Tonight’s second round is getting underway at 6:30 ET. Several players projected as potential first rounders remain, often slipping only because of the specific team needs at the end of the first round.
Here are a few of the stories we’ll be watching tonight.
Will the Rams upgrade the offense with three picks in the first thirteen tonight?
St. Louis came into this draft needing major upgrades on offense. Naturally, they went with the 7th lineman in the first round in the last decade, most on the defensive side, when they selected Michael Brockers of LSU. They must throw numbers at the offense now and hope they can find a star.
The line was woeful last year, but was also plagued by injuries that cost them both tackles before the season ended. If they go offensive line, Cordy Glenn of Georgia is a possibility. They should also look heavily at receiver with two picks, in some combination of Reuben Randle, Stephen Hill, Bryan Still, and Alshon Jeffery.
Do Colts go Coby Fleener to pair with his teammate from Stanford, or start getting defenders for Chuck Pagano that fit the 3/4?
Indianapolis is in major rebuilding mode. They need to address the defense with picks in this draft, and players that fit the defense, like Courtney Upshaw or Kendall Reyes, are available. Then again, Andrew Luck’s college tight end also projects in this range, and the Colts no longer have Dallas Clark.
When does someone take a chance on Janoris Jenkins?
First round, potential top ten talent, with character concerns. In a round where about half of the picks end up starting 5 or more seasons, when does a team take a chance on a player that projects better if he keeps his head straight?
Other players that should go this round include Devon Still, DT, Penn State, Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin, Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford, Jerel Worthy, DE, Michigan State, and Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State.
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