The Mock Draft Version 3.0: Round 2

Round 2

33. Cincinnati Bengals: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

34. Indianapolis Colts: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

35. Detroit Lions: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

36. New York Giants: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

37. Las Angeles Chargers: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

38. Carolina Panthers: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

39. Miami Dolphins: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

40. Houston Texans: Justin Madubuike, DT, Oklahoma

41. Cleveland Browns: Grant Delpit, S, LSU

42. Jacksonville Jaguars: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

43. Chicago Bears: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

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44. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Love, QB, Utah

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn

46. Denver Broncos: Cesar Ruiz, OC, Michigan

47. Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

48. New York Jets: K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State

49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

50. Chicago Bears: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

51. Dallas Cowboys: Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah

52. Carolina Panthers: Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse

53. Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona

54. Buffalo Bills: Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri

55. Baltimore Ravens: Lloyd Cushenberry, OC, LSU

56. Miami Dolphins: Ashtyn Davis, S, California

57. Las Angeles Chargers: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

58. Minnesota Vikings: Cam Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

59. Seattle Seahawks: Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee

60. Baltimore Ravens: Leki Fotu, DT, Utah

61. Tennessee Titans: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

62. Green Bay Packers: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

63. Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

64. Seattle Seahawks: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

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The 85th NFL Draft will take place from April 23-25, 2020, in Las Vegas on the iconic Las Vegas Strip.

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FCS 2019 Pioneer Awards

PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Offensive Player of the Year: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

Photo: Dayton Athletics

Trautman is the FCS’s top-ranked tight end in receiving touchdowns (14), receptions (6.4 per game), receiving yards (916) and scoring (7.8 points per game). Overall, he is ranked among the FCS’s Top 50 in each of those categories, including third in the nation in receiving touchdowns.  He also ranked first or second in each of the receiver categories in the PFL.

The Flyer co-captain finished his Dayton career with the school record for receptions in a season (70), TD catches in a season (14), career receptions (178) and career touchdown catches (31).

The 6-6, 230-pound product of Williamsburg, Mich. has already accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.  He is a finalist for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, which goes annually to the top offensive player in FCS football.  He is also the only tight end on the Payton Award list.

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Defensive Player of the Year: Colby Duncan, LB, Stetson

Photo: Stetson Athletics

Duncan, who finished his career second only to Payne in total tackles as a Hatter, led Stetson this year with 98 total stops to finish his career with 279 tackles. His final game, at Morehead State, was one of his best when he posted a career-high 20 total tackles, joining only Payne on the list of players who have hit that milestone in a game.

One of Duncan’s other standout performances during the year came against Dayton, when he held the Flyers’ star tight end, Adam Trautman to just five catches for 83 yards and one score in the Hatters’ 38-21 victory. The Dayton standout was recognized on Monday as the PFL Offensive Player of the Year, the first time in the history of the Pioneer Football League for a tight end to earn that honor.  

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Special Teams Player of the Year: Tanner Kuljian, P, San Diego

Kuljian, a redshirt junior from Temecula, California, was the league’s second-ranked punter over the entire season, averaging 40.4 yards per punt on 31 attempts in 11 regular-season contests, including six punts of 50-plus yards. In PFL play, he boasted a league-best 40.6 yard-per-punt mark over 22 kicks. It is the second consecutive year a member of the Toreros special teams unit has earned the PFL’s top special teams award. 

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Offensive Freshman of the Year: Jalen Leary, RB, Stetson

Photo: Stetson Athletics

Leary, a freshman from Savannah, Georgia, finished 2019 with 1,013 rushing yards (92.1 per game) and seven touchdowns, ranking among the league’s Top 5 and the FCS’s Top 30 in all three categories. He posted 818 rushing yards and five touchdowns in PFL play, averaging 102.2 yards per game. He had a 220-yard performance against Dayton and three other 100-yard rushing outings during the season. 

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Defensive Freshmen of the Year: Ethan Hull, LB, Jacksonville

Hull, a redshirt freshman from Crestwood, Kentucky, posted 84 tackles (7.0 per game) and 7.5 tackles for loss in his first PFL campaign. He led all freshman defenders in tackles this season and was ninth among all PFL tacklers. Hull finished the eight-game league slate with 52 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. He is the second Jacksonville athlete to earn the Freshman Defensive Player of the Year award, joining Mike Klein (2010). 

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Coach of the Year: Dale Lindsey, San Diego

Lindsey earns his third Coach of the Year award, the 2019 honor joining his 2014 and 2016 awards. He led San Diego to its fourth consecutive perfect 8-0 league mark and its sixth-straight PFL title (five of those outright). Lindsey finished the season with a 53-3 career PFL mark, becoming the fourth coach in league history to record 50 career PFL victories. 

