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14 former JUCO stars hear their names called

The 2020 draft is complete and it was yet another banner year for former junior college players getting drafted into the NFL. Congrats to all of the players and best of luck with your professional careers.

We saw two players taken in the opening round with former Jones College defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw and former Sierra College wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk both taken by the San Francisco 49ers.

One program had two players drafted as East Mississipi College saw former players Tyre Phillips and Brian Cole selected. Phillips went to the Baltimore Ravens in the third round while Phillips went to the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round.

2020 NFL Draft
Rd. Player School NFL Pick

1

Javon Kinlaw

Jones

San Francisco

14

1

Brandon Aiyuk

Sierra

San Francisco

25

3

Antonio Gibson

East Central

Washington

68

3

Damien Lewis

Northwest

Seattle

69

3

Davion Taylor

Coahoma

Philadelphia

103

3

Tyre Phillips

East Mississippi

Baltimore

106

5

Alton Robinson

NE Oklahoma A&M

Seattle

148

5

John Hightower

Hinds

Philadelphia

168

5

Larrell Murchison

Louisburg

Tennessee

174

6

Jake Luton

Ventura

Jacksonville

189

6

John Penisini

Snow

Detroit

197

7

Chris Claybrooks

Fort Scott

Jacksonville

223

7

Arlington Hambright

Garden City

Chicago

226

7

Brian Cole

East Mississippi

Minnesota

249