NFL Draft: A Look at the Day 2 Skill Players

NFL Draft: A Look at the Day 2 Skill Players

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

Here's a look at the skill players selected during Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft, held Friday night in Chicago.

While most of the hoopla naturally surrounds the players selected in the first round of the proceedings, Day 2 is often where some of the best fantasy values are to be found, in particular at running back.

T.J. Yeldon, JAX (RB, Alabama) 6-1/226
Rd. 2 pick, No. 36 overall

Although Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart remain in the Jaguars' backfield mix, the selection of Yeldon at No. 36 overall confirms that identifying a reliable lead back was an offseason priority for the organization. He has had fumbling issues, but Yeldon has the frame and skillset to seize the opportunity to open the season atop the Jags' RB depth chart. GM Dave Caldwell suggested that the latest highly regarded Alabama RB prospect has "the size of Eddie Lacy and the feet of Mark Ingram."

Devin Smith, NYJ (WR, Ohio State) 6-0/196
Rd. 2, pick No. 37 overall

The Jets' goal of securing more viable targets for QB Geno Smith was accomplished with the trade for Brandon Marshall and the selection of Smith. With Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley also in the team's wideout mix, abundant targets may not be in the cards for the speedy rookie initially, but Smith's big-play potential as a deep threat provides an immediate asset to the team's passing attack.

Dorial Green-Beckham, TEN (WR, Missouri) 6-5/237
Rd. 2, pick No. 40 overall

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