Predictions and Analysis for Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft

By Noah Davis in NFL
| April 22, 2020 3:50 am PDT
Day 2 NFL Mock Draft

All eyes will be on what happens in round one of the 2020 NFL Draft. The action starts with Joe Burrow up top, and it’s pretty arguably it’ll stay interesting for some time after that.

Things could get even crazier when you factor in some big names that could fall to day two of the draft.

Predicting the first round is tough enough, but gauging round two before even knowing how the first round plays out is just as difficult.

That said, there are a lot of prop bets at the top 2020 NFL Draft betting websites dealing with stars that could slide to day two.

Whether you’re looking to profit from those or not, we can look at this day two NFL mock draft and gauge which players could go where in the second round. With that, here are my predictions for day two of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Round Two – Predicting Picks 33-42

To effectively predict what happens on day two of this year’s draft, you probably need to have a good idea as to what will first come in round one.

One great way to assess that is to compile your own rankings and mock the draft yourself. I put together a 2020 NFL mock draft using only betting odds, which also shows you which players are tentatively favored to go to each spot.

That isn’t an exact science and doesn’t for sure mean you know the day two player pool, but it’s still a solid practice.

Either way, it’s on to our round two NFL Draft predictions, followed by the third round.

33. Cincinnati Bengals – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Tyler Eifert is gone, and the Bengals need a safety net for new franchise quarterback Joe Burrow. Kmet isn’t a great blocker, but he offers size and elite pass-catching ability at a position of need.

34. Indianapolis Colts – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

I’m not sure Diggs actually lasts until day two, but right now, he’s projected to by a lot of the best NFL Draft sportsbooks.

Indy was also suspect against the pass in 2019, allowing the 10th-most passing yards per game in 2019, as well as the second-highest completion percentage. Diggs should prove useful.

35. Detroit Lions – Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

Assuming the Lions take Jeff Okudah at 3rd overall like they’re projected to, they need to switch their focus to their pass rush. Trey Flowers is all they have in a unit that tied for 29th in sacks a year ago.

Injury derailed Okwara’s final college season, but he has the size and speed to be a terror on the edge.

36. New York Giants – Austin Jackson, OT, USC

Jackson could easily worm his way into round one, but there are so many rising offensive line prospects. He could fall, and if New York doesn’t address the o-line early, they absolutely have to do so here.

37. Los Angeles Chargers – Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

Baun is one of the best linebackers in this draft, as he exhibits the ability to both rush the passer and get after the run. Linebacker is a clear need for the Bolts.

38. Carolina Panthers – Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

The Panthers need to retool a defense that struggled to defend the run in 2019. They could also use some help in their secondary, so bringing in a balanced safety like Winfield can help across the board.

39. Miami Dolphins – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

I view Jonathan Taylor as the most complete running back in the league. The top NFL sportsbooks don’t see him going in round one, though, nor do they project him as the first running back selected.

Miami added Jordan Howard, but they can’t stop there. Bringing in the dynamic Swift ensures their running game will be considerably improved and also allows them to cut ties with Kalen Ballage.

40. Houston Texans – James Lynch, DE, Baylor

The Texans traded away Jadeveon Clowney last year, and J.J. Watt seems to always be hurt. They could use help across the board when it comes to their pass rush.

Lynch is a big, strong, and versatile defensive lineman that could slide in and help them right away.

41. Cleveland Browns – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Are the Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors real? Maybe not, but if they are, Cleveland should keep adding to their stacked offensive roster.

Higgins is a one-on-one winner who could give the Browns a weapon they don’t currently have.

42. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Jalen Ramsey is gone, so the Jags should look to add some help at corner. Jaylon Johnson is big, long, and athletic. He could be a stud cover man at the next level and help get this defense back to being a feared unit.

