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2022 NFL Draft Day 2 grades, tracker: Analysis for every third-round selection

Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft brought some surprises. You can follow along below throughout the day Friday as I grade all the Round 3 picks as well as the other four rounds below. Be sure to refresh this page throughout the night to get the latest grades. You can keep track of all the picks for the entire draft and my grades in our draft tracker.

Grades: Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7

65. Jaguars: Luke Fortner, C, Kentucky

Grade: C+

Battler at center with standout agility, although overall athleticism is lacking. Calculated handwork. Rarely see him on the ground. Better blocking for the run than the pass. Jaguars needed to add to the OL but this is a bit early.

66. Vikings: Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

Grade: A

Rangy, high-energy second-level defender who doesn’t have much coverage experience but possesses the speed and change-of-direction ability to eventually become a quality player in that regard down the road. Speed ​​pops on film too. Nasty taking on blocks. Good player.

67. Giants: Joshua Ezeudu, OL, North Carolina

Grade: C+

Big, versatile blocker who’d sometimes play different positions in the same game. Quality athlete with serious length to play OT but probably best at guard. More OL reinforcement for Giants. Sometimes his feet stop moving in pass pro and he has to improve his anchor. A little early.

68. Browns: Martin Emerson, CB, Miss State

Grade: B-

Tall, long CB with legitimate scheme versatility, although better in man than zone. Hip fluidity is good, not great. Hit-or-miss as a tackler. Deceptive long speed and finds the ball well down the field. Weird pick for Browns positionally.

69. Titans: Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio St.

Grade: C

Fills a glaring hole up front and the size/athleticism are there. But he has a ways to go technically. Balance and hand work are not of starter-caliber right now. And he has to get much stronger. Upside type pick.

70. Jaguars: Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming

Grade: B-

Three-down stud who excels as much in coverage as he does getting to run to the outside. Athleticism pops on film, and he’s a reliable tackler. He works hard to battle through blocks but not great in that area yet. After trade up for Devin Lloyd in Round 1, this is a head-scratcher positionally. Love the player though.

71. Bears: Velus Jones Jr., WR, Tennessee

Grade: B+

YAC phenom in the Deebo Samuel mould. Kick-return specialty appears when he’s catching the ball on offense. Not a route-running specialist. Crazy timed speed. He does not quite play to that level. Old prospect who’s already 25. If he was younger, he’d have gone much earlier. Special with the ball in his hands from him.

72. Seahawks: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington St.

Grade: C+

Looks the part. Tall and super long. Experience in pass-heavy system but hands are routinely late and he’s not a power player at this stage of his career, though his strength improved during his career. Good, not great athlete. Seahawks doubling up on OT.

73. Colts: Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

Grade: A

A more explosive, sharp route-running Mo-Alie Cox. Large human with great suddenness in his routes from him. Laboring burst off the ball. You have blocking chops too. Awesome selection.

74. Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Grade: A-

Finally! Another QB! Ridder does n’t play to his measured athleticism from him. But a smart decision-maker. Accuracy issues overblown. Pocket presence needs some fine-tuning but not a major concern. Arm talent is solid. This late on Day 2, it’s absolutely worth it for Falcons. Surprised it wasn’t Malik Willis though.

75. Texans: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

Grade: B

Lightning-bug of a LB who flies all over the field. Suddenness is dynamic. But he’s a better athlete than a refined linebacker at this point and he misses plenty of tackles. He gets engulfed often by bigger blockers but not a major problem because he’s so fast.

76. Ravens: Travis Jones, DT, UConn

Grade: B+

Big, wide-bodied NT with some pass-rush ability thanks to his nasty club move. For his size, he moves well upfield but wo n’t threaten most interior blockers with his quickness. Good run defend too. Extreme Ravens pick. Shrewd.

77. Colts: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Grade: A

Older prospect but has upside because of how new he is to football and how smoothly he moves on the field. Strong hands that are very accurate. Lateral quicks are lacking. OT was major need. Could add strength. This is tremendous value.

78. Browns: Alex Wright, EDGE, UAB

Grade: B+

High-end reps are first-round caliber. And he has an NFL caliber frame today. But he’s very inconsistent. He disappears for flashes. If he can soak up knowledge from Myles Garrett, Wright can be a star in Cleveland. Right value for him.

79. Chargers: JT Woods, S, Baylor

Grade: B+

Explosive, playmaking safety. Doesn’t transition well out of his back pedal that needs work. Once he gets out of it, he flies. Tackling reliability isn’t great. Boom-or-bust player that can be star as free safety with Derwin James.

80. Broncos: Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA

Grade: B-

Vertical seam-stretcher at the TE spot. Breaks at the top of his route stem are more dynamic than how suddenly he changes directions with the ball in his hands. Surprisingly not a major YAC type despite those traits. Good ball skills. Not a blocker. Ran slower than expected.

81. Giants: Cordale Flott, CB, LSU

Grade: A

Taller slot CB with incredibly light feet. Big catch radius with plus awareness and ball skills. Super slender frame. Savvy decision to add him to the Giants secondary that needs work, especially at the nickel spot.

82. Falcons: DeAngelo Malone, EDGE, Western Kentucky

Grade: B

Long, bendy, high-energy rusher with a polished game and loads of productivity in college. He plays bigger and more powerful than his frame but does need to add weight/power. Falcons doubling up on EDGE is smart. Major need. Close to correct value for this prospect.

83. Eagles: Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

Grade: A

Finally! Dean is a rockstar on the field. He does everything you want out of a modern-day LB. Instincts. Speed. Twitch. Coverage brilliance. Injuries caused him to fall. Awesome value if he can stay healthy.

84. Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M

Grade: B

His 2021 film wasn’t close to how good he was in 2020. In today’s day and age, it’s strange that he’s a legitimate tweener. But Steelers love those type and have to get younger on their DL. Solid value.

85. Patriots: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

Grade: B

Such a fun player on film. Just extremely small. Bouncy, nickel CB who finds the ball often. Long speed and length are lacking. A tick early because of his physical limitations on him. Amazing returner.

86. Titans: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

Grade: A+

My QB1 in this class. Raw decision maker. But the big-time throw ability is through the roof. Amazing athlete who excels in the designed run game and can create big plays when protection breaks down. Immense value here.

87. Cardinals—Cameron Thomas

Grade: B+

Up-and-down the line rusher with a nasty swim. Not super bendy but a high-energy rusher. Fills a need for Arizona after losing Chandler-Jones.

88. Cowboys: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

Grade: B-

Older prospect who’s a fun vertical threat because of his ball-tracking ability and deceptive speed. Quality, not spectacular routes and not a better YAC weapon. He feels like a good complementary type and that’s what he’ll be asked to be in Dallas.

89. Bills: Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor

Grade: C+

New-age LB who’s not explosive but bendy and fluid on the field. Surprisingly good, efficient blitzer. Not super consistent but flashes block-shed and coverage skill. Tackling is hit or miss and wasn’t utilized much in coverage. Good depth for a LB group that needs it.

90. Raiders: Dylan Parham, G, Memphis

Grade: A-

The Raiders are on the board! Parham is a Raiders type too. Compact, mauling, well-balanced interior blocker. Grip strength is standout trait. Not a big-time athlete. Needed on Las Vegas’ line.

91. Buccaneers: Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State

Grade: B

Deceptively smooth athlete at the RB spot. Catches passes naturally. Make-you-miss ability and contact balance are there. He does not quite play to the speed his combine workout indicates.

92. Packers: Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA

Grade: B

Mobile, torque-based blocker with OT/OG versatility. Probably best inside at the next level. Pass pro needs to be fine-tuned but will enter the NFL as a sound run-blocker.

93. 49ers: Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, LSU

Grade: D

Hammer of a back with dynamic burst. But minimal elusiveness and long speed. Way early for him. Way early.

94. Panthers: Matt Corrall, QB, Ole Miss

Grade: B

This is good value for Carolina. Corral’s ball-placement issues were a major concern. And he’s not quite the athlete to be able to win as an improviser in the NFL. But the raw talent is there, and the Panthers needed to address the QB spot.

95. Bengals: Zachary Carter, DT, Florida

Grade: C+

Big-body heavy handy rusher with moments of impressive burst/bend. Not a refined pass rusher. Inside-out flexibility. If he plays inside mostly in Cincinnati, I like this more.

96. Colts: Nick Cross, S, Maryland

Grade: A-

Blur of a safety. Linear explosiveness through the roof. Can be an eraser at FS. Not a footwork type you want in the slot to cover quick WRs. Very Colts-esque selection.

97. Lions: Kerby Joseph, S, Ill.

Grade: A

One of the longest, rangeiest-in-coverage safetyties in this class. Hip-fluidity pops on film. Can really run. He’ll be a playmaker in Detroit but he has to trust his eyes and play with better reactionary skill.

98. Commanders: Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Alabama

Grade: C+

One of the most underrated big backs in this class. Feet like he’s 20 pounds lighter. Defenders fall off him. Not a burner type. Vision and contact balance are pluses and he’s deceptively good out of the backfield. Minimal mileage on his legs from him. Was this the biggest need here?

99. Browns: David Bell, WR, Purdue

Grade: B-

Makes CBs play to his pace because he has below-average juice. Awesome ball-tracking and a menace after the catch because of his balance and powerful frame from him. Maybe not mega upside but will be reliable weapon for Deshaun Watson.

100. Cardinals: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

Grade: A

Monstrous upside with this EDGE, because he’s skinny for the position but already plays with big-time speed-to-power conversion. Bend is good, not great for his frame. Pass-rush move arsenal is developed. Doubling up in the defensive trenches is sensible for Cardinals.

101. Jets: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio St.

Grade: A-

My TE1 in this class. The best three-down player at the position. Blocks outstandingly. Deceptive juice down the seam, reliable hands and can make tough grabs outside his frame from him. He will be a more productive pro than he was in college.

102. Dolphins: Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia

Grade: B-

Speed, speed, and more speed. A blur on the field. But very unpolished as a LB and not a coverage type yet.

103. Chiefs: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

Grade: C+

Oversized, throwback type who tested through the roof but doesn’t play to that level of athleticism on the field. Awesome as a blitzer and quality run defender. Little-to-no experience or refined skill in coverage, which is a concern, and Chiefs already have young LBs on the roster.

104. Rams: Logan Bruss, G, Wisconsin

Grade: A-

Love this pick. Bruss is an athletic battler with a technically sound game and mostly clean film. He’ll fit in the Rams wide-zone scheme wonderfully.

105. 49ers: Danny Gray, WR, SMU

Grade: C

Blazer down the field. Not overly sudden or refined as a route runner and he gets bodied by big, physical corners. Not a bouncy, contact-balance YAC type. This is a specialty type pick on Day 2. We know how Shanahan adores speed, but this is a little early for a one-trick pony.

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