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Who are the best available prospects on Day 2?


Here's a look at some of the top available prospects on Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft:

With the second round of the draft eight hours away, the Giants select at 34th, 66th and 69th with a ton of excellent players still on the board at positions where there is still a need, as well.

We'll start with the players that should be in consideration at 34th overall. Only the Browns pick ahead of the Giants tonight at 33, meaning the Giants should have their pick of the litter, unless they choose to trade down and acquire extra picks.

Offensive Line

Connor Williams: A tackle from Texas that put great work on film in 2016 but was derailed by a knee injury (did not require surgery) that he returned from at the end of 2017. Some think he might have to slide into guard at some point, but most have him as far and away the best tackle remaining.

Will Hernandez: One of my favorite players from the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Will Hernandez is a hog molly. This guard from UTEP is built like a tank and man-handled people in Mobile and during the season. He is a people mover.

James Daniels: This interior offensive lineman can play both center and guard and has the smarts and mobility to be an immediate starter in the NFL. Whether you like Hernandez or Daniels will depend on the scheme you run. Daniels is more mobile while Hernandez is more powerful.


Isaiah Oliver: A long, press man-to-man corner out of Colorado, he has the skill set that James Bettcher seems to like from his cornerbacks in Arizona. He is primarily an outside cornerback.

Josh Jackson: Another longer outside cornerback, Jackson is a converted wide receiver that only started one year at Iowa. He excels in zone, where his receiver skills allowed him to be a ball hawk, leading the nation with 8 interceptions.

Carlton Davis: A three-year starter from Auburn, he also has good length and uses it as a physical press corner on the outside to harass opposing wide receivers. He also fits the Bettcher mold as someone who can excel in bump-and-run man defense.

Defensive Line

Harold Landry: Pro Football Focus believes Harold Landry is the best pure pass rusher in the draft this year. In 2016, he had 22 tackles for loss, 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles. An ankle injury slowed him down in 2017, which might explain his surprising availability at the top of round two.

Maurice Hurst: Many believe Hurst was the best three technique in the draft. A smaller defensive tackle who came in at under 300 pounds, he knows how to get up field and disrupt. Doctors discovered a heart condition at the combine, which might be the reason he has slid on draft boards.

Kemoko Turay: 34th overall might be a little rich for Turay, but he has all the athletic traits you want out of a pass rusher.

Lorenzo Carter: A linebacker who had some of the best combine numbers of all time, Carter played as an off-the-ball linebacker at Georgia, but some believe he could be used as a pass rusher in certain situations at the next level. He would fit as a stand-up rusher in Bettcher's 3-4 scheme.


Ronnie Harrison: Some consider Harrison the best safety in the class after Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick. He played both free and strong safety at Alabama, but right now his strength is closer to the line of scrimmage.

Running Back

Given the Giants already drafted Saquon Barkley, this is not a need, but Derrius Guice, Ronald Jones and Nick Chubb are all excellent
football players and are still available.


Mason Rudolph: A highly productive passer out of Ohlahoma that throws a very nice deep ball. He did play in a spread system that might scare some teams away.

Top of Round Three

There's no way to know who might get taken in Round Two, but here are some guys who might be there at the top of Round Three who could fit some Giants' needs and net some good value. There's a good chance more than half of the below names will be gone by the time the Giants get to pick 66 and 69.

OT Jamarco Jones (Ohio State)
OT Tyrell Crosby (Oregon)
OT Brian O'Neill (Pittsburgh)
OT Orlando Brown (Oklahoma)
OT/G Martinas Rankin (Mississippi State)
G Austin Corbett (Nevada)
G Braden Smith (Auburn)
 DL Josh Sweat (Florida State)
DE Duke Ejiofor (Duke)
LB/EDGE Uchenna Nwosu (USC)
DL Da'Shawn Hand (Alabama)
LB Fred Warner (BYU)
LB Josey Jewell (Iowa)
LB Malik Jefferson (Texas)
LB Darius Leonard (South Carolina St)
LB Shaquem Griffin (UCF)
CB Donte Jackson (LSU)
CB Anthony Averett (Alabama)
CB Duke Dawson (Florida)
S Rashaan Gaulden (Texas)
S Marcus Allen (Penn State)

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