Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2020

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2020

     April, 2020 – Final Edition
NFL Draft Final Rankings                * Declared Underclassmen

Frank Coyle –   www.draftinsiders.com

      Pro Prospect            Position  / School                                
1 Joe Burrow                            QB       LSU
2 * Chase Young                      DE       Ohio State
3 Derrick Brown                       DT        Auburn
4 * Jeffrey Okudah                  CB        Ohio State
5 * Isaiah Simmons                 LB        Clemson
6 * Tristan Wirfs                      OT        Iowa
7 * Jerry Jeudy                         WR       Alabama
8 Justin Herbert                       QB       Oregon
9 * Tua Tagovailoa                   QB       Alabama
10 * Jedrick Wills                      OT        Alabama
11 Javon Kinlaw                        DT        South Carolina
12 * Henry Ruggs                      WR       Alabama
13 * Mekhi Becton                     OT        Louisville
14 * C.J. Henderson                  CB        Florida
15 * CeeDee Lamb                    WR       Oklahoma
16 * Andrew Thomas                 OT        Georgia
17 * Justin Jefferson                  WR       LSU
18 * Xavier McKinney                S          Alabama
19 * Kenneth Murray                  LB        Oklahoma
20 * Austin Jackson                   OT        USC
21 * K’Lavon Chaisson               LB        LSU
22 * A.J. Epenesa                      DE       Iowa
23 * D’Andre Swift                     RB        Georgia
24 * Ezra Cleveland                   OT        Boise State
25 Marlon Davidson                  DE       Auburn
26 * Patrick Queen                    LB        LSU
27 * J.K. Dobbins                      RB        Ohio State
28 * Jaylon Johnson                  CB        Utah
29 * Yetur Gross-Matos             DE       Penn State
30 * A.J. Terrell                          CB        Clemson
31 * Jordan Love                       QB       Utah State
32 Zack Baun                            LB        Wisconsin
33 * Tee Higgins                       WR       Clemson
34 Josh Jones                          OT        Houston
35 Julian Okwara                       LB        Notre Dame
36 * Grant Delpit                       S          LSU
37 * Cole Kmet                          TE        Notre Dame
38 Kristian Fulton                      CB        LSU
39 Denzel Mims                        WR       Baylor
40 Trevon Diggs                       CB        Alabama
41 * Cesar Ruiz                         C          Michigan
42 * Laviska Shenault                WR       Colorado
43 Chase Claypool                    WR       Notre Dame
44 Jeff Gladney                        CB        Texas Christian
45 * Clyde Edwards-Helaire        RB        LSU
46 Ashtyn Davis                        S          California
47 * Ross Blacklock                  DT        Texas Christian
48 * Antoine Winfield                 S          Minnesota
49 * Justin Madubuike               DT        Texas A&M
50 * Jonathan Taylor                  RB        Wisconsin
51 Brandon Aiyuk                      WR       Arizona St
52 * Terrell Lewis                       LB        Alabama
53 * Jalen Reagor                      WR       Texas Christian
54 Damon Arnette                     CB        Ohio State
55 * Curtis Weaver                     DE       Boise State
56 Kyle Dugger                         S          Lenoir-Rhyne
57 Michael Pittman                    WR       USC
58 * Isaiah Wilson                      OT        Georgia
59 Harrison Bryant                    TE        Florida Atlantic
60 Raekwon Davis                    DT        Alabama
61 * Matt Hennessy                   C          Temple
62 * K.J. Hamler                        WR       Penn State
63 Neville Gallimore                   DT        Oklahoma
64 * Albert Okwuegbunam          TE        Missouri
65 * Jacob Eason                      QB       Washington
66 Leki Fotu                              DT        Utah
67 Bryce Hall                             CB        Virginia
68 Josh Uche                            LB        Michigan
69 * Cam Akers                         RB        Florida State
70 Adam Trautman                    TE        Dayton
71 Troy Dye                              LB        Oregon
72 Zack Moss                           RB        Utah
73 * Noah Igbinoghene             CB        Auburn
74 Malik Harrison                       LB        Ohio State
75 * Lloyd Cushenberry              C          LSU
76 * Jake Fromm                       QB       Georgia
77 Bradlee Anae                        DE       Utah
78 * Tyler Biadasz                     C          Wisconsin
79 Lucas Niang                         OT        Texas Christian
80 * Jordan Elliott                      DT        Missouri
81 * Gabriel Davis                     WR       Central Florida
82 * James Lynch                      DE       Baylor
83 Matthew Peart                      OT        Connecticut
84 Van Jefferson                      WR       Florida
85 * Cameron Dantzler              CB        Mississippi State
86 Jeremy Chinn                       S          Southern Illinois
87 * Prince Tega Wanogho        OT        Auburn
88 Terrell Burgess                     S          Utah
89 Darrell Taylor                        LB        Tennessee
90 Logan Wilson                       LB        Wyoming
91 John Simpson                      OG       Clemson
92 Jabari Zuniga                       DE       Florida
93 Robert Hunt                          OG       Louisiana-Lafayette
94 * Netane Muti                       OG       Fresno State
95 * Hunter Bryant                     TE        Washington
96 Shane Lemieux                     OG       Oregon
97 Jordyn Brooks                      LB        Texas Tech
98 Troy Pride                            CB        Notre Dame
99 Ben Bredeson                      OG       Michigan
100 J.R. Reed                           S          Georgia

