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NFL Draft 2024 Day 2 live updates: Second and third round picks, trades, grades and news from Detroit


The first round of the 2024 NFL Draft is in the books and it was the most offensive-heavy first round in the history of the annual player selection meeting. 23 offensive players — highlighted by 14-in-a-row to start the draft — was an all-time record.

While there was little drama with the first pick, where Caleb Williams went to Chicago, heads turned at the tail end of the top 10 when the Atlanta Falcons picked quarterback Michael Penix Jr. in the most surprising pick of the night. The Falcons signed Kirk Cousins to a four-year, $180 million contract earlier this offseason.

Quarterbacks also tied a record with six of them going in the first round, matching the legendary 1983 class. All of the quarterbacks went in the top 12, culminating with Bo Nix to Denver with that 12th pick.

Next up on Friday, are rounds two and three of the NFL Draft, and the Buffalo Bills have pick No. 33 overall, and will get the draft going again at 7 p.m. ET from Detroit.

April 26 — Second and third rounds, 7 p.m. ET
April 27 — Fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds, noon ET

The 2024 NFL Draft will be broadcast live on NFL Network and also ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes.

You can stream it on ESPN+, YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV, Sling TV and Fubo TV.

It’s being held in the area around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, less than a mile from Ford Field, home of the Lions.

Right here on Yahoo Sports’ 2024 NFL Draft page.

Live78 updates

  • Who’ll rule the NFC North for the next few years?

    Detroit won the NFC North last year and is in the midst of a franchise renaissance. This comes as the other three teams in the division have now loaded up on potential superstars under center. Even with the Lions ruling the roost for the moment, could the Bears, Packers and Vikings be hot on their heels?

  • Kansas City adds speed to the WR room in Round 1

    The two-time degending Super Bowl champion Chiefs are already solidified among the league’s elite teams thanks to a once-in-a-generation quarterback/head coach pairing, but throughout the regular season K.C. did face some questions at wide receiver. While some of those were answered by the emergence of Rashee Rice, questions remain around his availability stemming from an off-season car crash he was involved in down in Texas.

    Even after adding Hollywood Brown before the Draft, K.C. spend a first round pick on the fasters player in the draft, Texas’ Xavier Worthy, and Yahoo Sports’ Draft Live Crew weighed in on the champs’ pick.

  • Best players available on Day 2

    Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft are here, and there are still some big nsmae on the board for the second day of picks. Quarterback Spencer Rattler — who lost his starting job at Oklahoma to eventual No. 1 pick Caleb Williams before transferring to South Carolina — is just one of many big names still available. Yahoo Sports’ Nate Tice has a full list, broken down by position, of the top stars still waiting to get their names called in Detroit on Friday.

  • Why the Atlanta Falcons’ selection of Michael Penix Jr. is bizarre

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 32 — Xavier Legette

    • Draft Grade: C+

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 76

    • School: South Carolina

    • Height: 6′ 1″

    • Weight: 221

    This is a fine pick for the Panthers. They probably didn’t need to trade up, but moving up one spot to secure your guy isn’t the worst move in the world. They also needed to add a bigger player to their wide receiver room. This is solid pickup for the Panthers who really needed juice on offense.

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Xavier Legette #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks catches a pass for a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on December 30, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: Xavier Legette #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks catches a pass for a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on December 30, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 30: Xavier Legette #17 of the South Carolina Gamecocks catches a pass for a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on December 30, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 31 — Ricky Persall

    • Draft Grade: D

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 85

    • School: Florida

    • Height: 6′ 1″

    • Weight: 189

    Huh? This pick seems a bit out of nowhere, especially considering no one really had Pearsall going at this point in the draft. Perhaps this is the 49ers bracing for a move at wide receiver, but Pearsall could have been had later than this.

    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 11: Ricky Pearsall #1 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball against the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 11: Ricky Pearsall #1 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball against the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

    BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 11: Ricky Pearsall #1 of the Florida Gators runs with the ball against the LSU Tigers during a game at Tiger Stadium on November 11, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 30 — Nate Wiggins

    • Draft Grade: B-

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 31

    • School: Clemson

    • Height: 6′ 1″

    • Weight: 173

    Baltimore definitely has a need for a cornerback, but it took a bit of a project at the position at this point in the draft. Wiggins is a rangy, fast corner, but he needs to add weight and strength before he can be a real contributor for the Ravens defense.

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Nate Wiggins #2 of the Clemson Tigers looks on during the second half of the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Nate Wiggins #2 of the Clemson Tigers looks on during the second half of the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 21: Nate Wiggins #2 of the Clemson Tigers looks on during the second half of the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 29 — Tyler Guyton

    • Draft Grade: C+

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 37

    • School: Oklahoma

    • Height: 6′ 8″

    • Weight: 322

    The Cowboys needed a left tackle to develop and at least have a prospect now in Guyton. He’s got a bit of a way to go as far as technique is concerned, but the physical tools and frame to grow into something for the long term are there. Guyton might have a lower floor than some of the other tackle prospects, but the upside is still here.

