(Via Vasha Hunt)
The first day of the NFL Draft is in the books. 32 of the best college football players in the world began their NFL careers. That being said, there is still 6 rounds to go. And there's still a good number of prospects who slid out of the first round. Here are some that could go in Round 2:
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Cook was a consensus top 3 running back prospect in college football. He was projected to be a mid-late first round pick, often linked to the Buccaneers to play with his former college teammate Jameis Winston. However, he slid, and continued to slide out of the first round. There is a good chance he will be an early second round pick, and will still likely be a Week 1 starter for whatever team gets this steal.
Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
Robinson won the Outland Trophy last season, given to the best offensive lineman in college football. Entering the draft, Robinson was projected to be drafted in the mid-20's. The feeling around Robinson was that he was the best of a weak class for O-Linemen. However, the Outland and the Nick Saban pedigree weren't enough for Robinson, who in all likelihood should be an early to mid second rounder.
Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
Lamp was basically the Cam Robinson of interior linemen, as in he was the best in a weak class. Guard and center classes are usually weaker than tackle classes in the draft, and this one was no exception. He doesn't have the Bama pedigree or the awards to his name, but still has potential to be a solid starting offensive lineman at any position a NFL team puts him at.
Sidney Jones, CB, Washington.
Everyone knows his story. Jones had first round potential, and many early mock drafts had him up there. However, at the UW Pro Day, he tore his achilles, dropping his stock big time. He had surgery, and is expected to be recovered fully by September. That being said, he still won't likely be a second round pick. If he does slip into the third round though, he will be productive for a NFL team in the near future.
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
Like with Sidney Jones, everybody knows this guy. However, it's not for what he does on a football field. Mixon was recently in court for a 2014 domestic violence incident, and his stock has been falling like a rock. (For what it's worth, Mixon did reach a settlement and wasn't charged.) It's unlikely Mixon will be a second or even a third round pick, but from the fourth round on, he's going to have teams lining up for him.