2020 NFL Draft Big Board ranking the top 100 prospects has Chase Young as the No. 1 prospect with Tua, Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert in the top 20.
We have reached November, which means the final month of live game evaluation for a lot of 2020 NFL Draft prospects. Not only is the season coming to an end and draft season is starting to begin, but that means that we at FanSided are due for a big board update.
There’s lots of change on the board this week. First, we are upping it from a top 50 to a top 100 to get everyone familiarized with more prospects. Three quarterbacks are in the top 20 this week, something that will probably stay constant throughout the draft process. Joe Burrow continues to rise as he’s had a fantastic 2019 season.
The skill positions are well-represented in the top 100 with a total of 30, including 15 wide receivers. Tylan Wallace misses out on the update this week because of his uncertain status of entering the draft after tearing his ACL.
A linebacker who was removed earlier in the year because of a knee injury returns once again. With the status of the linebacker class, it seems like he will enter the 2020 Draft.
2020 NFL Draft Big Board – Top 100 prospects
1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
Young has 13.5 sacks on the season, and his traits have fueled that production. He’s a dynamic pass rusher with the athleticism and technique to be one of the best graded prospects in a long time.
2. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Jeudy had a big game against Arkansas (7 catches, 103, two TDs) with Mac Jones playing instead of Tua. He’s hitting his stride at the right time and gets a great test this week against LSU’s defensive backs.
3. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
It’s hard to ignore Brown’s production this season (four sacks, seven TFLs) on the interior, but the way he affects the game is even more significant. He’s a great mover for his size, and can play three downs right away at the next level.
4. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Delpit has had a pedestrian season production-wise this season, but he’s still a top prospect in this class. No other safety has the range and ball skills he has, along with being a strong box safety and tackler.
5. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Thomas had a great game against Florida, stopping Johnathan Greenard in his tracks. He has great power and good footwork to play tackle, along with the football IQ to stop resourceful pass rushers.
6. Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Okudah has risen a ton this season, and the production is there (three interceptions and three PBU’s) to match his fluidity in coverage. His games against Michigan and Penn State in the coming weeks will be good tests for him against other draft prospects.
7. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
It’s been a ridiculous year for Lamb already (22.7 yards per catch and 11 touchdowns), and he has shown the traits to be an elite wide receiver. He’s excellent with quickness and physicality after the catch and is a vertical threat with great body control.
8. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Tua Tagovailoa is still the best quarterback in the draft, and it will be exciting to see him suit up against LSU this weekend. He’s improved in key areas this season, but handling the LSU pressure will be interesting to watch.
9. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Tristan Wirfs is an elite tackle that has shown he can play on both sides of the line without it affecting his game. He has good footwork and hands to be a top tackle in the years to come. We will see if he enters the 2020 NFL Draft.
10. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
It’s been an underwhelming year for Epenesa (just 3.5 sacks), but he still affects the quarterback with his great technique and hand usage. He’s still got some time to fill up that stat sheet a bit more.
11. Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
Isaiah Simmons is a unique talent that isn’t defined to one position. He can play linebacker, line up in the slot, or play safety. His speed, reaction skills, and physicality make him a top target in this new age of the NFL.
12. Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin
Biadasz is the best interior offensive lineman in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he’s been paving the way all season for Jonathan Taylor. He’s gonna be an impact starter from day one.
13. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Speed kills in the NFL, and Henry Ruggs has it. Ruggs is a big play waiting to happen who can also win in contested situations. He’s averaging nearly 20 yards per catch this season and, like Jeudy, gets a big test this week.
14. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
Kinlaw has been the biggest riser in the 2020 NFL Draft that no one is talking about. He is powerful and athletic and can generate pressure in an instant. He is wrecking the SEC this season and should succeed down at the Senior Bowl.
15. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Herbert has had a “meh” year to some people, but I think his last month has been very good. He dominated Oregon, played well against Washington and finished very well against USC. Herbert is still a first rounder in my book.
16. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Moses tore his ACL before the season began, but now he’s back on the board. After revisiting some tape from 2018, it’s easy to see why he came in ranked number six on my board to start the season. He might be ready to go in time for the combine.
17. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Joe Burrow continues to rise here on the board. He’s been the best deep-ball thrower, accuracy-wise, in the draft right now and has great leadership and poise for the position.
18. Creed Humphrey, OL, Oklahoma
Humphrey gets forgotten in the class at the center spot, but his physical nature and initial strike are among the best in the class, and like Biadasz, could start right away for a team in the NFL.
19. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Diggs has the size and speed to bring a lot of intrigue his way at the cornerback position. As a former receiver, his football IQ and ball skills are excellent and he could develop into something special.
20. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Some things haven’t changed on the board, and Swift being RB1 is one of those things. His vision, quickness, and finishing speed are excellent, and teams might like that he doesn’t have a lot of tread on the tires.
21. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
Fulton hasn’t had his name called a lot this season, and that’s a good thing. He’s been an excellent cover corner this year. Fulton will draw Jeudy, Ruggs, and DeVonta Smith this week in the matchup of the year.
22. Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State
Wilson has a hand injury and he just had surgery on it, which could effectively end his season. He may be preserving his value and could be getting ready to enter the draft after a very good season.
23. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Taylor started the season hot but got tripped up a bit against Ohio State, but he should be able to get back on track with games against Iowa and Minnesota coming up on the schedule.
24. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
Young gets all the spotlight, but Curtis Weaver has had a very good 2019 as well. He has 10.5 sacks so far and is dominating Mountain West competition. He’s going to fit well attacking gaps at the next level.
25. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
Jedrick Wills might have the best footwork and balance in the country, but his upper half needs some work. Still, his upside puts him in first round conversation because of the need for tackles in the NFL.
26. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Etienne’s home run ability is the best in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he’s dominated the past few weeks. There’s still doubts about his receiving ability and ball security, but his other traits outweigh a lot of that.
27. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Leatherwood has moved all around the offensive line at Alabama, but left tackle has been his best position this year. He’s an all-around solid player at the position who is getting first round consideration along with Wills.
28. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Brycen Hopkins is having his best season as a Boilermaker and is easily the best tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft. He is a great receiving tight end with a huge catch radius that will be a mismatch for opposing defenses.
29. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
Davis gets hot and cold at times, but when he’s on, he’s tough to stop. He works laterally really well and has the upside to be a very good pass rusher from the interior. Davis just needs to work on pad level.
30. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Adebo has four interceptions on the season and 10 passes broken up in 2019, which is on par with his 2018 season. That production at the catch point will entice teams should he declare.
31. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Kenneth Murray rounds out the top-tier linebacker group. He has the speed, instincts, and physicality for the position and to play all three downs.
32. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
McKinney is another talented safety coming from Alabama, and with his range and instincts he can play on the back end of the defense or near the line of scrimmage.
33. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
Shaun Wade is a big riser at the cornerback position, and while he is being overshadowed by Okudah, Wade is a very talented slot cornerback with the change of direction and press skills to start his career in the slot.
34. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Jalen Reagor is moving up the receiver rankings after a slow start to the 2019 season. His speed and explosiveness will entice teams, but his ability to go up and high point the ball for his size could be something extra to elevate him to the top-tier of receivers.
35. Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
Gallimore is a very athletic defensive lineman with high effort, and that shows in his ability to turn and chase down plays from behind. He’s also a very good pass rusher from the interior with some very developed moves.
36. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
Terrell Lewis was making plays as a rusher all across the defensive line early on in his career at Alabama. Injuries have kept him off the field, but 2019 has been a very good year for him. He has an explosive first step and powerful hands to disengage from offensive linemen.
37. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
Tyler Johnson has had a very productive career at Minnesota, and he should be productive at the next level too. Johnson has one of the best releases in the class and is a great route runner. He struggles with drops at times, but he’s also been a great red zone threat this year.
38. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
It’s hard to peg Laviska Shenault and where he fits at the next level. Is he a running back or a receiver? It’s difficult, but receiver is probably his best spot for now. Shenault doesn’t have breakaway speed or incredible route running, but he has strong hands and tracks the ball well down the field.
39. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Bryce Hall might be forgotten because of his injury, but he shouldn’t be. Hall is a very physical corner with great ball skills that’ll fit real well in a zone scheme at the next level. Teams will like his height and length.
40. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
Wanogho isn’t the best athlete at the position, and doesn’t have one trait that sticks out, but he’s an all-around solid prospect at the position like Leatherwood is. Wanogho has good hands, keeps a good base, and can handle speed rushers with good technique, driving them around the arc.
41. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
Gross-Matos is a beast at the position listed at 6’5″ and 264 pounds. He has five sacks on the season and shows off good athleticism and heavy hands on tape. Gross-Matos needs some refinement, but teams will love the potential.
42. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Dobbins has had his best year here in 2019 for the Buckeyes, averaging 7.2 yards per carry and being a factor in the receiving game. He looks a lot faster this year and is a finisher on long runs. Dobbins also is more physical and is getting more yards after contact this season.
43. K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
Hamler, just a redshirt sophomore, is already one of the most dangerous playmakers in the entire country. He is electric after the catch and is a good route runner on top of it. Teams could fall for him like they did Marquise Brown last season.
44. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
Niang injured his hip which cost him his season, but teams should still like his ability in space as a run blocker. He lacks a little refinement on the edge against top pass rushers so guard could be his spot for the short-term.
45. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
I came down hard on Okwara earlier this season and he dropped way off my board, but he’s found his stride in the second half of the season. He has great tools to be a bendy, twitchy edge rusher. If he can play with more strength he can be a three down defender earlier in his career.
46. Ashtyn Davis, S, California
Davis might rival Delpit when it comes to range on the back end, and that speed he possesses helps him fly down the field and make plays. I think teams will fall in love with his abilities down in Mobile and he could become a first round selection.
47. Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee
The blood clot could turn teams away, but the film that Trey Smith has put on this season has been nothing short of excellent. He’s a good mover and has extremely good hand usage and a feel for picking up late blitzes and stunts. Guard is his best spot.
48. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
Hunter Bryant has come along late in the season, and he had his best game against Utah last Saturday, catching two touchdowns. Bryant is a great flex tight end who can be a mismatch for teams at the next level.
49. Trey Adams, OT, Washington
I’ve been very impressed with Adams’ 2019 season, especially coming off of two major injuries. He’s gotten much better at getting defenders downhill as a run blocker. Adding that to his great footwork as a pass protector (he stopped Bradlee Anae in his tracks all game last weekend), Adams could play his way into the first round if he checks out medically at the combine.
50. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The cornerback class is deep right now for the 2020 NFL Draft, and A.J. Terrell is part of it. He’s a great cover corner with good ball skills down the field. It will be intriguing to watch him go against Sage Surratt.
51. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
52. Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
53. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
54. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
55. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
56. K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
57. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
58. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
59. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
60. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
61. Carlos Basham, EDGE, Wake Forest
62. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
63. Grant Calcaterra, TE, Oklahoma
64. Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State
65. Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan
66. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
67. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
68. K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
69. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
70. Nick Harris, OL, Washington
71. Brandon Jones, S, Texas
72. Austin Jackson, OT, USC
73. Darryl Williams, OL, Mississippi State
74. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest
75. Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
76. Lloyd Cushenberry III, OL, LSU
77. Zack Moss, RB, Utah
78. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
79. Michael Pittman, WR, USC
80. Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse
81. Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
82. Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State
83. Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
84. Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State
85. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
86. Rashard Lawrence, DL, LSU
87. Richard LeCounte III, S, Georgia
88. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama
89. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
90. Shyheim Carter, S, Alabama
91. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
92. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
93. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
94. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
95. Raequan Williams, DL, Michigan State
96. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
97. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
98. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
99. Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia
100. Shane Lemieux, OL, Oregon