Which footballers went down as the biggest NFL draft steals in 2020?
The National Football League (NFL) draft over the years has served as a reliable medium of selecting future/potential American football players. The 2020 NFL draft was no exception. 255 players were picked. Judging from the players’ previous performances during their respective college football careers, SportyTell uncovers the top-10 biggest steals in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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Here are the 10 Biggest NFL Draft Steals of 2020
10. Kristian Fulton, CB
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 61st Overall Pick by Tennessee Titans
Kristian Fulton was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2nd round and was the 61st overall pick. Although 18 months of off-field action on account of suspension on drug enhancement use, he still happens to be one of the best cornerbacks in college football with playing times at LSU. His last season of college football saw him finish with 38 tackles, 14 defended passes and one interception.
9. A.J Epensa, DE
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 54th Overall Pick by Buffalo Bills
The versatility and adaptability level of A. J. Epensa is quite impressive. His hand skills and prowess are magnificent. His work ethic and his strength on the pitch are touted by scouts. While we regard Epensa as one of the biggest steals in the 2020 NFL draft, one thing is for sure, he shows great promise and potential. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 54th pick.
8. Jaylon Johnson, CB
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 50th Overall Pick by Chicago Bears
A promising cornerback he is, indeed. Jaylon Johnson is boldly physical in his style of play tune with excellent ball-tracking ability. His past two seasons in college football saw him allowed 14 catches on 58 targets. He was the 50th overall pick and was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
7. Grant Delpit, S
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 44th Overall Pick by Cleveland Browns
Grant Delpit is a two times consensus All-American best defensive back in college football. In his very first season at LSU, he recorded 10 starts in all 13 games he played that season with a maximum of 60 tackles and a single interception. His second season at LSU he was quite impressive in his style of play and it was obvious he was an NFL material. He decided to forgo his senior season and got in the 2020 NFL Draft. Cleaveland Browns picked Delpit in the second round as the 44th overall pick.
6. Laviska Shenault Jr, WR
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 42nd Overall Pick by Jacksonville Jaguars
Laviska Shenault Jr’s prowess with the ball is dazzling. His manner of tackling blockage reminds one of New York Giants’ running back Saquon Barkley. In his freshman year at Colorado, Shenault recorded seven receptions for 168 yards in 12 games. He holds a lot of potential needed to be unlocked and the Jacksonville Jaguars might have got a good deal drafting him. He was the 42nd pick.
5. Xavier McKinney, S
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 36th Overall Pick by New York Giants
The 2018 Orange Bowl Defensive MVP was the 36th overall pick in the second round and was drafted by the New York Giants. There’s no doubting the versatility and genius of this player. He performed awesomely in college football and holds a great promise.
4. Michael Pittman Jr, WR
NFL Draft: 2020, 2nd Round, 34th Overall Pick by Indianapolis Colts
He is the son of former NFL player Michael Pittman. After pulling out of the 2018 NFL Draft on account of a third-round grade by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, he got into the 2020 NFL Draft and was picked by the Indianapolis Colts, he was the 34th pick. With just 2.8% dropped of all catches thrown at him in his college football days at USC, he’s one good possession receiver. His sophomore season saw him to 23 reception for 404 yards and two touchdowns. We’re certain that Pittman Jr is among the biggest NFL draft steals of 2020.
3. Ceedee Lamb, WR
NFL Draft: 2020, 1st Round, 17th Overall Pick by Dallas Cowboys
Named in the Consensus All-American once, Lamb happens to be the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for the Dallas Cowboys. With a strong partnership forged with fellow teammate Marquise Brown, they became the duo WR in college football history to have recorded 1000-yard receiving season. Bless with intriguing ball skills, he’s the excellent finished product of what a coach would seek for in a route-runner.
2. Jerry Jeudy, WR
NFL Draft: 2020, 1st Round, 15th Overall Pick by Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy is one of the highly prospective wide receivers and undoubtedly the best out of Alabama. The Biletnikoff Awardee had a total of 14 reception for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his freshman year. He followed it up with 68 reception for 1,315 yards in his sophomore year. He’s a defined throng to opposition whenever he holds the ball. Jeudy was the 15th pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.
1. Joe Burrow, QB
NFL Draft: 2020, 1st Round, 1st Pick by Cincinnati Bengals
The very first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft surprisingly was a big steal. Joe Burrow is definitely the best the sport has witnessed in modern college football age. He does exactly what is expected of him and delivers on point. Multiple awards already cap his list to his credit. He achieved over 5,600 yards passes with 60 touchdowns during last season which happens to be the greatest season ever for a college quarterback. A promising and fulfilling futures looks set for him in his NFL voyage. He was the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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