The seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft typically get glossed over given the fact it's the end of the weekend and the sexiest talent has already left the board.
But we can't discount the motivation these guys have. They've typically been overlooked for their entire careers, whether it happened some point in high school or college, and now again at the highest level. So expect these guys to used the late selection as fuel to make an immediate impact in the NFL.
5. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Benjamin was considered a prospect who should have gone long before the seventh round, and for that reason he becomes a sleeper candidate for the Arizona Cardinals. He's described as a workhorse back with stellar vision, moves, and hands like a wide receiver. He could offer the Cardinals a weapon both in the backfield and in the flat. As a junior, Benjamin rushed for 1,083 yards and 10 touchdowns. Not bad!
4. Casey Toohill, DE, Philadelphia Eagles
Toohill spent only one season as a starter at Stanford, but he truly made the most of it and flourished. The 233rd overall pick is a dynamic pass rusher who thrives at getting around the edges and sinking back in coverage if necessary. He was an All-Pac-12 honors recipient as a fifth year senior and finished his collegiate career with 124 tackles, 14 sacks, and an interception. More defensive front depth for the Eagles.
3. Stantley Thomas-Oliver, CB, Carolina Panthers
FIU cornerback product Stantley Thomas-Oliver thrived in 2019 despite being relatively new to the position. His greatest value for the Panthers will come from his ball skills considering he's a former wide receiver. Expect this draftee to surprise offenses with a few interceptions if he can master his coverages and reads. He posted 94 tackles and two interceptions after the position change.
2. Jauan Jennings, WR, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers seventh round (217th overall) selection Jauan Jennings is tremendous at gaining yards after the catch and has great size. Scouts feel he doesn't create separation very well, but at 6-3, 212 pounds, we're sure some coaching can help him with that. Jennings finished his college career with 146 receptions for 2,153 yards and 19 touchdowns.
1. Carter Coughlin, DE, New York Giants
Coughlin is a speedy and aggressive linebacker from Minnesota, and that's exactly what the Giants defend needs. He can beat blockers off the ball and is also a quality coverage 'backer. A second-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, Coughlin had 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year. Not bad, right? The two seasons prior he had a combined 16 sacks, so it's clear the man can get to the quarterback. The G-Men need their vaunted pass rush back and some good coverage linebackers, so don't be surprised if Coughlin is getting reps his rookie year.