2020 Draft Prospects Thread

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Lets do a little High 5, Low 5.

I'll go through five prospects who I really like/dislike among guys mentioned as potential first round picks.


FIVE HIGH:
Andrew Thomas - OT - Georgia - Massive manchild who represents the best in a pretty impressive OT class. Incredibly skilled, elite with his hands and technical skills. Every time he gets his hands on rushers it seems like the battle ends there, and his strength in the run game opens up enormous holes. Just a mean motherfucker and the best OT in this class.

Grant Delpit - S - LSU - The best pure center fielder in the last few years, likely since Malik Hooker came into the league. Range to every part of the field with a good stride length that covers so much ground. Comes downhill with some thump, doesn't miss many tackles and takes really good angles when he does, probably well ahead of where Hooker was coming out. Sometimes seem to struggle in space or when standing still with regards to his tackling, but this minor considering his talent.

Jerry Jeudy - WR - Alabama - The most pure feet among collegiate WR's that maybe I've ever seen. His routes are so fun to watch and his short area quickness and burst out of cuts are special. We can get into this in the Low 5, but I don't think Bama is capable of maximizing his talent as well as the NFL will. Finding him a QB who can truly distribute the ball at multiple levels of the field will make this guy an All-Pro.

CeeDee Lamb - WR - Oklahoma - Made me a believer in the Texas game, his speed was something of a question mark and its not necessarily elite, but its sneaky and he makes up for it with some good footwork in his routes. Not as shifty as Jeudy, but his contact balance after the catch and consistent separation skills have jumped off the page.

Joe Burrow - QB - LSU - Man alive I did not expect to like this guy as much as I do. He seems like such an incredibly good fit in a more modern, run-action scheme like DeFlippo, Matt Nagy or Andy Reid. Talented with his body movement selling the run, good feet with a quick release and plenty of zip on the ball to all levels of the field. The linked film against Florida is him at his best, but it doesn't show him much under pressure, where I do see some bad habits of taking his eyes off the field or spinning backwards out of pressure. Some definite room for improvement, but he has all the tools you'd like to see from a guy you're taking in R1.


FIVE LOW:

Tua Tagovailoa - QB - Alabama - I've seen him good, I've seen him bad. Not convinced that the consistency is ever going to get there with regards to the mistake-prone football he tends to play. He can extend a play and do something incredible, but I don't believe he's consistent with his feet and I'm not sure he ever will be. Everything seems to break down under pressure, time and time again. His delivery isn't that impressive when its not breaking down.

Justin Herbert - QB - Oregon - While I do think his experience and his understanding of timing/RPO-based schematics, I just don't think he's a good enough thrower, or consistent with his natural accuracy that puts his receivers in the best position. Decision making is pretty rough at times, not impressive at reading the field and finding alternative options other than checkdowns. Doesn't manipulate defenses and doesn't seem to understand how to exploit weaknesses, just goes with what he's given.

Laviska Shenault - WR - Colorado - Outstanding body type and looks like he's built to be a slot guy like Anquan Boldin. Not overly impressive in his routes, doesn't have great speed or short area quickness, but gets by because of his good body control and hands. Not sure I see that guy as living up to the value of a R1 pick.

CJ Henderson - CB - Florida - Soft as hell, outright refuses to show any sort of tackling abilities or willingness to get into run support. Slightly slower than I'd expect in his footwork and relies solely on his length and natural speed without much refinement. One of my least favorite prospect in this class.

K'Lavon Chaisson - EDGE - LSU - Pure speed guy off the edge for LSU, who possesses some wicked tools but does not have nearly the same level of refinement shown by other rushers in this class. I'm also not totally on board with his ability to bend off the edge, he doesn't really have the same pliability of a top end guy like Garrett or Brian Burns last year who could really get low while still maintaining their balance/speed.
CJ Henderson seems like a perfect fit for the Browns

Seen some negative reports on Delpit this year. Guy is ranked so high u would expect it.

