Thursday night was a lot of different things. The top eight picks were all expected in some ways, in others not. Things got wonky once the Raiders went on the clock, which shouldn’t have surprised whatsoever. No trades were made until pick No.13, which was indicative of the circumstances the draft was held under and that teams had so much to deal with that trades were just too much. The Packers took a quarterback instead of helping their current one. Mike Vrabel’s house is an absolute mess. Kliff Kingsbury’s house is the opposite. A lot happened last night. Let’s recap it here, and look ahead to Friday’s second and third rounds.
No.1, Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow, LSU
The first two picks were zero surprise, and Detroit decided to take the player commonly mocked to them after not trading out. Regarding Joe Burrow, the only extra thing that needs to be added is that this is a little concerning.
Sorry, but a potentially generational No.1 overall pick should not be forced into a quarterback battle. Cut Andy Dalton if you have to. Carry on.
No.2, Washington Redskins: DE Chase Young, Ohio State
Nothing really to add here. If Chase Young is an All-Pro next year it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising.
No.3, Detroit Lions: CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
As previously written, the draft started here. It seemed as if the Lions really milked the clock for any last minute offers, despite their claims that they wouldn’t trade once the timer started. But once the pick was in, it seemed obvious who it was going to be.
As written in Wednesday’s mock, there was a case for defensive tackle Derrick Brown here. But the Lions needed pass rush up front, and there’s no guarantee Brown will be able to provide a major boost to a d-line that way. Instead, the Lions went with far and away the best cornerback in the draft, and passed the car keys to Thursday night to the Giants.
No.4, New York Giants: OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
In reality Thursday night, the draft started here. Detroit’s selection of Okudah was obvious once they actually put the pick. New York could have gone with six different players here, and all would’ve had a case to make sense.
Turns out, general manager David Gettleman made the pick that made the most sense – a complete 180 from what most thought he would do.
Andrew Thomas may not be the best tackle from this draft class someday, but he is certainly the least likely to be the worst. Teams that needed offensive line help were getting a safe bet in Thomas – someone who was going to be able to hold their own in any kind of protection and get the job done. It’s why he made perfect sense for the Cardinals, a team that has struggle for a decade at the offensive line position. The Giants have had their own share of problems recently as well, and Thomas will help solve them immediately.
Calling this a reach is fair. Thomas was OT1 on the board, but it seemed likely that he wouldn’t be the first tackle taken, mostly due to his ceiling being lower than others. The Giants probably didn’t need to take Thomas at No.4, but it would have also been risky to trade back too far – Thomas had shot up boards recently and was figured to go at least in the top 12 picks.
You can’t slam New York for taking him here. It’s more than likely they attempted to move back and couldn’t. Plus, moving back risks another team taking him or someone trading up to get him. If Thomas is everything he’s projected to be, then this is a home run pick.
No.5, Miami Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
After all the smoke, injury concerns, trade drama and #TankforTua, our gut feeling for months now came to fruition. Tua Tagovailoa was truly Miami’s guy all along, and despite purging some roster talent, they really didn’t have to work that hard for him at all.
It just feels right. Tagovailoa has the chance to redeem a franchise that’s been stuck at average f0r a decade. He’s in Miami, a place that just feels right for someone with the allure and personality that he has. He’s going to be wearing those beautiful teal jerseys, which he is going to look absolutely awesome in.
He is going to kill it with the Dolphins, and has the chance to be the best quarterback out of this class, assuming he stays healthy. For the love of God, let that be the case.
No.6, Los Angeles Chargers: QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
It felt like whatever quarterback didn’t go No.5 overall would go here, and as soon as Tagovailoa got selected, this felt like the wrong pick for the Chargers.
It was the probably the false hope that was built up in our minds about Tagovailoa falling. Those rumors made him more desirable for everyone, and made Herbert ultimately less so.
The good news for Herbert is that he may not start right away – the Chargers made it clear that Tyrod Taylor was their guy next year. Herbert isn’t ready, and throwing him out there to the wolves could hurt his development.
But that brings up the issue of drafting someone this high who won’t start. Why take a quarterback this year, at No.6 overall, if he isn’t going to play right away? The Chargers don’t really have a better option – Taylor will likely be average at best. What’s the point of not starting Herbert?
