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2020 Big 12 Football Preview

Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma over Oklahoma State

1. Oklahoma Sooners

Projected Record: 9-1

Wins: Kansas State, Texas, TCU, Texas Tech, Kansas, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Baylor, Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship)

Losses: Iowa State

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Blue chip QB Spencer Rattler steps into the starting role along with highly rated WRs Theo Wease, Jadon Haselwood, Charleston Rambo, and 1,000 yard UCLA grad transfer Theo Howard.  The established offensive line willl again lead the way for back-to-back 1,000 yard rusher Kennedy Brooks (Just kidding, he opted-out). Either way it’s Lincoln Riley… this offense will be explosive.

The question over the last few years continues to be the defense. Key DE Ronnie Perkins is suspended for the first five games, DT Jalen Redmond opeted out of the season, and all three nose guards Oklahoma used last year have moved on. That puts the pressure on top JUCO DT Perrion Winfrey to step in and boost the defensive line. The linebackers are experienced with DaShaun White, Nik Bonitto and Caleb Kelly. But the secondary led by safety Delarrin Turner-Yell must improve. The Sooners do have most of their corners returning including Tre Brown, Jaden Davis, and Tre Norwood, but the unit must improve if the Sooners want to land back in the playoffs.

Final Outlook: The Sooners have a pattern. Lose one easy game, win the Big 12, and then get their face kicked-in during the Playoffs. This is looking like one of those years with questions remaining on the defense and how quick new QB Spencer Rattler will be ready to roll. Oklahoma is the most talented team in the Big 12, but without an improvement to their defense I can’t see them as a National Title Contender.

2. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Projected Record: 7-3

Wins: West Virginia, Kansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas, Kansas State, Texas Tech

Losses: Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship)

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Oklahoma State is poised to be the breakout team in the Big 12 with an offense that is as explosive as any in the conference (including Oklahoma). The Cowboys return Biletnikoff finalist Tylan Wallace and Heisman-hopeful running back Chuba Hubbard. The key is QB Spencer Sanders being more consistent after a decent freshman campaign.

The defense returns just about everyone. The ultimate question is will their average defense become a good defense? Oklahoma State’s defense is led by their linebackers Amen Obongeminga and Malcolm Rodriguez. While Obongemeniga led the team with 5 sacks last year, they need to find someone else who can create pressure. The secondary needs a major improvement after finishing 102nd in the nation last year in pass defense. The Cowboys get a boost with talented safety Calvin Bundage returning after missing last year with an injury and also safety Kolby Harvel-Peel returning after his five interception season.

Final Outlook: Oklahoma State could be your surprise Big 12 champions if Spencer Sanders takes a step forward and the defense improves. If not… they will probably be an above average Big 12 team again. This is one of Mike Gundy’s most talented teams ever and the matchups against Oklahoma and Texas will have Big 12 championship game implications.

3. Texas Longhorns

Projected Record: 7-2

Wins: Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, West Virginia, Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State

Losses: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

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The offense may have lost wide receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, but Michigan grad transfer Tarik Black should provide a nice replacement along with Brennan Eagles. At running back Keontay Ingram and top recruit true freshman RB Bijan Robinson will lead the group. The offensive line should be solid returning three starters and one of the nations best in OT Samuel Cosmi. Finally last, and certainly not least, the Longhorn offense will go as far as QB Sam Ehlinger leads it. Ehlinger may have been a little overhyped going into last season, but after a rough year he might be underrated entering 2020.

New Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash enters Austin in an attempt to turn the defense around. The biggest issue last year was injuries in the secondary. While safety Caden Sterns is the star, cornerbacks Jalen Green and D’Shawn Jamison must play better in 2020. The best player up front is Joseph Ossai who returns after he had 13.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks last season. With nine returning starters, expect a much better unit.

Final Outlook: Last year I told everyone to pump the breaks with Texas being a National Title contender as they had to replace a lot of starters. This year’s Texas team will be better and challenge for a spot in the Big 12 Championship. With a lot of talent returning on defense and Sam Ehlinger leading the offense, Texas should have a solid season and is a playoff contender.

4. Iowa State Cyclones

Projected Record: 6-3

Wins: TCU, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia

Losses: Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas

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The Cyclones may have finished 7-6, but their five Big 12 losses were by just an average of a little over 4 points per game. Returning is one of the conference’s best quarterbacks in Brock Purdy and almost a 1,000 yard rusher in Breece Hall. Even with one of the top quarterbacks in the nation this offense will face its share of challenges. Particularly on the offensive line after losing four starters and at the skill position where options are limited.

On defense, Iowa State returns the bulk of their starters from last year that finished as one of the best in the Big 12 (not saying much).  The unit is led by DE JaQuon Bailey, LB Mike Rose, and safety Greg Eisworth in 2020.  

Final Outlook: Matt Campbell transforming Iowa State into a consistent winner in the Big 12 is impressive. The Cyclones have the opportunity to advance to be a true Big 12 championship contender, but replacing almost their entire offensive line will be tough.

5. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Projected Record: 4-5

Wins: West Virginia, TCU, Baylor, Kansas

Losses: Texas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

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The first season didn’t go quite as planned for Matt Wells. However, the 2020 Red Raiders are poised for a breakout. Alan Bowman is a talented passer who has unfortunately had his first two seasons cut short. RB SaRodorick Thompson is a workhorse and he will have help in the backfield with Alabama graduate transfer Chadarius Townsend. The Red Raider wide receivers is a deep unit with T.J Vasher along with Erik Ezukanama, Dalton Rigdon, McClane Mannix, and Seth Collins. The offensive line is solid on the interior, but Tech will have to replace both tackles. Expect this offense to be among the Big 12’s best.

As always with Tech, defense will be the issue. The Red Raiders are replacing first round pick Jordyn Brooks and NFL draft pick DT Broderick Washington. There are still some solid players left including DE Eli Howard back as the primary pass rusher and three solid linebackers with Riko Jeffers, Arizona transfer Colin Schooler, and JUCO transfer Krishon Merriweather. Defensive backs are a huge issue after finishing 128th last season. They return starters to the secondary and have added some transfers, but will have to make an improvement if they want to contend in the Big 12.

Final Outlook: Expect a bounce back year for Texas Tech after a tough 4-8 season with many close loses. The offense will be great and the defense will not be as terrible as last year.

6. Baylor Bears

Projected Record: 4-5

Wins: Kansas, West Virginia, TCU, Kansas State

Losses: Oklahoma State, Texas, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma

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Former Coach Matt Rhule did a fantastic job bringing Baylor back to double digit wins for the first time since 2015. New coach Dave Aranda takes over now with major work to do after losing major talent off last year’s squad. QB Charlie Brewer is back as one of the best in the Big 12. However, the offensive line must improve and they need a replacement for dynamic WR Denzel Mims.

The defense is an even bigger issue as they return just two starters with LB Terrel Bernard and CB Raleigh Texada. The defense was absolutely gutted by graduates and early departures to the NFL. Arkansas State grad transfer DE William Bradley-King will ease some of the growing pains and make an immediate needed impact.

Final Outlook: This Baylor team is nothing like last year’s 11-3 team. While Charlie Brewer is a fine quarterback, the defensive exodus is too big to overlook. Baylor will compete in the middle of the Big 12.

7. TCU Horned Frogs

Projected Record: 4-5

Wins: Kansas State, West Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma State

Losses: Iowa State, Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Tech

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QB Max Duggan was back after an up-and-down freshman year, but an undisclosed heart condition leaves TCU without a proven QB. The starting quarterback won’t have much help returning after losing four starting offensive linemen, first round pick WR Jalen Reagor, and their top two running backs. TCU did receive some great summer news that five-star RB Zachary Evans and Nebraska transfer WR JD Spielman would be joining the team. While he does have some issues off the field, Evans has the talent to start right away for the Horned Frogs. Spielman will also be WR1.

TCU will have to be led by their defense which was ranked the best in the Big 12. TCU has one of the most talented safety tandems in the nation with Ar’Darius Washington and Trevone Moehrig. Leading tackler LB Garrett Wallow (125 tackles) is also back to lead the defense. In order to increase their sack total from just 22 last year, TCU landed Oklahoma grad transfer DE Mark Jackson. TCU has enough returning talent to make up for the players lost to the NFL including DT Ross Blacklock, CB Jeff Gladney, and safety Vernon Scott.

Final Outlook: TCU missed out on a bowl last year and has its challenges replacing the talent they lost to the NFL. However, head coach Gary Patterson will have this defense ready. TCU is not a serious contender to compete for the Big 12 championship game, and without Max Duggan for a portion of the year should finish in the middle to bottom of the Big 12 standings.

8. Kansas State Wildcats

Projected Record: 3-6

Wins: Texas Tech, Kansas, Iowa State

Losses: Oklahoma, TCU, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas

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Head Coach Chris Kleiman overachieved in his first season with the Wildcats finishing 8-5 and even upsetting Oklahoma. 2020 will be tougher. The offensive line is the issue as they replace everyone. Yes, the Wildcats have to replace the center, the two guards, and the two tackles. This is a team that relies on the offensive line. QB Skylar Thompson is a capable, but Kansas State only has one other returning starter. This offense may have a rough year.

On defense, Kansas State has DE Wyatt Hubert Jr. leading the unit following his 7-sack season. LB Justin Hughes also returns after missing the year due to a torn ACL. The secondary was solid finishing 33rd in the nation in pass defense and returns most of their starters. Overall the defense will lead this 2020 team.

Final Outlook: Chris Kleiman is a fantastic coach. But with how many starters the Wildcats lost on offense… 2020 might be a challenge to just finish in the middle of the Big 12.

9. West Virginia Mountaineers

Projected Record: 2-7

Wins: Kansas, Kansas State

Losses: Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Iowa State

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Last year was an expected down year for West Virginia, but they were still competitive down the stretch. Austin Kendall and Jarret Doege will be the QB battle to watch going into the Fall. Kendall started most of the games last year, but the Mountaineers had more success in the three games Doege started. The Mountaineers additionally lost most of its offensive line. The receivers are actually pretty solid with Sophomore Sam James coming off a 69 catch season and established former Alabama receiver T.J. Simmons.

Defensively, the Mountaineers should make an improvement to an average defense last year getting most of their starters back. Another Alabama transfer Vandarius Cowan will look to impact the defense along with DL Darius Stills and safety Tykee Smith. The corner position is young and questionable after losing both starters from last year.

Final Outlook: I think Jarret Doege holds onto the starting quarterback role and the Mountaineers continue to be competitive in head coach Neal Brown’s second season. However, it is too challenging of a road to finish in the middle of the Big 12.

10. Kansas Jayhawks

Projected Record: 0-9

Wins: None

Losses: Everyone

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Les Miles needed all the magic to be 3-9 in 2019. The problem in 2020 is they don’t have a clear-cut starting QB. That is kind of important. What they do have is one of the best players in the Big 12 with RB Pooka Williams. The issue remains Pooka will be stuck behind a bad offensive line that also lost three starters.

The defense was terrible last year and after losing a ton of starters, they will most likely be terrible again. Young sophomore LB Gavin Potter is one of the few bright spots if you want to be impressed with something. But that is about all you can be impressed with… this defensive unit will finish close to last in the Big 12.

Final Outlook: Kansas is picking up their recruiting efforts, but it will take another year before they escape being the doormat of the Big 12. Bad offense… Bad Defense… The Mad Hatter has his work cut out for him.

2020 College Football Pre-Season Rankings

Top 25

1. Clemson Tigers

Projected Record: 11-0

The offense will be explosive again with Trevor Lawrence and a boatload of skill players (RB Travis Etienne, WR Joe Ngata, and WR Amari Rodgers). The weakness will be Clemson replacing four starters on the offensive line.

On defense, Clemson’s talented recruiting classes over the last few years all step in. The defensive line returns just about everybody plus instant impact freshman DT Bryan Breese.  While the defensive line is a strength the secondary replaces everyone except CB Derion Kendrick. Hero of the Semi-Final game safety Nolan Turner will also step in at one of the safety spots. At linebacker, Clemson loses first round pick Isaiah Simmons and team leader Chad Smith. LB James Skalski returns, but they need another linebacker to step up.

Final Outlook: Clemson is one of the most talented teams in College Football and an all-ACC schedule will keep them free of real challengers until the playoff.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

Projected Record: 10-1

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Although Alabama does not have Tua returning, the offense should continue to be explosive. Wide receivers Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, and John Metchie will be one of the most dangerous trios in the nation, Alabama returns the best offensive line in the nation and RB Najee Harris is a top five running back. The major question will be if Mac Jones holds onto the starting job over the top recruit in the country Bryce Young.

Last year Alabama’s defense was different… as in they weren’t dominant. However, expect a major improvement especially with LB Dylan Moses returning after missing last season with a torn ACL. The defensive line is deep and talented after the Crimson Tide was forced to play young players last year due to injuries. A key for the Tide is finding who will step up as the edge pass rushers following Terrell Lewis and Anfernee Jennings heading to the NFL. Reports out of camp say true freshman Will Anderson is a “grown man and beast”. Learn the name now. In the secondary, safety Jordan Battle is a breakout candidate after a tremendous freshman season and CB Patrick Surtain Jr. is one of the best in the country.

Final Outlook: Alabama has the roster to be National Champions, but without an elite quarterback and a tough SEC schedule makes it a tough road. However, this team has the most talented roster in the country. Expect Alabama to be out on a 2020 revenge tour.

3. Georgia Bulldogs

Projected Record: 9-2

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People are doubting Georgia since Jamie Newman opted out of the season… it is a mistake. JT Daniels may have beat out Newman and is a better fit for new offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Outside of the quarterback position, Georgia has talent with RB Zamir White, RB James Cook, WR George Pickens, and Florida State graduate transfer TE Tre McKitty. Where I am concerned with the offense is replacing four starters including both tackles. Another major concern is will someone other than George Pickens step up at wide receiver?

The Bulldogs strength continues to be their defense as they are absolutely loaded and will most likely be a top three defense in the nation. Georgia returns almost all of their linebackers from last season including Monty Rice and Nakobe Dean. Additionally, they have a talented edge rushing tandem of Azeez Ojulari and Nolan Smith and a great defensive line that includes senior DE Malik Herring. The secondary is also filled with studs including Safety Richard LeCounte, CB Eric Stokes, and CB Tyson Campbell.

Final Outlook: Georgia might have the top defense in the nation, but the question remains can they improve offensively. The addition of JT Daniels helps, but JT Daniels missed last year with an injury. Anyways, Georgia is the top contender in the SEC East and has a realistic shot at the playoffs with only three major conferences playing.

4. Florida Gators

Projected Record: 8-2

Kyle Trask is the best starting quarterback the Gators have had since Tim Tebow (Will Grier is debatable). While Florida finally found a competent quarterback, the skill positions took a hit from losing three starting wide receivers and starting RB. The main questions about this group is can new starting RB Dameon Pierce handle taking over the full load? Will new talented WRs Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney be able to step in Van Jefferson and Freddie Swain’s shoes? What isn’t a question is their best receiving target is back in TE Kyle Pitts. The offensive line is also experienced returning four starters from last year. The offense should be above average again, but don’t expect them to be Steve Spurrier’s Gator offenses from the 1990s.

Just like the year prior, this team will be lead by their defense again. Defensive Ends Zachary Carter and Georgia transfer Brenton Cox are tasked to replace last year’s dangerous NFL duo of Jabari Zuniga/Jonathan Greenard. In the secondary, corners Marco Wilson and Kaiir Elam make for a strong duo. Although Florida lost their leading tackler from last season, Ventrell Miller has shown to be capable of taking over. Even with the losses of some key pieces to the 2019 Gator defense, this unit is still talented.

Final Outlook: Florida is Georgia’s biggest competition in the East as they are good on both sides of the ball, but you have to give the edge to Georgia right now.

5. LSU Tigers

Projected Record: 7-3

Coming off a dream season, the 2019 LSU Tigers were one of the best of all-time. But now they must replace an elite quarterback (Joe Burrow) with Myles Brennan. Not only the quarterback, but 16 players from that team went to the NFL Combine. On offense alone they must replace four starters on the offensive line, two starting tight ends, their starting running back and two wide receivers. Despite all these losses, LSU does return a few solid receivers and a capable running back in Chris Curry. Losing Jamarr Chase due to opting out will hurt.

The defense was also hit hard by departures to the linebacking group which saw Patrick Queen and Jacob Phillips leave for the NFL Draft and Marcel Brooks hit the transfer portal. The replacements will include Damone Clark and North Dakota State transfer Jabril Cox (FCS All-American). The defensive line should be fine as they return Tyler Shelvin (UPDATE: Shelvin Opting out), Siaka Ika, and Glen Logan. Even with the loss of Kristian Fulton, Grant Delpit, and Kary Vincent Jr (opt out)… safety JaCoby Stevens and CB Derek Stingley are key pieces to the defense back to lead the secondary.

Final Outlook: LSU is still a talented team, but losing that many talented players to the NFL and opt outs will not be easy to overcome. Add in a quarterback who hasn’t seen much action and it is practical to expect LSU to take a step back.

6. Oklahoma Sooners

Projected Record: 9-1

Blue chip QB Spencer Rattler steps into the starting role along with highly rated WRs Theo Wease, Jadon Haselwood, Charleston Rambo, and 1,000 yard UCLA grad transfer Theo Howard.  The established offensive line willl again lead the way for back-to-back 1,000 yard rusher Kennedy Brooks (Just kidding, he opted-out). Either way it’s Lincoln Riley… this offense will be explosive.

The question over the last few years continues to be the defense. Key DE Ronnie Perkins is suspended for the first five games, DT Jalen Redmond opeted out of the season, and all three nose guards Oklahoma used last year have moved on. That puts the pressure on top JUCO DT Perrion Winfrey to step in and boost the defensive line. The linebackers are experienced with DaShaun White, Nik Bonitto and Caleb Kelly. But the secondary led by safety Delarrin Turner-Yell must improve. The Sooners do have most of their corners returning including Tre Brown, Jaden Davis, and Tre Norwood, but the unit must improve if the Sooners want to land back in the playoffs.

Final Outlook: The Sooners have a pattern. Lose one easy game, win the Big 12, and then get their face kicked-in during the Playoffs. This is looking like one of those years with questions remaining on the defense and how quick new QB Spencer Rattler will be ready to roll. Oklahoma is the most talented team in the Big 12, but without an improvement to their defense I can’t see them as a National Title Contender.

7. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Projected Record: 7-3

Oklahoma State is poised to be the breakout team in the Big 12 with an offense that is as explosive as any in the conference (including Oklahoma). The Cowboys return Biletnikoff finalist Tylan Wallace and Heisman-hopeful running back Chuba Hubbard. The key is QB Spencer Sanders being more consistent after a decent freshman campaign.

The defense returns just about everyone. The ultimate question is will their average defense become a good defense? Oklahoma State’s defense is led by their linebackers Amen Obongeminga and Malcolm Rodriguez. While Obongemeniga led the team with 5 sacks last year, they need to find someone else who can create pressure. The secondary needs a major improvement after finishing 102nd in the nation last year in pass defense. The Cowboys get a boost with talented safety Calvin Bundage returning after missing last year with an injury and also safety Kolby Harvel-Peel returning after his five interception season.

Final Outlook: Oklahoma State could be your surprise Big 12 champions if Spencer Sanders takes a step forward and the defense improves. If not… they will probably be an above average Big 12 team again. This is one of Mike Gundy’s most talented teams ever and the matchups against Oklahoma and Texas will have Big 12 championship game implications.

8. Texas A&M Aggies

Projected Record: 7-3

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The Aggies return a ton of starters to an 8-5 team that beat everyone they were supposed to beat and lost to everyone they were supposed to lose to. Kellen Mond is back for his senior year and so is their leading rusher Isaiah Spiller, leading receiver Jhamon Ausbon, talented tight ends Jalen Wydermyer/Baylor Cupp, and a veteran offensive line. Depth at running back and wide receiver are a concern, but the Aggies offense will go as far as Kellen Mond takes them.

