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2021 prospects not affected by a potential college football cancellation

  • 2021 NFL Draft
  • Ja'Marr Chase
  • NCAA football
  • Penei Sewell
  • Trevor Lawrence
By Bretlagasse July 7, 2020 0 Comment

There is ongoing speculation that that the 2020 college football season may be cancelled. Here are three 2021 draft prospects who will not be affected

The global pandemic of Covid-19 has left so many people questioning the future of anything. Schools and colleges are talking about doing more distance learning and less in person classes. Those questions leave other questions out there, such as, will there be college football in 2020?

Who could imagine the fall without college football? What about the draft eligible players that were hoping to run pro? Some players that returned are probably wishing they had a time machine right about now. Then again, nobody could have guess this would have happened. Now their hopes of playing in the NFL are dangling in the air.

Many players need a strong 2020 season to improve their draft stock. Some players will likely keep the same draft status regardless of how they do, unless they had a terrible season. Here is a look at three players that may not be affected if there is no season in 2020.

Trevor Lawrence – Quarterback – Clemson:

Shocker! Trevor Lawrence is the first player that comes to mind. The star quarterback won the hearts of a nation after leading the Clemson Tigers to a national championship as a true freshman.

Even after a less successful, but still quality sophomore year, he did nothing for evaluators to lower his stock. Lawrence enters this season as the top quarterback and for some the top prospect in this draft. Lawrence has been the runaway favorite to be the number one pick in 2021 for about two years.

Ja’Marr Chase – Wide Receiver – LSU:

LSU had one of the best wide receiver duos in all of college football with Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase. Jefferson ended up as a first round pick by the Vikings, therefore, Chase very well could end up a first round pick.

Not only did he have a strong 2019 season, but he proved to be a true play-making threat opposite of Jefferson. After the historic 2019 season by the LSU offense, there is no reason that Chase should not already be considered a top pick for the 2021 NFL draft. Chase was the best wide receiver in the country last season, and should be the early favorite to be the first receiver off the board in 2021.

Penei Sewell – Offensive Tackle – Oregon:

The Oregon offensive line received high marks from many evaluators with five studs up front. The best of those five was none other than Penei Sewell, who is a pure athlete as a left tackle. He may stand 6-6, 335 pounds, but he plays like he is 290 pounds. That is not a knock on his game whatsoever, as he moves extremely well.

His play style, size and athleticism is very similar to former Philadelphia Eagle, Jason Peters. Due to his pure size and ability, he is hands down the number one offensive tackle in this draft. Sewell is a top five lock in 2021.

Closing thoughts:

Nothing is set in stone about whether there will be a college season in 2020 or not, but if there is not, players will have to rely on their 2019 success. Based on that success, these three players have the best chance of not being affected by no college football in 2020. Even if their is a season, these three would need a terrible season to lose their draft value.

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