2020 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Complete 7-Round Predictions

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterFebruary 3, 2020

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Complete 7-Round Predictions

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    MIAMI — The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions.

    They were built on a rare quarterback, investments at offensive tackle, a speedy corps of receivers and a defense that was revitalized thanks to trades and free-agent signings. This might not be a model the rest of the league can emulate, but it has Kansas City looking like a potential dynasty.

    How can the rest of the NFL catch the Chiefs? By drafting well.

    In this seven-round mock draft, you'll see teams address wide receivers and pass-rushers early but also five quarterbacks come off the board in Round 1. As Kansas City proved, you're only as good as your quarterback, and teams stuck in losing situations will move to upgrade.

    With compensatory picks projected and the draft order set, here's how all 255 picks of the 2020 draft look.

1. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow, LSU

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    The 2020 NFL draft won't start with much suspense; many around the NFL are already speculating that Joe Burrow will be the pick.

    Burrow makes the most sense for Cincinnati, where quarterback has been a need for several seasons as it became apparent that Andy Dalton but couldn't advance through the postseason. With Burrow, the Bengals get a five-year window to rebuild this team with an affordable quarterback and exciting young talents around him (Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd, Hubbard). 

    There will be months of speculation about what the Bengals should do here, but that's just talk for clicks. The pick will be Burrow.

2. Washington Redskins: EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State

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    Just like the No. 1 overall pick in this draft, the second pick is almost locked in—the Redskins should select Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young.

    There will be talk and speculation about drafting a quarterback or trading this pick—both of which technically could happen but are incredibly unlikely given what we know about Ron Rivera, lead personnel man Kyle Smith and the direction this team wants to take.

    Young, like Nick Bosa last year, is too good to pass up at No. 2 overall. Even if this isn't a top-tier need (Bosa wasn't either for the 49ers), sometimes you have to take the best player available. Especially when the player is at the second-most important position in football. 

    With Young on the roster, Washington will have four first-rounders and stud Matt Ioannidis on the defensive line for 2020.

3. Detroit Lions: CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State

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    Three picks off the board, and all three played at Ohio State to start their college careers. Not bad recruiting by Urban Meyer.

    If the draft class didn't have a "presidential talent" (every four years vs. generational talent, h/t Reddit) in Chase Young, you'd be hearing a lot more about Jeff Okudah as an elite cornerback prospect. Instead, he's been somewhat buried behind Burrow and Young. As the draft gets closer, it's a safe bet that the buzz around Okudah will make him a household name.

    The Lions have several needs, most on defense, and could also look at auctioning off this selection to a team like the Miami Dolphins who want to trade up for a quarterback. In a mock draft without trade predictions, what makes the most sense is drafting a shutdown cornerback prospect who is solid on and off the field with excellent size (6'1", 200 lbs), instincts, toughness and character.

4. New York Giants: OT Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama

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    First-time head coach Joe Judge and veteran general manager Dave Gettleman will conduct their first draft together and must look at the sad state of the offensive line and decide to make a major upgrade.

    For the Giants to get the most out of Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones, they must be able to have effective blocking up front. That's where Judge can reach back to his Alabama coaching roots and get the lowdown on the best offensive tackle in this draft—Jedrick Wills Jr.

    Wills, who played right tackle while protecting Tua Tagovailoa's blindside, has the tools to be a very good NFL left tackle. He's quick, smart, strong and flexible. Watching Wills' tape and now his pre-combine workouts, you see his ability to recover and protect the outside edge against power or speed rushers. 

    Rarely do offensive tackles come into the NFL so game-ready, but Wills has plug-and-play traits and an ability to play any offensive line spot at a high level.

5. Miami Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

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    A pick that has been rumored since the 2019 NFL draft ended finally comes to fruition as the Miami Dolphins select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The only surprise here is that the Dolphins didn't have to trade up to get him.

    Tua has long been the apple of the Dolphins' eye—so much so that many thought the team was tanking the 2019 season to draft the standout lefty. A serious hip injury is the reason Tua could fall slightly down the board, and the Dolphins would gladly take him here instead of making a major trade up to land him.

    What must be understood is that Tua's stock could be much higher or much lower than this in late April. He's coming off a hip surgery that needs time to be evaluated. He's expected to be able to work out and throw for teams before the draft, but how his medical reports come back to teams at the NFL Scouting Combine (late February)—and then, if needed, the medical rechecks in early April—will determine whether teams like Tua's long-term health.

    It must also be stated that there isn't a generalized medical report. All 32 teams will have their own doctors review each player's medicals. That means while one team could fail or flag Tua, another could be comfortable and have no issues at all. 

