Buscaglia: 2016 Day Two Mock Draft

Buscaglia: 2016 Day Two Mock Draft
Posted at 6:45 AM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 06:45:35-04

The first round is in the books, and with the 19th overall selection the Buffalo Bills picked Clemson edge rusher Shaq Lawson to fill an immediate need. Even with Lawson, the Bills still have some clear needs on the defensive side of the ball.

However, on Day Two of the draft and beyond, teams start to draft less for need and try to find the most talented player available on the board that fits their scheme. For the Bills, that means they could look to the offensive side of the ball at some point on Friday.

How might it all look when Friday night is said and done? A look at how Day Three could pan out:

Round Two

32) Browns - QB Connor Cook, Michigan State

33) Titans - CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

34) Cowboys - QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

35) Chargers - OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana

36) Ravens - LB Myles Jack, UCLA

37) Chiefs (from SF) - S Vonn Bell, Ohio State

38) Jaguars - EDGE Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky

39) Buccaneers - DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State

40) Giants - LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama

41) Bears - DL A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

42) Dolphins - CB Mackensie Alexander, Clemson

43) Titans (from PHI via LA) - NT Andrew Billings, Baylor

44) Raiders - EDGE Kevin Dodd, Clemson

45) Titans (from LA) - WR Braxton Miller, Ohio State

46) Lions - DT Jarran Reed, Alabama

47) Saints - EDGE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State

48) Colts - LB Su'a Cravens, USC

49) Bills - DL Bronson Kaufusi, BYU

- This pick holds true from my final mock draft. The Bills didn't address their defensive line in the first round and instead opted for a pass-rushing linebacker in Shaq Lawson. In the second round with plenty of good defensive linemen slipping into Day Two, the Bills are holding on to hope that one of those players -- specifically someone like nose tackle Jarran Reed -- will be there for them by the time they're on the clock. With two fourth-round picks, I could even see the Bills trying to move up in the second round to secure one of the more established defensive linemen, but Bronson Kaufusi is a compelling prospect as well. He has great size (6-foot-6, 285-pounds) -- and some believe he can get even bigger, he has great length to be a five-technique defensive end, and shows fantastic speed and movement ability for a man his size. The Bills might also consider USC linebacker Su'a Cravens here with this pick, along with some consideration for a wide receiver as well.

50) Falcons - TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas

51) Jets - EDGE Kamalei Correa, Boise State

52) Texans - G Cody Whitehair, Kansas State

53) Redskins - LB Deion Jones, LSU

54) Vikings - DT Austin Johnson, Penn State

55) Bengals - WR Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

56) Seahawks - OT Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech

57) Packers - LB Kyler Fackrell, Utah State

58) Steelers - OT Shon Coleman, Auburn

59) Chiefs - LB Joshua Perry, Ohio State

60) Patriots - HB Derrick Henry, Alabama

61) Patriots (from ARI) - DT Hassan Ridgeway, Texas

62) Panthers - WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma

63) Broncos - LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

Round Three

64) Titans - CB Cyrus Jones, Alabama

65) Browns - DL Jonathan Bullard, Florida

66) Chargers - DL Sheldon Day, Notre Dame

67) Cowboys - CB Xavien Howard, Baylor

68) 49ers - QB Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

69) Jaguars - G Christian Westerman, Arizona State

70) Ravens - CB KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame

71) Giants - WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State

72) Bears - HB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

73) Dolphins - HB Jordan Howard, Indiana

74) Buccaneers - S Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah

75) Raiders - CB James Bradberry, Samford

76) Browns (from LA via TEN) - LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

77) Browns (from DET via PHI) - G Nick Martin, Notre Dame

78) Saints - WR Charone Peaks, Clemson

79) Eagles - HB Devontae Booker, Utah

80) Bills - QB Cardale Jones, Ohio State

- The Bills could try to wait on a quarterback until their initial selection in the fourth round, but it all depends on how the board falls. The early rush for quarterbacks in the second round, and then Dak Prescott going off the board might force their hand a bit. I was quite close to giving them Wisconsin inside linebacker Joe Schobert at this spot, but ultimately landed on the potential high yielding Cardale Jones. The situation is perfect for the 6-foot-5, 253-pound quarterback to come in and just learn from everyone else -- and to not be expected to play in any capacity in 2016. I could definitely see them trying to maximize their value, wait it out, and try to select a linebacker, wide receiver, or safety at this spot. However, if they are as interested in Cardale Jones as I think they are, they might not want to wait on him. And besides, no one is going to lose their job over a third round pick of a quarterback. If they do wait on a quarterback, Kevin Hogan is the name to watch if someone scoops up Jones.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia