Since the late 2000s, LSU has built an indomitable reputation as college football’s true “DBU.” When you look at its track record of producing NFL-quality defensive backs over the past dozen years, no other school can really compare. Patrick Peterson, LaRon Landry, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams, Morris Claiborne, Tre’Davious White, Eric Reid, Donte Jackson and Greedy Williams all came out of Baton Rouge as early-round draft picks and many of them have gone on to star in the NFL. In spring 2020, LSU will look to continue the long-standing tradition with two more potential first-rounders: safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Kristian Fulton.
The 2020 NFL Draft class could feature some of the best quarterback talent we’ve seen in several years. Many evaluators have already tabbed Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert as potential No. 1 overall picks, and it’s still entirely possible that a new contender emerges during the 2019 season, much like Kyler Murray did last year.
While it’s still incredibly early, I’m ready to plant my flag and declare Tagovailoa as the clear QB1 favorite and odds-on No. 1 overall pick in 2020.
Allow me to explain my reasoning:
In just about every draft class, there are a select few players that you can single out as elite, top-of-the-line prospects before their junior season even plays out.
Last year, I felt that way about Nick Bosa. In 2017, I felt that way about Saquon Barkley. In 2016, I felt that way about Myles Garrett.