This year’s Steelers Draft Board is a bit different than those we have constructed in prior years. Typically, the Steelers speak with about 200 prospects during the pre-Draft process between All-Star Games, the Combine, Pro Days, Private Workouts, and Pre-Draft visits. This year, the coronavirus pandemic put a halt in the schedule before a majority of Pro Days occurred. Teams have been conducting pre-draft meetings via video conference with prospects, but reports of those meetings have been scattershot at best, with some prospects having incomplete evaluations.
Colbert says they have 74 players without a 40-time, 76 with incomplete physicals.
They've interviewed 125 players between Senior Bowl, Combine or FaceTime calls. Says they've done 37 video calls.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 20, 2020
In a typical year, the Steelers draft board will have about 150 players. Given the depth of this class, the lack of information on some prospects, and the fact that the Steelers do not have a first round pick, the team may have even more players listed on their Board this season. Even if the Steelers do not have a major need at the position, the player will still appear on their board, because at some point they would likely become a value pick (for instance, the top quarterbacks might be ranked in the 20s on the Steelers board because at that point in the draft they would be the best prospects remaining). The only things that could take a player off the Steelers draft board would be scheme fits, injuries, or off-field issues where the team simply has too many concerns to even consider drafting the player.
In this spirit, the staff at SCB got together over the last week to do our best to put together a Steelers-specific Draft Board based on both player abilities and team needs. In previous years our First Round Draft Boards were limited to 32 players, but with the Steelers picking 49th this year we listed our Top 50 players. The Steelers are fortunate to not need an immediate starter anywhere but need depth at running back, wide receiver, offensive line, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, and safety. Their positions of least need are cornerback and defensive line. This is not a great draft class for tight ends. The quarterback position is a toss-up because with Ben back the Steelers don’t need a starter and seem to be comfortable with Mason as the #2, yet numerous draft analysts continue to mock a QB to Pittsburgh.
Steelers Top 50 Draft Board
1. Chase Young (EDGE-The Ohio State University)
In the SCB War Room, Chase Young was the top player on 3 of the 4 Boards. Young is the top pass rusher in the draft and had an explosive season at Ohio State. The Steelers did put the franchise tag on Bud Dupree, but there is a lack of depth at outside linebacker behind the starters. If we could add any player from this draft class to the Steelers roster, it would be Chase Young.
2. Isaiah Simmons (LB-Clemson)
The Steelers also lack depth at both inside linebacker and safety. A hybrid player like Simmons that could be moved around the field would be a big benefit to the Steelers defense. Simmons has the size and speed to match up with running backs and tight ends and has the awareness and ball skills to make plays down the field on deep balls.
3. Joe Burrow (QB-LSU)
Burrow is the top quarterback in the draft. Though the Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger coming back for the next two seasons, if a player like Burrow was somehow available to them, he would be a fine addition as he would have the opportunity to learn behind Ben for two years before transitioning into the starting role. Burrow has the potential to be a 10-year starter in the league, and players like that you just can’t pass on. Burrow won 15 games this past season at LSU. All signs point to him being taken 1st overall by the Bengals who have won 15 games in the last 3 years combined.
4. Jeff Okudah (CB-The Ohio State University)
While cornerback is the Steelers deepest position, Okudah is the top corner in the draft class and quite possibly the only one capable of excelling in both man and zone. He had a stellar career at Ohio State and matched up against numerous receivers who will also be drafted this season. He has the physicality, speed, and ball skills that are coveted in a #1 corner.
5. Tristan Wirfs (OT-Iowa)
As discussed in our offensive line preview, there is some uncertainty about the future alignment up front. The Steelers will either need a starter at left guard or right tackle, depending on where they decide to slot Matt Feiler. Our belief is that Feiler is better at guard and while Chuks Okorafor and Zach Banner are both capable backups, if the Steelers had the opportunity to add one of the top tackles in this class it would absolutely be worth the pick. Wirfs is an athletic freak from Iowa who can play both guard and tackle. Given the Steelers current need for positional versatility along the line, Wirfs was elevated to the top lineman on our Steelers Draft Board.
6. Derrick Brown (DT-Auburn)
Brown was one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the country this season. The Steelers lost Javon Hargrave to free agency, and while their true nose tackle only plays about 10-15 snaps a game, Brown has the versatility to both play the nose in a 3-4 and play one of the tackle spots in the nickel defense. Having an anchor in the middle goes a long way to keeping the inside linebackers clean and shutting down opposing rushing attacks.
