2020 NFL Mock Draft

By: Steve Silvestri - Sideline Squib Podcast (@sidelinesquib)

                               02.09.2020                                  



This is my first writing experience ever so please tear me apart, give me feedback, it’ll only help! I am an out of shape former D2 college catcher and Host and Founder of Sideline Squib Podcast. I am dipping my toes into the Fantasy Football world we all love and hope to grow with the help of all of you. This is our first season up and running and you can find us on any platform you listen to your podcasts. Thank you to Dynasty Happy Hour for publishing this piece and for having me on the team! For this article I am going to give you my 2020 NFL Mock Draft with no trading of picks.

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1. Bengals

Joe Burrow   Quarterback - LSU


As hard as it may seem to pass up on what may be the best defensive player the NFL has seen in awhile in Chase Young I think Joe Burrow here is the best play for the Bengals. Cincinnati has the pieces on offense to flip a full 360 with Burrow under center with some offensive line help. Burrow flew up the draft boards with his CFP Finals appearance this year. He has very good accuracy and ball placement on all levels of throws and seems to take care of the ball with his mental quickness and read process. The soon to be 24 year old has the experience needed to come in and be an instant leader for this football team, and we all know they need one right now. 

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2. Redskins

Chase Young  Defensive End -  Ohio State

This may be the fastest draft pick in NFL history. Don’t hesitate, don’t listen to offers. Already have the card filled out and pick Chase Young with the #2 pick just like the number he wore on his jersey at Ohio State. The combination of size, speed, and power alone is enough to draft the most talented defensive player at this spot. Add in his athleticism, the 5 star recruit sitting at 6’5” 265 lbs now put on an NFL strength and conditioning regimen, woah look out! Massive threat on the defensive line and showcases extremely fast feet on top of explosive acceleration. The Washington Redskins will add him to an already young and athletic defensive line to build a core on the defensive side of the ball to work around. 

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3. Lions

Jeffrey Okudah   Defensive Back - Ohio State


I wouldn’t worry too much about the Quarterback rumors from the Lions, more or less a tactic to drive the price up on the #3 pick. Detroit is the winner of the worst passing defense in the NFL and are set to lose star studded Corner Back Darius Slay whose contract is set to expire next season. Okudah has the exceptional talent to be Slay’s replacement if the Lions decide not to extend his contract next off season. What better than to learn from a Corner Back of his elite talent and meld Okudah into a lock down #1. The benefit of having Darius Slay for at least 1 season and the defensive mind of Matt Patricia will be good for Okudah because he tends to get sloppy at times with his technique but can get away with it at the NCAA level. Very solid in Man coverage and athletic enough to cover up his mistakes when he gets caught looking into the backfield. Top Defensive Back off the board and for good reason. 

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4. Giants

Jedrick Wills   Offensive Tackle - Alabama


The New York Giants moved up to get what looks like their franchise Quarterback in Daniel Jones. Next step in this process is to secure an offensive line to keep him upright. Although fans will want to see a Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb here the smart move is to draft the best Offensive Lineman in this class and protect your Quarterback. The Wide Receiver depth is huge in 2020 and the Giants can snag that big receiver they need later. Dave Gettleman gets a lot of grief from the fans about his picks and he is known for drafting big, beefy linemen on both sides of the ball. He should not jump ship here but stay the course and get the 6’5” 320 lb Junior out of Alabama to protect the blindside of Daniel Jones. Wills shows great strength and has a very heavy bottom half that is also under control. He sets a wide base in pass protection and drives through his opponent in run blocking situations. Defensive Linemen will need more than a bull rush to get by this massive tackle. 

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5. Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa   Quarterback - Alabama  

What can you say about the preseason consensus 1.01? If it wasn’t for the hip injury he very well would have been in Cincinnati. He falls to Miami at 5 and the Dolphins are ecstatic to grab him here. Loaded with picks in 2020 the fins will have a very good, young core of talented players to try and turn their sails around. Who better to do it with than Tua, the cool, calm, and collective southpaw out of Alabama? Before the injury scare Tua had all the tools needed as a pro Quarterback. His touch is remarkable, his eyes are always moving defenders, smooth feet in the pocket under pressure, executes pre snap & post snap decisions, and confident in big moments. The one question mark lies on durability and injury concerns. If he can stay healthy at the pro level he can be very dangerous on what is shaping up to be a team full of top college prospects for the foreseeable future. 

