Final 2020 NFL Draft Big Board: Top 150 and Position Rankings


Draft day is practically here. I have thrown myself into draft prep in the midst of the coronavirus shutdown. This is a really amazing draft class to dive into as well. It might be the greatest receiver class in recent memory. There are some special playmakers on defense and a good crop of offensive tackles. It isn’t a bad year to need a quarterback either.

I will definitely have some surprises compared to the consensus here, but that’s what makes big boards worth reading. I know I am a bit higher on Michael Pittman, Bradlee Anae and Tyler Biadasz, whereas I am definitely a lot lower on K.J. Hamler, Raekwon Davis and CJ Henderson. With my final mock draft dropping tomorrow, I am just about ready to sit back and just watch the draft unfold! Here are my top 150 prospects for Thursday’s draft. I have noted along the way where I stopped giving out grades for each round. I am well aware that I have fewer first-round prospects than there are first round picks, but I also have way more second and third-round grades than there are picks.

  1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
  2. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  3. Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
  4. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  5. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  6. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
  7. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
  8. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
  9. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  10. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
  11. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
  12. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
  13. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  14. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
  15. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
  16. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  17. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  18. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
  19. K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
  20. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
  21. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
  22. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  23. A.J. Epenesa, DL, Iowa
  24. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
  25. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
  26. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
  27. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
  28. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
  29. Zach Baun, LB, Wisconsin (End of round 1 grades)
    This cut off feels right for me. After this point, I start to feel a bit less confident in any number of things that makes me feel like taking this player in the first round is not worth the pick. If I am on the clock at pick 30 and all 29 of these players are gone. I am looking to move down.
  30. Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU
  31. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  32. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
  33. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
  34. Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
  35. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
  36. Austin Jackson, OT, USC
  37. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
  38. Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
  39. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
  40. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
  41. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
  42. Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple
  43. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
  44. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
  45. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
  46. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
  47. Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU
  48. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  49. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir Rhyne
  50. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
  51. Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
  52. Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
  53. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
  54. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
  55. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
  56. John Simpson, G, Clemson
  57. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
  58. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
  59. Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
  60. Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
  61. Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
  62. Ben Bartch, OT, St. John (Minn.)
  63. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
  64. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
  65. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
  66. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
  67. Troy Pride, CB, Notre Dame
  68. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin (End of round 2 grades)
    I think there are going to be a few players worth spending a second round pick on that slip into the third. This second round is loaded with corners and receivers and it would not be a surprise to me to see a run on one or both position groups to happen during the round.
  69. Justin Mandubuike, DL, Texas A&M
  70. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
  71. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
  72. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
  73. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
  74. Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
  75. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
  76. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
  77. Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
  78. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
  79. Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana
  80. Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
  81. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
  82. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
  83. Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
  84. Larrell Murchison, DL, North Carolina State
  85. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
  86. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
  87. Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
  88. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
  89. Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
  90. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
  91. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
  92. Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan
  93. K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
  94. Matt Peart, OT, UConn
  95. Jonah Jackson, OL, Ohio State
  96. Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
  97. Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming,
  98. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
  99. Davon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
  100. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
  101. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
  102. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
  103. Jonathan Grennard, EDGE, Florida
  104. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
  105. James Lynch, DL, Baylor (End of round 3 grades)
    There is a ton of third round talent available. 38 players by my estimation. This is definitely my cut off for players I would look to target on the first two days of the draft. I debated making the cut after Grennard, but Johnson and Lynch had such great years that it would be hard for me to pass on them if they were sitting there at the end of round three.
  106. Logan Stenberg, OL, Kentucky
  107. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri
  108. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
  109. Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia
  110. Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami
  111. K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
  112. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
  113. Evan Weaver, LB, California
  114. Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
  115. Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
  116. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
  117. Jason Strowbridge, DL, UNC
  118. Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
  119. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State
  120. Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
  121. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
  122. Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
  123. Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
  124. A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State
  125. Francis Bernard, LB, Utah
  126. Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
  127. David Woodward, LB, Utah State
  128. Shadiq Charles, OT, LSU
  129. Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame
  130. Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
  131. Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame
  132. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
  133. Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah
  134. Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
  135. Rashard Lawrence, DL, LSU
  136. Damien Lewis, OL, LSU
  137. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
  138. Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State
  139. Nick Harris, OL, Washington
  140. Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M
  141. Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State
  142. Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse
  143. Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU
  144. Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn
  145. James Proche, WR, SMU
  146. Zach Moss, RB, Utah
  147. Brandon Jones, S, Texas
  148. Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh (End of round 4 grades)
    This is where we start to get into players who can contribute on special teams or potentially have some red flags that pushed them down draft boards. The final three rounds are where we see teams start to take more risks on players from small schools or with unique physical traits they hope to develop.
  149. A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
  150. Antonio Ganady-Golden, WR, Liberty

