NFL Mock Draft 2020: Six receivers taken in Round 1, but none inside the top 10


LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The obvious No. 1 selection throughout the process.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Washington would be better served trading down, but probably won’t.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Matt Patricia came to Detroit from New England where he deployed all kinds of versatile linebackers within Bill Belichick’s scheme. Simmons may be even more versatile than anyone he had with the Pats.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Figuring out a way to make Daniel Jones successful has to be New York’s No. 1 priority. Start by affording him better protection.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Landing Tua at No. 5 is a coup, especially when you consider that pretty much everyone thought the Dolphins would have to tank to the bottom of the league for him.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

I’m not entirely sure why more people don’t see tackle as an obvious need for the Bolts. Bryan Bulaga is locked in at one spot, but what about the other side of the line?

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

After letting James Bradberry walk in free agency, the Panthers find his long-term replacement right here.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Kyler Murray was among the worst-protected quarterbacks in the NFL last season so upgrading the unit in front of him has to be a top priority, and landing Becton helps immensely.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

4th

If the Jaguars were really sold on Gardner Minshew, they wouldn’t have given the job back to Nick Foles last season. Just because Foles was sent packing, doesn’t mean they aren’t still looking for their long-term answer here.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

You should be sensing a theme here, with teams that have young quarterbacks desperately needing to upgrade the protection in front of them. The Browns have been a rumored destination for Trent Williams, but if that doesn’t come to fruition, this is a nice backup plan.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Jets desperately need to provide Sam Darnold a real No. 1 receiver. They have their pick of the litter in this mock and go with Jeudy.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Raiders add some deep speed on the outside to complement Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow over the middle.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

The best run-after-catch guy in the class fits in perfectly with the 49ers’ skill position ethos.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Shaq Barrett is essentially on a one-year deal and Jason Pierre-Paul is entering his mid-30s. There needs to be somebody besides those two guys around to rush the passer.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Who’s getting the snaps opposite A.J. Bouye at corner? Bryce Callahan is a pure slot guy, and what was once one of the deepest units in the league is now pretty thin beyond those two players.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

Letting Brown and Grady Jarrett try to wreck offensive lines from the middle of the formation would be pretty fun.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cowboys let Byron Jones walk, and have yet to find a suitable replacement. Even after extending Anthony Brown, there is still a need at the position in both the short and long-term, with two more corners up for free agency next year.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

Tua is going to need somebody to throw to beyond DeVante Parker, who can’t necessarily be counted on as a No. 1 guy anyway. Jefferson is a game-breaker who fits the mold.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

1st

McKinney has the flexibility to play several spots in the secondary, which should help a defense in need of help all over the place.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Jags have hemorrhaged defensive linemen over the past several years, and here they get lucky with a potential stud falling into their laps in the mid-first.

Baylor

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

8th

Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson are a nice start, but the Eagles need to provide Carson Wentz with more on the perimeter. Especially in the long-term.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

6th

Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman love drafting corners.

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

4th

Baun is essentially the prototypical Patriots linebacker, a versatile player who can rush the edge and play in coverage.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The New Orleans linebacker group is aging and could use an infusion of youth and flexibility.

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 319 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

5th

Minnesota’s offensive line was better last year, but still needs improvement. Jones would help a lot.

Boise State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 311 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

49th

POSITION RNK

7th

Three picks, three premium-position upgrades on offense.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

Consider this a do-over for the L.J. Collier pick.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Baltimore has seen C.J. Mosley and Patrick Onwuasor leave in back-to-back offseasons. Murray steps right in as a replacement.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Titans need to get Adoree’ Jackson some help on the outside. Diggs provides that and more.

Arizona State

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

7th

There are any number of receivers the Packers could go with in this spot, but they need to get Aaron Rodgers somebody to throw to other than Davante Adams.

Ohio State

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 195 lbs

Arnette isn’t thought of quite as highly as Okudah, but that shouldn’t matter to the Niners this late in the first.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Epenesa provides the versatility to rush inside and out and would be a strong complement to Frank Clark on the edge.





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