Jonathan Taylor Expert NFL Draft Predictions

By David Hayes
Jonathan Taylor Draft projections include him going to the Miami Dolphins.
Jonathan Taylor Draft projections include him going to the Miami Dolphins. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft class brings us a loaded group of running backs, with Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor slightly trailing Georgia's D'Andre Swift in the odds to be the first player selected at the position, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The running back position can be tough to nail down in the draft. In today's NFL, it takes a truly elite talent to climb toward the top of Round 1, which leaves a wide range of potential landing spots for a back like Taylor this April.

Jonathan Taylor Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, has Taylor going to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 49 overall selection in the second round.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, has the Buffalo Bills picking Taylor with the No. 54 overall selection in the second round.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, has a little more confidence in the back-to-back Doak Walker Award winner, projecting the Baltimore Ravens to select Taylor with the No. 28 overall pick in the first round.

USA Today
Luke Easterling, of USA Today's Draftwire, shares this confidence with Cherepinsky here too, as he has the New Orleans Saints taking Taylor even earlier with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round.

FanDuel Sportsbook
Taylor's NFL Draft prop bet odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, project the former Badger's draft pick over/under mark to be 37.5, which would place him in the early second round. Notably, the Los Angeles Chargers own pick No. 37, and the Carolina Panthers have pick No. 38.

Jonathan Taylor NFL Draft Expert Predictions

First Round
- Saints (No. 24)
- Ravens (No. 28)

Second Round
- Chargers/Panthers: (No. 37/No. 38 Pick)
- Steelers (No. 49)
- Bills (No. 54)

While these predictions all suggest Taylor is likely to be drafted between the late first and mid-second round, none of the five experts highlighted above agree on which franchise will ultimately pull the trigger on the Wisconsin product.

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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.