23. New Orleans Nightmare (Houston) – Conner McGovern, OG, Missouri

Corey’s Take: “This was exactly who New Orleans needed. I know they were trying to get back up into the first round to get him, couldn’t make the move but got their guy. The Nightmare were 16th out of 18 last year in sacks allowed. Luc Jordain-Broudeau allowed 16 sacks last year at guard. McGovern is somebody I think will start right away and really help keep Zack Mettenberger upright.”

Chris’ Take: “One of two Mizzou linemen drafted in the second round, McGovern comes with a little steeper price tag after spurning the NFL’s Broncos, but he’ll be worth it. Don’t just pencil him in, Sharpie him in as a starter on the interior of the Nightmare line right away.”

24. Omaha Express – Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue

Corey’s Take: “Adding Alfonzo Dennard was a great start to building a secondary in Omaha and Anthony Brown is going to be another nice piece. He may start right away too. He’s got nice size, incredible speed and actually is better at jamming receivers.”

Chris’ Take: “Brown brings a wealth of experience as a three-year starter at Purdue. An expansion team will need a steady presence on the back end of the defense to have any hope early on, and Brown could be that guy. Solid pick.”

25. Pittsburgh Forge – Dadi Nicolas, OLB, Virginia Tech

Corey’s Take: “Pittsburgh is building a nice linebacking corp. I think Nicolas is a good edge rusher with nice quick moves off the snap. He’ll have to hit the film room to better anticipate where runs might be going but he has good natural ability and great pass rushing potential.

Chris’ Take: “Nicolas’ weird senior season at Va. Tech should be the Forge’s gain. Missing much of his senior season to injury and suspension likely tanked his stock in the eyes of the NFL, but Pittsburgh will gladly take on a guy who wrecked ACC quarterbacks and can line up at DE or LB.”

26. Dallas Six-Shooters (Birmingham) – DeAndre Elliott, CB, Colorado State

Corey’s Take: “After losing both Tyler Patmon and Alfonzo Dennard the Six-Shooters had to work on re-tooling their secondary early in this draft. The question with Elliott, though, is was he a great workout warrior or a great player? He struggled to keep a full-time starting job at a mid-major like Colorado State, but has the physical tools you want and did amazing at the combine. We’ll see how he works out.”

Chris’ Take: “Elliott could be a steal for the Shooters. At 6’1” and running a 4.55 in the 40, he’s got a rare blend of size and speed that will make him a formidable foe. Hard to believe the NFL passed over him. He’s got All-Rookie Team potential in our little league.”

27. Washington Wave – Brandon Shell, OT, South Carolina

Corey’s Take: “With so many needs you just have to go best player available if you’re Washington. I thought Brandon Shell was a high first round pick and Washington has done a great job getting him here.”

Chris’ Take: “Brandon Shell is a mountain of a man at 6’6” and 324. He’s spurning the NFL’s Jets, and who can blame him for that. The relative of Art Shell will be a huge boost to a Wave team in need of a talent infusion. Day one starter easy.”

28. Nashville Renegades (Louisville) – Evan Boehm, C, Missouri

Corey’s Take: “Nashville was able to trade away the massive contract of Jason Kelce, but with that came the loss of the best center in the league. Evan Boehm was very clearly the best center in this draft. Still, it is a bit curious to see this move after they signed both Brian De La Puente and Max Godby in free agency.”

Chris’ Take: “The second Mizzou lineman selected in the round, Boehm will cost the Gades a pretty penny after turning down an NFL fourth round contract, but Nashville knew they needed a man in the middle after trading Jason Kelce. He’ll be counted on to anchor a line now heavy on young talent.”

29. Orlando Rockets (Carolina) – Robby Anderson, WR, Temple

Corey’s Take: “Orlando has quite a few receiving weapons but add to their group here with a guy who can be a tremendous red-zone threat with his height and leaping ability. Anderson was probably the most impressive receiver in pre-draft sessions. I was a bit surprise he wasn’t taken in the first round, but the champions get him and get even stronger.”

Chris’ Take: “It’s just the rich getting richer. He’s a guy that won’t command a big salary, but could become an explosive weapon for a team that already has their share of weapons. He was very high on our draft board. Went under the radar at Temple, but should be one of the top rookie receivers right away.”

30. New York Marauders – Derrick Kindred, SS, TCU

Corey’s Take: “After we released Dawan Landry we knew we needed to get a tough hitter back at safety. Derrick is that kind of a guy. He’s a true thumper who can play in the box and can really line up well against tight ends. He’s a quick guy with great size. He really wow’d us in his pre-draft workouts. I think he can be a great player for a long time.”

Chris’ Take: “Kindred turned down a fourth round contract offer from the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Can’t blame him for wanting to play for a team that has actually won a title in the last 50 years. He’s tough as nails, playing his entire senior season with a broken collarbone. Kindred should be a key piece in the rebuilding of a once vaunted defense.”

31. New Orleans Nightmare – Deon Bush, SS, Miami

Corey’s Take: “Complete honesty, we were really looking at Deon Bush just a pick before but ultimately decided on Derrick. I like Deon. He too had really good size, decent speed. He’s another good strong safety. I’m really enjoying what New Orleans is going. They are attacking areas they need to improve. This will help not only their 13th ranked pass defense, but also their 12th ranked run defense too.”

Chris’ Take: “Bush backed away from fourth round money from the Bears, giving the Nightmare a dream choice to lead the backend of the defense. Bush grabbed All-ACC Honorable Mention his last two years at Miami, and New Orleans thinks the big hitter has larger accolades in his future.”

32. Los Angeles Stars – Roy Robertson-Harris, DE, UTEP

Corey’s Take: “You have to love these giants on the d-line. Look at What Brent Urban was able to do in New Orleans this year. Not only is he always a threat to bat down a ball being passed over the middle, but when you have that sort of sze you can generate so much power from you legs and get a big push. Roy Robertson-Harris has great size, a great motor and I expect him to use his athleticism to make big plays. Great pick by the Stars here.”

Chris’ Take: “At 6’7” it will be hard to miss this guy on the LA defense. Faced with cap trouble, the Stars found a cheap, talented defender who can play all over. Good value pick.”

33. Dallas Six-Shooters (Columbus (Phoenix)) – Jalen Richard, RB, Southern Mississippi

Corey’s Take: “I’ll be honest, I’m quite intrigued by Jalen Richard. The guy has great speed had a very productive senior season but at the same time he’s very small and I wonder if his stock got a little over-inflated because of his latest pre-draft workout. That got a lot of teams interested but before that one I don’t think too many teams were really looking at him. We’ll see. He could be good, but Dallas has a history of taking these smaller, speedier running backs and it doesn’t usually work. Henry Josey and Rex Burkhead come to mind right away.”

Chris’ Take: “Richard may have been overlooked during the NFL Draft, but he’s caught the eye of the SFL. He rocketed past a lot of bigger name backs. Even on a team with plenty of talented backs, he might be the best from day one.”

34. Minnesota Freeze – Clayton Fejedelem, SS, Illinois

Corey’s Take: “New Minnesota owner Rick Sullivan is doing a great job targeting what his team needs and attacking those needs. Clayton Fejedelem is a tackling-machine who will help sure up that secondary that was pretty disappointing last season. He’s a guy who is always near the ball, meaning he is great at recognizing and anticipating, which is what you want your safeties to be great at doing.”

Chris’ Take: “There’s no doubt Fejedelem is a player on the rise. He started his career at the NAIA level, then finished at Illinois, where he racked up 140 tackles as a senior. That kind of guts and tenacity to battle for his dream will endear him to the Freeze coaches. On a talented team, he should still be able to compete for a starting spot out of the gate.”

35. New York Marauders (Nashville (Charleston)) – Michael Pierce, DT, Samford

Corey’s Take: “We wanted to make sure we got at least one interior defensive lineman early in this draft to give us some depth. Before this pick we only had three defensive tackles on the roster so that is an area we needed to focus on. I really think Michael Pierce can be a great player. He’s pretty athletic for his size and was obviously better than his competition at Samford. He’ll get a nice push off the line and help us have a better defensive front.”

Chris’ Take: “You’re looking at the new anchor of the Marauder line. Not just the SFL teams that let him slide this far (my teams included), but NFL teams are kicking themselves for overlooking this big boy from a small school.”