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6. Chargers

Justin Herbert   Quarterback - Oregon

With the 6th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Chargers take Justin Herbert and finally move on from Phillip Rivers. A change is needed in that offense and Herbert brings, in my opinion, the best overall arm talent and poise in this Quarterback class filled with play makers. The Pac12 Senior is only one year removed from being named the top college Quarterback when he decided to head back to school for his senior season. The 6’6” Quarterback has plenty of velocity behind his passes and has been consistent throwing the ball to all spots on the field. Herbert rarely puts his receivers in harm’s way and makes the correct decision with pressure in his face. Pairing Justin Herbert’s arm strength and deep ball accuracy opens the field tremendously for KA and Big Mike. The toughness and experience he shows on 3rd downs and red zone opportunities is a trait the LA Chargers are in dire need of.  

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7. Panthers

Andrew Thomas   Offensive Tackle - Georgia


Even with the recent news of All Time Great LB Luke Kuechly retiring, the Panthers still need to protect the Quarterback. No matter who was under center in Carolina this year they were getting sacked. The Panthers averaged nearly 4 sacks a game allowed. Even though CMC is a wild man on the offensive side can you imagine what he could do behind a line that could create gaps for him instead of creating them himself? Dave Tepper just hired a new coach to a pretty lengthy deal and they need to keep their start players healthy whoever it may be next season. Thomas is deadly getting to the next level moving defensive linemen out of his way. Not the purest OT but has top tier talent and traits in all aspects of his game. Will be a very good fit in Carolina, with a new coaching staff his physical and aggressive play style should fit right into the game plan. 

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8. Cardinals

Isaiah Simmons   Linebacker - Clemson

Isaiah Simmons is a generational athlete who has great skills in the middle of a defense both as the field general and also an off the ball cover Linebacker. Standing at 6’4” with a huge wing span creates opportunities for more tackles and block shedding. He is all over the field, and for a team who is atrocious against the pass, specifically the Tight End, Simmons is a no brainer here for the Cardinals. He will need to grow and develop into that every down Linebacker at the pro level to start his career, but once he proves he can succeed at never coming off the field against pros he will be a valuable asset to that not so good cardinal defense. 

p.s. Wouldn’t it be nice to shut down Kittle twice a year ;)

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9. Jaguars

Jerry Jeudy   Wide Receiver – Alabama Image result for jacksonville jaguars


The Jags need a #1 Wide Receiver and Jeudy is undoubtedly one of the best college prospects in the country. He may be the best route runner since the last crimson Wide Receiver Amari Cooper. Jeudy has the NFL route tree down pact and can easily set Defensive Backs on their heels. He has strong hands and understands the position. He can lineup outside and in the slot and is a threat wherever he is. He has the football IQ to be moved all over the field and catch radius to compete over the top. The separation he can create is top notch and will open of throwing windows for NFL Quarterbacks to get him the ball often. He’s and explosive play waiting to happen and whether its Big Dick Nick or Minshew Mania the Jags need a receiver with the amount of talent he is going to bring to the NFL level.

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10. Browns

Tristan Wirfs   Offensive Tackle – Iowa

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Cleveland shouldn’t be shy about what their off season should consist of….. Protect Baker Mayfield. Wirfs is as good as they come at the Right Tackle position and is very good in both the run and pass protection sets. His large stature shouldn’t be mistaken for the way he handles himself on his feet with a very solid base. Explosive and strong with his grip, able to stop power rushers and bull rush straight on. I would like to see him slide to his right a little better to help the speed rush to his outside hip. He can play either side tackle but not mobile enough to be a pulling guard. He should provide the extra protection the Browns are looking for to keep Baker on his feet and preferably in the pocket. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Jets

CeeDee Lamb   Wide Recevier – Oklahoma




Sam Darnold needs a primary weapon and Robby Anderson may be on the move. Unless Chris Herndon IV can return to the expectations the New York Jets don’t have that Wide Receiver that can win them a game by themselves. Adam Gase still isn’t a fan of Lev Bell but the combination of Darnold, Bell, Lamb, Herndon is a pretty solid offensive weapon in my opinion. Lamb is a physical receiver and uses his size to his advantage. He knows how to utilize his skill sets to create space and get to the high point of the ball flight. His acceleration is top notch and can separate with good timing and great body control. Lamb has sideline awareness above and beyond the rest of the Wide Receiver class this year and should slide right into the lead role. 

