2020 NFL Draft First Round Prospects, Top 32 Best Players On The Board
32. OT/OG Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
Bottom Line: A wee bit overvalued, it’s only because of his possible draft position. He’s an outstanding athlete and one of the best run blockers in the draft, but he’s likely a right tackle or a guard.
Who Has This Pick? Kansas City
31. OT Austin Jackson, USC
Bottom Line: Here’s your shot for the offensive tackle stars. The size and abilities are there to be the best offensive tackle in the draft with elite athleticism and the upside to keep on growing into his skills – he’s just getting started.
Who Has This Pick? Cincinnati
30. LB Patrick Queen, LSU
Bottom Line: The only knock is his lack of bulk. He’s a flash of lightning who’ll be all over the field making big things happen, but the 6-0, 229-pound frame is enough to knock him down a few spots.
Who Has This Pick? Green Bay
29. S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
Bottom Line: He’ll be a steal late in the first round. He’s brilliant whenever he gets the ball in his hands, he can hit, and he can get all over the field. Draft him, stick him in the middle of your secondary, and don’t worry.
Who Has This Pick? Tennessee
28. DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
Bottom Line: How many 304-pound guys do you know who can run a 4.79 40? He’s an ultra-productive worker on the inside who blows past the preconceived notions of what you want a an NFL defensive tackle to be. Forget about him as an anchor and just turn him loose.
Who Has This Pick? Baltimore
27. LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin
Bottom Line: So are you a little concerned about the diluted drug test sample? Uh, yeah. Assuming that it has nothing to do with his overall play, he’s a strong veteran talent who’ll be ready right away as a dangerous all-around playmaker.
Who Has This Pick? Seattle
26. CB CJ Henderson, Florida
Bottom Line: A long ball-hawker of a corner, he’s not all that physical and he’s just an okay tackler, but he’ll break up everything that’s in the air. Oh yeah … he’s one of the fastest players in the draft, ripping off a 4.39 at the combine.
Who Has This Pick? Miami (from Houston)
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25. DT/DE Ross Blacklock, TCU
Bottom Line: There’s a whole lot to like – he’s got the motor and the versatility to play about anywhere – but he wasn’t much of a pass rusher in college and he doesn’t bring the bulk. However, the tools are all there.
Who Has This Pick? Seattle
24. S Grant Delpit, LSU
Bottom Line: A wee bit overrated thanks to the brand name recognition, but get past that he was just okay statistically last year. He’s a leader’s leader who’ll bring the help against the run and can be counted on from Day One.
Who Has This Pick? New Orleans
23. CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
Bottom Line: He’ll drop after injuring his ankle late in the season, and some will see him as a safety instead of a tough corner, but he’s a big-time fighter who every defensive coordinator should be pounding their fist on the table to get.
Who Has This Pick? New England
22. QB Jordan Love, Utah State
Bottom Line: Are we all missing the obvious choice? Terrific in 2018, he struggled in a rebuilding year in 2019, but he was still good – his main problem was trying too hard. He might not have Justin Herbert’s tools, but he’s got every throw in the bag. Give him a little time to grow into a job and he’ll be a good starter.
Who Has This Pick? Minnesota (from Buffalo)
21. RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia
Bottom Line: A exciting and flashy as any back in the draft, he’s got the NFL quickness and vision to be a game-changing force in a rotation. The power isn’t there, and the hands are just okay, but he’s got the upside to be special.
Who Has This Pick? Philadelphia
20. DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
Bottom Line: An underappreciated prospect who’ll likely fall way too far, he’s what you want in an interior pass rusher. He might be a tad undersized, but he’s one of the most athletic tackles in the draft.
Who Has This Pick? Jacksonville (from Los Angeles Rams)
19. OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Bottom Line: He might not have elite NFL left tackle upside, but he can be a Pro Bowl performer and rock for a line on the left side. There’s no worry with him – he’s as safe as they come.
Who Has This Pick? Las Vegas (from Chicago)
18. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Bottom Line: If you can get past the fumbling concerns, and if you’re not all that worried about the wear and tear after three years of handling the ball way too often, GET HIM. What’s not to like? The 4.39 speed, the burst, the patience, the production, the power, the personality and unquestioned character? He’s a decent receiver, too.
Who Has This Pick? Miami (from Pittsburgh)
17. DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
Bottom Line: A terrific athlete with tremendous closing ability, he’s an outstanding pass rushing prospect who can get even better once he gets some of the finer points down. If he can fill out a bit more and be a bit better against the run, kaboom.
Who Has This Pick? Dallas
16. CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
Bottom Line: Ready to go from Day One after all he saw and did at the highest of college levels, he’s got all the tools an NFL team will look for. Don’t expect him to blast away as a tackler, but he’ll be silky smooth on his way to breaking up a pass.
Who Has This Pick? Atlanta
15. LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
Bottom Line: He’s going to be a steal anywhere after the top 15. Get ready to draft your instant leader on the field and on the stat sheet. With unlimited range and tackling ability, he’ll be a star.
Who Has This Pick? Denver
14. WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
ABottom Line: As complete a pass catching prospect as there is, he falls behind the top receivers just a wee bit because his numbers were helped by the Oklahoma system and he wasn’t pushed around a whole lot. No argument, though, if you think he’s the best wideout in the draft.
Who Has This Pick? Tampa Bay
13. OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama
Bottom Line: While he doesn’t have the NFL body type or all-around tools, he’s a menace of a blocker who’s a destructive force for the ground game. He’s a fantastic athlete for the position.
Who Has This Pick? San Francisco (from Indianapolis)
12. DE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
Bottom Line: Here’s your elite speed rusher who’ll fall just outside of the first wave of top-shelf defensive ends. He’s going to bring the fight to every play, he’ll work himself into a leader and producer, and he’s got all the tools in the bag. Can he stay healthy? He’s not all that huge and he’ll get hammered on.
Who Has This Pick? Las Vegas
11. DE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
Bottom Line: There’s not enough flash to his game to excite fans, but stick him on a line and let him do a little of everything right for the next decade.
Who Has This Pick? New York Jets