1. Antoine Winfield Jr. (Minnesota)
When I first watched him play, I thought that I was watching the Honey Badger. Winfield’s strengths include tackling, coverage versatility, and work ethic. With minor concerns of injuries and a short build, he is my top safety in this year’s draft (a first round talent). The sky is the limit for Antoine Winfield Jr.
2. Devin Duvernay (Texas)
Duvernay is the perfect slot receiver for any team. Duvernay has sub-4.4 speed and knows how to get open. Duvernay was Sam Ehlinger’s most trusted weapon for the Longhorns and is a great route runner. While Duvernay may be a projected 4th rounder, many teams will regret not taking him in round 2.
3. Anthony McFarland (Maryland)
Anthony McFarland is the most overlooked running back in this year’s draft class. Due to his limited role at Maryland and his ankle sprain in 2019, McFarland is good early down player. If everything works out, teams will regret not taking the next Joe Mixon on day 2.
4. Jabari Zuniga (Flordia)
Zuniga is a very tough prospect to judge. He had the perfect opportunity to break out in 2019 for the Florida Gators. But the 3-year DE got injured after four games this season. However, throughout his collegiate career, he played quite well and has nice technique. Zuniga shows his potential to be a consistent pass rusher at the next level.
5. Jack Driscoll (Auburn)
Jack Driscoll looks exactly like Bryan Bulaga on tape. He may not be the most athletic player, lacking play strength, but he has some of the best pass blocking technique in the entire draft. He may be a projected 4th rounder, but if put in the right scheme, Driscoll could be a solid starter for the next 10 years.
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