Recap: Complete NFL Draft Day 2 results with analysis for every second-round pick
The Detroit Lions used Day 2 of the NFL Draft to address a long-standing need on the defensive interior. They got a couple of stout defensive tackles in Washington's Levi Onwuzurike at pick No. 41 and N.C. State's Alim McNeill at pick No. 72 before grabbing Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu with the pick (No. 101) it got from Los Angeles in the Matthew Stafford trade to close their night.
But what about the rest of the league?
The News' Nolan Bianchi has you covered with every pick from Day 2 with analysis for second-round picks.
105. Denver Broncos — LB Baron Browning, Ohio State
104. Baltimore Ravens — CB Brandon Stephens, Southern Methodist
103. Los Angeles Rams — LB Ernest Jones, South Carolina
101. Detroit Lions — CB Ifeatu Melifonwu, Syracuse
100. Tennessee Titans — CB Elijah Molden, Washington
99. Dallas Cowboys — CB Nahshon Wright, Oregon State
98. Denver Broncos — OC Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater
97. Los Angeles Chargers — TE Tre McKitty, Georgia
96. New England Patriots — DE Ronnie Perkins, Oklahoma
95. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — OT Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
94. Baltimore Ravens — G Ben Cleveland, Georgia
93. Buffalo Bills — OT Spencer Brown, Northern Iowa
92. Tennessee Titans — LB Monty Rice, Georgia
91. Cleveland Browns — WR Anthony Schwartz, Auburn
90. Minnesota Vikings — EDGE Patrick Jones II, Pittsburgh
88. San Francisco 49ers — RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
87. Pittsburgh Steelers — OG Kendrick Green, Illinois
86. Minnesota Vikings — OG Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
85. Green Bay Packers — WR Amari Rodgers, Clemson
84. Dallas Cowboys — DE Chauncey Golston, Iowa
83. Carolina Panthers — TE Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame
82. Washington Football Team — WR Dyami Brown, North Carolina
81. Miami Dolphins — TE Hunter Long, Boston College
80. Las Vegas Raiders — S Divine Deablo, Virginia Tech
79. Las Vegas Raiders — EDGE Malcolm Koonce, Buffalo
78. Minnesota Vikings — LB Chaz Surratt, North Carolina
77. Los Angeles Chargers — WR Josh Palmer, Tennessee
76. New Orleans Saints — CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford
75. Dallas Cowboys — DT Osa Odighizuwa, UCLA
74. Washington Football Team — DB Benjamin St-Juste, Minnesota
73. Philadelphia Eagles — DT Milton Williams, Louisiana Tech
72. Detroit Lions — DT Alim McNeill, N.C. State
The Lions want bodies up front, and they're not afraid to show it. Brad Holmes grabs his second defensive tackle in as many picks on day two, with just one pick to go before Saturday.
71. New York Giants — DB Aaron Robinson, UCF
70. Carolina Panthers — OT Brady Christensen, BYU
69. Cincinnati Bengals — EDGE Joseph Ossai, Texas
67. Houston Texans — QB Davis Mills, Stanford
66. Minnesota Vikings — QB Kellen Mond, Texas A&M
65. Jacksonville Jaguars — S Andre Cisco, Syracuse
64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — QB Kyle Trask, Florida
Tampa takes the first quarterback of round two with the final pick of the round. The Super Bowl-champion Bucs need a plan for life after Tom Brady (whenever that may be), and there couldn't be a better mentor for Trask than the man with so many rings, they don't all fit on one hand.
63. Kansas City Chiefs — C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
Alright, some more big man love.
The Chiefs' offensive line delivered one of the most notoriously disappointing performance in recent Super Bowl history this past February, and after adding offensive tackle Orlando Brown via trade last week, get some help on the interior in Humphrey.
62. Green Bay Packers — C Josh Myers, Ohio State
The Buckeyes are getting some shine here late in the second round, with a second draftee in the last three picks.
If the Packers are moving forward in the Jordan Love era, getting him some help on the offensive line isn't the worst idea.
61. Buffalo Bills — DE Carlos Basham, Wake Forest
The Bills couldn't get past the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes in the AFC Championship game, and a lot of that can be attributed to their lack of ability to get to the quarterback.
So it makes sense to see them go with a defensive end for their first two picks, taking Miami EDGE Greg Rousseau on Thursday and Basham tonight. With a host of young quarterbacks entering the AFC East, this pick couldn't have come at a better time.
60. New Orleans Saints — LB Pete Werner, Ohio State
The Saints continue adding to their menacing defense. After taking a defensive end near the end of round one, New Orleans gets a hard-nosed linebacker in the form of Werner to continue bringing the pressure vs. some of the league's top offenses in the NFC South.
59. Carolina Panthers — WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU
Marshall makes the Panthers' strong wide receiving core even stronger, bringing some championship pedigree to a roster that just added Sam Darnold at quarterback this offseason and cornerback Jaycee Horn with their first pick last night.
