Best remaining players on Day 2 of 2021 NFL draft: Azeez Ojulari, Christian Barmore among top options
The first round of the 2021 NFL draft is a wrap, but there's still a bevy of impressive talent awaiting teams on Day 2.
Eight of the top 30 prospects from USA TODAY Sports' pre-draft player rankings are still available heading into Friday, leaving teams at the top of the order in an enviable position. The top remaining options seem to skew heavier toward wide receiver and defensive back, but teams also can take advantage of a deep class at offensive tackle.
Here are USA TODAY Sports' best available players entering the second round of the NFL draft, along with their scouting reports and rankings.
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Azeez Ojulari, OLB, Georgia (18)
Given many teams' obsession with certain traits for edge rushers, Ojulari might seem like an odd candidate to be a top selection given his 6-2, 249-pound frame. But with his rapid first step, easy bending ability and advanced hand usage, Ojulari offers everything else necessary to be a prolific sack artist.
Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama (19)
In an uninspiring class for defensive tackles, Barmore stands above the rest thanks to his flashes of dominant play disrupting the passing game. It's up to the one-year starter and his future NFL coaching staff to bring more consistency to his approach after his lack of control took him out of too many plays.
Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU (20)
Versatility will be his calling card in the NFL given his proficiency in a number of different coverage roles. Though not as electric as some other top safeties in recent years, Moehrig can rely on his impressive range and instincts to find the ball consistently.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame (23)
This year's premier hybrid defender, Owusu-Koramoah can handle a variety of coverage assignments while still holding up as a downhill tackler. His overly aggressive style leaves him vulnerable to giving up big plays, however, and he might require a creative role to ensure he doesn't get stuck in no-man's land.
Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, LSU (24)
After playing in the shadow of Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson in 2019, Marshall last season established himself as LSU's latest top target. The 6-2, 205-pounder pairs jump-ball prowess with serious speed (4.38-second 40-yard dash) to be a substantial deep threat, though he still has work to do to become a more complete receiver.
Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss (26)
Don't dismiss him as merely a slot receiver. The 5-9, 178-pound speedster can threaten defenses deep while still making a living underneath with his quick and reliable hands.
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (27)
At 5-7 and 181 pounds, Moore is an outlier as a receiver prospect trying to find a place in the first two rounds. For all of the concerns about his size and durability, though, his explosiveness in the open field is also without peer in this class.
Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama (29)
So long as there are no complications from a torn ACL suffered in the SEC Championship game, Dickerson figures to be a mainstay in the middle for whichever team drafts him. Mauling in the run game comes easy to the 6-6, 333-pounder, as does turning away any blitzers.
Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State (31)
When Jenkins locks in on a defender, he's looking to maul rather than merely wall them off. But his bullying approach will only go so far if he's not able to stay in front of faster pass rushers off the edge.
Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State (33)
His name isn't the only thing he gets from his father, as Samuel's play is strikingly reminiscent of the former Patriots standout. Despite sub-optimal size and strength, Samuel doesn't yield much to opposing receivers with his physical and instinctual style.
Elijah Molden, CB/S, Washington (37)
Put him in the slot and rest easy against smaller receivers. While the 5-9, 192-pound Molden lacks the size to hold up on the outside or at safety, his quick-trigger play signals a long and fruitful career at nickel.
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State (38)
The "Baby Gronk" moniker is a bit much, but Freiermuth does have a similar calling card to the Buccaneers tight end in his sheer strength in discarding defenders after the catch. Though he likely doesn't have explosive traits, he can be a reliable, high-end starter, particularly if he cleans up his blocking.
Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas (41)
The risk Cosmi poses is high, as balance and leverage issues will need to be addressed before he can become a trusted blindside protector. But it's hard to overlook the upside of a 6-6, 314-pound left tackle with his movement skills.
Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina (42)
The former linebacker runs like he's still trying to dole out punishment, regularly shedding would-be tacklers with his nasty stiff-arm. Though his cutting ability makes him more than merely a north-south runner, Williams still needs to diversify his skill set in the passing game to become a complete back.
Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma (43)
A three-year starter who never gave up a sack, Humphrey is the picture of dependability. He won't bulldoze many defensive tackles in the NFL, but he can keep blockers at bay with his well-rounded approach and know-how.
Richie Grant, S, UCF (44)
Hunting down the ball from a deep alignment is Grant's specialty. The three-year starter is quick to key in on plays and thwart a throw, though he might struggle with certain man-coverage assignments.
Carlos Basham Jr., DE, Wake Forest (46)
More than a big body at 6-3 and 274 pounds, Basham uses his rapid burst off the line of scrimmage to make plays in the backfield. While he might never consistently produce double-digit sack totals, he has a good chance to be a valuable starter for some time.
Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington (48)
Able to get into the backfield in a hurry, Onwuzurike is an attacking force on the interior. Establishing more discipline in his rushes is an essential step for him to become a viable every-down starter.
Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma (50)
Flexibility and power are a winning combination for any pass rusher, and Perkins displays both in his slippery rush off the edge. If he improves his hand usage, he could be a pesky matchup for opposing offensive linemen.
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