Chris Shutrump’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Chris Shutrump, Sports Writer

Round 1

  1. Bengals: Joe Burrow- QB, LSU  This might be one of the most guarenteed draft picks since Cam Newton in 11’ or Andrew Luck in 12’. 
  2. Redskins: Chase Young- DE, Ohio State The best overall talent in the entire draft and best pass rusher since Myles Garrett. He won’t fall past two.
  3. Lions: Jeff Okudah- CB, Ohio StateAnother Ohio State product going high in the draft. Lions go with the best player available. 
  4. Giants: Andrew Thomas- OT, GeorgiaAs the Giants continue their rebuild, Andrew Thomas is the perfect piece to plug into one of the youngest offenses in the NFL. 
  5. Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa- QB, AlabamaTua is coming off a major injury but that won’t stop the Dolphins from taking a chance because of the huge question mark at the sports most  important position.  
  6. Chargers: Jedrick Wills- OT, AlabamaMany think the Chargers will go QB here. L.A. does not have time to wait for development out of a young guy as they are built to win now. Wills is the pick, QB can be anwsered in free agency or later down the road. 
  7. Panthers: Justin Herbert- QB, Oregon It is unclear what Matt Rhule will do with his first ever draft selection, but setting a firm foundation with a strong armed quarterback is a good start. 
  8. Cardinals: Jerry Jeudy- WR, AlabamaJeudy falls right into the lap of a perfect situation in Arizona. Kyler Murray will progress immensley with this kind of talent on the outside.   
  9. Jaguars: Isaiah Simmons – LB, ClemsonSimmons a great piece to an up and coming unit.
  10.  Browns: Tristan Wirfs – OT, Iowa If you watched any Browns games this year, it is clearly evident that something needs to change up front. Wirfs versatility to play anywhere on the line will work in Bakers favor. 
  11.  Jets: Austin Jackson – OT, USC –  Just like the Cleveland selection, O-line is a dire need for New York. 
  12.  Raiders: Derrick Brown – DT, Auburn Derrick Brown falls all the way to twelve meaning Gruden has to take him. 
  13. Colts: K’Lavon Chaisson – DE, LSU –  One of the best pass rushers in the draft falls right into the Colt’s lap. 
  14. Buccaneers: Mekhi Becton – OT, Louisville  -This big boy will be shipped in to protect the league’s leader in interceptions! (6’7”, 369 pounds)
  15.  Broncos: Henry Ruggs lll – WR, AlabamaDenver really turned things around after a dreadful start. With Locke under center, it looks like the only thing missing is another receiver opposite of Cortland Sutton. 
  16.  Falcons: A.J. Epenesa – DE, IowaThe Falcons will go pass rush after they struggled getting to the quarterback this past season. 
  17.  Cowboys: Grant Delpit – S, LSU The Cowboys get the best player left in the drafft at this point and they won’t regret taking the Jim-Thorpe award winner. 
  18.  Dolphins: (PIT): Kristian Fulton – CB, LSU Aside from Okudah, Fulton may be the best cover corner in this draft. He does have injury concerns, though. 
  19.  Raiders: (CHI): CeeDee Lamb – WR, Oklahoma – Gruden gets in my opinion the best receiver prospect in the draft. Another homerun with his second first round pick. 
  20.  Jaguars: (LAR): C.J. Henderson – CB, Florida The Jags go with the highly coveted Florida product to stay in the sunshine state and suceed Jalen Ramsey. 
  21.  Eagles: Tee Higgins – WR, Clemson After a rough year for Wentz with no one to throw to, Higgins will be perfect for this offense. 
  22.  Bills: Terell Lewis – DE, AlabamaLewis is a great addition to Bills mafia
  23.  Patriots: Jordan Love – QB, Utah State The Pats look to draft the G.O.A.T’s successor in Jordan Love. Good luck buddy, try filling those shoes!
  24.  Saints: Justin Jefferson – WR, LSU Keeping Justin Jefferson in NOLA is a match made in heaven for the Saints and Brees. 
  25.  Vikings: Xavier McKinney – S, Alabama  – Pairing McKinney with Harrison Smith will be a duo to reckon with up north. 
  26. Dolphins (HOU): J.K. Dobbins- RB, Ohio StateThe Dolphins need a lot of help on offense. Let’s start the rebuild with the second leading rusher in Ohio State history. 
  27.  Seahawks: Yetur Gross- Matos – DE, Penn StateWith the uncertainy of Jadaveon Clowney returning, it would be smart for Seattle to grab a pass rusher here. 
  28.  Ravens: Kenneth Murray- LB, Oklahoma The Ravens have been known to always have a good defense and after letting Derrick Henry run all over their Super Bowl hopes, I think they will welcome Murray with open arms. 
  29.  Titans: Raekwon Davis – DL, Alabama The Titans could use some extra help up front.
  30.  Packers: Laviska Shenault – WR, Colorado Aaron Rodgers can not throw to Davante Adams 15 times a game next year. Or maybe he can, but still, this is the obvious pick.
  31. 49ers*: Bryce Hall – CB, VirginiaOn a seamlessly flawless team, Bryce Hall will fit in nicely to an already loaded secondary.  
  32.  Chiefs* D’andre Swift RB, GeorgiaThe Chiefs will look to add more speed to the fastest offense in the NFL. 

 

Round 2

  1.  Bengals: Jalen Raegor – WR, TCU
  2.  Colts: Javon Kinlaw – DT, South Carolina 
  3.  Lions: Patrick Queen – LB, LSU 
  4.  Giants: Tyler Biadasz – OC, Wisconsin 
  5.  Chargers: Josh Jones – OT, Houston 
  6.  Panthers: Jacob Eason – QB, Washington 
  7.  Dolphins: A.J. Terell – CB, Clemson 
  8.  Cardinals: Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame 
  9.  Browns: Antoine Winfield Jr – S, Minnesota 
  10.  Jaguars: Michael Pittman Jr – WR, USC 
  11.  Bears: Cole Kmet – TE, Notre Dame 
  12.  Colts: Sage Surratt – WR, Wake Forest 
  13.  Buccaneers: Marlon Davidson – DE, Auburn 
  14.  Broncos: Isaiah Wilson – OT, Georgia 
  15.  Falcons: Jeff Gladney – CB, TCU 
  16.  Jets: Brandon Aiyuk – WR, Arizona State 
  17.  Steelers: Jalen Hurts – QB, Oklahoma 
  18.  Bears: Jake Fromm – QB, Georgia
  19.  Cowboys: Jaylon Johnson – CB, Utah
  20.  Rams: Ben Bredeson – OL, Michigan 
  21.  Eagles: KJ Hamler – WR, Penn State 
  22.  Bills: Tyler Johnson – WR, Minnesota 
  23.  Falcons: Zach Baun – LB, Wisconsin 
  24.  Dolphins: Neville Gallimore – DT, Oklahoma 
  25.  Texans: Jonathan Taylor – RB, Wisconsin 
  26.  Vikings: Curtis Weaver – DE, Boise State 
  27.  Seahawks: Donovan Peoples – Jones – WR, Michigan 
  28. Ravens: Llyod Cushenberry – OT, LSU 
  29.  Titans: Cesar Ruiz – OL, Auburn 
  30.  Packers: Troy Dye – LB, Oregon 
  31.  Chiefs: Damon Arnette – CB, Ohio State 
  32.  Seahawks: Lynn Bowden Jr. – WR, Kentucky