2020 NFL Draft: Final Guard and Center Rankings

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The 2020 NFL Draft is three weeks away from today. After watching tape on over 400 prospects, I can finalize my board.

Because of the worldwide pandemic shutting down any sense of normalcy, this year’s final grades are going to be off. Because of athletic testing being incomplete on nearly half of the prospects I watched tape on, I was forced to make some adjustments to final grades. Each player who didn’t record a RAS score was given a grade of 6 (1-10 scale). This may end up hurting most prospects who would have tested much higher than that and may help a few that wouldn’t have.

It is a tad disappointing that in the first year of my new grading system that it is so incomplete but here we are. Tape grades are the biggest percentage of final scores so for the most part, the system should work.

Over the next two weeks, I will breakdown each position group for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Today, let’s check in on the interior offensive linemen.

FINAL 2020 NFL DRAFT OFFENSIVE GUARD RANKINGS

POS RANK-NAME-SCHOOL-GRADE TOTAL (5-10)

1-Hakeem Adeniji-Kansas-8.04

2-John Simpson-Clemson-8.025

3-Damien Lewis-LSU-7.9825

4-Shane Lemieux-Oregon-7.8425

5-John Molchon-Boise State-7.745

6-Robert Hunt-Louisiana-7.6875

7-Danny Pinter-Ball State-7.6625

8-Netane Muti-Fresno State-7.425

9-Jonah Jackson-Ohio State-7.355

10-Kevin Dotson-Louisiana-7.35

11-Jon Runyan-Michigan-7.3325

12-Ben Bredeson-Michigan-7.2975

13-Logan Stenberg-Kentucky-7.27

14-Michael Onwenu-Michigan-7.125

15-Justin Herron-Wake Forest-7.1225

16-Solomon Kindley-Georgia-6.9375

17-Steven Gonzalez-Penn State-6.9375

18-Tremayne Anchrum-Clemson-6.8025

19-Cordel Iwuagwu-TCU-6.755

20-Parker Braun-Texas-6.69

21-Dallas Warmack-Oregon-6.6225

22-Simon Stepaniak-Indiana-6.5625

23-Calvin Throckmorton-Oregon-6.305

FINAL 2020 NFL DRAFT OFFENSIVE CENTER RANKINGS

POS RANK-NAME-SCHOOL-GRADE TOTAL (5-10)

1-Matt Hennessy-Temple-8.72

2-Cesar Ruiz-Michigan-8.43

3-Lloyd Cushenberry-LSU-8.1275

4-Tyler Biadasz-Wisconsin-7.935

5-Nick Harris-Washington-7.6

6-Keith Ismael-San Diego State-7.4025

7-T.J. McCoy-Louisville-7.2225

8-Trystan Colon-Castillo-Missouri-7.125

9-Donnell Stanley-South Carolina-7.125

10-Daryl Williams-Mississippi State-7.1225

11-Zach Shackelford-Texas-7.065

12-Cohl Cabral-Arizona State-6.9375

13-Jake Hanson-Oregon-6.785

14-Colton Prater-Texas A&M-6.75

15-Kyle Murphy-Rhode Island-6.735

16-Nick Buchanan-Florida-6.5625

17-Brian Chaffin-Rice-6.46875

18-Sean Pollard-Clemson-6.31

19-Tim Lynott-Colorado-6.2

OVERALL CLASS

The 2020 IOL class may be the one position group most affected by the skewed athletic data. So, guys like Robert Hunt will probably go much higher than my rankings suggest. I feel much better about the top three center prospects than I do about any of the guards. I would dare say that most of the centers will probably start at guard.

Next up, we will check in on the edge rushers.

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