2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers pick Justin Herbert, Raiders snag Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs
The AFC West has gotten interesting over the past few weeks, and the 2020 Draft could signal a changing of the guard
All of a sudden, the Oakland Raiders are the hottest team in the AFC West, and looking way ahead, they have two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. [insert Jon Gruden smirk]
With another weapon at receiver, this could be a genuinely dangerous offense.
Meanwhile, for the Los Angeles Chargers, is it time to draft Philip Rivers' replacement?
The order of selections below is based on the current draft order. Position rankings are based on our.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Round 1 - Pick 8
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 322 lbs
Are we trending toward a Jameis Winston extension in Tampa? Maybe. And the defense has a young secondary and a quality defensive front. So, the Buccaneers go offense here with Wirfs, a large, powerful, and versatile blocker.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Round 1 - Pick 10
Round 1 - Pick 11
Round 1 - Pick 12
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 237 lbs
This would be a gigantic get for the Chargers as Philip Rivers nears the end of his illustrious career with the 'Bolts. Herbert has the experience, arm talent, and athleticism to be a franchise quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 16
California • Sr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
The Eagles must add to their secondary to round out one of the more complete teams in football. Davis is expected to test through the roof at the combine and has had a steady career as a ball hawk at Cal.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Tee Higgins WR
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
While the Colts have gotten contributions out of depth players at the receiver spot the past two years, they need to upgrade the talent at the position. Higgins is as well-rounded of a receiver prospect as there is in this class and stands 6-foot-4.
Round 1 - Pick 23
CJ Henderson CB
Florida • Jr • 6'1" / 202 lbs
The Chiefs need to load up on defensive backs in the 2020 offseason, and while Henderson's ball skills have seemingly waned a bit this season, he has impressive man-to-man abilities and is twitchy enough to man the slot if needed.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Round 1 - Pick 25
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 26
A.J. Epenesa EDGE
Iowa • Jr • 6'6" / 280 lbs
The Dolphins jump on the opportunity to pick Epenesa here, although he hasn't been as productive in 2019 as he was as a part-time player last season. His size, pass-rushing moves, and sheer power make him too enticing to pass up.
Round 1 - Pick 27
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