Top Steals From The 2020 NFL Draft Class

Top Steals From The 2020 NFL Draft Class
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The 2020 NFL Draft class will go down in history. It produced franchise cornerstones such as Joe Burrow and Chase Young as well as players who will be looked at as steals for years to come. Here are those steals of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Justin Jefferson

How Jefferson fell to the Vikings as 22nd overall is still mind-boggling to this very day. How the Eagles chose Jalen Reagor over Jefferson is even more mind-boggling. 

Jefferson was Joe Burrow’s favorite target at LSU going for 1540 yards and 18 touchdowns in only fifteen games. Absolutely dominant.

The Vikings needed a replacement for WR Stefon Diggs after his departure to the Buffalo Bills. Jefferson filled that void right away in his rookie season having 1400 receiving yards, seven touchdowns, and 88 receptions, playing all sixteen games. His rookie campaign was so strong that he was the runner-up for AP NFL Rookie of the Year right behind QB Justin Herbert who smashed all of the previously held rookie QB records.

The Vikings should be proud of themselves, grabbing a stud like Jefferson late in the first round. He should be a top receiver in the league for years to come.

Jonathan Taylor

The Indianapolis Colts grabbed a franchise running back at 41st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Taylor burst onto the scene during his rookie year, rushing for 1169 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 77.9 yards per game.

He is another player like Jefferson that makes you wonder why he was selected and looked over by teams that needed to fill a hole at the running back position such as the Detroit Lions. The Lions picked running back D’Andre Swift only six spots ahead of Taylor. Swift only ran for a measly total of 114 yards the entire year, even though he had eight rushing touchdowns.

Despite a good amount of rushing touchdowns during 2020, there is no denying that the Lions would prefer having Jonathan Taylor at running back rather than D’Andre Swift. And people wonder why Detroit is always swimming in a pool of mediocrity.

L’Jarius Sneed

The last player to make it on this list is almost unheard of unless you follow the Kansas City Chiefs religiously. But make no mistake about it, the Chiefs got themselves a stud at CB in only the 4th round of the draft. Sneed had a very impressive rookie year having three interceptions, two sacks, 31 solo tackles, and seven passes defended in only six games.

Yes, Sneed put this stat line together only starting six games. He should be a cornerstone of an already dominant Chiefs team for years to come.

The Verdict

The 2020 NFL Draft Class is one of the best seen in years. For the players that were not picked and the ones that should have been picked.

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Gregory Gullo was born and is a current resident of Staten Island NY. He is a die hard New York Rangers, Giants and Mets fan. He also covers Hockey, NFL and the MLB for Uncut Sports News.
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