    NORMAN, OKLAHOMA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Right tackle Tyler Guyton #60 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs onto the field for a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Norman, Oklahoma.  Oklahoma won 50-20.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)NORMAN, OKLAHOMA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Right tackle Tyler Guyton #60 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs onto the field for a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Norman, Oklahoma.  Oklahoma won 50-20.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

    NORMAN, OKLAHOMA – SEPTEMBER 30: Right tackle Tyler Guyton #60 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs onto the field for a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 30, 2023 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma won 50-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

  • The Buffalo Bills moved out of the first round entirely, trading the No. 32 pick to Carolina who selected a WR to add to Bryce Young’s arsenal

  • With questions surrounding a potential Brandon Aiyuk trade, the 49ers addressed their wide receiver room in Round 1

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 28 — Xavier Worthy

    • Draft Grade: C+

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 63

    • School: Texas

    • Height: 5′ 11″

    • Weight: 165

    The Chiefs add some speed to their wide receiver room and some playmaking for Patrick Mahomes. This does feel a tad redundant with Marquise Brown on the roster, but that’s only a one-year deal. Mahomes solves all problems, and having Rashee Rice on the roster is a nice changeup from the Brown and Worthy combo, but a 165-pound player in the first round is a bit of a tough sell.

    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (#1) runs up field after a catch during the college football game between the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs on November 11, 2023 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX.  (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 11: Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (#1) runs up field after a catch during the college football game between the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs on November 11, 2023 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX.  (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 11: Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy (#1) runs up field after a catch during the college football game between the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs on November 11, 2023 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

  • The Ravens needed help on the backend on defense, and they were able to add elite speed and positional versatility

  • The Dallas Cowboys add to a recent string of first round picks on the offensive line that have hit — Tyron Smith (2011), Zach Martin (2014) — and hope they’ve found the next Pro Bowler on the O-Line

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 27 — Darius Robinson

    • Draft Grade: C

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 62

    • School: Missouri

    • Height: 6′ 5″

    • Weight: 285

    Robinson isn’t a bad player, but he’s not the most dynamic guy on the defensive line. He’s a steady player who should be a solid piece for the Cardinals’ defensive line rotation, but that’s not necessarily the type of player that feels like a need in the first round. Still, he’s someone that will help the Cardinals up front.

    MANHATTAN, KS - SEPTEMBER 10: Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson (6) after a college football game between the Missouri Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats on September 10, 2022 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, KS.  Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)MANHATTAN, KS - SEPTEMBER 10: Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson (6) after a college football game between the Missouri Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats on September 10, 2022 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, KS.  Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    MANHATTAN, KS – SEPTEMBER 10: Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson (6) after a college football game between the Missouri Tigers and Kansas State Wildcats on September 10, 2022 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, KS. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

  • The two-time defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs moved up from No. 32 to No. 28 to take speedy WR Xavier Worthy in the wake of the potential legal trouble facing Rashee Rice stemming from a car crash in Texas

  • The Cardinals add to their pass rush group with another pick from an SEC school

  • The Buccaneers are set at the pivot for the first time since the retirement of Super Bowl center Ryan Jensen

  • Expert Commentary: Pick No. 25 — Jordan Morgan

    • Draft Grade: C+

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 25

    • School: Arizona

    • Height: 6′ 5″

    • Weight: 311

    This is a very safe pick for the Packers. Morgan needs to develop some strength as he enters the NFL, but should have the footwork and skill to at least be a quality pass blocker. It just feels like there might have been more juice to squeeze here with some of the defensive players still on the board.

    FILE -Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan looks to block during the team's NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Nov. 25, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. The Green Bay Packers selected Morgan with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)FILE -Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan looks to block during the team's NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Nov. 25, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. The Green Bay Packers selected Morgan with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    FILE -Arizona offensive lineman Jordan Morgan looks to block during the team’s NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Nov. 25, 2023, in Tempe, Ariz. The Green Bay Packers selected Morgan with the 25th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

  • Expert Commentary: Pick Np. 25 — Graham Barton

    • Draft Grade: A

    • Pre-Draft Rank: 12

    • School: Duke

    • Height: 6′ 5″

    • Weight: 313

    Barton is a stud offensive lineman who can play all five positions up front. He was announced as a center, so he may wind up on the interior after playing left tackle at Duke, but he’s well-equipped for the move. He’s the most versatile lineman in the draft and the Buccaneers may have just gotten a steal.

    DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Graham Barton (62) of the Duke Blue Devils gets set on the line during a football game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Nov 12, 2022 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 12: Graham Barton (62) of the Duke Blue Devils gets set on the line during a football game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Nov 12, 2022 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

    DURHAM, NC – NOVEMBER 12: Graham Barton (62) of the Duke Blue Devils gets set on the line during a football game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Nov 12, 2022 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC. (Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

  • The Packers, who’s pick was met with a chorus of boos in Detroit, beefed up their offensive line. Packers fans will get the chance to return the favor next year when the NFL Draft heads to Green Bay



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