We are under a week from arguably the most anticipated event this spring… the 2020 NFL Draft. There is so much to talk about, as this draft will be the most unique in the history of the draft.
With the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 NFL Draft will be completely virtual. How will this affect it? Well, teams were unable to meet with a lot of these prospects, conduct interviews, or see them at their Pro Days. Unfortunately, a lot of players will hurt.
The good thing is that the draft is going on. So here is my full mock draft. Seven rounds, 255 picks, one draft.
#1 Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals (QB)
This is a no brainer. Joe Burrow is arguably the best player in the draft, and the Bengals are in need of a quarterback. Burrow heads back home to Ohio.
#2 Chase Young – Washington Redskins (EDGE)
This actually isn’t the biggest need on the board for Washington, but Chase Young is a special type of player. Beware, the Redskins could be building one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.
#3 Jeffrey Okudah – Detroit Lions (CB)
I wanted to go Isaiah Simmons here, but Okudah is the safe pick. The Lions signed Desmond Trufant, but still, need a valid replacement for Darius Slay.
#4 Mehki Becton – New York Giants (OT)
Giants fans won’t love this, because it’s not Isaiah Simmons. As fun as Simmons would be to draft, this is a responsible pick. Protect Daniel Jones and let your young quarterback thrive.
#5 Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins (QB)
I fully expect a trade up for Tua on draft day, but in this case scenario, the Dolphins go with Tua. As much chatter as there has been about them selecting Herbert, Tua actually becomes the safe pick, despite health concerns.
#6 Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers (QB)
Herbert doesn’t fall off the boards much later, as the Chargers take him with the next pick. They could go flashy with Simmons, but it would be irresponsible with their current quarterback situation.
#7 Isaiah Simmons – Carolina Panthers (LB)
If Matt Rhule wants to impress Panthers fans immediately, he will grab Isaiah Simmons so quick the clock won’t even start for them. A big addition to a struggling defense.
#8 Tristan Wirfs – Arizona Cardinals (OT)
If the Cardinals never traded for DeAndre Hopkins, I would’ve expected CeeDee Lamb to be gone here. Now, it’s about protecting Kyler Murray.
#9 Derrick Brown – Jacksonville Jaguars (DT)
The Jaguars have a lot of needs on defense, but they got the best player available. Nothing wrong with drafting the best defensive tackle.
#10 Andrew Thomas – Cleveland Browns (OT)
Another offensive tackle falls off the board, as the Browns go with Andrew Thomas. Part of Baker Mayfield’s regression came at the fault of the struggling offensive line.
#11 Jedrick Wills – New York Jets (OT)
Jets fans are going to be screaming for CeeDee Lamb, but the team will go with an offensive tackle. With a deep receiver class, they opt to address the position later in the draft.
#12 CeeDee Lamb – Las Vegas Raiders (WR)
Don’t worry, Lamb will come off the board right after. The Raiders need to make some noise on their way to Vegas, and adding the best receiver in the draft will certainly do that.
#13 Henry Ruggs III – San Francisco 49ers (WR)
Kyle Shanahan nearly had a Super Bowl ring before Tyreek Hill pulled it off his finger. Now, Shanahan gets his own speedy threat.
#14 Austin Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OT)
This might seem to be a stretch with Austin Jackson, but he has a ton of potential after the first group of offensive tackles is off the board.
#15 Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos (WR)
John Elway might’ve finally found his quarterback, but now he needs some weapons. Jeudy is an excellent route runner and should be great on the opposite side of Courtland Sutton.
#16 K’Lavon Chaisson – Atlanta Falcons (EDGE)
Most people are probably expecting C.J. Henderson, but instead, the Falcons decide to solidify their defensive line with another pass rusher. Chaisson has top-five potential.
#17 C.J. Henderson – Dallas Cowboys (CB)
Dallas should be calling about trading down, but if Henderson is there, take him. He’s the perfect replacement for Byron Jones with his athleticism.
#18 Josh Jones – Miami Dolphins (OT)
The Dolphins don’t want to wait until 26 to try to see if an offensive tackle is there. Instead, they take the next best player from that position group to protect Tua.