Round Two – Mocking Picks 43-64

  • 43 Chicago Bears – Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
  • 44 Indianapolis Colts – Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
  • 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
  • 46 Denver Broncos – Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  • 47 Atlanta Falcons – Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
  • 48 New York Jets – Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa
  • 49 Pittsburgh Steelers – J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
  • 50 Chicago Bears – Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
  • 51 Dallas Cowboys – Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
  • 52 Los Angeles Rams – Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
  • 53 Philadelphia Eagles – K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
  • 54 Buffalo Bills – Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
  • 55 Baltimore Ravens – Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
  • 56 Miami Dolphins – Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
  • 57 Los Angeles Rams – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
  • 58 Minnesota Vikings – KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
  • 59 Seattle Seahawks – Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
  • 60 Baltimore Ravens – Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  • 61 Tennessee Titans – Cesar Ruiz, OG, Michigan
  • 62 Green Bay Packers – Jordan Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
  • 63 Kansas City Chiefs – Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
  • 64 Seattle Seahawks – Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame

The first ten picks are broken down. For the rest of round two, the big picks I’d be eyeing are Dugger to Chicago, Taylor to the Buccaneers, and Shenault to the Ravens.

You can probably bet on when/where the latter two could be drafted. Dugger is just going to be interesting to track, as he was a small school product with amazing physical traits.

Round Three – Predicting Picks 65-106

  • 65 Cincinnati Bengals – Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
  • 66 Washington Redskins – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
  • 67 Detroit Lions – Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
  • 68 New York Jets – Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
  • 69 Carolina Panthers – Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
  • 70 Miami Dolphins – Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
  • 71 Los Angeles Chargers – Zack Moss, RB, Utah
  • 72 Arizona Cardinals – Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
  • 73 Jacksonville Jaguars – Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
  • 74 Cleveland Browns – Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn
  • 75 Indianapolis Colts – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
  • 76 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Damien Lewis, OG, LSU
  • 77 Denver Broncos – Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
  • 78 Atlanta Falcons – Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
  • 79 New York Jets – Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
  • 80 Las Vegas Raiders – Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
  • 81 Las Vegas Raiders – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
  • 82 Dallas Cowboys – Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
  • 83 Denver Broncos – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
  • 84 Los Angeles Rams – DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
  • 85 Detroit Lions – Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
  • 86 Buffalo Bills – Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
  • 87 New England Patriots – Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
  • 88 New Orleans Saints – Kenny Robinson, S, West Virginia
  • 89 Minnesota Vikings – Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
  • 90 Houston Texans – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
  • 91 Las Vegas Raiders – Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
  • 92 Baltimore Ravens – Jon Runyan, OG, Michigan
  • 93 Tennessee Titans – Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
  • 94 Green Bay Packers – Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky
  • 95 Denver Broncos – Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
  • 96 Kansas City Chiefs – Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
  • 97 Cleveland Browns – Matthew Peart, OT, Georgia
  • 98 New England Patriots – Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
  • 99 New York Giants – Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
  • 100 New England Patriots – Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan
  • 101 Seattle Seahawks – Qaadir Sheppard, EDGE, Mississippi
  • 102 Pittsburgh Steelers – Derrek Tuszka, EDGE, North Dakota State
  • 103 Philadelphia Eagles – Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama
  • 104 Los Angeles Rams – Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
  • 105 Minnesota Vikings – Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
  • 106 Baltimore Ravens – Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami

Round three starts off with Cincy going offense three straight picks in a row. They really need help on defense, but they won’t be able to pass on a sliding Pittman.

From there, we learn where the best available quarterbacks land, while big names like Chase Claypool, Cameron Dantzler, and Lynn Bowden find homes.

Bowden may be the most interesting to track, as the versatile Kentucky product can fill a lot of roles. Green Bay arguably needs his athleticism more than anyone, and he’d be quite the steal in round three.

Summary

Day two is set up to be quite the doozy. There are 106 scheduled picks for the first three rounds, and the vast majority of them fall on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft.

While this day two NFL mock draft may not end up being perfect, it can do three things.

First, it can give you an indication as to which top prospects may slide out of the first round. Secondly, it may give insight as to which teams could take certain positions or players.

It also could help you make money betting on the 2020 NFL Draft.

Oh, and it’s just plain old fun. Hopefully, you enjoyed these day two NFL Draft predictions. If they help you in your attempt to profit from this year’s draft, all the better.

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