After Thursday night’s festivities, the 2021 NFL Draft gets to the nitty-gritty with the second and third rounds. Here is your Overtime Heroics second-round breakdown to get you ready to see these young men hit the league next season.
2021 NFL Draft Second Round Recap
2.33 | Jaguars | Tyson Campbell | CB | Georgia
For a team that is devoid of talent at just about every position, the Jacksonville Jaguars made a pick to shore up the defensive side of the ball. The team picked all offense and all Clemson in the first round but went off the board with their first pick in the second.
Tyson Campbell has a question mark or two, but his overall skill set made him a the Jags’ selection. He plays both man and zone coverage well and he has the athleticism to make up breakdowns in the secondary. His ball skills need some work, but Campbell has all the talent to work with.
2.34 | Jets | Elijah Moore | WR | Ole Miss
The New York Jets may have just become one of the biggest winners of the draft thus far. After addressing their quarterback position and offensive line in the first round, they just added an absolute weapon at the top of the second round.
Elijah Moore is debatably one of the most dynamic receivers in this year’s class and for good reason. He was second in most receiving categories only to eventual Heisman winner, DeVonta Smith.
** Trade: Broncos get 2.35 and 219, Falcons get 2.40 and 114 **
2.35 | Broncos | Javonte Williams | RB | UNC
Williams is an absolute bruiser. He refuses to go down after the first contact and backs down to no man. His collegiate highlights frequently feature linebackers and defensive backs getting physically abused.
2.36 | Dolphins | Jevon Holland | S | Oregon
The Miami Dolphins snagged another skill position player with their third pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Dolphins are already built to win on the back of their defense, and Holland adds a new element to their secondary.
Holland is a fundamentally sound, hard-hitting safety that can play both at the line of scrimmage and in coverage. He is steady, consistent, and NFL ready for the ‘Phins.
2.37 | Eagles | Landon Dickerson | IOL | Alabama
The Philadelphia Eagles also appear locked in with their young quarterback. In the first round, they traded up to acquire DeVonta Smith, and now they take one of his teammates.
Landon Dickerson is coming off of a torn ACL last season, but he should be ready at camp. He plays all three interior offensive line positions and plays them well. He is incredibly strong and athletic for a man of his size; his technique and ability are not questions at all, only his health.
** Trade: Patriots get 2.38, Bengals get ?**
2.38 | Patriots | Christian Barmore | DT | Alabama
With their second-round pick, the New England Patriots took their second Crimson Tide player of this draft and the second in a row. They snagged new quarterback Mac Jones’ former Alabama teammate, Christian Barmore.
Barmore is regarded as one of, if not the, best defensive tackle in this year’s NFL Draft. He is incredibly powerful, experienced, and ready to produce at the next level. He gets to the quarterback quickly off the snap from the interior. While he’s no Aaron Donald with his speed, he gets inside on linemen well and is plenty strong enough to move the line.
**Trade: Bears get 2.39 and 151, Panthers get 2.52, 82, 204**
2.39 | Bears | Teven Jenkins | OT | Oklahoma State
The Chicago Bears have been one of the most aggressive teams this draft. They traded up to acquire their young quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft; now they trade up to get the player to protect him.
Teven Jenkins is one of the strongest offensive tackles in this draft. In college, his raw power made up for some of his technique issues, but he has plenty of time to learn at the next level.
2.40 | Falcons | Richie Grant | S | UCF
The Atlanta Falcons use the Broncos’ traded pick to address their defense. And they do so with one of the most talented defensive backs in the NFL Draft.
Richie Grant has it all. He’s incredibly versatile, can play at any position in the defensive backfield, and perform at the highest level. He hawked the ball at UCF and has the physical talents to do it at the next level.
2.41 | Lions | Levi Onwuzurike | DT | Washington
The Detroit Lions‘ new head coach Dan Campbell has been all about physicality in his press conferences, and that’s leaking into the team’s draft strategy. The Lions selected arguably the best player overall in the draft, bruising offensive tackle Penei Sewell with their first pick. Now they get one of the more dominating defensive linemen as well.
Levi Onwuzurike may not have the flashiest sack totals, but he puts a ton of stress on opposing offensive coordinators. His main talent is creating a boatload of pressure and chaos in the backfield. His finishing could use work, but the Lions got another physically intimidating player of the 2021 NFL Draft.
** Trade: Dolphins get 2.42, Giants get 2.50, 2022 third rounder**
2.42 | Dolphins | Liam Eichenberg | OT | Notre Dame
The Dolphins are doing everything they can to help out Tua Tagovailoa. First, they get his former Alabama teammate, and now they provide him with some new protection on the offensive line.
Liam Eichenberg is a prototypical right tackle. He has all the strength needed to protect a quarterback at the NFL level. The question marks come with his mobility and position with the Dolphins. Many don’t regard Eichenberg as a blindside blocker due to his footwork, and with a lefty quarterback, Eichenberg’s normal position becomes the blindside.
** Trade: Raiders get 2.43, 7th round pick, 49ers get 2.48, 4.121**
2.43 | Raiders | Trevon Moehrig | S | TCU
For once, the Las Vegas Raiders make a pick that makes sense to just about everyone.
Trevon Moehrig is possibly one of the best safeties in this NFL Draft. He is athletic and rangy. He can cover the deep ball well, and that means everything for the Raiders. The only main concern for Moehrig: health.
2.44 | Cowboys | Kelvin Joseph | CB | Kentucky
After the Raiders go with the grain, the Dallas Cowboys go slightly against the grain.
Kelvin Joseph is a pure ball hawk. After transferring from LSU, Joseph feasted on opposing quarterbacks. He picked off just about every quarterback he faced, including the incredibly accurate Mac Jones. Joseph is great in man coverage but could use some work in zone schemes. Joseph should ball out in Dan Quinn’s system with the Cowboys.
2.45 | Jaguars | Walker Little | OT | Stanford
The Jaguars use their second pick of the second round of the 2021 NFL draft to protect their incoming star quarterback.
Walker Little hasn’t played a snap in about two seasons due to an injury and an opt out, he has all the physical traits to be a stellar tackle in the NFL. He towers over even other offensive linemen, standing 6’7″. He moves incredibly well for a man his size, and has the technique to stop edge rushers in their tracks.
2.46 | Bengals | Jackson Carman | OT | Clemson
While this may be a reach in terms of the other tackles available, the Cinncinati Bengals have their protection for Joe Burrow. While the Bengals had the opportunity to take Penei Sewell in the first round, they reunited Burrow and wideout JaMarr Chase. This
Jackson Carman has some work to do, but he is a pure athlete. He plays a bit on his toes and leans into blocks, but his raw power and lateral footwork make him an attractive project for the Bengals.
2.47 | Chargers | Asante Samuel Jr. | CB | FSU
Asante Samuel Jr.’s biggest strength is his recognition. He constantly has his eyes on the ball and the quarterback and is one of the best processors out of the class. He will gamble from time to time, but Samuel Jr. has the athleticism to make plays at the next level.
2.48 | 49ers | Aaron Banks | OG | Notre Dame
The 49ers look ready to protect the interior of their offensive line for years to come. They already had star guard Mike McGlinchey protecting one side, and now, they have a beast protecting the other side.
Aaron Banks has been described as a bully by some, a technician by others. Banks crushed interior defensive linemen in college, and with his upcoming linemates, looks ready to do it at the next level.
2.48 | Cardinals | Rondale Moore | WR | Purdue
The Arizona Cardinals used their second-round selection in the NFL Draft to add a new element to their receiving corps. They already had tall reception heavy wideouts on the roster. In Rondale Moore, the Cards get a true burner.
Rondale Moore is an athletic freak. He’s faster and stronger than most of the defensive backs he comes up against. He adds an element of speed that the Cardinals wideout group just didn’t have before.
2.50 | Giants | Azeez Ojulari | OLB | Georgia
The New York Giants trade back in the second round and still end up with one of the best edge rushers in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Azeez Ojulari simply makes plays. He was one of the most productive rushers in college last season. He’s strong, fast, has a great finishing move, and is able to create pressure on his own. Ojulari is truly a steal at pick 50.
2.51 | Washington | Samuel Cosmi | OT | Texas
The Washington Football Team is just another team in this draft getting ready to protect their quarterback.
Samuel Cosmi is a physical beast, but his technique needs a lot of work. He often made extra steps in college when he didn’t need to and had poor hand placement on opposing edge rushers. Cosmi needs a lot of work to produce at the NFL level, but he certainly has the physical tools to do it.
**Trade: Browns get 2.54, 4.113, Panthers get 2.59, 3.89**
2.52 | Browns | Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah | ILB | Notre Dame
Man, oh, man. The Cleveland Browns may have just gotten the steal of the NFL Draft. Even though they had to trade up to get him, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a MONSTER.
Owusu-Koramoah had a first-round draft grade for a darn good reason. He can do literally everything on the field. He can cover wide receivers and tight ends; he can get to the quarterback; and, he can make tackles in space. This guy has it all.
2.53 | Titans | Dillon Radunz | OT | NDSU
Another likely steal late in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans found their tackle replacement for Jack Conklin.
Dillon Radunz out of North Dakota State has a great mix of technique, size, and athleticism. The Titans struggled to keep Ryan Tannehill off the turf at times, and Radunz will solidify the team’s ability to do that and move the ball on the ground.
2.54 | Colts | Dayo Odeyingbo | DE | Vanderbilt
While this pick is somewhat off the board, the Indianapolis Colts get another edge rusher to add to their already brilliant defense.
Dayo Odeyingbo is a physical specimen, standing 6’5″ and 285 lbs, who just happens to also have crazy athletic ability, football sense, finishing move, and tackling skills. The Colts’ defense is already dangerous and adding a player that many teams had graded in the first round makes it that much more dangerous.
2.55 | Steelers | Pat Freiermuth | TE | Penn State
The Pittsburgh Steelers are showing their whole hand early in the 2021 NFL Draft. Leadership is loading up offensively for another run at the Lombardi with Ben Roethlisberger at the helm. In the first round, they added Najee Harris, and in the second, they add the clear second-best tight end in the class.
Pat Freiermuth has garnered comparisons ranging from a starting blocking tight end to Rob Gronkowski. That’s because he really can do it all at a high level. In his time at Penn State, Freiermuth showed off his talent as a blocker and receiver leading the team in scores at times. An injury derailed his last collegiate season, but it doesn’t hurt his NFL potential.
2.56 | Seahawks | D’Wayne Eskridge | WR | Western Michigan
With their first selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks add another speedy wide receiver to their already fast corps.
D’Wayne Eskridge is coming out of a historic wide receiver factory and is just another NFL-ready player to leave Kalamazoo. Following the trend of receivers selected in the second round, Eskridge makes his money with his pure speed. He creates separation from defenders with ease… by running right by them.
2.57 | Rams | Tutu Atwell | WR | Louisville
If you thought Eskridge was fast, you might want to take a look at Tutu Atwell. The Los Angeles Rams see their new quarterback Matt Stafford as a deep-threat quarterback, and they just gave him a weapon perfectly suited for that.
Atwell has three of the most necessary tools for an NFL wide receiver: speed, speed, and maybe a little more speed. His acceleration off the line is crazy to watch and likely even worse to experience. What Atwell lacks in size, he more than makes up for in breakaway ability.
2.58 | Chiefs | Nick Bolton | ILB | Mizzou
The Kansas City Chiefs needed some help on the defensive side of the ball, and they should be getting it in Nick Bolton with their first selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Bolton is a premier inside linebacker. He may be undersized, but he makes up for it in his recognition and technique. He led the SEC in hits and tackles over the last two seasons. With the Chiefs’ defensive line in front of him, Bolton looks ready to make an impact on day one.
2.59 | Panthers | Terrace Marshall Jr. | WR | LSU
The Carolina Panthers have finally added something in the NFL draft for Sam Darnold that the Jets never did… A weapon.
Terrace Marshall Jr. is the third wideout from LSU’s CFB Championship team to go to the NFL, and he is likely the most versatile of the three. He excelled both in the slot and out wide. He torments DBs with his footwork and crisp route running. Marshall Jr. should be a great compliment to the group already playing under former LSU coordinator Joe Brady.
2.60 | Saints | Pete Werner | ILB | Ohio State
After going for defense in the first round of the NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints double dipped and added a true inside linebacker.
Pete Werner may not be the biggest or fastest linebacker in the league, but he has a ton of traits that the Saints will love. He is great in coverage, especially against tight ends. He doesn’t get to the quarterback often, but he gets into the offensive backfield and makes plays on the ball well.
2.61 | Bills | Carlos Basham Jr. | DE | Wake Forest
The Buffalo Bills already have a high octane offense, and in the 2021 NFL Draft, they are going all in on the defense.
Carlos ‘Boogie’ Basham Jr. is the second edge rusher the Bills have selected, and he has a tool kit to envy. He moves well for a man carrying 275-280 lbs of muscle, has a great move to evade blockers, and can finish in the open field. He and Gregory Rousseau, the Bills’ first-round pick, will likely bookend a lethal pass rush in 2021-2022.
2.62 | Packers | Josh Myers | C | Ohio State
The Packers finally get their disgruntled quarterback a bit of help in the NFL Draft. It may not have been the help he wanted, but with Corey Lindley’s departure, the Packers need a center.
The name of Josh Myers’ game is versatility. He’s mobile, can play multiple positions on the interior, and has great pop off of the snap. Myers’ blocking should give the Packers’ offense some ability to keep their quarterback standing in the pocket and negate interior pressure.
2.63 | Chiefs | Creed Humphrey | C | Oklahoma
And just like that, the Kansas City Chiefs have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. After rebuilding the line through trades and free agency, it looked like the Chiefs just needed a center.
Now they have a stellar one in Creed Humphrey. The Oklahoma product didn’t allow a single sack over the last two seasons, and he is ready to dominate at the next level. He is strong, gets his hands in great positions, and can block through the second level of a defense.
2.64 | Buccaneers | Kyle Trask | QB | Florida
Wow. With the final pick of the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick the only quarterback of the round, and possibly the heir to Brady’s current throne.
Kyle Trask had himself a great senior season. He showed his ability to grow as a quarterback in college. He grew immensely from 2019 to 2020 and grew in ways that most quarterbacks don’t. He is a great processor of the field and has the arm talent to back it up.
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