2020 NFL Mock Draft: Giants land top play-maker while Chargers and Raiders find franchise quarterbacks
Four NFL teams find their new franchise QB, with Joe Burrow going No. 1 overall
The 2020 NFL Draft is going to be very fun for fans because there should be an early presence of quarterbacks and other talented skill players. There are going to be a lot of easy talking points for fans and media alike regarding how each player fits with their new respective team. The "passing league" narrative could take another step forward with the prospects expected to be available in this class; there are some big armed quarterbacks and receivers capable of running for days.
With an excess of five months remaining until the 2020 NFL Draft, CBS Sports is here to bring fans the latest projection.
The draft order is based on team records through the first 10 weeks of the season.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Joe Burrow QB
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 216 lbs
The Bengals are pulling away with the No. 1 overall selection and they are naturally going to be linked to the best quarterback prospects. Dig in, draft fans, because most scenarios between now and May are going to feature either Tua Tagovailoa or Joe Burrow to Cincinnati.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Chase Young EDGE
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Washington believes it has its quarterback and, even if it does not, it is not going to admit it after one season. The next step is to add the best talent available, and that is Young. The Redskins take Ohio State products in the first round in back-to-back years.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Round 1 - Pick 4
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 230 lbs
New York tried to add edge help last year but Anthony Barr had a change of heart. Simmons is a great option. Truly, the Jets probably attempt to take the best available offensive lineman though.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
No quarterback is going to be successful in Miami without an offensive line. Baker Mayfield went from NFL star to just another player in the span of a year because the team did not devote assets to their line.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Round 1 - Pick 15
Oklahoma • Soph • 6'5" / 316 lbs
Tennessee's once stellar group has regressed this season. Ryan Tannehill looks like he could be an intriguing option at quarterback so the installment of Humphrey aids his chance of success.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Kinlaw is a freak. Indianapolis was prepared to select Jeffery Simmons in the first round last year but Tennessee scooped him up. The defensive lineman can push the pocket and occupy blockers, which should free up the Colts' collection of smaller linebackers.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Nebraska • Sr • 6'3" / 215 lbs
Jackson does not carry the same hype as cornerbacks playing at more traditional programs. He is a fluid athlete comfortable in his back pedal. His upside and scheme versatility makes him a great selection.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 18
Round 1 - Pick 19
Auburn • Sr • 6'7" / 305 lbs
Tega Wanogho is a rock on the edge. He is athlete and moves well for his size. Offensive tackle seems to be a common projection for Carolina, who has a big decision to make on Cam Newton this offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Jordan Love QB
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 225 lbs
Love looks like the kind of quarterback that Jon Gruden would ... love. He has a big frame and a strong arm. The wheels seem to fall off when he hits adversity so the coach will have to do a better job of monitoring his highs and lows.
From Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1 - Pick 22
Wisconsin • Jr • 6'3" / 321 lbs
Dolphins fans may not get excited about Andrew Thomas and Biadasz, which is understandable. Offensive linemen are not going to fill the seats, but Miami should be excited. They get two premier linemen as they build a competitive front.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
When Kansas City traded Dee Ford and released Justin Houston, they lost a lot of pass rush potential. The hope was that Frank Clark would be the answer but that has not happened at this time. Gross-Matos gives them a promising pass rusher under financial control.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 27
Georgia • Jr • 5'9" / 215 lbs
Miami parted with Kenyan Drake, which opened the door for Kalen Ballage. However, the addition of Swift could really bring another dynamic to that offense. His cutting ability, speed and physicality are off the charts.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Dylan Moses LB
Alabama • Jr • 6'3" / 235 lbs
C.J. Mosley is long gone and Baltimore lost some of their defensive identity. What if they replaced an Alabama inside linebacker with an Alabama inside linebacker? Moses is rehabbing from an injury but he is a difference maker when healthy.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Colorado • Jr • 6'2" / 220 lbs
Green Bay has always been a team that gets the most out of their wide receivers. The combination of Davante Adams and Shenault could really help Aaron Rodgers at this stage of his career.
Round 1 - Pick 31
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