Chad Reuter 2019 seven-round NFL mock draft: Round 2

Seven-round mock drafts are similar to a pitch of a TV series to a network executive. We see the characters and the general plot, but the details will be worked out when the final scripts are written.

Trades and surprising selections are the plot twists that make the NFL draft -- the final script, in this case -- the marquee event of the offseason.

In my final mock of 2019, I've projected some selections that may be off the beaten path, as well as five first-round trades. The order of the other six rounds are kept as scheduled, except for the selections exchanged in the projected Round 1 trades.

As always this time of year, keep in mind that there might be developments over the next several days leading up to the draft -- be it a trade or some other information about a prospect -- that changes the outlook for how things could play out.

I root for surprises during the draft to make things interesting, but here's one 254-pick road map of how the 2019 NFL Draft (April 25-27) may play out.

To see every pick each team holds in the 2019 NFL Draft, click here.

Round 2

Pick
33
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
·
Marquise Brown
Marquise Brown
Baltimore Ravens · Junior

Brown's 166-pound frame may scare teams off in the first round, but as a comparison, former second-round pick DeSean Jackson weighed 169 pounds in Indy coming out of Cal in 2008.

Pick
34
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2020 ·
Deebo Samuel
Deebo Samuel
San Francisco 49ers · Senior (RS)

Andrew Luck is thrilled after the team lands a receiver who can work all parts of the field.

Pick
35
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
·
Darnell Savage
Darnell Savage
Green Bay Packers · DB

PROJECTED TRADE WITH RAIDERS. Bolstering the secondary should be a priority for San Francisco, and Savage's versatility and toughness would be a nice fit.

Pick
36
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
·
Irv Smith
Irv Smith
Minnesota Vikings · Junior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH 49ERS. Smith's not Gronk, but he plays with physicality and will be a reliable target for Tom Brady. The Patriots add a 2020 third-rounder in the trade.

Pick
37
New York Giants
New York Giants
·
N'Keal Harry
N'Keal Harry
New England Patriots · Junior

Harry's a size-speed prospect who wins in the red zone, something the team needs after trading Odell Beckham, Jr.

Pick
38
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
·
Kaleb McGary
Kaleb McGary
Atlanta Falcons · Senior (RS)

McGary's a similar player to Braden Smith, who solidified the right tackle spot for the Colts in 2018 as a second-round pick.

Pick
39
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
·
Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders
Philadelphia Eagles · Junior

Peyton Barber re-signed for one year, but he isn't the all-purpose threat that Sanders is, and Ronald Jones disappointed in Year 1. Bruce Arians, who coached David Johnson in Arizona, will be happy to have a versatile back in his offense.

Pick
40
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
·
Amani Oruwariye
Amani Oruwariye
Detroit Lions · Senior (RS)

The Bills hope Kevin Johnson can stay healthy in 2019 but they hedge their bets with Oruwariye, a future outside partner for Tre'Davious White.

Pick
41
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020 ·
Dalton Risner
Dalton Risner
Denver Broncos · Senior (RS)

Risner could play tackle for the Broncos, if needed, but for now he lines up inside to get the Broncos' five best guys on the line.

Pick
42
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
·
Parris Campbell
Parris Campbell
Indianapolis Colts · Senior

Campbell's speed gives the Bengals a nice third option with A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd drawing the opposition's best corners.

Pick
43
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
·
Taylor Rapp
Taylor Rapp
Los Angeles Rams · Junior

Rapp is a nice replacement for Glover Quin in the Lions' secondary because of his instincts and leadership qualities.

Pick
44
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
·
Johnathan Abram
Johnathan Abram
Las Vegas Raiders · Senior

The Packers are thrilled to find a quality leader and athlete available at a need position in the mid-second round.

Pick
45
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
·
Chase Winovich
Chase Winovich
New England Patriots · Senior (RS)

I won't be surprised if GM Thomas Dimitroff moves up in the second round to get a pass-rush stud like Winovich.

