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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QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG | OC

Nat L. Faybian’s NFL Draft Players Position Rankings

DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST

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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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Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3

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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Redbox Bowl – Dec 30, 2019: California vs Illinois

California Golden Bears (7-5) vs Illinois Fighting Illini (6-6)

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CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS | PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Justin Wilcox

California Players to watch:

Senior MLB Evan Weaver (6-3/245)

One of three team season captains, Weaver was recently named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. “This award means a lot to me,” Weaver said. “It’s really special when the coaches of the teams you play against recognize what you are doing on the football field.”

Weaver has earned multiple first-team All-American honors including a spot on the prestigious Walter Camp Football All-American team. The Walter Camp All-American team is one of five on a list that are recognized to be a consensus All-American with the others (American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association, Sporting News) yet to be released. Players on at least three of the five teams are considered to be consensus All-Americans.

Senior FS/RS Ashtyn Davis (6-1/195)

Davis recorded a career-high 57 tackles to rank fourth on the team. he had two interceptions, four pass breakups, six passes defended, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Davis also handled some kick return and punt return duties during the year.

**Sophomore RB Christopher Brown (6-1/230)

Brown leads the team with 794 rushing yards. He started the year by piling up 197 yards on the ground against UC Davis. He ended the year by racking up 111 against UCLA. Brown added 149 yards receiving and scored 11 total touchdowns.

*Junior RT Jake Curhan (6-6/330)

Curhan served as one of three season captains as voted on by his teammates. Playing right tackle for the last two and a half years, Curhan has started each of Cal’s last 37 games. He has been a nominee for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as both a sophomore and junior.

*Junior LB Cameron Goode (6-3/233)

Goode posted career totals of 98 tackles, 18.5 tackles-for-loss, 10.0 sacks, two interceptions that he has returned for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, five pass breakups, seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and six quarterback hurries. In 2019, Goode had a career highs of 49 tackles, 13.0 tackles-for-loss, 8.5 sacks and six quarterback hurries.

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ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI | BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Coach: Lovie Smith

Illinois Players to watch:

*Junior P Blake Hayes (6-6/230)

Hayes came to the Illinois football team through ProKick Australia, a program designed to turn Australian rules footballers into American football kickers. It has helped several to make their way to the States to play college football with a few moving on to the NFL.

This year, Hayes was named the Big Ten Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year. His 27 punts inside the 20 are the most in an Illinois single season since the stat began being kept in 1998 and his punting average of 44.8 yards per punt is second behind Steve Weatherford’s 45.4 in the school record books.

Senior LB Dele Harding (6-1/230)

Dele has had an outstanding senior campaign. He was the Big Ten leader, and second in FBS, in tackles per game (12.3 tpg). He racked up an impressive 147 tackles, 13.0 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, forced three fumbles while recovering two. He also found the endzone two times this season. Harding was honored for his breakout senior season by being named First Team All-Big Ten by the conference media.

**Sophomore SS Sydney Brown (6-0/195)

In his first two years at Illinois, Brown has started 19 games at safety. In the process, he has recorded 135 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 9 pass breakups. Brown finished first among Big Ten safeties in interceptions and tackles.

*Junior OC Doug Kramer (6-2/305)

Kramer anchored an offensive line that helped the Illini put up 319 yards per game. One of five team captains, he has 27 straight starts entering the bowl game.

“You got to work with what you got,” Kramer said. “When I first initially got here, (former Illini offensive line coach Luke) Butkus told me, ‘I don’t care how tall you are. It doesn’t matter. I don’t care how long you are, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is what’s up top, what’s upstairs in your brain. Can you read the defense? Can you understand what’s going on? Can you execute your fundamentals.’ Every lineman at the end of the day to drive someone off the ball is going to have to get low, so I guess I have a bit of advantage because I’m starting a bit lower than everyone else.”

Senior DE Oluwole Betiku, Jr. (6-3/250)

Betiku, a graduate transfer from USC, will have one year of eligibility remaining after the Redbox Bowl. In his first season with the Fighting Illini, Betiku tallied eight sacks and 11.5 tackles-for-loss.

