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2020 NFL Draft Rounds 2-3 Notes

2020 NFL Draft Rounds 2-3 Notes

04/25/2020
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RECORD WIDE RECEIVERS: 13 wide receivers were selected in the first two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, the most in the first two rounds in the common draft era. The previous record was 12 in the 2014 NFL Draft.
 

WIDE RECEIVERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF THE 2020 NFL DRAFT
 

PLAYER

COLLEGE

TEAM

ROUND (OVERALL)

Henry Ruggs

Alabama

Las Vegas

1 (12)

Jerry Jeudy

Alabama

Denver

1 (15)

CeeDee Lamb

Oklahoma

Dallas

1 (17)

Jalen Reagor

Texas Christian

Philadelphia

1 (21)

Justin Jefferson

LSU

Minnesota

1 (22)

Brandon Aiyuk

Arizona State

San Francisco

1 (25)

Tee Higgins

Clemson

Cincinnati

2 (33)

Michael Pittman Jr.

USC

Indianapolis

2 (34)

Laviska Shenault

Colorado

Jacksonville

2 (42)

K.J. Hamler

Penn State

Denver

2 (46)

Chase Claypool

Notre Dame

Pittsburgh

2 (49)

Van Jefferson

Florida

L.A. Rams

2 (57)

Denzel Mims

Baylor

N.Y. Jets

2 (59)

 

 
THE TIDE & THE TIGERS: Alabama and LSU each saw seven players selected in the first two rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft, marking the fifth and sixth time that a single school has had seven players chosen in the first two rounds of a draft in the common draft era.
 

SCHOOLS WITH SEVEN PLAYERS CHOSEN IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS

OF AN NFL DRAFT IN THE COMMON DRAFT ERA​
 

COLLEGE

YEAR

Alabama

2020

LSU

2020

Alabama

2017

Ohio State

2016

USC

2008

Tennessee

2000

 

 
Additionally, LSU’s 10 players selected in the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft are tied with Ohio State (10 players in 2016) for the most by a single school in the first three rounds of a draft in the common draft era.​
 

FOOTBALL IS FAMILY: Many of the prospects chosen in the 2020 NFL Draft have family members with NFL experience, including:
 

  • DB TREVON DIGGS (Dallas, No. 51 overall): Brother of Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs.
     
  • WR DEVIN DUVERNAY (Baltimore, No. 92): Cousin is 2019 No. 1 overall selection QB Kyler Murray.
     
  • C MATT HENNESSY (Atlanta, No. 78): Brother of New York Jets long snapper Thomas Hennessy.
     
  • T AUSTIN JACKSON (Miami, No. 18): Grandfather, Melvin, was a 12th round pick in 1976 and played 5 seasons.
     
  • WR VAN JEFFERSON (Los Angeles Rams, No. 57): Father, Shawn, played WR for 13 seasons. Is currently the assistant head coach - offense and wide receivers coach of the New York Jets.
     
  • TE COLE KMET (Chicago, No. 43): Father, Frank, was drafted by the Bills in the 1992 NFL Draft. His uncle, Jeff Zgonina, who played 17 seasons in the NFL, won Super Bowl XXXIV with St. Louis and is currently the assistant defensive line coach for the Redskins.
     
  • RB ZACK MOSS (Buffalo, No. 86): Cousin of former NFL WRs Santana Moss (14 seasons) and Sinorice Moss (4 seasons).
     
  • LB JULIAN OKWARA (Detroit, No. 67): Brother of Detroit Lions DE Romeo Okwara.
     
  • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN JR. (Indianapolis, No. 34): Father, Michael, played RB for 11 seasons (Won Super Bowl XXXVII with TB).
     
  • WR JALEN REAGOR (Philadelphia, No. 21): Father, Montae, played DL for 9 seasons (Won Super Bowl XLI with Colts).
     
  • DB ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. (Tampa Bay, No. 45): Father, Antoine, was a 1st round pick of the Bills in 1999 and played 14 NFL seasons.​
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