Want to know what I think of each choice made in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft? You can follow throughout the night Friday as I note all of the choices from Round 3 below. Be sure to refresh this page throughout the night for the latest notes. You can keep the trade of all choices for the entire project and my notes in our project tracker.
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65. Bengals: LB Logan Wilson, Wyoming
Category B-. Good fit and need for Bengals. Cover specialist. Everywhere on the ground. Super comfortable in the area or man and constantly plays on the ball. Large size too. Strong athlete. Good athlete but not crazy explosive and must get better beating blocks.
66. Redskins: WR / RB Antonio Gibson, Memphis
Quality: C. Electric playmaker who can hit big games at WR or RB. I’m still learning this last position. Gross game. Didn’t have a ton of volume at one place or the other in college. The gust and high speed are exceptional for a good-sized runner. However, other needs have been overlooked for Washington.
67. Lions: EDGE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
Quality: A-. Okwara is a long and super powerful edge rusher with first round flashes due to his bull run and his occasional passing racing movements. Just needs to improve his pass-rush plans. Fluid athlete. Good addition for Detroit to combine with Trey Flowers.
68. Jets: S Ashtyn Davis, California
Classroom: A-. Injured during the pre-draft process, but it is impact safety with serious speed and reach from the central field. Hits as a linebacker. Good instincts too. Smooth athlete. Maybe insurance if Jamal Adams moved?
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69. Seahawks: G Damien Lewis, LSU
Classroom: B. Squatty, power guard who wins in a phone booth. Super robust anchoring in pass pro. Feet above average for the guard point. Lacking lateral agility, as well as its balance against counter-movements. Seattle needed more wickedness inside. Gets with Lewis.
70. Dolphins: S Brandon Jones, Texas
Classroom: D +. Super-chippy hybrid, safety / cornerback that really flies around. Small frame. Gets overwhelmed against the race. Good, not great fluidity and speed. Another defensive perspective for Miami. Very early.
71. Ravens: DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
Classroom: B +. NFL veteran hand job. Strong and robust racing advocate. Will be creative to generate pressure too. High engine. Speed better than its sustained speed in the rear field. Ravens type of defensive lineman. A great need, however?
72. Cardinals: OT Josh Jones, Houston
Classroom: A. Huge flight here to Arizona. Jones’ film is incredibly boring, which is good. Handwork and balance are great. Plays with a quality anchor because of the way he pushes his hips. Strong upper half. Good athlete. Right tackle ideal for Kyler Murray.
73. Jaguars: DT Davon Hamilton, Ohio State
Classroom: D +. Nose tackle with a nice burst in a straight line for its size. Okay, not a great power. Does not give much in terms of passing precipitation. Play a low value position, but the Jaguars needed more beef on the defensive line.
74. Saints: EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin
Classroom: A. Ultra-flexible and explosive onboard rusher with quality precipitation-pass displacement toolbox. A certain versatility. Good instincts. A bit on the small side, but a fun chess piece for New Orleans behind Cam Jordan and Marcus Davenport.
75. Lions: G Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
Classroom: A. Not a top athlete but superb balance and recovery skills. Awesome hand job. Constantly reset his hands in pass pro. Don’t look at the room but just do the work. Detroit clearly needed a cabin in the front.
76. Buccaneers: RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
Quality: D +. Vaughn’s film in 2018 is much better than 2019. Compact back, based on power with a balance of stellar contact. Inconsistent seizure. The long speed is good, not great. Better RBs were on the set.
77. Broncos: CB Michael Ojemudia, Iowa
Classroom: A-. Major length, speed, rapid contraction and creation of out-of-cover games. Ready to be a hard hitting beginner as a rookie. Read routes quickly. Not a master mirror on the ground. Must not be CB1 with A.J. Bouye on the list.
78. Falcons: C Matt Hennessy, Temple
Classroom: B +. Incredibly agile center with an impressive balance. The anchor and the overall strength must improve. The Falcons needed more youngsters inside their offensive line. In his second or third season, Hennessy can become a star.
79. Jets: EDGE Jabari Zuniga, Florida
Classroom: VS-. All the talent is there for Zuniga. Freaky burst. Good length. Just lag behind in the removal department and don’t move people. The jets needed a more immediate impact on the edge.
80. Raiders: WR / RB Lynn Bowden, Kentucky
Classroom: VS-. Ultimate knife of the Swiss army. Does everything well but lacks a real asset. Slot WR or RB change of pace. Was it a need for Las Vegas?
81. Raiders: WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
Classroom: A. Edwards is a first-round talent who likely fell due to a foot injury in the pre-draft process. Incredibly well balanced game. Beats press. Crazy ball skills. Good separator. YAC misleading. Contested wrestling stud.
82. Cowboys: DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
Classroom: A. Gallimore is a disruptive one-gapper with a non-stop motor and a fine collection of pass-rush movements. Exactly what the Cowboys need in their defensive plan.
83. Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU
Classroom: C +. Man-to-man power blocker that plays with a low pad level and really fights. Lateral agility is a concern when it comes to good athletes or counter-movements. More a mauler than a moving center. The Broncos needed another interior entrance, and they have one with Cushenberry.
84. Rams: LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama
Classroom: B +. Injury worried but has the full rusher toolbox. Tremendously long and loose hips. Nice burst. Flattens the quarterback well. Active and heavy hands. Large plating radius. But above all a pass specialist. Rams desperately needed a player like this.
85. Colts: S Julian Blackmon, Utah
Classroom: A. The former cornerback transformed security with veteran instincts. Quickly turn her hips over. Burst is there too. I also love his ball skills. Maybe not top-notch speed. Quality gripper. Good addition to Malik Hooker’s safety position and can play the corner in a pinch.
