Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft will feature several potential difference-makers for teams, and organizations with multiple picks like the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs could reap the most benefits.
The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft featured plenty of surprises, including bold selections by the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants in the top 10. Of course, some moves, such as the Arizona Cardinals selection of Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray at No. 1, weren’t so surprising.
But plenty of future stars fell out of the first round, and others are primed to be plucked in the second round. Only Marquise Brown and N’Keal Harry heard their names called in the first round at the wide receiver positions, and with the likes of Deebo Samuel, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, A.J. Brown, Parris Campbell, Hakeem Butler and DK Metcalf, there are several immediate starters ready to be game-changers for teams.
The same can be said for the defensive backs, as Rock-Ya Sin, Greedy Williams, and many great safety prospects are still on the board.
10. Temple CB Rock-Ya Sin
One of the most prolific cornerbacks in this year’s draft, Temple’s Rock-Ya Sin can be an excellent press corner at the next level, particularly as he continues to get stronger in an NFL strength and conditioning program. Smaller school prospects like Sin don’t get nearly enough buzz, and what works against Sin is the fact that he posted a sub-4.5 forty time at a weight of under 200 pounds.
The measurables seem underwhelming, but the tape is difficult to ignore. Sin rarely made mistakes in coverage at Temple, and he can be a safe, reliable starter for a team picking in the second round of this year’s draft. Sin is, at worst, a high second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
A team like the Indianapolis Colts or New York Giants would do well to look into drafting Sin in the top half of the second round, and he can make enough plays on the ball to be a difference-maker for one of those two defenses. With 12 passes defended in his senior season to go with two interceptions, Sin can be that kind of No. 2 corner for an NFL franchise as a rookie.