2020 NFL Mock Draft Rev 15

Trades: NYJ-PHI, ATL-BAL and KC-JAX!

March 31, 2020 2:00 AM EST

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Picks 1-16

  • Trade 1: Jets trade #11 to Eagles for #21 and #53
  • Trade 2: Atlanta trades #16 to Ravens for #28 and #55
  • Trade 3: Chiefs trade #32 to Jaguars for #42, #116, #137 and #189
  • The Rich Hill Trade Value Chart is used to balance trades
  • Comments for Bills, Rams, Bears, Colts, Steelers,Texans and Chiefs can be found on the Round 2 page
  • Next mock draft revision April 8.

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1 Cincinnati
Joe Burrow
LSU
QB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
221
Joe Burrow NFL Draft photo
SHOCKER ALERT!!!! Joe Burrow reportedly remains atop the Bengals' draft board. I know. You're blown away. Even though I am a 'draft guy,' my chin was on the floor when I read this report.

I kid, I kid...of course we know who's going to be called first. However that call might take place by Commissioner Goodell, it'll be the former Heisman-winning, National-Champion LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow's historic season made it obvious that he is the best college football player in the country, and he just happens to play the most important position in all of sports. Did I mention the Bengals have a dire need for both a QB and a face of the franchise?

I don't care what 'leaks' and 'reports' make it into the airwaves over the next four weeks. The only question is what the Bengals will do with their remaining picks in order to surround Joe Burrow with the best roster possible. Burrow will arrive in Cincy with a bevy of weapons on offense, and if the team can figure out that offensive line later in the draft, the Bengal offense could take a massive step forward in 2020.

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

2 Washington
Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
265
Chase Young NFL Draft photo
Jason La Canfora reported on Monday that the Redskins are 'increasingly open to trading out of the number-two-overall pick. It might make sense that the Redskins would want to trade down in order to draft more players, especially after missing out on their biggest offensive targets in Free Agency, Austin Hooper and Amari Cooper. However, it makes more sense that this is simply the Redskins letting everyone know that the pick is for sale --for the right price...because, well...everything has a price. If the Dolphins offered all three of their first-round picks and a sweetener or two on the deal, the Redskins would HAVE to strongly consider such a huge package in return.

History shows that trading down is just about always better value, but Chase Young is an elite player at the second-most-important position in football. The Redskins will take him. Just under four weeks away from the 2020 NFL Draft, the top two picks remain the same. No matter how much chatter arises between now and then, these two picks will remain the same. Bet on it.

- Kennedy Paynter, Senior Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

3 Detroit
Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Jeffrey Okudah NFL Draft photo



For the past few weeks, we have slotted Clemson's do-it-all freak linebacker Isaiah Simmons to Detroit here at Pick #3, mostly due to the defense's lack of depth, which is something that Simmons would have provided with his versatility. However, after the additions of linebackers Elijah Lee and ex-Kansas City Chief Reggie Ragland, Linebacker seems not necessarily of the utmost importance any longer. The position, and Simmons, could still be at play for Detroit, but not nearly as likely at #3.

This week, we go back on the Jeffrey Okudah bandwagon, as now a potential pairing of Trufant, Okudah, and Coleman looks so much better now with some linebacker depth. The Lions could still be in the trade market to move down and amass even more draft capital, which would be the smartest move for the organization. They could still conceivably draft Okudah lower in the order. A team who REALLY wants Tua would be the best trading partner for Detroit to capitalize on a team's "Tuaappetite".

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst

4 NY Giants
Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Tristan Wirfs NFL Draft photo
The general consensus is that the Detroit Lions will trade out of their #3 pick for a team interested in Tua Tagovailoa. However, there are a number of scenarios where the Giants' pick here at #4 will be in demand, as well. The Giants would love to acquire an additional RD2 pick, but in the event they stay put here, GM Dave Gettleman has a variety of options. Any of the bumper crop of WRs and top-4 OTs are ripe for the picking.

If there is a knock on Tristan Wirfs, it's that his experience at Iowa was largely at the Right Tackle position, and it's silly to expend a #4 pick on a right tackle - goes the argument. The primary reason for this is that Iowa had (and still has) a perfectly fine left tackle in Alaric Jackson, a probable RD1 draft pick in 2021. Jackson arrived at Iowa a year before Wirfs, and nailed down the starting spot as a LOT as a redshirt freshman. Wirfs, that same year (2017) , captured the RT position as a true freshman, the first offensive lineman ever to do so under HC Kirk Ferentz. Impressive for both guys!