#19 Javon Kinlaw – Las Vegas Raiders (DT)
I would expect Kinlaw to fall a bit deeper, but Raiders’ defensive line coach, Rod Marinelli, has to be jumping on top of a table if Kinlaw is available.
#20 Xavier McKinney – Jacksonville Jaguars (S)
Over the last few years, the Jaguars have lost a lot of leaders on defense. Now, they add one as they draft the best safety in this class, who is a great leader and extremely versatile.
#21 Justin Jefferson – Philadelphia Eagles (WR)
Don’t be surprised if another team tries to draft Jefferson earlier. In this mock, he’s there and the Eagles take the best receiver available.
#22 Denzel Mims – Minnesota Vikings (WR)
Seeing the Eagles take Jefferson might brighten the Vikings, so they go with Mims right after. Another great receiver who is extremely aggressive.
#23 Jordan Love – New England Patriots (QB)
Unless the Raiders really are interested in Jordan Love, this might be an easy pick for Bill Belichick. Drafting Tom Brady’s replacement without trading draft picks is a huge plus, if it happens.
#24 Kenneth Murray – New Orleans Saints (LB)
I believe that Patrick Queen is actually the better linebacker, but Murray is receiving a lot of love in the NFL, for his play and his personality.
#25 Kristian Fulton – Minnesota Vikings (CB)
Skipping on a cornerback at 22 doesn’t end up hurting them, as they draft the corner of their choice with their next first-round pick.
#26 Zack Baun – Miami Dolphins (EDGE)
The Dolphins finish off their first-round strong, as they add a pass rusher. Baun can not only get after the passer, but he can also drop back in coverage.
#27 Yetur Gross-Matos – Seattle Seahawks (EDGE)
Considering Jadeveon Clowney is still a free agent, an edge rusher is a huge need for the Seahawks. They pick the best one on the board.
#28 Cesar Ruiz – Baltimore Ravens (IOL)
The Ravens could’ve gone linebacker here, but after Marshal Yanda retired, there was a need for an interior offensive lineman. Cesar Ruiz is a fantastic player who is an immediate replacement.
#29 A.J. Epenesa – Tennessee Titans (EDGE)
The Titans take the next edge rusher off the board and leave a huge gap in edge rushers moving forward into the second round. Mike Vrabel continues to build up his defense.
#30 Brandon Aiyuk – Green Bay Packers (WR)
Set off the party horns, Aaron Rodgers has himself another receiver. Brandon Aiyuk is a strong, big-body receiver who is extremely versatile.
#31 Isaiah Wilson – San Francisco 49ers (OT)
The chances of the 49ers staying put at 31 are slim to none, but if they do, they can draft someone like Isaiah Wilson, to move him as an interior offensive lineman.
#32 Jaylon Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs (CB)
If there’s one thing the Chiefs could use, it’s another strong cornerback. Jaylon Johnson’s draft stock has been rising, and he lands into the first round.
#33 Ezra Cleveland – Cincinnati Bengals (OT)
#34 Jalen Reagor – Indianapolis Colts (WR)
#35 Ross Blacklock – Detroit Lions (IDL)
#36 Patrick Queen – New York Giants (LB)
#37 A.J. Terrell – Los Angeles Chargers (CB)
#38 Neville Gallimore – Carolina Panthers (IDL)
#39 Grant Delpit – Miami Dolphins (S)
#40 Marlon Davidson – Houston Texans (IDL)
#41 Antoine Winfield Jr. – Cleveland Browns (S)
