Kyle Dugger 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams

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Kyle Dugger 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

Safety Kyle Dugger is one of the top prospects that didn’t play division one football. Coming out of high school Dugger was unranked, and that’s why he ended up at a Division II school. 

College Career: Dugger spent his college career at Lenoir-Rhyne University and if some other teams could redo it, there are probably some Division I schools that wish they could have had him. During the 2018 season he was named All-South Atlantic Conference, putting up 76 tackles and three interceptions. During the 2019 season he missed time because of injury but was still named a second-team All-American after putting up 31 tackles and two interceptions. He also had success returning kicks bringing two of them back to the house. 

Pros: Dugger is an explosive athlete that is the perfect size to play the safety position on the next level. Dugger isn’t afraid to hit and is also a great tackler. He is great playing zone, especially when he gets in the backfield and goes one on one against a running back. He also is great going deep and even if he is a little beat he usually has the speed to catch up and make the play. His speed also helps as a kick return and day one he should be able to make an impact in that area. He also can line up in the backfield as a running back. 

Cons: At times his processing speed is kinda slow, and that is something that Dugger will need to work on at the next level. .There are times it also seems he is playing down to the competition against. He could get away with that against Division II competition, but in the NFL he will quickly learn that fly. 

Projected Career: The Minnesota Vikings need secondary help and Mike Zimmer is one of the best at developing the back end of the defense. The Vikings also need a reliable kick return and if he is available in the second round when the Vikings pick, they need to select him. 

The Kansas City Chiefs are another team that needs playmakers and he could be a gadget guy for their offense too.


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.