3rd round
Live analysis (Draft order/selections below)
The Lions took a local product, but probably not the one most fans wanted as Connor Cook has fallen on hard times in the NFL Draft.
No, the Lions went with center Graham Glasgow out of Michigan, showing a continued effort to beef up their interior on both sides of the ball. This is a solid pick, netting a guy that can push Travis Swanson for the starting center job.
Glasgow is the first Michigan player drafted by the Lions since Jeff Backus in 2001.
Meanwhile, Cook's slide has become the story of the night for the local media.
Buckeye playmaker heading to Houston
Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller played one season at wide receiver, hardly getting the ball in his hands as much as he needed to show his full ability as a playmaker on the outside. Still, this kid is money with the ball in his hands. If he learns how to run routes, he's going to be a playmaker at the next level.
Braxton's selection gives OSU nine selections in the first three rounds. That's a modern day NFL Draft record.
MSU's Calhoun heading to the black hole
Shilique Calhoun is the first Spartan off the board on the second day of the NFL Draft as he's heading to the Raiders with the 75th overall pick.
Calhoun isn't the quickest guy, but he's strong and finds his way to the quarterback with regularity. He's a solid value in the middle of the third round.
There goes another 'Bama RB
The Dolphins made Kenyan Drake, the other running back in the Alabama backfield, the 73rd overall pick.
This guy is a home run hitter and doesn't have as many hits taken thanks to backing up Derrick Henry. That's a positive thing and could be a sneaky good pick for the Dolphins moving forward.
I expect Drake to be a solid contributor on special teams right away and a situational, pass-catching back capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball.
Bucs take a flier in 2nd round on outstanding kicker
You don't take a kicker in the second round. Well, you don't unless you're the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Roberto Aguayo from Florida State is sitting there at the end of the second round.
Aguayo has been called the best kicking prospect since Sebastian Janikowski, also from FSU. It's certainly a stretch to take a kicker in the second round, but the Lions did it once and it worked out pretty well when they selected Jason Hanson in the second round in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Jets take Hackenburg over MSU's Cook
Connor Cook was not the fourth quarterback off the board in the draft as the Jets opted to go with another Big Ten QB in Christian Hackeburg from Penn State with the 51st overall selection.
Hackenburg has a lot of arm talent, but some are worried about him having happy feet after being sacked so many times in college.
As for Cook, he may be on his way to falling into the third round.
Lions snag 1st round talent in 2nd round
A'Shawn Robinson, a guy that a lot of people thought the Lions might take in the first round, fell into Bob Quinn's lap in the middle of the second round.
Robinson is a defensive tackle who should be a force to be reckoned with. He's a run-stuffing guy who has the athleticism to become a solid pass rusher.
This is a steal for the Lions in the second round, plain and simple.
Titans take Henry
The Heisman Trophy winning running back from Alabama, Derrick Henry, is heading to the Titans with the 44th overall selection.
Henry is a load and easily the second best running back in the draft behind OSU's Ezekiel Elliott. The concerns about Henry relate to his willingness to throw a block and catch the ball out of the backfield. Elliott can do all of those things.
SEC DPOY Ragland to Buffalo
Reggie Ragland, the linebacker from Alabama who won the SEC's defensive player of the year award, is heading to the Bills with the 41st overall pick.
Rex Ryan has to be giddy with his first two picks of this draft (Shaw Lawson and Ragland), and we all know what Ragland can do with big time defensive pieces.
Problem is, the Bills still need some pieces on offense.
Jaguars take Jack at No.36
Myles Jack got a clean bill of health today from famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who came out and said Jack will not need microfracture surgery on his knee.
Jack was a top 10 talent coming into the draft, but some teams had concerns about the former UCLA linebacker's ability to stay healthy.
This kid is playmaker, plain and simple. If he lives up to his potential, this is a steal early in the second round.
Dallas takes gamble on Notre Dame LB
Jaylon Smith, a linebacker out of Notre Dame, might have been the top overall pick in this draft if not for a gruesome leg injury suffered during the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State.
Smith is likely to miss the 2016 season, but Jerry Jones and Co. have their sights set on a potentially HUGE long term payoff with this pick.