The Aggies return 8 starters to a pretty good defense from 2019. The defensive line is talented up front with Demarvin Leal and Bobby Brown III. The Aggies also return their top two tacklers LBs Anthony Hines and Buddy Johnson. The secondary was suspect at times last year, but returns most of the starters and has depth with 5-star cornerback Jaylon Jones and top JUCO cornerback Brian George.

Final Outlook: The question remains, is Kellen Mond ready to take a step forward? This should be the season A&M finally takes the step forward with their talent on defense, but consistency will be key with an all SEC schedule.

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Projected Record: 8-3

The final year of QB Ian Book. The Fighting Irish quarterback has had his up and downs, but is largely an effective quarterback. Notre Dame also returns their entire offensive line. The main question is where are they going to find the skill players after RB Tony Jones, WR Chase Claypool, and TE Cole Kmet left for the NFL. A rushing and receiving option will have to step up for this Notre Dame offense to be as effective as last year.

Defensively Notre Dame returns a few key starters including sack leader OLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and tackle leader LB Drew White. However, Notre Dame lost quite a bit of defensive talent to the NFL including CB Troy Pride, safeties Alohi Gilman and Jalen Elliott, and pass rushers Khalid Kareem and Julian Okwara. Sophomore safety Kyle Hamilton led the team in interceptions last year with 4 interceptions and will look to have an expanded role this season. Notre Dame will also have the help of two grad transfers in the secondary with Nick McCloud (NC State)  and Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State).

Final Outlook: Notre Dame will be solid with an experienced quarterback, strong offensive line, and a solid defense. Beating Clemson seems unlikely though as the offense doesn’t have enough firepower. Expect a good, not great season.

10. Texas Longhorns

Projected Record: 9-3 (7-2 Big 12)

The offense may have lost wide receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, but Michigan grad transfer Tarik Black should provide a nice replacement along with Brennan Eagles. At running back Keontay Ingram and top recruit true freshman RB Bijan Robinson will lead the group. The offensive line should be solid returning three starters and one of the nations best in OT Samuel Cosmi. Finally last, and certainly not least, the Longhorn offense will go as far as QB Sam Ehlinger leads it. Ehlinger may have been a little overhyped going into last season, but after a rough year he might be underrated entering 2020.

New Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash enters Austin in an attempt to turn the defense around. The biggest issue last year was injuries in the secondary. While safety Caden Sterns is the star, cornerbacks Jalen Green and D’Shawn Jamison must play better in 2020. The best player up front is Joseph Ossai who returns after he had 13.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks last season. With nine returning starters, expect a much better unit.

Final Outlook: Last year I told everyone to pump the breaks with Texas being a National Title contender as they had to replace a lot of starters. This year’s Texas team will be better and challenge for a spot in the Big 12 Championship. With a lot of talent returning on defense and Sam Ehlinger leading the offense, Texas should have a solid season and is a playoff contender.

11. Virginia Tech Hokies

Projected Record: 9-4 (6-2 ACC)

QB Heldon Hooker comes back after taking the starting job last year and playing strong down the stretch. The skill positions are alright with Kansas Grad Transfer Khalil Herbert/Rutgers transfer Khalil Blackshear at running back and Tre Turner returning as the leading receiver. Virginia Tech returns a ton of talent on the offensive line and also adds transfer Brock Hoffman from Coastal Carolina.

Virginia Tech returns almost everybody to a defense that ranked 42nd nationally. CBs Caleb Farley and Jermaine Waller would have formed one of the best cornerback duos in the ACC, but Farley opted out of the season. Instead, Devin Taylor who was a start cornerback for Illinois State steps in to try and replace Farley. LB Rayshard Ashby is the leader on the defense coming off a 120 tackle season. The defensive line returns everyone, but need better production.

Final Outlook: Virginia Tech has a nice offense and an even better defense. There will be tough competition to make it to the ACC Championship game, but the Hokies are a legitimate contender.

12. Tennessee Volunteers

Projected Record: 9-3 (6-2 SEC)

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The main question is who will start at quarterback after both Jarrett Guarantano and Brian Maurer received playing time last year. Freshman Harrison Bailey was a wildcard to start, but with no spring practice it looks like he will have to wait his turn. The offensive unit is led by its experienced offensive line. With incoming Georgia transfer Cade Mays (if his waiver appeal is granted) and dominant guard Trey Smith, this unit is one of the best in the country. The Vols have to find a receiver to step up after losing Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway to graduation.

Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt has this defense heading in the right direction. LB Henry Too-To’o is one of the best in the conference and the defensive line is stout also with Darel Middleton, Aubrey Solomon, and Emmit Gooden. Add in a secondary who finished 16th in the nation in passing yards allowed led by CB Bryce Thompson and this defense should be looked at as a legitimate unit.

Final Outlook: A veteran defense and great offensive line makes the Vols a wildcard contender in the SEC East. However, it will probably be another year until we talk about them as true contenders in the SEC East.

13. North Carolina Tar Heels

Projected Record: 7-3

Mack Brown is coming off a great first season turning the program around with a surprising winning record. Now this team could take the next step and may actually make the ACC Championship. QB Sam Howell is a stud and will have his top receivers Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome along with highly rated freshman Josh Downs. Not only that… everyone who caught a pass is back next year. The running game is also strong with 1,000 yard rusher Michael Carter and 900 yard rusher Javonte Williams. All of this firepower will be behind an experienced offensive line.

The defense is led by LB Chazz Surratt (former starting QB) who finished with 115 tackles in 2019. The North Carolina defense lost four starters, but has some instant impact freshman and young talent that will be able to step in right away. This includes one of the best names in football CB Storm Duck. The Tar Heels had a top 50 defense in 2019 which should improve with the new freshmen including reclassified 5-star CB Tony Grimes.

Final Outlook: The offense should finish top 20 nationally… if the defense makes a similar jump, North Carolina will be in the ACC Championship and a potential top ten team.

14. Auburn Tigers

Projected Record: 6-4

Can you trust Bo Nix? He had his moments, but completed just 57.5% of his passes as Auburn mostly won with the ground game. Now Auburn must replace the entire offensive line and has no clear starter at running back. The receiver room is one experienced unit with Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz, and Eli Stove all returning. However, unless Bo Nix takes a step forward, this offense might be in trouble.

The defense also is replacing a lot from last year including four of five secondary starters, and two key defensive linemen Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson. DE Big Kat Bryant, DT Tyrone Truesdell, LB KJ Britt and OLB Owen Pappoe are solid returning starters, but there isn’t much else. Auburn has work to do on this end of the ball.

Final Outlook: A questionable offense with major replacements needed on defense… Auburn will most likely not be competing for a SEC West title in 2020.

15. Kentucky Wildcats

Projected Record: 5-5

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QB Terry Wilson is back after his season ending injury which forced Kentucky to use a receiver at quarterback last year. Kentucky has a stable of running backs returning led by Asim Rose and returns one of the best offensive lines in the conference. Nobody knows how good this receiving unit is because… well… they never threw the ball last year.

The defense returns most of their starters after finishing 21st in the nation last year. The unit is led by OLB Jamar Watson who returns after a 6.5 sack season.

Final Outlook: People will overlook Kentucky, but this is a legitimate team in the East. It may not be sexy, but they’ll win a lot of games by running the ball and playing good defense.

16. Florida State Seminoles

Projected Record: 6-4

At quarterback, James Blackman is back, but he has just been average during his time at Florida State. Freshman Chubba Purdy (brother of Brock Purdy at Iowa State) is talented and has a real chance to overtake the starting job. Jashaun Corbin (A&M transfer) will compete with Khalan Laborn for time in the backfield, while WR Tamarrion Terry is coming off an almost 1200 yard season They will need someone to step up as a second option at receiver. The main goal for the Seminoles this year is will be try to have an offensive line that isn’t an embarrassment. If they can improve, the offense may surprise some people.

On defense, they have talented defensive lineman with DT Marvin Wilson and DE Joshua Kaindoh. The defense also returns starters at linebacker and in the secondary with some solid players including corners Akeem Dent and Asante Samuel Jr. The secondary is also led by safety Hamsah Nasirildeen. The defense has talent, but will need to improve as a unit.

Final Outlook: Florida State’s talented defense and improved offense separates them from the rest of the ACC Atlantic (other than Clemson).

17. Iowa State Cyclones

Projected Record: 6-3

The Cyclones may have finished 7-6, but their five Big 12 losses were by just an average of a little over 4 points per game. Returning is one of the conference’s best quarterbacks in Brock Purdy and almost a 1,000 yard rusher in Breece Hall. Even with one of the top quarterbacks in the nation this offense will face its share of challenges. Particularly on the offensive line after losing four starters and at the skill position where options are limited.

On defense, Iowa State returns the bulk of their starters from last year that finished as one of the best in the Big 12 (not saying much).  The unit is led by DE JaQuon Bailey, LB Mike Rose, and safety Greg Eisworth in 2020.  

Final Outlook: Matt Campbell transforming Iowa State into a consistent winner in the Big 12 is impressive. The Cyclones have the opportunity to advance to be a true Big 12 championship contender, but replacing almost their entire offensive line will be tough.

Projected Record: 6-4

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Coach Lashlee is the new Offensive Coordinator after leaving Baylor. He inherits QB D’Eriq King as the new leader of the offense after his transfer from Houston. King doesn’t have many proven options at receiver and will need Dee Wiggins and Will Mallory to prove reliable. King however will have one of the top tight ends in the country with Brevin Jordan. At running back Cam’Ron Harris will take over for Deejay Dallas. Miami needs to figure out how to develop the offensive line after an abysmal year.

Miami returns talent to a top twenty defense. DE Gregory Rousseau and Quincy Roche (Temple/AAC Defensive POY) lead the defensive line along with UCLA transfer Jaelen Phillips. All three give Miami plenty of options rushing the passer. CB Al Blades Jr. and S Bubba Bolden are back to lead the strong secondary unit While Miami lost linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney to the NFL, Zach McCloud should take over nicely.

Final Outlook: Miami was a strong defense with absolutely no offense last year. King gives them a spark on offense so they can actually compete for the ACC Coastal this year.

19. Pittsburgh Panthers

Projected Record: 6-4

On offense, Pittsburgh struggled to move the football last season. The Panthers need starting QB Kenny Picket to take a step forward after throwing 13 TDs and 9 INTs. Taysir Mack will be the best receiver returning and AJ Davis ran for 530 yards last year. Pittsburgh also returns four out of five starters on the offensive line.

Pitt’s front seven is one of the best in the ACC. Last year they were third in the nation in sacks and return defensive end Patrick Jones. Pittsburgh will also have four returning starters to a strong secondary from last season. Pitt’s defense ranked 15th in the nation last year and might be even better in 2020.

Final Outlook: The defense will carry this group as a tough opponent for anybody. A dominant defense and decent offense could make Pittsburgh a surprise contender in the ACC.

20. Virginia Cavaliers

Projected Record: 5-5

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Virginia had a great year and competed with Florida in the Orange Bowl. The task now is replacing QB Bryce Perkins. The competition will most likely be between Keytaon Thompson (Mississippi State transfer) and Brennan Armstrong. Not only must they replace the quarterback, but also the top two wide receivers with Hasise Dubois and Joe Reed. Terrell Jana will be poised to become the number one option coming off a 886 yard receiving year. Virginia has a strong offensive line, but will also need to find a reliable running option since Bryce Perkins was the main rushing threat last season.

The defense will be a strength for Virginia who returns most of their starters to a top 50 defense. The strength is in the front seven with linebackers Noah Taylor, Charles Snowden and Zane Zandier. Safety Joey Blount returns to lead a decent secondary.

Final Outlook:  The offense replaces too much after a cinderella season last year. Virginia could still possibly compete for the ACC Coastal, but I don’t think it will be likely.

21. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Projected Record: 4-5

The first season didn’t go quite as planned for Matt Wells. However, the 2020 Red Raiders are poised for a breakout. Alan Bowman is a talented passer who has unfortunately had his first two seasons cut short. RB SaRodorick Thompson is a workhorse and he will have help in the backfield with Alabama graduate transfer Chadarius Townsend. The Red Raider wide receivers is a deep unit with T.J Vasher along with Erik Ezukanama, Dalton Rigdon, McClane Mannix, and Seth Collins. The offensive line is solid on the interior, but Tech will have to replace both tackles. Expect this offense to be among the Big 12’s best.

As always with Tech, defense will be the issue. The Red Raiders are replacing first round pick Jordyn Brooks and NFL draft pick DT Broderick Washington. There are still some solid players left including DE Eli Howard back as the primary pass rusher and two solid linebackers with Riko Jeffers and JUCO transfer Krishon Merriweather. Defensive backs are a huge issue after finishing 128th last season. They return starters to the secondary, but will have to make an improvement if they want to contend in the Big 12.

Final Outlook: Expect a bounce back year for Texas Tech after a tough 4-8 season with many close loses. The offense will be great and the defense will be not as terrible as last year.

22. Louisville Cardinals

Projected Record: 5-5

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Coach Satterfield’s offense put a little life into this team last year including promoting RB Javian Hawkins who finshed with over 1500 yards.. The offense is led by their receiving group of Tutu Atwell, Dez Fitzpatrick, and Marshon Ford. The issue will be the offensive line who last year (other than departed first-round pick Mekhi Becton) was not good. QB Malik Cunningham will also have to continue to improve.

While offensively Louisville improved, defense remains an issue after finishing 102nd in the nation. Louisville returns multiple starters including linebackers CJ Avery, Dorian Etheridge, and Rodjay Burns.

Final Outlook: Coach Satterfield has improved the offense, but the defense has a ways to go. Louisville should be a .500 team this fall.

23. Baylor Bears

Projected Record: 4-5

Former Coach Matt Rhule did a fantastic job bringing Baylor back to double digit wins for the first time since 2015. New coach Dave Aranda takes over now with major work to do after losing major talent off last year’s squad. QB Charlie Brewer is back as one of the best in the Big 12. However, the offensive line must improve and they need a replacement for dynamic WR Denzel Mims.

The defense is an even bigger issue as they return just two starters with LB Terrel Bernard and CB Raleigh Texada. The defense was absolutely gutted by graduates and early departures to the NFL. Arkansas State grad transfer DE William Bradley-King will ease some of the growing pains and make an immediate needed impact.

Final Outlook: This Baylor team is nothing like last year’s 11-3 team. While Charlie Brewer is a fine quarterback, the defensive exodus is too big to overlook. Baylor will compete in the middle of the Big 12.

24. Ole Miss Rebels

Projected Record: 3-7

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What new Head Coach Lane Kiffin does with this offense will be interesting. Ole Miss finished as a top three SEC offense and top ten national rushing offense. Ole Miss returns both QBs John Rhys Plumlee and Matt Corral along with thalented sophomore rusher Jerrion Ealy. WR Elijah Moore is also solid finishing with 850 yards last season, but they will need another receiving option to step up. The offensive line should also be a decent unit for the Rebels.

On defense, Ole Miss was absolutely burned through the air finishing 120th nationally. The secondary and interior defensive line are the areas of concern. However, Ole Miss has a talented linebacker unit with Lakia Henry, Jacquez Jones, and MoMo Sanogo. The sack leader DE Sam Williams also returns. With the added experience, Ole Miss should make an improvement.

Final Outlook: Ole Miss is an extremely intriguing team going into 2020. Ole Miss is talented enough to surprise a few teams with their offense under Lane Kiffin.

25. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Projected Record: 3-7

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Mike Leach had his biggest victory getting KJ Costello as a grad transfer quarterback from Stanford. Costello and returning RB Kylin Hill should be the best at their respective positions in the SEC. The questions remain how Mike Leach can install his air raid offense with Mississippi State’s lack of top end receivers and an adequate offensive line. Alabama grad transfer WR Tyrell Shavers should play right away alongside Osirus Mitchell.

The defense took a step back last year from a unit in 2018 that was one of the nations best. Mississippi State may make another regression after losing some key starters. The defensive line will be the strength with Nathan Pickering and Kobe Jones leading. LB Erroll Thompson is also extremely talented and the leader of the defense.

Final Outlook: Mississippi State has a talented quarterback and running back, but installing Leach’s offense in year one may be difficult. Add in an average defense and a .500 season seems likely.

26. TCU Horned Frogs

Projected Record: 4-5

QB Max Duggan was back after an up-and-down freshman year, but an undisclosed heart condition leaves TCU without a proven QB. The starting quarterback won’t have much help returning after losing four starting offensive linemen, first round pick WR Jalen Reagor, and their top two running backs. TCU did receive some great summer news that five-star RB Zachary Evans and Nebraska transfer WR JD Spielman would be joining the team. While he does have some issues off the field, Evans has the talent to start right away for the Horned Frogs. Spielman will also be WR1.

TCU will have to be led by their defense which was ranked the best in the Big 12. TCU has one of the most talented safety tandems in the nation with Ar’Darius Washington and Trevone Moehrig. Leading tackler LB Garrett Wallow (125 tackles) is also back to lead the defense. In order to increase their sack total from just 22 last year, TCU landed Oklahoma grad transfer DE Mark Jackson. TCU has enough returning talent to make up for the players lost to the NFL including DT Ross Blacklock, CB Jeff Gladney, and safety Vernon Scott.

Final Outlook: TCU missed out on a bowl last year and has its challenges replacing the talent they lost to the NFL. However, head coach Gary Patterson will have this defense ready. TCU is not a serious contender to compete for the Big 12 championship game, and without Max Duggan for a portion of the year should finish in the middle to bottom of the Big 12 standings.

27. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Projected Record: 4-6

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Former starting QB Jamie Newman transferred and is replaced with QB Sam Hartman who saw some action last year. They only return three starters to the offense, however Sage Surrat is one of the best receivers in the country, but will need someone else to step up. The rest of the unit includes an offensive line that returns the interior and RB Kenneth Walker who averaged 5.7 yards per carry last year.

Defensively, Carlos Bashum is back after a 11 sack season and returns with three other defensive line starter. At linebacker Wake Forest brings back a nice duo of Jacquez Williams and Ryan Smenda. The challenge will be replacing the secondary.

Final Outlook: Wake Forest replaces a lot of starters, but never doubt Dave Clawson to put together a solid football team in a weak division.

28. Kansas State Wildcats

Projected Record: 3-6

Head Coach Chris Kleiman overachieved in his first season with the Wildcats finishing 8-5 and even upsetting Oklahoma. 2020 will be tougher. The offensive line is the issue as they replace everyone. Yes, the Wildcats have to replace the center, the two guards, and the two tackles. This is a team that relies on the offensive line. QB Skylar Thompson is a capable, but Kansas State only has one other returning starter. This offense may have a rough year.

On defense, Kansas State has DE Wyatt Hubert Jr. leading the unit following his 7-sack season. LB Justin Hughes also returns after missing the year due to a torn ACL. The secondary was solid finishing 33rd in the nation in pass defense and returns most of their starters. Overall the defense will lead this 2020 team.

Final Outlook: Chris Kleiman is a fantastic coach. But with how many starters the Wildcats lost on offense… 2020 might be a challenge to just finish in the middle of the Big 12.

29. Arkansas Razorbacks

Projected Record: 2-8

The offense and defense were abysmal in their 2-10 season last year. However, this 2020 Arkansas team could surprise some people with a great staff put together by head coach Sam Pittman which includes offensive coordinator Kendall Briles and defensive coordinator Barry Odom. The offense returns eight starters and adds Florida grad transfer QB Feleipe Franks. This is a decent enough offense, especially with 1100 yard rusher Rakeem Boyd, to take a step forward from last season.

The defense landed quite a few graduate transfers including Clemson DE Xavier Kelly, Oklahoma LB Levi Draper, and Arkansas State CB Jerry Jacobs. The group should help the six returning starters to the defensive unit. The defense is led by second leading tackler from last season LB Bumper Pool. The Razorbacks will improve from their 110th ranked defense last year.

Final Outlook: This team’s outlook looks much better than last year as there is some decent talent sprinkled throughout the roster. Arkansas is facing one of the hardest schedules as they play all top 7 teams in the SEC. Still, look for Arkansas to win their first SEC game since 2017.

30. Missouri Tigers

Projected Record: 3-7

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It will be a major test for new Head Coach Eli Drinkwitz. The offense has a new starting quarterback with Shawn Robinson, transfer at TCU. While Robinson displayed a talented arm during his time at TCU, he was often inconsistent with his accuracy. Add in an inconsistent offensive line and this offense might struggle. At the skill positions Missouri has only a few legitimate options including RB Larry Roundtree and Virginia Tech graduate transfer Damon Hazelton (All-ACC recognition the past two years).

Missouri’s defense was actually good last year ranking in the top 20. Drinkwitz was impressed enough to keep the entire defensive coaching staff. The defense returns most of its starters including LB Nick Bolton, a potential first round pick and SEC leader in tackles. Safeties Tyree Gillespie and Joshuah Bledsoe are a strong safety combination and 310-pounder DT Kobie Whiteside (6.5 sacks) is a disrupter.

Final Outlook: This is where the bottom of the SEC East starts. While Missouri should have a solid defense, their offense is filled with questions. The questions are amplified as Head Coach Eli Drinkwitz didn’t have the opportunity to install his offense during spring practice. Don’t expect anything special from Missouri.

31. West Virginia Mountaineers

Projected Record: 2-7

Last year was an expected down year for West Virginia, but they were still competitive down the stretch. Austin Kendall and Jarret Doege will be the QB battle to watch going into the Fall. Kendall started most of the games last year, but the Mountaineers had more success in the three games Doege started. The Mountaineers additionally lost most of its offensive line. The receivers are actually pretty solid with Sophomore Sam James coming off a 69 catch season and established former Alabama receiver T.J. Simmons.

Defensively, the Mountaineers should make an improvement to an average defense last year getting most of their starters back. Another Alabama transfer Vandarius Cowan will look to impact the defense along with DL Darius Stills and safety Tykee Smith. The corner position is young and questionable after losing both starters from last year.

Final Outlook: I think Jarret Doege holds onto the starting quarterback role and the Mountaineers continue to be competitive in head coach Neal Brown’s second season. However, it is too challenging of a road to finish in the middle of the Big 12.

32. NC State Wolfpack

Projected Record: 3-7

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Coming off a 4-8 season. There isn’t a lot to get excited for on offense with QB Devin Leary leading the group. Last year Leary completed only 48% of his passes for only 8 TDs and 5 INTs. Other than that they have a few good skill players including Zonovan (Bam) Knight coming off 745 yard season and WR Emeka Emezie. NC State also return all five starting offensive lineman which will help.

The defense didn’t play great last year and must replace most of their starters. There are a few young promising players, but this is going to be a project.

Final Outlook:  NC State’s offense and defense might both struggle in 2020. It is hard to get excited for this team unless quarterback Devin Leary takes a huge step forward.

33. South Carolina Gamecocks

Projected Record: 2-8

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The offense is filled with more questions than answers. It starts at quarterback where sophomore Ryan Hillinski must make an improvement after only completing 58.1% last year. There are rumors floating out of Columbia it will actually be Colorado State QB Collin Hill taking the starting snaps. Either way the quarterback will have to find help as the receivers are unproven and the offensive line is average. The lone bright spot was freshman MarShawn Lloyd, who was a top fifty recruit… but he was lost for the season. This offense is the definition of shaky.

A defense that was average last year loses a few key starters including first round pick Javon Kinlaw, DJ Wonnum, and TJ Brunson. The loss of these key Gamecocks leaves the defense with holes they may not be able to fill. However, South Carolina returns its sack leader from last year DE Aaron Sterling (6 sacks), the leading tackler Ernest Jones (97 tackles), and a talented cornerback duo of Jaycee Horn (son of Joe Horn) and Israel Mukuamu. There is also five-star true freshman DE Jordan Burch who should receive action right away.

Final Outlook: South Carolina will finish in the bottom half of the SEC East. With an offense full of questions, a defense who lost several key starters from last year, and an all-SEC schedule…getting over 3 wins will be a struggle.

34. Boston College Eagles

Projected Record: 3-7

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Coming off a 6-7 season, Boston College hired new head coach Jeff Hafley (former Ohio State D-Coordinator). Quarterback Anthony Brown also transferred to Oregon and left the position wide open. The decision will most likely be between Dennis Grosel and Notre Dame transfer QB Phil Jurkovec. RB David Bailey steps into AJ Dillon’s role as an experienced runner rushing behind one of the best offensive lines in the ACC. They should keep to running the ball because Boston College lacks receiving threats other than Kobay White.

On defense Boston College returns a decent amount of starters… to a bad defense that finished 125th. LB Max Richardson and CB Brandon Sebastian are the few bright spots. With Coach Hafley, the defense will definitely finish better than 122nd in passing yards which is where it finished last year.

Final Outlook: Boston College is in a transition year. The goal for Coach Hafley is to run the ball and try to get back the tough nose Eagles teams from the past.

35. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Projected Record: 3-7

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The Yellow Jackets continue their transition from running the option two years ago. The quarterback competition is wide open and could even result in freshman Jeff Sims beating out incumbant starter James Graham. RB Jordan Mason is a stud and true freshman Jahmyr Gibbs turned down powerhouse schools for the chance to play for the Yellow Jackets right away. At receiver, Georgia Tech returns everyone… but they will need the leader to have more than 396 yards like last year. The offensive line added two grad transfers and a good recruiting class which should help the continued transition.

The secondary leads the defense after finishing 36th in the nation last year. With most of the starters returning, including one of the best corners in the conference in Tre Swilling, they will be good again. Where the defense must improve is in the front seven.

Final Outlook: Georgia Tech is adding some serious talent in recruiting and should be a legitimate player in the ACC over the next few years. However, with too many young starters… expect just a slight improvement from last year.

36. Syracuse Orange

Projected Record: 2-8

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QB Tommy Devitto is back, but the offense is tasked with replacing 1000 yard receiver Trishton Jackson and leading rusher Moe Neal. Look for RB Abdul Adams and WR Taj Harris to fill in.

Safety Andre Cisco is one of the best in the Nation as he leads the country in career interceptions. Other than him and the cornerback duo of Trill Williams and Ifeatu Melifonwu… there isn’t much to be optimistic about.

Final Outlook: Syracuse looks to just have an adequate offense and adequate defense. This is a program that has definitely lost steam since their 10-3 season in 2018.

37. Duke Blue Devils

Projected Record: 1-9

QB Chase Brice arrives from Clemson to take over the starting job. Brice won’t have many dynamic options at receiver like he did at Clemson. The best receiving option for the Blue Devils is senior TE Noah Gray. The offensive line is experienced with four starters returning. The running back Deon Jackson will try again to lead the offense coming off 641 yards and 6 TDs.

The defense is led by their DEs in Victor Dimukeje and Chris Rumph who combined for 15 sacks. In the secondary J’Marick Woods transfers from Michigan and should be an instant impact player. Safety Marquis Waters will be a key piece from last year and lead the secondary again. Duke has a chance to improve from last year where they ranked 57th, but continue to be an average defense.

Final Outlook:  Duke has an average defense and a poor offense with not a lot of weapons. With the improvements to mid-tier ACC from last year, getting just a few wins will be an accomplishment.

38. Kansas Jayhawks

Projected Record: 2-10 (0-9 Big 12)

Les Miles needed all the magic to be 3-9 in 2019. The problem in 2020 is they don’t have a clear-cut starting QB. That is kind of important. What they do have is one of the best players in the Big 12 with RB Pooka Williams. The issue remains Pooka will be stuck behind a bad offensive line that also lost three starters.

The defense was terrible last year and after losing a ton of starters, they will most likely be terrible again. Young sophomore LB Gavin Potter is one of the few bright spots if you want to be impressed with something. But that is about all you can be impressed with… this defensive unit will finish close to last in the Big 12.

Final Outlook: Kansas is picking up their recruiting efforts, but it will take another year before they escape being the doormat of the Big 12. Bad offense… Bad Defense… The Mad Hatter has his work cut out for him.

39. Vanderbilt Commodores

Projected Record: 0-10

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Vanderbilt doesn’t have a legitimate quarterback option as the competition is between freshman Ken Seals and JUCO transfer Jeremy Moussa. Vanderbilt also replaces a trio of key players on offense with RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, WR Kalija Lipscomb, and TE Jared Pinkney. Not to mention the offensive line is also bad. All signs point to this being a historically terrible offense

Vanderbilt returns basically their entire defense… that finished 101st in the nation. Defensive lineman Dayo Odeyingbo is a legitimate player, but there aren’t many other bright spots on defense.

Final Outlook: Not only do I not think Vanderbilt will not win a SEC game, I don’t see them being competitive. The Vanderbilt offense could be historically bad and the defense is nothing to rely on. Vanderbilt is in for another rough season.

2020 ACC Football Preview

ACC Championship: Clemson over Notre Dame

1. Clemson Tigers

Projected Record: 11-0

Wins: Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Boston College, Notre Dame, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame (ACC Championship)

Losses: None

The offense will be explosive again with Trevor Lawrence and a boatload of skill players (RB Travis Etienne, WR Joe Ngata, and WR Amari Rodgers). The weakness will be Clemson replacing four starters on the offensive line.

On defense, Clemson’s talented recruiting classes over the last few years all step in. The defensive line returns just about everybody plus instant impact freshman DT Bryan Breese.  While the defensive line is a strength the secondary replaces everyone except CB Derion Kendrick. Hero of the Semi-Final game safety Nolan Turner will also step in at one of the safety spots. At linebacker, Clemson loses first round pick Isaiah Simmons and team leader Chad Smith. LB James Skalski returns, but they need another linebacker to step up.

Final Outlook: Clemson is one of the most talented teams in College Football and an all-ACC schedule will keep them free of real challengers until the playoff.

2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Projected Record: 8-3

Wins: Duke, Wake Forest, Florida State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Boston College, North Carolina, Syracuse

Losses: Pittsburgh, Clemson, Clemson (ACC Championship)

The final year of QB Ian Book. The Fighting Irish quarterback has had his up and downs, but is largely an effective quarterback. Notre Dame also returns their entire offensive line. The main question is where are they going to find the skill players after RB Tony Jones, WR Chase Claypool, and TE Cole Kmet left for the NFL. A rushing and receiving option will have to step up for this Notre Dame offense to be as effective as last year.

Defensively Notre Dame returns a few key starters including sack leader OLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and tackle leader LB Drew White. However, Notre Dame lost quite a bit of defensive talent to the NFL including CB Troy Pride, safeties Alohi Gilman and Jalen Elliott, and pass rushers Khalid Kareem and Julian Okwara. Sophomore safety Kyle Hamilton led the team in interceptions last year with 4 interceptions and will look to have an expanded role this season. Notre Dame will also have the help of two grad transfers in the secondary with Nick McCloud (NC State)  and Isaiah Pryor (Ohio State).

Final Outlook: Notre Dame will be solid with an experienced quarterback, strong offensive line, and a solid defense. Beating Clemson seems unlikely though as the offense doesn’t have enough firepower. Expect a good, not great season.

3. Virginia Tech Hokies

Projected Record: 7-3

Wins: NC State, Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Boston College, Wake Forest, Louisville

Losses: Miami, Pitt, Clemson

QB Heldon Hooker comes back after taking the starting job last year and playing strong down the stretch. The skill positions are alright with Kansas Grad Transfer Khalil Herbert/Rutgers transfer Khalil Blackshear at running back and Tre Turner returning as the leading receiver. Virginia Tech returns a ton of talent on the offensive line and also adds transfer Brock Hoffman from Coastal Carolina.

Virginia Tech returns almost everybody to a defense that ranked 42nd nationally. CBs Caleb Farley and Jermaine Waller would have formed one of the best cornerback duos in the ACC, but Farley opted out of the season. Instead, Devin Taylor who was a start cornerback for Illinois State steps in to try and replace Farley. LB Rayshard Ashby is the leader on the defense coming off a 120 tackle season. The defensive line returns everyone, but need better production.

Final Outlook: Virginia Tech has a nice offense and an even better defense. There will be tough competition to make it to the ACC Championship game, but the Hokies are a legitimate contender.

4. North Carolina Tar Heels

Projected Record: 7-3

Wins: Syracuse, Boston College, Florida State, NC State, Virginia, Duke, Wake Forest

Losses: Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Miami

Mack Brown is coming off a great first season turning the program around with a surprising winning record. Now this team could take the next step and may actually make the ACC Championship. QB Sam Howell is a stud and will have his top receivers Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome along with highly rated freshman Josh Downs. Not only that… everyone who caught a pass is back next year. The running game is also strong with 1,000 yard rusher Michael Carter and 900 yard rusher Javonte Williams. All of this firepower will be behind an experienced offensive line.

The defense is led by LB Chazz Surratt (former starting QB) who finished with 115 tackles in 2019. The North Carolina defense lost four starters, but has some instant impact freshman and young talent that will be able to step in right away. This includes one of the best names in football CB Storm Duck. The Tar Heels had a top 50 defense in 2019 which should improve with the new freshmen including reclassified 5-star CB Tony Grimes.

Final Outlook: The offense should finish top 20 nationally… if the defense makes a similar jump, North Carolina will be in the ACC Championship and a potential top ten team.

5. Florida State Seminoles

Projected Record: 6-4

Wins: Georgia Tech, Miami, Pitt, NC State, Virginia, Duke

Losses: Notre Dame, North Carolina, Louisville, Clemson

At quarterback, James Blackman is back, but he has just been average during his time at Florida State. Jashaun Corbin (A&M transfer) will compete with Khalan Laborn for time in the backfield, while WR Tamarrion Terry is coming off an almost 1200 yard season. The Seminoles will need someone to step up as a second option at receiver. The main goal for the Seminoles this year will be to have an offensive line that isn’t an embarrassment. If they can improve, the offense may surprise some people.

On defense, they have talented defensive lineman with DT Marvin Wilson and DE Joshua Kaindoh. The defense also returns starters at linebacker and in the secondary with some solid players including corners Akeem Dent and Asante Samuel Jr. The secondary is also led by safety Hamsah Nasirildeen. The defense has talent to be one of the best in the ACC, but will need to improve as a unit.

Final Outlook: Florida State’s talented defense and improved offense separates makes them a top half of the ACC team.

6. Miami Hurricanes

Projected Record: 6-4

Wins: Louisville, Pitt, NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Losses: Florida State, Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech

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Coach Lashlee is the new Offensive Coordinator after leaving Baylor. He inherits QB D’Eriq King as the new leader of the offense after his transfer from Houston. King doesn’t have many proven options at receiver and will need Dee Wiggins and Will Mallory to prove reliable. King however will have one of the top tight ends in the country with Brevin Jordan. At running back Cam’Ron Harris will take over for Deejay Dallas. Miami needs to figure out how to develop the offensive line after an abysmal year.

Miami returns talent to a top twenty defense. DE Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche (Temple/AAC Defensive POY) lead the defensive line and give Miami two legitimate pass rushers. CB Al Blades Jr. and S Bubba Bolden are back to lead the strong secondary unit While Miami lost linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney to the NFL, Zach McCloud should take over nicely.

Final Outlook: Miami was a strong defense with absolutely no offense last year. King gives them a spark on offense so they can actually compete as a legitimate ACC contender this year.

7. Pittsburgh Panthers

Projected Record: 6-4

Wins: Syracuse, Louisville, NC State, Boston College, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech

Losses: Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson

On offense, Pittsburgh struggled to move the football last season. The Panthers need starting QB Kenny Picket to take a step forward after throwing 13 TDs and 9 INTs. Taysir Mack will be the best receiver returning and AJ Davis ran for 530 yards last year. Pittsburgh also returns four out of five starters on the offensive line.

Pitt’s front seven is one of the best in the ACC. Last year they were third in the nation in sacks and return defensive end Patrick Jones. Pittsburgh will also have four returning starters to a strong secondary from last season. Pitt’s defense ranked 15th in the nation last year and might be even better in 2020.

Final Outlook: The defense will carry this group as a tough opponent for anybody. A dominant defense and decent offense could make Pittsburgh a surprise contender in the ACC.

8. Louisville Cardinals

Projected Record: 5-5

Wins: Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Losses: Miami, Pitt, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Boston College

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Coach Satterfield’s offense put a little life into this team last year including promoting RB Javian Hawkins who finshed with over 1500 yards.. The offense is led by their receiving group of Tutu Atwell, Dez Fitzpatrick, and Marshon Ford. The issue will be the offensive line who last year (other than departed first-round pick Mekhi Becton) was not good. QB Malik Cunningham will also have to continue to improve.

While offensively Louisville improved, defense remains an issue after finishing 102nd in the nation. Louisville returns multiple starters including linebackers CJ Avery, Dorian Etheridge, and Rodjay Burns.

Final Outlook: Coach Satterfield has improved the offense, but the defense has a ways to go. Louisville should be a .500 team this fall.

9. Virginia Cavaliers

Projected Record: 5-5

Wins: NC State, Wake Forest, Miami, Duke, Boston College

Losses: Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Louisville, Florida State

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Virginia had a great year and competed with Florida in the Orange Bowl. The task now is replacing QB Bryce Perkins. The competition will most likely be between Keytaon Thompson (Mississippi State transfer) and Brennan Armstrong. Not only must they replace the quarterback, but also the top two wide receivers with Hasise Dubois and Joe Reed. Terrell Jana will be poised to become the number one option coming off a 886 yard receiving year. Virginia has a strong offensive line, but will also need to find a reliable running option since Bryce Perkins was the main rushing threat last season.

The defense will be a strength for Virginia who returns most of their starters to a top 50 defense. The strength is in the front seven with linebackers Noah Taylor, Charles Snowden and Zane Zandier. Safety Joey Blount returns to lead a decent secondary.

Final Outlook:  The offense replaces too much after a cinderella season last year. Virginia could still possibly pull some upsets, but I don’t think an ACC Championship birth will be likely.

10. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Projected Record: 4-6

Wins: NC State, Syracuse, Duke, Louisville

Losses: Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Miami

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Former starting QB Jamie Newman transferred and is replaced with QB Sam Hartman who saw some action last year. They only return two starters to the offense and lost Sage Surrat, one of the best receivers in the country, due to opting out. What the offense does return is the interior of the offensive line and RB Kenneth Walker who averaged 5.7 yards per carry last year.

Defensively, Carlos Bashum is back after a 11 sack season and returns with three other defensive line starter. At linebacker Wake Forest brings back a nice duo of Jacquez Williams and Ryan Smenda. The challenge will be replacing the secondary.

Final Outlook: Wake Forest replaces a lot of starters, but never doubt Dave Clawson to put together a solid football team.

11. NC State Wolfpack

Projected Record: 3-7

Wins: Wake Forest, Duke, Syracuse

Losses: Virginia Tech, Pitt, Virginia, North Carolina, Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech

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Coming off a 4-8 season. There isn’t a lot to get excited for on offense with QB Devin Leary leading the group. Last year Leary completed only 48% of his passes for only 8 TDs and 5 INTs. Other than that they have a few good skill players including Zonovan (Bam) Knight coming off 745 yard season and WR Emeka Emezie. NC State also return all five starting offensive lineman which will help.

The defense didn’t play great last year and must replace most of their starters. There are a few young promising players, but this is going to be a project.

Final Outlook:  NC State’s offense and defense might both struggle in 2020. It is hard to get excited for this team unless quarterback Devin Leary takes a huge step forward.

12. Boston College Eagles

Projected Record: 3-7

Wins: Pitt, Georgia Tech, Louisville

Losses: Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Virginia

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Coming off a 6-7 season, Boston College hired new head coach Jeff Hafley (former Ohio State D-Coordinator). Quarterback Anthony Brown also transferred to Oregon and left the position wide open. The decision will most likely be between Dennis Grosel and Notre Dame transfer QB Phil Jurkovec. RB David Bailey steps into AJ Dillon’s role as an experienced runner rushing behind one of the best offensive lines in the ACC. They should keep to running the ball because Boston College lacks receiving threats other than Kobay White.

On defense Boston College returns a decent amount of starters… to a bad defense that finished 125th. LB Max Richardson and CB Brandon Sebastian are the few bright spots. With Coach Hafley, the defense will definitely finish better than 122nd in passing yards which is where it finished last year.