7. Jerry Jeudy (WR-Alabama)
Jeudy is the draft’s top wide receiver. He was a consistent playmaker at Alabama. He might be the sharpest route-runner in this draft class. The Steelers have their top three receivers set, but need more play-makers on offense capable of gaining big chunks after the catch.
8. Tua Tagovailoa (QB-Alabama)
Tua exploded onto the college scene when he replaced Jalen Hurts in the National Championship Game and brought Alabama back from behind to beat Georgia. While he is slightly undersized, he is arguably the most accurate quarterback in this year’s class and has the arm strength to stretch the field. The knock on Tua has been his ability to stay healthy (he has been injured nearly every season) which could cause him to fall a little in the draft. As we have discussed on the Steel City Blitz podcast, Tua is the one QB we’d be willing to take at 49 if he fell all the way.
9. Jedrick Wills (OT-Alabama)
Wills is the one of the top-tier offensive line prospects. He might be the best pass-blocking tackle in the draft. He lined up at RT for Alabama, and would fit the Steelers need there. One of the most impressive aspects of his tape is that he never gets knocked to the ground.
10. CeeDee Lamb (WR-Oklahoma)
Lamb is an explosive wide receiver who put up impressive college numbers playing in Oklahoma’s offense. He feasted on the relatively soft Big XII defenses. That said, he does have big game experience, playing on Oklahoma teams that lost in the CFP semifinals each of the last three seasons. Lamb has the size, speed, and hands to play in the NFL, and can work his way open when quarterbacks go into the scramble drill (which happened a lot with Baker, Kyler, and Hurts the last three seasons).
11. Mekhi Becton (OT-Louisville)
Some think that Becton may be the first offensive lineman taken in this year’s draft. He is an exceptional athlete for his size and while some of the finer points of his game are still a little raw, he has the talent and upside to anchor a line for years to come. Becton displays very good footwork and a strong upper body, making him an ideal NFL left tackle. Given the Steelers current needs are more for a right tackle or guard, Becton was our second-rated tackle on the board.
12. Andrew Thomas (OT-Georgia)
Thomas is another player that could have the versatility to play either tackle or guard. He has the size to be an NFL tackle and excels in run-blocking where he just mauls defenders. His pass-blocking still needs some work so he may be best suited as a right tackle at the next level, which is where the Steelers need a starter.
13. Henry Ruggs III (WR-Alabama)
Ruggs’ tape was filled with highlights of him just running away from defenders. He backed that up at the Combine but running a 4.27 40, the fastest time of any wide receiver. He might not be the most polished route-runner, but speed is something that can not be taught. The Steelers biggest need on offense is for explosive play-makers and Ruggs is exactly that.
14. Javon Kinlaw (DT-South Carolina)
Kinlaw is an explosive interior defender. He has the size (6’5″ 324 lbs) to be an inside anchor but also the quickness to play as a 3-tech or 5-tech. He might be the best pass rushing defensive tackle in the draft class. However, there are some rumors about medical issues floating around Kinlaw. While his tape shows a player that is capable of being dominant on the inside, there may be some skepticism about his long-term health.
15. Justin Jefferson (WR-LSU)
Jefferson was one of Joe Burrow’s top targets in LSU’s passing attack. He is a polished receiver who explodes out of his breaks to create separation and is able to carry speed through his cuts and make players miss in the open field. He can create separation with his sudden breaks and is adept at making leaping catches to beat defenders in the air. Jefferson is well-rounded and has played both in the slot and out wide.
16. Xavier McKinney (S-Alabama)
McKinney is widely considered the top safety in the class. He would be a perfect fit for what the Steelers need in a “dimebacker.” He lined up as both a strong safety, a Cover-2 safety and as a linebacker in sub packages for the Crimson Tide. He is a versatile defender that is a strong tackler and capable of covering all over the field.
17. Justin Herbert (QB-Oregon)
Last season, many thought that Herbert could have been the top quarterback in the 2019 Draft. He opted to return to Oregon for his senior season. While he is still thought of as a first rounder, he will not be the top quarterback taken in this draft. One of his issues is holding on to the ball for too long and waiting for receivers to get open, rather than throwing with anticipation. He has the elusiveness to make some plays with his feet and has one of the better arms in this draft class, capable of slinging it down the field. Herbert is not as accurate as Tua or Borrow, but is still definitely worth consideration as a prospect if he is able to sit for a year or two and learn an NFL offense.