    On the field, Tua is worthy of this selection and profiles as a true franchise quarterback. But until more is known about the condition of his hip, there will be a lot of speculation on where he'll land.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

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    An MVP showing at the 2020 Reese's Senior Bowl solidified the odds of Herbert being selected in the top 10 picks in this year's draft. For the Los Angeles Chargers—whose longtime QB Philip Rivers is an unrestricted free agent this offseason—the timing of Herbert's availability couldn't be better.

    Herbert is what you picture a modern-day quarterback to play like. He's big (6'6", 227 lbs), strong-armed, mobile and isn't afraid to pull the ball down and run for yards when plays break down. On the flip side, there are some concerns with spotty accuracy (passes tend to sail high) and his inexperience getting through progressions in the Oregon offense.

    These concerns were quieted some during Senior Bowl week when Herbert was nearly flawless, which could be enough for the Chargers to feel very good about what they're getting Day 1 and his positional upside.

    Herbert also gives the Chargers a face to market and sell as the team moves into a new stadium. Maybe that shouldn't affect who a team drafts, but we all know money talks, and the 2020 draft class for the Chargers will—consciously or subconsciously—be affected by the move.

7. Carolina Panthers: DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

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    Why not a quarterback for the Carolina Panthers?

    It's tough to get a read on a first-time NFL head coach who will be tasked with creating a football operations staff on the fly. Rumors are tougher to vet and sources who might have been credible under the previous regime can quickly lose their intel with a new boss.

    That said, the word coming out of Carolina early in the draft process is the Panthers don't expect to draft a quarterback early in this class. Again, it's really early and that could change, but that's the word now.

    Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown might not be a quarterback, but he is one of the best players in the 2020 draft class. A big man at 6'5", 320 pounds, he also has amazing quickness and a nimbleness that you don't expect from a mammoth his size. Brown can be the anchor to the Panthers defensive line while freeing up 2019 first-rounder Brian Burns to make plays off the edge.

    What the Panthers decide to do long-term at quarterback will be figured out over the next two months, so this could change with new information. But for now, the expectation is that Matt Rhule won't feel pressured to go quarterback in 2020.

8. Arizona Cardinals: OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville

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    What the Arizona Cardinals will do in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft remains a mystery as media evaluators try to figure out if general manager Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury will prioritize adding weapons for quarterback Kyler Murray or if they'll draft linemen to protect him.

    The 2020 receiver class has notable depth, which makes valuing offensive linemen early the smarter play. After taking three wide receivers in the 2019 draft, the Cardinals have young talent around veteran Larry Fitzgerald and third-year man Christian Kirk. Receiver is tempting but not a priority.

    Louisville's Mekhi Becton is a massive prospect at 6'7" and 370 pounds but moves like a much smaller man. He's a bit raw in his balance and technique, but his massive power in the run and pass game makes him a very intriguing prospect as a plug-and-play tackle who will only get better with more time and pro-level coaching.

    If protecting Murray is the move, Becton is the right selection.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

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    Telvin Smith made the decision to walk away from the NFL before the 2019 season, leaving a hole in the front seven of the Jaguars defense. Now, with a top-10 selection, general manager Dave Caldwell can land a more versatile, more athletic version of the former outside linebacker.

    Isaiah Simmons had a dominant year for Clemson showing his versatility as a safety, linebacker, cornerback and all-around eraser for the Tigers defense. Where he'll play in the NFL is only limited by the imagination of his defensive coordinator.

    The Jaguars do have needs at cornerback and offensive tackle that could be considered here, but Simmons is a top-five player in this draft and an easy pick.

10. Cleveland Browns: OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

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    Protecting Baker Mayfield has to be the priority of the new front office in Cleveland, but a regime now led by Andrew Berry hasn't tipped its hand as to how it will value draft picks or which positions will be important. In the previous front office group, led by John Dorsey, left tackle would have been a slam-dunk pick here.

    Tristan Wirfs played mostly right tackle for Iowa, but many scouts believe he has the tools to play on the left side in the NFL. My evaluation shows Wirfs being able to play any position on the line at a high level. His best spot may come at guard, where he could be an All-Pro, but he still profiles as a very good tackle prospect with a high ceiling.

    The Browns need it. The offense is loaded with playmakers, and the new coach (Kevin Stefanski) was hired to open things up and find big plays for Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Nick Chubb. That all starts with the offensive line.

11. New York Jets: OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

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    New general manager Joe Douglas knows he has to build an offensive line that can protect Sam Darnold. That's why he was hired. 

    The best news for the Jets has been the rise of Mekhi Becton; which in turn will push down other talented offensive linemen. That's the case with Georgia's Andrew Thomas, who for much of the season was believed to be the top tackle in the class.

