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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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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Cornerbacks/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated CBs

1. Jeffrey Okudah*, Ohio State, 6-1/199

2. C.J. Henderson*, Flordia, 6-1/182

3. Trevon Diggs, Alabama, 6-2/195

4. Kristian Fulton, LSU, 6-0/192

5. Jeff Gladney, TCU, 6-0/187

6. Jaylon Johnson*, Utah, 6-0/181

7. John Reid, Penn State, 5-10/189

8. A.J. Terrell*, Clemson, 6-2/210

9. Bryce Hall, Virginia, 6-1/200

10. Amik Robinson*, Louisiana Tech, 5-9/172

11. Javaris Davis, Auburn, 5-8/179

12. Noah Igbinoghene*, Auburn, 5-11/196

13. Josiah Scott*, Michigan State, 510/172

14. Cameron Dantzler*, Mississippi State, 6-2/175

15. Darnay Holmes*, UCLA, 5-10/199

16. Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern, 5-11/180

17. Reggie Robinson, Tulsa, 6-1/197

18. Troy Pride, Notre Dame, 6-0/185

19. Harrison Hand*, Temple, 6-0/192

20. Essang Bassey, Wake Forest, 5-10/185

21. Damon Arnette, Ohio State, 6-0/195

22. Lavert Hill, Michigan, 5-11/182

23. A.J. Green, Oklahoma State, 6-1/180

24. Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh, 6-0/190

25. Michael Ojemudia, Iowa, 6-0/200

26. Lamar Jackson, Nebraska, 6-3/215

27. Keith Washington, West Virginia, 6-1/180

28. Elijah Riley, Army, 6-0/205

29. Luq Barcoo, San Diego State, 6-1/175

30. DeMarkus Acy, Missouri, 6-2/195

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Thakarius Keyes, Tulane, 6-1/195
  • Trajan Bandy*, Miami, 5-9/180
  • Javelin Guidry, Utah, 5-9/188
  • Myles Bryant, Washington, 5-8/179
  • Levonta Taylor, Florida State, 5-9/181
  • Stanford Samuels III*, Florida State, 6-2/185
  • Jalen Thompson, South Alabama, 6-0/185
  • Chris Williamson, Minnesota, 6-0/200
  • Jace Whitaker, Arizona, 5-10/185
  • Parnell Motley, Oklahoma, 5-11/180
  • Michael Jacquet, Louisiana, 6-2/215
  • Nevelle Clarke, UCF, 6-1/185
  • Kobe Williams, Arizona State, 5-10/169
  • Will Sunderland, Troy, 6-4/196
  • Christopher Frederick, Syracuse, 5-11/194
  • Amari Henderson, Wake Forest, 6-1/185
  • Chris Jackson, Marshall, 6-0/187
  • Damon Hayes, Maryland, 6-1/198
  • Jaron Bryant, Fresno State, 6-1/183
  • Hasan Defense, Kansas, 5-11/188
  • Delrick Abrams, Colorado, 6-3/180
  • Tino Ellis, Maryland, 6-1/193
  • Charles Oliver, Texas A&M, 6-2/202
  • Kyle Meyers, Florida State, 6-0/174
  • Tyrique McGhee, Georgia, 5-10/187
  • Debione Renfro*, Texas A&M, 6-2/198
  • D.J. Williams, Utah State, 5-9/175
  • Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern, 5-11/180
  • Rojesterman Farris, Hawaii, 6-1/180
  • Kevin McGill, Eastern Michigan, 6-2/195
  • James Pierre*, FAU, 6-2/185
  • Darreon Jackson, Arkansas State, 6-0/205
  • Daniel Brown, Nevada, 5-11/185
  • Cam’ron Kelly, No Carolina, 6-1/215
  • Scoop Bradshaw, Syracuse, 5-11/188
  • Linwood Crump, Temple, 6-0/175
  • Jessie Liptrot, Georgia Southern, 6-0/190

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • Isiah Swann, Dartmouth, 6-0/190
  • Aretavious Hendrix, Stephen F. Austin, 6-0/192
  • Rashad Robinson, James Madison, 5-11/188
  • Manny Patterson, Maine, 5-10/180
  • Kiante Hardin, Pittsburg State, 5-11/180
  • Prince Robinson, Tarleton State, 6-0/190
  • Greg Liggs, Jr., Elon, 5-11/190
  • Michael Junker, Bemidji State, 5-10/180
  • Desmond Fairell, Carson-Newman, 6-0/185
  • Danial Shelton, Susquehanna, 5-11/190
  • Mercardo Anderson, Henderson State, 5-10/185
  • Jeff Hector, Redlands, 6-0/185
  • Justin Calhoun, Montana, 5-10/184
  • Javen Morrison, Alcorn State, 5-10/160

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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

Holiday Bowl – Dec 31, 2018: Northwestern vs Utah

Northwestern Wildcats (8-5) vs Utah Utes (9-4)

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NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS | BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Coach: Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern Players to watch:

**Sophomore LB Paddy Fisher (6-4/245)

Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty

Fisher finished second on the team with 92 total tackles. He also led the team with three forced fumbles. The Katy, Texas, native finished with at least 10 tackles in three games this season and now has 205 tackles over last two seasons, the second-most among all Big Ten players. Fisher earned All-Big Ten honors for the second-straight season.

Senior CB Montre Hartage (6-0/196)

Hartage elevated his play in his senior season, finishing the year with 47 total tackles (37 solo) and ranking 16th in the country and third in the Big Ten with 1.4 passes defended per game.

*Junior DE Joe Gaziano (6-4/280)

Gaziano earned All-Big Ten honors for the second-consecutive season after leading the Wildcats’ defense with 6.0 sacks and 11.0 tackles for loss. Over the last two seasons, his 15 sacks are tied for the second-most in the Big Ten during that span.

**Sophomore RT Rashwan Slater (6-3/290)

Slater started all 12 games for the Big Ten West Division champion Wildcats and ranks No. 1 among Big Ten tackles with at least 375 snaps with a pass-blocking efficiency rating of 98.5. He has allowed just one sack and 13 total pressures in 475 snaps this season, according to PFF.

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UTAH UTES | PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Kyle Whittingham

Utah Players to watch:

Senior P Mitch Wishnowsky (6-2/220)

Photo: Utah Athletics

The senior from Perth, Australia, was named AFCA second team All-American. Wishnowsky has placed 22 punts inside the 20-yard line, including nine punts at or inside the 10-yard line, and has 19 punts of 50+ yards. In his career, Wishnowsky is averaging 45.7 yards per punt and just nine of his 170 punts have been touchbacks. His 61 punts of 50+ yards ranks second all-time at Utah and he has placed 72 punts inside the 20-yard line.

*Junior K Matt Gay (6-0/228)

Gay, the 2017 Lou Groza Award winner and All-American, leads the Pac-12 in field goals made (24) and is fourth in the nation in field goals per game (1.85). He leads the nation in field goals made (10) beyond 40 yards and leads the league in scoring (8.8 ppg).

Senior LB Chase Hansen (6-3/230)

Hansen has played in 43 career games with 35 starts. He has 114 tackles this year (70 solo), including 22 tackles for loss. He also had five sacks, two interceptions (one for a touchdown) and four pass breakups. His 164 career solo tackles is tied for seventh all-time at Utah.

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

Johnson has started all 13 games, seven at left corner and six at right corner. He is tied for the Pac-12 lead with four interceptions and leads the Pac-12 with 126 interception return yards. He also has four pass breakups and 40 tackles (2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack) so far this year.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Northwestern 31, Utah 20