2020 NFL Draft Big Board
Updated: Jun 20, 2020
The NFL Draft is finally right around the corner, and I’ve decided to celebrate by finalizing my top 150 big board. I don’t want to spend too much time introducing one of the deepest draft classes in recent memory, so lets just jump into it.
Chase Young, EDGE Ohio State Should make a similar impact from day one as Nick Bosa made last year.
Joe Burrow, QB LSU Very well could be the best QB prospect since Andrew Luck. The ball placement is unbelievable, the touch is magnificent, the pocket presence is X-Man level.
Isaiah Simmons, Weapon Clemson I can’t remember a more versatile defensive player in my lifetime. The right defensive coordinator will get a matchup weapon who can give you pass rush off the edge or blitzing.
Jeffrey Okudah, CB Ohio State Should fit just about any defensive scheme effectively. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him become an All-Pro in his first contract.
Derrick Brown, IDL Auburn Turned SEC offensive linemen into ragdolls for back to back years.
CeeDee Lamb, WR Oklahoma Best throttle control I’ve seen in years, knows when to slow his roll and then crank it up when needed. Turns into a running back after the catch with 26 broken tackles in 2019.
Andrew Thomas, OT Georgia Most refined offensive tackle prospect in a great class. Should step in as a plus starter right away.
Jedrick Wills, OT Alabama Absolute bully in run-blocking with pretty refined technique in pass-pro.
Tristan Wirfs, OT Iowa The combine showed what most of us already knew, but Wirfs’ long arms and athleticism should keep him outside at tackle.
Jerry Jeudy, WR Alabama Gets open enough to be targeted 15-20 times a game in a regular college offense. Snatches your soul on double moves.
Javon Kinlaw, IDL South Carolina Rising up draft boards quickly and for good reason. Kinlaw uses his super powerful frame and long arms to get into the backfield and take over games.
CJ Henderson, CB Florida Man coverage technique is miles ahead of most prospects coming out of school, wouldn’t be surprised to see him step into a CB1 role by the end of his rookie year.
K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE LSU Serious juice coming off the edge with the added bonus of being awesome in coverage.
J.K. Dobbins, RB Ohio State Gives you absolutely everything you ask for at the position. Awesome vision, great burst through the hole, perfect frame, and has shown traits of being a 3 down back. Expect him to be a day 1 full time starter.
Xavier McKinney, S Alabama He’s not going to be a single high, but he can give you everything else. You can trust him man up against TEs and RBs without a problem, count on him in the box to shed a block and stop the run, and can play a deep half in cover 2.
Tee Higgins, WR Clemson Much better route runner than he gets credit for, turns 50/50 balls into 70/30 balls, and really knows how to use his body to stack defenders and get open downfield.
K.J. Hamler, WR Penn State Ridiculous 1st step with crazy explosiveness in and out of his breaks. Speed pops even against teams like Ohio State.
Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama The speed is obvious, but beyond that Ruggs is a physical well-rounded WR that should weaponize the position.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama Left-handed Drew Brees is a bit of a stretch, but his accuracy does remind me of the future hall of famer. He just needs to trust his instincts a big more and get rid of the ball quicker, but as long as he stays healthy he’ll be a plus starter for a long time.
Kristian Fulton, CB LSU Can match and mirror routes with the best of them, will be one of the next great players from DBU.
Mekhi Becton, OT Louisville POWER.
Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin Vision and contact balance are elite and some guys have made 10 year careers from that alone. On top of that, he is an awesome athlete who should have no trouble making the same breakaway runs at the next level.
Kenneth Murray, LB Oklahoma See ball get ball linebacker who has some wiggle to sort through the trash and find ball carriers.
Grant Delpit, S LSU Was arguably the best player in the class coming into the season. The tackling is obviously an issue, but if you fit him into a true single high role he will excel right away.
A.J. Epenesa, EDGE Iowa Uses his impressive length and power generate leverage in 1-1 matchups and overpower tackles off the edge.
Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE Penn State Raw pass-rusher but the traits are out of this world. Big impressive frame and functional strength will never be an issue, the ceiling is incredibly high with Gross-Matos.
Cesar Ruiz, IOL Michigan Ass-kicker in the middle who is probably the smartest IOL in the class.
