There have been three gamers from DII and DIII soccer packages picked within the 2020 NFL draft, with the primary one taken within the second spherical. Here’s what it’s good to know in regards to the small college standouts:
Kyle Dugger, Security (Lenoir-Rhyne) — Spherical 2, No. 37 general
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The Division II star was picked thirty seventh general by the New England Patriots, making him the fifth decide within the second spherical of the draft — and the primary from exterior the FBS stage. Dugger caught the attention of New England scouts along with his 237 whole tackles with 10 interceptions throughout his school profession.
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The 6-foot-2 security was the one DII participant to be invited to the Senior Bowl this yr and was the primary participant from Lenoir-Rhyne to be drafted in 20 years. Dugger was additionally awarded the Cliff Harris Award as the highest Division II defensive participant and was the very best DII draft decide since 1999. Regardless of lacking time this previous season resulting from damage, Dugger did return two punts for touchdowns towards UVA-Clever.
Ben Bartch, Offensive Deal with (Saint John’s (Minn.)) — Spherical 4, No. 116 general
Ben Bartch was the one Division III participant taken off of the board throughout the 2020 NFL draft, because the OT out of Saint John’s (Minn.) was chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars within the fourth spherical with the 116th decide.
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Bartch impressed groups along with his athleticism and flexibility. Though he completed his profession with the Johnnies as a left sort out, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman performed tight finish his first two seasons with Saint John’s.
Kyle Hinton, Offensive Guard (Washburn) — Spherical 7, No. 253 general
The Washburn offensive lineman out of Peoria, Ariz. was the second Division II participant drafted within the 2020 NFL draft. Picked up by the Minnesota Vikings because the 253rd general decide within the seventh spherical, Hinton will look to be a formidable addition to the Vikings’ offensive line. He was a four-time all-conference choice throughout his 4 years at Washburn and began the final 34 video games of his profession. Hinton additionally earned second staff All-American honors in monitor and area by ending ninth on the NCAA championships within the weight throw.