This is the heart of the problem with Herbert, and is why he fell so far in the first round mock draft. For any other team aside from Indianapolis, New Orleans and potentially New England (a stretch – who are they starting over him that makes sense?), Herbert is a high pick who isn’t ready to start, but not starting him doesn’t do anything better or worse for your franchise. The Chargers are one of those 27 teams, and they bit the bullet this year instead of having the best defense in the league ready for a more developed rookie or a veteran QB to come into after next year.
No.7, Carolina Panthers: DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
Carolina saw an opportunity to fix what has been a porous run defense unit and took it, though it came at the expense of one of the most exciting players in this draft class.
The decision to take Derrick Brown over Isaiah Simmons comes down to old-school vs. new school. In Brown, you get a run-stopping big man in the middle of your line. That’s fine, but there was probably more upside in the next guy.
No.8, Arizona Cardinals: LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
It still seems too good to be true. Simmons falling into the Cardinals laps at No.8 overall as the third best defensive player in the draft is a gift for what was the league’s worst defense last year. The former Clemson star has the chance to be a transcendent presence for Arizona, and for the league as whole given his varied skill set. Arizona desperately needed an impactful force on the defensive side, and Simmons is more than that. Now, it’ll be up to Vance Joseph to deploy and use him correctly, and if the defensive coordinator does, then look out.
No.9, Jacksonville Jaguars: CB CJ Henderson, Florida
Henderson’s ascension up boards was certainly not smoke. After figuring to go somewhere between 10-20 for most of the pre-draft process, the former Florida cornerback will now be tasked with replacing Jalen Ramsey for Jacksonville, which are shoes that Henderson could be likely to fill.
While the need was there, Jacksonville did bring in two veteran cornerbacks during free agency in Rashaad Melvin and DJ Hayden. Both will likely be their base corners, with Henderson working his way into nickel schemes to start. Because of what could be a light load early, it seems odd of the Jaguars to go with Henderson over a new weapon for quarterback Gardner Minshew. We’ll get to Jerry Jeudy’s fall later, but the Jaguars seemed like an obvious landing spot for the draft’s best wide receiver given their appointment of Minshew as their starter. Then again, maybe that’s not their plan after all.
No.10, Cleveland Browns: OT Jedrick Willis Jr., Alabama
Willis is a really good get for the Browns at No.10 overall. Ranked as OT2, Willis bookends the offensive line with the newly signed Jack Conklin, and quarterback Baker Mayfield, with new coach Kevin Stefanski, is now out of excuses.
While Willis was ranked higher, the Browns going with Tristan Wirfs might have been the better option. If Wirfs stumbled at tackle, Cleveland could have at least moved him inside, where he would have figured to be much more effective and has the ability to play. Willis should work out, but if he doesn’t, there’s no where else for him to go. He, unlike Wirfs, doesn’t project as someone who could play guard in addition to tackle. It’ll hopefully not be something Cleveland has to worry about, but it might have been something worthy of considering for a team that seems to struggle on draft night every year.
No.11, New York Jets: OT Mehki Becton, Louisville
Like Jacksonville, this felt like another obvious landing spot for Jerry Jeudy, whose fall left the Broncos ecstatic. Instead, New York invested in Sam Darnold yet again, just in a different way.
Becton is the final piece to a completely revamped offensive line for the Jets, which honestly looks pretty good on paper.
Still, there’s a good case to be had that Jeudy adds much more value to Darnold in this spot than Becton does. New York’s offensive line was going to be improved whether they selected Becton or not. The Jets receiving core doesn’t get better by Darnold having protection – there’s still a massive lack of talent amongst the weapons he has to throw to, and Darnold hasn’t show he’s the type of guy to overcome deficiencies in his line or receiving core. He’s someone who needs a lot of help. Jeudy provides a lot more of that than Becton, who we’re still not totally sure can move at a NFL level.
No.12, Las Vegas Raiders: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
The draft starting getting wonky here. For all the talk about Jeudy’s fall and teams passing him up, Las Vegas taking his 5’11, 188 pound turbo-booster yet home run or strikeout Alabama teammate over him was perhaps the most second-most egregious pick of the night (Ironically yet not surprisingly, the Raiders next pick was the most).
