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2020 NFL Draft: PFF Top 100 Big Board Update

Ahead of Week 12 in college football, PFF Lead Draft Analyst Mike Renner has updated his Top 100 Big Board for the 2020 NFL Draft. Player evaluations are still far from complete with so much football left to play, but this is where Renner sees the 2020 class right now.

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1. QB Joe Burrow, LSU

Burrow owns the top PFF passing grade in the country at 92.0. He also owns every defense he's faced this season. I'm not sure the grades even do him justice at this point, as he's completed over 70.0% of his passes in every single game this season.

2. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Dropping from the top spot on our draft board, Tua's stock hasn't fallen, rather Burrow's has risen that much. His performance against LSU and their elite secondary got lost in the loss. He put up the most big-time throws he's had in a game in his career (5).

3. Edge Chase Young, Ohio State

The top non-QB and that ain't changing. He's on pace to shatter the PFF College pass-rushing grade record with a 97.0 currently.

4. WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Jeudy simply gets open in more ways than anyone else in this class. He's dropped more balls this year (6) than any other, but he's still under 10% drop rate on the season.

5. CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State

Okudah ticks the boxes for size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds), length, athleticism and production. He's allowed a passer rating against this season of 37.6. That's worse than simply throwing the ball in the dirt every play.

6. WR Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma

Lamb took the reigns of the top WR position in Oklahoma this year and hasn't disappointed. He's averaging more yards per route run (4.44) than any receiver in the country. He's been on another level after the catch this year with 18 broken tackles on 44 catches.

7. OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

Thomas is the highest-graded draft eligible Power 5 offensive lineman in the country. He's also faced arguably the toughest slate of rushers of any top linemen. Already, he's matched up with Julian Okwara, Khalid Kareem and Jonathan Greenard.

8. LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

Simmons is one part linebacker, one part safety, one part whatever you want him to be. He's got a freaky build at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds and freaky athleticism. He's broken up 13 passes on 756 coverage snaps in his career and picked off two others.

9. OL Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

Wirfs topped Bruce Feldman's freaks list over the offseason with his jaw-dropping weight room numbers. He makes our top-10 because of his on-field dominance. He's seen both his run- and pass-blocking grades improve every year since being the first freshman to start at offensive tackle under Kirk Ferentz at Iowa.

10. Edge A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

Back-to-back Hawkeyes and back-to-back physical freaks. Epenesa goes 6-foot-6, 280 pounds, but you wouldn't guess that watching him move. His 21.1% career pass-rushing win rate is higher than last year's first-rounders Clelin Ferrell, Brian Burns, Montez Sweat, L.J. Collier and Rashan Gary had in their best seasons.

11. CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

While others in the LSU secondary were getting torched by Alabama this past weekend, Fulton quietly went about his business to the tune of 1-2 targets for 22 yards and a pass breakup. He's a complete corner who outgraded teammate Greedy Williams last season.

12. OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

Leatherwood has taken to left tackle exceptionally well. He's allowed only eight pressures at the position in 2019 after yielding 21 at right guard last season. The junior is so smooth out of his pass sets and has the mirror ability to stick with even the most athletic edge rushers.

13. WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado

They haven't schemed the ball into Shenault's hands as much this year, but that doesn't mean his special playmaking ability has gone away. He's still got 13 broken tackles on 45 catches this season.

14. QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

Even with a solid bounce-back year and 90.3 passing grade on the season, we can't help but feel like there's something missing from Herbert's game. The raw tools are there, though, and his deep outs/comebacks look different than any other quarterback in this class.

15. Edge Curtis Weaver, Boise State

Weaver is dominating college football on a level only matched (well exceeded) by Chase Young. When he isn't double teamed in the Mountain West, he pretty much wins every time. His 26 combined sacks (14) and hits (12) are three more than anyone else in college football.

16. S Grant Delpit, LSU

Delpit has steadily fallen down our board, as his missed tackle issues grow by the week. He's missed multiple tackles in seven of LSU's nine games this season, including four of six attempts against Alabama.

17. CB C.J. Henderson, Florida

He's had his issues with tackling this year (7 misses on 26 attempts) and some big plays (3 of 40+ yards), but make no mistake, Henderson can stick with receivers as well as any corner in the country. He's broken up 11 passes on 66 targets since the start of 2018.

