2020 NFL Draft: Initial List of Tight End Prospects

This post will serve as the initial list of Tight End prospects that I will be watching for the 2020 NFL Draft. Initially none jump out as a must-have, first-round talent. However, that doesn’t mean 1-2 won’t get there.

The players listed below are posted in no particular order. They are broken down by class. As posted in the DFD State of the Union, I will only initially be watching 300 total prospects in the fall. These are the 18 TEs I am watching during the 2019 season. There are 13 seniors and 5 juniors.

SENIORS

Jared Pinkney Vanderbilt Sr 6’4 250
Thaddeus Moss LSU Sr 6’3 247
Austin Cantrell Arkansas Sr 6’3 269
Noah Togiai Oregon State Sr 6’4 244
Brycen Hopkins Purdue Sr 6’5 240
Mitchell Wilcox South Florida Sr 6’4 236
Daniel Imatorbhebhe Southern Cal Sr 6’3 235
Tyrone Wheatley Stony Brook Sr 6’6 276
Jake Breeland Oregon Sr 6’5 248
Jared Rice Fresno State Sr 6’4 230
Kyle Penniston Wisconsin Sr 6’3 243
Nigel Kilby Southern Illinois Sr 6’7 250
Joey Magnifico Memphis Sr 6’3 235

JUNIORS

Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri Jr 6’5 255
Colby Parkinson Stanford Jr 6’6 240
Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma Jr 6’4 221
Chase Allen Iowa State Jr 6’6 240
Matt Bushman BYU Jr 6’4 245

 

If another tight end jumps out to me in the lead up to the 2019 season (or during), I will replace one on this list. I have an initial production score for each player on this list. As I watch the tape, on each this summer (or fall), the initial rankings will come together.

Throughout the next few weeks, I will be posting each position’s initial rankings.

Initial prospect rankings: QB, RB, WR

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