2020 NFL Mock Drafts

Chris Trapasso
By Chris Trapasso
CBS Sports NFL Writer


Without a gossip-filled pro day circuit during the pre-draft cycle, we didn't get nearly as many juicy rumors leading into the 2020 NFL Draft, so mock drafts are probably going to be, yes, way worse than usual.

But it's all good. I still think a boatload of receivers and offensive tackles are going in Round 1, and Tua Tagovailoa will fall out of the top five.

(There's a distinct possibility the Dolphins have orchestrated the purposeful smear job of the century with Tagovailoa so they don't have to trade up for him, I just think there's too much smoke for all the rumors about him falling out of the top five to be completely fabricated.)

This is my final 2020 NFL mock draft.

Before we get to the picks, these are the terms of the three trades I have in Round 1:

Falcons get No. 8 overall; Cardinals get No. 16, No. 47

Dolphins get No. 13 overall; 49ers get No. 18, No. 70, No. 141

Eagles get No. 19 overall, Raiders get No. 21, No. 127, No. 145

And the three trades I have in Round 2:

Buccaneers get No. 40 overall; Texans get No. 45, No. 117

Colts get No. 41 overall; Browns get No. 44, No. 122

Seahawks get No. 54 overall; Bills get No. 59, No. 101

OK, let's get to it.

NFL Mock Draft - 04/22/2020
Round 1
1. Cincinnati Bengals

(2-14)
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU: Soon, the only guarantee in this first round will be locked in. Burrow to Bengals.
2. Washington Redskins

(3-13)
Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State: As they should, the Redskins are making a final effort to drum up interest in this pick for a trade back. But ultimately, I doubt they get blown away with an offer.
3. Detroit Lions

(3-12-1)
Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State: I've officially flipped. I don't see Tua Tagovailoa going inside the top five anymore. The Lions would love to move down. Instead, they aren't blown away by an offer and pick Okudah to become their No. 1 cornerback right away.
4. New York Giants

(4-12)
Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa: How about a non-surprise from Dave Gettleman. Wirfs to the G-Men.
5. Miami Dolphins

(5-11)
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: It wouldn't shock me if this was an offensive tackle, but I guess the real shock would be no Tagovailoa to the Dolphins.
6. Los Angeles Chargers

(5-11)
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: The Chargers simply cannot pass on Tagovailoa here. And with Tyrod Taylor on the roster, there won't be a major need to rush Tagovailoa onto the field in 2020.
7. Carolina Panthers

(5-11)
Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson: This is a Matt Rhule type of prospect. Simmons is a lab-created player who will help usher in the new era of the positionless second-level defender.
8. Atlanta Falcons (Mock Trade with Arizona)

(7-9)
CJ Henderson, CB, Florida: This is where the Falcons strike to get the talented cornerback they desperately need.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars

(6-10)
Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn: After trading Calais Campbell this offseason, the Jaguars could use more beef on the interior of their defensive line. They'd get that with the ultra-powerful Brown.
10. Cleveland Browns

(6-10)
Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia: The Browns could move out of this pick, but with Thomas -- a true left tackle -- on the board and the Jets picking right after them, the Browns don't get too cute, and just pick him.
11. New York Jets

(7-9)
Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville: With a loaded receiver group and a top-heavy offensive tackle class, the Jets go with Becton here.
12. Las Vegas Raiders

(7-9)
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama: Ruggs gives the Raiders the big-play element they want at the receiver spot.
13. Miami Dolphins (Mock Trade with San Francisco)

(5-11)
Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, Alabama: The Dolphins need all the offensive line help they can get, and instead of waiting and hoping a top prospect at that position falls to them at No. 18 overall, they get aggressive and trade up for Wills.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(7-9)
Josh Jones, OL, Houston: The Buccaneers pick the well-rounded Jones to man the right tackle spot for Tom Brady's club.
15. Denver Broncos

(7-9)
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama: Elation in John Elway's mansion in Denver. He types this pick in instantly when the Broncos go on the clock.
16. Arizona Cardinals (Mock Trade with Atlanta)

(5-10-1)
CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma: Would the Cardinals have liked an offensive tackle here? Sure. But Lamb is too sensational of a prospect to pass up, as is the ability to pair him with Kyler Murray. Giddy up.
17. Dallas Cowboys

(8-8)
K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU: The Cowboys need to add more juice to the pass rush, and Chaisson gives them that in a big way.
18. San Francisco 49ers (Mock Trade with Miami)

(13-3)
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU: The 49ers add some wiggle and slot production to their offense in Jefferson after trading back. Nice navigating.
19. Philadelphia Eagles (Mock Trade with Las Vegas)

(9-7)
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor: The Eagles can't see a run on receivers go right in front of them, so Howie Roseman ascends up the board and drafts a receiver prospect with size and game-breaking speed.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars

(6-10)
A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson: Terrell is a long, superb athlete who finds the football routinely and can mirror down the field. Prudent -- non-flashy -- pick for the Jaguars here.
21. Las Vegas Raiders (Mock Trade with Philadelphia)

(7-9)
Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama: While his long speed and awareness when the football is arriving are in question, Diggs is a physically dominant press man cornerback that'd bring a real edge to the Raiders secondary at the corner spot.
22. Minnesota Vikings

(10-6)
Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU: Finding a replacement for Stefon Diggs is a must, and Reagor has super-slippery tendencies on the field and freaky downfield explosion.
23. New England Patriots

(12-4)
Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State: The Patriots go with an ascending outside pass rusher to boost that group in a big way.
24. New Orleans Saints

(13-3)
Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina: New Orleans stops Kinlaw's fall and lands the premier inside pass rusher in this class.
25. Minnesota Vikings

(10-6)
Austin Jackson, OL, USC: With Jackson, he could go into 2020 in a competition with Riley Reiff at left tackle but doesn't have to be rushed onto the field. He needs time to get stronger but the physical tools are there.
26. Miami Dolphins

(5-11)
Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama: The Dolphins want a leader on the back end of their defense, and that's precisely what they'd get with McKinney, who's capable of doing it all.
27. Seattle Seahawks

(11-5)
Ezra Cleveland, OL, Boise State: Can't get away from this pairing because it's too perfect. Offensive tackle is a major need for Seattle, and Cleveland is a fine athlete.
28. Baltimore Ravens

(14-2)
Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan: Uche sneaks into the first round because of his legitimate linebacker/edge versatility and the well-rounded skill sets he has at both positions. Plus, the Ravens are really in need of linebacker and edge-rusher help.
29. Tennessee Titans

(9-7)
Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia: The Titans let Jack Conklin walk in free agency and pick his immediate replacement in Wilson, a gargantuan road-grader with impressive feet.
30. Green Bay Packers

(13-3)
Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma: Even after signing Christian Kirksey in free agency, the Packers address the linebacker spot with a missile of a player in Murray.
31. San Francisco 49ers

(13-3)
Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan: Ruiz is the perfect type of center to be inserted into Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.
32. Kansas City Chiefs

(12-4)
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn: Igbinoghene has all the athletic gifts to be a star outside corner in the NFL.