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John Vogel’s Final 2020 NFL Draft Overall Prospect Rankings

This is where things really get fun. I just released my positional rankings that set up my big board. I want to thank everyone again for all of the conversations, the

Now, this is where we rank the prospects from 1 all the way down until there is no more to rank. I think that a little refresher on the tiers is probably a good start to this!

Positional Rankings

I’ve gone old school style, and instead of incorporating rounds to the players, I’ve added them into the level of immediate impact.

Instant Impact: Impact starters immediately, high valued guys.

Low Impact: Starters straight off the board, either lacking tools or needing polish. Regardless, they are still valuable players from year one.

Future Impact: Guys that I wouldn’t expect to impact in year one, but have upside to become valuable starters in year two or three.

Project: These guys have tools, but a lot of work cut out to be impact players in the league. Long term development guys.

Low Priority: The rest of the class. Priority UDFA that I wouldn’t think too much of drafting.

Let’s get into it:

Instant Impact Players:

  1. QB Joe Burrow, LSU
  2. EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State
  3. OT Jed Wills Jr, Alabama
  4. S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
  5. CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State
  6. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
  7. OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  8. IDL Derrick Brown, Auburn
  9. IOL Damien Lewis, LSU
  10. WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
  11. WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  12. IDL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
  13. OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  14. WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama
  15. EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
  16. RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia
  17. OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  18. LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State
  19. IOL Matt Hennessey, Temple
  20. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  21. LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
  22. IOL Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU
  23. TE Adam Trautman, Dayton

Spotlight: TE Adam Trautman, Dayton

Adam Trautman is my favorite tight end in the class. He was a red zone hunter at Dayton, and while the level of competition isn’t great, Trautman had a tremendous week (one of the most impressive performances if I may say so myself) at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and then followed it up with a tremendous combine. He’s a great interview too, as NFL teams were speaking with him all week and came away very impressed. I think that he makes a big impact year one in the right situation.

Low Impact

  1. CB Jeff Gladney, TCU
  2. IOL Ben Bredeson, Michigan
  3. WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
  4. S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
  5. QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
  6. OT Josh Jones, Houston
  7. CB Kristan Fulton, LSU
  8. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
  9. OT Lucas Niang, TCU
  10. EDGE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
  11. LB Patrick Queen, LSU
  12. CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
  13. IDL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
  14. QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
  15. CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State
  16. IOL Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
  17. LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
  18. S Grant Delpit, LSU
  19. CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
  20. TE Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
Baylor quarterback Zach Smith (11) turns as teammate offensive lineman Blake Blackmar (72) blocks Oklahoma defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (90) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Spotlight: IDL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

Neville Gallimore is another prospect originating from Canada, a place that is slowly becoming a strong pipeline for NFL talent. Gallimore isn’t a guy who can play three downs, he’s a rotational piece that NFL teams will use to change-up the attack in the trenches. He’s vicious, violent, and a good run defender as well as a capable pass rusher. His motor leaves some to be desired as the game progresses, and that’s something that NFL clubs will want to work out of him early.

  1. WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
  2. IDL Raekwon Davis, Alabama
  3. S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
  4. IOL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
  5. CB AJ Terrell, Clemson
  6. LB Willie Gay Jr, Mississippi State
  7. S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
  8. WR Jalen Reagor, TCU
  9. EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah
  10. OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  11. WR Devin Duvernay, Texas
  12. CB CJ Henderson, Florida
  13. TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
  14. IOL Netane Muti, Fresno State
  15. IDL Leki Fotu, Utah
  16. OT Matt Peart, UConn
  17. EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
  18. LB Francis Bernard, Utah
  19. S Ashtyn Davis, California
  20. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
  21. RB JK Dobbins, Ohio State
  22. CB Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh
  23. TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame
  24. WR Michael Pittman Jr, USC
  25. QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
  26. IDL Ross Blacklock, TCU
  27. EDGE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
  28. S Antoine Winfield Jr, Minnesota
  29. TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
  30. OT Ben Bartch, St. Johns (MN)
  31. RB Cam Akers, Florida State
  32. IOL Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State
  33. OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  34. WR James Proche, SMU
  35. LB Evan Weaver, California
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs throws a pass against the Baylor Bears during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 01, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Spotlight: QB Jake Fromm, Georgia