Patrick Queen, LB LSU His instincts are off the charts, his coverage ability is unbelievable, but his tackling technique needs a lot of work.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR Arizona State Wasn’t asked to run a full route tree, but the routes he was asked to run were impressive, quick feet and snappy hips get him separation effortlessly. Once the ball is in his hands it’s game over for DBs.
Denzel Mims, WR Baylor This man has never lost a contested catch. True story.
Jeff Gladney, CB TCU Lightning quick feet, oily hips, and through-the-roof competitiveness.
D’Andre Swift, RB Georgia Best pass-catching RB we’ve seen in some time, between his route-running and natural hands out of the backfield. Strong lower body allows him to blow through arm tackles and climb to the 2nd level.
Neville Gallimore, IDL Oklahoma You will never question Gallimore’s motor, and on-top of that he has violent hands and impressive athleticism for his size.
Jalen Reagor, WR TCU Super competitive player, really impressive athleticism, incredibly dangerous with the ball in his hands.
Justin Jefferson, WR LSU Really intelligent player who finds the soft spot in zone and plays to the weaknesses of DBs in man. The catch radius is impressive and Jefferson doesn’t hesitate to make the tough catch over the middle.
Jonathan Greenard, EDGE Florida One of my favorite players in this class. Greenard is a really savvy pass-rusher who showed plus athleticism in Indy to solidify his rise up my board.
Zack Baun, LB/EDGE Wisconsin If you ask Baun to play a true edge role, you’re not going to get a top 50 player. If you use his versatility to your advantage you might have a future pro-bowler.
Raekwon Davis, IDL Alabama Violent hands, Davis holds his ground without and issue with impressive footwork and great technique. Tape didn’t fall off much in 2019 after going into the season as a sure-fire 1st round pick.
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR Colorado Laviska is really a running back with the ball in his hands, but his receiving chops aren’t too bad either. If the wrong OC gets his hands on Laviska he will be Cordarrelle Patterson, if the right one does, he’s a pro-bowl player.
Antoine Winfield Jr., S Minnesota Will be an excellent 3rd DB in nickel, will be a very good box safety in base sets.
Josh Jones, OT Houston Really good pass protector with impressive technique, in the right scheme can play from day 1.
Michael Pittman Jr., WR USC Fluid athlete, strong route runner, gives you some wiggle and vision after the catch to boot.
Cam Akers, RB Florida State If he can produce behind the Florida State offensive line, he can produce anywhere.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU Darren Sproles has had a 14 year career in the NFL, and most of those years were pre-offensive revolution. Edwards-Helaire is a better version of the same player coming out at just the right time.
Justin Herbert, QB Oregon Herbert has plus arm-strength at the NFL level the day he’s drafted. Occasionally he shows touch and decisiveness in the pocket, but I would like to see him anticipate more, something that’s tough to do in Oregon’s point and throw offense.
Malik Harrison, LB Ohio State A modern version of a traditional mike. Harrison is strong enough to shed a block, athletic enough to cover LBs and RBs, but occasionally makes a bad read and gets caught out of position.
Marlon Davidson, IDL Auburn For some reason he played as a true edge at Auburn, he should slide inside in the NFL and use his power the make plays in the backfield.
Julian Okwara, EDGE Notre Dame The explosiveness stands out with Okwara, he’s capable of putting a tackle on skates with his speed to power conversion.
Terrell Lewis, EDGE Alabama Pterodactyl arms used to chop OTs and not allow them to get their arms on him.
Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama Hasn’t played the position long, but already shows some impressive traits and instincts for the position, will only get better from here.
Tyler Biadasz, IOL Wisconsin Fires out with awesome leverage. Smart player that communicates well, can play 3 positions from day 1, and kick ass in the run game. Injury history is the only problem with his evaluation.
Jonah Jackson, IOL Ohio State If you can bully people at the same level he has in the Big Ten, it traditionally translates to the NFL.
Lucas Niang, OT TCU Niang has put out 2 years of great tape against some top tier pass-rushers.
Justin Madubuike, IDL Texas A&M Strong lower body, really athletic for his size and position, damn good football player.
Ross Blacklock, IDL TCU Plays with impressive leverage and really controls 1-1 matchups inside.
Ashtyn Davis, S Cal He’s gotten a lot of notoriety for his track background, but he’s actually a really impressive football player for his lack of experience, will only get better from here and is already one of the most impressive safeties in the class on tape.
