Top 5 Position Rankings for the 2020 NFL Draft

Quarterbacks

1. Joe Burrow QB LSU

2. Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama

3. Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma

4. Justin Herbert QB Oregon

5. Jordan Love QB Utah State

I've gone back and forth this entire process with Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. I'm a huge fan of both quarterbacks, but it's Joe Burrow's confidence which gave him the edge. He has this poise to him and his teammates absolutely love him. His pocket mobility is the better than any prospect I've seen coming into the draft. A lot of people knock him on his arm strength, yet I think he throws the deep ball better than any quarterback in the draft. Joe Burrow is my number one quarterback this year. Tua Tagovailoa is my number two quarterback because of his eyes, accuracy, and football IQ. His feet and his eyes work as one. Tua can zoom through his reads and he's so ahead of the curve when it comes to making progressions. He knows how to manipulate the defense and he's also the most accurate quarterback in the draft. Jalen Hurts is an alpha dog. He's amazing with off script plays and his ability to take coaching is better than any player in the draft. His teammates love him and overall he's probably the best leader out of all these quarterbacks. Hurts should be a first round pick but will most likely fall until day two. I believe Justin Herbert will be the guy who's pick gets boo'd no matter where he ends up (like Daniel Jones last year). Even though he may not be the fan favorite, he has all the intangibles to be a star. I am a big fan of his mobility and he's got a huge arm. I think he holds on to the ball for too long and he's not great at making progressions. Herbert should be a top twenty pick in today's draft. Jordan Love's calm presence is my favorite things about him. I'm not a huge fan of his game, but I see his potential. For Love, everything depends on where he ends up.

Running Backs

1. JK Dobbins RB Ohio State

2. D'Andre Swift RB Georgia

3. Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin

4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU

5. Darrynton Evans RB Appalachian State

JK Dobbins contact balance is ridiculous and I couldn't find a bad game of his in college. His play had me standing up while I was watching him. D'Andre Swift's vision is on an other level and his change of direction is amazing. Jonathan Taylor is the workhorse in this draft. His speed is blazing, but I thought I saw way too many 0 to 1 yard gains in college. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is one of my favorite players in the draft, his low center of gravity plays to his advantage. He's one of the best receivers out of the back field and has amazing jump cuts. Darrynton Evans is my sleeper running back. He'll be amazing in an outside zone running system and plays with a ton of speed. He'll be a killer in the Shanahan type of offense

Wide Receivers

1. Justin Jefferson WR LSU

2. Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama

3. CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma

4. Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama

5. Michael Pittman WR USC

Justin Jefferson is my favorite player in this entire draft. He's like a smaller, but faster Michael Thomas. His ability to make contested grabs are on an other level. He's my WR1. Jerry Jeudy runs the best routes and has the best release package in the draft. CeeDee Lamb has the highest potential out of all these wide receivers. He has the ability to take over a game, Calvin Johnson style. What he can do after the catch is amazing and he's really grown on me. Henry Ruggs can be the best receiver in the draft depending on where he ends up. His speed is obvious, but it's his hands that entice me. He had only one drop last season and he's been working with Randy Moss. Michael Pittman is going to be a number one receiver in the NFL. He has great hands and is great with contested grabs. He's super reliable and will be a quarterbacks best friend.

Tight Ends

1. Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame

2. Harrison Bryant TE FAU

3. Hunter Bryant TE Washington

4. Thaddeus Moss TE LSU
5. Adam Trautman TE Dayton

Offensive Lineman

1. Jedrick Wills OT Alabama

2. Mekhi Becton OT Louisville

3. Tristan Wirfs OL Iowa

4. Andrew Thomas OT Georgia

5. Cesar Ruiz IOL 

Jedrick Wills has the ability to take a man's soul. He's so powerful and was easily the best offensive lineman in college football last season. Mekhi Becton has the highest potential out of any offensive lineman in this draft. He's a finisher. Tristan Wirfs is the most athletic lineman in the draft. He plays with a ton of speed and can play both tackle and guard. Andrew Thomas is the closest thing to a sure-fire in the draft, I think he'll be protecting the blindside of Tom Brady for the rest of his career. Cesar Ruiz is the best interior offensive lineman in the draft and can play both center and guard.