    Thomas played left tackle for the Bulldogs and knows the drill. He's coming from a pro-style offense and has experience against top-tier pass-rushers in the SEC. Thomas is ready to step in and protect Darnold.

    With two picks in Round 2, the Jets can address needs at cornerback, edge-rusher and wide receiver. Thomas has to be the guy if he's on the board at No. 11.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

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    General manager Mike Mayock has to be doing backflips of happiness with the way the board has fallen. The top receiver in the draft falls into the lap of a team desperate to add speed to the edge of the offense.

    Jerry Jeudy may be falling victim to a case of over-scouting. We've seen him dominate in college for two seasons, so evaluators start to look for holes in his game and narrow their focus to examine things that in the larger picture might not be as important. Jeudy is an elite route-runner with awesome balance, agility and burst. He's exactly what the Raiders lack.

    With two first-round selections, the Raiders can now focus on the linebacker position in a draft that has very good mid-first-round depth.

13. Indianapolis Colts: QB Jordan Love, Utah State

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    Chris Ballard knows he'll probably only get one shot at drafting a quarterback as general manager of the Indianapolis Colts; it's quite rare for any general manager to get two early selections at quarterback. That means he needs to get this pick right.

    Jordan Love is a case study in what to scout when evaluating quarterbacks. He has ideal size (6'3⅝", 223 lbs), athleticism, very good arm strength and very good mobility, but he also threw 17 interceptions in 2019 and scouts will pick apart his decision-making process. Go back to 2018, his fans will say, when Love excelled under then-coach Matt Wells with more NFL-caliber talent around him. With much of his supporting cast gone in 2019, Love pressed and struggled.

    Ballard has the hard task of figuring out which player Love is—the 2018 or 2019 version. If he falls for his traits and believes Frank Reich can develop him, Love could be the answer in a post-Andrew Luck world for the Colts.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jacob Eason, Washington

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    Bruce Arians is 67 years old. His second tenure as a head coach in the NFL can't go on forever. He has to know that his window is short. Is Jameis Winston the quarterback to get Arians to the postseason and beyond?

    Supporters of Winston will point to the history of Arians' offenses and that most quarterbacks only get better in their second seasons. But after Winston threw 30 interceptions in 2019—and coupled with the fact that he is now a free agent and could command an unreasonable salary—Arians might want to move in a different direction at quarterback. 

    Starting over at quarterback might not seem favorable for Arians, but Washington's Jacob Eason is perfect for his offense. Big-armed, aggressive down the field and smart with the football, Eason has the tools to stretch the field in Arians' scheme and is big enough (6'6", 227 lbs) to handle the punishment of being behind an average offensive line.

15. Denver Broncos: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

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    The Denver Broncos believe they have their quarterback (Drew Lock), a stud young receiver (Courtland Sutton) and the makings of a better offensive line. Now they need to add more pieces to the offense to compete with the Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders.

    CeeDee Lamb was almost unstoppable for Oklahoma over the last two seasons as he dominated the Big 12 and showed off his awesome catch radius, power after the catch and toughness. He might not be the biggest or fastest runner, but no one can find a way to stop Lamb when he's on a breaking route and using his physicality to keep defensive backs from the ball.

    Lock's talented arm and mobility with Sutton, Lamb and tight end Noah Fant in the passing game could make Denver's offense exciting.

16. Atlanta Falcons: EDGE K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU

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    Free agency will have a major factor on what the Atlanta Falcons do at No. 16 overall, with tight end Austin Hooper and pass-rusher Vic Beasley both hitting the market. General manager Thomas Dimitroff has always prioritized high-character, high-effort players, and sitting available is a player so highly regarded at LSU he was awarded the prized No. 18 jersey as a redshirt sophomore.

    K'Lavon Chaisson's story can't be told on a stat sheet. He battled injuries in 2018, and once on the field in 2019 he was the focus of every offense's game plan to beat the Tigers. The flashes were there, though, even if the stats weren't. Chaisson can bend, he has burst and he's long enough to affect the passing game even when he can't complete the sack.

    If the Falcons don't re-sign Beasley, who never developed after a monster sophomore season, they can replace him with an upgrade in Chaisson.

17. Dallas Cowboys: CB CJ Henderson, Florida

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    As much as any team in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys will have their draft shaped by free agency. With Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Byron Jones all set to become free agents, the Cowboys could be set on a path of drafting to replace high-level starters if one or more leaves on the open market.

    It's fairly reasonable to expect Prescott to return. Cooper sounds like he wants to be back. This could leave Byron Jones as the odd man out as the Cowboys look at their salary-cap health in the present and for the future. Enter CJ Henderson.

