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2020 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

2020 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

2020 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

The 2020 NFL Draft is set for Thursday even though it will look and feel much different compared to any in recent history. The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the NFL to cancel holding the event in Las Vegas and instead conduct the draft entirely online with everyone from the players to team decision-makers to even Commissioner Roger Goodell adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Regardless of how it goes down, this much is known — 32 former college football players will see their dreams realized on Thursday night when their name is called during the first round. The general assumption is that Cincinnati will take Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick, but he's not even the top player in this year's draft.

Ohio State's Chase Young is Athlon Sports' No. 1 overall prospect and while he seems likely headed to Washington with the second pick, don't rule out a trade. Six first-round picks have already been traded, leaving some teams with multiple picks on Thursday night. Miami has three so plenty of eyes will be on the Dolphins, who could greatly impact how things go down.

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As for who should go early, defensive players and offensive linemen dominate the rest of Athlon's top 20 prospects, but quarterbacks figure to draw plenty of attention once the first round commences. Wide receivers will likely be another popular choice with as many four potentially taken in the first round.

Only 32 players will come off of the board on Thursday but eventually, everyone that made Athlon's top 100 prospects list will get that phone call (or will it be a Zoom call this year?) that will change their life. So here are the names you definitely need to know and listen for once the draft starts.

2020 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

Rk

Player

POS

School

HT

WT

1

Chase Young*

DE

6-5

265

2

Derrick Brown

DT

6-4

325

3

Joe Burrow

QB

6-3

215

4

Jeff Okudah*

CB

6-1

200

5

Isaiah Simmons*

OLB

6-4

230

6

Tua Tagovailoa*

QB

6-1

215

7

Javon Kinlaw

DT

6-5

315

8

Jerry Jeudy*

WR

6-1

190

9

Andrew Thomas*

OT

6-5

320

10

Jedrick Wills Jr.*

OT

6-5

315

11

Mekhi Becton*

OT

6-7

360

12

CeeDee Lamb*

WR

6-2

190

13

Justin Herbert

QB

6-6

225

14

Tristan Wirfs*

OT

6-5

320

15

K'Lavon Chaisson*

OLB

6-4

250

16

Henry Ruggs III*

WR

6-0

195

17

Cole Kmet*

TE

6-6

255

18

Grant Delpit*

S

6-3

205

19

Xavier McKinney*

S

6-1

205

20

Laviska Shenault Jr.*

WR

6-2

225

21

Isaiah Wilson*

OT

6-7

335

22

Trevon Diggs

CB

6-2

207

23

CJ Henderson*

CB

6-1

200

24

Kenneth Murray*

ILB

6-2

243

25

Patrick Queen*

ILB

6-1

227

26

Yetur Gross-Matos*

DE

6-5

265

27

A.J. Epenesa*

DE

6-5

280

28

Jordan Love*

QB

6-4

225

29

D'Andre Swift*

RB

5-9

215

30

Ross Blacklock*

DT

6-4

310

31

Terrell Lewis*

OLB

6-5

260

32

Brandon Aiyuk

WR

6-0

195

33

Austin Jackson*

OT

6-6

310

34

Marlon Davidson

DE

6-3

295

35

Kristian Fulton

CB

6-0

200

36

Damon Arnette

CB

6-0

195

37

KJ Hamler*

WR

5-9

175

38

Clyde Edwards-Helaire*

RB

5-8

210

39

Josh Jones

OT

6-6

310

40

Neville Gallimore

DT

6-2

300

41

Tee Higgins*

WR

6-4

215

42

Justin Madubuike*

DT

6-3

305

43

Jaylon Johnson*

CB

5-11

195

44

Jake Fromm*

QB

6-2

215

45

J.K. Dobbins*

RB

5-10

216

46

Jacob Eason*

QB

6-6

225

47

Hunter Bryant*

TE

6-3

240

48

Justin Jefferson*

WR

6-3

190

49

Zack Baun

OLB

6-3

240

50

Kyle Dugger

S

6-1

215

51

Brycen Hopkins

TE

6-5

240

52

Jonathan Taylor*

RB

5-10

220

53

Quintez Cephus*

WR

6-1

200

54

A.J. Terrell*

CB

6-1

190

55

Jeff Gladney

CB

5-10

183

56

Nick Harris

C

6-1

295

57

Donovan Peoples-Jones*

WR

6-1

210

58

Jared Pinkney

TE

6-4

250

59

Bryce Hall

CB

6-1

200

60

Lucas Niang

OT

6-6

330

61

Lloyd Cushenberry III*

C

6-3

310

62

Julian Okwara

OLB

6-4

248

63

Josh Uche

OLB

6-1

240

64

Cam Akers*

RB

5-11

215

65

Adam Trautman

TE

6-5

250

66

Prince Tega Wanogho

OT

6-6

305

67

Jonathan Greenard

OLB

6-4

260

68

Cesar Ruiz*

C

6-4

320

69

Ashtyn Davis

S

6-1

195

70

Curtis Weaver*

OLB

6-3

265

71

Darrell Taylor

DE

6-3

259

72

Cam Dantzler*

CB

6-2

185

73

Jalen Reagor*

WR

5-11

190

74

Terrell Burgess

S

5-11

190

75

Michael Pittman Jr.

WR

6-4

220

76

Bradlee Anae

DE

6-3

255

77

Jordan Elliott*

DT

6-4

320

78

Ezra Cleveland*

OT

6-6

315

79

Raekwon Davis

DT

6-6

315

80

Eno Benjamin*

RB

5-9

195

81

James Lynch*

DT

6-4

295

82

Khalid Kareem

DE

6-4

260

83

Jason Strowbridge

DE

6-4

267

84

Antonio Gibson

RB/WR

6-2

225

85

Antoine Winfield Jr.*

S

5-10

205

86

Denzel Mims

WR

6-3

205

87

Brandon Jones

S

6-0

205

88

Noah Igbinoghene*

CB

5-11

200

89

DeMarkus Acy

S

6-0

195

90

Thaddeus Moss*

TE

6-3

250

91

Matt Peart

OT

6-7

305

92

Saahdiq Charles*

OT

6-4

305

93

Akeem Davis-Gaither

OLB

6-2

220

94

Bryan Edwards

WR

6-3

215

95

Troy Pride Jr.

CB

5-11

195

96

Harrison Bryant

TE

6-5

240

97

Tyler Johnson

WR

6-2

205

98

Alton Robinson

DE

6-3

255

99

Lynn Bowden Jr.*

WR

6-0

205

100

Troy Dye

ILB

6-4

226

* Denotes early entry, either draft-eligible junior or sophomore

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