2020 Devy Mock Draft (Round Two)
2.01 (ATJ) – Georgia WR George Pickens
Not eligible for the pros until the 2022 NFL Draft, Georgia Bulldogs WR George Pickens is the early favorite for top wide receiver in his class. The 2020 Sugar Bowl was his national coming-out party, but zero drops on 77 targets as a true freshman speaks to his consistency and focus during the entire season. The next step during the 2020 season is to establish himself as the motor for the Bulldogs’ offense that saw signal-caller Jake Fromm drafted.
2.02 (Ashburn) – Auburn WR Seth Williams
Big, physical, and skilled are words to describe this future young stud. In a run-heavy offense at Auburn, he was able to stand out as a pass-catcher. It took me about two minutes of turning on Auburn’s film this offseason to realize that I needed to keep a heavy eye on Williams. He’s a beast in contested catch situations and projects to be a typical x-receiver that will turn into a QB’s favorite target within a few short years.
2.03 (Woodson) – Iowa State RB Breece Hall
After a run on wide receivers, I’m left deciding between my BPA or reaching a bit for a wide receiver. Instead of deviating from the board, I take the best player available in my devy rankings, running back Breece Hall from Iowa State.
Hall is currently my RB1 in his class, but the wait to the 2022 NFL Draft drops him a bit in devy drafts. Hall flashed explosive three-down potential as a freshman and his stock should skyrocket over the next two seasons, so I’ll gladly take him at a discount here in the early second-round.
2.04 (Frosbutter) – Penn State RB Journey Brown
Getting Brown here in the second was a steal, in my opinion, and one of my other devy league-mates picking close behind me quickly expressed their displeasure of me snagging him before they could. While I know there are a number of running backs currently ahead of Brown in devy rankings, I predict that Brown will have a breakout season in 2020, and ultimately push himself much higher up boards.
2.05 (Rolfe) – Florida State WR Tamorrion Terry
It is hard not to be impressed with Terry, who scored seven of his nine receptions on plays of 50 yards or more. He is both quick and tall, but also agile, having broken 15 tackles on his 95 career receptions at Florida State. Another year as a starter should see Terry rack up another 1,000-yard receiving season in 2020. He has the potential to be a first-round pick in rookie drafts next year, making this superb value.
2.06 (Garrett) – USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
St. Brown is a player I expect to move up draft boards as the season moves along. He is one of the best route runners in this class and well ahead of his brother, who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers. St. Brown has a great understanding of where he is in relation to the sideline and can control his body to secure the catch. The main improvement I want to see in his game this year is his ability to create separation from the DB. I expect St. Brown to receive ample opportunities to showcase his talent with Michael Pittman Jr. now on the Indianapolis Colts.
2.07 (Valdovinos) – Memphis RB Kenneth Gainwell
My pre-season 2021 RB1, this selection was a no brainer. I debated selecting Gainwell with my first-round pick, and I thought there was no way he’d fall back around to me. Gainwell led all running backs in receiving yards last season and has true 1000-1000 potential. He’s the perfect new-age running back, and profiles similar to Christian McCaffrey and his ability as a transcendent receiving running back.
2.08 (Gosling) – Oklahoma State WR Tylan Wallace
Oklahoma State’s electric WR Tylan Wallace was the perfect prospect to pair with my earlier selection of Lawrence. Wallace missed some of 2019 with a torn ACL, but the last time he played a full season, he put up monster stats. He finished 2018 with 1,491 receiving yards, 12 TDs, and a 17.3 yards per catch average.
He is explosive off of the offensive line and is a steal near the end of the second round. His foot speed and route running remind me of one of this year’s top WR prospects, CeeDee Lamb. If Wallace has a huge 2020 campaign, he could be in the conversation for the top WR in this draft.
2.09 (Sosic) – Ohio State QB Justin Fields
Justin Fields transferred to Ohio State from Georgia and put up prolific all-around numbers during his first season in Columbus. Fields is a dual-threat quarterback who completed 62.7 percent of his passes in 2019 on his way to 3,273 yards, 41 touchdowns with only three interceptions, and ran for 10 more touchdowns.
His ceiling couldn’t be higher and his supreme athleticism is ideal for the modern NFL quarterback. Fields will rival Lawrence as the top collegiate quarterback and first quarterback drafted in 2021 drafts. NFL scouts view Fields as a bigger Russell Wilson, and I am grateful to have a chance to get him late in the second round.
2.10 (Gallagher) – Washington State RB Max Borghi
In an era that is seeing teams move towards running back by committee, finding a player who can do it all is incredibly valuable. Borghi averaged 6.4 yards per carry last season, with 11 rushing touchdowns and catching 86 passes, showing that there are no question marks about his receiving ability. Running backs who can contribute right away are important in the NFL, and it should be a smooth transition for Borghi.