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Worst Year EVER for Small Schoolers, Only 9 were drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft

Jeremy Chinn and 8 others heard their names called in the 2020 NFL Draft

Through 6 rounds only 5 players from small schools were drafted. This is the worst year ever for small schoolers heading into the 7th round.

Only 9 small schoolers were drafted in 2020 which is down by 8. 17 small schoolers were drafted last year and usually 17-24 are taken every year through the last ten years.

Not having a pro day crushed these small schoolers. It was the worst year ever for small schoolers.

Here are the small schoolers drafted.

  • 37 – Kyle Dugger, Lenoir Rhyne, New England Patriots
  • 64 – Jeremy Chinn – SIU – Carolina Panthers
  • 105 – Adam Trautman – Dayton – New Orleans Saints
  • 116 – Ben Bartch – St. Johns – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 171 – Isaiah Coulter – Rhode Island – Houston Texans
  • 227 – Lachavious Simmons – OL – Tennessee State – Chicago Bears
  • 231 – Ben DeNucci – QB – James Madison – Dallas Cowboys
  • 253 – Kyle Hinton – OL – Washburn – Denver Broncos
  • 254 – Derrek Tuszka – DL – North Dakota State – Denver Broncos

Break down per division

  • FCS – 6
  • D2 – 2
  • D3 – 1

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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