Final Outlook: Boston College is in a transition year. The goal for Coach Hafley is to run the ball and try to get back the tough nose Eagles teams from the past.

13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Projected Record: 3-7

Wins: Syracuse, Pitt, Duke

Losses: Florida State, Louisville, Clemson, Boston College, Notre Dame, Miami, NC State

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The Yellow Jackets continue their transition from running the option two years ago. The quarterback competition is wide open and could even result in freshman Jeff Sims beating out incumbant starter James Graham. RB Jordan Mason is a stud and true freshman Jahmyr Gibbs turned down powerhouse schools for the chance to play for the Yellow Jackets right away. At receiver, Georgia Tech returns everyone… but they will need the leader to have more than 396 yards like last year. The offensive line added two grad transfers and a good recruiting class which should help the continued transition.

The secondary leads the defense after finishing 36th in the nation last year. With most of the starters returning, including one of the best corners in the conference in Tre Swilling, they will be good again. Where the defense must improve is in the front seven.

Final Outlook: Georgia Tech is adding some serious talent in recruiting and should be a legitimate player in the ACC over the next few years. However, with too many young starters… expect just a slight improvement from last year.

14. Syracuse Orange

Projected Record: 2-8

Wins: Duke, Boston College

Losses: North Carolina, Pitt, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame

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QB Tommy Devitto is back, but the offense is tasked with replacing 1000 yard receiver Trishton Jackson and leading rusher Moe Neal. Look for RB Abdul Adams and WR Taj Harris to fill in.

Safety Andre Cisco is one of the best in the Nation as he leads the country in career interceptions. Other than him and the cornerback duo of Trill Williams and Ifeatu Melifonwu… there isn’t much to be optimistic about.

Final Outlook: Syracuse looks to just have an adequate offense and adequate defense. This is a program that has definitely lost steam since their 10-3 season in 2018.

15. Duke Blue Devils

Projected Record: 1-9

Wins: Boston College

Losses: Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Florida State

QB Chase Brice arrives from Clemson to take over the starting job. Brice won’t have many dynamic options at receiver like he did at Clemson. The best receiving option for the Blue Devils is senior TE Noah Gray. The offensive line is experienced with four starters returning. The running back Deon Jackson will try again to lead the offense coming off 641 yards and 6 TDs.

The defense is led by their DEs in Victor Dimukeje and Chris Rumph who combined for 15 sacks. In the secondary J’Marick Woods transfers from Michigan and should be an instant impact player. Safety Marquis Waters will be a key piece from last year and lead the secondary again. Duke has a chance to improve from last year where they ranked 57th, but continue to be an average defense.

Final Outlook:  Duke has an average defense and a poor offense with not a lot of weapons. With the improvements to mid-tier ACC from last year, getting just a few wins will be an accomplishment.

2020 Pac 12 Football Preview (What Could’ve Been)

Pac 12 Championship: Oregon over USC

Pac 12 North

1. Oregon Ducks

Projected Record: 11-2 (8-1 Pac 12)

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The Ducks biggest task will be replacing quarterback Justin Herbert. The competition will be between Boston College transfer Anthony Brown and Redshirt Sophomore Tyler Sholough. The new starter will be protected by the Oregon offensive line which returns 2021 top five pick Penei Sewell, but must replace all four other starters. At the skill position look for WR Johnny Johnson III and RB CJ Verdell to lead the group.

The Oregon Ducks defense will be one of the best in the nation.  The Ducks get their entire defensive line back led by DE Kayvon Thibodeaux who had 9 sacks as a freshman. Senior DTs Jordon Scott and Austin Faoliu also should lead the way and are pro prospects. Linebackers are a young talented group where highly rated freshman Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe may contribute. The entire secondary is also back led by potential first round pick Jevon Holland. This is all pretty good for a team who ranked 9th in scoring defense last year.

Final Outlook: Oregon’s defense will be dominant, but the offense needs to develop if they have playoff aspirations.

2. California Golden Bears

Projected Record: 9-3 (7-2 Pac 12)

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The key is keeping Chase Garbers healthy. Garbers was 8-0 when he played the entire game. Along with Garbers, Cal gets almost their entire receiving core back and also 914 yard rusher 230-pound RB Christopher Brown Jr. back. The offense also returns all of their offensive line starters which means Cal should have one of the best offenses in the Pac-12.

Cal last year was led by their defense. However they lose major contributors LB Evan Weaver, Safety Jaylinn Hawkins, and Safety Ashtyn Davis. Cal does return key corners Camryn Bynum and Elijah Hicks, as well as linebackers Kuony Deng. and Cameron Goode (9.5 sacks). While the defense does lose key starters, they should be solid again.

Final Outlook: Cal might be a surprise top-25 team to the general public, but they are legit.

3. Washington Huskies

Projected Record: 8-4 (6-3 Pac 12)

New head coach Jimmy Lake takes over for Chris Petersen. The biggest issue is what they will do at quarterback? None of the QBs have started a game, but Jacob Sirmon is the most likely to get the starting role. Sirmon has a strong arm, but accuracy is a question. The offensive line must also replace three starters. At receiver, Puka Nucua is a young talented guy and Terrell Bynum has shown promise. Overall, this offense is a big fat question mark going into next year.

The team will be led by the defense which ranked 15th in scoring defense returns almost everyone. Defensive back Elijah Molden last year led the team in tackles and interceptions. Molden is a potential All-American and first round pick. In the front seven, OLB Joe Tryon returns off a 8.5 sack season and DL Levi Onwuzurike will lead the defensive line.

Final Outlook: The offense struggled last year and I do not see them getting any better. The team will be led again by a strong defense.

4. Oregon State Beavers

Projected Record: 6-6 (4-5 Pac 12)

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Oregon State is moving in the right direction after finishing 5-7 and winning four games in conference. Head Coach Jonathan Smith now enters his third season. The offense will have some challenges replacing QB Jake Luton, WR Isaiah Hodges, and three offensive linemen. QB Tristan Gebbia is ready to take over after seeing some action last year along with RB Jermar Jefferson. At receiver Champ Flemmings comes back and Florida State transfer Tre’Shaun Harrison may receive a waiver to play right away.

The defense has made major improvements from an absolute terrible defense in 2018. The front seven is excellent with their two top linebackers Avery Roberts and Omar Speight returning along with All-American DE Hamlicar Rashed (14 sacks). The secondary returns almost all of their starters as well.

Final Outlook: Coach Smith has made a tremendous turnaround to make Oregon State a competitive team in the Pac-12. Look for Oregon State to possibly make a bowl.

5. Stanford Cardinals

Projected Record: 6-6 (4-5 Pac 12)

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KJ Costello transferred to Mississippi State and David Mills now takes over full time. The offense stunk in 2019, but return receivers Michael Wilson and Simi Fehoko. Austin Jones will have to step up at running back. The offensive line will be led by highly regarded offensive tackles Walker Little and Foster Sarrell.

Stanford used to always have a reliable defense… it was not in 2019. Now the defense has gone through additional loses with grad transfers on the defensive line and secondary going to SMU, Indiana, and UCLA. The linebackers lose three out of the four starters. What the defense does have are DE Thomas Booker and great cover corner Paulson Adebo.

Final Outlook: Stanford has taken a tumble and is no longer the Rose Bowl contenders from the past. They won’t finish 4-8 like last year, but don’t expect a major improvement.

6. Washington State Cougars

Projected Record: 5-7 (2-7 Pac 12)

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New head coach Nick Rolovich takes over for Mike Leach. What the offense does have left is Max Borghi who is an underrated player and one of the best running backs in the Pac-12. The offense might be focused around him without an experienced option at quarterback. Cammon Copper is the most likely option to start. Washington State also loses their top three wide receivers. This offense will be nowhere near the top ten which they finished in last year.

The defense struggled last year giving up over 31 points per game. The defense is led by their linebacker group including Jahad Woods who is coming off a 141 tackle year. Safety Skyler Thomas is a multi-year starter coming off a 4 INT season. The defense should improve from being awful last year.

Final Outlook: An offense that is falling back to average and a not great defense? The Cougars will be fighting in the bottom of the Pac-12.

Pac 12 South

1. USC Trojans

Projected Record: 9-3 (8-1 Pac 12)

USC is coming off an 8-5 season, but finished 7-2 in the conference. The offense is loaded with Kedon Slovis at QB and a talented group of receivers including Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tyler Vaughns, Drake London, and 5-star redshirt freshman Bru McCoy. The run game is led by Vavae Malepeai, but USC does not run the ball much with Graham Harrell at Offensive Coordinator. Four of the five offensive linemen return with first-round pick Austin Jackson the only one leaving. He will be replaced by All-Pac 12 offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker who will move from left guard to left tackle.

The defense struggled last year, finishing 6th in the Pac-12. However, almost the entire defense returns in 2020. DE Drake Jackson leads the group coming off an All-Pac 12 second team year as a freshman. DL Jay Tufele was named USC defensive lineman of the year. Safety Talanoa Hufanga leads the secondary as a tackling machine with 141 tackles over his 18 career games. Also safety Isaiah Pola-Mao is a very active safety with 73 tackles and 4 INTs.

Final Outlook: Good offense? Check. Good Defense? Check. Worst division in college football? Check. There should be no reason Clay Helton can’t lead USC to a Pac-12 South division title.

2. Arizona State Sun Devils

Projected Record: 8-4 (5-4 Pac 12)

Arizona State was a pleasant surprise at 8-5 with QB Jayden Daniels coming off a fantastic freshman season. However, the Sun Devils will be tasked with replacing RB Eno Benjamin, WR Brandon Aiyuk, and WR Kyle Williams. WR Frank Darby is returning after a 600 yard season and a major deep threat option. Another issue is the offensive line, who struggled last year and must replace three starters. Obviously Herm Edwards sees the issue and brought in graduate transfer offensive tackles Henry Hattis (Stanford) and Kellen Diesch (Texas A&M).

The defense returns eight starters from a defense that ranked 35th in scoring defense. The defense is good against the run, but will need to improve getting to the quarterback finishing with just 26 sacks on the season. DE Jermayne Lole is back after leading the group with 6.5 sacks. The linebackers are a position of strength with Darien Butler leading the group. The secondary is also loaded with talent including corners Chase Lucas and Jack Jones.

Final Outlook: Arizona State will be USC’s biggest threat in the South. Coach Herm Edwards in his third season might be able to take the next step turning the Sun Devils into a top-25 team.

3. Utah Utes

Projected Record: 7-5 (4-5 Pac 12)

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The offense was alright last season, but must replace some key pieces. Graduate transfer QB Jake Bentley (South Carolina) most likely takes over for Tyler Huntley and RB Devin Brumfield replaces Zack Moss. The leading receiver on this team is Tight End Brant Kuithe, which means having an actual receiver step-up will help the offense. A brightspot for the offense is the offensive line returns four starters and JUCO four-star Bamidele Olaseni.

The defense was fantastic last year finishing second overall in total defense. However, Utah loses nine starters from that 2019 defense. Only DE Mika Tafua and LB Devin Lloyd return. Utah has to replace the entire secondary and will have to start some young players.

Final Outlook: A really young defense and not much fire power on offense means the Utes will take a step back from their 11-3 season last year.

4. Arizona Wildcats

Projected Record: 5-7 (3-6 Pac 12)

QB Grant Gunnell is back after a few impressive performances as a freshman, even outplaying Khalil Tate. There aren’t many proven skill position players, but they do have Oregon grad transfer WR Brenden Schooler and WR Jamarye Joiner. RB Gary Brightwell will take over for JJ Taylor who was a key piece to the offense over the past few years. Arizona does have a good offensive line that brings most of their starters back from last year.

Arizona’s defense returns a lot of starters but will need an increase in production after finishing 120th last year. The unit was going to be led by linebackers Colin Schooler and Tony Fields, but it sounds like Tony Fields might be transferring. Add in a secondary that struggled last year and lost top CB Jace Whitaker, the defense won’t be great again

Final Outlook: With a bad defense and a questionable offense, Arizona will be fighting just for a bowl game this year.

5. UCLA Bruins

Projected Record: 5-7 (2-7 Pac 12)

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Chip Kelly had UCLA to 3-9 in 2018 and 4-8 in 2019. Maybe they can be 5-7 in 2020? Chip Kelly hasn’t turned around UCLA as planned. Dorian Thompson-Robinson made a step in his sophomore year, but he is still completing less than 60% of his passes. RB Demetric Felton and Duke Grad Transfer RB Brittain Brown will attempt to replace Joshua Kelley. Additionally, UCLA doesn’t bring much back at receiver. The Bruins offensive line was young last year and returns three starters.

The defense ranked 11th in the Pac-12 and was just flat out bad. In the secondary, the Bruins lost their best corner with Darnay Holmes. They will try to replace him with Stanford Grad Transfer Obi Eboh. Additionally, UCLA replaces four starters at linebacker and the defensive line is dangerously thin. DT Osa Odighizuwa leads the defensive line.

Final Outlook: It is year three for Chip Kelly and there is still not much talent on the roster. The only saving grace is the bottom of the Pac-12 South is also horrible.

6. Colorado Buffaloes

Projected Record: 3-9 (1-8 Pac 12)

Colorado hired Karl Dorrell after Mel Tucker’s exit to Michigan State. Returning at quarterback is Tyler Lytle who threw a total of 1 pass last year. Other than K.D. Nixon, there isn’t many other options at receiver. The Buffs return the entire running back stable including lead RB Alex Fontenot along with most of their offensive line which should help the running attack.

On defense they were bad last year giving up 31.8 points per game. Safety Derrion Rakestraw is a strong starter, but will need someone else to step up in the secondary. The Buffs return their entire defensive line including sack leader (5.5 sacks) DE Terrance Lang.  113 tackle leader Nate Landman returns and is the leader of the defense.

Final Outlook: Coach Mel Tucker didn’t leave much talent in Boulder. With a new quarterback and struggling defense, this could be a rough season.

2020 Big Ten Football Preview

Big Ten Championship: Ohio State over Wisconsin

Big Ten East

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Projected Record: 9-0

Wins: Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin

Losses: None

QB Jordan Fields is back, but the offense will need to replace RB J.K. Dobbins and a trio of WRs KJ Hill, Binjimen Victor, and Austin Mack. Even with the losses at these skill positions Ohio State still has great options including receivers Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and true freshman Julian Flemming. The offense also got a huge boost with Oklahoma transfer RB Trey Sermon, who should take over the starting role. The line will continue to be a strength with three returning starters led by potential first round guard Wyatt Davis.

The defensive line replaces a few key starters including elite All-American Chase Young. The Buckeyes have some veteran defensive line players ready to step in, but the unit won’t be as dominant as last year. Instead the Linebackers will lead the defense in 2020 as one of the best in the country with Baron Browning, Tuf Borland, and Pete Werner. The biggest question for Ohio State is replacing two first round NFL cornerbacks in Damon Arnette and Jeffrey Okudah, as well as All-Big Ten safety Jordan Fuller. Other than returning cornerback Shaun Wade, there’s many unknowns in the secondary. There is also a depth question after two senior defensive backs for Ohio State were kicked off the team in February following Felony kidnapping and rape charges.

Final Outlook: Ohio State is the clear number one Big Ten title contender with an easier conference schedule. However, the defense isn’t as strong as last year after key losses in the secondary and defensive line. The offense should carry this team to a Big Ten title, but I think this team is not as strong as last year’s team. I project a Playoff semi-finals loss for the Buckeyes.

2. Penn State Nittany Lions

Projected Record: 7-2

Wins: Maryland, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Rutgers, Michigan State, Minnesota

Losses: Indiana, Ohio State

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This is a talented Penn State team that will go as far as returning QB Sean Clifford takes them. Clifford has his limitations, but if he makes a jump the Nittany Lions are a true contender in the Big Ten. At running back they are set with Journey Brown (202 yards in the Cotton Bowl) and high-upside Noah Cain. The biggest challenge for the Nittany Lions is a wide receiver stepping up to replace KJ Hamler. WR Jahan Dotson most likely takes over that role, but he isn’t as dynamic as Hamler. Their best receiving threat right now is TE Pat Freiermuth who is one of the best in the nation. The offensive line has experience returning four starters.

On defense, LB Micah Parsons opted out for the 2021 NFL Draft as one of the best in the nation and a certain first round pick. Two of the linebacker spots will be filled by new starters including Ellis Brooks and former five-star Brandon Smith. On the defensive line they have to replace Yetur Gross-Matos, but returning DE Shaka Toney (6.5 sacks in 2019) should help with that. The biggest weakness is at defensive back where they started a young group last year. CB Lamont Wade is a rising star, but will need the rest of the group to pick it up.

Final Outlook: This is Head Coach James Franklin’s most talented team in seven seasons in Happy Valley. What could keep them from beating Ohio State and winning the Big Ten East is the lack of offensive explosion with QB Sean Clifford. If Clifford takes a step forward, the playoffs are possible.

3. Michigan Wolverines

Projected Record: 5-4

Wins: Michigan State, Indiana, Rutgers, Maryland

Losses: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State, Iowa

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The new quarterback at Michigan will be unproven Joe Milton. The offense will be deep at running back with the return of Chris Evans, Zach Charbonnet, and Hassan Haskins. At receiver Michigan loses Donovan Peoples-Jones to the NFL and Tarik Black to Texas, but the return of Nico Collins and Ronnie Bell should keep the unit solid. They also have a talented tight end in Nick Eubanks. The offensive line will be the Wolverines biggest issue replacing four starters who all were drafted in the NFL.

On defense, Michigan returns a decent amount of starters back with the strength being at defensive end with Kwity Paye and Aidan Hutchinson. Also, look for safety Dax Hill to have an All-Big Ten in his second season in Michigan.

Final Outlook: Michigan will be led by their defense as the offense has multiple uncertainties. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines shouldn’t be surprised with another season where they lose at least three games.

4. Indiana Hoosiers

Projected Record: 5-4

Wins: Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue, Nebraska

Losses: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin

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Indiana actually has a pretty good offense. After finishing in the Big Ten top five in points per game and the second leading passing offense, Indiana will look to have the same production. It is led by talented QB Michael Penix who returns his top receiving targets last year with receivers Whop Philyor, Ty Fryfogle, and TE Peyton Hendershot (I promise these aren’t NCAA 14 randomly generated names). RB Stevie Scott also returns after having 2000 yards in the past two seasons. The offensive line also returns most of their starters after an average performance last year.

The defense was not great last year, but returns most of their starters. The unit is led by leading tackler LB Micah McFadden. While the defensive tackles are strong with Jerome Johnson and Demarcus Elliott, Indiana will have to find an edge rusher capable of getting to the QB. The secondary needs improvement also.

Final Outlook: Indiana was a surprise last year finishing 8-5. Look for something similar as their offense will shock the average college football fan. If someone wants a potential sleeper top 25 team, Indiana is a great answer.

5. Michigan State Spartans

Projected Record: 3-6

Wins: Rutgers, Indiana, Maryland

Losses: Michigan, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois

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The offense has not been great over the past few years and now they have to replace quarterback Brian Lewerke with either Rocky Lombardi and Theo Day. What may save the offense is RB Elijah Collins, who is a talented runner and should have a 1,000 yard season. The offensive line was bad last year and will need an improvement from their returning starters. At wide receiver Jayden Reed will finally get to play after being a Freshman All-American at Western Michigan in 2018, but they’ll need someone else to step up to make this offense watchable.

The defense was solid last year, but the Spartans return just three starters to the defense. One of the lone brightspots is LB Antjuan Simmons, who is an absolute stud.

Final Outlook: Coach Mel Tucker will spend his first year with the Spartans behind following a late arrival to campus and spring practice getting cut. Add the questionable talent on the roster and this might be a tough year.

