Alabama Crimson Tide RB Eddie Lacy was selected in a surprising area of the second round. See where he and other notable prospects landed on Draft Day Two.
Friday’s draft extravaganza has come and has gone. Read on for Draft Day Two notes (rounds two and three).
36th Overall (4th Pick, 2nd Round) Cincinnati Bengals via Oakland Raiders—RB Giovanni Bernard, UNC
Over RB Eddie Lacy, the Bengals selected Bernard. It was quite shocking that the Bengals skipped over him, and this kicked off Lacy’s downward slide.
38th Overall (5th Pick, 2nd Round) San Diego Chargers via Arizona Cardinals—LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
The Chargers traded up to select Te’o, a linebacker who has had a turbulent winter and spring. San Diego must have had immense confidence in the Notre Dame product since they traded up to acquire him.
39th Overall (6th Pick, 2nd Round) New York Jets—QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
Ahhh, the controversy begins. Smith joins struggling QB Mark Sanchez and possibly QB Tim Tebow, depending on if he is a Jet this regular season and beyond. Smith has questions regarding his play, but he will undoubtedly be an upgrade over Sanchez.
48th Overall (16th Pick, 2nd Round) Pittsburgh Steelers—RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Lacy continued to fall down the second round, as the power-oriented Steelers picked Bell over Lacy. Bell is a power back with A1 size: 6’1″, 230 pounds.
61st Overall (29th Pick, 2nd Round) Green Bay Packers—RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
Lacy was the fourth running back picked after Bernard, Bell, and now Denver Broncos RB Montee Bell. Lacy is going into the right environment, which already has a top offense. Lacy will help immediately.
69th Overall (7th Pick, 3rd Round) Arizona Cardinals—DB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
The ever-so versatile Mathieu’s college career crashed after drug-related issues surfaced. Mathieu is a dynamic football player with high amounts of potential, but the Cards have to keep an eye on him off the field.
73rd Overall (11th Pick, 3rd Round) Tampa Bay Buccaneers—QB Mike Glennon, NC State
This selection was particularly surprising considering the fact that the Bucs already have QB Josh Freeman. The 25-year old Freeman now has some pressure behind him on the depth chart.