36. Philadelphia Bulldogs – Deiondre Hall, CB, Northern Iowa

Corey’s Take: “Tremendous size and physical skills that you want. Philadelphia ranked 17th out of 18 teams last year in pass defense. Justin King was once the best cornerback in the league but he really dropped off fast and now is retired. They tried to bring in some veterans to fix it, but really this is the best step to make, getting a young guy who can grow and develop and get better.”

Chris’ Take: “A small school talent with big time upside, Philly will be opening their checkbook to get Hall to turn down the Bears’ fourth round contract. At 6’2” and with 4.68 speed, he looks like the type of corner you might see on the Seahawks. If he adjusts to a higher level of competition, he will be a good starter for the Bulldogs.”

37. Nashville Renegades – Ted Karras, OG, Illinois

Corey’s Take: “Nashville keeps on adding to their offensive line, with all three of their picks so far adding to that spot. They definitely needed to add guards and to be quite honest, I think they got the two best pure guards in the draft. Parker Ehinger in the first and now Ted Karras here in the second round. He’s a tough guy who works hard. He comes from a great football family. I was thinking about nabbing him in the second round but we went other ways. I think he can be a great player.”

Chris’ Take: “The second Illinois player taken in the round, Karras boasts impressive bloodlines. Nashville hopes he’ll display some of the grit and meanness of his great uncle, Alex, to help shore up the interior, along with their other high draft picks. Karras was likely high on most SFL draft boards.”

38. Michigan Stags – Jatavis Brown, OLB, Akron

Corey’s Take: “This was a great best-player-available pick for Michigan. They didn’t need an outside linebacker right away but Jatavis Brown is a great player with a lot of talent. Maybe he’s a tweener but he’s incredibly fast and should excel as a linebacker dropping back into coverage and shadowing tight ends.”

Chris’ Take: “A bit undersized at 5’11”, Brown knows how to hit with the big boys. The 2015 MAC Defensive Player of the Year turned down the Chargers’ fifth round offer to head to Michigan. If he’s anything less than an impact starter as a rookie, it would be a surprise.”

39. San Antonio Marshalls – Dominick Jackson, OG, Alabama

Corey’s Take: “How do you go wrong with an offensive lineman from Alabama? If you really, sit there you can find holes in Dominick Jackson’s game, but at the end of the day it is about if you’re good at playing football and certainly this kid is good. He was the lead blocker for the Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry. Jackson bulldozed guys standing in front of him.”

Chris’ Take: “Jackson is used to winning, and San Antonio hopes he can bring some of that Crimson Tide mystique to town. He’ll come cheap after the NFL passed on him, but he should at worst provide quality depth for the Marshalls.”

40. Atlanta Firebirds – Wil Lutz, K, Georgia State

Corey’s Take: “Chris Dunn happily represents his alma mater with this pick. He had other guys he took in the territorial draft but Wil Lutz is easily by far the best specialists in this draft. Maybe second round is a bit high, but losing Blair Walsh was hard because he was so great. Wil Lutz is a very good kicker. Chris I know is very happy to get a Panthers.”

Chris’ Take: “Likely the pick panned by most in the round. Kickers don’t typically go this high, but we were in need after losing Blair Walsh to the NFL. Lutz has tons of potential. When he worked out for the NFL’s Saints, Sean Payton called it the best kicking workout he’d ever seen. Luckily we’re able to keep him close to home. He’ll even get a chance to win the punting job too.”

41. Minnesota Freeze (Nashville (Columbus)) – DJ Reader, NT, Clemson

Corey’s Take: “When need and best player available match up it’s wonderful. Minnesota needed to get a guy to fill the spot vacated by Damon Harrison’s jump to the NFL. That sort of production will be very hard to fill but the position can belong to this guy. He’s a huge kid with a lot of power. He may not be as big of a pass rusher, but he’s a plug and will really help that run defense.”

Chris’ Take: “Big, space eating defensive linemen aren’t easy to come by. That’s likely why the Freeze are more than willing to pay NFL fifth round money to get Reader. The big boy should command double teams in the interior for Minnesota. He won’t have gaudy stats, but he’ll make an impact.”