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

 




NFL Draft 2020 – Jeudy, Lamb and Ruggs Top Bumper Crop Wide Receiver Class

NFL Draft 2020 – Jeudy, Lamb and Ruggs Top Bumper Crop Wide Receiver Class

Frank Coyle/ Publisher

Wide Receivers – Grade: A

  NFL Teams in need:
1. Jets             5. Redskins
2. Eagles        6. Raiders  
3. Vikings      7. Texans
4. Bengals     8. Panthers

Positional Overview: This year’s group of receivers is a high-quality class which may rival the great class of 1996 as impact pro playmakers. This is a both a top heavy and very deep class with many blue and red chip prospects. It does surpass recent groups over the past decade with the talent and depth at the position to be the bumper crop class in recent memory. This position will provide many NFL starters and playmakers with as many as seven first round draft choices. The addition of numerous underclassmen enhances this class significantly with many of the top 15 players being selected in the top 100 overall picks. This class should produce solid starters into the 3rd day of the NFL Draft. Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are blue chip prospects who probably come off the board in the top ten thru the middle of the 1st round. They should begin a run of at least 12 prospects chosen in the top 100 overall choices. Henry Ruggs and Justin Jefferson could hear his name called from the middle of the 1st round. Laviska Shenault and Tee Higgins had some late injury and workout concerns which may affect their final grades, though definitely first round talents. Brandon Aiyuk, Chase Claypool and Denzel Mims are rising players who could land at the end of the first round. Jalen Reagor, Michael Pittman and K.J. Hamler are developed playmakers with early grades. Possession receivers, Antonio Gandy-Golden, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Van Jefferson and Collin Johnson are potential NFL starters with average type speed, though developed skills. Possibly 25 receivers could go in the top 200 overall picks. The underclassmen will once again play a huge factor here. There are a few fast-rising prospects like Ruggs, Claypool and Mims who are moving up quickly off impressive postseasons. Highly regarded playmakers like Gabriel Davis and K.J. Hamler will probably go early, though could slide in this incredible class. There will probably be at least 35-40 chosen over the event with many rookie free agents carrying make it grades in camp.

Frank Coyle – Publisher Draft Insiders’ Digest for 29 years –
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Wide Receiver Rankings

  NFL Premier Player
        Julio Jones

Blue Chip – Jerry Jeudy
Blue Chip – CeeDee Lamb
Blue Chip – Henry Ruggs
Rising – Justin Jefferson
Falling – Collin Johnson
Underrated – Gabriel Davis
Overrated – Donovan Peoples-Jones
Sleeper – Van Jefferson
Boom/Bust – K.J. Hamler
Long term Gem – Antonio Gandy-Golden

Positional Traits
Best Athlete – Henry Ruggs
Best Hands – Tee Higgins
Fastest – Henry Ruggs
Quickest – Jalen Reagor
Run After Catch – Henry Ruggs
Route Runner – Jerry Jeudy
Deep Threat – Henry Ruggs
Catch In Traffic – Chase Claypool
Blocker – Laviska Shenault
Adjustments /Routes – Justin Jefferson
Hidden Gem – Joe Reed
 
