2020 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings:
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Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
With the Bengals having the top pick, grabbing an elite QB is an obvious pick. If it weren’t, defensive end would be right up there as a target.
Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The need at corner is not a primary one for the Colts, however, the amount of top tier corners available in this draft is limited, and they should be looking for a top defensive back early, addressing other needs later.
Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn
The Lions were among one of the worst teams at getting pressure on opposing QB’s. A lot of that has to do with problems on the interior of the defensive line, but having more rotational depth on the edge would help tremendously.
Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
The Giants will be in a spot to grab one of several elite prospects early in the first round, but they have to finally get their offensive line sorted. If they have to wait until the second round, this position would be strongly considered here.
Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
Overall, the Chargers have a solid roster. It would be reasonable to assume they would go after the QB of the future with their first pick. They have a recently retired HOF TE coming off the roster, and their starter is coming off a major injury. Nothing better for a young QB than a safety-valve TE.
Curtis Weaver, DE/OLB, Boise State
It is still up in the air what the Panthers will do at the QB position. They could keep Cam for another year, continue to look at guys on their roster, draft one if one falls to them in the first, or a combination of all of those things. Other than QB, they have some quality skill position players, but overall have a decent roster. Their front seven got them to a Superbowl, and they seem to be acknowledging that they value that again very strongly.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
All the way around the roster the Dolphins need help, but they have lots of draft picks and salary cap space. They will surely be picking a QB in the first round, and will have to get him some weapons.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
The running back core was in total flux last year for the Cardinals, and will have to be rebuilt again this offseason. They have an exciting new QB that needs more talent on the O-line, at WR and at RB.
John Simpson, OG, Clemson
After the implosion of the Browns last year one of the questions was how did they play so poorly with a pretty decent roster. One answer to that is that their O-line was just not effective. This will be priority 1, 2, and 3 for the Browns this offseason.
Matt Peart, OT, UConn
If the Jaguars found their QB of the future, they could surge into being a contender quickly. This roster has a lot of talent. One area that needs to be addressed is both better talent and more youth on the O-line.
Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas)
Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
Was last year just a blip on the radar for Trubisky, or is it time to bring in someone new? The Bears probably won’t pull the trigger on a new QB in the first round, but if they are sitting here in the second and someone drops to them, they could be taking a long look at making the move.
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
The Colts gave their young QB all the time he needed to show that he could be the starter and he showed that he probably can’t. They could be one of the main teams in the QB free agency drama that could be very exciting this year. They have built a solid roster, but one thing they are not quite there yet is that second TE to run a lot more 12 personnel.
Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
30/30 is just not good. Winston is too far into his career for this to keep happening, and no, it is not fixed because of his eye surgery. He simply doesn’t process properly. He is very smart, but not the kind of smart that wins football games.
Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State
Out of the blue, the Broncos emerged a bit at the end of last year, and apparently have their QB of the future. This is another team, however, that has to make fixing the O-line the single priority this offseason.
Jon Greenard, DE, Florida
The Falcons are another team that looked dead in the water, but that really played well at the end of the season. In fact, they were probably one of the best teams in the league at the end of last season. They will need to get their O-line healthy, and need to get more pressure on opposing QB’s.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
The start of the season looked like a disaster for the Jets, but as they got their QB back on the field, they gave a lot of hope to their fans. They have a WR demanding huge bucks in free agency (which might not happen with the incredible WR draft class), and they really need to get at least two new contributors in the offseason at that position.
Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
What is starting to understood as one of the best coaching jobs last year, the Steelers are going to go into the season with a lot of expectations. If Big Ben- and for that matter some other stars stay healthy, they could be a major player in the AFC. This is a very good roster and balanced. If you scan it over, one area that might help this offense play more consistently is another bright young star at TE.
Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
The Bears got a little crazy with the small school prospects in the draft, and one area that needs to be helped because of that is at TE. Whomever is at the helm at QB needs some players around him that can consistently move the chains.
K’Lavon Chaisson, OLB, LSU
The Cowboys are going to have an entirely new defensive scheme, and their front seven is probably going to be in the midst of a 2-3 year overhaul with prospects that better match the system.
Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
The Rams went all in a few years ago and came up just short in the Superbowl. They are old at many key positions, starting on the offensive line. They can get maybe one more year out of some key pieces, but need to start replacing them now.
Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
How the Eagles kept it together in their secondary with so many injuries is a testament to their position coach there, which could bode well for the Lions. More depth in the secondary would have helped them through these injuries, and they are probably going to lose some key pieces in free agency.
Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette
Was their a position group that had a bigger overhaul than the Bills offensive line last year? Whatever they did, they need to keep trying, because they just didn’t find the blend of talent to make it work. If the Bills can develop a power run game, they could keep making strides toward a championship.
Atlanta Falcons (from New England)
Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
More tenacity up the middle of the defense is going to be a focus for the Falcons this offseason. They did play much better at the end of the year, but that D-line is looking to be the area that gets the most work in the offseason.
Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans)
Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State
All four of the major positions need help for the Dolphins- QB, DE, CB, OT. With so many picks and all that salary cap space, look for them to try to get one of each in the draft, with others in free agency to fill in the gaps.
K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
The Texans are a different team when Fuller is healthy. He rarely is. They have to have a solid, dependable 3 WR core of stars to make this offense click, and so that will probably mean to look for one early in the draft.
Nick Harris, C/OG, Washington
The Vikings have a nice offensive line and made some good moves in last year’s draft to fix a line that didn’t perform well. That being said, they need to have more versatility with some of their players, and could be one of the teams next year that really utilizes a sixth O-lineman in certain packages.
Deonte Brown, OG, Alabama
The Seahawks should be one of the better teams in the NFC last year as their young stars develop. They look like they want to pound the ball between the tackles (although their RB’s keep fumbling), and that means having three dominant interior offensive linemen.
Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
Everyone is going to be giving the Ravens their best next year, and that means looking at the tape of their playoff loss. What they saw was them getting beat up the middle. They have a very good DT, but if they can expand that to two dominant interior defensive linemen, they could be really tough to run on next year.
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
The Titans have some huge free agency decisions to make, starting at QB. That will settle itself soon enough, but in the meantime, they could be looking to get a young star at TE to help make their offense more balanced.
Trey Adams, OT, Washington
The Packers, by their own words, want to be a power run offense. The first step for that is looking up and down the offensive line and making sure there are six very solid pieces that can work together.
Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco)
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
The Superbowl champs have a few key free agency decisions to make. This will be the first variable to determine what their needs will be going into the draft. One area that will certainly be a weakness will be at corner, where they should lose 1-2 key players from last year.