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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 –

The NFL announced this week that the NFL Draft 2020 will proceed as scheduled April 23-25 and will be televised. The annual selection process will no longer include public events in Las Vegas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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




Pro Day Schedule 2020

Pro Day Schedule 2020

The pro day schedule is below. In most cases, it is the final opportunity for pro prospects to impress NFL scouts. Players that were not invited to the NFL Combine or play in a postseason All-star games, showcase their skills most likely at the friendly confines of our college facilities. Many injured players get one final chance to show their talent and level of rehab. Some obscure players jump out at workouts and leave a lasting impression on scouts to earn a late selection in the NFL Draft which is only weeks away. DraftInsiders.com will factor in all the workouts in our Yearbook (early April) and Update Report (late April) in our positional rankings, final Top 300 Prospects Ranking and complete seven round Mock Draft.

March 5
Kansas

March 6
Auburn
Bucknell

March 10
Oklahoma State
Wyoming

March 11
Arkansas
Colorado
Oklahoma, 10 a.m.
Oregon State
Wisconsin

March 12
Clemson
Nebraska
Oregon
Princeton
Southern Illinois
Tulsa

March 13
Georgia Southern
Michigan
Portland State

March 16
Arizona State
Temple
Vanderbilt

March 17
Arizona
Fresno State
Missouri
Penn State

March 18
Boston College
Georgia
Illinois State
Michigan State
Pittsburgh

March 19
South Carolina
South Carolina State
Stanford
Western Michigan

March 20
Arkansas State
California
UNC-Charlotte
Virginia Tech

March 23
Indiana
Iowa
Memphis
North Carolina
Syracuse

March 24
Alabama, 10 a.m.
Cincinnati
Iowa State
Texas A&M
UCLA

March 25
Baylor
Connecticut
Dayton
Maryland
Minnesota
Mississippi
Navy
North Carolina State
Ohio State
Rhode Island
USC
Utah State
West Virginia

March 26
Louisiana Tech
Louisville
Mississippi State
North Dakota State
North Texas
SMU
Tennessee
UCF
Utah
Wake Forest

March 27
Appalachian State
Florida State
Kentucky
Lenoir-Rhyne
San Diego State
TCU

March 30
Ball State
South Florida

March 31
Florida
Houston
Southern Mississippi
Washington

April 1
Florida International
Louisiana-Lafayette
Miami
Notre Dame
Texas
Washington State

April 2
Boise State
Florida Atlantic
Montana
Purdue
Tulane, 1 p.m.

April 3
LSU

April 7
Liberty

April 8
Texas Tech
Virginia

April 9
Alabama (Tua Tagovailoa workout)

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 – First Round Mock Draft – March

NFL Draft 2020 – First Round Mock Draft – March, 2020

* Underclassmen –   Post-NFL Combine 2020 –     

 Here is our post NFL Combine Mock Draft adjusting to all postseason All-Star games and workout. The Pro Day schedule for every school has been established and will be one of the final parts of the scouting process. We will have extensive NFL Combine scouting info in our Draft Insiders’ Yearbook and Update with special emails and tweets to our customers. Sign up today.

 All underclassmen had until Jan. 20th to declare for the NFL Draft 2020. Players had three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility. No underclassmen rescinded their decision.

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

1st Round

#          Team              W/L       Player                  Pos       Ht/Wt         School
1          Cincinnati        2-14     Joe Burrow                 QB       6-4, 220           LSU
2          Washington     3-13     * Jeffrey Okudah        CB       6-1, 200           Ohio State
3          Detroit            3-12-1  * Chase Young           DE       6-5, 265             Ohio State
4          NY Giants        4-12     * Isaiah Simmons       OLB     6-4, 238           Clemson
5          Miami              5-11     * Tua Tagovailoa         QB       6-1, 215            Alabama
6          LA Chargers    5-11     Justin Herbert             QB       6-6, 230           Oregon
7          Carolina           5-11     * Jerry Jeudy              WR      6-1, 195            Alabama
8          Arizona            5-10-1  * Tristan Wirfs             OT       6-5, 320          Iowa
9          Jacksonville    6-10     Derrick Brown             DT       6-5, 320          Auburn
10        Cleveland        6-10     * Andrew Thomas       OT       6-5, 315           Georgia
11        NY Jets           7-9       * Jedrick Wills              OT       6-4, 315            Alabama
12        Las Vegas       7-9       * CeeDee Lamb            WR      6-2, 190            Oklahoma
13         Indianapolis      7-9    Javon Kinlaw               DT        6-6, 310            South Carolina
14         Tampa Bay       7-9        * Mekhi Becton           OT        6-7, 350            Louisville
15         Denver              7-9        * C.J. Henderson         CB        6-1, 205            Florida
16         Atlanta              7-9        * K’Lavon Chaisson    OLB      6-3, 255            LSU
17         Dallas               8-8        * Cole Kmet                   TE        6-6, 265            Notre Dame
18         Miami (Pittsburgh) 8-8    * Henry Ruggs        WR       5-11, 190          Alabama
19        Las Vegas (Chicago) 8-8 * A.J. Epenesa           DE       6-6, 280           Iowa
20        Jacksonville (Rams) 9-7  * Justin Jefferson   WR      6-1, 200           LSU
21        Philadelphia     9-7       * A.J. Terrell                  CB       6-1, 195           Clemson
22        Buffalo             10-6     * Xavier McKinney        S          6-1, 205           Alabama
23        New England   12-4     Marlon Davidson         DE       6-3, 300           Auburn
24        New Orleans   13-3     Kristian Fulton              CB       6-0, 195           LSU
25        Minnesota       10-6     * Tee Higgins                 WR      6-4, 215           Clemson
26        Miami (Houston) 10-6 * Yetur Gross-Matos      DE       6-4, 265          Penn State
27        Seattle             11-5     * Patrick Queen              LB        6-0, 230           LSU
28        Baltimore         14-2     * Kenneth Murray       ILB       6-2, 240           Oklahoma
29        Tennessee      9-7       * Jordan Love                QB       6-4, 225           Utah State
30        Green Bay      13-3     * Laviska Shenault        WR      6-1, 225           Colorado
31       San Francisco 13-3     * Grant Delpit                S          6-2, 215           LSU
32        Kansas City    12-4     * J.K. Dobbins              RB       5-10, 220         Ohio 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.