NFL Draft 2020 – First Round Mock Draft – March

NFL Draft 2020 – First Round Mock Draft – March, 2020

* Underclassmen –   Post-NFL Combine 2020 –     

 Here is our post NFL Combine Mock Draft adjusting to all postseason All-Star games and workout. The Pro Day schedule for every school has been established and will be one of the final parts of the scouting process. We will have extensive NFL Combine scouting info in our Draft Insiders’ Yearbook and Update with special emails and tweets to our customers. Sign up today.

 All underclassmen had until Jan. 20th to declare for the NFL Draft 2020. Players had three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility. No underclassmen rescinded their decision.

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

1st Round

#          Team              W/L       Player                  Pos       Ht/Wt         School
1          Cincinnati        2-14     Joe Burrow                 QB       6-4, 220           LSU
2          Washington     3-13     * Jeffrey Okudah        CB       6-1, 200           Ohio State
3          Detroit            3-12-1  * Chase Young           DE       6-5, 265             Ohio State
4          NY Giants        4-12     * Isaiah Simmons       OLB     6-4, 238           Clemson
5          Miami              5-11     * Tua Tagovailoa         QB       6-1, 215            Alabama
6          LA Chargers    5-11     Justin Herbert             QB       6-6, 230           Oregon
7          Carolina           5-11     * Jerry Jeudy              WR      6-1, 195            Alabama
8          Arizona            5-10-1  * Tristan Wirfs             OT       6-5, 320          Iowa
9          Jacksonville    6-10     Derrick Brown             DT       6-5, 320          Auburn
10        Cleveland        6-10     * Andrew Thomas       OT       6-5, 315           Georgia
11        NY Jets           7-9       * Jedrick Wills              OT       6-4, 315            Alabama
12        Las Vegas       7-9       * CeeDee Lamb            WR      6-2, 190            Oklahoma
13         Indianapolis      7-9    Javon Kinlaw               DT        6-6, 310            South Carolina
14         Tampa Bay       7-9        * Mekhi Becton           OT        6-7, 350            Louisville
15         Denver              7-9        * C.J. Henderson         CB        6-1, 205            Florida
16         Atlanta              7-9        * K’Lavon Chaisson    OLB      6-3, 255            LSU
17         Dallas               8-8        * Cole Kmet                   TE        6-6, 265            Notre Dame
18         Miami (Pittsburgh) 8-8    * Henry Ruggs        WR       5-11, 190          Alabama
19        Las Vegas (Chicago) 8-8 * A.J. Epenesa           DE       6-6, 280           Iowa
20        Jacksonville (Rams) 9-7  * Justin Jefferson   WR      6-1, 200           LSU
21        Philadelphia     9-7       * A.J. Terrell                  CB       6-1, 195           Clemson
22        Buffalo             10-6     * Xavier McKinney        S          6-1, 205           Alabama
23        New England   12-4     Marlon Davidson         DE       6-3, 300           Auburn
24        New Orleans   13-3     Kristian Fulton              CB       6-0, 195           LSU
25        Minnesota       10-6     * Tee Higgins                 WR      6-4, 215           Clemson
26        Miami (Houston) 10-6 * Yetur Gross-Matos      DE       6-4, 265          Penn State
27        Seattle             11-5     * Patrick Queen              LB        6-0, 230           LSU
28        Baltimore         14-2     * Kenneth Murray       ILB       6-2, 240           Oklahoma
29        Tennessee      9-7       * Jordan Love                QB       6-4, 225           Utah State
30        Green Bay      13-3     * Laviska Shenault        WR      6-1, 225           Colorado
31       San Francisco 13-3     * Grant Delpit                S          6-2, 215           LSU
32        Kansas City    12-4     * J.K. Dobbins              RB       5-10, 220         Ohio State

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




NFL Combine 2020 Schedule

NFL 2020 Scouting Combine Info and Schedule

    The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 23 – March 2, 2020

The best college football players are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year 337 players are scheduled for extensive testing over a week as a critical part of the scouting progress for the NFL Draft. Top NFL Executives, coaching staffs, Player Personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

The NFL Scouting Combine will shift to prime time this year in Indianapolis during the week.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine On-Field Workout Schedule

QB Tua Tagovailo Commits only to medical and interview processes

   Thursday, Feb 27 – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen, Placekicker and Special Teamers
   Friday, Feb 28 – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
   Saturday, Feb 29 – Defensive Linemen, Linebackers
   Sunday, March 1 – Defensive Backs

 With increasing interest in the NFL draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today.

The NFL Combine 2020 features the national champion LSU with 16 players followed by Michigan and Ohio St (11) and Georgia and Alabama with 10 players each invited. Teams with 9 players invited are Notre Dame, Utah and Auburn.

On average, there are approximately 100+ NFL Combine players who will go undrafted while on average, 35+ non-invited NFL Combine players are drafted each April.

NFL Combine Invitations – Leading Schools

LSU (16)
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
K’Lavon Chaisson, LB, LSU
Saahdiq Charles, OL, LSU
Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU
Grant Delpit, DB, LSU
Michael Divinity, LB, LSU
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU
Kristian Fulton, DB, LSU
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Rashard Lawrence II, DL, LSU
Damien Lewis, OL, LSU
Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Stephen Sullivan, TE, LS

Michigan (11)
Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan
Lavert Hill, DB, Michigan
Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan
Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan
Josh Metellus, DB, Michigan
Mike Onwenu, OL, Michigan
Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan
Josh Uche, LB, Michigan
 
Ohio State (11)
Damon Arnette, DB, Ohio State
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Jordan Fuller, DB, Ohio State
DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
Jonah Jackson OL, Ohio State
Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State
Jeff Okudah, DB, Ohio State
Ben Victor, WR, Ohio State
Chase Young, DL, Ohio State
 
Alabama (10)
Shyheim Carter, DB, Alabama
Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
Trevon Diggs, DB, Alabama
Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama
Xavier McKinney, DB, Alabama
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama
 
Georgia (10)
Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia
Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Brian Herrien, RB, Georgia
Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia
J.R. Reed, DB, Georgia
D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia
Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia
Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia
 
Athletes attend by invitation only. An athlete’s performance during the NFL Combine can affect their draft status and salary, and their career. The NFL Draft has popularized the term “workout warrior”, whereby an athlete’s ‘draft stock’ is increased based on superior measurable qualities such as size, speed, and strength, despite having an average or sub-par college career.

               * Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.




NFL Scouting Combine 2020 – February 23rd-March 2nd

NFL Scouting Combine 2020 –

The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is here with the event scheduled to begin Feb. 23-March 2nd. The NFL committee invited 337 draft-eligible players to the annual event in Indianapolis, where they will go through the gauntlet of team and media interviews, physical and medical testing, and more.

The NFL Network channel will televise the NFL Combine 2020 event again for several days will workouts starting Thursday, Feb. 27th

On the NFL Combine list are all of the top prospects in the draft, as well as many players who will inevitably go undrafted. There will be additional players who are selected despite not being invited to Indy. Several top prospects were not invited to this year’s NFL Combine including offensive players, QB Tyler Huntley of Utah, RB Deshawn McClease of Virginia Tech, WR Diondre Overton of Clemson, OG Kevin Dotson of Louisiana-Laf, OG Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms of Missouri, Center Zach Shackleford of Texas. Defenders omitted from NFL Combine lister include OLB Oluwole Betiku of Illinois, DEs Jashon Cornell of Ohio St, Joe Gaziano of Northwestern, and Christian Rector of Southern Cal. Also defenders OLBs Marcel Spears of Iowa State and Jordan Glasgow of Michigan along with safeties Myles Dorn of UNC, Luther Kirk of Illinois St and David Dowell of Michigan St.

They will prep for the next stage of the scouting process at their pro days where they get probably with last chance to impress NFL personnel men.