Here's Wirfs' spider chart --no way you can tell me he doesn't have the tools to play on the blind side. Now, as a 21-year old, just 3 years out of school, Wirfs probably isn't ready to play the left side in 2020. However, he'll certainly be there for the 10 years after that!

5 Miami
Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
218
Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft photo
The Dolphins had no part of the QB carousel in Free Agency. There were rumors about Brady before he signed elsewhere in Florida. Cam Newton has been mentioned since his release from Carolina, but there appears to be no interest from Miami. Newton almost definitely won't appear in aqua and orange now that the Fins have manipulated the cap so that a large chunk of the bonuses will be counted this year. It's been pretty clear since the end of the 2018 season that the Fins would be using this draft to get their new gunslinger.

The Dolphins are looking for talented players that continue to rebuild the culture of the team. No prospect encompasses humility, professionalism, and the will to win more than Tua Tagovailoa. Yes, there's risk with the fragile Hawaiian, but deciding to pass on him would probably end up being a big mistake.

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst

6 LA Chargers
Justin Herbert
Oregon
QB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
225
Justin Herbert NFL Draft photo
After an off-season spent meticulously improving one of the league's better rosters, the Chargers cash in on their unusually high draft slot by grabbing a QB of the future in the polarizing Justin Herbert of Oregon. Herbert has loads of arm talent and nimble feet, yet mixes in enough inaccuracy to inspire giant cash bets among NFL analysts over whether he'll even be the third QB taken overall.

Based on combine stats and measurements, Herbert compares favorably to Andrew Luck, Josh Allen and Blaine Gabbert. Clearly, one of those things is not like the other and the Chargers bet big that two out of three will be their future.

--Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst

7 Carolina
Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
S
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft photo
The Panthers have a lot of needs to fill.

Everything from SS, FS, MLB, and OLB. Let's also make it clear that none of the Panthers' current free-agent signings at any of those positions are long-term answers. It couldn't be more of a no-brainer, then, to draft the guy who can quite literally plays all those positions at a ridiculously high level!

In this week's DraftTek DRAFTSIM, the Carolina Panthers select Isaiah Simmons, LB from Clemson!

Panther fans, of all people, should know how valuable it is to have a linebacker that can erase every play from the 1st and 2nd level of the defense. I just wanted to be understood that, as incredible as Luke Kuechly was as a Carolina Panther, Isaiah Simmons UNDOUBTEDLY has a higher ceiling. Now, it will take some real time in the film room before Simmons's play recognition gets anywhere near to the level of Luke Kuechly. But all things considered, you cannot teach a 6'4" 230+ pound man to run a 4.3 forty-yard dash.

Until you realize Isaiah was taught how to run fast from Jamaican sprinters. It all makes sense now! Check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst

8 Arizona
Jedrick Wills
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-14
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
316
Jedrick Wills NFL Draft photo
Yawn. One of the most certain things in the draft is that the Cardinals will draft an Offensive Tackle at #8. So certain am I that I went to Odds Shark to check out their NFL draft prop bets. There was a wager on Jedrick Wills set at a 10.5 pivot; that is, will Wills be selected higher or lower than Pick #10.5.

Though Tristan Wirfs may ultimately be the better OT, Jedrick Wills is the guy who is the most NFL-ready right now! That the Cards already use D.J. Humphries on the blind side is better yet. Wills can play to his strength at RT, where he lined up at Alabama. Certainly no slouch at pass-blocking, Wills really excels in paving the way for runners. With Humphries and Wills blocking for Kyler Murray, expect a big year from the team's elite WRs.

I will take that "Under" bet!



9 Jacksonville
Jordan Love
Utah State
QB
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
224
Jordan Love NFL Draft photo
I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Surely the Jags aren't going to head into the 2020 season with only Gardner Minshew and Josh Dobbs on the roster. Jacksonville has become the "betting favorite"-- bettors need something to wager on these days-- to land Jameis Winston in Free Agency. If the Jags are unable to sign Winston (or Cam Newton), they'll need to look to the draft for help. The team certainly has the ammo to trade up with Detroit to draft Tua Tagovailoa, but the Jags haven't made an RD1 trade since 2012 --when they traded up for WR Justin Blackmon --how'd that work out?!? It's more the style of Caldwell to scoop up plungers, as with Myles Jack and Jawaan Taylor last year.

Several mocks out there, including DraftTek's previous few, have had the Jags picking Jordan Love with their #20 pick, but there is something amiss with that strategy.