So that’s my top 150 prospects! That should get you through at least the first two days of the draft. It is easy to get lost scrolling through that many names, so let’s break it down by position. There are even a couple of names on here that didn’t quite crack my top 150, but were my next favorite player in that position group.

Quarterback

  1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
  3. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  4. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
  5. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
  6. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
  7. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
  8. Anthony Gordan, QB, Washington State
  9. James Morgan, QB, Florida International
  10. Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

Running Back

  1. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
  2. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
  3. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
  4. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
  5. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
  6. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
  7. Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
  8. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
  9. Zach Moss, RB, Utah
  10. A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
  11. Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
  12. Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
  13. Lamical Perine, RB, Florida
  14. James Robinson, RB, Southern Illinois
  15. Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA

Wide Receiver

  1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  2. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  3. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
  4. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  5. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
  6. Michael Pittman, WR, USC
  7. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
  8. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
  9. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  10. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
  11. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
  12. Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
  13. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
  14. K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
  15. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
  16. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
  17. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
  18. K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
  19. Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
  20. Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
  21. Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
  22. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
  23. Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M
  24. James Proche, WR, SMU
  25. Antonio Ganady-Golden, WR, Liberty

Offensive Tackle

  1. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
  2. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
  3. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
  4. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
  5. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
  6. Austin Jackson, OT, USC
  7. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
  8. Ben Bartch, OT, St. John (Minn.)
  9. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
  10. Matt Peart, OT, UConn
  11. Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
  12. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
  13. Shadiq Charles, OT, LSU
  14. Jack Driscol, OT, Auburn
  15. Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas

Interior Offensive Lineman

  1. Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
  2. Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple
  3. Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU
  4. Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin
  5. John Simpson, OL, Clemson
  6. Robert Hunt, OL, Lousiana
  7. Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan
  8. Jonah Jackson, OL, Ohio State
  9. Logan Stenberg, OL, Kentucky
  10. Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia
  11. Damien Lewis, OL, LSU
  12. Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State
  13. Nick Harris, OL, Washington
  14. Shane Lemieux, OL, Oregon
  15. Michael Onwenu, OL, Michigan

Tight End

  1. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
  2. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
  3. Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
  4. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
  5. Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
  6. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
  7. Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
  8. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
  9. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
  10. Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA

Edge Rusher

  1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
  2. K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
  3. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
  4. Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
  5. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
  6. Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
  7. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
  8. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
  9. Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
  10. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
  11. Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida
  12. Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami
  13. Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame
  14. Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
  15. Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse
  16. Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn
  17. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
  18. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama
  19. Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse
  20. Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami

Defensive Lineman

  1. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
  2. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
  3. A.J. Epenesa, DL, Iowa
  4. Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU
  5. Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
  6. Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn
  7. Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M
  8. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah
  9. Larrell Murchison, DL, North Carolina State
  10. Davon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
  11. James Lynch, DL, Baylor
  12. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri
  13. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
  14. Jason Strowbridge, DL, UNC
  15. Rashad Lawrence, DL, LSU

Linebacker

  1. Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
  2. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  3. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
  4. Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
  5. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
  6. Tory Dye, LB, Oregon
  7. Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
  8. Evan Weaver, LB, California
  9. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
  10. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State
  11. Francis Bernard, LB, Utah
  12. David Woodward, LB, Utah State
  13. Joe Bachie Jr., LB, Michigan State
  14. Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
  15. Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

