Preston Oliver’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Preston Oliver, Sports Writer

The Jets are never in the playoffs, so it’s never too early for Mock season. Stay tuned for my official three round mock draft dropping April 24th. 

Round 1

  1. Bengals- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU: The Bungles are in desperate need of a franchise passer. This is a no- brainer. 
  2. Redskins- Chase Young, DE, Ohio State: Another no brainer here. Chase Young might be the best player in this draft. 
  3. Lions- Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State: Another great corner coming out of Ohio State, I think he is a lock to go here. 
  4. Giants- Jerry Jeudy, QB, Alabama: It pains me to put a game-changing receiver such as Jeudy on the Giants when the Jets are lining up undrafted free agents at Wideout. Jones to Jeudy. Get used to that. 
  5. Dolphins- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: The Dolphins desperately need a QB, and they will rush this pick to the stage. 
  6. Chargers- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: They just moved on from Rivers, so they are now a QB needy team. 
  7. Panthers- Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn: They have options at QB via free agency so they will go with Brown here. 
  8. Cardinals- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia: Cardinals need to protect Kyler despite the trendy Ceedee Lamb pick. 
  9. Jaguars- Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson: 3 words here. Best player available. 
  10.  Browns- Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama: Browns need offensive line here, and they’ll take the athletic tackle from Alabama. 
  11. Jets- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa: Odds are the Jets will get the offensive line leftovers, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they went receiver or pass rusher here too. 
  12. Raiders- Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma: He might have the most upside out of all receivers and Jon Gruden will snatch him. 
  13. Colts- K’lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU: I think Chaisson is going to be someone who impresses scouts at the combine and he will move up on people’s boards. 
  14. Buccaneers- Austin Jackson, OT, USC: They are desperate for an offensive lineman and will reach for a guy like Jackson. 
  15. Broncos- Henry Ruggs lll, WR, Alabama: Elway gives Drew Lock another weapon alongside Cortland Sutton. Ruggs might be the fastest player in the draft. 
  16. Falcons- A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa: Dann Quinn gets another chess piece for his defense. 
  17.  Cowboys- Grant Delpit, S, LSU: Perfect fit here for the Cowboys. LSU traditionally develops great NFL defensive backs, and Delpit is next in line.  
  18.  Dolphins- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville: Miami needs to bolster the offensive line to protect Tua and a future running back. 
  19. Raiders- Kristan Fulton, CB, LSU: Gruden gets a top pass catcher and a top DB. They are killing the first round. 
  20. Jaguars- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama: The Jags aim to replace Jalen Ramsey with Diggs, who was solid at Bama. 
  21. Eagles- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson: This is a no-brainer here. The Eagles can’t keep running practice squad receivers at WR1. 
  22. Bills- Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado: Josh Allen gets a dangerous weapon to complete the receiver core. 
  23. Patriots- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina: They will snag the best player available here. Kinlaw should rotate in with that D-Line nicely. 
  24. Saints- C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida: Aside from Marcus Lattimore, the Saints secondary is stinky. 
  25. Vikings- Kenneth Murray, OLB, Oklahoma: They have some solid pass rushers on the D-Line but they need a speed rusher off the edge. 
  26. Dolphins- Johnathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin: The Dolphins could slowly build up a dangerous offense. 
  27. Seahawks- Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama: You can never have too many edge rushers. 
  28. Ravens: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State: Again, you can never have too many edge rushers. 
  29. Titans- A.J. Terell, CB, Clemson: Corners are important, and if Tennessee wants to compete for Super Bowls they are going to need to cover Deandre Hopkins and Tyreek Hill. 
  30. Packers- Jalen Reagor, WR TCU: Rodgers needs another weapon. 
  31. 49ers- Xavier Mckinney, SS, Alabama: The 49ers secondary needs more depth. 
  32. Chiefs- D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia: They will add some more RB depth as I expect Shady Mccoy to retire. 

 

Round 2

  1. Bengals- Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  2. Colts- Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin
  3. Lions- Curtis Weaver, EDGE,Boise State
  4. Giants- Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
  5. Chargers- Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
  6. Panthers- Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
  7. Miami- Josh Jones, OT, Houston
  8. Cardinals- Matt Peart, OT, Uconn
  9. Browns- Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn
  10. Jaguars- Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
  11. Bears- Albert Okwuegbunan, TE, Missouri
  12. Colts- Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
  13. Buccaneers- Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
  14. Broncos- Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
  15. Falcons- Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
  16. Jets-Michael Pittman Jr, USC: Pittman reunites with Darnold and will start immediately. 
  17. Steelers- Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
  18. Bears- Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
  19. Dallas- Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
  20. Rams- Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
  21. Eagles- Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
  22. Bills- Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama
  23. Falcons- Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  24. Dolphins- Zach Baun, LB, Wisconsin
  25. Texans- J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
  26. Vikings- Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
  27. Seahawks- Anfernee Jennings, OLB, Alabama
  28. Ravens- Lynn Bowden Jr, WR, Kentucky
  29. Titans- Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah
  30. Packers- Malik Harrison, ILB, Ohio State
  31. Chiefs- Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
  32. Seahawks- Trey Adams, OT, Washington

 

Round 3

  1. Bengals- Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU
  2. Redskins- Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
  3. Lions- Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
  4. Jets- KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
  5. Panthers- Brandon Jones, S, Texas
  6. Miami- Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
  7. Chargers- Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
  8. Cardinals- Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State
  9. Jaguars- Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU
  10. Browns- Matt Hennessy, OC, Temple
  11. Colts- Nick Harris, OC, Washington
  12. Buccaneers- Calvin Throckmorton, OT, Oregon
  13. Broncos- Erza Robinson, CB, Tennessee State
  14. Falcons- Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame
  15. Jets- Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri
  16. Raiders- Jacob Phillips, ILB, LSU
  17. Raiders- Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
  18. Cowboys- Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
  19. Broncos- Michael Pinckney, OLB, Miami
  20. Rams- Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
  21. Eagles- Sanford Samuels, CB, FSU
  22. Bills- Benito Jones, DT, Mississippi State
  23. Patriots- Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
  24. Saints- Shaquille Quarterman, ILB< Miami
  25. Vikings- TJ Mccoy, OC, Louisville
  26. Browns- Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
  27. Raiders- Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
  28. Ravens- Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
  29. Titans- Darryl Williams, OG, Mississippi State
  30. Packers- Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
  31. Broncos- Lucas Niang- OT, TCU
  32. Chiefs- Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State