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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Defensive Tackles/2020

Updated April 19, 2020. Pre-Draft.

2020 NFL Draft:  Top Rated DTs

Brown is a finalist for, both, the Bednarik and Outland trophies.

1. Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-4/326

2. Javon Kinlaw, So. Carolina, 6-5/324

3. Ross Blacklock*, TCU, 6-3/290

4. Justin Madubuike*, Texas A&M, 6-2/293

5. Jordan Elliott*, Missouri, 6-3/302

6. James Lynch*, Baylor, 6-3/289

7. Larrell Murchinson, NC State, 6-2/297

8. Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7/308

9. Devon Hamilton, Ohio State, 6-4/310

10. Khalil Davis, Nebraska, 6-1/208

11. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma, 6-2/304

12. McTelvin Agim, Arkansas, 6-2/309

13. Leki Fotu, Utah, 6-5/323

14. Benito Jones, Mississippi, 6-2/315

15. Broderick Washington, Texas Tech, 6-3/305

16. Rashad Lawrence, LSU, 6-3/300

17. Raequan Williams, Michigan State, 6-4/295

18. Darrion Daniels, Nebraska, 6-3/300

19. Robert Windsor, Penn State, 6-4/295

20. Josiah Coatney, Mississippi, 6-4/302

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OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:

  • Jashon Cornell, Ohio State, 6-3/280
  • Teair Tart, FIU, 6-3/295
  • John Penisini, Utah, 6-2/322
  • Carlos Davis, Nebraska, 6-2/325
  • Bravvion Roy, Baylor, 6-1/330
  • Garrett Marino, UAB, 6-2/290
  • Trevon McSwain, Duke, 6-6/300
  • Eli Hanback, Virginia, 6-4/305
  • Calvin Taylor, Kentucky, 6-9/310
  • Jamal Milan, Illinois, 6-3/305
  • Tyler Clark, Georgia, 6-3/300
  • Aaron Crawford, North Carolina, 6-1/315
  • Ray Lima, Iowa State, 6-3/310
  • Karamo Dioubate, Temple, 6-3/295
  • G.G. Robinson, Louisville, 6-4/295
  • Courtney Wallace, Louisiana Tech, 6-2/309
  • Luc Bequette, California, 6-2/300
  • David Moa, Boise State, 6-3/305
  • Kevin Thurmon, Arkansas State, 6-3/298

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SMALL SCHOOL PROSPECTS

  • LaCale London, Western Illinois, 6-5/280
  • Auzoyah Alufohai, West Georgia, 6-4/325
  • Chris Williams, Wagner, 6-2/305
  • Tershawn Wharton, Missouri S&T, 6-1/280
  • Joey Longoria, Mary Hardin-Baylor, 6-1/285

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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

College Football: Week 10 SMU at Memphis

#15 Southern Methodist University Mustangs (8-0) vs #24 Memphis Tigers (7-1)

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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS | AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coach: Sonny Dykes

SMU Players to watch

*Junior QB Shane Buechele (6-1/205)

SMU quarterback Shane Buechele (7) throws against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

On the whole, the transfer portal has been a win for college football fans, as players like Jacob Eason, Joe Burrow, and Shane Buechele get new life. Buechele transferred to Southern Methodist University after graduating from Texas in the spring of 2019, replacing Ben Hicks who transferred to the University of Arkansas. Buechele has put up 2,325 yards with an Td/Int ratio of 20-7. He’s lead the Mustangs to an 8-0 record and a #15 ranking. Plus, if he decides to stay in Dallas, he’s got another year of eligibility ahead of him.

Senior OLB/Star Patrick Nelson (6-1/205)

SMU linebacker Patrick Nelson is second in the nation in sacks with 10 this season, bolstered by his seven tackle, 2.5 sack and 3.5 tackle for loss performance against Houston on Thursday. Head coach Sonny Dykes recently said of Nelson, “He plays really hard, he’s a really tough guy, no-nonsense football player. He’s brought a toughness to our defense that I think has been important to us.” Nelson also has 11.5 tackles-for-loss this season. Nelson played his first two season at Illinois.

Senior RB Xavier Jones (5-11/215)

Jones rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2017. In 2018, he was slowed by a knee injury, and his contribution dramatically fell as a result — getting only one start; totally 69 carries for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Last week vs Houston, Jones had a 62-yard touchdown – the longest touchdown run of his career. It was his 15th touchdown of the season. Dykes is thrilled to have a health “X” back on the field. He needs just 116 yards this week to break the 1,000 yard mark for the second time in his SMU career.

*Junior WR Reggie Roberson (6-0/192)

Roberson is an explosive playmaker, averaging 18.7 yards per catch on 43 receptions this year. Roberson, the 2018 WV transfer, has shown a knack to go up and win the contested jump ball. He has 803 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

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MEMPHIS TIGERS | AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Coach: Mike Norvell

Memphis Players to watch:

***rFR RB Kenny Gainwell (5-11/185)

Kenneth Gainwell dodges Tulane defenders. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Gainwell has excellent burst and open field quickness. So far this year, he has 979 yards on the ground; 440 in receptions; and 14 combined touchdowns. His style and skill set are similar to, say, a Bryce Love. One one play, he lines up in the backfield; on the next snap, he’s lined up in the slot. In week 9 vs Tulane, Gainwell had just over 200 yards receiving and 100+ yards on the ground — making NCAA history as the first player to go over 200 receiving yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game since 1997.

Senior DE Bryce Huff (6-3/255)

Huff has 9.5 sacks in 2019, along with an impressive 19.0 tackles-for-loss. “Every rep that I take whether its inside drill or team, I just focus on my get-off,” Huff said. Huff usually enters games on third down when defensive coordinator Chris Ball brings in his pass-rushing unit. Huff has really improved his power to speeds moves and fitting his gaps.

Senior TE Joey Magnifico (6-4/240)

Magnifico is a fan favorite – certainly, the name is part of it. But Joey has game too. He has enough speed to stretch the seam and has enough strength to hold his own as at the point of attack. He has good hands as a receiver, and does a nice job of catching the ball away from his body, turning, and powering up the field. Doubtful he gets drafted in the first three rounds, because of his size, but he’ll definitely get draft.

Senior SLB Austin Hall (6-2/215)

Hall has 38 starts at the hybrid STAR defensive position. In his career, he has 29.5 tackles-for-loss and 23 passed defended – indicative of the fact that Hall is all consistently all over the field. He is projected to play SS at the next level.

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Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium AstroTurf
Nov. 2 | Memphis, TN

College Football: Week 8 Arizona State at Utah

#17 Arizona State Sun Devils (5-1) vs #13 Utah Utes (5-1)

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ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS | PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Herm Edwards

Arizona State Players to watch

*Junior RB Eno Benjamin (5-10/201)

Eno Benjamin leaps over a Kent State defender in the season opener.

Eno took home 2nd Team All-American honors last year. He put up 1,642 yards, averaged 5.5 ypc, and set an all-time Sun Devils rushing mark. However, he’s not looked the same in 2019. Opposing defenses are keying on him, and keeping him in check. He’s been held to under 85 yards in three contests – including a pedestrian 38 yards on 11 carries against Michigan State. ASU needs to get Eno rolling if they hope to win the Pac-12 South.

**Sophomore DT DeVonta “DJ” Davidson (6-4/310)

Starting sophomore nose tackle DJ Davidson told Sun Devil Source that he is focusing on a low stance as well as being observant of the feet, hands and eyes of Moss in this week’s film studies to maximize chances for his unit to stop the run. Davidson is a becoming a stand-out on the ASU defense. He worked hard on his stamina in the off-season and has seen more action this season.

**Sophomore S Aashari Crosswell (6-1/200)

Crosswell comes into this weeks game with 6 passes defended and 1 Int. His ball-hawking skills were on display towards the end of last season, recording at least one interception in four of his last five games. He is a athletically gifted defensive back that plays with a physical edge.

***Freshman QB Jayden Daniels (6-3/190)

The true freshman has found himself forced to make plays with his arm, as opposing defenses are teeing off on Benjamin. He put up 363 yards with 3 touchdowns last week vs Washington State. He’ll need another performance like that to keep ASU competitive against the Utes.

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UTAH UTES | PAC-12 CONFEENCE

Coach: Kyle Whittingham

Utah Players to watch:

Senior RB Zach Moss (5-10/215)

Moss has racked up over 3,100 yards with the Utes.

Big and powerful, Zach Moss has 14 100+ yard games in his career, including a personal best of 211 against UCLA at the end of last year. Against Oregon State, last week, he lit them up with 121 yards on only five carries and scored two touchdowns. Moss is definitely one of the more exciting running backs in the country.

Senior DE Bradlee Anae (6-3/265)

Anae has 20.5 career sacks and 31 career tackles-for-loss, so far. In 2018, Anae was name First-team All-Pac-12. He started all 14 games (the last 11 at right end); led the Pac-12 with 8.0 sacks; 15.5 tackles-for-loss tied for third in the Pac-12 and ranked second on the team.

Senior DT Leki Fotu (6-5/327)

Fotu is one of the best interior linemen in the country. He’s got a massive frame and those strong Tongan genes. Defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley says what makes Fotu such a great player is remarkable athleticism for a man of his dimensions.

Senior FS Julian Blackmon (6-1/190)

A former cornerback turned safety, Blackmon is growing into his new position. “Julian’s just got great range and great ball skills,” Scalley recently said. In 2018, Blackmon was named 2nd-team All-Pac-12. He started all 14 games at corner and led Utah with 10 pass breakups. The more comfortable Blackmon becomes at safety, the better the results will be.

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Rice-Eccles Stadium FieldTurf
Oct. 19 | Salt Lake City, Utah