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2020 NFL Mock Draft Updates:
2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0
Updated: March 28, 2020
1. Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU:
This pick is pretty much a slam dunk. I cannot envision a scenario where Burrow isn't a Bengal. Burrow had a breakout 2019 college football campaign. He has really good accuracy and can make every throw although he doesn't have elite arm strength. Burrow is reminiscent to Alex Smith.
2. Washington Redskins- Chase Young, DE, Ohio State:
No doubt Tua Tagovailoa would be in play here for the Redskins. Ron Rivera doesn't seem too sold on Dwayne Haskins and he shouldn't be. Haskins is not his guy, but if Rivera can somehow get Cam Newton to sign with the Redskins there would be no need to draft Tua. Instead the Redskins take the most hyped and prized prospect in the draft, Chase Young.
3. Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State:
Once again another team that will be tempted to take Tua. However, after a nasty break up with star corner Darius Slay the Lions have a huge hole to fill at Corner. Plus Matt Patricia will be on the hot seat and needs to win ASAP. His best chance of doing so may be with Matt Stafford.
4. New York Giants- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville:
Dave Gettleman has been aggressive in free agency and has filled some holes at Line-backer and Corner. Another need right now for the Giants is OT. Mekhi Becton is the best OT prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft Class and could slide into the starting RT spot for the G-men.
5. Miami Dolphins- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama:
On the actual day of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dolphins may just have to trade up to get Tua. But Genaosportbuzz.com does not do trades in Mock Draft Predictions. Instead Tua Falls here to the Dolphins and the team that seemingly failed at "tanking for Tua" gets their guy.
6. Los Angeles Chargers- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon:
With Philip Rivers gone the Chargers are left without a future at QB. Easton Stick is still developing and is not yet ready to be an NFL starter and Tyrod Taylor's ceiling isn't that of a Franchise passer, though he is a good starter. With that said, Taylor can start until Herbert is ready. Herbert is not ready to start right away, but his upside is higher than any other QB on the Chargers roster. The Chargers have no choice but to take Herbert here, unless they sign Cam Newton in free agency.
7. Carolina Panthers- Isiaiah Simmons, S/LB, Clemson:
The Panthers lost a huge part of their defense in Luke Kuechly when he decided to retire. Thankfully a versatile prospect like Simmons who can play LB and Safety is still on the board here, and the Panthers will take the Clemson Tiger product to help fill the void left by Kuechly.
8. Arizona Cardinals- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa:
I have to give credit to the Arizona Cardinals for "stealing" DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans. Initially I thought maybe they'd take a WR before the Hopkins trade. With Hopkins now in the fold for Arizona, they can address another immediate need in OT. Wirfs can play inside or on the outside of the O-line, but will be better suited to start off his career on the right side.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars- Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn:
With "Minshew Mania" now the toast of the town after the Nick Foles trade, the Jags look to beef up their D-line. Corner is another need but the value to take one isn't here. Instead they take Brown here, who can help solidify the run defense.
10. Cleveland Browns- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia:
The Browns seemingly have a dream team roster on offense filled with explosive weapons. The Offensive Line could be an issue though. Recent free agent signee Jack Conklin will help solidify the left side, and a talented young Andrew Thomas will be the pick here to fill the void on the right side.
11. New York Jets- Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama:
More often than not it seems like Sam Darold was running for his life last year. The Jets have to address the Offensive Line early in the 2020 NFL Draft.
12. Oakland Raiders- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama:
Jon Gruden is definitely leaving his imprint on the Raiders roster. He's bringing in his players. First he got rid of Kahlil Mack. Then he gets rid of Amari Cooper. Then he brings in former high profile draft pick (Marcus Mariota) that flamed out for the team that drafted him so that he can compete with the QB (Derek Carr, who seemingly is flaming out with the Raiders) that Jon Gruen "Inherited". Fact of the matter is Jon Gruden wants "his guys" and with this pick he drafts "his WR" to replace Amari Cooper.
13. San Francisco 49ers- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama:
Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers have an impressive run game and defense that carried them throughout the season. But if Garoppolo wants to take the next step with this offense and be seen s a legitimate top 10 QB, he may need more weapons on the outside. Henry Ruggs III isn't the best available WR here, that would be Tee Higgins, but Ruggs is seen as the better prospect so if he's available the 49ers will take him.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina:
Even with the resigning of the declining Ndamukong Suh, the Buccaneers have to address the Defensive Line spot for the future.
15. Denver Broncos- Cee Dee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma:
There are some rumors swirling that Cam Newton may be coming to town to take Drew Locks starting position. I don't see that happening. Although it wouldn't surprise me. John Elway isn't shy about taking risks. I honestly think Cam Newton would be a great fit for Denver. It would be ironic though. Cam Newton signing with the team he lost in the Super Bowl to. Either way whether it's Cam or Lock, the Broncos could use a stud like CeeDee Lamb at WR to help grow this offense.
16. Atlanta Falcons- Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU:
CB is a dire need for the Falcons. Many scouts have it back and forth between Henderson, or Fulton as the top corners. If I were Atlanta I would go Fulton. I think thats what they'll do.
17. Dallas Cowboys- K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU:
Yet another LSU Tiger off the board here on back to back picks. Dallas has been looking to add a complementary Edge rusher for some time.
18. Miami Dolphins- Grant Delpit, S, LSU:
Delpit has seen his draft stock drop substantially from where it was at the beginning of the 2019 College Football season. However, this is as far as he drops. To be fair Delpit played on a great team, and was often overshadowed. Still he's a great talent and the best Safety by far in this class, and he fills a need here for the Dolphins.
19. Oakland Raiders- A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson:
Another pick here for the Raiders, and they take, if not the best CB in the class, at the very least the second best CB in the Class. Terrell is a relentless ball hawk and plays man coverage very well. He's athletic, fast and plays very disciplined.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars- C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida:
The Jags have to fill the void left by Jalen Ramsey after the trade with the Rams. Many believe C.J. Henderson could be the best CB of the 2020 NFL Draft Class.
21. Philadelphia Eagles- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson:
There is not bigger hole on this team than WR. As a New York Giants fan I most definitely would not look forward to having to play Tee Higgins twice a year. I believe he's a transcendent talent and the best WR prospect by far in the 2020 NFL Draft.
22. Minnesota Vikings- Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State:
CB is a huge need after the Vikings lost 3 of their top CB's. However this Draft class has a lot of depth at the position and someone of value should still be available to pick at the position with there second first rounder. Instead the Vikings look to re-up on the front end of their defense with an Edge Rusher.
23. New England Patriots- A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa:
A lot of teams may be down on A.J. Epenesa because of his 5.04 40 time. Thats fine with Bill Bellichick as this isn't the first time he's drafted a player with a slow 40 time (Tom Brady) that became a star.
24. New Orleans Saints- Damon Arenette, CB, Ohio State:
Damon Arenette has risen up draft boards and could see himself in a position to play for a contender like the Saints, who need help at CB.
25. Minnesota Vikings- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama:
The Vikings got their pass rusher with their first, first rounder. Now they address their dire need for a corner. Who knows they may not even take an Edge rusher in the first round and just take two corners in the first.
26. Miami Dolphins- Austin Jackson, OT, USC:
Building an Offensive Line will be crucial to the success of their new Franchise signal caller Justin Herbert. The best part is, Herbert does not have to play right away and can let "Fitzmagic" test drive the rebuilding Miami Dolphins Offensive Line. Jackson is more of a 2nd or 3rd round prospect but team needs always jump up prospects in certain years for certain positions.
27. Seattle Seahawks- Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State:
This pick is a steal. As stated in previous 2020 NFL Mock Drafts, Genaosportbuzz.com has Gross Matos as the best Edge rusher in the class. At one point he looked to be a top five pick in pre-college 2019 season Mock Drafts. I see nothing in his game that has exposed or changed the fact that he is a top five prospect. He will transform Seattle's defense and become an All-Pro.
28. Baltimore Ravens- Patrick Queen, LB, LSU:
The race between Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray has begun. Im willing to bet Patrick Queen gets taken before Kenneth Murray in this Mediocre LB draft class.
29. Tennessee Titans- Josh Jones, OT, Houston:
After the departure of Jack Conklin, the Titans have to fill the gap (pun intended) left by him on the left side of the OL. Josh Jones is a raw but athletic OT who should be a 3rd rounder but lots of teams have needs at OL and he could hear his name called late on day 1 of the draft.
30. Green Bay Packers- Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado:
Shenault Jr. has kind of gone under the radar. Still, here on http://www.Genaosportbuzz.com Shenault is the second best WR Prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft and will be the pick here late for a Packers team looking for some more WR targets to add for "Mr. Rodgers".
31. San Francisco 49ers- Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama:
Another pick here late for the 49ers and they get a tremendous value in Raekwon Davis. Davis has seen his 2020 Draft stock fall a bit. But for a team as loaded as the 49ers, the risk is worth the reward. Like they say, "you gotta risk it for the biscuit".
32. Kanas City Chiefs- Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah:When you have a loaded offense, a great offensive minded head coach, a solid Defense and the best QB in the NFL, there isn't much you need on your team. That being said, the defending Champs pick here and they'll look to add some depth at corner.