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Several of these players probably will be unavailable late in the second round, but they are some of the best fits, so I thought I would mention them anyway.

Edge rusher David Ojabo, Michigan.

Edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State.

Edge rusher Drake Jackson, USC.

Edge rusher Cameron Thomas, San Diego State.

Linebacker / edge Brandon Smith, Penn State.

Cornerback Andrew Booth, Clemson.

Cornerback Roger McCreary, Auburn.

Defensive tackle Travis Jones, UConn.

Runningback Kenneth Walker, Michigan State.

Wide receiver George Pickens, Georgia.

Wide receiver Christian Watson, North Dakota State.

Wide receiver Alec Pierce, Cincinnati.

Offensive lineman Darian Kinnard, Kentucky.

Offensive lineman Sean Rhyan, UCLA.

Offensive lineman Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma.


P.S. Trading for another veteran – maybe cornerback James Bradburry from the Giants?
 

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I'm hoping for Drake Jackson. If they get him, Logan Hall and an RB like Cook or Robinson, I would think it's been a successful draft.

I reckon Logan Hall will be the Bucs pick at #33.

I like Jackson for our pick too.
 

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Nakobe Dean didn't get drafted right?

Unfortunately all of the IOL I like were drafted.

We definitely need to either go edge or pick up Clowney.
 
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The board might lose their minds(since he’s listed at ILB) but I think if B.Smith was drafted to be an edge rusher he would be pretty great.
I agree, Outcent. I wrote about it in my mock some weeks ago, so I will just copy it.

#87 – Brandon Smith, linebacker / edge rusher, Penn State

I am aware that several members on this board will now be ready to curse me, but please let me explain.

Yes, I selected what is officially a middle linebacker with the intention of having him switch position to edge rusher.

I think that Smith have almost all the prerequisites to make the move, and I think it is fair to say that the transition will not be that big, as he has been used in a slightly similar role at Penn State – blitzing of the edge, holding the edge. It is obviously very easy to compare him to his former teammate Micah Parsons, but it is Parson’s role with the Cowboys that I have in mind for Smith. They are built almost identically and have many of the same playing characteristics. Yes, Parsons both played and tested better – but he was also a high first round pick, and this is the third round. And I had Smith ranked very high at this moment.

Hell, what if Simmons or Collins doesn’t take the step up? Then the Cards would potentially have another shot with Smith on the roster. Overall, I think it is worth the gamble.

I did consider Marquis Hayes, offensive guard out of Oklahoma where he has a wealth of experience in an offense that are somewhat reminiscent of the Cards’. Should I have done something else in the second round, and selected Hayes here? Alternatively select two offensive linemen back-to-back? Maybe. I am not dismissive of those ideas.

Other players I considered included runningback Rachaad White from Arizona State (I guess many of you know him, but no way I would take a runningback this high), edge rusher Alex Wright out of UAB (raw, but talented, yet he was taken a few picks later, so my hope of him sliding far was killed fast), edge rusher Chris Allen out of Alabama (he could slide due to injury concerns, though I doubt it will be to the sixth round), and defensive tackle Zach Carter out of Florida (I could see him slide. Let’s see).
 

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I would pick Alec Peirce in the 2nd if he is there.
Hop may not be here much longer. He is getting older, he will have a 30mil cap hit next year with no guaranteed money.
Draft Peirce now, use him sparingly but mostly as insurance if Hop or Green go down. He can move into the X role next season if needed....
Couple years down the road we have Peirce, Brown, and Moore as our starting WR group.
 

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Edge rusher David Ojabo, Michigan.

Edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State. - GONE

Edge rusher Drake Jackson, USC.

Edge rusher Cameron Thomas, San Diego State.

Linebacker / edge Brandon Smith, Penn State.

Cornerback Andrew Booth, Clemson.

Cornerback Roger McCreary, Auburn. - GONE

Defensive tackle Travis Jones, UConn.

Runningback Kenneth Walker, Michigan State. - GONE

Wide receiver George Pickens, Georgia.

Wide receiver Christian Watson, North Dakota State. - GONE

Wide receiver Alec Pierce, Cincinnati.

Offensive lineman Darian Kinnard, Kentucky.

Offensive lineman Sean Rhyan, UCLA.

Offensive lineman Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma.
 

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with KC picking at 50 now-- some interesting names still there for #55:

Edges Bonitto, Enegbare and Drake Jackson

Travis Jones, DL, UConn

Kinnard and Salyer, physical tackles who likely become NFL Guards
 

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Edge rusher Drake Jackson, USC.
Edge rusher Cameron Thomas, San Diego State.
Linebacker / edge Brandon Smith, Penn State.
Defensive tackle Travis Jones, UConn.
Wide receiver Alec Pierce, Cincinnati.
Offensive lineman Darian Kinnard, Kentucky.
Offensive lineman Sean Rhyan, UCLA.
Offensive lineman Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma.
 
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Several fine edge rushers left for the third round.

Cameron Thomas, San Diego State,
Brandon Smith, Penn State,
Alex Wright, UAB,
Christopher Allen, Alabama,
Dominique Robinson, Miami (Ohio).
 

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