18. DeAndre Swift (RB-Georgia)
One of the Steelers biggest needs is for a consistent all-around running back. Last year’s slew of injuries left the Steelers having to adopt a running back by committee approach. Swift is our top-rated back in this class. Swift is on the smaller end, but he he has speed to burn and is strong and capable of navigating through traffic on inside runs. He is a capable receiver and blocker and can be used in every phase of an offensive attack.
19. K’Lavon Chaisson (EDGE-LSU)
After Chase Young, there is a fairly sizeable dropoff in EDGE rushers. Chaisson is ideally suited to a 3-4 defense as he played as a stand-up rusher for LSU. He is only a redshirt sophomore and is a bit raw, relying mostly on speed to get after the quarterback. He does not have much in terms of technique or counter moves but has the athleticism and upside to make an impact. At just 21 years old, his best days as a pass rusher are ahead of him as he adds strength and improves his technique.
20. Grant Delpit (S-LSU)
Entering this season, Delpit was thought of as the top safety prospect. He had an inconsistent year where he missed a number of tackles. That said, he is a capable middle of the field defender as a single-high free safety and has the speed and range to attack the ball all over the field. If needed, he has the athleticism to cover tight ends or slot receivers, but he is at his best from the centerfield position when he can see the play develop in front of him then fly to attack the ball.
21. Kenneth Murray (ILB-Oklahoma)
Murray and LSU’s Patrick Queen are considered the top inside linebackers in the draft. While the Steelers made a big move up to get Devin Bush last year, there is still a need for depth at the position. Vince Williams is mostly an early-down linebacker and with Mark Barron being cut, the Steelers need another player who can run and cover from the inside linebacker spot. Murray is a fast and rangy linebacker but like most modern inside backers is a bit undersized and can get caught up against bigger linemen.
22. CJ Henderson (CB-Florida)
Like with EDGE rushers, there is a substantial dropoff from the top prospect to the next tier of players. After Jeff Okudah, this isn’t a great class for elite cornerbacks. Florida’s CJ Henderson is at the top of the second tier. He is an athletic corner that can stick with receivers all over the field from both press and off coverage. The biggest question mark is his tackling, which is something the Steelers typically covet in their corners.
23. Patrick Queen (LB-LSU)
Queen is an inside linebacker reminiscent of Devin Bush. He is a little undersized but has fantastic speed and range. He is adept in coverage and can close out on running backs leaking to the flat in a hurry. His weakness, being a bit undersized, is that he can be overwhelmed by offensive linemen. In the modern NFL where linebackers need to be able to run and cover, Queen fits the mold.
24. Antoine Winfield Jr (S-Minnesota)
Penn State fans still have nightmares of Winfield roving the middle of the field for Minnesota. The son of former Bills and Vikings CB, Winfield has great instincts and ball skills. He had 7 interceptions this past season and is at his best as a single-high “free” safety. When he can attack the play in front of him, he is fast to the ball and capable of undercutting routes. He also spent time covering the slot and recorded 3 sacks coming on blitzes. He is a strong and solid tackler who would be an ideal fit next to Minkah Fitzpatrick in the Steelers secondary.
25. Cesar Ruiz (C-Michigan)
Ruiz is the draft’s top center and has been tied to teams like Dallas who are in desperate need of a starting center. For the Steelers, they have a hole to fill at guard and with the departure of BJ Finney in free agency, also currently lack a backup center. A player like Ruiz would be an excellent addition and would almost immediately become the top backup to all of the interior line positions. The additional benefit of his experience at center is that he could be groomed as the potential replacement for Maurkice Pouncey.
26. Jonathan Taylor (RB-Wisconsin)
Taylor is a big, fast, explosive running back. He was the only running back at the Combine to run a sub-4.4 40 yard dash, coming in at a blistering 4.39 seconds. At 5’10” 226 pounds, he has ideal size and great speed for an NFL back. His college tape is filled with him just blowing away from defenders. The knock on Taylor is twofold. On one hand he is (somewhat unfairly) battling the legacy of previous Wisconsin running backs who have fizzled out in the NFL. He also has battled fumbling issues, losing the ball 18 times in 41 career games. The 18 fumbles is a high number, but they came on 968 career touches. Taylor has averaged 309 carries per season over the last 3 years.
