The month of July has barely begun, and the 2020 NFL Draft is firmly on my mind. I watched nearly 250 college football games last year. While watching those games, I tried to only concentrate on the players that were eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t passively take notice of other players. So, today, we are going to look at five draft-eligible juniors. These are five players that are highly regarded that I haven’t had a chance to study yet.
Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
Benjamin was one of the most productive backs in the nation last season. He recorded 1905 scrimmage yards for the Sun Devils. Benjamin also scored 18 touchdowns. Unfortunately for him, Arizona State wasn’t exactly prime time viewing during Herm Edwards first season. Regardless, Benjamin is someone I can’t wait to study in-depth.
Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Wallace was a Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2018. He caught 86 passes for 1491 yards and 12 scores. Wallace has big play ability. I can’t wait to see where he fits in what is probably going to be an epic wide receiver class.
Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Iowa and offensive linemen. The two just go hand-in-hand. Wirfs could be the next in a long line of Hawkeye greats. The only two videos I have seen of him is one where he power cleans 450 pounds with ease. The other is him going toe-to-toe in practice with stud edge rusher A.J. Epenesa. There should be plenty of opportunities in 2019 for Wirfs to establish dominance.
Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
Oh, look, another Buckeyes edge rusher. With Nick Bosa down for most of 2018, Young stepped up for OSU. He finished last season with 14.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks, and he batted down five balls. There are some who believe that Young could be in contention to be the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Dantzler is a player that is picking up steam as one of the top corners available for the 2020 NFL Draft. He is a tall and lanky player. However, his production level is extremely high. Dantzler recorded 43 tackles, 9 PBU, and 2 picks last year. He is certainly battle-tested and will almost certainly continue to be so.