Titans: 7-Round Mock Draft using PFF’s Mock Draft Simulator + trades
By John Lowell
112. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
Michigan WR Donovan Peoples-Jones is one of the most polarizing prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. At 6-foot-2 inches tall and 212 pounds, Peoples-Jones could easily be one of the most dominant receivers ever. His vertical leap is 44.5″, and his broad jump measure in at 11-feet seven inches — both in the 99th percentile.
Peoples-Jones will go somewhere between the second and fifth rounds because someone will fall in love with his godlike athleticism. The question is, who will pull the trigger?
Therein lies the beauty of a mock draft. I can take Peoples-Jones and not be held accountable for my actions. While he lacked production at the University of Michigan, the former Wolverine had atrocious quarterback play from QB Shea Patterson.
In 2017, Peoples-Jones was a five-star recruit out of Detroit and decided to stay home at Michigan. Assuming that he might have someone decent throwing him the ball must have been too much to ask. Though Patterson was not considered a slouch coming out of high school, he, also, was a five-star recruit and the third highest-ranked player in the nation in 2016.
As much as I’d like to blame Patterson, most of this is on Peoples-Jones, who could improve significantly as a route runner. And, for a man of his stature, DPJ rarely “goes up and gets it.”
Still, the reward outweighs the risk, here, and DPJ heads to the Titans in this mock.