27. Josh Jones (OT-Houston)
Jones primarily played left tackle in Houston’s pass-heavy offensive attack. He is a technically sound pass blocker, but doesn’t have a mauling presence in the run game. At 6’5″, he can get caught playing high at times and is susceptible to rushers who can get low and underneath him. That said, he has the size, physical tools, and footwork to be a quality tackle in the NFL.
28. Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB-LSU)
Edwards-Helaire is on the shorter and lighter side (5’7″ 207 pounds) but is one of the best receiving backs in this year’s draft class. In today’s NFL, where running backs have become increasingly used in the passing game, Edwards-Helaire could be an absolute weapon. He has the short-area agility to make moves on inside runs to find the hole as well as out in space in the passing game. One of his best traits is his low pad level, where he uses his lack of height to an advantage and keeps his legs churning to grind out extra yards.
29. Kristian Fulton (CB-LSU)
Fulton is much better suited to be a zone corner than a press man corner. He has good long speed but needs to be stronger at fighting and redirecting with his hands. He also had some issues tracking the ball deep down the field. That said, in zone coverage he excels. He is a willing tackler, both against the pass and the run, and can explode out of his position and close gaps quickly on receivers. He is one of the better tackling corners in the draft and knows how to get a guy to the ground when breaking them down in space.
30. Austin Jackson (OT-USC)
Jackson is one of the youngest players in this year’s draft class. He is a true junior but is just 20 years old and will turn 21 in August. He is still a bit raw in his technique but has the size (6’5″ 322) and physical gifts of an NFL tackle. Jackson has good footwork and positions his body well but needs to work on his hands – particularly his hand placement and strength. Once he rounds out that part of his game he has the potential to be an elite NFL lineman. Given the Steelers current need for depth along the line, he would be able to compete for the right tackle job immediately (or slot in as the 6th lineman) and potentially be the left tackle of the future.
31. Jalen Reagor (WR-TCU)
Reagor has become a Draft Twitter favorite after an impressive Combine performance. The TCU product has elite long speed (he reportedly ran a sub 4.3 40 at his unattended Pro Day). He is explosive with elite speed which also shows up on tape as him blowing past defensive backs. Reagor is incredibly dangerous with the ball in his hands, but he is not a polished route runner. He is somewhat of a one-trick-pony but his speed and athleticism give him tremendous upside. He is absolutely the burner type receiver that the Steelers could use to take the top off coverages and give Ben a threat down the field.
32. Ross Blacklock (DT-TCU)
Blacklock is an interior defensive lineman with an excellent burst off the line. Finding interior linemen capable of rushing the passer can be rare in today’s NFL and Blacklock has some of those abilities. He has the size and strength to bull rush his way to the quarterback but also the quickness to get past linemen. He dominated in one-on-one situations but struggled against double teams. At 290 pounds he may be slightly undersized to play as a 0-tech or 1-tech player, where he will primarily see double teams. That said, he has the potential to be an elite 3-tech or 5-tech, though he does have some injury history, having missed his entire sophomore season with an Achilles tear.
33. AJ Terrell (CB-Clemson)
Terrell has the size and length to play on the outside in the NFL. He was victimized by Joe Burrow and LSU in the National Championship (but really, who wasn’t this season?) Other than that he had a very solid year as Clemson’s top corner. He has the ability to play in both press and off coverage and has the speed to run deep with receivers. His 4.42 40-yard dash was one of the fastest times in this year’s cornerback class.
34. Brandon Aiyuk (WR-Arizona St)
Aiyuk might be one of the most dangerous players in the draft with the ball in his hands. He plays aggressive and has short-area burst that can create separation in route-running and make defenders miss after the catch. he is an adept returner, possibly one of the best in the draft class, which gives him the potential for an immediate impact. He does need some work on his route-running, but he has the agility that the Steelers seem to cover in their receivers.
