NFL Draft Grades: Round Two

Oct 31, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) catches a touchdown pass behind coverage from Vanderbilt Commodores cornerback Jaylen Mahoney (23) during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Make sure to check out Round One’s grades here.

Round 2 Pick 33 Jacksonville Jaguars

Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

Grade: B-

Cornerback is absolutely a position of need for Jacksonville. Tyson Campbell is also a talented player, but he relies too much on his athleticism to be a consistent CB1. This pick would be a higher grade if Asante Samuel Jr. wasn’t still on the board.

Round 2 Pick 34 New York Jets

Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

Grade: A-

The Jets went and got a speedy target for their new QB, Zach Wilson. With Corey Davis on the outside, it is less concerning that Moore is exclusively a slot guy. 

Round 2 Pick 35 Denver Broncos

Javonte Williams, RB, UNC

Grade: D+

Javonte Williams is a talented running back, with some putting him in the same tier as Najee Harris and Travis Etienne. That said, Denver already has their starting RB in Melvin Gordon. Considering they traded up here, this is a very questionable choice. 

Round 2 Pick 36 Miami Dolphins

Jevon Holland, S, Oregon

Grade: B

Again, Miami needs a safety, and Holland is a talented player. However, he is certainly not a better safety than Trevon Moehrig. 

Round 2 Pick 37 Philadelphia Eagles

Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama

Grade: C+

Landon Dickerson is probably the most talented center in this draft when healthy. Unfortunately, health has been a massive concern, especially after his most recent ACL tear. If he stays healthy this could prove to be good value, but there is now a bit of a logjam at the position with Jason Kelce already on the roster. They could have gotten a tackle like Teven Jenkins to improve an area of their o-line that needs help.

Round 2 Pick 38 New England Patriots

Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

Grade: A

The Patriots’ defensive line was not good in 2020, and it was one of their biggest needs in this draft. With this pick, they snag the best DT in the class and at incredible value.

Round 2 Pick 39 Chicago Bears

Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Grade: B+

The Bears went all in on their first two picks, and they got what they wanted. Teven Jenkins is a first round talent at the tackle position, so this is a great choice in the second round. That said, the Bears don’t pick again until the sixth round.

Round 2 Pick 40 Atlanta Falcons

Richie Grant, S, UCF

Grade: B

Harkening back to the Jevon Holland pick by Miami, Richie Grant is another talented player, but he is not Trevon Moehrig. That said, he does have great instincts and coverage ability, so he will improve Atlanta’s secondary.

Round 2 Pick 41 Detroit Lions

Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington

Grade: C+

The Lions defensive line does need some help, but looking at who is still on the board in the secondary, it makes more sense to go that route rather than taking a defensive tackle. It is still on brand with Dan Campbell, though. The NFC North will need to protect its kneecaps.

Round 2 Pick 42 Miami Dolphins

Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

Grade: B-

Miami did need to address its offensive line, but Eichenberg here is an interesting choice. He is on the smaller side to actually play tackle, and he will probably end up playing guard in the NFL. If they really wanted him, Miami probably could’ve found a deal to move down in the round and still get him.

Round 2 Pick 43 Las Vegas Raiders

Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

Grade: A+

After a bit of a shocking pick in the first round, the Raiders made up for it by taking who could end up being the steal of the draft. Moehrig is the most talented safety in this class, and he will instantly improve the Raiders defense. 

Round 2 Pick 44 Dallas Cowboys

Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

Grade: B

Kelvin Joseph is a playmaker at the cornerback position, and with Dallas’ needs on defense, this pick makes sense. That said, their offensive line needs some work too, and there are some big names still on the board. 

Round 2 Pick 45 Jacksonville Jaguars

Walker Little, OT, Stanford

Grade: A-

This is one of those big names along the offensive line. The fact that Jacksonville was able to get Walker Little with their second pick of the day is great value. Trevor Lawrence has some reliable protection now. 

Round 2 Pick 46 Cincinnati Bengals

Jackson Carman, G, Clemson

Grade: C+

The Bengals seem content with what they have at the tackles, which is unfortunate for Joe Burrow. Carman is a fine guard, but this pick avoids Cincinnati’s bigger need, again, with big names available.

Round 2 Pick 47 Los Angeles Chargers

Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

Grade: A

The Chargers first two picks of the draft have been about as high of quality as they could have possibly hoped for. Asante Samuel Jr. was a first rounder by many projections and to get him in the mid-second round is incredible value. 

Round 2 Pick 48 San Francisco 49ers

Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame

Grade: D

This pick was a bit of a reach in the second round. In fact, San Francisco may have still been able to get Banks in the third round at No. 88…40 spots later. That said, Banks is very good in the run game despite his lack of quickness. He also has popped out to left tackle on occasion, so that versatility could be valuable.

Round 2 Pick 49 Arizona Cardinals

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Grade: C+

It’s not unexpected that the Cardinals would go wide receiver here. However, it is surprising that they would take such a boom-or-bust player like Moore. Rondale Moore has been riddled with injuries since his freshman season, and he may get bullied a bit in the NFL with his 5-foot-7, 180-pound frame. 

Round 2 Pick 50 New York Giants

Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Grade: A

The Giants traded down and got tremendous value. Sound familiar? That’s because they did the exact same thing in the first round. Dave Gettleman has never traded down in the draft before this weekend and has now masterfully pulled it off twice. Azeez Ojulari has an endless motor and athleticism that will make New York’s defensive front even scarier.

Round 2 Pick 51 Washington Football Team

Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas

Grade: B

This is about where Sam Cosmi should have gone. He is a talented pass protector who will give Ryan Fitzpatrick plenty of time to throw. Of course, Kyle Trask or Kellen Mond would have been a much more fun pick here, though. 

Round 2 Pick 52 Cleveland Browns

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Grade: A

We see you Cleveland. They traded up and made a fantastic pick here. The Browns’ biggest weakness going into the draft was their secondary, and with this incredibly high-value pick of JOK, they have solidified that part of the field. 

Round 2 Pick 53 Tennessee Titans

Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

Grade: B+

Tennessee gets the other intriguing NDSU prospect. With a couple previous offensive line picks being flops, they need to make sure that this one hits. It most likely will with Radunz’s size, technique, and competitiveness.

Round 2 Pick 54 Indianapolis Colts

Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Vanderbilt

Grade: B-

This is a bit of a head scratcher considering the Colts went with Kwity Paye in the first round. A wide receiver would have made a lot of sense here with guys like Terrace Marshall Jr. still on the board.That said, Odeyingbo brings a fantastic motor that any team would want.

Round 2 Pick 55 Pittsburgh Steelers

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

Grade: C+

Pittsburgh has been a breeding ground for great wide receivers and tight ends alike. Freiermuth could be just the latest example with his combination of blocking and receiving ability. That said, Pittsburgh did not address the offensive line here, and that could come back to bite them.

Round 2 Pick 56 Seattle Seahawks

D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan

Grade: C-

Eskridge may prove this to be a silly grade in a few years, but the Seahawks overlooked a couple glaring needs on their offensive line here. 

Round 2 Pick 57 Los Angeles Rams

Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville

Grade: B

Chatarius “TuTu” Atwell is a great fit in LA’s offense. The speedster should get plenty of deep looks with new quarterback, Matthew Stafford. That said, Atwell is tiny. His 155-pound frame could be an issue.

Round 2 Pick 58 Kansas City Chiefs

Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri 

Grade: A-

Kansas City has retooled their o-line this offseason, and now they use a pick to ramp up the middle of their defense. Nick Bolton is a hard-hitter in run defense, and he brings a physicality that is not often seen at linebacker anymore.

Round 2 Pick 59 Carolina Panthers

Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU

Grade: A

Terrace Marshall’s stock has fallen because of two leg injuries…that he suffered in high school. Marshall proved in 2020 that he can be a reliable WR1 for a team, and Carolina gets him at a massive discount. 

Round 2 Pick 60 New Orleans Saints

Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State

Grade: D+

The Saints have now picked twice. Neither have been cornerbacks and both have been a reach. New Orleans was one of the favorites to make a trade up at some point, and with how players were falling, day two would have been a great chance to trade up and get a quality starter.

Round 2 Pick 61 Buffalo Bills

Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest

Grade: A-

The Bills have now paired their first round pick, Gregory Rousseau, with another pass rusher. The two are going to be a ying-and-yang pairing on the defensive line. While Rousseau is inexperienced and relies on athleticism, Basham is technically sound and was a four-year starter at Wake Forest.

Round 2 Pick 62 Green Bay Packers 

Josh Myers, C, Ohio State

Grade: B+

The Packers lost Corey Linsley in the offseason, and Josh Myers is a great replacement for him. This offensive line had questions going into this draft, but they are making sure to answer them. With teams like Detroit and Minnesota loading up their defensive fronts, this was a necessary move. This grade would be an A+ if it was Creed Humphrey.

Round 2 Pick 63 Kansas City Chiefs

Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

Grade: A+

You think the Chiefs have heard enough about how bad their o-line was in the Super Bowl? Creed Humphrey is my top center prospect, and for Kansas City to get him at the end of the second round is a steal. 

Round 2 Pick 64 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kyle Trask, QB, Florida

Grade: B-

The story here is cool, but Trask is unlikely to see any meaningful playing time in the next couple years. They could have gone out and gotten someone like Aaron Robinson or Alim McNeil to immediately put in a rotation on their defense. Still, if Trask does turn into Brady’s successor, you make this pick 10 times out of 10.