2020 NFL mock draft: Round 1

2020 NFL mock draft: Round 1

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2020 NFL mock draft: Round 1

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(Jason Getz, USA TODAY Sports)

Here’s my last updated 2020 NFL mock draft. I tend not to project trades, since the entire draft is such a crapshoot anyway, but I couldn’t help myself with one this time around.

The Denver Broncos desperately need and want a top-flight receiver, which was going to be iffy, even at No. 15. I don’t see Henry Ruggs as being a true WR1, and it’s early for Justin Jefferson. I have Jerry Jeudy going to the Raiders at No. 12. Therefore, in order to get ahead, Denver trades with the New York Jets at No. 11, allowing Gang Green to fall back to 15th overall and still get the second-best cornerback to fill a glaring need.

The Jets still need a receiver, as does Denver need a cornerback, but the receiver class is much deeper than corner. New York can wait on the position and still have a competent offense if it gets the most out of RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Chris Herndon, WR Jamison Crowder and WR Breshad Perriman.

A few items that I’m on the fence about or could see playing out in a much different way:

  • I have no certainty the Washington Redskins will “do the right thing” and pick Chase Young. Dwayne Haskins could get the Josh Rosen treatment.
  • Detroit’s pick will to be extremely valuable for any team looking to trade into position to land a quarterback not named Joe Burrow, depending upon what Washington does with the second pick.
  • I believe Miami has more interest in a prototypical passer, hence Justin Herbert over Tua Tagovailoa. I won’t be shocked if Tua is the pick, though. I’m still not convinced the Alabama standout will get past the Redskins or whichever team ends up holding the No. 2 pick come selection time.
Pick
NFL team Player
Pos.
College
1
Cincinnati Bengals Joe Burrow
QB
LSU
2
Washington Redskins Chase Young
DE
Ohio State
3
Detroit Lions Jeff Okudah
CB
Ohio State
4
New York Giants Tristan Wirfs
OL
Iowa
5
Miami Dolphins Justin Herbert
QB
Oregon
6
Los Angeles Chargers Tua Tagovailoa
QB
Alabama
7
Carolina Panthers Isaiah Simmons
LB
Clemson
8
Arizona Cardinals Jedrick Wills Jr.
OT
Alabama
9
Jacksonville Jaguars Derrick Brown
DL
Auburn
10
Cleveland Browns Mekhi Becton
OL
Louisville
11
Denver Broncos* (proj from NYJ) CeeDee Lamb
WR
Oklahoma
12
Las Vegas Raiders Jerry Jeudy
WR
Alabama
13
San Francisco 49ers (from IND) Javon Kinlaw
DL
South Carolina
14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Andrew Thomas
OT
Georgia
15
New York Jets* (proj from DEN) C.J. Henderson
CB
Florida
16
Atlanta Falcons K’Lavon Chaisson
DE/OLB
LSU
17
Dallas Cowboys A.J. Epenesa
DE/OLB
Iowa
18
Miami Dolphins (from PIT) Xavier McKinney
S
Alabama
19
Las Vegas Raiders (from CHI) Patrick Queen
LB
LSU
20
Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) Kristian Fulton
CB
LSU
21
Philadelphia Eagles Henry Ruggs III
WR
Alabama
22
Minnesota Vikings (from BUF) Trevon Diggs
CB
Alabama
23
New England Patriots Kenneth Murray
LB
Oklahoma
24
New Orleans Saints Jordan Love
QB
Utah State
25
Minnesota Vikings Justin Jefferson
WR
LSU
26
Miami Dolphins (from HOU) Austin Jackson
OT
USC
27
Seattle Seahawks Yetur Gross-Matos
DE/OLB
Penn State
28
Baltimore Ravens Zack Baun
LB
Wisconsin
29
Tennessee Titans A.J. Terrell
CB
Clemson
30
Green Bay Packers Tee Higgins
WR
Clemson
31
San Francisco 49ers Laviska Shenault Jr.
WR
Colorado
32
Kansas City Chiefs Damon Arnette
CB
Ohio State

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