      Wide Receiver Rankings

1 * Jerry Jeudy – Alabama
2 * CeeDee Lamb – Oklahoma
3 * Henry Ruggs – Alabama
4 * Justin Jefferson – LSU
5 * Laviska Shenault – Colorado
6 * Tee Higgins – Clemson
7 Brandon Aiyuk – Arizona State
8 Chase Claypool – Notre Dame
9 * Jalen Reagor – TCU
10 * K.J. Hamler – Penn State
11 Denzel Mims – Baylor
12 Michael Pittman – Southern California
13 * Gabriel Davis – Central Florida
14 * Donovan Peoples-Jones – Michigan
15 Van Jefferson – Florida
16 Antonio Gandy-Golden – Liberty
17 James Proche – Southern Methodist
18 Devin Duvernay – Texas
19 Collin Johnson – Texas
20 John Hightower – Boise State

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites./

 




NFL Draft 2020 – D’Andre Swift & J.K. Dobbins Top Solid Running Back Class

NFL Draft 2020 – D’Andre Swift & J.K. Dobbins Top Solid Running Back Class

Running Backs – Grade: B
    Positional Overview:
This year’s running back position is an above average group after an ordinary class last April. Underclassmen will once again dominate from among the top prospects with most having early NFL starting grades. This class could supply up to as many as 2-3 #1 picks with Swift, Dobbins and Taylor good candidates. There should be possibly 5-6 prospects in the top 100 picks. Dobbins is a tough runner in the mold of short power feature backs. Swift is an emerging back with a nice combination of quickness and power. Cam Akers is a quick power back with well-rounded skills to be ready for NFL starting duty. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is an honest back with NFL starting talent to surprise. Zack Moss, Eno Benjamin, Lamical Perine, AJ Dillon and Anthony McFarland all figure in the middle rounds. Moss and Dillon give their clubs physical runners who can move the chains. Benjamin is a burner who can change a game. McFarland is a playmaker who figures to fill a few roles as a 1A type. Antonio Gibson can provide impact as receiver after time as a wideout. Mike Warren is an emerging highly-underrated talent to be a three-down workhorse and one of the surprises of this class. This class should produce as many as 7-10 quality feature backs with a few at the top of the class capable of becoming early pro starters. Another hidden gem is Pete Guerriero who we scouted extensively and he has the skills to be a quality role weapon with the athleticism to be a good pro. He is our highest rated small college prospect. This class could provide 15-20 selected in the seven rounds. This position will also provide many return specialists and 3rd down backs.

Frank Coyle – Publisher Draft Insiders’ Digest for 29 years – NFL Draft Yearbook 2020 & NFL Team Report (40 pgs ) – Available now – www.draftinsiders.com –   Publication and Web Site

NFL Teams in need:
1. Chiefs           5. Chargers
2. Steelers       6. Rams
3. Bengals       7. Falcons
4. 49ers           8. Raiders

NFL Premier Player
     Derrick Henry
Blue Chip – D’Andre Swift
Blue Chip – J.K. Dobbins
Red Chip – Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Rising – Cam Akers
Falling – Jonathan Taylor
Underrated – AJ Dillon
Overrated – Eno Benjamin
Sleeper – Anthony McFarland
Hidden Gem – Zack Moss
Boom/Bust – Cam Akers
Longterm Surprise – Lamical Perine

Positional Traits
Best Athlete – D’Andre Swift
Inside Runner – AJ Dillon
Outside Run – D’Andre Swift
Goal line Runner – AJ Dillon
Best All-purpose – D’Andre Swift
Best Hands – D’Andre Swift
Best After Catch – Antonio Gibson
Best Blocker – Cam Akers
Most Durable – Jonathan Taylor
Best Instincts – J.K. Dobbins
Best Intangibles – Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Top Running Backs Prospects
1 * D’Andre Swift – Georgia
2 * J.K. Dobbins – Ohio State
3 * Jonathan Taylor – Wisconsin
4 * Clyde Edwards-Helaire – LSU
5 * Cam Akers – Florida State
6 Zack Moss – Utah
7 * Eno Benjamin – Arizona State
8 Lamical Perine – Florida
9 * AJ Dillon – Boston College
10 * Anthony McFarland – Maryland
11 Joshua Kelley – UCLA
12 Antonio Gibson – Memphis
13 Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Vanderbilt
14 Darrynton Evans – Appalachian State
15 * Michael Warren – Cincinnati
16 Deshawn McClease – Virginia Tech
17 * Salvon Ahmed – Washington
18 Scottie Phillips – Mississippi
19 * Pete Guerriero – Monmouth University
20 * DeeJay Dallas – Miami

