Publish date:

2020 NFL Draft: Top 50 Prospects as Recruits

2020 NFL Draft: Top 50 Prospects as Recruits

2020 NFL Draft: Top 50 Prospects as Recruits

By now, everyone has a pretty good idea which players are considered the best available in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Lists of the top prospects are readily available. But what did the so-called experts think about these same players coming out of high school?

Here's a look back at how the experts at 247Sports rated this year's top 50 prospects when they were just fresh-faced college recruits. As you can see, some of the guys who will go early on Thursday night more than lived up to their recruiting ranking — while others, including the presumed No. 1 overall pick, far exceeded theirs.

Rk

Name

POS

School

Class

Stars

Nat. Rank

1

Chase Young

DE

Ohio State

2017

5

7

2

Derrick Brown

DT

Auburn

2016

5

9

3

Joe Burrow

QB

LSU

2015

4

280

4

Jeff Okudah

CB

Ohio State

2017

5

8

5

Isaiah Simmons

OLB

Clemson

2016

3

451

6

Tua Tagovailoa

QB

Alabama

2017

5

32

7

Javon Kinlaw

DT

South Carolina

2017

4

10 (JC)

8

Jerry Jeudy

WR

Alabama

2017

5

21

9

Andrew Thomas

OT

Georgia

2017

4

45

10

Jedrick Wills Jr.

OT

Alabama

2017

4

34

11

Mekhi Becton

OT

Louisville

2017

3

405

12

CeeDee Lamb

WR

Oklahoma

2017

4

148

13

Justin Herbert

QB

Oregon

2016

3

659

14

Tristan Wirfs

OT

Iowa

2017

4

331

15

K'Lavon Chaisson

OLB

LSU

2017

4

37

16

Henry Ruggs III

WR

Alabama

2017

4

75

17

Cole Kmet

TE

Notre Dame

2017

4

82

18

Grant Delpit

S

LSU

2017

4

66

19

Xavier McKinney

S

Alabama

2017

4

58

20

Laviska Shenault Jr.

WR

Colorado

2017

3

482

21

Isaiah Wilson

OT

Georgia

2017

5

16

22

Trevon Diggs

CB

Alabama

2016

4

115

23

CJ Henderson

CB

Florida

2017

4

139

24

Kenneth Murray

ILB

Oklahoma

2017

3

434

25

Patrick Queen

ILB

LSU

2017

4

298

26

Yetur Gross-Matos

DE

Penn State

2017

4

197

27

A.J. Epenesa

DE

Iowa

2017

5

27

28

Jordan Love

QB

Utah State

2016

3

1,645

29

D'Andre Swift

RB

Georgia

2017

5

33

30

Ross Blacklock

DT

TCU

2016

4

244

31

Terrell Lewis

OLB

Alabama

2016

4

67

32

Brandon Aiyuk

WR

Arizona State

2018

3

136 (JC)

33

Austin Jackson

OT

USC

2017

4

35

34

Marlon Davidson

DE

Auburn

2016

4

32

35

Kristian Fulton

CB

LSU

2016

5

22

36

Damon Arnette

CB

Ohio State

2015

3

653

37

KJ Hamler

WR

Penn State

2017

4

323

38

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

RB

LSU

2017

3

378

39

Josh Jones

OT

Houston

2015

3

954

40

Neville Gallimore

DT

Oklahoma

2015

4

71

41

Tee Higgins

WR

Clemson

2017

5

19

42

Justin Madubuike

DT

Texas A&M

2016

4

56

43

Jaylon Johnson

CB

Utah

2017

4

81

44

Jake Fromm

QB

Georgia

2017

4

44

45

J.K. Dobbins

RB

Ohio State

2017

4

46

46

Jacob Eason

QB

Washington

2016

5

5

47

Hunter Bryant

TE

Washington

2017

4

159

48

Justin Jefferson

WR

LSU

2017

3

2,164

49

Zack Baun

OLB

Wisconsin

2015

3

1,073

50

Kyle Dugger

S

Lenoir-Rhyne

2015

NR

NR

Recommended Articles

Source: 247Sports Composite Player Index

Image placeholder title