The fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft was dominated by selections of linemen on both sides of the ball and defensive backs whose presence and athleticism could make an immediate impact in the pros.
While remaining untouched until the 107th pick and beyond, the players below add freakish skill sets and weapons to elevate their teams' depth charts. Here are five fourth-round draft picks that will make heads turn during the 2020 season.
5. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Washington Redskins
One of the priorities for the Redskins in the 2020 Draft was to upgrade their wide receiving corps. They did this with Antonio Gandy-Golden at 142nd overall. The Liberty product brings size, athleticism, and grit to create separation and gain yards after the catch. In his senior season, Golden-Gandy caught 70 receptions for 1,304 yards and 9 touchdowns. Dwayne Haskins needed a big man to throw to and he has one with this player.
4. Tyler Biadasz, C, Dallas Cowboys
Tyler Biadasz, the 146th overall pick, was taken by the Dallas Cowboys, who needed a to add a center following the retirement of Travis Frederick. Biadasz is most skilled in the run blocking game and there's no doubt he was an overlooked prospect considering he was a member of arguably the best offensive line in the country. As a junior at Wisconsin, he played all 14 games and was named a First-Team All-American and a Rimington Trophy winner for the nation's best center.
3. Josiah Scott, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josiah Scott checked in on the smaller side of the height scale for cornerbacks in the 2020 Draft, but that doesn't blur his talent and potential. Named the best Michigan State prospect, Scott has freakish speed and athleticism that allow him to stick with receivers all over the field. He's also very adept at finding the football and tackling in the open field. At MSU, Scott finished with 98 tackles, 25 pass breakups, and seven interceptions in 30 games.
2. Jaylinn Hawkins, S, Atlanta Falcons
The 134th pick of the 2020 draft by Atlanta, Jaylinn Hawkins is considered the next best Cal defensive back after fellow draftee Ashtyn Davis. Hawkins is an instinctive player whose quickness and playmaking abilities make him a threat. In his college career, he totaled 156 tackles, 10 interceptions, and three forced fumbles. Add in a knack for kick returning, and Hawkins could be a true playmaker for the Falcons
1. Darnay Holmes, CB, New York Giants
Darnay Holmes is another draft selection the Giants are excited to add to their rebuilding defense. The 110th overall pick, Holmes has very fast footwork, straight-line speed, and is plays aggressively in one-on-one coverage. Holmes played in 33 of 35 games at UCLA and finished his college career with 120 tackles, eight interceptions and two touchdowns. In all, Holmes is a player with a skill set that will complement the other corners in the Giants' secondary.