If your intent is to draft a starting QB, then you are going to go out and get him. If the team wants Jordan Love, they're not going to wait until Pick #20 to see if he falls there. The Patriots, Saints, and a couple other teams could leapfrog into the teens to grab this guy. Unless/until the Jags ink a veteran, a RD1 QB will be in the plan, but with the Corona Virus shutdown, did the Jaguars have enough opportunity to kick the tires on Love ?

10 Cleveland
Andrew Thomas
Georgia
OT
Reach/Value:
-4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Andrew Thomas NFL Draft photo
After two years of building the Dawg Pound's hopes on an explosive offense featuring the additions of Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry, and Odell Beckham Jr, it now appears Cleveland plans to feature a more balanced attack under Kevin Stefanski. After securing Jack Conklin, Austin Hooper, and Andy Janovich at the opening of the New League Year, it's clear that Nick Chubb and this rushing attack will be a big part of the plan moving forward.

Still, regardless of whether Chubb averages over 25 carries a game or Mayfield throws it upwards of 40 times a game, the Browns need to secure a left tackle. If I had my choice, it would be Thomas, but any of the top four tackles have the opportunity to grow into terrific players on the blind side. Over the past few months, I've seen scenarios where each of the big four (Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton) have been the selection, and while it's not impossible that Cleveland looks elsewhere, I'd be shocked.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

11 Philadelphia (SIM Trade)
CeeDee Lamb
Oklahoma
WR
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
198
CeeDee Lamb NFL Draft photo
BOOM!!! Here's the trade you Eagles draft addicts have been jonesing for. For months, I've been trying to project a true impact player at #21. The guys available have all had question marks: Justin Jefferson (talented and productive, but is he solely a slot WR?), A.J. Epenesa (safe pick, questionable ceiling), Denzel Mims (could be a boom-or-bust player), etc. There is definite demarcation line in the first round that separates the real blue-chippers from the 2nd tier of guys that might be interchangeable from #18 to #40.

In this week's CMD, the Eagles throw away their Casios and saunter up to the Rolex display case. For the cost of Philly's RD2 pick (it would cost more than this in the real Draft), the Eagles strike a deal with the Jets' Joe Douglas to jump up and have their choice of any WR in the Draft. Jerry Jeudy was VERY tempting: amazing route-runner, creates great separation, awesome burst off the line, etc. While maybe not quite as safe a pick, I went with CeeDee Lamb. His route-running is just a shade behind Jeudy's, and he's not quite as fast; however, Lamb gets the nod in athleticism, YAC ability...and his violent hands are the best in the draft.

- Broz, Eagles Analyst

12 Las Vegas
Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
326
Derrick Brown NFL Draft photo
Heading into the 2019 season, the hope was that giving Derek Carr a host of weapons would allow for a clear evaluation regarding his status with the franchise. While that didn't work out, could 2020 be the same for Paul Guenther --with additions of Maliek Collins, Carl Nassib, Cory Littleton, Nick Kwiatkoski, Eli Apple, Jeff Heath, and, in this mock, Derrick Brown added to bolster the atrocious defense?

The former Auburn Tiger didn't test well, but possesses elite athleticism for a human being of his size. While DT isn't the degree of need that WR1 or CB1 are, a disciplined approach to the draft shouldn't allow the Raiders to bypass such a rare specimen at Pick #12. Only Burrow, Young, Simmons, and Okudah would be higher on my board.

13 San Francisco (Trade)
Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
193
Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft photo
Last week's addition of veteran WR Travis Benjamin isn't likely to affect the 49ers' draft plans. Whether that plan involves taking a WR at Pick #13 is unknown, but with Jeudy and Ruggs both still on the board, it remains a strong bet. Either of the former Crimson Tide teammates would flourish in the Niners' offense, but Jeudy maintains an edge as the better prospect.

In Kyle Shanahan's offense, separation is king, and Jeudy's 4.4 speed and masterful route-running allow him to create space at all three levels against press or off coverage. Add in Jeudy's physicality in run support and his ankle-breaking after catch ability, and it starts to feel like Jeudy was built in a lab specifically for the 49ers.

- Brett Clancy, 49ers Analyst

14 Tampa Bay
Mekhi Becton
Louisville
OT
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
364
Mekhi Becton NFL Draft photo
In our previous mock draft, we featured a trade where the Bucs moved up to #7 in order to acquire one of the top-4 offensive tackles. This time out, the team stays put at #14 and lands the last of those four: huge Louisville OT Mekhi Becton. The OTs are getting pushed back as some teams are jockeying for the top WRs in the draft. On April 23rd, Bucs brass will need to monitor the movement of players off the board in the top-10 to see how to react.

