2020 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects

Chase Young may not be the first player taken, but he's Athlon Sports' No. 1 overall prospect

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.

 

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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