"My Guys" in the 2020 Draft
Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma
I loved Jalen Hurts' tape and I love his personality. He is an alpha and has that dog mentality. He's a winner and it's must watch TV whenever he's on the field. The weird thing about the draft is he's projected to be the fifth quarterback taken, but he's at least the third best quarterback in the draft. He is going to a starting quarterback by the end of the year and he should have a first round grade. I love his ability to make off script plays and improvise outside of the pocket. Hurts is so fun to watch and is going to be one of the best players in this draft.
Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama
Tua Tagovailoa is a quarterback coach's dream. He has the best football IQ in the draft and understands how to manipulate the defense. His footwork is great and he's just a playmaker. His accuracy is awesome and he's a great dude. People are overthinking it when it comes to Tua. He was the best quarterback in college football outside of Joe Burrow and he is going to have time to recover from his injury. Tua Tagovailoa is extremely talented and is is great leader. Tua is going to be a pro bowl quarterback.
JK Dobbins RB Ohio State
JK Dobbins is the forgotten player in this year's draft. He hasn't received national media coverage because he wasn't able to participate in the combine or his pro day. When I'm making my draft profiles on players I'll watch four to five games of each prospect on film. I watch each player's best game, worst game, best competition, and average game. With JK Dobbins, there was no "worst game". He was super productive and the most exciting player to watch when Ohio State was playing. JK Dobbins is a beast and will be a steal in the second round.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU
I can see Clyde Edwards-Helaire being in the NFL for 10+ years. I don't think he's going to be that starting running back who carries the ball 25+ times. He's going to have a big role on the offense as a receiver out of the backfield. He'll also be able to carry the ball on third down and in the red zone. His low center of gravity shows when he's running the ball and bouncing off defenders. He's like a pin ball with the ball in his hands. He also is great with change of direction runs and counters.
Justin Jefferson WR LSU
Justin Jefferson is my favorite overall player in this draft and my number one receiver. Last year AJ Brown was in that same position, but I'm even higher on Jefferson than I was on Brown. Justin Jefferson has this swagger and positivity around him that is going to make him a star. His ability is to make contested grabs is better than any receiver in this draft and he's also a phenomenal route runner. He has a great basketball crossover at the top of his route and has a certain wiggle to him that helps him gain separation. Jefferson was a beast in college and he's going to be an even better player in the NFL. Justin Jefferson is my favorite player in this entire draft.
Lynn Bowden Jr. WR Kentucky
Lynn Bowden Jr. is the most versatile player in the draft. He's going to be a third or fourth round pick, but if I'm a team like the Saints I'd consider taking him much earlier. He played both receiver and quarterback at Kentucky and is the ultimate competitor. He breaks tackles like it's nothing and has insane speed. He's a more electric version of Taysom Hill and he's a rich man's Braxton Miller. If Bowden can get with the right offensive coordinator he can be a star in the NFL.
Van Jefferson WR Florida
Van Jefferson is the smoothest player in the draft. His routes are just so precise, I love it. It literally looks like he's been running routes since he was born. His dad is the receiver's coach for the Jets and you can tell by watching Jefferson's game. His release package is so versatile and he can make plays after the catch. He's explosive and reminds me a lot of Odell Beckham Jr.. Jefferson didn't have a ton of production in college, but that's because of the system he was in. Jefferson is going to be a day two pick and a steal for whatever franchise drafts him.
Chase Claypool ATH Notre Dame
Chase Claypool is similar to Bowden in the fact that he's versatile. Some teams have him as a receiver while other teams have him as a tight end. He reminds me a lot of Evan Engram and he was extremely productive at Notre Dame. He's the best red zone threat in the draft and is going to be a weapon once he gets into the league. He is 6'4 and ran a 4.42 forty yard dash. He completely takes over games and can be used in the slot, outside, flex tight end, and as an inline tight end. Not to mention he also played special teams!
Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State
Brandon Aiyuk is a monster after the catch. He is an underrated route runner, but has that dog mentality similar to Deebo Samuel. He is a perfect fit in the Shanahan system and I expect the Minnesota to be all over him in the draft. Aiyuk has special teams value and he's an extremely reliable receiver. He didn't face a lot of press coverage in college, but his release package will develop with a great receiver's coach. Brandon Aiyuk is a great receiver and will be a stud in the NFL.
Isaiah Simmons ATH Clemson
If you couldn't tell already, I love players who are versatile. Simmons can run, tackle, and cover. People think he might slide because he doesn't have a "true position", but he's a player that you have to just give a helmet and jersey then he'll figure out the rest. Some teams have Simmons as a safety while others have him as a linebacker, I think he can be used all over the place. Isaiah Simmons is a top five player in this draft.
Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State
Jeff Okudah is the best corner I've ever seen coming out of college football. He can play both man and zone coverage and is an extremely aggressive player. His press ability is great and he's a really clean player. Didn't have any pass interference or holding penalties last season for Ohio State and eventually teams just stopped throwing his way. Okudah has a great story and plays for his mom. Okudah is my number one corner in this draft and one of my favorite players in this draft.