             NFL Combine Player:     http://www.nfl.com/combine/participants




NFL Postseason Calendar 2020

NFL Calendar 2020

NFL Important  Offseason Dates
Updated  3/3/2020

February
Feb. 27-March 1 – NFL Scouting Combine Player Workouts
Feb. 24-March 2 – NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Feb. 25 First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March

March – early – NFL Office announces 32 Compensatory Selections for NFL Draft 2020 from 3rd thru 7th Rounds after NFL Combine

March 10 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
March 16-18 – During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 16 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2019 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club’s front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations.
No prospective Unrestricted Free Agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
March 18 – The 2020 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2020 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
Trading period for 2020 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2019 contracts.
March 29-April 1 Annual League Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.

April
April 6 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2019 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 17 – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 20 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 22 – Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 23-25 – NFL Draft 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada.

May
May 4th – May 4th is the CBA-mandated date by which 5th Year Options must be exercised for 4th year players who were drafted in the 1st round. For the Ravens, this would be the deadline to exercise the 5th Year Option for CB Marlon Humphrey. As they did last year with OT Ronnie Stanley, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that the Ravens will exercise Humphrey’s option.

May 5th – The “May 5th Tender” date. This date, which was moved forward from June 1st a couple of years ago, is essentially the last date that the signing or losing of a free agent will count toward the Compensatory Draft pick calculation. The May 5th Tender – which rarely happens – is a way a team can potentially obtain exclusive negotiating rights with a player later in the summer. It also provides extended Compensatory pick eligibility if the player is tendered a contract of at least 110% of his prior year’s compensation by May 5th. Otherwise, if the player is not given the May 5th Tender, he no longer counts toward the Comp pick formula and the team cannot gain any special negotiating advantage later in the off season. As a practical matter, very few free agents who remain unsigned by May 5th are worth such a tender.

June
June 1st – In past years this was the last day that teams could release a player and have all of the dead money from that release count against the present year’s Salary Cap. If released after June 1st, only the present year’s bonus prorations counts against the Cap in that year and all future bonus prorations would count against the following year’s Cap.

If there is no new CBA agreed to before then, there will be no June 1 Cap relief this year.

July
July 15th – This is the deadline for signing a player who has received the Franchise or Transition tag to a long-term deal. If no long-term deal can be reached by this date, the player must play that year under the 1-year contract provided under the Franchise/Transaction Tender and cannot sign a long-term deal until after the season is over.

Late July – NFL training camps start opening.




Rookie Receiver Deebo Samuel – Draft Insiders’ Yearbook Scouting Report

Rookie Wide Receiver Deebo Samuel Provides Impact in Big Games
Draft Insiders’ Yearbook Scouting Report – NFL Draft 2019

Rookie receiver Deebo Samuel has been a major difference maker for the 49ers after being taken in Round Two last April, #36 overall.  Frank Coyle of Draft Insiders’ ranked him as the receiver with the best hands and one of premier playmakers in the NFL Draft 2019 class. Samuel was arguably one of the best values in the entire draft class.

Draft Insiders’ Review 2019 – June 2019
49ers Report

With their 2nd round pick, they added WR/RS Deebo Samuel, a quick versatile playmaker with fine production. He was a fine addition and brings skills as both a receiver and returner. He runs fine routes and shows very good run after the catch skills with impact ability especially in the slot with versatility as a returner.

Wide Receiver Class
Draft Insiders’ 2019 Yearbook Scouting Report – March 2019

Deebo Samuel #1 5-11 215 South Carolina – Sp. 4.45
     Hindu Theory: Percy Harvin
Fast compact senior wideout/returner has been one of the most dangerous playmakers in the nation over recent seasons. Athletically gifted with deceptively strong frame and good quickness and speed to make plays consistently as a receiver, runner and returner. He got reps as a wideout, slot receiver, third down back and return specialist. When he lines up in the backfield, he ranks as one of the better 3rd down backs in this class. His return skills are amazing and can be an immediate difference maker both on punts and kickoffs. Used in a number of roles where he performs at an elite level. Very instinctive and intelligent receiver and developing quickly in running the entire route tree. Footwork is crisp and allows him to run precise routes and retain his speed well at the break point. Displays a fine burst out of his cuts to create consistent separation. Well-rounded complete athlete who is gaining a nice understanding of multiple positions to provide a very unique weapon for the pro game. Shows the instincts and feel for finding the soft spots in zone coverage and presenting a good target for the passer. Knows when he needs to come back to the throw on digs and hook routes. Always looking to run after the catch with the burst to create immediate space from defenders. Used in a number of ways, including jet sweeps, bubble screens and third down back situations. Very natural and reliable hands to extend and pluck the ball consistently. Knows how to track over the shoulder passes and displays good sideline awareness. He is both quick and fast with the suddenness in small areas to create space. As a receiver, he is a deep threat who can blow the top off a defense. Short strides allow him to cut on a dime and get behind safeties to make big plays. He handles bigger, stronger press corners and rarely is pushed off his routes. Reads coverage well and knows how to find soft spots. Needs to prove he can hold up physically working over the middle when taking a big hit. Good effort as a blocker. Dangerous as a punt returner where his short area suddenness, long speed, elusiveness and strength allow him to be dangerous every time he touches the ball. Natural runner and good at setting up blocks with the vision and awareness of a scatback to cut back against the grain. Can eat up the corner’s cushion quickly and come out of his breaks with sharp cuts and retain his top end speed to separate. Good cutting skills to change directions and maintain speed. As a runner, he has the ability to take the simple slip screen for huge gains, combining acceleration with the separation speed to run away. Athlete with highly-developed overall skill set and should be capable of contributing as rookie and playing key roles at a high level.
The Numbers: As a senior, he started each game and totaled 62 receptions for 882 yards, a 14.2 yard average and 11 TDs. Earned first team SEC honors. As a junior, he missed the season after a knee injury in the third game. Started 3 games and caught 15 passes for 250 yards, a 16.7 yard average and 3 TDs. Over his career, he had 148 receptions for 2076 yards, 16 TDs and an average of 14 yards per catch. Rushed for 154 yards on 25 carries and 7 TDs. Excellent returner and ranks with best prospects as a specialist. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at 5’11” and 214 lbs. and did 15 reps. Ran a good 4.48 time with a 39” VL and a 10’2” BJ. Added a 4.14 shuttle and 7.03 three cone. Fine positional and agility drills. Similar to NFL playmakers Percy Harvin and Randall Cobb in size, speed, running style and versatility.
The Skinny: Talented versatile playmaker with impact ability in a few roles. Developed receiving skills and best suited for the slot or 3rd down role in backfield. Top return skills and a difference maker for field position. Playmaking ability should earn him early slot time. Well-rounded athlete with speed and natural running skills with game changing ability. Game changer and marginal top 40 athlete with the talent to give an offense a boost and difference maker early.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




NFL Draft 2020 – First Round Mock Draft – 2.0

NFL Draft 2020 – First Round Mock Draft – January, 2020

* Underclassmen –   Selection order prior to Super Bowl Game

All underclassmen had until Jan. 20th to declare for the NFL Draft 2020. Players had three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility. No players used the decision to change their initial request.

