2020 NFL MOCK DRAFT 2.0- POST NATTY (Round 1 Only)

  1. Bengals- (QB) Joe Burrow, LSU- If the Bengals mess this one up please relegate them to the XFL. This is actually a very interesting landing spot for Burrow. With young coach Zac Taylor, and a decent amount of weapons, I like the spot for the young gun slinger.
  2. Washington- (EDGE) Chase Young, Ohio State– If the Redskins mess this one up they should be relegated to the AFL. Again, this is a no-brainer. Young is the best defensive player in the draft and will instantly make this Redskins defense better.
  3. Detroit- (CB) Jeffery Okudah, Ohio State– Now the 2020 NFL draft starts. Detroit could go Simmons or trade down to a QB needy team. If they decide to pick Okudah, like I believe they should, they will instantly have a top 3 CB duo in the NFL.
  4. New York Giants- (LB)-Isaiah Simmons, Clemson- The Giants are one of the most ridiculed teams in the NFL as of late. The decisions have drawn a lot of blank stares. Draftin Simmons over a T , could draw more. However, this is a great pick, to grab a leader for a young defense. Simmons is a pocket-knife player, that has the ability to be a great NFL player if coached correctly.
  5. Miami- (QB) Tua Tagaviloa, Alabama- Tanking for Tua, but kind of on accident. The Miami Dolphins, didn’t do a great job at tanking, but still end up with their guy. Tua, even with the injury should be the 2nd QB off the board, and the Dolphins strike gold.
  6. LA Chargers- (QB) Justin Herbert, Oregon- Myself, and my fellow draftniks, see very opposite on Herbert. I think Herbert is borderline QB1 in this draft, and at 6 the Chargers run to the podium. Rivers is awful, and should never suit up again.
  7. Carolina- (DT) Derrick Brown, Auburn- I would have Simmons here, but they would have to trade up. Derrick Brown could end up being the best defensive player in this draft. Carolina, could fill the MLB hole elsewhere.
  8. Arizona- (WR) Jerry Jeudy, Alabama- Kyler, Jeudy, Kirk, and old man Larry; this Arizona team will be fun to watch in 2020. Juedy is the best WR in this draft and him falling to 8 is solely based on the teams other needs above the Cardinals. The Cardinals should feel extremely lucky if this happens.
  9. Jacksonville- (WR) Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma– Now, the WR start to fly off the board as expected. This is a bit of a luxury pick for Jacksonville, since they have another pick later. Pairing Lamb and Chark together is a great duo for a young QB in Minshew.
  10. Cleveland- (OT) Andrew Thomas– Like Juedy, Thomas could go anywhere from pick 3-10, but with some other teams reaching on quarterbacks, I love the value here for Cleveland. Cleveland has a top-tier RB, a young qb, and weapons; it’s time to shore up the trenches.
  11. New York Jets- (OT) Jedrick Wills, Alabama- Back-to-back elite tackles off the board here. The Jets need to protect their franchise qb, so they must address the offensive line and keep him out of night clubs.
  12. Las Vegas- (WR) Henry Ruggs III, Alabama- Al Davis would be proud. Raider fans have spent the past two years arguing about Derek Carr. I don’t see an immediate upgrade here, so get him a deep threat and see if he can last in the city of sin.
  13. Indianapolis- (QB) Jordon Love, Utah State- Andrew Luck shocked Colts fans, and Brissett helped ease the pain for a few months. Brissett doesn’t seem to be the long term answer, and I expect them to take a replacement this year. Love can sit a year and learn the offense.
  14. Tampa Bay- (QB) Jacob Eason, Washington- The first real reach of the 2020 draft. Arians, clearly wasn’t happy with Winston and his enormous turnover potential. Eason is QB4 in this draft, but could easily surpass Love in the pre-draft process.
  15. Denver- (OT) Tristan Wirfs, Iowa- Denver believes they’ve found their franchise QB in Drew Lock, like the other OT needy teams, you have to protect the asset. Wirfs, is a good tackle, that could gain consideration as the top tackle in the draft as we get closer to draft day.
  16. Atlanta- (Edge) K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU– Chaisson needs to add weight, but adding an explosive pass-rusher is never a bad idea. Atlanta desperately needs to upgrade the defense.
  17. Dallas- (S) Xavier Mckinney, Alabama– Dallas has lacked a play-maker in their defensive back-field for a decade. I think Mckinney is the best safety in 2020, and will step in as a day 1 impact guy.
  18. Miami- (Edge) A.J Espenesa, Iowa– Miami got their QB, now they address their 2nd biggest need in the pass-rush. I don’t think Espenesa will ever be an elite guy, but he could be a 6-8 sack guy in this league, and decent against the run.
  19. Las Vegas- (DT) Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina- Not the Raiders biggest need, but this is a big athlete. Kinlaw is a difference maker and should be considered one of the top 5 defensive players in this class.
  20. Jacksonville- (CB) Jeff Gladney, TCU– Jalen Ramsey is long gone, The Jags attempt to replace him with Gladney. Gladney has a ton of potential, and he tackles extremely well.
  21. Philadelphia- (WR) Jalen Reagor, TCU– If you turned on an Eagles game in 2019, you saw the teams biggest need instantly. Reagor, could end up being the best WR in this draft, he has all the tools.
  22. Buffalo- (WR) Leviska Shenault, Colorado– The Bills don’t really need a WR, but the talent is too much to pass on. Putting Shenault at the X opposite of Brown is an ideal move to shore up this WR core for the young QB.
  23. New England- (TE) Cole Kmet, Notre Dame– This is the most common pick in mock drafts right now. The Patriots, neglected to replace Gronk and it hurt them. Kmet is TE1, and will make Bill very happy for once.
  24. New Orleans (WR) Tyler Johnson, Minnesota– Thomas is the NFL reception leader, and he is great, but this has a lot to do with the other WR talent in NO. Johnson would step in as the immediate #2 WR in New Orleans.
  25. Minnesota- (CB) CJ Henderson- Henderson is one of my favorite DB’s in this draft, and fills a major need for Minnesota. He can excel at the next level if he falls in to the right situation, and I feel this would be it. Biggest problem with Henderson is tackling, so we will see if he can improve on that .
  26. Miami- (RB) D’Andre Swift, Georgia– Miami moved on from Drake, and has a major hole here. The only reason Swift is the pick, is that they have 3 picks in round 1. He could have a Josh Jacobs impact for the Dolphins and will help Tua immensely.
  27. Seattle- (Edge) Julian Okwara, Notre Dame- Seattle always seems to shock on draft day, and they do it again. Okwara is a guy many have on day 2 or 3. I like the fit and I like the player. I don’t think AJ Espenesa does anything better than Okwara and will likely go 10 picks higher.
  28. Baltimore- (LB) Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma– Baltimore had a great year, and they have a roster with great players scattered everywhere. They lost Mosley a year ago, and need a replacement. Murray is the guy here, and I think he’s a wonderful fit for Harbaugh and Co.
  29. Kansas City- (CB) Trevon Diggs, Alabama– Diggs is a guy that will help a leaky Kansas City defense. Most people, expect a RB here, but their defense is the biggest weakness on the team.
  30. San Francisco- (CB) Kristian Fulton, LSU– Originally, I had Fulton as a top-10 pick, but he had a dreadful championship game that highlighted his flaws. I think he slides a bit and makes San Francisco very happy.
  31. Green Bay- (WR) Justin Jefferson, LSU- After Adams, Green Bay doesn’t have much of a WR core. Jefferson is considered a day 2 pick by most, but he performed well enough in the CFP to climb a bit in my eyes.
  32. Tennessee- (G) Solomon Kindley, Georgia- picking last is always nice in the NFL, Kindley is my favorite guard in the class. I believe the Titans try to shore up the O-Line to support Super Bowl MVP, Ryan Tannehill.

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