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Dan Bruegler's NFL Rounds 2 and 3 Mock Draft: Spencer Radler to Rams; Early WR run

The NFL welcomed 32 rookies in the first round Thursday night, but there's still plenty of talent in the 2024 draft.

A prediction of how the second and third rounds might play out:

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Round 2

33. Buffalo Bills (from CAR): Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

34. New England Patriots: Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

35. Arizona Cardinals: Cooper Dejean, CB, Iowa

Between Dejean's versatility and the Cardinals' needs in the secondary, it's a team-player pairing that made a ton of sense in the first round — and makes even more sense in Round 2.

36. Washington Commanders: Patrick Ball, OT, Houston

37. Los Angeles Chargers: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

38. Tennessee Titans: Johnny Newton, TD, Illinois

39. Carolina Panthers (from NYG): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

40. Washington Commanders (from CHI): Marshawn Kneeland, Edge, West Michigan

41. Green Bay Packers (from NYJ): Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

42. Houston Texans (from MIN): Mike Sainristle, CB, Michigan

43. Atlanta Falcons: Chris Braswell, Edge, Alabama

After selecting a quarterback in the top 10, the Falcons will look for pass-rush help on Day 2. Braswell led Alabama in rushing last season, just ahead of Dallas Turner.

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44. Las Vegas Raiders: Ennis Rakstra Jr., CB, Missouri

45. New Orleans Saints (from DEN): Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

46. ​​Indianapolis Colts: Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

47. New York Giants (from SEA): TJ Tampa, CB, Iowa State

48. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andrew Phillips, CB, Kentucky

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49. Cincinnati Bengals: Kris Jenkins, TD, Michigan

With Byron Murphy II out of the lineup, the Bengals' first-round decision was taken away from them. Jenkins could be a consolation prize as Cincinnati builds its interior defensive line depth.

50. Philadelphia Eagles (from NO): Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

51. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jackson Powers-Johnson, G/C, Oregon

52. Los Angeles Rams: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

53. Philadelphia Eagles: Kingsley Sumataya, OT, BYU

54. Cleveland Browns: Mason Smith, TD, LSU

Teams look for players who are at least 6-foot-5 and 300-plus pounds on the defensive line, but those types are few and far between in this draft class. Smith is still a work in progress, but he has Cleveland desires and tendencies.

55. Miami Dolphins: Zach Frazier, G/C, West Virginia

56. Dallas Cowboys: Jonathan Brooks, RB, Texas

57. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adisa Isaac, Edge, Penn State

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58. Green Bay Packers: Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

59. Houston Texans: Mike Hall Jr., TD, Ohio State

60. Buffalo Bills: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

61. Detroit Lions: Braden Fiske, TD, Florida State

The Lions added a tough nose tackle in the first round (Derrian Arnold) and could grab an even tougher player for their defensive line in Round 2.

62. Baltimore Ravens: Christian Haynes, G, Penn State

63. San Francisco 49ers: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

64. Kansas City Chiefs: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame


Round 3

(*indicates a compensatory test)

65. Carolina Panthers: DJ James, CB, Auburn

66. Arizona Cardinals: Cooper Beebe, G/C, Kansas State

67. Washington Commanders: Nehemiah Pritchett, CB, Auburn

68. New England Patriots: Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

69. Los Angeles Chargers: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

Given the Chargers' need for another running back and Jim Harbaugh's commitment to Quorum, this matchup seems pretty obvious.

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70. New York Giants: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

71. Arizona Cardinals (from TEN): Brandon Dorles, TD, Oregon

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

73. Dallas Cowboys (from MIN via DET): Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

With the extra third-rounder the Cowboys picked up by trading up in Round 1, they could find linebacker depth. Here, they get the athletic Wallace.

74. Atlanta Falcons: Rook Orhoro, TD, Clemson

75. Chicago Bears: Austin Booker, Edge, Kansas

76. Denver Broncos: Theo Johnson, TE, Penn State

77. Las Vegas Raiders: Brandon Coleman, OT/G, TCU

78. Washington Commanders (from SEA): Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas

79. Atlanta Falcons (from JAX): Chris Abrams-Drine, CB, Missouri

80. Cincinnati Bengals: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

81. Seattle Seahawks (NO via DEN): Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

82. Indianapolis Colts: Jalin Polk, WR, Washington

Here, after selecting a pass rusher (Layadu Latu) in Round 1 and a corner (Melton) in Round 2, the Colts can turn their attention to the offensive side of the ball. Polk will provide a reliable outside pass catcher for Anthony Richardson.

83. Los Angeles Rams: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

85. Cleveland Browns: Marshawn Lloyd, RB, USC

86. Houston Texans (from PHI): Kiran Amekadji, OT, Yale

87. Dallas Cowboys: Dominic Buny, G/C, Kansas

88. Green Bay Packers: Jalyx Hunt, Edge, Houston Christian

89. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina

90. Arizona Cardinals (from HOU): Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

91. Green Bay Packers (from BUF): Dewayne Carter, TD, Duke

92. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from DET): Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College

93. Baltimore Ravens: Christian Jones, OT, Texas

The Ravens lost most of their offensive line options in the first round, so they can load up on the trenches on Day 2. Jones will add tackle depth to a high-motor guard (Hines) taken in the second round.

94. San Francisco 49ers: Jonah Ellis, Edge, Utah

95. Buffalo Bills (from KC): Malik Washington, WR, Virginia

96. Jacksonville Jaguars*: McGee Wingo, TD, LSU

97. Cincinnati Bengals*: Bralan Trice, Edge, Washington

98. Pittsburgh Steelers (from PHI*): Jarvis Brownlee Jr., CB, Louisville

99. Los Angeles Rams*: Spencer Radler, QB, South Carolina

100. Washington Commanders (from SF*): Isaiah Adams, G, Illinois

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