Dodd to Tennessee
A strong candidate for the the Lions in the middle of the second round, Kevin Dodd, a defensive end out of Clemson, was the second best pass rusher on his own team last year behind Shaq Lawson.
This isn't a guy I was very high on. He seemed to be a product of Lawson's success and doesn't have the numbers to stack up with the best pass rushers in the draft.
Browns take Ogbah with first pick of second round
The Browns have needs all over the field and they elected to go with a pass rusher in a very deep class of pass rushers to start the second day of the draft.
Emmanuel Ogbah (DE, Oklahoma State) definitely had the talent to be selected in the first round, but because there are so many good defensive linemen in this draft, he fell just a bit. That's going to be a common theme as the second round progresses.
1 (32) Cleveland: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma St.
2 (33) Tennessee: Kevin Dodd, LB, Clemson
3 (34) Dallas: Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
4 (35) San Diego: Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
5 (36) Jacksonville: Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
6 (37) Kansas City: Chris Jones, DT, Miss. St.
7 (38) Miami: Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
8 (39) Tampa Bay: Noah Spence, LB, Eastern Kentucky
9 (40) NY Giants: Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
10 (41) Chicago: Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
11 (42) Baltimore: Kamalei Correa, LB, Boise St.
12 (43) Tennessee: Austin Johnson, DT, Penn St.
13 (44) Oakland: Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois
14 (45) Tennessee: Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
15 (46) Detroit: A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
16 (47) New Orleans: Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio St.
17 (48) Green Bay: Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
18 (49) Seattle: Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
19 (50) Houston: Nick Martin, C, Notre Dame
20 (51) NY Jets: Christian Hackenburg, QB, Penn St.
21 (52) Atlanta: Deion Jones, LB, LSU
22 (53) Washington: Su'a Cravens, LB, USC
23 (54) Minnesota: Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
24 (55) Cincinnati: Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
25 (56) Chicago: Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas St.
26 (57) Indianapolis: T.J. Green, S, Clemson
27 (58) PIttsburgh: Sean Davis, S, Maryland
28 (59) Tampa Bay: Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida St.
29 (60) New England: Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama
30 (61) New Orleans: Vonn Bell, S, Ohio St.
31 (62) Carolina: James Bradberry, CB, Samford
32 (63) Denver: Adam Gotsis, DT, Georgia Tech
1 (64) Tennessee: Kevin Byard, S, Middle Tennessee
2 (65) Cleveland: Carl Nassib, DE, Penn St.
3 (66) San Diego: Max Tuerk, C, USC
4 (67) Dallas: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
5 (68) San Francisco: Will Redmond, CB, Miss St.
6 (69) Jacksonville: Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland
7 (70) Baltimore: Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
8 (71) NY Giants: Darian Thompson, S, Boise State
9 (72) Chicago: Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida
10 (73) Miami: Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
11 (74) Kansas City: KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
12 (75) Oakland: Shilique Calhoun, DE, MSU
13 (76) Cleveland: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
14 (77) Carolina: Daryl Worley, CB, WVU
15 (78) New England: Joe Thuney, G, N.C. State
16 (79) Philadelphia: Isaac Seumalo, G, Oregon St.
17 (80) Buffalo: Adolphus Washington, DT, Ohio State
18 (81) Atlanta: Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
19 (82) Indianapolis: Le'Raven Clark, OT, Texas Tech
20 (83) NY Jets: Jordan Jenkins, LB, Georgia
21 (84) Washington: Kendall Fuller, CB, Va. Tech
22 (85) Houston: Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio Stata
23 (86) Minnesota: Leonte Carroo, WR, Rutgers
24 (87) Cincinnati: Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State
25 (88) Green Bay: Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State
26 (89) Pittsburgh: Javon Hargrave, DT, South Carolina St.
27 (90) Seattle: C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
28 (91) New England: Jacoby Brissett, QB, N.C. State
29 (92) Arizona: Brandon Williams, CB, Texas A&M
30 (93) Cleveland: Cody Kessler, QB, USC
31 (94) Seattle: Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
32 (95) Detroit: Graham Glasgow, C, Michigan
33 (96) New England: Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska
34 (97) Seattle: Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State
35 (98) Denver: Justin Simmons, S, Boston College