2020 NFL Mock Draft



Last update: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Major changes. Round 3 added.
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    *** 2020 NFL MOCK DRAFT (3 rounds) updated Dec. 25. This mock draft will be updated occasionally. Check out old versions of this 2020 NFL Mock Draft in the archived mock section. Follow @walterfootball for NFL Draft updates. ***


  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
    It's clear by now that Ryan Finley is not the long-term answer, so the Bengals will want to select a franchise quarterback with the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua Tagovailoa is no longer the option because of his devastating injury, but it doesn't even matter anymore, based on what Joe Burrow has accomplished.

    Burrow has made quite the leap. He was actually not considered a first-round prospect back in September. Charlie Campbell reported that NFL Teams See a Day 2 Ceiling for Joe Burrow. Burrow has improved exponentially, and he's now the no-brainer No. 1 overall selection.

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  2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    The Redskins had a huge victory in Week 16 when they lost a meaningless game against the Giants. New York may have prevailed on the scoreboard, but it was the biggest loser, as its victory in an irrelevant contest means that Chase Young will chase around Daniel Jones for the next dozen years.

    Young enjoyed a breakout season in the wake of Nick Bosa's injury in 2018, and has been very dominant this year. He's a very athletic edge player with great size (6-5, 265). He's the best player in the draft and won't get out of the top two picks, barring an injury.

    Pick change; previously Andrew Thomas, OT



  3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
    Darius Slay is a terrific cornerback, but the rest of Detroit's secondary has been horrible this season. They've needed an upgrade across from Slay for quite a while.

    Jeff Okudah is a big, athletic, speedy cornerback with immense upside.





  4. New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
    The Giants' defense is an abomination, and they also need help on the offensive line so that Daniel Jones doesn't keep fumbling twice every week. A No. 1 receiver can be obtained as well. New York is in a position to select the top player on its board to fill one of these three major needs.

    With the Giants out of position to select Chase Young and even Jeff Okudah with a very harmful victory, they'll likely go after the best player available, which would be Jerry Jeudy. Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate all played well this year, but none of them happen to be a No. 1 receiver.

    Jeudy is a height-weight-speed freak in the mold of a Julio Jones. He's the next great Alabama receiver, and he has a good chance of being a top-five selection. He may even go No. 3 overall.

    Pick change; previously Chase Young, DE/OLB



  5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
    I mentioned on our NFL picks podcast video that I was going to steal this pick. I also like the theory that the Dolphins will take Tua Tagovailoa anyway because they've been targeting this whole time. The Dolphins can start Ryan Fitzpatrick for one more year as Tagovailoa heals from his devastating injury.

    By the way, Charlie Campbell polled some teams on where they believe Tagovailoa will be chosen in the 2020 NFL Draft. To read about it, check out the NFL Hot Press.





  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
    The Jaguars spent lots of money on Nick Foles and also have a promising young quarterback/meme in Gardner Minshew. However, neither quarterback has much of a chance behind his dreadful offensive line. An upgrade at left tackle is desperately needed. If Jacksonville upgrades Thomas, it could move him inside, getting two upgrades for the price of one.

    Andrew Thomas has been very impressive, using his great athleticism and length. NFL personnel believe he has tremendous potential.

    Pick change; previously Isaiah Simmons, LB



  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
    I expect Philip Rivers to return for one more year, but the Chargers could select his successor in the 2020 NFL Draft. This would allow the Chargers a year to groom their new quarterback as Rivers says his farewell. He can still play at a high level at times, but he's regressing and clearly doesn't have much time remaining.

    Justin Herbert has endured an up-and-down 2018 season. He was considered the top quarterback prospect for the 2019 NFL Draft before making the mistake of returning to school, where he risked injury and regression. We saw that regression from Herbert late in the 2019 campaign, so at this point, he might be lucky to be a top-10 choice.

    Pick change; previously Justin Herbert, QB





  8. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, DE/DT, Auburn
    The Panthers are getting an absolute steal with this pick, as Derrick Brown has the talent to be chosen in the top five. Carolina could use a long-term replacement for Gerald McCoy in the interior of its defensive line.

    Brown has great size (6-5, 316) and tons of upside. He can be a great interior disruptor if he lives up to his potential. He had a chance to be a top-five pick (No. 5 overall?) in the 2019 NFL Draft before he returned to school. Brown has thrived this past season, and he was an absolute monster in the 2019 Iron Bowl.



  9. Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Simmons, S/LB, Clemson
    The Cardinals absolutely need to upgrade their anemic pass defense. They can't cover anyone, including tight ends, so they need to add talented players to their linebacking corps and secondary this offseason.

    Isaiah Simmons flew all around the field and has been a physical presence for Clemson. He can play linebacker and safety.

    Pick change; previously Jerry Jeudy, WR





  10. New York Jets: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
    The Jets need someone to help Sam Darnold, so both a No. 1 receiver (CeeDee Lamb) and a talented left tackle (Austin Jackson) make sense. The former happens to be the superior prospect, but I think the front office will value protecting Darnold.

    Austin Jackson is a terrific athlete with quick feet and superb agility.



  11. Denver Broncos: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
    Courtland Sutton is a beast, but the Broncos have nothing else at receiver after moving on from Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in consecutive seasons. Drew Lock looks like he has some potential, so John Elway needs to give his young quarterback another weapon.

    CeeDee Lamb is a terrific route runner with great hands. He's been amazing this year and is now the No. 2 receiver on my board.



  12. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
    Perhaps the Browns will think twice about entering the season with Greg Robinson as their left tackle. They desperately need help on the offensive line.

    At 6-7, 340, Mekhi Becton is a massive human being. Despite his size, however, Becton is athletic and flexible.



  13. Atlanta Falcons: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
    The Falcons have needed to bolster the trenches for quite some time. I imagine they'd be highly interested in Chase Young or Derrick Brown if they can obtain one of them. In this scenario, they find a strong presence in their defensive interior.

    Javon Kinlaw is a great athlete, and he was a major disruptor in 2019.

    Pick change; previously A.J. Epenesa, DE/OLB



  14. Las Vegas Raiders: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
    The Raiders wanted to have Antonio Brown as their top receiver in 2019, but their plans went awry. Here's a new No. 1 receiver to replace him.

    Laviska Shenault drew rave reviews during spring practices preceding the 2018 campaign, and he didn't disappoint. The 6-foot-2 play-maker was college football's best receiver as a mere sophomore (at least prior to his injury.)



  15. Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
    The Cowboys tried to land Earl Thomas last offseason, but they haven't been able to upgrade their hole at safety. Perhaps they'll do that with this pick.

    Grant Delpit is an exceptional talent who was once considered a top-10 lock, but has struggled a bit in 2019.

    Pick change; previously Albert Okwuegbunam, TE



  16. Indianapolis Colts: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
    You can never have enough dominant pass rushers, and the Colts could opt to use an early draft pick on a successor for Justin Houston.

    Yetur Gross-Matos registered a ridiculous 20 tackles for loss in 2018. His potential is off the charts.







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