Jake Fromm is a very bright spot in this NFL Draft class, both on the field and off. His personality is infectious, and his interviews are class acts. Fromm isn’t the most physically gifted prospect in the class, but his football IQ is through the roof, and he’s a smart, heady quarterback who gained control of the offense at the line of scrimmage early in his career. Fromm can be a long term NFL starter in a west coast system, and I think can bring some impact immediately if pressed into service.

Future Impact

  1. CB Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
  2. EDGE Jabari Zuniga, Florida
  3. RB Zack Moss, Utah
  4. S Terrell Burgess, Utah
  5. LB Markus Bailey, Purdue
  6. QB Jordan Love, Utah State
  7. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
  8. IDL Justin Madibuike, Texas A&M
  9. EDGE Josh Uche, Michigan
  10. CB Javaris Davis, Auburn
  11. QB Jacob Eason, Washington
  12. OT Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  13. WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
  14. IOL Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
  15. RB AJ Dillon, Boston College
  16. EDGE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
  17. OT Robert Hunt, Louisiana
  18. TE Thaddeus Moss, LSU
  19. S JR Reed, Georgia
Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Tyler Biadasz (61) during an NCAA college football game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Friday, August 31, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badgers won 34-3. (Photo by David Stluka)

Spotlight: IOL Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

Tyler Biadasz is one of the most talented prospects in this entire class, regardless of position. However, that being said, he has an injury history that is sure to scare away many potential suitors in the Draft, especially with so much unknown. That being said, if Biadasz can stay healthy, he can end up being one of the steals of the draft. He was considered a first-round prospect before the 2019 season, and he can play at that level again.

  1. CB Reid Harrison-Ducros, Duquesne
  2. IOL Shane Lemieux, Oregon
  3. EDGE Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame
  4. RB Lamical Perine, Florida
  5. CB AJ Green, Oklahoma State
  6. LB Logan Wilson, Wyoming
  7. IDL Jordan Elliot, Missouri
  8. WR Tee Higgins, Clemson
  9. RB Anthony McFarland, Maryland
  10. CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
  11. EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
  12. WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
  13. IDL Rashard Lawrence, LSU
  14. IOL John Simpson, Clemson
  15. LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
  16. S Julian Blackmon, Utah
  17. WR Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
  18. EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin
  19. TE Hunter Bryant, Washington

Spotlight: WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State

Isaiah Hodgins has arguably the best hands out of any player in this class. A savvy, nuanced route runner, Hodgins is an effective slot weapon for any team across the league looking to fill that position. With good size and quickness, the only real trait that Hodgins is missing is straight-line speed. Regardless, he can be a valuable weapon for a team because of his consistent hands and impressive route-running.

  1. S Kenny Robinson, Saint Louis (XFL)
  2. LB Troy Dye, Oregon
  3. CB Darnay Holmes, UCLA
  4. IOL Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
  5. EDGE Alex Highsmith, Charlotte
  6. OT Saadiq Charles, LSU
  7. WR Collin Johnson, Texas
  8. RB LeVante Bellamy, Western Michigan
  9. EDGE Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
  10. RB Deejay Dallas, Miami (Fl)
  11. LB David Woodward, Utah State
  12. WR KJ Hill, Ohio State
  13. S Brandon Jones, Texas
  14. IOL Zach Shackelford, Texas
  15. RB Peter Guerriero, Monmouth
  16. WR Jeff Thomas, Miami (Fl)
  17. CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
  18. RB Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State
  19. S K’Von Wallace, Clemson
  20. EDGE Jonathan Greenard, Florida
  21. OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
  22. TE Jacob Breeland, Oregon
  23. IOL Kevin Dotson, Louisiana
  24. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
  25. IDL Robert Windsor, Penn State
  26. WR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota

Spotlight: LB Dante Olson, Montana

Dante Olson caught my attention while watching highlight tape of Oregon’s game against Montana. What caught my eye was the fact that Olson was the best defender on the field that game, and was a true impact player. I dove into some tape and I was very impressed with what I found. He’s rangy and smart despite not putting up great athletic numbers. I think he can develop into a mid-tier starter because of his football intelligence.

