UK Draft Scout’s Preseason Top-100 Big Board

“This is way too early to do a top-100 big board, you have no idea who is going to declare!”. To that I respond, “you are absolutely correct”. This list will certainly change a lot throughout the year but I have watched over 100 prospects who are eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft, so here is my top-100:

Side note: There are obviously players that I didn’t have time to watch so they can’t be on my top-100. There are others who didn’t make this top-100 simply because they aren’t good. You can hit me up on Twitter @UKDraftScout to see the reason why.

Also positional value isn’t accounted for here, so the quarterbacks are lower, but I’d be generally fine with them going 15-20 picks higher.

 

1. Tristan Wirfs, OT. Iowa

This may be a surprise to some people and I wrote a whole article as to why Wirfs is number 1 which you can read here. But for whatever reason you don’t want to read a great article, which you absolutely should, here’s a shorter reason why. Wirfs is an athletic freak, he ended up as Bruce Feldman’s number 1 ‘Feldman’s freak’. But Wirfs isn’t just here because he’s an incredible athlete, he is a very well refined pass blocker and is a great blocker in space. Wirfs doesn’t allow edge rushers to corner because of his kick-slide and strength to choke off rush angles. There is virtually no weakness to Wirfs’ game.

 

2. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

This was a very close battle between Delpit and Wirfs. Delpit is also an incredible football player, safeties with the range and instincts that he has are incredibly hard to find, this is what makes him incredibly valuable. People often throw the term ‘generational talent’ around and that implies that the player is significantly superior in both an athletic and technical standpoint. I wouldn’t quite say Delpit is ‘generational’ due to the plethora of incredible safeties that we’ve seen enter the NFL recently, but Delpit is close. Delpit has range, ball skills, instincts, physicality and coverage. I would like to see him make more of an effort to wrap up when tackling.

 

3. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jeudy is the best wide receiver I’ve ever scouted, that’s slightly less impressive when considering the quality of receivers that have came out recently, but Jeudy really deserves this accolade. From a technical standpoint with his release and route running, it is clear that Jeudy has worked tireless hours to perfect his craft, and my god has he perfected it. Jeudy could have no athleticism and just the technical ability that he has and he would be a first rounder, but what’s so great about Jeudy is that he goes beyond just being a technician. When Jeudy has the ball in the open field it is entertaining to watch his ability to gut a defense with his speed and vision. Barring a substantial injury, Jeudy will be a top-5 pick in 2020.

 

4. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Epenesa is my edge 1 and this might surprise some people but Epenesa is so well rounded. Iowa Hawkeyes are almost always well schooled and fundamentally sound players, Epenesa is no exception. I’ve always believed that if you get an athletic player from Iowa, you have an instant starter, and Epenesa is exactly that. Epenesa played sparingly last year and still racked up 10.5 sacks and 16.5 TFLs. The dangerous part about Epenesa’s game is that it is multifaceted in that he can win with power, he will bull rush, he can dip off the edge and he can execute a devastating push-pull move. You never know what Epenesa is going to hit you with which makes him so hard to block, both against the run and the pass.

 

5. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

I’d say Chase Young has more upside than A.J. Epenesa but he needs more work. Young is incredibly explosive and his power is something that gives offensive tackles nightmares. Akin to Epenesa, Young will win with both power and speed but he doesn’t quite have the hand counters yet. I don’t want to sound hyperbolic but Chase Young has a composition similar to that of Myles Garrett, that’s not to say that he’s as good as Garrett, there aren’t five humans on Earth who can do what Garrett does. But Young has optimal size for a 4-3 defensive end, he’s got length, power and speed – these are the components that any defensive coordinators will salivate over. Young rushes too upright though, I would like to see him play with more knee bend to get under the pads of the offensive tackle. If Young can get good coaching in the NFL, he is an instant All-Pro candidate.

 

6. Andrew Thomas, OT – Georgia

Andrew Thomas is a mauler at left tackle, Thomas is listed at 6’5 320lbs and he is every bit of that. Thomas probably has the best anchor in this year’s class, he is so strong that he can overwhelm pass rushers as the point of attack. He doesn’t have the agility that you get with Wirfs but he has the requisite amount to be considered a great pass protector. What Thomas has over Wirfs is in the run game, Georgia loved to pound the ball in 2018 and with a depleted wide receiver corps, they will continue to do so in 2019. Thomas frequently blows edge defenders off the ball in the run because of his power and aggression. When Thomas locks onto a defender, he’s not going to let go until he wants to, he has literal vice grips for hands.

