Day one of the NFL Draft is out the window. Will New England find their successor? Which quarterback will go first, Eason, Fromm, or Hurts? Where does Andy Reid get his impeccable taste in clothing?
Trey Wingo opened day two with, “Buckle up! We literally have no idea what’s going to happen, and you know what? We kinda like it that way.”
To start the day, the Cincinnati Bengals took Tee Higgins, a wide receiver from Clemson. With this pick, the Bengals got a brand-new tiger for their “Tiger King,” Joe Burrow.
We also were able to get a glimpse of Bill Belichick for the first time, or at least his best friend.
And in Patriots fashion, the team’s first pick, Kyle Dugger, comes out of Lenoir-Rhyne University. He becomes the highest pick from the Division II college and the first since 2000.
With the 58th overall pick, the second Mountain West Conference representative was finally taken. Ezra Cleveland from the MW Champions Boise State was the second-round choice for the Minnesota Vikings.
The third Mountain West Representative, Logan Wilson, linebacker from Wyoming, was the first pick of the third round. Bengals get a cowboy to complement their two tigers.
In the first two days of the draft, the Mountain West has only seen three players drafted. Compare this to the SEC who has the most players taken overall by conference with 40 players.
What were some of the biggest surprises of day two?
Jalen Hurts was selected to go to the Philadelphia Eagles with their second-round pick. This comes a year after giving starter Carson Wentz a $100 million deal and after losing Nick Foles to Jacksonville a year prior. With a glaring need at both receiver and in the defense, Hurts’ selection could be questionable to the radical fan.
To a similar topic, where are the quarterbacks?
Both Jacob Eason, former Washington quarterback, and Jake Fromm, former Georgia quarterback, were projected to be taken at some point today. With the Patriots doing what they usually do, taking two tight ends and a Division-II product, who knows when the next quarterback will be taken tomorrow.
No players with Hawai’i ties were taken on this day.
For day three of the NFL Draft, this is where we’ll hope to see at least one Rainbow Warrior alumni. Cole McDonald is on the remaining top-10 quarterbacks left in the draft, and with the remaining four rounds starting tomorrow at 6 a.m. HST, depth becomes a major target for many NFL teams.