Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft was filled with almost as much drama and intrigue as the first round. Okay, that might be overselling it a bit. But there was some shocking twists as the NFL’s 32 teams took part in the second day of the annual event in Philadelphia.
Having just recently signed future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson and with Mark Ingram still on the roster, most figured the Saints would avoid that position altogether in the draft. Not only did they prove us wrong, the Saints traded a second-round pick next year to San Francisco in order to move into the third round for former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.
As it relates to the 49ers, they added a second-round pick in 2018 in said deal. What makes that so shocking is that the team traded the third-round pick it acquired from Chicago on Thursday to pick up even more draft capital. We will detail that shocking development a bit below.
At quarterback, the Cleveland Browns might have found their future franchise guy in the form or Notre Dame product DeShone Kizer in the second round. Then later in the night, the New York Giants potentially picked up Eli Manning’s successor.
These are among the seven-most shocking developments from Day 2 of the NFL Draft.