Laid out below is a list of the teams ahead of us in the second round as well as their estimated positions of need. Yes, it’s contrary to taking the Best Player Available. Yes, it’s not how I would recommend teams do things. Nevertheless, it’s the simplest way I have to speculate about who might be off, and on, the draft board once Washington’s second round pick rolls around at #51. I expect this will draw lots of thoughts. Have at it in the comments!
Pick 33 - Jaguars
Needs: OT, WR, S
The Jags picked Trevor Lawrence (QB) and Travis Etienne (RB) in the first. Here, they select tackle Teven Jenkins to protect their new investments.
Pick 34 - Jets
Needs: CB, EDGE, RB
The Jets took Zach Wilson (QB) and Alijah Vera-Tucker (G) in the first. Here, they take Asante Samuel Jr at cornerback.
Pick 35 - Falcons
Needs: CB, EDGE, OT
The Falcons took Kyle Pitts (TE) in the first. Here, they take EDGE, Azeez Ojulari.
Pick 36 - Dolphins
Needs: RB, WR, LB, IOL
The Dolphins picked Jaylen Waddle (WR) and Jaelan Phillips (EDGE) in the first round. Here, they select Javonte Williams (RB).
Pick 37 - Eagles
Needs: TE, CB, S
The Eagles took WR Devonta Smith in the first. Here, they grab Jalen Hurts another weapon, Penn State product Pat Freiermuth (TE).
Pick 38 - Bengals
Needs: OT, TE, IOL
The Bengals grabbed Ja’Marr Chase (WR) in the first. Here, they do what they should have done in the first, and grab an offensive lineman, Creed Humphrey.
Pick 39 - Panthers
Needs: OT, LB, TE, IOL
The Panthers took cornerback Jaycee Horn in the first. Here they take their first offensive player in the draft in the last two years, Landon Dickerson.
Pick 40 - Broncos
Needs: LB, IOL, IDL, RB
The Broncos took Patrick Surtain (CB) in the first round. Here, they select Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, linebacker.
Pick 41 - Lions
Needs: WR, CB
The Lions grabbed Penei Sewell (T) in the first round. Here they take Elijah Moore (WR).
Pick 42 - Giants
Needs: WR, LB, CB
With the Giants taking WR Kadarius Toney in the first, and missing on Micah Parsons, they select linebacker Nick Bolton here.
Pick 43 - 49ers
Needs: EDGE, IOL, CB
The 49ers moved up to grab QB Trey Lance in the first round. Here they take CB Elijah Molden, to help bolster the defense.
Pick 44 - Cowboys
Needs: CB, OT, EDGE, TE
The Cowboys grabbed LB Micah Parsons after having the top two CBs in the draft taken out from under their noses. Here, they grab CB Kelvin Joseph, who is a perfect character fit for their organization.
Pick 45 - Jaguars
OT, WR, S
Having taken Jenkins earlier in the round, they take the first safety off the board, Trevon Moehrig.
Pick 46 - Patriots
Needs: LB, WR, CB
The Patriots grabbed QB Mac Jones in the first and here take WR Rondale Moore.
Pick 47 - Chargers
Needs: EDGE, S, CB
Tackle Rashawn Slater fell to the Chargers in the first. Here they add safety Richie Grant.
Pick 48 - Raiders
Needs: IDL, LB, S
The Raiders made the questionable pick of Alex Leatherwood (G), in the first round, but hit the jackpot here, with the best rated DL in the class, Christian Barmore, slipping to them.
Pick 49 - Cardinals
Needs: CB, IOL, WR
The Cardinals took linebacker Zaven Collins in the first round, and grab interior offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz here.
Pick 50 - Dolphins
RB, WR, LB, IOL
The Dolphins took a RB earlier and add guard Jalen Mayfield here.
Pick 51 - Washington
Best of What’s Left:
Who would you like to see Washington target this evening?