NFL Draft Best Available: Top Remaining Defenders Heading Into Day 2

The best available defensive players heading into the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The best available defensive players heading into the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

We didn't see a defensive player come off the board in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft until the Carolina Panthers selected South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn with the No. 8 pick, but we did end up seeing a total of 14 defensive players selected on Thursday night. However, a ton of defensive talent still remains on the board as Rounds 2 and 3 near on Friday night.

With that in mind, here are the best remaining defensive players as we approach Round 2 and 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Mel Kiper's NFL Draft rankings.

NFL Draft Best Available Day 2

1. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ILB, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU Horned Frogs

3. Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama Crimson Tide

4. Azeez Olujari, OLB, Georgia Bulldogs

5. Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State Seminoles

6. Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma Sooners

7. Nick Bolton, ILB, Missouri Tigers

8. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia Bulldogs

9. Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington Huskies

10. Carlos Bashman Jr., DE, Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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