NFL.com’s Chad Reuter is projecting a pair of Tennessee Vols to be selected in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Reuter has the Oakland Raiders selecting edge rusher Darrell Taylor with the No. 80 overall selection. He has the Buffalo Bills selecting wide receiver Jauan Jennings with the No. 86 overall selection.
Teams can never have enough edge rushers, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Taylor mocked to a number of different teams over the next two months.
The former Vol has first round potential, but he was constantly in a state of change during his time at Tennessee. He moved around a bit and played under three defensive coordinators. Still, he managed to put up 16.5 sacks over the last two seasons under Jeremy Pruitt.
Jennings’ projection is interesting. I actually think he’d be a better fit with the New England Patriots, who have the No. 87 overall selection (especially if Tom Brady is back in New England next season). Jennings is exactly what the Patriots love in a wide receiver — he’s tough, breaks tackles and isn’t afraid to go over the middle. He might not be the fastest guy on the field, but he’s going to produce. New England usually has a lot of success with receivers like Jennings.
There’s still a long way to go until the 2020 NFL Draft, but for now it appears that Tennessee will have a couple of players selected on day two of the draft.
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