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2018 Pioneer Awards

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FCS 2019 A.P. All-American teams

Photo: college-sports-journal.com

First Team

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Case Cookus, senior, Northern Arizona

Running backs — Pete Guerriero, junior, Monmouth; James Robinson, senior, Illinois State

Linemen — Drew Himmelman, junior, Illinois State; Dillon Radunz, junior, North Dakota State; Blake Jeresaty, junior, Wofford; Spencer Blackburn, senior, Eastern Washington; PJ Burkhalter, junior, Nicholls State

Tight end — Adam Trautman, senior, Dayton

Wide receivers — Juwan Green, senior, Albany; Cade Johnson, junior, South Dakota State

All-purpose player — Chris Rowland, senior, Tennessee State n

Kicker — Luis Aguilar, junior, Northern Arizona

DEFENSE

Linemen — Derrek Tuszka, senior, North Dakota State; Ron’Dell Carter, senior, James Madison; Sully Laiche, senior, Nicholls State; Aaron Patrick, senior, Eastern Kentucky

Linebackers — Dante Olson, senior, Montana; Willie Eubanks III, junior, The Citadel; Zach Hall, senior, Southeast Missouri State

Backs — Kordell Jackson, junior, Austin Peay; Brandon Easterling, junior, Dayton; Greg Liggs Jr., senior, Elon; Anthony Adams, sophomore, Portland State

Punter — Alex Pechin, senior, Bucknell

SECOND TEAM

Photo: NDSU Athletics

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Trey Lance, redshirt freshman, North Dakota State

Running backs — Alex Ramsey, junior, VMI; Jah-Maine Martin, junior, North Carolina A&T

Linemen — Liam Fornadel, junior, James Madison; Marcus Pettiford, senior, North Carolina A&T; Kyle Murphy, senior, Rhode Island; Kyle Anderton, senior, Austin Peay; Zack Johnson, senior, North Dakota State

Tight end — Charlie Taumoepeau, senior Portland State

Wide receivers — Aaron Parker, senior, Rhode Island; DeAngelo Wilson, junior, Austin Peay

All-purpose player — Earnest Edwards, senior, Maine

Kicker — Grayson Atkins, junior, Furman

DEFENSE

Linemen — John Daka, senior, James Madison; Bryce Sterk, senior, Montana State; Elerson Smith, junior, Northern Iowa; Eli Mencer, ,senior Albany

Linebackers — Bryson Armstrong, junior, Kennesaw State; Christian Rozeboom, senior, South Dakota State; Dimitri Holloway, senior, James Madison

Backs — Artevius Smith, senior, East Tennessee State; Jeremy Chinn, senior, Southern Illinois; Joseph McWilliams, senior, Grambling State; Isiah Swann, senior, Dartmouth

Punter — Matt McRobert, junior, Sam Houston State

THIRD TEAM

Photo: Matthew Nobert|The State Hornet

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Kevin Thomson, junior, Sacramento State

Running backs — Julius Chestnut, sophomore, Sacred Heart; Pierre Strong, sophomore, South Dakota State

Linemen — Zach Larsen, senior, Southern Utah; Alex Taylor, senior, South Carolina State; AJ Farris, senior, Monmouth; Deiter Eislen, senior, Yale; Mitch Brott, senior, Montana State

Tight end — Dalton Kincaid, sophomore, San Diego

Wide receivers — Samori Toure, junior, Montana; Jeff Cotton, senior, Idaho

All-purpose player — Troy Andersen, junior, Montana State

Kicker — Ethan Ratke, junior, James Madison

DEFENSE

Linemen — George Obinna, senior, Sacramento State; Mason Bennett, senior, North Dakota; Nick Salley, senior, Charleston Southern; Nick Wheeler, senior, Colgate

Linebackers — Keith Woetzel, senior, Lehigh; Jabril Cox, junior, North Dakota State; Cam Gill, senior, Wagner

Backs — Adam Smith, senior, James Madison; Omar Brown, freshman, Northern Iowa; Luther Kirk, senior, Illinois State; Fernando Jordan, sophomore, Southeastern Louisiana

Punter — Chris Faddoul, junior, Florida A&M

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2018 FCS A.P. All-American Teams

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Tight Ends/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

This continues to be one of the most difficult position groups to evaluate. It really depends on what kind of tight end you want as to which player you should target. Scheme has a lot to do with it.

Some are better blockers; some can play h-back; some line up in the slot; some can’t block anybody, but they can really run; and some have great hands.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated TEs

Photo: University of Dayton Athletics

1. Adam Trautman, Dayton, 6-5/255

Trautman had an excellent Senior Bowl. His assignment sound blocking set him apart. He looks like a complete tight end, could even play fullback if asked.

Trautman had a solid combine, posting the best 3-Cone (6.78) in his TE class.

2. Cole Kmet*, Notre Dame, 6-5/262

Kmet is a big, tall, lanky tight end. He looks like he could easily add some bulk without hurting his agility. Has a lot of upside.