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




NFL Draft 2020 – Jeff Okudah Tops Strong Cornerback Class

NFL Draft 2020 – Jeff Okudah Tops Strong Cornerback Class

NFL Draft 2020 – Cornerbacks – Grade: B+

Positional Overview:
This year’s cornerback class is a high-quality group which is both deep and top heavy. There are a few blue chips expected to go in the 1st round, with many through the top 50-100 overall selections. Four juniors head our top six rankings, though the senior group is a very solid with nice development. Jeffrey Okudah of Ohio State and CJ Henderson of Florida head the top of the class. Those two prospects will probably be selected in the top 5-15 overall picks. Okudah has the skill set and versatility to start early and probable top 5 selection. He is another in a long line of Buckeye corners to enter the NFL recently with a few highly successful early in their careers. Henderson is a well-developed cover man with an early starting grade. He will probably be selected in the top 10-15 choices. Trevon Diggs and Kristian Fulton are well developed after being tested in the SEC and are NFL ready for any scheme. Juniors, A.J. Terrell and Jaylon Johnson are coming off strong final performances and should go in the top or early 2nd round. Jeff Gladney and Damon Arnette are highly regarded corners who have risen as fast as any defensive players in this class. Gladney is a probable mid-2nd day pick. This is a deep group that will supply many NFL starters well into the 3rd day of the process. There could be at least 10 prospects selected in the top 100 choices. There will probably be 15 prospects selected in the top 150 picks. There should be a run on corners from the mid-1st round through the early 3rd day. This class has very good depth and will provide a number of middle round steals like Darnay Holmes, Harrison Hand and Troy Pride. This position has annually provided the most overall selections and could rank high once again. This group could supply as many as 35 total prospects and another 40 high priority FA. Two unheralded defenders, Amik Robertson and Kindle Vildor are highly regarded and coming off strong final performances and each carries a potential starting grade. This deep crop of corners will supply a huge group of big corners with some versatility to also slide to safety in the nickel and dime sub packages.

Frank Coyle has published Draft Insiders’ Digest for 29 years –NFL Draft Yearbook 2020 – Available now – www.draftinsiders.com Publication and Web Site

NFL Teams in need:
1. Vikings            5. Falcons
2. Ravens            6. Dolphins
3. Lions               7. Chiefs
4. Jets                 8. Steelers

       NFL Premier Player
Patrick Peterson/Stephon Gilmore

Blue Chip – Jeffrey Okudah
Blue Chip – CJ Henderson
Red Chip – Trevon Diggs
Rising – A.J. Terrell
Falling – Bryce Hall
Underrated – Darnay Holmes
Overrated – Michael Ojemudia
Sleeper – Kindle Vildor
Boom/Bust – Cameron Dantzler
Biggest Upside -Trevon Diggs
Hidden Gem – Harrison Hand
Long Term Gem – Troy Pride
Over drafted – Damon Arnette

Positional Traits
Best Athlete – Jeffrey Okudah
Best Man Cover – CJ Henderson
Best Zone Cover – Jeffrey Okudah
Best Run support – Trevon Diggs
Best Tackler – Jaylon Johnson
Best Nickel – Amik Robertson
Hands – Darnay Holmes
Best Intangibles – Troy Pride
Ball Instincts – Jeff Gladney

    Top Cornerbacks  
1 * Jeffrey Okudah – Ohio State
2 * CJ Henderson – Florida
3 Trevon Diggs – Alabama
4 * Jaylon Johnson – Utah
5 Kristian Fulton – LSU
6 * A.J. Terrell – Clemson
7 Jeff Gladney – TCU
8 Bryce Hall – Virginia
9 Damon Arnette – Ohio State
10 * Darnay Holmes – UCLA
11 Harrison Hand – Temple
12 Cameron Dantzler – Mississippi State
13 Troy Pride – Notre Dame
14 * Amik Robertson – Louisiana Tech
15 Kindle Vildor – Georgia Southern
16 Michael Ojemudia – Iowa
17 Reggie Robinson – Tulsa
18 * Noah Igbinoghene – Auburn
19 * Josiah Scott – Michigan State
20 Lavert Hill – Michigan

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




NFL Draft 2020 – RT Wirfs and LT Becton Head Blue-Chip Tackle Class

NFL Draft 2020 – Offensive Tackles

This year’s offensive tackle class is one of the strongest groups in the past decade for the NFL Draft 2020. Tristan Wirfs and Mekhi Becton head the group that ranks just behind the deep talented class of wide receivers in blue chip prospects and overall depth.

