The 2019 NFL Draft started off with a bang Thursday with surprises and hot takes aplenty. Though the first round may be over, the draft has just begun. Tonight will kick off Day 2 of the draft and it will commence with the second round. Several notable players remain available in what is a very deep draft class. These six players could end up being complete steals.
6. Jawaan Taylor - OT Florida
The question with Jawaan Taylor is not his abilities, but his health. Taylor has long been projected to be a mid-to-high first round pick, but troubles with his knees has forced him to slide down draft boards. Taylor has the potential to be a Pro Bowl offensive tackle, perhaps even in his first year if he is healthy. He could end up being the best value pick in the second round.
5. AJ Brown - WR Ole Miss
In a weak wide receiver class, AJ Brown may be the most sure thing of the group. He has outstanding run after catch skills, is a solid route runner, and can "go up and get em" with any receiver out there. He may not have the upside of his former teammate DK Metcalf, but he can immediately slide in as at least a No. 3 wide receiver in a good offense.
4. Byron Murphy- CB Washington
Murphy wasn't exactly a standout at the NFL Combine and nothing about him really jumps off the page but he just does everything that a corner is supposed to do well. He is a solid tackler, a good man-and-zone coverage corner, and excellent ball skills. He can be a starter in the NFL right away either as an outside corner or in the slot.
3. Drew Lock - QB Missouri
The first round of the draft saw three quarterbacks taken, including Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones, and Dwayne Haskins. The crazy part is, Lock may have the biggest upside out of all of them. The Mizzou QB is incredibly raw and would be somewhat of a project, but he can make throws no one else in this draft class can. Expect a team with an established starter to take Lock and develop him for a few years.
2. Greedy Williams - CB LSU
Williams has perhaps the most upside of any defensive back in this draft, but he is a true boom or bust type player. The LSU corner profiles as a No. 1 corner with his size and coverage skills, but concerns regarding his tackling ability have caused him to fall quickly down draft boards. Still, Williams has a ton of potential and it should be expected he doesn't last very long during Round 2.
1. DK Metcalf-WR Ole Miss
DK Metcalf made headlines at the NFL Combine with a 4.33 40 yard dash and a 40.5 inch vertical jump. Most believed that the Ole Miss receiver would go somewhere in the first round of the draft, and perhaps even crack the top-10 due to his high upside. However, Metcalf does have some concerns regarding his agility and route running, but he has tremendous upside and could be a Day 2 steal.