Dynasty Watch: Top 25 Rookie Rankings
Dynasty Watch: Top 25 Rookie Rankings

This article is part of our Dynasty Watch series.

This is my initial top-25 dynasty ranking for the 2020 rookie class. These rankings will be updated in subsequent articles in the next couple months, and the combine especially will force me to shake things up. Also, the underclassmen entrants aren't finalized for another week. This is my best guess with the incomplete information we have in the meantime.
 

1. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson* (5-foot-10, 210 pounds)

Needed just 503 carries to total 3,960 yards (7.9 YPC) and 55 touchdowns in 42 games. Almost certainly possesses speed in the low 4.4s at worst. Demonstrated plus pass-catching upside with 32 catches for 396 yards and four touchdowns on 38 targets in 2019. Future All-Pro as far as I can tell.

Projected round: 1

2. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin* (5-foot-11, 221 pounds)

Ran for 6,174 yards (6.7 YPC) and 50 touchdowns in 41 games. Likely to run a sub-4.5 40 at over 220 pounds, and maybe even as low as 4.40 or so. Unlike Etienne, there are unfortunately legitimate concerns about Taylor's pass-catching ability. Still, he's an All-Pro talent who compares trait-wise to Jamal Lewis.

Projected round: 1

3. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State* (5-foot-10, 217 pounds)

Ran for 4,459 yards (6.2 YPC) and 38 touchdowns in 42 games. Convincing pass-catching production, turning 90 career targets into 71 receptions for 645 yards and five touchdowns (78.9 percent catch rate, 7.2 YPT). Probably not the kind of athlete that Etienne and Taylor might be, but Dobbins' skill set seems well

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