    A feisty, fast cornerback from Florida, Henderson has excellent ball skills and the instincts to be a major factor playing the ball in the pros. He's never going to win awards for his tackling skills, but like Deion Sanders always said, you're not paying cornerbacks to tackle.

18. Miami Dolphins (via PIT): OT Josh Jones, Houston

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    Remember Andre Dillard from the 2019 draft class? He went No. 22 overall to the Philadelphia Eagles. OK, good. Josh Jones is the same dude. Both 6'5", both around 310 pounds, both very good athletes and easy movers who need to add a little play power. 

    Jones is a fantastic athlete. Watching him in person at the Senior Bowl, I was struck by just how agile and flexible he is. He's balanced and poised. He's able to cut off speed rushers. And even though he's not coming from a Power Five program, he showed he can hold his own against higher-caliber performers.

    Jones has to work on strength, that's a given, but as a mid-first-rounder, he offers immediate playing time potential at left tackle and upside at the position few in this draft have.

19. Las Vegas Raiders (via CHI): LB Patrick Queen, LSU

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    With pick No. 12 overall, the Raiders went after a wide receiver in Jerry Jeudy. Now general manager Mike Mayock can go back to building an elite defense with LSU's speedy linebacker Patrick Queen.

    The middle of the field has long been an issue for the Raiders defense. 2019 first-rounder Johnathan Abram will be back healthy next season and will add a boost, but more help is needed—especially at linebacker.

    Queen was a standout player starting on the road against Texas and from then on showed the speed, instincts and coverage skills to be a true three-down NFL linebacker. With Abram back and the defensive line developing, now is the time to add a top-tier linebacker prospect.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR): DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

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    Best player available is the move for the Jaguars after selecting linebacker Isaiah Simmons earlier in Round 1. Pairing the fantastic power of Javon Kinlaw with the speed of Simmons gives the Jaguars a special young foundation with Josh Allen and Myles Jack—and Yannick Ngakoue if he returns. 

    Kinlaw is a top-15 player in this class, but the run on quarterbacks and offensive tackles pushes him down the board. The Jaguars have a need at tackle and cornerback but can afford to pass on those needs to grab a potentially elite defender in the middle of the line.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

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    A player who can stretch the field is a must-add for the Eagles in this offseason. There is no better speed player in the 2020 draft class than Henry Ruggs III.

    In many ways a mixture of Marquise Brown and Tyreek Hill, Ruggs has raw speed for days. Many evaluators and scouts believe Ruggs could even challenge the NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash record (4.22 seconds) set by John Ross. He's legitimately that fast.

    Ruggs does need to work on adding power in his routes, but he comes into the NFL as a more developed route-runner than many former speedsters. He's game-ready and can contribute from the outside, the slot and on special teams as a returner.

22. Buffalo Bills: WR Tee Higgins, Clemson

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    It is no secret that the Buffalo Bills need help at wide receiver—more particularly, they need size at the position. Clemson's Tee Higgins is the best big-bodied receiver in the class—at 6'4", 215 pounds, he has the ability to win over the top and in the red zone.

    Higgins' ability to extend and create a big catch radius is incredibly important for the development of quarterback Josh Allen. Giving Allen a bigger strike zone as a thrower makes everyone's job easier. Pair Higgins with speedster John Brown and Cole Beasley, and the Bills' room of receivers starts to look much better.

    There could be a run on the position that ultimately leaves the Bills empty-handed at receiver, but the primary focus for general manager Brandon Beane must be adding to the support staff around Allen.

23. New England Patriots: EDGE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa

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    The Patriots could go a number of directions in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, with many of them depending on the future of quarterback Tom Brady. And while leaks out of Foxborough are always limited, one thing that has been talked about outside the building is that Jarrett Stidham has the confidence of coaches should Brady sign with another team as a free agent.

    Outside of the quarterback position, the Patriots have obvious needs. It would be easy to slot in a wide receiver or tight end here, but it's more likely the team goes the veteran route for starters since chemistry with Brady and knowledge to run the Patriots' system are so key.

    For that reason, and based on value, the selection is Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa. A productive, versatile defender, Epenesa has ideal size (6'6", 280 lbs) and strength to play multiple alignments along the Patriots front. He's been one of the Big Ten's best defenders the last two seasons and comes to the league ready to wreck offensive lines.

24. New Orleans Saints: WR Justin Jefferson, LSU

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    Justin Jefferson just finished a season in which he ran routes in the New Orleans Saints offense under LSU assistant Joe Brady. Next season he could be running routes as a member of the Saints offense.

