2020 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 100

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The 2020 NFL Draft is deep in a lot of areas. There are clearly defined top players at key positions at quarterback and edge rusher. With that, Chase Young takes the top overall spot simply because his floor is so much higher than Joe Burrow’s. We have seen multiple years of dominant Chase Young versus only a single dominant year from Burrow and that is what really vaults Young to the top for me. Jeffrey Okudah, Derrick Brown and Isaiah Simmons have also separated themselves as top positional talents and have a high likelihood of being drafted within the first 10 picks.

With that, let’s look at the top 100 players in this year’s draft class on our first 2020 NFL Draft Big Board.

The Top 50

1: Chase Young, Ohio State - Edge

2: Joe Burrow, LSU - Quarterback

3: Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State - Cornerback

4: Derrick Brown, Auburn - Interior D-Line

5: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson - Linebacker

6: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama - Wide Receiver

7: Jedrick Wills, Alabama - Tackle

8: Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma - Wide Receiver

9: Andrew Thomas, Georgia - Tackle

10: A.J. Epenesa, Iowa - Edge

11: Henry Ruggs, Alabama - Wide Receiver

12: Tristan Wirfs, Iowa - Tackle

13: Laviska Shenault, Colorado - Wide Receiver

14: Tee Higgins, Clemson - Wide Receiver

15: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama - Quarterback

16: Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina - Interior D-Line

17: Kristian Fulton, LSU - Cornerback

18: Justin Jefferson, LSU - Wide Receiver

19: Grant Delpit, LSU - Safety

20: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin - Running Back

21: Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State - Edge

22: Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma - Linebacker

23: Justin Herbert, Oregon - Quarterback

24: Terrell Lewis, Alabama - Edge

25: K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU - Edge

26: James Lynch, Baylor - Interior D-Line

27: D’Andre Swift, Georgia - Running Back

28: Mekhi Becton, Louisville - Tackle

29: Jeff Gladney, TCU - Cornerback

30: JK Dobbins, Ohio State - Running Back

31: Antoine Winfield Jr, Minnesota - Safety

32: Xavier McKinney, Alabama - Safety

33: Zach Baun, Wisconsin - Edge

34: Patrick Queen, LSU - Linebacker

35: CJ Henderson, Florida - Cornerback

36: Netane Muti, Fresno State - Interior O-Line

37: Trevon Diggs, Alabama - Cornerback

38: Jalen Reagor, TCU - Wide Receiver

39: Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma - Interior D-Line

40: Justin Madubukie, Texas A&M - Interior D-Line

41: Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State - Wide Receiver

42: Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin - Interior O-Line

43: Nick Harris, Washington - Interior O-Line

44: Jacob Eason, Washington - Quarterback

45: Cole Kmet, Notre Dame - Tight End

46: Julian Okwara, Notre Dame - Edge

47: Ashtyn Davis, California - Safety

48: Cam Akers, Florida State - Running Back

49: Ross Blacklock, TCU - Interior D-Line

50: Tyler Johnson, Minnesota - Wide Receiver

High Guy, Low Guy, My Guy - Players 1-50

High Guy - Antoine Winfield Jr, Safety, Minnesota

As much a ball hawk (7 interceptions) as an enforcer, Winfield brings physicality, NFL bloodlines and a great football IQ as one of the draft’s best safeties. He’s slightly undersized and comes with some injury concerns, but when healthy he is an absolute difference maker with his ability to create turnovers and negative plays. He plays well in single high and has the instincts and aggressive nature to play in the box or even as a dime linebacker. Winfield’s 2019 tape shows a disruptive player who with a strong combine performance should go in the top 50 picks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Low Guy - Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback, Alabama

Tua brings a lot of positives to the field and demonstrates the toughness and leadership teams look for in a franchise quarterback. He throws a beautiful ball with anticipation, timing and accuracy few quarterbacks coming out of college display. However, the hip injury he suffered at Mississippi State would scare me if I was a GM of any team drafting him. In the NFL, availability/durability is one of the most important aspects of playing quarterback (just ask Philadelphia). Tua had multiple seasons of injury issues in his lower body that raise questions as to how he could hold up over a 16-game NFL season. Ultimately there is a team out there will think they can make it work, but the risk is very high.

My Guy - James Lynch, Defensive Lineman, Baylor

This guy is a baller! Lynch checks in at 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds and just destroyed Big 12 offenses this year. One on one he is a handful with a great blend of size, strength and quickness. When playing against double teams at the point of attack he stacks blocks and shoot gaps consistently disrupting plays in the backfield. What truly makes him elite is his ability to win rushing the passer from any area on the field. Lynch uses his hands extremely well to disengage from blockers and then has the quickness and strength to collapse the pocket and reach the quarterback. I’m looking for Lynch to be a riser through the process and find himself in round one when it’s draft night.

