By Logan Franz
As Day two of the 2019 NFL draft got underway, there was a lot of talent left on the board from the leftover first round talents that didn’t get taken in the first round, such as wide reciever D.K. Metcalf, cornerback Byron Murphy, quarterback Drew Lock, and many more.
Those players all went in the 2nd round. Murphy went at No. 33 to Arizona, Missouri’s Lock at No. 42 to Denver, and Metcalf at 64 Seattle. As well as those three players being taken off the board, the Cardinals finally traded Josh Rosen. In exchange for the incoming second year quarterback, the Dolphins gave pick No. 62 (Andy Isabella) to the Cardinals as well as a 2020 5th-round pick.
Seven cornerbacks were taken in the second round. Murphy, Rock Ya-Sin, Sean Bunting, Trayvon Mullen, Joejuan Williams, Greedy Williams and Lonnie Johnson all flew off the board. Wide recievers were no different in the second. Seven were taken in total, including Deebo Samuel, AJ Brown, Mecole Hardman, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Parris Campbell, as well as Isabella and Metcalf.
The same teams stole the show last night as in Day 1. The San Francisco 49ers landed wide receivers to help a shallow core, Samuel in Round 2 and Jalen Hurd in Round 3.
The New York Jets selected Jachai Polite in Round three, who could be one of the biggest bargains of this draft class. He’s a round-one talent that fell to the third because he had a rough offseason, and didn’t impress throughout the draft process.
The running backs of this draft had a run in the third Round after only one went in the first two rounds. Darrell Henderson, David Montgomery, Devin Singletary, Damien Harris and Alexander Mattison all went off the board in the third. Montgomery was the first selection for Chicago, who didn’t hold a pick in the draft until the 87..
And as the 3rd round wound to a close, some fans might have started to doze off at home, until the Carolina Panthers chose Will Grier at 100 to wake everyone up. Cam Newton has shoulder problems that have been well-documented, and the Grier pick is likely one that the Panthers made to back up Newton in the event that he can’t play by next season.
The draft turns into a snooze-fest for most fans at this point but as it sneaks into the 3rd round and into Day 3, teams are searching hard for their diamonds in the rough. These rounds make or break draft classes and can truly be some of most important picks teams make once the season starts.
Edited by Garrett Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org