Yetur Gross-Matos Still on the Board for Day 2 of the NFL Draft

By Nick Polak on April 24, 2020 at 8:44 am
Feb 27, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Penn State defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos (DL29) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center.
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Despite the number of people whose sole purposes in their professions are to try and predict what teams will do with their selections in the NFL Draft, it's nearly impossible to pin down what all 32 general managers are going to do. That is even more true in a year where there has been limited scouting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While most mock drafts had Penn State edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos projected as a first-round pick, it just wasn't meant to be.

In a draft where edge rusher was one of the weaker positions overall, only two players at the position were chosen in the first round – Ohio State's Chase Young and LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson. So while it's disappointing that Gross-Matos was not an opening round choice, neither was Iowa's AJ Epenesa, Notre Dame's Julian Okwara, Michigan's Josh Uche, among others.

Gross-Matos still projects to be an impact player, and a lucky team is going to get a steal in the second round as a result. Assuming he is chosen near the top of the second round, some potential fits for the Virginia-native are the New York Giants, the New England Patriots, and the Detroit Lions.

Make sure you stick with Roar Lions Roar to stay updated with Gross-Matos and the rest of Penn State's draft-eligible players.

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