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Knee Jerk Reactions from Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft

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One BTSC writer shares his initial and real time unadulterated reactions to the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.

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Once again, Knee-jerk Reactions are immediate responses to a situation without taking the time to analyze the situation. That’s something as sports fans that we typically do. As is the custom, I compile my knee jerk thoughts and publish them immediately after each Steelers game. It’s my version of shooting first and apologizing later. So with that being said, I’m going to employ that philosophy here and follow up yesterday’s Day One account with my Day Two patella ponderings.

Round 2

  • Dolly Parton and Tim McGraw on site. That’s the extent of my country fandom.
  • There’s got to be a truer meaning than what these guys think is “Titan up”.
  • Didn’t think Byron Murphy would last too long. Should have went before Deandre Baker though.
  • Colts are getting a lot of calls. Looks like they aren’t trading out. It is their first pick...so they shouldn’t.
  • If Steelers trade in, it will be middle to late part of the round.
  • Love Reggie Wayne’s jacket. Coaches need to be able to wear them again.
  • Rock Ya-Sin is a plug-and-play corner. Colts did well to trade down.
  • First trade of the night. Gonna be a few of these.
  • Thought Raiders would select Lock here.
  • Many people had Jawaan Taylor going in the first round to Jax. Man, they are getting great luck so far.
  • i didn’t realize Jacksonville had actual fans. I thought transplants from other cities just went to their games.
  • Earl Cooper. That’s a vintage Niner.
  • RIP Reggie Cobb. He was close to my age.
  • I didn’t know James Harrison’s middle name was Samuel. Haha
  • Deebo Samuel was a guy Steelers had their eye on.
  • Seattle keeps trading. This time to Carolina. Did Russell Wilson’s deal deplete their budget?
  • i hate Seattle’s draft so far. If I was a 12th Man, I’d be pissed.
  • Another lineman gone. An Ole Miss player off the board that’s not a WR.
  • Bills Mafia on the clock. Will they get Greedy?
  • Cody Ford is a solid pick here. Before Ed Oliver fell in Buffalo’s lap, thought they’d go OL.
  • Arians may go WR. I bet Metcalf.
  • I’m wrong a lot.
  • Not too familiar with Bunting.
  • Raiders may get Greedy. Or do they Lock in a QB.
  • Is Clemson the only Pro Day Gruden and Mayock went to? I thought Trayvon could be a Steeler.
  • Greedy might need to que up some Tom Petty. Because he’s freefallin’.
  • My guess is Lock to Denver. They really seemed to like him.
  • They went with Risner. Solid selection. I guess they just don’t like Lock like I originally thought.
  • Scratch that. Better late than never. Broncos should be thrilled with their offensive haul so far. They might want to think about defense.
  • No clue who Detroit just chose.
  • My gut says GB is going Metcalf here.
  • My gut is big, but it is usually wrong. Center to protect Rodgers. Kind of thought he’d want weapons.
  • Pats get a perfect pick for them with Joejuan Williams. Remember the CB’s name.
  • Cleveland really wants somebody bad enough to move up.
  • With John Dorsey’s Rep at KC, what thug will be Cleveland’s first selection.
  • Does Jim Brown think it’s 2013? That’s unfortunate.
  • Crap. Really wanted Greedy Williams. Now he’s in the division in Cleveland.
  • Seattle is really picking crazy. But I think that they return to sanity by replacing Earl Thomas with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from Florida.
  • They went safety but elsewhere. I’m batting below Mendoza.
  • Saints finally get to pick.
  • Drew gets protection with McCoy.
  • Colts get Banagu. Thought he would be a good Steeler.
  • Irv Smith is a solid TE. Can’t block, but good receiver.
  • Love Eddie George wearing McNair jersey.
  • Hoping Brown would slip. Tennessee needed him badly. Smart pick.
  • This was Steelers pick. Cincy could go Metcalf here.
  • Bengals with TE Sample. They needed help there. But didn’t play a whole lot. Hmmmmmm.
  • Don’t want to hear it. I don’t regret the Bush deal.
  • Miles Sanders gets to stay in PA. Eagles get their RB.
  • Bengals with TE Sample. They needed help there.
  • Houston reaching like crazy. Most had Lonnie Johnson Jr in middle of Round 3. But he’s big and could work.
  • Houston working on the line. Watson sacked 65 times last year.
  • Chiefs trading back in. Big receivers are going.
  • Another big one to Phily. Arcega-Whiteside. Hoping Hakeem Butler, Justin Layne or Chase Winovich drop.
  • Paris Campbell, Nasir Adderley and Rapp gone.
  • But Metcalf, Butler, Justin Layne, Garner Johnson and Winovich could fall. Be happy with all.
  • Isabella was another Steelers met with. Kind of glad they stayed put.
  • Thornhill is a good replacement for Berry.
  • NE trading out.
  • Bet Seattle goes Metcalf.
  • Finally Josh Rosen to the Dolphins. Miami played hard ball.

Round 3

  • Cardinals going Zac Allen. Okay.
  • Here we go!!!!
  • Diontae Johnson? Underwhelming. But he’s a good route runner and AB came from the MAC. They know more than I do.
  • Obviously they didn’t want to go with a big dude.
  • Still good names going off the board like Polite and Hurd.
  • Hoping Winovich or Justin Layne fall to 83.
  • There goes Winovich. I’m still in on Layne, Gardner-Johnson and Oshane Ximines.
  • I’m calling Layne. 6’3” and a physical corner. He was mocked late in the first in a few.
  • It’s Layne. Nice pick.
  • Boykin to the Ravens. Trying to boost that WR corps.
  • Can’t wait to see a Spartan and Wolverine at Fanfest.
  • Ximines gone to Gotham.
  • Overall, I’m liking this draft. Can’t wait for tomorrow.