The 2020 NFL draft class has a new No. 1 prospect. After a four-sack performance against Wisconsin, Ohio State's Chase Young has officially jumped Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa for the top spot in my rankings.
But the changes don't stop there on the draft board, and won't stop any time soon. While the class is taking shape as we hit Week 10 of the college football season, there is still nearly six months before the NFL descends on Las Vegas for the 2020 draft. And we have plenty more games, bowl season, showcase events, pro days and the scouting combine ahead on the calendar.
Here is my evaluation of the top 32 players for 2020 right now, updated from my Oct. 9 edition. Rankings will continue to be updated throughout the college football slate and right into draft season.
Note: Underclassmen are marked with an asterisk, and grades are from Scouts Inc.
1. Chase Young, DE, Ohio State*
Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 265 pounds
Grade: 94 | Previous rank: 2
Young has 13.5 sacks (most in the country), 15.5 tackles for loss (tied for second) and five forced fumbles (second) through eight games. Let those numbers sink in for a minute. He has quickness and above-average bend, and he flashes the ability to convert speed to power, though he still has room for a little improvement getting off blocks. He best fits as a 4-3 defensive end, but he has experience dropping into coverage and could end up converting to a 3-4 outside linebacker role. He has been nothing short of dominant this season, head and shoulders above the rest of the edge rushers in the class, as we discussed this week.
2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama*
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 218
Grade: 93 | Previous rank: 1
Simply put, Tagovailoa is a special talent. The lefty has elite accuracy at all three levels, displaying a smooth delivery, solid arm strength and excellent touch. His anticipation and fast eyes are high-end, and he has some twitch to him. Durability is a bit of a concern, and he is dealing with an ankle injury, but he's my top QB prospect. Tagovailoa has 2,166 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes (third in FBS) and just two interceptions this season. His 95.6 Total QBR leads the nation, and he is completing 74.7% of his passes. The junior has a good test in LSU on deck Nov. 9.
3. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama*
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 192
Grade: 92 | Previous rank: 3