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12. Raiders

Tee Higgins   Wide Receiver – Clemson Image result for oakland raiders

John Gruden and Mike Mayock have shown they love big school talent. They need help at the Wide Receiver position and if they play their cards right they can nullify Tyrell Williams guaranteed money by signing a Free Agent Wide Receiver on day one of free agency, which just happens to be 2 days before the guaranteed money is due. Reunite the National Champion receivers and get the 5 star recruit who dominated the ACC. He shows great footwork and strength to beat the press. He can separate and create space at the top of his routes to give that window a bad quarterback could hit. He can play anywhere on the field and has a scary resemblance to Andre Johnson but taller and faster. The raiders have a question mark at Quarterback  at this current moment and could possibly snag one late in this draft and wait for the star studded 2021 class for a Quarterback. Higgins falls right into the Raiders lap as the #3 Wide Receiver off the board and Gruden and Mayock are smitten in the war room. 

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13. Colts

Jordan Love   Quarterback – Utah State Image result for colts logo


Ok, so we can all agree he looks good in Blue and White already, but where does he fall in the eyes of NFL scouts? I do believe personally that Jacob Eason is a better NFL prospect then Love but the Colts aren’t looking for that. Indy wants a Quarterback who can move and one who is confident in his own talent. Love gives them both of these. He wouldn’t need to come in a blow the roof off Lucas Oil in his first year and that’s why I believe the colts go Love over Eason with the 13th pick. The coaching staff and front office is very good at developing young quarterbacks and with the up and coming defense they are putting on the field Love should be able to grow and develop into a sound mobile Quarterback. 

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14. Buccaneers

Derrick Brown   Defensive Lineman – Auburn Image result for tampa bay buccaneers whitie background

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5 Star recruit coming out of high school stayed all 4 years at Auburn and now is coming out in the 2020 draft as the top Defensive Lineman prospect. Brown will be a plug and play starter for the Bucs who already claimed the 2019 best run defense. With Ndamukong Suh hitting free agency and in his 30s, the 320 lb down lineman should fill in from day one. He fills gaps and pushes the line of scrimmage backwards while creating angles to shorten the running lanes for opposing running backs. The beginning frame that Brown brings to the Bucs defense should keep the front office content in the first round and focus on the Runing Back and Secondary in later rounds knowing they are solid once again in the front 7.

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15. Broncos

Mekhi Becton   Offensive Tackle – Louisville Image result for denver bronco


This is the point of the mock drafts that fantasy football owners start to get mad at me. Would one of the top skill positions be a good fit in Denver, sure? Would it be nice to dream for a Sutton/Ruggs combo, yeah. But none of those dreams will come true unless the lip syncing, sideline dancing, fastball thrower in Drew Lock doesn’t stay upright. What a monster frame Becton will bring to protect the franchise Quarterback's outside. Monstrous 6’7” 369 lbs of smooth rare ability. For a man this size you will be shocked by the body control and balance he possesses. Mekhi is extremely powerful with strong hands and as long as he can keep his weight management under control at the NFL level he will be a force for the Broncos offensive line. 

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16. Falcons

A.J. Epenesa   Defensive End – Iowa Image result for atlanta falcons logo

The Atlanta Falcons may have been the hardest pick for me in this mock draft. I couldn’t decide which position would be most beneficial for the way the Falcons are set up. Is Calvin Ridley just in a sophomore slump or has he reached his professional potential? Matt Ryan isn’t getting any younger but was this year really his fault? The defense has holes all over the place and just can’t keep up with the offensive power in their own division. Let’s start the 2020 draft in Atlanta with one of the top Defensive End in the country. Vic Beasley seems to have seen his last days with the Falcons and Epenesa will slide right into his spot on the defensive line. The power and strength he can provide through his bull rush and straight on approach is top notch. He isn’t the best at speed rushing and bending around a tackle but with the proper training at the next level it shouldn’t be hard to master. He uses his length to his advantage and knows how to utilize his hands to create space. 

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17. Cowboys

Grant Delpit   Safety – LSU

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Can you remember the last time the Dallas Cowboys had a dominant force at the safety position? This may actually be the year they find one in the draft and he should fall right into their laps. The confidence of attacking the ball makes him extremely dangerous in both zone and man coverage. He reminds me of a Minkah Fitzpatrick/Jamal Adams combination. Delpit can close those close gaps and get to the high point when defending passes very well. The versatility he brings will be an asset at the pro level because he can line up at any defensive back position. From what I saw in being able to play all over the field is that he can disguise his blitz packages often and become a pre snap nightmare. The Cowboys NEED a safety. And if they feel he will make it to the 17th pick they can focus free agency on other positional needs. 

