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This is a 2020 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
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Cincinnati Bengals: Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU
The Bengals could use more blocking talent for Joe Burrow. Here, they give him his college center to ease the transition to the NFL.
Cushenberry was a solid blocker for the Tigers in 2019 as he was dependable in the ground game and reliable in pass protection. The 6-foot-3, 315-pounder should be a center in the NFL. He has quality strength but also has some limitations for the NFL.
Washington Redskins: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
The Redskins could use a starting tight end.
Kmet was one of the best tight ends in college football during the 2019 season, catching 43 passes for 515 yards and six touchdowns. At 6-foot-6, 262 pounds, he has good size for the NFL with the ability to become a three-down starter. Kmet had a huge jump in production compared to his sophomore year, when he totaled only 15 receptions for 162 yards.
Detroit Lions: Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
The Lions could use more edge-rush talent across from Trey Flowers.
Weaver was very good for Boise State in 2019, recording 52 tackles, 13.5 sacks, three passes defended and forced fumble. In 2018, Weaver totaled 43 tackles with 15 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and one forced fumble. He broke out in 2017 as a redshirt freshman and recorded 11 sacks, 33 tackles, two passes broken up and a forced fumble. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Weaver might fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker given his size and body type.
New York Jets: Michael Pittman, WR, USC
The Jets could use multiple recievers.
Pittman recorded 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019. Some team sources say they see Pittman being a third-round pick because he has speed limitations for the NFL. He had a slow start to the Senior Bowl week before finishing early with an injury. At the combine, Pittman had a solid 40 time of 4.52 seconds for a big receiver.
Carolina Panthers: Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
The Panthers could use a corner to replace James Bradberry.
Robinson (6-1, 202) is a tall cornerback with speed and athleticism. He notched four interceptions, 13 passes broken up and 38 tackles during his senior year. Over the previous three seasons, he totaled 21 passes broken up. Robinson has a good skill set and could develop into a starting outside cornerback. He's a sleeper pick who could be a steal.
Miami Dolphins: Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
The Dolphins could use a young center.
Biadasz (6-4, 314) blocked very well in 2019. He can handle one-on-ones in the passing game, possessing a strong anchor to handle bull rushes and the strength to sustain his blocks through the whistle. In the ground game, he blasts open some holes with power and shows impressive quickness and athleticism to pull around the tackle and hit blocks in space. Biadasz opened a lot of holes for Jonathan Taylor. With his skill set, Biadasz looks like a plug-and-play starter at center.
New England Patriots: Jason Strowbridge, DE, North Carolina
New England takes an end to go across from Chase Winovich.
Strowbridge (6-4, 267) had 45 tackles with three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass broken up in 2019. He accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl and had a good week of practice, displaying his toughness at the point of attack. He also showed more speed and athleticism in the pass-rushing one-on-ones than his 2019 sack total would have set expectations. In 2018, Strowbridge totaled 36 tackles with 5.5 sacks, 7.5 tackles for a loss and one pass batted.
Arizona Cardinals: Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri
The Cardinals could use more offensive line talent.
Sources say Durant (6-6, 331) has starting potential for the NFL, but they believe he probably will end up being a right tackle only for the next level. Evaluators feel Durant has talent and upside, but he has problems with weight and lethargy. Thus, he has to battle being labeled an underachiever. Durant is a big blocker who has length and size on the edge that make him tough for edge rushers to get around. In 2018, he was a leading blocker on a line that was one of the best in nation for fewest sacks allowed and was very steady in protecting the blind side for Drew Lock. The Tigers also had some success on the ground, averaging 200 yards per game in that phase.
Jacksonville Jaguars: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
The Jaguars could use a better backup to Leonard Fournette. Additionally, Fournette might try to push his way out of town like Jalen Ramsey or Yannick Ngakoue because of hated head coach Doug Marrone.
Team sources said Dillon (6-0, 247) really helped himself at the combine with an excellent 40-yard dash time - 4.53 seconds - for a back of his size. Dillon averaged 5.3 yards per carry in 2019 for 1,685 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also made 13 catches for 195 yards and a touchdown. Dillon is a potential rotational power back for the NFL.
The power back Dillon was a tough runner in the ACC over the past two seasons. In 2018, Dillon averaged 4.9 yards per carry for 1,108 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also had eight receptions for 41 yards and a score. Dillon put together a big 2017 season, averaging 5.3 yards per carry for 1,589 yards with 14 touchdowns. He made zero receptions.
Cleveland Browns: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
The Browns may move on from Odell Beckham Jr. before too long and could add more receiver talent.
Claypool (6-4, 238) is a big receiver who is tough and dangerous with the ball in his hands. He can rip off impressive runs after the catch, and he has mismatch size for the NFL. Claypool recorded 66 catches for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019. If he were faster, he would be a first-rounder in the 2020 NFL Draft. Claypool notched 50 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns during 2018. He also played better than the numbers indicate.
Indianapolis Colts: Anfernee Jennings, 3-4OLB, Alabama
The Colts grab linebacker depth and a player who can contribute in the pass rush.
Jennings recorded 83 tackles, eight sacks, five passes defended, one interception and a forced fumble in 2019. In 2018, he totaled 50 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss, one interception and 11 passes broken up. The 6-foot-1, 252-pounder was coming on strong in 2017 and looking like a potential dominant force before a knee injury ended his season early in Alabama's win over Clemson in the semi-final. That year, Jennings totaled 41 tackles with six for a loss, one sack, two passes batted and two forced fumbles. He did not play as well in 2018 as he finished 2017, so he was wise to return to Alabama for 2019.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
The Bucs could use a defensive tackle to rotate with Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea to keep them fresh for four quarters. Suh isn't a long-term player at this point in his career either.
Gallimore recorded 30 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in 2019. Team sources say Gallimore is an athletic tackle with some twitch. In 2018, he had 50 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass batted.
Gallimore (6-2, 304) is a penetrating disruptor who would fit best in a 4-3 as a three-technique who could also play some nose tackle. Some evaluators have compared Gallimore to former Buccaneer Booger McFarland or current Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett. They say teams would want more pass-rush ability out of Gallimore to become an every-down starter in the NFL, so they see him more as a second-day prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Denver Broncos: Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
The Broncos grab some defensive line rotational depth.
Elliott recorded 44 tackles with 2.5 sacks and three passes broken up in 2019. Team sources said that Elliott (6-4, 315) impressed them in 2018 even though he didn't produce a big stat line. That season, he notched 24 tackles with three sacks and a pass batted. Elliott has a good skill set with upside to get better.
Atlanta Falcons: Ashtyn Davis, S, California
The Falcons could use some safety depth.
Some in the media have pushed Davis as a high pick, but multiple team sources say that is too rich to them. They didn't see a first-rounder on tape, but Davis (6-1, 190) has some upside. In 2019, he recorded 55 tackles with two interceptions, four passes defended and a forced fumble. Davis is not strong, not physical, and misses a ton of tackles. His saving grace is being athletic, but he will have to change his style of play for the NFL. In 2018, Davis had 36 tackles with four interceptions and five passes broken up. He also competed on California's track and field team.
New York Jets: K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
The Jets double up at receiver with a speed slot target to go with their size mismatch in Michael Pittman.
Hamler (5-9, 178) was a speed demon and big-play weapon for Penn State over the past few seasons. In 2019, he totaled 56 receptions for 904 yards and eight touchdowns. Hamler notched 42 catches for 754 yards and five scores with one rushing touchdown in 2018. The redshirt sophomore projects as a deep-threat receiver to stretch defenses vertically and is a threat to score on any catch. For the NFL, he projects to being a DeSean Jackson-type receiver.
Las Vegas Raiders: Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia
The Raiders grab some interior offensive line depth and an understudy for Richie Incognito.
Kindley put together an excellent 2019 season and had some buzz in the scouting community. Team sources rave about Kindley (6-3, 337), but some were very concerned about his weight for the NFL. Stemming from the weight being an issue, teams worry about Kindley's work ethic and commitment. Kindley is a big blocker with a thick build, and some area scouts like the way Kindley can move and believe his movement skills alone could make him a starter in the NFL. On top of Kindley being an easy mover in a big body, he has nastiness to him and really gets after defensive players. Kindley helped pave the way for D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield as Georgia's starting left guard in 2018. He broke into the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2017 and blocked well to help Georgia reach the National Championship.
Las Vegas Raiders: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
The Raiders could stand to double up at wide receiver. If Shenault doesn't get to this pick, I could see Las Vegas taking Lynn Bowden, Van Jefferson or Antonio Gandy-Golden.
Shenault totaled 56 receptions for 764 yards and four touchdowns in 2019. He was one of the top wide receivers of 2018, totaling 86 receptions for 1,011 yards with six touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 227-pounder was the No. 1 receiver for Steven Montez and made the Buffaloes quarterback look good at times.
Shenault is a dangerous run-after-the-catch receiver who is a physical runner and has quickness in the open field. He is a very tough player, illustrating that by being the short-yardage back for the Buffaloes, notching five rushing touchdowns in 2018. In the 2020 NFL Draft, Shenault has the potential to slide because of medical concerns and not interviewing well at the combine.
Dallas Cowboys: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
The Cowboys could use more cornerback talent to help replace Byron Jones.
In 2019, Hall totaled 20 tackles with four passes broken up. He struggled in Week 2 with Florida State's Tamorrion Terry. Hall is stiff-hipped, not twitchy, and lacks speed. While some have hyped him as a first-rounder, the lack of speed and athleticism to turn and run with receivers has numerous team sources projecting Hall to go during Day 2, at the earliest.
Hall (6-1, 202) received some media hype heading into his senior year, and that is understandable after he led the nation with 24 passes broken up during the 2018 season. Hall also had 62 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions on the year. In his sophomore campaign, Hall had 47 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble. He would be better off playing zone technique or press-man technique.
Denver Broncos: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
The Broncos could use a couple of wide receivers to go with Courtland Sutton.
Johnson (6-1, 206) was a productive player for the Gophers and has a polished skill set for the NFL. He runs good routes and has dependable hands and enough quickness to generate separation. If he were a little bigger and a little faster, he would be a sure-fire first-rounder as he is dangerous after the catch and has the flexibility to play multiple roles, including X - split end -, Y - flanker -, or Z - slot - receiver.
Johnson had 86 catches for 1,318 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2019. As a junior, he recorded 78 receptions for 1,169 yards with 12 touchdowns.
Los Angeles Rams: Julian Okwara, 3-4OLB, Notre Dame
The Rams could use more young edge rushers.
Okwara was a potent edge rusher for Notre Dame in 2019, collecting four sacks, 18 tackles and two forced fumbles. He was ineffective overall when going against Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas. In 2018, Okwara was a dangerous pass-rusher and good edge defender, totaling 37 tackles with 11.5 for a loss and seven sacks. It was a big improvement over 2017, when he had 2.5 sacks and 17 tackles.
Notre Dame listed Okwara (6-4, 252) as an edge defender on the defensive line, but NFL teams had him down as an outside linebacker for the next level on their preseason watch list. It will be interesting to see if Okwara gains weight to become a defensive end or stays lighter and fits as a linebacker. He could be a good fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker as well.
Detroit Lions: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
The Lions need a better backup quarterback and a potential long-term starter if Matthew Stafford decides to retire.
In 2019, Eason completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,132 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The 6-foot-6, 231-pounder has a powerful arm that can make all the throws and stretch a defense vertically. He can throw fastballs into tight windows to beat good coverage. Eason has quality field vision to work through his progressions and stands tall in the pocket. He is accurate in the short to intermediate part of the field and can make some beautiful throws downfield.
With his limited experience, Eason is a bit raw and needs to show some growth in instincts. He has some things to work on as a passer, including putting more air under the ball on some passes and throwing a softer, more catchable ball. That is a common issue with big-armed quarterbacks. He needs to work on climbing the pocket and not trailing backward as well. While Eason is not a running threat, he can move around some and his size makes him tough to get down.
