2020 NFL Draft: Preseason Big Board and Positional Rankings

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It’s time to start piecing together a preseason big board. In this article, I break down the top players at each position entering the 2019 college football season.

For NFL scouts, the summer is used to get a plan together for their fall schedule, watch film on prospects they haven’t been exposed to yet, and loosely rank player in order to get a better feel for the top prospects at the start of a new college season.

Here is my look at the top players at each position as well as an overall Big Board.

CORVALLIS, OREGON – NOVEMBER 23: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the first half of the game against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks

  1. Justin Herbert, Sr., Oregon
  2. Tua Tagovailoa, Jr., Alabama
  3. Shea Patterson, Sr., Michigan
  4. Jake Fromm, Jr., Georgia
  5. KJ Costello, Jr., Stanford

2020 is already looking like a loaded draft class at the quarterback position. Especially compared to the lackluster class from 2019. Justin Herbert has prototypical size at 6’6″ and 233 pounds with a strong arm and good athleticism. He hasn’t been as productive as some of the others on this list to this point, but he has a better collection of tools and projects as the best NFL starter.

Tagovailoa, Patterson, and Fromm are all quarterbacks on the smaller size and with very different skill sets. It is hard to predict right now how each will project in the NFL. Costello is another big quarterback with prototypical size and arm strength. He also had experience in a legitimate pro-style offense which is definitely a plus.

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