UK Draft Scout’s Final 2020 NFL Draft Top-100 Big Board

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Welcome to my final top-100 of the 2020 NFL Draft cycle. This has been a really fun class to study. There are some players that might not be on here because I didn’t have the time to watch them, others are simply outside of my top-100. Hit me up on Twitter @UKDraftScout if you have any questions.

Remember; position value isn’t accounted for in this big board, so for example, quarterbacks are ranked lower than where I’d draft them.

 

1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

Young is a freakish athlete and a very good football player. He is almost certainly going to be a star in the NFL.

 

2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Burrow’s improbable rise to prominence came out of nowhere this past season. But he more than earned this spot with one of the best seasons in college football history.

 

3. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Okudah is a fluid corner who has no problem being asked to play press-man or zone. He has no physical limitations and is a technician at cornerback.

 

4. Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Wills is my OT1 because of how well rounded he is. He’s strong, plays with great leverage, incredibly athletic and plays with good hand technique. He’s a day-1 starter AT TACKLE in the NFL.

 

5. Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Simmons is arguably the best athlete in the class. He is 6’4″ 238lbs and he ran a 4.39. He’s also a swiss-army knife, he can line up anywhere across the defense because of his athleticism and football IQ.

 

6. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

If Simmons isn’t the best athlete in the class, then Wirfs is. Wirfs ran a 4.85 at 320lbs at the Combine. He also plays with very good leverage and is a comfortable pass protector.

 

7. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Thomas has become overlooked in a tackle class where he is a good athlete surrounded by great ones. But Thomas might be the best pure football player out of all of them – he is a rock solid pass protector with excellent technique.

 

8. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

This wide receiver class is special, and being the crown jewel of the class is a true indictment on CeeDee Lamb’s ability. He tested as a better athlete than many people expected him to. But that’s also not where he thrives; he is exceptional after the catch, is a crisp route runner and is incredible in contested catch situations.

 

9. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jeudy is also an exceptional wide receiver. He is one of the most proficient route runners that I’ve ever scouted and he is a threat after the catch. 

 

10. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Brown is an absolute monster on the defensive interior, he is a nightmare to run the ball against and has made good strides against the pass.

 

11. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

It is so rare that two wide receivers from the same team are in the top-15, but we live in weird times. Ruggs is the fastest player in this draft class and you can see his 4.27 show up on tape. But he is more than just a burner, he is also a very effective route runner.

 

12. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Running a 4.63 at the Combine has led many people to cool on McKinney. But McKinney is such a smart and instinctive player, I think he can compensate for his physical deficiencies with his encyclopedic understanding of offenses.

 

13. K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

It was so nice to see Chaisson healthy this year. He finally managed to put it together and it was fun to watch his speed terrify tackles off the edge.

 

14. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Becton is a behemoth of a tackle that moves in a way that breaks the laws of Physics. He needs some technical refinement, but he is an absolute brick wall in the pass game. 

 

15. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Kinlaw’s story is one of the most inspiring in the entire class, but he is more than just an awesome story. He is an incredibly disruptive defensive tackle who blows up plays both against the run and the pass.

 

16. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Jefferson surprisingly ran a 4.43 at the Combine which checked yet another box. He is a very smooth route runner and one of the best contested catch receivers in the class, going 12/13 in contested catch situations this year.

 

17. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Tua would be ranked higher if it weren’t for his durability concerns. He’s a precise rhythm passer who showed his ability to attack the deep third of the field in 2018.

 

18. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

I wouldn’t necessarily take Dobbins this high due to positional value. But Dobbins is a very underrated athlete, has great vision and is a factor in the pass game.

 

19. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

Some people are lower on Gross-Matos, but I’m happy to bet on the upside. Gross-Matos’ tools are some of the most promising in this class; he’s long, fast, strong and has good bend. He needs some technical development, but I think he can get there. 

 

20. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Fulton is a very fluid cornerback who excels in press-man coverage. He has tremendous footwork which shows itself particularly in man coverage where he allows very little separation.

 

21. Cesar Ruiz, OC, Michigan

It is not much of a question as to who is the top center in this class. He ticks so many important boxes; he is strong, athletic, technically sound and plays with good leverage. A lack of length is somewhat of a concern.

 

22. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Mims tested as one of the best athletes at the wide receiver position in the last few years. He is an explosive playmaker who has some drop concerns, but the upside is undeniable.

 

23. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Reagor is an explosive playmaker who can work from the slot and the perimeter. He was hindered by poor quarterback play, but on the plus side he got to show off his catch radius.

 

24. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

I seem to be lower on Henderson than the consensus, namely because of his inconsistencies and horrid tackling. But he is such a good athlete and has some tremendous reps bailing out of press-man and going stride-for-stride down the field.

 

25. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

I probably wouldn’t take Swift this high, but he is a really good football player. Swift is a patient runner who is a nightmare in the open field and a reliable threat in the pass game.

 

26. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

27. AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

28. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

29. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

30. Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

31. AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

32. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

33. Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M

34. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State

35. Ashtyn Davis, S, California

36. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

37. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

38. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

39. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

40. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

41. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

42. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

43. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

44. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

45. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

46. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

47. Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin

48. Jonah Jackson, OG, Ohio State

49. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

50. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

51. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Ohio State

52. Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan

53. Lloyd Cushenberry III, OC, LSU

54. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

55. Josh Jones, OT, Houston

56. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State

57. Matt Hennessy, OC, Temple

58. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

59. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

60. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

61. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

62. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

63. Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida

64. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

65. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State

66. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

67. James Lynch, DT, Baylor

68. Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State

69. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

70. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

71. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

72. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

73. Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA

74. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

75. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech

76. Antonio Gibson, WR/RB, Memphis

77. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

78. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

79. Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte

80. Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

81. Ben Bartch, OT, St. Johns

82. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

83. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson

84. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

85. Matt Peart, OT, UConn

86. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

87. Austin Jackson, OT, USC

88. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

89. Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

90. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

91. Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee

92. Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati

93. Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin

94. Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn

95. Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

96. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

97. Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky

98. Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern

99. David Woodward, LB, Utah State

100. Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa

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