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Day 2 of the NFL Draft has been completed. If you remember, I previously wrote about my top 5 Day 2 prospects before the start of Day 2, and all of them ended up being drafted, with some even having teams trade up to draft them. There are still a lot of talented players left on the board for Day 3.
Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
Oklahoma's 2nd favorite Westbrook is coming off a breakout season with over 1700 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns. He, along with his teammate Baker Mayfield, was a finalist for the Heisman. He capped off this season by winning the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the top receiver in college football. He has good speed and tremendous talent, but his lack of size (6-0, 179) would limit him to the slot in the NFL, which is probably why he slid to Day 3.
Desmond King, CB, Iowa
King is the rare example of a player hurting his draft stock by returning to school. After his junior season in 2015 where he recorded 72 tackles, 13 passes defended, and 8 interceptions in addition to winning the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the nation, he had a down year in 2016. He posted career-lows in games played and tackles, and his other numbers didn't stand out too well either. However, he was still First Team All Big Ten, so a team drafting him could get a potential steal.
Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
In a conference full of elite pass rushers (Myles Garrett, Jonathan Allen, Derek Barnett, Charles Harris) Lawson didn't do much to stand out. That being said, he potentially saved his NFL hopes in his senior season after missing his sophomore season and only playing 7 games in his junior season. He was still able to record a respectable 9.5 sacks in 12 games played this season. If teams are willing to look past his previous seasons and injury history, a team may be willing to take a chance on him.
Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina
Switzer became 2nd overall pick Mitchell Trubisky's go-to guy during his senior year. He recorded 96 catches, 1112 yards, and 6 touchdowns after recording a combined 147 catches, 1791 yards, and 13 touchdowns during his first 3 seasons combined. The only knock on Switzer is that Trubisky "made" him. However, if Switzer can go to a solid team with a good quarterback, he can be a valuable asset.
Corn Elder, CB, Miami
Elder has the best name in the draft by far, but his play style isn't too bad either. He's not a prototypical ball hawk defensive back, instead he'll try and defend the pass and tackle over intercepting it. He recorded a career-high in both passes defended (12) and tackles (76). Some may knock him for his lack of interceptions, recording only 3 in his 4 years at the U. (And in all likelihood, this is why he fell.) But you can't argue with the type of production he still manages to put up.