2020 NFL Mock Draft | Johannes

The Mock Draft, the stable of the Pre-Draft Process. While some analysts or writers hate doing mock drafts I embrace them because it’s what got me hooked on the draft and it’s always one of the most popular and discussed things you can do. Here at NFL Draft Geek this is our calling card and we will be providing you a new mock draft on a weekly basis leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft dropping each Tuesday during the NFL season. For this edition I’ve utilized Tankathon’s draft order which gives us a listing of what the order based on the first six weeks of action. Let us know what you think of our 2020 NFL Mock Draft whether it’s in the comments below or tweeting at @NFLDraftGeek @draft_brian.

2020 NFL Mock Draft

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow QB LSU

2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young DE Ohio State

3. New York Jets: Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama

4. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama

5. Atlanta Falcons: AJ Epenesa DE Iowa

6. Cleveland Browns: Trisitan Wirfs OT Iowa

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jeffrey Okudah CB Ohio State

8. New York Giants: Jedrick Willis OT Alabama

9. Denver Broncos: Andrew Thomas OT Georgia

10. Oakland Raiders: Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson (From Chicago)

11. Arizona Cardinals: Derrick Brown DT Auburn

12. Detroit Lions: Paulson Adebo CB Stanford

13. Jacksonville Jaguars: CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma

14. Los Angeles Chargers: Bryce Hall CB Virginia

15. Tennessee Titans: Justin Herbert QB Oregon

16. Oakland Raiders: Trevon Diggs CB Alabama

17. Miami Dolphins: Grant Delpit S LSU (from Pittsburgh)

18. Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs WR Alabama

19. Carolina Panthers: Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: CJ Henderson CB Florida (From Los Angeles Rams)

21. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier McKinney S Alabama

22. Chicago Bears: Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma (From Indianapolis)

***Projected Trade***

23. Minnesota Vikings: Kirstan Fulton CB LSU

24. Kansas City Chiefs: Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn State

25. Miami Dolphins: Creed Humphrey C Oklahoma (from Houston)

26. Buffalo Bills: Alton Robinson DE Syracuse

27. Green Bay Packers: Laviska Shenault Jr. Colorado

28. Seattle Seahawks: K’Lavon Chaisson OLB LSU

29. Baltimore Ravens: Tyler Biadsz C Wisconsin

30. New Orleans Saints: Brycen Hopkins TE Purdue

31. New England Patriots: Raekwon Davis DT Alabama

32. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Leatherwood OT Alabama

Teams Without a 1st Round Pick

42. Indianapolis Colts: Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma

***Projected Trade From Chicago***

48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Prince Tega Wanogho OT Auburn

51. Los Angeles Rams: Michael Pittman JR. WR USC

57. Houston Texans: Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin

Notable Picks

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow QB LSU

Before the season started nobody thought Joe Burrow was a first round talent and now he’s a legit contender for the number one overall pick. Burrow has thrived since LSU hired Joe Brady to modernize their offense and doing it against some very talented defenses. If Burrow continues to play at this level and slays the Alabama beast, wins the Heisman and goes on to win a National Title we could see him lock up the top quarterback position. What also helps is that Burrow has a lot of the same traits that Jared Goff has and Bengals head coach Zach Taylor could decided that he wants Burrow to be his Goff and helps make this pick. 

4. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama

Right now Tua is my number one rated quarterback but I’m not totally sold he’s going to be the first, second or even third quarterback taken. Sure he’s uber talented but there are concerns about his size, being a left-handed quarterback and even his ankle. That being said, the Dolphins need a quarterback and you would have to assume that Tua would be high on their list. Chad O’Shea comes from the New England Patriots and they put a big emphasis on timing and throwing the ball accurately. That seems like a perfect marriage with Tua. Not to mention he brings a winning mentality to the Dolphins. 

15. Tennessee Titans: Justin Herbert QB Oregon

This is a tough one because the Titans are more than likely moving on from one Oregon quarterback in Marcus Mariota and then to take another one who has questions about leadership in Justin Herbert could be too much for the Titans. However when you’re trying to find your quarterback of the future you have to consider everybody no matter what college they went to. I feel Herbert gets a bad rap for a variety of reasons but he does have all the physical traits that a team would want out of their franchise quarterback. If his leadership and mental make check out, the Titans would be foolish to not take him. 

22. Chicago Bears: Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma

***Projected Trade from Indianapolis***

It’s more than clear that the Chicago Bears need to do something at quarterback as Mitchell Trubisky has regressed beyond saving. What the Bears will do is still up in the air as they could sign a veteran like Marcus Mariota, Teddy Bridgewater or even Ryan Tannehill. Now you would think that since the Bears don’t have a first round pick that they can’t take a quarterback. But what some are forgetting is that the Bears have two second round picks. If they want they could take those two picks and move up in the draft. Indianapolis has shown that they are willing to move down and accumulate second round picks. If one of these top four quarterbacks falls in the draft the Bears could be (if they want) in a position to move up. Hurts has shown a lot of progress and potential since coming to the Sooners. Also doesn’t hurt that Hurts is learning under Lincoln Riley and his skill set fits what Matt Nagy wants in the position. 

2 Comments

  1. many of the mock drafts I’m see has Tua Tagovailoa as the #1 pick. Normally that wouldn’t raise any eye brows, but shouldn’t there be concerns with his ankle. He hurt late last season and again this past week. If I was a GM that would definitely be a huge concern for me; especially as the first overall pick

    • Yes, I actually put out a youtube video where I talked about how his ankle injuries could cause him to fall in the draft. Now we have the hip injury and that’s another knock to his overall health. I’m curious what he’ll do about his future but I think he could fall out of the first round all together.

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