Nick Bosa (SF) +800
The second overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Nick Bosa had become one of the best defenders in the NFL by years end. Winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, and earning a Pro Bowl selection, Bosa is a dominating force standing in at an athletic, 6’4” 266lbs. Turning only 23 years old, the Defensive End is only going to be bigger, stronger and faster in 2020, a very scary thought for opposing offenses.
Darius Leonard (IND) +3500
Leonard won Defensive Rookie of the Year and finished as the NFL tackles leader in 2018, earning First-team All Pro honours. He followed that up with a Pro Bowl selection in 2019, finishing with 5 interceptions, one of which was a pick-6. Leonard is a dynamic Linebacker that can easily cover ground all-over the field. At only 25 years old by seasons start, he’s firmly placed amongst the best in the league.
Jalen Ramsey (LAR) +4000
Jalen Ramsey is arguably the NFL’s best Cornerback. His 2019 season was filled with off-field distractions as the trade talks and contracts talks were a major distraction, on top of missing five games. When he’s dialed in and motivated to stop receivers, Ramsey is a large blanket of coverage for his defense, rarely getting beat 1v1. There’s no questioning his talents and athletic abilities on the field and at only 26 years old by seasons start, Ramsey is just beginning to enter his prime. Look for the 5thoverall pick in 2016 to have a major bounce-back 2020 season.
Joe Burrow (CIN) +225
The 1st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow came off of one of the greatest single season collegiate performances of all time. He finished 2019 with 5671 passing yards, 60 passing touchdowns, 76.3% completion percentage, 368 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns. Also capping it off with a national championship, player of the year honours, Davey O’Brien award, Heisman trophy, Johnny Unitasaward, Manning award, Maxwell award, Walter Camp award. Enough said.
Jonathan Taylor (IND) +900
Back to back Doak Walker award winner as the most outstanding running back in college, Jonathan Taylor is simply a beast. A dominant, powerful rusher, Taylor also improved his ball catching abilities in his last year in college, adding 5 receiving touchdowns to his career totals, to his 0 prior. He figures to take the starting role in IND and playing alongside veteran Philip Rivers will only propel him to achieve great things in 2020 as a rookie.
Henry Ruggs III (LV) +2200
Henry Ruggs comes into the NFL as the first receiver drafted off the board. He also might just be the fastest player in the NFL in 2020. Ruggs was projected to go as the second or third receiver in the draft in many mock draft scenarios. The reason he was taken by Las Vegas with the 12thoverall pick and the first receiver is because he’s just the type of player John Gruden loves, fast, explosive and dynamic. That only means one thing, useage. Not just a one trick pony, Ruggs has excellent hands and will surely electrify the league in 2020.
Chase Young (WAS) +200
In 12 games, Young finished his collegiate career in 2019 with 46 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, 16.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles. Earning defensive player of the year, defensive lineman of the year, Bronko Nagurski trophy, Chuck Bednarik, Ted Hendricks award and a Heisman trophy finalist. That’s quite the accomplishment and trophy case. Chase young was hands down the most dominant defensive player in the nation. Selected 2ndoverall by the Redskins, Young is already NFL ready and has all the tools to prove his worth.
Patrick Queen (BAL) +900
Maybe it was meant to be to wear purple as Queen, the LSU product was selected 28thoverall by the Baltimore Ravens. A 3 down player, Queen is extremely versatile on the field as he closes quickly with his 4.50 speed to his target and gets through holes in the offensive line with ease. His awareness on the field is his main strength as he uses his superior vision to complete his defensive assignments. He has excellent coverage, even on large tight ends and fights for the ball at the highest point. Patrick capped off his collegiate career with a dominant national championship performance. A day 1 starter, Queen will fit into the Ravens defensive mold and be a powerhouse on the defensive side. We might be looking at their 2020 Ray Lewis.
Jeff Okudah (DET) +1200
Okudah is simply a freak athlete. He displayed his full abilities at the combine with a 4.48 speed, 41 inch vertical, 11’3” broad jump. The on field tape on his abilities is just as impressive as Okudah was unanimously named to the All-American team in 2019. He will be immediately replacing Darius Slay as the Lions’ #1 lock down corner. On 113 total targets in his 3 year career at Ohio State, Jeff Okudahallowed only 2 touchdowns, holding opposing receivers to 50 yards or less in every game. If his collegiate mastery translates to the NFL, we will be looking at not only a ROY candidate, but a future superstar cornerback.
Saquon Barkley (NYG) +1500
Lets not forget at the end of 2018 season, Barkley was regarded as the best running back in football, in just his first year. 2019 was an unlucky year for him, as he dealt with an ankle injury that sidelined him 3 games and the overall down year for the Giants. Despite that, Barkley still finished with 1003 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 52 receptions, 438 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s simply a beast and might be pound for pound the strongest player in the NFL. You don’t get the nickname SaQuads easily in the NFL, where there are beasts amongst regular men.
Josh Jacobs (LV) +4000
The 22 year old is as electrifying and powerful as they come. Standing at 5’10” 220lbs, Jacobs is an athletic specimen to watch on the football field. In only 13 games last season, Jacobs amassed 1150 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 20 receptions, 166 receiving yards. With a year under his belt, Jacobs’ stock is rising high in the NFL as he was the first running back drafted in 2019 and quickly showed he was worth the price. 2020 will be a showcase for Jacobs and if he plays all 16 games, the sky’s the limit.
Cooper Kupp (LAR) +5000
Kupp might just be the NFL’s Longshot in general. Since coming into the league in 2017, Kupp has only been progressing in the right direction. Continuously evolving, Cooper Kupp’s passion for the game itself is seen through his will to receive the ball and score in high pressure situations. He’s simply a red zone threat and with Brandin Cooks out of the fold in LA, Kupp is geared up for the best season of his career. Come the start of the season, the 27 year old will be Goff’s #1 receiver and will continue his monstrous share of targets.
Patrick Mahomes (KC) +600
Mahomes is hands down the best QB in the NFL right now. Nobody has a better arm and better throw on the run ability. His vision, IQ and awareness are in the top shelf amongst QB’s. Mahomes has a career 28-8 record, NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, Offensive Player of the Year award, all within three years in the NFL. Come the 2020 season he will only be 25 years old and just coming into the prime of his career. At this pace, barring injuries, he could go down as one of the greatest of all time.
Deshaun Watson (HOU) +1800
Let’s not forget Deshaun Watson was the 2017 version of Lamar Jackson before going down with an ACL injury. He came into the league as a National Champion from Clemson and absolutely electrified the league with his arm and exceptional elusive scrambling abilities, the best overall player in those 6 games. In 2018 and 2019 he lead the Texans to a 21-10 overall record, earning a playoff berth in both seasons. At only 25 years old come season start, Watson is amongst the best young QB’s in the NFL and should be considered in all MVP discussions because of his pure athletic ability and his passion for winning games.
Josh Allen (BUF) +6600
Josh Allen has taken a miserable Buffalo Bills team and has transformed them into a legit Super Bowl contender in just two years in the NFL. Immediately asserting himself as the franchise QB and future of the Bills, Allen is a special talent. The bolstering 6’5” 237lb QB is an athletic specimen with his powerful arm but more impressively his footwork. His ability to scramble out of the pocket, throw on the run and rush full steam ahead for TDs is a sight to be seen. With 8 rushing touchdowns in 2018 and 9 in 2019, Allen is as good of a dual red zone threat as they come. All signs are pointing towards another season of progression and wins for the 24 year old.
New Orleans Saints +525
If the Saints stay healthy this season, they will be have a better season than they did last year. The Saints have a better overall team than they did in 2019. The addition of Emmanuel Sanders will give Brees another elite target on the outside of the field, paired up with superstar Michael Thomas. Jared Cook is amongst the best pass-catching Tight Ends and is slated for another productive season. Also, one of the most important factors is Alvin Kamara. Kamara is one of the best running backs in the NFL, rushing and receiving. 2019 was a slight down year for him, but this was because of minor injuries that disrupted his play throughout the season. Taysom Hill, Josh Hill, Tre’Quan Smith and Latavius Murray round out a talented amount of depth. Brees is still only playing for one reason, a second Super Bowl.
Seattle Seahawks +1000
Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks into the playoffs 7 out of 8 seasons during his time as the QB in Seattle. Even the season they didn't make it with a 9-7 record, Wilson finished as the NFL’s passing touchdowns leader. To say he’s a winner is an understatement. He’s an elite passer with accuracy and arm strength, but most importantly, a dynamic playmaker. The Seahawks added veteran TE Greg Olsen and will be getting TE Will Dissly back from injury. They have two elite WR’s, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Lockett is a reliable deep threat with excellent hands, as Metcalf is a red zone threat with his freak of nature size, strength and speed. Chris Carson at 26 years old come season start, has posted back-to-back 1000 yard rushing seasons, establishing himself as the Seahawks sure hand in the backfield. The rest of the Seahawks’ quality depth includes, Carlos Hyde, Rashaad Penny, Phillip Dorsett, David Moore, Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson.
Detroit Lions +3300
I know what everyone is thinking, the Lions? What? Well, before getting injured last season, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were 3-4-1, then they promptly went 0-8 without him. When healthy, Mathew Stafford is one the NFL’s best passers with 5000 passing yard potential. He posted a 106.0 passer rating last year before his injury, the highest total in his career thus far. He’s still only 32 years old and has a lot of football left in him. The 2019 Lions season was a complete disaster from start to finish. Danny Amendola played in only 10 games, Marvin Jones 11, TJ Hockenson 7, and Kerryon Johnson 7. If the Lions can stay on the field in 2020, they have all the talent they need to be competitive. Stafford will have many weapons across the field to win games. Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola complete the receiving core. Second year potential superstar TJ Hockenson is slated for a breakout campaign. The backfield duo of Kerryon Johnson and rookie D’Andre Swift will give the Lions dangerous legs to run on.