Way Too Early 2020 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

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The 2019 Draft just concluded , but it is never too early to look ahead! Here’s our first, way too early 2020 NFL Mock Draft!

  1. Miami Dolphins

Pick: EDGE Chase Young Ohio State

Currently ranked as the top edge rusher in the 2020 class, Young is a very similar player to Nick Bosa and could immediately step in and become a force of nature for Miami’s pass rush. With the acquisition of Josh Rosen the Dolphins will hold off on drafting a QB for another year at least.

2. New York Giants

Pick: OT Walker Little Stanford

Little might be the best tackle prospect in this class and would provide the Giants with a much needed boost on the offensive line.

3. Buffalo Bills

Pick: OT Andrew Thomas Georgia

Thomas is another elite tackle prospect who could really help stabilize the Bills offensive line.

4. Arizona Cardinals

Pick: WR Jerry Jeudy Alabama

Jeudy looks like the next great NFL receiver to come out of Bama, and here he lands in the explosive scheme of the Arizona Cardinals.

5. Cincinnati Bengals

Pick: QB Justin Herbert Oregon

Herbert would have likely heard his name called quite early in the 2019 draft, and has a great chance to be the first QB off the board in 2020. For a Bengals team in need of a fresh start at the position, Herbert fills a need and acts as a great value pick.

6. Detroit Lions

Pick: SAF Grant Delpit LSU

Like Jamal Adams before him, Delpit is an extraordinary talent at safety who will likely find himself as the “safest” (get it?) player in the class, in terms of how he will translate to the NFL.

7. San Francisco 49ers

Pick: WR Laviska Shenault Colorado

With a tremendous combination of size and speed, Shenault looks the part of a WR1 in the NFL. He would provide the 49ers with a Larry Fitzgerald-mosque pass catcher.

8. Washington

Pick: WR Tee Higgins Clemson

A dynamic receiver to complement Dwayne Haskins sounds like a good pick to me.

9. Carolina Panthers

Pick: EDGE A.J Epenesa Iowa

Epenesa gives Young a run for his money as the top pass rusher in this class, but here he falls to the lucky Carolina Panthers.

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Pick: QB Tua Tagovailoa Alabama

The Jaguars grab their QB of the future here as Tagovailoa gets the chance to sit and learn behind Nick Foles.

11. Baltimore Ravens

Pick: LB Dylan Moses Alabama

A perfect replacement for C.J Mosley.

12. New York Jets

Pick: OT Trey Smith Tennessee

Another elite tackle prospect to a team with a meh offensive line, next pick please.

13. Oakland Raiders

Pick: DL Derrick Brown Auburn

Brown withdrew from the loaded 2019 draft, but he had a chance to be one of the best interior lineman in this year’s class. A great value for the Raiders here.

14. Seattle Seahawks

Pick: LB Isaiah Simmons Clemson

An excellent pass coverage linebacker with pass rushing skills to boot, Simmons fits the archetype that Seattle likes for its linebackers.

15. Denver Broncos

Pick: OL Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin

A nasty interior lineman with positional versatility, Biadasz should fill a big need for Denver.

16. Tennessee Titans

Pick: TE Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri

A dynamic pass catching tight end, Okwuegbunam could be a great fit in Tennessee’s offense.

17. Philadelphia Eagles

Pick: RB Najee Harris Alabama

A complete player at running back, Harris will immediately slot in as a three down back in Philly.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pick: CB C.J Henderson Florida

These guys always need secondary help…

19. Houston Texans

Pick: OT Trey Adams Washington

More help for the offensive line in Houston.

20. Atlanta Falcons

Pick: QB Jake Fromm Georgia

The Falcons begin to prepare for the future at QB with local talent. Fromm has the potential to be the best passer drafted next season, and landing with the Falcons could be a major blessing for the Georgia QB.

21. Minnesota Vikings

Pick: SAF Brandon Jones Texas

A solid complement and eventual replacement for Harrison Smith in the secondary.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pick: DL Raekwon Davis Alabama

Great player, great fit, great value. Davis could be a long term replacement for Cameron Hayward.

23. Green Bay Packers

Pick: OL Darryl Williams Mississippi State

Interior line help, while not the most glamorous pick it should fill a need for Green Bay.

24. Kansas City Chiefs

Pick: RB Travis Etienne Clemson

A true replacement for Kareem Hunt in KC.

25. Oakland Raiders (Via Chicago Bears)

Pick: WR Ceedee Lamb Oklahoma

Another explosive receiving weapon for Derek Carr.

26. Cleveland Browns

Pick: OT Calvin Throckmorton Oregon

Tackle help for a team with few needs on paper. Throckmorton is an athlete with a ton of upside to grow as a blocker.

27. Dallas Cowboys

Pick: DL Nick Coe Auburn

Coe would do wonders for the Cowboys’ defensive front, he has the versatility to play in both 3-4 and 4-3 defenses, on either the interior or the edge.

28. Los Angeles Chargers

Pick: QB Jacob Eason Washington

Should Eason perform as we expect this season, he should be a strong candidate to be taken in round one. With Philip Rivers getting older (but still having more kids), the Chargers will soon be in the market for his eventually replacement.

29. New Orleans Saints

Pick: WR Henry Ruggs III Alabama

A slippery receiver with an explosive skill set for Sean Payton and the Saints.

30. Indianapolis Colts

Pick: LB Paddy Fisher Northwestern

A solid addition to an already solid linebacking core, Fisher should be an excellent complement next to Darius Leonard.

31. Los Angeles Rams

Pick: CB Trevon Diggs Alabama

A big rangy corner with great ball skills, Diggs could be an immediate lockdown corner for the Rams, who may lose both Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib next offseason.

32. New England Patriots

Pick: LB Anfernee Jennings Alabama

A real Patriots type of linebacker, Jennings is equally adept at stuffing the run and blitzing. His best pro comp at this time is current Patriot Dont’a Hightower

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