3 Biggest draft steals of the 2020 NFL Draft

Four years after the 2020 NFL Draft, rookie contracts are up and it is time to see who ended up being a steal late in this unconventional draft.

Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA;  Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) catches the ball against the LA Rams.
Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) catches the ball against the LA Rams. / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Biggest draft steals. . . L'Jarius Sneed. Round 4, Pick 138. L'Jarius Sneed. 1. player. Safety. 124

L'Jarius Sneed is a two-time Super Bowl Champion out of Louisiana Tech who was drafted late in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. The Chiefs are known for taking late-round draft picks and making them into stars, and Sneed is no exception.

Sneed has always been one of the more underappreciated safeties in the league. Of course, there are a lot of great safeties in the league, like Antoine Winfield Jr., who was also drafted in 2020 in the second round, but Sneed should be int he conversation as the greatest currently playing.

In his first season, Sneed did not play in every game, but when he did play, he made an impact. As a quick cornerback who can struggle with penalties here and there, Sneed stays glued to the top receivers in the league. Sneed even made one of the biggest, if not the biggest defensive plays int he 2023 AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens when he punched the ball out just before Zay Flowers could break the plain for the touchdown.

In his most recent season, Sneed went throughout the entire season without allowing a touchdown when his receiver was targeted, not a single one. Now as a free agent, Sneed can go anywhere, but he has voiced his want to stay in Kansas City under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. All eyes will be on where Sneed is going, and if he leaves the Chiefs, this fourth-rounder will be highly sought after in the NFL.

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