2020 Slap the Sign Notre Dame Brian Kelly Era Player Draft

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Team Leniart – After two offensive line selections, it was time for Jack to move to the opposite line, and he went with a high upside pick in Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery. A first-round pick last year, Tillery will look to contribute more in year two after only starting three games in 2019.

Team Morrison – Daniel continued the Chargers love and took another 2019 draft pick in linebacker Drue Tranquill. Tranquill slipped in the draft due to his injury history in college, but quickly became a fan favorite for LA as a rookie. While he only started three games, he played starter snaps and accumulated over 70 tackles during his rookie season.

Team Whitney – Surprised he lasted this long even with his disappointing career as a first-round selection, but the wait was over for current free-agent wide receiver Michael Floyd in the early third. While Floyd has had his fair share of trouble since entering the league, his first few seasons deserve a ton of merit on this list, and he still has nearly 4,000 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns. He last caught a pass in 2018.

Team Plummer – Mason decided to add some juice to offense and went with free-agent running back C.J. Prosise. He spent the first four years of his career with the Seahawks and started 2 games total – both in his rookie season. He has had a tough time staying healthy, but the Seahawks staff proved to like him when he was on the field.

Team North – The only quarterback eligible for the draft and Carlee swoops up Raiders quarterback DeShone Kizer here in the third. While other players have enjoyed better careers in the NFL, it is hard to have a team without someone throwing the ball. Carlee probably has us all beat on that alone.

Team Erbach – I took the Team Sonny route and took a 2020 draft-eligible player to boost my offensive skill positions. With pick 22, I selected wide receiver, Chase Claypool. After adding two established NFL producers, it was time for a more risky, but talented pick. I’ll take the early special teams production too.

Team Martinez – Sonny went right back to the 2020 draft with his third pick and is obviously a rebuilding team looking to get better quickly. What better way to start than a leader in safety Alohi Gilman. While not the most talented player from an NFL prospect standpoint, it is hard to see Gilman failing in the league.

Team McJunkin – Make that three straight 2020 prospects, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise as we enter the later rounds. The upside of these guys outweighs some of the other proven commodities – and defensive end Khalid Kareem is no different. His upside isn’t that of Okwara, but I could easily see Kareem being an early contributor for whatever team drafts him this weekend.