How far ahead is Thomas then the rest? it seems after 2 terrible years of tackles in the draft this one is loaded. Seems u have 12 to 15 guys going in first 2 rounds--Jackson USC, Little Stanford, Adams Was, Throckmorton Ore, Leatherwood AL, Wirfs Iowa, Jackson Iowa, Wanagho Aub, Durant Miss, Niang TCU, Beckton Louis. Would love to see Browns take 2 in 1st 2 rounds or take one early and take one late like Trey Smith(with health concerns).

Delpit or Jeudy if you have needs at both??

Okudah or Diggs??

Young or Thomas??

Burrow or Fields(if he could come out)??

2018 probably had 4 top of line prospects for their position and 5 QBs--Nelson, Barkley, Chubb and Smith.
2019 probably had 5 top prospects for their position and 3 QBs--Bosa, Williams, White, Allen, and Hockenson
This draft looks even deeper with 7 top prospects and 6 QBs--Young, Thomas, Brown, Jeudy, Okudah, Lamb Delpit OT every where, 6 or 7 QBs in 1st with some 2 day guys who are interesting,

How do u rank ur QBs?

Fromm GA
Tua Ala
Burrows LSU.
Herbert Ore
Hurts OK
Eason Wash
Love Utah St
2nd day
Mond Tam
Ehlinger Tex--I really like taking a chance on him in 3rd round

sorry for so many questions AZ. I like the draft.
 
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Really like Jones, and don’t think they’ll miss a beat.

Could force Bama to rely on their running game and OL, which makes them a more efficient, ball dominant team that can win later in the season.
 

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I didn't really like Tua that much as a prospect, but for his NFL career to be shorted like that is really tough. Hopefully he can make a full comeback but that's a rough one.

Also, Alabama stays on brand for ruining every prospect that comes from their school.
 

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CJ Mosley had the same injury as Tua and turned out fine.
 

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I didn't really like Tua that much as a prospect, but for his NFL career to be shorted like that is really tough. Hopefully he can make a full comeback but that's a rough one.

Also, Alabama stays on brand for ruining every prospect that comes from their school.
Could go either way.

Hip injuries are severe. We had a kid in out basic training platoon who dislocated his hip. He was walking down stairs, someone bumped him and he landed oddly. Got up and could not walk. A drill sergeant yelled at him to get moving and he said, "I can't!"

But I know this, in the military, if you fracture that femoral neck, your career is done.

I had a stress fracture on left femoral neck and if it were any worse they would have gotten rid of me.
 

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Tough to describe this as anything but Stock Down. That said, the Browns would be an ideal landing spot for him in Mid 1.

When you are in the mid first, you honestly root for guys with elite talent to have some uneven games that can be picked apart. It is really the only way they become realistic targets.

The problem with Delpit is there's too much good tape AND he's going to put up insane athletic testing numbers. He's in the HS database as official SPARQ testings numbers of 4.52 - 40, 4.04 shuttle, 36.6 vert. As a 17/18 year old kid he put up testing numbers very similar to what Minkah did at the combine.....who went 11th. I'd imagine 3 years in a college strength program gets him more in the 40 vert / 4.4 40 range.

I'd love to get him, it just seems like such a long shot once he works out in shorts. Hope I'm wrong.
 
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I don't have a great handle on the defensive players in this class but Duke turning in to a 3rd is a pretty big win to re-cycle that pick in to an offensive weapon.

The skill talent in this draft, depth wise, is just really really good. Browns could see guys like Peoples-Jones, Johnson, Collins, Pittman, etc. be pushed in to the third, just based on the positional depth.

Seems like a lot of TE depth is projected round 3 as well. Assuming Hunt sticks around......that was a really nice use of assets by Dorsey, who has been a bit maligned lately. Swapping out a 3rd down back, paired with a FA gamble, to fill a hole.
 

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