Jacob Myers’ 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Jacob Myers' 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Jacob Myers, Sports Writer

1st Round

 

Pick 1: Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

The best player in this draft and possibly the best college player of all time. If the Bengals pass on Burrow, they may want to bring Marvin Lewis back because that’s a better decision.

Pick 2: Washington Redskins (3-13)

Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

If Joe Burrow didn’t have such a good year, Young would be going #1. But, the Redskins could use a pass rusher and Young is the best defensive player in the draft.

Pick 3: Detroit Lions (3-12-1)

Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

This pick was between Okudah and Jerry Jeudy, but the combo of Okudah and Darius Slay is too good for the Lions to pass up.

Pick 4: New York Giants (4-12)

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Although this may not be the guy that Giants fans have wanted, they are getting a sure-fire stud in Jeudy, who along with a core of other young receivers and a young QB, could end up tearing up the league very soon.

Pick 5: Miami Dolphins (5-11)

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

At the beginning of the season, everyone said the Dolphins were tanking for Tua. At the end of a surprisingly ok season, the Dolphins could still get their guy, and they will. With a very young core, Tua could possibly be the key to getting the franchise back in the right step. He just needs to keep his hip safe, but his offensive line may not help with that.

Pick 6: Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

The Chargers struggled last year, just like their QB. Justin Herbert had the momentum going into the season but kind of stalled out. But the scouts have said that he’s a leader and a top-10 talent. With the aging Rivers, the Chargers will look for a replacement in Justin Herbert.

Pick 7: Carolina Panthers (5-11)

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

I believe the Panthers will go after either Andy Dalton or Tom Brady in free agency, so they will go to get those guys some help. With Curtis Samuel and DJ Moore, the Panthers will have a promising receiving core.

Pick 8: Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

With the absence of Terrell Suggs, the Cardinals will take the best defensive player in the draft. Simmons will fit well in a young-cored defense, tearing up backfields with the Cards.

Pick 9: Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

The Jaguars are struggling on offense, so the Jaguars will look to bolster their receivers. With Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley, Higgins will add a speedster and stud to help out Gardner Minshew.

Pick 10: Cleveland Browns (6-10)

Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

As a Browns fan, I must be optimistic and hope Thomas will fall to 10 so that we can take him. The Browns need a tackle to help protect Baker Mayfield, and Thomas may just be the man to give him the help he needs.

Pick 11: New York Jets (7-9)

Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Just as the Browns need an O-lineman, so do the Jets. They need Wirfs. Enough said.

Pick 12: Oakland Raiders (7-9)

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Playing alongside up-and-coming Maxx Crosby, Derrick Brown will fortify the Raiders defensive line, helping them bolster their run defense. The man eats up holes for running backs like Jameis Winston eats Ws.

Pick 13: Indianapolis Colts (7-9)

Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

The Colts have a proven offense, so they will look to increase the skill of their defense with Adebo. Name a Colts corner, I’ll wait.

Pick 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)

Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama.

Jameis Winston threw 30 picks last season, many of which came when he scrambled outside the pocket. Fortifying the offensive line will allow Jameis to stay in the pocket, and throw less picks.

Pick 15: Denver Broncos (7-9) 

Grant Delpit, S, LSU

I want to believe the Broncos will take a receiver, but with Delpit on the board, the Broncos just can’t pass up. I remember the days when the Broncos were a defensive menace, and drafting Delpit will get them back close to that point.

Pick 16: Atlanta Falcons (7-9)

A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

The Falcons found their offensive stride late in the season, so they will look for a pass rusher to help set up that offense. Epenesa is truly a top-10 talent, but will fall to a team that truly needs him.

Pick 17: Dallas Cowboys (8-8)

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Besides Amari Cooper, the Cowboys lacked talented receivers. They need someone to take the pressure off of him, so Ruggs will be their man. I don’t see him being a star, but a solid number 2 that could put up a quiet 1000 yard season.

Pick 18: Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers [8-8])

Johnathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

The Dolphins need a running back very badly. Taylor is a sure-fire superstar in the right system, but is that the Dolphins? We’ll just have to see.

Pick 19: Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears [8-8])

K’Laivon Chaisson, DE, LSU

I’m aware that I have the Raiders taking a DT earlier, but the trio of Crosby, Chaisson, and Brown would be an insane menace to the other teams. The idea just makes sense, so the on-the-low DE will be wearing black and grey.

Pick 20: Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams [9-7])

Yetur Gross-Matos, DT, Penn State

I watched this kid against Ohio State, and he has talent. The Jaguars would be lucky to have him. Along with Calais Campbell and Josh Allen, they could tear up opposing O-lines.

Pick 21: Philadelphia Eagles (9-7, Wild Card)

Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

If you watched the Eagles’ loss in the playoffs, the offensive line struggled to help both Wentz and McCown. They’ll take the best offensive lineman available.

Pick 22: Buffalo Bills (10-6, Wild Card)

Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Johnson and Tre’Davious White could just be the best two-CB lineup in the league, if they pass up on Henderson.

Pick 23: New England Patriots (12-4, Wild Card)

Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

The Pats have a hole at TE after Gronk left. Kmet is the best TE in the draft, and he’ll fit in the Gronk-sized hole well enough to work.

Pick 24: New Orleans Saints (13-3, Wild Card)

Bryce Hall, DB, Virginia

The Saints are invested in a young secondary with Lattimore, Bell, and Apple. Getting a solid CB2 will help their defense. Now they just need the refs’ help too.