#42 Trevon Diggs – Jacksonville Jaguars (CB)
#43 Jeff Gladney – Chicago Bears (CB)
#44 Jalen Hurts – Indianapolis Colts (QB)
#45 D’Andre Swift – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (RB)
#46 Noah Igbinoghene – Denver Broncos (CB)
#47 Justin Madubuike – Atlanta Falcons (IDL)
#48 Tee Higgins – New York Jets (WR)
#49 Raekwon Davis – Pittsburgh Steelers (IDL)
#50 Jeremy Chinn – Chicago Bears (S)
#51 Joshua Uche – Dallas Cowboys (EDGE)
#52 Terrell Lewis – Los Angeles Rams (EDGE)
#53 Jordyn Brooks – Philadelphia Eagles (LB)
#54 Damon Arnette – Buffalo Bills (CB)
#55 Willie Gay Jr. – Baltimore Ravens (LB)
#56 Michael Pittman Jr. – Miami Dolphins (WR)
#57 J.K. Dobbins – Los Angeles Rams (RB)
#58 Lloyd Cushneberry III – Minnesota Vikings (IOL)
#59 Lucas Niang – Seattle Seahawks (OT)
#60 K.J. Hamler – Baltimore Ravens (WR)
#61 Davon Hamilton – Tennessee Titans (IDL)
#62 Cameron Dantzler – Green Bay Packers (CB)
#63 Jonathan Taylor – Kansas City Chiefs (RB)
#64 Jonah Jackson – Seattle Seahawks (IOL)
#65 Julian Okwara – Cincinnati Bengals (EDGE)
#66 Matt Hennessy – Washington Redskins (IOL)
#67 Curtis Weaver – Detroit Lions (EDGE)
#68 Robert Hunt – New York Jets (IOL)
#69 Bryce Hall – Carolina Panthers (CB)
#70 – Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Miami Dolphins (RB)
#71 – Prince Tega Wanogho – Los Angeles Chargers (OT)
#72 Malik Harrison – Arizona Cardinals (LB)
#73 Laviska Shenault Jr. – Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
#74 Akeem Davis-Gaither – Cleveland Browns (LB)
#75 Cole Kmet – Indianapolis Colts (TE)
#76 Chase Claypool – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR)
#77 Matthew Peart – Denver Broncos (OT)
#78 Darnay Holmes – Atlanta Falcons (CB)
#79 Jonathan Greenard – New York Jets (EDGE)
#80 Troy Pride Jr. – Las Vegas Raiders (CB)
#81 Kyle Dugger – Las Vegas Raiders (S)
#82 Ashtyn Davis – Dallas Cowboys (S)
#83 Damien Lewis – Denver Broncos (IOL)
#84 Troy Dye – Los Angeles Rams (LB)
#85 Antonio Gibson – Detroit Lions (RB)
#86 Darrell Taylor – Buffalo Bills (EDGE)
#87 Donovan Peoples-Jones – New England Patriots (WR)
#88 Van Jefferson – New Orleans Saints (WR)
#89 Jordan Elliott – Minnesota Vikings (IDL)
#90 Saahdiq Charles – Houston Texans (OT)
#91 Jacob Eason – Las Vegas Raiders (QB)
#92 Rashard Lawrence – Baltimore Ravens (IDL)
#93 Ben Bartch – Tennessee Titans (OT)
#94 Brycen Hopkins – Green Bay Packers (TE)
#95 Logan Wilson – Denver Broncos (LB)
#96 Terrell Burgess – Kansas City Chiefs (S)
#97 Netane Muti – Cleveland Browns (IOL)
#98 Jabari Zuniga – New England Patriots (EDGE)
#99 K’Von Wallace – New York Giants (S)
#100 Adam Trautman – New England Patriots (TE)
#101 Bryan Edwards – Seattle Seahawks (WR)
#102 Jake Fromm – Pittsburgh Steelers (QB)
#103 Amik Robertson – Philadelphia Eagles (CB)
#104 Michael Ojemudia – Los Angeles Rams (CB)
#105 Khalid Kareem – Minnesota Vikings (EDGE)
#106 Bradlee Anae – Baltimore Ravens (EDGE)
#107 Nick Harris – Cincinnati Bengals (IOL)
#108 Thaddeus Moss – Washington Redskins (TE)
#109 Alohi Gilman – Detroit Lions (S)
#110 Alex Highsmith – New York Giants (EDGE)
#111 Kenny Willekes – Houston Texans (EDGE)
#112 Cam Akers – Los Angeles Chargers (RB)
#113 K.J. Hill – Carolina Panthers (WR)
