2020 NFL Mock Draft: Jets trade up, Vikings trade Stefon Diggs and then draft his brother

There are likely trade scenarios and then there are less likely trade scenarios. Rather than getting bogged down with what has become common, let's explore other possibilities. There are a few teams that may need to move up in the draft order to secure a prospect at a position of need. In today's mock draft, the New York Jets get aggressive. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, the relationship with wide receiver Stefon Diggs has grown toxic and the only resolution comes via trade. 

The draft order is set. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.

Let's kick this thing off!

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 221 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Joe Burrow doesn't want to go to Cincinnati? It is an overblown narrative.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Washington fields some trade offers but decides it is in their best interest to stay put and take the elite pass rusher.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
It is calm. The trade market for quarterbacks was not as robust as many, including the Lions, expected so Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn hold tight and take Okudah.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
Quarterback-needy teams do not feel the urgency to trade up so they sit on their picks. New York, meanwhile, secures a player considered to be one of the best offensive tackle prospects.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Tagovailoa and the Dolphins finally unite but not at No. 1 as many expected prior to the season. Miami is willing to let him sit out his rookie season.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 326 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
1st
Los Angeles punts on the quarterback position and upgrades the heart of their defense with Brown. Although massive in size, Brown is not just a run stopper; he is more than capable of applying pressure from the interior.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 224 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
4th
Matt Rhule likes to roll his quarterbacks so he takes one fit to throw on the run and from different arm angles. Seeing Justin Herbert still on the board, some teams below start making calls.
  Mock Trade from Arizona Cardinals
Round 1 - Pick 8
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 364 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
4th
New York looks at the teams sitting 8-9-10 and decides they should nab one of those offensive tackles before a run occurs. Becton is off the board in exchange for No. 11 overall and a 2020 third-round pick. They have two third-round picks following an in-season trade of Leonard Williams.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 238 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
Jacksonville calmly watches as Simmons falls into their lap. A year ago, they were the beneficiaries of Josh Allen's slide to No. 7 overall. Lightning strikes twice for the evidently fortunate franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Browns are faced with a decision between Tristan Wirfs and Thomas. Either would be a great fit but they pass in the card for Thomas to protect Baker Mayfield next season.
  Mock Trade from New York Jets
Round 1 - Pick 11
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 198 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
After moving back a few spots and picking up an additional pick, Arizona selects Kyler Murray's favorite target at Oklahoma -- Lamb. They reunite with visions of grandeur in Kliff Kingsbury's offense.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock may not have envisioned Herbert would still be on the board but they capitalize on the gift of circumstance. Herbert leads the organization into the Las Vegas era.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Indianapolis has been too reliant on T.Y. Hilton's availability over the years. And Hilton has been injury prone. They become less dependent by adding Jeudy, who is the draft's best technician. Now, do they sign Philip Rivers?
Round 1 - Pick 14
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Tampa Bay has some needs but arguably none are more important than offensive tackle. They supply their next quarterback with some additional protection off the edge.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • Jr • 5'11" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Courtland Sutton. Noah Fant. Drew Lock. Ruggs. Add some more talent across the offensive line and Denver will be able to exclusively focus on upgrading the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Epenesa to the Falcons may sound like a broken record at this point but there is a reason. He would be a great fit for Dan Quinn's scheme given they were in desperate need of pass rush support in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 17
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Dallas needs a safety. If Byron Jones walks, then they need a cornerback and a safety. Delpit has seen his stock diminish but I believe a strong combine performance will get his name trending back in the right direction.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Houston • Sr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
5th
Miami can ill-afford exiting the first round without addressing the offensive tackle position; especially after adding a recently injury-prone Tagovailoa. Jones will need some development, but that was once said about Ja'Wuan James as well.
Round 1 - Pick 19
South Carolina • Sr • 6'5" / 324 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
2nd
After adding their quarterback, and without a top wide receiver prospect available, Las Vegas addresses the interior defensive line. They make a move to get younger with a pick for the future.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
1st
After adding Simmons with the first of two first-round picks, Jacksonville cements their early bid for the best draft on paper. McKinney is a tremendous talent with uber-versatility. He can fulfill a variety of roles in the new-look Jaguars defense that has added Josh Allen, Simmons and McKinney over the span of two years.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
4th
Philadelphia, in desperate need of some pass-catchers, drafts Higgins, a gifted player, and hope that he can stay healthy.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
Rather than reaching for a wide receiver to chase down Josh Allen's passes, Buffalo makes the wise choice of taking one of the best players on the board, which happens to be an ideal replacement for veteran Jerry Hughes.
Round 1 - Pick 23
LSU • Soph • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Kyle Van Voy and Jamie Collins are scheduled to hit free agency next month. If you believe that Bill Belichick does not have a contingency plan in place, then you do not know Belichick. Chaisson is a Top-10 caliber talent if he remains healthy and is deployed in a manner that best suits his skillset.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'3" / 241 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
2nd
New Orleans has an odd assortment of middle linebackers. They abandon the platoon model for a young, active sideline to sideline linebacker.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Oklahoma • Sr • 6'2" / 304 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
Minnesota adds some pass rush talent up the middle. Gallimore is an active player that should rejuvenate the rest of the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Alabama • Sr • 6'5" / 262 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
5th
Miami landed a quarterback and an offensive tackle tasked with protecting him. Their next objective is to upgrade their pass rush. Lewis can step in and fulfill that objective.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Florida • Jr • 6'1" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Henderson is a long cornerback similar to what Seattle has prioritized in the past. He is such a fluid player with high upside.
  Mock Trade from Baltimore Ravens
Round 1 - Pick 28
Alabama • Sr • 6'1" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
4th
Minnesota trades Diggs back home to Baltimore in exchange for the No. 28 overall selection. Lamar Jackson gets another weapon to help stretch the field on offense. Meanwhile, the Vikings draft his younger brother with the pick acquired. Cornerback is a big need for them.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Wisconsin • Sr • 6'2" / 238 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
45th
POSITION RNK
4th
Baun is a smart player that does a great job separating himself from defenders. Mike Vrabel will move him all over the field to create opportunities.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Colorado • Jr • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
5th
Green Bay has not taken a wide receiver in the first round since 2002. They also hadn't been notoriously big spenders in free agency until last offseason either. The Packers have Davante Adams and Laviska Shenault for the future.
Round 1 - Pick 31
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
51st
POSITION RNK
8th
Jefferson provides some big-play ability with his great body control and evasive abilities after the catch. San Francisco added Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders last year but they still need more consistency at the position.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Virginia • Sr • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
5th
Kansas City needs to plug a hole at cornerback. Hall is coming off an injury but has not slipped in the rankings. He is a special player when healthy. The Chiefs would be wise to take him late in the first round.
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