 

7. Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin

Biadasz should’ve declared last year, if he did he would’ve been my IOL1 and he will be this year. He is a fundamentally sound player, he does the basics exactly how you would want them to be done; identifies twists and stunts, optimal pad level, good strength and effective hand placement. Biadasz is more than a technician though, he is a fierce and tough competitor, I actually think that he believes he’s in an actual war on every single snap. Biadasz is also an athletic center, he fits well in a zone scheme where he would be asked to execute reach blocks and move laterally. This isn’t to say that Biadasz is scheme dependent, he’s anything but that, he is so good at everything that he will succeed no matter what scheme. Biadasz will be a day 1, instant impact starter for an NFL team.

 

8. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

When I say Shenault is a ‘do it all receiver’ I mean he literally does everything. I thought there were times where Colorado were going to throw him in at quarterback or even have him punt. When you have an offense as dismal as Colorado’s was last year, they love to force feed their only bright spot, and for Colorado that was unquestionably Shenault. Shenault is a big receiver, he weighs 220lbs, but he isn’t a stiff mover. Shenault has a lot of power and strength and that’s primarily how he wins, but he’s also a good route runner. The multitude of ways that Colorado used Shenault last year is not only a testament to his athleticism but it’s also indicative of his understanding of many offensive roles. Shenault’s strength shows up particularly at the catch point, he uses his frame to shield the ball and absorb contact, his hands are amongst the best in the entire draft. I worry that Shenault doesn’t have a defined role in an NFL offense and he hasn’t had time to perfect one position, as shown with his inconsistent release.

 

9. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Marquise Brown was drafted 25th overall in 2019 and that was with durability concerns, CeeDee Lamb is better than Brown. Lamb isn’t as explosive as Brown but he is a better rounded receiver. Body control is Lamb’s best trait, he has an innate ability to go up for the catch and contort his body to give himself a favourable position to catch the football. And when Lamb has the chance to, he catches the football. Lamb primarily wins in the air and with proficient route running, he isn’t the strongest and his long speed definitely questionable. Lamb is listed as 6’2″ and his arms are even longer than you’d expect, his length seems to be accentuated by how thin he is which may lead to durability concerns in the future. Lamb’s length allows for catches where he is extended, away from his frame, which makes him a desirable target on jump balls.

 

10. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

Adebo is new to the CB position, but looking at him it’s really hard to tell how new he is. Adebo is a converted WR and the ball skills that he utilised during his time there most certainly translates to making plays at the catch point. For someone who is so new to the position he shows an innate sense to play cornerback, his technique in press coverage is incredibly advanced for someone who has started one year at cornerback. Adebo has good length at 6’2″ which is a trait that NFL teams will always overvalue. A usual problem that occurs with taller cornerbacks is that their higher centre of gravity slows down their transitions which hurts them when bailing. Adebo doesn’t have this issue at all, his feet during his back pedal are well placed, he has fluid hips which he can flip very quickly and he has the speed to run. Adebo does a really good job of getting his hands on the receiver and disrupting the timing and stem of the route. He had four interceptions and 17 PBUs last year which exemplifies his disruptiveness at the catch point.

 

11. Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

The battle between Hall and Adebo will be incredibly compelling. I was stunned when Hall announced he was staying for his senior season after the 2018 Belk Bowl. Hall is the most disruptive cornerback in the entire of college football, he lead the nation in pass breakups in 2018 with 21. Hall is a big corner and I mean big, he’s listed as 6’1″ 200lbs but he looks bigger than that. He utilises his freakish size with physicality, he has a subtle way of disrupting the route without drawing pass interference or holding. His ability to make contact and stay on the route, giving up minimal separation, is something that NFL teams are going to love. Hall can lock down an entire half of a field with what I call an engulfing style of coverage; he’s so big and strong that he just eliminates the throwing window. I do have a concern though, Virginia asks Hall to play a lot of off coverage, I would expect someone of Hall’s stature to be up at the line of scrimmage playing press coverage. Virginia’s reluctance to play Hall in press might be to mask a lack of transitional quickness.

 

12. Xavier McKinney, SS, Alabama

Last year I loved Amani Hooker because of his ball skills, football IQ and ability to roam around in zone coverage, and I have found a better Amani Hooker. McKinney plays as somewhat of a Swiss Army knife for Alabama, he played as a split field safety in cover 2, he played as a robber underneath Deionte Thompson and he even played man coverage from the slot. McKinney has a great feel for the routes developing around him. There was a pick-6 against Ole Miss where he knew the ball was going to A.J. Brown on a skinny post and he read Ta’amu the entire time and waited for the right time to pounce. McKinney’s movement skills are also so smooth, he has very fluid hips and mirrors his man with faint motions to give him advantageous leverage.

 

13. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Earlier I mentioned that Shenault is used as somewhat of a Swiss Army knife, well Reagor is similar to that way for TCU. Reagor is an electric playmaker, he’s used in a way that Tavon Austin has been in the past, the difference is that Reagor is actually good. Reagor has the potential to be a Tyreek Hill type of player, he has 4.3 speed, natural open field vision, good receiving skills and freakish overall athleticism. He’s more than just a gimmick though. He releases against press coverage effectively, varying his release stems and using his hands to disrupt the positioning of the cornerback. Usually players who play in multiple roles aren’t technically refined, but Reagor is a very effective route runner. Reagor uses subtle head fakes to give himself a slight leverage advantage which he exploits with his speed.

 

14. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

Alabama continues to breed superb defensive players, Dylan Moses is the next in line. Running a 4.56 coming out of high school is almost enough to justify him being here, for reference the next closest was 4.61. It’s a cliche but in this case it’s also true, Dylan Moses is what you’d get if you made a linebacker in a lab. He is as mentally refined as any linebacker you can find in college football, he always knows where everyone is and what to do. Moses is aggressive when shooting gaps and plugging the run, evidenced by his 15.5 career tackles for a loss.

 

15. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Disruption is always a key factor when scouting defensive lineman, it doesn’t matter how you penetrate, it just matters that you do. Penetration can come from power, hand usage, leverage, speed or size; and as for Brown, he ticks three of those boxes. Brown is 6’5″ 320lbs, he is big even for interior defensive line standards. Brown is also a very explosive mover for his size, he frequently explodes off the snap and becomes an instant problem for the offensive lineman. I’d like to see Brown improve his leverage and hand counters but he has all the tools to be a potential All-Pro.

 

16. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

There are people who have questioned Tua’s arm strength, and it’s not elite, that’s for sure, but I think he has more than the requisite amount to be a high level NFL starter. The critiques of his arm strength are overblown, he regularly throws well placed balls on a line, he throws with good velocity and he can push the ball down the field. He’s the most accurate quarterback in this class, he regularly fits the ball into spots that very few people in the world can. Tua throws with phenomenal touch and anticipation which will translate to the NFL. Tua isn’t the tallest quarterback but he maneuvers in the pocket exceptionally well, he knows when to step up or roll out and he does so effectively because he is a fairly athletic quarterback.

 

17. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

Tyler Johnson isn’t incredibly flashy, he isn’t overwhelmingly athletic and he plays for Minnesota, he’s going under the radar but he shouldn’t be. Johnson is one of the best technicians at wide receiver in this year’s class. He beats press coverage with his understanding of route stems from his release to manipulate leverage. He does a good job of opening the cornerback’s hips from his release and then goes against that direction on his release. This is what makes him so deadly on slants, especially in the red zone.

 

18. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Swift is my RB1 because of his versatility, he’s fast, powerful, elusive and he is a natural receiver. 2019 is the first time where we’ll see Swift with a full workload, he is no longer encumbered by Elijah Holyfield or Michel and Chubb like in the past. Georgia’s offense is going to more Swift centric in 2019 and he will get the chance to showcase his diversity in both the run and pass games.

 

19. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State

Weaver has been one of the most productive edge rushers in the entire of college football, racking up 20.5 sacks in two years for the Broncos. Weaver is a big pass rusher and the size that he has causes problems for offensive tackles to deal with. He also has a surprisingly potent ability to reduce his surface area and corner. Movement skills are never going to be the strength of a 265lbs edge rusher, but Weaver has a surprising amount of burst for someone of that size. Weaver frequently wins with an explosive burst off the snap which is effective against Mountain West offensive tackles but it will be interesting to see how that holds up in the NFL.

 

20. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Fulton moves as good as any cornerback in this class, his bail technique from press is effortless because of his fluid movement skills. Fulton is very physical in man coverage, occasionally to a fault. Man coverage is clearly Fulton’s strength, not only does he disrupt the timing and positioning of the route, but he stays comfortably in the receivers hip pocket. Fulton wasn’t asked to play zone coverage very much and didn’t look overly comfortable when asked to do so.

