2024 Mock Draft 2.0: Round 2

Continuing to the second round of our 2024 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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2024 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Second Round

33 — Carolina Panthers: Florida WR Ricky Pearsall

The Panthers desperately need to improve QB Bryce Young’s weapons. They have other major needs as well, but I can’t imagine the new regime will go into 2024 without doing everything they can to help Young. Pearsall is a fast riser in this class, showcasing serious athleticism and elusiveness that will be a big boon to the Panthers’ offense.

34 — New England Patriots: Arizona OT Jordan Morgan

Having secured their quarterback of the future in Round 1, the Patriots turn to fortifying their second-biggest weakness: offensive tackle. Morgan has some projecting him to guard, but as it stands, he’s an excellent tackle prospect. He’s got a great strength profile and uses his leverage to force edge rushers outside with regularity.

35 — Arizona Cardinals: Penn State ED Chop Robinson

Having added important pieces to their offense in Round 1, Arizona can turn its attention to their defense. They need a major impact off the edge, and Robinson provides it. He’s an athletic freak with a hunger and determination in his play that can’t be taught. He needs a lot of refinement, but on a young roster, he’ll have that time to grow.

36 — Washington Commanders: Alabama ED Chris Braswell

The Commanders traded both of their starting edge rushers at last season’s trade deadline. Here they bring in Braswell to replace one of them. Braswell is a long, intuitive player who knows how to use his strength to gain leverage and outwork tackles. He’s not the bendiest edge rusher but he’s got an impressive array of moves. He can be a starter in the NFL.

37 — Los Angeles Chargers: Iowa State CB T.J. Tampa

The Chargers need help in the secondary and Tampa is a big, shifty corner who can make an impact right away. He’s got excellent vision in zone coverage and knows how to use his length to gain advantages over receivers.

38 — Tennessee Titans: Washington ED Bralen Trice

Trice has fallen down boards somewhat after being a projected first-rounder earlier in the process, but he’s a very good prospect nonetheless. Length and strength are the names of the game with Trice. He’s not super bendy but he’s fast and overpowers tackles with ease. He can be a disruptive force on the Titans’ line.

39 — Carolina Panthers (NYG): Missouri ED Darius Robinson

The run on edge rushers continue as the Panthers take the big-bodied Robinson. Carolina received this pick from the Giants in the Brian Burns trade. Trading away Burns leaves a major hole at edge defender for the Panthers. Robinson is a strong, bruising edge rusher with a skillful package of moves.

40 — Washington Commanders (CHI): West Virginia C Zach Frazier

The Commanders need to fortify their offensive line and Frazier provides great value here. Frazier has an incredibly strong anchor and knows how to use his limited leverage to outwork defensive tackles. He’s a plug-and-play starter at center.

41 — Green Bay Packers (NYJ): Minnesota S Tyler Nubin

Nubin is an elite coverage safety. He’s got impressive range and ball skills to cover the back end and can run with slot receivers and tight ends in man coverage. His click-and-close and vision are both top-notch. The Packers have an open starting spot at safety and Nubin would slide right in.

42 — Houston Texans (MIN): North Carolina State LB Payton Wilson

There aren’t a lot of great linebackers in this draft, but Wilson is an exception. He’s a great athlete with range and physicality in the run game. Texans HC DeMeco Ryans asks a lot of his linebackers in both coverage and run support, and Wilson can be the centerpiece of his defense.

43 — Atlanta Falcons: Missouri CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr.

Having secured their star edge rusher, the Falcons can turn their attention to cornerback. They need a starter opposite A.J. Terrell, and Rakestraw Jr. can be that player. He’s an excellent zone and underneath cover corner who brings a physical edge in run defense.

44 — San Francisco 49ers (LV): Georgia CB Kamari Lassiter

The 49ers need to bolster their secondary and despite trading down, Lassiter is still there waiting for them. Lassiter isn’t the most physical corner, but he has elite feel in zone coverages and should help plug one of San Francisco’s only weaknesses.

45 — New Orleans Saints (DEN): Michigan WR Roman Wilson

The Saints simply need young talent across the roster. Wilson is an excellent fit for them as primarily a slot receiver who can play across the formation. He gains easy separation down the field and has soft hands. He’d be a great scheme fit with WR Chris Olave.

46 — Indianapolis Colts: Texas WR Adonai Mitchell

The Colts would be thrilled if Mitchell fell to them in the second round. He’s a big receiver and an elite athlete, able to use his burner-level speed to blow past corners. There are effort concerns with him, but he’d be a perfect fit for QB Anthony Richardson alongside WRs Michael Pittman Jr. and Josh Downs.

47 — New York Giants (SEA): Florida State DT Braden Fiske

Fiske is an elite athlete for the position. Despite being undersized he’s a force in the run game and gets after the quarterback with excellent burst. The Giants need help on the interior and Fiske gives them some serious dynamism.

