Which top-10 pick will have the biggest impact in 2020?

Chase Young impact rookies in 2020
Dec 28, 2019; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young (2) prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl college football playoff semifinal game. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the dust is settling on the NFL draft, it’s time to decide which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2020. For this post, we’ll focus on the top-10 picks.

That’s where you come in. Vote in the poll and let us know what you think.

The most logical choice is Joe Burrow. The top pick in the draft will be the Cincinnati Bengals’ opening-day quarterback. He’ll have the best chance to make the biggest impact, but he faces a tough challenge.

Chase Young will have his chance to make splash plays as a sack-artist in 2020. Assuming he stays healthy, he should contend for Defensive Rookie of the Year. But will it be enough to impact the Redskins’ win-loss record?

There’s also Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) and Justin Herbert (Chargers). Neither quarterback is expected to begin the 2020 season as a starter, but they could certainly end it as an impact rookie.

The Cardinals added defensive weapon Isaiah Simmons, who should be all over the field from Day 1, and the Panthers selected defensive lineman Derrick Brown, who may prove to be the most talented defender in the entire class when this draft is revisited a few seasons from now.

And let’s not ignore the offensive linemen — Andrew Thomas (Giants) and Jedrick Wills (Browns). With young first-round quarterbacks in New York and Cleveland, their impact in 2020 will be instantaneous.


Impact can be defined in a variety of ways. Maybe it’s production, maybe it’s flipping a losing team into a winning one. With so many variables involved, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share why you voted the way you did! We’ll use some of the best comments in a follow-up post.

Bryan Perez

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