2020 NFL Draft Stock – Week 13

This new section highlights which players have improved or worsened their 2020 NFL Draft stock as the draft approaches.

By Charlie Campbell.
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2020 NFL Draft Stock Up

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
There was a lot of hype for Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin entering this season, but this has been a frustrating year for him because his offensive line has struggled to open holes for him consistently and defenses have loaded up the box to stop him. However, Benjamin stepped up to deliver a huge performance that helped the Sun Devils pull off the upset of Oregon, the No. 6 team in the nation. He ran well all night, illustrating his quickness to hit the hole and his acceleration to the second level. Benjamin broke down defenders in the open field, juking them and dodging tacklers to help move the chains for the Sun Devils. He ran with attitude, stiff-arming would be tacklers and carrying defenders for extra yardage on some carries.

Benjamin totaled for 114 yards on 31 carries while catching five passes for 54 yards. The Oregon tape will definitely help him because he showed good speed, cutting ability, toughness, vision and versatility. His draft grade needed a performance like this, and in the spring, this tape will help him in the leadup to the 2020 NFL Draft.

K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
Wallace has not been a star defender, but he has been a steady presence on the backend for Clemson. The senior has two interceptions, 46 tackles and four passes broken up this season. In 2018, he recorded 52 stops with an interception and three passes defended. Wallace (5-11, 205) has some size limitations for the NFL, but if he shows well in coverage at the Senior Bowl, he could be a riser leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft.

Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
Taylor is a huge right tackle prospect who is a former basketball player and took some time coming around to football. The 6-foot-9, 305-pounder has excellent length for blocking on the edge in the NFL, and it will be interesting to see if he can bend his big frame to win leverage against smaller, quick defensive linemen and edge rushers. Taylor has a great opportunity to climb at the Senior Bowl, where he will take on much tougher competition.

Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut
The 2020 NFL Draft has the potential to be a strong draft for offensive tackle talent, and Peart could be one of the players who strengthens the depth of the tackle class. The 6-foot-7, 303-pounder was a 4-year starter for the Huskies after redshirting to begin his collegiate career. Peart has experience at guard and tackle, so he could be a valuable sixth offensive lineman to back up at a few spots to begin out his NFL career.

Ben Bartch, G, St. John’s
The Senior Bowl has done a great job of identifying small-school offensive linemen who have the skill sets to play in the NFL and giving them an opportunity to show that they can compete with the better competition of power five football players. This year, Bartch has the potential to keep that tradition alive, as he earned an invitation to compete in Mobile. Bartch (6-6, 306) has good size, and it will be interesting to see how handles the speed, size and athleticism of the all-star defensive linemen.

Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
Taylor has been a tackling machine for the Buffaloes this year, recording 132 tackles with 19 for a loss. He has also shown some pass-coverage skills, collecting nine passes broken up on the year. That is a huge increase in production from the former JUCO player given that Taylor had 75 tackles in his first season for Colorado. Being listed at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Taylor could use more weight and strength to tackle in the NFL. If he is able to that, he could be cross-trained for both inside and outside linebacker.

Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
Collin Johnson has gotten more attention, but Duvernay has been the Longhorns’ most steady receiver this season. Duvernay has 97 receptions for 1,094 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019, but he has some limitations for the NFL. At 5-foot-11, 210 pounds, he has a running back’s build, plus he has some tightness athletically to go along with being short and lacking length. Duvernay doesn’t know how to run routes, but his straight-line speed is for real and he is tough, running hard and breaking tackles. Team sources say they see Duvernay as being a very late-round pick as a backup wide out and kick returner.

Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
Deguara is an undersized tight end for the next level, checking in at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, but he has some H-back potential and has been a dangerous receiver for the Bearcats this season. Deguara serves as a red-zone weapon and has a nose for the end zone and an ability to score. Entering the final week of the regular season, Deguara has 30 receptions for 424 yards and seven touchdowns. Off his strong season as a receiver, Deguara earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

2020 NFL Draft Stock Down

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Oregon and Herbert suffered an embarrassing loss to Arizona State during which Herbert struggled for three quarters. He had two bad interceptions and was fortunate a few other would-be picks were dropped. Earlier this year, I remarked to some team sources that I worried about Herbert struggling in tight pressure-packed situations and being able to bring his team back from a deficit in big games. Some team sources agreed, while others felt that wasn’t issue of concern. The loss to the Sun Devils suggests Herbert may not have a killer instinct and an ability to push his team to wins. He is a quiet player, who even his fans in the scouting community acknowledge does not have vocal leadership skills for the NFL. Herbert has a great skill set with a powerful arm, the ability to pass the ball accurately, and mobility. However, some team sources feel something could be missing with him, and this tape will help to reinforce that opinion.

Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
Entering this season, there were some projections of Dantzler being a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he hasn’t played up to being an opening night selection. Dantzler has’t been bad for the Bulldogs, but he has not shown the ability of a first-rounder. In speaking with team sources, they felt that Dantzler was a better fit on Day 2 given his skill set. His 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine is going to be very important, and Dantzler will need some strong workouts leading to the draft in order to rise.

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