Recap: NFL Draft Day 2 selections with second-round pick-by-pick analysis

Nolan Bianchi
The Detroit News

Day 2 of the NFL Draft kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, with coverage on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network. The second and third rounds are Friday, and the Detroit Lions, if they do not make any trades, will have the No. 35 pick in the second round, and the Nos. 67 and 85 picks in the third round.

Follow the picks, news and analysis here with live updates by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.

Round 2

1 (33). Cincinnati Bengals: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Higgins played a major role in helping Clemson return to the national championship game this past season, pulling down 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns during his junior year. He'll be a nice weapon for the man who beat him in this year's championship and first-overall pick, Joe Burrow.

2 (34). Indianapolis Colts (from Washington): Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

With the Colts' first pick of the draft, Indianapolis also goes wide receiver. He'll help new Colt Philip Rivers get accustomed to life in Indy. Detroit is now on the clock.

3 (35). Detroit Lions: D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Lions go running back in the second round for the second time in three years. Swift ran the ball 196 times for 1,218 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior year at Georgia.

Swift had apparently thought he'd go in the first round, and is motivated by the fact that he didn't. Last night, after the first round concluded, he tweeted, "Say no more."

D'Andre Swift

4 (36). New York Giants: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

McKinney was one of the most notable talents to fall out of the first round, but his wait on Day 2 didn't last long. 

5 (37). New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Chargers): Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

The Patriots traded out of their first-round pick yesterday, drafting a defensive back with their first selection this draft. 

6 (38). Carolina Panthers: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

The Panthers get some pass-rushing help on the edge. Gross-Matos racked up 9.5 sacks during his final year at Penn State, and 17.5 over the past two seasons.

7 (39). Miami Dolphins: Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafeyette

The Dolphins add their second offensive lineman this draft, helping add some more protection for fifth-overall pick, Tua Tagovailoa

8 (40). Houston Texans (from Arizona): Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

Blacklock is one of the quicker defensive linemen in this draft, and he'll be the first tackle to go in the second round.

9 (41). Indianapolis Colts (from Cleveland): Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

After not making a pick in Round 1, the Colts have already made their second pick of the second round. Taylor is a two-time Doak Walker Award winner and before rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2018-19, nearly three-peated in that distinction with a 1,977-yard season in 2017.

10 (42). Jacksonville Jaguars: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Sheanult caught 86 passes for 1,0111 yards during his sophomore year under Mel Tucker at Colorado. Gardner Minshew now has another weapon.

11 (43). Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas): Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

With their first pick of the 2020 Draft, Chicago takes a tight end for Mitch Trubisky to overthrow (he'll throw it to him between the numbers when they play Detroit, though).

12 (44). Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis): Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Delpit had five interceptions his sophomore year, making him one of the highest-touted defensive backs heading into last season. He had a bit of a down junior year, but still, Cleveland is getting one heck of a playmaker.

13 (45). Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

Make it three safeties to go so far in this second round, with just 13 picks made. Winfield was tied for fourth in the nation with seven interceptions last season.

14 (46). Denver Broncos: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

The Broncos take their second wide receiver in as many picks, apparently engaging in an arms race at wideout to match what division rivals Kansas City has done over the past few seasons.

15 (47). Atlanta Falcons: Marlon Davidson, EDGE, Auburn

Davidson racked up seven sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss during his final season at Auburn.

16 (48). Seattle Seahawks (from New York Jets): Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee

The Seahawks are loading up on edge rushers. Just one pick after drafting Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks, they go after an athletic defensive end in Darrell Taylor.

17 (49). Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Claypool is one of the biggest receivers in the draft. He caught 66 passes for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns during his senior year at Notre Dame. He's the second Fighting Irish pass catcher to go this round.

18 (50). Chicago Bears: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Jaylon Johnson was a top player on one of the nation's best defenses a season ago. He's an aggressive defensive back that can make plays at all levels of the field, and the first cornerback drafted in the second round.

19 (51). Dallas Cowboys: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Diggs, brother of Buffalo receiver Stefon Diggs, is a smaller cornerback that can make his mark in any number of schemes. He played all over the field during his time in Tuscaloosa, and has a high ceiling in a role at corner should he continue to develop.

20 (52). Los Angeles Rams: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

Akers was the No. 1 running back in the nation coming out of high school, and despite joining Florida State during a time of turmoil, Akers shined. He racked up 1,144 yards at 7.5 yards-per-carry last season.

21 (53). Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

With Carson Wentz firmly in the starting role in Philadelphia, this comes as a bit of a surprise pick, at least this early on. But he'll likely fit into a similar role to the one Taysom Hill holds in New Orleans.

Hurts led Alabama to a national title as a true freshman, started every game in their national championship season a year later, and later transferred to Oklahoma, where he led the Sooners to a College Football Playoff appearance.

22 (54). Buffalo Bills: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Sorry, Lions fans.

23 (55). Baltimore Ravens (from Atlanta via New England): J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

One of the fastest offenses in the NFL gets faster. Dobbins ran for 21 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards during his final season at Ohio State.

24 (56). Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans): Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

The Dolphins love them some SEC talent; they take their second Alabama player with their second pick of the second round. At 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, Davis is as physically gifted as they come, and one of the meanest-looking dudes in this draft.

25 (57). Los Angeles Rams (from Houston): Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

Los Angeles stays in the state of Florida for their second pick of the round. Jefferson's top attribute is his route running; he caught 49 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns a season ago.

26 (58). Minnesota Vikings: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

Minnesota gets a bit bigger up front, adding an extremely solid tackle to the mix. He missed just one block all of last season.

27 (59). New York Jets (from Seattle): Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Just one day after drafting some protection for third-year quarterback Sam Bradford in Mekhi Becton, they add talent at the wideout position in Mims.

28 (60). New England Patriots (from Baltimore): Josh Uche, LB, Michigan

The Patriots had success drafting a pass rusher out of Michigan last year, taking defensive end Chase Winovich. They go back to the well in this year's draft, taking Uche, who had eight sacks a season ago. 

29 (61). Tennessee Titans: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Fulton becomes the second LSU defensive back to be taken in the second round, and the seventh Tiger to go in the draft. He's a poised, technical defender that broke up 14 passes and intercepted one last season.

30 (62). Green Bay Packers: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

It isn't the help at wide receiver that many Packers fans were expecting, but Green Bay does take an offensive weapon. The 250-pound back eclipsed 1,500 yards in both his freshman and junior seasons at Boston College.

31 (63). Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco): Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

The Chiefs lost linebacker Reggie Ragland to the Lions in free agency this past offseason, making this selection a logical one. 

32 (64). Carolina Panthers (from Seattle via Kansas City): Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

Carolina brings the second round to a close by drafting a lesser-known safety out of Southern Illinois.

Round 3

1 (65). Cincinnati Bengals: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

2 (66). Washington Redskins: Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis

3 (67). Detroit Lions: Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

The Lions get some help rushing the passer, drafting the brother of current Detroit defensive end, Romeo Okwara.

Julian Okwara

4 (68). New York Jets (from New York Giants): Ashtyn Davis, S, California

5 (69). Carolina Panthers: Damien Lews, G, LSU

6 (70). Miami Dolphins: Brandon Jones, S, Texas

7 (71). Baltimore Ravens (from New England via Los Angeles Chargers): Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M

8 (72). Arizona Cardinals: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

9 (73). Jacksonville Jaguars: Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State

10 (74). New Orleans Saints (from Cleveland): Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

11 (75). Detroit Lions (from Indianapolis): Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State

The Lions traded up a few spots using the third-round pick they got from Philadelphia in exchange for Darius Slay, helping to replace Graham Glasgow at guard with the big man out of Ohio State. Detroit traded picks No. 85, 149 and 182 for picks No. 75 and 197.

12 (76). Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt

13 (77). Denver Broncos: Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa

14 (78). Atlanta Falcons: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple

15 (79). New York Jets: Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida

16 (80). Las Vegas Raiders: Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky

17 (81). Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago): Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

18 (82). Dallas Cowboys: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

19 (83). Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh): Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU

20 (84). Los Angeles Rams: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

21 (85). Indianapolis Colts (from Detroit via Philadelphia): Julian Blackmon, S, Utah

22 (86). Buffalo Bills: Zack Moss, RB, Utah

23 (87). New England Patriots: Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

24 (88). Cleveland Browns (from New Orleans): Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri

25 (89). Minnesota Vikings: Cameron Dantzier, CB, Mississippi State

26 (90). Houston Texans: Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida

27 (91). New England Patriots (from Oakland and Houston via Seattle): Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA

28 (92). Baltimore Ravens: Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas

29 (93). Tennessee Titans: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

30 (94). Green Bay Packers: Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati

31 (95). Denver Broncos (San Francisco): McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas

32 (96). Kansas City Chiefs: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

33 (97). Cleveland Browns: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU

34 (98). Baltimore Ravens: Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

35 (99). New York Giants: Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut

36 (100). Las Vegas Raiders (from New England): Tanner Muse, S, Clemson

37 (101). New England Patriots (from New York Jets): Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech

38 (102). Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte

39 (103). Philadelphia Eagles: Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado

40 (104). Los Angeles Rams: Terrell Burgess, S, Utah

41 (105). New Orleans Saints (from Minnesota): Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

42 (106). Baltimore Ravens: Tyre Phillips, G, Mississippi State

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