6. Maryland Terrapins

Projected Record: 2-7

Wins: Northwestern, Rutgers

Losses: Minnesota, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan, Purdue

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 Quarterback Josh Jackson was NOT GOOD as he finished the year completing below 50% of his passes. There remains a chance that redshirt freshman QB Lance LeGendre ends up taking over the starting roll. Whoever starts at QB will have a decent receiving core with Dontay Demus, Jeshaun Jones, and five-star freshman WR Rakim Jarrett. At running back Maryland loses their top two starters, but have talented true freshmen Peny Boone and Isaiah Jacobs (Brother of Oakland Raiders Josh Jacobs) coming in. The offensive line returns three starters.

The defense also goes through a transition losing their two starting corners and safety Antoine Brooks. Maryland returns a few players to their front seven, but depth is a concern.

Final Outlook: The season was a disaster for the Terps. In the last seven games, the offense scored just 13.7 points per game. It won’t get any easier coming off their 3-9 season and 20 players in the transfer portal. Mike Locksley has increased the level of recruiting, but it may still take another year for Maryland to go bowling.

7. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Projected Record: 0-9 

Wins: None

Losses: Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, Penn State, Maryland

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The quarterback battle will be between Nebraska grad transfer Noah Vedral and returning QB Artur Sitkowski. This should be Vedral’s job to lose as Sitkowski’s 5 TDs and 20 INTs over the past two years doesn’t signal much confidence. RB Isaih Pacheco is the lone skill player bright spot on the offense.  The offensive line was horrendous last year and return only one starter. In year one under Schiano the line will involve a lot of JUCO transfers having to play right away… which means the offensive line will not be good again.

The defense returns a decent amount of starters, but there aren’t many Big Ten starting caliber players. This rebuild will take time.

Final Outlook: Greg Schiano returns with a massive rebuild job in front of him. The strategy so far has been to hit the transfer portal, but only Michigan DT Michael Dwumfour is immediately eligible. Rutgers will need a few years of Schiano’s recruiting to be competitive.

Big Ten West

1. Wisconsin Badgers

Projected Record: 7-2

Wins: Illinois, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, Northwestern, Minnesota, Indiana

Losses: Iowa, Ohio State

Spring practice would’ve given redshirt freshman QB Graham Mertz a chance to provide at least some competition. But with no spring ball, senior QB Jack Coan will again lead the Badgers. The challenge for the Badgers is replacing 2,000 yard rusher Johnathan Taylor. RB Nakia Watson is the most likely candidate as the second leading rusher last year. The receivers are unproven as they have to replace senior Quintez Cephus. TE Jake Ferguson was actually the second leading receiver last year and returns to the Badgers. The key for Wisconsin and the biggest strength is four of their five starting offensive linemen are back.

The defense was one of the best in the Big Ten in 2019 and only lose two starters (although they were key starters in OLB Zack Baun and ILB Chris Orr). The Badgers have the experience to replace Baun and Orr on the linebacking group and should continue to thrive. Also, the strong defensive line returns everyone. In the secondary, Caesar Williams and Faion Hicks are experienced corners, and safety Eric Burrell leads the unit. The Badgers defense should be a top ten unit in the country.

Final Outlook: Wisconsin will be led by a strong defense and a decent offense. While they may not have the fire power to beat Ohio State, the Badgers should give them a fight.

2. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Projected Record: 6-3

Wins: Michigan, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Nebraska

Losses: Purdue, Wisconsin, Penn State

Minnesota returns quality starting QB Tanner Morgan behind an offensive line that returns everyone. Add one of the best receivers in the Big Ten with Rashod Bateman, quality starting WR Chris Autman-Bell, and solid running back Mohamed Ibrahim… this looks like a pretty fun offense.

The questions for the Golden Gophers are around the defense. Nine of the top twelve tacklers are gone including four that were drafted in the NFL. This includes All-American Antoine Winfield Jr., who was an ultimate playmaker for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota returns one defensive lineman starter and is the weakness of the defense. The secondary will continue to be alright with CB Coney Durr and Safety Jordan Howden leading.

Final Outlook: Minnesota will have one of the best offenses in the Big Ten, but can Coach P.J. Fleck replace the key losses on the defensive side? Either way, Minnesota is Wisconsin’s biggest competition in the west.

3. Iowa Hawkeyes

Projected Record: 6-3

Wins: Purdue, Northwestern, Michigan State, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin

Losses: Minnesota, Penn State, Michigan

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QB Spencer Petras likely takes over the starting role left by Nate Stanley. The offense will be led by running backs Tyler Goodson, coming off a great freshman season, and Mekhi Sargent. The receiving core returns everyone including explosive WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette. Although they lost talented OT Tristan Wirfs, they still have left tackle Alaric Jackson, one of the best centers in the country and a group of other strong, experienced lineman.

The defense was stout last year, only giving up 14 points per game. DE Chauncey Golston will have to step-in for A.J. Epenesa. The linebackers will most likely be led by experienced LB Djimon Colbert and Nick Niemann. The secondary will have to replace stud CB Michael Ojemudia and safety Geno Stone. The probable replacements include safety Jack Koerner and experienced senior CB Matt Hankins.

Final Outlook: Iowa’s an interesting team that could surprise some this year. If Spencer Petras steps into Nate Stanley’s shoes alright, Iowa might be a surprise Big Ten West champion.

4. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Projected Record: 3-6

Wins: Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue

Losses: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana

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Will Adrian Martinez actually make a step-up? That is the big question going into 2020. RB Dedrick Mills is back for his senior year after being a workhorse in 2019. WRs Omar Manning and Wan’Dale Robinson makes up a decent receiving core as Manning is a highly touted JUCO transfer and Robinson is an explosive, do-it-all player. Another bonus is the offensive line returns all of their starters.

The defense made a slight improvement in 2019, but also lose six starters in 2020. This includes three on the defensive line which will be a project. The defensive unit will most likely be led by their secondary including corners Cam Taylor-Britt and Dicaprio Bootle.

Final Outlook: The media hyped up Nebraska way too much last year, even projecting them to win the West. Nebraska should have a good team, but winning the division is out of the question.

5. Illinois Fighting Illini

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Projected Record: 4-5

Wins: Purdue, Rutgers, Northwestern, Michigan State

Losses: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Iowa

Lovie Smith took a step forward in 2019 making a bowl game, finishing 6-7, and even upsetting Wisconsin. Will Illinois actually have a winning record in 2020? Lovie Smith loves his transfers and will have stud WR Josh Imatorbhebhe back for another year. After sitting out, former Georgia TE Luke Ford is also eligible. They will join former Michigan QB Brandon Peters and four returning starting offensive lineman. The key for Illinois will be trying to find someone to run the ball.

The linebackers are a strength with Jake Hansen and Mileo Eifler returning. The secondary is also a strength with safety Sydney Brown and corners Tony Adams and Nate Hobbs. Young DB Marquez Beason is also looked at as a young playmaker who will make an impact this year. Where Illinois needs help is along the defensive line where it’ll be tough to replace Oluwole Betiku’s 9 sacks.

Final Outlook: Illinois is no longer looked at as a bottom dweller following last season, but Lovie Smith still has a ways to go before they’re a contender. Expect 2020 to look just like 2019.

6. Purdue Boilermakers

Projected Record: 4-5

Wins: Northwestern, Minnesota, Rutgers, Maryland

Losses: Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana

Purdue was rough last year finishing 4-8. The biggest question is who will be the starting quarterback? The competition is between Jack Plummer, Aidan O’Connell, and UCLA grad transfer Austin Burton. Burton has looked good in limited action at UCLA, while Plummer and O’Connell received starting snaps with Purdue. The receiving threats are stacked with 1000 yard receiver David Bell and potential first round pick Rondale Moore. Purdue returns four starters to the offensive line but finished 126th in rushing yards per game last year.

Defensively Purdue was horrible, allowing over 430 yards per game. The defensive line actually has some depth and talent including freshman All-American DE George Karlaftis and DT Lorenzo Neal. However, the talent in the secondary and at the linebacker position are lacking.

Final Outlook: Purdue should have a better season than in 2019, but the defense will continue to be a weakness. With one of the best duos at receiver with Rondale Moore and David Bell, the offense will have to carry the team.

7. Northwestern Wildcats

Projected Record: 2-7

Wins: Michigan State, Rutgers

Losses: Maryland, Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois

The Wildcats have taken a major fall since winning the Big Ten West in 2018. Their offense was terrible averaging a little over 16 points per game. The four quarterbacks that played last year combined for only six touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Based on their performance from last season, incoming Indiana grad transfer Peyton Ramsey should win the job with no problem. Northwestern have a stable of running backs returning, but will have to find some skill players at the wide receiver position other than Riley Lees. Left tackle Rashawn Slater is one of the best in the Big Ten and leads the offensive line.

Northwestern has one of the Big Ten’s best group of linebackers with seniors Blake Gallagher, Paddy Fisher, and Chris Bergin. The secondary also returns almost all of their starters from a strong group last year. The key will to find someone who can rush the passer on the defensive line.

Final Outlook: The offense will be slightly improved and the defense should be solid. However, finding wins in the Big Ten is tough, especially when you play Penn State from the Big Ten East. Expect a more competitive Northwestern team than last year.

2020 NFL Draft Results

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. Below are all 255 draft selections and where TGIS had the player ranked. You can also click the link to see the players sorted by Teams.

Players Sorted by Team

Round 1 Team TGIS Rank Name Pos. School HT LBS. Year
1 CIN 1 Joe Burrow QB LSU 6034 221 SR
2 WAS 3 Chase Young DE Ohio State 6047 264 JR
3 DET 5 Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State 6011 205 JR
4 NYG 7 Andrew Thomas OT Georgia 6051 315 JR
5 MIA 2 Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama 6000 217 JR
6 LAC 8 Justin Herbert QB Oregon 6061 227 SR
7 CAR 15 Derrick Brown DT Auburn 6045 326 SR
8 ARI 4 Isaiah Simmons OLB Clemson 6035 238 JR
9 JAX 17 C.J. Henderson CB Florida 6006 204 JR
10 CLE 6 Jedrick Wills Jr. OT Alabama 6042 312 JR
11 NYJ 13 Mekhi Becton OT Louisville 6073 364 JR
12 LV 14 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama 5110 188 JR
13 TB 9 Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa 6047 320 JR
14 SF 12 Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina 6051 315 SR
15 DEN 10 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama 6010 193 JR
16 ATL 48 A.J. Terrell CB Clemson 6011 195 JR
17 DAL 11 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma 6015 198 JR
18 MIA 64 Austin Jackson OT USC 6047 322 JR
19 LV 61 Damon Arnette CB Ohio State 5115 195 SR
20 JAX 18 K’Lavon Chaisson DE LSU 6030 254 SO
21 PHI 37 Jalen Reagor WR TCU 5105 206 JR
22 MIN 27 Justin Jefferson WR LSU 6012 202 JR
23 LAC 25 Kenneth Murray ILB Oklahoma 6024 241 JR
24 NO 36 Cesar Ruiz C Michigan 6026 307 JR
25 SF 33 Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State 5116 205 SR
26 GB 34 Jordan Love QB Utah St. 6036 224 JR
27 SEA 67 Jordyn Brooks ILB Texas Tech 6000 240 SR
28 BAL 19 Patrick Queen OLB LSU 6002 229 JR
29 TEN 77 Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia 6064 350 JR
30 MIA 101 Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn 5103 198 JR
31 MIN 46 Jeff Gladney CB TCU 5102 191 SR
32 KC 44 Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU 5072 207 JR
Round 2
33 CIN 24 Tee Higgins WR Clemson 6035 216 JR
34 IND 41 Michael Pittman Jr. WR USC 6037 223 SR
35 DET 26 D’Andre Swift RB Georgia 5082 212 JR
36 NYG 20 Xavier McKinney S Alabama 6003 201 JR
37 NE 73 Kyle Dugger S Lenoir Rhyne 6007 217 SR
38 CAR 21 Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn St. 6050 266 JR
39 MIA 59 Robert Hunt OG Louisiana Lafayette 6051 323 SR
40 HOU 29 Ross Blacklock DT TCU 6031 290 JR
41 IND 55 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 5102 226 JR
42 JAX 35 Laviska Shenault WR Colorado 6005 227 JR
43 CHI 93 Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame 6056 262 JR
44 CLE 28 Grant Delpit S LSU 6024 213 JR
45 TB 30 Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota 5’10” 205 JR
46 DEN 74 K.J. Hamler WR Penn St. 5085 178 JR
47 ATL 40 Marlon Davidson DT Auburn 6032 303 SR
48 SEA 104 Darrell Taylor DE Tennessee 6035 267 SR
49 PIT 66 Chase Claypool TE Notre Dame 6043 238 SR
50 CHI 32 Jaylon Johnson CB Utah 5117 193 JR
51 DAL 31 Trevon Diggs CB Alabama 6013 205 SR
52 LAR 60 Cam Akers RB Florida State 5103 217 JR
53 PHI 103 Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma 6010 222 SR
54 BUF 42 A.J. Epenesa DE Iowa 6051 275 JR
55 BAL 43 J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State 5094 209 JR
56 MIA 39 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama 6061 311 SR
57 LAR 81 Van Jefferson WR Florida 6014 200 SR
58 MIN 58 Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State 6060 311 JR
59 NYJ 45 Denzel Mims WR Baylor 6026 207 SR
60 NE 51 Joshua Uche OLB Michigan 6013 245 SR
61 TEN 16 Kristian Fulton CB LSU 5115 197 SR
62 GB 147 A.J. Dillon RB Boston College 6003 247 JR
63 KC 83 Willie Gay Jr. ILB Mississippi St. 6011 243 JR
64 CAR 47 Jeremy Chinn S Southern Illinois 6031 221 SR
Round 3
65 CIN 71 Logan Wilson ILB Wyoming 6021 241 SR
66 WAS 125 Antonio Gibson RB Memphis 6004 228 SR
67 DET 89 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame 6044 252 SR
68 NYJ 78 Ashtyn Davis S California 6007 202 SR
69 SEA 80 Damien Lewis OG LSU 6020 327 SR
70 MIA 98 Brandon Jones S Texas 5111 198 SR
71 BAL 69 Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M 6025 293 JR
72 ARI 23 Josh Jones OT Houston 6051 311 SR
73 JAX 110 Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State 6036 320 SR
74 NO 49 Zack Baun OLB Wisconsin 6024 240 SR
75 DET 111 Jonah Jackson OG Ohio State 6034 310 SR
76 TB 117 Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB Vanderbilt 5094 214 SR
77 DEN 96 Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa 6005 200 SR
78 ATL 68 Matt Hennessy C Temple 6037 307 SR
79 NYJ 102 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida 6033 264 SR
80 LV 114 Lynn Bowden Jr. WR Kentucky 5105 204 JR
81 LV 52 Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina 6026 212 SR
82 DAL 54 Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma 6020 304 SR
83 DEN 53 Lloyd Cushenberry OG LSU 6032 312 JR
84 LAR 38 Terrell Lewis OLB Alabama 6053 258 JR
85 IND 138 Julian Blackmon S Utah 5116 187 SR
86 BUF 94 Zack Moss RB Utah 5093 223 SR
87 NE 128 Anfernee Jennings OLB Alabama 6021 256 SR
88 CLE 72 Jordan Elliott DT Missouri 6037 302 JR
89 MIN 105 Cam Dantzler CB Mississippi St. 6022 188 JR
90 HOU 50 Jonathan Greenard DE Florida 6034 262 SR
91 NE 82 Devin Asiasi TE UCLA 6030 257 JR
92 BAL 85 Devin Duvernay WR Texas 5104 202 SR
93 TEN 121 Darrynton Evans RB Appalachian State 5102 203 JR
94 GB 199 Josiah Deguara TE Cincinnati 6025 245 SR
95 DEN 144 McTelvin Agim DT Arkansas 6025 309 SR
96 KC 56 Lucas Niang OT TCU 6060 315 SR
97 CLE 136 Jacob Phillips OLB LSU 6030 229 JR
98 BAL 65 Malik Harrison ILB Ohio State 6025 247 SR
99 NYG 113 Matt Peart OT Connecticut 6065 318 SR
100 LV 184 Tanner Muse S Clemson 6020 227 SR
101 NE 217 Dalton Keene TE Virginia Tech 6041 253 JR
102 PIT 139 Alex Highsmith DE Charlotte 6031 248 SR
103 PHI 120 Davion Taylor OLB Colorado 6004 228 SR
104 LAR 107 Terrell Burgess S Utah 5113 202 SR
105 NO 57 Adam Trautman TE Dayton 6050 255 SR
106 BAL 167 Tyre Phillips OT Mississippi State 6051 342 SR
Round 4
107 CIN 75 Akeem Davis-Gaither OLB Appalachian State 6014 224 SR
108 WAS 70 Saahdiq Charles OT LSU 6041 321 JR
109 LV 84 John Simpson OG Clemson 6044 321 SR
110 NYG 118 Darnay Holmes CB UCLA 5101 192 JR
111 MIA 247 Solomon Kindley OG Georgia 6032 337 JR
112 LAC 181 Joshua Kelley RB UCLA 5105 214 SR
113 CAR 91 Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame 5113 193 SR
114 ARI 124 Leki Fotu DT Utah 6053 330 SR
115 CLE 135 Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic 6046 243 SR
116 JAX 99 Ben Bartch OT St. John 6056 308 SR
117 MIN 148 D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina 6047 258 SR
118 DEN 142 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri 6054 258 JR
119 ATL 215 Mykal Walker ILB Fresno State 6030 231 SR
120 NYJ 164 LaMical Perine RB Florida 5106 216 SR
121 DET 145 Logan Stenberg OG Kentucky 6061 317 SR
122 IND 22 Jacob Eason QB Washington 6057 231 JR
123 DAL 133 Reggie Robinson CB Tulsa 6010 202 SR
124 PIT 131 Anthony McFarland RB Maryland 5081 208 JR
125 NYJ 209 James Morgan QB Florida International 6037 229 SR
126 HOU 189 Charlie Heck OT North Carolina 6077 311 SR
127 PHI 129 K’Von Wallace S Clemson 5111 206 SR
128 BUF 122 Gabriel Davis WR Central Florida 6020 216 JR
129 NYJ 180 Cameron Clark OT Charlotte 6044 308 SR
130 MIN 134 James Lynch DE Baylor 6035 289 JR
131 ARI 143 Rashard Lawrence DT LSU 6020 308 SR
132 MIN 126 Troy Dye OLB Oregon 6032 231 SR
133 SEA 186 Colby Parkinson TE Stanford 6072 252 JR
134 ATL 29 S Jaylinn Hawkins S California 6005 208 SR
135 PIT 151 Kevin Dotson OG Louisiana-Lafayette 6040 310 SR
136 LAR 127 Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue 6037 245 SR
137 JAX 170 Josiah Scott CB Michigan State 5092 185 JR
138 KC 171 L’Jarius Sneed S Louisiana Tech 6003 187 SR
139 LV 112 Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech 5083 187 JR
140 JAX 119 Shaquille Quarterman ILB Miami 6004 234 SR
141 HOU 157 John Reid CB Penn State 5103 187 SR
142 WAS 90 Antonio Gandy-Golden WR Liberty 6035 223 SR
143 BAL 108 Ben Bredeson OG Michigan 6046 316 SR
144 SEA 169 DeeJay Dallas RB Miami 5101 217 JR
145 PHI 176 Jack Driscoll OT Auburn 6045 306 SR
146 DAL 168 Tyler Biadasz C Wisconsin 6035 314 JR
Round 5
147 CIN 137 Khalid Kareem DE Notre Dame 6036 268 SR
148 SEA 86 Alton Robinson DE Syracuse 6026 264 SR
149 IND 261 Danny Pinter OG Ball St. 6041 306 SR
150 NYG 231 Shane Lemieux OG Oregon 6037 310 SR
151 LAC 185 Joe Reed WR Virginia 6004 224 SR
152 CAR 100 Kenny Robinson S XFL 6020 200 JR
153 SF 237 Colton McKivitz OT West Virginia 6062 306 SR
154 MIA 132 Jason Strowbridge DE North Carolina 6042 275 SR
155 CHI 150 Trevis Gipson DE Tulsa 6034 261 SR
156 WAS 202 Keith Ismael C San Diego State 6027 309 JR
157 JAX 22 S Daniel Thomas S Auburn 5100 215 SR
158 NYJ 63 Bryce Hall CB Virginia 6012 202 SR
159 NE NR Justin Rohrwasser K Marshall 6’3″ 230 SR
160 CLE 159 Nick Harris C Washington 6007 302 SR
161 TB 76 Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota 6013 206 SR
162 WAS 201 Khaleke Hudson OLB Michigan 5111 224 SR
163 CHI 175 Kindle Vildor CB Georgia Southern 5097 191 SR
164 MIA 116 Curtis Weaver DE Boise State 6023 266 JR
165 JAX 88 Collin Johnson WR Texas 6056 222 SR
166 DET 193 Quintez Cephus WR Wisconsin 6007 202 JR
167 BUF 79 Jake Fromm QB Georgia 6017 219 JR
168 PHI 200 John Hightower WR Boise State 6014 189 SR
169 MIN 182 Harrison Hand CB Temple 5111 197 JR
170 BAL 241 Broderick Washington DT Texas Tech 6021 305 SR
171 HOU 264 Isaiah Coulter WR Rhode Island 6017 198 SR
172 DET 34 RB Jason Huntley RB New Mexico St. 5084 190 SR
173 CHI 242 Darnell Mooney WR Tulane 5101 176 SR
174 TEN 163 Larrell Murchison DT North Carolina State 6023 297 SR
175 GB 203 Kamal Martin OLB Minnesota 6027 240 SR
176 MIN 44 WR KJ Osborn WR Miami 5114 203 SR
177 KC 34 DE Michael Danna DE Michigan 6020 257 SR
178 DEN 87 Justin Strnad OLB Wake Forest 6033 238 SR
179 DAL 92 Bradlee Anae DE Utah 6033 257 SR
Round 6
180 CIN 154 Hakeem Adeniji OT Kansas 6043 302 SR
181 DEN 123 Netane Muti OG Fresno State 6027 315 JR
182 NE 158 Michael Onwenu OG Michigan 6025 344 SR
183 NYG 239 Cameron Brown OLB Penn State 6053 232 SR
184 CAR 226 Bravvion Roy DT Baylor 6011 332 SR
185 MIA 1 LS Blake Ferguson LS LSU 6026 227 SR
186 LAC 222 Alohi Gilman S Notre Dame 5105 202 SR
187 CLE 106 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan 6015 212 JR
188 BUF 1 K Tyler Bass K Georgia Southern 5100 183 SR
189 JAX 224 Jake Luton QB Oregon St. 6062 224 SR
190 SF 21 TE Charlie Woerner TE Georgia 6045 245 SR
191 NYJ 1 P Braden Mann P Texas A&M 5113 197 SR
192 GB 204 Jon Runyan OT Michigan 6042 306 SR
193 IND 258 Robert Windsor DT Penn State 6044 290 SR
194 TB 216 Khalil Davis DT Nebraska 6010 308 SR
195 NE 26 OT Justin Herron OT Wake Forest 6035 308 SR
196 PHI 16 ILB Shaun Bradley ILB Temple 6005 224 SR
197 DET 26 DT John Penisini DT Utah 6013 318 SR
198 PIT 161 Antoine Brooks Jr. S Maryland 5107 220 SR
199 LAC 260 Jordan Fuller S Ohio State 6017 203 SR
200 PHI 275 Quez Watkins WR Southern Miss 6001 185 JR
201 BAL 162 James Proche WR SMU 5105 201 SR
202 ARI 153 Evan Weaver ILB California 6021 237 SR
203 MIN NR Blake Brandel OT Oregon St. 6070 306 SR
204 NE NR Cassh Maluia ILB Wyoming 6000 248 SR
205 MIN 269 Josh Metellus S Michigan 5111 210 SR
206 JAX NR Tyler Davis TE Georgia Tech 6040 250 SR
207 BUF 130 Isaiah Hodgins WR Oregon St. 6035 210 JR
208 GB 8 C Jake Hanson C Oregon 6043 303 SR
209 GB 18 OG Simon Stepaniak OG Indiana 6041 313 SR
210 PHI 97 Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn 6051 308 SR
211 IND NR Isaiah Rodgers CB Massachusetts 5100 170 SR
212 IND 48 WR Dezmon Patmon WR Washington State 6036 225 SR
213 IND NR Jordan Glasgow ILB Michigan 6010 226 SR
214 SEA 40 WR Freddie Swain WR Florida 6001 197 SR
Round 7
215 CIN 179 Markus Bailey OLB Purdue 6001 235 SR
216 WAS 255 Kamren Curl CB Arkansas 6013 206 JR
217 SF 187 Jauan Jennings WR Tennessee 6031 215 SR
218 NYG 229 Carter Coughlin DE Minnesota 6032 236 SR
219 BAL 109 Geno Stone S Iowa 5103 207 JR
220 LAC 95 KJ Hill WR Ohio State 5117 196 SR
221 CAR 262 Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB Florida International 6002 183 SR
222 ARI 115 Eno Benjamin RB Arizona State 5090 207 JR
223 JAX NR Chris Claybrooks CB Memphis 6000 190 SR
224 TEN 195 Cole McDonald QB Hawaii 6031 215 JR
225 MIN 166 Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State 6036 264 SR
226 CHI NR Arlington Hambright OT Colorado 6050 300 SR
227 CHI NR Lachavious Simmons OG Tennessee State 6050 304 SR
228 ATL 6 P Sterling Hofrichter P Syracuse 5095 196 SR
229 WAS 271 James Smith-Williams DE North Carolina State 6035 265 SR
230 NE 14 C Dustin Woodard C Memphis 6010 295 SR
231 DAL NR Ben DiNucci QB James Morgan 6030 210 SR
232 PIT 23 DT Carlos Davis DT Nebraska 6020 313 SR
233 PHI 268 Casey Toohill OLB Stanford 6044 250 SR
234 LAR 17 ILB Clay Johnston ILB Baylor 6010 227 SR
235 DET NR Jashon Cornell DE Ohio State 6030 285 SR
236 GB NR Vernon Scott S TCU 6020 206 SR
237 KC 38 CB BoPete Keyes CB Tulane 6007 202 SR
238 NYG 20 ILB T.J. Brunson ILB South Carolina 6004 219 SR
239 BUF 165 Dane Jackson CB Pittsburgh 5115 187 SR
240 NO NR Tommy Stevens QB Mississippi St. 6050 235 SR
241 TB 20 OLB Chapelle Russell OLB Temple 6020 236 SR
242 GB 146 Jonathan Garvin DE Miami 6041 263 JR
243 TEN NR Chris Jackson S Marshall 6000 186 SR
244 MIN 220 Nate Stanley QB Iowa 6007 235 SR
245 TB 227 Raymond Calais RB Louisiana Lafayette 5081 188 SR
246 MIA 53 WR Malcolm Perry WR Navy 5094 186 SR
247 NYG NR Chris Williamson CB Minnesota 6000 205 SR
248 LAR 4 K Samuel Sloman K Miami (Ohio) 5080 198 SR
249 MIN 266 Brian Cole II S Mississippi State 6017 213 SR
250 LAR 25 OT Tremayne Anchrum OT Clemson 6021 314 SR
251 SEA 18 TE Stephen Sullivan TE LSU 6047 248 SR
252 DEN 43 WR Tyrie Cleveland WR Florida 6025 209 SR
253 MIN 9 C Kyle Hinton C Washburn 6021 295 SR
254 DEN 235 Derek Tuszka DE North Dakota 6044 247 SR
255 NYG 25 ILB Tae Crowder ILB Georgia 6020 241 SR