Jordan Love, QB Utah State In 2018 he showed a lot of promise, even dominating a Michigan State defense that was one of the best in the country. Problem here is the inconsistency in decision making.
Noah Igbinoghene, CB Auburn Really competitive player who doesn’t have a whole lot of experience in football but has the traits to play right away.
Damon Arnette, CB Ohio State The type of corner you hate to play against as a WR. Absolute pest who will be in your face every snap.
Jaylon Johnson, CB Utah Physical corner who can match up with just about any WR right away. The term “sticky” comes to mind every time you watch him.
Tyler Johnson, WR Minnesota Lack of top end athleticism limits his big play ceiling, but he is a really savvy route runner who has an impressive catch radius and inside/outside versatility.
Van Jefferson, WR Florida Acceleration stands out with Van, who frequently goes outside his frame to pluck a ball out of the air without an issue.
Joshua Uche, EDGE Michigan Can run under a table and uses the flexibility to his advantage. Explosive, bendy athlete who just lacks prototypical size for the position.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Michigan If he played with anyone other than Shae Patterson the production would have been a lot more noteworthy. The combine showed his athleticism, and he has shown the traits to be a better NFL player than he was in college.
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT Auburn Former basketball player with fluid, active feet allowing him to excel in pass-pro, with adequate power in the run game.
Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL LSU Doesn’t have the pure power of a lot of top IOL players, but he’s really intelligent, and athletic enough to get to the 2nd level to break run plays open.
Robert Hunt, IOL Louisiana-Lafayette This man kicks ass. Straight up.
Rashard Lawrence, IDL LSU Versatility to play 1-3 tech, awareness is impressive, and he uses his arms to establish leverage and control the line of scrimmage.
Jeremy Chinn, S Southern Illinois Tough to judge his play-making ability against his competition, but Chinn dominated that competition exactly the way you’d hope from a small school talent.
K’Von Wallace, S Clemson Isaiah Simmons gets all the hype, rightfully so, but that Clemson defense wouldn’t have been the same without Wallace, who can play anywhere in the box and cover anybody you ask him to.
A.J. Terrell, CB Clemson Terrell is a damn good man cover corner who had 1 bad game in his college career.
Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State Cam Dantzler has his flaws, but he also he’d Ja’Maar Chase to 20 yards on 2 receptions.
Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB App State Davis-Gaither is a joy to watch on tape, his athleticism and instincts are right up there with anybody in the class, and he uses his long arms to shed blocks and make plays sideline to sideline.
Zack Moss, RB Utah Reminds me of Devonta Freeman with the way he explodes through the line of scrimmage with the ball in his hands. Attacks the defense form the 1st step.
Netane Muti, IOL Fresno State Would be IOL1 if health weren’t a concern. Unfortunately, health is a massive concern.
Matt Hennessy, IOL Temple Reminds me a lot of Erik McCoy out of Texas A&M. Hennessy has a fluid lower body who gets to the 2nd level quickly and effortlessly.
Jordyn Brooks, LB Texas Tech The closing speed is impressive when he locks in on his target, the instincts are there, but the consistency unfortunately is not.
Willie Gay Jr., LB Mississippi State Plays sideline to sideline with impressive closing speed and aggressiveness. Sometimes will take bad angles to avoid a blocker rather than attacking and shedding.
Bryce Hall, CB Virginia Hall’s instincts in zone coverage are probably the best in the class. Unfortunately, health is a major concern, and he’s very scheme specific.
Troy Pride Jr., CB Notre Dame Fiery competitor who trusts himself to a fault, something that is really valuable at the CB position.
Kyle Dugger, S Lenoir-Rhyne Playing against future accountants, it’s tough to measure Dugger’s ability. Fortunately we at least know he will be a plus athlete the day he steps onto an NFL field.
Eno Benjamin, RB Arizona State He’s not a super fluid athlete, but he chops his feet and breaks down tacklers. Doesn’t recognize a lost cause, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina One of the most physical WRs I’ve ever scouted, before and after the catch. Quick, but not an eye-popping athlete.
K.J. Hill, WR Ohio State Complete WR who gives you everything you want except for plus athleticism.
Devin Duvernay, WR Texas Explodes out of his stance with a strong lower body, utilizes consistent hands that are some of the best in the class.
Quartney Davis, WR Texas A&M Plays bigger than he is, sure handed WR with impressive YAC ability.
