2020 NFL draft cheat sheet: Mock drafts, rankings, projections, and more
The 2020 NFL draft is Thursday-Saturday. Get caught up with everything you need to know from all of our draft experts in one place.
We’ve got mock drafts and rankings from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and our NFL Nation reporters. We’ve got projections from Football Outsiders, and a look at the best draft prospect at every skill from Pro Football Focus. We’ve got the latest buzz from execs around the league on which teams could be making trades in the first round, courtesy of Jeremy Fowler.
So, if you missed anything the first time — or are doing some last-minute cramming before the big event — you came to the right place. Here’s all of our best from ESPN+ for the 2020 draft season:
Latest mock drafts from our experts
Mel Kiper’s Mock 4.0: Two-round predictions for Herbert, Tagovailoa, more. Kiper unveils his updated projection for Rounds 1 and 2.
Todd McShay’s post-free agency prediction for Rounds 1 and 2. Which teams will land high-impact pass-catchers in Rounds 1 and 2? McShay predicts the first 64 picks in this year’s draft.
2020 NFL Mock Draft: NFL Nation reporters make first-round predictions. NFL Nation reporters played general manager for the teams they cover and executed a first-round mock draft. The results yielded a heavy dose of offensive tackles, cornerbacks and wide receivers.
Kiper, McShay draft dueling superteams of 2020 NFL draft prospects. Mel and Todd go 22 rounds, putting together rosters of only 2020 draft prospects to compete against each other. Which all-draft team is better?
Rankings: Who are the top players available?
Kiper’s Top 300: Final 2020 NFL draft Big Board and position rankings. Mel updates his top 300 prospects overall, plus ranks his best players at every position.
Todd McShay’s 2020 NFL draft position rankings. The draft’s best QB prospects? The 10 best defensive ends? What about the cornerback group? Todd gives his position-based rankings.
Mel Kiper’s favorite 2020 NFL draft prospects at every position. Who are Mel’s guys in this draft class? Joe Burrow, for sure. The rest of the list isn’t so obvious.
Todd McShay’s rankings tiers: The top 99 players in six tiers. Todd stacks up all the players with first-, second- and third-round grades.
The 2020 NFL draft class’ best at everything. Most accurate QB? Best red zone receiver? The top ball hawk? Most rangy linebacker? We name 38 superlatives for this year’s prospect group.
Ranking 2020 NFL draft sleepers: Prospects we like more than most. Pro Football Focus picks the under-the-radar prospects it likes more than the general consensus. Here’s why each could be a steal.
Projections: Where QBs will land, epic WR depth, any first-round RBs?
2020 NFL draft QB projections: Why Jordan Love is risky. With four passers potentially going in the first round, who is poised for success? Football Outsiders project the NFL future for the top eight QB prospects.
Projecting the 2020 NFL draft’s top wide receivers: Who leads this ballyhooed class?. In a much-talked-about receiver class, Football Outsiders’ Playmaker score validates only two as worthy of a high first-round pick.
Running back projections: Are there any first-rounders?. There are some intriguing backs this year, including one who isn’t getting enough hype but has a higher projection than Saquon Barkley did.
Projecting the top edge rushers in the 2020 NFL draft. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this group of pass-rushers, but do Football Outsiders’ metrics share the same enthusiasm?
Projecting the most likely Pro Bowl players in the class. We built a model to project potential Pro Bowl players in the 2020 draft. Here are the prospects who have the highest upside.
ESPN NFL Draft Predictor: Chances Tua Tagovailoa will be available at No. 5 and more. Can the Dolphins afford to wait on Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5? Could the Patriots get a QB at No. 23? Our new NFL Draft Predictor tool breaks it all down.
Team guides, best fits and player comps
Draft guides for all 32 teams: Needs, prospect fits and more. What does your favorite team really need? What’s an overlooked need it should fill? Football Outsiders breaks it all down.
Best fits for the 2020 NFL draft’s top quarterbacks. Where could the top seven quarterbacks in the 2020 class thrive at the next level? We found ideal scheme fits for each.
Best fits for the 2020 NFL draft’s top wide receivers. The Jets and Raiders get their guys, while the Cowboys find a slot complement. Let’s find ideal team fits for a loaded wideout class.
Do the stats match the tape for the top QB prospects?. Do the numbers back up what the scouting reports say on the draft’s top 10 quarterbacks? Todd McShay and John Parolin break down each young passer.
2020 NFL draft prospects who are perfect for today’s game, plus their pro comps. From Isaiah Simmons’ athleticism and versatility to D’Andre Swift’s explosiveness and pass-catching ability, these 10 players are great fits for today’s NFL.
Latest draft buzz from around the NFL
Kiper answers 30 last-minute NFL draft questions: Trades, sleepers and more. Where could Tua land? Which teams could trade down? It’s 30 questions, 30 answers from our NFL draft expert.
Trade rumblings for late-Round 1 picks: Will teams trade up for Jordan Love, Jacob Eason? Teams seeking a prospect with upside and a fifth-year option will be active late on Day 1. Who is drawing interest, and from which NFL teams?
NFL players who could get traded this week: 10 veterans to watch. Which players could join Gronk and get traded during NFL draft week? We have a list of 10 candidates.
Draft predictions for all 32 teams: Trade candidates, position targets, more. Which teams are going to trade up? And who’s going to take a QB? Our NFL Nation reporters forecast how it might unfold.
NFL draft mailbag: Mel Kiper answers 15 questions on prospects, teams and picks. Could the Dolphins pass on Tagovailoa? Who’s the most underrated receiver in this class? Mel looks ahead to the draft.
Why the Redskins should not take Chase Young at No. 2. Young might seem to be a solid option for the Redskins, but is it really the best bet? Our draft projections say otherwise.
Ranking potential trade offers for the Lions’ No. 3 overall pick. Teams will be looking to trade up to get their franchise quarterback, and the Lions have a position of power at No. 3. How do the best possible deals stack up?
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