2016 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 Projections Rounds Two and Three


While Day 2 of the draft is five times harder to project than the first-round, I’ve done my best to match teams and players, focusing on what I’ve heard, value and need, in that order.

There’s an asterisk next to the team-player fits I’m most confident in, 12 in total.


Team Player Pos College
32 Cleveland Browns Connor Cook QB Michigan State
33 Tennessee Titans Chris Jones DT Mississippi State
34 Dallas Cowboys Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State
35 San Diego Chargers TJ Green DB Clemson
36 Baltimore Ravens Noah Spence* OLB Eastern Kentucky
37 Kansas City Chiefs Jarran Reed DT Alabama
38 Jacksonville Jaguars Yannick Ngakoue OLB Maryland
39 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama
40 New York Giants Derrick Henry RB Alabama
41 Chicago Bears Jason Spriggs* OT Indiana
42 Miami Dolphins Myles Jack* OLB UCLA
43 Tennessee Titans Darian Thompson SAF Boise State
44 Oakland Raiders A’Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
45 Tennessee Titans Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma
46 Detroit Lions Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
47 New Orleans Saints Cody Whitehair OG Kansas State
48 Indianapolis Colts Mackensie Alexander CB Clemson
49 Buffalo Bills Christian Hackenberg* QB Penn State
50 Atlanta Falcons Su’a Cravens* OLB USC
51 New York Jets Shilique Calhoun OLB Michigan State
52 Houston Texans Hunter Henry TE Arkansas
53 Washington Redskins Michael Thomas* WR Ohio State
54 Minnesota Vikings Javon Hargrave DT South Carolina State
55 Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
56 Seattle Seahawks Nick Martin OC Notre Dame
57 Green Bay Packers Le’Raven Clark OT Texas Tech
58 Pittsburgh Steelers Andrew Billings* DT Baylor
59 Kansas City Chiefs Jihad Ward DE Illinois
60 New England Patriots Austin Johnson DT Penn State
61 New England Patriots Braxton Miller WR Ohio State
62 Denver Broncos Vonn Bell SAF Ohio State
63 Carolina Panthers Kenneth Dixon* RB Louisiana Tech

Myles Jack watch SHOULD end with the Dolphins, Raiders, Bills or Falcons, but if it doesn’t, he could be in store for a very long day.

-Le’Raven Clark could be a Seahawk, Colt, or Packer by the end of round two. He’s the next best OT, and all three teams value him highly.

-Connor Cook likely options: Browns, Cowboys, Bills
-Christian Hackenberg likely options: Bills, Cowboys, Texans

-Kevin Dodd should be the last one in the green room, barring a Myles Jack major slip

-TJ Green should get picked over Mackensie Alexander and Kevin Dodd.

-Derrick Henry team’s I’m watching: Giants, Bears and Vikings.



Team Player Pos College
64 Tennessee Titans Paul Perkins RB UCLA
65 Cleveland Browns Devontae Booker RB Utah
66 San Diego Chargers Cardale Jones QB Ohio State
67 Dallas Cowboys Josh Perry OLB Ohio State
68 San Francisco 49ers Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State
69 Jacksonville Jaguars Malcolm Mitchell* WR Georgia
70 Baltimore Ravens Alex Collins RB Alabama
71 New York Giants Ronald Blair DE Appalachian State
72 Chicago Bears Deion Jones OLB LSU
73 Miami Dolphins Deiondre Hall CB Northern Iowa
74 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavien Howard CB Baylor
75 Oakland Raiders Tavon Young CB Temple
76 Cleveland Browns Kamalei Correa OLB Boise State
77 Cleveland Browns Justin Simmons SAF Boston College
78 New Orleans Saints Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
79 Philadelphia Eagles Joe Haeg* OT North Dakota State
80 Buffalo Bills DJ Reader DT Clemson
81 Atlanta Falcons Austin Hooper* TE Stanford
82 Indianapolis Colts Landon Turner OG North Carolina
83 New York Jets Shon Coleman OT Auburn
84 Washington Redskins Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas
85 Houston Texans Kyler Fackrell OLB Utah State
86 Minnesota Vikings Bronson Kaufusi OLB BYU
87 Cincinnati Bengals Leonte Carroo* WR Rutgers
88 Green Bay Packers Jerrell Adams TE South Carolina
89 Pittsburgh Steelers Trevor Davis WR California
90 Seattle Seahawks Joe Thuney OG NC State
91 New England Patriots Keivare Russell CB Notre Dame
92 Arizona Cardinals Jordan Jenkins OLB Georgia
93 Carolina Panthers Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas
94 Seattle Seahawks Rashard Higgins WR Colorado State
95 Detroit Lions Willie Henry DT Michigan
96 New England Patriots Jonathan Bullard DE Florida
97 Seattle Seahawks Sheldon Day* DT Notre Dame
98 Denver Broncos Jaylon Smtih ILB Notre Dame


-Note the asterisked players on who I think is most likely to be a player-team fit.

-Cardale Jones teams: 49ers, Browns, Chargers, Steelers
-Dak Prescott teams: 49ers, Cowboys

-I haven’t projected Kevin Hogan or Brandon Allen to be drafted, but it wouldn’t surprise me if both passers are take Friday night. Potential fits? Bills and Hogan if they don’t get Hackenberg, and Lions and Allen.

-Jaylon Smith should go on Day 2. I don’t think he’ll last to 98th overall, but I think Denver would happily scoop him up should he slip. Note that they can’t trade up from 98th overall to get him, as it’s a compensatory pick.

-Expected the Seahawks to add more offensive linemen and the Patriots to bolster their defense with their draft picks.

-Only three tight ends will go on Day 2. Austin Hooper in Atlanta would be an awesome fit for a team looking for a unique tight end to fill multiple roles in their offense.

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