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NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

NFL Draft 2017 Redskins live blog: Second round draft tracker updates, analysis

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Redskins got themselves aa steal in Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen with the No. 17 overall pick.

On Friday, the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft takes place, and the Redskins head into the second day with two picks at their disposal.

The Redskins will select No. 49 overall (2nd-17) and No. 81 overall (3rd-17) unless they make a draft day trade.

Will the Redskins make a trade? Who are the best available players in the second and third round? 

The CSN NFL Draft Second Round Live Blog has you covered.

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What: 2017 NFL Draft, Rounds 2-3
When: Friday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Penn.
TV Channel: ESPN, NFL Network
Live Stream: WatchESPN App

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Lets head to the Live blog (Click here for First Round Live Blog):

REDSKINS 2017 NFL DRAFT SECOND ROUND TRACKER

11:50 PM - The third round has come to an end. The Packers will be first up when the draft resumes on Saturday. 

11:33 PM - 105TH PICK: PITTSBURGH STEELERS TAKE PITTSBURGH RB JAMES CONNER.

James Conner beat cancer. Now he's going to beat NFL defenders into the end zone in his hometown. An incredible story.

11:23 PM - Kid, I have an idea... you back up the two-time Super Bowl champion. 

11:20 PM - 99TH PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TAKE WEST VIRGINIA CB RASUL DOUGLAS.

Unfortunately, the Eagles have addressed their need in the secondary. 

11:03 PM - 92ND PICK: DALLAS COWBOYS TAKE MICHIGAN CB JOURDAN LEWIS.

The Cowboys add another cornerback. Given how the rest of the division has reloaded at receiver, a wise strategy. 

11:00 PM - 91ST PICK: LOS ANGELES RAMS TAKE BOSTON COLLEGE S JOHN JOHNSON.

10:36 PM - 84TH PICK: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TAKE PENN STATE WR CHRIS GODWIN. 

As if the Bucs didn't already have enough offensive firepower. 

10:26 PM - 81ST PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS TAKE UCLA CB FABIAN MOREAU.

London Fletcher gave it right back to the Philly fans. 

10:15 PM - 78TH PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS TAKE ALABAMA OLB TIM WILLIAMS. 

Alabama to DMV continues. 

10:02 PM - 74TH PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS TAKE MICHIGAN DE CHRIS WORMLEY

9:52 PM - 69TH PICK: LOS ANGELES RAMS TAKE EASTERN WASHINGTON WR COOPER KUPP.

Nice. 

9:39 PM - WE'VE REACHED THE THIRD ROUND. 65TH PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS TAKE CHARLOTTE DT LARRY OGUNJOBI.

9:15 PM - 60TH PICK: DALLAS COWBOYS SELECT COLORADO CB CHIWODE AWUZIE. 

Drew Pearson, who announced the pick, turned heel on Philly.

And the full video:

9:04 PM - 56TH PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS SELECT UCONN S OBI MELIFONWU.

Washington still has a need at safety and that is one less on the board when the Redskins are up next.

8:58 PM - 55TH PICK: NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT ALABAMA DT DALVIN TOMLINSON.

The Giants added another star in the middle of their defensive line.

8:47 PM - 52ND PICK: CLEVELAND BROWNS SELECT NOTRE DAME QB DESHONE KIZER. 

8:28 PM - 49TH PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS SELECT ALABAMA OLB RYAN ANDERSON.

Redskins are 2-for-2 on drafting Alabama defensive stars. Roll Tide. 

8:24 PM - 48TH PICK: CINCINNATI BENGALS TAKE OKLAHOMA RB JOE MIXON.

So, there's that. 

8:14 PM - 45TH PICK: CHICAGO BEARS TAKE ASHLAND TE ADAM SHAHEEN.

The first non-FBS player selected in the draft. 

8:05 PM - 43RD PICK: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TAKE WASHINGTON CB SIDNEY JONES.

Another player the Redskins really liked and could have taken at No. 49. Now he's going to a rival. Ouch. 

7:53 PM - 41ST PICK: MINNESOTA VIKINGS TAKE FLORIDA STATE RB DALVIN COOK.

He seemed to be one of the Redskins favorite prospects. They will have to look elsewhere at running back now.

7:41 PM - 38TH PICK: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS TAKE WESTERN KENTUCKY G/C FORREST LAMP.

He was mocked to the Redskins often throughout the draft process. Also, he loves lamp:

7:34 PM - 36TH PICK: ARIZONA CARDINALS TAKE WASHINGTON S BUDDA BAKER.  

Another potential target for the Redskins is off the board. 

7:25 PM - 35TH PICK: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TAKE MICHIGAN STATE DL MALIK MCDOWELL. 

McDowell was considered a target of the Redskins, so that is one man off the list. 

7:15 PM - THE FIRST PICK OF THE SECOND ROUND IS IN --  33RD PICK: GREEN BAY TAKES WASHINGTON CB KEVIN KING. 

The Packers were considered one of the teams likely to take RB Dalvin Cook. Could his slide continue to No. 49? 

7:13 PM - Do you get it? Do you? His name is Taco! 

7:05 PM - You won't believe this, but the Philadelphia crowd let Roger Goodell have it ... again. 

6:22 PM - File this in the "stories we didn't expect to see" folder -- Per Anita Marks, the Giants were looking to trade up for QB Pat Mahomes II from Texas Tech. I guess Eli Manning can't play forever, but using a first round pick on his heir apparent in 2017 didn't seem likely.

5:27 PM - As more information about CB Gareon Conley taking a polygraph has come out, so too have questions about the legality of it. 

4:50 PM - Rich Tandler narrowed down the Redskins' second and third-round NFL Draft choices to just five guys. Here they are. 

4:45 PM - This list will be important today. Who are the best available players the Redskins could think about drafting in the second round?

4:30 PM - We wrote about this, but this graphic is worth looking at again. And again. And again.

4:20 PM - Want to get to know the NFL Draft prospects? Want to go inside the war room with a former GM? Ever wondered what a player evaluation looks like? Former NFL GM Charley Casserly and CSN's Julie Donaldson have you covered in our CSN Draft Room. It's your go-to source for 2017 NFL Draft material.

4:05 PM - The CSN team is all over the place today. Be sure to follow them on Twitter. Redskins Insider JP Finlay is at the Draft in Philadelphia. Redskins writer Rich Tandler and CSN anchor Chick Hernandez are at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. and NFL analyst Trevor Matich is in the CSN Draft Room. Be sure to follow @CSNRedskins for all your draft night coverage. 

4:00 PM - Welcome to CSN's live draft tracker for the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

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Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade. And Landon Collins has made public appeals to him before

Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade. And Landon Collins has made public appeals to him before

The Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 regular season has not gone according to plan.

In Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, starting quarterback Nick Foles broke his clavicle and was placed on IR, and following a Week 2 loss to the Houston Texans, the team's star defensive back Jalen Ramsey has reportedly requested a trade.

Ramsey and head coach Doug Marrone got into it verbally during the loss to Houston and according to multiple reports, the fractured relationship could expedite a potential trade.

The Jaguars are reportedly asking for at least one first-round pick in return for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

It's worth noting that Ramsey's agent, David Mulugheta, also represents Redskins Dwayne Haskins and Landon Collins. Collins tweeted at Ramsey back in April, jokingly recruiting Ramsey to D.C. after Jaguars' VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin called out Ramsey for missing voluntary offseason workouts and the latter responded

Ramsey, who was the fifth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is currently looking for a new contract. He is currently in the fourth year of his rookie deal and the Jaguars have picked up his fifth-year option in 2020.

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Jay Gruden address comments that he doesn't like AP's running style: 'You want north-south running backs'

Jay Gruden address comments that he doesn't like AP's running style: 'You want north-south running backs'

In the early stages of Sunday's Redskins-Cowboys clash, FOX Sports' Pam Oliver dropped a bombshell on the broadcast.

"Jay Gruden, to be perfectly clear, he is still not in favor of Peterson's strength, which is a north-south running style," Oliver said. "He feels like it limits the offense and gives the defense way too many opportunities."

If true, that helps explain the decision the Redskins head coach made prior to Week 1, making the 34-year-old and future Hall of Fame running back a healthy scratch for the first time in his career.

What it doesn't explain is the reasoning behind it. Peterson, who was signed just a couple of weeks prior to the 2018 season, ran for over 1,000 yards for the Burgundy and Gold a season ago, earning the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player award.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with Gruden, NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay asked the head coach about Oliver's comments.

Gruden refuted the claim. 

"You want north-south running backs. I don’t think you want east-west backs, that’s for sure," Gruden said. "[Peterson] is a north-south runner....when he gets going north-south, what that does is creates a physical mentality for our offense. Our linemen love it, and it opens up our play-action passes. We do love north-south backs.”

What the fifth-year head coach did touch on, however, is the limited amount of plays that the offense can run with Peterson is in the game. That could explain the origin of where Oliver's comments came from. 

"[Peterson] is a north-south runner," Gruden said. "What that does, sometimes, ya know it’s hard when he’s in the game, like yesterday we were in 11 personnel and they but base on the field and said ‘heck you’re just not going to run it’ and you know we had to throw it." 

It's no secret that Gruden prefers a running back that can be involved in the passing game as well. While Peterson has improved in that facet, the Redskins other options -- Chris Thompson, Wendell Smallwood, and even the injured Derrius Guice -- are currently better pass-catching backs.

Of the Redskins 62 offensive snaps, Thompson, the best pass-catching running back of the bunch, was the one who played the most. Peterson played just 18 snaps, 29 percent of the team's offensive plays.

The flow of the game also could have affected this, as the Redskins found themselves trailing for the majority of the afternoon. 

Still, Gruden insists that there's a role for Peterson in the offense.

"You know, he played last year and had a thousand yards, so..." he said.

Regardless of who the running back has been for the Burgundy and Gold thus far in 2019, they largely have been ineffective.

Against Philadelphia, Guice mustered just 18 rushing yards on 10 carries. Peterson received the same amount of carries in Week 2 vs. Dallas and didn't perform much better. Sure, he found the end zone, but was not a factor otherwise, rushing for a total of just 25 yards.

Through the first two games, the Redskins have been outrushed 336-75. That is not a winning formula by any means.

When asked why the rushing attack has been so poor in 2019, Gruden couldn't point to one specific reason.

"Combination of things," Gruden said. "Philadelphia, we tried to run the ball in the second half and we had a negative play and a holding penalty. You know, there are things that take you out of the running game, and then you lose the lead and you have to try and play a little bit faster, play a little bit of catch up and you aren’t able to run the ball. So, we haven’t been able to stick with the run for four quarters and we haven’t had enough production out of the running game."

That must change immediately, starting next Monday against Chicago, if the Redskins want to turn their season around. Gruden is confident that it will.

"We had a couple of good hits, AP had a couple of good hits [Sunday] against Dallas, we can build off of that," he said. "But I also think that when you have a new left tackle and a new left guard coming in for the first time and you have the tight end issues we’ve had a little bit, I think we’ll get there."

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