2020 NFL Mock Draft: Colts trade up for QB, Eagles and Bills get aggressive for WRs in frenetic first round


LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Nothing changes at the top, and it seems unlikely the Bengals would even entertain trade offers. Burrow is the highest rated quarterback prospect in several years according to many analysts.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Redskins land a star to build the defense around for the new regime. Young has an even higher upside than last year’s No. 2 pick, Nick Bosa.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

All the reports on Tagovailoa appear to be positive so far, but there’s no way of knowing what’s going on behind the scenes. Here, the Dolphins are satisfied with his health and part with No. 39 to move up two spots.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

After Wirfs blew the combine out of the water with his testing, he appears the favorite to be the first tackle off the board. His versatility should allow the team to start him at right tackle and plan to kick him to the blind side eventually, or inside to guard if he disappoints on the outside.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Lions move down two spots, pick up the No. 39 overall pick and still land the guy many expect them to take at No. 3. Okudah can come in and immediately stabilize a secondary in flux.

Utah State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 224 lbs

The Chargers might be fine moving forward with Tyrod Taylor as their QB of the present, but if they are high on either Love or Justin Herbert, landing a franchise QB here will be too tempting to pass up to address other needs.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Compared often to Derwin James for his versatility and break-the-mold profile, Simmons could also fall further than he should based on GMs finding it easier to envision how other top prospects fit onto their rosters. That means someone is going to get a steal, and like in my last mock, I have the Raiders packing No. 12 and 80 to move up for the chess piece.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

4th

With the Jaguars as a possible QB team at No. 9 and the Bucs lurking as a potential trade-up team after fixing the position in the short term with Philip Rivers, the Colts get aggressive, giving up No. 13 and 44 while also getting back a fourth-rounder.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

With two teams trading ahead of them, the Jaguars are able to sit back and let the best interior defensive lineman in the draft fall into their laps. If one of the top four QBs is on the clock when they pick, it’ll be interesting to see if they go that route.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

If four QBs do in fact get drafted before No. 10, the Browns should be in an excellent position to land much needed offensive line help. Wills’ experience on the right side will also help should the team add a veteran left tackle in free agency or trade.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Jets are well-positioned to land one of the top four tackles in this class, and here they pick up the surprisingly athletic Becton after his ridiculous 40-yard dash at the combine.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Panthers move down, pick up an extra Day 2 pick for the new regime and then draft the second-best edge rusher in this class. I could even see the Panthers looking to move down twice from No. 7 so they can amass several picks to bring in quality talent to remake the roster.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cardinals are able to swap a fourth-rounder for No. 44 by moving down five spots, where they can still land a premier talent at offensive tackle or on the other side of the ball. Here they snap up Kinlaw for the defensive line.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

The depth at receiver in this class has caused the teams in the top 13 to focus on other positions, so when we get to the Bucs and no receivers are off the board, the Eagles package No. 21 with 85 and a fifth-round pick to jump the Broncos for Lamb, who can raise the ceiling of Philly’s passing attack.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Broncos alleviated some of their corner concerns with the A.J. Bouye trade, and that frees them up to take Javon Kinlaw if he slides this far or a top receiver to add to the passing attack with young QB Drew Lock.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Bills follow the Eagles’ lead and give up No. 86 to jump for one of the top receivers with the fear of missing out if they sit at No. 22.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

It appears the Cowboys will lose Byron Jones to free agency, and this is a good spot to find a potential replacement. They may even have their pick of cornerbacks outside of top-five pick Jeffrey Okudah.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Dolphins moved up to land Tua Tagovailoa earlier in this mock, and here they’re able to get a tackle to protect his blindside. Thomas was long considered the top tackle in this draft but found himself surpassed by three other names by the combine.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

The Raiders get sniped for Ruggs, but still land an excellent receiver to build the passing game around in Jefferson, who wowed at the combine to the point where he feels like the next WR off the board after the established top three.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jaguars are facing a talent drain on defense, so they pick up another highly-rated player with their second first-round pick in McKinney, who could help at both corner and safety due to his versatility.

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

4th

After moving down to land third- and fifth-round picks, the Bucs pick up an outside linebacker who can get after the quarterback but also play in space when asked to drop back.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Falcons move down to add a third-round pick, then pass on a defensive lineman after surveying the options to select cornerback help.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Packers have a big hole to fill at linebacker, so they package No. 30 and 94 to get here for Murray, who’s talented enough to go 10 picks higher.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

With no second-round pick, the Saints pass on receiver here with the plan of taking advantage of the depth at the position later and instead go with the best remaining cornerback in Diggs.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

If Everson Griffen proves too expensive to bring back, the Vikings can find a replacement here with Gross-Matos, who lands with a coach that’s pulled the best out of defensive line prospects for years.

Wisconsin

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 226 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

1st

How bad was the Miami run game last year? The Dolphins’ leading rusher was Ryan Fitzpatrick. The guy with the most carries averaged just 1.8 yards per rush. While there are other more important positions on the roster, Taylor is a guy who might not be there at No. 39 after his outstanding combine.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Seahawks do what they do, striking a first-round trade that involves landing three picks (No. 46, 77, 115) for this one so the Broncos can jump back into the first round for an excellent defensive end prospect who falls further than he should.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Assuming Matt Judon is retained, the Ravens can look inside at a non-rush linebacker to take Queen, who can start immediately and help stem the expected loss of talented defenders in Baltimore.

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 319 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

5th

If Jack Conklin leaves for a big payday, the Titans will have to find a replacement. Jones has stood out during the predraft process and may be able to handle a starting role from the jump.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

This isn’t the biggest need for the Pats, but it’s all about the value that comes with taking Delpit this low, and adding an extra Day 2 pick in the trade down.

TCU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

4th

With potential fits for Blacklock ahead of them, the Lions sacrifice No. 106 to move up four spots and take the talented defensive tackle after passing on Derrick Brown earlier. The 49ers should be a prime trade-down candidate with their lack of picks.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

6th

The first round ends with a Horned Frog run as the Chiefs snap up the rock solid Gladney to help overcome the expected talent loss at the cornerback position.





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