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Fanspeak’s 2020 NFL Mock Drafts

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Updated: 1/24

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1 . Cincinnati Bengals- QB Joe Burrow, LSU

-With an incredible senior campaign, Burrow has vaulted a strong QB class to be worthy of the 1st overall pick. The Bengals desperately need a reboot and adding a franchise QB in Burrow is a good first step.

2. Washington Redskins- EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State

-The Redskins have greater needs on offense so they could look to trade back, but if they stay here Chase Young should be their guy.

3. Detroit Lions – CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State

-Lions are in a great spot with the 3rd pick. If the Redskins trade #2 overall to a team looking for a QB, Chase Young falls in their laps. If the Redskins don’t trade, teams could come calling to Detroit to try to land a QB.

With this mock we aren’t projecting trades so Detroit will just have to “settle” for a potential shut down corner in Okudah. Not a bad idea when you have to face Davante Adams, Stephon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Allen Robinson twice a year.

4. New York Giants- LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

-The Giants could take Derrick Brown here, but interior DL is less of a need, and Simmons is more of a playmaker, which is something their defense is lacking. Expect offensive tackle to be in consideration as well.

5. Miami Dolphins- QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

-The Dolphins need to prioritize landing their QB of the future and if need be they have the assets to trade up to get their guy. In this scenario Tua falls to them, but don’t be surprised if on Draft Night the Dolphins get aggressive to land their future QB.

6. LA Chargers- QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

-The Philip Rivers era with the Chargers appears to be over, and LA could use a re-start as they try to win over a fan base. Herbert is a big name and has the potential to be an elite QB.

7. Carolina Panthers- OT Tristian Wirfs, Iowa

-With Tua and Herbert off the board, the decision is a lot easier for the Panthers. They should look to try to rebuild their relationship with Cam Newton and give him some protection. The Panthers now have the skill talent around Newton, they could just use some better protection.

8. Arizona Cardinals- DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

-The Cardinals land perhaps the 3rd or 4th best overall player in this class with the 8th selection. Brown has elite upside and can be a major disruptor in the middle of a defense.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars- EDGE A.J. Espenesa, Iowa

-The Jags use the first of their two picks to land an EDGE rusher. While they took Josh Allen a year ago, there is a real chance they lose Ngakoue in free agency.

10. Cleveland Browns- OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

-If the Browns want to see if they can get the most out of their talented backfield of Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb, they have to protect them. Thomas has elite LT upside and landing him at 10 is a steal for Cleveland.

11. New York Jets- WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

-Assuming Robbie Anderson isn’t retained, the Jets will have a serious hole at perimeter receiver. Jeudy is a great fit and a value pick at the 11th spot.

12. Oakland Raiders- DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

-Kinlaw has flown up draft boards with a strong Senior Bowl performance (before he had to pull out due to injury).

13. Indianapolis Colts- QB Jordan Love, Utah State

-The Colts have to consider taking a QB here as the retirement of Andrew Luck last season, was a major blow to their playoff chances. Love is more raw than the top 3 QBs, but he’s got quality starting upside.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- EDGE Yetur Gross-Moss, Penn State

-The Buccaneers got an amazing performance from Barrett this past year, but they need to continue to build up their EDGE talent. They could also look to the secondary or possibly offensive line, but defensive line help is needed as well.

15. Denver Broncos- WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

-This pick needs to be about helping Drew Lock. Either they add an offensive lineman or they give their young QB a quality weapon. With CeeDee Lamb on the board here I think they find a nice complement to Courtland Sutton. A trio of Sutton, Lamb, and Hamilton at wide receiver and Noah Fant at TE is an impressive group for Lock to work with.

16. Atlanta Falcons- EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU

-The Falcons have to focus on building up their defense. They know they can put up points with their offense, but they can’t hope to win shootouts every week. Chaisson had some of his best games down the stretch this season and he has the makings of an impact pass rusher.

17. Dallas Cowboys- CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

-This pick will be dependent on what players Dallas can retain in free agency. Right now I’d project Byron Jones leaves, which means there is a serious hole at CB. Fulton is probably the number 2 corner in this class and would be a nice addition at this pick to the Cowboys secondary.

18. Miami Dolphins (via Steelers)- WR Tee Higgins, Clemson

-After adding their QB of the future, the Dolphins should look to give him more weapons. Higgins is a great fit at this spot and a guy who should produce at a high level as a rookie.

19. Oakland Raiders (via Bears)- S Grant Delpit, LSU

-The Raiders can go in a number of different directions, but I like the idea of adding a playmaker at safety like Delpit to pair with Joyner. Delpit and Kinlaw should give the Raiders the final pieces of their young defense and hopefully their investment on that side of the ball will start paying off.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams)- CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

-Jacksonville needs to replace Jalen Ramsey and landing Diggs here is a good value. Jacksonville could consider adding OL or WR help, but I think trying to get their defense back up to par is what they need to focus on.

21. Philadelphia Eagles- CB CJ Henderson, Florida-

-The Eagles secondary is a mess right now and among the worst in the league.

22. Buffalo Bills- WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado

-The Bills add a playmaker here to pair with John Brown.

23. New England Patriots- WR Jordan Jefferson, LSU

-Brady needs weapons if the Patriots want to get back on top. Jefferson is a nice value at this spot.

24. New Orleans Saints- EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama

-The Saints could go any number of directions, so I look for them to add a playmaker either on offense or defense.

25. Minnesota Vikings- CB Jeff Gladney, TCU

-The Vikings corners are either declining or potential free agents so they might need a complete face lift for this unit.

26. Miami Dolphins (via Texans)- OT Josh Jones, Houston

– They got the QB, then the WR, now they finish off the offensive trio by landing their Tunsil replacement. Josh Jones has had a good week at the Senior Bowl and looks in the mix for a late first round pick.

27. Seattle Seahawks- OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

-Duane Brown will be 35 next season and Germaine Ifedi has been ineffective. So the need is there as Seattle has to do their best to protect Russell Wilson. Wills could start at RT as a rookie and kick to LT when Brown is done playing.

28. Baltimore Ravens- EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin

-The Ravens don’t have many pressing needs, but they could go for a unique talent here in Baun. Baun won’t fit perfectly in most defenses, but I think the Ravens are a strong fit for him and he can give them a lot of pressure off the EDGE.

29. Tennessee Titans- OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville

-Becton is a massive tackle, but he moves well for his size and looks like an impact starting tackle at the next level. Tennessee might need to replace Conklin this offseason (particularly if they invest in Tannehill and Henry), leaving Becton as nice fit for them.

30. Green Bay Packers-  TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame

-The Packers need more weapons in their passing attack beyond Davante Adams. While Jimmy Graham flashed at times, he’s been generally underwhelming in Green Bay. Adding the top TE in this class could be a huge upgrade for the Packers passing attack.

31. Kansas City Chiefs- C Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU

-Austin Reiter has been passable for the Chiefs, but I think center is a clear area where they can upgrade. Anything KC can do to give Patrick Mahomes more time in the pocket is a good thing for this team.

32. San Francisco 49ers- OT Austin Jackson, USC

-The 49ers could go a few different directions, but finding a long term replacement for Joe Staley makes a lot of sense.

 

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