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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Citrus Bowl – Jan 1, 2020: Alabama vs Michigan

#13 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2) vs #12 Michigan Wolverines (9-3)

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ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE | SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

Coach: Nick Saban

Alabama Players to watch:

Senior SS Jared Mayden (6-0/200)

Jared Mayden and Shyheim Carter were both recipients of the Pat Trammel Award. The award to given to the senior player, or players, whose character and contributions to the Alabama Football Team most personify the All-American youth of today and has reflected qualities of Integrity, Character, Importance of Academics and Inspirational Leadership during their time at Alabama.

Mayden will be headed to the Senior Bowl, a little more than three-weeks after the Citrus Bowl. The strong safety has 53 tackles, four interceptions and three passed defended on the season.

Senior STAR Shyheim Carter (6-0/195)

In 2018, Carter put up his most impressive stats, which was the first year he took significant snaps for the Crimson Tide. He logged in two interceptions, one forced fumble and 44 tackles. This year, he has 40 tackles, seven passed defended, and one forced fumble. While Alabama is stocked with bigger names, take a look at Carter, he’s sure to hear his name called on draft day. 

Senior DE Raekwon Davis (6-7/309)

“He has been very good,” Nick Saban recently said. “Has worked hard. Certainly tried to set a good example for some of the young guys that are playing around him. I’ve been pleased with his effort.”

Davis, Alabama’s veteran leader along the defensive front, has been credited with 45 tackles, including three tackles for loss and half a sack, along with four quarterback hurries this season. He has two games left in his college career, the Citrus Bowl and the Senior Bowl; then he’ll head off to the NFL.

**Sophomore CB Patrick Surtain II (6-2/203)

Son of NFL Pro Bowl corner Patrick Surtain, Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II graduated from the same American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.,) high school as Michigan DL Mike Morris and TE Nick Eubanks.

Surtain, Jr., totaled 35 tackles to go with three forced fumbles, added seven pass breakups, two interceptions (24 yards), a fumble recovery and one quarterback pressure in 2019.

*Junior WR Henry Ruggs III (6-0/190)

A speedy wideout in the Crimson Tide’s deep wide receiver corps. Ruggs ranks third on Alabama’s career touchdown receptions list with 24, just one behind Jerry Jeudy. He owns the team-long rush (75 yards on a jet sweep) and the second-longest reception (81 yards) this season. Always dangerous with the ball in his hands, Ruggs recorded 38 receptions for 719 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.

*Junior OC Landon Dickerson (6-6/308)

A graduate transfer from Florida State who arrived before the start of fall camp and earned a starting job on the interior of the offensive line. Dickerson was named an All-SEC second-team honoree at center by the league coaches and selected to the All-SEC second team at guard by the Associated Press. He started all 12 games this season, four at right guard and eight at center where he appears to have settled in.

Senior OL Matt Womack (6-7/325)

The redshirt senior from Hernando, Miss., played in ten contest this season. Unfortunately, Womack missed some of the 2018 season due to injury but came back into the mix this season. With forty-one career games, Womack is a versatile player who has seen plenty of action at right tackle and right guard. 

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MICHIGAN WOLVERINES | BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Coach: Jim Harbaugh

Michigan Players to watch:

Senior SS Josh Metellus (6-0/204)

Metellus led Michigan defensive backs, and listed tied-third overall, with 63 stops. He made two interceptions among seven total pass breakups and added 3.5 tackles for loss with one fumble recovery. Metellus is tied-16th all-time with 21 career pass breakups.  He has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Senior OT Jon Runyan (6-5/310)

As a group, this year’s Big Blue OL allowed only 1.83 sacks per game. Michigan’s offense operated at an 81 percent clip in the red zone, scoring on 46 of 57 trips with 35 touchdowns. The U-M offensive line allowed 22 sacks and 57 tackles-for-loss one year after allowing 23 sacks and 59 tackles for loss in 2018. Runyan, a first team All-Big Ten selection, was a key component is the line’s success.

*Junior OC Cesar Ruiz (6-4/316)

Ruiz handled all checks and calls for an offense that generated 5.8 yards per play with a balanced ledger of 24 passing touchdowns and 26 rushing touchdowns. He also was the core of Michigan’s interior offensive line (guard-center-guard) which was the only FBS group to not allow a sack all season.

Senior DE Josh Uche (6-3/253)

Michigan’s sacks leader over the last two seasons is turning pro. Linebacker Josh Uche, who says he had one year of eligibility remaining, announced Wednesday plans to forego his final season at Michigan and enter the 2020 NFL draft. Uche, a Miami, Fla., native said he plans on playing in the Citrus Bowl.

