Best PLayer-Team Fits From Day 2 Of The 2024 NFL Draft

By Jack Brentnall

Some draft picks end up as steals, whilst others are simply the perfect marriage of prospect and their new team’s scheme. I have already highlighted three of my favourites from the first round. Here are three more from day two.

Keon Coleman To The Bills

Our list starts with the very first pick from day two, with the Bills snagging former Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman. Coleman was certainly one of the more divisive prospects in the 2024 class, but regardless of how you view his talent, it is easy to love the fit with Buffalo.

At 6’3” and 213 lbs he gives Buffalo the X receiver body type that their roster was otherwise lacking. He is also the type of receiver that is tailor-made for Josh Allen. Coleman was a highly touted football and basketball recruit coming out of high school and even played the latter during his time at Michigan State.

That background shows up on tape, with Coleman having some of the most spectacular body control and high-pointing ability in this year’s class. His production at Florida State was hampered by some poor quarterback play, but he gives the big-armed Josh Allen a big-bodied target to work with outside the numbers.

Junior Colson To The Chargers

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This may be the most obviously brilliant player-team fit from day two, but that’s for a very good reason. Colson was a key part of Michigan’s national championship winning defense in 2023 and he gets to follow his college coaching staff to the Chargers to slot into exactly the same role.

LA entered the draft in dire need of reinforcement at linebacker. In Colson they get a rookie who already knows Jesse Minter’s defensive playbook inside-out. Colson is a smart and well-rounded linebacker who has the ability to be a true three-down contributor. As a player who played through two broken hands in 2023 he also embodies the toughness and grit that Jim Harbaugh wants to bring to the team.

At Michigan Colson wore the green dot, meaning that he was responsible for making and communicating defensive calls. Given his familiarity with Minter’s defense he’s likely to have that role again as a rookie. That is certainly an exciting proposition.

Javon Bullard To The Packers

This might not have been a headline-grabbing pick, but don’t be surprised if it ends up being one of the best value selections from day two. The Packers entered the draft with a bunch of holes across their secondary. Bullard is the kind of player capable of filling all of them.

He spent most of his time at Georgia playing from the slot, and that is likely where he fits best in Green Bay. He has the explosiveness and fluid hips to match up effectively against slot receivers and despite not being the biggest player, he lays the lumber as a tackler.

He also showed in 2023 that he is comfortable working as a deep safety. That chimes with exactly what the Packers are after. General manager Brian Gutekunst spoke on Monday about the need for versatility in the secondary, saying that he wants his safeties “to be able to do everything. I think that’s really tough on an offense when those guys can move down inside, they can play the post, they can go in the nickel and cover.”

With new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley bringing in a scheme that emphasises aggression and physicality, Bullard is exactly the kind of player they need.



Previously the founder of The Jet Sweep, Jack joined The Touchdown as head of Draft Content in 2024. A Scouting Academy alumnus, Jack has been Covering the NFL Draft since 2020. Follow him on Twitter @Jack_Brentnall.