18. DI Derrick Brown, Auburn

We love Brown's progression as a pass-rusher over the course of his career at Auburn. He's gone from 70.7 in his first year as a starter back in 2017, to 85.6 last year, to now 90.7 in 2019.

19. CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

It's easy to pigeonhole the 6-foot-2, 207-pound Diggs as a press corner, but he's so much more instinctual than that gives him credit for. Even in his worst game of the season this past week against LSU, he still made a beautiful read in zone coverage on a corner route to pick off Joe Burrow on a play that was negated by penalty.

20. CB Bryce Hall, Virginia

The ankle injury won't do him any favors, and we still need to get medical clearance for it, but we have a pretty good handle on Hall being a top cornerback prospect. After 18 pass breakups in 2018, quarterbacks shied away from Hall. He allowed only 119 yards in six games.

21. DI Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

Kinlaw was the top returning pass-rusher on the interior heading into 2019, and he hasn't disappointed through 11 weeks. He owns a 90.4 pass-rushing grade and already has more pressures (30) than he had all of last year.

22. Edge Julian Okwara, Notre Dame

Okwara has dropped a bit on our board, as he's simply ran too hot and cold this season. He only has one game this season with a pass-rushing grade over 75.0 (Virginia).

23. WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama

Ruggs has been quiet after a hot start to the year, but his rate stats are still insane. Targeting Ruggs in his career has netted a passer rating of 152.7.

24. DI Marvin Wilson, Florida State

Wilson started the season on fire with three straight games with pass-rushing grades in the 90s. He's since drawn more attention from opposing offenses and weighed down a bit with a massive workload. His 509 snaps are 14th-most among defensive tackles in college football.

25. WR Tee Higgins, Clemson

Higgins may only have 735 yards on the year, but Clemson has blown out so many teams he's barely been on the field. His 3.81 yards per route is actually fourth-best in all of college football. The junior is a smooth, big-bodied receiver with incredible ball skills.

26. S Ashtyn Davis, California

Davis has elite range as a deep safety and has made some plays from the middle of the field over the course of his career that few other safeties in college football could. He also showed off his versatility on his pick of Justin Herbert earlier this year covering the slot.

27. OT Josh Jones, Houston

He's the highest graded draft-eligible tackle and is having the best season we've ever seen from a Group of 5 offensive lineman. The Senior Bowl will be massive for his draft stock.

28. WR Jalen Reagor, TCU

Reagor's 2019 has not gone to plan whatsoever. After gaining over 1,000 yards last season, he's on pace for only 600 if TCU stays below .500. He still separates down the field, but he's got no one to hit him and doesn't get featured in other ways in TCU's offense.

29. OL Netane Muti, Fresno State

Muti has now had back-to-back seasons cut short with injury, but that hasn't changed how good he's been when on the field. On 193 pass-blocking snaps over the past two seasons, he's allowed only three pressures.

30. CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

Dantzler has added some weight to his frame this year and shown off a much more diverse skillset than we saw in 2018. He's one of the few corners that didnt' get torched by LSU, as he allowed only 2-4 targets for 13 yards in that game.

31. WR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota

Johnson's route running and releases are already on an NFL-level. His hands…not so much. He's dropped over 10% of his catchable passes every single year as a starter in his career.

32. OT Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama

Wills owns the highest run-blocking grade of any draft-eligible Power 5 lineman this season (92.2). He's also made huge strides in pass protection, where he gains depth as easily as any tackle in this class.

33. OT Samuel Cosmi, Texas

Only a redshirt sophomore, Cosmi may very well return to school. He's one of the most accomplished pass protectors in this class though with over 1,000 pass-blocking snaps since the start of 2018 and pass-blocking grades over 80.0 in both seasons.

34. TE Hunter Bryant, Washington

At 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, Bryant is definitely a tweener, but his movement skills are closer to that of a receiver than a tight end. He's broken 16 tackles on 74 catches in his career.

35. QB Jake Fromm, Georgia

Fromm has been limited as a downfield passer over his career and only has 15 big-time throws on the year. Still, you can win with his accuracy and decision-making in the NFL. He's only had four turnover-worthy plays this season.

36. RB Travis Etienne, Clemson

Etienne leads all college backs in yards per attempt (8.9). And 46 running backs have more carries (136), but only two have broken more tackles (61)

37. CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah

Johnson has been one of the most consistent playmakers at the corner position over his career. He's allowed a passer rating under 60.0 in all three years at Utah.

38. DL Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State

The production still doens't quite match the physical tools, but this is a vastly different player than we saw in 2018. His 28 pressures are already more than he had all last season, and he's collected multiple pressures in every single game this year.

39. OL Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

Biadasz has been solid this season but hasn't quite taken his game to the next level like we'd expected. Still, he's allowed all of two pressures on 246 pass-blocking snaps this season.

40. Edge Carlos Basham, Wake Forest

Basham is a powerful dude who is only scratching the surface of what he could be. He still needs to be more consistent with his leverage, but it's encouraging that he's seen his pass-rushing grade leap from 67.4 to 84.7 this year.

41. QB Jacob Eason, Washington

Eason has a cannon with downfield accuracy, to boot. His performance under pressure, though, is worrisome. He has a 41.0 passing grade in those situations this year.

42. OL Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

Humphrey has been a wall in pass protection over the course of his career and has the size at 6-foot-5, 315 pounds to play anywhere along the interior. He's allowed only 14 pressures on 714 pass-blocking snaps in his career.

43. CB Jeff Gladney, TCU

Gladney has gotten his hands on a ton of footballs over the course of his TCU career. He's got 21 pass breakups since the start of last season and has allowed only 53 catches on 123 targets over that span.

44. DI Jordan Elliott, Missouri

After a strong finish to 2018, Elliott has broken out in a big way this season. He's earned an 87.6 pass-rushing grade on 183 pass-rushing snaps this season.

45. CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson

Terrell has fantastic length and glides across the field with ease. He's only allowed 11 catches in 10 games this season.

46. RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

Swift has been one of the most impressive receiving backs in the country over the course of his career. He's dropped only three passes on 67 attempts and broken 19 tackles after the catch.

47. WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State

Wallace's ACL tear throws a wrench into his draft stock. He's one of the most explosive and elusive receivers in the class. He led the nation in yards after the catch prior to his injury.

48. Edge Bradlee Anae, Utah

Anae takes a leap up the board after giving Washington left tackle Trey Adams the business. He had 11 pressures in that game and now has a 91.0 pass-rushing grade for the season. He possesses some of the best hands in the draft class.

49. TE Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt

Pinkney has gotten no love in the Vanderbilt offense this year with only 15 catches on 35 targets for 157 yards. We'll still lean on what we saw in 2018, though, when he hauled in 50 balls for 770 yards and seven touchdowns.

50. Edge Alton Robinson, Syracuse

Robinson is one of the best bull-rushers in the country, but he hasn't been as consistent this year as we'd hoped. After earning an 89.8 pass-rushing grade last year, he's dropped a bit to 88.0 this season.

51. Edge Terrell Lewis, Alabama

52. DI Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

53. WR Michael Pittman Jr., USC

54. DI Levi Onwuzurike, Washington

55. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon

56. OL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon

57. Edge Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame

58. LB Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State

59. QB Jordan Love, Utah

60. DB Shyheim Carter, Alabama

61. DI Raekwon Davis, Alabama

62. DI Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

63. Edge K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU

64. WR Tre Walker, San Jose State

65. TE Cheyenne O'Grady, Arkansas

66. QB Jamie Newman, Wake Forest

67. Edge Marlon Davidson, Auburn

68. LB Troy Dye, Oregon

69. RB Zack Moss, Utah

70. Edge Darrell Taylor, Tennessee

71. OL Logan Stenberg, Kentucky

72. OT Trey Adams, Washington

73. Edge Zack Baun, Wisconsin

74. Edge Jonathan Greenard, Florida

75. OT Lucas Niang, TCU

76. Edge Josh Uche, Michigan

77. S Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota

78. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

79. OT Jared Hilbers, Washington

80. WR Sage Surratt, Wake Forest

81. WR Devonta Smith, Alabama

82. OL Matt Hennessy, Temple

83. TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue

84. CB Paulson Adebo, Stanford

85. OL Trey Smith, Tennessee

86. OT Jack Driscoll, Auburn

87. WR K.J. Hamler, Penn State

88. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty

89. S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State

90. OT Matt Peart, UConn

91. CB T.J Carter, Memphis

92. WR John Hightower, Boise State

93. CB Shaun Wade, Ohio State

94. OT Austin Jackson, USC

95. WR Justin Jefferson, LSU

96. OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

97. S Essang Bassey, Wake Forest

98. Edge Alex Highsmith, Charlotte

99. DI Leki Fotu, Utah

100. RB Demetric Felton, UCLA

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