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This is a 2019 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right (I nailed eight in my Re-Draft Rounds 2-3 in 2018), but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Arizona Cardinals: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
The Cardinals are expected to address wide receiver or offensive line in order to help Kyler Murray. They need to improve their blocking at some point. However, they also need a cornerback to play across from Patrick Peterson, so they may like the value at the position here rather than that of the linemen and receivers.
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Indianapolis Colts: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
The Colts dropped countless passes in the games T.Y. Hilton missed last season, so they'll have to add another receiver beyond Devin Funchess.
A.J. Brown was a great weapon for Ole Miss the past couple of years despite their turmoil. Unlike his more-athletic teammate, D.K. Metcalf, Brown was actually productive while in school.
Oakland Raiders: Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
The Raiders have a big need at cornerback, so I expect them to address this need shortly.
Trayvon Mullen is a 6-foot-2 corner who was highly recruited. However, he has disappointed team sources, so it sounds like he'll be taken in the Round 2-4 range.
San Francisco 49ers: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
There was talk that the 49ers would attempt to trade for Antonio Brown, but the other Bay Area team obtained the former Steeler diva instead. The 49ers are expected to use an early pick on a receiver.
Seattle Seahawks: Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
The Seahawks have visited with or worked out tons of safeties during the pre-draft process. With Earl Thomas gone, they have a huge need at the position, so perhaps they'll address that at this juncture.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Irv Smith Jr., TE, Alabama
The Jaguars need to give Nick Foles a No. 1 receiver to throw to, as they currently don't have any potent downfield threats. They also lack a viable tight end in the wake of the Austin Seferian-Jenkins bust signing.
Irv Smith Jr. is a dangerous threat after the catch, and he has good route-running skills and nice hands.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
Buccaneer fans really wanted Derwin James in the 2018 NFL Draft. It turns out that they knew more about the draft than the team's own general manager, which is sad. Perhaps Tampa can finally find an upgrade at safety at this juncture.
Chauncey Garnder-Johnson played nickel for the Gators at one point, but then took on a larger role. He's a great athlete and possesses terrific upside as a dynamic safety.
Buffalo Bills: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
The Bills added some upgrades to their receiving corps this offseason, but they still lack a No. 1 target. They could obtain one with this pick.
Denver Broncos: Dalton Risner, C/G/OT, Kansas State
The Broncos signed Ja'Wuan James this offseason, but lost Matt Paradis. A new center is needed.
Dalton Risner had problems with speed rushers on the edge, but improved his play in 2018. Some have seventh-round grades on him, while others believe he'll be selected on Day 2.
Cincinnati Bengals: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri
I mocked Drew Lock to the Bengals at No. 11 for a while, but I moved off that pick toward the end. Perhaps Cincinnati will target Lock in the second round if he falls this far, which is a strong possibility.
Lock has a great arm and can make any throw, but he really needs to work on his field vision and accuracy. He should probably be taken in the second round, but we've seen teams reach for quarterbacks over the years. And besides, teams like Lock's gritty attitude and work ethic. He loves football, so he'll try hard to improve his flaws.
Detroit Lions: Erik McCoy, C/G, Texas A&M
The Lions will need to address their offensive line at some point in the wake of T.J. Lang's retirement.
Green Bay Packers: Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
The Packers must protect Aaron Rodgers if they want any chance to make a deep run into the playoffs. They need a successor for Bryan Bulaga, and they can get a good value for once by taking Jawaan Taylor, who has fallen because of his knee issues.
Los Angeles Rams: Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
The Rams need a successor for Andrew Whitworth, and Greg "Mr. Reliable" Little can sit for a year and learn behind the great blind-side protector.
Indianapolis Colts: Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
The Colts were 20th in pass defense efficiency last year. Both their pass rush and secondary were responsible for this, so Indianapolis can take a big step toward correcting this problem by obtaining an upgrade at cornerback.
Carolina Panthers: Cody Ford, G/OT, Oklahoma
The Panthers need to protect Cam Newton. Charlie Campbell reported that the Panthers tried to move up for a lineman into the back end of the first round.
