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LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 216 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Barring something shocking, you’ll be reading the same Joe Burrow blurbs for the next few months. He’s going to Cincinnati, he’s going first overall and he better turn around the franchise unless he decides to pull an Eli Manning on the Bengals, who probably wouldn’t blink even if he did.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

With Ron Rivera taking over in Washington, it makes a ton of sense for the Redskins to take the best possible defensive player. Washington would need a massive haul from some other team in order to justify moving down.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Lions could go QB here in theory or auction off the pick (I think the latter is more likely), but they also need to win now and so they add a player in Okudah who can help improve their defense immediately.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

1st

Generally speaking when you’re trying to figure out what Dave Gettleman will do, the best move is to find the largest human in the draft on the offensive or defensive line. Willis isn’t the total lock here, but the Giants need OL help badly so he fits well enough.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 218 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Assuming Tua’s medicals check out at the combine, it makes a lot of sense for the Dolphins to end up landing the QB they’ve reportedly coveted for a lengthy amount of time. I would not rule out a trade up here at all.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 237 lbs

The Chargers can go with Tyrod Taylor this year as their starting option while grooming Herbert as the future of the franchise.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 230 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

Simmons can be the centerpiece of a Panthers defense that will be rebuilt under new coach Matt Rhule.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 369 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

4th

It’s paramount for the Cardinals to improve protection up front for Kyler Murray. Becton, a massive mountain of a man, can improve the screen game on the second level for Arizona while beefing up their pass protection.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’6″

/ 280 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

What are the Jags even supposed to do here in terms of fixing their team for the 2020 season? It feels like an all-in year, so let’s replace a departing pass rusher with another pass rusher in Epenesa.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Offensive line has to be the primary thing the Browns need to fix this offseason given how badly the OL performed last year. And this is a good draft to help fix the issues plauging them, by grabbing Thomas here.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 322 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Another team that has to get better up front on offense and protect a young signal caller. Wirfs makes sense for them here after Sam Darnold was pressured frequently last season.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Raiders have shown a proclivity for drafting big school propsects with a top-end pedigree and Jeudy certainly fits the mold as a guy who can improve the offense immediately.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 318 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

Chris Ballard loves getting physical in the trenches without spending a ton of money and Brown is the best interior defensive lineman in the draft this year. Would be a slam-dunk pick for the Colts.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 203 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Tampa was great against the run last year but struggled against the pass. Adding another LSU defensive standout in the first round can help improve how the Bucs play in the defensive backfield.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Sure seems like Chris Harris’ time is up in Denver, which means the Broncos need to try and find some replacement corner help in the draft. Turning to a Nick Saban-coached stud seems like a decent answer.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 310 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

2nd

After spending two first round picks on offensive linemen last year, it stands to reason the Falcons are going to get some defensive help to keep Dan Quinn from finally getting fired. Kinlaw established himself at the Senior Bowl as worthy of going in the top 20.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

1st

Really curious to see what direction Dallas goes here, and I think it matters a ton what they do in terms of their free agency approach. It wouldn’t be stunning to see them take a WR here — only one off the board — if they tag Byron Jones, but assuming they tag Amari Cooper, it makes sense to help the secondary.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 189 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

At a certain point you just have to see value and take it. And Lamb falling to 19th would be insane value, essentially helped by the way the depth and positional ranking of this draft plays out. Lamb is my personal WR1 and this is the best pick of this mock so far.

Notre Dame

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 248 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

40th

POSITION RNK

7th

Mike Mayock likes the big school guys and is intimiately familiar with Notre Dame after calling their games for multiple years. He needs to improve his pass rush — if Clelin Ferrell takes a leap forward, this defense could be much improved next year.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

I think people draft out of spite more than they would admit sometimes, and I think the Jaguars would love to land a potential stud DB in the pick they acquired by shipping Jalen Ramsey to Los Angeles.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

4th

The Eagles ran short on pass catchers last year, so it makes all the sense in the world to mock them taking one in this spot, given how deep the drat is for receivers. Higgins is underrated in my opinion.

Colorado

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 220 lbs

Projected Team

Buffalo

PROSPECT RNK

30th

POSITION RNK

5th

The Bills need to get a couple more young pieces on the depth chart for Josh Allen to really make this offense hum, and adding Shenault without putting any real pressure on him to be a true WR1 is a nice bonus for a team with lots of upside in 2020.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 190 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Again, SPITE. The Browns ship out Odell Beckham to the Patriots to make Tom Brady happy and convince him to take a little less money, then the Browns draft Ruggs as his replacement.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

4th

Who knows what Sean Payton will do with this pick right now, when we don’t even know what will happen with Drew Brees in the future. Maybe he’s building around Taysom Hill! Or maybe someone else. Probably someone else. We’ll go defense instead.

Virginia

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 200 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

27th

POSITION RNK

5th

As long as Mike Zimmer is in charge, you should never be surprised when the Vikings go out and spend a first-round pick on a cornerback. That’s his MO throughout his time in Minnesota and it’s worked out well.

Wisconsin

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 321 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

49th

POSITION RNK

8th

If the Dolphins get out of this draft with a new QB, a new WR and a new starting offensive lineman they should be doing cartwheels in Miami (or whatever you do in Miami when you’re excited) over a job well done with this draft.

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

4th

I wanted to give the Seahawks a running back just to troll Seahawks Twitter, but the reality is they have to get better at rushing the passer and at stopping the run. Adding YGM would do that for them.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’4″

/ 250 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Ravens bring in some pass rush help with several key defenders heading to free agency. Chaisson showed how much of an impact he can have as LSU marched to a national title.

Georgia

• Jr

• 5’9″

/ 215 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Let’s play in a world where the Titans DON’T keep Derrick Henry because they tag Ryan Tannehill/Jack Conklin and don’t want to pay a running back big money. Could they win with Swift running behind a great offensive line? I tend to think so.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 192 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

51st

POSITION RNK

8th

The Packers needed another option for Aaron Rodgers outside of Davante Adams last year, so why not go out and actually invest in a playmaker like Jefferson who showed up on the biggest stages?

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 235 lbs

I know the 49ers have plenty of talent all over their defensive front seven, but I don’t think that will stop them from improving a strength of the team from last year to give them depth and options moving forward.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

62nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

Damien Williams was awesome in the playoffs, but the Chiefs still need to improve the depth at running back. Dobbins is a monster with breakaway speed who would thrive in Andy Reid’s scheme. Reid isn’t afraid to double down on offense either.


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