Buyer’s beware: 5 overrated 2020 NFL Draft prospects

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Which 2020 NFL Draft prospect will be grossly over-drafted this year? (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)+

Production and athletic ability will open eyes on some 2020 NFL Draft prospects, but they do not outweigh film. These five prospects are fools’ gold.

The 2019 football season is hitting the home stretch, and that means the 2020 NFL Draft will be here before we know it. Throughout the coming months, many prospects will rise up the draft boards based off the pre-draft process due to the way they interview and test at the NFL Scouting Combine.

However, testing numbers and interviews cannot overtake what is seen on film throughout the season. John Ross went top ten to the Cincinnati Bengals after blazing the fastest recorded time in combine history only to look like bust three years into his career, Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman was the first receiver off the board to the Cleveland Browns due to his speed in 2016 over Michael Thomas among others.

Ross and Coleman are only two of a long list of prospects who have gone earlier than they should have. While production and athletic testing are absolutely a piece of the puzzle, they cannot overlook what is seen on film, but count as only an added trait.

Buyer’s beware! Here are five 2020 NFL Draft prospects who, despite only showing a limited ability on film, will see their name rise due to production and athletic testing this pre-draft process.

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