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Just to get out in front of some of the comments – this piece took time to write (and edit) and was submitted before some of these declarations were announced, so there are some players listed who have since decided to return to school. These guys will be omitted in the next iteration of this article and replaced with some others. Hope you all enjoy!
Great work Joseph, thanks for all the time you invested in this. Will definitely be a useful tool to keep referring to during my pre-draft prep this offseason! Really disappointed with all of the RBs that decided to return to school, but still love the depth at the WR position.
Thank you! Appreciate the kind words. I plan on releasing an updated Top 100 post-Combine, so I’ll replace the guys that returned to school with new names and update some of these writeups.
I agree that the RB stuff this week has been disappointing, but 2020 1sts might actually be devalued now with so many surprise returns. The depth has taken a hit, but there’s still a ton of talent in this class.
Great work and we all appreciate the time spent on your part. Thanks
Great article /list! Any chance dlf could make the player names linkable to their player card? I like the info they have on them about breakout and dominator and such would be nice to have it connected.
This list is fantastic. Thank you for putting it together. Where do you think the top IDP guys would fall on this list?
Thank you! Appreciate the kind words. I’m not a big IDP guy, but I do know it would certainly depend on the scoring of your specific league. I’m sure our IDP team would have a better answer for you, but here are my thoughts:
As an elite do-it-all player, Isaiah Simmons would certainly be in the back end of R1/top of R2 range, while other LBs like Kenneth Murray and Patrick Queen are probably a few spots back off of that. Chase Young is obviously DE1, but it depends how valuable DEs are in your format. I haven’t looked into safeties much yet. I know Delpit is my top free safety prospect from an NFL perspective, but as a center fielder type player that probably won’t rack up tons of tackles, I don’t know how valuable that would be.
Thanks for the reply! It’s a 2 points per tackle league so LB and Safeties can score some big points. I look forward to reading your future articles.
I think that’s the biggest missing feature of Dynasty League Football as a site. You don’t blend the IDP and IOP lists enough.
Look at what Bloom does at Footballguys.com.
You should absolutely offer both a combined draft board and separate draft boards.
Then I can finally cancel my Footballguys.com membership and just use you guys.
Excellent listing of our (hopefully) 2020 choices. My 1.01 isn’t affected but the recent decisions of Etienne, Hubbard, Harris, Hill, and Devonta Smith this past week have changed the possibilities of my 1.12 and 2.01 picks. Original thinking and dreams of having a shot at a possible choice from the group of CEH, Ruggs, Shenault, Smith, Harris, and Tyler Johnson available for those two picks may have gone away. Things have gotten more interesting very quickly.
Thanks Stephen! And yes, definitely a bit disappointing. You’ll still get two very nice players in that range if you hold the picks, but they’re definitely less appealing now than a couple days ago. After the Combine, I bet we’ll see some guys rise (as we always do) and there will be some more players available there that we’re not really considering that high yet.
Thank you for the work on this! Appreciate the time that goes into compiling a list so thorough. Two guys I’m loving this year and having a hard time containing the excitement is Tyler Johnson and Justin Jefferson. Think they can be valuable pieces for a long time!
Thanks, Jason! Love these guys as well.
I have been a huge Tyler Johnson fan for a long time. I love how crisp his routes are on the field, and his insane dominator rating and market share metrics are extremely positive indicators for success. I’m concerned he’s a Day 3 prospect in the NFL’s eyes, and that’s the only reason he’s not a first-round player for me anymore. I try to avoid targeting players that would have to be outliers, and low draft capital is usually something I try to avoid, but he’s a very solid prospect by every single other measure in my eyes.
Justin Jefferson is a beast. He played alongside the Biletnikoff winner this year and outperformed him for stretches throughout the entire season.
Great article, Joseph.
With the returns to the school from important players, would you give the 1.07 pick for DJ Chark in a 16 team league?
That one is close, but I’d prefer the pick. 16-teamers are a different animal than a standard 12-team league, and I’d probably target a running back at 1.07 since they’re more scarce than they are in a shallower format. I actually might explore the possibility of moving up a couple spots to ensure you get one of the top ones. If you’re really all set at the position, I’d at least hold until draft time to see if you can pull Chark + in return.
What a huge project. thanks for the good work. I was able to fill out the lower registers of my draft board and update what I already had. I look forward to future iterations!
Thanks Slick! On the list for the next one is a superflex top 100 board, so I’m excited to get an update out there post-combine.
Wow great work! This must have taken a lot of time. Really valuable information! Question for you, where would you rank some of the top performing athletes from the 2019 class? Jacobs, AJ Brown, Sanders, Montgomery, Metcalf, Harry, etc. How many would crack the top 12 on this list?
Thanks, Robbie! Is your question about where I’d slot the 2019 guys *coming out* or where they are right now?
Coming out – in order, I’d have ranked Jacobs, Sanders, and Metcalf in the back-half of the top 12. I’d probably start considering them around pick 8 (when removing Etienne and Harris). Harry and Brown would be in the 12-15 range, with Montgomery a good bit lower (maybe pick 15-18 area).
And this is based off my post-draft grades/ranks of these players — not factoring in any 2019 performance.