Miami Dolphins: Damien Harris, RB, Alabama
The only running backs on Miami's roster at the moment are Kenyan Drake, who can't handle a full workload, and Kalen Ballage, who had one good game last year. The Dolphins could use an early selection to strengthen their backfield.
Damien Harris is a well-rounded running back. One source Charlie Campbell spoke to said Harris reminds him of Doug Martin.
Cleveland Browns: Khalen Saunders, DT, Western Illinois
The Browns have an excellent starting quartet on the defensive line, but they could use some quality depth up front.
Minnesota Vikings: Jaylon Ferguson, DE, Louisiana Tech
Everson Griffen has mental issues that could resurface, so the Vikings may opt to pursue a defensive end in the first half of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Jaylon Ferguson had an excellent Senior Bowl, proving that he could compete with the power-five prospects. However, he was not able to participate at the combine because of an off-the-field problem that surfaced recently, which is why he has fallen.
Tennessee Titans: Jachai Polite, DE/OLB, Florida
The Titans lost both of their starting edge rushers in free agency, so they're expected to target the position with one of their early picks.
Jachai Polite was once slotted in the first round, but has fallen because he looked sluggish and out of shape at the combine.
Denver Broncos: Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
The Broncos could add yet another weapon for Joe Flacco, as they have very little at receiver.
Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard. The former Bear is a tough runner, but he can't handle the receiving work, so Philadelphia is looking for a running back to complement Howard.
Miles Sanders had a great combine performance, running a 4.49 and leaping 10-foot-4 on the broad jump. He was great in the drills as well.
Houston Texans: David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
The Texans don't have a proven, viable running back for the long term on their roster, so that could change with this pick.
Houston Texans: Elgton Jenkins, C/G, Mississippi State
The Texans shouldn't be done upgrading their offensive line, as they'll have to make multiple upgrades up front.
New England Patriots: Ryan Finley, QB, N.C. State
The Patriots have traded all of their potential successors for Tom Brady, so they'll need to find a new one.
Ryan Finley had a solid performance at the Senior Bowl. He projects as an Alex Smith-type quarterback with slightly less mobility.
Philadelphia Eagles: D'Andre Walker, LB, Georgia
Jordan Hicks signed with the Cardinals this offseason. Even if the Eagles had retained Hicks, they'd need one more linebacker, as they never replaced Mychal Kendricks.
D'Andre Walker is a good run defender who is decent in coverage and can rush the passer very well. He was all over the place in the SEC Championship.
Dallas Cowboys: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia
The Cowboys have a great defense, but their secondary is a weakness outside of Byron Jones. They've been trying to trade for Earl Thomas, so if they can't get a deal done, here's the safety upgrade they need.
Indianapolis Colts: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
The Colts were considering Landon Collins in free agency, so perhaps they'll use one of their billion second-round picks on a safety.
Los Angeles Chargers: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple
The Chargers have a shutdown cornerback in Casey Hayward, but they have a huge hole opposite of him.
Kansas City Chiefs: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
Tyreek Hill may not be with the team next year because of his legal issues and tape recording, so I expect Kansas City to use an early pick on a receiver.
Riley Ridley possesses a tremendous amount of potential, but is a raw product who should've returned to school.
New Orleans Saints: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
The Saints signed Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall, hoping to find an upgrade across from Michael Thomas. Here's a possible solution.
Hakeem Butler has great size at 6-5, 225, and he answered some speed concerns at the combine. His hands are horrible, however. Some in the media believe Butler will be chosen in the first round, but he has gotten third-round grades from some teams.
Kansas City Chiefs: Anthony Nelson, DE/DT, Iowa
The Chiefs just acquired Frank Clark - go here for my NFL Trade Grades - but they could still use another edge rusher to replace both Justin Houston and Dee Ford.
New England Patriots: Germaine Pratt, LB, N.C. State
The Patriots have needed help in their linebacking corps next to Dont'a Hightower for years. They can finally fill that void with this selection.
Germaine Pratt has good vision for a linebacker and can defend the run well. He's a former safety.
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