2020 NFL Draft Class, What You Don’t Know
By now, we know what many of the top prospects set to be selected in the 2020 NFL draft can do on the field. But you might not know too much about them beyond their "elite closing burst" or "strong wrap-up tackling skills" or "explosive ability with the football." Past the scouting reports and combine testing, so many of these players come with fascinating backgrounds, surprising NFL connections, and compelling non-football hobbies.
So we did you all a favor and compiled 50 of the most interesting draft-class facts we could find. How about a quarterback who can squat nearly 600 pounds? Check out No. 3. A wide receiver who bowled a perfect game? Head down to No. 12. A defensive end who swims with sharks? No. 36 on the list. From the top of the board to the late-rounders, the 2020 class brings intrigue on and off the field.
- The top cornerback in the draft class, Jeff Okudah, not only spent three years making plays on defense at Ohio State. He also took three years of Swahili in Columbus.
- LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson is the second-ranked edge rusher in the draft, behind Chase Young, but it's only by chance that he landed a college scholarship. Before he played varsity football, Chaisson arrived at an LSU football camp to support a friend -- not planning to participate. But with borrowed shorts, cleats and helmet, he left with an offer.
- Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was a competitive weightlifter in high school. When he got to Norman in February 2019, the 220-pounder completed a 585-pound squat that sent his Sooners teammates, and social media, into a frenzy. And he reportedly squatted 500 pounds in high school.
Let's get to know some of the prospects who could be drafted Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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