2021 NFL Draft: Bucky Brooks' pick-by-pick analysis for Day 2

Below is Bucky Brooks' analysis for every player drafted in Rounds 2 and 3 on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft -- from Tyson Campbell, selected 33rd overall by Jacksonville, to Baron Browning, chosen 105th by Denver.

NOTE: Only trades agreed to after Day 1 began are reflected below.


Tyson Campbell
Georgia · CB

The long, rangy cover corner is an athletic freak with the potential to excel on the island. Campbell lacks ball skills and play-making ability, but he could emerge as a steady CB2 as a pro. 

Elijah Moore
Mississippi · WR

The best slot receiver in the draft adds an explosive element to the Jets with his combination of route-running skills and explosiveness. With Moore also capable of turning jet sweeps and bubble screens into first downs and touchdowns, the Ole Miss standout is the chain mover and point scorer every offense needs.

Denver Broncos
(via Falcons)
Javonte Williams
North Carolina · RB

The North Carolina standout is a violent runner with soft hands and outstanding playmaking ability in the passing game. Williams mixes thump with finesse as an inside-outside runner with excellent stop-start quickness and burst.

Jevon Holland
Oregon · S

Holland is an instinctive ballhawk with terrific instincts and awareness. He reads quarterbacks like a base stealer swiping a bag off a slow-throwing pitcher, and his ability to produce turnovers is a game-changer in a league routinely decided by seven points or fewer. Although his size could be an issue in run support, the Oregon product could thrive as a deep middle player in a single high defense.

Landon Dickerson
Alabama · C

The rugged pivot moves defenders off the ball utilizing his strength, power and explosiveness at the point of attack. Injuries are a concern, but Dickerson flashes All-Pro potential when healthy and available.

New England Patriots
(via Bengals)
Christian Barmore
Alabama · DT

The Alabama standout is a bull in a china shop on the inside. Barmore overwhelms and overpowers blockers with his violent hands and extraordinary strength. Although he is an inconsistent finisher, he could emerge as an all-star performer when he settles in as a pro. 

Chicago Bears
(via Panthers)
Teven Jenkins
Oklahoma State · OT

The massive edge blocker throws defenders around like a nightclub bouncer at the end of the night. Jenkins plays with a tenacity and toughness that sets the tone for a Bears offense looking for a spark in the lineup.

Atlanta Falcons
(via Broncos)
Richie Grant

The active playmaker from UCF displays natural instincts and awareness in coverage. Grant has terrific eyes and diagnostic skills attacking the ball from the deep middle, while also flashing solid tackling skills as a run-pass defender. He should push for playing time as a spot starter/sub-defender early on for Atlanta.

Levi Onwuzurike
Washington · DT

A big, athletic interior defender with outstanding first-step quickness and hand skills. Onwuzurike is a disruptor between the tackles with his combination of size, length and explosiveness creating problems for blockers at the point of attack. He has big-time potential as a pass-rushing defensive tackle.

Miami Dolphins
(via Giants)
Liam Eichenberg
Notre Dame · OT

As a refined prospect with polished fundamentals and a high IQ, Eichenberg is a plug-and-play starter with the potential to solidify the position for the next decade. The Notre Dame standout could also slide inside to play guard if the Dolphins want a power player at the position.

Las Vegas Raiders
(via 49ers)
Trevon Moehrig

Moehrig is a dynamic safety with CB-like coverage skills. He capably matches up with slot receivers in space while also flashing outstanding range as a deep half player. Most important, the TCU standout is an exceptional open-field tackler with an aggressive read-and-reaction approach that enables him to blow up WR screens at the line of scrimmage.

Kelvin Joseph
Kentucky · CB

The super athletic cover corner has all of the requisite traits needed to excel on the island. Joseph is a natural playmaker with the twitch and movement skills to emerge as a blanket corner on the perimeter. He needs some skill refinement but the tools are impressive.

Walker Little
Stanford · OT

The oft-injured prospect possesses enough intriguing traits to eventually warrant consideration as a future starter in Jacksonville. Little's combination of size, length, balance and body control makes him a worthwhile selection here as a high risk-high reward prospect.

Cincinnati Bengals
(via Patriots)
Jackson Carman
Clemson · OG

The mauler/brawler is an impressive specimen with knock-back strength and power. Carman is an intriguing developmental prospect with upside as a swing player on the Bengals' offensive line.

Asante Samuel Jr.
Florida State · CB

As an instinctive cover corner with excellent anticipation, awareness and ball skills, Samuel has big-time potential as a starter for the Chargers. He is a natural nickel candidate with the ability to excel outside as a CB1/CB2.

San Francisco 49ers
(via Raiders)
Aaron Banks
Notre Dame · OG

The massive mauler excels at playing a wrestling match in a phone booth. Banks has some limitations as an athlete, but his rugged approach enables him to win consistently as a part of a power-based offense.

Rondale Moore
Purdue · WR

The diminutive playmaker is like dynamite with the ball in his hands. He can produce explosive plays on a variety of bubble screens, jet sweeps, reverses and option routes as an electric slot receiver occupying the WR3 or WR4 role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense.

New York Giants
(via Dolphins)
Azeez Ojulari
Georgia · Edge

The electric pass rusher displays remarkable first-step quickness and closing speed off the edge. Ojulari upgrades the Giants' pass rush with his explosiveness, but he needs to add a few more tools to the toolbox to become an elite pass rusher in this league.

The super-athletic Cosmi has all of the physical traits to emerge as an all-star at the tackle position. Although he hasn't played to that level as a collegian, the Texas standout could find his game as a pro under solid coaching in Washington. 

Cleveland Browns
(via Bears through Panthers)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
Notre Dame · LB

Owusu-Koramoah is a dynamic chase-and-run playmaker with the speed, quickness and instincts to create splash plays all over the field. Looking for an active space player, the Browns get an impact defender on the second level.

Dillon Radunz
North Dakota State · OT

The small-school standout is an intriguing option as a long, rangy athlete with improving technique and mirroring skills. Radunz relies on his aggressiveness and toughness to wear down opponents over the course of a 60-minute game. Although he isn't a finished product, the North Dakota State standout has a chance to be solid starter for Tennessee with some seasoning and development.

Dayo Odeyingbo
Vanderbilt · DE

The heavy-handed interior defender beats up blockers at the point of attack as a stout run defender and pocket pusher. Odeyingbo is a scheme-friendly defender with inside-outside capability. 

Pat Freiermuth
Penn State · TE

The most complete "Y" tight end in the draft, Freiermuth is a nasty in-line blocker with the capacity to move defenders in the running game while also flashing enough quickness to climb to the second level. As a pass catcher, he is a chain mover with soft hands and an uncanny knack for getting open between the hashes. The Penn State product should man the position for a decade in Pittsburgh as a Jason Witten-like playmaker over the middle of the field.

D'Wayne Eskridge
Western Michigan · WR

As a big-time athlete with explosive speed, quickness and burst, Eskridge is versatile playmaker with the potential to contribute as a WR3/special-teamer.

Tutu Atwell
Louisville · WR

The pint-sized pass catcher is quicker than a hiccup on the perimeter. Atwell creates problems for opponents with his speed, burst and playmaking ability in space. He could be destined for a role as a gadget guy or WR3/WR4 with some return duties under Sean McVay in Los Angeles.

Nick Bolton
Missouri · LB

Bolton was a tackling machine in the middle of the Mizzou defense. He plays with reckless abandon but never appears out of control when approaching ball-carriers.

Carolina Panthers
(via Browns)

The Panthers get a big-bodied pass catcher with strong hands and outstanding ball skills. Marshall is a solid complementary receiver on the outside with the potential to evolve into a WR1 in time.

Pete Werner
Ohio State · LB

As a high-IQ linebacker with speed and athleticism, Werner has a chance to emerge as a three-down defender. He could play multiple spots in a Saints scheme that prioritizes athleticism and playmaking.

Carlos Basham Jr.
Wake Forest · DE

The twitchy pass rusher from Wake Forest is a disruptive player at the line of scrimmage with violent hands and a diverse collection of moves. Basham is a high-motor defender with the potential to deliver an immediate impact as a starter in Sean McDermott's defense.

Josh Myers
Ohio State · C

The gritty interior blocker possesses the intangibles and toughness to win consistently in the phone booth. Myers is at his best when uglying up the game at the point of attack as a brawler with a nasty temperament.

Creed Humphrey
Oklahoma · C

The high-IQ center relies on smarts and toughness to win at the point of attack instead of sheer physicality. Humphrey's awareness and overall understanding of schemes make him a plug-and-play prospect as a pivot.

Kyle Trask
Florida · QB

The statuesque passer lit up SEC defenses as a surgeon from the pocket. Trask lacks a big arm but he is a pinpoint thrower with intelligence, instincts and awareness.


Andre Cisco
Syracuse · S

Cisco is the most instinctive ballhawk in the draft. He has a knack for reading and diagnosing routes while keying the quarterback's eyes. The Syracuse standout is a turnover machine with the IQ and awareness to continue his ball-stealing ways in Jacksonville.

Minnesota Vikings
(via Jets)
Kellen Mond
Texas A&M · QB

The experienced Texas A&M standout is a crafty athletic playmaker from the pocket with a rock-solid game. Although he will need some seasoning behind Kirk Cousins before ascending to the QB1 role, Mond is a value pick with upside and potential.

Davis Mills
Stanford · QB

Despite only 11 career starts, Mills is an intriguing quarterback prospect with outstanding pass skills and underrated athleticism. He is a former No. 1-rated QB recruit with the talent to outplay his draft status.

Jalen Mayfield
Michigan · OG

The monstrous edge blocker from Michigan is a bully knocking around defenders at the point of attack. Despite being a little limited as a space athlete, Mayfield's rugged game and sound technique gives him a chance to blossom. 

Joseph Ossai
Texas · Edge

The quick-twitch defender displays outstanding first-step quickness and burst coming off the edge. Ossai's combination of athleticism, effort and explosiveness makes him a nice fit in Cincinnati as a disruptive playmaker off the edge.

As a mature player with experience, athleticism and a solid technical game, Christensen mixes power with finesse on the edges. The BYU product has a chance to be a solid starter in Joe Brady's offense early in his career.  

New York Giants
(via Broncos)
Aaron Robinson

The ultra-athletic defender is a natural cover corner with solid instincts and play-making potential. Robinson plays the game by feel but needs to tighten up his approach to be more consistent on the perimeter.  

Alim McNeill
N.C. State · DT

The massive interior defender possesses A-plus athleticism and movement skills in a refrigerator-like body. The NCSU product is a premier run-stuffer with some pass-rush ability. McNeill is a potential problem on the interior for opponents.

Milton Williams
Louisiana Tech · DT

As a developmental player with intriguing tools and pass-rush skills, Williams has the potential to crack the rotation and starting lineup in Philly down the road. The Louisiana Tech standout flashes disruptive potential but needs to improve as a finisher. 

The big-bodied Minnesota product is the prototypical press corner prospect that most defensive coaches covet. St-Juste is far from a finished product, but his size, length and athleticism could make him a star at the next level in time.

Osa Odighizuwa

The UCLA standout's first-step quickness and overall athleticism could make him a disruptive force in Dan Quinn's one-gap defense. He is an upfield interior defender with a knack for slipping through cracks at the line of scrimmage.

New Orleans Saints
(via Giants)
Paulson Adebo
Stanford · CB

As a long, rangy ballhawk with an aggressive attitude, Adebo could emerge as a playmaking machine in the Saints' secondary. The Stanford product is a competitor with the confidence to challenge elite receivers. Adebo is still a work in progress but the upside in intriguing.

Josh Palmer
Tennessee · WR

Palmer is a smooth route-runner with outstanding hands and ball skills. He's a big-time playmaker with the potential to make an immediate impact as a WR3 for the Chargers.

Chazz Surratt
North Carolina · LB

Surratt is a newbie at the position, but his combination of speed, athleticism and explosiveness has helped him emerge as a difference-maker while learning on the job. 

Malcolm Koonce
Buffalo · Edge

Koonce is a developmental prospect with intriguing traits. He will step in and compete for time as a rotational player.

Divine Deablo
Virginia Tech · S

The gigantic safety is a banger in the defensive backfield with an aggressive game that sets the tone for the defense. Deablo has limitations as a box-area safety, but his toughness and tenacity should make him a solid role player and special teams standout for the Raiders. 

Hunter Long
Boston College · TE

The big-bodied pass catcher from Boston College is a plug-and-play prospect with a game that reminds some of former Pro Bowler Kyle Rudolph. Long is an improving blocker but will make his mark as a crafty pass catcher running down seams or settling in soft spots between the hashes.

Dyami Brown
North Carolina · WR

The underrated deep-ball specialist could emerge as a game-changer with the Washington Football Team. Brown is a vertical route runner with a knack for blowing past defenders on go routes and post routes from an outside position. With few defenders capable of matching his speed and burst, the North Carolina product stretches the field with his presence and puts points on the board from distance.

Carolina Panthers
(via Bears)
Tommy Tremble
Notre Dame · TE

As a true H-Back with solid blocking skills, Tremble adds an element to the Panthers' offense as the designated blocker in multi-tight end sets.

Dallas Cowboys
(via Eagles)
Chauncey Golston
Iowa · DE

Golston is an intriguing edge prospect with a high motor and versatility. He is disruptive at the point of attack and flashes potential as a run stopper and pass rusher. The Iowa standout should compete for playing time as a rotational player in Dallas.

Green Bay Packers
(via Titans)
Amari Rodgers
Clemson · WR

The stocky slot receiver is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his strong hands. Rodgers is a excellent route runner who understands how to get open against man and zone coverage.

Minnesota Vikings
(via Jets)
Wyatt Davis
Ohio State · OG

The mauler/brawler is a power player at the point of attack with a nasty disposition that enables him to overwhelm defenders in tight quarters. Davis needs to play under control but his rugged game suits a team like Minnesota looking to play power football.

