Editor Note: This is part one of a four-part series.
The 2020 NFL Draft came and went with a lot of energy, excitement and certainly a new look no one could have foreseen just a few months ago.
Despite the uncertainty imparted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the most interesting and engaging draft we've had yet. I can't ever remember watching every round unfold with as much interest as the round before it, but that is exactly what happened. Being brought into the homes of the players, coaches and GM's added a personal element to the broadcast that hasn't been present before. And as for the draft itself, what a great one it was!
The 2020 NFL Draft had all the elements of 2014 and in the end, at least in my estimation, surpassed it to become my favorite draft of all-time, not only for the new process but in the depth and talent of this year's rookie class. There was talent, intrigue and mystery at every position and with every selection and, like any good novel, ample amounts of twists, turns and subtle plot lines to keep things interesting from beginning to end.
Now that the dust has settled and each rookie has a new home, we need to survey the landscape to determine what opportunities exist, what the future holds for the teams and what questions remain. All selections are not created equal and as this was a very deep draft class. Dynasty players need to spend extra time getting these selections correct so as not to waste their precious draft capital. So join me here as I spin you around the league through all 32 teams, in two parts, to look at what I believe to be the primary questions for the upcoming season and beyond. Following each player in parentheses, including rookies, will be his DLF positional ranking. For specific rookie rankings, please consult our rookie rankings.
One note before we begin. As is always the case, the opinions here are my own. I spend a lot of time watching tape, reading proven NFL expert analysis and forming my own conclusions about talent to predict potential at the next level for the rookies and veteran players. In my fantasy activities I focus on ignoring hype, bold calls and meaningless data and, instead, focus on trends, production and metrics I feel have the most impact without a level of subjectivity. In everything I do, my objectivity is my calling card whether it's in the court of popular opinion or if I'm by myself on an island.
Let's get started with the NFC.
NFC Part One
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