With the NFL Draft just a few days away, VYPE ranks the top DFW prospect in order of when their name will be called starting this Thursday.
There could be as many as four within the first three rounds and 10-12 drafted overall. There will also be a dozen free agent signees.
DFW's strength this year is in the skill positions with eight out of the 10 either DB, WR or RB.
No. 1 Jeff Okudah, South Grand Prairie, Ohio State, DB
No-brainer Top 5 pick, He's a special cover-man who is also physical.
No. 2 Jalen Reagor, Waxahachie, TCU, WR
Reagor's name is getting more buzz lately in a DEEP WR class. Top 50 pick.
No. 3 Devin Duvernay, Sachse, Texas, WR
This kid just makes plays. Very physical WR, decent speed, elite hands. Will be taken within Top 64 picks.
No. 4 Eno Benjamin, Wylie East, Arizona State, RB
Running backs not always at a premium, but Eno is probably in the first handful of RB's off board. Will be taken within Top 64 picks.
No. 5 Hakeem Adeniji, Garland, Kansas, OL
Good athleticism for the big-man. Could be early third-rounder.
No. 6 James Proche, DeSoto, SMU, WR
Deep WR draft could drop DeSoto star to third round.
No. 7 Trevis Gipson, Cedar Hill, Tulsa, DT
Everyone needs DL. He's not elite but has worked himself into Round 4.
No. 8 AJ Green, DeSoto, Oklahoma State, DB
Rangy DB who played in pass-happy Big 12. Round 4.
No. 9 JR Reed, Prestonwood Christian, Georgia, DB
Had good career in the SEC. Has seen top-flight offenses. Round 5.
No. 10 Demarkus Acy, Wilmer-Hutchins, Missouri, DB
See above... Round 5.
The NFL Draft is not until April 23rd in Las Vegas, but it's never too early for a Mock Draft. How will Houston's talent be represented in the 2020 NFL Draft?
Here is VYPE's Matt Malatesta's Mock Draft 1.0.
No. 1 K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU, OLB, North Shore
The former North Shore product won a Class 6A Title and an NCAA National Title. He is an outside linebacker with tremendous rangy and speed.
No. 2 CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, WR, Foster
This Falcon checks every box. The size, speed, and hands. He's hungry and will be a first-rounder.
No. 3 Grant Delpit, LSU, S, St. Thomas
Delpit transferred to IMG after his junior year at St. Thomas, but he's another product of "DBU" who can hit and cover.
No. 4 Josh Jones, Houston, OL, FB Bush
Has athletic, basketball feet for a big man. He played hoops at Bush, pass-blocked at UH and will be a 10-year vet in the NFL.
No. 5 Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma, LB, Elkins
Heat-seeking missile on defense. Was a beast in Big 12 with Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Big 12 accolades.
No. 6 Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma, QB, Channelview
Can't count this guy out. QBs at a premium.
No. 7 Ross Blacklock, TCU, DT, Elkins
Big man (6-4, 305-pounds) in the middle. Big 12 Co-Defensive Freshman of the Year. Will anchor at DL for years.
No. 8 Jordan Elliott, Missouri, DT, Westside
At 6-foot-4, 315-pounds, the Westside product had signed with Texas then transferred to Mizzou. He was All-SEC selection.
No. 9 Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech, LB, Stratford
At 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, Brooks is a tackling machine
No. 10 Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota, DB, The Woodlands
Undersized safety but plays BIG like his NFL father. Made huge plays at Minnesota over three years of playing.
No. 11 Patrick Taylor, Jr. Memphis, RB, Atascocita
With Titan's Derrick Henry driving Tennessee to the AFC Championship, it helps Taylor's stock. At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, Taylor is a beast and doesn't have much tread on the tires.
No. 12 Quartney Davis, Texas A&M, WR, Langham Creek
Slot WR had good career for Aggies. Great footwork, pretty good size. Great mid-round pick.
No. 13 Darius Anderson, TCU, RB, George Ranch
A versatile RB, who is a sleeper pick. Carried the Frogs in several games and helped himself in the Senior Bowl.
No. 14 Tyrie Cleveland, Florida, WR, Westfield
Great size. Not used that much at Florida. More as a decoy or blocker. Could catch on with special teams.
No. 15 Debione Renfro, Texas A&M, DB, Pearland
Long-shot, but had pretty good tape as a freshman. Has solid size.
No. 16 Braden Mann, Texas A&M, P, Cy-Fair
He had one of the greatest collegiate punting seasons of all time, Ray Guy Award Winner...how early will he go?
Who Stayed? Who are Top Prospects in 2021
LSU OL Austin Deculus from Cy-Fair (Stayed)
Northwestern LB Paddy Fisher of Katy (Stayed)
Stanford OL Walker Little from Episcopal (Stayed)
Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle from Episcopal (Sophomore)
Florida State DT Marvin Wilson from Episcopal (Stayed)