Matt Miller's 2020 Draft Big Board Entering Final Month of NFL Season

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterDecember 10, 2019

Matt Miller's 2020 Draft Big Board Entering Final Month of NFL Season

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    Think about how much has changed in college football in the last month.

    Alabama lost twice and saw starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa go down with a season-ending hip injury. Joe Burrow cemented an SEC championship and a Heisman Trophy for LSU. A.J. Epenesa turned on his potential at Iowa that saw him rank as a top-10 player all season long. 

    It’s been a wild month since the last big board update, and the rankings below reflect that. 

    Part of the upheaval has been due to injury (Tua, Sage Surratt and others), but part is thanks to a quieter time of year that allows for more film study. As teams' regular seasons come to an end, things slow down, which gives us media evaluators time to make calls, get updated game film and spend time getting to know the top underclassmen and seniors in the group.

    December also means players declaring for the upcoming NFL draft before the January 20 deadline. With this, juniors and redshirt sophomores will be added or removed from the list as they announce their intentions. For now, any player who hasn’t declared is ranked if they’re believed by school and scouting sources to be entering the draft. A more complete picture will be known next month.

    How does the injury to Tua and the rise of Burrow since early November shake up the big board? Find out below.


    The latest Stick to Football episode is live from the SEC Championship game and includes an interview with former SEC and Seattle Seahawks great, Shaun Alexander, and much more. Check it out here

Top 50

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    1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

    2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

    3. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

    4. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

    5. Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

    6. Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

    7. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

    8. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

    9. A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

    10. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

    11. Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina

    12. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

    13. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

    14. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

    15. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

    16. Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

    17. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

    18. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

    19. Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

    20. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

    21. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

    22. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

    23. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

    24. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

    25. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

    26. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

    27. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

    28. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

    29. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

    30. Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin

    31. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

    32. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

    33. Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State

    34. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

    35. Austin Jackson, OT, USC

    36. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

    37. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

    38. Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

    39. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State

    40. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

    41. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

    42. Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF

    43. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

    44. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

    45. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

    46. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

    47. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State

    48. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

    49. Creed Humphrey, IOL, Oklahoma

    50. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama


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    Best Accuracy: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

    Best Arm Strength: Jacob Eason, Washington

    Best Mobility: Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

    Best Day 1 Starter: Joe Burrow, LSU

    Best Pocket Movement: Burrow

    Biggest Faller: Jake Fromm, Georgia

    Biggest Sleeper: Anthony Gordon, Washington State


    1. Joe Burrow, LSU

    2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

    3. Justin Herbert, Oregon

    4. Jordan Love, Utah State

    5. Jacob Eason, Washington

    6. Jake Fromm, Georgia

    7. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma

    8. Bryce Perkins, Virginia

    9. Anthony Gordon, Washington State

    10. Nate Stanley, Iowa

Running Backs

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    Best Speed: Tavien Feaster, South Carolina

    Best Vision: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

    Best Power: AJ Dillon, Boston College

    Best Hands: D'Andre Swift, Georgia

    Best Day 1 Starter: Swift

    Biggest Riser: J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

    Biggest Sleeper: Kylin Hill, Mississippi State


    1. D'Andre Swift, Georgia

    2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

    3. J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State

    4. Najee Harris, Alabama

    5. Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State

    6. Travis Etienne, Clemson

    7. Cam Akers, Florida State

    8. Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

    9. Zack Moss, Utah

    10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU

    11. AJ Dillon, Boston College

    12. Kylin Hill, Mississippi State

    13. Lamical Perine, Florida

    14. Eno Benjamin, Arizona State

    15. Trey Sermon, Oklahoma

Wide Receivers

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    Best Hands: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

