- Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU – Selected by the Tennessee Titans 61st overall
Kristian Fulton dropping into the second round came as a surprise to most analysts, and I’m sure some general managers. He’s arguably a top-5 corner in this class, hence making him a value pick.
Playing on the opposite side of Joe Burrow is no joke. You are constantly under duress since teams are always trying to catch up. Despite essentially facing pro-style offenses every week, Fulton held his own. He’s regarded as one of the better man-coverage corners in this class while owning the ability to break up almost any pass. He’s got a great extension, shown by his 14 pass deflections; 10th in all CFB. The Titans grab a fierce competitor day two of the draft and, someone that’ll end up as a top-3 corner of this class when it’s all said and done.
- Deandre Swift, RB, Georgia – Selected by the Detroit Lions 35th overall
In my mind, Deandre Swift was the only draftable running back in round one on this draft. The Kansas City Chiefs downright disagreed with my analysis and selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire, with the 32nd overall pick. Swift’s pure playmaking ability for the Bulldogs offenses last season, makes his value in round two so prominent.
Matt Patricia is currently acing this 2020 draft through the first two rounds. He grabbed the most dynamic back in this class, that’ll create a staggering one-two punch with Kerryon Johnson. Detroit has finished bottom-5 in rushing in the NFL since Barry Sanders’s retirement. They also didn’t have a running back go over 100-yards in a game for 5 seasons, until Johnson’s rookie year in 2018. With the addition of Swift, Detroit will have one of the scariest duos in the league. They’ll be able to run you over with Johnson and juke you out of your shoes with Swift. His name says it all.
- Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn – Selected by the Atlanta Falcons 47th overall
What makes Davidson an excellent value pick is his versatility. He can play a multitude of positions on the front four. His ability to play 4-3 or 3-4 defensive end, 4-3 or 3-4 DT, and as a stand-up 3-4 outside linebacker; makes this selection all too obvious for the Falcons.
Atlanta’s head coach, Dan Quinn just got a brand new toy that’ll act as his version of Michael Bennett tracing back to his Seattle days. Similiar what he did with Bennett, he can use Davidson as an impact defensive lineman, that’ll play all 3-downs. He’ll look to aid the Falcons new-look defensive line; consisting of Dante Fowler Jr, Grady Jarrett, Takk McKinley, and Tyeler Davison. A perfect schematical fit for both parties and a huge get for Atlanta, after a first-round flop
- Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis – Selected by the Washington Redskins 66th overall
By now, you probably realize my definition of value… Antonio Gibson is a versatile offensive player. He played wide receiver and running back for the Memphis Tigers, and was ultimately their big-play threat.
Ron Rivera drafted a similar player in Curtis Samuel when he coached the Carolina Panthers. Gibson is exactly that. He’s a plug-and-play guy, that’ll play just about any skill position on an offense. Pairing him with rookie sensation Terry McLaurin, and sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins should frighten the back end of any opposing defense. Seems like Rivera wants to live, and die by the deep ball… BUT I LOVE IT. Great value in the third round.