Field Level Media’s Rob Rang identifies the Top 150 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.
1. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State — Led FBS with 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles despite sitting out two games. Elite talent with more upside than Bosas.
2. Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson — The most versatile defensive weapon in years; a moveable chess piece rival offenses will have to game plan around.
3. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn — Massive, explosive and just as inspirational off the field as on it, Brown may just be the safest prospect in the 2020 draft.
4. Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State — Runaway top CB who could legitimately be ranked as top prospect in draft. Physical prototype allowed 2 TDs in 3 years.
5. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU — Coaches’ son who reads defenses like a 10-year vet; dominated CFB in 2019 with anticipation, grit & pinpoint accuracy.
6. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama — Combining silky-smooth athleticism with polished route-running, Jeudy is the most NFL-ready of elite 2020 WR class.
7. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia — Plug and play OT who started the past three years in UGA’s pro-style scheme. Balanced, powerful with 36 1/8″ arms.
8. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama — Slightly shorter than scouts would prefer for OT but is light on his feet and boasts a punch Mike Tyson would envy.
9. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama — Draft’s most natural passer with the arm and leadership traits NFL teams covet, though durability and size are concerns.
10. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina — Among biggest “boom or bust” prospects in the draft. Exceptional talent with inspirational background but sushi-raw.
11. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma — Not the biggest or fastest but may be most polished of the WRs, showing elite ball-skills and elusiveness after the catch.
12. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa — Wirfs is the most physically gifted OL in the Kirk Ferentz era at Iowa – a span of 21 years and 17 NFL draft picks.
13. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama — Fastest at 2020 Combine (4.27) and plays even swifter, showing make-you-miss agility as well as elite breakaway speed.
14. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida — Long-levered, loose-hipped cover corner who patterned his game after Florida first round predecessor Joe Haden.
15. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville — The biggest and arguably elite athlete of the 2020 draft (clocked a 5.1 at 364 lbs!), Bekton’s upside has scouts drooling.
16. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon — 2020 draft’s most gifted QB with elite size, arm, athleticism but soft-spoken personality & playing style won’t fit all.
17. Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma — Seek and destroy LB with an elite size and speed combination to make up for still-developing instincts.
18. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia — Instinctive, physical runner with burst and bounce, as well as soft, reliable hands. Next in long line of star Georgia RBs.
19. Laviska Shenault, Jr., WR, Colorado — Physical mismatch whose size, speed, power & experience playing multiple positions make him one of draft’s wildcards.
20. Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California — Just growing into his body but has a ballerina’s footwork at 322 pounds. Future Pro Bowl LT if he improves technique.
21. Grant Delpit, S, LSU — Reigning Thorpe Award winner has all the traits scouts want at safety, including smarts, grit and leadership.
22. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin — Only 2nd RB to ever eclipse 2,000 rushing yards twice (Iowa State’s Troy Davis). Stunned with 4.39 in 40 at Combine.
23. A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa — Combine proved he’s a better football player than athlete. Terrorized Big Ten with combined 22 sacks, 8 FF in 2018-19.
24. K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU — The twitchiest, bendiest edge rusher of the 2020 draft. Intriguing traits haven’t yet netted consistent sacks, though.
25. Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU — One-year starter was quietly just as deadly efficient as QB on defense for national champs as Burrow was on offense.
26. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama — Long-armed, highly athletic press corner carries on the Alabama tradition of top-rated DBs. Brother of Vikings’ WR.
27. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn — Native Nigerian didn’t begin playing football until high school. Prototypically-built with elite athleticism screams upside.
28. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU — Lacks preferred size but covers receivers like their shadow, showing exceptional foot quickness, balance & acceleration.
29. Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia — Overshadowed a bit by all of the talent at Georgia, scouts will fall in love with the 21-year old Wilson’s size and upside.
30. Ashtyn Davis, S, California — Nationally underrated former walk-on whose instincts, physicality and grit bely his All-American track background.
31. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington — Rocket-armed, pocket-passer whose rare traits (and sporadic accuracy) have earned Joe Flacco, Josh Allen comparisons.
32. Matt Hennessy, C, Temple — Light-footed interior lineman with elite quickness and agility to project as an immediate starter for zone-blocking team.
33. Ezra Cleveland, OG, Boise State — Early entry but 3-yr starting LT wowed with athleticism at Combine. Below avg arms (33 3/8) could push him inside.
34. Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama — Much more of the long-armed, powerful run-stuffer than his 8.5 sacks in 2017 suggest. Only 2.0 combined sacks since.
35. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU — Has a skill-set and body type very similar to 49ers’ breakout rookie WR Deebo Samuel. Son of former NFL DL Montae.
36. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State — Sherman tank of a RB with terrific burst, bounce and leg drive. Eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards all three years at OSU.
37. Josh Jones, OT, Houston — 4-year starting LT with size, power to play either side. Still a work in progress fundamentally after 5 OL coaches at HOU.
38. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State — Compactly-built speedster whose big play chops have earned comparisons to former Pac-12 standout Brandin Cooks.
39. Zack Baun, OLB, Wisconsin — Former HS QB terrorized them in breakout 2019 season, jumping from 2.5 sacks to 12.5. Agile, explosive and ascending.
40. Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU — Penetrating three-technique DT with impressive burst and latral agility to split gaps. Missed 2018 w/ torn Achilles.
41. Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State — Quick-twitch, long-armed edge rusher with inspirational backstory. Needs to get stronger but offers exciting upside.
42. Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri — Texas-transfer. Strong, active hands to grip, slip blockers, ‘rassle ballcarriers to ground. Better reacting than disrupting.
43. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU — Long-armed & athletic RT who entered 2019 among top-rated seniors, overall. Just 7 games in 2019 due to hip surgery.
44. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah — Supremely confident cover corner with sticky hands, loose hips and sweet feet. 21 PBUs, 6 INTs, 2 TDs in 2018-19.
45. Justin Madabuike, DT, Texas A&M — Quick-twitch, long-armed penetrating 3-tech with 12 sacks in 2018-19. Explosiveness from Combine shows up on tape.
46. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama — Latest savvy, versatile chess piece from Saban, a secondary specialist. Heavy-hitter, playmaker despite avg. athleticism.
47. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame — Consensus top TE. Soft hands, size & smooth athleticism. Two-sport player (pitcher) w/ MLB options. Rich NFL bloodlines
48. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson — Long, lanky cover corner with speed to burn. Former 5-star recruit forced way onto field as FR, starred as soph, jr.
49. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU — Silky-smooth athlete with + body control & sticky hands, Jefferson led all 2020 eligible pass-catchers with 18 TDs last yr.
50. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU — Loose-hipped, light-footed cover corner allowed just 40% completion rate last two years. Some character red-flags.
51. Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida — 1st rd caliber flashes show explosiveness, positional versatility. Career-high 6.5 sacks in 2018. Hurt much of 2017, 2019.
52. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn — Former WR asked to switch to CB as “experiement.” Started next 25, leaving early as All-SEC CB. Olympic bloodlines.
53. Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan — On surface, broad-shouldered, ultra-consistent Bredeson is as sure as it gets, but his short (31 1/8″) arms are concerning.
54. Josh Uche, OLB, Michigan — Sawed-off edge rusher/SAM LB. Explosive upfield burst w/ wiggle, underrated strength to terrorize OTs. Requires a plan.
55. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State — Battle-tested with a rat-terrier mentality. Quicker than fast with the grit and tackling skill to project as starting nickel.
56. Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn — Big man who plays small; more effective vs. pass than run despite DT-like size. Scouts split – is he versatile or a ‘tweener?
57. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor — Galloping deep threat with the height, length and speed to star in a vertical scheme. Some Kenny Golladay-like flashes.
58. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma — Much more disruptive than his 8.5 career sacks suggest. Quick off the snap, with active hands and high-revving motor.
59. Michael Pittman, Jr., WR, Southern California — Imposing, polished and possessing NFL bloodlines (father played RB in NFL), Pittman is a plug and play split end.
60. Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan — Highly regarded prep left early as 3-yr starter. Bowling ball-build with quickness, power to knock down LBs like pins.
61. Leki Fotu, DT, Utah — Throwback block-eating run-stuffer with the size and strength to overwhelm blockers at the point of attack.
62. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State — Bigtime playmaker in a tiny package. Electric elusiveness and breakaway speed but drops, durability are legit concerns.
63. Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah — Morris Trophy winner as Pac-12’s top DL is a walking tool box of pass rush moves. Just average size and test #s though.
64. Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin — Typical Badger blocker, winning with power, smarts & underrated mobility. Prior shoulder, hip surgeries are a concern.
65. Darrell Taylor, Jr., DE, Tennessee — Looks the part. Chiseled frame, burst, bend & stats (16.5 sacks in 2018-19) but just avg instincts despite 5 years at U-T.
66. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia — Uses height, long arms & football IQ to overcome average speed. FBS-leading 21 PBUs in 2018. Coming off ankle surgery.
67. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson — Similar to former Clemson predecessor Mike Williams. Good build-up speed with size, body control to win above the rim
68. Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas — Broad-shouldered slot receiver with breakaway speed and a knack for the art of tracking deep balls over his shoulder.
69. Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama — Durability redflags galore but just as obvious is Lewis’ rare size, speed and strength. Scheme and position versatile.
70. Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut — Native Jamaican late to game. Neverthless started 4 years (2 each at LT, RT). Elite traits but must add strength, technique
71. Jordan Love ,QB, Utah State — Flashy off-script playmaker with good size, mobility and touch downfield. Erratic decision-making on and off the field.
72. Clyde Edwards-Elaire, RB, LSU — Squatty back whose frame and physicality make him one of this year’s best at balance through contact. A bumpercar.
73. Jonathan Greenard, DE, Florida — Grad-transfer from Louisville who led both Gators (2019) and Cardinals (2017) in sacks. Quick with long (34 7/8″) arms.
74. Antoine Winfield, Jr., S, Minnesota — Lacks height but son of former Bills’ All-Pro CB checks every other box, including playmaking skills. 7 INTs in 2019, alone.
75. DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State — Overshadowed on gifted defense but is quicker than size, 40-time suggest, as well as powerful and relentless. Ascending.
76. Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA — Raw bull in a china shop TE still just realizing how good he can be. Signed with Michigan as highly regarded recruit.
77. KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State — More impressive on tape and at Sr Bowl than Indy, which didn’t show his suddenness as a route-runner, sticky hands.
78. A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State — Not as tall or fast as his namesake but uses his angular frame and good hand-eye coordination to effectively strap WRs.
79. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenior-Rhyne — All-American S and returner, erased any doubts about his talent with eye-popping performance at Sr Bowl, Combine.
80. Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA — Twitched-up playmaker (8 career INTs, 3 TDs) with a gambler’s mentality. Short (29 1/2″) arms likely him push to nickel.
81. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri — Jimmy Graham-clone. Rare height/speed & mitts to attack the seam but lacks preferred physicality, including as blocker.
82. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State — Long, lanky press corner whose strong play vs. Alabama, LSU have scouts buzzing. Length, physicality to swallow up WRs
83. Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU — Standout LT for nation’s champs and top OL unit – when he played. ‘Tweener traits in terms of size & strength but agile.
84. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois — Mistaken as a LB by Sr Bowl executive Jim Nagy when first arrived in Mobile. Far from just a hitter with 13 career INTs.
85. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech — Sawed-off playmaker (14 INTs last three years) who likely will have to move inside to nickel. First round pick if he’s 5-11.
86. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida — Solid but unspectacular production at Tennessee, Florida but NFL legacy turned heads at Sr. Bowl with his polish.
87. Troy Pride, Jr., CB, Notre Dame — Intriguing athlete with top speed, agility for cover duties. Physical tackler. Needs to show more fire, put it all together.
88. Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon — Two-time captain and alpha-dog on one of the nation’s top OLs. Agile, technically-sound, durable & hyper competitive.
89. Jeff Thomas, WR, Miami — Boom or bust candidate with jaw-dropping quickness & breakaway speed to star at WR and returner. Off-field red flags.
90. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia — Lacks elite tools of his competitors but is a savvy, battle-tested field general. Ideal backup QB capable of rallying troops.
91. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State — A bit under the radar due to a floundering FSU program but offers a similar package of traits as predecessor Dalvin Cook.
92. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford — Ideal redzone target due to his height, length and body control but more of a big WR than a traditional full-service TE.
93. Zack Moss, RB, Utah — Solidly-built back. Quicker than fast with lateral cutting agility & balance reminiscent of WR cousins Santana, Sinorice.
94. Logan Wilson, ILB, Wyoming — Like former Wyoming QB Josh Allen, Wilson’s size and athleticism pops off tape. Turned heads in Mobile and Indy.
95. Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU — “Coach on the field” for nation’s top OL, recognized by team with prestigious No. 18 jersey, a 1st at LSU for an OL.
96. Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse — Well-built speed rusher coming off down 2019 (4.5 sacks) after 10 as JR. Could surprise in NFL if he improves counters.
97. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina — Classic split end with the size, physicality and strong hands to “surprise” in NFL. Has some “WOW!” catches on tape.
98. Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette — RT in 2018-19 but avg arm length (33.5″) & brawling nature suggest move back to OG (2016-17). Senior Bowl riser.
99. Harrison Hand, CB, Temple — Baylor-transfer who swooped in for Owls to become immediate tone-setter. Athletic and so physical some like him at S.
100. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton — Broad-shouldered w/ soft hands. Dominated lower level (14 TDs/11 games in 2019). Didn’t look out of place at Sr Bowl.
101. McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas — Agim played all over the DL for the often-overmatched ‘Hogs but showed heart, length (33 1/2-inch arms) & agility doing so.
102. Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska — Long-armed press CB defended 15 passes in breakout 2019. Below avg speed means no one mistakes him for namesake.
102. Ben Bartch, OG, St. Johns — Former TE who grew into an All-American LT, Senior Bowl standout. Height, agility to stay outside. Short (32 7/8-inch arms).
104. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington — Sawed off H-back or big slot WR candidate. Competitive as a blocker but best attributes are sticky hands, savvy routes.
105. Jordyn Brooks, ILB, Texas Tech — Four-year star with eye-popping stats & workout. More finesse than force for a ILB. Must adjust in more run-heavy NFL.
106. Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU — Stubby & stubborn, Lawrence is a like that stump in the yard – nearly impossible to move. More relentless than gifted.
107. Malik Harrison, ILB, Ohio State — Former HS QB recruited by some as a WR. Frame, physicality & speed to handle any LB role. Best football is still ahead.
108. Troy Dye, OLB, Oregon — Speedy, ultra-productive ILB whose relatively lean frame and agility suggest a move outside to WILL could be coming.
109. Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa — Raw late-bloomer with undeniable upside. Added 60 lbs at Tulsa & still got both quicker each year. Flashed at Sr Bowl.
110. Jeremiah Dinson, S, Auburn — Pound for pound one of nation’s fiercest hitters but requires a thorough medical eval. Dislocated hip/shoulder in 2015.
111. Akeem Davis-Gaither, OLB, Appalachian State — Chase OLB built more like a SS. Good awareness, balance and speed to overcome avg size. 24.5 TFL over last two years.
112. Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh — Slim, handsy cover-corner who played his way onto Sr Bowl roster but looked overmatched there. 43 PBUs , just 4 INTs.
113. Tanner Muse, OLB, Clemson — Played safety for the Tigers but frame suggests a move closer to the LOS. Fast but lacks ideal agility for coverage.
114. Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame — Condor-like edge rusher whose length, burst suggest he’ll grow and improve in pros, just like NFL older brother, Romeo.
115. Evan Weaver, ILB, California — Led FBS with 182 tackles in 2019 (2nd in 2018). Avg athlete for today’s LB but Jedi-like instincts & reliable, wrap tackler.
116. Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame — Navy-transfer who emerged as a playmaker for Irish (9 turnovers caused in 2018-19). High-effort but avg size/speed.
117. Trey Adams, OT, Washington — NFL won’t let disastrous Combine top 4 yrs of mostly stellar play at LT, though medical will ultimately decide draft slot.
118. Terence Steele, OT, Texas Tech — Four-year starting OT (last 3 at RT) has the long arms, speed and nastiness scouts want but is as flexible as name implies.
119. Brandon Jones, S, Texas — Two-time Big 12 possesses the awareness, physicality & speed scouts want. Just average size. Better hitter than tackler.
120. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas — A power forward on the perimeter with a monster catch radius, good build-up speed and NFL bloodlines.
121. Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU — Son of HOF WR but plays more like walk-on than NFL legacy. Soft hands. Surprisingly gritty as blocker. NC State-transfer.
122. Jason Strowbridge, DT, North Carolina — A testament to the size of the fight in the dog. ‘Tweener-ish traits but possesses the physicality, grit to find a niche.
123. Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern — Long-armed, small-schooler who turned heads at the Senior Bowl & Combine with his agility, speed & competitiveness.
124. Damien Lewis, OG, LSU — Sawed-off Earth-mover in running game. Natural leverage advantage, wide frame & raw strength. Balanced in pass pro.
125. Nick Harris, C, Washington — Lacks ideal bulk but Harris is ultra-quick, stout and tenacious. This Dawg has some Rottweiler to him, including the bark.
126. Markus Bailey, ILB — Purdue — Candidate to fall due to medical red-flags w/ two season-ending knee injuries but quality, no-nonsense LB when healthy.
127. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College — The preeminent big back of this draft. Brushes through arm tackles & can bulldoze defenders, but also surprisingly agile.
128. Tyre Phillips, OT — Mississippi State — JUCO OG who emerged as starting LT in 2018-2019. Not a dancing bear but size, strength will appeal to downhill teams.
129. Keith Ishmael, C — San Diego State — Underrated interior OL prospect w/ starts at all 3 interior positions. Hails from pro-style scheme. Fared well at Sr Bowl.
130. Netane Muti, OG — Fresno State — Among most gifted blockers in this class. Agility to handle OT duties. Combine-leading 44 reps. Has not stayed healthy.
131. Lavert Hill, CB — Michigan — Quick cover corner w/ All-Big-10 hype, NFL bloodlines. May get pushed inside, where he’ll need to improve run support.
132. James Proche, WR — SMU — Future slot star. Terrific routes & ultra-reliable hands to make SMU stars Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders proud.
133. Brycen Hopkins, TE — Purdue — Son of 13-year Oilers/Titans’ LT Brad Hopkins, which may help explain unreliable hands despite stats, role in offense.
134. Anthony McFarland, RB — Maryland — Short but speedy (and surprisingly powerful) back who nearly singlehandedly upset Buckeyes in breakout 2018 season.
135. Gabriel Davis, WR — Central Florida — Hasn’t earned much national attention but possesses an NFL-ready frame and game. Strong and competitive.
136. Logan Stenberg, OG — Kentucky — Trash-talking, pile-moving OG qualifies as one of the “nastiest” blockers in draft. Average agility but big, strong & mean.
137. Jalen Hurts, QB — Oklahoma — Dual-threat Alabama-transfer whose accuracy improved throughout build-up to draft, fanning flames. Rare intangibles.
138. Lynn Bowden, Jr., WR, Kentucky — Do-it-all slot WR, returner and wildcat QB for Wildcats. Quicker and stronger than fast. Some Golden Tate to his game.
139. Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia — Reigning Lou Groza winner. Converted 82.1% FGs over career. Never missed a PAT, FG less than 30 yards in college.
140. Stanford Samuels III, CB, Florida State — FSU legacy who signed as 5-star recruit. Flashed rather than dominated. Intriguing length, avg. speed/grit for press CB.
141. Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina — No-nonsense technician with length, experience to serve as a swing tackle. Son of former NFL OT, OL coach Andy Heck.
142. Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State — High effort DT who battled through tragedy to become a standout. High-cut, flexible interior rusher lacks anchor vs run.
143. Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State — 2019 Sun Belt Off. Player of the Year. Natural runner with vision, burst & elite ball security (no fumbles in 482 carries).
144. David Woodward, ILB, Utah State — Undersized & injury-prone “Rudy” type who starred for same program which sent Bobby Wagner, Kyler Fackrell to NFL.
145. Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State — Possesses the stats of a first round pick and the frame of UDFA. Stubby and average athleticism. Savvy rusher, though.
146. Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic — Reigning Mackey Award winner has supple hands, savvy as a route-runner. Avg Sr Bowl/Combine, however, are red flags.
147. Steven Montez, QB, Colorado — Traits-based QB prospect with plenty of size, arm and athleticism to develop. Too many mental errors for a 3-yr. starter.
148. Lamical Perine, RB, Florida — Lacks elite size & speed but checks other boxes with his vision, toughness and just enough burst. More force than flash.
149. Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa — Two-year starter with traits to suggest best football still lies ahead. Length, speed and physicality. Avg. instincts, though.
150. Antoine Brooks, Jr., S, Maryland — Former LB who still looks and plays like it, raising questions about scheme/positional fit. Some Kam Chancellor flashes.
–By Rob Rang, Field Level Media