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2020 NFL Mock Draft
1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
2. Washington Redskins – Tristian Wirfs, OT, Iowa
3. New York Giants – Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio St
4. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
At this point, there are obviously questions about Tua and his injury situation. Following his surgery yesterday, it was reported that things looked excellent and that he is expected to make a full recovery. He will rehab for the next six weeks before he is able to resume athletic activities and could be on track to participate in Alabama’s pro day in the spring. Bottom line, I don’t know if this injury or his injury history will drop him on draft boards, but at this point things look good for Tua to pick up where he left off.
5. New York Jets – Jerry Juedy, WR, Alabama
6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
7. Denver Broncos – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
8. Atlanta Falcons – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
9. Arizona Cardinals – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
10. Detroit Lions – AJ Epenesa, DL, Iowa
11. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
12. Jacksonville Jaguars – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
13. Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Willis, OT, Alabama
14. Oakland Raiders (Via Chicago) – Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
The Raiders need a leader in the middle of their defense and Moses strikes me as the man for the job. He’s tough and has the cover skills to do it all at the next level. John Gruden won a super bowl on the back of a great defense in the past and this is just one more step in that direction for Oakland.
15. Philadelphia Eagles – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
16. Miami Dolphins (Via Pittsburgh) – Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin
With the Dolphins getting their franchise quarterback earlier, they now need to take steps to protect him; particularly with the injury history that quarterback already has. Biadasz is a powerful man in the middle who can open up things in the run game as well as anchor the offensive line as a pass protector.
17. Tennessee Titans – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
18. Carolina Panthers – Grant Delpit, S, LSU
19. Jacksonville Jaguars (Via L.A. Rams) Kriston Fulton, CB, LSU
20. Oakland Raiders – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
21. Dallas Cowboys – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
22. Indianapolis Colts – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
23. Miami Dolphins (Via Houston) – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
24. Minnesota Vikings – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
25. Kansas City Chiefs – Creed Humphry, IOL, Oklahoma
26. Buffalo Bills – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
I love this match with the Bills. Swift is a physical runner who has a well rounded game. Combine that with a running quarterback like Josh Allen and this can be one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL. With similar blueprints like Carolina and Baltimore already having been successful in this model, this pick just makes sense.
27. Green Bay Packers- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
28. Seattle Seahawks – K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
29. Baltimore Ravens – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
A new addition to my first round mock, Kenneth Murray is a tough, physical linebacker who I think Ravens fans are really going to love. He’s a guy I like in the box to take on blocks and make tackles. It’s also said that his intangibles and leadership skills are excellent and will be a great addition to an already strong locker room.
30. New Orleans Saints – Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
31. New England Patriots – Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
32. San Francisco 49ers – Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama