2021 NFL Draft: Top 10 best fits on Day 2

From surprise picks, trades, and steals, the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft had it all. Fans either rejoiced or shouted profanities at their favorite teams in Round 1, and they will continue to do so over the next 227 selections. All 32 teams have holes to fill over the next couple of days, but what are the top 10 best team-player fits on Day 2? 

Top 10 best fits on Day 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft

Although 32 prospects are off the board, there is plenty of talent waiting to hear their names called. 

Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

The Jaguars revamped their offense with Clemson teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne in the first round. On Day 2, they would be wise to shift their focus to the defensive side of the field. I originally mocked Trevon Moehrig to Jacksonville with their No. 25 selection. They can take him with the first pick of the second round. If you switch the draft positions of Moehrig and Etienne this 2021 NFL Draft haul looks even more impressive.

Miami Dolphins: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah may not be available at No. 36, but if he is, expect the front office to turn in their draft card faster than you can say JOK’s full name. The former Golden Domer’s fall is unusual as he has the skill set that fits perfectly in today’s NFL. It may be due to teams not knowing how to utilize his versatility. If there is any defense that can maximize JOK’s potential it is Brian Flores and the Dolphins.

Cincinnati Bengals: Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

PFN’s Chief Draft Analyst and NFL Insider Tony Pauline ranked Teven Jenkins 19th on his big board. The Bengals passed on offensive tackle Penei Sewell to reunite Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. This is the best-case scenario for Cincinnati, as although they passed on the best offensive line prospect in the class, they are able to come away with an elite wideout at fifth overall and first-round talented tackle in Round 2.

Carolina Panthers: Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

The Panthers have made it clear they believe in Sam Darnold by trading away Teddy Bridgewater and letting both Justin Fields and Mac Jones fall past them. They went defense in the first round, as they have yet to draft an offensive player under head coach Matt Rhule. That should change on Day 2 as Carolina opts to offer Darnold some help.

Samuel Cosmi would make one of the best fits on Day 2. Many draft pundits gave him a first-round grade, and he can fill a hole at left tackle admirably from Year 1.

San Francisco 49ers: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama

San Francisco performed one of the greatest smoke screens since their trade with the Dolphins to get up to third overall. Speculation one week was they were taking Jones, then it was Fields, but ultimately, it was Trey Lance. Now that Kyle Shanahan has his QB of the future in-house, he can send reinforcements to an ailing defense. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is off to coach the Jets, and Richard Sherman appears to be out the door.

Thus, the 49ers go defense in Round 2 and take the most dominant defensive tackle in the class. If you do not know who Christian Barmore is: 1) did you not watch college football last season? and 2) just turn on the College Football Playoff game between Alabama and Notre Dame and you will see Barmore manhandle the runner-up for the Joe Moore Award — given to the best offensive line in the nation.

Dallas Cowboys: Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

The Cowboys were the best draft fit for a corner on Day 1. However, after both Horn and Patrick Surtain were off the board at No. 10, Dallas decided to trade back and nab Micah Parsons at 12. In dire need of a CB opposite Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys take Asante Samuel Jr. on Day 2. Much like his father, Samuel is undersized, causing teams to shy away from him.

Don’t let his 5’10” and 180-pound frame fool you. He is fluid with his movements and possesses rare instincts. He might be small, but he plays like a CB1 and should be allowed to start his career on the boundary before being pigeonholed to the slot.

New England Patriots: Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

The Patriots waited patiently and were rewarded for it in Round 1. Mac Jones fell into their laps, New England hopes they found their future of the franchise. With Cam Newton re-signing in free agency, it is safe to say he will be the Day 1 starter barring injury. Elijah Moore makes for one of the best fits in the 2021 NFL Draft as he not only fills a gaping need but offers stellar value in the second round.

Los Angeles Chargers: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

Chargers selection Pat Freiermuth, aka “Baby Gronk,” makes for one of the best fits on Day 2 in the 2021 NFL Draft. Justin Herbert lost a big-bodied target in Hunter Henry but in steps Freiermuth. He is firmly TE2 behind Kyle Pitts, but he is arguably the more well-rounded of the two. He is athletic for his size, is a willing run blocker, and is the best red-zone threat in the class.

Los Angeles Rams: Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

The Rams were without a first-round pick, making each of their selections even more valuable. Azeez Ojulari may be falling from knee injury concerns stemming from his medical check in Indianapolis. Even if the reports are true, his talent and age — turning 21 in July — make him a risk worth taking.

Aaron Donald desperately needs pass rush hope as he is being double-teamed on nearly every snap. Plug a speed rusher such as Ojulari opposite Donald and no opposing QB is escaping the pocket.

Kansas City Chiefs: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

This shouldn’t happen, but if it does, defensive coordinators nationwide will be asking Roger Goodell to veto the selection. Rondale Moore is one of, if not, the most electric players on either side of the ball. With a refurbished offensive line in front of him, all Patrick Mahomes needs is another playmaker to throw to.

Andy Ried won’t care about Moore’s miniature stature. In fact, he will likely use it to his advantage. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Moore in one offense? Please.

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James Fragoza is a Writer and News Editor at Pro Football Network. You can read his other work here and follow him on Twitter @JamesFragoza.

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