April 29, 2023 -KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Day 2 of the NFL draft is a wrap!
There were 16 trades during the second and third rounds, including the Tennessee Titans moving up eight spots to select quarterback Will Levis with the second pick of the day.
Day 3 begins at noon EST on Saturday and will feature the last four rounds. The draft kicked off Thursday with the Carolina Panthers selecting Alabama quarterback Bryce Young first overall.
TOP PICKS ON DAY 2 OF THE NFL DRAFT
– Joey Porter Jr. was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the first pick of the second round. The Penn State cornerback is the son of former Steelers linebacker and Super Bowl champion Joey Porter.
-Levis, the biggest name on the board at the start of Day 2, went No. 33 overall to the Titans.
-Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, another player who was expected to potentially go in the first round, fell to the third round and was selected No. 68 overall by the Detroit Lions.
TOP PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR DAY 3
Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo is the highest-rated prospect remaining on NFL.com’s list going into the final day of the draft.
Ringo is rated 47th overall and has watched four of his teammates from the two-time national champions selected ahead of him in the first three rounds.
Alabama leads its Southeastern Conference rivals with eight selections through the first three rounds, including Young at No. 1 overall. Big Ten rivals Ohio State and Michigan had four players apiece taken in the first three rounds.
PANTHERS TRADE UP TO SELECT DJ JOHNSON
The Carolina Panthers traded up 13 spots in the third round to No. 80 to select outside linebacker DJ Johnson from Oregon, who garnered national attention last season when he appeared to punch a fan in the back of the head following a 38-34 loss to rival Oregon State.
Johnson said the issue was handled internally, and he has not been charged with any crime. He said he has learned from the experience.
“You learn how to keep your composure no matter what the situation,” Johnson said.