The 2020 NFL Draft was the primary massive American sporting occasion to happen following the COVID shutdowns. While the format and time of subsequent yr’s occasion are in query, because of uncertainty surrounding the faculty season, we are able to guess on the NFL doing no matter it will probably to make sure its marquee occasion is held.
Less sure, as at all times, is the place within the draft every faculty star can be chosen. The most coveted spot, first total, is simply as unpredictable as the remainder. The meteoric rise from relative obscurity of final yr’s high decide, Joe Burrow, exemplifies this completely.
Despite this, some prospects have put themselves with a greater probability than others to be taken No. 1. Especially with a probably shortened and even canceled season, these 5 studs are on the within monitor to donning the primary hat at subsequent yr’s Draft.
This one is apparent. Trevor Lawrence is the betting favourite to be the No. 1 total decide by a mile. After his legendary freshman marketing campaign, he has been hailed as the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck, or John Elway, or straight-up ever.
Clemson’s star adopted up his breakout season with one other statistical masterpiece. He completed high 10 in practically each passing metric, from conventional counting stats like touchdowns and yards to extra superior calculations like Efficiency Rating and Adjusted Yards Per Attempt. Lawrence additionally added worth on the bottom, tallying over 500 yards and 9 speeding touchdowns.
However, like all prospects, the presumptive first decide is just not with out his flaws. Analysts have famous his struggles on movie with decision-making and studying defenses. NFL scouts will definitely have picked up on these points, too. While his elite manufacturing and ridiculous bodily presents nonetheless make him the favourite to go first total, it’s actually no foregone conclusion.