Players 51-100

51: Jake Fromm, Georgia - Quarterback

52: Prince Tega-Wanogho, Auburn - Tackle

53: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU - Running Back

54: Donovan People-Jones, Michigan - Wide Receiver

55: Jordan Love, Utah State - Quarterback

56: Malik Harrison, Ohio State - Linebacker

57: Michael Pittman, USC - Wide Receiver

58: Isaiah Wilson, Georgia - Tackle

59: Anfernee Jennings, Alabama - Edge

60: Brycen Hopkins, Purdue - Tight End

61: Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech - Linebacker

62: Jaylon Johnson, Utah - Cornerback

63: KJ Hamler, Penn State - Wide Receiver

64: John Simpson, Clemson - Interior O-Line

65: Raekwon Davis, Alabama - Interior D-Line

66: AJ Terrell, Clemson - Cornerback

67: Hunter Bryant, Washington - Tight End

68: Trey Adams, Washington - Tackle

69: Austin Jackson, USC - Tackle

70: Kenny Willekes, Michigan State - Edge

71: Rashard, Lawrence, LSU - Interior D-Line

72: Monty Rice, Georgia - Linebacker

73: Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State - Cornerback

74: Curtis Weaver, Boise State - Edge

75: Damon Arnette, Ohio State - Cornerback

76: Josh Jones, Houston - Tackle

77: Matt Peart, UConn - Tackle

78: Gabriel Davis, UCF - Wide Receiver

79: Devin Duvernay, Texas - Wide Receiver

80: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma - Quarterback

81: Zach Moss, Utah - Running Back

82: Brandon Jones, Texas - Safety

83: Chase Claypool, Notre Dame - Wide Receiver

84: Troy Dye, Oregon - Linebacker

85: Ben Bredeson, Michigan - Interior O-Line

86: Thad Moss, LSU - Tight End

87: Jonathan Greenard, Florida - Edge

88: Quartney Davis, Texas A&M - Wide Receiver

89: Evan Weaver, California - Linebacker

90: Lucas Niang, TCU - Tackle

91: Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU - Interior O-Line

92: Bradley Anae, Utah - Edge

93: Lynn Bowden, Kentucky - Wide Receiver

94: Jared Pinkey, Vanderbilt - Tight End

95: Bryce Hall, Virginia - Cornerback

96: Van Jefferson, Florida - Wide Receiver

97: Julian Blackmon, Utah - Safety

98: Darnay Holmes, UCLA - Cornerback

99: Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt - Running Back

100: Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn - Cornerback

High Guy, Low Guy, My Guy - Players 51-100

High Guy – Rashard Lawrence, Defensive Tackle, LSU

Rashard Lawrence might play the hardest of anyone in this draft. Sure, he doesn’t have ideal length, but what he does have is a non-stop motor and combination of quickness and strength to win on the interior. Lawrence plays with great leverage to defeat would be blockers and remain stout at the point of attack. He looks best as a 3 or 5 tech but can kick inside and play in a 1 or 0 if needed. Lawrence is a heady smart player who will be able to come in and give the team that picks him valuable starter quality minutes right away.

Low Guy – KJ Hamler, Wide Receiver, Penn State

No, I am not questioning KJ Hamler’s speed as he looks like a 4.3 guy to me. He has elite short area quickness and burst that will give him the chance to be a dangerous weapon in the NFL. However, this is a very deep class and a 5-foot-9 receiver who weighs 170 pounds, will not be going in the first round. Unlike Brandin Cooks and Tyreek Hill, Hamler doesn’t show me the strength needed to run a full route tree in the NFL and has had some drops when going over the middle. His success early on will be dependent upon scheme and how he’s used, but he needs to add some weight and strength once in the NFL.

My Guy – Cameron Dantzler, Cornerback, Mississippi State

The SEC was a cornerback’s nightmare this year, but Dantzler held his own against some of the best receivers this class has to offer. He’s a long corner who does a great job reading quarterbacks eyes and reacting to throws in front of him suggesting he would be best in zone once in the NFL. Even though he has a lean frame and could stand to add some weight, Dantzler competes hard at the catch point and uses his hands well to disrupt and dislodge. I think he can start on the outside immediately in a zone scheme at the next level.

Catch our Mock Draft out soon! We will have a new big board update after the NFL combine.

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