Pick 25: Minnesota Vikings (10-6, Divisional)

Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Javon is a sleeper in this class, and Minnesota is a great landing spot, given their style of play. Kinlaw can fill the hole Sheldon Richardson left after he went to the Browns.

Pick 26: Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans [10-6, Divisional])

C.J. Henderson, DB, Florida

The replacement for Minkah, Henderson will be a steal at 26. The Dolphins have three first round picks, and will take the best available for every pic. With the three I have chosen, their first round would be an A+ grade.

Pick 27: Seattle Seahawks (11-5, Divisional)

De’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

You could see the lack of depth at RB for the Seahawks when the playoffs rolled around. We all may like Marshawn Lynch, but they need depth. A backfield of Chris Carson and De’Andre Swift would be a nice one-two punch for Seattle.

Pick 28: Baltimore Ravens (14-2, Divisional)

Jaylen Hurts, QB/FLEX, Oklahoma

Alright, you may be wondering: what the actual heck are you thinking? But, under the Lamar era, imagine having two players like Lamar on that roster. The Ravens could run a triple option with Lamar, Hurts, and Ingram almost every play. Two players who can throw and run would be a system and a half, and truly a new era would be starting in the NFL. The league would have to adapt to them, and the Ravens would be dominant for so much longer. Take the pressure off of Lamar, and draft Hurts. Please. I really want to see it.

Pick 29: Tennessee Titans (9-7, AFC Championship)

Zack Baun, DE, Wisconsin

The Titans are the surprise of the century being here, and they’ll go conservative with their pick, taking Baun.

Pick 30: Green Bay Packers (13-3, NFC Championship)

Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Him, Za’Darius Smith, and Preston Smith would be absolutely menacing. Let’s see it, Pack.

Pick 31: San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl)

Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

Pick 32: Kansas City Chiefs (Super Bowl Winner)

Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

 

Round 2

 

Pick 33: Cincinnati Bengals

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

Pick 34: Indianapolis Colts (from Miami)

Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Pick 35: Detroit Lions

Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama

Pick 36: New York Giants

Austin Jackson, OL, USC

Pick 37: Los Angeles Chargers

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Pick 38: Carolina Panthers

Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State

Pick 39: Miami Dolphins

Alex Weatherwood, OL, Alabama
Pick 40: Arizona Cardinals

KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

Pick 41: Cleveland Browns

AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

Pick 42: Jacksonville Jaguars

Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan

Pick 43: Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas)

Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Pick 44: Indianapolis Colts

Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Pick 45: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Pick 46: Denver Broncos

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Pick 47: Atlanta Falcons

John Simpson, OG, Clemson

Pick 48: New York Jets

Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

Pick 49: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Pick 50: Chicago Bears

Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame

Pick 51: Dallas Cowboys

Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Pick 52: Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin

Pick 53: Philadelphia Eagles

Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

Pick 54: Buffalo Bills

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

Pick 55: Atlanta Falcons (from New England)

Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

Pick 56: Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans)

Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida

Pick 57: Houston Texans

Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut

Pick 58: Minnesota Vikings

Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal

Pick 59: Seattle Seahawks

Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa

Pick 60: Baltimore Ravens

Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

Pick 61: Tennessee Titans

Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt

Pick 62: Green Bay Packers

Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon

Pick 63:  San Francisco 49ers

Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Pick 64: Kansas City Chiefs

Walker Little, OT, Stanford

 

Round 3

 

Pick 65: Cincinnati Bengals

Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Pick 66: Washington Redskins

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Pick 67: Detroit Lions

Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah

Pick 68: New York Jets (from NY Giants)

Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

Pick 69: Carolina Panthers

Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

Pick 70: Miami Dolphins

Juwan Johnson, WR, Oregon

Pick 71: Los Angeles Chargers

Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

Pick 72: Arizona Cardinals

Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Pick 73: Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt Hennessey, C, Temple

Pick 74: Cleveland Browns

Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Pick 75: Indianapolis Colts

Nick Harris, C, Washington

Pick 76: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dante Olson, OLB, Montana

Pick 77: Denver Broncos

Calvin Throckmorton, OT, Oregon

Pick 78: Atlanta Falcons

Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse

Pick 79: New York Jets

Jake Hanson, C, Oregon

Pick 80: Las Vegas Raiders

Antoine Brooks, SS, Maryland

Pick 81: Las Vegas Raiders (from Houston)

Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri

Pick 82: Dallas Cowboys

Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette

Pick 83: Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh)

Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF

Pick 84: Los Angeles Rams

Michael Pinckney, OLB, Miami

Pick 85: Philadelphia Eagles

Harrison Hand, CB, Temple

Pick 86: Buffalo Bills

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

Pick 87: New England Patriots

Joe Gaziano, DE, Northwestern

Pick 88: New Orleans Saints

James Lynch, DT, Baylor

Pick 89: Minnesota Vikings

Roberto Blankenship, K, Georgia

Pick 90: Cleveland Browns (from Houston)

Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky

Pick 91: Las Vegas Raiders (from Seattle)

Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

Pick 92: Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska (I may have done this for the joke)

Pick 93: Tennessee Titans

Richie Grant, S, UCF

Pick 94: Green Bay Packers

James Lynch, DT, Baylor

Pick 95: San Francisco 49ers

Myles Dorn, S, North Carolina

Pick 96: Kansas City Chiefs

James Proche, WR, Southern Methodist