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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 should see Mountain West players drafted

The second day of the draft features the second and third rounds, so expect multiple Mountain West players to be drafted.

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It was not a surprise that there were zero Mountain West player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but expect that to change as Friday features the second and third rounds.

The players that could get selected are Boise State linebacker Kamalei Correa, Boise State safety Darian Thompson, Utah State linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Nick Vigil.

There are plenty of mock drafts for day 2 and here are the mocks that have Mountain West players being taken.

Mocking the Draft (Only second round)

50. Atlanta Falcons - Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State

The Falcons can get a little more athleticism on the defense with Correa, a good pass rusher who plays with a high motor.

58. Pittsburgh Steelers - Darian Thompson, S, Boise State

After taking cornerback Artie Burns in the first round, the Steelers can get a good coverage safety like Thompson in the second.

CBS Sports (Only second round)

48. Indianapolis Colts: Kamalei Correa, DE/OLB, Boise State

The Colts need to upgrade the pass rush and hybrid linebacker Correa fits Indianapolis' 3-4 base scheme.

Walter Football (Two mocks and both second and third rounds)

48. Indianapolis Colts: Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State

Correa (6-2, 243) is an edge defender who will have to get stronger for the NFL if he is going to be an edge rusher. Correa totaled 39 tackles with 11 for a loss, seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 2015. His best season came as a sophomore when he notched 59 tackles, 19 for a loss, two forced fumbles and 12 sacks. The junior's best fit could come as an inside/outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

50. Atlanta Falcons: Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State

In 2015, Fackrell had 82 tackles with 15 for a loss and four sacks. At the beginning of the 2014 season, he went out with a torn ACL. Fackrell had a quality sophomore season - in 2013 - with 13 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, five sacks, 82 tackles, one interception and a pass broken up. Perhaps his best year may have come as a freshman when he totaled 87 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, three sacks, three interceptions, three passes broken up and two forced fumbles. Fackrell (6-4, 244) has a versatile skill set.


42. Tennessee Titans: Darian Thompson, DB, Boise State

I had the Titans upgrading their cornerback situation atop Round 2. The other position in the secondary needs to be addressed as well.

54. Minnesota Vikings: Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State

The Vikings will be looking for a third linebacker, given that Chad Greenway is entering his final season. Kyle Fackrell seems like a great fit for this defense.

76. Cleveland Browns: Kamalei Correa, LB, Boise State

I had the Titans selecting Kamalei Correa here in my original mock draft, but the Boise State product makes sense for Cleveland as well.

Sports Illustrated (Second and third rounds) is a bi lazy and just mentions picks with no explanation given why.

58. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kyler Fackrell, LB, Utah State

64. Tennessee Titans: Darian Thompson, DB, Boise State

79. Philadephia Eagles: Kamalei Correa, LB, Boise State

USA TODAY (Only second round)

60. New England Patriots -€” Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State: He's got a nose for quarterbacks, and the Patriots need to reload on the edge after shipping leading sacker Chandler Jones" culang="en">Chandler Jones to Arizona.

ESPN (Only second round)

49. Buffalo Bills, Kamalei Correa, OLB, Boise State

The Bills are looking to infuse some talent at the linebacker position. Correa's ability to play in space and bring value as a pass-rusher could be appealing for coach Rex Ryan and his creative defensive mind.

58. Pittsburgh Steelers, Darian Thompson, S, Boise State

The Steelers would continue to upgrade their secondary with this selection. Thomas is one of the more instinctive and ball-hawking safeties in this class. He would immediately push for a starting role next to Mike Mitchell.