Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NFL

Under the Radar Draft Prospects: Brandon Aiyuk headlines 2020 list

Brandon Aiyuk generating buzz at Senior Bowl, despite status

In every draft class, there are under the radar draft prospects, whom take the NFL by storm. For example, in the 2018 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected tight end Mark Andrews out of the University of Oklahoma. Andrews has blossomed into one of the league’s most dynamic tight ends since being drafted. In 2019, the Washington Redskins selected wide receiver Terry McLaurin out of Ohio State. McLaurin, as a rookie, is proving to have game-changing talent and is establishing himself as a true number-one receiver for the Redskins. 

Sure, the 2020 NFL draft have their headliners. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown and Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy are the drafts top prospects and will get a great deal of coverage; however, this draft class also offers a great deal of under the radar draft prospects, also known as “sleepers”.

Before we examine the sleepers in the 2020 NFL draft, let’s define what one is. In an industry, where draft coverage has exploded, a sleeper could be defined as an underrated prospect, typically drafted in the mid to later rounds of the draft. However, a sleeper could also be a player that is ranked lower in a positional group and does not receive the national attention of his peers.

To provide some context, Lamar Jackson could be considered a sleeper in the 2018 NFL draft. Even though Jackson was selected with the last pick in the first round of the 2018 draft, he was the 5th player from his position selected. Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, and Josh Rosen were all players selected before Jackson. So, it will be safe to assume, that none of the players mentioned as potential sleepers in 2020 will be in consideration for the Cincinnati Bengals with the first overall pick.

Now, let’s take a look at three players that are flying under the radar when it comes to the 2020 NFL draft, whom could be future stars.

Pages: 1 2 3 4

Advertisement
Advertisement
PFN Mock Draft Simulator

NFL Mock Draft

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have needs everywhere defensively in this 2021 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, but it's important to keep an open mind.

Trending Articles on PFN

Arizona Cardinals

The NFL Draft is coming upon us. In this 2021 First Round NFL Mock Draft, PFN's Mock Draft Simulator takes a shot at how...

Buffalo Bills

Which defensive tackles could the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills potentially target in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft?

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys have needs everywhere defensively in this 2021 7-Round NFL Mock Draft, but it's important to keep an open mind.

NFL

With a number of potential undrafted players in the 2021 NFL Draft choosing to return to school, what does this mean for rookie minicamps?