Kmet continues to remind scouts of his talent. Solid Combine performance.

3. Albert Okwegbunam*, Missouri, 6-5/256

Also know, by game-day announcers, as Albert O. Athletic tight end that has a nose for the endzone. Not a basketball-style box out player, rather uses his speed and hands to win the battle. Had some injury issues.

Combine: His 4.49 topped all TE’s, Albert O. is moving on up.

4. Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic, 6-4/243

Had a 1,000 yard season on 65 receptions. Played in Lane Kiffin’s pass happy offense – knows how to find the seem up the middle. Only 13 reps on the Bench will make evaluators take a second look at the tape to see if he can hold his own at the point-of=attack.

5. Devin Asiasi*, UCLA, 6-3/257

Has all the traits you’re looking for in a tight end. With some patience and good coaching, he could be special.

Didn’t test as anticipated, but holds his own for now.

6. Dalton Keene*, Virginia Tech, 6-4/253

Good receiver than can run after the catch.

Keene definitely helped himself at the Combine. Topped all TE’s in the Broad Jump (125) and 20-Yard Shuttle (419); and weighed more than expected.

7. Hunter Bryant*, Washington, 6-2/248

Athletic, undersized, tight end. Second tight end, special teams, fullback, and slot are in his future.

Bryant put on twenty pounds and didn’t look heavy running. He definitely raised his stock this week.

8. Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati, 6-3/240

Thick-bodied tight end and is comfortable blocking and running routes. Has shown soft hands. Will be able to double as H-back at next level. Should be a special teams standout.

Solid performance, led TE’s with 25 reps on the Bench.

9. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, 6-4/255

Looks like a receiver with soft hands and natural runner. Can block in the run game. Could also line up in the slot.

Pinkney looked like a top 4 or 5 TE in this class; however, his 4.96 forty didn’t help his stock. Now he’ll be looked at more as an inline blocker.

10. Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland, 6-2/240

Tested in the top half of the class. Should find himself getting drafted.

11. Colby Parkinson*, Stanford, 6-7/252

Big bodied tight end that is fluid in space. Good hands. Team had a down year, but Parkinson didn’t loose his natural talent. Maybe the most pro-ready tight end in the class.

Parkinson was once the number one TE recruit in the nation. He didn’t wow anyone at the Combine. He probably dropped a few spots because the expectation was high and the performance was ok.

12. Brycen Hopkins, Purdue, 6-3/245

Has some long speed. Not afraid to go over the middle. Can get bigger.

Ran a decent 4.66 which should place him somewhere around the top ten.

13. Jacob Breeland, Oregon, 6-4/252

Had to block at Oregon, not afraid to get dirty. Good receiver skills.

Breeland didn’t particpate at the Combine. We’ll wait for his Pro-Day.

14. Thaddeus Moss*, LSU, 6-3/235

Lacks prototypical size for an NFL tight end. Shows good hands, body control, and concentration. Can get downfield, but isn’t a fluid runner.

Moss did not participate in the Combine drills.

15. Stephen Sullivan, LSU, 6-5/245

Converted wide receiver, still learning the position. Has athletic aptitude and willingness to learn. Good upside.

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Charlie Woener, Georgia, 6-5/245
  • Sean McKeon, Michigan, 6-5/242
  • Eli Wolfe, Georgia, 6-4/236
  • Cheyenne O’ Grady, ex-Arkansas, 6-4/251
  • Rashad Berry, Ohio State, 6-4/255
  • Nate Wieting, Iowa, 6-4/250
  • Chris Garrison, Boston College, 6-3/255
  • Mitchell Wilcox, USF, 6-4/245
  • Jared Rice, Fresno State, 6-4/248
  • Joey Magnifico, Memphis, 6-4/235
  • Parker Houston, San Diego State, 6-3/250
  • Octavious Cooley, Mississippi, 6-3/265
  • Giovanni Ricci, Western Michigan, 6-3/230
  • Tyler Mabry, Maryland, 6-3/250
  • Dominick Wood-Anderson, Tennessee, 6-4/270
  • Carl Tucker, No. Carolina, 6-2/248
  • Noah Tagiai, Oregon State, 6-4/241
  • Carlos Strickland, UTSA, 6-4/240
  • Jordan Davis, Louisville, 6-5/258

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • Tyrone Wheatley, Morgan State, 6-6/256
  • Nigel Kilby, Southern Illinois, 6-8/243
  • Graham Adomitis, Princeton, 6-4/255
  • Matthew Gonzalez, Robert Morris, 6-3/230
  • Wes Preece, Cal-Davis, 6-5/240
  • Bransen Schwebel, Southeastern La. State, 6-5/245
  • D.J. Cornish, Shepherd, 6-2/260
  • Erik Henneman, Lindenwood, 6-3/230

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*Denotes underclassman.

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Nat L. Faybian’s 2020 NFL Draft Players Position Rankings

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