Mid-college season 2020 NFL draft big board

There’s been a bunch of games in the ’19-’20 college football season, and I’ve scouted a bunch of guys using YouTube cutups and watching the games fully. Players in brackets are not draft eligible as they’re freshmen or sophomores. After a while of writing this article I stopped bothering to write down players who I thought had a value of less than $5 million. I come to these value evaluations based on players skillsets – eg physical straits, play smarts, skills etc. Some player evals here are based on tape from the ’18-’19 season, so I’ll watch more updated tape on those guys as the season goes on and keep updating this board.

$12 mil

  • Tee Higgins WR – like Julio Jones as a big body with amazing speed, body control, change of direction and hands.

$11 mil

  • David Dowell SS – is a bit like Malcolm Jenkins as a guy who is outstanding in coverage but can also lay the boom and lurk close to the LOS like a linebacker.

$10 mil

  • Jalen Hurts QB – a QB in a running back’s body. He can pass on all levels of the field but is also reliable making yards with his feet, to the point you could call half a dozen run plays per game with him, as he’s built like a RB. He’s more likely to lay the boom than take hits too, unlike an RG3 or Lamar Jackson. Compares to Steve Young?
  • Ian Book QB – has some Deshaun Watson to him as a playmaker in and outside of the pocket.
  • Jonathon Taylor RB – a quicker Jordan Howard.
  • TJ Vasher WR – kind of like Mike Williams of the Chargers as a tall downfield threat with great hands and body control.
  • (Isaiah Wilson T – in the mold of Orlando Brown junior as a massive human with great feet, active hands and good awareness in pass protection. Plays with solid balance and understanding of blocking schemes in the run game but needs to finish blocks off a bit better.)
  • (Azeez Olujari DE Georgia – long efficient strides and great hand usage allows him to go outside or inside and is not afraid to bull rush or stand a blocker up in run defence to allow teammates to clean up. Kind of like Joey Bosa in this regard. Only a sophomore. Had 10(!) QB hurries against Tennessee in 2019.)

$9 mil

  • Chase Young DE – like Adrian Clayborn with his active hands and great power.
  • Kindle Vildor CB – small school stud.
  • Najee Harris RB – like a slightly smaller Derrick Henry – if he sees a hole, he’s bursting through.
  • Anthony McFarland RB – like Philip Lindsay as a smaller back who can out-run a secondary but take hits between the tackles also.
  • Albert Okwuegbunam TE – built like Gronk minus the blocking prowess.
  • Prince Tega Wanogho T
  • Saahdiq Charles T
  • Henry Ruggs WR – like Stefon Diggs with insane change of direction and downfield speed
  • Collin Johnson WR – has some Randy Moss to him as he can pluck balls out of the air from defenders’s grasps but can still run like the wind.

$8 mil

  • Tyler Biadasz C – like Travis Frederick as he’s strong as an ox and intelligent in pass pro.
  • AJ Epenesa OLB/DE
  • Darrell Taylor DE – like Danielle Hunter who is a tad undersized as a 4 tech but makes up for it with technique and speed to power.
  • Shaq Quarterman ILB – in 2018 vs LSU he hit NFL draftee Foster Moreau his mouthguard came out.
  • Jaelen Reagor WR
  • Tylan Wallace WR
  • Kendrick Rodgers WR – less fast Mike Evans.
  • Stanford Samuels CB

$7 mil

  • Liam Eichenberg T
  • Mekhi Becton T
  • Jake Hanson C
  • (Wyatt Davis G Stanford)
  • Laviska Shenault WR – a more polished Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • KJ Hill WR
  • Jake Breeland TE
  • Giovanni Ricci TE Western Michigan
  • Domonick Wood-Anderson TE Tennessee
  • Deandre Swift RB
  • Eno Benjamin RB
  • McKenzie Milton QB – like Case Keenum as a shorter QB who can use his legs as a threat but can hit a receiver anywhere on the field.
  • D’Eriq King QB – basically another Kyler Murray, just isn’t playing on a team as strong as Oklahoma.
  • Grant Delpit FS
  • Jeffrey Okudah CB
  • Chase Lucas CB
  • Essang Bassey CB
  • Dylan Moses ILB
  • Yetur Gross-Matos OLB
  • Michael Divinity OLB
  • Jaquan Bailey DE Iowa State
  • Carlos Basham DE
  • Rashard Lawrence DT

