NFL Draft: Day Two Best Available Prospects

Scout.com NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber lists his top-30 best available prospects on Day Two.

After a crazy Day One in the NFL Draft, there are still plenty of quality players available to teams on Day Two. Scout.com’s NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber lists his top-30 players still available:

 

1. Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
Notes: A versatile, steady linebacker, who was considered to be a second round pick, Connor may be the first player taken on Day Two by the Dolphins.

2. Early Doucet, WR, LSU
Notes: A productive player at LSU and an intriguing slot receiver at the next level, Doucet fits well with a team that runs a West Coast Offense.


Texas RB Jamaal Charles is an intriguing player who won’t wait long to hear his name on Day Two.
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3. Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
Notes: A former track star with great upside, Charles won’t last long on Day Two.

4. Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
Notes: A productive, record-breaking RB in college has a chance to be a Day Two steal.

5. Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
Notes: Harrison is a talented interior presence, but there are concerns about his injury history and character.

6. Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
Notes: Collins is a raw tackle with good size and skills, but his limited mobility has hurt his stock.

7. Cliff Avril, LB, Purdue
Notes: A tweener with great speed and pass rushing ability, Avril is a value you pick on Day Two and will be attractive to a team that runs a 3-4 defense.

8. Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
Notes: Caldwell is a smooth receiver with great hands and speed. He offers a team a reliable receiver with nice overall skills.

9. Jeremy Zuttah, OG, Rutgers
Notes: An athletic guard who can play inside and outside, Zuttah will be an early selection on Day Two.

10. Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
Notes: Gooden’s injury history is a concern, but he’s a good athlete who possesses good instincts.

11. Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
Notes: Off the field concerns and an inconsistent offseason have this potential game breaker dropping on draft charts.

12. Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
Notes: Smith is a tweener who offers a team versatility in the secondary as he can play corner or safety.

13. Justin King, CB, Penn State
Notes: King is a very good cover corner who has tremendous speed, but he isn’t physical and that’s hurt his stock.

14. DaJuan Morgan, FS, NC State
Notes: A chiseled, aggressive safety, Morgan is still raw and learning the position, but has a lot of upside.

15. Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
Notes: Godfrey is a versatile defensive back, who has great size and skills. He's still raw, but he has the attributes to be a solid defender.

16. Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
Notes: A big tease that has a lot of ability, Sims doesn’t always play up to his potential.

17. Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee
Notes: Cottam has a great frame and speed and will be very attractive early on Day Two.


Tennessee TE Brad Cottam is a big target that will be attractive on Day Two.
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18. Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
Notes: Once considered a top prospect in the draft, Woodson has experienced a radical decline in value and continues to fall.

19. Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
Notes: His impressive measureables and explosiveness are enticing, but his play on the field doesn’t match his attributes.

20. Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
Notes: A consistent performer in a tough SEC conference, Bennett could be a steal in round three.

21. Xavier Adibi, LB, Virginia Tech
Notes: An undersized linebacker with great range and versatility, Adibi will be an immediate contributor on special teams.

22. Josh Barrett, SS, Arizona State
Notes: Barrett has great size, speed and skill, but his injuries this past season have hurt his value.

23. Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
Notes: A raw, massive tackle, Nicks uses his strength to his advantage, but lacks technique.

24. Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut
Notes: Branch is a tweener who can play corner or safety, but his off the field problems are a concern.

25. Antwaun Molden, CB, Eastern Kentucky
Notes: Molden has great measureables and size, but doesn’t always play up to his potential.

26. Oniel Cousins, OG, UTEP
Notes: Cousins is versatile and can play inside or outside, but he has to get stronger.

27. Jeremy Thompson, DE, Wake Forest
Notes: Thompson has great potential as a pass rusher, but durability is an issue.

28. Craig Stevens, TE, California
Notes: An impressive all around tight end with great strength, Stevens is rising up draft boards and may be selected earlier than expected.

29. John David Booty, QB, USC
Notes: Booty isn’t the greatest athlete, but he’s efficient, and a team that runs a West Coast Offense may look at him as a backup QB this season.

30. Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise State
Notes: A speedy corner with good size and elite speed, Scandrick has the potential to be special.


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.

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