2020 NFL Draft Top 50 Big Board: Ranking the premier prospects

Chase Young, Washington Redskins' 2020 NFL Draft pick (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
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Ranking the top 2020 NFL Draft prospects with a top 50 big board.

The 2020 NFL Draft class is absolutely loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. This year, we have a strong class of players at many key positions including quarterback, running back, wide receiver, offensive tackle, edge rusher and cornerback.

Simply put, the 2020 NFL Draft will be loaded with impact players who can affect the game in many ways. Most notably, most of the strongest positions in this class fit the modern NFL perfectly. Teams need players who can make an impact in the passing game on both sides of the ball. This NFL draft class is loaded with players who can help an offensive attack through the air and help a defense protect against elite NFL passing attacks.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft class with this top 50 big board.

QB. Alabama. 1. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Tua Tagovailoa. 829

2019 stats (five games): 76.4 completion percentage, 1,718 yards, 23 touchdowns and 0 interceptions

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a special prospect who will likely go first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. I do not care that Tua is surrounded by elite talent at Alabama, he is a fantastic quarterback prospect who fits the modern game well.

Tagovailoa is a mobile quarterback who reads the field well and has more than enough arm talent for the next level. However, it is his accuracy and ball placement that really stands out on tape. He is a pin-point passer who will have success at the next level no matter the situation.

EDGE. Ohio State. 2. player. 812. Pick Analysis. Scouting Report. Chase Young

2019 stats (six games): 21 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles

Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young is more like 1B to Tua’s 1A here. If you need a quarterback, you should take Tagovailoa first overall. If you don’t, Young should be your guy.

Young is an absolute freak on the edge, showing a ridiculous combination of power and athleticism at the defensive end position. He gets off of the ball quickly, consistently has tremendous upfield burst and can bend around the edge with ease.

Young can dominate with speed around the corner, but he also shows some impressive power moves and can create pressure with a straight bull rush. His ability to put pressure on the quarterback obviously stands out, but do not sleep on Young’s run defense skills. He is an extremely well-rounded player who has massive upside at the next level.