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Ranking 2020 NFL Draft classes by their college win shares in 2019

We’re about two weeks clear of the 2020 NFL Draft, and while many analysts have given either their draft grades or their diagnosis on what happened, one thing I wanted to look at was how well each player played — measured by how valuable each player was to his college team — in 2019.

With this goal in mind, I used our wins above average (WAA) model to assess the average value of each team’s draft pick to his 2019 college team. While WAA does a pretty good job tracking to draft position, it is backward-looking, and hence this ranking will be a little different than those that try to predict how these players will go on to perform at the NFL level.