Nick Sitro’s Pre-Combine Top 50 NFL Draft Big Board


The NFL Combine is quickly approaching. Players will likely move up and down draft boards before the clock begins to tick in April. Here is my pre-combine, top 50 big board. After the combine, I will release another, more finalized version. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.

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1. Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State

The Nick Bosa of 2020

2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Quarterback of the greatest college football team of all time?

3. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Day one starter at right tackle

4. Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

The next elite defensive tackle. Traits similar to Ndamukong Suh

5. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

One of the best route runners to come out the draft

6. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Day one left tackle, versatile enough to play guard in the NFL

7. Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

True shut down corner

8. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Stock dropped in 2019, but still a seamless fit into a pro-style offense

9. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

A rich mans John Ross III, insane speed

10. Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina

Day one contributer, can move along the defensive line

11. Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Versatile linebacker in a relatively weak linebacker class

12. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Insane power in the run game, could play both guard or tackle at the next level

13. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Best hands in a solid wide receiver class

14. K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU

Incredible burst off the ball

15. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Great decision maker and can extend plays with his legs

16. A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

Power, power, power

17. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Massive size and power

18. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Potential to be a shutdown corner, needs to improve tackling

19. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Best of the big three

20. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

heat seeking missile

21. C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Greedy Williams with less red flags

22. Lavisk Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

big body and a home run threat

23. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Elite back with great vision

24. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

sideline to sideline speed

25. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Ball hawk with inconsistent tackling ability

26. Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State

Lengthy defender but needs more counters

27. Neville Gallimore, IDL, Okahoma

First step quickness, lack of extension

28. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

One of the smartest players in the draft, lacks power

29. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Only knock is pass catching

30. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Vertical receiver with drop issues

31. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Athletics quarterback with questionable decision making

32. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

Incredible pass catching ability and can make people miss at the second level, often gets caught from behind

33. Ross Blacklock, IDL, TCU

Untapped potential, great motor

34. Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan

Powerful in run blocking, could benefit from a reduction in weight

35. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

A Mike Evans type player but struggles with shorter route trees

36. Zack Baun, Edge, Wisconsin

Ridiculous hand technique with below average bend

37. K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State

Crisp route runner, wish he was more physical

38. Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL, LSU

True team player, lacks consistency

39. Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Questionable ball skills but showed incredible growth in college

40. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

A bit slower but snags balls out of nowhere

41. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Good tackler in space, arm length is not the greatest

42. Justin Madubuike, IDL, Texas A&M

Powerful but can be slow off the snap

43. Austin Jackson, OT, USC

Raw with great physical traits

44. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

Rocket arm, sometimes stares down receivers

45. Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama

Pass rushing ability could be improved, great power at the point of attack

46. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

Production is a big question mark, shows true competitiveness

47. Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Athletic with raw feet

48. Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

As with many corners, can struggle to tackle in the running game

49. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

Elite speed, struggles to pass block

50. Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame

Good bend, not the strongest