    Jefferson isn't the biggest or strongest receiver, but his route-running skills are so smooth. Like a Keenan Allen or Davante Adams type that can get open without blazing speed or a big body that lets him separate from receivers.

    The Saints have investigated many avenues to fill the wide receiver opening opposite Michael Thomas. The best bet might be to draft a standout from just up the road in Baton Rouge.

25. Minnesota Vikings: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

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    Despite getting a Pro Bowl invite, Xavier Rhodes' play dropped off substantially in 2019. The combination of Rhodes' struggles and other issues at the cornerback position has the Minnesota Vikings going all-in on the position in Round 1 of the 2020 draft.

    Fulton, who grades out higher than 2019 draft pick Greedy Williams did at LSU, is a physical cornerback with excellent instincts and toughness. He was banged up in 2019 and played through an ankle injury that may have some questioning his tape, but don't question his mentality. He's wired to be great, and like Tre'Davious White before him coming out of LSU, he could be special as a late first-rounder.

    A sneaky need for Minnesota would be quarterback if one happened to fall, but none of value are available in this spot.

26. Miami Dolphins (via HOU): RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

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    Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Miami Dolphins in rushing in 2019. A 37-year-old quarterback led an NFL team in rushing. 

    That's all you need to know when you look at the selection of D'Andre Swift. With the Dolphins addressing quarterback and offensive tackle earlier in the round, general manager Chris Grier can attack his offensive backfield with a player I've compared to Alvin Kamara in terms of skill set.

    Swift ended the season a little banged up with a shoulder injury, but throughout his time at Georgia he showed legit receiving skills out of the backfield. He's a do-it-all back with speed, balance and the agility to be a hit as an inside or outside runner.

    The Dolphins have needs at other key positions, but running back is a glaring hole that once filled will make the entire offense better.

27. Seattle Seahawks: DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn

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    It's never easy to predict what the Seattle Seahawks will do in a mock draft this far out, but it's easy to look at free agents and weak points and connect some dots. That's what we're doing here.

    Jarran Reed has been good in spurts, but he's a free agent and is coming off a season shortened by suspension. Poona Ford is rock solid and will be back, but the team needs a pass-rushing presence on the defensive line that Reed and 2019 first-rounder L.J. Collier haven't generated. Even if Jadeveon Clowney is back from free agency, interior pass rush is needed.

    Auburn's Marlon Davidson is scheme friendly and can play anywhere from a 5-technique to an inside shade. He's versatile, powerful and very quick off the ball. At 6'3" and almost 300 pounds, he's a full meal deal for offensive guards and centers to handle with his combination of quickness and power. In Seattle, paired with Ford and Clowney, he could be special as a rookie.

28. Baltimore Ravens: LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

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    The Ravens have built an explosive offense featuring the arm and legs of Lamar Jackson, a punishing offensive line and a bulldozer running back in Mark Ingram II. This season they showed they can score to win. Now they have to get back to shutting down opposing offenses.

    The loss of C.J. Mosley wasn't felt as much in the regular season as it was in the postseason when the Titans took advantage of the Ravens' linebacker corps. It is in need of a fast, smart, three-down player.

    Murray dominated at Oklahoma—I remember watching him tally 18 tackles against Army last season when he firmly entered the 2020 draft conversation—and has shown the instincts and most importantly the speed to be a threat as an every-down ‘backer. He can play middle or weak-side, which is great for a team that will likely be in a two-linebacker set most often.

29. Tennessee Titans: CB Jeff Gladney, TCU

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    The impending free agency of cornerback Logan Ryan makes this a quietly big need in Tennessee. The Titans have a good thing going on defense and don't want to take a step back. Shedding Ryan's salary and picking up a young cornerback early in the draft is a smart move they should make.

    Free agency will no doubt have a huge role in this team's draft plans. Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and Jack Conklin are three key pieces to the offense that are all hitting the market. Being able to keep all three might be impossible, which could affect what the front office does at No. 29 overall. But sticking to the team's identity as a power-run/defense-first crew is important. Gladney keeps them in that lane.

    Gladney might not be a household draft prospect just yet, but he will be. He's physical and tough, and his technique is smooth. And he's seen it all playing corner in the Big 12.

30. Green Bay Packers: TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame

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    We hear so much about how the Packers need to add weapons for Aaron Rodgers, but most often that talk centers around the wide receiver position. That is definitely a need, but in a historically deep receiver class, it doesn't have to be a Round 1 need. 

    Tight end is another big need for Green Bay. Jimmy Graham is nearing the end of his run and isn't as effective on the field as his name would suggest. The team needs its George Kittle or Travis Kelce.

