2020 NFL Draft Prospects I Love
Come draft season, everyone has “their guys.” These aren’t necessarily the best players, but players that are just favorites for whatever reason. The following are some of the prospects that I love.
Coming into the season I had Tylan Wallace as my WR4. He was off to a hot start this year with that Oklahoma State offense before suffering a torn ACL. I love Wallace because of how fluid he is as a route runner and his play after the catch. Since the injury, Wallace has naturally fell in my rankings, but if he declares I have no doubt he is one of the best receivers in the draft. I can’t wait to see him recover from the ACL and get back onto the field
There may not be another player’s tape that I’m more excited to watch than D’Andre Swift’s. The Georgia Running back has it all. The thing that gets me every time with Swift is his lateral mobility. Watch any of his games and you’ll see his ability to stop on a dime and change direction, his “dead-leg” move. Swift is such a natural runner that runs with so much power and decisiveness. Although he is currently my RB1, Swift is a prospect that keeps me up at night.
Washington Center Nick Harris has really had a big rise this season. In the preseason I identified Harris as a guy with some good tools and was excited to watch him coming into the year. Despite Washington having a down year, Nick Harris was one of few bright spots. After a great season so far, Harris currently sits at my IOL3. His consistent play along with his anchor and movement skills made him a guy I knew I couldn’t leave off this list.
Terrell Lewis has always been one of my guys. He currently sits at EDGE3 for me ahead of guys like K’Lavon Chaisson. Lewis has had an injury plagued career thus far at Alabama and after showing flashes as an underclassman he has really put it all together this season. He is more of a speed rusher, but don’t let that distract you from his willingness against the run. The NFL values guys that can get to the QB and Lewis is just that. I would not be surprised to see him go in the first round.
Despite losing his senior season to injury, Purdue Linebacker, Markus Bailey has maintained his spot as my LB3. In a generally weak linebacker class Bailey stands out to me because of his ability to survive in today’s league. He’s a true 3 down player. I was most impressed by his coverage ability and underneath zone instincts while reading the QB. Bailey is no slouch against the run either and if he is able to overcome this injury, he could be a steal come draft time.