NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 mock has Redskins address offense, avoid quarterback
101. New England Patriots: WR Mecole Hardman, Georgia
The Patriots are definitely going to add receivers in this draft, and they could consider adding two with their early picks. T.J. Hockenson, Miles Boykin, and Mecole Hardman would do a lot to upgrade their receiving corps and would each add a different element.
Hardman is on the smaller side (5-10) but he’s a burner and a great return man. He could fill a Cordarrelle Patterson role for the Patriots, though he’s unlikely to see any snaps at running back. Hardman could be a downfield threat that would help take pressure off Julian Edelman and Boykin.
102. Baltimore Ravens: RB L.J. Scott, Michigan State
The Ravens don’t necessarily need a running back, but they could add another one to their rotation. Kenneth Dixon struggled badly with fumbles last year, but Gus Edwards was solid. Add in Mark Ingram, and the squad has some depth.
However, they could add a more talented backup and L.J. Scott is worth the risk. Scott has talent, but his career to date has been derailed by injuries. If he can stay healthy and pan out, the Ravens would be happy to have him as he runs with good balance and physicality. Pairing him with Ingram and Edwards could make the run-heavy Ravens offense very hard to stop.
This mock is certainly realistic, but there are plenty of other scenarios that could shake out. But if things fall this way, Redskins fans will probably be happy, though the quarterback situation won’t be settled, so that will certainly be something the team would have to figure out on Day 3 and in camp.