35. AJ Epenesa (EDGE-Iowa)
There is some uncertainty surrounding Iowa defensive end AJ Epenesa. Some are not sure exactly where the 6’5″ 275-pound pass rusher fits. He is likely best suited as a 4-3 defensive end. That said, he did not perform well in athletic testing, which could drop his stock. His best attribute on tape seemed to be his play strength. Epenesa does have a variety of pass rushing moves to make up for his lack of athleticism and can close the gap quickly and finish on the QB which led to him racking up 10.5 sacks as a sophomore and 11.5 sacks as a junior. He defends the run well, but the Steelers have learned cautious tales about selecting collegiate production over athleticism in the past.
36. Jeff Gladney (CB-TCU)
Gladney has been a starter since his redshirt freshman season who has consistently been one of the top corners in the Big XII. He is a physical corner with a bit of a nasty streak, but he will gamble on trying to go after balls in the air. This does lead to breakups and interceptions, but also makes him susceptible to pump fakes and double moves.
37. Lloyd Cushenberry (C-LSU)
Cushenberry anchored the middle of LSU’s line and is a quality interior line prospect. He displays good athleticism from the center position and is strong enough the handle defenders at the point of attack. He uses his hands very well and has the burst to get out to the linebackers when run blocking. Cushenberry could be an immediate answer at guard and his versatility to also play center is an added bonus to his game.
38. JK Dobbins (RB-Ohio St)
Anyone who watched Ohio State play this season knows what Dobbins can do in the open field. With the ball in his hands in space, he is incredibly difficult to bring down. He has speed to burn and can run away from defenders, both around the outside and gashing the defense up the middle. Dobbins is an adept inside runner, capable of finding the holes and exploding through them. He is a capable receiver and pass blocker, though both could use a little work. He battled through an injury against Clemson in the CFP semifinal that limited his effectiveness, but overall he is a well-rounded running back prospect at a position where the Steelers need a consistent player.
39. Jordan Love (QB-Utah St)
No player in this draft seems to be generating a wider disparity of opinions than Jordan Love. Some see his tape as displaying rare traits such as elusiveness, arm strength, and the ability to fit throws in while on the run. Others see him as a potential interception machine, particularly when throwing outside the numbers. Love has some arm talent but also has bad habits that will require a lot of practice time to overcome. He has a gunslinger’s mentality but sometimes to a fault (he threw 17 interceptions in 13 games this past season).
40. Denzel Mims (WR-Baylor)
Mims is another receiver that Draft Twitter fell in love with for his big-play abilities. He is tall (6’3″) and slender and ran a blistering 4.38 40-yard dash at the Combine. Mims’ Baylor tape is filled with him blowing past defensive backs on vertical routes. Somewhat reminiscent of Mike Wallace coming out of Ole Miss, he is somewhat of a one trick pony in that he excels at running 9-routes and needs work on his sharpness in running other routes. That said, it is hard to deny his athleticism and explosiveness and his ability to produce big plays in the passing game.
41. Isaiah Wilson (G-Georgia)
Wilson is an absolute mauler in the run game. He played guard at Georgia but could also kick out to right tackle. He does not have the athleticism for left tackle but is absolutely a guy you can run a power rushing attack behind. His tape is filled with highlights of him depositing defenders 5 yards down the field. Wilson locks on and finishes blocks with a vengeance and has the versatility to play either guard spot along with tackle. He could sneak into the end of the first round in the Draft and his grinder mentality would be an amazing fit in Pittsburgh, if he were to fall to the middle of the second round.
42. Yetur Gross-Matos (EDGE-Penn St)
Gross-Matos is a player who would have benefited significantly from having a Pro Day workout. He did not participate in all of the athletic drills at the combine, so there are some question marks to fill in his profile. On tape he displays a variety of pass rushing moves, but does not have elite burst for a speed rush around the edge. He is still relatively young, coming out as a true junior, but has some of the pieces to be a productive pass rusher. He is solid against the run, particularly as a back-side defender where he can close down in a hurry.
43. Zach Baun (LB-Wisconsin)
Baun is a bit of a hybrid linebacker who played on the edge at Wisconsin but may be better suited for the inside. He does not meet the size thresholds for an early-impact pass rusher (he is just 6’2″ and 238 pounds), but tested fairly well athletically. At his size and with his speed, he could be a Chad Brown type that can move around in the defense between an edge rusher and inside backer. He can cover tight ends over the middle. There was a concern raised about his drug testing sample being diluted at the Combine.
