Ranking the top 20 players from the Big Ten conference in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Big Ten is a powerhouse in the college football world. From historic greats, Ohio State and Penn State to the new-found success in Minnesota and Iowa, the Big Ten conference is loaded from top-to-bottom. They are also primed to bring in some of the top talents in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With the second-highest total draft selections in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Big-Ten is one of the premier conferences for NFL talent. With five prospects taken in the top 15 last year, the Big Ten had the most selections in that range. That doesn’t change this year as they are home to some of the top prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Ohio State’s Chase Young and Jeffrey Okudah headline the talent the Big Ten is sending to the 2020 NFL Draft. After a disappointing College Football Playoff loss, these two declared for the draft and will likely be top-ten selections.
Here, I will highlight my top 20 prospects in the Big 10 for the 2020 NFL Draft. With so much first-round talent in the conference in this year’s class, this list was difficult to determine.
Arguably the best overall prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft, Chase Young is the best prospect in the Big Ten. Barring a surprise at the top, Young will likely be selected number two overall to the Redskins. His unique blend of size, speed and strength make him one of the best pass-rushing prospects we have seen in recent history. Former teammate, Nick Bosa found early success in the NFL with the 49ers and is poised for a great career, but Chase Young might be better.