Eason sat out the 2018 season after transferring out of Georgia. He was injured in the 2017 season opener for Georgia, and Jake Fromm remained the starter for the rest of the season. The Bulldogs didn't want to change their winning formula once Eason was healthy, keeping Eason as the backup. After the 2017 season, Eason transferred to Washington.
At Georgia, Eason got good experience working in an offense under a respected coordinator with Jim Chaney that correlates more to the NFL than the vast majority of college offenses being used. Kirby Smart said one of the sad parts about Eason leaving Georgia was his growth under Chaney wasn't seen nationally. Eason completed 55 percent of his passes in 2016 for 2,430 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his freshman season.
Buffalo Bills: Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida
The Bills go best player available to add a big receiver to go with their three speed wideouts.
Davis (6-3, 212) is a prospect who generated some buzz in the scouting community during the fall. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder has a good build and mismatch size. In 2019, Davis totaled 72 receptions for 1,241 yards with 12 touchdowns. He produced well as a sophomore (53-815-7) in 2018. Davis has ability and put his draft stock on the map in 2019.
New England Patriots: Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
The Patriots could use a mismatch receiving weapon.
Following the example of Randall Cobb, Bowden was a great athlete at wide receiver who was pressed into playing quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. As a receiver in 2019, Bowden had 30 catches for 348 yards and a touchdown, but as a running quarterback, Bowden averaged 7.9 yards per carry for 1,468 yards with 13 touchdowns on the ground in 2019. The 5-foot-11, 204-pounder is a dynamic athlete with speed, athleticism and size. He could be a second-day pick in the 2020 NFL Draft who ends up being an excellent value selection.
New Orleans Saints: Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
The Saints grab a tight end to go with Jared Cook.
Moss was a mismatch receiving weapon for LSU in 2019, totaling 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder has a solid build with quickness and athleticism. Moss could stand to improve his blocking for the NFL, but he could be a mismatch weapon as an F - receiving - tight end.
Minnesota Vikings: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple
The Vikings take more offensive line depth. Walt has heard that Minnesota really likes Hennessy.
Hennessy played well while on the field, but he missed time with a concussion in 2019. He could have returned to school, but he entered the 2020 NFL Draft. As a redshirt junior, he was eligible to play at the Senior Bowl, and he had a solid week of practice in Mobile. Team sources say Hennessy helped himself on the field and in the interview room. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder is tough and has upside.
Houston Texans: Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
The Texans continue to try to build up their offensive line. Here's more guard competition.
The 6-foot-6, 317-pound Stenberg is strong at the point of attack with an ability to create movement in the ground game. He was a good starter for the Wildcats over the past few seasons, with Bennie Snell and Lynn Bowden having a lot of success running behind Stenberg. Stenberg had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl and was a beast in the run-blocking one-on-ones. He has good size, strength, and plays with a mean streak. If continues to develop his pass blocking, he could be a steal from Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Las Vegas Raiders: Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
The Raiders take some tight end depth. Jason Witten is just a short-term backup.
Stanford has had a string of quality tight end prospects for the NFL under David Shaw, and Parkinson will continue that trend. Parkinson had 48 catches for 589 yards and a touchdown in 2019 while Stanford played with backup quarterbacks. The 6-foot-7, 252-pounder has mismatch size with leaping ability that makes him difficult to cover downfield, and in the NFL, he should be a valuable red-zone weapon. In 2018, he totaled 29 receptions for 485 yards and seven touchdowns.
Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama
The Ravens could use more edge-rush talent across from Matt Judon.
Lewis totaled 31 tackles, six sacks and two passes batted in 2019. He was a dynamic edge rusher, showing speed, power, length and some moves. Lewis was playing well in the 2017 season opener before sustaining an injury that cost him most of the season. He totaled just 16 tackles with a sack on the year, but scouts who watched 2018 spring football were raving about him. Sources believe Lewis has a ton of potential. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the summer of 2018, so he missed the 2018 season.
The edge defender, formerly known as Terrell Hall, developed behind the scenes for Alabama in 2016. Scouts have told me the 6-foot-5, 247-pounder is big and quick, plus possesses surprising change-of-direction skills. They said Lewis has a great build and is dripping with upside.
