“Day Two” of the 2017 NFL Draft featured the Second and Third Round of selections, which once again included not one Oregon State player coming off the board. It’s time to now look towards the last day of the draft and the final four rounds on Saturday, where some Beavers may actually hear their names get called in due time.
Offensive lineman Sean Harlow still remains the Beavers’ first probable selection but with the rash of defensive backs flying off the board at a record pace, the chances of maybe Treston Decoud working his way into a later round is improving as well. Here’s to hoping, Beaver nation!
The 2017 NFL Draft continues on Saturday at 9:00 AM PT, once again televised on the NFL Network and ESPN2. At the moment, Green Bay is the team on the clock, with the first pick in the Fourth Round (#108 overall). Below, we take a look at the winners and losers from “Day Two” of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Day Two Winners
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys used both of their two picks on the day to solidify their secondary, snagging Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie with the #60 overall pick and Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis with the #92 overall selection. Awuzie is a first-round type talent that Dallas got a steal on towards the end of the second round, while Lewis was arguably the best cornerback in all of college football a season ago.
Minnesota Vikings: Minnesota became a hot topic on “Day Two”, when they were able to pick up Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, a versatile backfield player who projected high on most draft boards, early in the second round. They added to their strong draft after that, by also selecting Ohio State center Pat Elflein with the #70 overall pick, a talent who was viewed as the consensus top center in the whole class.
Tennessee Titans: Tennessee had a fantastic day yesterday when they scooped up Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis and USC cornerback Adoree Jackson in the First Round and their likeable picks continued in the Second and Third Round, with two more gifted offensive targets for quarterback Marcus Mariota. The additions of Western Kentucky wide receiver Taywan Taylor and FIU tight end Jonnu Smith just add to the team’s stockpile of options on the offensive side of things.
Day Two Losers
Baltimore Ravens: I could be completely wrong about this one, as all three of the Ravens selection were rated out pretty highly by NFL scouts, but there’s something about their second day haul that didn’t sit right with me. I just simply don’t see Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser or Alabama outside linebacker Tim Williams being the impact player that they’re projected as, at least in the short-term. As for Baltimore’s pick of Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley, that selection early in the Third Round was at the very least, a bit more plausible, considering the team’s draft needs.
Chicago Bears: The Bears were arguably the biggest letdown of the First Round, when they wildly traded up to get North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and on “Day Two”, Chicago’s unique draft strategy reared it’s ugly head again. The Bears reached for Division II, Ashland University tight end Adam Shaheen, just thirteen picks into Round Two before sitting the rest of the night out to focus on their Saturday picks. They’ll get two chances early in Round Four to hopefully for their sake, get their draft on the right path.
Cleveland Browns: No, Cleveland’s pick of Charlotte defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi isn’t the pick that will derail the franchise’s future but I’m not sure the inconsistent motor of a player like Ogunjobi is just what the doctor ordered for the Browns at the moment. Even more so, I’m not sure Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer should be anywhere in this team’s future plans. Kizer is an unproven talent who doesn’t bring a much needed winning culture to a struggling team like the Browns.