Across the River Styx out of the lamplight.  His nemesis is waiting by the gate. 

Player Rankings 1-10

Player rankings 11-20

Player Rankings 21-30

Player Rankings 31-40

 

The middle of the 2nd round is always the River Styx of the draft.  It’s where the world of the stars meets the world of the “guys”.  It’s the Meh of prospect land.  At this level in the past years we’ve had some borderline stars like Carlton Davis, Cooper Kupp, Zach Cunningham, Damontae Kazee and A.J. Brown.  We also had Dan Feeney.  In the end if you get an average starter in this range count yourself lucky.  We, on the other hand, don’t believe in luck.  Player rankings from PFF, Daniel Jeremiah and CBS in parenthesis.  ADP is actual draft position.

 

41.  Jalen Reagor- WR, Texas Christian (28,N,45, ADP 21)

Reagor isn’t amazing in any specific area, but he’s solid everywhere.  He’s 5’11”, 205 so he’s got average size.  He ran a 4.49 forty which is also average at the NFL level.  He’s got some run after the catch ability and we expect him to slot in as a team’s WR 2/3. 

42.   Kristian Fulton- CB, LSU (10,42,22, ADP 61)

LSU corners have a nice history.  Fulton was great in 2018 and medicore in 2019.  He obviously needs to be more consistent at the next level. 

43.  Antoine Winfield- S, Minnesota (N,49,N, ADP 45)

He’s a great athlete but a little undersized.  He was injured off and on until 2019 when he was spectacular.  His instincts are high level if he can stay healthy.

44.  Cesar Ruiz- C, Michigan (N,37,42, ADP 24)

Ruiz is young, but plays with the smarts of a ten-year NFL veteran.  His technique is flawless and if he improves his athleticism he could be a Rodney Hudson type.

45.  Ezra Cleveland- T, Boise State (N,N,49, ADP 58)

The athletic ability to be a high-level left tackle, but will need some technique work to ever reach his potential.

46.  Brandon Aiyuk- WR, Arizona State (31,27,38, ADP 25)

Aiyuk is a similar prospect to Jalen Reagor.  He has average NFL traits but could easily develop into a reliable WR2 type.  His 18.2 yards per catch must be taken with the Pac-10 grain of salt.

47.  Laviska Shenault- WR, Colorado (15,36,33, ADP 42)

He’s raw, but there’s no denying his run after the catch ability.  If he stays healthy he has the ability to be a low end WR1.  Otherwise he will become Cordarelle Patterson 2.0.

48.   Jack Driscoll- T, Auburn (N,N,N, ADP 145)

We are the only people who have Driscoll in the top 50.   He’s slightly below average athletically (33-inch arms), but we think he can transition to guard or play right tackle.  He’s a nice technician and a hard worker who plays a bit after the whistle.

49.  Matt Peart- T, Connecticut (N,N,N, ADP 99)

Athletic freak with long arms and mad skills.  He’s a 96th percentile SPARQ guy. The last two Connecticut players with that profile have been the best defensive back in the NFL in Byron Jones and Obi Melifonwu.  Go figure.

50.  Jalen Hurts- QB, Oklahoma (N,N,N, 53)

Hurts has been a successful passer in the SEC and in a new system at Oklahoma.  Both programs made use of his running ability, and in the new NFL that’s becoming acceptable.   He protects the ball and has the build to withstand 7-8 runs per game on top of 25 passes.  He needs to go to the correct team, but if he does he’s at least on par with Josh Allen as a prospect.