Tennessee Titans: Larrell Murchison, DT, N.C. State
The Titans could use more defensive line depth after trading Jurrell Casey.
Murchison totaled 48 tackles with seven sacks and two passes defended in 2019. Team sources say Murchison is spark-plug defensive tackle to rotate into the game for a 4-3 defense. He could be a contributor as a situational pass-rusher and may not have the size to be an every-down smaller defender, but they say he is a solid player who causes disruption. Murchison is said to be a high-character individual as well. In 2018, he had four sacks and 34 tackles.
Green Bay Packers: Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina
The Packers could use more offensive tackle talent.
Heck (6-7, 309) played well for the Tar Heels in 2019 despite missing some time with a broken hand. He played with the injury and had an impressive performance against Clemson. At the East-West Shrine, Heck had a good week of practice, but was not as impressive in Mobile while taking on the Senior Bowl edge rushers. Heck could start out his career as a backup swing tackle and might develop into a starting right tackle.
Denver Broncos: Terrance Steele, OT, Texas Tech
The Broncos grab some competition for left tackle.
Steele had a quality senior season that helped his draft stock. Teams like his length on the edge, including his arms reaching almost 36 inches. Steele is a good athlete and has starting size for the NFL. For the pros, team sources say Steele (6-6, 312) is more of a left tackle who might have some backup swing tackle ability to start out his NFL career. Some believe Steele is a better prospect than Le'Raven Clark, a Texas Tech offensive tackle who was a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, Steele had a bad week at the Senior Bowl that really hurt him with teams.
Kansas City Chiefs: Khalid Kareem, DE, Notre Dame
The Chiefs could use an edge rusher across from Frank Clark.
Kareem recorded 45 tackles with 5.5 sacks in 2019. He was one of the tough defensive linemen who led the Fighting Irish to an excellent defense in 2018, totaling 42 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, five passes broken up and a forced fumble on the year. Kareem (6-4, 268) possesses upside to develop.
Cleveland Browns: Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State
The Browns could use more linebacker talent and pass-rushing depth.
In 2019, Willekes recorded 78 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble returned for a touchdown. He went under the radar prior to a breakout 2018 season in which he notched 78 tackles with 20.5 for a loss, 8.5 sacks, one pass batted and one forced fumble. As a sophomore, Willekes recorded 73 tackles with seven sacks.
Willekes looks like more of a 3-4 outside linebacker candidate for the NFL. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 252 pounds, but looks smaller than that. Coming off the edge, Willekes has some quickness with active hands and the ability to use his hands and feet at the same time. It would help him to get stronger for the NFL.
New England Patriots: Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
The Patriots take a potential quarterback of the future.
In 2019, Fromm completed 60 percent of his passes for 2,860 yards with 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. He made some clutch throws to lead Georgia to a tough win over Notre Dame and Florida, but down the stretch of the season, he struggled with inaccuracy and his lack of arm strength was painfully obvious.
As a freshman, Fromm (6-2, 219) was pressed into the starting lineup, but he led Georgia all the way to the National Championship. Fromm was an excellent game-manager, making some clutch throws while protecting the football to allow his potent rushing attack and superb defense to control games. In 2017, Fromm completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,615 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Fromm does not have a powerful arm and is not a running threat, but he has great intangibles and a personal makeup that teams will fall in love with. He knows where to go with the ball and has field vision to work off his primary read. Fromm does not have the skill set of a top-of-the-draft quarterback. In fact, team sources feel that his skill set is similar to Matt Barkley. But he has a shot of going early in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft because of his intangibles.
New York Giants: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
The Giants could use multiple receivers for Daniel Jones.
Johnson totaled 38 receptions for 559 yards with three touchdowns in 2019, but he also missed significant time with a hamstring injury. He totaled 68 catches for 985 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018. Johnson flashed in 2017 with 54 receptions for 765 yards and two touchdowns.
Johnson is a long and linear receiver who has some athleticism. He can sink his hips better than one would expect for such a tall player. Surprisingly, Johnson (6-5, 221) doesn't play jump balls that well for being such a big wide receiver. He has issues tracking the ball and playing it in the air, but he has some movement skills for a larger wideout. Johnson struggles to get off of press coverage, and for being a big receiver, is disappointingly a finesse player. With his size, he should bully defensive backs, but he doesn't have any dog to his mentality.
