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2016 NFL Draft fantasy live blog: Day 2

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» Marcas Grant: The night begins with an introduction of a number of Hall of Famers sharing the stage with commissioner Roger Goodell. No surprise that Dick Butkus gets the largest ovation of the group in Chicago. But now we're waiting on the Cleveland Browns. Let's do this!


32) Cleveland Browns: Emmanuel Ogbah, DE: The Browns have plenty of picks, which is good because they have plenty of needs. Ogbah has the makeup to add some ferocity to a defensive line that was severely lacking in such last season. It will be very interesting to see what happens with the rest of Cleveland's draft from here.


33) Tennessee Titans: Kevin Dodd, DE: The Titans address the other side of their line in Round 2, grabbing a much needed pass rusher.


34) Dallas Cowboys: Jaylon Smith, LB: Wow, and our first major surprise of the night comes with the third pick of the night. Nobody thought Smith would even get drafted by the end of Round 3, much less with the third pick in Round 2. Smith might not even be able to play this year given his knee injury, so this is a curious pick for a team that seems to be in "win now" mode.

» Alex Gelhar: Holy crap, Jaylon Smith?!?! I can't believe this ... and here I thought Rounds 2 and 3 were going to be a bit more tame. Really rooting for Smith, though.

35) San Diego Chargers: Hunter Henry, TE: Henry is easily the best tight end in this draft and should slide in to take over the slot left vacant by Ladarius Green (Steelers). More importantly, this makes Henry the heir apparent to Antonio Gates whose days in the NFL are definitely numbered. In the short term, there might not be much fantasy value here as rookie tight ends are rarely productive, but Henry has the chance to be a very nice option at the position down the road.

» MG: I love this pick here. I'd be interested to see if the Chargers are going to use any multiple tight end sets this season. Regardless, I wouldn't hesitate to spend a pick later in my dynasty rookie drafts on a player who could be a solid producer at his position in the years to come.

» AG: Henry will be a dynamite dynasty pick, but will need a year in redraft unless Gates gets nicked up. Fantastic pick.

36) Jacksonville Jaguars (trade): Myles Jack, LB: Pop some champagne in Duval county, friends, as the Jaguars have selected their second true blue chip player in the draft by ending Myles Jack's fall. This is a fantastic pick bolstering an already intriguing defense that has fantasy sleeper written all over it.

» AG: My word the Jaguars are having an excellent draft. I'm already slotting them in as a defense I'll be trying to draft with one of my final picks in plenty of leagues this fall.

» Adam Rank: Hey everybody! I finally made it to the party. Don't ask where I was at. But I'm just here to let all of those who have talked bad about the Jaguars over the past few years know that I'm on to you. And I won't let you jump on the bandwagon. I'll name names!

37) Kansas City Chiefs: Chris Jones, DT: Jones probably isn't going to be expected to make an immediate impact on a defensive line that is pretty well stocked at the moment. But with Dontari Poe possibly moving on after this season, there's a chance for him to learn for a year before taking over in the middle. In the meantime, it's added depth for one of the better fantasy defenses.

38) Miami Dolphins: Xavien Howard, CB: Nothing sexy about this pick here, but it addresses a need for the Dolphins who lost Brent Grimes this offseason.

» AG: So Marcas, we've had a run on defensive players here. Which skill position player are you most looking forward to seeing drafted today from a fantasy perspective?

» MG: Well I'm guessing the Jaguars aren't going to use Myles Jack at running back, so that probably doesn't count. Speaking of running back, fantasy football is in need of some depth at that position so I'd really like to see what happens with Derrick Henry.

39) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Noah Spence, DE: The Bucs are adding some help up front to go along with Gerald McCoy. This defense needs lots of help and this could be the beginning.

40) New York Giants: Sterling Shepard, WR: The Giants fill a need with the best player still on the board at his position. They now have one of the most talented route-running duos in the league with Shepard and OBJ. He'll be able to pick up all of Rueben Randle's targets, plus a few more, and will have immediate value in fantasy leagues this fall. Shepard will absolutely be worth a late-round flier and will see probably see his stock rise as the season draws nearer. As for dynasty leagues, he's now probably a first-round pick after the big wide receivers go off the board

» AG: Man, what a perfect fit for Sterling Shepard. He gets to work opposite Odell Beckham Jr. and work with a seasoned veteran at quarterback in Eli Manning. He should see 100-plus targets this year, and I'm already in love with him as a late-round option.