2020 NFL Draft Picks by Team

2020 NFL Draft Results

PICK # Name Pos. School HT LBS. Year TGIS Rank
Arizona Cardinals
8 Isaiah Simmons OLB Clemson 6035 238 JR 4
72 Josh Jones OT Houston 6051 311 SR 23
114 Leki Fotu DT Utah 6053 330 SR 124
131 Rashard Lawrence DT LSU 6020 308 SR 143
202 Evan Weaver ILB California 6021 237 SR 153
222 Eno Benjamin RB Arizona State 5090 207 JR 115
Atlanta Falcons
16 A.J. Terrell CB Clemson 6011 195 JR 48
47 Marlon Davidson DT Auburn 6032 303 SR 40
78 Matt Hennessy C Temple 6037 307 SR 68
119 Mykal Walker ILB Fresno State 6030 231 SR 215
134 Jaylinn Hawkins S California 6005 208 SR 29 S
228 Sterling Hofrichter P Syracuse 5095 196 SR 6 P
Baltimore Ravens
28 Patrick Queen OLB LSU 6002 229 JR 19
55 J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State 5094 209 JR 43
71 Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M 6025 293 JR 69
92 Devin Duvernay WR Texas 5104 202 SR 85
98 Malik Harrison ILB Ohio State 6025 247 SR 65
106 Tyre Phillips OT Mississippi State 6051 342 SR 167
143 Ben Bredeson OG Michigan 6046 316 SR 108
170 Broderick Washington DT Texas Tech 6021 305 SR 241
201 James Proche WR SMU 5105 201 SR 162
219 Geno Stone S Iowa 5103 207 JR 109
Buffalo Bills
54 A.J. Epenesa DE Iowa 6051 275 JR 42
86 Zack Moss RB Utah 5093 223 SR 94
128 Gabriel Davis WR Central Florida 6020 216 JR 122
167 Jake Fromm QB Georgia 6017 219 JR 79
188 Tyler Bass K Georgia Southern 5100 183 SR 1 K
207 Isaiah Hodgins WR Oregon St. 6035 210 JR 130
239 Dane Jackson CB Pittsburgh 5115 187 SR 165
Carolina Panthers
7 Derrick Brown DT Auburn 6045 326 SR 15
38 Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn St. 6050 266 JR 21
64 Jeremy Chinn S Southern Illinois 6031 221 SR 47
113 Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame 5113 193 SR 91
152 Kenny Robinson S XFL 6020 200 JR 100
184 Bravvion Roy DT Baylor 6011 332 SR 226
221 Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB Florida International 6002 183 SR 262
Chicago Bears
43 Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame 6056 262 JR 93
50 Jaylon Johnson CB Utah 5117 193 JR 32
155 Trevis Gipson DE Tulsa 6034 261 SR 150
163 Kindle Vildor CB Georgia Southern 5097 191 SR 175
173 Darnell Mooney WR Tulane 5101 176 SR 242
226 Arlington Hambright OT Colorado 6050 300 SR NR
227 Lachavious Simmons OG Tennessee State 6050 304 SR NR
Cincinnati Bengals
1 Joe Burrow QB LSU 6034 221 SR 1
33 Tee Higgins WR Clemson 6035 216 JR 24
65 Logan Wilson ILB Wyoming 6021 241 SR 71
107 Akeem Davis-Gaither OLB Appalachian State 6014 224 SR 75
147 Khalid Kareem DE Notre Dame 6036 268 SR 137
180 Hakeem Adeniji OT Kansas 6043 302 SR 154
215 Markus Bailey OLB Purdue 6001 235 SR 179
Cleveland Browns
10 Jedrick Wills Jr. OT Alabama 6042 312 JR 6
44 Grant Delpit S LSU 6024 213 JR 28
88 Jordan Elliott DT Missouri 6037 302 JR 72
97 Jacob Phillips OLB LSU 6030 229 JR 136
115 Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic 6046 243 SR 135
160 Nick Harris C Washington 6007 302 SR 159
187 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan 6015 212 JR 106
Dallas Cowboys
17 CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma 6015 198 JR 11
51 Trevon Diggs CB Alabama 6013 205 SR 31
82 Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma 6020 304 SR 54
123 Reggie Robinson CB Tulsa 6010 202 SR 133
146 Tyler Biadasz C Wisconsin 6035 314 JR 168
179 Bradlee Anae DE Utah 6033 257 SR 92
231 Ben DiNucci QB James Morgan 6030 210 SR NR
Denver Broncos
15 Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama 6010 193 JR 10
46 K.J. Hamler WR Penn St. 5085 178 JR 74
77 Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa 6005 200 SR 96
83 Lloyd Cushenberry OG LSU 6032 312 JR 53
95 McTelvin Agim DT Arkansas 6025 309 SR 144
118 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri 6054 258 JR 142
178 Justin Strnad OLB Wake Forest 6033 238 SR 87
181 Netane Muti OG Fresno State 6027 315 JR 123
252 Tyrie Cleveland WR Florida 6025 209 SR 43 WR
254 Derek Tuszka DE North Dakota 6044 247 SR 235
Detroit Lions
3 Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State 6011 205 JR 5
35 D’Andre Swift RB Georgia 5082 212 JR 26
67 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame 6044 252 SR 89
75 Jonah Jackson OG Ohio State 6034 310 SR 111
121 Logan Stenberg OG Kentucky 6061 317 SR 145
166 Quintez Cephus WR Wisconsin 6007 202 JR 193
172 Jason Huntley RB New Mexico St. 5084 190 SR 34 RB
197 John Penisini DT Utah 6013 318 SR 26 DT
235 Jashon Cornell DE Ohio State 6030 285 SR NR
Green Bay Packers
26 Jordan Love QB Utah St. 6036 224 JR 34
62 A.J. Dillon RB Boston College 6003 247 JR 147
94 Josiah Deguara TE Cincinnati 6025 245 SR 199
175 Kamal Martin OLB Minnesota 6027 240 SR 203
192 Jon Runyan OT Michigan 6042 306 SR 204
208 Jake Hanson C Oregon 6043 303 SR 8 C
209 Simon Stepaniak OG Indiana 6041 313 SR 18 OG
236 Vernon Scott S TCU 6020 206 SR NR
242 Jonathan Garvin DE Miami 6041 263 JR 146
Houston Texans
40 Ross Blacklock DT TCU 6031 290 JR 29
90 Jonathan Greenard DE Florida 6034 262 SR 50
126 Charlie Heck OT North Carolina 6077 311 SR 189
141 John Reid CB Penn State 5103 187 SR 157
171 Isaiah Coulter WR Rhode Island 6017 198 SR 264
Indianapolis Colts
34 Michael Pittman Jr. WR USC 6037 223 SR 41
41 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 5102 226 JR 55
85 Julian Blackmon S Utah 5116 187 SR 138
122 Jacob Eason QB Washington 6057 231 JR 22
149 Danny Pinter OG Ball St. 6041 306 SR 261
193 Robert Windsor DT Penn State 6044 290 SR 258
211 Isaiah Rodgers CB Massachusetts 5100 170 SR NR
212 Dezmon Patmon WR Washington State 6036 225 SR 48 WR
213 Jordan Glasgow ILB Michigan 6010 226 SR NR
Jacksonville Jaguars
9 C.J. Henderson CB Florida 6006 204 JR 17
20 K’Lavon Chaisson DE LSU 6030 254 SO 18
42 Laviska Shenault WR Colorado 6005 227 JR 35
73 Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State 6036 320 SR 110
116 Ben Bartch OT St. John 6056 308 SR 99
137 Josiah Scott CB Michigan State 5092 185 JR 170
140 Shaquille Quarterman ILB Miami 6004 234 SR 119
157 Daniel Thomas S Auburn 5100 215 SR 22 S
165 Collin Johnson WR Texas 6056 222 SR 88
189 Jake Luton QB Oregon St. 6062 224 SR 224
206 Tyler Davis TE Georgia Tech 6040 250 SR NR
223 Chris Claybrooks CB Memphis 6000 190 SR NR
Kansas City Chiefs
32 Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU 5072 207 JR 44
63 Willie Gay Jr. ILB Mississippi St. 6011 243 JR 83
96 Lucas Niang OT TCU 6060 315 SR 56
138 L’Jarius Sneed S Louisiana Tech 6003 187 SR 171
177 Michael Danna DE Michigan 6020 257 SR 34 DE
237 BoPete Keyes CB Tulane 6007 202 SR 38 CB
Los Angeles Chargers
6 Justin Herbert QB Oregon 6061 227 SR 8
23 Kenneth Murray ILB Oklahoma 6024 241 JR 25
112 Joshua Kelley RB UCLA 5105 214 SR 181
151 Joe Reed WR Virginia 6004 224 SR 185
186 Alohi Gilman S Notre Dame 5105 202 SR 222
199 Jordan Fuller S Ohio State 6017 203 SR 260
220 KJ Hill WR Ohio State 5117 196 SR 95
Los Angeles Rams
52 Cam Akers RB Florida State 5103 217 JR 60
57 Van Jefferson WR Florida 6014 200 SR 81
84 Terrell Lewis OLB Alabama 6053 258 JR 38
104 Terrell Burgess S Utah 5113 202 SR 107
136 Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue 6037 245 SR 127
234 Clay Johnston ILB Baylor 6010 227 SR 17 ILB
248 Samuel Sloman K Miami (Ohio) 5080 198 SR 4 K
250 Tremayne Anchrum OT Clemson 6021 314 SR 25 OT
Las Vegas Raiders
12 Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama 5110 188 JR 14
19 Damon Arnette CB Ohio State 5115 195 SR 61
80 Lynn Bowden Jr. WR Kentucky 5105 204 JR 114
81 Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina 6026 212 SR 52
100 Tanner Muse S Clemson 6020 227 SR 184
109 John Simpson OG Clemson 6044 321 SR 84
139 Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech 5083 187 JR 112
Miami Dolphins
5 Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama 6000 217 JR 2
18 Austin Jackson OT USC 6047 322 JR 64
30 Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn 5103 198 JR 101
39 Robert Hunt OG Louisiana Lafayette 6051 323 SR 59
56 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama 6061 311 SR 39
70 Brandon Jones S Texas 5111 198 SR 98
111 Solomon Kindley OG Georgia 6032 337 JR 247
154 Jason Strowbridge DE North Carolina 6042 275 SR 132
164 Curtis Weaver DE Boise State 6023 266 JR 116
185 Blake Ferguson LS LSU 6026 227 SR 1 LS
246 Malcolm Perry WR Navy 5094 186 SR 53 WR
Minnesota Vikings
22 Justin Jefferson WR LSU 6012 202 JR 27
31 Jeff Gladney CB TCU 5102 191 SR 46
58 Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State 6060 311 JR 58
89 Cam Dantzler CB Mississippi St. 6022 188 JR 105
117 D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina 6047 258 SR 148
130 James Lynch DE Baylor 6035 289 JR 134
132 Troy Dye OLB Oregon 6032 231 SR 126
169 Harrison Hand CB Temple 5111 197 JR 182
176 KJ Osborn WR Miami 5114 203 SR 44 WR
203 Blake Brandel OT Oregon St. 6070 306 SR NR
205 Josh Metellus S Michigan 5111 210 SR 269
225 Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State 6036 264 SR 166
244 Nate Stanley QB Iowa 6007 235 SR 220
249 Brian Cole II S Mississippi State 6017 213 SR 266
253 Kyle Hinton C Washburn 6021 295 SR 9 C
New England Patriots
37 Kyle Dugger S Lenoir Rhyne 6007 217 SR 73
60 Joshua Uche OLB Michigan 6013 245 SR 51
87 Anfernee Jennings OLB Alabama 6021 256 SR 128
91 Devin Asiasi TE UCLA 6030 257 JR 82
101 Dalton Keene TE Virginia Tech 6041 253 JR 217
159 Justin Rohrwasser K Marshall 6’3″ 230 SR NR
182 Michael Onwenu OG Michigan 6025 344 SR 158
195 Justin Herron OT Wake Forest 6035 308 SR 26 OT
204 Cassh Maluia ILB Wyoming 6000 248 SR NR
230 Dustin Woodard C Memphis 6010 295 SR 14 C
New Orleans Saints
24 Cesar Ruiz C Michigan 6026 307 JR 36
74 Zack Baun OLB Wisconsin 6024 240 SR 49
105 Adam Trautman TE Dayton 6050 255 SR 57
240 Tommy Stevens QB Mississippi St. 6050 235 SR NR
New York Giants
4 Andrew Thomas OT Georgia 6051 315 JR 7
36 Xavier McKinney S Alabama 6003 201 JR 20
99 Matt Peart OT Connecticut 6065 318 SR 113
110 Darnay Holmes CB UCLA 5101 192 JR 118
150 Shane Lemieux OG Oregon 6037 310 SR 231
183 Cameron Brown OLB Penn State 6053 232 SR 239
218 Carter Coughlin DE Minnesota 6032 236 SR 229
238 T.J. Brunson ILB South Carolina 6004 219 SR 20 ILB
247 Chris Williamson CB Minnesota 6000 205 SR NR
255 Tae Crowder ILB Georgia 6020 241 SR 25 ILB
New York Jets
11 Mekhi Becton OT Louisville 6073 364 JR 13
59 Denzel Mims WR Baylor 6026 207 SR 45
68 Ashtyn Davis S California 6007 202 SR 78
79 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida 6033 264 SR 102
120 LaMical Perine RB Florida 5106 216 SR 164
125 James Morgan QB Florida International 6037 229 SR 209
129 Cameron Clark OT Charlotte 6044 308 SR 180
158 Bryce Hall CB Virginia 6012 202 SR 63
191 Braden Mann P Texas A&M 5113 197 SR 1 P
Philadelphia Eagles
21 Jalen Reagor WR TCU 5105 206 JR 37
53 Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma 6010 222 SR 103
103 Davion Taylor OLB Colorado 6004 228 SR 120
127 K’Von Wallace S Clemson 5111 206 SR 129
145 Jack Driscoll OT Auburn 6045 306 SR 176
168 John Hightower WR Boise State 6014 189 SR 200
196 Shaun Bradley ILB Temple 6005 224 SR 16 ILB
200 Quez Watkins WR Southern Miss 6001 185 JR 275
210 Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn 6051 308 SR 97
233 Casey Toohill OLB Stanford 6044 250 SR 268
Pittsburgh Steelers
49 Chase Claypool TE Notre Dame 6043 238 SR 66
102 Alex Highsmith DE Charlotte 6031 248 SR 139
124 Anthony McFarland RB Maryland 5081 208 JR 131
135 Kevin Dotson OG Louisiana-Lafayette 6040 310 SR 151
198 Antoine Brooks Jr. S Maryland 5107 220 SR 161
232 Carlos Davis DT Nebraska 6020 313 SR 23 DT
Seattle Seahawks
27 Jordyn Brooks ILB Texas Tech 6000 240 SR 67
48 Darrell Taylor DE Tennessee 6035 267 SR 104
69 Damien Lewis OG LSU 6020 327 SR 80
133 Colby Parkinson TE Stanford 6072 252 JR 186
144 DeeJay Dallas RB Miami 5101 217 JR 169
148 Alton Robinson DE Syracuse 6026 264 SR 86
214 Freddie Swain WR Florida 6001 197 SR 40 WR
251 Stephen Sullivan TE LSU 6047 248 SR 18 TE
San Fransisco 49ers
14 Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina 6051 315 SR 12
25 Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State 5116 205 SR 33
153 Colton McKivitz OT West Virginia 6062 306 SR 237
190 Charlie Woerner TE Georgia 6045 245 SR 21 TE
217 Jauan Jennings WR Tennessee 6031 215 SR 187
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13 Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa 6047 320 JR 9
45 Antoine Winfield Jr. S Minnesota 5’10” 205 JR 30
76 Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB Vanderbilt 5094 214 SR 117
161 Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota 6013 206 SR 76
194 Khalil Davis DT Nebraska 6010 308 SR 216
241 Chapelle Russell OLB Temple 6020 236 SR 20 OLB
245 Raymond Calais RB Louisiana Lafayette 5081 188 SR 227
Tennessee Titans
29 Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia 6064 350 JR 77
61 Kristian Fulton CB LSU 5115 197 SR 16
93 Darrynton Evans RB Appalachian State 5102 203 JR 121
174 Larrell Murchison DT N.C. State 6023 297 SR 163
224 Cole McDonald QB Hawaii 6031 215 JR 195
243 Chris Jackson S Marshall 6000 186 SR NR
Washington Redskins
2 Chase Young DE Ohio State 6047 264 JR 3
66 Antonio Gibson RB Memphis 6004 228 SR 125
108 Saahdiq Charles OT LSU 6041 321 JR 70
142 Antonio Gandy-Golden WR Liberty 6035 223 SR 90
156 Keith Ismael C San Diego State 6027 309 JR 202
162 Khaleke Hudson OLB Michigan 5111 224 SR 201
216 Kamren Curl CB Arkansas 6013 206 JR 255
229 James Smith-Williams DE N.C. State 6035 265 SR 271

 

Tyler Vesely’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft

By: Tyler Vesely, TGIS Prez
 
Round 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals

Pick: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

The decision may have been a little more difficult if Tua was completely healthy. Regardless, Burrow has franchise QB potential and is one of my top rated QB prospects in the past ten years. Andy Dalton will more than likely be cut as he is scheduled to make $17 million in 2020. Meaning the 2020 season for the Bengals will be led right away by Burrow.

 

2. Washington Redskins

Redskins

Pick: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

The Redskins should seriously consider Tua. While Young is a premier pass rusher and the best (non-QB) player in the draft, he won’t be able to elevate the franchise like Tua can. However, the mock draft is what I think the team will do. After spending a first rounder last year on Dwayne Haskins, they take Young and improve their defense.

3. Detroit Lions

Lions

Pick: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

The Lions lost both starting cornerbacks from last year in Darius Slay and Rashaan Melvin. Okudah is the best cover corner in the draft making this a perfect match for the Lions. A cornerback group of Desmond Trufant, Justin Coleman, and Jeff Okudah will do just fine.

4. New York Giants

Giants

Pick: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

The Giants have a difficult decision to make.  They have a huge need at Offensive Tackle and there are four premier tackles available in this spot. Linebacker is also a need and someone with Simmons talent/versatility doesn’t come around often. While the Giants signed LB Blake Martinez, he is a liability in the passing game.  You know who isn’t a liability in pass coverage? Simmons. 

5. Miami Dolphins

Dolphins

Pick: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

This is the dream scenario for the Dolphins. However, in order to get Tua the Dolphins would most likely have to trade up with the Lions (I don’t do trade scenarios in Mock Drafts… too many variables). Anyway, Tua gives the Dolphins a franchise QB in an already impressive rebuild.

6. Los Angeles Chargers

Chargers

Pick: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

The Chargers filled needs in free agency with Bryan Bulaga (Tackle) and Chris Harris (CB). One glaring spot they haven’t filled has been QB. With Tyrod Taylor set to be the starter, there is not an immediate need for a rookie QB to come in and start. The Chargers go with Herbert as their future franchise QB.

7. Carolina Panthers

Panthers

Pick: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

The projected starting nose tackle in Carolina’s defense is currently between NFL journeymen Woodrow Hamilton and Zach Kerr… that is nowhere near good enough. Derrick Brown is a high motor guy who will start on the Panthers defense right away. 

8. Arizona Cardinals

Pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, LouisvilleCardinals

The Arizona Cardinals offensive line was just awful last year. Left Tackle D.J. Humphries signed a short term extension, but he isn’t the definite long-term solution. It is time for the Cardinals to start developing the future franchise left tackle. At 6’7″ 364 pounds, there is no one with more upside the Mekhi Becton.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars

Pick: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Jaguars

The Jaguars are in a total rebuild after being in the AFC Championship not too long ago. Jaguars can afford to take chances on high potential players. Kinlaw has more upside than Derrick Brown, but does not play as consistently. He fits a need for the Jaguars who have lost defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Calais Campbell in the 2020 offseason. 

10. Cleveland Browns

Browns

Pick: Jedrick Willis Jr., OT, Alabama

The Browns solved one of their offensive tackle needs by signing right tackle Jack Conklin. On the other hand, the left tackle position  still remains an issue. Lucky for the Browns in this scenario there are three potential offensive tackles to chose from. Even though, Willis played right tackle at Alabama he shouldn’t have an issue switching to left with his athletic ability and elite feet in pass protection.

11. New York Jets

Jets

Pick: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

The Jets offensive line is atrocious. At all of five positions across the line they have bottom of the league starters. In the decision between Andrew Thomas and Tristan Wirfs it comes down to versatility. Wirfs has the capability to play tackle or guard and will finally give the Jets an offensive lineman they don’t have to be embarrassed about.

12. Las Vegas Raiders

Raiders

Pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

The Raiders roster is full of complimentary wide receivers: Tyrell WIlliams, Zay Jones, Nelson Agholor, and Hunter Renfrow. What they need is a premier number one. That is exactly what Jerry Jeudy could develop into. The decision will be between Jeudy, Lamb, and Ruggs.

13. San Fransisco 49ers

49ers

Pick: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

The 49ers lost Emmanuel Sanders to free agency and currently don’t have a legitimate number one wide receiver. CeeDee Lamb is an absolute playmaker that Kyle Shanahan will love in his offense. With very little holes on this 49ers team, they can afford a luxury pick.  

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

This is a fantastic scenario for the Bucs. Donovan Smith is a borderline starter at left tackle who Thomas can compete with. While he may not have the massive size of Becton or the athleticism of Wirfs, Andrew Thomas has all the tools to be a franchise left tackle The Bucs are going win-now after signing Brady, and Thomas would push Smith to be a starter year one.

15. Denver Broncos

Broncos

Pick: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The Broncos only legitimate receiver on the roster is Courtland Sutton. Henry Ruggs is the kind of weapon the Broncos need and replaces the void left after the Emmanuel Sanders trade.

16. Atlanta Falcons

Falcons

Pick: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

The Falcons lost Desmond Trufant and have young corners Isaiah Oliver and Kendall Sheffield slated to start. C.J. Henderson provides an upgrade as one of the most athletically talented corners in the draft. If Henderson overcomes the concern in run support, he will be a starting NFL corner for sometime.

 

17. Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys

Pick: K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU

The edge class is pretty slim as only Young and Chaisson are top half of the first round guys. Chaisson showed glimpses of elite potential down the stretch with 4.5 sacks in the last 4 games (and a play where he chased down CeeDee Lamb). The Cowboys need edge rushers and take a chance on Chaisson’s upside.

18. Miami Dolphins

Dolphins

Pick: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Julien Davenport and Jesse Davis are slated to start at offensive tackle… which isn’t good. After the Dolphins went with Tua for their first pick, they need a tackle to keep him upright. Josh Jones is a top twenty player and one of the last tackles worthy of a first round pick. 

19. Las Vegas Raiders

Raiders

Pick: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

GM Mike Mayock loves physical, man-to-man cornerbacks. Fulton fits the mold and a need for a Raiders defense which gave up over 4100 yards in the air.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars

Pick: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs are not long term options at quarterback. The Jaguars need a guy they can potentially develop into a franchise quarterback. Jordan Love has a big arm and potential, but also has accuracy and decision issues. With Gardner Minshew currently on the roster there is no pressure for Love to start and he can develop during the Jaguars rebuild.

 

21. Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles

Pick: Patrick Queen, OLB, LSU

The Eagles linebacking corp is full of inexperience and a major weakness on the defense. Queen would instantly be the best linebacker on the roster. Queen runs a 4.5 and is great in run support and pass coverage. 

 

22. Minnesota Vikings

Vikings

Pick: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

The Minnesota Vikings are actively shopping safety Anthony Harris with no potential replacement. Xavier McKinney would be a dynamic safety  for the Vikings to keep their defense from losing a step. Even if Harris is signed to a long-term deal, McKinney’s versatility would still make him an option to contribute.

23. New England Patriots

Patriots

Pick: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

While a quarterback competition between between Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer sounds electric, the Patriots need another option. Jacob Eason is one of the most talented passers in the draft and has tremendous upside. After Tua and Burrow, I think he is the most likely to be a NFL starter five years from now.

24. New Orleans Saints

Saints

Pick: Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma

Veteran Saints linebacker A.J. Klein left in free agency and Kiko Alonso tore his ACL in the playoff game… so Linebacker is a pretty big hole on the Saints defense. Kenneth Murray can fix that. Murray is a sideline to sideline linebacker that can step in right away for the Saints.

25. Minnesota Vikings

Vikings

Pick: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

The Vikings received nice compensation for Stefon Diggs, but now they have to fill his role. Jefferson is similar to Diggs as a tall receiver with good route running ability. A combination of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson would be nice.

26. Miami Dolphins

Dolphins

Pick: Antonio Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

The first two Dolphins picks were offensive players… now time to address the defense. The current starting safeties are journeymen Eric Rowe and Adrian Colbert. Antonio Winfield is a smaller safety, but plays physical and has elite ballhawk ability. Head Coach Brian Flores will be able to utilize him in the Dolphins defense.

 

27. Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks

Pick: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

With the loss of Jadaveon Clowney, the Seahawks need edge rushing help. Gross-Matos was a high impact defensive player for Penn State with 17.5 sacks over the last two years. He fits the edge rushing role for Seattle.

28. Baltimore Ravens

Pick: Zach Baun, OLB, Wisconsin

Ravens

Baltimore is considering trading Matt Judon which makes Baun a good replacement option on the edge. The Wisconsin linebacker is versatile and fits today’s NFL with his pass coverage skills.

29. Tennessee Titans

Titans

Pick: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

Titans need interior  help at right tackle after losing Jack Conklin in free agency. Cleveland has future left tackle starting skills, but could compete for the right tackle spot left by Conklin right away. 

30. Green Bay Packers

Packers

Pick: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

The Packers have needed a number two wide receiver for a few years behind Davante Adams. Tee Higgins is a big wide receiver that has tremendous hands. He is a sneaky good route runner who will help the Packers offense right away.

31. San Fransisco 49ers

49ers

Pick: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

The 49ers traded away Deforest Buckner and need someone to replace him on the interior. Blacklock’s pass rushing ability adds to the best defensive line in football. (Bosa, Dee Ford, Arik Armstead, and Blacklock on third down sounds scary).

32. Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs

Pick: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

The issue for the Chiefs over the past few years is the defense, particularly the secondary. After losing Kendall Fuller, corner remains a high priority. Trevon Diggs has high upside as a long corner with great ball skills. (Bills play the Chiefs in 2020 giving us a matchup with his brother Stefon Diggs).

 

Round 2
PickTeamNamePositionSchoolHeightWeight
33BengalsA.J. EpenesaDEIowa6’4″275
34SaintsJalen ReagorWRTCU5’11”206
35LionsNeville GallimoreDTOklahoma6’2″304
36GiantsAustin JacksonOTUSC6’5″322
37ChargersDeandre SwiftRBGeorgia5’8″212
38PanthersGrant DelpitSLSU6’3″213
39DolphinsDenzel MimsWRBaylor6’3″207
40TexansLaviska ShenaultWRColorado6’1″227
41BrownsMalik HarrisonILBOhio State6’3″247
42BucsA.J. TerrellCBClemson6’1″195
43BearsLloyd CushenberryOGLSU6’3″312
44SaintsMarlon DavidsonDTAuburn6’3″303
45

Bucs

Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBLSU5’7″207
46BroncosJaylon JohnsonCBUtah6’0″193
47FalconsJustin MadubuikeDTTexas A&M6’3″293
48JetsMichael Pittman Jr.WRUSC6’4″223
49BearsCesar RuizCMichigan6’3″307
50BearsJeff GladneyCBTCU5’10”191
51CowboysJeremy ChinnSSouthern Illinois6’3″221
52RamsJoshua UcheOLBMichigan6’1″245
53EaglesBrandon AiyukWRArizona State6’0″201
54BillsJ.K. DobbinsRBOhio State5’10”209
55RavensJonathan TaylorRBWisconsin5’10”226
56DolphinsTerrell LewisOLBAlabama6’5″258
57RamsMatt HennessyCTemple6’4″307
58VikingsJonathan GreenardDEFlorida6’4″262
59SeahawksIsaiah Wilson OTGeorgia6’7″350
60RavensRobert HuntOGLouisiana-Lafayette6’5″323
61TitansRaekwon DavisDTAlabama6’6″311
62PackersJordyn BrooksILBTexas Tech6’0″240
63
Chiefs
Cam AkersRBFlorida State5’10”217
64SeahawksKyle DuggerSLenoir Rhyne6’1″217

2020 TGIS NFL Draft Big Board

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)

Rank Name Pos. School Ht. LBS. Year
51 Joshua Uche OLB Michigan 6013 245 SR
52 Bryan Edwards WR South Carolina 6026 212 SR
53 Lloyd Cushenberry OG LSU 6032 312 JR
54 Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma 6020 304 SR
55 Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin 5102 226 JR
56 Lucas Niang OT TCU 6060 315 SR
57 Adam Trautman TE Dayton 6050 255 SR
58 Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State 6060 311 JR
59 Robert Hunt OG Louisiana Lafayette 6051 323 SR
60 Cam Akers RB Florida State 5103 217 JR
61 Damon Arnette CB Ohio State 5115 195 SR
62 Hunter Bryant TE Washington 6024 248 JR
63 Bryce Hall CB Virginia 6012 202 SR
64 Austin Jackson OT USC 6047 322 JR
65 Malik Harrison ILB Ohio State 6025 247 SR
66 Chase Claypool TE Notre Dame 6043 238 SR
67 Jordyn Brooks ILB Texas Tech 6000 240 SR
68 Matt Hennessy C Temple 6037 307 SR
69 Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M 6025 293 JR
70 Saahdiq Charles OT LSU 6041 321 JR
71 Logan Wilson ILB Wyoming 6021 241 SR
72 Jordan Elliott DT Missouri 6037 302 JR
73 Kyle Dugger S Lenoir Rhyne 6007 217 SR
74 K.J. Hamler WR Penn St. 5085 178 JR
75 Akeem Davis-Gaither OLB Appalachian State 6014 224 SR
76 Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota 6013 206 SR
77 Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia 6064 350 JR
78 Ashtyn Davis S California 6007 202 SR
79 Jake Fromm QB Georgia 6017 219 JR
80 Damien Lewis OG LSU 6020 327 SR
81 Van Jefferson WR Florida 6014 200 SR
82 Devin Asiasi TE UCLA 6030 257 JR
83 Willie Gay Jr. ILB Mississippi St. 6011 243 JR
84 John Simpson OG Clemson 6044 321 SR
85 Devin Duvernay WR Texas 5104 202 SR
86 Alton Robinson DE Syracuse 6026 264 SR
87 Justin Strnad OLB Wake Forest 6033 238 SR
88 Collin Johnson WR Texas 6056 222 SR
89 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame 6044 252 SR
90 Antonio Gandy-Golden WR Liberty 6035 223 SR
91 Troy Pride Jr. CB Notre Dame 5113 193 SR
92 Bradlee Anae DE Utah 6033 257 SR
93 Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame 6056 262 JR
94 Zack Moss RB Utah 5093 223 SR
95 KJ Hill WR Ohio State 5117 196 SR
96 Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa 6005 200 SR
97 Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn 6051 308 SR
98 Brandon Jones S Texas 5111 198 SR
99 Ben Bartch OT St. John 6056 308 SR
100 Kenny Robinson S XFL 6’2″ 200 JR
101 Noah Igbinoghene CB Auburn 5103 198 JR
102 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida 6033 264 SR
103 Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma 6010 222 SR
104 Darrell Taylor DE Tennessee 6035 267 SR
105 Cam Dantzler CB Mississippi St. 6022 188 JR
106 Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan 6015 212 JR
107 Terrell Burgess S Utah 5113 202 SR
108 Ben Bredeson OG Michigan 6046 316 SR
109 Geno Stone S Iowa 5103 207 JR
110 Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State 6036 320 SR
111 Jonah Jackson OG Ohio State 6034 310 SR
112 Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech 5083 187 JR
113 Matt Peart OT Connecticut 6065 318 SR
114 Lynn Bowden Jr. WR Kentucky 5105 204 JR
115 Eno Bejamin RB Arizona State 5090 207 JR
116 Curtis Weaver DE Boise State 6023 266 JR
117 Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB Vanderbilt 5094 214 SR
118 Darnay Holmes CB UCLA 5101 192 JR
119 Shaquille Quarterman ILB Miami 6004 234 SR
120 Davion Taylor OLB Colorado 6004 228 SR
121 Darrynton Evans RB Appalachian State 5102 203 JR
122 Gabriel Davis WR Central Florida 6020 216 JR
123 Netane Muti OG Fresno State 6027 315 JR
124 Leki Fotu DT Utah 6053 330 SR
125 Antonio Gibson RB Memphis 6004 228 SR
126 Troy Dye OLB Oregon 6032 231 SR
127 Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue 6037 245 SR
128 Anfernee Jennings OLB Alabama 6021 256 SR
129 K’Von Wallace S Clemson 5111 206 SR
130 Isaiah Hodgins WR Oregon St. 6035 210 JR
131 Anthony McFarland RB Maryland 5081 208 JR
132 Jason Strowbridge DE North Carolina 6042 275 SR
133 Reggie Robinson CB Tulsa 6010 202 SR
134 James Lynch DE Baylor 6035 289 JR
135 Harrison Bryant TE Florida Atlantic 6046 243 SR
136 Jacob Phillips OLB LSU 6030 229 JR
137 Khalid Kareem DE Notre Dame 6036 268 SR
138 Julian Blackmon S Utah 5116 187 SR
139 Alex Highsmith DE Charlotte 6031 248 SR
140 Quartney Davis WR Texas A&M 6012 201 JR
141 A.J. Dillon RB Boston College 6003 247 JR
142 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri 6054 258 JR
143 Rashard Lawrence DT LSU 6020 308 SR
144 McTelvin Agim DT Arkansas 6025 309 SR
145 Logan Stenberg OG Kentucky 6061 317 SR
146 Jonathan Garvin DE Miami 6041 263 JR
147 Kendrick Rogers Jr. WR Texas A&M 6042 208 JR
148 D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina 6047 258 SR
149 A.J. Green CB Oklahoma State 6014 202 SR
150 Trevis Gipson DE Tulsa 6034 261 SR

