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2020 NFL Mock Draft
1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
2. Washington Redskins -Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
3. Detroit Lions – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
4. New York Giants – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
5. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
6. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
7. Carolina Panthers – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
8. Arizona Cardinals – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
The Cardinals acquired DeAndre Hopkins in a trade yesterday, so they are pretty strong at wide receiver now with him and Larry Fitzgerald. However, if you add Henry Ruggs to that room then Arizona has the most dangerous offense in the NFL.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
10. Cleveland Browns – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
11. New York Jets – Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
12. Las Vegas Raiders – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
13. San Francisco 49ers – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State (From Indianapolis)
After a huge trade yesterday, the 49ers now have the 13th overall pick! Much like Kansas City did a few years ago, this is a great chance to draft a high upside quarterback of the future to replace a guy I’m not convinced is good enough to win a super bowl. A year of development with Kyle Shanahan and Jordan Love could be the guy to get them over the hump.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
15. Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
16. Atlanta Falcons – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
17. Dallas Cowboys – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
18. Miami Dolphins – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU (via Pittsburgh)
19. Las Vegas Raiders – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU (via Chicago)
20. Jacksonville Jaguars – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida (via L.A. Rams)
21. Philadelphia Eagles – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
22. Minnesota Vikings – Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU (From Buffalo)
Another trade! The Vikings acquired this pick from the Bills late Monday night and will use it to help them build their trenches. Blacklock is a powerful pass rusher who can really boost the interior of the defensive line.
23. New England Patriots – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
24. New Orleans Saints – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
25. Minnesota Vikings – Josh Jones, OT, Houston
26. Miami Dolphins – Grant Delpit, S, LSU (via Houston)
The Dolphins have an excellent cornerback duo in Xavien Howard and newly added Byron Jones. Now imagine adding Grant Delpit over the top. This has the makings of potentially the best secondary in the NFL. Building a strength like that is step one back to being relevant in this league.
27. Seattle Seahawks – AJ Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
28. Baltimore Ravens – Zach Baun, LB, Wisconsin
29. Tennessee Titans – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
The Titans just lost starting right tackle, Jack Conklin, to free agency. They need to replace him to continue to be a team that controls the clock and wins with a strong running game and defense. Niang is a big body who can get out to the second level and make blocks down field. He can fill right in at that spot.