1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
One of the most talented passers to come out in the past few drafts. Burrow has the accuracy, decision making, arm strength and toughness to be a top 10 NFL QB. Burrow is a prospect where you have to take out the microscope to look for the negatives. During 2019 season, Auburn was the only team to slow him down. The 2020 NFL Draft is about Tua vs. Burrow which is closer than people think.
2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Tua throws with great anticipation and accuracy. His quick release and movement around the pocket makes him elite. Burrow and Tua are the best QB prospects to come out since Andrew Luck.
3. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
Young is an elite pass rusher off the edge. While I don’t rank him as high as past edge rushers like Nick Bosa and Von Miller, he is just a notch below. Young will be a productive edge rusher in the league for awhile.
4. Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
Simmons is an athlete that can play just about anywhere on defense. While he isn’t always consistent every play, Simmons is an impact player with one of the highest ceilings out of anyone in the draft.
5. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Okudah is an incredibly smooth cornerback. He also great man to man coverage guy and a day one starter.
6. Jedrick Willis Jr., OT, Alabama
Willis blocked for Tua’s blind side and only gave up one sack in his career at Alabama. Willis is a force in the run game as well.
7. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
While he doesn’t have the athleticism of Wirfs or the size of Becton, Thomas is just an overall great offensive tackle. The long-armed offensive lineman will play along time in the NFL.
8. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
While at times Herbert is inconsistent, he has all the tools you look for in a starting QB including an absolute cannon of an arm. Herbert has shown the ability to be an accurate passer including one of the best QB performances I’ve seen with his 2018 game against Stanford. Herbert needs to sure up the consistency in the NFL to become a starter.
9. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
A freak athlete on the offensive line that can play guard or tackle. He’s a plug and play kind’ve guy who should start next year.
10. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Route running and quickness is where Jeudy wins. He has a unique ability to avoid defenders in the open field as well. Jeudy is an impact player right away.
11. Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Lamb has great hands and is tough to bring down after the catch. The Oklahoma WR plays with a mean streak and will come down with a lot of contested catches. Lamb won’t blow you away with speed, but like Jeudy, he is a contributor right away.
12. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
The decision between Kinlaw and Brown is tough, but I’m taking the upside. He doesn’t play with consistent effort. However, when he does decide to play it is a sight to see. The long, powerful DT is just at the beginning of his potential.
13. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
An absolute mammoth on the offensive Line at 6’7″ 364 lbs. Becton is not as polished as the other tackles, but he will absolutely blow defensive players away with his power. He’s the OT with the highest ceiling.
14. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Ruggs plays with the Tyreek Hill type of speed. He is way more than just a speedster, though. Ruggs has phenomenal hands and gets constant separation. The team that drafts him gets an instant weapon.
15. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
An all-around great player that plays with a high motor. Brown seems to already reach his potential as good in the run game with some pass rush skills. He will be a starter in the league, but his ceiling is the question.
16. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
One of the best man coverage guys in the draft. Fulton doesn’t have elite quickness, but is physical and tough to separate from.
17. C.J Henderson, CB, Florida
So smooth. Henderson is one of the top athletes at corner in the draft and great in coverage. What keeps him this low is his lack of physicality in the run game.
18. K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU
Chaisson flashes all the tools to be an elite edge rusher. While he only played two full seasons at LSU, he really put together some great games during their playoff run. Chaisson is a solid player with great upside.
19. Patrick Queen, OLB, LSU
Queen flies around the football field and was even physical enough to knock a few offensive lineman down. Queen also excels in pass coverage. Queen exhibits all the traits of a great first round linebacker.
20. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
A swiss army knife the can play all over. McKinney does well in man-to-man coverage, run defense, and as a zone safety. He is a great player with scheme versatility on defense.
21. Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
Total playmaker on the defensive line. At Penn State he lined up inside and outside, but most likely projects as a DE in the NFL. Gross-Matos knows how to get to the quarterback too finishing with 9.5 sacks in 2019 with the Nittany Lions. At 6’5 266 pounds he is an instant impact guy with defensive line versatility at the next level.
22. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
I love Eason as my QB4. He will throw some balls that will make you cringe on how off target they are. However, he makes some throws that will leave your mouth wide open. I think of Jacob Eason as a Josh Allen type… but better.
23. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Very good tackle that showed out at the Senior Bowl. Jones is a good athlete, but not overpowering in the run game. He may not start right away, but projects as a starting Left Tackle down the line.
24. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
One of my favorite receivers in the draft, Higgins is just a baller. He doesn’t run the fastest 40 yard dash (4.54), but is quick with his routes, has strong hands, and wins jump balls. Higgins is a bigger wide receiver at 6’4″ 216 lbs who is absolutely worth a first round pick. He has some similarities to former Clemson wide receiver Deandre Hopkins.
25. Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma
Murray has elite closing speed and is a solid tackler. Murray can overrun some angles and get lost in plays, but he’s a fast linebacker that can compete to start right away.
Just Missed (#26-#50)
26. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
27. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
28. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
29. Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
30. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
31. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
32. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
33. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
34. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
35. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
36. Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
37. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
38. Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama
39. Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
40. Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn
41. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
42. A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
43. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
44. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
45. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
46. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
47. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
48. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
49. Zack Baun, OLB, Wisconsin
50. Jonathan Greenard, DE, Florida
Best of the Rest (#51-#150)
|83||Willie||Gay Jr.||ILB||Mississippi St.||6011||243||JR|
|91||Troy||Pride Jr.||CB||Notre Dame||5113||193||SR|
|147||Kendrick||Rogers Jr.||WR||Texas A&M||6042||208||JR|