The NFL Draft 2020 is set to happen on April 23-25, 2020, and fans all over the world are excited.
In anticipation of the said event, many people are currently on the lookout for the top draft picks this season. Players like Joe Burrow, Chase Young, and other top choices are among the famous names in many discussions.
However, we note that there are also underrated players that we think people should need to keep an eye on. These are the under-the-radar young men that have the potential to stand out in the National Football League arena by surprise.
In this article, we will be naming out a few NFL Draft Sleepers that people need to look out for this 2020 so you can include them in your NFL draft betting at www.fanduel.com.
OG Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
Jackson stayed with Rutgers for four years, but later on, he transferred to Ohio State for his final year of eligibility. The 6-foot-3, 306-pounder may find sustaining blocks a little challenging, but Jackson has an excellent record for pass protection.
He is competent in handling twists and can run second-level blocks vertically on outside zones. Not only does the offensive guard play with the desired aggression, but he also shows continued improvement throughout the season.
S Geno Stone, Iowa
Stone was among the underrated players in high school, unable to receive a scholarship offer from his home-state Penn State Nittany Lions, and had a visit canceled by Michigan State. Iowa, nevertheless, saw his potential and took him in.
Stone makes up for his lack of length and functional speed with excellent instinct and body control. His I.Q. in football is way above average as he often moves ahead even before the quarterback wounds up. He has excellent awareness of route development. He broke on more passes in 2019, among other safety, even without seeing the quarterback throw the pass. Stone’s agility can likely help him find a home this 2020.
Edge Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
Gipson comes from a family of athletes. Hence he’s also very talented when it comes to sports. However, the 6-foot-3, 261-pounder athlete is still quite raw, with game instincts that are still underdeveloped. A little late bloomer, Gipson still has to keep up with fundamentals and technique.
Nevertheless, Gipson is a potential diamond in the rough and has shown improvements every year. Plus, his long-limbed frame can overwhelm lesser blockers. He can slide through gaps and leave tackles behind him. With proper training, Gibson can play big at the NFL.
T Jack Driscoll, Auburn
Driscoll graduated from UMass in just three years, which gave him the opportunity to graduate transfer and play two seasons at Auburn. He might not be a favorite by some teams for lack of length and play strength, but teams who prioritize athleticism over build might reconsider.
He has range as a run blocker and in pass protection. Driscoll also has some pass protection ability that can be further cultivated. He is productive and athletic, which is a good combo to get him a spot at the NFL.
WR K.J. Hill, Ohio State
Hill is dependable, reliable, and consistent. Although he is not that dynamic with the ball in his hands, this wide receiver can run an extensive route tree. He is an all-time receptions leader at Ohio State, playing at a consistent level of production and performance.
He is quite disciplined in hiding route intentions and intelligently uses leverage to widen his workspace. He reliably makes catches outside the frame look easy. Also, Hill has an incredible ability to get off the line of scrimmage that is way beyond expectations.
WR Darnell Mooney, Tulane
Mooney can stretch and attack speed-deficient coverages. However, his size and build bring natural concerns over durability. The 5-foot-10, 176-pounder athlete has a thin frame and limbs. He somehow lacks attention to details in his routes and struggles to make adjustments to throws outside his frame. He also tends to drop the ball at some catchable targets.
Nevertheless, the athlete has the ability to do a short slant up to a long touchdown. He’s got impressive suddenness that allows him to separate out of breaks underneath. He also has commendable speed. His slender frame may be a challenge he needs to overcome, but as it seems, it will not be hard to find him a home in the NFL.
Indeed, it is exciting to keep an eye on athletes that usually make it to the headlines. However, what often takes us by surprise, later on, are not those athletes, but the ones who are usually less talked about. With a little more work and, perhaps, support, these athletes might steal the show during the draft. Looking out for these sleepers is also an excellent idea to surely complete the experience, especially now t