    Cole Kmet might not reach that level of impact—they are the two best tight ends in football after all—but he's built in that mold. He's 6'5", 260 pounds, he can block, he can run, and he can dominate up the seam. Kmet is every scout's answer to the Kittle/Kelce style of play.

31. San Francisco 49ers: IOL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan

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    The 49ers clearly have a defense talented enough to win the big games and have promising young players on offense, led by Deebo Samuel and George Kittle. Up next to improve is the interior offensive line.

    Cesar Ruiz is the draft's best center and has shown the ability to handle power and speed on the inside. He's smart, athletic and versatile enough to handle the 49ers' zone-blocking scheme at any inside spot. 

32. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah

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    If watching Deebo Samuel carve up this defense wasn't enough evidence, keep in mind the Chiefs have only two corners under contract for 2020. This is a major need and thankfully at a deep group of players in this draft.

    Johnson has excellent size and would be ideal in the Kansas City defense. He can press or play off. He's big enough to handle physical receivers. With only Charvarius Ward set to return as a starter, this is the bigger need than complementary pieces on offense. 

Round 2

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    33. BENGALS: WR Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
    34. COLTS (WSH): DL Ross Blacklock, TCU
    35. LIONS: S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
    36. GIANTS: LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin
    37. CHARGERS: OT Austin Jackson, USC
    38. PANTHERS: LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
    39. DOLPHINS: S Grant Delpit, LSU
    40. CARDINALS: WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
    41. BROWNS: S Ashtyn Davis, California
    42. JAGUARS: WR KJ Hamler, Penn State
    43. BEARS (LAV): TE Brycen Hopkins, Purdue
    44. COLTS: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
    45. BUCCANEERS: S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir Rhyne
    46. BRONCOS: CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson
    47. FALCONS: RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
    48. JETS: EDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah
    49. STEELERS: CB Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
    50. BEARS: OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
    51. COWBOYS: DL James Lynch, Baylor
    52. RAMS: IOL Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
    53. EAGLES: EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
    54. BILLS: EDGE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
    55. FALCONS (NE): DL Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
    56. DOLPHINS (NO): DL Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
    57. TEXANS: WR Jalen Reagor, TCU
    58. VIKINGS: QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
    59. SEAHAWKS: WR Michael Pittman Jr., USC
    60. RAVENS: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
    61. TITANS: RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
    62. PACKERS: LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
    63. SEAHAWKS (SF): CB Cameron Dantzler, Miss. State
    64. CHIEFS: WR Gabriel Davis, UCF

Round 3

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    65. BENGALS: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
    66. REDSKINS: CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
    67. LIONS: EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama
    68. JETS (NYG): WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
    69. PANTHERS: TE Hunter Bryant, Washington
    70. DOLPHINS: EDGE Josh Uche, Michigan
    71. CHARGERS: TE Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
    72. CARDINALS: DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama
    73. JAGUARS: CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
    74. BROWNS: EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise State
    75. COLTS: EDGE Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame
    76. BUCCANEERS: EDGE Jonathan Greenard, Florida
    77. BRONCOS: OT Lucas Niang, TCU
    78. FALCONS: S Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
    79. JETS: RB Cam Akers, Florida State
    80. RAIDERS: EDGE Trevon Hill, Miami
    81. RAIDERS (CHI): CB Terrell Burgess, Utah
    82. COWBOYS: WR Van Jefferson, Florida
    83. BRONCOS (PIT): DL Jordan Elliott, Missouri
    84. RAMS: LB Logan Wilson, Wyoming
    85. EAGLES: CB A.J. Green, Oklahoma State
    86. BILLS: S Brandon Jones, Texas
    87. PATRIOTS: IOL Matt Hennessy, Temple
    88. SAINTS: TE Adam Trautman, Dayton
    89. VIKINGS: IOL Robert Hunt, La.-Lafayette
    90. BROWNS (HOU): TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
    91. RAIDERS (SEA): QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
    92. RAVENS: WR Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
    93. TITANS: OT Matt Peart, UConn
    94. PACKERS: WR Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
    95. BRONCOS (SF): EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
    96. CHIEFS: RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt
    97.* PATRIOTS: TE Thaddeus Moss, LSU
    98.* GIANTS: WR Collin Johnson, Texas
    99.* PATRIOTS: WR Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin
    100.* SEAHAWKS: IOL Ben Bredeson, Michigan
    101.* TEXANS: EDGE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
    102.* STEELERS: WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
    103.* EAGLES: IOL John Simpson, Clemson

    *Denotes projected compensatory selection.

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    104. BENGALS: DL Rashard Lawrence, LSU
    105. REDSKINS: IOL Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU
    106. LIONS: WR K.J. Hill, Ohio State
    107. GIANTS: EDGE Jabari Zuniga, Florida
    108. TEXANS (MIA): CB Lamar Jackson, Nebraska
    109. CHARGERS: LB Troy Dye, Oregon
    110. PANTHERS: OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
    111. CARDINALS: RB Zack Moss, Utah
    112. BROWNS: IOL Solomon Kindley, Georgia
    113. JAGUARS: OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
    114. BUCCANEERS: LB Evan Weaver, California
    115. BRONCOS: LB Markus Bailey, Purdue
    116. FALCONS: TE Harrison Bryant, FAU
    117. JETS: IOL Nick Harris, Washington
    118. RAIDERS: DL Leki Fotu, Utah
    119. COLTS: S Julian Blackmon, Utah
    120. COWBOYS: EDGE Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina
    121. STEELERS: RB Javon Leake, Maryland
    122. PATRIOTS (CHI): LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, App. State
    123. RAMS: OT Ben Bartch, St. John's
    124. EAGLES: S Antoine Brooks Jr., Maryland
    125. BILLS: CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
    126. RAVENS (NE): EDGE Kenny Willekes, Michigan State
    127. SAINTS: S K'Von Wallace, Clemson
    128. TEXANS: LB Jacob Phillips, LSU
    129. VIKINGS: WR Devin Duvernay, Texas
    130. SEAHAWKS: S Jared Mayden, Alabama
    131. RAVENS: DL Nick Coe, Auburn
    132. STEELERS (TEN): IOL Damien Lewis, LSU
    133. PACKERS: CB Javelin Guidry, Utah
    134. BRONCOS (SF): IOL Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
    135. CHIEFS: IOL Trystan Colon-Castillo, Missouri
    136.* RAVENS: IOL Netane Muti, Fresno State
    137.* RAMS: EDGE D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina
    138.* VIKINGS: OT Alex Taylor, South Carolina St.
    139.* BUCCANEERS: RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
    140.* EAGLES: LB David Woodward, Utah State
    141.* REDSKINS: WR Quartney Davis, Texas A&M
    142.* DOLPHINS: WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
    143.* SEAHAWKS: EDGE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
    144.* BEARS: WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
    145.* RAVENS: CB Troy Pride Jr., Notre Dame
    146.* EAGLES: DL Raequan Williams, Michigan State

    *Denotes projected compensatory selection.

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    147. BENGALS: OL Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
    148. REDSKINS: TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
    149. LIONS: LB Willie Gay Jr., Miss. State
    150. GIANTS: CB Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh
    151. CHARGERS: WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
    152. PANTHERS: WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
    153. CARDINALS (MIA): S Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame
    155. SEAHAWKS (JAX): EDGE James Smith-Williams, NC State
    156. BILLS (CLE): WR James Proche, SMU
    157. 49ERS (DEN): CB Stanford Samuels III, Florida State
    158. FALCONS: QB Anthony Gordon, Washington State
    159. JETS: CB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern
    160. BEARS (LAV): QB Steven Montez, Colorado
    161. COLTS: OT Trey Adams, Washington
    162. BUCCANEERS: CB Darnay Holmes, UCLA
    163. DOLPHINS (PIT): WR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
    164. BEARS: CB Michael Ojemudia, Iowa
    165. COWBOYS: S Geno Stone, Iowa
    166. DOLPHINS (LAR): LB Shaquille Quarterman, Miami
    167. EAGLES: RB Patrick Taylor Jr., Memphis
    168. BILLS: RB Darrynton Evans, App. State
    169. EAGLES (NE): OT Tyre Phillips, Miss. State
    170. SAINTS: CB Harrison Hand, Temple
    171. RAVENS (MIN): LB Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
    172. TEXANS: OT Saahdiq Charles, LSU
    173. LIONS (SEA): OT Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
    174. RAMS (BAL): RB Lamical Perine, Florida
    175. TITANS: TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
    176. PACKERS: IOL Zach Shackelford, Texas
    177. 49ERS: S Reggie Floyd, Virginia Tech
    178. CHIEFS: TE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati
    179.* BRONCOS: RB Joshua Kelley, UCLA
    180.* COWBOYS: S Debione Renfro, Texas A&M

    *Denotes projected compensatory selection.

