Trey’s 2020 Final 2-Round Mock Draft

Mock Draft

The NFL Draft is coming up this Thursday, leaving sports fans with at least something in the world of sports, that we’ve been craving for since the collective end of professional sports for a while. This year’s draft is going to be either an impressive success or a massive disaster, being held in the basement of Roger Goodell’s house. Also, the lack of medical checks will likely hurt players like Tua Tagovailoa and Laviska Shenault who have recently came off some big injuries. Nonetheless, let’s get into it.

Round-1

Pick-1 Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow | QB | LSU

No question about this pick right here. Bengals can’t, and won’t mess this up. Joe Burrow can’t completely bring this team out of the bottom of the league immediately, but with a decent surrounding cast, you have your next franchise QB. There were only two questions with this pick. The first is if Joe Burrow even wants to play for Cincinnati, but after press conferences at the combine, those were shut down. And second, if Tua was instead going the be the pick. But the medical situation with Tua has kicked him out of the race indefinitely. The pick might as well already be in for the Bengals.

Pick-2 Washington Redskins

Chase Young | EDGE | Ohio State

The quickest way for a GM to be fired is to draft need over potential. This is why, when you have arguably the best player in the entire draft in your lap at pick two, you can’t pass him up. Ryan Kerrigan isn’t getting any younger, and a defensive line consisting of Montez Sweat and Chase Young would be one of the most feared forces in all of the NFL.

Pick-3 Detroit Lions

Derrick Brown | IDL | Auburn

Derrick Brown going to the Lions at pick three in the draft has been trending more and more coming up to the draft, and it does make sense. Matt Patricia, Lions head coach, has 15 former Patriots on the roster. He is a product of Bill Belichick, so I asked myself one thing, “What would Bill Belichick do?” I think the answer to that is to not pick the flashy big-name player like Okudah, and instead get one of, if not the best run stopper in this class. To add to that, cornerback is one of the deepest positions in this draft and you could easily find a pretty decent cornerback in day 2 of the draft or even early day 3. Lions will get the defensive lineman to be the face of the d-line for years to come.

Pick-4 New York Giants

Mekhi Becton | OT | Louisville

The Giants could likely go for any of the four top tier offensive tackles in this class and still come out with a great player, but I have them choosing Mekhi Becton. Becton has the best upside out of any of the four top offensive tackles (Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs, and Andrew Thomas). He is an absolute “giant” coming in at 6’7” and 368 lbs but was able to run a 5.10 40-yard dash despite that. I don’t think his failed drug test at the combine will affect his stock too much because of no previous failed drug test. He is the perfect project in the eyes of Giants GM, Dave Gettleman.

Pick-5 Miami Dolphins

Tristan Wirfs | OT | Iowa

It definitely is not the flashy pick, but no quarterback will be able to succeed with this offensive-line the Dolphins have currently. After these top 4 offensive tackles go, there is a pretty significant drop off in talent. Picking up Wirfs right here will allow you to either wait for a quarterback to drop to pick 18, or trade-up using a few of the 14 total selection you have in the 2020 draft (including 6 of the first 70 picks), while still getting a top tier lineman.

Pick-6 L.A. Chargers

Justin Herbert | QB | Oregon

The Chargers are in win-now mode, and Tua is not going to do that for them. Tua will need to sit behind to learn from a veteran QB and rest from his injury if you want him to have a chance at success in the NFL. Justin Herbert is entirely more ready to be an NFL starter right away. Great arm talent and a perfect body for a quarterback. But most importantly, no injury concerns. Herbert has been gaining some momentum coming up on the draft, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes before Tua this draft.

Pick-7 Carolina Panthers

Isaiah Simmons | LB/S | Clemson

With the Panthers first pick in the Matt Rhule era, they select the face of their defense for years to come, Isaiah Simmons. This was tough between Simmons and Jeffrey Okudah but was the right move nonetheless. The Panthers were a terrible defense last year, after being used to having a top-10 defense years prior. Unfortunately, they just got worse this offseason losing players like Luke Kuechly, Mario Addison, James Bradberry, Gerald McCoy, and Eric Reid. They have holes everywhere, and Jeffrey Okudah cannot fill all those roles. But the Swiss Army knife linebacker coming out of Clemson can do just that. No one can truly replace Luke Kuechly, but Isaiah Simmons is a man that can do it all.

Pick-8 Arizona Cardinals

Jedrick Wills | OT | Alabama

Before the blockbuster trade involving Deandre Hopkins, I believe the Cardinals would’ve drafted a wide receiver with this pick. But with the addition of Hopkins, protecting 2nd-year quarterback, Kyler Murray, is one of the most pressing issues. Jedrick Wills is a top-tier lineman in this draft and a great choice to be the face of the offensive line in Arizona.

Pick-9 Jacksonville Jaguars

Jeffrey Okudah | CB | Ohio State

Might just be the steal of the draft; Jaguars draft Jeffrey Okudah at pick 9. Getting the best cornerback in the draft at number 9 is great value, and most importantly, the Jaguars find a replacement for Jalen Ramsey.

Pick-10 Cleveland Browns

Andrew Thomas | OT | Georgia

The last of the top-tier offensive tackles hop off the board with the Browns selecting Andrew Thomas at number 10. You could say it’s unfortunate to not have your choice at offensive lineman, but all these guys are so talented, that you win any way around. I expect these guys to fly off the board when it comes time for the draft, and definitely don’t be surprised if it happens all in the top 10 picks.

Pick-11 New York Jets

CeeDee Lamb | WR | Oklahoma

The first wide receiver flies off the board, and arguably the most talented. Sam Darnold finally gets his true #1 receiver that he never had in his career. The Jets were likely considering one of the offensive tackles, but since all of them are off the board, their decision got a lot easier and they pick up a great wide receiver.

Pick-12 Las Vegas Raiders

Jerry Jeudy | WR | Alabama

With the first-ever pick in Las Vegas, the Raiders select Alabama star, Jerry Jeudy. He fits the Raiders scheme very well and is a great route runner who can be a target to whoever plays quarterback for the Raiders.

Pick-13 San Francisco 49ers

Henry Ruggs III | WR | Alabama

Henry Ruggs started to shoot up boards when he ran a blazing 4.27 40-yard dash at the combine and can arguably be the best wide receiver in this draft. I have him going #13 to the 49ers that was received from the Colts when 49ers traded defensive lineman, Deforest Buckner, during free agency.

Pick-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh Jones | OT | Houston

I seriously considered selecting a running back here, but I feel you’ll get a better value for a running back in day 2. That’s why I felt the Buccaneers were going to reach a bit, and select one of my “tier-two” offensive tackles at #14.

Pick-15 Denver Broncos

C.J. Henderson | CB | Florida

C.J. Henderson is another prospect that has been gaining momentum lately as the draft gets closer. Some teams have even put Henderson higher on their board than Jeffrey Okudah. While I wouldn’t agree with that opinion, C.J. Henderson is a great pick at #15 and will quickly replace Chris Harris Jr. at cornerback.

Pick-16 Atlanta Falcons

Javon Kinlaw | IDL | South Carolina

This might be my favorite pick in the first round. Javon Kinlaw has everything you want in an interior defensive lineman. He is a great pass rusher that has produced way better than Derrick Brown. He can create so much disruption in the middle of the line and will help in all aspects of the game. While he most likely won’t make a huge impact right away, he has a great upside and many non-coachable traits.

Pick-17 Dallas Cowboys

K’Lavon Chaisson | EDGE | LSU

Robert Quinn had a great year for the Cowboys last year, but he went off to free-agency which means they need someone to play across from Demarcus Lawrence. K’Lavon Chaisson is a stud as a pass rusher and a decent value pick here.

