The only member of the secondary that got drafted this year who didn’t opt out of the 2020 season and ended up improving his stock was Deommodore Lenoir.
Lenoir was a multi-year starter for Oregon and had his breakout as a sophomore and junior with 98 total tackles, four interceptions, and 16 pass breakups. He was one of the most steady defensive backs on the team and that’s the reason he was the first cornerback taken out of Oregon in this year’s draft class.
He also opens the door for the Ducks to have a flurry of cornerbacks selected in the coming years which won’t be a surprise with the likes of Mykael Wright, Dontae Manning, Jaylin Davies, and a host of others coming through the ranks.
In a shorted season in 2020, Lenoir had 35 total tackles and an interception. He joins a defense that is losing a lot from last year and could use a young budding star like him to add to the mix.