 

21. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I think Herbert has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this class and so far, I’d say he’s at about 90% of what he can be. Rarely are there quarterbacks with the combination of athleticism, arm talent and accuracy such as what Herbert shows. The upside with Herbert is definitely here, he can make any throw that you ask him to. Herbert shows a very good understanding of changing the velocity on his passes, he can throw missiles when necessary, but he can also throw with touch and lift to drop the ball into a bucket. There needs to be a quicker process when going through his progressions and he needs to clean up his footwork where his weight transfer isn’t always efficient.

 

22. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

2019 will be a colossal year when determining Gross-Matos’ draft stock; it’s imperative that Gross-Matos shows any form of technical refinement in order for me to move him up at all on this board. Gross-Matos has been productive in spite of poor technique and that’s a testament to his athleticism, he beats offensive tackles with raw speed and raw power and those alone don’t translate to NFL success.

 

23. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

The reports coming out of Clemson’s training camp is that Etienne is looking more comfortable catching the football which is huge for someone who has openly admitted to being nervous to catch the ball. If the reports are true and Etienne becomes even an average receiver, then he will skyrocket up my board, but I’ll believe it when I see it. As for now, Etienne is a home run threat personified, his breakaway speed is unquestionably the best in the class, he is very elusive and is phenomenal staying upright through and past contact.

 

24. Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

James Washington came out of Oklahoma State two years ago and he was very raw but there were a lot of physical tools to work with. Wallace is significantly more refined than Washington was, he isn’t asked to run a full route tree, but what you can extrapolate from his limited amount of routes is that he runs them very well. He has an ability to add nuance to his routes that is rarely seen out of Big 12 wide receivers. When the ball is in the air is where Wallace is at his best, he can contort his body to make adjustments to the ball and he does a good job of extending his frame completely in order to maximise his catch radius.

 

25. Alton Robinson, EDGE, Syracuse

Alton Robinson anticipates the snap as good as anyone I’ve ever seen, that’s not even hyperbole, it’s bordering on scary how he can seemingly telepathically know when the ball is going to get snapped. Robinson is a prolific speed rusher but he has some hand counters that land with somewhat frequency, I would like to see him broaden his pass rushing horizons. His bend is infrequent, he has enough to corner effectively, but when heavily contacted he struggles to flatten his arc to the quarterback.

 

26. Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Okudah is yet to record an interception in college football, as damning as that may seem, it’s certainly not a death sentence for him. Ohio State had two established starters ahead of Okudah and when he did play, there weren’t many quarterbacks who threw his way. Okudah has the potential to be a lockdown man coverage corner in the NFL. His movement skills coming out of press are clean, he has optimal speed in someone that you would leave on an island, he plays with enough physicality to disrupt the timing and stem of the route and he is disruptive at the catch point. I would like to see him take the ball away more and be more willing to close in zone coverage.

 

27. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Earlier I talked about how James Washington was raw but talented, well Mims is essentially a better Washington. There’s inconsistency in his route running, he doesn’t know how to manipulate leverage and has a tendency to telegraph where his routes are going. But the tools are absolutely here, he has the size that you would look for in someone you would want to throw 50/50 balls up to, and he has the body control and leaping ability to make him a dangerous jump ball threat. Mims also has incredible athleticism, he has the speed to win over the top, he has flashes of being a prolific route runner and he has the size to be a matchup nightmare for defenses.

 

28. Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma

Oklahoma lost 4 of their 5 starters on the offensive line to the 2019 NFL draft, but luckily they return their best one. Humphrey plays with exceptional leverage which is aided by the flexibility in his ankles and knees which allow him to sink his hips and anchor. He also has good range for a center, his lateral mobility isn’t something to hang your hat on but it’s definitely dependable if he’s asked to play in an inside zone scheme. For someone who is 6’4″, his arms aren’t very long which can lead to him getting outreached at the point of attack and he sometimes recovers by just bear hugging the defensive tackle.

 

29. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Okay, wait, yes, this is a Big 12 cornerback in the top-30, but by no means is Gladney the typical Big 12 cornerback. Gladney is one of the best athletes in the whole of college football, he ran a 4.34 this offseason and that definitely shows up on tape. Speed is evident throughout Gladney’s game even in his back pedal which is quicker than what perhaps some football players can run. When he turns and runs in man coverage, he is really hard to shake and he has a very good feel for where the ball is going to be. He still needs a bit of work though, his back pedal is incredibly fast but that’s when his foot placement is good, he has a tendency to almost trip over himself or take a false step to the side. If he can clean up a few technical flaws, he will go in the first round.

 

30. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

Another athletic freak a spot later, Okwara reportedly runs 21mph which is obscene for someone who is 240lbs. Okwara translates that speed into his rushes with a lethal first step and an ability to bend through contact. I would like to see him anchor better against the run and add more of a power element to his game.

 

31. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Henry Ruggs might be the fastest player in the whole of college football, his speed is undoubtedly a huge inconvenience for defenses to deal with. Ruggs isn’t quite as polished as his teammate, Jeudy, but he is more explosive than him. Ruggs is also fierce at the catch point, he is tough and physical beyond his frame; his physicality also shows up in downfield blocking. Ruggs currently relies heavily upon his physical talents, which means there are occasional false steps in his route running and his release is very unrefined.

 

32. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Tee Higgins is an exceptionally long wide receiver, he stands at 6’4″ and his arms might be close to 35 inches which is just absurd. He uses every inch of his length to make great catches away from his frame which certainly helps him on jump balls. Separation skills leave a lot to be desired, Higgins doesn’t have the speed or explosiveness to take the top off the defense and his high centre of gravity hampers his ability to make intricate cuts in his routes. Higgins is also thin which leads to questions when getting off press coverage and making catches in traffic.

 

33. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Johnson is an incredibly physical cornerback, he isn’t contempt with just staying in the hip pocket of the receiver, he wants to eliminate the route from existence. Johnson is good in press coverage; he uses his length to jam the wide receiver and throw off the timing of the route, he has adequate fluidity in his hips to bail out of press. Aggressiveness can often be a double edged sword for cornerbacks and this is true for Johnson who can get too grabby downfield and he will be overly-aggressive on double moves and in zone coverage.

 

34. Isaiah Simmons, LB/SS, Clemson

I think Simmons will play as a ‘Dime’ Linebacker in the NFL, he has the size to play linebacker but the speed to play safety. I’m not sure if Simmons can play as a traditional linebacker because he isn’t a sure tackler and he struggles to take on blocks and fill gaps. But what Simmons can do is other-worldly, he reportedly runs in the 4.3s and that is range that is unseen in linebackers. Simmons has the speed to be a highly effective coverage linebacker, but mentally he isn’t quite there yet.

 

35. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Yet another one of Feldman’s Freaks in my top-50, Wanogho was born in Nigeria and he came to America as a Swimmer. His size and athleticism lead to him being highly coveted and recruited, even by Nick Saban. Wanogho’s newness to playing tackle shows up with his poor leverage, hand timing and lunging into blocks. Wanogho’s ceiling is incredibly high, his kick-slide is effortless, blocks very well in space and has the strength to anchor against power.

 

36. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Love is another quarterback with the physical tools to be a high level starter, he has a strong arm, throws with good touch and is very athletic. Unlike many other quarterbacks who are perceived to be raw, Love doesn’t need mechanical refinement, Love’s mechanics are very good. Love loads his hips to generate velocity, he has a high release point, arm comes down at a 90 degree angle and finishes on top of the ball. Love’s need for exponential growth comes in the way of mental processing. He is heavily susceptible to disguises in coverages, especially off coverage rotations, he can be too late to move off of his first read and he seems to predetermine where he’s throwing.

 

37. Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt

Ke’Shawn Vaughn is alongside Travis Etienne with his ability to score from literally anywhere on the field. Vaughn has the vision to run outside zone and find cutback lanes on the backside. Vaughn caught 13 passes last year, hopefully he can contribute more in the receiving game. If so, he will be an even greater threat because of how good he is in the open field.

 

38. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson is in the top-2 for the fastest cornerback in this draft, this speed clearly translates to being sticky in man coverage. He’s listed at 182lbs but he looks thinner than that and that lends itself to questions about handling bigger receivers. Henderson has a lot of talent but that’s all he’s relying on now, his footwork is sloppy and he doesn’t know how to time and land his punches in press.

 

39. Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Davis is a fundamentally solid defensive tackle, he plays with exceptional leverage for someone who is 6’7″, he knows how to use his hands and he has a good feel for blocks. There is a clear floor as a solid starter for Davis but I’m not sure if he will ever become a dynamic, multifaceted player. Davis is just an average athlete, he hasn’t developed a pass rush plan yet and he struggles to shed blocks.