Pick-18 Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa | QB | Alabama

Let me start this off with, there is no chance Tua drops past 15. Some team will trade up. Dolphins would be in a great situation in this scenario because of how loaded up they are in picks. But I have no trades in this mock draft, which means no team can sneak up and steal him from the Dolphins. But a team will no doubt, trade up to take him.

Pick-19 Las Vegas Raiders

Jordan Love | QB | Utah State

Derek Carr will not be the quarterback for the Raiders anymore and Marcus Mariota is not the answer if they want to start being relevant. Jordan Love has the highest upside out of any quarterback in this draft, and there’s a big drop off after Love to players like Jalen Hurts, Jacob Eason, and Jake Fromm. The cornerback class is deep and can get a solid cornerback with their next picks in the third round. But the Raiders are going to hit their ceiling at an 8-8 record with Carr or Mariota. Let Love sit for a year to learn like most rookie quarterbacks should and let him get used to the offense before he gets his time to shine.

Pick-20 Jacksonville Jaguars

Grant Delpit | S | LSU

I’m a big fan of Grant Delpit. The big knock on him is his tackling ability. But he’s a safety going into a pass-happy NFL. What matters is his pass coverage which is phenomenal. More good value with this pick.

Pick-21 Philadelphia Eagles

Justin Jefferson | WR | LSU

His production was unbelievable at LSU. And while his supporting cast was great, you cannot ignore talent and he has a bunch of talent. He’s my #4 wide receiver in the draft and the best one that was currently on the board. There is a chance the Eagles choose a linebacker, but that’s unlikely with a wide receiver like Jefferson on the board.

Pick-22 Minnesota Vikings

Jeff Gladney | CB | TCU

Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes are gone. Mike Hughes is a good cornerback, but it’s a bad group after that. Hughes and Jeff Gladney do have a lot of potential to be a great young cornerback duo, and it’s too much to pass up here at #22.

Pick-23 New England Patriots

Yetur Gross-Matos | EDGE | Penn State

The Patriots have a few things they need to address, that including EDGE. Gross-Matos has great size and length and was very effective last season.

Pick-24 New Orleans Saints

Kenneth Murray | LB | Oklahoma

Kenneth Murray is one of my favorite players in this draft. A great linebacker, and even a better character. He’s very involved in his disabled siblings life, and been known as a great guy to talk with, and have good connections with teammates.

Pick-25 Minnesota Vikings

Denzel Mims | WR | Baylor

Denzel Mims is an athletic freak. He started blowing up after the combine and entered a few people’s mock drafts in the first round. Minnesota’s need at wide receiver is pressing and needs to be handled immediately after trading Stefon Diggs to the Bills for this very pick. Adam Thielen cannot be the only decent wide receiver on this roster if you want to see Kirk Cousins succeed.

Pick-26 Miami Dolphins

Xavier McKinney | S | Alabama

I wouldn’t be completely against the Dolphins getting another offensive lineman like Cesar Ruiz from Michigan. But I decided to use one of the first-round picks on a defensive player which happens to be a pretty decent safety in Xavier McKinney.

Pick-27 Seattle Seahawks

A.J. Epenesa | EDGE | Iowa

Jadeveon Clowney still is not signing with anybody, which leads to a role that needs to be filled on that defensive line. A.J. Epenesa is the best EDGE on the board at this point and would be a great pick. Seahawks like to reach with their first-round picks and get there guy, even if they’re projected to go in the third round. This makes me think there is a chance they go, Jeremy Chinn since they recently had a video chat with the safety and he’s been getting a lot of hype. But I still have them getting A.J. Epenesa.

Pick-28 Baltimore Ravens

Patrick Queen | LB | LSU

Patrick Queen and Kenneth Murray are at the same level in my eyes, but one had to drop. Queen is an amazing value at #28 and could become the leader of this defense in a few years.

Pick-29 Tennessee Titans

Neville Gallimore | IDL | Oklahoma

The Titans got rid of Jurrell Casey in exchange for a 7th-round pick from the Broncos. The hole in the d-line is a big need and they might’ve had to reach a tiny bit, but they still got there guy.

Pick-30 Green Bay Packers

Jalen Reagor | WR | TCU

Jalen Reagor was the face of the TCU offense since he got there. Reagor won many awards with his electric play. The Packers biggest need is a second wide receiver behind Davante Adams and Jalen Reagor can be just that.

Pick-31 San Francisco 49ers

Kristian Fulton | CB | LSU

The 49ers had two positions they had to address in the first round. The first was wide receiver which was addressed when getting Henry Ruggs III earlier and then a cornerback. Kristian Fulton was injured much of this past season which hurt his stock. I don’t see him dropping out of the 1st-round nonetheless. This 49ers team will be set next year.

Pick-32 Kansas City Chiefs

J.K. Dobbins | HB | Ohio State

At one point last year, the Chiefs had the worst run game in the league. It was the one thing that held them back during the season, even though they turned it up in the postseason. This needs to be fixed before it starts costing the Chiefs more games.

Round 2

Pick-33 Cincinnati Bengals

Cesar Ruiz | IOL | Michigan

 

Pick-34 Indianapolis Colts

Tee Higgins | WR | Clemson

 

Pick-35 Detroit Lions

Jaylon Johnson | CB | Utah

 

Pick-36 New York Giants

Zach Baun | EDGE | Wisconsin

 

Pick-37 L.A. Chargers

Ezra Cleveland | OT | Boise State

 

Pick-38 Carolina Panthers

Marlon Davidson | DL | Auburn

 

Pick-39 Miami Dolphins

Terrell Lewis | EDGE | Alabama

 

Pick-40 Houston Texans

Ross Blacklock | IDL | TCU

 

Pick-41 Cleveland Browns

Antoine Winfield Jr. | S | Minnesota

 

Pick-42 Jacksonville Jaguars

Raekwon Davis | IDL | Alabama

 

Pick-43 Chicago Bears

A.J. Terrell | CB | Clemson

 

Pick-44 Indianapolis Colts

Jalen Hurts | QB | Oklahoma

 

Pick-45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

D’Andre Swift | HB | Georgia

 

Pick-46 Denver Broncos

Brandon Aiyuk | WR | Arizona State

 

Pick-47 Atlanta Falcons

Trevon Diggs | CB | Alabama

 

Pick-48 New York Jets

Austin Jackson | OT | USC

 

Pick-49 Pittsburgh Steelers

Jordan Elliot | DT | Missouri

 

Pick-50 Chicago Bears

Jeremy Chinn | S | Southern Illinois

 

Pick-51 Dallas Cowboys

Noah Igbinoghene | CB | Auburn

 

Pick-52 L.A. Rams

Curtis Weaver | EDGE | Boise State

 

Pick-53 Philadelphia Eagles

Jordyn Brooks | LB | Texas Tech

 

Pick-54 Buffalo Bills

Julian Okwara | EDGE | Notre Dame

 

Pick-55 Baltimore Ravens

K.J. Hamler | WR | Penn State

 

Pick-56 Miami Dolphins

Netane Muti | IOL | Fresno State

 

Pick-57 L.A. Rams

Willie Gay Jr. | LB | Mississippi State

 

Pick-58 Minnesota Vikings

Joshua Uche | LB | Michigan

 

Pick-59 Seattle Seahawks

Lloyd Cushenberry | IOL | LSU

 

Pick-60 Baltimore Ravens

Jonah Jackson | IOL | Ohio State

 

Pick-61 Tennessee Titans

Isiah Wilson | OT | Georgia

 

Pick-62 Green Bay Packers

Adam Trautman | TE | Dayton

 

Pick-63 Kansas City Chiefs

Bryce Hall | CB | Virginia

 

Pick-64 Seattle Seahawks

Lucas Niang | OT | TCU

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