And yet, taking Ruggs III here is a bit defensible.
Let’s start with the negative. Jeudy – or even CeeDee Lamb for that matter – is a way more complete receiver. Jeudy was the best receiver in this class for a reason: the route-running, the versatility, the hands – everything. Jeudy was a do-it-all guy. Ruggs III obviously flies, but may only be effective running three routes at the next level (or maybe even one: straight down the field) due to his lesser footwork and lack of physicality. There’s a good chance that Ruggs III is either scoring touchdowns or he isn’t, making him extremely boom or bust in every game. He’s the type of receiver that a quarterback makes better, not the other way around. Derek Carr might get more criticism than he deserves, but he is not the type of guy who is going to make Ruggs III into what he could be.
The flip side is this: the Raiders have watched Tyreek Hill in their own division and have seen what that type of speed is able to do to defenses and the impact that it can have on a given game. Every time Hill touches the ball, he has a chance to score a touchdown because he is that much faster than everyone else. It’s like being seven feet tall and playing basketball against a bunch of 5’10 people. It’s a lot easier when you’re just taller than everyone else.
Ruggs III is going to have to prove that he has that type of speed, and can have the down-to-down impact Hill does. If Ruggs III is open every time, Carr shouldn’t have a problem getting the ball to him. But we’ve seen these type of guys before, and sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way.
TRADE: San Francisco trades No.13 and No.245 (7th rounder) to Tampa Bay for No.14 and No.117 (4th rounder), Buccaneers select: OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
The first trade of the night, which came stunningly almost halfway through the first round, was a befuddling one.
The Buccaneers must have gauged that another team was attempting to move up to San Francisco’s spot. It would have been a surprise to see the 49ers take a tackle here – two years ago they took Mike McGlinchey in the first round, and while Joe Staley is 35 years old, sitting Wirfs down for at least a year wouldn’t be worth it for a team that just made the Super Bowl and needs help elsewhere offensively.
Unless another team was deep in negotiations with San Francisco, Tampa Bay’s trade up of one spot, in which they gave up a fourth, makes zero sense. A wide receiver or Javon Kinlaw was destined to be the 49ers pick here, and Wirfs could have easily been had at No.14.
Aside from the odd trade, Wirfs is a great get for the Buccaneers. He was the best tackle remaining by far, and fills the last real hole on Tampa Bay’s offense, which has the chance to be downright terrifying if Tom Brady was truly the product of poor surrounding talent last year.
No.14, San Francisco 49ers: DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
TRADE: Minnesota trades No.25 to San Francisco for No.31 (1st rounder), No.117 (4th rounder) and No.176 (5th rounder), 49ers select: WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
We’re moving up San Francisco’s pick at No. 25 overall here because it fits the discussion.
While San Francisco beautifully engineered the trade with the Buccaneers – picking up a fourth round pick for free – it still doesn’t make up for questionable decision making on multiple fronts.
This goes back to what was written extensively about in the mock: the decision to trade DeForest Buckner for this pick.
Essentially, San Francisco shipped out Buckner and a fifth rounder, and got back Kinlaw, Aiyuk and not Jerry Jeudy.
Replacing Buckner with Kinlaw has been covered. The South Carolina’s prospectus for the NFL is good, but there’s no guarantee he will reach what Buckner has become. Sure, the value that Buckner brings was worth a lot of money, but when you’re as close as San Francisco was to winning the Super Bowl, you’re paying that and not betting on a rookie to replicate that production.
On top of that, San Francisco passed on the opportunity to bring in Jeudy for Aiyuk, who is a fantastic after-the-catch receiver but needs to do everything before that a little better, which is route running and actually catching the football.
Head Coach Kyle Shanahan might be a genius, which allows him to scheme Aiyuk open rather than having the former ASU receiver do it himself. But is Shanahan trying to make things harder for himself? Why have to go through that process when plopping Jeudy in requires zero scheming at all?
Sure, Shanahan might just be nuts and wants to challenge himself, and Aiyuk brings that speed and creativity he loves, but the head coach’s conservative yet creative offense has met its match twice now. It might be time to start thinking about whether all of the nook and cranny, dink and dunk creativeness needs more of a jolt.
