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NFL Mock Draft 2020: Best Guess For First Round

Round 1 – Choose 1

Joe Burrow QB

LSU • SR • 6’4″ / 221 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

At a time like this, when just about nothing is particular, it’s good to know that we’re capable of rely on the Bengals drafting Joe Burrow.

Round 1 – Choose 2

Chase Younger EDGE

OHIO STATE • JR • 6’5″ / 264 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

I toyed with the considered getting the Redskins make a commerce or take a QB proper right here, nonetheless I merely don’t see it going down. Younger is essentially the most safe participant on this draft from a flooring perspective, and he might have the perfect ceiling as properly.

Round 1 – Choose 3

Isaiah Simmons LB

CLEMSON • JR • 6’4″ / 238 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

third

POSITION RNK

1st

The Lions are nonetheless an absolute wild card at this spot, as one thing might happen proper right here. They are going to acquire loads of phone calls, nonetheless on this mock nothing entices them to hazard passing up on Simmons.

   Mock Commerce from New York Giants

Round 1 – Choose 4

Justin Herbert QB

OREGON • SR • 6’6″ / 236 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

L.A. Chargers

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Chargers don’t want to hazard missing out on their man, in order that they commerce up with the Giants to take the Oregon quarterback. Herbert is a Rorschach test QB. You’re going to see irrespective of you want to see whilst you take a look at him.

Round 1 – Choose 5

Tua Tagovailoa QB

ALABAMA • JR • 6’0″ / 217 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

fifth

POSITION RNK

2nd

Possibly Miami wanted Herbert and easily obtained him stolen from them, or maybe they wanted Tua the complete time. Both methodology, I can’t be shocked if Miami takes a QB proper right here at No. 5 or strikes as much as take motion.

   Mock Commerce from Los Angeles Chargers

Round 1 – Choose 6

Mekhi Becton OL

LOUISVILLE • JR • 6’7″ / 364 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

third

The Giants drop a pair spots, determine up a variety of additional picks and take the person they hope protects Daniel Jones for the next decade. It might not be Becton, nonetheless the Giants should take the first OT off the board.

Round 1 – Choose 7

Jeff Okudah CB

OHIO STATE • JR • 6’1″ / 205 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

Contemplating the Panthers are getting right into a rebuild, it won’t be a shock to see them commerce down proper right here to decide on up additional picks. The draw back is, given how my mock has gone, I have no idea who’s shopping for and promoting as a lot as this spot correct now. So the Panthers take a participant who might present to be among the best nook inside the NFL rapidly enough.

Round 1 – Choose 8

Jedrick Wills Jr. OL

ALABAMA • JR • 6’4″ / 312 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

sixth

POSITION RNK

1st

Nicely, as a result of Houston’s unimaginable generosity, I don’t suppose the Cardinals will actually really feel the need to take a WR proper right here anymore. That lets them draft a cope with to protect their franchise QB and allow him the time to throw to DeAndre Hopkins.

Round 1 – Choose 9

CeeDee Lamb WR

OKLAHOMA • JR • 6’2″ / 198 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

eighth

POSITION RNK

1st

The primary “shock” determine of my mock, as receiver just isn’t Jacksonville’s largest need, nonetheless it’s a need. Lamb will help make Gardner Minshew, or whoever is having fun with QB, look fairly a bit larger subsequent season.

Round 1 – Choose 10

Tristan Wirfs OL

IOWA • JR • 6’5″ / 320 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

ninth

POSITION RNK

2nd

Selecting up Jack Conklin to play correct cope with is an efficient start, nevertheless it absolutely wouldn’t restore the Browns offensive line. Wirfs might flip a weak level proper right into a power just about immediately.

Round 1 – Choose 11

Andrew Thomas OL

GEORGIA • JR • 6’5″ / 315 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Jets make Andrew Thomas the fourth OT to go off the board inside the first 11 picks as they seek for a choice to defend Sam Darnold.

Round 1 – Choose 12

Jerry Jeudy WR

ALABAMA • JR • 6’1″ / 193 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Raiders traded their No. 1 WR from Alabama two seasons prior to now and now use their first option to take one different No. 1 WR from Alabama. It’s the circle of life.

Mock Commerce from Indianapolis Colts

Round 1 – Choose 13

Derrick Brown DL

AUBURN • SR • 6’5″ / 326 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

San Francisco

PROSPECT RNK

seventh

POSITION RNK

1st

Whereas it isn’t however official, the 49ers traded DeForest Buckner to the Colts for this determine on Monday. Now the Niners use the determine to decide on up Buckner’s different, and at a far lower cap hit!

Round 1 – Choose 14

Javon Kinlaw DL

SOUTH CAROLINA • SR • 6’5″ / 324 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

I actually like Kinlaw’s go off the snap and his normal power. He’s a disruptive drive within the midst of the defensive place, and is usually a fantastic start to revitalizing the Tampa safety.

Round 1 – Choose 15

Henry Ruggs III WR

ALABAMA • JR • 5’11” / 188 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

third

Courtland Sutton can get deep and has good dimension to make performs down the sector, nonetheless he wouldn’t take the very best off a safety like Ruggs can. Pairing Ruggs and Sutton with Drew Lock inside the skinny Denver air might end in some gonzo touchdown passes.

Round 1 – Choose 16

Okay’Lavon Chaisson EDGE

LSU • SOPH • 6’3″ / 254 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Chaisson is manner from an excellent prospect as he isn’t most likely essentially the most refined pass-rusher on the planet, nonetheless he’s obtained loads experience that his ceiling is sky extreme should he really decide the art work of it.

