There are 20 names on this list. That means that guys like Scottie Phillips and speedster Anthony McFarland are on the outside looking in, but after averaging six yards per rush and eight touchdowns in 2019, Deejay Dallas of “The U” edges out Larry Rountree III of the Missouri Tigers and Antonio Gibson of the Memphis Tigers for the 20th spot on this list.
If he’s selected, he’s a Day 3 guy.
We leave South Beach and head to “The Swamp”, and that’s where we find the brilliant Lamical Perine. He’s a five-foot-eleven, 216-pound prospect from the SEC East, but he won’t get a ton of burn after running a rather pedestrian 4.62-second 40-yard dash in the most recent NFL Scouting Combine.
Expect his name to be called on Day 3. If not, he’ll be in somebody’s camp by the time they get started.
Antonio Gibson did well when given the opportunity in the Memphis offense, but the guy everyone wants to talk about is Patrick Taylor Jr. He’s a six-foot, 223-pound standout from the aforementioned Memphis Tigers. He only appeared in six games in 2019. He only got 78 carries, so there wasn’t a large sample size in his final season.
Even still, he averaged 4.5 yards per rush and found his way into the end zone five times. No one’s forgotten that he’ll be available in 2020’s draft.