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

1st Round

#    Team              W/L          Player      Pos      Ht/WT               School
1          Cincinnati          2-14      Joe Burrow                    QB       6-4, 220            LSU
2          Washington       3-13    * Chase Young              DE       6-5, 265            Ohio St
3          Detroit               3-12-1   * A.J. Epenesa              DE       6-6, 280            Iowa
4          NY Giants         4-12      * Isaiah Simmons          OLB      6-4, 230            Clemson
5          Miami               5-11      Justin Herbert                QB       6-6, 230            Oregon
6          LA Chargers      5-11      * Tua Tagovailoa           QB       6-1, 215            Alabama
7          Carolina            5-11      * Jerry Jeudy                 WR       6-1, 195            Alabama
8          Arizona             5-10-1   * Jeffrey Okudah           CB        6-1, 200            Ohio State
9          Jacksonville      6-10      * Tristan Wirfs               OT        6-5, 320            Iowa
10         Cleveland          6-10      Derrick Brown               DT        6-5, 320            Auburn
11         NY Jets             7-9        * Andrew Thomas          OT        6-5, 320            Georgia
12         Las Vegas        7-9        * CeeDee Lamb             WR       6-2, 190            Oklahoma
13         Indianapolis      7-9        * Jedrick Wills               OT        6-5, 315            Alabama
14         Tampa Bay       7-9        * Grant Delpit                S          6-3, 210            LSU
15         Denver              7-9        Javon Kinlaw                 DT        6-6, 310            South Carolina
16         Atlanta              7-9        * Cole Kmet                  TE        6-6, 250            Notre Dame
17         Dallas               8-8        Kristian Fulton               CB        6-0, 190            LSU
18         Miami (Pittsburgh) 8-8    * Jonathan Taylor     RB        5-11, 220          Wisconsin
19         Las Vegas (Chic) 8-8     * K’Lavon Chaisson      OLB      6-4, 240            LSU
20         Jacksonville (Rams) 9-7 * Jake Fromm             QB       6-2, 220            Georgia
21         Philadelphia      9-7        * Tee Higgins                 WR       6-4, 205            Clemson
22         Buffalo             10-6      * Laviska Shenault         WR       6-2, 225            Colorado
23         New England    12-4      Raekwon Davis             DT        6-7, 310            Alabama
24         New Orleans     13-3      * Xavier McKinney         S          6-1, 200            Alabama
25         Minnesota         10-6      * C.J. Henderson           CB        6-1, 190            Florida
26         Miami (Houston) 10-6    * Mekhi Becton           OT        6-6, 355            Louisville
27         Seattle              11-5      * J.K. Dobbins                  RB        5-10, 220          Ohio State
28         Baltimore          14-2      * D’Andre Swift              RB        5-9, 215            Georgia
29         Tennessee        9-7       Tyler Biadasz                   C          6-3, 320            Wisconsin
30         Green Bay        13-3      * Justin Jefferson          WR       6-1, 190            LSU
31         Kansas City      12-4      Marlon Davidson           DE       6-3, 275            Auburn
32         San Francisco   13-3      * Henry Ruggs              WR       6-0, 190            Alabama

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Frank Coyle – Head scout Draft Insiders’

The 2020 Senior Bowl game is here with an interesting roster of pro prospects who completed the week of practices, physicals and interviews.

        The Draft Insiders’ February Newsletter and 2020 Yearbook will have extensive coverage of the Senior Bowl and the entire All-star postseason.

Look for QBs Justin Hebert, Jordan Love and Jalen Hurts to get extensive playing time while wideouts Michael Pittman, Chase Claypool and James Proche are expected to be featured in the passing game. TEs Brycen Hopkins and Adam Tautman had impressive practice sessions and could be featured in the passing game.

Runners, Lamical Perine, Antonio Gibson and Ke’Shawn Vaughn may not be household names, but should be featured here and given a chance to display their natural talent and capable of being impact playmakers Saturday. Perine is a well rounded back who can be a difference maker here.

The NFL Draft 2020 is a class dominated by defensive front seven prospects and this game features several impact pass rushers. DT Javon Kinlaw of South Carolina had a dominant performance thru mid week, but will sit out the game due to a minor injury.  Marlon Davidson is primed for a huge effort and created continuous havoc in matchups. Look for edge rushers, Jason Strowbridge and Kenny Willekes to provide impact as outside rushers and possible difference makers in this game.

Linebackers, Malik Harrison, Evan Weaver and Anfernee Jennings showed speed, instincts and playmaking ability this week after fine careers. Look to them to be in the action throughout the contest to be the stars on their units. This will be the final real football action in these prospects for the year with the offseason workout portion of the NFL Draft process hitting full stride next week both with the NFL Combine and school Pro Days.

Senior Bowl Players to Watch

Offensive Players

Justin    Herbert                 QB          Oregon                 6061       227
Jalen      Hurts                     QB          Oklahoma           6010       218
Jordan  Love                      QB          Utah St.                 6035       223

Lamical Perine                 RB        Florida              5106     211
Antonio Gibson               RB        Memphis           6004     223
Ke’Shawn Vaughn           RB        Vanderbilt         5094     205

Michael Pittman, Jr.        WR         USC                        6037       219
Chase    Claypool               WR         Notre Dame       6043       229
Collin     Johnson              WR         Texas                    6056       221
James   Proche                  WR         SMU                      5105       196
Van        Jefferson             WR         Florida                  6014       197
Jauan    Jennings              WR         Tennessee          6030       206
Denzel  Mims                     WR         Baylor                   6026       206

Brycen  Hopkins               TE           Purdue                 6036       241
Adam    Trautman            TE           Dayton                 6050       251

Josh       Jones                      OL           Houston               6051       311
Lloyd     Cushenberry III    OL           LSU                        6032       312

Defensive Players

Javon Kinlaw                    DL           South Carolina   605        315    Injured
Marlon Davidson             DL           Auburn                 6032       297
Neville  Gallimore            DL           Oklahoma           6020       304
Jason     Strowbridge       DL           North Carolina   6042       267
Kenny   Willekes               DL           Michigan St.       6036       252

Malik     Harrison               LB           Ohio St.                 6025       246
Evan      Weaver                 LB           California             6021       234
Anfernee Jennings          LB           Alabama                 6017       252
Logan    Wilson                  LB           Utah                      6021       241
Terrell   Lewis                     LB           Alabama              6052       258

Darnay  Holmes                 CB           UCLA                     5101       192
Tony      Pride, Jr.               CB           Notre Dame       5113       193

Jeremy Chinn                    S              Southern Illinois 6031     219
Kyle Dugger                        S              Lenoir Rhyme      511       217

Tyler      Bass                       K             Georgia Southern 5100  183
Joseph  Charlton               P             South Carolina   6042       194

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.

 




NFL Announces 99 Players Granted Eligibility For NFL Draft 2020

NFL Office Announces 99 Players Granted Special Eligibility For NFL Draft 2020

16 additional players who graduated and eligible

The National Football League announced the names of 99 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft and 16 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 23-25 draft in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Draft Insiders’ will have extensive Underclassmen reports in both upcoming Newsletters and the 2020 NFL Draft Yearbook.

The following 16 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

Player /Position/ College
1 Benjamin, Eno RB Arizona State
2 Betiku, Oluwole DE Illinois
3 Cushenberry, Lloyd C Louisiana State
4 Davis, Quartney WR Texas A&M
5 Gilman, Alohi DB Notre Dame
6 Hennessy, Matt C Temple
7 Holmes, Darnay DB UCLA
8 Ismael, Keith C San Diego State
9 Johnson, Jaylon DB Utah
10 Jones, Tony RB Notre Dame
11 Lewis, Terrell LB Alabama
12 Love, Jordan QB Utah State
13 Lumor, Elorm DE Rutgers
14 Miller, Houston DE Texas Tech
15 Murray, Kenneth LB Oklahoma
16 Simmons, Isaiah  LB Clemson

Each of the 99 players listed below have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the January 17 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft:

