NFL Draft: Day 2 Storylines

NFL Draft: Day 2 Storylines
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Day 1 is written. We now look forward to day 2, which has the potential to be just as exciting as opening night. 

With some big time names still on the board, We will see some jockeying for position and some players who should have been 1st rounders taken early on day 2.

If you didn’t join us for our Live feed last night. Why not? We will be back for day 2 tonight to bring you the best of the night’s action.


Second String Quarterbacks

Kellen Mond is expected to be drafted on day 2
Kellen Mond could go on Day 2. Image Credit: TimesNewExpress

While the top quarterbacks have rightly taken all the attention. There are still some good quarterbacks who could go on day 2. Stanford’s, Davis Mills, Texas A&Ms Kellen Mond and Florida’s Kyle Trask will look to grab some of that air time. 

All three won’t walk into a team as a starter but both Mond and Mills have the athleticism to sit and learn. As for Trask, he doesn’t have the skill set that both Mond and Mills have but we envision a good career as a backup quarterback. 

There is no disrespect on Trask for that. Its a good gig if you can get it. Plus, you never know, take your opportunity and you could be the starter before you know it. 

Some teams to look out for may be the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Football Team. 

The Falcons may not be the obvious choice, especially after passing up Justin Fields at #4 in the first round. But, as it currently stands Matt Ryan is the only quarterback on their roster. Just Matt Ryan. All on his own. With the Falcons being committed to Ryan for the next 2 years it does make sense for them to target a developmental quarterback who can be the backup first. 

As for the Washington Football Team. Their current starter is Ryan Fitzpatrick. The ultimate bridge quarterback. Ron Rivera said that there will be competition for Fitzpatrick’s starting role. That likely means adding someone to that room. Unless you think Taylor Heinicke or Kyle Allen are the competition in a young and talented WFT team of course. Does a Davis Mills or Kellen Mond make sense for them to develop over the next year?

The Run on Offensive Lineman

We didn’t see as many offensive lineman drafted in round 1 as we expected. Teven Jenkins, Landon Dickerson, Liam Eichenberg, Samuel Cosmi, Creed Humphrey, Spencer Brown. We could go on. 

With it being such a deep class at the offensive line position, teams such as Cincinnati looked to take their weapons early knowing they can pick guys up through rounds 2 and 3.

The run on offensive lineman didn’t happen on day 1. It’s inevitable we see it on day 2. Quinn Meinerz, Dillon Radunz, Wyatt Davis, Brady Christensen. All these names mentioned are day 2 prospects. 

Expect to see a bunch of lineman start to fly off the board a few picks into night 2!

The Rest of the Field

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Image Credit: (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The LA Rams, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs did not make a selection in the first round. What they do with their picks from here forward will be vital to how they move forward as a franchise. That even applies to the Chiefs! Who, after paying Patrick Mahomes have to make sure they hit on their selections. 

Their team needs are:

  • LA Rams – Edge, OL, CB
  • Seattle Seahawks – OL, CB, LB
  • Houston Texans – WR, DL, CB
  • Kansas City Chiefs – Edge, CB, WR

The Seahawks first pick is at 56, Rams at 57, Chiefs at 58 and the Texans don’t pick until 67! With limited draft capital you would expect both the Seahawks and the Texans to be trying to make moves backwards to secure more picks.

Who are you looking forward to on day 2? Let us know over on Twitter @NinetynineYards and @Owain_Jones_ 

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