With the Senior Bowl officially in the rearview mirror, it’s as good of a time to unveil my first mock draft of the 2020 season. I will do these every couple weeks leading up to the draft and use different simulators to get a feel of different draft boards and how sites are stacking up prospects and team needs for all 32 NFL teams across the board.
This time, I’ll be using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator.
1. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow – QB – LSU
The Andy Dalton era is over and a new franchise quarterback is ready to return to his home state.
2. Washington Redskins
Chase Young – EDGE – Ohio State
Maybe they’ll change their name to the Washington Buckeyes with Haskins, McLaurin and now Young in the fold.
3. Detroit Lions
Jeffery Okudah – CB – Ohio State
Okudah and Darius Slay could be a nightmare tandem for the NFC North opposing quarterbacks.
4. New York Giants
Isaiah Simmons – LB – Clemson
The Giants need help all over but Simmons could be the game-changer they need defensively.
5. Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Alabama
This move is all about the future and another year of either Ryan Fitzpatrick or another veteran will be beneficial while Tua rehabs his hip injury.
6. Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert – QB – Oregon
A fantastic week in Mobile cemented his place in the Top-10 come April.
7. Carolina Panthers
Derrick Brown – IDL – Auburn
With the top quarterbacks off the board, Carolina goes BPA and adds a stud to their defensive front.
8. Arizona Cardinals
Jedrick Wills – OT – Alabama
Absolutely have to protect the franchise that is Kyler Murray.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jerry Jeudy – WR – Alabama
Whether it’s Gardner Minshew or Nick Foles, need to give them more weapons to utilize especially at wide receiver
10. Cleveland Browns
Tristan Wirfs – OT – Iowa
Browns need both a left and right tackle, Wirfs can step into the a tackle position from Day 1.
11. New York Jets
A.J. Epenesa – EDGE – Iowa
The Jets need some more production in terms of pass rush.
12. Las Vegas Raiders
CeeDee Lamb – WR – Oklahoma
The only question is who will be throwing Lamb touchdowns in Sin City?
13. Indianapolis Colts
Henry Ruggs – WR – Alabama
Picture Ruggs and T.Y. Hilton catching touchdowns from Tom Brady come Week 1…..
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andrew Thomas – OT – Georgia
Another team where the quarterback question looms over them this off-season.
15. Denver Broncos
Kristian Fulton – CB – LSU
The track record with Tigers defensive backs continues to be strong.
16. Atlanta Falcons
K’Lavon Chaisson – EDGE – LSU
After Vic Beasley fizzled out, Dan Quinn and Co. look to add some more impact on the edge.
17. Dallas Cowboys
Javon Kinlaw – IDL – South Carolina
Kinlaw turned some heads at Mobile and the Cowboys get an impact guy to go along with DeMarcus Lawrence upfront.
18. Miami Dolphins
Mekhi Becton – OT – Louisville
Becton is rising up boards and lands in South Beach to help keep Tua upright moving forward.
19. Las Vegas Raiders
Xavier McKinney – S – Alabama
Raiders add another impact safety who will join 2019 first-round pick, Johnathan Abram, in the secondary.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars
Trevon Diggs – CB – Alabama
With Jalen Ramsey no longer there, the Jags need a potential cornerstone in the secondary.
21. Philadelphia Eagles
Laviska Shenault Jr. – WR – Colorado
Time to give Carson Wentz a #1 option at the receiver position.
22. Buffalo Bills
Yetur Gross-Matos – EDGE – Penn State
Sean McDermott gets another young building block on what is already a really good defense.
23. New England Patriots
Jordan Love – QB – Utah State
New England officially moves on from the Tom Brady era.
24. New Orleans Saints
Lloyd Cushenberry – IOL – LSU
The Saints don’t go marching far to find some help up front for Brees, Bridgewater or whoever the quarterback will be.
25. Minnesota Vikings
C.J. Henderson – CB – Florida
Mike Zimmer looks to upgrade the cornerback position after Trae Waynes failed expectations.
26. Miami Dolphins
JK Dobbins – RB – Ohio State
With no real threat in the running game, Miami takes Dobbins to give a much needed shot in the arm at the position.
27. Seattle Seahawks
Grant Delpit – S – LSU
They are missing that Kam Chancellor type safety in Seattle and Delpit could fill that void.
28. Baltimore Ravens
Terrell Lewis – EDGE – Alabama
Ozzie Newsome may be gone but don’t think Baltimore still doesn’t love those Alabama prospects.
29. Tennessee Titans
Neville Gallimore – IDL – Oklahoma
Tennessee continues to load up that defense to make another run in the AFC.
30. Green Bay Packers
Tee Higgins – WR – Clemson
Aaron Rodgers gets another weapon opposite Davante Adams
31. Kansas City Chiefs
Johnathan Taylor – RB – Wisconsin
Not like they need any more help offensively but adding someone like Taylor could just be unfair.
32. San Francisco 49ers
A.J. Terrell – CB – Clemson
Richard Sherman isn’t getting any younger so they get another long, athletic cornerback for the future.