The 2020 NFL Draft is stocked with top defensive talent. There is an excellent crop of elite defensive linemen, plus one athlete who’s so versatile that he can do anything from pass rush to playing as a safety. There’s likely to be a run on top defensive players in the top five to ten picks in the draft, and you’ll want to familiarize yourself with those names before it happens.
Here are the five best defensive players in the 2020 NFL Draft.
5. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
At 324 pounds, Kinlaw is certainly an impressive physical specimen. He’s also quick, talented, has high upside, and impressed with six sacks last season playing in the SEC. This is a good draft for top interior linemen, and Kinlaw has all the potential in the world. He may not be a top ten selection, but he’s unlikely to disappoint whichever team snags him in the first round with his huge upside and athleticism.