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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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 12 Oklahoma at Baylor

#9 Oklahoma Sooner (8-1) vs #12 Baylor Bears (9-0)

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A Big 12 Showdown.

Going back at least to 2013, it has been the defensive struggles that have held the Sooners back from reaching a national championship. With a shoot-out loss to Kansas State this year (Oct 26), it was again a porous defense. The question simply will be can Oklahoma’s defense slow down the Baylor offense?

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OKLAHOMA SOONERS | BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Lincoln Riley

Oklahoma Players to watch

Senior QB Jalen Hurts (6-2/218)

When Jalen Hurts announced his transfer from Alabama to Oklahoma it didn’t seem possible that he could make Kyler Murray a distant memory, but 12 weeks into the college football season, Hurts is neck-and-neck with LSU’s Joe Burrow for the Heisman Trophy. Burrow has 93 more attempts than Hurts, but Hurts only trails Burrow in passing yardage by a mere 456 total yards. In other words, Hurts is gain a little more than two and a half yards than Burrow every time he completes a pass.

Hurts also has 869 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns on the ground, averaging 6.95 yards on 125 attempts.

*Junior WR CeeDee Lamb (6-2/194)

Last year, Lamb and Marquise Brown became the first OK receiving tandem to top 1,000+ yards in a season. Lamb finished the year strong, put up 167 yards in the Big 12 Championship game. Lamb, currently ranks in the top 10, nationally, in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Lamb has the quickness and speed that makes him dangerous in the open field. Against Kansas State, Lamb caught a simple bubble screen, out-ran defenders across the field, then turned up-field, split the defenders and raced in for a 70 yard touchdown. He’s good and Baylor will need to shut him down if they hope to win. Lamb was recently named to the 2019 AP Midseason All-America Team.

*Junior MLB Kenneth Murray (6-2/242)

Junior middle linebacker Kenneth Murray is one of the biggest differences in this defense from previous ones. Players and coaches feel there’s an enforcer at that position, something that has lacked. The fact Murray is playing at a high level — the Associated Press put him on its midseason All-America second team on Tuesday — is helping back up his vocal leadership the past two seasons. “Just realizing what it took to play great football in the first place. That preparation, that time we put in,” Murray said of maintaining this level of play. “Understanding that we can’t cheat the process if we want to play well. That’s really just the message: not cheating the process.”

Senior NT Neville Gallimore (6-2/330)

Gallimore is a protypical nose tackle with plenty of girth and lower-body strength. He shows good leg drive and can split double teams with a decent swim move. He’s a natural block shedder with active hands. He works well laterally down the line of scrimmage well, always looking for the ball. Gallimore flashes impressive explosiveness early in games and has shown good hustle to the ball, but tends to loose explosiveness as the game wears on. “He can be a dominant player,” Oklahoma defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux said in August, one year after he said Gallimore was just as talented as a Tommie Harris.” “You see flashes. He’s just got to do it consistently.”

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BAYLOR BEARS | BIG 12 CONFERENCE

Coach: Matt Rhule

Baylor Players to watch:

*Junior DE James Lynch (6-4/285)

Lynch was named to the 2019 AP Mid-Season All-American Team. Lynch is a physical athlete with a knack at getting in the opponent’s backfield. He has 12.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks, so far this season. Offenses are now keying on Lynch, which makes him a factor in every play, if he’s the one making the play or not. Lynch is now just half a sack shy of the all-time Baylor career sack record set by Shawn Oakman (17.5 sacks) in 2015. And he could very easily break Oakman’s single season record of 11.0 set in 2014.

Senior DT Bravvion Roy (6-1/330)

In Week 10, Baylor defensive tackle Bravvion Roy blocked a late field goal attempt by West Virginia to seal the win (17-14) for the #12 ranked Bears. It’s the ninth time the Bears have blocked a kick in their past 12 games. Roy, a senior defensive tackle from Spring, Texas, was named an AP Midseason 2nd team All-American; he is easily one of the strongest players on the team. Has played in 37 games with 17 starts in his career. Roy has 37 total tackles and 7.5 tfl’s so far this year.

*Junior QB Charlie Brewer (6-1/210)

Brewer has been the backbone of Baylor’s rebuilding under HC Matt Rhule. Brewer was a state champion and highly decorated prep passer, yet, Power 5 programs didn’t come running to Brewer. Coming from a family of quarterbacks (in addition to his brother, his father, grandfather and uncle all played quarterback at Texas), Brewer wanted to prove himself at the Big 12 level. ” We got bigger and stronger,” Brewer said. “Year 1 to Year 2, we looked like a bigger football team, and we just played better football. You could just see the improvement that we made.” Now Brewer is on the cusp of leading Baylor to a Big 12 Championship, one game at a time. This week’s challenge will be Baylor’s most difficult.

**Sophomore MLB Terrel Bernard (6-1/220)

Baylor’s defense is only giving up 18 point per game. Middle linebacker, Clay Johnston had a lot to do with that – he was leading the team in solo tackles (35) and total tackles (58). However, Johnston was lost for the season with a knee injury against Tech Tech (Oct. 12). How do you replace your star linebacker? How about promoting a player that wins Big 12 player of the week. That is what the Bears did with Terrel Bernard. Bernard played a good game racking up a career high nine tackles against Ok St. In that same game, Bernard also scooped up a fumble and ran in into the endzone. Since then, he’s had 29 tackles in the last two games.

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McLane Stadium Artificial Turf
Nov. 16 | Waco, Texas

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*Note: Rankings are based on the CFP (College Football Playoff Rankings).

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