» MG: This is a pretty good pick on its own. But it also makes you wonder if the Giants aren't concerned about Victor Cruz's ability to return to his previous form. Either way, it's another (hopefully) more reliable target for Eli Manning.

» AR: I feel like Eli is going to be a trendy pick for the fantasy enthusiast who likes to wait on a QB. Oh, I should note it's Eli Manning. Now that there are two Elis on the team, I'd better be safe and differentiate. Great pick for the Giants. I might start him when the team takes on Washington since Josh Norman will probably get OBJ thrown out of the game.

41) Buffalo Bills: Reggie Ragland, LB: Rex Ryan is trying to load up on defense once again. Ragland certainly fills a need at the linebacker spot and it will be interesting to see how he fits in with the Bills system.

42) Baltimore Ravens: Kamalei Correa, LB: The Ravens get a nice piece for their defense to help eventually replace Terrell Suggs or Elvis Dumervil. Ozzie Newsome continues to do work in the draft.

43) Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson, DT: Three picks for the Titans, three linemen (two defensive, one offensive). With their quarterback and skill position players set, the Titans are clearly looking to build a team that can win in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

44) Oakland Raiders: Jihad Ward, DE: The Raiders add another defensive piece with Ward to go along with first-round pick Karl Joseph. If Ward can be a bookend to go along with Khalil Mack, the Oakland defense could cause plenty of havoc.

45) Tennessee Titans: Derrick Henry, RB: Well, things certainly got interesting the Titans backfield with this pick. The team traded for DeMarco Murray this offseason, but now Henry's arrival clouds the backfield split and effectively ruins the value of both players. This pushes Henry down dynasty rookie drafts, and redrafts as well. Fantasy owners will need time to sift through this backfield and come up with any sort of clear picture.

» AR: The crying Jordan face will now be placed on DeMarco Murray. What has he done to make people upset? I guess it's for the best because now I won't over-draft either running back. Because you totally know I was going to.

46) Detroit Lions: A'Shawn Robinson, DT: The Lions needed to add depth to their defensive line and get a player many thought would be drafted in the first round. Good value.

» AG: Way to go, Titans, ruining more talented running backs for fantasy purposes. Why do NFL General Managers hate us? WHY?!?!

47) New Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas, WR: This is a really good fit for the Saints, who could use some help opposite of Brandin Cooks. Thomas is one of the most talented receivers in this draft, but feel like he wasn't given much of a chance because of the shoddy quarterback play at Ohio State. That kind of stuff shouldn't be a problem with Drew Brees.

48) Green Bay Packers (trade): Jason Spriggs, T: The Packers move up to draft a super athletic offensive tackle to protect Aaron Rodgers. Both of their tackles will be in need of new contracts soon, so this is a smart move by Ted Thompson to help keep Rodgers upright.

» AG: I feel faint after the Packers traded up, and as a fan I'm very happy they grabbed some tackle insurance to keep Aaron Rodgers' jersey clean.

» AR: I hate the Packers.

49) Seattle Seahawks (trade): Jarran Reed, DT: The Bears apparently have decided to take the second round off. And I don't know why they are doing Dick Butkus like that. But Seattle trades up to get a pretty good pick for the middle of its defense. This is a really great value pick and he should be able to stuff the run for the Hawks.

» AG: Glad to have you in for Rounds 2 and 3, Rank, if only so I can drink the tears of your unfathomable Bears fan sorrow haha. But back to fantasy, I'm a big fan of Michael Thomas landing in New Orleans. Think he'll be a nice complement to what they already have in Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

» AR: That's mean. Just mean.

50) Houston Texans: Nick Martin, C: After getting the quarterback (Brock Osweiler), running back (Lamar Miller) and wide receiver (Will Fuller) that they wanted, the Texans now find a new pivot in Nick Martin. Bill O'Brien and the Texans are going to be a new-look offense in 2016.

51) New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg, QB: The Jets go out and get a quarterback, but this pick isn't likely to have Ryan Fitzpatrick quaking in his boots. Hackenberg shows flashes, but he's far too inconsistent to really be considered for the team's starting job. We'll continue to wait and see what the Jets do with the QB job but it's not likely to be Hackenberg.

