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What to Watch for on Day 2 of 2019 NFL Draft

The second round of the 2019 NFL Draft will start at 6 tonight (CT) and be immediately followed by the third round live from Nashville.

Minnesota used the 18th overall pick to select N.C. State center Garrett Bradbury among a first-round grouping that included a dozen defensive linemen (includes edge rushers who might be outside linebackers in a 3-4).

The first round made some draft history with the longest span of picks without a receiver or running back selected.

Oakland, which was picking for the third time on Thursday, broke the record streak at 23 picks by tabbing Alabama running back Josh Jacobs at the 24th overall spot.

Baltimore then drafted the first receiver of 2019 when they selected Oklahoma's Marquise Brown.

The only other player at either position that was tabbed in the first round capped the night when New England drafted Arizona State WR N'Keal Harry 32nd overall.

What will happen tonight?

Vikings.com's Mike Wobschall caught up with NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah earlier this week for a preview.

Jeremiah correctly said, "I think we'll have seen a lot of defensive players coming off the board in Round 1."

"And then on Day 2, you're looking at corners, wide receivers, and I think running backs will be very good there," Jeremiah added. "And the interior of the offensive line. So those will be the strength areas."

Deandre Baker (30th overall by the Giants) was the only cornerback selected in the first round, and Darnell Savage (21st overall by the Packers) was the only safety tabbed Thursday. Both teams made trades to make sure they landed those players.

Twenty of the players in Jeremiah's final listing of the Top 50 picks remain on the board, and 14 of those were included in Vikings.com's Prospect Profiles series (listed in order of Jeremiah's ranking):

14. Jawaan Taylor, T, Florida

19. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi

24. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

26. Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

28. Irv Smith, Jr., TE, Alabama

29. Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

30. Cody Ford, T, Oklahoma

32. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU

33. Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware

36. A.J. Brown, WR, Mississippi

38. Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

39. Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M

40. Dalton Risner, T, Kansas State

41. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina

42. Taylor Rapp, S, Washington

43. David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State

46. Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State

47. Jaylon Ferguson, DE/edge rusher, Louisiana Tech

48. Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame

49. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson

Wobschall also caught up with NFL Films' Greg Cosell and asked about players that the talent evaluator enjoyed watching.

"I really like Jaylon Ferguson from Louisiana Tech, who is a defensive end and could perhaps be an outside linebacker in a base 3-4," Cosell said. "That delineation between base and sub is also something that is kind of melting away because in 2018, 73 percent of all defensive snaps were in sub [packages].

"To me, Jaylon Ferguson is a pass rusher," Cosell added. "He was somewhat similar to Marcus Davenport, who was a first-round pick. The Saints traded up for him, so I really like Jaylon Ferguson."

Cosell also listed Michigan corner David Long because of his extensive experience at lining up in press coverage, Nebraska running back Devine Ozigbo and Risner.

Cosell said Ozigbo reminded him "stylistically of Todd Gurley."

"Now, he's not as powerful as Gurley, but I looked at Ozigbo and I thought that's who this guy reminded me of," Cosell said. "We know about the running back deal and the philosophy of teams and the idea that you can get running backs anywhere, and there's maybe 10 or 15 guys who can line up and be good running backs, maybe there is some truth to that, but I really liked Ozigbo."

Of Risner, Cosell said "he's a tempo setter, one of those nasty, competitive guys."

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