2020 NFL Mock Draft 4/23/2020 - FINAL
1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow - QB (LSU)
Cincinnati Bengals

This has been the plan since Cincinnati earned the #1 pick and Joe Burrow had the greatest season ever for a college QB.  Unlike most 1st overall picks, Burrow will have talented weapons around him with AJ Green, Joe Mixon, and Tyler Boyd.

Joe Burrow
2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young - EDGE (OSU)
Washington Redskins

Ohio State continues to pump out elite edge defenders.  While the Redskins may have fielded some calls recently, this pick has been a lock for a long time.

Chase Young
3. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa - QB (Alabama)
Miami Dolphins

*** Trade with Detroit ***

Tank for Tua finally meets its destination as the Dolphins trade up and select the Alabama QB

Tua Tagovailoa
4. New York Giants: Jedrick Wills Jr. - OT (Alabama)
New York Giants

GM Dave Gettleman needs to project his investment in QB Daniel Jones. Wills was a two-year starter at Alabama, playing right tackle with foundational strength to power the running game for Saquon Barkley along with great foot speed and agility to anchor the passing game.

Jedrick Wills Jr.
5. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah - CB (OSU)
Detroit Lions

*** Trade with Miami ***

With Slay gone from the Lions and the organization looking to model their defense after the Patriots, the Lions rebuild their secondary with the best corner in the draft.

Jeff Okudah
6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert - QB (Oregon)
Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers need some firepower and begin their new direction with the tall rocket-armed Oregon QB.  With Rivers leaving LA for the Colts, Herbert is the new face of the franchise.

Justin Herbert
7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown - IDL (Auburn)
Carolina Panthers

Derrick Brown displayed outstanding range and power at Auburn and will be the perfect young interior disruptor for Matt Rhule's defense.

Derrick Brown
8. Arizona Cardinals: Tristan Wirfs - OT (Iowa)
Arizona Cardinals

With the Cardinals stealing WR DeAndre Hopkins from Houston, this all but removes WR from the list of potential selections here at #8.  The team should look to protect their investment at QB by taking the nimble and tough Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs.

Tristan Wirfs
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: C.J. Henderson - CB (Florida)
Jacksonville Jaguars

The past few seasons have seen Jacksonville jettison top corners Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.  They need to fill those gaps with quality and C.J. Henderson meets that need.

C.J. Henderson
10. Cleveland Browns: Andrew Thomas - OT (Georgia)
Cleveland Browns

The Browns have been on a mission to fix their offensive line in 2020 and it began in free agency by signing former Titans OT Jack Conklin who will start at RT.  Thomas is the highest rated pure LT in this class and will be counted on to protect the blind side of QB Baker Mayfield.

Andrew Thomas
11. Atlanta Falcons: Isaiah Simmons - LB (Clemson)
Atlanta Falcons

*** Trade with NY Jets ***

The falling Isaiah Simmons finds a home when Atlanta moves up to get a premier uber-athletic Clemson defender.  Not having a position could cause some teams to pass on Simmons and that will end up being a mistake as he adds immense versatility to any scheme.

Isaiah Simmons
12. Las Vegas Raiders: CeeDee Lamb - WR (Oklahoma)
Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders are in need of a top flight WR1 and Lamb is instant offense.  Lamb is oozing talent and potential to create big plays every down.  Could be too good for Gruden and Mayock to pass up.

CeeDee Lamb
13. San Francisco 49ers: Jerry Jeudy - WR (Alabama)
San Francisco 49ers

The second WR comes off the board as the 49ers look to bolster their weapons on offense. Jeudy possesses an elite ability to get open anywhere on the field even though he does not possess world class speed like his former teammate Henry Ruggs.

Jerry Jeudy
14. Tampa Bay Buccs: Mekhi Becton - OT (Louisville)
Tampa Bay Buccs

Tampa Bay is all-in with the acquistion of Tom Brady and luring Gronkowski out of retirement.  Tampa needs to keep Brady clean in the pocket or having all of these weapons will not matter.  Enter Becton.

Mekhi Becton
15. Denver Broncos: Henry Ruggs III - WR (Alabama)
Denver Broncos

There is a lot of chatter that Ruggs could be the top WR taken in the draft.  The Broncos need speed at receiver opposite Cortland Sutton.  Ruggs is about as fast as they come after blazing a 4.27 forty time at the Combine.

Henry Ruggs III
16. New York Jets: Justin Jefferson - WR (LSU)
New York Jets

*** Trade with Atlanta ***

The Jets move back and miss out on the top tackles currently on the board.  They still need weapons for QB Sam Darnold and get LSU's Justin Jefferson.  Jefferson had a monster year partnered with QB Joe Burrow and showed he has the speed to play on the outside even though he has Pro Bowl potential as a slot receiver.

Justin Jefferson
17. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier McKinney - S (Alabama)
Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have some holes to fill in their secondary and safety is one of them.  Xavier McKinney is a versatile safety with great instincts and leadership ability which will be critical to shoring up that secondary.

Xavier McKinney
18. Miami Dolphins: Javon Kinlaw - IDL (USC)
Miami Dolphins

Miami grabs the falling Javon Kinlaw to shore up their interior defensive line.  Kinlaw absolutely tore up the Senior Bowl prior to getting injured in practice.

Javon Kinlaw
19. Las Vegas Raiders: A.J. Terrell - CB (Clemson)
Las Vegas Raiders

For the 2nd year in a row the Raiders pull a top defender in the first round from Clemson.  Terrell is a bigger corner who would seem to be a good fit for what Gruden and Mayock want in their secondary.

A.J. Terrell
20. Jacksonville Jaguars: K'Lavon Chaisson - EDGE (LSU)
Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville will likely be shipping off disgruntled DE Yannick Ngakoue and will need a replacement.  Chaisson, while a little under-sized, flashes a blend of speed and power to be effective against the run along with top pass rushing skills.

K'Lavon Chaisson
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Kenneth Murray - LB (Oklahoma)
Philadelphia Eagles

With the top receivers off the board, the Eagles turn their attention to the linebackers.  Murray was all over the field for the Sooners and should provide a nice upgrade in the linebacker room.

Kenneth Murray
22. Minnesota Vikings: Jaylon Johnson - CB (Utah)
Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings lost just about their whole cornerback room to free agency and will need to address the position.  Zimmer likes tough, long corners and Johnson fits that mold perfectly.

Jaylon Johnson
23. New England Patriots: A.J. Epenesa - EDGE (Iowa)
New England Patriots

Epenesa has seen his stock fall a bit as he is more of a power-based edge defender than your traditional quick-twitch pass rusher.

A.J. Epenesa
24. New Orleans Saints: Patrick Queen - LB (LSU)
New Orleans Saints

The Saints grab the home town kid in Patrick Queen to hold down the middle of their defense.  Queen's stock continues to rise as he has gone from backup linebacker to begin the season to potential 1st round selection in the NFL draft. 

Patrick Queen
25. Minnesota Vikings: Yetur Gross-Matos - EDGE (PSU)
Minnesota Vikings

With the Vikings second pick of their first round, the Vikings get Everson Griffen's replacement in Gross-Matos who has seen his stock rise back to the late first round.

Yetur Gross-Matos
26. Miami Dolphins: Josh Jones - OT (Houston)
Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins continue to invest in their offensive line for their newly drafted, oft-injured QB.  

Josh Jones
27. Los Angeles Chargers: Austin Jackson - OT (USC)
Los Angeles Chargers

*** Trade with Seattle ***

Seattle is most likely to trade out of this pick. The only question is which team?  I'm going to go with Los Angeles Chargers wanting to mimic the Dolphins and shore up their line.  Jackson is right down the street from USC and should help bring the spotlight's focus to the Chargers.

Austin Jackson
28. Baltimore Ravens: Zack Baun - EDGE (Wisc)
Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens need athletic defenders to combat AFC QBs like Mahomes, Watson, and Mayfield.  With another smart playmaking QB joining their division, its imperative Baltimore find an edge defender to fit their scheme.

Zack Baun
29. Tennessee Titans: Isaiah Wilson - OT (Georgia)
Tennessee Titans

The Titans fill a need with the 2nd Georgia OT to go in the first round of this draft in Isaiah Wilson.  Wilson is a "late riser" in media mocks as news of team's being impressed with the Bulldog have come to light.

Isaiah Wilson
30. Green Bay Packers: Jalen Reagor - WR (T.C.U.)
Green Bay Packers

The Packers are in short supply of dynamic receivers with speed.  Reagor will be a nice compliment to Davante Adams and provide a huge spark to the passing game.

Jalen Reagor
31. Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Love - QB (Utah St.)
Indianapolis Colts

*** Trade with San Francisco ***

The Colts move back into the 1st to grab the future of their franchise.  The Colts signed Philip Rivers to a one-year deal which could serve as a bridge to Jordan Love.  Love is a tale of two seasons and could use a year to sit behind Rivers and learn the NFL game and hone his fundamentals.

Jordan Love
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Kristian Fulton - CB (LSU)
Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs finish the 1st round by taking the top cornerback from the National Champion LSU Tigers.  KC could use some help on the boundary and Fulton is a sticky corner who needs to brush up his tackling abilities.

