2020 NFL Draft: Initial List of Edge Rusher Prospects

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This post will serve as the initial list of Edge Rusher prospects that I will be watching for the 2020 NFL Draft. This class looks like it could have several big-play pass rushers.

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 33 edge rushers I am watching during the 2019 season. There are 20 seniors and 13 juniors.


D.J. Wonnum South Carolina Sr 6’4 251
Jabari Zuniga Florida Sr 6’3 245
Troy Dye Oregon Sr 6’3 225
Daelin Hayes Notre Dame Sr 6’3 257
Dylan Jackson Stanford Sr 6’5 268
Darrell Taylor Tennessee Sr 6’3 254
Trevon Hill Miami (FL) Sr 6’3 245
Carter Coughlin Minnesota Sr 6’3 245
Khalid Kareem Notre Dame Sr 6’3 265
Kenny Willikes Michigan State Sr 6’3 260
Christian Rector Southern Cal Sr 6’3 275
Benning Potoae Washington Sr 6’2 277
Bradley Anae Utah Sr 6’2 254
Jonathan Cooper Ohio State Sr 6’3 257
Alton Robinson Syracuse Sr 6’3 249
Reggie Walker Kansas State Sr 6’2 246
Qaadir Sheppard Mississippi Sr 6’3 240
Kirk Livingstone South Florida Sr 6’3 263
Tipa Galeai Utah State Sr 6’5 230
Mike Danna Michigan Sr 6’2 257



Chase Young Ohio State Jr 6’5 265
Nick Coe Auburn Jr 6’4 282
Julian Okwara Notre Dame Jr 6’4 241
Jonathan Garvin Miami (FL) Jr 6’4 250
A.J. Epenesa Iowa Jr 6’4 277
Justin Foster Clemson Jr 6’2 260
Big Kat Bryant Auburn Jr 6’4 253
Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State Jr 6’4 259
Quincy Roche Temple Jr 6’3 235
Justin Thomas LSU Jr 6’5 268
Dayo Odeyingbo Vanderbilt Jr 6’5 265
Curtis Weaver Boise State Jr 6’2 266
Terrell Lewis Alabama Jr 6’5 253


If another edge rusher 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 week, I will be posting each position’s initial rankings.

Initial prospect rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, OT, IOL

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