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    181. BENGALS: CB Josiah Scott, Michigan State
    182. BRONCOS (WAS): S Jordan Fuller, Ohio State
    183. LIONS: DL Robert Windsor, Penn State
    184. GIANTS: DL Davon Hamilton, Ohio State
    185. PANTHERS: CB James Pierre, FAU
    186. DOLPHINS: IOL Keith Ismael, San Diego State
    187. CHARGERS: RB AJ Dillon, Boston College
    188. BROWNS (ARZ): EDGE Carter Coughlin, Minnesota
    189. BILLS (CLE): LB Davion Taylor, Colorado
    190. JAGUARS: RB DeeJay Dallas, Miami
    191. EAGLES (ATL): WR John Hightower, BYU
    192. JETS: WR Juwan Johnson, Oregon
    193. PACKERS (LAV): S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
    194. COLTS: TE Jacob Breeland, Oregon
    195. BUCCANEERS: DL Larrell Murchison, NC State
    196. PATRIOTS (DEN): S Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame
    197. BEARS: S Shyheim Carter, Alabama
    198. DOLPHINS (DAL): RB JaMycal Hasty, Baylor
    199. STEELERS: TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA
    200. RAMS: S J.R. Reed, Georgia
    201. BEARS (PHI): EDGE Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
    202. BILLS: IOL Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson
    203. CARDINALS (NE): CB Essang Bassey, Wake Forest
    204. SAINTS: RB Antonio Gibson, Memphis
    205. PATRIOTS (HOU): LB Francis Bernard, Utah
    206. VIKINGS: WR Binjimen Victor, Ohio State
    207. JAGUARS (SEA): TE Sean McKeon, Michigan
    208. BILLS (BAL): DL Benito Jones, Ole Miss
    209. TITANS: EDGE Tipa Galeai, Utah State
    210. PACKERS: CB Myles Bryant, Washington
    211. 49ERS: WR Kendrick Rogers, Texas A&M
    212. COLTS (KC): RB Anthony McFarland Jr., Maryland
    213.* PATRIOTS: RB Tavien Feaster, South Carolina
    214.* PATRIOTS: QB Cole McDonald, Hawaii
    215.* SEAHAWKS: WR Aaron Fuller, Washington

    *Denotes projected compensatory selection.

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    216. BENGALS: S Josh Metellus, Michigan
    217. REDSKINS: WR Omar Bayless, Arkansas State
    218. 49ERS (DET): CB Luq Barcoo, San Diego State
    219. GIANTS: IOL Shane Lemieux, Oregon
    220. VIKINGS (MIA): TE Charlie Taumoepeau, Portland State
    221. CHARGERS: DL Bravvion Roy, Baylor
    222. PANTHERS: QB James Morgan, FIU
    223. CARDINALS: IOL Justin Herron, Wake Forest
    224. JAGUARS: EDGE Kendall Coleman, Syracuse
    225. PACKERS (CLE): DL Robert Landers, Ohio State
    226. JETS: TE Kyle Markway, South Carolina
    227. RAIDERS: LB Cam Brown, Penn State
    228. COLTS: CB Lavert Hill, Michigan
    229. FALCONS (TB): CB Trajan Bandy, Miami
    230. REDSKINS (DEN): OT Terence Steele, Texas Tech
    231. PATRIOTS (ATL): CB Elijah Riley, Army
    232. COWBOYS: S Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa
    233. STEELERS: EDGE Alex Highsmith, Charlotte
    234. BEARS: IOL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
    235. RAMS: OT Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
    236. PATRIOTS (PHI): S Brian Cole II, Miss. State
    237. TITANS (BUF): QB Nate Stanley, Iowa
    238. BRONCOS (NE): WR Malcolm Perry, Navy
    239. GIANTS (NO): RB Salvon Ahmed, Washington
    240. VIKINGS: S Kamren Curl, Arkansas
    241.TEXANS: RB Tony Jones Jr., Notre Dame
    242. SEAHAWKS: S Levonta Taylor, Florida State
    243. PACKERS (BAL): OT Jack Driscoll, Auburn
    244. TITANS: RB Adrian Killins Jr., Central Florida
    245. BROWNS (GB): LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
    246. 49ERS: TE Mitchell Wilcox, South Florida
    247. DOLPHINS (KC): IOL Jake Hanson, Oregon
    248.* GIANTS: IOL Kyle Murphy, Rhode Island
    249.* TEXANS: IOL Darryl Williams, Miss. State
    250.* TEXANS: S Myles Dorn, North Carolina
    251.* DOLPHINS: CB Isiah Swann, Dartmouth
    252.* BRONCOS: CB John Reid, Penn State
    253.* VIKINGS: LB Justin Strnad, Wake Forest
    254.* VIKINGS: S Damar Hamlin, Pittsburgh
    255.* BRONCOS: QB Kevin Davidson, Princeton
    256.* GIANTS: WR Aaron Parker, Rhode Island

    *Denotes projected compensatory selection.


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