 

40. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

Well gone are the days of tight ends being blocking centric, they are now expected to be receiving threats. Hopkins isn’t much of a blocker but his route running is extremely advanced for a tight end. Hopkins’ athleticism also shows up at the catch point where he frequently displays his athleticism to go up and make catches away from his frame.

 

41. Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State

Willekes is a stereotypical white edge rusher in that he has a high motor, somewhat stiff and good technique. For what he lacks in bend, he compensates with explosiveness. He has an explosive first step and has a long arm move that rattles offensive tackles.

 

42. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Taylor runs the ball a thousand times a game at Wisconsin, as a result he is the most productive running back in college football. Taylor is a big, powerful Back but he is also very fast, he was a sprinter in High School. There are two concerns in Taylor’s game which are keeping him in the 40s which are a lack of receiving experience and he’s fumbled the ball 12 times in two years.

 

43. Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt

Pinkney is a big tight end, he uses his size and strength to shield the ball over the middle and at the catch point. He has the size to absorb hits and make tough catches. I question his athleticism and he needs to improve with his blocks technique.

 

44. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

Another huge Big 12 receiver and Johnson is the biggest of all of them. He’s 6’6″ and he uses every inch of his freakishly long frame to extend at the catch point. Johnson’s route running is really sloppy, there are too many false steps in his breaks and he struggles to manipulate leverage.

 

45. Trey Sermon, RB, Oklahoma

Sermon isn’t exceptionally fast, he’s not going to break off huge runs but he’s a really solid running back. He has good vision and elusiveness in the open field, he has a good stiff arm move which he also utilises in the open field.

 

46. Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

Bailey is a very good tackler, he wraps up around the waist and has adequate strength to drive the ball carrier backwards. Clearly comfortable in short zone coverage and takes good pursuit angles. Bailey lacks length which hurts him taking on blocks.

 

47. Trey Smith, OT/G – Tennessee

Health concerns are very much present with Smith, he has had a recurring problem of blood clots which is absolutely terrifying and I hope he overcomes these problems. As for on the field, Smith is a mammoth, he has incredible power which he uses to frequently drive defenders off the ball. Smith moves very well for his size which gives me confidence in him surviving at tackle in the NFL.

 

48. Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland

Another home run hitter inside my top-50, I think there’s great value in a guy who can score from anywhere on the field. McFarland has great breakaway speed, coupled with his vision to find holes on outside zone makes him a desirable prospect. I would like to see him broaden his horizons in the passing game and learn to just take what is there and don’t make a bad situation worse.

 

49. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Benjamin is very different to McFarland, it’s unlikely he will break off multiple 50+ yard runs, but he will consistently inflict 5,6 and 7 yard gashes. I like Benjamin’s vision to always find the correct lane and get what he can on any given play.

 

50. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

Eichenberg is a very athletic tackle, he reaches his landmarks with ease and is an effective blocker in space. He’s sub 300lbs which shows up when trying to generate push in the run game and anchoring against power.

 

51-100

 

  1. Mustafa Johnson, DT, Colorado

  2. Tre’ McKitty, TE, Florida State

  3. Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami

  4. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

  5. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

  6. Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida

  7. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

  8. James Smith-Williams, EDGE,  NC State

  9. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

  10. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

  11. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

  12. K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU 

  13. Levonta Taylor, CB/S, Florida State

  14. Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

  15. Zack Moss, RB, Utah

  16. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

  17. Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt

  18. Mitchell Wilcox, TE, USF

  19. Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa

  20. Robert Landers, DT, Ohio State

  21. Ashtyn Davis, S, California

  22. Trajan Bandy, CB, Miami

  23. Walker Little, OT, Stanford

  24. A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College

  25. David Woodward, LB, Utah State

  26. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

  27. Trey Adams, OT, Washington

  28. Albert Okweugbunam, TE, Missouri

  29. Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU

  30. Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

  31. Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington

  32. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

  33. Grant Calcaterra, TE, Oklahoma

  34. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

  35. Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn

  36. Shane Lemeuix, OG, Oregon

  37. Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan

  38. D’Eriq King, QB, Houston

  39. Brandon Jones, S, Texas

  40. Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame

  41. Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State

  42. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty

  43. Jarrid Williams, OT, Houston

  44. KJ Costello, QB, Stanford

  45. Leki Fotu, DT, Utah

  46. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

  47. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

  48. Jarrett Guarantano, QB, Tennessee

  49. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington

  50. Cole McDonald, QB, Hawai’i

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