Offensive Tackles: Grade: A

 NFL Teams in need:
1 Patriots             4. Cardinals
2 Jets                   5. Giants
3 Seahawks         6. Jaguars

Frank Coyle has published Draft Insiders’ Digest for 29 years –NFL Draft Yearbook 2020 – available now
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     Positional Overview:
            This year’s tackle class is a very strong overall group with the top four prospects expected to be chosen within the mid first round selections. Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills and Andrew Thomas carry developed tackle skills and should all be off the board in the top 12-15 selections. There could possibly be seven tackles chosen in the first round with as many as 12 prospects selected in the top 100 choices. Many of these prospects have the physical skills and versatility to also play guard. Austin Jackson, Josh Jones and Ezra Cleveland all could be a 1st round picks. Jackson, jones and Cleveland are very fast-rising prospects with very good athleticism to play the outside and probably move to left tackle within a short time. Isaiah Wilson, Lucas Nuang and Matthew Peart are premier right tackles and carries 2nd day grades and pro starting talent within a short time. Peart is one of the most underrated prospects in this deep class. Other probable early round prospects, Prince Tega Wanogho and Saahdig Charles have tackle skills, though probably line up at right tackle or guard early in their careers. Charles is a tough versatile lineman may project inside, though a solid NFL starter. Trey Adams is a very underrated tackle who struggled through injuries over his career that probably pushes him to the 3rd day of the draft where he would be excellent value. Ben Bartch and Alex Taylor have NFL skill sets and our highest rated small college prospects. As many as 20-25 tackles could be chosen over the 7 rounds and probably at least 12-15 prospects in the top 150 picks. This class has good depth with the strength from the early 1st round thru the top 125 prospects. This class may furnish many starting left tackles in time with most 2nd tier prospects strictly right side. This class may provide 15-20 potential starters.

    NFL Premier Players

LT Joe Staley/ RT Lane Johnson 
Blue Chip – Tristan Wirfs
Blue Chip – Mekhi Becton
Rising – Ezra Cleveland
Falling – Trey Adams
Underrated – Matthew Peart
Overrated – Terence Steele
Small College – Ben Bartch
Sleeper – Ben Bartch
Boom/Bust – Lucas Niang

    Positional Traits

Best Athlete – Mekhi Becton
Best Run – Tristan Wirfs
Best Pass – Mekhi Becton
Best Pulling – Tristan Wirfs
Toughest – Jedrick Wills
Adjusts Best – Andrew Thomas
Strongest – Jedrick Wills
Most Developed – Tristan Wirfs
Long term Gem – Matthew Peart

      Top Offensive Tackles 

1 * Tristan Wirfs – Iowa
2 * Mekhi Becton – Louisville
3 * Jedrick Wills – Alabama
4 * Andrew Thomas – Georgia
5 * Austin Jackson – USC
6 * Josh Jones – Houston
7 * Ezra Cleveland – Boise State
8 * Isaiah Wilson – Georgia
9 Lucas Niang – TCU
10 Matthew Peart – UConn
11 Prince Tega Wanogho – Auburn
12 Saahdiq Charles – LSU
13 Trey Adams – Washington
14 Charlie Heck – North Carolina
15 Ben Bartch – St John (Mn)

Frank Coyle has published Draft Insiders’ Digest for 29 years

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Top 50 Prospects for the NFL Draft 2020

Top 50 Prospects for the NFL Draft 2020

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout /Publisher
    * Declared Underclassmen   – Post-NFL Combine Rankings

