2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers move up for Tua Tagovailoa, Eagles trade with Jets to pick CeeDee Lamb
This is a loaded wide receiver class, and four of them go inside the top 15
At this juncture, the day before workouts begin at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, I think a nice chunk of the receiver class is going to go off the board early, then teams are going to wait until Round 2 or Round 3 to address the position.
And in this mock, you get four receivers inside the top 15, with the Philadelphia Eagles moving up to get their guy.
The draft order is now set. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.
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Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Mock Trade from Detroit Lions
Round 1 - Pick 3
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 217 lbs
Let's try on this trade for size. The Chargers aren't absolutely desperate at quarterback with Tyrod Taylor on the roster, but would probably want to plan for the future. They figure Tagovailoa won't fall to them and they like the nucleus they have on defense for the next few seasons.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 5'11" / 188 lbs
When Ruggs runs in the low 4.2s, it's going to boost his already high draft stock, and if he's that much faster than Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb, he could go ahead of them. If there's one GM who likes flashiness, it's Dave Gettleman, so this pairing happens in this mock.
From Los Angeles Chargers
Round 1 - Pick 6
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 205 lbs
In their trade back from No. 3, the Lions get the best press man corner in the draft by a wide margin, No. 37 overall (second round), No. 71 (third round) and Los Angeles' 2021 second-round pick.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 326 lbs
With Marcell Dareus reportedly set to be gone, and Calais Campbell a likely cap casualty, the Jaguars suddenly have to rebuild the interior of their defensive line. Enter the super-powerful Brown.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
This is a dream come true for Cleveland, with its pick of the litter at the tackle position. Wirfs is NFL strong with versatility and high-end athleticism at the premier position that's of great need for this franchise.
Mock Trade from New York Jets
Round 1 - Pick 11
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 198 lbs
Howie Roseman strikes as he sees Lamb fall outside the top 10 and makes a deal with former colleague Joe Douglas. While many Jets fans scoff at the idea of moving back for a team to pick a receiver that could've helped Sam Darnold, Douglas decides to gather more picks in a deep receiver class.
Round 1 - Pick 17
From Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1 - Pick 18
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 19
Colorado • Jr • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Shenault is almost built like Saquon Barkley and has similar springiness and contact balance in space. He's a yards-after-the-catch monster, which is precisely what Jon Gruden wants in his West Coast offense.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
From Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 21
Josh Jones OL
Houston • Sr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Douglas gets his ultra-athletic left tackle to be the foundation of the line for the Jets for many years to come. In the trade down, New York grabs this pick, No. 53 overall (second round), and Philadelphia's 2021 third-round selection.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Round 1 - Pick 31
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Home run pick here for the 49ers, as they get a playmaking safety who can carry out all the responsibilities asked of him by Robert Saleh right away after his experience in Nick Saban's scheme.
Round 1 - Pick 32
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