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Day 2 NFL mock draft: Picks for Rounds 2-3

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The 2024 NFL Draft began Thursday with a drama-filled first round. But this party's only getting started.

Day 2 begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Here's our best guess as to how things could shake out when teams are back on the clock for Rounds 2-3.

Round 2

33. Buffalo Bills: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

The Bills finally stay put and draft the biggest playmaker at wide receiver on the board after moving back twice in the first round.

34. New England Patriots: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

The Patriots have their quarterback of the future in Drake Maye. The next order of business: Making sure he gets a better supporting cast than Mac Jones.

35. Arizona Cardinals: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

McKinstry should come into Arizona as a starting-caliber cornerback opposite Sean Murphy-Bunting.

36. Washington Commanders: Kingsley Suamataia, OL, BYU

The Commanders are in the market for multiple upgrades at offensive line in an effort to set up Jayden Daniels for success. Suamataia is a future starter at left tackle.

37. Los Angeles Chargers: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

It's only a matter of time before Jim Harbaugh picks a Michigan prospect. Wilson helps the Chargers' receiving corps and reunites with his former college coach.

38. Tennessee Titans: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

The Titans need to upgrade their edge-rush spot opposite Harold Landry III. Isaac can compete to start from Day 1.

39. Carolina Panthers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, OL, Oregon

Arguably the best true center in the draft, Powers-Johnson beefs up the Panthers' offensive line and serves as a wall for Bryce Young.

40. Commanders: Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Washington gets a steal in DeJean, an instinctive and versatile defensive back who many considered to be a first-round lock.

41. Green Bay Packers: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

Wilson has a bunch of medical concerns, but he'll give the Packers a dangerous 1-2 pairing at linebacker with Quay Walker - if he can avoid the blue tent.

42. Houston Texans: Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

Cooper plays 100 miles per hour and that kind of intensity feels perfect for a DeMeco Ryans defense that could use help at linebacker.

43. Atlanta Falcons: Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

No pass-rusher on the Falcons posted more than 6.5 sacks last season. Kneeland's exactly the injection Atlanta needs in that department.

44. Las Vegas Raiders: Jer'Zhan Newton, DL, Illinois

The Raiders went with the best player available when they took Brock Bowers on Day 1 and that continues here. Newton's an outstanding interior pass-rusher who should have been a first-round pick.

45. New Orleans Saints: Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Derek Carr could use a big, freakish receiving threat. There isn't one better than Coleman, who was a contested-catch monster at Florida State.

46. Indianapolis Colts: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

Connecting high-end athletes to the Colts is always a pretty safe bet. Melton fills a need at cornerback with impressive physical gifts.

47. New York Giants: Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

The first running back comes off the board at last. Brooks has Saquon Barley-sized shoes to fill but if there's any back in this draft class who can be a game-changer, it's him.

48. Jacksonville Jaguars: T.J. Tampa, CB, Iowa State

The Jaguars got their big-play receiver in Round 1, but they can't afford to ignore their cornerback needs much longer.

49. Cincinnati Bengals: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

There's no telling what'll happen with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins' trade request. A high-floor insurance policy like McConkey would be a wise investment.

50. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB, Clemson

Philly has to find a way to improve at linebacker. Trotter's an instinctive player who could follow in his father's footsteps and emerge as a long-term leader in the middle for the Eagles.

51. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zach Frazier, OL, West Virginia

The Steelers aren't done rebuilding their offensive line just yet. Pittsburgh grabs Frazier to shore up the center position - a major weakness last year for the AFC North team.

52. Los Angeles Rams: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The Rams continue to upgrade defensively by taking the class' No. 1 safety. Nubin's a well-rounded prospect who can contribute in all areas of the defensive game.

53. Eagles: Blake Fisher, OL, Notre Dame

Fisher's a great choice as a developmental offensive tackle who already comes with starting experience. Perhaps he can take over for Lane Johnson in the future.

54. Cleveland Browns: Braden Fiske, DL, Florida State

Fiske doesn't have ideal size, but opposing linemen will have a tough time dealing with his explosiveness as a pass-rusher. He's the kind of player the Browns need as an interior complement to Myles Garrett.

55. Miami Dolphins: Christian Haynes, OL, Connecticut

The Dolphins suffered a massive departure on the interior after losing Robert Hunt in free agency. Haynes could very well become a starter with some polish.

56. Dallas Cowboys: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

The Cowboys miss out on Brooks to address their running back need, but Benson has superstar potential, too. His combination of speed and contact balance could make him a threat to take any play to the house.

57. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ennis Rakestraw Jr., CB, Missouri

The Buccaneers' cornerback room got seriously thin after the loss of Carlton Davis. Rakestraw beefs up a group headlined by Jamel Dean.

58. Packers: Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

Another defensive selection, Hicks gives the Packers two intriguing safeties along with Xavier McKinney.

59. Texans: Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

DeMeco Ryans would love to add a blue-chip defensive prospect like Sainristil. It's not hard to imagine Sainristil taking the starting nickel cornerback role from Desmond King.

60. Bills: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

The Bills turn their attention to the defensive backfield after opening Day 2 with a receiver. Lassiter has the instincts to overcome anything he may lack in athleticism.

61. Detroit Lions: Kris Jenkins, DL, Michigan

A stout run defender with NFL bloodlines and a championship with Michigan sounds like the perfect fit for Dan Campbell.

62. Baltimore Ravens: Cooper Beebe, OL, Kansas State

Beebe's a powerful player who slides in nicely as the starting left guard for a Ravens offensive line that lost a few key pieces this offseason.

63. San Francisco 49ers: Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

The 49ers take a flyer on a physical cornerback who adds valuable depth to their secondary.

64. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Paul, OL, Houston

The Chiefs made their big addition at receiver with Xavier Worthy in Round 1. A left tackle is the next priority, and Paul has the size and athletic gifts to develop into a solid starter at the spot.

Round 3

65. Panthers: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

66. Cardinals: Javon Baker, WR, UCF

67. Commanders: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

68. Patriots: Kiran Amegadjie, OL, Yale

69. Chargers: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

70. Giants: Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

71. Cardinals: Mason McCormick, OL, South Dakota State

72. New York Jets: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

73. Cowboys: Tanor Bortolini, OL, Wisconsin

74. Falcons: Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri

75. Bears: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

76. Denver Broncos: Ja'Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

77. Raiders: Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

78. Commanders: Caelen Carson, CB, Wake Forest

79. Falcons: Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

80. Bengals: Michael Hall Jr., DL, Ohio State

81. Seattle Seahawks: Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

82. Colts: Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina

83. Rams: Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

84. Steelers: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

85. Browns: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

86. Texans: Brandon Dorlus, DL, Oregon

87. Cowboys: Johnny Wilson, WR, Florida State

88. Packers: Mekhi Wingo, DL, LSU

89. Buccaneers: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

90. Cardinals: Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

91. Packers: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State

92. Buccaneers: Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

93. Ravens: Austin Booker, EDGE, Kansas

94. 49ers: Roger Rosengarten, OL, Washington

95. Bills: Maason Smith, DL, LSU

96. Jaguars: T'Vondre Sweat, DL, Texas

97. Bengals: Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin

98. Steelers: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

99. Rams: Ruke Orhorhoro, DL, Clemson

100. Commanders: Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

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