2024 NFL Draft Picks Tracker: Live Reactions to Every Selection of Rounds 2-3

NFL Draft 2024 in Detroit, Michigan.

The first round of the 2024 NFL Draft wrapped up on Thursday night.

Of course, the Minnesota Vikings landed two potential cornerstones for the future, and they head into Friday night without any Day 2 picks. However, the NFL Draft keeps chugging along for the rest of the league. Here is a tracker of every selection that is made throughout the night.

2024 NFL Draft Tracker: Day 2

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Round 2

33. Buffalo Bills (via CAR): Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Buffalo has needed receiver help after losing Gabe Davis and Stefon Diggs, they land Keon Coleman. The Florida State product is an explosive athlete with great size (tested poorly at the combine, but he plays much faster), and he should be very fun in the Bills offense.

34. Los Angeles Chargers (via NE): Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

Ladd McConkey is an elite receiver in space, and the Chargers are another team that needs plenty of receiver help after losing Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. McConkey can develop into a strong WR for Justin Herbert.

35. Atlanta Falcons (via ARI): Ruke Orhorhoro, DT, Clemson

Another stunner out of Atlanta. Even with Braden Fiske and Johnny Newton still on the board, the Atlanta Falcons decide to go after Ruke Orhorhoro after trading with the Arizona Cardinals. Orhorhoro is a strong player in the middle of the defense, but this is a very surprising pick.

36. Washington Commanders: Johnny Newton, DT, Illinois

One pick later, the Washington Commanders finally end Newton’s tumble down the board. They get a very strong pass rushing presence at the defensive tackle position to begin replacing some of the pieces that they’ve moved off of over the past year.

37. New England Patriots (via LAC): Ja’Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

Heading into the weekend, K.J. Osborn was likely the WR1 for the Patriots. Ja’Lynn Polk might not be able to take that role away immediately, but he is another strong weapon for new QB Drake Maye. Nevertheless, it is an interesting selection with Adonai Mitchell still on the board.

38. Tennessee Titans: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Some thought that T’Vondre Sweat may fall a bit further down the board because of his DWI, but apparently, that will not be the case. The Tennessee Titans decided to scoop him up. After solidifying their offensive trenches in the first round, they bring in defensive help in the second round.

39. Los Angeles Rams (via CAR): Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

The Rams added Jared Verse in the first round, and now, they get another Seminole to put into the middle of their defensive line. After Aaron Donald’s retirement, DT help is needed.

40. Philadelphia Eagles (via WSH): Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa

Well, it’s another cornerback for Philadelphia, and arguably, it’s another steal as well. They landed Quinyon Mitchell with the 22nd overall pick, and now they add a very versatile DB to the mix in Cooper DeJean.

41. New Orleans Saints (via GB): Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

The run on defense continues as the New Orleans Saints make a move up the board and add Kool-Aid McKinstry. Even if the Saints end up trading Marshon Lattimore, pairing the Alabama product with Paulson Adebo could be a problem for opponents.

42. Houston Texans: Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia

With the pick that Houston acquired via their trade with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this spring, the Texans bring another piece to their secondary. He stuck to receivers like few collegiate cornerbacks could last year, and he is a building piece for the Texans’ future.

43. Arizona Cardinals (via ATL): Max Melton, CB, Rutgers

A fourth straight cornerback goes off the board, and after trading down, the Arizona Cardinals land some more defensive help in Max Melton. The Rutgers product is a strong developmental prospect with outstanding athleticism.

44. Las Vegas Raiders: Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon

Jackson Powers Johnson is an absolute bulldog on the offensive line. He absorbs contact well in pass protection and is a bully while blocking the run. He can play anywhere on the interior offensive line.

45. Green Bay Packers (via NO): Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

The Packers love their explosive linebackers, and Edgerrin Cooper fits right into that mold. If they can get anything out of Cooper and Quay Walker, they’ll have a very dangerous duo.

46. Carolina Panthers (via IND): Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas

The first running back goes off the board, and once again, that player is a Texas Longhorn. Jonathon Brooks is a very solid rusher who can evade tackles and help a bit as a receiver. Carolina adds to a backfield that includes Chuba Hubbard and Miles Sanders.

47. New York Giants: Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota

The first safety and first Minnesota Gopher is off the board, and it is to the team that knocked the Minnesota Vikings out of the playoffs two seasons ago. Tyler Nubin can be a replacement for Xavier McKinney, who headed to the Packers in free agency.

48. Jacksonville Jaguars: Maason Smith, DT, LSU

Maason Smith was one of the most hyped-up defensive tackle recruits coming out of high school, but an injury in 2022 and down year in 2023 had some questioning exactly where he would go in this draft. Still, the Jaguars had enough faith in him to select him in the second round and pair him with Josh Allen on the defensive front.

49. Cincinnati Bengals: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

Kris Jenkins is a bully in the trenches and does all the right things for a run-stuffing defensive tackle. Cincinnati adds some more help to their front amidst the Trey Hendrickson trade request.

50. Washington Commanders (via PHI): Mike Sainristil, CB, Michigan

In terms of nickel cornerbacks, it doesn’t get much better than Mike Sainristil in this class. Washington gets even more help for their defense.

51. Pittsburgh Steelers: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

The Steelers have used first-round picks on offensive tackles in the past two years, and now, they get their center in Zach Frazier.

52. Indianapolis Colts (via LAR through CAR): Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Another young receiver for Anthony Richardson and the Indianapolis Colts. Mitchell is a great player who can beat defenders downfield with smooth speed and route running ability.

53. Washington Commanders: Ben Sinnott, TE, Kansas State

The Commanders added Zach Ertz in free agency, but Ben Sinnott is a very tough player at the tight end position in terms of his blocking and ability to fight through tackles. Another very solid pickup for Washington.

54. Cleveland Browns: Michael Hall, DT, Ohio State

Michael Hall is a bit undersized at the defensive tackle position, but he is an explosive player with a highlight reel that matches any other. Bringing him in to join with Myles Garrett, Za’Darius Smith and Dalvin Tomlinson will create issues for opposing teams.

55. Miami Dolphins: Patrick Paul, OT, Houston

The immediate starters at offensive tackle are off the board, but Patrick Paul is a very intriguing developmental piece for Miami. He’s a massive player with long arms that help him win the leverage battles, and his athletic profile challenges that of Amarius Mims.

56. Dallas Cowboys: Marshawn Kneeland, EDGE, Western Michigan

Marshawn Kneeland is built like a tank at around 270-275 pounds, and he can play all over the defensive line. He is an upgrade for the Cowboys on the defensive line.

57. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Braswell, EDGE, Alabama

Many had the Buccaneers pegged to take an edge rusher in the first round, but instead, they decide to add to their pass rush here in the second round. Braswell is a very athletic player off the edge.

58. Green Bay Packers: Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Javon Bullard is an intelligent, do-it-all type of player at the safety spot. After bringing in Xavier McKinney in free agency, Green Bay adds another defensive back.

59. Houston Texans: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Another developmental tackle who can potentially replace Laremy Tunsil down the line. This feels a bit early for Blake Fisher, but the Texans clearly value him.

60. Buffalo Bills: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

A third safety comes off the board in the second round. Cole Bishop isn’t the most dynamic athlete in the world, but his anticipation and intelligence in the secondary make this a very strong pick for Buffalo at a position of need.

61. Detroit Lions: Ennis Rakestraw, CB, Missouri

Ennis Rakestraw is going to be loved in Detroit. He is a very physical player on the boundary, and he joins Terrion Arnold as the latest pick to try and turn around the Lions secondary.

62. Baltimore Ravens: Roger Rosengarten, OT, Washington

The Ravens have needed to work towards improving their offensive line, and while they weren’t able to land a top player in the first round, they got a very technically-sound player in Roger Rosengarten.

63. Kansas City Chiefs (via SF): Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

After getting some first round considerations, Kingsley Suamataia will now help protect the best quarterback in the NFL after being selected at the end of the second round. The Chiefs have done a great job of developing offensive linemen in the past, and Suamataia will fit right in.