No.15, Denver Broncos: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
There were rumors about Denver attempting to trade up in order to solidify themselves Jeudy. Instead, they landed him without having to give anything up.
Once they recover from falling over themselves as to how this happened, the Broncos are now staring at an offense that features Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, DaeSean Hamilton, Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. Regardless of Gordon’s overpay or Fant’s drop issues, that is a lot for Drew Lock to work with, and the Broncos should find out quickly if he is truly the guy going forward or not.
No.16, Atlanta Falcons: CB AJ Terrell, Clemson
It was no surprise to see the Falcons go cornerback here, but the name certainly was one.
Thursday’s mock had Terrell going to the Falcons, just at No.47 overall, making this a bit of a stretch.
There were much better cornerbacks available, although considering those who are still left heading into Friday night, it may not be as surprising. Teams clearly had much different boards than expected at corner.
Terrell had a really great year, but was routinely attacked by LSU in the National Championship Game. Sure, most of that came against some of the best receivers in the country, but Justin Jefferson was one of them, and he came off the board not long after Terrell. Ja’Marr Chase, LSU’s other top weapon, could easily be a top five pick in next year’s draft.
The point is, Terrell struggling against LSU’s receivers could show a lack of readiness for the NFL. That was next-level talent he was facing, and he wasn’t ready for it.
No.17, Dallas Cowboys: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
Relaxed on his luxury yacht, this is likely the moment Jerry Jones lost all control and infiltrated his way into the Cowboys’ plans.
Sure, CeeDee Lamb makes the Cowboys offense super enticing, and fills a need at wide receiver, but in a draft this loaded at the position, Dallas likely should have waited, landed perhaps a Tee Higgins-like mold in the next round or so and capitalized on the stunning cornerback talent still available. Lamb’s smooth route running makes him a fit in the slot next to Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper, but the Cowboys pulled a classic Cowboys move and went flashy rather than smart here.
No.18, Miami Dolphins: OT Austin Jackson, USC
Pause for a moment and consider that Miami was a pick away from landing Tagovailoa and Lamb without having to trade up for either.
Done considering? Okay, good. Anyways, Lamb might’ve not been in Miami’s plans anyways considering where they went with this pick. Jackson was widely regarded to be a second rounder, making this a potential reach as well.
Miami was smart about getting a tackle to help protect Tagovailoa, but with talent like Josh Jones or Isaiah Wilson still available here, the Dolphins could have considered trading down to take Jackson.
No.19, Las Vegas Raiders: CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
The Raiders clearly thought it was cute when we all were shocked by their selection of Ruggs III at No.12, because this was about as far out of left field as you can get.
Thursday’s mock warned of Arnette being underrated, but he also found himself in a deep, talented cornerback class, which caused him to fall to No.57.
Turns out, last year’s selection of Clelin Ferrell at No.4 overall set the precedent for the Raiders: if they like someone, they will take him, and they don’t care where that is at.
No.20, Jacksonville Jaguars: DE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
This was one of the most commonly mocked picks across the internet in days leading up to the draft, so there’s no real surprise here. If Jacksonville is truly keen on keeping Yannick Ngakoue, then there might have been more of a case to go cornerback, but with that situation getting uglier and uglier, the end of that relationship could come to a surprising, disappointing end for Jacksonville.
No.21, Philadelphia Eagles: WR Jalen Reagor, TCU
Reagor going this high was not surprising – a rough draft of Wednesday’s first round mock actually had Denver taking him at No.15. Perhaps that is the board talking, as Reagor is a top ten talent in this class. But, the former TCU receiver going ahead of Justin Jefferson and Tee Higgins amongst others is surprising, especially considering there were rumors about Jefferson not getting past the Eagles here at No.21.
The Eagles clearly wanted more speed, which Reagor has. As mentioned in his scouting report Wednesday, he isn’t Ruggs III fast, but he’s close it. More importantly, he combines that speed with an incredible ability to play like an outside receiver despite his tiny 5’11 frame. Reagor developed into a jump-ball guy at TCU, making him a mismatch for a lot of defensive backs.
Jefferson’s size and fluidity was a bit more appealing though. He should have an easier time with NFL corners, and has a bit more strength. It’s hard to crush Philadelphia for this pick, but there might have been a better option available.
No.22, Minnesota Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
Minnesota fell over themselves after the Eagles took Reagor, and landed Jefferson as a perfect replacement for Stefon Diggs. Minnesota still needs depth behind the former LSU product though, and in this draft, they should be able to find it.
TRADE: New England trades No.23 to the Chargers for No. 37 (2nd rounder) and No.71 (3rd rounder), Chargers select: LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
The Chargers made up a little bit for their puzzling selection at No.6 overall with Murray here. They plugged that last hole in their defense, though it remains to be seen whether Murray’s presence can be enough to make it the best in the league instead of runner-up. It’s certainly possible, but his selection and the trade up for it feels extremely underwhelming after passing on Simmons and taking Herbert.
No.24, New Orleans Saints: C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
Just one year after selecting a center in the third round in Erik McCoy, the Saints made one of the three strangest selections of the night by taking a center once again.
Reports have trickled out Friday morning that the Saints plan is to make Ruiz the starting center and slide McCoy to guard, which would effectively leave Larry Warford out of a spot. In one instance, this makes New Orleans’ offensive line absolutely loaded, as they eliminate Warford who was the weak spot last season. Plus, it’s not like New Orleans had a ton of other holes to fill.
But in another light, they certainly made due with Warford last year, and cornerback seems to always be a hole for them aside from Marshon Lattimore.
Nonetheless, Ruiz will be a beast. It does seem reasonable to think that trading down should have been in the cards as well, though.
(San Francisco’s pick at No.25 covered above)
TRADE: Miami trades No.26 to Green Bay for No.30 (1st rounder) and No.136 (4th rounder), Packers select: QB Jordan Love, Utah State
We’ve reached the last of the strangest picks of the first round, and it might as well of been the strangest.
Even at 36 years old, it seems like Aaron Rodgers is still in his prime. Season after season, he’s consistently let down by injuries and a lack of talent surrounding him on offense or defense.
Last year, the Packers invested heavily in their defense – finally – and it came through big time. This offseason, it could have been foreseen that they’d finally do the same on the offensive side of the ball.
This logical thinking is why the Packers were never mentioned as a landing spot for Jordan Love in Monday’s quarterback primer. Even though Rodgers is 36, it felt like he would be playing for years more – at least until he was 40. There hasn’t been any reason to think the Packers would be considering a change, or even looking to the future beyond Rodgers. It just felt too far away.
With Brett Favre in 2005, the end wasn’t exactly near. But he was closer to it than Rodgers is now, making it slightly more defensible for the Packers to take Rodgers in that draft, who also happened to be plummeting down the board for no good reason at all. It was a free opportunity that Green Bay pounced on.
Rodgers was in the conversation to be the No.1 overall pick that year. That was never, ever the case with Love. For Green Bay, Rodgers made sense. At least, more sense than this.
It’s easy to see that Green Bay had the same thinking in mind with Love as they did with Rodgers in 2005. As soon as it was announced that they were trading up, it felt inevitable: Love was the pick.
The Packers maybe should have been considered a bit more when it comes to ideal situations for Love though. The reality of it seemed low, but Love needed a place where he didn’t have to start right away and had a knowledgable, talented quarterback to learn from. He also needed good coaching, which is the questionable part of this Green Bay formula.
Overall, the pressure won’t be on Love, that is, unless Rodgers isn’t too happy about it, which opens up a can of worms that it seems Green Bay didn’t totally think through before making this pick.
No.27, Seattle Seahawks: LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
It was quite surprising to see Brooks – who wasn’t even a projected second-rounder in Thursday’s mock – go here ahead of Patrick Queen. In addition, Seattle could have easily gone pass-rusher or cornerback here – linebacker is the last position they needed on this roster. Perhaps they’ll ask Brooks to play a limited role given that talent surrounding him, which will be good as he is a prospect that needs a bit more time to develop.
No.28, Baltimore Ravens: LB Patrick Queen, LSU
The Ravens should have gotten more respect in Wednesday’s first round mock. They’re another type of defense and organization that Queen – someone who is undersized and has weaknesses because of it – could go to and be alright. Baltimore isn’t the Patriots when it comes to success yet, but in terms roster-building and management, they’re approaching it, and Queen could be a perfect example of that if he blossoms. The Ravens do desperately need linebacker though, so overtasking him is something they can’t do given his deficiencies.