58. Kansas City Chiefs — LB Nick Bolton, Missouri
The Chiefs are light at linebacker depth, so it's no surprise that Kansas City goes up and grabs one with their first pick of this draft. Still, I think they're a pretty good candidate to grab another offensive lineman as this draft wears on.
57. Los Angeles Rams — WR TuTu Atwell, Louisville
Hey, look, the Rams are getting new quarterback Matthew Stafford some help. Atwell is blazing fast and was one of the top receivers in the country after the catch last season, a receiver profile that Stafford has been missing in Detroit since Golden Tate was traded away mid-season in 2018.
The Seahawks have had a talented wide receiver core for the better part of the last decade, and Eskridge will undoubtedly play a large factor in continuing to push that trend forward.
Eskridge led the MAC in touchdown receptions (eight) in 2020, and brings a great deal of explosiveness to the line of scrimmage and return game.
55. Pittsburgh Steelers — TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State
Hey, there's a familiar name. If you've watched Freiermuth play against your team in recent years, there's a decent chance that you haven't seen him drop a pass. The 6-foot-5 pass catcher can handle blocking assignments no problem, but brings an even more dangerous element to the passing game.
Now, if they could just get him a quarterback...
54. Indianapolis Colts — DE Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt
Odeyingbo has gone through injury troubles during his time at Vanderbilt, but racked up 5.5 sacks in eight games played this season (in the SEC, mind you). That's two straight defensive ends to start this draft for the Colts, who took Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye last night.
53. Tennessee Titans — OT Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State
The Titans went defense in round one, and now add to their smash-mouth brand of football with an offensive tackle in round two. Radunz will help set an edge for running back Derrick Henry while also being capable of protecting Ryan Tannehill's blindside.
52. Cleveland Browns — LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
The Browns get some great value here by taking JOK at pick No. 52. The Notre Dame linebacker is a player that a lot of Lions fans had on their big board — some experts projected him to go later on in round one — but the Browns grab him toward the end of the second round. A great pick as the Browns get some help in a serious area of need.
51. Washington Football Team — OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
Much like the Giants, WFT is an up-and-comer in the NFC East, and a lot of it is thanks to a terrific defense. They added to that defense last night in round one, and now get some size on the offensive side of the ball in Cosmi.
50. New York Giants — LB Azeez Ojulari, Georgia
The Giants get a big boy at linebacker at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds. He's got some top-level talent and can line up in a number of different looks across the the defensive line.
The Giants needed help on the edge despite showing the potential of a great defense a season ago, and Ojulari should be a major building block as New York looks to take the next step.
49. Arizona Cardinals — WR Rondale Moore, Purdue
Moore could have potentially gone in the first round, so the Cardinals have to be pretty thrilled with getting him at No. 49. Moore was a beast during his career at Purdue despite hamstring and lower-body injuries limiting him during his sophomore and junior seasons.
He put up 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving during his ridiculous freshman year with the Boilermakers and joins an offense in Arizona that is, for lack of a better term, looking to take things into hyperdrive.
48. San Francisco 49ers — OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
The 49ers have a shiny new toy at quarterback in second-overall pick Trey Lance, and so it makes sense to see the Niners get him some protection on the interior. Kyle Shanahan also loves to run the ball, and Banks will likely play a factor in those plans going forward.
47. Los Angeles Chargers — DB Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State
The Chargers have a bright young future on the offensive side of the ball, but on defense, well, they've struggled with stopping other bright young futures. The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are going to be a juggernaut in the Chargers' division for years to come, and with the wideouts that Vegas and Denver are going to be lining up for the next few seasons, getting some help in the secondary is a pretty good idea.
46. Cincinnati Bengals — OT Jackson Carman, Clemson
The Bengals are also getting their young quarterback some help, first adding Ja'Marr Chase at wide receiver for second-year quarterback Joe Burrow in yesterday's first round, then getting him protection in the second round.
The Bengals were a prime candidate for taking Penei Sewell in the first round, which makes this pick pretty unsurprising.
45. Jacksonville Jaguars — OT Walker Little, Stanford
Little played just one game over the last two seasons, suffering an injury in 2019 and opting out of 2020. This pick is a risk, but it's also a high-upside pick that could end up paying dividends.
The Jaguars continue adding to their offense, making Little the third offensive player taken by Jacksonville, as they look to lead in a new-age offense with Trevor Lawrence at the helm.
44. Dallas Cowboys — CB Kelvin Joseph, Kentucky
The Cowboys wanted a cornerback in the first round, but had both of the guys they wanted wiped off the board in the two picks that preceded theirs before trading back and settling for Micah Parsons.
Rumors were swirling that Moehrig was their guy as the second day wore on, but the Raiders took away that possibility away by taking him one spot ahead of the Cowboys' pick. Joseph had an impressive career at Kentucky but doesn't hold the same upside as Moehrig.
