The Mock Draft Version 3.0: Round 3

Round 3

65. Cincinnati Bengals: Malik Harrison, ILB, Ohio State

66. Washington Redskins: Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU

67. Detroit Lions: Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn

68. New York Jets: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

68. Carolina Panthers: Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana

70. Miami Dolphins: Jason Strowbridge, DE, North Carolina

71. Las Angeles Chargers: Khalid Kareem, DE, Notre Dame

72. Arizona Cardinals: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

73. Jacksonville Jaguars: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

74. Cleveland Browns: Terrell Lewis, DE/LB, Alabama

75. Indianapolis Colts: Brandon Jones, S, Texas

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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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76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

77. Denver Broncos: Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

78. Atlanta Falcons: Julian Okwara, LB/DE, Notre Dame

79. New York Jets: Josh Uche, LB/DE, Michigan

80. Las Vegas Raiders: John Simpson, OG, Clemson

81. Las Vegas Raiders: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

82. Dallas Cowboys: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

83. Denver Broncos: Troy Pride, CB, Notre Dame

84. Las Angeles Rams: Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa

85. Detroit Lions: Zack Moss, RB, Utah

86. Buffalo Bills: A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State

87. New England Patriots: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

88. New Orleans Saints: Willie Gay, LB, Mississippi State

89. Minnesota Vikings: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

90. Houston Texans: Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas

91. Las Vegas Raiders: Michael Pittman, WR, USC

92. Baltimore Ravens: Damien Lewis, OG, LSU

93. Tennessee Titans: Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s-Minn.

94. Green Bay Packers: Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut

95. Denver Broncos: Terrell Burgess, S, Utah

96. Kansas City Chiefs: Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh

Compensatory Picks

97. Cleveland Browns: Jonathan Garvin, DE, Miami

98. New England Patriots: James Lynch, DT, Baylor

99. New York Giants: Geno Stone, S, Iowa

100. New England Patriots: Jordan Mack, LB, Virginia

101. Seattle Seahawks: Trey Adams, OT, Washington

102: Pittsburgh Steelers: K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State

103: Philadelphia Eagles: J.R. Reed, S, Minnesota

104: Las Angeles Rams: Jonathan Greenard, DE/LB, Florida

105: Minnesota Vikings: Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa

106: Baltimore Ravens: Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin

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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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Alamo Bowl – Dec 31, 2019: Utah vs Texas

#11 Utah Utes (11-2) vs Texas Longhorns (7-5)

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UTAH UTES | PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Kyle Whittingham

Utah Players to watch:

Senior DE Bradlee Anae (6-3/263)

Anae, who earned the Morris Award as given to the most outstanding defensive lineman as selected by the league’s starting offensive linemen, was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, and earned semifinalist honors from the Lombardi and Bednarik awards. A two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, his 12.5 sacks this season is tied for seventh in FBS and his 29.5 career sacks is tied for the school record and ranked fourth among active FBS players.

*Junior CB Jaylon Johnson (6-0/190)

Johnson ranks fourth in the Pac-12 with 13 passes defended and is third in the league with 11 total pass breakups. He has two interceptions on the year, including a pick six against Washington. Johnson also earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors twice and has been an academic standout for the Utes.  

Senior ROV Francis Bernard (6-0/242)

Finished second on the team in tackles with 83, including 7.5 tackles-for-loss. He had two interceptions that included a pick-six, one pass breakup and a forced fumble. His pick-six against Utah was one of Utah’s five defensive touchdowns this season which is tied for second in the FBS and ranks first in the Pac-12. Bernard was twice named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Senior LT Darrin Paulo (6-5/318)

Helping lead the way for star running back, Zach Moss, Paulo started all 13 games this season. He has played in 52 career games, which ranks second on the team and has played in 40 games on the offensive line with 39 career starts. Paulo has helped the Utes to a number one ranking in the Pac-12 in rushing offense (207.0) and a No. 3 ranking in scoring per game (34.0).

Senior QB Tyler Huntey (6-1/210)

Huntley ranks second in the FBS and first in the Pac-12 in completion percentage this season (.755) and is also fifth in the FBS and first in the league in passing efficiency (188.6). He also ranks in the top-10 in FBS football in passing yards per completion (14.75) and yards per pass attempt (11.14).

This season, Huntley is 188-of-249 passing for 2,773 yards and 16 touchdowns, adding 74 carries for 255 rushing yards and five rushing scores. It is the second time in his career that he has passed for over 2,000 yards in a season and it is the most passing yards by a Ute in a single season since 2008.

Senior DT John Penisini (6-2/318)

Playing along side heralded tackle Leki Fotu, Penisini recorded 37 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass break-up. (6.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks) His 37 total tackles ranks second on the Utes defensive line. Penisini earned Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week for his career-high tying seven tackles with a sack and a forced fumble against Washington.

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TEXAS LONGHORNS | BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Tom Herman

Texas Players to watch:

Senior WR Devin Duvernay (5-11/210)

Duvernay, a native of Sachse, Texas, has caught 103 passes for 1,294 yards and scored nine total touchdowns (8 rec/1 rush) this season. Duvernay’s 103 catches and 8.6 receptions per game lead all FBS receivers, and his 1,294 receiving yards place him fourth nationally. He leads all Big 12 receivers in catches, catches per game, receiving yards, receiving yards per game and ranks third in receiving touchdowns. He and Jordan Shipley (2009) are the only Texas receivers to log at least 100 catches and more than 1,200 receiving yards in a season. Shipley was a consensus first-team All-American in 2009 when he hit those marks.

Senior FS Brandon Jones (6-0/210)

Jones, a native of Nacogdoches, Texas, leads the Longhorns with 86 total tackles this season (7.2 pg). He has also notched 4.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

The senior captain was credited with a career-high 12 tackles (11 solo) in his final game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium last week. It was his third game this season with double-digit tackles. Jones’ individual accolades including being named a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award this season. He was also a preseason watch list candidate for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

Senior DE Malcolm Roach (6-3/290)

“I’m very excited to get the opportunity to play Utah,” Roach recently said. “They’re a great team that’s had a great run this year. It’s going to be a challenge, and we’re very excited for the opportunity to play one of the best teams in the country. Then to play in the state of Texas is something that’s always great. We have a great fan base in San Antonio, and it’s just an hour down the road from our fans in Austin. We’re just going to enjoy the bowl experience and the Alamo Bowl.”

Roach’s raw physical tools and athleticism will garner looks from NFL scouts as will his ability to play inside or out. However, most of the last two seasons for Roach were marred by various injuries and suspensions. He did miss some time this season due to lingering injury issues and a targeting call. Still, he should be drafted sometime on day three.

Senior OG Parker Braun (6-3/280)

Braun, a graduate transfer offensive lineman, came to Texas after starting the last 32 of his 36 games over three seasons at Georgia Tech. He was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection and freshman All-American for the Yellow Jackets. Braun led an offensive line that ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing all three years, including leading the nation in 2018 (325.0 ypg). He helped Georgia Tech set back-to-back school records for 400-yard rushing games in a single season with four in 2017 and five in 2018.

Since transfering to Texas, Braun hasn’t slowed down. At left guard, he’s helped pave the way for Keaontay Ingram and Roschon Johnson to average over five yards per carry and a combined 1,345 yards. Recently, Braun was named team second All-Big 12 selection the Associated Press.

**Sophomore LB Joseph Ossai (6-4/245)

Ossai, a second-year linebacker, has played in 22 career games with 10 career starts. Born in Nigeria, Ossai continues learning the game week by week. “There were a lot of things he had to learn when he first came on campus, but the way he goes about doing things, he’s getting better each day,” teammate Malcolm Roach said. “Watching film with him, he asks questions and I talk about how I see the game and discuss tips he could use for formations. He’s one of the hardest workers on the team and he’s getting better and better every game.”

Ossai finished second on the team in total tackles with 81, just five behind Brandon Jackson. He also had 7.5 tackles-for-loss, two sacks, and two interceptions.

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Alamo Bowl
Texas 38, Utah 10
Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
Dec 31, 2019 7:30 p.m. | ESPN  

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2018 Valero Alamo Bowl
Washington State 28, Iowa State 26

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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

2019 Pre-Season All-American team: Defense

*An early look ahead.

First Team

Utah State LB David Woodward was named a third-team All-American in 2018.
Photo: Utah State Athletics
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DEA.J. EpenesaJrIowa6′ 5″277
DTLeki FotuSrUtah6′ 5″323
DTRaequan WilliamsSrMichigan State6′ 4″295
DEMarlon DavidsonSrAuburn6′ 3″282
OLBDavid WoodwardJrUtah State6′ 2″230
ILBPaddy FisherSrNorthwestern6′ 4″245
OLBBryce HuffSrMemphis6′ 3″245
CBPaulson AdeboSoStanford6′ 1″188
CBBryce HallSrVirginia6′ 1″200
FSGrant DelpitJrLSU6′ 3″201
SSBrandon JonesSrTexas6′ 0″200
PBraden MannSrTexas A&M5′ 11″190

Second Team

Willekes made 20½ of his 78 tackles last season for lost yardage.
Photo: Mike Carter|USA TODAY Sports
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DERaekwon DavisSrAlabama6′ 7″306
DTMarvin WilsonJrFlorida State6′ 5″323
DTNeville GallimoreSrOklahoma6′ 2″330
DEKenny WillekesSrMichigan State6′ 4″265
OLBKyahva TezinoSrSan Diego State6′ 0″230
ILBJoe BachieSrMichigan State6′ 2″230
OLBMichael PinckneySrMiami6′ 1″228
CBThomas GrahamJrOregon5′ 11″184
CBLavert HillSrMichigan  5′ 11″177
FSAndre CiscoSoSyracuse6′ 0″186
SSCaden SternsSoTexas6′ 0″195
PJames SmithJrCincinnati6′ 5″225

Third Team

Penn State’s Gross-Matos looks to build on a successful Sophomore camgaign.
Photo: Adriana Lacy|Roar Lions Roar
PosNAMEYRTEAMHTWT
DEXavier YoungSoClemson6′ 3″255
DTJames LynchJrBaylor6′ 4”285
DTRyan LopezJrNew Mexico State6′ 2″310
DEYetur Gross-MatosJrPenn State6′ 5″257
OLBBaron BrowningJrOhio State6′ 4″238
ILBColin SchoolerJrArizona6′ 0″230
OLBTerrell LewisSrAlabama6′ 5″256
CBAdrian FryeSoTexas Tech6′ 0″190
CBA.J. TerrellJrClemson6′ 1″190
FSQuentin LakeJrUCLA6′ 1″183
SSJalen ElliotSrNotre Dame6′ 1″230
PPressley HarvinSrGeorgia Tech6′ 0″240