NFL Draft 2020: Five sleepers who could be steals for 49ers, Raiders
Darrynton Evans, RB, Applachian State
Don't take my word for it, just ask Raheem Mostert, who Evans has described as a big brother to him.
While he doesn't fit as a workhorse back, Evans would help a team looking to complement what it already has in the backfield. Evans is a back with top-notch acceleration, incredible agility and shiftiness.
The App State product comes with limitations, but he would fit well with a team looking for a change-of-pace back with home-run potential and the ability to make people miss in space.
James Lynch, DL, Baylor
Both the 49ers and Raiders should be looking for defensive line help at some point in the draft. While both clubs could address the need earlier than Day 3, if they wait then Baylor's James Lynch could be a prospect to scoop up.
Baylor's all-time sack leader has a motor that runs hot and savvy hands. Lynch's physical limitations wiill see him be available on Day 3, but his work ethic and production show he could end up being a late-round steal.
Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
In a deep and loaded wide receiver class, Minnesota' Tyler Johnson has fallen through the cracks. But a team in need of a wide receiver will get lucky when he falls in its lap in the third round or later.
He has great contested-catch ability, physicality and route-running prowess. There are some questions about Johnson's ability to separate at the NFL level, but he has the tools to thrive in the slot and is guy both the Raiders and 49ers should have on their radar.
Rashard Lawrence, DL, LSU
Lawrence was a big-time high school recruit who was hampered by injuries during his time at LSU.
That being said, the 6-foot-2, 308-pound defensive tackle should at the very least be a rotational defensive line player in the NFL. Lawrence is a solid run defender with great effort, aggressiveness and relentless style of play. His lack of length could hamper him at the next level but he should absolutely be able to be a functonal starter.
Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
When you think Day 3 prospect who can turn into a gem, Reggie Robinson comes to mind.
The Tulsa cornerback was a safety in high school, but transitioned to corner in college. He's still learning the position, but he has got the size, length, physicality and ballskills to be a solid NFL corner. He needs work at each type of coverage, but has shown flashes of skills in press, zone and man, so he has the ability to become a solid NFL corner by Year 2 or Year 3 with the right coaching.