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18. Dolphins

D’Andre Swift   Running Back – Georgia


The Miami Dolphins are in full rebuild mode. You locked in your franchise Quarterback earlier in the round and now you’re grabbing your Franchise Running Back in D’Andre Swift out of Georgia. Let’s be frank, there are so many different ways you can go with the top Running Back off the board with the talent levels in this year’s class. Miami goes after Swift because out of the top running backs this year he poses the biggest threat in the passing game on top of the grind it out between the tackles style runner. Playing behind Sony Michel and Nick Chubb his freshmen year he finally broke out and became the all-purpose back the Dolphins could use going forward. With only 440 carries in his college career and 73 receptions, Swift has plenty of tread left on the tires. Miami loaded up on draft picks after mid-season trades and they should bring a pile back this year. Look forward to many years of Tua and Swift in a Dolphins uniform. 

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19. Raiders

Kenneth Murray   Linebacker – Oklahoma

The Raiders already grabbed their much needed Wide Receiver with the 12th pick, so up next is a Linebacker that can hold down the young defense and be a force in both the passing and rushing game. There aren’t  many Linebackers in this class and Murray should see a ton of teams interested in what he can bring to the next level. The sideline to sideline range is what the Raiders need in the middle of this defense and Murray has proven that in his time at Oklahoma. With the play style of a Telvin Smith but the patience of Sean Lee, if  Murray has a good showing at the combine the Raiders will be lucky to grab him here. With no question in his east and west speed and the ability to tackle and be part of the play, a strong camp with Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther to clean up his play recognition and awareness of pulling linemen could bolster this young Linebacker into a really special talent for years to come. 

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20. Jaguars

Javon Kinlaw   Defensive Lineman – South Carolina Image result for jacksonville jaguars Image result for javon kinlaw

Ready for a 6’6” 310 lb man who looks like he has been shot out of a rocket on every snap, then look no further then Javon Kinlaw out of South Carolina. He brings all the tools needed to be a successful down linemen in the NFL. He has great upper body power which he uses to his advantage to create leverage. Kinlaw will be a Defensive Lineman that will need doubled almost immediately or at least chipped on every down. His all-around pass rush abilities will be a good fit for this Jacksonville defensive. He will need to learn more as he develops into a top tier NFL player because he tends to let his strength and lack of opponent lead his NCAA career. Tends to have blinders on at times and loses track of play recognition. Javon shows the hustle and compassion for the game that will propel him into learning a new system and gaining the experience to shed some of those double teams he couldn’t read fast enough in college. 

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21. Eagles

Kristian Fulton   Defensive Back – LSU

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The Eagles snuck into the playoffs with the horrible play in the NFC EAST this year. If you watched them at all you already know that they need help at the Corner position. Through bad play and injuries this year the Philadelphia Eagles will need to look for some Defensive Back who can step in on day one and provide an upgrade. Fulton can be an immediate difference maker for this Eagles defense and may just be the most NFL ready Corner in the draft. His elite talents in both man and zone allow him to be aggressive but smart with the press. The way he closes gaps and helps out in off coverage situations is exactly what you would expect of a first round Corner. Playing at LSU he was matched up with some of the best Wide Receivers in the country and without a glimpse shut them down. Kristian is a smart man and spends a lot of time studying routes and film. My only question mark with this young Defensive Back would be he predominantly played only the left side in his college career, and I wonder how he would fare in different spots on the field at the NFL level. 

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22. Bills

Henry Ruggs III   Wide Receiver – Alabama Image result for buffalo bills logo

Josh Allen needs a weapon. And with the need of defensive players in the few picks in front of Buffalo, Henry Ruggs III is the perfect fit for the Bills. This may be the one receiver who can out run Josh Allen’s huge arm. Buffalo has put together a very talent young defensive core so no need to pass up on the fastest receiver in the draft. But he’s not just fast; he uses his hands and catches the ball well in traffic. Ruggs is more than just a deep threat who runs a 9 every play and if Buffalo can utilize all of his skills sets this may be the steal of the draft due to the way they fall this year. He will win many matchups based on speed and explosiveness. He will need to work on his route running abilities and tweak the way he approaches the hit and sit zone plays. One of the better traits this young man carries is the fact that he plays hard on every play. He is very good at blocking downfield and uses his speed to keep the Defensive Backs off balance on run plays. 

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23. Patriots

Cole Kmet   Tight End – Notre Dame

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As the G.O.A.T Tom Brady still produces at the position, there has to be a time to think ahead and groom for the future. New England took star Wide Receiver N’Keal Harry in the first round last year and he just didn’t see the field as much as they would have liked. We are still waiting to see what he can become at the NFL level. Instead of a Quarterback this pick, I’m going with the best player at the Tight end position, which the Pats have missed tremendously since Gronk has left. Whether its Brady or the Quarterback of the future they need a big, athletic Tight End to man the middle of the field. Kmet was on the fence about declaring for the draft and the Patriots are glad he did. He will bring a very smooth release off the line of scrimmage and looks very comfortable getting out of a three point stance. He has the ability to flex out and take on smaller Defensive Backs on the outside or slide inside and has a very good sense of the zone coverage. He needs to work on his 1-on-1 blocking ability against a rushing Linebackers while on the line. I’d also like to see him use his hands more to catch the ball rather than let it get into his body causing some bobbles and the unnecessary extra second a professional Defensive Back will have to make a play on the ball. 

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24. Saints

Jalen Reagor   Wide Receiver – TCU
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I was questioning myself for weeks on this pick because as long as the Saints have Drew Brees, (and Teddy Bridgewater) from what we saw this year, the offense is just fine. So I looked over the defensive talent that could go in round 1 and I just couldn’t find a suitable match or at least a match that couldn’t be replicated in a later round. Now imagine MT on the outside and Reagor covering the underneath. Jalen is one of the craftiest Wide Receivers in this class and all though he’s only 5’11” he can get to the ball at its highest point. He positions his body at the point of the catch to box out the defense back in a sense. He has above rare speed and quickness off the ball to pulverize nickel backs and dime coverage. He wasn’t asked to run many routes in college because the 9 worked just fine for him, but I am very excited to see what he can do with the whole route tree. That being said I question his toughness in going across the middle and absorbing a hit. Either way the Saints find a gem at 24 and as he grows into a professional receiver, no matter who is under center they will have a very dynamic receiving core for years to come. 

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25. Vikings

Trevon Diggs   Defensive Back – Alabama

Image result for minnesota vikings logo The Vikings add another Diggs. Yep, I don’t see how they can go any other way. Xavier Rhodes has lost a step or two at the age of 29, Alexander and Waynes are both unrestricted free agents and former 1st round pick Mike Hughes is already facing injury Concern in his young career. Facing receivers like Devante Adams, Allen Robinson and Kenny Golladay the Vikings need a stud corner. Diggs brings a physical, aggressive attitude to match up with the star receivers in the north. Trevon has a second gear to him when in man coverage and can be that physical Defensive Back. In college he was very good at baiting receivers and then closing the gap. Although he is very physical in man coverage he tends to shy away from the run game. Known for arm tackles and “jersey” tackles he could take some of his aggressive coverage into the run game.

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26. Dolphins

CJ Henderson   Defensive Back – Florida



After locking down Tua and Swift with the first two 1st round picks the Dolphins shift to the defensive side of the ball and snag CJ Henderson out of Florida. In dire need of every position on defense the Dolphins start with a young Corner to build around. His former Wide Recevier skills help him when battling at the catch point and become competitive in coverage. From what I saw he has very good footwork and can change his direction on a dime. 2 year starter at the Corner position so he has room to grow on defense and with experience will come the press coverage. The majority of plays he gives a soft coverage off the line and uses his vertical speed to close the gap. Short coverage plays are his enemy at this point in his career. The size and arm length this kid has creates issues in the passing lanes and excels as a man coverage Defensive Back who can match up with anybody. Has a knack for the ball, and with the lanky long arms he creates many deflections and interceptions. 


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27. Seahawks

J.K. Dobbins   Running Back – Ohio State

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Seattle is known for “uncommon” draft picks and Pete Carroll feels his team is playoff bound year in and year out. Dobbins fits the Seattle offensive scheme better than any other Running Back in this class. With Russell Wilson under center, Dobbins brings his outstanding zone running to the Seattle offense. His agility and footwork behind the line is outstanding and no matter if he is making a cut or altering his lateral zone read J.K. is always pushing up field. His vision is top notch which allows him to execute cuts and jukes with precise timing. The Seahawks stole D.K. in the second round last year and now add J.K. late in the first round this year. 


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28. Ravens

Yetur Gross-Matos   Defensive End – Penn State

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Baltimore has very few weaknesses and even with Mark Ingram aging into small injuries the Ravens find themselves in a very good position for the future. With the 2020 class being so deep offensively the Ravens take a very dynamic pass rusher and run defender with their first round pick to round out their defense. With the currently best outside rusher Matt Judon potentially leaving the Ravens can fill this void with a well-built Defensive End out of PSU. At 6’5” 265 lbs Gross-Matos brings strength and length to his game. I love the fit with Gross-Matos to the Ravens here because he is a relentless Defensive End in pursuit but has the speed and athleticism to play outside in a 3-4. Baltimore runs a Hybrid defense that would best suit his play style and line up the competitive toughness in any formation. 


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29. Titans

K’Lavon Chaisson   Defensive End – LSU

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The Titans may have been the most exciting team coming down the stretch and into the playoffs. With Ryan Tannehill taking over at Quarterback and riding Derek Henry’s league leading rushing yards in the second half of the season Coach Mike Vrabel would love to have another explosive edge rusher to pair up with Harold Landry. Chaisson has that “big game” mentality every time he steps on the field. He is always moving at the next level and carries top shelf explosiveness of the line. He varies his stances from both 2 point and 3 point and the push and drive remains the same top notch level. His size and length are going to have NFL scouts drooling all over him. Grabbing K’Lavon Chaisson at the end of this first round for Tennessee is the right step in building another playoff team next season. Now he is coming off the ACL tear in his Sophomore season but looked great in 2019. He is extremely versatile and can be used anywhere in the Mike Vrabel Coached defense. Titans fans should be ecstatic!


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30. Packers

Justin Jefferson   Wide Receiver – LSU Image result for green bay packers logo

Back to back LSU stars coming off the board late in the first round when the Green Bay Packers snag Justin Jefferson. The 6’3” 200 lb Wide Receiver who blew up the league this year and continued that into the National Championship Game. Was his Quarterback Joe Burrow? Of course, but if you watch this kid play he wouldn’t have mattered who was throwing him the ball. He gets off the ball with quickness and determination. He is very good in contested catch situations and a plus route runner. His hands seem strong and uses them well to catch the ball out in front. I will be curious to see how he tests at the combine because from what I can tell his overall speed isn’t the best but his creativity and experience setting up Defensive Backs creates more than enough separation. The Packers will love this pick adding another weapon to AROD and having someone on the other side of Adams who isn’t injury prone or a large question mark. Green Bay’s coaching staff should play a big role in developing him into an NFL receiver on all downs, because at times in college if the ball wasn’t coming his way he became a spectator which won’t fly in the NFL. 


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31. 49ers

Nick Harris   Offensive Llinem – Washington Image result for san francisco 49ers logo

An OG from Inglewood, that just sounds natural. Nick Harris will be the first Interior linemen off the board at 31 to the Super Bowl Runner Up 49ers. What a season for San Fran from top to bottom. I'm going to say they juice up that Offensive line with the 3 year starter out of Washington. Standing 6”2 305lbs Harris brings an anchor to the middle of this offense. In pass protection he is able to stay square and slide his feet, best when no one is over his nose and able to use his football IQ and awareness to move and fill those voids in the line. In the run game Harris is great at getting to the second level and creating gaps for his backs. He uses the large frame to seal lanes and wins most match ups with his leverage. When you’re San Fran playing at this level, the rest of the league can just sit back and watch “the rich get richer”.

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 32. Chiefs 

Damon Arnette   Defensive Back – Ohio State Image result for kansas city chiefs logo



As a Raiders fan its hard for me to place Kansas City as the Super Bowl winners, but their offensive is just too hard to stop and their defense has really played well coming down the stretch. Chiefs fans would probably love a Jonathan Taylor here, but do you really need a Running Back? The offense is unstoppable with the 3 randoms you have now. As long as Mahomes is healthy the play calling will be based around his talents and any Running Back that can carry the football and not turn the ball over will suffice. So grab the constant Defensive Back play in Arnette and target a Cam Akers or Anthony McFarland on day 2. Although the defense has shown up lately they have their obvious holes. If an opposing team can figure out a way to slow down Patty Mahomes then they have a decent chance to score a ton of points on this defense. Start with a lock down Corner on the outside and take half the field away. That’s a good start for the SB Champs. Arnette is a tear in press coverage and the more film I watch the more I like this kid’s skill. He demonstrates good instincts and plays the ball not the receiver’s eyes. His numbers aren’t going to jump off the sheets because of his press coverage abilities, teams just don’t throw his way. He works really hard on locking down receivers lined up against him and has the ability to stay with receivers and still play the ball with his eyes turned back on the Quarterback. This is a Defensive Back with suffocating traits that will slide into the first round for me and will be a day one starter in KC. 


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