Last five picks of NFL draft
- 37. Chiefs: DT Chris Jones (Miss. State)
- 38. Dolphins: CB Xavien Howard (Baylor)
- 39. Bucs: Noah Spence (E. Kentucky)
- 40. Giants: WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma)
- 41. Bills: LB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)
Dolphins GM Chris Grier said CB Xavien Howard fits the prototype they are looking for at the position.
Bills select Alabama LB Reggie Ragland with the No. 41 pick after trading up with the Bears. The Bills gave up No. 49, one of their 2016 fourth round picks (No. 117) and a 2017 fourth rounder. Ragland was a possible pick at No. 19 for the Bills, so they are getting good value here. Also addressing a glaring need.
Names to consider for Ravens' No. 42 pick: linebacker Deion Jones; cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander and Kendall Fuller; and running back Derrick Henry.
With WR Sterling Shepard off to the Giants, one Bengals Round 2 target is off the board. He could have been a good addition as a slot WR. If any other receivers are taken before Cincy's pick at No. 55, the Bengals might have to focus on defensive linemen this round.
Unless someone trades up, the next possible spot for a QB would seem to be the Saints at No. 47.
Noah Spence didn't produce a great 40 time at the combine, but his game tape and Senior Bowl workouts tell the story. He can get off the ball. Multiple counter moves too. Solid edge rusher for the Bucs.
With their second-round pick (No. 40 overall), the Giants took Oklahoma WR Sterling Shepard. At 5-10, 194 pounds, he's not a big receiver, but he's speedy and killed his combine workouts. He's obviously a candidate to fill the vacant No. 2 WR spot opposite Odell Beckham Jr.
Here are the Cowboys' picks so far through two rounds: 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State; 2. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
Some NFL evaluators believe Sterling Shepard is the best route runner in this year's class. Good luck covering him and Beckham.
CB Xavien Howard goes to the Dolphins. 6-foot, 201. Size and length. That's what every DB coach in the league wants. Play press. Challenge the release.
Have to wonder if Bills are pouncing on Reggie Ragland or Jarran Reed here.
Miami's pick of Xavien Howard was one of several cornerback options I had for the Panthers on Day 2. Others still out there are Oklahoma's Zack Sanchez, Virginia Tech's Kendall Fuller and Southeast Louisiana's Harlan Miller.
The Bears have traded the tenth pick (No. 41) of the second round to the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills have traded up to No. 41. Bears previously owned that pick.