The 10 best available players in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft

The Bengals are back on the clock.

Unlike Thursday night, when the world knew Cincinnati would take Joe Burrow, LSU’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft 2020, the Bengals’ choice to kick off the second round Friday night isn’t as obvious.

Still, several Pro Bowl-level talents remain available. Here are the top-10 prospects still available:

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

It took 32 picks for the first running back of the draft to be selected — LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire to the Chiefs — but Swift shouldn’t have to wait too long to be taken. The explosive and patient 5-foot-9 Swift is an all-around gem, having averaged 6.6 yards per carry in three seasons at Georgia, while providing a solid option as a receiver or blocker on pass plays.

Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

The best safety is still on the board. A versatile defender with strong instincts, McKinney hits hard and rarely misses tackles, capable of creating havoc in the run or pass game. In two years as a starter, he registered six sacks, five interceptions, two defensive touchdowns and six forced fumbles.

Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

Limited to two seasons at TCU due to a 2018 Achilles injury, the quick and powerful 6-foot-4, 300-pounder is a top-tier run defender, who showcased potential as a high-end interior pass-rusher.

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Three Buckeyes were taken with the top-20 picks — including two of the top-three selections. Soon, Ryan Day’s best offensive talent will join them. The 5-foot-10 speedster finished sixth in the Heisman voting last season, rushing for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns, while averaging 6.7 yards per carry.

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

This loaded wide receiver class had six selected in the first round. Higgins could have easily made it seven. The 6-foot-4 Clemson standout is a big target and versatile receiver, who helped the Tigers win a national championship and produced 25 touchdowns and 2,103 yards receiving the past two seasons.

A.J. Epensa, DE, Iowa

The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder won’t blow anyone away with his athleticism on tape, but the strong, hard-working pass-rusher has an incredibly high floor as a productive NFL player. Over the past two years at Iowa, Epenesa registered a total of 22 sacks.

Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, RB

Two decades or so ago, Mike Ditka might have traded all his draft picks for the Badgers star. Dominant since his freshman season at Wisconsin, Taylor is a home run hitter who finished in the top-nine in Heisman voting in each of his three seasons, leaving Wisconsin with 6,174 rushing yards, 50 touchdowns and 6.7 yards per carry.

Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

The 6-foot-5 edge rusher presents problems with his length, threatening quarterbacks from between or outside the tackles. Gross-Matos produced 17 sacks the past two seasons.

Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

At 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, Cleveland offers enticing athleticism and strength, who excels at blocking at the second level.

Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Delpit’s stock dropped after he struggled with his health and missed tackles as a senior, but the Louisiana native could be the steal of the draft. Once projected to be a mid-first round pick, Delpit was the leader of the Tigers defense en route to a national championship. Delpit’s athleticism and aggressiveness could make him a star at the next level.

2020 NFL Draft Order: Round 2

33. Bengals

34. Colts (from Redskins)

35. Lions

36. Giants

37. Chargers

38. Panthers

39. Dolphins

40. Texans (from Cardinals)

41. Browns

42. Jaguars

43. Bears (from Raiders)

44. Colts

45. Buccaneers

46. Broncos

47. Falcons

48. Jets

49. Steelers

50. Bears

51. Cowboys

52.  Rams

53. Eagles

54. Bills

55. Ravens (from Patriots through Falcons)

56. Dolphins (from Saints)

57. Rams (from Texans)

58. Vikings

59. Seahawks

60. Ravens

61. Titans

62. Packers

63. Chiefs (from 49ers)

64. Seahawks (from Chiefs)

Round 3

65. Bengals

66. Redskins

67. Lions

68. Jets (from Giants)

69. Panthers

70. Dolphins

71. Chargers

72. Cardinals

73. Jaguars

74. Browns

75. Colts

76. Buccaneers

77. Broncos

78. Falcons

79. Jets

80. Raiders

81. Raiders (from Bears)

82. Cowboys

83. Broncos (from Steelers)

84. Rams

85. Lions (from Eagles)

86. Bills

87. Patriots

88. Saints

89. Vikings

90. Texans

91. Raiders (from Seahawks)

92. Ravens

93. Titans

94. Packers

95. Broncos (from 49ers)

96. Chiefs

97. Browns (from Texans)*

98. Patriots*

99. Giants*

100. Patriots*

101. Seahawks*

102. Steelers*

103. Eagles*

104. Rams*

105. Vikings*

106. Ravens*

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