DT, DE, and Edge Rushers 

1. Chase Young DE Ohio State

2. Derrick Brown Jr. DT Auburn

3. Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina

4. K'Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU

5. Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State

Chase Young is the predator. Every year we see that one stand out pass rusher who goes early and wins defensive rookie of the year. Nick Bosa, Myles Garrett, Joey Bosa, Jadeveon Clowney, and now Chase Young. Young might be the best player in the draft and he's certainly might number one defensive lineman in the draft.  The number one trait I look for in defensive tackles is if they can disrupt the game. Derrick Brown is one of the best defensive tackles I've ever seen coming out of college football. He'll get 8 sacks a season and is going to take over in the run game. By far my number one defensive tackle in the draft. Javon Kinlaw is another guy who can be a disruptor. He plays with anger and passion. He's got an amazing story and is going to be a top 17 pick. K'Lavon Chaisson is the next great speed rusher to come out of LSU. He's been working with the footwork king and fits perfectly with the LEO position in the Seattle scheme. Yetur Gross-Matos is another player with a great story. He's a fan favorite and a freak athlete. He can bend on the edge and will be a first round pick today.

Linebackers

1. Isaiah Simmons ATH Clemson

2. Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma

3. Patrick Queen LB LSU

4. Zack Baun OLB Wisconsin

5. Josh Uche OLB Michigan

Isaiah Simmons is one of my favorite players in the draft. He's a "unicorn" and can play nearly any defensive position. He is a top 5 player in the draft and is going to be a defensive weapon. I go back and forth with Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queen. What sets Murray apart is his alpha dog nature. He's a prototypical Ravens pick and a defensive leader. He'll be an amazing MIC linebacker at the next level. Patrick Queen stood out in every LSU game that I watched. He has great instincts and is always around the ball. Baun is going to be an outside linebacker who can rush the passer. He's extremely athletic, but is going to fall until day two of the draft. Uche is another guy who will be a situational pass rusher. He has great feet and speed. 

Cornerbacks

1. Jeff Okudah CB Ohio State

2. CJ Henderson CB Florida

3. Jeff Gladney CB TCU

4. Kristian Fulton CB LSU

5. Trevon Diggs CB Alabama

Jeff Okudah is my highest rated corner ever. There aren't many flaws to his game, he is faster than his forty and is extremely physical. If I had to guess on an all-pro in this draft, it would be Okudah. CJ Henderson is my second rated corner in the draft. He's extremely loose and is overall a great cover corner. He won his battle vs Jamar Chase and is one of the fastest risers in the draft. I love Jeff Gladney's physicality. He's feisty and can guard any player even if he's 6 inches taller than him. Kristian Fulton is amazing at man coverage and he was able to press the best receivers in college football. He's coming from DBU and is a safe bet to be a really good player in this league. Trevon Diggs is a really good zone corner with great ball skills. He played against top competition in college and has nice physicality. 

Safeties

T-1. Xavier McKinney S Alabama

T-1. Antoine Winfield Jr. FS Minnesota

3. Jeremy Chinn SS Southern Illinois

4. Grant Delpit FS LSU

5. Kyle Dugger S Lenoir Rhyne

The number one trait I look for in safeties are instincts. Winfield and McKinney each have great instincts. I watched a lot of Alabama games this year, and he just looked like the alpha. He's always around the ball and can play both free and strong safety. Antoine Winfield Jr. looks like he's been watching film since he was born. He stands out on tape and does a great job with play recognition and reading the quarterback's eyes. Jeremy Chinn is similar to Isaiah Simmons when it comes to versatility. Chinn is athletically gifted and I wouldn't be surprised if he gets moved into a Jayon Brown linebacker type role. Delpit has arguably the most swagger in the draft. He looked like one of the best safeties on tape in 2018, but struggled last season. He's my number four safety because of his potential. Kyle Dugger could be a small school day two gem. He can play on special teams and is a really good tackler. He has violent intentions and a coach will fall in love with him.

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