Favorite Picks from Day 2 of the Draft
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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (JOK) is my favorite pick of the second round. He is a top 25 player in the draft and I thought if the Browns drafted him on day one it would have been a steal. JOK is such a unique player, I liken him to Kam Chancellor in Jayon Brown's body, the velocity in which he hits people is next level. Between Gregory Newsome II and JOK, the Browns have had arguably the best draft in the NFL. Both players are defensive starters from day one and they have filled two major needs. With the additions of Jadeveon Clowney, Newome, and JOK, the Browns took what the Chiefs did to them personally. They're coming back this year with vengeance.
I was completely shocked that Elijah Moore was still on the board come day two. With Corey Davis and Denzel Mims on the outside, the Jets desperately needed their speedy guy. Jamison Crowder makes nearly 10 million every year and Moore is a better player than him. I compared Moore to Cole Beasley, and you can see the emphasis that Robert Saleh has put on this offense. Zach Wilson is now being protected by Mekhi Becton and Alijah Vera-Tucker, and has his rookie go-to target. The Jets offense has a bright future, they just need to focus on adding a running back then defense. I loved this pick here!
Nick Bolton and Creed Humphrey are two of my favorite players in the draft. Starting with Bolton, he was my third ranked linebacker in the draft. When it comes to stopping the run, nobody did it better than Bolton. He is a pure middle linebacker who is always around the football. Creed Humphrey on the other hand is one of the "grittiest" player in the draft. He snaps the ball left-handed and now the Chiefs are just showing off. Early this offseason, they were receiving so much hate for cutting both of their tackles; now they have added: Joe Thuney, Orlando Brown, Kyle Long, Austin Blythe, and Humphrey. They also have Laurent Duvernay-Tardif coming back from his opt-out. Patrick Mahomes is smiling ear-to-ear right now.
Asante Samuel Jr. was one of my favorite players in this draft, his instincts are through the roof and I compared him to Jason Verrett. Chargers general manager, Tom Telesco, has sat tight and nailed this draft. Samuel Jr. and Rashawn Slater have fallen perfectly into his lap and now the team has two more day one starters. Samuel Jr. is extremely physical and while I thought he was better in zone coverage, he can make the switch to Brandon Staley's man defense. With the loss of Casey Hayward, the Chargers really needed to add a corner and have upgraded their position. The Chargers are quietly a Super Bowl contender in 2021.
This was a perfect play by the Dallas Cowboys. People were giving them hate for drafting Micah Parsons, even though I actually liked the pick, but now they back it up by drafting Kelvin Joseph. Cornerback was a huge need for America's Team and they got my second rated corner in the second round this year. That's what I like to call a steal. In my opinion Joseph is the best man coverage corner in the draft, but Dan Quinn is known for running cover three. He's also not known for blitzing, but I guess he's switching it up this year by drafting Parsons and Joseph. I love this pick.
It seems like the Packers have been going out of there way to frustrate Aaron Rodgers. With this pick right here, they have finally done something to make up for how they've treated him. Amari Rodgers was one of my favorite players in the draft. He is my number six rated receiver this year. While he does dominate in the slot, he can also be used in the backfield and on special teams. He's so versatile, he reminds me of Randall Cobb. He fits perfectly in Matt LaFleur's offense; in his draft profile (which you can see by clicking the photo below) I said he just needs to go to a Shanahan style offense. That is exactly what the Packers run and now they have to A. Rodgers on their team.
The Titans doubling down on corner on day one and two shows just how much they value the position. After having a very bad defense in 2020, they have put an emphasis on bolstering both the secondary and the front seven this offseason. Molden is so versatile and Vrabel can play him anywhere he needs. He is the Swiss Army Knife of this draft and I just love this pick. He's a player who can matchup with the best slot receivers in the league and is very good for the team's culture. I can see Molden being a long-time starter in the NFL.
I had Azeez Ojulari rated as a top 20 player in the draft and the Giants got him in the middle of the second round. This might be the first time these words have ever came out of my mouth, but I love what Dave Gettleman has done in this draft. They were able to trade back, get an additional first round pick, and draft my number two receiver in the draft. Now they grab my number two edge rusher in the draft, Azeez Ojulari. This has to be Gettleman's best draft as the general manager of the Giants. The way Ojulari generates pressure is by using his hands. He reminds me of Dante Fowler and I think he can be a perennial nine sack player in New York.