2020 NFL Draft Positional Rankings

[Height is formatted where the last number is an eighth of an inch. (Ex: 6021= 6’2″ 1/8)]

QUARTERBACKS

QB Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Joe Burrow LSU 6034 221 SR
2 Tua Tagovailoa Alabama 6000 217 JR
3 Justin Herbert Oregon 6062 236 SR
4 Jacob Eason Washington 6057 231 JR
5 Jordan Love Utah St. 6036 224 JR
6 Jake Fromm Georgia 6017 219 JR
7 Jalen Hurts Oklahoma 6010 222 SR
8 Anthony Gordon Washington State 6023 205 SR
9 Cole McDonald Hawaii 6031 215 JR
10 James Morgan Florida International 6037 229 SR
11 Nate Stanley Iowa 6007 235 SR
12 Jake Luton Oregon St. 6062 224 SR
13 Steven Montez Colorado 6040 231 SR
14 Tyler Huntley Utah 6005 190 SR
15 Brian Lewerke Michigan State 6024 213 SR

RUNNING BACKS

RB Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 D’Andre Swift Georgia 5082 212 4.48
2 J.K. Dobbins Ohio State 5094 209
3 Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU 5072 207 4.6
4 Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin 5102 226 4.39
5 Cam Akers Florida State 5103 217 4.47
6 Zack Moss Utah 5093 223 4.65
7 Eno Bejamin Arizona State 5090 207 4.57
8 Ke’Shawn Vaughn Vanderbilt 5094 214 4.51
9 Darrynton Evans Appalachian State 5102 203 4.41
10 Antonio Gibson Memphis 6004 228 4.39
11 Anthony McFarland Maryland 5081 208 4.44
12 A.J. Dillon Boston College 6003 247 4.53
13 Mike Warren II Cincinnati 5091 226
14 LaMical Perine Florida 5106 216 4.62
15 DeeJay Dallas Miami 5101 217 4.58
16 Joshua Kelley UCLA 5105 214 4.49
17 Darius Anderson TCU 5104 208 4.61
18 Salvon Ahmed Washington 5107 197 4.62
19 J.J. Taylor Arizona 5052 185 4.61
20 James Robinson Illinois St. 5090 222 4.64
21 Raymond Calais Louisiana Lafayette 5081 188 4.42
22 JaMycal Hasty Baylor 5080 205 4.55
23 Javon Leake Maryland 6001 215 4.65
24 Sewo Olonilua TCU 6025 232 4.66
25 Benny Lemay Charlotte 5083 222 4.75

WIDE RECEIVERS

WR Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Jerry Jeudy Alabama 6010 193 4.45
2 CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma 6015 198 4.5
3 Henry Ruggs III Alabama 5110 188 4.27
4 Tee Higgins Clemson 6035 216 4.54
5 Justin Jefferson LSU 6012 202 4.43
6 Brandon Aiyuk Arizona State 5116 205 4.50
7 Laviska Shenault Colorado 6005 227 4.58
8 Jalen Reagor TCU 5105 206 4.47
9 Michael Pittman Jr. USC 6037 223 4.52
10 Denzel Mims Baylor 6026 207 4.38
11 Bryan Edwards South Carolina 6026 212
12 K.J. Hamler Penn St. 5085 178
13 Tyler Johnson Minnesota 6013 206
14 Van Jefferson Florida 6014 200
15 Devin Duvernay Texas 5104 202 4.39
16 Collin Johnson Texas 6056 222
17 Antonio Gandy-Golden Liberty 6035 223 4.60
18 KJ Hill Ohio State 5117 196 4.60
19 Donovan Peoples-Jones Michigan 6015 212 4.48
20 Lynn Bowden Jr. Kentucky 5105 204
21 Gabriel Davis Central Florida 6020 216 4.54
22 Isaiah Hodgins Oregon St. 6035 210 4.61
23 Quartney Davis Texas A&M 6012 201 4.54
24 Kendrick Rogers Jr. Texas A&M 6042 208 4.51
25 James Proche SMU 5105 201
26 Trishton Jackson Syracuse 6006 197 4.50
27 Kalija Lipscomb Vanderbilt 6001 207 4.57
28 Joe Reed Virginia 6004 224 4.47
29 Jauan Jennings Tennessee 6031 215 4.72
30 Quintez Cephus Wisconsin 6007 202 4.73
31 John Hightower Boise State 6014 189 4.43
32 Juwan Johnson Oregon 6040 230 4.58
33 Lawrence Cager Georgia 6046 220
34 Jeff Thomas Miami 5087 170 4.45
35 Aaron Fuller Washington 5106 188 4.59
36 Darnell Mooney Tulane 5101 176 4.38
37 Aaron Parker Rhode Island 6016 209 4.57
38 Binjimen Victor Ohio State 6036 198 4.60
39 Isaiah Coulter Rhode Island 6017 198 4.45
40 Freddie Swain Florida 6001 197 4.46

TIGHT ENDS

TE Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Adam Trautman Dayton 6050 255 4.8
2 Hunter Bryant Washington 6024 248 4.74
3 Chase Claypool Notre Dame 6043 238 4.42
4 Devin Asiasi UCLA 6030 257 4.73
5 Cole Kmet Notre Dame 6056 262 4.7
6 Brycen Hopkins Purdue 6037 245 4.66
7 Harrison Bryant Florida Atlantic 6046 243 4.73
8 Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri 6054 258 4.49
9 Thaddeus Moss LSU 6017 250
10 Cheyenne O’Grady Arkansas 6036 253 4.81
11 Colby Parkinson Stanford 6072 252 4.77
12 Jared Pinkney Vanderbilt 6040 257 4.96
13 Josiah Deguara Cincinnati 6025 245 4.72
14 Charlie Taumoepeau Portland State 6022 240 4.75
15 Dalton Keene Virginia Tech 6041 253 4.71

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

OT Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Jedrick Wills Jr. Alabama 6042 312 JR
2 Andrew Thomas Georgia 6051 315 JR
3 Mekhi Becton Louisville 6073 364 JR
4 Tristan Wirfs Iowa 6047 320 JR
5 Josh Jones Houston 6051 319 SR
6 Lucas Niang TCU 6060 315 SR
7 Ezra Cleveland Boise State 6060 311 JR
8 Austin Jackson USC 6047 322 JR
9 Saahdiq Charles LSU 6041 321 JR
10 Isaiah Wilson Georgia 6064 350 JR
11 Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn 6051 308 SR
12 Ben Bartch St. John 6056 308 SR
13 Matt Peart Connecticut 6065 318 SR
14 Hakeem Adeniji Kansas 6043 302 SR
15 Tyre Phillips Mississippi State 6051 342 SR
16 Jack Driscoll Auburn 6045 306 SR
17 Cameron Clark Charlotte 6044 308 SR
18 Charlie Heck North Carolina 6077 311 SR
19 Jon Runyan Michigan 6042 306 SR
20 Kyle Murphy Rhode Island 6032 316 SR
21 Colton McKivitz West Virginia 6062 306 SR
22 Trey Adams Washington 6080 318 SR
23 Terence Steele Texas Tech 6062 312 SR
24 Alex Taylor South Carolina St. 6084 308 SR
25 Tremayne Anchrum Clemson 6021 314 SR

OFFENSIVE GUARDS

OG Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Lloyd Cushenberry LSU 6032 312 JR
2 Robert Hunt Louisiana Lafayette 6051 323 SR
3 Damien Lewis LSU 6020 327 SR
4 John Simpson Clemson 6044 321 SR
5 Ben Bredeson Michigan 6046 316 SR
6 Jonah Jackson Ohio State 6034 310 SR
7 Netane Muti Fresno State 6027 315 JR
8 Logan Stenberg Kentucky 6061 317 SR
9 Kevin Dotson Louisiana Lafayette 6040 310 SR
10 Michael Onwenu Michigan 6025 344 SR
11 Shane Lemieux Oregon 6037 310 SR
12 Solomon Kindley Georgia 6032 337 JR
13 Yasir Durant Missouri 6060 331 SR
14 Danny Pinter Ball St. 6041 306 SR
15 Calvin Throckmorton Oregon 6050 317 SR

CENTERS

C Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Cesar Ruiz Michigan 6026 307 JR
2 Matt Hennessy Temple 6037 307 SR
3 Nick Harris Washington 6007 302 SR
4 Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin 6035 314 JR
5 Keith Ismael San Diego State 6027 309 JR
6 Darryl Williams Mississippi State 6023 304 SR
7 Cohl Cabral Arizona State 6047 300 SR
8 Jake Hanson Oregon 6043 303 SR
9 Kyle Hinton Washburn 6021 295 SR
10 Trystan Colon-Castillo Missouri 6030 313 JR

DEFENSIVE ENDS

DE Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Chase Young Ohio State 6047 264
2 K’Lavon Chaisson LSU 6030 254
3 Yetur Gross-Matos Penn St. 6050 266
4 A.J. Epenesa Iowa 6051 275 5.04
5 Jonathan Greenard Florida 6034 262 4.87
6 Alton Robinson Syracuse 6026 264 4.69
7 Julian Okwara Notre Dame 6044 252
8 Bradlee Anae Utah 6033 257 4.93
9 Jabari Zuniga Florida 6033 264 4.64
10 Darrell Taylor Tennessee 6035 267
11 Curtis Weaver Boise State 6023 266
12 Jason Strowbridge North Carolina 6042 275 4.89
13 James Lynch Baylor 6035 289 5.01
14 Khalid Kareem Notre Dame 6036 268
15 Alex Highsmith Charlotte 6031 248 4.7
16 Jonathan Garvin Miami 6041 263 4.82
17 D.J. Wonnum South Carolina 6047 258 4.73
18 Trevis Gipson Tulsa 6034 261
19 Kenny Willekes Michigan State 6036 264 4.87
20 Chauncey Rivers Mississippi State 6020 262 4.97
21 Carter Coughlin Minnesota 6032 236 4.57
22 Derek Tuszka North Dakota 6044 247 4.79
23 Trevon Hill Miami 6027 248 4.89
24 Nick Coe Auburn 6045 280 4.89
25 Oluwole Betiku Illinois 6030 249
26 James Smith-Williams North Carolina State 6035 265 4.60
27 Kendall Coleman Syracuse 6026 257 4.95
28 Jonah Williams Weber State 6050 281
29 Qaedir Sheppard Mississippi 6033 252 4.83
30 LaDarius Hamilton North Texas 6020 264 4.89

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

DT Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Javon Kinlaw South Carolina 6051 324
2 Derrick Brown Auburn 6045 326 5.16
3 Ross Blacklock TCU 6031 290 4.90
4 Raekwon Davis Alabama 6061 311 5.12
5 Marlon Davidson Auburn 6032 303 5.04
6 Neville Gallimore Oklahoma 6020 304 4.79
7 Justin Madubuike Texas A&M 6025 293 4.83
8 Jordan Elliott Missouri 6037 302 5.02
9 Davon Hamilton Ohio State 6036 320 5.14
10 Leki Fotu Utah 6053 330 5.15
11 Rashard Lawrence LSU 6020 308 5.07
12 McTelvin Agim Arkansas 6025 309 4.98
13 Larrell Murchison North Carolina State 6023 297 5.05
14 Benito Jones Ole Miss 6011 316 5.26
15 Khalil Davis Nebraska 6010 308 4.75
16 Raequan Williams Michigan State 6040 308 5.04
17 Bravvion Roy Baylor 6011 332
18 Tyler Clark Georgia 6033 289
19 Broderick Washington Texas Tech 6021 305
20 Malcolm Roach Texas 6021 297 4.84
21 Robert Windsor Penn State 6044 290 4.90
22 Breiden Fehoko LSU 6026 301
23 Carlos Davis Nebraska 6020 313 4.82
24 Josiah Coatney Ole Miss 6035 309 5.21
25 Darrion Daniels Nebraska 6034 311 5.18

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

OLB Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Isaiah Simmons Clemson 6035 238 4.39
2 Patrick Queen LSU 6002 229 4.50
3 Terrell Lewis Alabama 6053 262
4 Zack Baun Wisconsin 6024 240 4.65
5 Joshua Uche Michigan 6013 245
6 Akeem Davis-Gaither Appalachian State 6014 224
7 Justin Strnad Wake Forest 6033 238 4.74
8 Davion Taylor Colorado 6004 228 4.49
9 Troy Dye Oregon 6032 231
10 Anfernee Jennings Alabama 6021 256
11 Jacob Phillips LSU 6030 229 4.66
12 David Woodward Utah St. 6016 230 4.79
13 Markus Bailey Purdue 6001 235
14 Khaleke Hudson Michigan 5111 224 4.56
15 Kamal Martin Minnesota 6027 240
16 Cameron Brown Penn State 6053 232 4.72
17 Michael Divinity Jr. LSU 6015 242 4.85
18 Azur Kamara Kansas 6032 245 4.59
19 Casey Toohill Stanford 6044 250 4.62
20 Chapelle Russell Temple 6020 236 4.69

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

ILB Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Kenneth Murray Oklahoma 6024 241 4.52
2 Malik Harrison Ohio State 6025 247 4.66
3 Jordyn Brooks Texas Tech 6000 240 4.54
4 Logan Wilson Wyoming 6021 241 4.63
5 Willie Gay Jr. Mississippi St. 6011 243 4.43
6 Shaquille Quarterman Miami 6004 234 4.74
7 Evan Weaver California 6021 237 4.76
8 Francis Bernard Utah 6004 234 4.81
9 Joe Bachie Michigan State 6010 230 4.67
10 De’Jon Harris Arkansas 5115 234 4.69
11 Mykal Walker Fresno State 6030 231 4.65
12 Kyahva Tezino San Diego State 6000 235
13 Jordan Mack Virginia 6026 241
14 Michael Pinckney Miami 5111 235
15 Chris Orr Wisconsin 5106 223 4.78
16 Shaun Bradley Temple 6005 224 4.51
17 Clay Johnston Baylor 6010 227
18 Dante Olson Montana 6023 237 4.88
19 Daniel Bituli Tennessee 6020 246 4.84
20 T.J. Brunson South Carolina 6004 219

CORNERBACKS

CB Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Jeff Okudah Ohio State 6011 205 4.48
2 Kristian Fulton LSU 5115 197 4.46
3 C.J. Henderson Florida 6006 204 4.39
4 Trevon Diggs Alabama 6013 205
5 Jaylon Johnson Utah 5117 193 4.50
6 Jeff Gladney TCU 5102 191 4.48
7 A.J. Terrell Clemson 6011 195 4.42
8 Damon Arnette Ohio State 5115 195 4.56
9 Bryce Hall Virginia 6012 202
10 Troy Pride Jr. Notre Dame 5113 193 4.40
11 Michael Ojemudia Iowa 6005 200 4.45
12 Noah Igbinoghene Auburn 5103 198 4.48
13 Cam Dantzler Mississippi St. 6022 188 4.64
14 Amik Robertson Louisiana Tech 5083 187
15 Darnay Holmes UCLA 5101 192
16 Reggie Robinson Tulsa 6010 202 4.44
17 A.J. Green Oklahoma State 6014 202 4.62
18 Lamar Jackson Nebraska 6022 208 4.58
19 John Reid Penn State 5103 187 4.49
20 Dane Jackson Pittsburgh 5115 187 4.57
21 Josiah Scott Michigan State 5092 185 4.42
22 Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern 5097 191 4.44
23 Harrison Hand Temple 5111 197 4.52
24 Javaris Davis Auburn 5084 183 4.39
25 Shyheim Carter Alabama 5104 194
26 DeMarkus Acy Missouri 6001 195
27 Essang Bassey Wake Forest 5093 191 4.46
28 Stanford Samuels III Florida State 6010 187 4.65
29 Javelin Guidry Utah 5090 191 4.29
30 Trajan Bandy Miami 5076 180 4.50
31 Lavert Hill Michigan 5100 190
32 Kamren Curl Arkansas 6013 206 4.60
33 Stantley Thomas-Oliver Florida International 6002 183 4.48
34 Grayland Arnold Baylor 5091 186 4.59
35 Myles Bryant Washington 5077 183 4.62
36 Madre Harper Southern Illinois 6016 196
37 Levonta Taylor Florida State 5100 190
38 BoPete Keyes Tulane 6007 202
39 Parnell Motley Oklahoma 6000 183
40 Jace Whittaker Arizona 5102 189

SAFETIES

S Name School Ht. LBS. 40
1 Xavier McKinney Alabama 6003 201 4.63
2 Grant Delpit LSU 6024 213
3 Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota 5091 203 4.45
4 Jeremy Chinn Southern Illinois 6031 221 4.45
5 Kyle Dugger Lenoir Rhyne 6007 217 4.49
6 Ashtyn Davis California 6007 202
7 Brandon Jones Texas 5111 198
8 Kenny Robinson XFL 6’2″ 200
9 Terrell Burgess Utah 5113 202 4.46
10 Geno Stone Iowa 5103 207 4.62
11 K’Von Wallace Clemson 5111 206 4.53
12 Julian Blackmon Utah 5116 187
13 Antoine Brooks Jr. Maryland 5107 220 4.64
14 L’Jarius Sneed Louisiana Tech 6003 187 4.37
15 Tanner Muse Clemson 6020 227 4.41
16 JR Reed Georgia 6006 202 4.54
17 Alohi Gilman Notre Dame 5105 202 4.6
18 Jared Mayden Alabama 5117 201
19 Jordan Fuller Ohio State 6017 203 4.67
20 Brian Cole II Mississippi State 6017 213 4.52
21 Josh Metellus Michigan 5111 210 4.55
22 Daniel Thomas Auburn 5100 215 4.51
23 Myles Dorn North Carolina 6012 211
24 Jalen Elliott Notre Dame 6004 205 4.80
25 Nigel Warrior Tennessee 6000 297

KICKERS

K Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Tyler Bass Georgia Southern 5100 183 SR
2 Rodrigo Blakenship Georgia 6007 187 SR
3 JJ Molson UCLA 5112 182 SR
4 Samuel Sloman Miami (Ohio) 5080 198 SR
5 Cooper Rothe Wyoming 5110 175 SR

PUNTERS

P Name School Ht. LBS. Year
1 Braden Mann Texas A&M 5113 197 SR
2 Joseph Charlton South Carolina 6042 194 SR
3 Tommy Townsend Florida 6013 191 SR
4 Michael Turk Arizona State 6004 226 JR
5 Arryn Siposs Auburn 6024 213 JR