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NFL Draft 2018:  Five Takeaways From The Second And Third Round



The second and third round of the 2018 NFL Draft has been completed. Day two of the NFL Draft  featured  some very good players left on the board for teams to take. Some players slid down for different reasons, here are the five things that stood out.

The Denver Broncos are hitting nothing but home runs in the NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos selected North Carolina State Defensive Lineman Bradley Chubb with the fifth pick, Chubb will be paired with all-pro Von Miller which should make a very good dynamic duo. In the second round the Broncos snatched SMU Wide Receiver Courtland Sutton. Sutton is 6-foot-3  218 pounds and will make an immediate impact. In the third round the Broncos had two picks, the first pick they used on former the Oregon Running back Royce Freeman. Freeman had 60 career rushing touchdowns and should challenge Devonte Booker for the starting running back position. With the 99th pick the Broncos took Cornerback Isaac Yiadom from Boston College. After a couple of years of very sub-par drafts, give some big credit to Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway. The Orange Crush should be back to competing for titles in 2018.

Is it Mason Rudolph or Josh Dobbs?

We all know that Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  is going to the NFL Hall of Fame whenever he retires; however I’m not sure who is going to be the quarterback that follows him when he decides to hang it up. The Steelers picked Joshua Dobbs from Tennessee in the fourth-round last year and then third picked Mason Rudolph from Oklahoma State in third round this year. This seems to be a head scratching move, but we will see how this works out going forward.

If you can play the NFL will find you

You don’t have just play at an FBS power five school to play in the NFL. The New York Giants picked Will Hernandez with the 34th  pick despite playing on a UTEP team that went 0-12. Hernandez should be a starter from day one. Darius Leonard from South Carolina State was picked by the Indianapolis Colts, after rising of many draft boards thanks to his great Senior Bowl performance. The Philadelphia Eagles traded in front of the Dallas Cowboys to take South Dakota State Tight End Dallas Goedert. If you can play the NFL will find you.

I have no idea what the Oakland Raiders are doing.

So, the Oakland Raiders picked UCLA Offensive Tackle Kotton Mille, who is a  project. In the second round the Raiders picked Sam Houston State P.J. Hall, so we will see how that turns out. In third round they picked Offensive Tackle Brandon Parker and Linebacker Arden Key, who are considered projects. Maybe Jon Gruden seeing something that I’m not seeing.

How bout dem Cowboys?

When you are hosting the NFL draft and you have not won a title in two decades, it’s hard to call yourself America’s team. The Cowboys have been roasted by everyone including the Steelers, 49ers, Giants and the current Super Bowl Champion the Philadelphia Eagles.

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