NFL Draft Day 2: Colts take UNC's Downs; Greensboro native Hooker to Lions

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WTVD) -- Day two of the NFL Draft is done, and Carolina Panthers fans saw the team take a receiver in the second round to pair with their new quarterback taken No. 1 overall.

The Panthers took Alabama quarterback Bryce Young first overall. On Friday, they added a weapon for him with wide receiver Jonathan Mingo of Ole Miss in the second round. In the third, the Panthers took Oregon linebacker DJ Johnson.

The draft is taking place in Kansas City this year.


Coverage will be on ABC11, ESPN, and the ESPN app

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 29, Noon.

Click here for a recap of the first round


Tennessee's Hendon Hooker, another intriguing prospect, was bypassed on a wild Thursday night that featured several surprising swaps, two running backs selected among the top dozen picks and a late run on a thin class of wide receivers. The son of former North Carolina A&T quarterbacking legend Alan Hooker had to wait until the third round when the Detroit Lions called his name. Hooker was a standout at Dudley High School in Greensboro.

Cornerback Kelee Ringo of Georgia also did not get taken in the second round. No players from Duke, N.C. State or North Carolina were taken through the first two rounds. UNC receiver Josh Downs went off the board in the third, taken 79th overall by the Indianapolis Colts.

Former Garner High standout Keion White was drafted 46th overall out of Georgia Tech by the New England Patriots.
Charlie Riedel

Defensive end Keion White (Georgia Tech), a standout at Garner High School was taken 46th overall by the New England Patriots.


Second round

32) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chicago): Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Porter is the son of former Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter. The elder Porter was a four-time Pro Bowler who won a Super Bowl with the Steelers. The younger Porter was projected as a first-round pick but didn't get selected on opening night. Steelers fans at the draft in Kansas City were chanting, "Jo-ey, Jo-ey" when the Steelers were on the clock.

33) Tennessee Titans (from Arizona): Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Levis didn't stick around to hear his name called in the second round. After he fell out of the first round, he decided not to return to Union Station for Day 2. He was expected to go in the top 15 with some draft analysts projecting him among the top five. Levis sat uncomfortably in the green room, sometimes squirming in front of the TV cameras, as he watched three quarterbacks picked in the first four selections: Young to the Panthers, Stroud to the Texans and Anthony Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.

34) Detroit Lions: Sam LaPorta, TE, Iowa

35) Las Vegas Raiders (from Indianapolis): Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame

36) Los Angeles Rams: Steve Avila, G, TCU

37) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver): Derick Hall, LB, Auburn

38) Atlanta Falcons (from Indianapolis): Matthew Bergeron, OT, Syracuse

Ole Miss wide receiver was chosen in the second round by the Carolina Panthers on Friday.
Darron Cummings

39) Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Mingo, WR, Ole Miss

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Mingo caught 112 passes for 1,758 yards and 12 touchdowns in four seasons for the Rebels. While Mingo is a big receiver, he also has solid speed, having been clocked at 4.46 seconds in the 40.

40) New Orleans Saints: Isaiah Foskey, DE, Notre Dame

41) Arizona Cardinals (from Tennessee): BJ Ojulari, LB, LSU

42) Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland through N.Y. Jets): Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

43) New York Jets: Joe Tippmann, C, Wisconsin

44) Indianapolis Colts (from Atlanta): Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State

45) Detroit Lions (from Green Bay): Brian Branch, DB, Alabama

Branch was the last player in the green room. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Branch said when asked why he decided to stay in Kansas City. "Just wanted to enjoy the moment."

