Let's run through the first update to my Big Board, in which I rank the top 25 prospects for the Class of 2020. I have four quarterbacks, a few intriguing pass-rushers and a bunch of receivers to check out. You can see my full position rankings here.
A few notes before we dig in:
These aren't detailed scouting reports just yet. I still have a lot of work to do on these players, and what they do this season really matters.
I've included asterisks next to the names of the underclassmen, who could still return to school for at least one more season.
Keep in mind that several prospects here have started only one season, so there's a lot of projection involved.
Height and weight are based on what we have from schools. We don't get official numbers until the 2020 combine in March.
Here we go:
1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama*
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 192 | Previously: 1
Jeudy was No. 1 on my preseason Big Board, and he has lived up to his ranking, catching 30 passes for 404 yards with six touchdowns this season. He's unguardable at the college level, and he should immediately become a No. 1 NFL receiver after he gets drafted. I said in May that he's the most talented receiver to enter the NFL since the duo of Julio Jones and A.J. Green went in Round 1 in 2011. Jeudy can run every route and has elite ball skills, and he runs by SEC defensive backs every week. He's the best wideout in what could be a special 2020 class.
2. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama*
HT: 6-foot-1 | WT: 218 | Previously: 4
Is it really possible for Tagovailoa to be more efficient than he was in 2018? So far, the answer is yes. The lefty is completing 77.7% of his passes -- up from 69% -- with 17 touchdowns and no interceptions. He's averaging 11.6 yards per attempt, and his 96.3 Total QBR ranks second in FBS (just behind that of former teammate Jalen Hurts). He has been tremendous. Tagovailoa has elite accuracy and great footwork, and his arm strength looks improved in his second season as the full-time starter.
Now, he and Bama haven't really been tested yet -- they have rolled through their first four games. If Tagovailoa keeps this up against LSU and Auburn in a couple of months, he's going to be the surefire top quarterback in this class.