NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 mock has Redskins address offense, avoid quarterback
45. Atlanta Falcons: OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State
The Falcons are looking for a new right tackle after parting ways with Ryan Schraeder this offseason. They have Ty Sambrailo, but they could use some competition for him. Risner would qualify. He’s a solid blocker who can play any position on the offensive front. He could challenge Sambrailo for the starting job. If he doesn’t win, he could fight for a guard spot or serve as a super-sub for the offensive line.
46. Washington Redskins: S Darnell Savage, Maryland
This may be a mildly surprising pick, but Savage is on the rise. He may be among the first safeties off the board, and if the Redskins like him enough, they could take him with this pick. He would challenge Montae Nicholson for the starting job next to free agent acquisition Landon Collins.
On tape, Savage displays excellent coverage skills and instincts. He could be a playmaker at the NFL level and is worth a pick in the second round. Other players the Redskins will consider here include WR Hakeem Butler or QB Will Grier. And for the record, I came very close to mocking Grier to them at this juncture.
47. Carolina Panthers: S Nasir Adderley, Delaware
The Panthers re-signed Eric Reid to play safety, but they are lacking talent next to him. Former third-round pick Rashaan Gaulden could play there, but the Panthers may opt to add competition there anyway. Adderley is considered to be one of the better safeties in this class and has really good coverage skills. He could help upgrade the Panthers’ weaker secondary.
48. Miami Dolphins: WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State
The Dolphins added a versatile defensive lineman with their first pick. While they would love to add an offensive lineman here, there simply aren’t any on the board that would fit the bill. Instead, they’ll opt for a big-bodied receiver with a lot of upside. Butler is raw, but he could emerge as a true No. 1 receiver if he can improve his route running and hands. He has nice athletic ability and a big 6-6 frame. He could be the No. 1 receiver for Miami’s franchise quarterback, who they are likely to pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.