Day 3 has gone off in a flurry of picks with the Pac-12 dominating the selections during Rounds 4-7 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Here’s a rundown of all the Pac-12 players drafted on Day 3:
114th overall — Leki Fotu to the Arizona Cardinals
Fotu is a dominant nose tackle who earned back-to-back All-Pac 12 First Team honors and he’ll have to rely on his powerful bull-rush and strong run defense as he adjusts to NFL life.
122nd overall — Jacob Eason to the Indianapolis Colts
The Colts got their heir apparent to Philip Rivers after Eason declared after just one season of starting experience with the Washington Huskies. He’s got a rocket arm but is certainly a developmental project who will benefit from sitting behind Rivers.
132nd overall — Troy Dye to the Minnesota Vikings
Dye is a pro’s pro and should be a valuable asset to Minnesota’s defense. Despite injuries that hampered him, Dye flew all over the field for the Oregon Ducks a season ago and was simply put: a tackling machine.
150th overall — Shane Lemieux to the New York Giants
Lemieux joins fellow Pac-12 player Darnay Holmes in the Big Apple after he dominated action last year on the nation’s top offensive line. Lemieux is a powerful player both in the run and pass game and brings positional versatility to the Giants line.
160th overall — Nick Harris to the Cleveland Browns
Harris was apart of a stalwart offensive line with Washington and he heads to a Browns offensive line that needed some help. His athleticism should see him receive serious plug-and-play snaps early in his career.
179th overall — Bradlee Anae to the Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are re-tooling their defensive line and Anae adds a dynamic pass-rusher to the group. He made first-round players look like undraftable prospects at times with the Utes and should have no trouble making the team in Dallas.
189th overall — Jake Luton to the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars grabbed what should be a solid backup for Gardner Minshew. What few didn’t realize about Luton, is that for the first time in his career in 2019, he entered the season with the same offensive coordinator from the prior season. Continuity paid dividends in 2019 and that should pay off if it continues in his career.
197th overall — John Penisini to the Detroit Lions
The Lions needed pass-rushing help and that’s what they grabbed with Penisini, who flashed at times with the Utes opposite Fotu.
202nd overall — Evan Weaver to the Arizona Cardinals
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203rd overall — Blake Brandel to the Minnesota Vikings
Perhaps the best pure pass protector in the entire class had to wait until the 203rd pick to hear his name called, but finds himself in a solid situation. He has late-round sleeper written all over him — and better than that — has starter written all over him.
207th overall — Isaiah Hodgins to the Buffalo Bills
The Bills are grabbing weapons left and right for Josh Allen and this selection of Hodgins gives them the best red-zone receiver in the entire class. Hodgins has incredible hands and this is a steal of a pick this late in the draft.
208th overall — Jake Hanson to the Green Bay Packers
Hanson was a four-year starter for the Ducks and was dominant over his career, especially on last year’s top OL in the country. He’ll have to show out in camp to make a spot, on what is a decent offensive line in terms of depth.
222nd overall — Eno Benjamin to the Arizona Cardinals
The most elusive back in the draft class, Benjamin heads to an awesome landing spot for him as the Cardinals can utilize his ability in the open space and his ability in the passing game better than any other offense. This is a great fit.
226th overall — Arlington Hambright to the Chicago Bears
Hambright likely pencils in as a candidate to switch to guard after playing tackle with the Buffaloes. He was the first selection on the offensive line by the Bears, who needed OL help after last year.
233rd overall — Casey Toohill to the Philadelphia Eagles
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