Folks, just like that the best day of the football calendar is gone. Night one was absolutely crazy in a lot of ways. The first fifteen picks or so were very chalky and predictable and after that everything went off the rails.
Due to everything going off the rails and teams like the Raiders picking a second round talent at pick seventeen, there are some good players on the board heading into day 2. Here are my top 10 players heading into the second day of the NFL Draft.
1. LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
I have no idea how this guy didn’t get picked in the first round. There’s no chance he’s going to last very long on day 2.
2. S Trevon Moehrig, TCU
Moehrig is the type of prospect who is the prototypical safety prospect. He’s a great tackler and he’s great in coverage. He reminds me a lot of Xavier Mckinney from last year’s draft class in a lot of ways. He can play both safety positions.
3. WR Terrace Marshall Jr. , LSU
There’s something about those LSU Tiger receivers that are just a different breed in a lot of ways. Marshall is an incredibly unique prospect to scout because of his size, route running ability, and his run after the catch ability. He’s a big man (6’3″) who is a threat on the outside and in the slot. He has the potential to be a dominant number one receiver in this league if he goes to a scheme that features him and works to get the ball in his hands. He only fell to the second round because of injury concerns.
4. WR Elijah Moore, Ole Miss
Moore is an elusive slot receiver that is shifty and dangerous with the ball in his hands. He’s a great route runner and he can be used as a gadget in an offense. He’s got the ability to stop on a dime. The biggest knock on him will be his height as he’s only 5’9″ but there’s a lot to like.
5. OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
Tell me if you’ve heard this before: A tackle from Notre Dame comes into the NFL and dominates for 10+ seasons. It seems like it happens all the time. Eichenberg has the tools to be really great in the NFL. He is a quality run blocker and I could see him being a fixture at right tackle for teams for the next decade if he goes to the right system. He does leave a bit to be desired in pass protection but with the right coaching he can clean up those issues.
6. OT Jaylen Mayfield, Michigan
Mayfield projects as a high floor, low-ceiling right tackle. He’s not an elite athlete but he’s consistent and he has a mean streak. He’s a strong run blocker and he processes the game well. It’s hard to see him being a bust.
7. OT Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
Another right tackle with a mean streak, Teven Jenkins is a quality run blocker. He has enormous size and he’s a true mauler. The biggest knock on him is that he struggles picking up the pass at times which can be a problem in today’s pass heavy league. That being said, he has the traits needed to play tackle in the NFL and if he can be coached on how to use his size better then he can be a quality starter for a long time. If he doesn’t then he will certainly be a bust.
8. OG/C Landon Dickerson, Alabama
The NFL Combine medical check that’s set to take place in Indianapolis this week is going to make or break Landon Dickerson’s draft stock. If he didn’t tear his ACL in the SEC Championship game then he’d be a lock to be a first round pick. He’s a big, hulking people mover who seems to LOVE playing the game of football and his Alabama teammates certainly loved playing with him. He can pave the way as a run blocker and he has good feet in pass protection. He is going to make a team in the late first round or early second round incredibly happy.
9. Edge/OLB Joseph Ossai, Texas
This guy is relentless. He pursues ball carriers and quarterbacks on every snap like his life depends on it. A team is going to fall in love with that. I see him as a 3-4 outside linebacker who can rush the passer in some situations and also play off the ball. He is a disruptive force and should be a high day two pick.
10. OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas
Cosmi is a tall left tackle who has played both left and right tackle for Texas during his college career. I personally see him as a right tackle in the NFL as he’s a much stronger run blocker than he is a pass blocker. He’s a bit raw which is always a red flag to me as a Giants fan who witnessed his team draft Ereck Flowers with a top ten pick. Still, I believe he could be a good tackle with the right coaching.