Position in three points: 2019 vs 2020, NFL Combine


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National Recruitment Manager Rivals.com Mike FarrellThe three-point position is here with a comparison of the best prospects for 2019 and 2020, an overview of five sleepers to watch in attack at the NFL Combine and a prediction of future studs of this type.

Now that we are four complete publications in the 2020 category, let's examine how the best prospects per position compare to those of their counterparts in 2019.

Quarterback style pro – Bo Nix against D.J. Uiagalelei – Nix is ​​very good and will have a good career in Auburn but Uiagalelei is just a little rarer at the post with his size and the strength of his arms. The wink goes to 2020 here.

Quarterback double threat – Spencer Rattler vs. Bryce Young – Rattler has the advantage of obvious size and he is a better natural passer, so he is right Young.

All Purpose Back – Devyn Ford vs. Chris Tyree – Two Virginia speedsters here and I like Ford because it has a better size and a slightly better vision.

Running Back – Trey Sanders vs. Zachary Evans – It's a good match because both are elite, but give me now because it's a bit more sudden and has a higher ceiling.

Wide Receiver – Jadon Haselwood vs. Julian Fleming – Two big and talented receivers, but I'm going to take Haselwood for his ball skills and his body control.

Tight End – Brayden Liebrock vs. Darnell Washington – Liebrock will have a good career, but Washington could be one of those particular difficulties that comes every five years or so.

Offensive Band – Evan Neal vs. Paris Johnson Jr. – Neal is bigger and stronger, but Johnson has better feet, so it's difficult. I'll take Neal, but hardly.

Offensive Guard – Kardell Thomas vs. Justin Rogers – Rogers could be special in attack or defense and his cap is much higher than Thomas even if he is not so physical.

Offensive Center – Clay Webb vs. Luke Wypler – Webb is our only five-star establishment in the heart of Rivals.com's history, so it's not an end.

Defensive Attack – Antonio Alfano vs. McKinnley Jackson – Alfano is a beast, much more active and physical than Jackson, who will have to improve a bit his engine to keep this fifth star.

Defensive end of weak sides – Kayvon Thibodeaux against Sav'ell Smalls – Two kids from the west coast with a ton of talent, but I'm going to take Thibodeaux and his rare skills.

Strongside Defensive End – Zacch Pickens vs. Bryan Bresee – Bresee is better ranked in the 2020 category than Pickens, but I'm a big fan of Pickens and on his positive side, so I'll go with him.

Inside backer – Nakobe Dean versus Antoine Sampah – Dean is an attacker, but he is not very tall or long. So I will give Sampah an advantage here because he can cover as much ground and is also excellent in defense.

Linebacker outside – Nolan Smith Justin Flowe – This is probably the hardest to date, because Smith is a monster and Flowe is a physical machine. I will give Smith the advantage because of his ability to hurry.

cornerback – Derek Stingley Jr. Elias Ricks – Two elite cornerbacks who will play for LSU here, but Stingley Jr. is bigger and harder to find as a prospect.

Security – Daxton Hill vs. RJ Mickens – Hill is explosive and suddenly and he has more athleticism, so he gets a nod.

Athlete – Bru McCoy vs. Arik Gilbert – Two large sports receivers that can also play other positions. I'm going to give Gilbert the lead here, but only a little bit.

Here are five offensive sleepers to watch at this week's NFL Combine.

1. RB Karan Higdon, Michigan – I love Higdon a lot and think that it will be an excellent pickup midway for someone. It was a high school three star who had very good feet and I love his way of running between college tackles. Keep an eye on him to see how he runs.

2. QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn – Stidham has fallen to that second or third rank of quarters and is projected as a third round, at best, it seems. Outside of high school, he had all the tools except regularity and was a big four star. This lack of consistency followed him to college and he has to show that he can recover from bad throws.

3. WR Riley Ridley, Georgia – Calvin Ridley's younger brother was known to us as Cavin Ridley when we first saw him. He was a four-star prospect in our Rivals250 and a very polite receiver. He is one of the best riders in the repechage and this ability could allow him to shine at the combine.

4. TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A & M – Sternberger was initially a two-star defensive for us and became a close three-star finish of JUCO. He's been productive in his first year at A & M, but he's overshadowed by the tight ends of Iowa and a few others heading to the combine.

5. OL Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia – Cajuste was a two-star high school star who could play offensive or defense. He has now become an athletic tackler outside of Lyon's elite groups. It might surprise some people this weekend.

Plan a few years for the NFL Combine and think about the 2019 promotion. Which five players would I choose to kill the combine on the line?

1. CB Derek Stingley Jr. – He'll test the rankings and be the cornerback when he decides to go out. He is so special.

2. Antonio Antonio Alfano – Imagine it to a few pounds of chiseled muscles in a few years with its engine. The scouts of the NFL will drool.

3. DE DeMarvin Leal – I imagine him becoming a guy from Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs) who will be 6-foot-6, 310-pound and an incredible pass for an inside lineman.

4. OT Charles Cross – While he's filling his body and retaining his athleticism and footwork, he could be a 320-pound dancing bear at the combine along the line.

5. Bridges of Trejan WR – Bridges is one of my favorites in this class because of his ball qualities and if he fills and adds speed as expected, these ball skills will allow him to do a show at the combine.

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