The NFL combine is five weeks away and the draft looms on the horizon, so there’s no better time to get a lay of the land for the 2020 rookie class. Below you’ll find an initial set of 2020 rookie fantasy football rankings. Keep in mind that it’s extremely early and these rankings will consistently evolve over the next three months. You can always get the latest updates in our fantasy football rankings tool.
1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Key stat: Averaged 17.2 yards per catch and 7.3 yards after catch in his three seasons at Alabama.
2. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Key stat: Averaged 3.83 yards after contact per attempt in his college career.
3. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
Key stat: Racked up 30 runs of 15-plus yards in 2019, which ranked second in the nation.
4. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Key stat: Ranked fourth in the nation in yards per route run (3.99).
5. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
Key stat: Led the nation in runs of 15-plus yards with 31.
6. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
Key stat: Had 15 catches of 20-plus yards, which tied for fifth-most in the nation.
7. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
Key stat: Caught 82.8% of his targets in 2019 and finished tied for the most catches in the nation with 111.
8. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
Key stat: Scored a touchdown on 24 of his 98 career catches at Alabama.
9. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
Key stat: Committed just three drops on 80 targets in 2019.
10. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
Key stat: Ranked third in the nation with 37 deep-ball targets (balls traveling at least 20 yards in the air).
11. Zack Moss, RB, Utah
Key stat: Increased his yards after contact per attempt from 3.54 in 2018 to 4.45 in 2019.
12. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
Key stat: Found the end zone in 10 of Minnesota’s 13 games this season.
13. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Key stat: Led all passers with 26 touchdowns coming on throws that traveled at least 20 yards in the air.
14. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
Key stat: Topped 100 catches in 2019 after posting 70 over his first three seasons with the Trojans.
15. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
Key stat: Forced a combined 82 missed tackles on 261 touches.
16. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Key stat: Ranked ninth in the nation in adjusted completion percentage (78.8%)
17. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
Key stat: Ranked third in the nation among tight ends in targets (89).
18. A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
Key stat: Was one of just six players in the nation to rush for over 90 first downs (95).
19. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Key stat: Completion percentage improved from 59.2% in 2018 to 66% in 2019.
20. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Key stat: Had seven drops on 50 catchable targets in 2019.
21. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Key stat: Increased his rushing yards per attempt from 4.5 in 2018 to 6.6 in 2019.
22. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Key stat: His completion percentage dipped from 67.3% in 2018 to 60.6% last season.
23. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
Key stat: Had 234 receptions in four seasons with the Gamecocks.
24. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
Key stat: Averaged 12.1 yards per catch over his three years at Missouri.