Antonio Gibson, RB/WR Memphis One of the most fun players to watch on film, You’ll find Gibson making every time he touches the ball.
Jalen Hurts, QB Oklahoma I have little doubt that Jalen Hurts will find a home in the NFL for a long time, his mental processing does make me hesitant to believe in him as a sure-fire starter, but his love of the game has never been questioned.
Jake Fromm, QB Georgia I frequently wonder if we’re going to look back at Fromm’s evaluation and feel stupid for not believing in him.
Alohi Gilman, S Notre Dame Has single high traits, has box traits, but unfortunately hasn’t consistently put them all together. He’s an awesome player who has a really high ceiling.
Darnay Holmes, CB UCLA Foot quickness and explosiveness stand out with Holmes, who has shown plenty of ability in man coverage. Would like to see more physicality, but his physical ability allows him to succeed without it.
Amik Robertson, CB Louisiana Tech Should step in as a scrappy nickel corner from day 1 who has impressive ball skills and can step into an impact role week 1.
Joe Bachie Jr., LB Michigan State Instinctive player who has a knack for finding the ball and making plays. Won’t be surprised to see him play for a decade.
Bradlee Anae, EDGE Utah Elite frame, not elite athleticism. Wide array of pass rushing moves, perfect example of a high floor, low ceiling player.
Darrell Taylor, EDGE Tennessee Needs to be more consistent. Has the functional strength you look for, but lacks the flexibility to be the bendy edge rusher that teams crave.
Josiah Scott, CB Michigan State Played outside his whole MSU career, but his skills translate to the slot in the NFL. Fiery competitor, excellent tackler, sticky coverage corner.
Davon Hamilton, IDL Ohio State Only one year of starter reps, but the frame and power stand out. As a run defender I have no issue translating him to the NFL right away.
Austin Jackson, OT USC Day 1 body who just doesn’t have the core strength you’d like from a day 1 player. Traitsy player who just hasn’t developed his game enough to feel comfortable taking him in the first two rounds.
Isaiah Wilson, OT Georgia Really powerful, steady presence on a Georgia offensive line that has dominated his whole tenure.
Quintez Cephus, WR Wisconsin If Cephus had 4.4 type speed he’d be a 1st round prospect. Unfortunately he doesn’t but he still possesses really impressive short area quickness for his size and has excelled at a variety of routes from every spot across the line of scrimmage.
Saahdiq Charles, OT LSU
Nick Harris, IOL Washington
Brycen Hopkins, TE Purdue
Cole Kmet, TE Notre Dame
Thaddeus Moss, TE LSU
Leki Fotu, IDL Utah
Troy Dye, LB Oregon
Terress Burgess, S Utah
Curtis Weaver, EDGE Boise State
Jack Driscoll, OT Auburn
Matthew Peart, OT UConn
Ezra Clevelant, OT Boise State
Kenny Willekes, EDGE Michigan State
Jabari Zuniga, EDGE Florida
Khalid Kareem, EDGE Notre Dame
Logan Sternbert, IOL Kentucky
Damien Lewis, IOL LSU
Adam Trautman, TE Dayton
Ben Bartch, OT St. Johns
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE Missouri
Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Vanderbilt
Isaiah Hodgins, WR Oregon State
Lynn Bowden, WR Kentucky
Tanner Muse, S Clemson
Michael Ojemudia, CB Iowa
Jordan Elliott, IDL Missouri
Jacob Eason, QB Washington
Colby Parkinson, TE Stanford
Hakeem Adeniji, OT Kansas
Salvon Ahmed, RB Washington
Anthony Gordon, QB Washington State
Gabe Davis, WR UCF
Collin Johnson, WR Texas
Raequan Williams, IDL Michigan State
Evan Weaver, LB Cal
Shaq Quarterman, LB Miami
Harrison Hand, CB Temple
A.J. Dillon, RB Boston College
Reggie Corbin, RB Illinois
Lamical Perine, RB Florida
Anthony McFarland, RB Maryland
Jauan Jennings, WR Tennessee
Hunter Bryant, TE Washington
Josiah Deguara, TE Cincinnati
Harrison Bryant, TE Florida Atlantic
Larrell Murchison, NC State
Ben Bredeson, IOL Michigan
Shane Lemieux, IOL Oregon
Alex Highsmith, EDGE Charlotte
Nick Coe, EDGE Auburn