Cornerback

  1. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  2. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
  3. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
  4. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
  5. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
  6. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
  7. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
  8. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
  9. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
  10. Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame
  11. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
  12. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
  13. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
  14. A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State
  15. Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA
  16. Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah
  17. Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
  18. Michael Ojumedia, CB, Iowa
  19. Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
  20. Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern

Safety

  1. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  2. Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  3. Antoine Winfield, S, Minnesota
  4. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir Rhyne
  5. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
  6. Ashtyn Davis, S, California
  7. Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
  8. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
  9. Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
  10. Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
  11. Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame
  12. Brandon Jones, S, Texas
  13. J.R. Reed, S, Georgia
  14. Geno Stone, S, Iowa
  15. Antoine Brooks Jr., S, Maryland

And lastly, as a fun bonus, here is how I think each position group stacks up.

  1. Wide Receiver
    Incredible top-end talent, tons of depth. This is the best year to need a receiver in a long time. You can definitely find starting quality receivers in the third and fourth rounds in this draft. Devin Duvernay is my 12th ranked receiver, and I really like Duvernay!
  2. Offensive Tackle
    There has been a lot of talk about the top four tackles in this class. Honestly, I have a difficult time separating at least three of them. However, there are a couple of solid options beyond that quartet. The depth is not overwhelming, but there a number of interesting project players that should go in the middle rounds.
  3. Quarterback
    Joe Burrow stands head and shoulders above the rest. Tua Tagovailoa brings his injury concerns to the table, but comparison to Drew Brees feel apt. Justin Herbert checks all the boxes physically. If a coach can bring him up to speed on reading a defense and making the right decisions, he will thrive. In Jordan Love, some see Patrick Mahomes and others see JaMarcus Russell. He has tons of arm talent. I think comparing him to Josh Allen feels right.
  4. Defensive Tackle
    Javon Kinlaw and Derrick Brown headline this class, but there is a lot of depth. I have round three or better grades on 11 interior defensive linemen. Whether you need a nose tackle, a three-tech or a five-tech, just about every team can find the right fit for their system.
  5. Edge Rusher
    Chase Young is the cream of the crop, but there is a really wide gap between him and the rest of the class. The depth here is no inspiring. Most of this class comes with a lot of room to grow, or some major question marks about their ability to transition to the next level.
  6. Running Back
    At one point, this running back class looked like one of the best position groups of the 2020 draft. Then Travis Etienne, Najee Harris and Chuba Hubbard all returned to school, robbing this class of a lot of it’s depth. With no elite prospect to carry this group like an Ezekiel Elliott or Saquon Barkley, it’s solid, but unspectacular.
  7. Cornerback
    Much like the edge rushers, there is one great prospect at the top from Ohio State, and then a drop off. I’m not as high on CJ Henderson as most. The drop off from Okudah to Bryce Hall is steep. There a decent number of purely nickle corners, which I think hurts the overall depth of the group. There will be some solid starters to come out of the group, but the impact might take a few years to be felt.
  8. Linebacker
    Isaiah Simmons is an elite prospect, but does he really count as a linebacker. I think that is probably his best fit, so let’s say yes. Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray earn first-round grades, but there is a massive drop from there. 49 spots to be exact. There are some interesting developmental options in the third and fourth rounds, but this group is lacking in proven talent.
  9. Safety
    This group is pretty thin even if you did include Isaiah Simmons as a safety. Xavier McKinney and Grant Delpit could end up in round one. There are a couple of small school studs in Kyle Dugger and Jeremy Chinn as well. Antoine Winfield Jr. is a wildcard as well given his size. Overall, I don’t think this is a great year to be looking for safety help.
  10. Interior Offensive Lineman
    This is a rough year for interior offensive line help. No one earned a first round grade from me and I don’t think I am alone in that conclusion. There is a run that should happen early in round two and some potential depth. It doesn’t help that the draft often doesn’t value the position, but I am unimpressed.
  11. Tight End
    I am not a fan of this tight end class. I don’t have a single one of them ranked in the top 50. There is some interesting depth down the line, but most of these guys are developmental prospects. I am not buying the ceiling on most of these players.

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