Round 1 – Choose 17

CJ Henderson CB

FLORIDA • JR • 6’1″ / 204 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Henderson strikes me as an excellent Dallas Cowboy. He has massive athleticism and good ball skills. He’s moreover ready to take risks to make the large play. Generally it blows up in his face, nonetheless usually it pays off handsomely.

From Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 1 – Choose 18

Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE

PENN STATE • JR • 6’5″ / 266 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

I had Gross-Matos going inside the excessive 10 of my first mock this 12 months, which is an indication of how extreme I’ve been on him from the start. Admittedly, that was too extreme, nonetheless the rest of the world seems to be coming spherical on my opinion of him. This may be good value for the Dolphins.

Round 1 – Choose 19

Kristian Fulton CB

LSU • SR • 6’0″ / 197 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

third

Fulton isn’t good, nonetheless he has the rate and athleticism that helps him overcome errors. Put him within the acceptable scheme and he may presumably be a robust NFL starter for years to come back again with the potential for heaps additional.

  From Los Angeles Rams

Round 1 – Choose 20

Kenneth Murray LB

OKLAHOMA • JR • 6’3″ / 241 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

I think about Murray has the ability to be a three-down linebacker inside the NFL. He can usually overplay the ball, and it may presumably get him in trouble, nonetheless which may be seen as a byproduct of the fluctuate that allows him to cowl sideline to sideline inside the first place.

Round 1 – Choose 21

Justin Jefferson WR

LSU • JR • 6’1″ / 202 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

fifth

Jefferson seems as if a pure match for what the Eagles offense needs. He’d stretch the sector vertically, opening up additional room for everybody.

Round 1 – Choose 22

Terrell Lewis EDGE

ALABAMA • SR • 6’5″ / 262 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

46th

POSITION RNK

sixth

Buffalo might go any number of directions proper right here. There are sturdiness points about Lewis, however when he can preserve healthful, he has the potential to be really specific. The Payments take a possibility on him to do precisely that proper right here.

Round 1 – Choose 23

Jordan Love QB

UTAH STATE • JR • 6’4″ / 224 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

New England

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

third

The Patriots are going to ought to uncover a different for Tom Brady in the end. Love has Mahomes-esque arm experience along with the ability to throw from all fully totally different arm slots, nonetheless the decision-making needs to reinforce.

Round 1 – Choose 24

Laviska Shenault Jr. WR

COLORADO • JR • 6’1″ / 227 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

sixth

I’ve had this determine going down in so many mocks that I ponder if I’m trying to will it into existence. It’s an excellent slot in my ideas.

Round 1 – Choose 25

Jaylon Johnson CB

UTAH • JR • 6’0″ / 193 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

57th

POSITION RNK

ninth

Johnson might not have the perfect dimension that the Vikings are hoping for, nonetheless he isn’t afraid to mix it up in run safety. He’s bodily and would possibly jam opposing receivers, all whereas having the necessary athleticism to cowl.

Round 1 – Choose 26

D’Andre Swift RB

GEORGIA • JR • 5’8″ / 212 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

41st

POSITION RNK

2nd

Operating backs inside the first spherical are a rarity as we speak, however when there’s ever a bunch that will afford to do it, it’s the group with three first-round picks.

Round 1 – Choose 27

Neville Gallimore DL

OKLAHOMA • SR • 6’2″ / 304 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

third

I’ve had Gallimore going to the Titans in earlier mocks, nonetheless he makes loads of sense for the Seahawks too. He’s a disruptive participant within the midst of the defensive place.

Round 1 – Choose 28

Patrick Queen LB

LSU • JR • 6’0″ / 229 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

third

Nice sideline-to-sideline velocity and fluctuate, nonetheless there’s additional projection than manufacturing at this stage. Confirmed a great deal of flashes at LSU, nonetheless consistency is a matter. That talked about, when he errs, he does so on the facet of aggression. You’ll take that.

Round 1 – Choose 29

A.J. Epenesa EDGE

IOWA • JR • 6’5″ / 275 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

third

You already know who A.J. Epenesa strikes a chord in my memory of somewhat bit bit? The coach drafting him on this mock draft. Although I’m undecided what variety of touchdowns he’ll catch.

Round 1 – Choose 30

Jalen Reagor WR

TCU • JR • 5’11” / 206 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Inexperienced Bay

PROSPECT RNK

45th

POSITION RNK

ninth

Reagor would give the Packers receiving core some high-end velocity. He’s not most likely essentially the most refined route runner, nonetheless I don’t suppose that’s Reagor as loads as a result of the offense he carried out in at TCU. He may presumably be a big-play machine for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Round 1 – Choose 31

Grant Delpit S

LSU • JR • 6’3″ / 213 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

San Francisco

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Buying and selling for the Colts’ first-round determine makes me think about the 49ers are far more extra prone to commerce this determine than they’d been sooner than, however when they don’t, and Delpit stays to be on the board, it would make loads of sense.

Round 1 – Choose 32

Trevon Diggs CB

ALABAMA • SR • 6’1″ / 205 LBS

PROJECTED TEAM

Kansas Metropolis

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

Diggs is an intriguing prospect with terrific ball skills. Whereas he’s the ultimate nook being taken inside the first spherical of this draft, it isn’t insane to consider he might end up being among the best.

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Kim Diaz

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