  1. LB Dante Olson, Montana
  2. RB Joshua Kelley, UCLA
  3. CB Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa
  4. OT Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  5. S Jared Mayden, Alabama
  6. WR Van Jefferson, Florida
  7. EDGE Kenny Willikes, Michigan State
  8. IOL Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
  9. WR Gabriel Davis, UCF
  10. TE Cheyenne O’Grady, Arkansas
  11. RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
  12. LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
  13. IDL Raekwon Williams, Michigan State
  14. WR Kendrick Rodgers, Texas A&M
  15. CB Troy Pride Jr, Notre Dame
  16. OT Trey Adams, Washington
  17. IOL Solomon Kindley, Georgia
  18. WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
  19. EDGE Derrick Tuszka, North Dakota State
  20. TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
  21. WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado

Spotlight: TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati

Josiah Deguara is one of the more unknown tight ends in this class, despite having a good, translatable skillset. He produced in a zone-read system in Cincinnati, Deguara was the most reliable receiver on the field. His blocking could leave some to be desired, and I believe some teams have some concern about his lack of length. Regardless, Deguara can develop into a solid starter in the league.

Projects

  1. WR KJ Hamler, Penn State
  2. EDGE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
  3. LB Cam Brown, Penn State
  4. OT Terrence Steele, Texas Tech
  5. IOL Tre’Vour Simms-Wallace, Missouri
  6. CB Essang Bassey, Wake Forest
  7. RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
  8. IDL DaVon Hamilton, Ohio State
  9. TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
  10. IOL Tyler Higby, Michigan State
  11. EDGE Marlon Davidson, Auburn
  12. WR Quartney Davis, Texas A&M
  13. LB Justin Strnad, Wake Forest
  14. WR Lynn Bowden, Kentucky
  15. S Jordan Fuller, Ohio State

Spotlight: LB Cam Brown, Penn State

Cam Brown is a raw but very high upside player from a school that has recently produced a lot of underdeveloped athleticism. Brown is no exception to this rule. He’s so rangy, so athletic, but he struggles to read offensive schemes and doesn’t flow well with the play. He’s a few years away from being ready to start, but he could be a valuable special teams player in the meantime.

  1. CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
  2. OT Colton McGivitz, West Virginia
  3. IOL Zach Sammartino, Dartmouth
  4. IDL James Lynch, Baylor
  5. QB Nate Stanley, Iowa
  6. CB Lavert Hill, Michigan
  7. S Jalen Elliot, Notre Dame
  8. EDGE Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State
  9. QB Anthony Gordon, Washington State
  10. CB Harrison Hand, Temple
  11. LB Mykal Walker, Fresno State
  12. RB JJ Taylor, Arizona
  13. OT Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson
  14. WR Juwan Johnson, Oregon
  15. RB JaMycal Hasty, Baylor
  16. WR Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin
  17. IDL Bravvion Roy, Baylor
  18. CB Josiah Scott, Michigan State
  19. IOL Nick Harris, Washington
  20. S Josh Mettellus, Michigan
  21. RB James Robinson, Illinois State
  22. RB Benny LeMay, Charlotte
  23. LB Cam Gil, Wagner
  24. IDL Teair Tart, FIU
  25. RB Michael Warren, Cincinnati
  26. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
  27. RB Darius Anderson, TCU
  28. WR/RB Antonio Gibson, Memphis
  29. WR Tyrie Cleveland, Florida
  30. LB Davion Taylor, Colorado

Spotlight: IDL Teair Tart, FIU

Teair Tart caught my attention during the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January with an impressive performance. After I dove into the tape, I was surprised to find the lack of hype or consideration around him. Tart is a solid prospect, a good run defender and space-eater in his own right. He’s not quite ready to play yet, but I think over a couple of years of learning and refining, he could be a fine starter.