Kendrick Green
Illinois · OG

As a versatile interior blocker with a wrestling background, Green mixes athleticism with a mauler mentality. He will compete for playing time immediately for the Steelers at center or guard.

San Francisco 49ers
(via Rams)
Trey Sermon
Ohio State · RB

As a hard-nosed runner with a rugged running style, Sermon is a tone-setter with the ball in his hands. The Ohio State product has battled through an assortment of injuries but has the potential to play like a high-end RB1 in Kyle Shanahan's system, if healthy.

Houston Texans
(via Panthers)
Nico Collins
Michigan · WR

It is hard to find big, athletic pass catchers with strong hands and big-play ability. Collins could start as a WR2 in Houston before seizing the role of the No. 1 receiver in a few years.

Patrick Jones II
Pittsburgh · Edge

The attacking pass rusher is a bit one-dimensional with his approach but his "all gas, no brakes" pass-rushing style makes him a boom-or-bust playmaker off of the edge. Jones' overreliance on his quickness and burst will lead to some home runs and plenty of strikeouts on passing downs.

Anthony Schwartz
Auburn · WR

The adolescent track star is a blazer with speed to burn. Schwartz easily takes the top off the defense as a vertical threat but also utilizes his speed to create big plays on catch-and-run concepts. He upgrades the explosiveness of the Browns' offense with his big-play potential. 

Tennessee Titans
(via Packers)
Monty Rice
Georgia · LB

As a tough, hard-nosed defender with a high motor, Rice is a heat-seeking missile at the position. He destroys plays in the running game but displays some limitations in coverage. That said, Rice could make his mark as a special teams and key contributor as a young player under Mike Vrabel. 

Spencer Brown
Northern Iowa · OT

The small-school standout is a fluid athlete with a basketball background. The converted tight end possesses the length, athleticism and movement skills to develop into a top-notch edge blocker in a few years.

Ben Cleveland
Georgia · OG

The ultra-strong interior blocker from Georgia whips defenders at the line of scrimmage with his combination of strength and power. Cleveland lacks elite movement skills but his ability to move bodies at the point of attack makes him an intriguing option as a potential starter for the Ravens.

Robert Hainsey
Notre Dame · OT

The scrappy tackle from Notre Dame maximizes his talent with solid technique. It isn't always pretty, but Hainsey's ability to win downs will make him a solid backup in Tampa with a chance to ascend to a starting role down the road.

Ronnie Perkins
Oklahoma · Edge

As an energetic edge defender with heavy hands, Perkins is a power rusher with disruptive potential. He wears down blockers with relentless effort and violent hands. Perkins is a bit raw and unrefined as a technician, but his energy gives him a chance to shine as a situational playmaker early in his career.

Tre' McKitty
Georgia · TE

The ultra-athletic pass catcher didn't put up big numbers as a collegian, but his physical tools could make him a key contributor at the next level. McKitty's upside and potential makes him a solid value pick for the Chargers.

Denver Broncos
(via Saints)
Quinn Meinerz
Wisconsin-Whitewater · OG

The small-school standout has the potential to make the big jump to the NFL despite facing D-III competition. Meinerz held his own at the Senior Bowl and his upside makes him an intriguing selection at this point.

Nahshon Wright
Oregon State · CB

Wright is a developmental prospect with potential in Dan Quinn's system. Despite being drafted before expectation, he has upside as a long-term project.

Elijah Molden
Washington · CB

Molden is a versatile defender with the capacity to play in the slot or out wide. He is a high-IQ playmaker with the instincts, awareness and competitiveness to thrive in his role as a Swiss Army knife in the Titans' multi-faceted defense. 

Ifeatu Melifonwu
Syracuse · CB

As a long, rangy press corner, Melifonwu teases shutdown talent on the perimeter. Although the Syracuse product lacks elite instincts, he is a height-weight-speed prospect with tantalizing potential as a CB2. 

Ambry Thomas
Michigan · CB

As a very competitive corner with a hard-nosed demeanor and tough guy persona, Thomas challenges receivers at every turn. The Michigan product is a potential contributor as a CB2/CB3 early in his career in San Francisco.

Ernest Jones
South Carolina · LB

Jones is a thumper with heavy hands and a nasty disposition. He should be a special teams demon before cracking the rotation as a backup.

Brandon Stephens

Stephens is a big, athletic defender with intriguing potential after making a position change from running back. He has developmental potential as a backup and special teams contributor.

Denver Broncos
(via Saints)
Baron Browning
Ohio State · LB

Browning's speed and athleticism could make him an ideal nickel linebacker in sub packages in Vic Fangio's defense.

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