NFL Draft: A ton of interest in early second-round picks

By Michael Dixon

The Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, and Dallas Cowboys hold the first three picks of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, plenty of interest is being generated on that front:

Without knowing who is looking to move up, we can’t know exactly who’s going to be targeted. We can certainly speculate that UCLA linebacker Myles Jack will generate a lot of interest.

He is ranked as Mike Mayock’s best player available and fifth overall prospect. After Jack come a trio of Alabama players in defensive tackles A’Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed as well as linebacker Reggie Ragland.

Of course, Jack remains on the board due to a bevy of injury concerns, but he’s one of the most-talented players in the entire draft. The same could be said about former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith.

Lastly, we can’t forget about the quarterbacks. While Michigan State’s Connor Cook and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg aren’t necessarily highly touted, teams looking to trade up often do so for quarterbacks.

That was represented last last night when the Denver Broncos moved up for Paxton Lynch.