NFL Mock Draft 2020: Patriots land franchise quarterback, Redskins add corner and tackle after trade down


LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Anyone who doesn’t have him going No. 1 is just looking for attention.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Chase Young is a generational pass-rusher, but the Redskins will get a nice haul to move down a couple of spots while the Dolphins secure their franchise quarterback. Other teams may be interested in Tua, so the Dolphins will have to trade up to make sure they get him.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Lions could take a few players here that could make an immediate impact on their defense, but common sense says that Young is the best player in the draft.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Like the Lions, the Giants will have to make a tough decision here. Jeff Okudah will be tempting, but they will end up going with the linebacker that crushed the combine.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Redskins need help at cornerback. Josh Norman is no longer there and Quinton Dunbar has been traded, so they will have a great opportunity to select this future defensive star in the secondary at No. 5 overall.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

Herbert is a guy the Chargers are rumored to like. I doubt he will start the season ahead of Tyrod Taylor, but they may believe they are selecting the future of the franchise right here.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

First-year head coach Matt Rhule lost some starters along the defensive front this offseason. Some say Brown had a disappointing combine, but I believe he’s someone who could end up making an impact right away.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Kliff Kingsbury has the players he wants at quarterback and running back, now he just needs a young, talented offensive tackle who can set both of them up for success.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jaguars could consider a quarterback here if they don’t pick up someone like Andy Dalton in the coming weeks, but I bet they go with Wills Jr.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Browns need help at offensive tackle. If two already go in the top nine like I project, Becton will make it three in the top 10.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

It’s a great debate, but I do think Jeudy is the top receiver in this class. Not by much, though. With Robby Anderson gone, Jeudy could step in and immediately start as Sam Darnold’s No. 1.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

Like Jeudy, Lamb is someone who could come in and start immediately. Who knows what Jon Gruden is thinking when it comes to the quarterback position, but Lamb will be able to help whoever is tossing the pigskin in Vegas.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

Ruggs truly is an interesting prospect. He’s not considered the No. 1 wideout in this class, but could end up being a star just because of how fast he is. Emmanuel Sanders signing with the Saints opens the door open for Deebo Samuel to make even more of an impact in 2020, and adding another speedy wideout in Ruggs should help Jimmy Garoppolo immediately.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Buccaneers need a tackle to help keep Tom Brady upright, and Thomas would be a great selection here. Some consider him to be the top tackle in the draft, so this could end up being a steal for Tampa Bay.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Broncos would absolutely love to take someone like Ruggs or Jeudy here, but unfortunately, they will not be available. Murray is complete linebacker that can blitz just as well as he can get out in coverage.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Falcons lost Vic Beasley in free agency and could get a monster in Chaisson right here at No. 16.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

From the moves the Cowboys have made this offseason, they appear all-in when it comes to the 2020 season. Losing Byron Jones was a big loss, however, and they can potentially fill that hole immediately with Henderson.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Dolphins have had an impressive offseason thus far, and they can continue to do so if they grab Kinlaw with their second first-round pick. He’s someone I predict will fall a bit, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a beast in the trenches right away.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Queen is actually one of my favorite prospects in this class. There are plenty of teams that are hoping he will fall to them late in the first round, but I’m not sure how long he will last. He may be a one-year starter but just turn on his film — it’s hard not to be impressed.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Jaguars need help at corner — especially since their deal with Darqueze Dennard fell through. Diggs has a lot of potential, and comes into the NFL with impressive size as well.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

The Eagles have to get help for their passing game — there’s no getting around it. Jefferson would give Carson Wentz some much-needed help right away.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

1st

I like McKinney here because he’s a versatile defensive back. He can fit in immediately wherever Mike Zimmer wants to play him.

Utah State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 224 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Patriots might be surprised to see Love drop to them at No. 23 overall. While they probably don’t believe he’s a Day 1 starter, they’re going to give him a shot. Bill Belichick and Co. can’t feel 100 percent comfortable moving into 2020 with just Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer, right?

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

While Marshon Lattimore is a stud, the Saints still gave up 241.8 passing yards per game in 2019, which ranked in the bottom half of the league. If they can secure a starting cornerback who knows how to press on the line of scrimmage, it could take this defense to another level immediately.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 216 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

26th

POSITION RNK

4th

Higgins is another player who could develop into a legitimate NFL star. The Vikings parted ways with Stefon Diggs this offseason, so why not take a chance on this national champion out of Clemson?

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 319 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

5th

With Trent Williams likely on his way out, the Redskins need a new left tackle. Like Williams, Jones is athletic and has a high motor, so this pick makes a lot of sense after acquiring it in the Dolphins’ trade up for No. 2 earlier in this mock draft.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Seahawks need more help on the edge and Epenesa possesses ideal size and speed.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

This defensive end/edge rusher position is not necessarily a position of weakness for the Ravens, but it’s hard not to be intrigued by Gross-Matos. The Ravens already have a potent offense, so I would secure yet another guy who knows how to get after the quarterback as I prepare for a Super Bowl run.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 195 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Titans need help in the secondary and Terrell is a speed demon.

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Packers have the talented edge rushers, so now all they need is a young talent that can hold down the middle of the field. Baun is that kind of player. Plus, he’s a Wisconsin native!

TCU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 290 lbs

The 49ers gave up DeForest Buckner for a first-rounder, and they can potentially get that production back with the No. 31 overall pick. Blacklock is relentless along the defensive line.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Chiefs need cornerbacks and Gladney is as skilled as he is competitive.





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