35. Detroit Lions - D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia Bulldogs: D’Andre Swift won the lottery in two different senses on Friday night. He is now an NFL player, but he was also the first running back to be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. This is the first time no running backs were taken in the first round since 2014. The versatile back out of UGA, via Philly will look to be the man that finally gives the Lions a long term solution at RB. Basically, no one has been able to claim the title as “the man” toting the rock for the Lions sense Barry Sanders. That’s a long time. Swift brings pass catching ability with a combination of athleticism and strength that the modern NFL pretty much requires of running backs in today’s game.
36. New York Giants - Xavier McKinney, DB, Alabama Crimson Tide: The Giants spend their second-round selection on ‘Bama’s Xavier McKinney. In need of a safety, the Giants decide to take one of the more accomplished ones out of the SEC. McKinney was terrific for the Tide, and should be able to make a smooth transition into the NFL. This is a quality pick for the Giants.
44. Cleveland Browns - Grant Delpit, S, LSU Tigers: The sixth LSU Tiger to be selected was Grant Delpit from LSU. The 2019 Thorpe Award winner will be charged with filling a void in the Cleveland secondary that was supposed to be filled by their previous safety of the future, Jabrill Peppers. Delpit flies to the football in a way that’s especially impressive considering that he’s 6’3”, 213 lbs. He could make an instant impact in this unit.
47. Atlanta Falcons - Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn Tigers: The Falcons scooped up a quality defensive lineman with the selection of Marlon Davidson. Davidson comes from a productive D-Line that included first round selection Derrick Brown, who went to the Falcons’ divisional rival, the Carolina Panthers. Davidson is joining a pretty stout line that includes Grady Jarrett, and should be able to feast. This is a pretty nice choice for ATL at this point in the draft.
48. Seattle Seahawks - Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee Volunteers: The Vols see their first player go off the board, as Darrell Taylor is heading west. Taylor was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 48th overall pick in the draft. Taylor had some quality showings while with the Vols, and now will get to see his talent translate to the pro game. Best of luck to Taylor with the Seahawks!
51. Dallas Cowboys - Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama Crimson Tide: Stefon Diggs’ younger brother is headed to Jerry World. A mainstay in the Tide secondary the past two seasons, Diggs has good size and is a physical and effective presser. This will translate well in the league since there are so many bigger pass catchers in today’s game. His speed has been called into question at times, but this can always improve.
56. Miami Dolphins: Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama: Raekwon Davis is heading to the Miami Dolphins. The Phins took the talented ‘Bama D-Lineman with the 56th overall pick in Friday night’s second round of the NFL Draft. Davis put together quite a couple of solid years on the TIde line, and proved to be a force at times, as well. He should be able to thrive in Miami and, hey, now he can play with Tua Tagovailoa again too. Also, he is now the second Raekwon on the team as he joins Raekwon McMillan on defense.
57. Los Angeles Rams - Van Jefferson, WR, Florida Gators: This is a player with great long term steal potential. Jefferson is an excellent route runner that reeled in 6 touchdown catches in the last two seasons for the Gators. His stats don’t jump off of the page, but Florida has been an offense that really spreads the love around under Dan Mullen. The Rams are getting a savvy son of a pro receiver and coach that won’t make many mistakes.
61. Tennessee Titans: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU: LSU DB Kristian Fulton is heading to Tennessee. While Fulton didn’t play too many games at LSU, just 24, he was still oftentimes tremendous in coverage. Fulton is a very talented player who should no doubt be able to thrive with the Titans as he joins a very talented secondary there. This could prove to be a steal for Tennessee, as Fulton is arguably one of the best DBs in the Draft.
63. Kansas City Chiefs - Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State Bulldogs: There was probably some caution when it comes to Gay due to his seven game suspension last season for academic violations. Later, he was suspended for the bowl game due to injuring his QB Garrett Shrader in an altercation. If there is any risk with Gay after these incidents, it could prove to be worth it. He is an absolutely explosive athlete and punishing tackler. He ran 4.46 40 and had a 39” vertical at the combine. Scary coming from someone who weighs 243 lbs. He’ll look to add some solidity to one of the shakier Super Bowl winning defenses in recent memory.
69. Seattle Seahawks - Damien Lewis, OG, LSU
79. New York Jets - Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida Gators
81. Las Vegas Raiders - Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina Gamecocks
83. Denver Broncos - Lloyd Cushenberry III, OC, LSU
84. Los Angeles Rams - Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama
87. New England Patriots - Anfernee Jennings, OLB, Alabama
88. Cleveland Browns - Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri Tigers
89. Minnesota Vikings - Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
90. Houston Texans - Jonathan Greenard, OLB, Florida
95. Denver Broncos - McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas Razorbacks
97. Cleveland Browns - Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
106. Baltimore Ravens - Tyre Phillips, OT, Mississippi State