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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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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College Football: Week 14 Virginia Tech at Virginia

Virginia Tech Hokies (8-3) vs Virginia Cavaliers (8-3)

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The two schools first met in 1895 and have played annually since 1970. The game counts for 1 point in the Commonwealth Clash each year, and is part of the greater Virginia–Virginia Tech rivalry.

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VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES | ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

Coach: Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech Players to watch

*Junior MLB Rayshard Ashby (5-10/230)

Ashby has been named ACC Linebacker of the Week five times in his career. He earned the weekly honor last season after racking up seven tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble in the opener at Florida State (Sept. 2018) and again earlier this season following the Boston College game (Aug. 31, 2019), following the Miami game (Oct. 5) and once again following the North Carolina game (Oct. 19).

Ashby was a 2018 All-ACC Honorable Mention pick after racking up 105 tackles, 9.5 TFL and forcing two fumbles as a sophomore. Ashby prepped at L.C. Bird High School. He currently has 14.5 tackles-for-loss, along with 4.5 sacks, one pass defended and two forced fumbles. 

*Junior FS Divine Deablo (6-3/220)

On Nov. 2, Deablo scored his first career touchdown on a 98-yard fumble return after MLB Ashby jolted the football ball from a Notre Dame ball carrier near the goal line. The Winston-Salem, N.C. native has registered 64 tackles on the season, including 4.5 tackles for loss. He had two passes defended and forced a fumble at Miami (Oct. 5).

*Junior WR Damon Hazelton (6-2/222)

After sitting out all of 2017 (per NCAA rules), Ball State transfer Damon Hazelton led Tech with 51 catches for 802 yards in his first season as a Hokie. He earned second-team All-ACC honors after registering eight touchdown catches in 13 games.

The Baltimore native missed the first three games of the 2019 season, and only recorded one catch in each of his next two games (Duke and Miami, Fl.). Since then, he has caught 21 passes for 287 yards and six touchdowns.

**Sophomore WHIP Chamarri Conner (6-10/206)

Virginia Tech whip linebacker Chamarri Conner was called for a questionable late hit on the opening drive of the second half of last weeks’ game vs Pitt. The play gave Pitt. 15-yards, but what did it mean to his teammates? “Really big,” Ashby said of Conner’s second half play. “Just the dog mentality he has, the way he comes to work every day in practice, he gives it all he’s got for each person out there. He makes a lot of big hits and a lot of big plays, and we just appreciate him so much.”

Going into the Commonwealth Clash, Conner has 10.0 tackles-for-loss, 5.5 sacks, seven passes defended, and one forced fumble.

*Junior OLB Dax Hollifield (6-1/243)

“I say we’re more confident, but you’ve got to understand just because you win three games doesn’t mean anything,” linebacker Dax Hollifield said heading into the Nov 2 contest against Notre Dame. “You can’t change. The reason we’ve won these past three games is because of how we practiced and how we went about our business every day. When you start feeling good about yourself is about the time you get knocked down.”

Since their loss to Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Hollifield have admirably bounced back, and are currently on another three game winning streak. Hollifield is fourth on the team in total tackles.

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VIRGINIA CAVALIERS | ATLANTIC COASTAL CONFERENCE

Coach: Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia Players to watch:

Senior QB Bryce Perkins (6-3/210)

On Oct 26, Perkins scored three TD’s and threw for 275 yards with a broken pinky.

On Nov. 2, Bryce Perkins set a school record with 490 total yards of offense while also scoring five total touchdowns.  Perkins was 30-39 throwing the ball for 378 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns. “He had not been as good a thrower as he was a runner,” North Carolina HC Mack Brown said after the game, “so we felt like we had to make him throw the ball to win the game, and he did.”

Last year, Perkins as one of only two players in the nation with 2,600+ passing yards (2,680) and 900+ rushing yards (923), joining Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray (Oklahoma). Perkins finished No. 1 in the ACC with 206 points responsible for. His 3,603 yards of total offense shattered UVA’s single-season record for total offense.

All of this, comes from a kid who suffered a broken neck in high school, and even through Perkins understood the gravity of a broken neck and the potential for paralysis, he wasn’t ready to ditch football. His brother had just been drafted by the New York Giants, and their dad had played in the NFL. Perkins wanted to follow their leads.

“It was all part of God’s plan,” says Bruce Perkins, Bryce’s father and a former running back at Arizona State and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “U.Va. was the right place at the right time.”

**Junior MLB Zane Zandier (6-3/235)

“I learned from a young age what it meant to be able to grind through the pain of working out and being able to push myself to levels I didn’t think possible,” Zandier said.

“The thing with Zane is, he works,” Zandier’s high school coach Bill Cherpak said. “I mean, you can just look at him and tell how hard he works. Not only was he one of the best players, but he also worked the hardest. He was a leader. All those things go together, and that’s what he does so well. And it’s what he still does. He’s that guy who’s going to be the example for everyone.”

