Which TCU players were selected on day two of the NFL Draft?

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Steve Avila was the second TCU player taken in the 2023 NFL Draft following Quentin Johnston who was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the first round.

Running back Kendre Miller was the third Horned Frog to be taken. The New Orleans Saints selected Miller in round three of the draft with the No. 71 pick.

Avila will also be going to Los Angeles but was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with the No. 36 pick. The versatile offensive lineman will join a Rams team seemingly headed for a rebuild.

Avila was a leader for the Horned Frogs offensive line and was a consensus All-American playing left guard for TCU this past season. Avila didn’t allow a sack during the regular season and was also voted first team All-Big 12.

During his career with TCU, Avila played all over the offensive line including tackle, center and guard this past season where he thrived as both a run and pass blocker.

His versatility should immediately help the Rams, who have seen regression up front since winning the Super Bowl in 2022.

Miller was one of the best running backs in the country as he rushed for 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns in a breakout season. Miller was a first team All-Big 12 selection.

Miller had seven games with at least 100 yards rushing including outdueling first round pick Bijan Robinson in TCU’s win over Texas in November. His season was cut short after suffering a knee injury in TCU’s College Football Playoff semifinal win over Michigan.

A good blend of power and speed, Miller will join a backfield led by Alvin Kamara. Kamara is a two-time All-Pro and has made the Pro Bowl five times, but has been banged a bit the last few seasons. Miller have a chance to be an immediate contributor.