43. Las Vegas Raiders (from San Francisco) — S Trevon Moehrig, TCU
The Raiders get great upside with its pick of Moehrig at No. 43. Moehrig racked up seven interceptions and 28 pass breakups and during his three-year career at TCU, winning the Thorpe Award during his final season.
Moehrig has potential to be one of the best defensive backs in this class, making it a great selection where the Raiders took him.
42. Miami Dolphins — OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
The Dolphins are doing everything they can to set up second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for success as Brian Flores tries to get this up-and-coming team over the hump.
Eichenberg becomes the second offensive player drafted by Miami — which take Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle with the sixth-overall pick last night — in the last two days, with this Notre Dame big-man hoping to protect the interior of the Dolphins' offensive line for years to come.
41. Detroit Lions — DT Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
Despite missing out on Alabama's Christian Barmore, the Lions still elect to get some help on the interior of their defensive line.
Detroit needs help at basically every spot of its defense, but the Lions' deficiencies at defensive tackle have been acutely apparent for a couple of years now. Onwuzurike is great in the run and pass game and has a knack for shooting the gap with force.
He'll fit in just fine in Dan Campbell's army of kneecap destroyers.
40. Atlanta Falcons (from Denver) — S Richie Grant, UCF
A safety goes off the board directly ahead of Detroit. Defensive back is a positional need for Atlanta, and that's emphasized even more by their bi-annual matchups with the speedy wide-receiver cores of Carolina, New Orleans and Tampa Bay.
39. Chicago Bears (from Carolina) — OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
Well, it looks like the Bears are pretty keen on protecting last night's first-round pick, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
The Bears have struggled mightily on the offensive side of the ball since basically forever ago and it looks like they're making a very concentrated effort to make sure that the offense doesn't ruin the defense's hopes of winning an NFC North title.
38. New England Patriots (from Cincinnati) — DT Christian Barmore
This has to be a real blow to Lions' fans. Barmore was one of the best defensive tackles available in this year's draft, and you can be certain he was on Detroit's board as its pick approaches.
Barmore is a sack machine, picking up eight this past season, and is a beast when it counts. He was all over the field in Alabama's College Football Playoff games vs. Notre Dame and Ohio State. New England is starved for talent on the interior D-line, so it's not surprising to see the Pats make a trade to get their guy.
37. Philadelphia Eagles — C Landon Dickerson
Philadelphia makes it two straight Alabama players to kick off this year's draft, going with the big-man Dickerson to open their second round.
Dickerson brings a lot of versatility to the Eagles' O-line and can play either guard or center, and he's also a pretty tough son of a gun: Dickerson tore his ACL in the SEC Championship game, only to later take a meaningless snap in the national championship win over Ohio State.
36. Miami Dolphins — S Jevon Holland, Oregon
And there goes one of Penei Sewell's college teammates. Holland has an extremely impressive college resume (nine interceptions) despite opting out of the 2020 season, and could be a guy that can compete for a starting role right away, much like he did with the Ducks.
35. Denver Broncos (from Atlanta) — RB Javonte Williams, North Carolina
The Broncos trade up to grab a running back, and they go with North Carolina rusher "Pookie" Williams. Denver keeps up with the trend of drafting speed in the higher rounds after drafting wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in the first and second rounds a year ago.
Williams should be able to compete slide into the No. 2 spot at running back on Denver's depth chart pretty quickly after a forgettable year from Royce Freeman.
34. New York Jets — WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
The Jets got some help for yesterday's second-overall pick, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, late in the first round by drafting him some offensive line help. Now, they get Wilson some more help by taking one of the most explosive playmakers left on the board.
The Jets still don't have too many primetime weapons at wide receiver despite signing former Western Michigan standout Corey Davis, who signed this offseason to a three-year deal, so getting some prospects at that position seem like a pretty good idea going forward. It's hard to do much better than what the Jets just did.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars — DB Tyson Campbell, Georgia
The Jacksonville Jaguars got some help in an area where they desperately needed to open round two: Jacksonville's defense ranked ahead of only Detroit a season ago.
Campbell has plenty of experience on a big stage, and many had him ranked ahead of his teammate Eric Stokes, who went to the Green Bay Packers late in the first round last night. He had just one interception during his career at Georgia, so don't expect this guy to become a turnover machine, but he brings an elite level of speed to Urban Meyer's defense.
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►When: Through Saturday
►Where: Multiple locations in Cleveland, including FirstEnergy Stadium, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center
►Schedule: Rounds 2-3, 7 p.m. Friday; Rounds 4-7, noon Saturday
►TV: All days will be televised on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network
►Lions draft picks: No. 41 overall (second round), 72 (third round), 101 (third round), 112 (fourth round), 153 (fifth round)