The 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, but it’s never to early to look ahead. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. did just that over the weekend following the conclusion of this year’s draft in Nashville by looking ahead to 2020 with his way-too-early Big Board.
Kiper dropped his list of Top 10 players for the upcoming season.
There is a heavy SEC presence in Kiper’s Top 10 with Alabama Crimson Tide stars Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy taking the top two spots. Unlike this year, however, there are three quarterbacks in the top ten and three offensive tackles, giving the 2020 draft class a heavy offensive presence.
Six of the top 10 prospects came from the SEC.
You can check out Kiper’s early Big Board below:
Mel Kiper Jr already released his Top 10 for the 2020 Draft class which includes SIX different players from the SEC.
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) April 28, 2019
The 2020 NFL Draft will be heading to Las Vegas, Nevada when the Raiders kick off their inaugural in the Sin City. Cleveland/Canton, Kansas City, and Denver were also considered.
In recent years, the NFL has strayed from tradition and moved the draft out of New York City, where it had been held for years.
In 2015, the NFL Draft moved to Chicago, Illinois which marked the first time since 1965 that the draft was held outside of New York City. It was held at Auditorium Theatre in Grant Part which marked the first draft to feature an outdoor component. The draft returned to Chicago in 2016 after the great reception a year prior. In 2017, the draft shifted to Philadelphia where it was held on the iconic Rocky Steps outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It was the most attended draft in NFL history with more than 250,000 fans.
Then, in 2018, the draft was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and it marked more NFL first’s. It was the first time in history that the draft was held in the state of Texas, while also being the first draft to take place in an NFL stadium. The 2019 NFL Draft was held April 25-27.
Dates for the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas will be April 23-25 and the event is expected to be held on and around the Strip.