The second day of the 2021 NFL Draft happened on Friday, April 30.
Each team is graded on its performance on the day.
Day 2 of the draft encompasses the second and third rounds.
Here are the perceived biggest winners on Day 2.
1. Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers had three picks on the second day of the draft.
With their 47th overall pick (second round), the Chargers picked Asante Samuel, Jr., Florida State cornerback.
This was considered a gem of a pick; it is unclear how someone of Samuel’s caliber fell that low in draft.
The Chargers added wide receiver Josh Palmer of Tennessee with the 77th pick (third round).
Palmer’s stock had risen after a great Senior Bowl performance; he was the first Tennessee player selected in the 2021 draft.
Josh Palmer is showing out at the Senior Bowl. pic.twitter.com/TdTW50zFAp
— More Important Issues (@More_Issues) January 28, 2021
Josh Palmer revealed after being drafted that he had no prior meetings with the Chargers.
He was thrilled to be selected.
“Man, words can’t describe really how I feel right now. I’m just, when they called me, I’m just really excited to come in and get to work. The past four months, training so hard, now that all this is over, I’m just excited to get with a team and get to work, get in the offense and win some games.”
With the compensatory 97th pick, the Chargers added Tre’ McKitty, tight end from Georgia.
2. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are having a fantastic offseason with great free agent additions.
They continued their excellent performance in the second day of the draft.
The Browns traded with the Panthers to move up from 59th to 52nd in the second round to get a player many thought would go in the first round.
He is Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah known as JOK, linebacker from Notre Dame.
Browns snag JOK at FIFTY TWO?
OK, wrap the draft up, they win.
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) May 1, 2021
Many believed JOK would go in the first round and to the Browns with their 26th pick.
The Browns snagging him in the second round was a steal.
Following up on that great pick, the Browns selected the fastest man in the draft with their 91st pick; he is Anthony Schwartz of Auburn.
3. Washington Football Team
WFT is being lauded for their three Day 2 draft picks.
To begin with, they drafted offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi from Texas with the 51st overall pick.
The 6’6″ 315 pound Cosmi is projected to play at left tackle for WFT this fall.
Talk about steady improvement, Sam Cosmi's 3-year grades: 📈
2018 – 79.7
2019 – 83.9
2020 – 90.8 pic.twitter.com/V8v7mp0g16
— PFF Washington (@PFF_Washington) May 1, 2021
With the 74th overall pick, WFT selected Benjamin St-Juste, cornerback from Minnesota.
He uses his 6’3″ 202 pound frame well.
St-Juste allowed three first downs and forced six incompletions across 122 coverage snaps.
Finally, with the 82nd overall pick, WFT selected Dyami Brown, wide receiver from North Carolina.
He has over 1,000 yards receiving in two consecutive seasons (2019 and 2020).
These draft picks are viewed as extremely favorable for all three teams.
The true test will be when they hit the field later this summer for training camp and the preseason.
The 2021 NFL Draft concludes Saturday, May 1 when the fourth through seventh rounds are completed.