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Once again, OSU, Alabama expected to lead 2020 NFL draft with most picks

If you’ve run the Fanspeak NFL draft simulator a few (dozen) times, then you’ve seen these two schools, over and over again: Ohio State and Alabama.

From high first-rounders like defensive end Chase Young of Ohio State to probable rookie free agents like reserve Alabama offensive lineman Matt Womack, those schools both have 16 players in the latest Fanspeak-Steve big board.

Those tallies will change after underclassmen make their NFL draft intentions public. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 20.

Regardless, both schools are loaded with NFL-worthy talent.

Back in November, Neal Driscoll of Pro Football Network wrote that as many as 19 Alabama players could be drafted. One month later, Driscoll is saying the same thing about Ohio State.

“While Ohio State might not have as many Day 1 and Day 2 prospects as Alabama, they have a chance to push them in terms of the overall number of players selected from one school in the 2020 NFL Draft,” Driscoll wrote in his report on the Buckeyes prospects.

He lists Young and CBs Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade as probable first-rounders.


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