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2017 NFL Draft day two winners and losers

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Twice as many picks!

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Day two of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and with it rounds 2 and 3. That means double the picks, double the laughs, double the anguish as players go off the board. Except for the Patriots, who apparently have no draft picks this year. With so many picks, there were more opportunities to have a good or bad day at the office.

Winners

Cardinals

Haason Reddick was a nice get in the 1st, and then to add Budda Baker… the Cardinals offense is aging but that defense is getting stocked.

Vikings

Minnesota’s fortunes in 2016 hinged on Adrian Peterson, and when he went down they were toast. At age 32 they were right to let him go. To land Dalvin Cook to replace him (and share some duties with Latavius Murray) in the 2nd round, their first pick, was as good as could have been expected for the Vikings.

Eagles and Cowboys

The talent pool at cornerback was so deep that a team, any team, could double up early and it would make sense. Philadelphia and Dallas, in part because of need, were the only teams to take two corners in the first three rounds. And a year after adding a starting QB, they both went straight defense on days one and two. Let the arms race begin.

Drew Pearson

Got to give it to Pearson, his speech before announcing the Cowboys 2nd round pick was entertaining. Bring the draft back to Philly and let him do it again next year.

Losers

Saints

Jets

The Jets need everything, but their first two picks were safeties. The league is struggling to find competent safeties, as evidenced by the run on them in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. But using your first two picks on them is overkill. There were so many better options in the 2nd round.

Lions

Detroit needed a corner, but Teez Tabor over Chidobe Awuize, Ahkello Witherspoon, and Fabian Moreau was questionable.

Bengals PR staff

They’ve got to be tired of this by now.