  1. CB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern
  2. IDL McTevin Agim, Arkansas
  3. LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
  4. WR Marques Calloway, Tennessee
  5. IOL Trystan Colon-Castillo, Missouri
  6. S Rodney Clemons, SMU
  7. CB Michael Ojemudia, Iowa
  8. EDGE DJ Wonnum, South Carolina
  9. TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA
  10. IDL Benito Jones, Ole Miss
  11. QB James Morgan, FIU
  12. OT Charlie Heck, North Carolina
  13. WR Dezmon Patton, Washington State
  14. IOL Keith Ismael, San Diego State
  15. CB Trajan Bandy, Miami (Fl)
  16. RB Javon Leake, Maryland
  17. EDGE Jonathan Garvin, Miami (Fl)
  18. WR Quez Watkins, Southern Miss
  19. LB Michael Divinity Jr, LSU
  20. OT Alex Taylor, South Carolina State
  21. IOL Jon Runyan, Michigan
  22. WR Darrell Mooney, Tulane
  23. RB Salvon Ahmed, Washington

Spotlight: WR Quez Watkins, Southern Miss

If you want to talk about a speed guy who could turn into one of the better players in this draft class, look no further than Quez Watkins, a burner from Southern Mississippi. His tape is fun to watch because of the ways that Southern Miss used him. At worst, he’s an effective return specialist that sticks around rosters for several years.

  1. IDL Darrion Daniels, Nebraska
  2. S Grayland Arnold, Baylor
  3. CB Stanford Samuels, Florida State
  4. TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
  5. EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
  6. WR John Hightower, Boise State
  7. IOL Zach Larsen, Southern Utah
  8. LB Jordan Mack, Virginia
  9. OT Justin Herron, Wake Forest
  10. CB Javelin Guildry, Utah
  11. IDL Josiah Coatney, Ole Miss
  12. S Antoine Brooks Jr, Maryland
  13. WR Aaron Parker, Rhode Island
  14. TE Mitchell Wilcox, USF
  15. CB Lamar Jackson, Nebraska
  16. RB Patrick Taylor Jr, Memphis
  17. RB Adrian Killins, UCF
  18. EDGE Reggie Walker, Kansas State
  19. OT Kyle Murphy, Rhode Island
  20. WR Cody White, Michigan State
  21. IOL Jake Hansen, Oregon
  22. EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama
  23. IDL Garrett Marino, UAB
Jan 1, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; UCF Knights running back Adrian Killins Jr. (9) runs the ball as LSU Tigers safety JaCoby Stevens (3) chases during the first half during the 2019 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Spotlight: RB Adrian Killins, UCF

Adrian Killins is an explosive speed back from UCF, one of the fastest men in college football last season. He’s incredibly fast, hitting the open field like a bat out of hell. His ability to be used as a receiver some teams will find attractive, but his lack of blocking ability prevents him from really being valued across the league.

  1. TE Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State
  2. WR Omar Bayless, Arkansas State
  3. IOL Sean Pollard, Clemson
  4. CB Darius Williams, Carson-Newman
  5. WR Binjimen Victor, Ohio State
  6. OT Austin Jackson, USC
  7. CB Myles Bryant, Washington
  8. WR Mason Kinsey, Berry (GA)
  9. S Brian Cole II, Mississippi State
  10. TE Giovanni Ricci, Western Michigan
  11. CB Levonta Taylor, Florida State
  12. OT Matt Womack, Alabama
  13. IDL Malcolm Roach, Texas
  14. CB Nevelle Clarke, UCF
  15. CB John Reid, Penn State
  16. QB Shea Patterson, Michigan

Conclusion

Thank you all for all of your support over the last couple of years, whether you found me yesterday or if you’ve known me for years. I value each and every one of you and your support, friendships, and the incredible passion that everyone has for this in this field. This is one of the many reasons that I wake up every morning with a smile on my face.

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