EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
My overall rank: 18th
This is a player that is a bigger longshot to make it to pick 49 than Zack Baun. Yetur Gross-Matos is a player I fully expected to be drafted in the middle to the back-half of the first round. But as we enter day two of the 2020 NFL Draft, he is still ripe for the picking.
Gross-Matos is still raw and has to clean up his technique as a rusher, but he presents loads of upside at one of the most coveted positions in the league. At 6’5” and 266 pounds with nearly 35” arms, Gross-Matos is bigger and longer than T.J. Watt coming out of Wisconsin in 2017.
Though he didn’t do all of his athletic testing at the NFL Combine, he was projected to test very well and he flashes speed on tape. Gross-Matos has some surprising bend for a player his size, and with the right coaching, he could develop into a star at the next level.
His best season came as a sophomore where he earned 20.0 tackles for a loss and 8.0 sacks. He could be an understudy to Bud Dupree and a full-time starter by his second season.