The COVID-19/virtual 2020 NFL Draft begins this Thursday evening and as usual Ole Miss football is well represented by some talented Rebels.
The effects the current pandemic have had on Ole Miss football and Rebels fans throughout the spring has been tough. The effects of COVID-19 on the NFL and prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft have been equally as bad. The NFL suspended pro days at the university so we were limited in seeing just the players who were invited to the 2020 NFL Combine which began in late February. Naturally, we have grown accustomed to seeing Rebels in the combine each spring and they have historically graded well.
Seniors Scottie Phillips, Josiah Coatney, Benito Jones and Qaadir Sheppard were invited to show their ability to mark good landing spots for each in the rapidly approaching 2020 NFL Draft. Each player will be awaiting where they may or may not be playing professional football in the COVID-19/virtual version of the draft.
We already know the NFL is already having glitches in the new draft system. Regardless of how well the new draft will work out, the show will go on and players will somehow get drafted. OHT takes a look at the four Rebels in the draft, their NFL Combine grades and project approximately where they may get selected in the draft. This should be a wild and amusing draft regardless of the outcome so let’s get started.