46) New England Patriots: Keion White, DE, Georgia Tech

47) Washington Commanders: Jartavius Martin, DB, Illinois

48) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Green Bay): Cody Mauch, OT, North Dakota State

49) Pittsburgh Steelers: Keeanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

50) Green Bay Packers (from Tampa Bay): Jayden Reed, WR, Michigan State

51) Miami Dolphins: Cam Smith, DB, South Carolina

52) Seattle Seahawks: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA

53) Chicago Bears (from Baltimore): Gervon Dexter Sr., DT, Florida

54) Los Angeles Chargers: Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

55) Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit): Rashee Rice, WR, SMU

56) Chicago Bears (from Jacksonville): Tyrique Stevenson, CB, Miami

57) New York Giants: John Michael Schmitz, C, Minnesota

58) Dallas Cowboys: Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Michigan

59) Buffalo Bills: O'Cyrus Torrence, G, Florida

60) Cincinnati Bengals: DJ Turner, CB, Michigan

61) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Chicago): Brenton Strange, TE, Penn State

62) Houston Texans (from Philadelphia): Juice Scruggs, C, Penn State

63) Denver Broncos (from Detroit): Marvin Mims Jr., WR, Oklahoma

Round 3

64) Chicago Bears, Zachh Pickens, DT, South Carolina

65) Philadelphia Eagles (from Houston): Tyler Steen, OG, Alabama

66) Philadelphia Eagles (from Arizona): Sydney Brown, S, Illinois

67) Denver Broncos (from Indianapolis): Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

68) Detroit Lions: Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

69) Houston Texans (from LA Rams): Nathaniel Dell, WR, Houston

70) Las Vegas Raiders: Byron Young, DT, Alabama

71) New Orleans Saints: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

72) Arizona Cardinals (from Tennessee): Garrett Williams, DB, Syracuse

73) New York Giants (from LA Rams): Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

74) Cleveland Browns (from N.Y. Jets): Cedric Tillman, WR, Tennessee

75) Atlanta Falcons: Zach Harrison, DE, Ohio State

76) New England Patriots (from Carolina): Marte Mapu, LB, Sacramento State

77) Los Angeles Rams (from New England through Miami), Byron Young, DE, Tennessee

78) Green Bay Packers: Tucker Kraft, TE, South Dakota State

UNC receiver Josh Downs is headed to Indianapolis after the Colts selected him in the third round.
Karl B DeBlaker

79) Indianapolis Colts (from Washington): Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina

"This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and I'm so thankful and blessed to be in this position," Downs said. "I want to thank the Colts organization for putting their faith in me and giving me the opportunity to represent the franchise. I want to thank my family. Your support has meant everything. I also want to thank all my coaches and teammates throughout the years. You've helped me get where I am today and I appreciate each and every one of you. I can't wait to get to Indianapolis and get the next part of this journey going."

80) Carolina Panthers (from Pittsburgh): DJ Johnson, LB, Oregon

81) Tennessee Titans (from Detroit:): Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane

82) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: YaYa Diaby, DE, Louisville

83) Denver Broncos (from Seattle): Riley Moss, DB, Iowa

84) Miami Dolphins: Devon Achane, RB, Texas A&M

85) Los Angeles Chargers: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

86) Baltimore Ravens: Trenton Simpson, LB, Clemson

87) San Francisco 49ers (from Minnesota): Ji'Ayir Brown, S, Penn State

88) Jacksonville Jaguars: Tank Bigsby, RB, Auburn

89) Los Angeles Rams (from N.Y. Giants): Kobie Turner, DT, Wake Forest

90) Dallas Cowboys: DeMarvion Overshown, LB, Texas

91) Buffalo Bills: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

92) Kansas City Chiefs (from Cincinnati): Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma

93) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Carolina): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia

94) Arizona Cardinals (from Philadelphia): Michael Wilson, WR, Stanford

95) Cincinnati Bengals (from Kansas City): Jordan Battle, DB, Alabama

96) Detroit Lions (from Arizona): Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky

97) Washington Commanders (Compensatory Selection): Ricky Stromberg, C, Arkansas

98) Cleveland Browns (Special Compensatory Selection): Siaki Ika, DT, Baylor

99) San Francisco 49ers (Special Compensatory Selection): Jake Moody, K, Michigan

100) Las Vegas Raiders from Kansas City Chiefs through New York Giants (Special Compensatory Selection): Tre Tucker, WR, Cincinnati

101) San Francisco 49ers (Special Compensatory Selection): Cameron Latu, TE, Alabama

102) Minnesota Vikings (from San Francisco): Mekhi Blackmon, CB, Southern Cal


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The Associated Press and ESPN contributed.