#114 Alton Robinson – Arizona Cardinals (EDGE)
#115 Larrell Murchison – Cleveland Browns (IDL)
#116 Darnell Mooney – Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
#117 Logan Stenberg – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (IOL)
#118 Quartney Davis – Denver Broncos (WR)
#119 Eno Benjamin – Atlanta Falcons (RB)
#120 Hunter Bryant – New York Jets (TE)
#121 Tyler Biadasz – Las Vegas Raiders (IOL)
#122 Shane Lemieux – Indianapolis Colts (IOL)
#123 Devin Duvernay – Dallas Cowboys (WR)
#124 Zack Moss – Pittsburgh Steelers (RB)
#125 Evan Weaver – New England Patriots (LB)
#126 Lynn Bowden – Los Angeles Rams (WR)
#127 Kenny Robinson – Philadelphia Eagles (S)
#128 Darrynton Evans – Buffalo Bills (RB)
#129 Anthony McFarland – Baltimore Ravens (RB)
#130 Josiah Scott – New Orleans Saints (CB)
#131 Albert Okwuegbunam – Arizona Cardinals (TE)
#132 Reggie Robinson II – Minnesota Vikings (CB)
#133 Leki Fotu – Seattle Seahawks (IDL)
#134 Joe Bachie Jr. – Baltimore Ravens (LB)
#135 John Simpson – Pittsburgh Steelers (IOL)
#136 Jason Strowbridge – Green Bay Packers (IDL)
#137 Jonathan Garvin – Jacksonville Jaguars (EDGE)
#138 Ben Bredeson – Kansas City Chiefs (IOL)
#139 Brandon Jones – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (S)
#140 Nick Coe – Jacksonville Jaguars (EDGE)
#141 Gabriel Davis – Miami Dolphins (WR)
#142 Collin Johnson – Washington Redskins (WR)
#143 Quintez Cephus – Atlanta Falcons (WR)
#144 Anfernee Jennings – Seattle Seahawks (EDGE)
#145 Tyler Johnson – Philadelphia Eagles (WR)
#146 Hakeem Adeniji – Philadelphia Eagles (OT)
#147 Markus Bailey – Cincinnati Bengals (LB)
#148 Devin Asiasi – Carolina Panthers (TE)
#149 Isaiah Hodgins – Detroit Lions (WR)
#150 James Proche – New York Giants (WR)
#151 Michael Onwenu – Los Angeles Chargers (IOL)
#152 A.J. Dillon – Carolina Panthers (RB)
#153 Josiah Deguara – Miami Dolphins (TE)
#154 McTelvin Agim – Miami Dolphins (IDL)
#155 Davion Taylor – Minnesota Vikings (LB)
#156 Harrison Hand – San Francisco 49ers (CB)
#157 Jack Driscoll – Baltimore Ravens (OT)
#158 Justin Strnad – New York Jets (LB)
#159 David Woodward – Las Vegas Raiders (LB)
#160 James Lynch – Indianapolis Colts (IDL)
#161 James Morgan – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
#162 Terence Steele – Washington Redskins (OT)
#163 Isaiah Coulter – Chicago Bears (WR)
#164 Cheyenne O’Grady – Dallas Cowboys (TE)
#165 Anthony Gordon – Jacksonville Jaguars (QB)
#166 Shaquille Quarterman – Detroit Lions (LB)
#167 Broderick Washington Jr. – Buffalo Bills (LB)
#168 Derrek Tuszka – Philadelphia Eagles (EDGE)
#169 Geno Stone – New Orleans Saints (S)
#170 Harrison Bryant – Jacksonville Jaguars (TE)
#171 Kyle Murphy – Houston Texans (IOL)
#172 Julian Blackmon – New England Patriots (S)
#173 Tyre Phillips – Miami Dolphins (IOL)
#174 Javelin Guidry – Tennessee Titans (CB)
#175 Bravvion Roy – Green Bay Packers (IDL)
#176 Khalil Davis – San Francisco 49ers (IDL)
#177 Trajan Bandy – Kansas City Chiefs (CB)
#178 J.R. Reed – Denver Broncos (S)
#179 Mykal Walker – Dallas Cowboys (LB)
#180 Colby Parkinson – Cincinnati Bengals (TE)
#181 Trevis Gipson – Denver Broncos (EDGE)
#182 Keith Ismael – Detroit Lions (IOL)
#183 Lamical Perine – New York Giants (RB)