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Redbox Bowl
California 35, Illinois 20
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 30, 2019 | 4 p.m. | FOX  

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2018 Redbox Bowl
Oregon 7, Michigan State 6

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Safeties/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated Safeties

1. Xavier McKinney*, Alabama, 6-1/197

2. Antoine Winfield*, Minnesota, 5-10/204

3. Grant Delpit*, LSU, 6-3/205

4. Kyle Duggers, Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-2/220

5. Julian Blackmon, Utah, 6-1/187

6. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, 6-3/212

7. Ashtyn Davis, California, 6-1/190

8. Terrell Burgess, Utah, 5-11/180

9. L’Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech, 6-1/193

10. K’Von Wallace, Clemson, 5-11/210

11. Tanner Muse, Clemson, 6-1/230

12. Brandon Jones, Texas, 6-0/210

13. Daniel Thomas, Auburn, 5-11/215

14. Josh Metellus, Michigan, 6-0/199

15. J.R. Reed, Georgia, 6-1/194

16. Khaleke Hudson, Michigan, 6-0/220

17. Geno Stone*, Iowa, 5-1/209

18. Jordan Fuller, Ohio State, 6-2/207

19. Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame, 5-11/201

20. Grayland Arnold, Baylor, 5-9/186

21. Kamren Curl*, Arkansas, 6-2/2210

22. Jalen Elliot, Notre Dame, 6-0/203

23. Jaylinn Hawkins, California, 6-2/205

24 Nigel Warrior, Tennessee, 6-0/190

25. Antoine Brooks, Maryland, 5-11/210

26. Brian Cole, Mississippi State, 6-2/210

27. Jared Mayden, Alabama, 6-0/200

28. David Dowell, Michigan State, 6-0/206

29. Rodney Clemons, SMU, 6-0/200

30. Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn, 5-11/192

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Myles Dorn, No. Carolina, 6-1/198
  • Shyheim Carter, Alabama, 5-11/192
  • Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh, 6-0/196
  • Chappelle Russell, Temple, 6-1/215
  • Kenny Robinson*, West Virginia, 6-2/204
  • Jalen Thompson, Washington State, 6-0/191
  • Douglas Coleman, Texas Tech, 6-1/190
  • Javon Hagan, Ohio, 6-0/207
  • P.J. Hall, Tulane, 5-11/190
  • Desmond Franklin, Appalachian State, 6-2/204
  • Garrett Taylor, Penn State, 6-0/200
  • Javon White, UNLV, 6-3/218
  • Patrick Nelson, SMU, 6-1/205
  • Austin Lee, BYU, 6-0/200
  • Josh Thomas, Appalachian State, 6-0/206
  • Brody Hoying, Eastern Michigan, 5-11/205
  • Reggie Floyd, Virginia Tech, 6-0/222
  • Dayan Ghanwoloku, BYU, 5-11/205
  • Marc-Antoine Dequay, Montreal, 6-2/195
  • Juju Hughes, Fresno State, 5-10/180
  • Vince Calhoun, Eastern Michigan, 5-11/185
  • Jaquarius Landrews, Mississippi State, 6-0/190
  • Jordan Glasgow, Michigan, 6-0/226
  • Jovante Moffatt, Middle Tennessee State, 6-0/216
  • Ben DeLuca, Charlotte, 6-1/194
  • Cameron Haney, Utah State, 5-10/185
  • Justin Tranquill, Western Michigan, 5-11/188
  • Jaylon Jones, Mississippi, 5-11/186

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • Luther Kirk, Illinois State, 6-0/200
  • Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State, 6-0/200
  • Brandon Anderson, Edinboro, 6-1/200
  • Daniel Reid-Bennett, Elon, 6-1/193
  • Brayden Konkol, Montana State, 6-2/215
  • Leon Eggleston, Wayne State, 5-11/224
  • LaMont McPhatter, California (PA), 5-11/190
  • Peyton Haynes, LaGrange (GA), 6-0/200
  • Darius Williams, Carson-Newman, 5-10/195
  • Jarey Elder, West Chester (PA), 5-11/195

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*Denotes underclassman.

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QBRB | WR | TE | OT | OG | OC

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

DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST