The road to the 2020 NFL Draft continues with Pro Day set at the University of Michigan for this Friday in Ann Arbor. Usually these things are more or less another chance at workouts and meetings for prospect, but a few Wolverines in particular could benefit from a good showing.
With that in mind, we simulated all 7-rounds via The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator to see where the board currently has Michigan prospects set to go. It is worth noting that they are constantly updating their boards to reflect trends in the pre-draft process, their own scouting and more leading up to April.
You can read the previous edition of our simulations to compare here. Below is the most recent sim that was run on Wednesday afternoon.
Miami Dolphins (Round 2, Pick 39 overall): Cesar Ruiz, IOL
This is the highest we have seen Ruiz mocked to this point and it points to the belief among scouts and draft analyst that he has a legitimate shot to go in the first round. Assuming the Dolphins walk away with some sort of quarterback, this is a great protection plan.
Philadelphia Eagles (Round 2, Pick 53 overall): Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR
A huge combine has not done a ton to boost DPJ’s draft stock, but all of the athletic traits are there. The Eagles could use some playmaking ability at wide receiver and this would be a good spot for him.
New York Jets (Round 3, Pick 68 overall): Joshua Uche, EDGE
Uche not participating in combine workouts probably hurt the ceiling of where he could be drafted, but the floor still seems to be somewhere on day two. In this case, it is near the top of the third round one pick after the Detroit Lions (which would surely throw local fans into chaos).
Seattle Seahawks (Round 4, Pick 123 overall): Ben Bredeson, IOL
Bredeson is a steady prospect who does have starting potential, but at the very least figures to be a key rotational or depth piece. This would send the two-time captain to one of the best locker rooms in the NFL.
Cincinnati Bengals (Round 6, Pick 160 overall): Michael Onwenu, IOL
This is about 30 picks lower than where Onwenu has been going in previous editions of this series. I feel like his tape is better than this, but this is the scenario that the simulator spit out.
Buffalo Bills (Round 6, Pick 187 overall): Sean McKeon, TE
There’s three-down ability to his game and he does a lot of things well, including his willingness to block. He has soft hands and drops were never an issue at Michigan, but his athleticism will be questioned by NFL scouts. I do like this fit for him, though.
San Francisco 49ers (Round 7, Pick 194 overall): Jon Runyan Jr., OT
Runyan has NFL blood running through his veins and should be a sneaky good pick anywhere on day three, let alone the seventh round.
Not drafted: CB Lavert Hill, LB/S Khaleke Hudson, S Josh Metellus, QB Shea Patterson, EDGE Mike Danna
Hill not being selected is somewhat surprising, but there are size and speed concerns there and he is not quite as good on film as perhaps Jourdan Lewis and David Long were. He should still wind up on an NFL roster. All of these guys should get camp invites at the very least. It only takes one NFL team to fall in love with you, but these have been trending names in this section here for awhile, outside of Hill of course.
Other Big Ten Picks
2. Washington Redskins — Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
3. Detroit Lions — Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
4. New York Giants — Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
18. Miami Dolphins — A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
29. Tennessee Titans — Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
32. Kansas City Chiefs — J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
37. Los Angeles Chargers — Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
43. Chicago Bears — Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
50. Chicago Bears — Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State
57. Houston Texans — Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin
62. Green Bay Packers — Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
65. Cincinnati Bengals — K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
81. Las Vegas Raiders — Davon Hamilton, IDL, Ohio State
87. New England Patriots — Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
90. Cleveland Browns — Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin
97. Cincinnati Bengals — Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
111. Las Vegas Raiders — Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
115. New England Patriots — K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
124. Baltimore Ravens — Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State
127. Jacksonville Jaguars — Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
131. Detroit Lions — Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue
141. Las Vegas Raiders — Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa
143. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
152. Baltimore Ravens — Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
157. Green Bay Packers — Khalil Davis, IDL, Nebraska
174. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
177. Miami Dolphins — Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
183. New Orleans Saints — Antoine Brooks Jr., S, Maryland
191. Indianapolis Colts — Mohamed Berry, LB, Nebraska
195. New York Giants — Geno Stone, S, Iowa
202. New York Jets — Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
204. Indianapolis Colts — Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
207. New England Patriots — David Dowell, S, Michigan State
210. Chicago Bears — Raequan Williams, IDL, Michigan State
217. Houston Texans — Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin