2020 NFL Draft: Best Remaining Day 2 Prospects

NFL Draft Day 2

While the first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, there are still several quality prospects remaining for Day 2. Given the depth of this year’s overall draft class, many teams will find highly impactful players throughout rounds two and three. Here are the best remaining prospects at each position for teams to target throughout each of the next two rounds. 

2020 NFL Draft: Best Remaining Day 2 Prospects

Round Two

Quarterback, Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma [NFL Draft Profile]

While Hurts will certainly need to improve his accuracy at the next level, he possesses impressive athleticism along with noteworthy leadership intangibles.

Running Back, D’Andre Swift, Georgia [NFL Draft Profile]

Swift is the most complete back within this draft class and has the ability to impact both the running along with passing game. Additionally, Swift possesses elite level vision with an impressive blend of quickness and power. 

Wide Receiver, Tee Higgins, Clemson [NFL Draft Profile]

A vertical threat receiver with a massive catch radius, Higgins was once thought of as a first-round selection. However, the depth of this class has caused many to slip into later rounds, Higgins included. Higgins is a jump ball specialist who possesses nice body control along with the athleticism to blossom at the next level. 

Tight End, Cole Kmet, Notre Dame [NFL Draft Profile]

In a draft class where the tight end position is glaringly thin, Kmet is the consensus number one tight end on the board. Kmet easily has NFL size to go along with clean route running and impressive hands. Furthermore, Kmet projects well as a blocker at the next level once he adds a bit of functional strength.  

Interior Offensive Line, Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU [NFL Draft Profile]

Cushenberry is well known for his leadership intangibles as well as his football IQ given LSU’s pro style offense. Additionally, Cushenberry brings good power to the run game along with polished hand technique in pass protection.   

Offensive Tackle, Josh Jones, Houston [NFL Draft Profile]

Jones has tremendous athletic upside but has struggled to find consistency throughout his collegiate career. While Jones’ technique will need to be developed and in some areas completely fixed, his upside is evident.  

Defensive Line, Ross Blacklock, TCU [NFL Draft Profile]

Blacklock has all the size, technique, and athleticism of a top tier three-down NFL interior defender. Although he will need to develop his awareness and play recognition, there is a lot to love with the versatile Blacklock. 

EDGE, Josh Uche, Michigan [NFL Draft Profile]

Despite being a tad undersized, Uche excels at rushing the passer as he has demonstrated nice burst and good hand technique coming off the edge. However, Uche needs work when setting the edge of run defense, but he should be a contributor as a pass-rushing sub early in his career.   

Linebacker, Zack Baun, Wisconsin [NFL Draft Profile]

Baun offers a lot of versatility with the ability to rush the passer, play the run, and drop back into coverage. While as a rookie Baun should be able to contribute as a pass rusher, he will likely need some time to develop as an all-around NFL linebacker.   

Cornerback, Kristian Fulton, LSU [NFL Draft Profile]

Run support is not Fulton’s strength, but as a pure coverage corner, Fulton thrives in press coverage as well as has the ball skills to thrive in zone coverage. Fulton should slide in well as an outside corner at the NFL level who should see snaps as a rookie. 

Safety, Xavier McKinney, Alabama [NFL Draft Profile]

McKinney is one of the best all-around safeties within this draft class. With extreme versatility, McKinney has the ability to play over the top of a defense along with close to the line of scrimmage. Many believed McKinney would be a first-round selection and he offers day one starting potential.  

Round Three 

Quarterback, Jake Fromm, Georgia [NFL Draft Profile]

While Fromm has just average physical ability for the position, he has off the charts football IQ and smarts. Fromm should easily be able to handle the mental aspect of an NFL offense and if teams were allowed to have more in-person meetings with prospects this year, it is likely Fromm would not be on the board in round three. 

Running Back, Cam Akers, Florida State [NFL Draft Profile]

Akers has the size, speed, and running ability of an NFL caliber running back, but his college production was not that of a top tier runner. After being stuck behind a terrible offensive line for most of his career, Akers will finally have a chance to showcase his true skill set at the next level. 

Wide Receiver, K.J. Hamler, Penn State [NFL Draft Profile]

While the depth of this draft class along with Hamler’s size has dropped his draft stock, his impressive combination of speed, versatility, and elusiveness make him a solid pick. 

Tight End, Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic [NFL Draft Profile

Bryant’s blocking needs work, but his blend of size, speed, and hands will create matchup nightmares for NFL defenses. Bryant boasts impressive ball skills along with the ability to run tight routes and pick up yardage after the catch. 

Interior Offensive Line, Tyler Biadasz, [NFL Draft Profile]

The anchor of one of the nation’s best offensive lines, Biadasz has all of the natural strength and power an NFL team could ask for. However, health concerns have dropped Biadasz to the third round, but when healthy, he is a game-changer. 

Offensive Tackle, Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn [NFL Draft Profile]

The arrow is certainly pointing up with Tega Wanogho as he has the size and athleticism of a top-end tackle. In order to reach his high ceiling though, Tega Wanogho will need to develop and polish his overall blocking technique.   

Defensive Line, Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma [NFL Draft Profile]

While Gallimore is far from a sure thing, he has demonstrated an ability to both defend the run and rush the passer. If Gallimore can continue to improve and find consistency, he will make an impact on the interior of a defense. 

EDGE, Terrell Lewis, Alabama [NFL Draft Profile]

Lewis is one of the best raw athletes in this draft class. With NFL caliber size and athleticism, Lewis can be an impact player if he remains healthy, something he struggled with in college as major injuries hindered his development. 

Linebacker, Troy Dye, Oregon [NFL Draft Profile]

Dye brings top-end athleticism to the linebacker position with the range to play both inside and outside. Where Dye will need to improve though, is in his play recognition along with his on-field awareness. 

Cornerback, Bryce Hall, Virginia [NFL Draft Profile]

Hall has a tremendous blend of size and ball skills for the cornerback position. While he does not have off the charts athleticism which can show up at times when in man coverage, Hall excels as an outside zone corner.   

Safety, Ashtyn Davis, California [NFL Draft Profile]

Despite limited football experience in his early college days, Davis has developed into one of the best deep centerfielders within this draft. Additionally, Davis brings top end speed and loads of special teams experience to whichever team drafts him.

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