Biggest Day 2 Steals of the 2019 NFL Draft
By Max Staley
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While Day 2 of the NFL Draft is not nearly as high profile as the first round, there were still plenty of talented prospects available Friday. With that in mind, here are the three biggest steals from the second and third rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.
3. Chase Winovich, OLB, New England Patriots, Pick No. 77
Chase Winovich was the heart and soul of a Michigan Wolverines' defense that ranked No. 14 in the NCAA in scoring defense last season. The Michigan product racked up 13.5 sacks over the past two seasons, and most projections had him going in the second round. Considering New England got him in the third round on Day 2, Winovich looks like a great value pick and a classic Patriots' selection.
2. Irv Smith Jr., TE, Minnesota Vikings, Pick No. 50
Irv Smith Jr. was one of the best tight end prospects in this year's NFL Draft, but he somehow slipped out of the first round. The Minnesota Vikings likely got an absolute steal here, and he could add a new wrinkle to a dynamic group of receivers that already features Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph. After Kirk Cousins' underwhelming first season with the team, grabbing Smith was a wise move.
1. Greedy Williams, CB, Cleveland Browns Pick No. 46
It appears the Cleveland Browns' disastrous run may finally be coming to an end. Greedy Williams was the favorite to be the first corner taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, but he fell all the way to pick No. 46. This appears to be yet another great decision by the Browns this offseason. Pairing Williams with Denzel Ward immediately gives the Browns one of the most talented young duos at corner in the league. This team could really make some noise next season.
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