On Thursday night, NFL teams will go to bed with visions of first-round picks dancing in their heads. But on Friday morning, they'll awake with twice as much work to do. The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft was held on Thursday, and it included the Vikings selecting WR Laquon Treadwell at No. 23. On Friday, the draft's second and third rounds will be held as teams continue to stock their rosters with fresh talent.
Entering the second round, the Vikings are scheduled to select twice – once in the second round (No. 54 overall) and once in the third round (No. 86 overall). Both of those selections are the 23rd of each round. Last year, the Vikings selected LB Eric Kendricks and DE Danielle Hunter in the second and third rounds, respectively. Also last year, the No. 54 overall pick was RB Ameer Abdullah (Detroit Lions) and the No. 86 overall pick was RB David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals).
While a lot of quality players were selected on Thursday night, plenty of potential stars remain available for teams on Friday night. Using NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock's Top 100 players list, here are some options for the Vikings on Friday night.
First-Round Hype, 2nd-Round Availability
5. LB Myles Jack (UCLA)
17. DT A'Shawn Robinson (Alabama)
24. DT Jarran Reed (Alabama)
26. LB Reggie Ragland (Alabama)
29. DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State)
It's notable that three University of Alabama players reside within the top tier, but there's no question that Jack's name is the one that stands out. He's Mayock's No. 5-rated prospect in the entire draft class, yet after 31 picks he's still available.
Pass Rushers, Pass Protectors and the Top TE
30. DE Kevin Dodd (Clemson)
32. DE Noah Spence (Eastern Kentucky)
35. DE Jihad Ward (Illinois)
36. OT Jason Spriggs (Indiana)
37. TE Hunter Henry (Arkansas)
This year's class was described as being extremely deep along the defensive line, and the first three players in this group were victims of that. Dodd and Spence were commonly mocked in the first round leading up to the draft, but they're still available for teams who need to add some pop to their pass rush. Mayock's top-rated TE is still available, too, and if you need a blocker to handle some of these talented incoming rushers then Spriggs is still an option.
38. OG Nick Martin (Notre Dame)
40. LB Kamalei Correa (Boise State)
41. CB Cyrus Jones (Alabama)
42. OL Cody Whitehair (Kansas State)
43. WR Sterling Shepard (Oklahoma)
Teams who need a versatile offensive linemen may like what they see in this grouping, with Notre Dame's Nick Martin looking to follow his brother – Dallas OL Zach Martin – into the League and Kansas State's Cody Whitehair poised to join a team with the ability to play up to four positions along the offensive front.
If Bigger is Better…
44. DT Andrew Billings (Baylor)
45. WR Michael Thomas (Ohio State)
48. CB Mackensie Alexander (Clemson)
49. TE Jerell Adams (South Carolina)
50. DE Carl Nassib (Penn State)
Those who covet above average size for a position will like Mayock's 44th and 45th-rated players because A) they fit the bill and B) they are still available. Andrew Billings checks in at 6-1, 311 pounds and received rave reviews on his NFL.com Scouting Profile, while Michael Thomas' 6-3, 212-pound frame will represent an attractive pass-catching option for an offense lacking size at the WR position.
Popular Safeties and an Underrated OL
51. RB Devontae Booker (Utah)
52. LB Su'a Cravens (USC)
53. Le'Raven Clark (Texas Tech)
54. DT Javon Hargrave (South Carolina State)
55. S Vonn Bell (Ohio State)
Most people will gravitate toward safeties Vonn Bell and Su'a Cravens among this group, but Le'Raven Clark, who has played both LT and RG in his college career, represents an intriguing option on the offensive side of the ball.
A Couple of Quality Pass Catchers
56. WR Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)
57. DT Chris Jones (Arkansas)
59. DT Austin Johnson (Penn State)
60. TE Austin Hooper (Stanford)
61. DT Sheldon Day (Notre Dame)
Tyler Boyd set a bunch of records at Pittsburgh and Austin Hooper is the latest NFL-bound Stanford TE to become available.
Henry the Heisman, Plus Another Talented Runner
62. LB Deion Jones (USC)
63. LB Jordan Jenkins (Georgia)
64. RB Derrick Henry (Alabama)
65. DT Jonathan Bullard (Florida)
66. RB Kenneth Dixon (Louisiana Tech)
Derrick Henry was on the 2012 Maxwell Club National High School Player of the Year Award, and then in college he earned the 2015 Heisman Trophy along with Doak Walker, Maxwell, Walter Camp and First-Team All-America honors. And he's still available. Also, Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Dixon and all 87 of his college TDs are still up for grabs, too.
The Next QB?
67. DT Maliek Collins (Nebraska)
68. DT Adolphus Washington (Ohio State)
69. OG Christian Westerman (Arizona State)
70. WR Braxton Miller (Ohio State)
71. QB Connor Cook (Michigan State)
Two popular Big Ten players sit in this group, including the next QB likely to go off the board (Connor Cook) and one of the most entertaining players in this class to watch on tape (WR Braxton Miller).
72. Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State
73. T.J. Green, S, Clemson
74. Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama
75. Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, TCU
76. Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
77. Bronson Kaufusi, DE, BYU
78. Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
79. Max Tuerk, C, USC
80. Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn
81. KeiVarae Russell, S, Notre Dame
82. Alex Lewis, OT, Nebraska
83. Sean Davis, S, Maryland
84. Nick Vannett, TE, Ohio State
85. Jatavis Brown, LB, Akron
86. Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
87. Quinton Jefferson, DT, Maryland
88. Justin Simmons, S, Boston College
89. Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
90. Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin
91. Joshua Perry, LB, Ohio State
92. Connor McGovern, OG, Missouri
93. Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
94. Evan Boehm, C, Missouri
95. Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
96. Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland
97. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
98. Isaac Seumalo, OG, Oregon State
99. Joe Thuney, OG, North Carolina State
100. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State