The 2020 NFL Draft is still a go for next month.
Las Vegas will not be playing host to the NFL Draft anymore, but it’s still on track to happen. The league is planning for a remote draft that will be nationally televised.
NBC Sports NFL insider Peter King wrote on Monday morning that there’s one “mystery man” prospect being talked about a lot inside personnel rooms (or, at this point, over Zoom calls).
That prospect: Cal sprinter turned defensive back Ashtyn Davis. The All-American hurdler turned himself into quite the football player after walking on.
“He’s the mystery man of the draft,” one GM told King.
Davis, 23, became one of the top defensive backs in the country at Cal. He was a first-team All-Pac 12 player and a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation’s most-outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.
NFL teams aren’t quite sure what to make of Davis yet, though.
I asked one GM over the weekend where Davis might be picked. “Thirty-five? Seventy-five? I’m guessing,” he said.
Usually in cases like this, someone will take a shot on Davis earlier than expected.
The NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday, April 23.