(2/19) 2020 NFL Mock Draft Rev 7

February 19, 2020 2:00 AM EST
2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Picks 1-16
7 Rounds of Results / 2 Rounds with comments
PROJECTED Compensatory picks added, source OverTheCap.com
  • Jaguars beef up defense with 4 top-75 picks
  • Giant Surprise! Take Chaisson at #4!
  • The Los Angeles Rams, Houston, Chicago and Pittsburgh do not possess Round 1 picks in the 2020 draft. Comments for those team can be found on the Round 2 page.
  • Next Mock Draft February 26.

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2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings



1 Cincinnati
Joe Burrow
LSU
QB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
216
Joe Burrow NFL Draft photo
" If they select me, they select me..." Yeeeeesh...after I discussed the possibility that Burrow might be cooling on being picked by his hometown Bengals two weeks ago, I received messages on how wrong I was. Then, last week, I included some quotes from his dad that threw even more fuel on the fire, but I still got my fair share of backlash on Twitter. Well, how about now? Do you still think the Heisman-winning, National-Champion, stogie-puffing former LSU Quarterback wants to play for the Bengals? Because you shouldn't. While he hasn't come right out and said he won't play for Cincy, Burrow has made it clear that he isn't exactly looking forward to it. Former first-overall picks are going on record advising Burrow to 'pull an Eli Manning' and force his way onto another team come Draft Day.

While getting drafted by a 1-15 organization wouldn't be exciting for anyone, consider the talent he would be surrounded by in Cincinnati. I don't have enough words to work with in order to compare to other former-first-overall quarterbacks, but most #1 signal-callers don't have Cincy's talent. Cincy is intent on re-signing A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert to a team that also includes Joe Mixon and Tyler Boyd. The offensive line was bookended by Bobby Hart and Cordy Glenn in 2019, but redshirted rookie LT Jonah Williams will step into the LT role, allowing Glenn to shift into LG where he can be absolutely dominant if he is healthy. Burrows' other choices would be Miami, a team that auctioned off their best skill players and offensive linemen; the Panthers, who are clearly rebuilding after Cam Newton's recurring injuries; and the Chargers, who also look to have a healthy set of weapons on offense.

If I'm advising Burrow, I'd tell him to keep his mouth shut and be happy with the honor, fame, and endorsement possibilities of being the #1-overall pick.

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

2 Washington
Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
265
Chase Young NFL Draft photo
2016 3rd-overall pick, former Ohio State DE Joey Bosa; 40 sacks, 82 QB hits, 91 hurries in 49 starts (10 sacks, 21 QB hits, 23 hurries per season). 2019 2nd-overall pick, former Ohio State DE Nick Bosa; 9 sacks, 25 QB hits, 24 hurries in 14 starts. 2020 2nd-overall pick, former Ohio State DE Chase Young? Well, if we just use the (amazingly-similar) per-season QB pressure numbers from the Bosa brothers, the Redskins can reasonably expect 9.5 sacks, 23 QB hits, and 23.5 hurries out of The Predator in Year One. Throw in their average of 2 forced fumbles and 2 pass deflections per season, and you have an instant-impact defender opposite Montez Sweat.

Assuming Sweat takes a step forward in his sophomore season, who do you double-team? Oh, and you also will have to account for former RD1 picks Jonathan Allen and DaRon Payne in the middle, with a dash of Matt Ioannidis and Ryan Kerrigan thrown into the rotation, giving opposing offenses a rotation of 6 defensive linemen that either have been or likely will be Pro-Bowlers in their careers. This is a good problem to have if you're the Redskins.

Yes, Kerrigan is turning 31, has an $11.2M cap hit, and will be in a reduced role in this defense, but I foresee Washington's new front office wanting to keep him around. Combine that desire with Kerrigan's very-public desire to finish his career as a Redskin, and I am pretty sure that Kerrigan will be signing an extension that greatly reduces his cap hit. I believe that Ryan Kerrigan could be an absolute terror as a situational, complementary pass-rusher at this point in his career.

While it's not a foregone conclusion that the Redskins will keep the second-overall pick, thinking about the addition of Chase Young do this defensive front is almost too enticing to even consider passing up.

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

3 Detroit
Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Jeffrey Okudah NFL Draft photo
Every year, some team HAS to be the worst passing defense in the league. Congrats, Detroit; you won the prize in 2019! The Lions gave up a whopping 285 yds/Game, and opposing QBs punked their secondary with 33 TDs. With so many balls whizzing through the air and into the end zone, you'd THINK the Lions secondary would rack up interceptions just by closing their eyes and holding their hands out. Nope; the Lions also were last in the league in INTs. Detroit defensive backs only notched six INTs all year, despite facing several QBs that were truly generous turnover machines in 2019.

Complicating matters is the fact that their #1 CB Darius Slay has one year left on his contract, and apparently wants to be the highest-paid corner in the league. When you're a three-win team like the Lions, shelling out that kind of money to a corner that'll turn 30 next January is a bad idea. That's how bad teams stay bad for a long time. On the flip side, if they trade him, they'll have to find some team willing to part with a draft pick, knowing that Slay will want a mega-contract after one year. That's a tough sell. The Lions may need to lower their expectations on potential draft-pick compensation.

If I'm the Lions, and Jeff Okudah is sitting there (and Chase Young isn't), I take whatever I can get for Darius Slay (probably a RD3 pick) and draft this guy. Ohio State is quickly becoming CB-U, and Okudah only enhances that reputation. A #1 CB in every sense of the phrase, Okudah's most common comparison is Jalen Ramsey without the mental baggage. ProFootballFocus says that Okudah played 184 snaps in press coverage, never allowing a completion over 12 yards!!! When QBs made the mistake of targeting him, he rewarded them with an average QB rating of 37.6. This is a no-brainer selection for a team that really needs to get younger and re-create itself.

4 NY Giants
K'Lavon Chaisson
LSU
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-15
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
250
K'Lavon Chaisson NFL Draft photo
Isaiah Simmons and Andrew Thomas have been mocked here in past weeks, but this week's choice will be a surprise to many. Last year we saw with Nick Bosa and, to a lesser degree, Josh Allen what an impact a high-grade edge rusher can do for a team. It's no secret the Giants have a pass rush need with leading sacker Markus Golden hitting the streets of Free Agency. Golden posted a great comeback year with 10 sacks and 27 QB Hits - no other Giant defender topped 4.5 sacks.

Insert K'Lavon Chaisson; 6' 4", 250lb LSU EDGE rusher from Houston, TX who I've invested a lot of my time into scouting. As evaluators, it's important to see what a player CAN do because it's just too easy to say what they can't do.

Throughout my studies, I've come to the conclusion Chaisson is the best pure 3-4 EDGE player in this draft. He'll check all the boxes at the Combine. He'll run well, his change of direction will be on display, and he'll jump out of the stadium, but that's just more affirmation to what I already knew. To see someone 6' 4", 250 sack Jalen Hurts attacking the LT with a fierce bull rush, then on the following play chase down CeeDee Lamb in the open field, and then show the versatility to flip his hips and run down the sideline to cover the RB the next play ties it all together. Chaisson displays excellent mental processing with a complete understanding of all nuances of a 3-4 EDGE rusher . Few have him mocked Top 10, yet alone top 5, but we see the "experts" miss every year, and fail to value a player's character being an equally important attribute to their abilities. Some teams could worry about the torn ACL Chaisson suffered Week 1 vs Miami in 2018, in which he still finished the game with 5 tackles and a sack. But the way he came back in 2019 is a true testament to his mental and competitive toughness, displaying the same bend and tenacity coming off the EDGE, the same versatility in the passing game, never once playing with a knee brace.

Chaisson's comeback year ended with a National Title, a bona fide leader in the locker room and 60 total tackles with 6.5 sacks. Along with his abilities, Chaisson provides the leadership and maturity that works for a team that's been in dire need of what someone like him brings on and off the field.

Mike Diffin, Drafttek Giants' Analyst

5 Miami
Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
218
Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft photo
Valentine's Day has been and gone, but there is still love in the air ahead of the draft. There has been chatter that the Dolphins love Tua Tagovailoa and that Tua loves the thought of playing in South Beach. One thing is for sure; Miami would love to get themselves a franchise QB. Warning, the following sentence contains not one, but two obvious statements: The Phins may have to trade up to get Tua; they will only do so if he checks out medically beforehand.

