2020 NFL Mock Draft: Jets pick Chase Young, Raiders stop Jerry Jeudy's slide
The Jets go defense in the top 5, and the consensus top receiver isn't selected until No. 10 overall
While quarterbacks are needed at the top of every draft, with eight of them picked in Round 1 the past two years, there's bound to be many non-passers off the board in the top 10 in 2020.
And what does a team like the Jets do? Invest in its offense for Sam Darnold, or add to the defense? How about the Giants?
In this mock, both teams representing New York City actually go defense inside the top 10. Meanwhile, the Raiders land a top offensive prospect.
The order of selections below is based on the current draft order. Position rankings are based on my.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Round 1 - Pick 6
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Dave Gettleman is accustomed to surprising everyone early in the draft. With Jerry Jeudy available, the Giants GM addresses the cornerback spot, a position in more dire need of an upgrade than wideout.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Round 1 - Pick 8
Round 1 - Pick 11
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
The Cardinals offense doesn't look like it's a blast to play, but the defense needs upgrades at many positions. Kinlaw can create disruption from anywhere on the defensive line with his length and power.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Round 1 - Pick 16
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
Round 1 - Pick 21
Round 1 - Pick 24
Boise State • Jr • 6'3" / 265 lbs
I don't think anyone living in Kansas City would be upset if the Chiefs had a draft entirely consisting of defensive players. Weaver has shown first-round ability since his freshman season at Boise State.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Carlos Basham Jr. EDGE
Wake Forest • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
While 2019 first-round pick L.J. Collier has had problems even getting on the field this season, Basham, a similarly versatile defensive lineman, would bring more talent to a pass rush that desperately needs it.
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