     Pro Prospect       /             Pos   /  Ht / Wt       /  School     
1 Joe Burrow                               QB        6-4, 220            LSU
2 * Chase Young                        DE         6-5, 265            Ohio State
3 * Isaiah Simmons                  OLB      6-4, 225            Clemson
4 Derrick Brown                        DT        6-5, 320            Auburn
5 * Jeffrey Okudah                   CB         6-1, 200            Ohio State
6 * Tristan Wirfs                       OT        6-5, 320            Iowa
7 * Mekhi Becton                      OT        6-6, 355            Louisville
8 * Jerry Jeudy                         WR        6-1, 195            Alabama
9 Justin Herbert                       QB        6-6, 235            Oregon
10 * Tua Tagovailoa                  QB       6-1, 215            Alabama
11 * Jedrick Wills                       OT        6-5, 315            Alabama
12 Javon Kinlaw                        DT        6-6, 310            South Carolina
13 * C.J. Henderson                  CB        6-1, 190            Florida
14 * Andrew Thomas                OT        6-5, 320            Georgia
15 * CeeDee Lamb                    WR       6-2, 190            Oklahoma
16 * K’Lavon Chaisson             OLB      6-4, 235            LSU
17 * Henry Ruggs                      WR       6-0, 190            Alabama
18 * A.J. Epenesa                      DE       6-6, 280            Iowa
19 * Xavier McKinney               S          6-1, 200            Alabama
20 * Yetur Gross-Matos           DE       6-5, 265            Penn State
21 * Kenneth Murray                ILB       6-2, 245            Oklahoma
22 * D’Andre Swift                    RB        5-9, 215            Georgia
23 * Justin Jefferson                WR       6-2, 190            LSU
24 * Austin Jackson                  OT        6-6, 310            USC
25 * J.K. Dobbins                      RB        5-10, 220          Ohio State
26 * Jordan Love                       QB       6-4, 220            Utah State
27 * Patrick Queen                    LB        6-1, 230            LSU
28 Marlon Davidson                DE       6-3, 275            Auburn
29 * Tee Higgins                       WR       6-4, 205            Clemson
30 * Cole Kmet                          TE        6-6, 250            Notre Dame
31 * Grant Delpit                       S          6-3, 210            LSU
32 Kristian Fulton                    CB        6-0, 190            LSU
33 Brandon Aiyuk                     WR       6-1, 195            Arizona St
34 * Jonathan Taylor                RB        5-11, 220          Wisconsin
35 * Laviska Shenault              WR       6-2, 225            Colorado
36 * Ezra Cleveland                  OT        6-6, 310            Boise State
37 Julian Okwara                      OLB      6-5, 240            Notre Dame
38 Trevon Diggs                       CB        6-2, 210            Alabama
39 Zack Baun                            OLB      6-3, 235            Wisconsin
40 Josh Jones                             OT        6-7, 310            Houston
41 * Clyde Edwards-Helaire      RB        5-8, 210            LSU
42 * A.J. Terrell                          CB        6-2, 190            Clemson
43 Raekwon Davis                     DT        6-7, 310            Alabama
44 * Jaylon Johnson                  CB        6-0, 190            Utah
45 * Cesar Ruiz                           C          6-3, 320            Michigan
46 Chase Claypool                     WR       6-4, 225            Notre Dame
47 * Ross Blacklock                    DT        6-4, 305            Texas Christian
48 * Terrell Lewis                       OLB      6-5, 250            Alabama
48 * Justin Madubuike               DT        6-3, 305            Texas A&M
49 * Jalen Reagor                       WR       5-11, 195          Texas Christian
50 * Antoine Winfield                 S          5-10, 200          Minnesota

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Draft 2020 Remains Scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas

NFL Draft 2020 Remains Scheduled for April 23-25 in Las Vegas – All Public Events Cancelled –

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained in a news release that the decision to cancel events in Las Vegas was made with guidance from medical experts such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and in coordination with public authorities in Nevada and Las Vegas.

The league also said that it is currently exploring “innovative options for how the process will be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available.”

“This decision reflects our foremost priority — the health and safety of all fans and citizens,” Goodell in a statement. “While this outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl.”

Raiders owner Mark Davis released the following statement on Monday’s news:
“After careful consideration, the Las Vegas Raiders, the NFL, the NFLPA and the LVCVA have decided to cancel the 2020 Las Vegas NFL Draft celebration,” Davis said. “Health and safety has always been our top priority, so despite it being a major disappointment, this was the right decision. I would like to thank Governor [Steve] Sisolak and the LVCVA for all of the passion they put into creating an event that would have been second to none. Although Las Vegas lost this chance to shine, there will be many more opportunities to show the world just what Las Vegas is made of. Whether it be the Draft, the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl, the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World is ready!”

