There are a host of NFL prospects from Historically Black Colleges and Universities who could be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, which will take place April 23-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are some quality HBCU players available of both sides of the football.

On offense, pros scouts will have a chance to pick some great offensive linemen and some talented skilled position players in this year’s crop. On defense, NFL teams could select a player to bolster their defensive line or dip into the secondary and pick a defensive back.

These 10 HBCU prospects could hear their names called during draft time or they could end up signing with some NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Either way they could have an opportunity to play on Sundays.

Alex Taylor

Offensive Line

South Carolina State

6-foot-9, 308 pounds

Taylor is one of the best offensive linemen in the country. He’s very athletic. He has great strength and quickness. He participated in the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. Taylor comes from an outstanding football program. The Bulldogs have recently produced two magnificent players with nose tackle Javon Hargrave (Philadelphia Eagles) and linebacker Darius Leonard.

Kaiden Crawford

Offensive Line

Delaware State

6-foot-5, 310 pounds

Crawford played high school football at Simon Gratz. The former Public League standout had a great career at Delaware State. Crawford, an All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection, is a terrific run and pass blocker. He has good size and agility.

Marcus Pettiford

Offensive Line

North Carolina A&T

6-foot-4, 286 pounds

Pettiford is one of the best all-around offensive linemen in the MEAC. He played great football at North Carolina A&T and helped the Aggies win the Celebration Bowl. Pettiford can get out in front on all the running plays and clear the way. His blocking skills have been outstanding throughout his career.

Elijah Bell

Wide Receiver

North Carolina A&T

6-foot-1,225 pounds

Bell was a big part of North Carolina A&T’s passing attack. He had 53 receptions for 782 yards and six touchdowns. Bell averaged 14.8 yards a catch. He has the ability to get open and make plays.

Jimmie Robinson

Wide Receiver/ Return Specialist

Bethune-Cookman

5-foot-8, 175 pounds

Robinson was one of the most exciting players in the MEAC. His speed and open field moves were spectacular. As a kickoff returner, he averaged 28.1 yards a return. He was ranked third ranked among FCS return specialists. As a receiver, he had 39 catches for 468 yards and four TDs.

Chris Rowland

Wide Receiver/ Return Specialist

Tennessee State

5-foot-8, 180 pounds

Rowland had a tremendous football season. He had 104 receptions for 1,437 yards and eight TDs. He also did extremely well as a return specialist. He had 14 punt returns for 166 yards and one TD averaging 11.9 yards a return. Rowland had 15 kickoff returns for 375 yards and one TD while tallying 25.0 yards a return.

Jordan Bentley

Running Back

Alabama A&M

6-foot-1, 195 pounds

Bentley led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in rushing with 1,417 yards. He averaged 5.2 yards a carry. He also scored 18 TDs. Bentley has the ability to get to the edge and run between the tackles.

Solomon Bassett

Defensive Line

Lincoln University

6-foot-3, 250 pounds

Bassett did some fantastic work in so many areas. He had 41 total and 24 solo tackles along with 12 tackles for loss. He was always around the football. Bassett has the ability to run the passer, too. He had six sacks. He even had five blocked kicks.

Joe McWilliams

Defensive Back

Grambling State

5-foot-11, 175 pounds

McWilliams has great cover skills. He had six interceptions and returned three of them for touchdowns. He has great play-making talents in the secondary.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.