Player /Position /College
1 Ahmed, Salvon RB Washington
2 Akers, Cam RB Florida State
3 Arnold, Grayland DB Baylor
4 Asiasi, Devin TE UCLA
5 Bandy, Trajan DB Miami (Fla.)
6 Becton, Mekhi T Louisville
7 Biadasz, Tyler C Wisconsin
8 Blacklock, Ross DT Texas Christian
9 Bowden, Lynn WR Kentucky
10 Brown, Marcus DE Missouri Western
11 Bryant, Hunter TE Washington
12 Cephus, Quintez WR Wisconsin
13 Chaisson, K’Lavon LB Louisiana State
14 Charles, Saahdiq T Louisiana State
15 Cleveland, Ezra T Boise State
16 Coe, Nick DE Auburn
17 Colon-Castillo, Trystan C Missouri
18 Coulter, Isaiah WR Rhode Island
19 Curl, Kamren DB Arkansas
20 Dallas, DeeJay RB  Miami (Fla.)
21 Dantzler, Cameron DB Mississippi State
22 Davis, Gabriel WR Central Florida
23 Davis, Kyle WR Florida Atlantic
24 Delpit, Grant DB Louisiana State
25 Dillon, AJ RB Boston College
26 Dobbins, J.K. RB Ohio State
27 Eason, Jacob QB Washington
28 Edwards-Helaire, Clyde RB Louisiana State
29 Elliott, Jordan DT Missouri
30 Epenesa, A.J. DE Iowa
31 Evans, Darrynton RB Appalachian State
32 Fromm, Jake QB Georgia
33 Garvin, Jonathan DE Miami (Fla.)
34 Gay, Willie LB Mississippi State
35 Gross-Matos, Yetur DE Penn State
36 Guerriero, Pete RB Monmouth, N.J.
37 Guidry, Javelin DB Utah
38 Hamler, K.J. WR Penn State
39 Hand, Harrison DB Temple
40 Henderson, C.J. DB Florida
41 Higgins, Tee WR Clemson
42 Hodgins, Isaiah WR Oregon State
43 Igbinoghene, Noah DB Auburn
44 Jackson, Austin T  Southern California
45 Jackson, Trishton WR  Syracuse
46 Jefferson, Justin WR Louisiana State
47 Jeudy, Jerry WR Alabama
48 Keene, Dalton TE Virginia Tech
49 Kindley, Solomon G Georgia
50 Kmet, Cole TE Notre Dame
51 Lamb, CeeDee WR Oklahoma
52 Leake, Javon RB Maryland
53 Lynch, James DT  Baylor
54 Madubuike, Justin DT  Texas A&M
55 McDonald, Cole QB Hawaii
56 McFarland, Anthony RB Maryland
57 McKinney, Xavier DB Alabama
58 Moss, Thaddeus TE Louisiana State
59 Muti, Netane T Fresno State
60 Newman, Tomas DB Virginia-Lynchburg
61 Okudah, Jeff DB Ohio State
62 Okwuegbunam, Albert TE Missouri
63 Parkinson, Colby TE Stanford
64 Peoples-Jones, Donovan WR Michigan
65 Phillips, Jacob LB Louisiana State
66 Pierre, James DB Florida Atlantic
67 Queen, Patrick LB Louisiana State
68 Reagor, Jalen WR Texas Christian
69 Renfro, Debione DB Texas A&M
70 Robertson, Amik DB Louisiana Tech
71 Robinson, Kenny DB West Virginia
72 Rogers, Kendrick WR Texas A&M
73 Ruggs, Henry WR Alabama
74 Ruiz, Cesar C Michigan
75 Salomon, Darnell WR South Florida
76 Samuels, Stanford DB Florida State
77 Scott, Josiah DB Michigan State
78 Shenault, Laviska WR Colorado
79 Siposs, Arryn P Auburn
80 Stone, Geno DB Iowa
81 Swift, D’Andre RB Georgia
82 Tagovailoa, Tua QB Alabama
83 Taylor, Jonathan RB Wisconsin
84 Taylor, Tabyus RB Virginia Union
85 Terrell, A.J. DB Clemson
86 Thomas, Andrew T Georgia
87 Thomas, Jeff WR Miami (Fla.)
88 Turk, Michael P Arizona State
89 Warren, Michael RB Cincinnati
90 Watkins, Quez WR Southern Mississippi
91 Weaver, Curtis DE Boise State
92 White, Cody WRMichigan State
93 Wills, Jedrick T Alabama
94 Wilson, Isaiah T Georgia
95 Winfield, Antoine DB Minnesota
96 Wirfs, Tristan T Iowa
97 Woodward, David LB Utah State
98 Young, Chase DE Ohio State
99 Young, Toren RB Iowa

