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2020 NFL Draft: Mock Draft

Round One
Pick Team Player Pos. School Analysis
1. Cincinnati Joe Burrow QB LSU The #1 overall player on my board, Burrow had one of the greatest seasons of any college QB ever. Burrow’s accuracy and decision-making are top notch.
2. Washington Chase Young EDGE Ohio State In a lot of other years, Young would be the top player on my board. Ohio State’s seen a few great edge rushers come through in recent years; your author asserts that Young’s the best of the three.
3. Detroit Jeffrey Okudah CB Ohio State I didn’t mock trades in here, but if I had, this would have been one of them. If the Lions stay put, they land their replacement for Darius Slay.
4. N.Y. Giants Jedrick Wills, Jr. OT Alabama The Giants have a ton of holes, but address the line first and get some protection for Daniel Jones. Wills is the top OT on my board after a very strong season for the Crimson Tide.
5. Miami Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama The Dolphins couldn’t even tank right last season, but even though they didn’t end up with the #1 pick, they still get their QB. Tagovailoa isn’t as strong of a prospect as Burrow is, but he does have a lot of upside. The big question is: can he stay healthy?
6. L.A. Chargers Justin Herbert QB Oregon At times, Justin Herbert looked like a future Pro Bowler. At other times, he looked like the only way that title might apply to to him is if he left football and made it onto the PBA Tour. In Chicago, we have a name for this: “Mitchell Trubisky Syndrome.” That this applied to Herbert’s college career is pretty concerning and why I have a 2nd-round grade on him.
7. Carolina Derrick Brown DI Auburn The Panthers shore up their run defense by grabbing the top interior defensive lineman on my board.
8. Arizona Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa The Cardinals get some protection for Kyler Murray. Wirfs is a better run blocker than pass blocker and fits better at RT.
9. Jacksonville Javon Kinlaw DI South Carolina With the first of their two 1st-round picks, the Jaguars address their D-line.
10. Cleveland Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson Your author has Simmons among his top 5 prospects. The Browns should feel lucky to land the LB/S hybrid player here at 10.
11. N.Y. Jets Mekhi Becton OT Louisville In many other years, Becton would be the top lineman on the board. Becton’s a freakish athlete with a ton of size and strength. Hopefully, for his sake, the positive drug test doesn’t hurt him.
12. Las Vegas CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma I think the Raiders are going WR here. They’ll have plenty to pick from, but I think they’ll ultimately decide on Lamb.
13. San Francisco Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama Jeudy is the top WR on my board and could go as high as #3 to Detroit. San Francisco should consider themselves lucky to land him here at 13.
14. Tampa Bay Andrew Thomas OT Georgia Tom Brady was never the most mobile QB in the world and when the 2020 season, he’ll be 43 years old. He needs a clean pocket. Thomas had an impressive season for the Bulldogs and should help keep the GOAT upright.
15. Denver Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama Ruggs came up injured at the combine and didn’t really get to showcase his talents. All we saw from him was the 40-yard dash where he ran a 4.28. He might have run even faster than that if he didn’t have to restart his first attempt.
16. Atlanta C.J. Henderson CB Florida The Falcons address a need at CB and grab Henderson, who’s a strong #2 prospect in a CB class with a lot of talent at the top.
17. Dallas K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE LSU With Robert Quinn now in Chicago, the Cowboys fill his spot with Chaisson. Chaisson brings a ton of explosiveness and even more upside.
18. Miami Xavier McKinney S Alabama With their second 1st-round pick, the Dolphins shore up the back end of their defense with the top safety on my board.
19. Las Vegas A.J. Terrell CB Clemson Terrell’s a great athlete who could be a true lockdown corner.
20. Jacksonville Grant Delpit S LSU Delpit’s a versatile playmaker who should greatly help the Jaguars’ defense.
21. Philadelphia Justin Jefferson WR LSU Jefferson was a fantastic weapon for Joe Burrow en route to a National Championship for LSU. Carson Wentz should love this pick.
22. Minnesota Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State Aiyuk slides into the spot opened up by the Stefon Diggs trade.
23. New England Jordan Love QB Utah State Love’s got plenty of physical talent, but his decision making needs work. I’d bet a nickel that the Pats can turn him into a star.
24. New Orleans Patrick Queen LB LSU The Saints look just up I-10 for help in the middle of their defense.
25. Minnesota Kristian Fulton CB LSU The Vikings just got a receiver, now they get some help on the other side of the ball.
26. Miami Josh Jones OT Houston The Dolphins got their QB earlier, now they get him some protection.
27. Seattle Josh Uche EDGE Michigan Uche was used mostly as a pass rush specialist at Michigan, but acquitted himself well when asked to drop into coverage. He was one of the standouts at the Senior Bowl.
28. Baltimore Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma The Ravens need a linebacker and land a strong run defender here in Murray.
29. Tennessee Austin Jackson OT USC The Titans need to fill the spot vacated by Jack Conklin if they’re going to continue making their living on the ground. Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia makes sense here, too – a strong run blocking RT. This space projects Jackson here, though, as he brings more to the table.
30. Green Bay Zack Baun LB Wisconsin A reach in my opinion, as I have a 2nd-3rd round grade on Baun. But Green Bay needs a linebacker badly and the top 3 guys at the position are already off the board. Ideally, they’d trade down a few spots before taking Baun. While they need receiver help, too, they should be fine waiting until #62 to address that position
31. San Francisco Trevon Diggs CB Alabama Richard Sherman just turned 32, so the 49ers grab another big CB with strong playmaking abilities but maybe not the most downfield speed.
32. Kansas City D’Andre Swift RB Georgia The top RB on my board, Swift would be an asset to any of the 32 teams in the league, but Kansas City could really make great use of his receiving ability.

 

Round Two
Pick Team Player Pos. School
33. Cincinnati Tee Higgins WR Clemson
34. Indianapolis Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
35. Detroit A.J. Epenesa EDGE Iowa
36. N.Y. Giants Kyle Dugger S Lenoir-Rhyne
37. L.A. Chargers Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia
38. Carolina Logan Wilson LB Wyoming
39. Miami Jalen Reagor WR TCU
40. Houston Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State
41. Cleveland Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
42. Jacksonville Terrell Lewis EDGE Alabama
43. Chicago Cesar Ruiz IOL Michigan
44. Indianapolis Jacob Eason QB Washington
45. Tampa Bay J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State
46. Denver Jaylon Johnson CB Utah
47. Atlanta Neville Gallimore DI Oklahoma
48. N.Y. Jets Michael Pittman, Jr. WR USC
49. Pittsburgh Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
50. Chicago K.J. Hamler WR Penn State
51. Dallas Lloyd Cushenberry III IOL LSU
52. L.A. Rams Ross Blalock DI TCU
53. Philadelphia Jordyn Brooks LB Texas Tech
54. Buffalo Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB LSU
55. Baltimore Laviska Shenault WR Colorado
56. Miami Tyler Biadasz IOL Wisconsin
57. L.A. Rams Denzel Mims WR Baylor
58. Minnesota Antoine Winfield, Jr. S Minnesota
59. Seattle Lucas Niang OT TCU
60. Baltimore Matt Hennessy IOL Temple
61. Tennessee Marlon Davidson DI Auburn
62. Green Bay Tyler Johnson WR Minnesota
63. Kansas City Netane Muti IOL Fresno State
64. Seattle Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Michigan

 

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