2020 NFL Draft: the best players still available | Touchdown Actu (NFL Actu)





The first round is past but the draft is far from over: this Friday 24, place for rounds 2 and 3. 74 choices including the compensatory choices of some teams. Which players will your team select to continue to grow stronger? What choices will the teams who did not have a selection in the first round (Colts, Texans, Patriots, Bears, Steelers, Rams, Bills) make? Here are some of the best remaining players, along with their draft cards.

If the receivers and the offensive tackles have carved out the lion’s share in the first round, runners and safeties should leave fairly quickly from 1 am (French time). Who for a quarterback? A defensive lineman? Here is an overview of the best players still available who will host this second evening.

Attack

Quarterbacks

While 4 quarterbacks were selected in the first round, players with different profiles remain for the franchises: the mobile Jalen Hurts (Oklahoma), the hot arm of Jacob Eason (Washington), the game manager Jake Fromm (Georgia), the precise Anthony Gordon (Washington State) and Jake Luton (Oregon State). Two surprises could come from James Morgan (Florida International) and Cole McDonald (Hawaii).

Runners

The 2020 vintage as a runner offers players with the potential to be a number 1. It is precisely because there are several of them that the teams have preferred to wait until the second day to reinforce this position. Only Clyde Edwards-Helaire was picked in the 1st round, with the 32nd and final pick by the Chiefs. Among the remainder, the very productive Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin), the quick with good hands D’Andre Swift (Georgia), the powerful JK Dobbins (Ohio State) or the very complete Cam Akers (Florida State).

Also available also the wall-piercer Zack Moss (Utah) and his 74 forced tackles in 2019. Lesser known but with nevertheless chances of being selected in the 3rd round, the fast Anthony McFarland (Maryland) and the powerful AJ Dillon (Boston College ) while the surprise could come from the runner of the modest University of Appalachian State: Darrynton Evans.

Receivers

The 2020 receiving class has been the best in years: talent at its peak and depth. After 6 receivers chosen in the 1st round, let us quote the complete but too often injured Laviska Shenault (Colorado), the little prince of the tracks Van Jefferson (Florida) or the fast KJ Hamler (Penn State).

A cuvée which also offers players with the necessary size to, among others, be effective in the end zone: Tee Higgins (Clemson), Chase Claypool (Notre Dame), Michael Pittman (USC), Denzel Mims (Baylor) ), Antonio Gandy-Golden (Liberty) or Isaiah Hodgins (Oregon State). To follow also, the athletic Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan) and the king of the redzone Tyler Johnson (Minnesota) and his 23 touchdowns registered when his team was in the last 20 yards.

Tight-Ends

No Tight-End was chosen in the first round, so the best of a medium-quality vintage are still at stake: the Cole Kmet technique (Notre Dame), the athletic Albert Okwuegbunam (Missouri), the dynamic Hunter Bryant. (Washington), the Josiah Deguara suit (Cincinnati) or even Harrison Bryant (Florida Atlantic). To watch, a player from the modest University of Dayton: Adam Trautman.

Offensive line

The position being one of the most important in this sport, 6 offensive tackles were selected in the 1st round. For the franchises who could not do it on the first day, they still have something to better protect their quarterbacks: the player from the University of Houston, Josh Jones, seemed promised in the 1st round, will he be a reinforcement of weight for Joe Burrow in Cincinnati? The powerful Lucas Niang (TCU) or the native of Nigeria Prince Tega Wanogho (Auburn). The first of them could be the very athletic Erza Cleveland (Boise State). To follow, two players from universities forming few players for the NFL: Ben Bartch (St. John’s) and Matt Peart (UConn).

Few high-level indoor players in 2020, so it is from this second evening that guards and centers will be drafted. Only Cesar Ruiz was in the 1st round by the Saints. The beefy Netame Muti (Fresno State), the defending center champion Lloyd Cushenberry and his friend right guard Damien Lewis (LSU), the experienced Jonah Jackson (Ohio State), the solid Tyler Biadasz (Wisconsin) and Shane Lemieux (Oregon) or the versatile Nick Harris (Washington). To watch, Matt Hennessy (Temple) or Logan Stenberg (Kentucky) who could interfere in the 3rd round.

Defense

Defensive line

Defending the race and putting pressure on the opposing quarterback: the basis for an NFL defense. There is still a lot of talent available on this front curtain, starting with defensive tackles Ross Blacklock (TCU), Neville Gallimore (Oklahoma) or Raekwon Davis (Alabama). Behind this trio, various profiles like the massive Leki Fotu (Utah), the suit Davon Hamilton (Ohio State), the mobile Justin Madubuike (Texas A&M) or players with 34DE profiles like James Lynch (Baylor) and Rashard Lawrence ( LSU). To follow, the defensive scheme of the franchise which will select the versatile Marlon Davidson (Auburn).

Regarding the outside players, there is also enough to improve his defensive line, starting with two players expected in the first round: AJ Epenesa (Iowa) and Yetur Gross-Matos (Penn State). Also, quick players to turn the corner like Terrell Lewis (Alabama), Julian Okwara (Notre Dame), Josh Uche (Michigan) or Darrell Taylor (Tennessee). If your favorite team is playing in a defensive system with 4 players on the defensive line then Bradlee Anae (Utah), Curtis Weaver (Boise State), Jonathan Greenard (Florida), Kenny Willekes (Michigan State) should be considered.

Linebackers

While the three best left in the 1st round (Simmons, Murray, Queen) as well as Jordyn Brooks in Seattle, the quality players on the back curtain are still legion: starting with Zach Baun (Wisconsin) who played Edge at the university but who has already started a retraining process as a linebacker during Senior Bowl week. The tackle machine Evan Weaver (California), the former safety having retained his skills in cover Akeem Davis-Gaither (Appalachian State), the run-stopper Malik Harrison (Ohio State), the seasoned Troy Dye (Oregon) with his 48 games played or the very fast Willie Gay (Mississippi State).

Defensive backs

The feeling in this position being of course that the two best safeties are still available. If the rating of Grant Delpit (LSU) had fallen in recent weeks, Xavier McKinney (Alabama) was expected as a talent worth a first round. The NFL general managers decided otherwise. They should nevertheless hear their names called out quickly in the second round.

Also two safeties having evolved at a lower level but with extraordinary athletic qualities: Kyle Dugger (Lenoir-Rhyne) and Jeremy Chinn (Southern Illinois). Both should be chosen in the second round. Before or after more confirmed players like Ashtyn Davis (California) and Antoine Winfield jr (Minnesota), two safeties with qualities on the cover.

Few positions are as important as cornerback. While 5 cornerbacks were selected in the 1st round, the next two rounds will allow the franchises to improve their aerial cover again: with the beefy Trevon Diggs (Alabama), the fluid Kristian Fulton (LSU), the very athletic Harrison Hand (Temple) or the very confident Jaylon Johnson (Utah).

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