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:
Player /Position /School
1 McClease, Deshawn RB Virginia Tech
2 Strickland, Carlos WR Texas-San Antonio
3 Taylor, J.J. RB Arizona
4 Williams, Ty’Son  RB Brigham Young
5 Uche, Josh LB Michigan

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The Reese’s Senior Bowl Week 2020

The Reese’s Senior Bowl Week 2020

Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions Coaching Staffs Head 2020 Senior Bowl

The Reese’s Senior Bowl week 2020 is here. The Senior Bowl is the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game because it is the only one coached by entire staffs from two National Football League clubs.  The participating teams are prioritized based on the NFL draft order with the main caveat being that teams must have a full staff in place, which generally precludes teams with coaching turnover to participate. The Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions coaching staffs will participate this season. The coaching staffs get a hands on view of 50 players per team on a regimented practice schedule and personal coaching providing valuable insight to a player’s athleticism, aptitude and readiness for the NFL game.

For Updated Senior Bowl 2020 rosters
https://www.seniorbowl.com/the-game/accepted-invites/

 2020 Senior Bowl Practice Schedule

 Monday
Weigh-in – 10 am – all players

Tuesday
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (SOUTH)
3:00 pm – 4:300 pm (NORTH)
 
Wednesday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

Thursday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

 * All Practices Open to Public at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Senior Bowl Game 2020

Ladd-Peebles Stadium
DATE: Saturday, January 25, 2020
TIME: 1:30pm CT
WHERE: Mobile, Alabama
STADIUM: Ladd-Peebles Stadium (38,888)
TELEVISION: NFL Network
TICKETS: $30, $20, $10
NFL All-Rookie Team
 
 Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




Senior Bowl 2020 Heads All-Star Schedule

Senior Bowl 2020 Accepted Player Invitations

https://www.seniorbowl.com/the-game/accepted-invites/

 Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions Named Coaching Staffs Head 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl

 The Reese’s Senior Bowl is less than two weeks away and the rosters are filling quickly.

They announced earlier that the NFL League Office has assigned the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions as the coaching staffs for the 71st annual Reese’s Senior Bowl to be played on January 25, 2020 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.  The Bengals and Lions own the Nos. 1 and 3 picks respectively in the 2020 NFL Draft.

 For the Complete All-star Game Schedule go to NFL 2020 Calendar and Dates under NFL News

 The Reese’s Senior Bowl is the nation’s most prestigious college all-star game because it is the only one coached by entire staffs from two National Football League clubs.  The participating teams are prioritized based on the NFL draft order with the main caveat being that teams must have a full staff in place, which generally precludes teams with coaching turnover to participate, as was the case this year with the Washington Redskins, who own the No. 2

The last time the Bengals coached the Reese’s Senior Bowl was 2011 under Marvin Lewis and the Lions last participated in 2013 when Jim Schwartz was the head coach.

Coaching in the Reese’s Senior Bowl gives each staff a unique behind-the-scenes look at the players, not only on the field but also in the meeting rooms. This access is invaluable in the evaluation process and it has helped shape many draft classes over the years.  The most recent example is this year’s Oakland Raiders, who had eight Reese’s Senior Bowl alums on the active roster or practice squad this season.

 Last year, the Reese’s Senior Bowl produced 93 total draft picks, including 40 in the first three rounds and 10 first-round selections.  That roster included rookie standouts QB Daniel Jones (Giants), QB Drew Lock (Broncos), QB Gardner Minshew (Jaguars), WR Terry McLaurin (Redskins), WR Deebo Samuel (49ers), OL Elgton Jenkins (Packers), OL Erik McCoy (Saints), DL Montez Sweat (Redskins), DB Darnell Savage (Packers).

 Draft Insiders’ will have extensive scouting evaluation from the Senior Bowl and in the early February Newsletter and Yearbook.

 Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites