One of my favorite parts of the NFL offseason is having a fresh batch of rookies to pore over to decide which ones will be worthy of our 2020 fantasy football rosters. Most rookies will not make an immediate fantasy impact, especially in the IDP world — in the later rounds of dynasty leagues, we are often drafting for the future. But in re-draft and early in rookie drafts, there are certainly players who can help us in Year 1.
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The following is my list of the top 10 rookies who have an opportunity to be those impact players for 2020.
1. Chase Young, ED, Washington Football Team
Chase Young was the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, a status he shares with former Ohio State teammate Nick Bosa. Young and Bosa will likely share many comparisons throughout their careers because of where they went to school and where they were drafted in back-to-back seasons. Young has all the talent and the opportunity in 2020 to make an IDP impact like Bosa did last season. Coming off his final season at OSU, Young finished with a 96.0 overall grade — the highest overall grade among any defensive player in the nation. His 18 sacks were the second-most in college football last season, adding to his 43 total tackles. Young will jump right into a starting spot along the Washington DL and has all the makings to rank inside the top-10 among all DEs — not just rookies — in IDP.
Young vs. Bosa at Ohio State
|Overall college grade||Pass-rush grade||Total sacks||Total tackles||Pass-rush win rate %||College snaps played|
2. Patrick Queen, LB, Baltimore Ravens