Day one of the 2017 NFL Draft is done. Feelings may be a bit mixed about Derek Barnett, but the draft is not close to over. Unsurprisingly, in such a stacked class, there are loads of talented players still available for Day 2 of the draft. Here are the top ten players available for the rest of the weekend. Will the Eagles get one of these guys?
1. Cam Robinson, Tackle, Alabama: My number four overall player, it not super surprising Robinson fell due to concerns about consistency and off the field issues. However, he is a talented and experienced tackle who can grow into being a true offensive bookend.
2. Forrest Lamp, Offensive Line, WKU: Ranked number eight, versatile and athletic offensive linemen, Forrest Lamp fell in the draft due to his size and smaller school. Lamp is as clean an offensive line prospect as there is in this draft and he will make a team happy as a guard or tackle.
3. Dalvin Cook, Running Back, FSU: Cook was 9th on my big board but fell due to concerns about his injuries and off the field. While those issues are certainly worrying, the on field product is undeniable. He can be a true game changer on an offense. 4. Sidney Jones, Cornerback, Washington: Ranked 11, it was clear Jones was going to fall due to a rough injury he sustained during the offseason. Jones is a very good cover cornerback, but it will come down to health if a team wants to take a chance on the second day of the draft.
5. Budda Baker, Safety, Washington: Ranked 12, Baker stood out as a complete and polished safety prospect. While he did not have the size or ceiling of Jamaal Adams or Malik Hooker, he was an immediate impact player. A team will get a versatile defender if they draft Baker.
6. Curtis Samuel, Offensive Player, Ohio State: The 16th player on my board, I am admittedly higher on Samuel than most, but his receiving ability and dynamic with the ball in his hands is really exciting. He is a more polished player than given credit for and an impressive athlete to boot.
7. Pat Elflein, Center, Ohio State: At 21 on the board, Elflein is a solid but unspectacular player who will have a long career in the NFL at center or guard.
8. Malik McDowell, Defensive Line, MSU: Malik McDowell has the talent to be the best player in this class, but he was lower on my board (22) and fell out of the first round due to frustrating inconsistency and loud whispers about his character. Will teams take a chance on his upside on day two?
9. Dan Feeney, Offensive Line, Indiana: An experienced and polished player, teams were no doubt worried about Feeney’s concussion history when he fell out of the first round. Maybe they feel more comfortable tomorrow?
10. Derek Rivers, Edge Defender, YSU: A small school dynamo; Rivers made 28 on my board due to his outstanding run defense, production as a pass rusher and athletic ability. Teams were obviously wary of taking an FCS player in the first and it is hard to blame them, but Rivers will be a steal in the second or third round.