N.f.l. draft 2018 round 2 and 3 results – the new york times electricity office


With the first pick of the second round, the Browns took Austin Corbett, an offensive lineman from Nevada, and then chose Nick Chubb, a running back from Georgia, with the round’s third pick. In between, the Giants got Will Hernandez, a guard from Texas-El Paso.

Corbett, an unusually versatile lineman, could broadly be seen as addressing a position of need, as the Browns lost an all-around iron man, tackle Joe Thomas, to retirement after last season. Chubb was seen as the best remaining running back, especially after his backfield mate at Georgia, Sony Michel, was taken 31st on Thursday night by the New England Patriots.

The Giants’ pick appeared to go in tandem with its selection Thursday night of Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2 over all. Compared with tackle and center, the guard position is more significant in establishing a running game. So the additions of a top-flight rusher and a rookie run-blocker seem to signal a renewed commitment to the ground game to complement the 37-year-old Eli Manning at quarterback.

The Browns got the 33rd overall pick by virtue of finishing last season with the N.F.L.’s worst record — they were 0-16 — and the 35th pick through a past trade. They also had the No. 4 pick over all, which they used to add cornerback Denzel Ward out of Ohio State.

The Tennessee Titans took Harold Landry of Boston College, a linebacker, at 42nd over all. Along with Alabama’s Rashaan Evans, who was picked 22nd Thursday night, the Titans took two linebackers — which is the same position the first-year head coach Mike Vrabel played in the N.F.L., most notably for the Patriots.

With the second round’s 15th pick, the Arizona Cardinals took Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk. A native of the Phoenix area, Kirk went lower than many expected. He is seen as a complement to, and perhaps an eventual successor to, Larry Fitzgerald, the heart of the Cardinals franchise. It is not clear whether Kirk will catch his first pass from Josh Rosen, the U.C.L.A. quarterback whom the Cardinals picked 10th over all on Thursday, or from the veteran Sam Bradford.

Derrius Guice, the Louisiana State running back considered one of the biggest talents at his position, fell to nearly the end of the second round, the 59th overall pick, partly because of reports about unspecified off-field problems. The Washington Redskins decided to take a chance on him.

The final pick of the second round was slated to go to the Browns, but they traded it to the Colts, who picked Tyquan Lewis, a defensive end from Ohio State. It was the Colts’ fifth pick of the first two rounds — all but one of which was an offensive or defensive lineman.

The Browns, of course, are the story of this draft. They picked first over all on Thursday night for the second year in a row, and took Mayfield, the most recent Heisman Trophy winner and one of four quarterbacks to go in the first 10th picks, and fourth over all, adding Ward. Browns Coach Hue Jackson said Thursday that Tyrod Taylor, the quarterback acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, would be the presumptive starter this season.

The Browns are used to picking high, which illustrates a larger point about the franchise: It has a poor track record of converting enviable draft positions into star players. Recent first-round busts include running back Trent Richardson and quarterbacks Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden and Johnny Manziel. It helps explain why the Browns have finished with just one winning record since the 2002 season, which was the last time they made the playoffs.