Fuller's 2020 NFL Draft Big Board 3.0: Awards, Accolades, and All-Americans

By Samuel Fuller
Dec. 19, 2019

Joe Burrow' 2019 is almost certainly better than yours.

After transferring to start at LSU, he's led the Tigers to the College Football Playoffs, while also adding the Heisman, Maxwell, Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien, and Johnny Unitas Awards over the past few weeks. With Cincinnati essentially guaranteed the #1 overall pick, there's an extremely good chance Burrow is the Bengals' new starting Quarterback in 2020. Still, the draft is roughly five months away and a LOT can happen in the NFL between now and then. For the rest of 2019 though, Joe Burrow is the man to beat - despite Chase Young earning one of the best defensive scores I've given out in years. How does the rest of the potential 2020 NFL Draft class measure up? Below is Burrow, Young, and the next 95 best NFL hopefuls ranked through the end of the college football regular season, with each player's individual accolades following their change in rank:

1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU ( +2, AP 1st-Team All-American, Heisman Award [Best Player], Maxwell Award [Best Player], Walter Camp Award [Player of the Year], Davey O'Brien Award [Best Quarterback], Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award [Best Senior QB])

2. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State ( -1 , AP 1st-Team All-American, Chuck Bednarik Award [Best Defensive Player], Bronco Nagurski Award [Best Defensive Player], Ted Hendricks Award [Best Defensive End])

3. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama ( +1 )

4. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State ( +1, AP 1st-Team All-American)

5. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia ( +1, AP 1st-Team All-American)

6. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn ( +1, AP 1st-Team All-American, Lott IMPACT Trophy [Best Defensive Player])

7. Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson ( +1, AP 1st-Team All-American, Dick Butkus Award [Best Linebacker])

8. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma ( +1, AP 1st-Team All-American)

9. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon ( +4, Campbell Trophy [Best Scholar Athlete])

10. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama ( -8 )

11. Grant Delpit, S, LSU ( -1, AP 2nd-Team All-American, Jim Thorpe Award [Best Defensive Back])

12. AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa ( -1, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

13. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa ( -1, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

14. Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina ( +2, AP 1st-Team All-American)

15. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama ( same )

16. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU ( -2 )

17. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado ( same )

18. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida ( +2 )

19. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson ( +3 )

20. Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State ( -1 )

21. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford ( +7 )

22. Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State ( +10, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

23. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama ( same )

24. D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia ( +2 )

25. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama ( -7, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

26. Jedrick Wills Jr., T, Alabama ( +18, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

27. Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama ( +20 )

28. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama ( +8, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

29. Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin ( -8, AP 1st-Team All-American, Rimington Award [Best Center])

30. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma ( -5, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

31. Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State ( same )

32. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin ( -3, AP 1st-Team All-American, Doak Walker Award [Best Running Back])

33. Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama ( -9 )

34. Austin Jackson, T, USC ( +6 )

35. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama ( -5 )

36. Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame ( -3 )

37. JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State ( +25, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

38. K'Lavon Chaisson, OLB, LSU ( +8 )

39. DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama ( +14, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

40. Bryce Hall, DB, Virginia ( -5 )

41. Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma ( +1, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

42. Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State ( +26 )

43. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU ( +23 )

44. Trey Adams, T, Washington ( -6 )

45. Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU ( -18 )

46. Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri ( -1 )

47. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington ( -13 )

48. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State ( +57, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

49. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson ( -12, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

50. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia ( -11 )

51. Anfernee Jennings, OLB, Alabama ( +6 )

52. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State ( +7 )

53. Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue ( +21 )

54. Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon ( +11, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

55. Walker Little, T, Stanford ( -7 )

56. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan ( +22 )

57. Prince Tega Wanogho, T, Auburn ( -16 )

58. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State ( +51 )

59. A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson ( -9 )

60. Solomon Kindley, G, Georgia ( +53 )

61. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU ( +21 )

62. Josh Jones, T, Houston ( +8 )

63. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC ( +22, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

64. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma ( -21, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

65. Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State ( +7, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

66. Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma ( -15, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

67. Zach Baun, OLB, Wisconsin ( +52, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

68. Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida ( +19 )

69. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State ( +21 )

70. Mekhi Becton, T/G, Louisville ( +10 )

71. Nick Coe, DL, Auburn ( -4 )

72. Ashtyn Davis, S, California ( -14 )

73. Alaric Jackson, T, Iowa ( -24 )

74. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah ( +3, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

75. Troy Dye, LB, Oregon ( -11 )

76. Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State ( +3, AP 1st-Team All-American)

77. Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty ( +24 )

78. Tommy Kraemer, G, Notre Dame ( -9 )

79. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota ( -23 )

80. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington ( -4, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

81. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama ( +6 )

82. Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan ( +1, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

83. Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt ( -2 )

84. Darryl Williams, C/G, Mississippi State ( -29 )

85. Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest ( +34 )

86. Darrell Taylor, OLB, Tennessee ( +40 )

87. Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame ( +48 )

88. John Simpson, G, Clemson ( +27, AP 2nd-Team All-American)

89. Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State ( -14 )

90. Matt Peart, T, Connecticut ( +31 )

91. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State ( +21 )

92. Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah ( +18, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

93. Calvin Throckmorton, T, Oregon ( -41, AP 3rd-Team All-American)

94. Samuel Cosmi, LT, Texas ( -31 )

95. KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State ( +15 )

96. Lloyd Cushenberry III, C, LSU ( -10 )

97. Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech ( +35, AP 2nd-Team All-American)