The second round was marked by the complete absence of a quarterback. After 64 players selected, only Kenny Pickett has so far been chosen by the Steelers in the 1st round.
The first runners have been called and the Packers finally have a receiver.
33 – Tampa Bay Bucanneers: Logan Hall, DL, Houston
After being out of the 1st round, the Buccs’ strengthen their defensive line with the versatile Logan Hall. He will replace Ndamukong Suh who left in the offseason. Able to be a threat on the outside as well as on the inside, Hall should fit perfectly into Todd Bowles’ defense
34 – Green Bay Packers (via Vikings): Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State
Finally, the Packers have a new receiver. After bolstering their defense on the first night, Green Bay chose not to wait, and set up a trade with rival Minnesota to select Davante Adams’ successor. Watson, tall and fast, will have responsibilities from the start of the season and will have to be quickly competitive, he who comes from the 2nd level of university.
35 – Tennesse Titans: Roger McCreary, BC, Auburn
The Titans strengthen their back lines in defense. With Caleb Farley so injury-prone, it’s a smart choice from a player who is just as injury-prone.
36 – New York Jets (via Giants): Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State
The first runner of the promotion has found a taker. The Jets move up two spots to strengthen their offensive backfield. Extremely productive at the university, Breece Hall will form with Michael Carter and Tevin Coleman an attractive and complementary committee
37 – Houston Texans: Jalen Pitre, safety, Baylor
The Texans continue to strengthen on the defensive backfield. After Stingley with the 3rd choice, the versatile Jalen Pitre joins Texas. Smart, fast and mobile, it is a playmaker capable of performing well in both coverage and against the run.
38 – Atlanta Falcons: Arnold Ebiketie, Edge, Penn State
39 – Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon, BC, Washington
For their first pick in the draft, the Bears decide to strengthen themselves at the cornerback position. The versatile Huskies player stood out during the combine with his speed and the fluidity of his movements.
40 – Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe, Edge, Minnesota
Reinforcement in defense for Pete Carrol. The Golden Gophers pass rusher will bring his huge engine to a defensive line that is looking for a leader. Athletic monster, he is able to quickly make the difference against his vis-à-vis.
41 – Seattle Seahawks: Kenneth Walker, RB, Michigan State
Still no quarterback for Seattle. But reinforcement in the backfield of Drew Lock. A scoring machine in 2021, Walker excels in the art of changing direction. Powerful and explosive, he joins Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson in the Seahawks’ ground game.
42 – Minnesota Vikings (via Colts): Andrew Booth, BC, Clemson
Minnesota is on the move. After falling back in the early evening, the Viks’ go back to select Andrew Booth. After choosing Lewis Cine at the end of the first round, the Vikings continue to overhaul their secondary.
43 – New York Giants: Won’dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky
New York bolsters its receiving corps with a quick and serious player. A new weapon for what seems to be Daniel Jones’ last chance. A small receiver, seeing him called up in the top 50 is a bit of a surprise, especially given the names still available.
44 – Houston Texans (via Browns): John Metchie, WR, Alabama
After prioritizing the secondary with their first pick, the Texans go to the other side of the ball and add John Metchie to their receiving corps. Injured at the end of the season, the electric Tide player may not be ready for the start of the season. Once recovered, his association with Brandon Cooks will offer a particularly explosive duo to Davis Mills.
45 – Baltimore Ravens: David Ojabo, Edge, Mich.
The Ravens reinforce their pass rush with the selection of David Ojabo. Forming one of the best duos in the country with Aidan Hutchinson, Ojabo revealed himself during the 2021 season. Injured during his Pro Day, he could nevertheless be back for the start of the season.
46 – Detroit Lions: Josh Paschal, DE, Kentucky
Detroit decided to prioritize the trenches and in particular the pass rush. Despite the selection of Aidan Hutchinson with the 2nd choice, it is a new pass rusher who joins Michigan. Versatile, it can bring the pressure from within.
47 – Washington Commanders: Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
After releasing Matt Ioannidis during the offseason, the Commanders are holding his successor with Phidarian Mathis. A leader on and off the court in Alabama, he shines against the run. With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, he will form a trio of former Crimson Tide players at the heart of the defensive line.
48 – Chicago Bears: Jaquan Brisker, Safety, Penn State
The Bears have found Eddie Jackson’s counterpart in Jaquan Brisker. A true leader capable of playing in several positions, he will bring a lot to the Chicago secondary.
49 – New Orleans Saints: Alontae Taylor, BC, Tennessee
After two offensive choices, the Saints focus on the defensive backfield. Alontae Taylor bolsters the already rich cornerback position of Lattimore, Adebo and Roby. The versatile Volunteers player should be positioned in the slot and can also evolve into the safety position.
50 – New England Patriots (via Chiefs): Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor
With a combined time of 4.28, Thornton impressed. Enough to catch the eye of Bill Belichick who decided to select the Baylor player in the second round. A vertical threat thanks to his speed, Thornton fleshes out a group that saw Devante Parker arrive a few weeks ago. Mac Jones is more and more surrounded.
51 – Philadephia Eagles: Cam Jurgens, C, Nebraska
A successor for Jason Kelce? By selecting Cam Jurgens, a year after choosing Landon Dickerson, the Eagles are in any case giving themselves the means to ensure his succession.
52 – Pittsburgh Steelers: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
After selecting their quarterback of the future, the Steelers offer him a target with their second-round pick. George Pickens, author of an excellent freshman season, has since had a career largely disrupted by injuries. If the talent is beyond doubt, the receiver will have to prove that he can find all his physical means at the higher level.
53 – Indianapolis Colts: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
The Chiefs continue to roll out their plan without a hitch, ticking off pick after pick each they need. With Bryan Cook, Kansas City gets a very physical player with good instincts. With the signing of Justin Reid, Andy Reid has two new players to fill the void left by Tyrann Mathieu.
63 – Buffalo Bills: James Cook, RB, Georgia
After being down twice in a row, Buffalo opts for reinforcements in its offensive backfield. James Cook (brother of Dalvin) is not just a runner and will offer Josh Allen a real solution at the reception. Explosive and endowed with good vision, Cook will have to energize a committee of runners which remains a relative weakness in the excellent attack of the Bills
64 – Denver Broncos: Nik Bonitto, Edge, Oklahoma
Deprived of the first round following the exchange for Russel Wilson, Denver selects with the last choice of the second round a reinforcement for his pass rush, Nik Bonitto. Very athletic, the Sooner excels at outflanking its vis-à-vis from the outside.