Our contention at DraftTek is that the Bucs absolutely need to draft an OT; last year's RT Demar Dotson is gone to Free Agency (though still unsigned), leaving the Bucs with an average LT Donovan Smith and recently-signed Joe Haeg on the right side. Haeg played 74 snaps in in 2019 for Indianapolis; he's not the answer.

I have no doubt that if Jameis Winston was to be the 2020 starting QB, Licht and Arians would have happily cruised into training camp with this OL depth chart. No way Tom Brady tolerates this crap sandwich! Expect the Bucs to add three (3) O-Linemen in the draft, starting here with Becton.

15 Denver
Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
302
Javon Kinlaw NFL Draft photo
While I continue to eye a realistic trade partner so the Broncos can move up to secure one of the top wide receivers, I'm not opposed to Denver grabbing a defensive lineman. I know Shelby Harris just agreed to return to Denver, but it's only a one-year deal. While Derek Wolfe has gotten away, the Broncos should not hesitate to grab a long-term fit at the end position across from the newly-acquired Jurrell Casey.

At six feet, five inches with nearly-35-inch arms, Kinlaw has the ideal size to be a five-technique in Vic Fangio's system, and his power is impressive. He and Casey would be a heck of a pair, and on passing downs, pairing them with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb would create one of the most dominant fronts in the game.

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

16 Baltimore (SIM Trade)
K'Lavon Chaisson
LSU
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
238
K'Lavon Chaisson NFL Draft photo
You sending the Wolfe? Yes, we feel better.

Agressive. Since taking over the reins from Ozzie, Eric DeCosta has been aggressive in getting the players needed to fill the holes in this team to help MVP Lamar Jackson get to the Super Bowl. This offseason, the Ravens wanted to upgrade their D-Line and pass rush. They traded for DE Calais Campbell. Franchised EDGE Matt Judon. Agreed to sign DT Michael Brockers (only to see that deal fall through over questions about his physical). Then signed DE Derek Wolfe.

And now, they get aggressive in the draft, TRADING UP to select one the most explosive edge rushers in the 2020 draft class - K'Lavon Chaisson. Explosive first step, heavy hands, natural bend, high IQ, run stopper, great in coverage, violent, burst, agility, game altering, elite, hustle, etc... These are the words used in almost every scouting report and these are the words I thought of when watching his game tape (Watch the Peach Bowl game against Oklahoma). While he doesn't have the production of Chase Young, Chaisson checks all of the same boxes and has everything to be the next elite pass rusher in the NFL.

The Ravens typically covet draft picks and like to trade down instead of up. But DeCosta has proven, he will go get the player they want. Pairing K'Lavon Chaisson with Matt Judon alongside Calais Campbell & Derek Wolfe - now that's a pass rush!

- Tim Barrett, Ravens Analyst

Traded Round 1 Picks:

#13 San Francisco gets Indianapolis RD1 pick (DeForest Buckner trade)

#18 Miami gets Pittsburgh RD1 pick (Minkah Fitzpatrick trade)

#19 Las Vegas gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

#20 Jacksonville gets LA Rams RD1 pick (Jalen Ramsey trade)

#22 Minnesota gets Buffalo RD1 pick (Stefon Diggs trade)

#26 Miami gets Houston RD1 pick (Laremy Tunsil trade)

Forward to Round 1 Picks 17- 32 Forward to Round 2 Forward to Round 3 Forward to Round 4/5 Forward to Round 6/7















O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
1 Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
6 Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
7 Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
19 Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
26 A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
DL5T
29 Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
OC
31 Antoine Winfield Jr.
Minnesota
S
39 Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
RB
41 Zack Baun
Wisconsin
OLB
43 Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
49 Malik Harrison
Ohio State
ILB
53 K.J. Hamler
Penn State
WRS
56 J.K. Dobbins
Ohio State
RB
65 Davon Hamilton
Ohio State
DL1T
76 Khalil Davis
Nebraska
DL3T
80 Tyler Johnson
Minnesota
WR
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones
Michigan
WR
82 Josh Uche
Michigan
OLB
86 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
87 Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
93 Carlos Davis
Nebraska
DL3T
111 K.J. Hill
Ohio State
WR
121 Cam Brown
Penn State
ILB
122 Brycen Hopkins
Purdue
TE
127 Jonah Jackson
Ohio State
OG
128 Markus Bailey
Purdue
ILB
132 Lamar Jackson
Nebraska
CB
133 Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
OLB
141 Antoine Brooks Jr.
Maryland
S
144 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
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