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NFL Draft Preview: Wildcats Tate, Taylor, and Wallace could be selected

Posted at 6:40 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 21:50:57-04

TUCSON, Arizona — J.J. Taylor, Khalil Tate, and Jace Whittaker could hear their names called by the end of the three day NFL draft that begins Thursday night on KGUN-TV.

This year's NFL Draft was going to be held in Las Vegas, but it was changed to a virtual draft due to coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Roger Goodell will conduct the draft from his basement, and team executives will communicate with one anthoer through phone and internet. There have been rehearsals.

Taylor, a running back, is forgoing his final year of eligibility. According to most draft websites, he has the best chance of being selected. Tate is at the bottom of the most of the quarterback lists. However, he as been mentored by former Philadelphia Eagle Donovan McNabb, who could put in a good word for the Wildcat. Whittaker, a defensive back, doesn't have an profile but does show up as a late round prospect on some mock draft lists.

Arizona did not have a player selected last year.