The 2020 NFL Draft was one of the deepest classes in recent memory and it produced a lot of sleepers. We’ll be breaking down the game of some of the top sleeper prospects in this class. There was a lot of value picks in the late rounds. Several teams landed sleeper prospects. Let’s dive into those selections:
Jauan Jennings, WR (7th round) 49ers
Best blocking WR in the 2020 NFL draft. Good YAC WR but he does lack speed. Physical runner with good moves in space and because of this, he breaks a lot of tackles. Big slot WR at 6’3, 215 pounds.
Bryce Hall, CB (5th round) Jets
Strong press corner. Physical at the catch point and as a result, he gets a lot of pass breakups. He recorded 21 PBU’s in 2018. Has the potential to be a starting corner. Suffered an ankle injury in 2019 so he has to bounce back.
Isaiah Coulter, WR (6th round) Texans
He’s fast with good quickness. Great body control and can adjust to a lot of throws. He’s a WR who will attack defenses vertically. Has all the tools to develop into a quality starting WR but must work on his route running.
Geno Stone, S (7th round) Ravens
Good hitter. Smart player with good instincts. Re-routes receivers in coverage due to his physicality. Plays downhill in run support. Due to his high IQ and hitting power, he’ll be able to contribute on special teams immediately.
Tyler Johnson, WR (5th round) Buccaneers
He makes contested catches routinely. Has great ball tracking skills. Plays on the outside and in the slot. He lacks long speed but makes up for it with good route running. Produced YAC consistently in 2018 and 2019. He’ll be a good underneath target for Tom Brady.
Anthony McFarland Jr., RB (4th round) Steelers
He’s small but he does have great speed. For example, he runs a 4.44 40 and outruns DB’s on the field. Great chance of pace back and is a big play waiting to happen. If his body can hold up then he could develop into a starting RB.
Amik Robertson, CB (4th round) Raiders
He lacks size but makes up for it with his physicality. He has great instincts and ball skills. 14 ints and 34 pass breakups in three years of college. Feisty DB who will be a factor in run support. He’s the ideal nickel CB.
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR (4th round) Redskins
Big vertical WR. He’s 6’4, 225 pounds with fluid hips. Unlike most guys his size, he moves well when getting in and out of his breaks. He’s able to win most 50/50 balls because of his strength. Creates well after the catch. His skill set meshes well with Terry McClaurin’s.
Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB (4th round) Bengals
Great athlete. He makes plays all over the field. For instance, he had 14.5 TFL, five sacks and eight PBU’s last season. He’s disruptive in coverage. Has the chance to develop into a starting OLB.
Kevin Dotson, G (4th round) Pittsburgh
Plays with an attitude. He’s an elite run blocker but does struggle in pass protection. He mauls guys because he understands leverage and has good hand technique.
Trevis Gipson, DE/OLB (5th round) Bears
He’s a raw developmental prospect. He has an explosive first step but he needs to refine his technique. He’s a great athlete. Moves well laterally and looks comfortable making plays in space.
Jason Strowbridge, DE (5th round) Dolphins
Has the ability to play multiple positions on the D-line. As a result, he played over 100 snaps at three separate spots on the D-line. Doesn’t off much as a pass rusher but he’s good against the run. Has great strength. For instance, he tackled a lot of RB’s down with one arm while being blocked.
Kenny Robinson, S (5th round) Panthers
Excels in single high formations. He’s 6’3 with great athleticism. Due to his size and speed, he covers a lot of ground when playing centerfield. Nice instincts and he really breaks on the way ball once he diagnoses the play.
Joe Reed WR/KR (5th round) Chargers
He was used as a deep threat, at slot WR and at RB. Runs like a RB with the ball in his hands. Explosive returner, five kick return TD’s in college career and averaged 33 yards per return in 2019. Needs to add variety to his route tree if he wants to be more than a gadget player.
Eno Benjamin, RB (7th round) Cardinals
Good change of direction skills. Therefore he makes a lot of guys miss in the open field. Produced as a pass catcher with 77 catches in the last two seasons. For this reason, he can be a good 3rd down RB.
Troy Dye, LB (4th round) Vikings
High IQ player. Three down LB who can cover and rush the QB. Did well covering TE’s, RB’s and occasionally slot WR’s. Has the speed to beat RB’s to the edge in run support.
Brycen Hopkins, TE (4th round) Rams
There was little depth at the TE position in the 2020 NFL draft but he can be a steal. Good athlete. Has the speed and power to create after the catch. Will go up and get it when it comes to 50/50 balls. Modern day receiving TE that will play mostly in the slot. Needs to work on his drops if he wants to make an impact.
KJ Hill, WR (7th round) Chargers
Another steal at WR in the 2020 NFL Draft. He’s sure handed and he’s a great route runner. Due to his high IQ, he finds a lot of holes in zone coverage.