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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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 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

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