Kristian Fulton
  • Ohio St.
  • --
  • 6047
  • 264
  • 33 3/4
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 6031
  • 221
  • 30 7/8
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9
  • Clemson
  • --
  • 6035
  • 238
  • 33 3/8
  • 4.39
  • 0
  • 39.00
  • 11.00
  • 9 5/8
  • Ohio St.
  • --
  • 6011
  • 205
  • 32 5/8
  • 4.48
  • 11
  • 41.00
  • 11.03
  • 9 1/8
  • Auburn
  • --
  • 6045
  • 326
  • 34 1/4
  • 5.16
  • 28
  • 27.00
  • 9.00
  • 9
  • Alabama
  • --
  • 6000
  • 217
  • 30 1/2
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10
  • Alabama
  • --
  • 6010
  • 193
  • 32 1/8
  • 4.45
  • 0
  • 35.00
  • 10.00
  • 9 1/2
  • Alabama
  • --
  • 6041
  • 312
  • 34 1/4
  • 5.05
  • 0
  • 34.50
  • 9.05
  • 10
  • Florida
  • --
  • 6003
  • 204
  • 31 5/8
  • 4.39
  • 20
  • 37.50
  • 10.07
  • 9
  • Georgia
  • --
  • 6051
  • 315
  • 36 1/8
  • 5.22
  • 21
  • 30.50
  • 9.01
  • 10 1/4
  • Oklahoma
  • --
  • 6015
  • 198
  • 32 1/4
  • 4.50
  • 11
  • 34.50
  • 10.04
  • 9 1/4
  • Iowa
  • --
  • 6047
  • 320
  • 34
  • 4.85
  • 24
  • 36.50
  • 10.01
  • 10 1/4
  • South Carolina
  • --
  • 6051
  • 324
  • 34 7/8
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10 1/2
  • Louisville
  • --
  • 6073
  • 364
  • 35 5/8
  • 5.10
  • 23
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 10 3/4
  • Alabama
  • --
  • 6003
  • 201
  • 30 7/8
  • 4.63
  • 19
  • 36.00
  • 10.02
  • 8 5/8
  • Alabama
  • --
  • 5110
  • 188
  • 30 1/2
  • 4.27
  • 0
  • 42.00
  • 10.11
  • 10 1/8
  • Georgia
  • --
  • 5081
  • 212
  • 29 7/8
  • 4.48
  • 0
  • 35.50
  • 10.01
  • 9
  • Utah St.
  • --
  • 6033
  • 224
  • 32 5/8
  • 4.74
  • 0
  • 35.50
  • 9.10
  • 10 1/2
  • Wisconsin
  • --
  • 6023
  • 238
  • 32 3/4
  • 4.65
  • 24
  • 32.50
  • 9.07
  • 9 5/8
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 6011
  • 202
  • 33
  • 4.43
  • 0
  • 37.50
  • 10.06
  • 9 1/8
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 6001
  • 229
  • 31 5/8
  • 4.50
  • 18
  • 35.00
  • 10.05
  • 10
  • Oregon
  • --
  • 6061
  • 236
  • 32 7/8
  • 4.68
  • 0
  • 35.50
  • 10.03
  • 10
  • Houston
  • --
  • 6050
  • 319
  • 33 7/8
  • 5.27
  • 24
  • 28.50
  • 9.01
  • 10 1/8
  • Oklahoma
  • --
  • 6021
  • 241
  • 32 3/4
  • 4.52
  • 21
  • 38.00
  • 10.09
  • 9 1/2
  • Ohio St.
  • --
  • 5091
  • 209
  • 29 3/4
  • 0.00
  • 23
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 1/2
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 6021
  • 213
  • 30 3/8
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 1/8
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 6030
  • 254
  • 32 1/4
  • 0.00
  • 0
  • 0.00
  • 0.00
  • 9 7/8
  • Iowa
  • --
  • 6051
  • 275
  • 34 1/2
  • 5.04
  • 17
  • 32.50
  • 9.09
  • 10 1/8
  • T.C.U.
  • --
  • 5101
  • 191
  • 31 7/8
  • 4.48
  • 17
  • 37.50
  • 10.04
  • 9
  • T.C.U.
  • --
  • 6031
  • 290
  • 32 3/8
  • 4.90
  • 0
  • 29.00
  • 8.11
  • 9 3/4
  • L.S.U.
  • --
  • 5115
  • 197
  • 30 5/8
  • 4.46
  • 0
  • 35.50
  • 10.03
  • 9 1/8
  • Clemson
  • --
  • 6011
  • 195
  • 31 1/4
  • 4.42
  • 15
  • 34.50
  • 10.09
  • 9