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Fanspeak’s 2020 NFL Mock Drafts

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Updated: 3/13

Round 1 | Round 2

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 or in their secondary, so a trade back has to be considered. If they stay at number 2 though, Chase Young is an easy selection. Edge rusher is not a real need for Washington, but Young is a special player and someone who can be the face of the defense going forward.

3. Detroit Lions – LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

-The Lions should go defense if they keep this selection, and their choice will likely come down to three players. Any of Simmons, Okudah or Brown represents an elite talent being added to their defense. Simmons is just such a unique player that I think he will be tough to pass up.

4. New York Giants- CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State

-The Giants could look at either grabbing an offensive tackle or a top tier defender with this selection. Adding a shut down corner with this pick in Okudah is the direction I’d go.

5. Miami Dolphins- QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

-Dolphins should be seriously considering trading up to the 2nd or 3rd pick for Tua, so landing him at 5 is an easy call for Miami. Even with the injury concerns, Tua represents a franchise QB who can quickly jump start this young Dolphins team.

6. LA Chargers- QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

-If the Chargers don’t replace Philip Rivers in free agency, they have to look at using their top pick in the draft. In this scenario Herbert is a strong fit for what the Chargers want to be. His mobility and big arm should help overcome the likely rookie growing pains.

7. Carolina Panthers- DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

-With the Panthers trading for Russell Okung they may pass on taking a LT with this pick. They also appear to be keeping Cam Newton, so that leaves defensive line as the most logical selection here. Brown didn’t wow at the Combine, but don’t let that fool you. He’s an elite interior talent and this is a steal for the Panthers.

8. Arizona Cardinals- OT Tristian Wirfs, Iowa

-Kyler Murray was impressive for a rookie, but his lack of protection became a problem. Wirfs paired with the recently re-signed D.J. Humprhies should give Arizona a strong pair of bookend tackles to protect their young QB.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars- DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

-Jacksonville can go in a few directions, but adding an impact interior player here seems like a smart move. Kinlaw is a major disruptor inside and should make an early impact for Jacksonville. He’s a safe pick, with impressive upside.

10. Cleveland Browns- OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

-The Browns clearly need help at offensive tackle so don’t be surprised if they even try to trade up to ensure they land Wirfs. If they miss out on him, Wills is a great fall back option. He’d likely be the number 1 OT in most draft classes and he should offer a major upgrade to the position.

11. New York Jets- WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

-It’s likely Robbie Anderson leaves in free agency, which should put the Jets in the market for an outside playmaker. While Jeudy’s testing numbers weren’t the same as college teammate Henry Ruggs, Jeudy was still the alpha receiver on that team. He has number 1 potential and a complete receiver.

12. Oakland Raiders- WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

-With a pair of first round picks the Raiders can go in a few directions, but I think their priority is to add a playmaker on offense. Ruggs fits that bill as an electric receiver who can take the top off of a defense.

13. Indianapolis Colts- QB Jordan Love, Utah State

-This pick could be completely different if the Colts land a top tier veteran free agent QB. If Indy misses out on their top targets, landing Jordan Love is a nice “consolation” prize. Love could use some developmental time, but his upside is extremely high. By 2021 he could be a quality starting QB and would fit the Colts offense.

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

-If Tampa brings back their free agent EDGE rushers they will likely go in a different direction. If not though they need to get pressure up front, and should look to use their first rounder on the position.

15. Denver Broncos- WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

-Lamb is a very talented receiver with the qualities to become a number 1 at the next level. Broncos would do well to pair Lamb with Sutton on the outside. Combined with Noah Fant at TE, and Drew Lock suddenly has 3 young impressive weapons surrounding him.

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

-Falcons could go any number of directions here, but this is a team that managed just 28 sacks last year. Their leader was Vic Beasley (8 sacks), who is an impending free agent and unlikely to return. Chaisson, was excellent for LSU down the stretch and could make a big impact as a rookie.

17. Dallas Cowboys- CB C.J. Henderson, Florida

-The Cowboys are expected to retain both Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, but will likely lose Byron Jones to free agency. That leaves a big hole in their secondary and one that can be quickly filled by Henderson.

18. Miami Dolphins (via Steelers)- OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

-With adding their QB with the 5th pick, now the Dolphins can look to protect him with Andrew Thomas. Thomas is “sliding” a bit in the draft, but that has more to do with how deep this class is at the top. He would be in top 10 consideration in most draft years and would be the 1st or 2nd tackle off the board.

19. Oakland Raiders (via Bears)- LB Patrick Queen, LSU

-This is a bit more of a wild card, but the Raiders could use LB help. Queen didn’t have big numbers in college, but his skill set makes him unique and the every down type of LB that teams need to target early.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams)- OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville

-Jaguars could go a few different directions here. The Jaguars had used 2nd rd picks on OT’s in two of the last three drafts. Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor were “okay” last year, but both were streaky players. Jaguars QBs took nearly 50 sacks last season and a lot of those came off the edge. Becton would give the team a franchise tackle to build around going forward.

21. Philadelphia Eagles- WR Justin Jefferson, LSU-

-The Eagles could look to add a corner here, but I think they look for another playmaker for Carson Wentz. Their receiver position is thin to begin with and there is talk that Jeffery could be released.

22. Buffalo Bills- EDGE Zack Baun, Wisconsin

-Bills are a team with out any real “pressing” needs, so this could allow them to take a potential difference maker in Baun. Baun lacks the size to be an ideal every down EDGE player, but his skill set of getting after the QB is too good to pass up.

23. New England Patriots- WR Tee Higgins, Clemson

-Whether they bring back Tom Brady or not, the Patriots need to add more weapons on the outside. Higgins will slip a bit in the draft because of his testing numbers, but don’t let that fool you to think that he’s not worth a 1st round look.

24. New Orleans Saints- WR Denzel Mims, Baylor

-Mims is a play-making outside receiver who would pair well with Michael Thomas. He could give Drew Brees the final piece on offense to carry this team to the Super Bowl.

25. Minnesota Vikings- OT Josh Jones, Houston

-Vikings could consider CB, OT, WR, and EDGE depending on who leaves in free agency and what trades/cuts they make. There is a lot of unknown here, but one area they need to address no matter what is offensive tackle. Landing Jones here makes a lot of sense.

26. Miami Dolphins (via Texans)- RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia

-With so many early draft picks the Dolphins can be a bit more creative with this pick. Swift has elite ability and would help take some pressure off a young QB.

27. Seattle Seahawks- CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

-Seahawks take a corner here, and start to build back up their once vaunted secondary. Diggs has NFL bloodlines and succeeded at the highest level in college, he should make a quick jump to the NFL level.

28. Baltimore Ravens- EDGE/DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn

-Davidson is a good fit for the Ravens system and gives them a disruptive force along their defensive line. For a team that might lose top pass rusher Matthew Judon in FA, this is a clear need area.

29. Tennessee Titans- OT Austin Jackson, USC

-If the Titans retain Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, that likely will mean that Jack Conklin left in free agency. Replacing him here with Austin Jackson should go a long way to keeping the offense humming.

30. Green Bay Packers-  WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado

-The Packers need to find more playmakers to go with Davante Adams. Shenault slips a little in the draft, but he’s a guy who makes plays when the ball is in his hands.

31. San Francisco 49ers- C Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU

-The 49ers could look to get younger at center, and Cushenberry is a smart leader who should quickly earn a starting role in SF.

32. Kansas City Chiefs- RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

-Chiefs could go a few different directions, but I love the idea of adding a running back with this type of speed/agility to this Chiefs offense. Taylor can bring back the level of impact that Kareem Hunt had a couple years ago.

 

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