Now, an obvious question: Why would Tua want to play for the Miami Dolphins? On paper, it's not a very appealing outcome for the Hawaiian QB. The Dolphins have, in recent years, been one of the most dysfunctional franchises. The Phins have no running game and a very poor O-Line. The team is in the middle of a major rebuild and, seemingly, years away from challenging for their first title since 1973. On the other hand, Miami has a promising, young HC in Brian Flores and a veteran QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick, behind whom Tua can develop and rehab. The Phins have a talented receiving corps highlighted by the ever-improving pair of DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki. The team has cap space and draft capital to be able to build a roster worthy of becoming Super Bowl champs.

Miami has another key ingredient that a lot of Tua's other potential suitors don't have: Optimism. Phins fans can feel optimistic about the future for the first time in a long while. Oh and, of course, the main thing is that Miami is hot (and humid!) so it would suit someone from Hawaii (I should win the 'Lazy Analysis of the Week Award' for that.)

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst

6 LA Chargers
Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
OLB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft photo
The successful modern NFL defense is built around speed, length, and versatility, allowing coaches to keep players on the field in various roles without falling victim to crippling mismatches. Isaiah Simmons is the prototypical Modern NFL Linebacker: He's 6-4 and 230 and should create waves at the Combine with a forty time in the 4.45 range. All that size, speed, and cover ability were not lost on his college coaches at Clemson, creating an embarrassment of riches in the versatile ways he was deployed. Pairing him with Modern-NFL-Safety Derwin James will be a coaching pleasure. Check out our DraftTek Scouting Report on Simmons here.

That said, the Quarterback position is unquestionably the most important spot on the field and the Chargers have both an opening at QB and a rare high pick for a roster as talented as theirs. So this mock presumes that the Chargers make a longer-term move at QB during Free Agency, perhaps Teddy Bridgewater, to take the QB imperative off this pick.

- Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst

7 Carolina
Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-8
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
302
Javon Kinlaw NFL Draft photo
New Panthers owner David Tepper doesn't exactly seem thrilled about the prospects of Cam Newton quarterbacking the Carolina Panthers in 2020. And quite frankly, he seems rather tired of talking about it, as well.

I don't blame him. As a fan and analyst for the Panthers here on DraftTek, I'm tired of the uncertainty surrounding the situation. It's hard to know what the Carolina Panthers will do with the 7th pick when the team has so many holes left to fill out on this roster, while also potentially needing a new franchise QB. With that said, I'm just going to keep the roulette wheel turning by previewing another potential pick for the team come April. Derrick Brown is seen by most as the top DT prospect in this year's draft class, and there is nothing wrong with that assessment. In fact, just last week I had Carolina selecting Derrick Brown with this pick. But this week, we're going to go with a player who I believe has a much higher ceiling than Brown.

In this week's DraftTek DRAFTSIM, the Panthers select Javon Kinlaw, DT from South Carolina!

Kinlaw is easily the freakiest defensive-line prospect in this year's draft. Javon uses his long arms and absurd strength to bulldoze opposing guards and centers into the nether-realm! He surprised scouts at the Senior Bowl when he came in at 6' 6", 315 lbs. Most people expected Kinlaw to be lighter just because he wears that weight so well. My man is JACKED with a capital J! Kinlaw is still a raw prospect and needs to develop secondary pass-rushing techniques for those times when guards can withstand his initial bull-rush, club, and sweep maneuvers. But as I alluded to earlier, it's rare to find a DT prospect with these kinds of physical traits mixed with such a violent ability to rush the QB!

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
Andrew Thomas
Georgia
OT
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Andrew Thomas NFL Draft photo
The Cardinals need to use this draft to continue to build an offense around dual-threat signal-caller Kyler Murray going at this pick. Kliff Kingsbury's high-octane offense is reliant on top-notch receivers, and Larry Fitzgerald will likely be around just one more season, and that's why many mocks show WR in RD1 (Jerry Jeudy or Murray's former teammate, CeeDee Lamb, immediately come to mind). However, this draft class is very deep at the WR position, and Cardinal QBs were sacked 50 times in 2019.

The bigger need for this team is help on the O-line. Starting Left Tackle D.J. Humphries was just recently signed to a 3-year deal, but two other tackles are Free Agents: Jordan Mills and Marcus Gilbert, who was expected to man the starting ROT spot in 2019 but instead spent the year on IR.

Georgia's Andrew Thomas started as a true freshman in 2017 at the RT position. He transitioned to the left side after Isaiah Wynn was selected in the 2018 draft. Thomas proved to be an upgrade at LT. Facing talented edge rushers last season, Thomas remained very disciplined, from play to play and game to game. He possesses the ideal size to man the blindside. His hand placement technique, leverage skills, and strength are unmatched.

As a run blocker, Thomas fires out of his stance and is quick to the second level. He proved a nasty mauler who paved lanes for D'Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield, Zamir White, and others at the Georgia Bulldog RB factory. He may prove to be the best OT drafted in the past 4 years.




9 Jacksonville
Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL1T
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
318
Derrick Brown NFL Draft photo
A review of Jaguar mock drafts over at NFLMockDraftDatabase.com shows that their is no particular consensus, however Isaiah Simmons is the most popular pick for HC Doug Marrone's team, garnering 25% of the vote. Now, if I were running a mock database site, I would supply additional infomation. such as: "What percent of mocks are picking Isaiah Simmons to the Jags when Isaiah Simmons is available". I would imagine that this figure would be well north of 50% for Simmons, as it would be for Derrick Brown, our pick here.

The Jags biggest problem in 2019 was stopping the run. In 2020, HC Doug Marrone will need to cut some high-priced defenders such as Marcell Dareus (for sure) and Calais Campbell, though they'll make every effort to keep NFL man-of-the-year Campbell around. Cutting DL Dareus will save $20M against the cap, which is huge - he'd personally eat up 11.3% of the payroll if kept. For a team with the 2nd worst cap situation going into 2020 ($3.9M over), it's a given.

The high payroll in 2019 didn't justify the cost - Jacksonville allowed 5.1 yards/carry, 31st in the NFL. Last week we slotted Javon Kinlaw in this spot as Derrick Brown was off the board. This week it's fast-rising Kinlaw who is gone, leaving Brown available to the the Jags at #9. Here's Austin Smith's excellent scouting report on Brown. Without Dareus, the team will need a fireplug at NT who will stop/slow RBs at the line of scrimmage, Brown will do that, along with providing pass rush from the interior of the DL. In fact, Smith in his scouting report uses Dareus as a "pro-comp" for Brown, only he'll come at a fraction of the cost!

Warren Hauck, Drafttek Senior Analyst, Twitter.com/Drafttek

10 Cleveland
Jedrick Wills
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
316
Jedrick Wills NFL Draft photo
We continue to cycle through the top trio of Tackles with this pick, and I hold tight to the notion that the Browns are in a strong place to get either Georgia's Andrew Thomas, Alabama's Jedrick Wills, or Iowa's Tristan Wirfs. When you get a plethora of options at one position that are this talented, it's not uncommon for them to go in succession. I think that run is going to start somewhere between the Chargers at six and Arizona at eight. With Cleveland sitting at ten, I don't foresee a scenario where one of the three isn't available when the Browns are on the clock.

In 2019, Wills took a huge step forward in his progression. He's always been powerful, but as a junior he played with better patience, balance, and footwork, taking his game to another level. There are some that feel his best football may still be ahead of him, and if that's the case, Cleveland is the perfect spot. The hiring of Bill Callahan brings an experienced hand who has helped groom some of the top offensive linemen in the game over his 20 years in the NFL. Whether turning Wills into the dominant mauler you want at Right Tackle, or grooming his technique to be the guy on the blind side, the Alabama product will be in good hands with Callahan.

~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

11 NY Jets
Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Tristan Wirfs NFL Draft photo
Most weeks, I feel like a broken record, harping on the obvious issues the Jets' O-Line had during the season. With an overall ranking of 28th according to PFF, and allowing 52 sacks on the season (29th), OL has to be the most-glaring need for new GM Joe Douglas to rectify. A lot will happen in Free Agency in this area, as I can't see Douglas hanging his hat on the Draft to fix such glaring issues. With at least 3 potentially-new starters required along the OL, I expect Douglas to try and fill as many of these holes as possible via Free Agency.

This week, we have OT Tristan Wirfs fall to us here with this pick. At 6' 5" and 320 lbs, Wirfs has predominantly played the RT spot for Iowa and looks best-suited for that role in the NFL, although he has played a few games at LT. Wirfs is a multi-talented athlete, a state-champion wrestler, 3-time state discus champ, and double state shotput champion. Given Wirfs' sporting background, it's no surprise to see that he excels in run blocking, but he needs a lot of work in pass protection if he wants to play the LT spot at the next level. He wouldn't be my top OL pick here, but you can't really be too upset if the Jets decide to take him on Draft Day.

- Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst.

12 Las Vegas
Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
+3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
192
Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft photo
In 2015, Amari Cooper broke an 11 year drought of 1000 yard receivers. The next year, Cooper and Michael Crabtree surpassed the mark, but no Raider WR has come close since. Enter Jerry Jeudy, who has reached the 1000 yard mark as many times (twice in the last 2 years) as the Raiders have in the last 16.

Unquestionably, this is the biggest need on the team, and the only reason WR wouldn't be taken first is the potential availability of a WR1 at #19 or even below given the draft's depth at the position. Still, with loftier targets and even potential alternatives like Javon Kinlaw off the board, it makes too much sense for Gruden to land in Jeudy a prospect who could be better - and definitely more long-term - than what they hoped Cooper would be.

13 Indianapolis
Mekhi Becton
Louisville
OT
Reach/Value:
-11
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
335
Mekhi Becton NFL Draft photo
This RD1 pick for Indy (of the 9 overall they hold) could be its most monumental selection in years. That's incredible, considering they just had a #1, monumental pick a mere 8 years ago when Andrew Luck was the selection. With Luck gone, the passing offense was in a shambles last season, partly due to injuries to QB Jacoby Brissett and many of his receivers). Indy's surprising early success (a 5-2 start) devolved into a sputtering mess.

The Colts have tweaked their coaching staff to help reconfigure the passing offense --which was structured around Luck. Offensively, the Colts couldn't "light up the scoreboard" as they had previously. Especially atrocious was 3rd down, as the Colts converted just 42% at home, and a horrid 32% on the road. The pressure on GM Chris Ballard may be too great not to move on from Jacoby Brissett.

However, Ballard might be sold on building up the defensive side of the ball that he likely views as two or so impact players away from being an extremely-solid unit. Free Agency is a possibility (and over $85M in cap space), but not the road Ballard usually chooses to travel. However, this off-season may force his hand to target a veteran QB. The Colts anticipate that current starting LT Anthony Castonzo will return, but should he actually go through with his possible thoughts on retirement, Ballard sticks to his penchant for building in the trenches through the draft. The addition of OT Mekhi Becton would be most appropriate in RD1.

Becton is a mountain of a man, standing 6' 7" and around 365-370 lbs. Physical, long and athletic, he played both Right and Left Tackle at Louisville. All of the "boxes" GM Chris Ballard desires are checked with Becton. The Colts need to pull the trigger to secure the Offensive Line for the next decade --even if Anthony Castonzo does sign and return. This pick really is a no-brainer, no matter if it's ultimately Brissett or a new QB at the helm in Indy.

14 Tampa Bay
A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
280
A.J. Epenesa NFL Draft photo
Assuming that Jameis Winston is brought back for another season, the Buccaneers effectively have three positional needs that this pick could target:
  • Edge Defender
  • Offensive Tackle
  • Interior Defensive Tackle
Unfortunately the way this mock plays out, the top-4 OTs are off the board, leaving the cupboard bare. The top two defensive tackles that the Bucs would target to replace Ndomukong Suh, Derrick Brown, and Javon Kinlaw, are also gone.

Fortunately, a top EDGE talent in Iowa's A.J. Epenesa is still sitting here, and GM Jason Licht is happy to pull the trigger. Here's the thing though: of the three positions, the Edge is the one most likely to be resolved in the free agent signing period. NFL sack leader (and free agent) Shaq Barrett himself said, "I don't think I'm going anywhere", but Jason Pierre-Paul may be another matter. A recent tweet by JPP leads astute readers to believe that he's done in Tampa. Should JPP not be re-signed, a pickup of A.J. Epenesa or K'Lavon Chaisson will be be welcome at #14, and allow the Bucs to continue wreking havoc on NFC South opponents. Imagine Shaq Barrett and Epenesa in Bucs' uniforms for the next 5 years?? Yeahhhh!

Epenesa was Iowa's first 5-star recruit since 2005. He chose Iowa over Alabama and other more-heralded programs, in part because his father, Eppy, played ball there for Hayden Fry in the 90s. Of American Samoan ancestry, Epenesa values family, tradition and loyalty. He'll be a fan favorite from Day 1 in Tampa Bay.

15 Denver
CeeDee Lamb
Oklahoma
WR
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
189
CeeDee Lamb NFL Draft photo
After getting our hands on Jerry Jeudy last week, and his teammate, Henry Ruggs the week prior, it's the Oklahoma-standout that we are going with here. While the speed of the Alabama duo has been what I've targeted, thanks to the arm strength of Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton being more of a possession option, Lamb has more than enough big-play capability.

As a junior, Lamb averaged 21.4 yards per catch, good enough for third in the country. He's also the most well-rounded of any of the receivers expected to go in top half of the first round, as he can win with his routes, speed, or strength in contested situations.

I'd also point out that why I've somewhat locked in to receivers of late, this pick could go in a different direction. There's a strong chance that if one of the top receivers aren't available, one of the top defensive linemen will be. The Broncos are scheduled to see each of their three starters hit free agency this offseason, making it imperative to consider here. South Carolina's Javon Kinlaw could play either end position in Denver's scheme, and Auburn's Derrick Brown would be a blessing if the powerful defensive tackle were able to slide to this point.

I'm also not sleeping on Denver possibly moving up a bit. They've got four picks on day two, and currently sit at a total of 12 which offers plenty of ammunition for moving up a few spots to secure the guy they want.

~Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

16 Atlanta
Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
262
Yetur Gross-Matos NFL Draft photo
Another week, another Gross-Matos sighting at the 16th pick. With only Takk McKinley and John Cominsky currently on the roster, it's pretty clear that Atlanta will need to address the edge position, and currently the other options are gone well before Atlanta goes on the clock. As the pre-draft process unwinds, Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff will need to assess how confident they feel in the 4th or 5th best defensive linemen in this draft, since that seems to be the way things are trending. Dimitroff has never been shy about moving up in the draft to get the guy they want, and that could certainly be on tap here, as they are stuck in the middle of the round.

Two prospects they might reasonably move up for are AJ Epenesa and his powerful bull rush and super-athlete K'Lavon Chaisson. If the past is prologue, I would expect Atlanta to look long and hard at Chaisson. He combines the "urgent athleticism" that Quinn stresses in his defenses, and Atlanta has loved LSU defenders in the past, including successful picks like Deion Jones, less successful picks like Jalen Collins and Duke Riley and then there is Russell Gage, who was drafted as a corner and switched successfully to receiver. Expect Quinn and Dimitroff to be aggressive. Their jobs depend on it.

Traded Round 1 Picks:

Las Vegas gets Chicago RD1 pick (Khalil Mack trade)

Miami gets Houston RD1 pick (Laremy Tunsil trade)

Miami gets Pittsburgh RD1 pick (Minkah Fitzpatrick trade)

Jacksonville gets LA Rams RD1 pick (Jalen Ramsey trade)

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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
2 Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
3 Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
10 A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
DL5T
12 Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
14 Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
17 Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
RB
23 J.K. Dobbins
Ohio State
RB
27 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
32 Antoine Winfield Jr.
Minnesota
S
39 Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
42 Brycen Hopkins
Purdue
TE
44 Zack Baun
Wisconsin
OLB
49 K.J. Hamler
Penn State
WRS
59 Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
62 Tyler Johnson
Minnesota
WR
63 Malik Harrison
Ohio State
ILB
78 Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
OC
79 Dele Harding
Illinois
OLB
89 Josh Uche
Michigan
OLB
95 K.J. Hill
Ohio State
WR
100 Davon Hamilton
Ohio State
DL3T
105 Donovan Peoples-Jones
Michigan
WR
106 Joe Gaziano
Northwestern
DL5T
107 Lamar Jackson
Nebraska
CB
117 Kenny Willekes
Michigan State
EDGE
119 Jonah Jackson
Ohio State
OG
125 Chris Orr
Wisconsin
OLB
126 Raequan Williams
Michigan State
DL3T
130 Antoine Brooks Jr.
Maryland
S
132 Javon Leake
Maryland
RBC
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