86. Bills: RB Zack Moss, Utah
Category B-. Moss is a contact-balanced monster who drops the hammer too. Not much juice in the field, but deceptive jump cuts let LB breathe. Low center of gravity. Young fun RB duo with Devin Singletary.
87. Patriots: EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
Quality: C +. Jennings is a polite player who works by hand with a circumferential frame to stay one step ahead. Lack of explosion, turn and closing speed. Additionally execute the defender.
88. Browns: DT Jordan Elliott, Missouri
Classroom: A-. Very active and heavy hands. Play a little tall and be a good one, not a great athlete. I love the technical side of his game. The Browns need to get deeper into the field from inside their defensive line and have gotten that type of player with Elliott.
89. Vikings: CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi St.
Classroom: B +. Large skinny but ultra fiery corner that flashes in the area and presses. Runs slowly on the combine. Natural ball skills. The Vikings intelligently double at the cornerback at the start of this draft.
90. Texans: EDGE Jonathan Greenard, Florida
Classroom: A. Greenard has an NFL body chiseled with first round flashes. Curvature, phenomenal manual work. Simply inconsistent. Nice power and good engine. The Texans needed a natural rusher.
91. Patriots: TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA
Classroom: B. Asiasi has more YAC for the TE spot with a large size. Will separate at the next level. Speed up a question and won’t give you much as a blocker. Exactly the type of player the Patriots liked in the days of Bill Belichick.
92. Ravens: WR Devin Duvernay, Texas
Classroom: B +. Duvernay is a rare WR slot machine as it is faster than faster. Small frame but great following. Strong and reliable hands. Okay, no great tick to create a separation. Solid after capture but not a specialist in this area. More speed for the Ravens WR group.
93. Titans: RB Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State
Classroom: B-. Evans is a zone runner with a unique breaking ability and a serious explosion for a thick and compact runner. The elusiveness and the balance of contacts are the average of the NFL. The vision is exceptional. Nice depth (and confidence?) Behind Derrick Henry.
94. Packers: TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
Classroom: VS-. Type H-back worker who had flashes of athletics as a receiver. Some blocking prowess. But nothing spectacular in his game.
95. Broncos: DT McTelvin Agim, Arkansas
Classroom: B +. Agim is a fast pass specialist with fun skills. Long arms with super active hands. Elegant setting. Gets more against the run than you would like, but will be of value in today’s NFL as a sub-package. Pretty young DL core in Denver.
96. Heads: OT Lucas Niang, TCU
Classroom: B +. This is not a major need for leaders, but it has rare fluidity and lateral movement skills for attacking tackle with spectacular size. Sometimes opens the door too early in pass protection, but it can be caused by it.
97. Browns: LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
Classroom: B-. Phillips is an athlete, Jack of all trades is a master of nothing. Very reliable tackle and hard fight through the blocks to stay upright. Rarely on the ground. I love his big tackle radius. Has the sweetness of covering, but not a lot of production there. Quality depth with reverse start for Cleveland.
98. Ravens: LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
Classroom: B. Harrison is a running specialist who switches like a block-shedder in most cases. Quickly reads his key. Deceptive and not stiff in cover, but mostly used downhill flying in Ohio State. Good blitzer. Fits well with the Ravens scheme. Baltimore has retooled its LB spot.
99. Giants: OT Matt Peart, Connecticut
Classroom: A. Peart has been weird for a long time with stellar feet and pass protection chops. Must get a little stronger. The lateral speed is exceptional. Solid anchor that will only get better. More of a pass blocker than a race blocker, but solid in the latter too. I love this choice for New York even after Andrew Thomas.
100. Raiders: S Tanner Muse, Clemson
Classroom: D +. Large safety linebacker / fast safety hybrid but rigid athlete who could become a handicap in coverage. Serious straight line speed and flashes like a blitzer. Early for him.
101. Patriots: Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech
Classroom: C +. Another athletic H-back type for Patriots to deploy anywhere on the field. Twitchy, fun after capture. Also gives a blockage of production. Just weird patriots made consecutive choices with the same player stylistically
102. Steelers: EDGE Alex Highsmith, Charlotte
Classroom: vs. Relentless rusher with a nice explosion of the line of scrimmage and decent passing-rushing moves. Bend is really missing, as is his power. An adequate long-term investment in this position for Pittsburgh.
103. Eagles: EDGE Davion Taylor, Colorado
Classroom: A. Taylor got a raw tag during the pre-draft process that I haven’t seen. Crazy fast. Take and defeat blocks with authority. Played and held his own flex as a cornerback at times. Major range. Quickly reads the keys. LB new-age and exactly what Philadelphia needs.
104. Rams: S Terrell Burgess, Utah
Classroom: A. Defensive back built for the modern NFL. Unreal instincts in covering and athletics to get to soccer. Corner Twitch to cover slotted WRs. Active against running and plays larger than its size. Reliable stapler. Full set. Fun pairing with Taylor Rapp.
105. Saints: TE Adam Trautman, Dayton
Classroom: B +. Trautman can split up in the NFL because of his speed. Strong hands. Play at his size and faster than he clocked in the 40 with a combine. Looks like your classic Saints tight end.
106. Ravens: OT Tire Phillips, Mississippi St.
Classroom: B-. Maybe a little early for him, but if he plays guard in Baltimore, Phillips could really flourish. Unmovable monster in pass pro. People-driving in the racing game to its gargantuan size. Really lacking to move sideways. Logic after Marshal Yanda’s retirement from the Baltimore regime.