44. Ezra Cleveland (OT-Boise St)
Cleveland is considered among the second tier of tackles. After an impressive Combine performance, his stock skyrocketed and is now being discussed as a potential late 1st/early 2nd round pick. He has solid technique and is at his best in a zone rushing attack where he can set up blocks while on the move. He did battle through some injuries last season but stayed on the field. The hardest part of drafting him would be seeing a guy named “Cleveland” playing for the Steelers.
45. Michael Pittman (WR-USC)
Pittman is one of the best route-runners in this class. He does not have elite explosiveness or long speed, but he is fast enough to get deep and get separation from defenders. Pittman is a smart, heady player capable of finding holes in zones and continuing to work to stay open for his quarterbacks. He has excellent size and makes great leaping catches and over the shoulder grabs, using his frame to shield away the defender. Pittman can run the entire route tree and is a willing blocker in both the run game and passing game. He would fit the Steelers mold almost perfectly and be a tremendous asset all over the field.
46. Neville Gallimore (DT-Oklahoma)
Gallimore got a late start to his football career, growing up in Canada, but earned his way to being a starter in his redshirt freshman season. He showed flashes of ability and is a high-motor player that won’t stop pressing until he gets through the line. He is not a dominant interior rusher but is able to work the gaps against offensive linemen and has the strength and quickness to get through to make plays in the backfield. One of the knocks on him is his pad level where he can get caught playing too high and letting linemen get underneath him and move him off the spot. What the Steelers need to replace Javon Hargrave is an anchor in the middle, and as Gallimore’s game continues to improve he could be just that kind of player.
47. Laviska Shenault (WR-Colorado)
Shenault is a big, strong wide receiver who lined up all over Colorado’s offense. He has expereince both out wide, in the slot, and in the backfield both as a running back and a wildcat quarterback. He is not an extremely sharp route runner but is very good when he can go in a straight line, either on 9-routes or on jet sweeps. With the ball in his hands, he acts more like a running back and welcomes contact. At just 21 years old, he has tremendous upside to improve the finer points of his game.
48. Cam Akers (RB-Florida St)
Akers might be the most well-rounded back in this draft class. He is a three-down back who can hold his own as a blocker and did a nice job in the receiving game with 69 career receptions. Akers is adept at finding the end zone and has a nose for the goal line, picking out the right gaps in short-yardage situations. He has more long speed (4.47 40-yard dash) than short area quickness but is capable of running away from defenders once he gets rolling. Akers just turned 21 years old and has tremendous upside as an all-around back.
49. Lucas Niang (OT-TCU)
Niang is a well-rounded offensive tackle who excelled in run blocking. His best fit in the NFL may be at right tackle as he doesn’t have the quick kick out to slow down speed rushers on the left side. He has very good instincts and reads stunts and twists well. There are some medical questions that could drop him down the board, but his technique is very good which will come in handy at the next level.
50. Jeremy Chinn (LB/S-Southern Illinois)
Playing at the FCS level, Chinn dominated on defense. He did not have a consistent position and played all over the field for the Salukis. In the NFL, he may be best suited for an inside linebackers role in the “dimebacker” hybrid that the Steelers have coveted for a few years. He is an outstanding athlete who topped the safety rankings in SPARQ and has the speed to cover sideline to sideline. In Year One he could step in as a sub package defender and potentially be a long-term starter next to Devin Bush in the middle.
Next Best Available
QB – Jalen Hurts (Alabama)
RB – Zack Moss (Utah)
WR – Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan), KJ Hamler (Penn State) Tyler Johnson (Minnesota), Tee Higgins (Clemson)
TE – Cole Kmet (Notre Dame), Adam Trautman (Dayton)
OL – Tyler Biadasz (Wisconsin), Solomon Kinley (Georgia), Robert Hunt (Louisiana)
DL – Justin Madubuike (Texas A&M), Raekwon Davis (Alabama)
EDGE – Josh Uche (Michigan), Curtis Weaver (Boise St), Marlon Davidson (Auburn)
ILB – Jordan Brooks (Texas Tech), Logan Wilson (Wyoming), Willie Gay Jr (Mississippi St)
CB – Jaylon Johnson (Utah), Trevon Diggs (Alabama), Bryce Hall (Virginia), Cam Dantzler (Mississippi St), Damon Arnette (Ohio St)
S – Ashtyn Davis (California)