» MG: Does this mean we're inching closer to Geno Smith regaining his starting job? Unless they figure out a way to get Fitzpatrick back, I'm not too excited about the prospects for Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker this season.

» AR: I'm sure Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall just love this move. Or probably not. But what are the Jets doing? Are they under the impression that if they draft a quarterback in the second round every year, eventually one is going to work out? I don't get this team.

» AG: Fitzpatrick has to come back, right? The Jets won't waste a fantasy roster this good with terrible quarterback play in 2016, will they? WILL THEY?!?!

52) Atlanta Falcons: Deion Jones, LB: Atlanta continues to add defensive pieces, and gets a player who fits the hybrid linebacker-safety role that is becoming more and more popular.

53) Washington Redskins: Su'a Cravens, LB: With teams looking for more players who can handle the Deone Bucannon-like hybrid option, Washington gets a nice pick in Cravens. He's just a comfortable as a run stopper or pass rusher as he is working as a safety. That could come in handy in an offensive minded NFC East.

» AR: To the Jets fans who just said, "But you laughed at Tom Brady ..." Nope. Just nope. Please stop.

» AR: And since I have the floor; take Hunter Henry late in your drafts. He's going to end up being a beast starting this year. This will be the year Antonio Gates won't be able to go. Oh, and please tell me Henry's middle name starts with an H so he can be Triple H. This needs to happen.

54) Minnesota Vikings: Mackensie Alexander, DB:  A lot of people thought he could have been a first-round pick. He's quick and fast. Plus the Vikings have done pretty well with their defensive picks over the past couple of years. He should make an immediate impact on nickel.

55) Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Boyd, WR:  The Bengals are looking to replenish their wide receiving corps. He will draw comparisons to Keenan Allen and Jimmy Smith.

» AG: Man, I'm not in love with the Boyd pick for Cincinnati. He's a good player, but I think that team needed speed and that is what Boyd lacks. He could be a nice chain mover, but they already had Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard to do that. Curious pick for me, and one I'll be staying away from in fantasy for the most part.

56) Chicago Bears: Cody Whitehair, G:  The Bears added a real nice piece to their offensive line with Whitehair. The Bears have been added picks, and it seems like this is a player they had targeted in this spot.

» AR: SUPER BOWL!!!!!

57) Indianapolis Colts: T.J. Green, DB:  Mike Mayock had a fourth-round grade on him until he ran at the combine. Now he projects as a better cornerback.

» AR: But seriously, I like that Bears pick. You have to get that line in check to compete in the NFC North. Not the sexiest name, but pretty good.

58) Pittsburgh Steelers: Sean Davis, CB:  The Steelers are continually trying to rebuild their defense. Davis is a step in that direction.

59) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Roberto Aguayo, K:  The Bucs took a kicker! The Bucs took a kicker! That's about all we've got on that.

» MG: No, but seriously ... the Bucs took a kicker! In the second round! That pretty much means he's getting drafted in every fantasy league, right?

60) New England Patriots: Cyrus Jones, CB:  We had to wait until pick No. 60 before the Patriots made a selection. But now they've added another cornerback to go along with Malcolm Butler and strengthen what was a weak spot for the club. You just know that this is going to work out great for Bill Belichick.

» AR: The Patriots just made their first pick and they have already had a better draft than the Jets.

61) New Orleans Saints (trade): Vonn Bell, S:  He's got the skill set of a corner. So he's got the coverage skills. He's going to be able to play inside a little bit and he brings some athleticism to the defense, too.

» AG: Hooray for kickers everywhere! And Jets fans would be offended, Rank, but they're likely already done with the night after their team picked Hackenberg. Personally, I'm really curious to see if any of the next tier of running backs start getting drafted, like Kenneth Dixon or Devontae Booker.

62) Carolina Panthers: James Bradberry, CB:  Who needs Josh Norman when you can draft a kid from Samford, right? (THIS IS A JOKE!!!)

63) Denver Broncos: Adam Gotsis, DT:  Draft Twitter tells us this is a reach for the Broncos, but they needed to somehow fill the Malik Jackson void created when he went to Jacksonville in free agency. Surprised it wasn't Andrew Billings, though.

» MG: You know what would be cool? Just hear me out on this. But ... offensive players. Help us out in Round 3, will ya?

» AR: Seriously Penn State fans, stop with the Hackenberg stuff. You can be both a fan and rational at the same time.

» AR: BTW, kicker!

64) Tennessee Titans: Kevin Byard, S: Moar defense! Moar defense for the Titans! We'll see if it makes a difference as the season goes along.

65) Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib, DE: The one word that keeps coming up over and over again with Nassib is "motor". He'll need to rev it up if he's going to get on the field consistently this season.

66) San Diego Chargers: Max Tuerk, C: The Chargers have been in need of a center for a couple of seasons. Tuerk might not be the longterm answer, but if he can bulk up, he'll provide a little relief in the center of the line.

67) Dallas Cowboys: Maliek Collins, DT: Dallas defense needs plenty of help, but Collins is going to be a project who will need some work before he can be considered a consistent contributor.

68) San Francisco 49ers: Will Redmond, CB: Redmond has plenty of athletic ability but his coming off an injury last season. But he slides into a secondary with plenty of holes.

69) Jacksonville Jaguars: Yannick Ngakoue, DE: The Jaguars continue to add to an already impressive defensive core with this pack.

» AR: First of all, props to MJD for getting that name right when he read the selection. Well done. And second, Duuuuuuuuval! Don't act like you've been here all along, pundits. I dare you to pick the Jags to miss the playoffs. I dare you!

70) Baltimore Ravens: Bronson Kaufusi, DE: It really looks like the Ravens are building depth to prepare for the departure of their veteran pass rushers.

71) New York Giants: Darian Thompson, S:  Defense was a huge issue for the Giants last year, and it has clearly been a priority for them in this draft. Hopefully the pieces all come together.

» AG: WHERE'S THE OFFENSE?! I'd like some of the running backs to be taken, please. Not because I'm bored or anything, but because they'd be good fits with these teams.

72) Chicago Bears: Jonathan Bullard, DE:  Quick and explosive. He's going to make a great living in that sub-package. As Mike Mayock said, "In the old days, they would have called him a tweener. Now they call them millionaires."

» AR: SUPER BOWL!!!!

73) Miami Dolphins: Kenyan Drake, RB:  A good value pick. Many teams had him higher than Derrick Henry. He's going to be a pretty good asset to the special teams. He does a lot of jobs, and he does them well.

» AR: Crying Jordan memes for all of those Jay Ajayi fans out there. You know who you are! Although you have to wonder if they drafted him for his special teams skills, and not to be a featured back. Although that might be more wishing than anything.

74) Kansas City Chiefs: KeiVarae Russell, CB:  A tough kid who has something to prove after he missed some time with an academic issue. He could play on the inside or the outside.

» AR: The Lakers just hired Luke Walton! Hell yeah! Kevin Durant is coming to Los Angeles!

» MG: Can we wait until the Warriors hoist another trophy before we get into this? But Kenyan Drake to Miami? Yay, for Jay ... Ajayi!

75) Oakland Raiders: Shilique Calhoun, DE:  Calhoun is a bit of a project and won't be used as an every down player early in his career. But he will give the Raiders a little more depth along the defensive line.

76) Cleveland Browns: Shon Coleman, DT:  Coleman is a nice story as a player who overcame leukemia to end up playing at Auburn. He'll need to work to make an impact on the defensive line for the Browns.

77) Carolina Panthers: Daryl Worley, CB:  Worley isn't the fastest defensive back but is an agressive player who can go get the ball once it's in the air. Could end up as a nice option in nickel and dime packages.

78) New England Patriots: Joe Thuney, T:  Kevin Faulk made this pick wearing a Tom Brady jersey. That is all.

79) Philadelphia Eagles: Isaac Seumalo, G: Carson Wentz gets a future lineman who can hopefully keep him upright when he becomes the starter. Not a sexy draft for the Eagles, but good picks.

» AG: I'm super shocked Drake was the third running back off the board, but I guess I'm happy because it gives Ajayi a better shot at remaining the No. 1 back in Miami. Still waiting for Dixon and Booker to come off the board.

80) Buffalo Bills: Adolphus Washington, DT:  A solid pick for the Bills, but it leaves us with a serious question ... does Rex Ryan care about his offense at all?

» AR: Kevin Faulk should have ripped the mic out of the stand so he could have dropped it. That was a pretty nice moment.

81) Atlanta Falcons: Austin Hooper, TE:  The Falcons could use some pass catchers on this team. The receiving corps is pretty thin after Julio Jones. Atlanta could use Hooper to work the middle of the field.

» AR: Justin Hardy is one of my sleepers for the coming year, not that any of you asked. But you really should have asked.

» AR: Please don't make any Coby Fleener references, though. (Checks Twitter) Damn it.

82) Indianapolis Colts: Le'Raven Clark, OT:  The Colts add to their offensive line to protect Andrew Luck,and hopefully get that running game going.

83) New York Jets: Jordan Jenkins, OLB:  The Jets added to their defense with this great value pick.

» AR: What the hell,Jets? Man, this draft was getting boring. I was hoping you would do something to spice things up. This wasn't it.

84) Washington Redskins: Kendall Fuller, CB:  The Redskins get a great value pick right here. He's got a great lineage. And if it weren't for a knee injury, Fuller could have been a first-round pick.

» AR: I like what the Bears have done so far. Kind of wish they could have gotten Fuller.

85) Houston Texans: Braxton Miller, WR:  The Texans clearly want to surround DeAndre Hopkins with a ton of speed and talent. And that's exactly what they have done with this pick. Miller is still a little raw, but he's got speed and you can't teach that.

» AR: Dear NFL announcers. We know that Miller played quarterback in college. You don't need to hit us over the head with it every time he does something amazing. BTW, Yahoo his spin move from earlier this year. Dude has some sick skills.

86) Miami Dolphins: Leonte, Carroo, WR:  The Dolphins had a receiver with good size, but he's not exactly a burner. He produced at a high level, but injuries and off-the-field concerns nuked his coverage during his senior season. He does have the size, hands and the blocking ability to be a starter in this league.

87) Cincinnati Bengals: Nick Vigil, LB:  The Bengals are a talented team defensively, but they added a pretty good value pick here with Vigil.

88) Green Bay Packers: Kyler Fackrell, OLB:  Green Bay fills another need with more pass rush. A knee injury pushed Fackrell down the board, but he'll be behind Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers.

89) Pittsburgh Steelers: Javon Hargrave, DT:  Pittsburgh finds great value in Round 3 with Hargrave, who should be able to make an early impact.

90) Seattle Seahawks: C.J. Prosise, RB:  He has all the tools to be an elite running back in this league. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, but maybe more importantly, he can go out and block somebody. He will figure to be backup behind Thomas Rawls to start the season.

91) New England Patriots: Jacoby Brissett, QB:  The Patriots have only one quarterback on their roster who is currently eligible for Week 1.

92) Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Williams, CB:  The Cardinals add to their already capable secondary with Williams who figures to be a part of their nickel package.

93) Cleveland Browns: Cody Kessler, QB:  He is the second quarterback off the board here in the third-round of the draft. Scouts love his decision making ability and he really started to come on as the draft process extended into April.

» AR: Kessler was a highly-rated recruit out of high school. And I really have to believe that the coaching situation at USC hurt his production on the field. If the Browns can bring him along slowly, as you figure, he could be a great value.

» AR: Real talk. It's still rad to see the Jaylon Smith draft again. I could watch that on a loop.

94) Seattle Seahawks: Nick Vannett, TE:  Another pick for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He started slowly with the Buckeyes, but he's really developed as a route-runner. He could eventually develop into the tight end the Hawks hoped they were getting in Jimmy Graham.

95) Detroit Lions: Graham Giasgow, C:  The Lions didn't go far to find the future anchor of their offensive line.

96) New England Patriots: Vincent Valentine, DT:  Valentine is a nice prospect, who probably could have used another year of work at Nebraska. But if he's motivated and ready to go, he could be a force in the middle.

97) Seattle Seahawks: Rees Odhlambo, G:  He's the caliber of player who could really thrive under Tom Cable.

98) Denver Broncos: Justin Simmons, S:  The Broncos landed a guy who did pretty well in the combine and could be a huge player for the Broncos.

» AR: I feel like we should just push through and do the fourth-round, right? What time is it on the East Coast? It's not like you have to work tomorrow. Great night for Ohio State. I think they had like 40 guys drafted in the first three rounds. People will smack them for not winning last year, but they did win two years ago. So give them a break.

» AR: Dan Hellie is wearing a pretty nice suit. Stick around for Total Access, won't you?

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