New England Patriots: Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
The Patriots grab some offensive line depth.
Lemieux was a solid starter at left guard for Oregon over the past few seasons, and from an offensive line of future NFL competitors, some scouts like Lemieux the most. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder was a good left guard for the Ducks over his career, having made 38 straight starts entering his senior year. He was one of the top guards in the nation and Pac-12 during that time. In pass protection and run blocking, Lemieux is a well-balanced blocker who is productive in both phases. He redshirted as a freshman in 2015 prior to becoming a starter in 2016.
Seattle Seahawks: Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
The Seahawks grab an end to go across from L.J. Collier.
Zuniga had 14 tackles with three sacks in 2019 while missing seven games with an injury. He totaled 45 tackles with 11 for a loss and 6.5 sacks in 2018. In 2017, Zuniga recorded 34 tackles with eight tackles for a loss and four sacks. He flashed as a rotational player and situational pass-rusher in 2016, notching five sacks, 8.5 tackles for a loss and 25 tackles.
Zuniga (6-3, 264) is put together pretty well and has speed, but he lacks length for the NFL. In a 4-3, he would be an undersized and could serve as a designated pass-rusher. Zuniga could play outside linebacker in a 3-4, but he is not a great fit for that scheme.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
Pittsburgh add some tight end depth.
In 2019, Pinkney (6-4, 257) had 20 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns. He was a very good tight end for Vanderbilt in 2018 and one of the most dangerous receiving tight ends in college football. He hauled in 50 passes for 774 yards and seven touchdowns in a breakout season. Pinkney made a big improvement in production from 2017 (22-279-3) and 2016 (22-274-2). Pinkney has a good combination of quickness, size and athleticism. While being a receiving mismatch, he also contributes somewhat as a blocker.
Philadelphia Eagles: Akeem Davis-Gaither, OLB, Appalachian State
The Eagles could use multiple linebacker upgrades.
Davis-Gaither (6-1, 224) was a steady defender for Appalachian State over the past few seasons, and his consistent production earned him an invitation for the Senior Bowl, where he had a decent week. After 103 tackles as a junior, Davis-Gaither had five sacks, eight passes broken up, an interception and 101 tackles in 2019. He is a quick Will linebacker type for the NFL.
Los Angeles Rams: Ben Bartch, G, St. John's
The Rams could use more interior offensive line competition and depth.
The Senior Bowl has done a great job of identifying small-school offensive linemen who have the skill sets to play in the NFL and giving them an opportunity to show they can compete with the better competition of Power Five football players. Bartch (6-5, 308) kept that tradition alive, as he competed well in Mobile. Bartch has good size, and showed that he could hold his own against the speed, size and athleticism of the all-star defensive linemen. The Senior Bowl definitely helped Bartch, and he looks like he has the potential to start out his NFL career as a backup and eventually work his way into becoming a starter.
Minnesota Vikings: Bradley Anae, DE, Utah
The Vikings could use some young edge-rushing talent.
Anae (6-3, 265) finished his senior year strongly, terrorizing the quarterback. He totaled 13 sacks with 41 tackles, one forced fumble and one pass batted in 2019. Anae was a solid contributor for Utah over his career. After two sacks over six games as a freshman, he broke out with seven sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, 39 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2017. Anae improved as junior to 51 tackles, eight sacks, 15.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and three passes defended. Some NFL teams have given Anae a projection of having the potential to go in the top half of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Baltimore Ravens: Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
The Ravens grab a big receiver to go with Marquise Brown.
Gandy-Golden notched 79 receptions for 1,396 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019. As a sophomore, he had 71 receptions for 1,037 yards with 10 touchdowns. He played better than the numbers illustrate. Gandy-Golden is a very impressive natural hands catcher with excellent size who is dangerous after the catch. The 6-foot-3, 222-pounder is a size mismatch and has some physicality to him, but speed issues hurt his draft grade. He is calm with defenders closing in on him and does a superb job of playing the ball.
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