No.29, Tennessee Titans: OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
Wilson was an early second round projection, but given some of the tackles that went off the board before him, this is an absolute steal for the Titans. They also find their Jack Conklin replacement in Wilson, who bookended an unbelievable Georgia offensive line last season with Andrew Thomas. Josh Jones might have been a better talent, but Wilson is SEC proven, which might have given him the upper hand.
No.30, Miami Dolphins: CB Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
There were rumors about Igbinoghene sneaking into the first round, though him going ahead of Jaylon Johnson among others was a surprise.
The team he ended up on was too. The last thing Miami needed was cornerback, given the Byron Jones signing and Xavien Howard already back there. Receiver would have been nice here too, but if they add a safety on Friday, Miami’s secondary could be the best in the league.
No.31, Minnesota Vikings: CB Jeff Gladney, TCU
Minnesota traded back, got a little extra capital and landed a steal at cornerback late in the first round.
Johnson was ranked ahead of Gladney, but the TCU product is an electric playmaker in the secondary. That can get the best of him sometimes, but he certainly won’t end up in trouble for reasons that Xavier Rhodes did last season. If anything, it’ll be the opposite problem: aggression.
No.32, Kansas City Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
Sure, the argument can be made that the Chiefs are allowed to do whatever they want coming off of a Super Bowl win. But they also lost a key piece in that Super Bowl recipe despite returning most of their starters: Kendall Fuller.
Replacing him at cornerback would have been nice here, especially with Johnson and Fulton on the board. But instead, the Chiefs decided to go running back, a position that the Chiefs themselves literally just proved doesn’t mean anything.
Kansas City had the least rushing yards in the league last season and won the Super Bowl, meaning that they probably didn’t have to do anything regarding that “problem.” Patrick Mahomes should be enough of a solution.
Instead, the Chiefs took the fifth-best running back available, let alone the best in Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who had a fantastic offensive line and a lot of other distractors around him in that LSU offense this past year.
But perhaps the Chiefs are viewing it like the Warriors viewed DeMarcus Cousins in the summer of 2018. Remember how the Warriors always talked about how the missing piece to their offense was a post-up big, and how Cousins was the answer to that? Perhaps that’s how the Chiefs see Edwards-Helaire. An above average running back would take them to the next level, even farther than we thought was possible. Now, they just need that thinking to work out better than it did for Golden State.
Second round mock:
No.33, Cincinnati Bengals: OT Josh Jones, Houston
No.34, Indianapolis Colts: CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
No.35, Detroit Lions: DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
No.36, New York Giants: DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
No.37, New England Patriots: LB Zach Baun, Wisconsin
No.38, Carolina Panthers: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU
No.39, Miami Dolphins: WR Tee Higgins, Clemson
No.40, Houston Texans: DE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
No.41, Cleveland Browns: DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
No.42, Miami Dolphins: S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
N0.43, Chicago Bears: S Grant Delpit, LSU
N0.44, Indianpolis Colts: DT Marlon Davidson, Auburn
No.45, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: S Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
No.46, Denver Broncos: LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
No.47, Atlanta Falcons: DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
No.48, New York Jets: WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
No.49, Pittsburgh Steelers: OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
No.50, Chicago Bears: G Damien Lewis, LSU
No.51, Dallas Cowboys: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
No.52, Los Angeles Rams: CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
No.53, Philadelphia Eagles: WR Michael Pittman Jr., USC
No.54, Buffalo Bills: WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
No.55, Baltimore Ravens: S Ashtyn Davis, California
No.56, Miami Dolphins: DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
No.57, Los Angeles Rams: DE Josh Uche, Michigan
No.58, Minnesota Vikings: DT Jordan Elliot, Missouri
No.59, Seattle Seahawks: C Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU
No.60, Baltimore Ravens: WR KJ Hamler, Penn State
No.61, Tennessee Titans: DE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
No.62, Green Bay Packers: DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama
No.63, Kansas City Chiefs: DE Bradlee Anae, Utah
No.64, Seattle Seahawks: OT Lucas Niang, TCU