#184 Antoine Brooks Jr. – Carolina Panthers (S)
#185 John Hightower – Miami Dolphins (WR)
#186 Antonio Gandy-Golden – Los Angeles Chargers (WR)
#187 Javaris Davis – Cleveland Browns (CB)
#188 Juan Jennings – Buffalo Bills (WR)
#189 Joshua Kelley – Jacksonville Jaguars (RB)
#190 Lamar Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles (CB)
#191 Myles Bryant – New York Jets (CB)
#192 Patrick Taylor Jr. – Green Bay Packers (RB)
#193 Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Indianapolis Colts (RB)
#194 Jacob Phillips – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LB)
#195 Justin Herron – New England Patriots (OT)
#196 Cameron Clark – Chicago Bears (IOL)
#197 D.J. Wonnum – Indianapolis Colts (EDGE)
#198 Tyrie Cleveland – Pittsburgh Steelers (WR)
#199 Tanner Muse – Los Angeles Rams (S)
#200 Solomon Kindley – Chicago Bears (IOL)
#201 Alex Taylor – Minnesota Vikings (IOL)
#202 Raymond Calais – Arizona Cardinals (RB)
#203 Raequan Williams – New Orleans Saints (IDL)
#204 Kevin Dotson – New England Patriots (IOL)
#205 Madre Harper – Minnesota Vikings (CB)
#206 Francis Bernard – Jacksonville Jaguars (LB)
#207 Dalton Keene – Buffalo Bills (TE)
#208 Tyler Clark – Green Bay Packers (IDL)
#209 Dane Jackson – Green Bay Packers (CB)
#210 Kalija Lipscomb – San Francisco 49ers (WR)
#211 Sewo Olonilua – New York Jets (RB)
#212 Nevelle Clarke – New England Patriots (CB)
#213 DeeJay Dallas – New England Patriots (RB)
#214 Dante Olson – Seattle Seahawks (LB)
#215 Binjimen Victor – Cincinnati Bengals (WR)
#216 Kindle Vildor – Washington Redskins (CB)
#217 Essang Bassey – San Francisco 49ers (CB)
#218 Kamren Curl – New York Giants (CB)
#219 Austin Mack – Minnesota Vikings (WR)
#220 Charlie Taumoepeau – Los Angeles Chargers (TE)
#221 Charlie Heck – Carolina Panthers (OT)
#222 Aaron Parker – Arizona Cardinals (WR)
#223 Colton McKivitz – Jacksonville Jaguars (OT)
#224 Jake Hanson – Tennessee Titans (IOL)
#225 DeMarkus Acy – Baltimore Ravens (CB)
#226 Darius Anderson – Chicago Bears (RB)
#227 Benito Jones – Miami Dolphins (IDL)
#228 Yasir Durant – Atlanta Falcons (IOL)
#229 J.J. Taylor – Washington Redskins (RB)
#230 Omar Bayless – New England Patriots (WR)
#231 A.J. Green – Dallas Cowboys (WR)
#232 Trey Adams – Pittsburgh Steelers (OT)
#233 Michaeel Divinity Jr. – Chicago Bears (LB)
#234 Jared Pinkney – Los Angeles Rams (TE)
#235 Nat Stanley – Detroit Lions (QB)
#236 Cole McDonald – Green Bay Packers (QB)
#237 Michael Warren II – Tennessee Titans (RB)
#238 Trevon Hill – New York Giants (EDGE)
#239 Kamal Martin – Buffalo Bills (LB)
#240 Joe Reed – Houston Texans (WR)
#241 Darrion Daniels – New England Patriots (IDL)
#242 Jeff Thomas – Green Bay Packers (WR)
#243 Kendrick Rogers – Tennessee Titans (WR)
#244 Carter Coughlin – Cleveland Browns (EDGE)
#245 Jared Hilbers – San Francisco 49ers (IOL)
#246 Shyheim Carter – Miami Dolphins (S)
#247 Jake Luton – New York Giants (QB)
#248 Grayland Arnold – Houston Texans (CB)
#249 David Dowell – Minnesota Vikings (S)
#250 Rico Dowdle – Houstonn Texans (RB)
#251 Lavert Hill – Miami Dolphins (CB)
#252 Dezmon Patmon – Denver Broncos (WR)
#253 Quez Watkins – Minnesota Vikings (WR)
#254 John Peneisini – Denver Broncos (IDL)
#255 Scott Frantz – New York Giants (OT)