The most important stage for the highest prospects within the 2020 NFL Draft is right here. Though this week’s NFL Mix in Indianapolis will not shake up every part, it’s when the analysis course of reaches its peak, with probably the most gamers on show for all 32 groups on the similar time.
A lot has modified since our final mock draft, proper after Tremendous Bowl 54. There’s extra data throughout the large board to higher decide each who stays worthy of first-round consideration and who deserves extra of it.
With out additional ado, this is our newest version of projecting the place prospects can be picked, with fewer than two months to go earlier than the draft begins April 23.
NFL mock draft 2020
1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
Overlook the hand measurement and rampant rumors of Burrow making an attempt to keep away from the Bengals. Until one other workforce will get aggressive and makes Cincinnati a suggestion it may possibly’t refuse, he’ll be the subsequent franchise quarterback underneath offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor. At 6-3, 221 kilos, Burrow combines his psychological and bodily toughness within the pocket with a powerful arm and correct supply. Throughout his superb Heisman Trophy- and nationwide championship-winning run with the Tigers, his management expertise and athleticism flourished at an unprecedented faculty stage.
2. Washington Redskins (3-13)
- Chase Younger, EDGE, Ohio State
With defensive-minded Ron Rivera employed as head coach, assuming the Redskins additionally don’t get a can’t-refuse provide to commerce again, they need to soar on the probability to get this cornerstone expertise for the workforce’s defensive rebuild. Younger (6-5, 265 kilos) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in solely 12 video games as a junior. He can produce at an all-around stage even larger than that of Nick Bosa, who went No. 2 from the Buckeyes to the 49ers and promptly dominated as SN’s Rookie of the Yr.
3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
- Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
Some assume the Lions may contemplate drafting Tua Tagovailoa as Matthew Stafford’s near-future successor, and much more really feel they’re positioned to commerce again. Ought to they preserve this decide and go non-QB, Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn, with a win-now ultimatum, want to think about the perfect defensive participant obtainable to ship probably the most fast impression. Detroit can also contemplate cornerback and line of defense right here, however it did have atrocious linebacker play final season. Simmons appeared to be everywhere in the area always in faculty with nice pace and vary at 6-4, 230 kilos, and he can also get to the quarterback. He posted 104 tackles, 7 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions in 15 video games.
4. New York Giants (4-12)
- Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
The Giants probably will not overspend to maintain Leonard Williams for the entrance of recent defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s scheme. This is usually a transcendent decide for Dave Gettleman. Brown has stood out from early within the draft course of as probably the most impactful inside defensive prospect. At 6-5, 318 kilos, he’s a fast disruptor who makes a variety of performs within the backfield.
5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
- Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
The Dolphins have been hooked up to Tagovailoa, however with another QB choices growing, they won’t be aggressive in going after him. Ought to Simmons and Brown be off the board at this level, Okudah would make for a sneaky-good pairing with Xavien Howard on the again finish of the protection. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 200 kilos, has the construct to deal with receivers of all sizes. He’s fluid and fast sufficient with nice restoration expertise in protection to develop right into a shutdown kind together with his strengths exhibiting up in press man.
6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
With Tagovailoa (6-0, 217 kilos) on observe to get better from the hip harm that minimize brief his remaining faculty season, QB-needy groups have extra confidence in his potential to be as profitable within the NFL as they assume Burrow can be. The Chargers, transferring on Philip Rivers, have Tyrod Taylor as a bridge ought to Tagovailoa want extra time. When wholesome, Tagovailoa is an correct, cellular, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, solely throwing together with his left arm. Anthony Lynn can be the proper of coach to develop him.
7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
The Panthers can also take into consideration QB with this decide. In the end, with a protection in want of a giant rebuild underneath Matt Rhule and Phil Snow, Carolina drafting a powerful, highly effective constructing block from Columbia can be sensible. The 6-6, 310-pound Kinlaw posted 6 sacks in 12 video games for the Gamecocks. He was spectacular on the Senior Bowl (on and off the sector) to additional enhance his inventory.
8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
- Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
The Cardinals re-signed left sort out D.J. Humphries however will nonetheless be targeted on enhancing go safety for Kyler Murray and higher opening holes for (probably) Kenyan Drake. Wills (6-5, 320 kilos) is a powerful, highly effective run-blocker who wants slightly time to grow to be an elite pass-protector.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
The Jaguars may tag Yannick Ngakuoe, however Calais Campbell is coming into his age-34 season, and after drafting Josh Allen final 12 months, they will sustain the younger pass-rushing momentum for Todd Wash. Epenesa (6-6, 280 kilos) is a robust, explosive, big-bodied participant. He can push blockers out of the way in which to get to the QB and likewise stands up sturdy in opposition to the run. He confirmed his top-10 standing with 2.5 sacks and a pressured fumble in opposition to USC within the Vacation Bowl.
10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
The Browns have an incredible set of talent gamers round Baker Mayfield, however their go safety was the explanation they had been gradual to seek out their explosiveness early in 2019. That can change with run-tilted and offensive-minded new coach Kevin Stefanski. Thomas matches nice measurement (6-5, 320 kilos) with good palms and footwork. Stefanski additionally will love what Thomas can do to open holes for the working recreation.
11. New York Jets (7-9)
- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Lamb will be the Jets’ model of DeAndre Hopkins. Robby Anderson, a pending free agent, is extra of a deep risk and never a No. 1, anyway. Lamb will be that explosive field-stretcher and regular possession man outdoors. At 6-2, 199 kilos, Lamb wanted solely 58 receptions to put up 1,208 yards and 14 TDs in 13 video games final season.
12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)
The Raiders have a obtrusive want for a prime receiver regardless of who their QB is, Derek Carr or another person, in 2020. The Antonio Brown debacle is behind them, however additionally they want to fret about Tyrell Williams coming off a disappointing season and foot surgical procedure. Jeudy suits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he’s a traditional intermediate to deep field-stretcher and easy drive-finisher within the crimson zone at 6-1, 198 kilos.
13. Indianapolis Colts (7-9)
- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Herbert has the measurement (6-6, 236 kilos) and underrated athleticism that is preferrred for a workforce needing to look to its QB future past Jacoby Brissett. Though Herbert is environment friendly and mentally powerful, there are occasions when he can go right into a droop together with his decision-making, forcing throws out of overconfidence. With good NFL teaching, nonetheless, he can dwell as much as being a prototypical celebrity, indicators he confirmed on the Senior Bowl. Frank Reich would have a powerful affect on Herbert.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
Whether or not their QB stays Jameis Winston or another person, the Bucs want each higher go safety and higher run blocking. Wirfs has the athleticism at 6-5, 322 kilos to carry down the left aspect for a very long time. He combines his pass-blocking expertise with energy and physicality within the working recreation. He can begin on the best if wanted with Demar Dotson going into free company.
15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Becton (6-7, 369 kilos) has gotten extra consideration for his sturdy and highly effective body, as he has proven he can be easy in his actions. He’s prepared to work laborious to turn into pretty much as good in go safety as he’s overwhelming blockers when setting the sting in opposition to the run. The Broncos want to enhance at sort out after the frustration that was Garret Bolles.
16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
- Ok’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE/OLB, LSU
Chaisson (6-4, 250 kilos) has an incredible title for an elite, lively defender who chases after QBs and RBs alike. He had 6.5 sacks and 60 tackles throughout LSU’s championship run, and like a number of teammates, his draft inventory shot up all through the season. He’s an efficient hybrid participant who can work in Dan Quinn’s 4-Three scheme.
17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
- Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
The Cowboys want an improve at free security to get higher at masking backs and tight ends. At 6-1, 197 kilos, McKinney might do all of it for Dallas to enrich Xavier Woods, dealing with tight ends in protection and cleansing up in opposition to working backs.
18. Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)
- Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
With three picks within the first spherical, the Dolphins can await high-ceiling QB with out having to achieve. Love (6-5, 224 kilos) did not waste his alternative on the Senior Bowl. He has terrific measurement and immense bodily expertise, together with a giant arm, and his athleticism bodes properly if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can turn into cleaner with good NFL teaching.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
The Raiders need assistance on the again finish after getting persistently burned final season regardless of some enhancements within the go rush. Fulton (6-1, 192 kilos) has the dimensions, pace, smarts and sound protection expertise to have an extended, affluent profession, which is why he felt assured sufficient to tug out of the Senior Bowl. It is a must-address place for the Raiders, and Fulton has the highest playmaking upside amongst corners within the draft.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Jaguars want to enhance their secondary, too, they usually can do it by drafting a stable protection answer with the decide they acquired within the Jalen Ramsey commerce. Diggs affords good measurement (6-2, 207 kilos), energy and downfield pace. He shot up the board shortly throughout his massive senior season (3 interceptions in 12 video games).
21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The Eagles want extra pace, quickness and big-play capability at large receiver with Alshon Jeffery fading, DeSean Jackson ageing (and hurting) and Nelson Agholor leaving. Ruggs (6-0, 190 kilos) suits the invoice as a field-stretcher who can also use his route-running expertise to win on shorter routes.
22. Buffalo Payments (10-6)
The Payments hit on outdoors risk John Brown and slot man Cole Beasley in final 12 months’s free company to spice up Josh Allen and the offense as a complete. Higgins working the perimeter would an ideal complement. The Clemson product is a harmful, all-around playmaker who is usually a power within the crimson zone. At 6-4, 215 kilos, he posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 video games final season. He additionally rushed for a 36-yard rating in opposition to LSU within the title recreation.
23. New England Patriots (12-4)
- Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
The Patriots can take into consideration many positions with this decide, however protection ought to come first given their potential linebacker depletion in free company. Gross-Matos (6-5, 242 kilos) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender who can thrive in Invoice Belichick’s scheme.
24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
- Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
The Saints want a dependable No. 2 reverse Michael Thomas to give Drew Brees one other trusted and technically sound goal. Shenault (6-2, 220 kilos) is a sure-handed area stretcher who has some good big-play aptitude after the catch. He posted 56 catches for 764 yards and Four TDs for the Buffaloes final season, standing out on a struggling workforce.
25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
- C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
With Xavier Rhodes fading and Trae Waynes headed to free company, the Vikings want to think about cornerback early within the draft to maintain the strengths of Mike Zimmer’s defensive again seven intact. Henderson (6-1, 202 kilos) performs larger than his measurement with nice athleticism and method in his favor. He simply must get slightly extra bodily to be trusted in opposition to receivers who depend on physique positioning to get open.
26. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)
- De’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
The Dolphins end their first-round haul by including a working again. Given their lack of function choices, it is price utilizing a excessive decide on the place. Swift (5-9, 229 kilos) is able to each getting the powerful yards inside and breaking free for large performs within the open area. He additionally flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and may excel within the display screen recreation.
27. Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
- Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
The Seahawks will want some line of defense reinforcements with Jarran Reed, Ziggy Ansah and Jadeveon Clowney all headed to free company. Gallimore (6-2, 301 kilos) obtained extra consideration all through final season for the punch he confirmed on the Sooners’ inside line, blossoming as a senior with 4 sacks. He backed that up with a powerful Senior Bowl week to get again into first-round consideration.
28. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
- Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma
The Ravens want extra pace on the second stage to higher deal with the run and canopy short-to-intermediate routes. Murray (6-2, 243 kilos) is an lively, rangy playmaker who will be as efficient dropping again as he’s getting downhill in opposition to the run or blitzing.
29. Tennessee Titans (9-7)
The Titans took an opportunity on Jeffery Simmons for his or her line of defense final 12 months, and their flexibility this 12 months permits them to go after the perfect draft riser obtainable. Blacklock (6-4, 309 kilos) would convey physicality and extra youthful playmaking juice to MIke Vrabel’s rotation with Jurrell Casey coming into his age-30 season.
30. Inexperienced Bay Packers (13-3)
The Packers nonetheless must shore up the center of their protection with Blake Martinez headed to free company. Queen (6-1, 227 kilos) has nice vary when both working downhill in opposition to the run or transferring everywhere in the area in protection. He’s comparatively small however is the kind of linebacker who can have a significant impression from any alignment.
31. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
The Niners have seen their defensive work within the draft repay, however with Jimmie Ward a pending free agent, they’ll take into consideration addressing security subsequent to Jaquiski Tartt. Delpit flies across the area, stopping the run like an additional linebacker and making massive performs on the ball in downfield protection. He performs just like the Chargers’ Derwin James with super hybrid measurement (6-3, 203 kilos) for the place.
32. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (12-4)
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
The Chiefs like Damien Williams, however they might use extra youth and sturdiness at RB. Taylor (5-11, 219 kilos) has nice imaginative and prescient and burst as a runner. He additionally does not get sufficient credit score for what he can do as a receiver, which was on show extra throughout his remaining faculty season. In three years for the Badgers, he posted 6,581 scrimmage yards and 55 whole TDs.