It is said every single year around this time. “Just wait until next year’s rookie class.” This time, we really mean it though! After many talented running backs produced breakout freshmen campaigns, the class of 2020 quickly became known as one with strong runners and questions at other positions. That changed last season with many wide receivers establishing themselves as top prospects, along with a few quarterbacks. Altogether, this is now gaining steam as one of the top rookie classes in years.
With the 2019 NFL Draft now in the books, it’s time to take an early look at the potential class of 2020. I’ve found that a “hit rate” of around 50% has become the norm in these early versions of Flash Forward mock drafts. That is caused by both disappointing performances as well as players returning to school rather than declaring for the NFL Draft. Regardless, projecting and studying the potential 2020 draft class can be a rewarding exercise for both dynasty and devy players alike.
Before we get to the picks, let’s take a quick glance at the overall strength of each position.