Pick
46
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
·
Ryan Finley
Ryan Finley
Cincinnati Bengals · Senior (RS)

Washington is in quarterback purgatory right now, with the future of Alex Smith unclear and the acquisition of Case Keenum only a band-aid solution. Finley's going to be a solid NFL quarterback, even if he does not rise to elite-starter level.

Pick
47
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
·
Juan Thornhill
Juan Thornhill
Kansas City Chiefs · Senior

Thornhill will pair with Eric Reid to make a formidable safety duo for years to come.

Pick
48
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
·
Tytus Howard
Tytus Howard
Houston Texans · Senior (RS)

The powerful and agile Howard plugs into the Dolphins' open right tackle spot, vacated by Ja'Wuan James.

Pick
49
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
·
Rock Ya-Sin
Rock Ya-Sin
Indianapolis Colts · Senior

Cornerback is a major area of need for the Browns, so Ya-Sin's unwillingness to back down from any receiver will give him a shot to start right away.

Pick
50
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
·
Amani Hooker
Amani Hooker
Tennessee Titans · Junior

Hooker will join Harrison Smith to form a talented safety tandem for the Vikings.

Pick
51
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
·
L.J. Collier
L.J. Collier
Seattle Seahawks · Senior (RS)

Collier's a powerful player who will step in at defensive end for the Titans as a rookie.

Pick
52
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
·
Greedy Williams
Greedy Williams
Cleveland Browns · Sophomore (RS)

Guys like Josh Jackson and Isaiah Oliver ended up lasting well into the second round in 2018, and Williams is the top-tier CB prospect who could very well be available in Round 2 this year.

Pick
53
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
·
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
New Orleans Saints · Junior

Philly signed Rodney McLeod to a one-year deal after he missed all but three games of the 2018 season due to injury, but Gardner-Johnson offers versatility and will eventually start for the Eagles.

Pick
54
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
·
Jace Sternberger
Jace Sternberger
Green Bay Packers · Junior (RS)

Sternberger has become a favorite of scouts for his hands and ability to run past linebackers and safeties.

Pick
55
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
·
Julian Love
Julian Love
New York Giants · Junior

It is not unusual for teams to use two early picks at cornerback if their need is dire. The Texans take advantage of value here in selecting Love to join Baker, their first-round pick, in the secondary.

Pick
56
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
·
Zach Allen
Zach Allen
Arizona Cardinals · Senior

Allen's a high-motor edge player who's able to line up across from tackles or off their outside shoulder.

Pick
57
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
·
Mack Wilson
Mack Wilson
Cleveland Browns · Junior

Wilson's experience in Alabama's defense should help him step in to replace Jordan Hicks early on.

Pick
58
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
·
Damien Harris
Damien Harris
New England Patriots · Senior

Harris is a nice fit behind Zeke, as he can take the load off in third-down situations because of his catching ability and pass protection skills.

Pick
59
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
·
Nasir Adderley
Nasir Adderley
Los Angeles Chargers · Senior

Clayton Geathers was re-signed to a one-year deal, but Adderley is the team's future starter next to 2017 first-round pick Malik Hooker.

Pick
60
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
·
Jerry Tillery
Jerry Tillery
Los Angeles Chargers · Senior

Tillery's labrum injury may push him down boards a bit, but he'll be a steal for the Chargers, who have a huge need on the defensive interior.

Pick
61
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
·
Lonnie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Houston Texans · S

Johnson gives the Chiefs the size and length that they need at cornerback.

Pick
62
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
·
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
Philadelphia Eagles · Junior (RS)

Drew Brees is going to love throwing to this guy, as he is as competitive as any receiver prospect we've seen enter the draft in recent years.

Pick
63
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
·
Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman
Kansas City Chiefs · Junior

Tyreek Hill's status could be affected by the outcome of an ongoing police investigation into alleged battery of a juvenile in which Hill may be involved. Kansas City could look to Hardman's electric after-the-catch and return ability.

Pick
64
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
·
Joejuan Williams
Joejuan Williams
New England Patriots · Junior

William's slow 40-yard dash times probably won't hurt his stock too much. New England must add youth to the secondary in this draft.

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