5 Best Remaining Players Going Into the Second Round of the 2019 NFL Draft

Max Staley
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The NFL Draft has been a rollercoaster thus far. Few predicted that the Oakland Raiders would pick Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 overall, and the New York Giants selecting Daniel Jones at No. 6 was quite the shock as well.

With so many surprises in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, there are a ton of really talented players who are still on the board. Let's break down the five best available players after the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

5. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss

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D.K. Metcalf might be the most athletic receiver in this year's class. The Ole Miss product lit the NFL landscape on fire by running a 4.33 40-yard dash and posting a 40.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine. However, concerns about Metcalf's ability to move laterally and his lengthy injury history likely hurt his stock.

4. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama

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Irv Smith Jr. is one of the most NFL-ready tight ends in this year's class. Smith is a dynamic threat as a receiver, particularly after the catch. He also does his best work over the middle of the field, which could make him a valuable cog in most modern offenses. While Smith isn't the most accomplished blocker, his ability as a pass catcher could make him a matchup nightmare for linebackers at the next level.

3. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

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Greedy Williams might have the best name in the NFL Draft, and he also might be the best corner in his class. The LSU product has blazing speed (4.37 40-yard dash), and his length and instincts help him excel in man coverage. The NFL has placed a premium on cornerbacks now that passing is such an integral part of the game, so don't expect Williams to be available for much longer.

2. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

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There are some questions about Drew Lock's leadership ability at the next level, but no one can question his arm. Lock projects as the prototypical quarterback, as he's 6' 4" with a rocket arm. Look for a QB needy team, like the Denver Broncos, to snatch up Lock early in the second round.

1. Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida

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Many NFL analysts believed Jawaan Taylor was the best tackle in the draft this year, yet he somehow fell out of the first round. Taylor is a remarkably athletic and polished player, and he could make an impact from day one if he lands with the right team. Expect Taylor to be one of the first picks off the board in the second round.


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