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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