Three-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins, Patriots, Bucs, Browns trade up to address key needs


LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

This isn’t going to change. The biggest question now regarding the Bengals’ QB situation is where Andy Dalton will end up.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Chase Young is the best player in this draft class and the Redskins have needs up and down the roster. Put another way: DO NOT DRAFT A QB HERE.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Dolphins reportedly tried to have Tagovailoa in for a visit before the NFL shut down during the coronavirus outbreak, and you’d have to think that if he’s healthy the Dolphins will be willing to move up to get him.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

Wills was dominant last season for Alabama and he’ll solidify the right side of the Giants’ O-line, which is great news for Daniel Jones.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Isaiah Simmons told us at the combine that his versatility is what makes him so special and it’s hard to argue. He patterns his game after Tyrann Mathieu and Von Miller though he also reminds us of Derwin James. Whatever player comp you use, the Lions’ defense is vastly improved with him on it, and they get an extra pick in the process.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

The Chargers reportedly won’t look for a QB in free agency, which means Tyrod Taylor is the man … for now. But the team will have a decision to make at No. 6. Herbert had a solid 2019 season but improved his stock during the Senior Bowl and combine.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Wirfs was dominant during the 2019 season and he can play either right or left tackle. The Bucs move up to get him because a. it’s imperative they protect Tom Brady, and b. they desperately need a right tackle.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Cardinals need to get better up front; the O-line ranked 21st in run blocking and 26th in pass blocking, according to Football Outsiders. Andrew Thomas was a three-year starter at Georgia where he was dominant at times in protecting Jake Fromm and blocking for D’Andre Swift.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The QB job is now Gardner Minshew’s. Knowing that — and with Cam Robinson entering the final year of his deal — the Jags are doing to need to protect the second-year passer. Becton is a left tackle who will bookend 2019 second-rounder Jawaan Taylor on the offensive line.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Browns have their (latest) coach in Kevin Stefanski, whose job now entails getting this talented group to play like a team. The team would’ve loved an offensive tackle but four are already off the board. Not a bad consolation prize: landing the best pass-rushing defensive tackle in the country. Kinlaw thought about coming out last year but returned to South Carolina where he had a stellar season, and then capped it off with an even better week of practice at the Senior Bowl.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Jamison Crowder led the Jets in receptions, followed by running back Le’Veon Bell. Third on that list: explosive downfield threat Robby Anderson, who is now in Carolina. Jeudy has drawn comparisons to Odell Beckham and there’s no doubt he’d be a welcome addition to Adam Gase’s offense.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

It’s hard to imagine Okudah falls this far but with several trades in the top 10, and a run on QBs and OTs, Okudah is still available here at No. 12. The Raiders could opt instead for a wide receiver but they have bigger needs in the secondary and Okudah is the best CB in this class.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

The 49ers may not want to pass on Derrick Brown here but with Manny Sanders now in New Orleans, there’s a need for wideouts too. CeeDee Lamb would flourish in Kyle Shanahan’s system.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

Brown is a top-five player who finds his way to Carolina because of trades, and early runs on QBs and OTs.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Courtland Sutton is an emerging star who is a bona fide deep threat. Noah Fant is the dynamic tight end entering Year 2. Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon are the backfield playmakers, and Drew Lock is the quarterback who appears ready for the full-time job. Why not add one more weapon to this offense in Ruggs, who was the fastest player on Alabama’s roster last season? He can score from anywhere on the field.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Falcons released Desmond Trufant, and since they signed edge rusher Dante Fowler, they need to address the secondary and Henderson is the second-best CB in this class.

Utah State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 224 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Worried about a team like the Patriots who may want Love, the Jaguars move up three spots to get their franchise QB after giving up on Nick Foles following a forgettable 2019 season.

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 319 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

5th

We know some Dolphins fans don’t like Jones here but he had a great 2019 campaign and an even better Senior Bowl. He has a chance to be really good, and young, athletic O-linemen is exactly what Miami needs.

Baylor

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

8th

The Raiders didn’t expect Okudah to still be available at No. 12 and now they get their big-play wide receiver. No player has had a better pre-draft season than Mims, who reminds us of Josh Gordon.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Cowboys trade down and still get a top-flight cornerback — while also adding a few extra picks.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

We’ve routinely had the Eagles taking a cornerback here for weeks (OK, months), but now that Darius Slay is in the fold the attention turns elsewhere. Receiver is a popular pick too, and Justin Jefferson would make sense, but with the No. 2 edge rusher still available Philly instead decides to address that position.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

Xavier Rhodes is now in Indy after a disappointing ’19 season and Diggs is a logical replacement; Diggs, who also happens to be Stefon Diggs’ brother, is a big, physical playmaking cornerback who has drawn comparisons to Rhodes.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

The Pats could be looking for a QB here and trading up is certainly a possibility, but adding a WR is an obvious need too. Jefferson played primarily in the slot last season for LSU and he was electric, but he can also play out wide too.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Yes, Demario Davis is coming off an insanely good 2019 campaign but Kiko Alonso is 30 years old and on a one-year deal, and there’s not much depth behind him. Queen, who has sideline-to-sideline speed, is one of the best athlete’s in this draft class.

TCU

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 206 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

45th

POSITION RNK

9th

The Vikings have a ton of needs; they addressed cornerback above and now they go about trying to replace Stefon Diggs. Reagor is a four-down player who can score anytime he touches the ball. He’ll complement Adam Thielen nicely.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 307 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

67th

POSITION RNK

13th

Quarterback: check. Left tackle: check. Center: check. Not a bad first-round haul and Ruiz, who is the best center in this class, can also play guard if needed.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

21st

POSITION RNK

4th

This has been a popular pick for us in recent weeks. Maybe Jadeveon Clowney returns but for now his future in Seattle remains up in the air. L.J. Collier isn’t a pure pass rusher. Gross-Matos is raw but he’s only going to get better.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Josh Bynes played out of his mind last season but he’s 30 and now with the Bengals. Murray is a middle-of-the-field playmaker who has the talent to be the next great inside linebacker in Baltimore.

Auburn

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

No one was talking about Igbinoghene in December but he landed on radars during Shrine Bowl week and he continues his ascent up draft boards now. He may not go this high in late April but he’s a proven cover corner playing in the nation’s toughest conference, who is also a rock in run support.

Arizona State

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

38th

POSITION RNK

7th

Aiyuk is raw but he’s a legit home run threat as both a wide receiver and a returner.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Gladney had a standout season for the Horned Frogs, and he might be one of the best cover corners in this draft class. He measured just 5-foot-10 but he’s incredibly physical and will have little trouble matching up with NFL receivers.

Boise State

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 311 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

49th

POSITION RNK

7th

The Browns didn’t get an offensive tackle at No. 10 so they trade back into the first round to land Cleveland, who will bookend Jack Conklin in 2020 and provide Baker Mayfield some much-needed protection.





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