2020 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals, Bucs land new QBs in top 10 as Andy Dalton, Jameis Winston get the boot
Plus the Dolphins land three players who rank first at their position and the Saints add another dynamic receiver
The 2020 NFL Draft will be hosted by Las Vegas but the Cincinnati Bengals currently have the first overall pick and the Miami Dolphins have three first-round selections. A league overcome with interest in spreading the field and adding skill talent will find several elite options and even some ability into Day 2 and Day 3. It is likely going to be a draft class where some Pro Bowl caliber talents are taken beyond the first round.
The season is more than halfway complete so the draft order is starting to take shape. CBS Sports has the latest projection of where college football's elite players will be playing professionally next season.
The draft order is based on team records through the first nine weeks of the season.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Jerry Jeudy WR
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Sterling Shepard has battled concussions and Golden Tate is in the later stages of his career. It is a deep wide receiver class and, for that reason, the team may elect to punt until later in the draft. It is tough to pass up on Jeudy with this pick, however.
Round 1 - Pick 7
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 203 lbs
Offensive line is obviously the biggest need for the Browns but Delpit is the best player on the board. He happens to play a position of need as well. GM John Dorsey could theoretically broach the idea of trading for Trent Williams again.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 10
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Lamb has great body control. Oakland needs a threat outside of Tyrell Williams; Antonio Brown was supposed to be that player but that plan became publicly engulfed in flames. Lamb's presence could open up the field for Williams and Hunter Renfrow.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Round 1 - Pick 13
K'Lavon Chaisson EDGE
LSU • Soph • 6'4" / 250 lbs
How long could Tennessee realistically rely on Cameron Wake? Jeffrey Simmons is an incredible talent. The team could benefit from additional pass rush. Chaisson shows elite traits, but can he stay healthy?
Round 1 - Pick 14
From Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1 - Pick 17
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 19
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
The Taven Bryan experiment has not worked out. Jacksonville has some promising pieces in their front seven with the likes of Josh Allen, Calais Campbell and Myles Jack. The addition of Kinlaw would only solidify that front.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 318 lbs
A similar draft plan seems to play itself out every week in my mock draft. Indianapolis deploys smaller linebackers so having a bigger body in front of them would occupy blockers, allowing them to make more plays.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 25
Wisconsin • Jr • 6'3" / 321 lbs
Miami needs to upgrade their offensive line and Biadasz was the best option on the board. He may not have been the best player overall but, at some point, the team needs to take a stand and improve protection for the quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Round 1 - Pick 31
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
New England has also battled injuries in addition to allowing talented linemen to leave in free agency. Leatherwood would be able to play right tackle or potentially left tackle, which would allow the Patriots some versatility as well as the chance to move Isaiah Wynn to guard.
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