There were three players from DII and DIII football programs picked in the 2020 NFL draft, with the first one taken in the second round. Here is what you need to know about the small school standouts:

Kyle Dugger, Safety (Lenoir-Rhyne) — Round 2, No. 37 overall

The Division II star was picked 37th overall by the New England Patriots, making him the fifth pick in the second round of the draft — and the first from outside the FBS level. Duggar caught the eye of New England scouts with his 237 total tackles with 10 interceptions during his college career.

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The 6-foot-2 safety was the only DII player to be invited to the Senior Bowl this year and was the first player from Lenoir-Rhyne to be drafted in 20 years. Duggar was also awarded the Cliff Harris Award as the top Division II defensive player and was the highest DII draft pick since 1999. Despite missing time this past season due to injury, Dugger did return two punts for touchdowns against UVA-Wise.

Ben Bartch, Offensive Tackle (Saint John’s (Minn.)) — Round 4, No. 116 overall

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Ben Bartch from Saint John's (Minn.) was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars

Ben Bartch was the only Division III player taken off of the board during the 2020 NFL draft, as the OT out of Saint John’s (Minn.) was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round with the 116th pick. 

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Bartch impressed teams with his athleticism and versatility. Although he finished his career with the Johnnies as a left tackle, the 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman played tight end his first two seasons with Saint John’s. 

Kyle Hinton, Offensive Guard (Washburn) — Round 7, No. 253 overall