Day 2 Worst Selections:
Nov 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Devin Funchess (1) watches the scoreboard near the end of the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 42-28. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Devin Funchess WR/TE Carolina Panthers (2nd Round Pick 9): This seems like a very panicked pick by the Panthers. They saw all of the receivers coming off the board, so they traded up and selected the receiver with the most work cut out for him to adjust to the NFL. Funchess has only played wide receiver for one season and still has a ton of work to do before becoming a talented receiver in the NFL. This is a classic case of panicking when one of your biggest needs barely has any of the players you want on your board, so you trade up and reach for a player that honestly shouldn’t have been drafted until the next round. Sure, the Panthers covered a big need of theirs, but at what price? This was a huge reach for a player that is basically the same player they drafted last season in Kelvin Benjamin, but less talented.
Frank Clark DE Seattle Seahawks (2nd Round Pick 31): It is very hard to doubt John Schneider with how well he has drafted, particularly with how they have built this Seahawks team in the later rounds of this draft. I am just overall not a huge fan of this selection. Owa Odighizuwa and Eli Harold, who are both more talented pass rushers, were still on the board; and both do not have off-the-field issues like Clark does. Overall, his talent is not worth the risk like players Randy Gregory and Dorial Green-Beckham are. I am not one often to question John Schneider, but this selection really does seem odd and raised some eyebrows across the league.
Sean Mannion QB St. Louis Rams (3rd Round Pick 25): This pick definitely had me do a double-take to make sure I heard this selection right. Sean Mannion was taken before Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley. This quarterback class was considered overall fairly weak, besides Winston and Mariota; but this selection might be a three to four-round reach. I was honestly under the assumption that Sean Mannion could possibly go undrafted, but the Rams must see something in him. Mannion’s main advantage is that he is used to a pro-style offense in college; but his mechanics, accuracy, and overall talent are nowhere near Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley. Mannion’s production significantly dropped after star wide receiver Brandin Cooks went to the NFL.
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