The NFL announced last week that teams were prohibited from conducting pre-draft visits to team facilities due to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




NFL Compensatory Selections 2020

NFL Compensatory Selections 2020

The NFL announced that 32 compensatory choices were awarded to 15 clubs. The New England Patriots led all teams with four comp picks, including two in the third round (#98 & 100). New England will have 14 total picks in the 2020 draft.

The Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks each boast three compensatory selections. Houston earned the first comp pick of the 2020 draft (#97). Baltimore and Miami each will receive two extra picks while Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington and the LA Rams add one selection each.

New England lost seven compensatory free agents during the 2019 free agency offseason, including Trent Brown, Trey Flowers and Chris Hogan, and gained just one player.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula. No club may receive more than four compensatory picks in any one year. If a club qualifies for more than four compensatory picks after offsetting each CFA lost by each CFA gained of an equal or higher value, the four highest remaining selections will be awarded to the club.

List of compensatory picks allotted to teams at end of  rounds #3 thru #7 for the 2020 NFL Draft:

Round 3
97 Houston Texans
98 New England Patriots
99 New York Giants
100 New England Patriots
101 Seattle Seahawks
102 Pittsburgh Steelers
103 Philadelphia Eagles
104 Los Angeles Rams
105 Minnesota Vikings
106 Baltimore Ravens

Round 4
139 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
140 Chicago Bears
141 Miami Dolphins
142 Washington Redskins
143 Baltimore Ravens
144 Seattle Seahawks
145 Philadelphia Eagles
146 Philadelphia Eagles

Round 5
178 Denver Broncos
179 Dallas Cowboys

Round 6
212 New England Patriots
213 New England Patriots
214 Seattle Seahawks

Round 7
247 New York Giants
248 Houston Texans
249 Minnesota Vikings
250 Houston Texans
251 Miami Dolphins
252 Denver Broncos
253 Minnesota Vikings
254 Denver Broncos
255 New York Giants

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Combine 2020 Schedule

NFL 2020 Scouting Combine Info and Schedule

    The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 23 – March 2, 2020

The best college football players are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year 337 players are scheduled for extensive testing over a week as a critical part of the scouting progress for the NFL Draft. Top NFL Executives, coaching staffs, Player Personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

The NFL Scouting Combine will shift to prime time this year in Indianapolis during the week.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine On-Field Workout Schedule

QB Tua Tagovailo Commits only to medical and interview processes

   Thursday, Feb 27 – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen, Placekicker and Special Teamers
   Friday, Feb 28 – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
   Saturday, Feb 29 – Defensive Linemen, Linebackers
   Sunday, March 1 – Defensive Backs

 With increasing interest in the NFL draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today.

The NFL Combine 2020 features the national champion LSU with 16 players followed by Michigan and Ohio St (11) and Georgia and Alabama with 10 players each invited. Teams with 9 players invited are Notre Dame, Utah and Auburn.

On average, there are approximately 100+ NFL Combine players who will go undrafted while on average, 35+ non-invited NFL Combine players are drafted each April.

NFL Combine Invitations – Leading Schools

LSU (16)
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
K’Lavon Chaisson, LB, LSU
Saahdiq Charles, OL, LSU
Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU
Grant Delpit, DB, LSU
Michael Divinity, LB, LSU
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU
Kristian Fulton, DB, LSU
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Rashard Lawrence II, DL, LSU
Damien Lewis, OL, LSU
Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Stephen Sullivan, TE, LS

Michigan (11)
Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan
Lavert Hill, DB, Michigan
Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan
Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan
Josh Metellus, DB, Michigan
Mike Onwenu, OL, Michigan
Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan
Josh Uche, LB, Michigan
 
Ohio State (11)
Damon Arnette, DB, Ohio State
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Jordan Fuller, DB, Ohio State
DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
Jonah Jackson OL, Ohio State
Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State
Jeff Okudah, DB, Ohio State
Ben Victor, WR, Ohio State
Chase Young, DL, Ohio State
 
Alabama (10)
Shyheim Carter, DB, Alabama
Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
Trevon Diggs, DB, Alabama
Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama
Xavier McKinney, DB, Alabama
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama
 
Georgia (10)
Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia
Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Brian Herrien, RB, Georgia
Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia
J.R. Reed, DB, Georgia
D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia
Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia
Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia
 
Athletes attend by invitation only. An athlete’s performance during the NFL Combine can affect their draft status and salary, and their career. The NFL Draft has popularized the term “workout warrior”, whereby an athlete’s ‘draft stock’ is increased based on superior measurable qualities such as size, speed, and strength, despite having an average or sub-par college career.

               * Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.




Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Senior Bowl 2020 Game Day

Frank Coyle – Head scout Draft Insiders’

The 2020 Senior Bowl game is here with an interesting roster of pro prospects who completed the week of practices, physicals and interviews.

        The Draft Insiders’ February Newsletter and 2020 Yearbook will have extensive coverage of the Senior Bowl and the entire All-star postseason.

Look for QBs Justin Hebert, Jordan Love and Jalen Hurts to get extensive playing time while wideouts Michael Pittman, Chase Claypool and James Proche are expected to be featured in the passing game. TEs Brycen Hopkins and Adam Tautman had impressive practice sessions and could be featured in the passing game.

Runners, Lamical Perine, Antonio Gibson and Ke’Shawn Vaughn may not be household names, but should be featured here and given a chance to display their natural talent and capable of being impact playmakers Saturday. Perine is a well rounded back who can be a difference maker here.

The NFL Draft 2020 is a class dominated by defensive front seven prospects and this game features several impact pass rushers. DT Javon Kinlaw of South Carolina had a dominant performance thru mid week, but will sit out the game due to a minor injury.  Marlon Davidson is primed for a huge effort and created continuous havoc in matchups. Look for edge rushers, Jason Strowbridge and Kenny Willekes to provide impact as outside rushers and possible difference makers in this game.

Linebackers, Malik Harrison, Evan Weaver and Anfernee Jennings showed speed, instincts and playmaking ability this week after fine careers. Look to them to be in the action throughout the contest to be the stars on their units. This will be the final real football action in these prospects for the year with the offseason workout portion of the NFL Draft process hitting full stride next week both with the NFL Combine and school Pro Days.

Senior Bowl Players to Watch

Offensive Players

Justin    Herbert                 QB          Oregon                 6061       227
Jalen      Hurts                     QB          Oklahoma           6010       218
Jordan  Love                      QB          Utah St.                 6035       223

Lamical Perine                 RB        Florida              5106     211
Antonio Gibson               RB        Memphis           6004     223
Ke’Shawn Vaughn           RB        Vanderbilt         5094     205

Michael Pittman, Jr.        WR         USC                        6037       219
Chase    Claypool               WR         Notre Dame       6043       229
Collin     Johnson              WR         Texas                    6056       221
James   Proche                  WR         SMU                      5105       196
Van        Jefferson             WR         Florida                  6014       197
Jauan    Jennings              WR         Tennessee          6030       206
Denzel  Mims                     WR         Baylor                   6026       206

Brycen  Hopkins               TE           Purdue                 6036       241
Adam    Trautman            TE           Dayton                 6050       251

Josh       Jones                      OL           Houston               6051       311
Lloyd     Cushenberry III    OL           LSU                        6032       312

Defensive Players

Javon Kinlaw                    DL           South Carolina   605        315    Injured
Marlon Davidson             DL           Auburn                 6032       297
Neville  Gallimore            DL           Oklahoma           6020       304
Jason     Strowbridge       DL           North Carolina   6042       267
Kenny   Willekes               DL           Michigan St.       6036       252

Malik     Harrison               LB           Ohio St.                 6025       246
Evan      Weaver                 LB           California             6021       234
Anfernee Jennings          LB           Alabama                 6017       252
Logan    Wilson                  LB           Utah                      6021       241
Terrell   Lewis                     LB           Alabama              6052       258

Darnay  Holmes                 CB           UCLA                     5101       192
Tony      Pride, Jr.               CB           Notre Dame       5113       193

Jeremy Chinn                    S              Southern Illinois 6031     219
Kyle Dugger                        S              Lenoir Rhyme      511       217

Tyler      Bass                       K             Georgia Southern 5100  183
Joseph  Charlton               P             South Carolina   6042       194

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.