Senior DE Mike Danna (6-2/255)

Danna is a grad-transfer, defensive end, from Central Michigan. As a Chippewa, Danna was one of the most overlooked ends in the country. In his senior-year at Central Michigan, Danna posted 66 tackles, including 15 tackles-for-loss, and 9 1/2 sacks, earning him first-team all-MAC honors. He could have left for the NFL. However, when Jim Harbaugh came knocking on his door, Danna jumped at the chance to play for the Maize and Blue.

Danna didn’t shine out like he had hoped. He only had 35 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, and three sacks to go along with a forced fumble. Still, his freakish athleticism will get him plenty of looks from NFL Scouts – and there will be a lot of them checking out this blue-chip game.

Senior TE Sean McKeon (6-5/248)

McKeon missed several games due to injury but managed two touchdowns and 235 yards on 13 receptions, including a career-long 41-yard catch-and-run against Ohio State. His 18.1 yards per catch are second best on the Michigan roster.

Senior LB Khaleke Hudson (6-0/220)

An assistant captain on defense, Hudson was Michigan’s leading tackler in 2019 with a career-best 97 stops, including 3.5 for loss with two sacks. He added three pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick. Uche lists 10th on the team in tackles with a career-high 34, including 23 solo stops. His 11.5 tackles for loss are second on the team, and he leads the way with 8.5 sacks.

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Citrus Bowl
Alabama 35, Michigan 16
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
Jan 1, 2020 | 1 p.m. | ABC 

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2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl
Kentucky 27, Penn State 24

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Defensive Ends/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated DEs

Photo: Joe Maiorana|USA TODAY Sports

1. Chase Young*, Ohio State, 6-4/264

2. Yetur Gross-Matos*, Penn State, 6-5/266

3. A.J. Epenesa*, Iowa, 6-5/275

4. Alton Robinson, Syracuse, 6-2/264

5. Jabari Zuniga, Florida, 6-3/246

6. Marlon Davidson, Auburn, 6-3/282

7. Curtis Weaver, Boise State, 6-2/265

8. Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, 6-2/245

9. Josh Uche*, Michigan, 6-1/245

10. D.J. Wonnum, So. Carolina, 6-4/258

11. Bradlee Anae, Utah, 6-3/257

12. Jonathan Greenard, Florida, 6-3/263

13. Jason Strowbridge, No. Carolina, 6-4/275

14. Trevis Gipson, Tulsa, 6-3/261

15. Jonathan Garvin*, Miami, 6-4/250

16. Darrell Taylor, Tennessee, 6-4/255

17. James Smith-Williams, NC State, 6-3/265

18. Derrek Tuszka, No. Dakota State, 6-4/251

19. Malcolm Roach, Texas, 6-3/290

20. Chauncy Rivers, Mississippi State, 6-3/275

21. Kenny Willekes, Michigan State, 6-4/250

22. Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame, 6-4/262

23. Qaadir Sheppard, Mississippi, 6-2/261

24. Nick Coe*, Auburn, 6-5/294

25. Joe Gaziano, Northwestern, 6-4/280

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Trevon Hill, Miami, 6-3/245
  • Carter Coughlin, Minnesota, 6-4/245
  • Mike Danna, Michigan, 6-2/257
  • Kendall Coleman, Syracuse, 6-3/251
  • LaDarius Hamilton, No. Texas, 6-3/256
  • Oluwole Betiku*, Illinois, 6-3/250
  • Christian Rector, USC, 6-4/275
  • Jonathan Cooper, Ohio State, 6-4/257
  • Delontae Scott, SMU, 6-5/264
  • Benning Potoa’e, Washington, 6-3/277
  • Deonte Holden, NC State, 6-4/247
  • Jessie Lemonier, Liberty, 6-3/240
  • Brendon Hayes, UCF, 6-3/275
  • Chase Hatada, Boise State, 6-3/262
  • Sean Adesanya, Central Michigan, 6-3/240
  • Rick Wade, UCLA, 6-6/275
  • David Marshall, Georgia, 6-3/274
  • Cedric Wilcots, New Mexico State, 6-4/252
  • Elorm Lumor*, Rutgers, 6-3/248
  • Houston Miller*, Texas Tech, 6-4/275

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • Jonah Williams, Weber State, 6-5/275
  • Bryce Sterk, Montana State, 6-5/261
  • Austin Edwards, Farris State, 6-3/280
  • Nasir Player, E. Tenn State, 6-5/271
  • Ron’Dell Carter, James Madison, 6-3/269
  • Nick Wheeler, Colgate, 6-2/255
  • Sully Laiche, Nicholls, 6-2/270
  • Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas, 6-3/270
  • Ch’aim Smith, West Chester, 6-4/255
  • B.J. Jefferson, Tarleton State, 6-1/245
  • Elerson G. Smith, INU, 6-7/245

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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