Updated Feb. 25, 2020
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
For every NFL draft, there are some prospects who are overhyped by the media and projected to go much higher than where teams actually value them. One AFC general manager said a rule of thumb is the quarterbacks and top-10 players will get more attention than they deserve in part out of laziness on the part of the TV media. This year won't be any different, as there are plenty of players who team evaluators feel are being overhyped. WalterFootball.com did a survey of team sources to find out who are the most overrated players for this draft class, and Utah State quarterback Jordan Love received the most votes as the most overrated prospect for the 2020 NFL Draft. Here's the vote tally:
Utah State quarterback Jordan Love - 6 votes
LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton - 5 votes
LSU safety Grant Delpit - 4 votes
Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert - 2 votes
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow - 2 votes
Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones - 1 vote
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa - 1 vote
Utah defensive end Bradley Anae - 1 vote
Of course because some evaluators feel these players are overrated, may not impact where they get drafted. Obviously, Burrow is a virtual lock for the No. 1 pick while Herbert and Tagovailoa are secure top-10 picks. It would only takes one team to fall in love with Jordan Love and select him in the first round, but he was the most common choice among team sources and received the most emphatic feedback about being overrated. Kristian Fulton and Grant Delpit were in second and third place, respectively, and teams were also verbose in their feedback about them being overrated. It will be interesting to see if the LSU defensive backs end up going lower than the consensus belief considering how many team sources felt that way. Of course, a lot could change in the leadup to the 2020 NFL Draft, but entering the NFL Scouting Combine, these were the players who teams feel are being overrated right now.