Zandier, Virginia’s leading tackler with 75 stops this season, has guided the Cavaliers to a 8-3 record overall and a 5-2 mark in ACC play. Virginia hosts Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale to effectively determine the Coastal’s fate. “Coastal, ACC championship, win a bowl game,” Zandier said. “That’s what we’re chasing.”

Senior ILB Jordan Mack (6-2/230)

On Wednesday, Virginia linebacker Jordan Mack was named one of 12 finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, which is given to the best football scholar-athlete in the country.

Mack, who stands 6-2, is a chiseled 230-pounder who may well be bound for the NFL. He came to Virginia as a safety, but changed positions during his first training camp and started nine games at outside linebacker as a true freshman. 
 
In 2017, he moved to inside linebacker in the Cavaliers’ 3-4 scheme. He’ll leave the program as a four-year starter who sets the standard for his teammates in the weight room and off the field. In 2019, Mack has 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks.

**Sophomore RB Wayne Taulapapa (5-9/200)

At the end of September, when the Cavaliers were 4-1, but fresh off a loss to Notre Dame, head coach Bronco Mendenhall had this to say about Taulapapa, “He’s tough, and he’s physical and he’s elusive. But probably the best thing that he does is his vision. And then he’ll run down on a kickoff and he’s good on special teams. So he’s just a football player with a contribution-based mindset. It’s just that, ‘Coach what can I do, how can I help.'”

Taulapapa is second in rushing, behind Perkins, with 399 yards on 97 carries. He also has a team-high 11 touchdowns.

Senior KR/WR Joe Reed (6-1/215)

Joe Reed, who recorded four catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s win over Liberty, will play in January’s East-West Shrine Bowl, announced Friday. The invite-only bowl game offers an opportunity for some of the best college football seniors across the country to showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts.

Through 11 games, Reed has 1,304 all-purpose yards with an outstanding 35.5 average on 21 kicks returned.

Senior CB Bryce Hall (6-20/200)

On Oct. 11, following the Cavaliers’ 17-9 loss Friday night at Miami, All-ACC cornerback Bryce Hall was lost for the season with a left-ankle injury. Since he had already played in five games in his fourth season, Hall is ineligible for a fifth year in 2020.

“He will not return this season and we’ll help him rehab for his next opportunity,” said Mendenhall, realizing that Hall would have attracted considerable NFL interest if he would have made himself available after the 2018 season.

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Scott Stadium – Grass
Nov. 29 (Fri) | Charlottesville, Virginia

Inside Linebackers/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated ILBs

1. Patrick Queen*, LSU, 6-2/232

2. Kenneth Murray*, Oklahoma, 6-2/242

3. Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech, 6-1/240

4. Evan Weaver, California, 6-3/240

5. Mykal Walker, Fresno State, 6-3/230

6. Logan Wilson, Wyoming, 6-2/240

7. Joe Bachie, x-Michigan State, 6-2/230

8. Jacob Phillips*, LSU, 6-3/233

9. Shaun Bradley, Temple, 6-1/228

10. Shaq Quarterman, Miami, 6-1/235

11. Marcus Bailey, Purdue, 6-1/232

12. Cale Garrett, Missouri, 6-3/235

13. Francis Bernard, Utah, 6-0/242

14. David Woodward*, Utah State, 6-2/230

15. De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0/328

16. Michael Divinity, LSU, 6-2/239

17. Dele Harding, Illinois, 6-1/230

18. T.J. Brunson, So. Carolina, 6-1/230

19. Jordan  Mack, Virginia, 6-2/225

20. Clay Johnston, Baylor, 6-1/235

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Krys Barnes, UCLA, 6-1/235
  • Kyahva Tezino, San Diego State, 6-0/233
  • John Houston, Jr., USC, 6-3/220
  • Daniel Bituli, Tennessee, 6-3/243
  • Cole Christiansen, Army, 6-2/225
  • Koby Quansah, Duke, 6-1/230
  • Sage Lewis, USF, 6-1/240
  • Asmar Bilal, Notre Dame, 6-2/227
  • David Reese, Florida, 6-0/239
  • Jordan Fehr, Appalachian State, 6-2/227
  • Nate Evans, UCF, 6-1/241
  • Thomas Barber, Minnesota, 6-1/233
  • Richard Moore, SMU, 6-1/230
  • Joe Lako, Akron, 6-2/230
  • Lokeni Toailoa, UCLA, 6-1/252

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • Donte Olson, Montana, 6-3/237
  • Rick DeBerry, Towson, 6-2/245
  • Korie Rogers, West Georgia, 6-2/236
  • Frankie Feaster, Muhlenberg, 6-2/240
  • Chris Hoad,  TX-Permian Basin, 6-0/228
  • Solomon Muhammud, Alcorn State, 6-1/235
  • John Daka, James Madison, 6-2/227
  • Jacquan Artis, Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-2/245

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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