51. Washington Football Team
Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M
The next-best QB was out of range for Washington in Round 1, but selecting Mond — who could sit behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Taylor Heinicke all season — here is smart. His accuracy and mechanics will have to develop, but Mond has arm strength and the ability to extend plays. He’s my sixth-ranked QB but comes in at No. 89 overall.
52. Chicago Bears
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
Similar to Washington, the Bears dip into the QB pool on Day 2 with Trask, who has great touch and anticipation on his passes despite some shortcomings with arm strength. He could learn behind Andy Dalton and Nick Foles and be given a change to develop into a potential down-the-road starter.
53. Tennessee Titans
Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
Again without much receiver value on the board, the Titans continue to look to the secondary (they took Greg Newsome II in Round 1). Cisco had 13 interceptions over 24 career games and is a rangy, instinctive center fielder.
54. Indianapolis Colts
Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse
The Colts crave some cornerback depth behind Xavier Rhodes, Kenny Moore II and Rock Ya-Sin, and Melifonwu has the skills to develop into a really strong press corner.
55. Pittsburgh Steelers
Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama
Dickerson would be the Steelers’ post-Maurkice Pouncey plan, after the longtime Pittsburgh center retired this offseason. Dickerson has some durability issues — for one, he tore his ACL in December — but he has strong awareness in pass protection and can drive back defenders on run plays, opening lanes for the Steelers’ projected first-round pick, Najee Harris.
56. Seattle Seahawks
Quinn Meinerz, G, Wisconsin-Whitewater
The Seahawks not only lack a first-rounder, they also have just three total picks in the draft — this second-rounder, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder. I like the Gabe Jackson addition, but the offensive line still has holes, considering it allowed 48-plus sacks for the third straight year in 2020. Wisconsin-Whitewater hasn’t had a draft pick since Derek Stanley went in Round 7 in 2007, but Meinerz has the talent to make an impact.
57. Los Angeles Rams
Chazz Surratt, ILB, North Carolina
The Rams are also without a first-rounder, but they do at least have a pair of third-rounders coming shortly after this pick. Cap space was a little tight this offseason, but L.A. re-signed Leonard Floyd. Still, the Rams could really use a weakside linebacker, and Surratt has sideline-to-sideline range and natural instincts.
58. Baltimore Ravens
Jayson Oweh, DE, Penn State
The Ravens need to add pass-rush help after Matthew Judon and Yannick Ngakoue signed elsewhere, and Oweh is my top-ranked edge rusher still available. After posting five sacks in 2019, he didn’t tally any in 2020, but he has the tools to produce at the next level.
59. Cleveland Browns
Campbell has some serious speed and is aggressive in run support, but the ball skills will take some developing. And he is versatile, which works for Cleveland after it signed Troy Hill to play opposite Denzel Ward.
Hold the line
Fourteen or more offensive linemen have gone in the first 64 picks — as projected here — just three times in the common draft era, and not since 1995 (16 in 1995, 14 in 1976 and 15 in 1968).
60. New Orleans Saints
Alex Leatherwood, OT/G, Alabama
The Saints don’t need an immediate walk-in-the-door-and-start lineman with their current unit, but there isn’t much depth there. Leatherwood can play multiple positions and could potentially step in at tackle if New Orleans isn’t able to re-sign Ryan Ramczyk before the 2022 season.
61. Buffalo Bills
Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
The Bills finally halt Onwuzurike’s slide down the board. He is my No. 35 prospect, but there aren’t many teams searching for a defensive tackle right now. And while Buffalo might have preferred a running back, tight end or offensive tackle, Onwuzurike is sudden and creates havoc. He could slide in next to Ed Oliver.
62. Green Bay Packers
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Sound the alarm, we got Aaron Rodgers a receiver! Wallace is only 5-foot-11, but he plays bigger than his size and is a smooth route runner. He was a top-20 receiver in college football in 2020 with 922 yards.
63. Kansas City Chiefs
I couldn’t finish off a two-round mock without giving the Chiefs an offensive tackle. The value wasn’t there in Round 1, and Little might even be a stretch here at No. 63, but the Chiefs have to use an early pick on an OT. Little is massive and an effective run blocker, but he missed essentially the entire 2019 season and then opted out in 2020. There’s plenty of risk here.
64. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
Hudson is a former defensive lineman who is still working through his technique, but he’s a nasty finisher and can be a starting tackle in the NFL. He’d serve as depth early in his career behind Tristan Wirfs and Donovan Smith.