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As It Happened: 2015 NFL Draft, Rounds 2 & 3

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    10:25 p.m.: We'll have plenty of coverage Saturday morning on the blog as we recap the Chicago Bears' performance thus far in the NFL Draft, and we'll also set the stage for the final day on Saturday afternoon. Thank you again for tuning in, and we'll pick up coverage tomorrow! 

    10:20 p.m.: Several interesting picks to wrap up the second day of the NFL Jeff Heuerman, a tight end out of Ohio State, was picked by the Denver Broncos as they look to replace Julius Thomas. The Green Bay made another surprising pick near the end of the round as they picked wide receiver Ty Montgomery out of Stanford. 

    Washington drafted running back Matt Jones out of Florida with the next pick, and a few picks after that, Paul Dawson out of TCU was the final pick of the day, going to the Bengals. 

    9:55 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Steelers might well be having the best draft out of any team. Not only did they get Bud Dupree late in the first round Thursday, but they grabbed wide receiver Sammie Coates with the 23rd pick in the third round Friday night. He could be a tremendous complement to Antonio Brown for Ben Roethlisberger this season. 

    9:30 p.m.: A cornerback that could have potentially gone in the first round had the draft been held pre-Combine was finally selected as P.J. Williams was picked by the New Orleans Saints. They've put a big emphasis on athletic players so far in this selection process, and they got another one in Williams. 

    9:20 p.m.: The New Orleans Saints have drafted the heir apparent to Drew Brees in the Big Easy, selecting Garrett Grayson out of Colorado State University. Grayson isn't going to be a threat to supplant Brees any time soon, but being able to learn under his tutelage and get used to the Saints' system is going to be a big boost to a quarterback that really stood out on film last season. He could be something special. 

    9:10 p.m.: The Atlanta Falcons made a smart trade to grab running back Tevin Coleman. They could have drafted Todd Gurley in the first round, but instead they opted for Vic Beasley. They've had a really nice draft so far. 

    9:00 p.m.: The Bears make their third round selection as they draft center Hroniss Grasu out of the University of Oregon. Kyle Long played with him in college, and the duo will reunite as the Bears do a great job of solidifying their offensive line. 

    8:30 p.m.: The Green Bay Packers made a tremendous pick at 30th in the second round as they picked cornerback Quinten Rollins out of Miami. Rollins has an immense amount of upside, and even though he's a raw talent right now, he could give Jay Cutler fits for years as he gets used to Green Bay's system. 

    8:10 p.m.: There have been some interesting picks in the tail end of the second round that could have implications for the Bears' strategy. One potential player that they could've targeted went with the 21st pick of the round, as the Cincinnati Bengals snagged offensive tackle Jake Fisher out of Oregon. 

    Another possible pick went two selections later as the Baltimore Ravens grabbed tight end Maxx Williams, a potential replacement for Martellus Bennett if he'd gotten back to Chicago. Randy Gregory's freefall through the draft finally ended near the end of the second round as the Dallas Cowboys picked him up with the 60th overall pick. 

    7:10 p.m.: A couple of players with off-field issues are off the board now, with the Tennessee Titans using the 40th pick on wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and the Atlanta Falcons snagging LSU cornerback Jalen Collins. Now is the point in the draft when teams start taking some gambles on talented players. 

    7:05 p.m.: Another player that the Bears could've potentially had on their draft board is selected as Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney goes to the Houston Texans at number 43. One of the top interior linebackers in the draft, McKinney could've solidifed the position a bit for the Bears as they transition to a 3-4 defense, but he'll fit in wonderfully with Houston. 

    -The Chicago Bears make their selection, picking defensive tackle Eddie Goldman out of Florida State. Goldman comes with some serious versatility and is able to play all three positions in a 3-4 front. Vic Fangio likely envisions him as the nose tackle, and he'll compete for playing time there with Jeremiah Ratliff and Ego Ferguson. 

    -Couple of interesting picks here as T.J. Yeldon goes 36th overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Devin Smith goes 37th to the New York Jets. Yeldon had some fumble issues last season with Alabama, and Smith had a tremendous finish to the season but floundered a bit early on. Both have some serious upside, but both come with question marks as well. 

    -The New York Giants start the second round off with a bang as they trade up to the 33rd slot, drafting safety Landon Collins out of Alabama. Collins was a potential target for the Chicago Bears, who are slotted to pick 39th overall in the draft. 


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