48 — Jacksonville Jaguars: Michigan CB Mike Sainristil

Sainristil is a favorite player of many evaluators. Feisty, quick, and tenacious, he doesn’t let his smaller frame get in the way of his play. The Jaguars need a slot corner and Sainristil is the best slot cornerback in the class. He’ll be a fan favorite in Jacksonville right away.

49 — Cincinnati Bengals: Clemson DT Ruke Orhorhoro

With D.J. Reader departing in free agency, the Bengals need to reinforce the middle of their defensive line. Orhorhoro is a bit of a tweener but has the strength and technique to stand up in the middle of an NFL defensive line. He can kick out on pass-rushing downs for some variety, as well.

50 — Philadelphia Eagles (NO): Georgia S Javon Bullard

Secondary play was a bit of a weak spot for the Eagles in 2023. Enter Bullard, a tenacious DB out of Georgia who can lock down a starting spot right away. He’s most comfortable at slot corner, but he can play some safety as well. Whatever his spot, he’s better in cover than coming downhill.

51 — Pittsburgh Steelers: Florida State WR Keon Coleman

The Steelers always seem to have success with these big, athletic, second-round receivers. Here, they take another flyer on one in Coleman. Coleman struggles to gain separation and can get taken out of a game plan, but he’s big, strong, and knows how to box out at the catch point.

52 — Los Angeles Rams: Yale OT Kiran Amegadjie

Amegadjie is a large, versatile offensive lineman who outclassed his competition at Yale. He can play tackle or guard, and the Rams need help at both. Wherever his home is in the NFL, the Rams can find it.

53 — Philadelphia Eagles: BYU OT Kingsley Suamataia

Eagles GM Howie Roseman has mastered the art of drafting for the future. RT Lane Johnson won’t play forever, and Suamataia can be waiting in the wings. Suamataia is athletic, with a great frame for a tackle and good footwork, but much of his technique needs refinement. He can be ready when his name is called on in future years.

54 — Cleveland Browns: Michigan DT Kris Jenkins

Jenkins is so slippery on the interior. Undersized yet strong, Jenkins is an excellent pass rusher and not a negative in run defense. Cleveland has struggled against the run recently. Jenkins can help with that while also providing a major pass-rushing boost from the middle.

55 — Miami Dolphins: Connecticut G Christian Haynes

Haynes has excellent size and length to play on the interior and can boost a major problem area for Miami. With Robert Hunt leaving in free agency, the Dolphins need a replacement, and Haynes can be their guy.

56 — Dallas Cowboys: Texas RB Jonathan Brooks

In a weaker running back class, Brooks is one of the few standouts. He’s got NFL speed, route running ability, and elusiveness. The Cowboys do need a running back, and while current wisdom would suggest waiting, Jerry Jones never let that stop him.

57 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Oregon CB Khyree Jackson

Jackson is an excellent athlete with coveted length for a cornerback. He struggles to anticipate routes too often and that will get exposed in the NFL, but with more experience and coaching he can improve. If he does, he can be an excellent starting cornerback. The Bucs need help at corner and Jackson is one of the few remaining with an easy starting projection.

58 — Green Bay Packers: Texas DT T’Vondre Sweat

Sweat is a massive, massive human being. He can cover multiple gaps in run defense and has a little more shiftiness to him than you’d expect. The Packers love their big linemen and Sweat fills a major need for them.

59 — Houston Texans: Penn State ED Adisa Isaac

Isaac is a bit undersized, but he’s got an excellent pass-rush package and great burst. He’s perfectly suited for a rotational pass-rushing role out of the gate, with the potential to grow into a starter in the future.

60 — Buffalo Bills: Oregon DT Brandon Dorlus

The Bills need significant help at defensive tackle, and Dorlus can provide that. A bit undersized, Dorlus is nonetheless an excellent pass rusher and run stuffer for his size. He can be moved a bit by double-teams, but he can get to the quarterback.

61 — Detroit Lions: Washington WR Ja’Lynn Polk

Polk is a bigger, contested catch-type receiver. With Amon-Ra St. Brown manning the slot and Jameson Williams moving into the starting deep threat/speedster role, the Lions need a guy who can go up and make plays when they need to. Polk is as good as it gets in that department.

62 — Baltimore Ravens: Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

McConkey is a versatile receiver, able to play in the slot or at flanker. He’s not a contested catch guy but he has great quickness and elusiveness. He’d complement Rashod Bateman and Zay Flowers nicely.

63 — San Francisco 49ers: Utah ED Jonah Elliss

Elliss is an undersized but extremely crafty edge defender. He can have an immediate role on an NFL team as a situational pass rusher. The 49ers need edge rushers, and Elliss has elite vision, bend, and hand placement for the position.

64 — Kansas City Chiefs: North Carolina WR Devontez Walker

It’s no secret the Chiefs need help at receiver. Walker is unpolished but he’s got excellent size and speed. He can be a deep threat, or a contest catch guy over the middle. He’d provide good variety in build and skillset from Kansas City’s other receivers.

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