    Best Routes: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

    Best Speed: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

    Best Day 1 Starter: Jeudy

    Biggest Riser: Michael Pittman Jr., USC

    Biggest Sleeper: Gabriel Davis, UCF


    1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

    2. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

    3. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

    4. Tee Higgins, Clemson

    5. Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado

    6. DeVonta Smith, Alabama

    7. Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State

    8. Michael Pittman Jr., USC

    9. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan

    10. Gabriel Davis, UCF

    11. Justin Jefferson, LSU

    12. Sage Surratt, Wake Forest

    13. KJ Hamler, Penn State

    14. Charleston Rambo, Oklahoma

    15. Chase Claypool, Notre Dame

    16. Devin Duvernay, Texas

    17. Tarik Black, Michigan

    18. Nico Collins, Michigan

    19. Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State

    20. Juwan Johnson, Oregon

    21. Aaron Fuller, Washington

    22. Jalen Reagor, TCU

    23. Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

    24. Denzel Mims, Baylor

    25. Tyler Vaughns, USC

    26. Jauan Jennings, Tennessee

    27. Van Jefferson, Florida

    28. Binjimen Victor, Ohio State

    29. Collin Johnson, Texas

    30. K.J. Hill, Ohio State

Tight Ends

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    Best Blocker: Colby Parkinson, Stanford

    Best Route-Runner: Hunter Bryant, Washington

    Best Hands: Brycen Hopkins, Purdue

    Most Versatile: Bryant, Washington

    Best Day 1 Starter: Hopkins

    Biggest Riser: Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic

    Biggest Sleeper: Bryant, Florida Atlantic


    1. Brycen Hopkins, Purdue

    2. Hunter Bryant, Washington

    3. Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt

    4. Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

    5. Colby Parkinson, Stanford

    6. Adam Trautman, Dayton

    7. Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic

    8. Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati

    9. Mitchell Wilcox, South Florida

    10. Jacob Breeland, Oregon

Offensive Tackles

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    Best Run-Blocker: Andrew Thomas, Georgia

    Best Pass-Blocker:  Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama

    Best Day 1 Starter: Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

    Biggest Riser: Josh Jones, Houston

    Biggest Sleeper: Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon


    1. Andrew Thomas, Georgia

    2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

    3. Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama

    4. Austin Jackson, USC

    5. Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

    6. Matt Peart, UConn

    7. Josh Jones, Houston

    8. Walker Little, Stanford

    9. Alaric Jackson, Iowa

    10. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

    11. Lucas Niang, TCU

    12. Trey Adams, Washington

    13. Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame

    14. Jack Driscoll, Auburn

    15. Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon

Interior Offensive Line

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    Best Run-Blocker: Trey Smith, Tennessee

    Best Pass-Blocker: Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

    Best Center: Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

    Best Guard: John Simpson, Clemson

    Best Day 1 Starter: Biadasz

    Biggest Riser: Nick Harris, Washington


    1. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

    2. Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

    3. John Simpson, Clemson

    4. Ben Bredeson, Michigan

    5. Nick Harris, Washington

    6. Mekhi Becton, Louisville

    7. Shane Lemieux, Oregon

    8. Trey Smith, Tennessee

    9. Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame

    10. Darryl Williams, Mississippi State

    11. Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU

    12. Trystan Colon-Castillo, Missouri

    13. Jake Hanson, Oregon

    14. Logan Stenberg, Kentucky

    15. Zach Shackelford, Texas

Defensive Line

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    Best Nose Tackle: Leki Fotu, Utah

    Best 3-4 End: Raekwon Davis, Alabama

    Best 4-3 Tackle: Derrick Brown, Auburn

    Best Pass-Rusher: Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

    Best Day 1 Starter: Brown

    Biggest Riser: Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

    Biggest Sleeper: Rashard Lawrence, LSU


    1. Derrick Brown, Auburn

    2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

    3. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

    4. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

    5. Leki Fotu, Utah

    6. Marvin Wilson, Florida State

    7. Ross Blacklock, TCU

    8. Rashard Lawrence, LSU

    9.. Nick Coe, Auburn

    10. LaBryan Ray, Alabama

    11. Jordan Elliott, Missouri

    12. Raequan Williams, Michigan State

    13. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

    14. Robert Landers, Ohio State

    15. Larrell Murchison, NC State


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    Best 4-3 End: Chase Young, Ohio State

