Teams are doing their homework for the virtual NFL Draft at the end of April and trying to figure out which players best suit their needs. While this is certainly a strong draft for defensive players, there’s plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball as well. If you’re in need of a wide receiver or offensive lineman, this is a draft rich in talent at both of those positions, but that’s not all.
Here are the five best offensive players in the 2020 NFL Draft.
How much does the NFL Combine matter? Whether you think it’s relevant to actual football or not, it matters a great deal, and a good showing during workouts can significantly bolster a player’s draft stock. The 2020 Combine has been no exception, with multiple players doing themselves big favors.
Here are five players who helped themselves in a big way and may be looking at a higher draft spot than before thanks to their work at the Combine.
5. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
Hurts probably won’t go early in the draft, but his NFL Combine performance has probably convinced people that he deserves to be a quarterback. While he ran the fastest 40 of all quarterbacks, the real headline is that he showed real proficiency as a passer and looked the part of a quarterback. That may make him a Day 2 pick, and it should be enough to ensure that he gets a shot at playing quarterback at the next level, which is what he always wanted.
It’s not often that you see an Alabama Crimson Tide player lose his cool during a game, but that happened on Monday night.
Linebacker Mekhi Brown was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after punching a Georgia opponent on the kickoff following Alabama’s field goal to cut Georgia’s lead to 10 points.
Then after the penalty, Brown was seen going nuts on the sideline:
Brown was lucky he wasn’t ejected for throwing the punch.