$6 mil

  • Raekwon Davis DT
  • Derrick Brown DT
  • Damonte Coxie WR
  • Jerry Jeudy WR
  • Grant Calcaterra WR/TE
  • Brycen Hopkins TE
  • Jared Pinkney TE
  • Justin Herbert QB
  • Anthony Gordon QB
  • Andrew Thomas T
  • Tristan Wirfs T
  • Colton McKivitz T
  • Drew Richmond G
  • Isaiah Simmons SS
  • Kristian Fulton CB
  • AJ Terrell CB
  • Damon Arnette CB
  • Khalid Kareem DE
  • Jaelen Phillips DE Miami

$5 mil

  • Khaleke Hudson ILB
  • Patrick Queen ILB LSU
  • Antjuan Simmons ILB Michigan State
  • Terrell Lewis OLB
  • Carter Coughlin OLB
  • Kenny Willekes DE
  • Marquiss Spencer DE
  • Trevon Diggs CB
  • TJ Carter CB
  • Bryce Hall CB
  • Dane Jackson CB Pittsburgh
  • Jalen Thompson FS
  • Trey Adams T
  • Calvin Throckmorton T
  • Trey SMith T
  • (Isaac Moore T Temple Freshman)
  • Scott Frantz T
  • Parker Braun G
  • Shane Lemuix G
  • John Simpson G
  • Lorenzo Neal DT
  • Javon Kinlaw DT
  • Deonte Brown G
  • Travis Etienne RB
  • Zack Moss RB
  • Kennedy McKoy RB
  • Jordan Love QB
  • Joe Burrow QB
  • Denzel Mims WR
  • Rashod Berry FB
  • Tua Tagovailoa TE – one read QB, makes poor decisions. Best used as a tight end as his legs and balance are his best traits. Big enough to block.

$4 mil (any players of this value or below I stopped writing down, as I don’t think they can become NFL contributors relative to the rest of the talent pool in the NFL. For reference, after doing a 7 round mock draft using last year’s big board, players who I valued at $4 mil or less would be day three picks):

  • CJ Henderson CB
  • Richard Lecounte CB
  • Jacob Eason QB
  • Solomon Kindley G
  • Zach Robertson T
  • Yasir Durant T
  • Kenny Cooper C
  • Jabari Zuinga ILB
  • JR Reed FS
  • Kenneth Murray ILB

$3 mil

  • KJ Costello QB
  • Ben Bredeson G
  • Logan Stenberg G
  • Lloyd Cushunberry C
  • Nick Harris C
  • Alaric Jackson T
  • CeeDee Lamb WR
  • Marquez Callaway WR
  • Mitchell Wilcox TE
  • Jaelen Phillips DE
  • Christian Rector DE
  • Jabari Zuniga DE
  • Larrell Murchison DT
  • Malik Harrison ILB
  • Shyheim Carter CB
  • Shaun Wade CB

$2 mil

  • Walker Little T
  • Thayer Munford T
  • Tommy Kraemer G
  • Alex Leatherwood G
  • Darryl Williams G
  • Creed Humphrey C
  • Jaylon Johnson CB
  • Xavier McKinney SS
  • Troy Dye SS
  • Jacob Phillips ILB
  • Michael Pinkney ILB
  • Zach Baun ILB
  • Jon Greenard DE
  • Cam Akers RB –
  • AJ Dillon RB
  • Trey Sermon RB
  • Steven Montez QB

$1 mil

  • Jake Fromm QB
  • Nate Stanley QB
  • Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB
  • Scottie Phillips RB
  • Jordan Conkrite RB
  • TJ McCoy C
  • Zack Shackleford C
  • Cesar Ruiz C
  • Lucas Niang T
  • Brandon Jones CB
  • Cameron Dantzler CB
  • Richie Grant FS
  • Markus Bailey ILB
  • Reggie Walker DE
  • Bradlee Anae DE
  • Marvin Wilson DT


  • Nick Coe DT
  • JK Dobbins RB
  • Kylin Hill RB
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones WR
  • Denzel Mims WR
  • Colby Parkinson TE
  • Hunter Bryant FB
  • Cohl Cabral C
  • Paddy Fisher ILB
  • Jordyn Brooks ILB
  • Evan Weaver OLB
  • Joe Gaziano DE
  • Alton Robinson DE
  • Anfarnee Jennings DE
  • Curtis Weaver DE
  • Marlon Davidson DT
  • Neville Gallimore DT
  • Justin Madabuike DT
  • Mustafa Johnson DT
  • Alohi Gilman SS
  • Mike Hampton CB
  • Demarkus Acy CB
  • Myles Bryant FS


Need tape on:

Korab Idrizi

Kevin McGill CB

Tarik Black WR

Hamsah Nasirildeen

Brad Stewart

Markus Bailey

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