After the Broncos selected Surtain II on Day 1, Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft saw the second and third of potentially seven former Patriots find a home when the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell with the 33rd overall pick, the first pick of the second round, and the Cleveland Browns drafted Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz.
Prior to the draft, Campbell’s projections had him falling off the board right around the first/second round turn, and that’s exactly where he landed. In Jacksonville, Campbell will join a team that has suffered some hardships in the recent future, but hopes to right the ship with their new rookie additions, with Campbell as the third to join the squad.
According to Pro Football Reference, the Jaguars’ defense ranks second to last at 31st overall, and Jacksonville’s selection of Campbell proved the team’s first attempt at improving the unit through the draft.
Not too long after Campbell, Schwartz matched with the Browns with the 91st pick of the third round.
The former track star will bring his blazing speed, as shown in his 4.25 40-yard dash time, to stretch the field for a Cleveland offense that already features notable receivers such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
With two more Patriots off the board, four remain waiting with four rounds to go as Heritage closes in on the record for the most players drafted by a high school in a single draft.