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2018 NFL Draft: Team needs for Day 2

Which teams have the most obvious roster gaps to fill in rounds 2 and 3

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As we all catch our breath after a whirlwind first round of the 2018 NFL draft, I have tried to look ahead to the teams with the most glaring roster holes and how they might to fill them over the course of day 2.

Dallas Cowboys - Wide Receiver/Tight End

With the Cowboys going defense in round one and today’s news that Jason Witten is on the verge on ending his 15-year career, the Cowboys’ passing game is in desperate need of new faces. I would expect them to look at a receiver in round 2, with SMU’s Courtland Sutton, Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk and Oklahoma State’s James Washington the top names still out there. The appropriately named Dallas Goedert and Mike Gesicki are also in the frame to replace the departing Witten.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Running Back

With all the work done over the off-season to beef up the front seven, plus them doubling down by taking defensive tackle Vita Vea in round one, the Buccs can look to focus on some support for the running game. With the 38th pick, there is a strong chance the Buccs will have the chance to take their pick of LSU’s Derrius Guice, Georgia’s Nick Chubb or Southern California’s Ronlad Jones II to boost their ground attack.

New England Patriots - Quarterback

Having not made any moves in round one to secure the future at the most important position in sport, the Patriots have to be considering making a move early on day 2 to address the need. With Mason Rudolph sitting out there, it might take an early trade tonight to ensure they get their man, with the Giants, Broncos and Dolphins all set to pick before the Patriots at pick 43.

Green Bay Packers - Edge

The Packers filled a need in round one, snagging Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander after trading down and then back up to get him. The defense should remain a focus on day 2 and Boston College’s Harold Landry fits the bill nicely as a technician off the edge, with Ohio State’s Sam Hubbard and Georgia’s Lorenzo Carter also in the frame for the Packers on day 2.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Cornerback

Having added depth to a position of strength on day one, the Jaguars could look to the defense again in the second round as they look to replace Aaron Colvin in the third corner spot. Iowa’s Josh Jackson is the top corner still on the board and is likely to fall early on day 2, so the Jags may have to look towards Auburn’s Carlton Davis or Colorado Isaiah Oliver as their pick in round 2.