The 2020 NFL Draft is only three-and-a half weeks away. It is crunch time for mock drafts, big boards and everything else for draft analysts.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller released his NFL Draft 400 Big Board this afternoon. It's a comprehensive ranking of Miller's top 400 prospects, complete with positional rankings and analysis.
This year, rather than grade his prospects using the same scale NFL teams use, Miller implemented a 1-100 rating scale. Not surprisingly, no player earned a 100 grade. There's no perfect players anywhere.
There are exceptional ones though, and this year's class has one prospect who claimed a 99 rating. As Miller writes, that's a mark that isn't given out lightly.
Just like in Madden, a 99 rating is excellent and should be seen as rare. A player rated 99 should have a day one impact in the NFL and eventually become one of the best players at his position. We reserve grades in the high 90s for a select few prospects.
The only player to earn a 99--and the No. 1 player on Miller's Big Board--is Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. Young is expected to be the first non-quarterback selected this year.
Among edge rushers, Young also earns the "Best 4-3 End" and "Best Speed" accolades from Miller. The next-highest rated EDGE is LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson, who has a 93 rating.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (98) and Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah (96) are right behind Young in the Top 400. You can see all of Miller's rankings here.