42. Dallas Six-Shooters – Shaneil Jenkins, DE, Shepherd

Corey’s Take: “A small Division II prospect, this is a very risky pick this early in the draft. Shaneil Jenkins has 13.5 sacks as a redshirt senior and showed some nice burst off the edge, but he’s very inconsistent and struggled in college against bigger tackles. As purely a situational pass rusher I think maybe he can be something, but to take a guy with such a limited skillset is questionable. He might be a little too big for defensive end too, at 285 pounds. He probably should beef up a bit and move to the inside, but that takes away his burst off the snap when he’s bigger.”

Chris’ Take: “A very Dallas kind of pick. Jenkins went to a tiny Division II school, but made it count. He won his conference’s defensive player of the year honors and was a finalist for the top award given to any defensive player in Division II. He’ll likely be very raw, but could develop into a good pass rusher with patience.”

43. Seattle Orcas – Stephen Anderson, TE, California

Corey’s Take: “Maybe it’s a little too early to draft this guy, but he’s a great story, going from walk-on at Cal to a pro being drafted in the second round. He is decently quick getting into his routes coming off the line, a pretty solid athlete and capable of stretching the defense from the middle of the field, but he’s a little too small to really fight at the line and is predictable in his routes, which makes it easier for teams to defend. Athletically, he is great, he’s just raw.”

Chris’ Take: “It was a thin draft for tight ends, but Anderson could be a good one. He won’t be an imposing blocker at 6’2 and 230, but he should be a good receiver after hauling in 46 passes as a junior and 41 as a senior. Playing with Ryan Griffin, he could become a quality weapon.”

44. Orlando Rockets – Tyvis Powell, FS, Ohio State

Corey’s Take: “He really could have helped himself by returning to school for his senior season but he already had his degree and here we are. He’s got good size and nice ball skills with solid speed. That all sounds amazing, but he’s not consistent and he is a poor tackler. He more hopes to just hold a guy until the rest of the group finishes it off. He also second-guesses himself a lot. This is another guy with all of the physical skills, but there is something he’s missing. I think this is probably too early for him.”

Chris’ Take: “Powell might regret leaving Ohio State a year early after the NFL passed him over, but Orlando is sure glad he came out. The always loaded Rockets shouldn’t need him to start right away, but he has the potential to start on their backend soon.”

SUPPLEMENTAL: Columbus Explorers – Ken Crawley, CB, Colorado

Corey’s Take: “Ken Crawley has great size and a ton of experience and I think he can be a nice pickup for the Explorers. Sometimes he gambles too much and that allows the receiver to make big plays behind him as he tries to jump the routes, but if he settles down and learns to play more patiently, he can become a solid player in the secondary.

Chris’ Take: “The last pick of the round could be one of the best. Crawley went undrafted out of Colorado, but he’s flashed exciting potential throughout the combine and workouts. His cheap salary and talent make him a perfect fit for a team strapped for cash.”

Best Pick of the Round

Corey’s Take: “I really like what Orlando did getting Robby Anderson. This is a team loaded with talent and they get a guy who won’t command a huge salary and can contribute right away as a red zone threat. I was a bit surprised he wasn’t a first round pick but the Rockets get even better.”

Chris’ Take: “It was close call. Could’ve gone with Jalen Richard or Robby Anderson, but I’ve got to give New York the nod for Michael Pierce. Playing at a small school, he went undrafted in the NFL, but he looked so good in his SFL workouts, rumors had the Ravens dying to sign him with a chance to play right away.”

Most Questionable Pick of the Round

Corey’s Take: “It would be too easy to say Wil Lutz but I immediately see where and how this guy contributes, so I’m going with Nashville’s selection of Evan Boehm. That too is questionable because I really like him and think he was the best center in the league, but I think it’s odd that the Renegades go out and sign both Brian De La Puente and Max Godby to decently sized deals with guaranteed money in them and then used a high draft pick on a third center who is going to command a decently sized contract. Maybe he is the starter week one but I think they could have gone a different direction that would benefit them more.”

Chris’ Take: “I’d probably have to go with my own pick here in Wil Lutz. You never want to draft a kicker that high, and it was a homer pick so that can cloud your judgement too. Ultimately, we weren’t enamored with anyone else left on the board, so we went ahead and reached to fill a hole. We fill like we’re a contender and that was about the only gaping hole left since we already got a tight end in round one. Hopefully he builds on his potential and provides reliable points.”