After the 2020 NFL Combine you begin to see some names surface that you may not have heard much about.
Some of that is their combine performance, while most of it comes from media types finally getting the info from team personnel and now getting into the nitty gritty of the 2020 NFL Draft.
These conversations ramp up at this time because single entity draft folks don’t have the manpower to catch up and be as efficient as NFL teams.
One of those names that will start to get more run over the next six weeks heading into the 2020 NFL Draft is Jon Runyan.
Runyan was not an athletic standout at the combine, he did well, but the thing that stood out was his lateral quickness.
His 3-cone drill was in the 80th percentile of testing, making him an elite tester.
The concerns with Runyan come at size. He is 6-4 and 306lbs he is by no means a huge lineman.
However, if he is being looked at on day two or even potentially day three of the 2020 NFL Draft, he should be a target.
His growth from one start his freshman year to back-to-back starting seasons for the Wolverines at left tackle is another good sign.
He compares out favorably to a Rodger Saffold, who was a target for the Cardinals in 2019 free agency.
With Saffold the high end, the worry becomes the low end and Runyan struggling to find the weight to gain and becoming an every down type of player more than a backup.
Joe Dahl from North Dakota State is the type of low end comparison you can see for Runyan, where he came out at 6-4 and 304lbs and now is listed at 6-4 310lbs and has only started 13 games over four seasons.
What do you think of Runyan Jr?