Ranking the top 250 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. Chase Young and Joe Burrow lead the way with a talented group of prospects.
Happy Draft Day everyone!! It’s one of the greatest days of the year. The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is set to begin tonight, and with all that’s going on, it could be the craziest draft we ever see. Mock drafts done by the media are reportedly way off, and the draft could get paused at any time due to bad connectivity.
Amidst all the swirling rumors, teams are finalizing their big boards and setting up their workstations. Here at NFL Mocks, we are doing the same. Make sure to keep following along throughout all three days of the 2020 NFL Draft for team-specific coverage!
Let’s not waste any more time and get into the top 250 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, with snippets for notable rankings.
First Round Grades (22):
1. Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young ends up at the top by a decent margin. His combination of power, athleticism, and technique puts him above the rest in the 2020 NFL Draft.
2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
3. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
This may seem a bit high for Jedrick Wills, but he is the best pass protector in the class. Even if he can’t transition to left tackle, there isn’t much weakness in his game at all. Wills is a mauler at the point of attack and has great recovery quickness to mirror rushers.
4. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
5. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
6. Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson
7. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
Javon Kinlaw secures the top spot on the defensive line, just barely over Derrick Brown. Kinlaw’s motor doesn’t stop, and he has so much upside rushing the passer, with a great first step and violent hands.
8. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
9. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The top wide receiver on the board is Alabama’s Henry Ruggs. Ruggs is much more than a speedster, showing an ability to run crisp routes and use his speed to his advantage to work back to the football. He’s also dangerous in space.
10. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
It’s going to be interesting to see where Tua Tagovailoa goes in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he’s significantly above the next two on the list. Tagovailoa’s film is excellent, as he shows great accuracy to all levels of the field and great processing and anticipation.
11. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
12. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
13. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
This might come as a surprise, but Jeff Gladney is worthy of a top 15 ranking. His footwork, ability in man coverage, and feel for dropping into zones by reading the quarterback’s eyes. Gladney is also extremely feisty at the catch point.
14. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
15. Mekhi Becton, OT, Lousiville
16. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
17. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Patrick Queen definitely deserves the hype as a first-rounder. Queen has a great feel in coverage and the athleticism to cover ground quickly. He is also good at coming downhill and finishing tackles.
18. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
19. Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
Cesar Ruiz gets the top spot for interior offensive linemen in the 2020 NFL Draft. He shows the athleticism and power combination to excel in any scheme and shows good footwork to keep rushers square to his frame.
20. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
Antoine Winfield Jr. comes in as the second safety on the board, and his range and ball skills on the back end combined with his physicality is the making for a top safety at the next level.
21. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
22. K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU