2020 NFL Mock Drafts

Chris Trapasso
By Chris Trapasso
CBS Sports NFL Writer


NFL Mock Draft - 10/22/2020
Round 1
1. New York Jets

(0-6)
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson: There'll be a new head coach of the Jets next season, and he'll walk into a situation inheriting Lawrence. Not bad.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars

(1-5)
Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State: After a promising start to 2020 -- much like 2019 -- Garnder Minshew has fallen on hard times. And when sixth-round picks start to struggle, it's easy for management to decide to move on. Fields has franchise quarterback qualities.
3. Cincinnati Bengals

(1-4-1)
Penei Sewell, OL, Oregon: Dream scenario for Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Sewell is easily the best offensive tackle prospect in many years.
4. Washington Football Team

(1-5)
Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU: This would be prime position for the Washington Football Team to trade back, because there's not a quarterback worth taking this high after Lawrence and Fields. Chase would be a tremendous consolation prize.
5. New York Giants

(1-5)
Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL): While it's easy to focus on the Giants offensive woes, the defense could use a premier edge rusher. Rousseau can play anywhere on the defensive line and boasts All-Pro potential.
6. Miami Dolphins

(3-3)
Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama: Time to give Tua Tagovailoa more weapons and pair him with Waddle, his former Alabama teammate who is absolutely dynamic both underneath and down the field.
7. Atlanta Falcons

(1-5)
Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama: The Falcons secondary needs to go through a massive overhaul, and drafting Surtain would be a fantastic start to that reconstruction.
8. Miami Dolphins

(3-3)
Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State: The Dolphins may have their right guard of the future in Solomon Kindley, but they need a long-term answer at left guard. That's precisely where the powerful Davis steps in immediately.
9. Los Angeles Chargers

(1-4)
Alex Leatherwood, OL, Alabama: Protecting Justin Herbert will be key to the Chargers tapping into his immense upside. Leatherwood has played guard but is most comfortable and effective at left tackle.
10. Denver Broncos

(2-3)
Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama: The Broncos defense has remained one of the best in the league after Von Miller's injury, but given some of the older pieces and impending free agents on it, the Broncos stay on that side of the ball with a disruptive defensive lineman in Barmore.
11. Minnesota Vikings

(1-5)
Jevon Holland, S, Oregon: There might be some athleticism questions about Holland, but there's no doubting his tremendous playmaking skill from any specific safety spot on the field.
12. Detroit Lions

(2-3)
Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech: Matt Patricia is coaching for his job right now, but regardless of whether he is the coach or not, the Lions have to bring in another corner to play opposite Jeffrey Okudah.
13. Carolina Panthers

(3-3)
Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State: Nothing against Teddy Bridgewater, but it's not crazy to think Matt Rhule will want to hand-pick a young quarterback of the future for the Panthers organization.
14. Philadelphia Eagles

(1-4-1)
Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida: The Eagles cannot catch a break on offense when it comes to injuries, and it looks like Zach Ertz will walk in free agency. Pitts is a nightmare to cover for any defender.
15. Dallas Cowboys

(2-4)
Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama: The Cowboys head back to Alabama to hopefully fortify their secondary after what's been a humiliating start to the season.
16. Las Vegas Raiders

(3-2)
Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee: The Raiders offensive line is nasty, but it's old. Richie Incognito gets replaced by another blocker with outstanding balance and power in Smith.
17. Cleveland Browns

(4-2)
Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota: Given the ages of Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, it wouldn't be outlandish for the Browns to go receiver in Round 1.
18. New England Patriots

(2-3)
Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State: The Bears' offensive line is kind of patchwork this season, and Cosmi's balanced pass protection would be a welcomed addition for the long-term.
19. Arizona Cardinals

(4-2)
Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington: Same pick as last week. The Cardinals utilize plenty of odd-man fronts, and Onwuzurike can play anywhere in the trenches and disrupt.
20. San Francisco 49ers

(3-3)
Ar'Darius Washington, S, TCU: Washington's multi-dimensional game will be adored by defensive coordinator Robert Saleh in San Francisco.
21. Indianapolis Colts

(4-2)
Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia: The Colts have to continue to build their young secondary. Campbell has length and athleticism for days.
22. Chicago Bears

(5-1)
Zach Wilson, QB, BYU: Matt Nagy could easily fall in love with the playmaking flair Wilson plays with every game.
23. Buffalo Bills

(4-2)
Ben Cleveland, OL, Georgia: The Bills could use more push in the trenches on offense -- and defense too -- and Cleveland is a very experienced, powerful, well-balanced interior blocker.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars

(1-5)
Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern: Fantastic value here for Jacksonville. Slater is a by-the-book blocker on pass plays and can get out in space for the run game.
25. Tennessee Titans

(5-0)
Derion Kendrick, CB, Clemson: Johnathan Joseph has been a godsend for the Titans, but he is near the end of his career. Kendrick is the next in line at the cornerback spot from Clemson.
26. New Orleans Saints

(3-2)
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida: The Steelers must get younger in their secondary, and this would be even more of a home-run pick if Mike Hilton isn't re-signed this offseason.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(4-2)
Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State: How about more pop on the inside next to Vita Vea for 2021?
28. Green Bay Packers

(4-1)
Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue: Moore would acclimate quickly to an Aaron Rodgers-led offense as a complement to Davante Adams.
29. Pittsburgh Steelers

(5-0)
Jaycee Horn, LB, South Carolina: Horn was a monster against Auburn over the weekend, and he's a long-time, battled-tested starter in the SEC with 23 pass breakups to his name in his South Carolina career.
30. Baltimore Ravens

(5-1)
Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State: The Ravens have a thing for multiple tight end sets, and Freiermuth and Mark Andrews together would be a devastating matchup assignment for defenses.
31. New York Jets

(0-6)
Patrick Jones II, EDGE, Pittsburgh: While an offensive-laden draft wouldn't be a terrible idea for the Jets, the club needs more pass rush from the outside, and Jones is one of the more complete defensive ends in college football.
32. Kansas City Chiefs

(5-1)
Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami (FL): That makes three first-round tight ends in 2021. Jordan looks like a running back with the ball in his hands and can get open at all levels of the field.