64. San Francisco 49ers (via KC): Renardo Green, CB, Florida State

Yet another Seminole defender goes off the board as the second round wraps up. Renardo Green is a fantastic press coverage cornerback, and he is a great add for San Francisco’s defense.

Round 3

65. Carolina Panthers: Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky

Malachi Corley is a YAC machine, and the Carolina Panthers are putting together a fantastic young receiver group after grabbing Xavier Legette in the first round.

66. Arizona Cardinals: Trey Benson, RB, Florida State

Another running back on the second day. Trey Benson is an explosive player out of the backfield, and he is very slippery as a receiver.

67. Washington Commanders: Brandon Coleman, G, TCU

Brandon Coleman played at left tackle and both guard spots throughout his collegiate career, so Washington adds some versatility to their o-line here.

68. New England Patriots: Caedan Wallace, OT, Penn State

Playing opposite of Olu Fashanu, Caeden Wallace was part of a fantastic offensive line at Penn State. The Patriots landed their QB and some more receiver help, and now, Drake Maye has some more protection.

69. Los Angeles Chargers: Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

Junior Colson explosively shoots through gaps gaps as a blitzer, and he was a big reason for Michigan’s defensive success over the past couple years. LB is a position of need for the Chargers after Kenneth Murray and Eric Kendricks left in free agency.

70. New York Giants: Andru Phillips, CB, Kentucky

Andru Phillips is another bulldog of this draft class at the cornerback position. He defends the run with a fervor, and he can close on receivers in a hurry to make a play on passes.

71. Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Adams, OT, Illinois

Isaiah Adams is a bit too small to play offensive tackle at the NFL level, but luckily, the Cardinals don’t necessarily need a true OT at the moment. Adams can shift inside to guard.

72. Carolina Panthers (via NYJ): Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

Trevin Wallace plays extremely fast at the linebacker position, and he joins free agency acquisition Josey Jewell in Carolina’s LB room.

73. Dallas Cowboys: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State

Cooper Beebe was one of my favorite guard prospects in this entire class, and the Cowboys were able to land him towards the end of the second day. That’s great value and more protection for Dak Prescott.

74. Atlanta Falcons: Bralen Trice, EDGE, Washington

Bralen Trice could have been considered for a second-round or even first-round pick a month ago, but he weighed in at just 245 pounds at the combine with rather short arms. Regardless, he is a powerful athlete who can help Atlanta’s defensive front.

75. Chicago Bears: Kiran Amegadije, OT, Yale

It seems we are in the midst of one last tackle run, and the Bears land another player after Braxton Jones missed time with injury last season.

76. Denver Broncos: Jonah Elliss, EDGE, Utah

The Broncos needed another pass rushing presence for their defense. Elliss is technically sound with plenty of burst off the edge.

77. Las Vegas Raiders: Delmar Glaze, OT, Maryland

Versatile enough to play either left or right tackle, Delmar Glaze is very long and a good enough athlete to hang with a speed-rush and brings plenty of power to the table.

78: Houston Texans: Calen Bullock, S, USC

Calen Bullock has sideline-to-sideline coverage ability. He isn’t the most polished run defender, but if the Texans allow him to just play centerfield, Bullock can be a great playmaker on the back end.

79. Indianapolis Colts (via ATL): Matt Goncalves, OT, Pittsburgh

Like Isaiah Adams a few picks earlier, Matt Goncalves likely will need to kick inside to guard at the NFL level. He has a bit more length, but he is much better for his run blocking than his pass protection.

80. Cincinnati Bengals: Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

Everybody’s been wondering when Jermaine Burton would go off the board. His tape displayed one of the better receivers in this class, but there have been off-the-field questions throughout his draft process. Joe Burrow gets another big time weapon.

81. Seattle Seahawks: Christian Haynes, OG, UConn

I had the Seahawks selecting an interior offensive lineman in the first round, but they proved that they could wait and go get a strong guard in Day 2. Christian Haynes is a great backup plan in case the Laken Tomlinson experiment goes sideways.

82. Indianapolis Colts: Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois

An intriguing developmental tight end, Tip Reiman didn’t show off a ton of production at Illinois, but he had plenty of flashes when he got an opportunity.

83. Los Angeles Rams: Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

Blake Corum can run a gap-scheme like no other in this draft. He is very patient behind the line of scrimmage and picks his spots very wisely.

84. Pittsburgh Steelers: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan

An absolute menace with the ball in his hands, Roman Wilson is a slippery player after the catch and refuses to get tackled. He can also use some speed to get over the top of defenses.

85. Cleveland Browns: Zak Zinter, G, Michigan

Three straight Michigan Men go off the board. Zak Zinter is coming off a leg fracture, so he might not be available to begin the season. However, down the line, he can very well turn into a solid starter.

86. San Francisco 49ers (via HOU): Dominick Puni, OT, Kansas

After primarily playing tackle throughout his college career, Dominick Puni actually took center reps during the Senior Bowl, so it will be very interesting to see what the 49ers do with him at the NFL level. He seems capable of playing all five spots.

87. Dallas Cowboys: Marist Liufau, LB, Notre Dame

Marist Liufau showed some nice coverage chops throughout his Notre Dame career, and with the retirement of Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas needs another physical tackler in their LB room.

88. Green Bay Packers: MarShawn Lloyd, RB, USC

The last time a running back named MarShawn from USC entered the NFL, it turned out pretty well. Lloyd is a powerful runner who can help replace Aaron Jones.

89. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tykee Smith, S, Georgia

Tykee Smith alongside Antoine Winfield is going to be something else in Tampa Bay. He has excellent ball skills to play free safety while Winfield runs rampant in the box.

90. Arizona Cardinals: Elijah Jones, CB, Boston College

Elijah Jones left the Boston College football team in 2023 with a “non-injury issue”, so there are questions with him off the field. However, on the field, he was a fantastic player with size, physicality, and ball skills.

91. Green Bay Packers: Ty’Ron Hopper, LB, Missouri

A bulldozer in run defense and as a pass rusher, Ty’Ron Hopper is a very physical and explosive player who has the potential to be an immediate contributor for the Packers defense.

92. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington

Jalen McMillan can be a great slot receiver for the Buccaneers. He runs routes well with incredible burst off the line of scrimmage. He’s a great fit next to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

93. Baltimore Ravens: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

Adisa Isaac just feels like a Ravens pick. He rushes the passer well, and his nimble feet allow him to drop back into coverage on occasion.

94. Philadelphia Eagles (via SF): Jalyx Hunt, EDGE, Houston Christian

Similarly to Isaac, Hunt does a number of things well, but at this point, he isn’t elite at anything. Philly gets a solid project here.

95. Buffalo Bills: DeWayne Carter, DT, Duke

Beef in the middle of the defensive line is needed in Buffalo. After grabbing a safety earlier, DeWayne Carter can help in both run defense and pass rush.

96. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State

And another FSU defender comes off the board in Day 2. Jarrian Jones is an elite athlete but needs to work on his technique and physicality in order to handle a boundary role. Expect him to play more out of the slot.

97. Cincinnati Bengals: McKinnley Jack, DT, Texas A&M

McKinnley Jack wasn’t overly productive in college, but his traits are strong. He has great size and length while moving surprisingly well in the trenches. Cincinnati is betting on that upside.

98. Pittsburgh Steelers: Payton Wilson, LB, NC State

Payton Wilson was my favorite linebacker from this class, but it seems as if the NFL was concerned about his medical. In terms of his play, Wilson does a little bit of everything. He can play coverage and is an explosive blitzer who wreaks havoc in the backfield.

99. Los Angeles Rams: Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami (FL)

Kamren Kinchens anticipates very well in the secondary. He doesn’t have the sideline-to-sideline speed but uses his football IQ to make up for it.

100. Washington Commanders: Luke McCaffrey, WR, Rice

The brother of Christian McCaffrey sneaks into the end of Day 2. Luke McCaffrey is a very tough player with great athletic ability.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.