    Best 3-4 Linebacker: Terrell Lewis, Alabama

    Best Speed: Young

    Best Power: A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

    Best Day 1 Starter: Young

    Biggest Riser: Curtis Weaver, Boise State

    Biggest Sleeper: Darrell Taylor, Tennessee


    1. Chase Young, Ohio State

    2. A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

    3. Terrell Lewis, Alabama

    4. K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU

    5. Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

    6. Curtis Weaver, Boise State

    7. Julian Okwara, Notre Dame

    8. Zack Baun, Wisconsin

    9. Jabari Zuniga, Florida

    10. Bradlee Anae, Utah

    11. Jonathan Greenard, Florida

    12. Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

    13. Darrell Taylor, Tennessee

    14. Kenny Willekes, Michigan State

    15. Carlos Basham Jr., Wake Forest

    16. Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame

    17. James Smith-Williams, NC State

    18. Trevon Hill, Miami

    19. Alton Robinson, Syracuse

    20. Carter Coughlin, Minnesota


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    Best in Coverage: Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

    Best Middle Linebacker: Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

    Best Outside Linebacker: Simmons

    Best Day 1 Starter: Simmons

    Biggest Riser: Malik Harrison, Ohio State

    Biggest Sleeper: Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech


    1. Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

    2. Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

    3. Dylan Moses, Alabama

    4. Malik Harrison, Ohio State

    5. Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech

    6. Monty Rice, Georgia

    7. Troy Dye, Oregon

    8. Evan Weaver, California

    9. Markus Bailey, Purdue

    10. Chazz Surratt, North Carolina

    11. Jacob Phillips, LSU

    12. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern

    13. David Woodward, Utah State

    14. Joe Bachie, Michigan State

    15. Tuf Borland, Ohio State


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    Best in Coverage: Jeff Okudah, Ohio State

    Best Speed: Trevon Diggs, Alabama

    Best Day 1 Starter: Okudah

    Biggest Riser: Jaylon Johnson, Utah

    Biggest Sleeper: Lamar Jackson, Nebraska


    1. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State

    2. CJ Henderson, Florida

    3. Paulson Adebo, Stanford

    4. Kristian Fulton, LSU

    5. Shaun Wade, Ohio State

    6. Jeff Gladney, TCU

    7. Trevon Diggs, Alabama

    8. A.J. Terrell, Clemson

    9. Jaylon Johnson, Utah

    10. Bryce Hall, Virginia

    11. Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

    12. Damon Arnette, Ohio State

    13. Stanford Samuels III, Florida State

    14. Myles Bryant, Washington

    15. Darnay Holmes, UCLA

    16. Lamar Jackson, Nebraska

    17. AJ Green, Oklahoma State

    18. Troy Pride Jr., Notre Dame

    19. Lavert Hill, Michigan

    20. Eric Stokes, Georgia


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    Best in Coverage: Xavier McKinney, Alabama

    Best Speed: Richard LeCounte, Georgia

    Best Tackler: Brandon Jones, Texas

    Best Day 1 Starter: Grant Delpit, LSU

    Biggest Riser: Ashtyn Davis, California

    Biggest Sleeper: Julian Blackmon, Utah


    1. Grant Delpit, LSU

    2. Xavier McKinney, Alabama

    3. Ashtyn Davis, California

    4. Richard LeCounte, Georgia

    5. Brandon Jones, Texas

    6. Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

    7. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir Rhyne

    8. K'Von Wallace, Clemson

    9. Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State

    10. Antoine Brooks Jr., Maryland

    11. Reggie Floyd, Virginia Tech

    12. J.R. Reed, Georgia

    13. Shyheim Carter, Alabama

    14. Julian Blackmon, Utah

    15. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois