It’s the second night of the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway in Nashville, we will pay particular attention for rounds two and three with some specific players. Some of them were passed over in round one, while others were already projected to be on the second night of the draft all along.
Let’s start with:
Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor
As we wrote last night after round one it is a puzzle as to why he still available? How long will it take for the hulking right tackle’s name to be called this evening is still unclea? There are questions about a possible knee problem and his pass-blocking ability. However he’s much more affordable now, and the Jaguars and Dolphins, specifically, both have needs at the tackle position
Taylor is still at the draft in Nashville and expected to walk across the stage at some point, probably early in the second round. However, if he does not go quickly, then the questions will persist and Taylor value may plummet even more.
Next, Drew Lock Missouri quarterback
While Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones and Dwayne Haskins realized their dreams and were all drafted in the top 15 on Thursday night, Lock (above) has had to wait an extra 24 hours to see where he ends up. Missouri’s record-breaking QB should be an early second-round pick from a team that needs a quarterback, but now doesn’t have to pay top dollar to get him.
Yes, it is still an “if,” as to whether Miami can acquire Josh Rosen or not, and Lock may be in play in the middle of round two he is still sitting there mid-second round.
Devin Singletary, running back FAU
Sure there are other big name running backs that are still on the board and only one was taken on Thursday night, but we are curious to see where the most statistically successful back in college football the last two years is drafted and it could be tonight. Will he go in the second round or will it be a longer wait into the third round and perhaps, day three?
Jachai Polite, defensive end Florida.
We wrote earlier in the pre-draft process about Polite’s first round potential, but obviously that came and went on Thursday. One of the “knocks” was his poor interviewing at the NFL Combine in February and even, at individual interviews with teams. Still he has huge on-field potential including 11 sacks and six forced fumbles a year ago for the Gators, which led the nation. His game tape dictates that it should not take long for his name to be called Friday night.
Might the Buccaneers with new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles or the Dolphins, again, if they keep their second round pick with new coach Brian Flores, be interested?
Greedy Williams defensive back LSU
The Bucs took Tigers linebacker Devin White last night and his teammate williams is a speedy man-to-man cover corner that will also attract attention, maybe even at the beginning of round 2 Friday night. A school that is produced the likes of Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and other great defensive backs in the recent past means the teams will give strong consideration to Williams.
Tampa Bay, and the Jaguars picking early Friday night both have a need in their secondary and might be very interested.