2020 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers find Luke Kuechly replacement with Isaiah Simmons, Eagles land Tee Higgins
The Panthers hope Simmons can be the next great player on their defense
The hiring of Matt Rhule, luring Joe Brady from the instantly legendary LSU football team, and the retirement of Luke Kuechly -- what a week for the Carolina Panthers.
And their pick in this mock addresses the latter development, although no one should expect someone to fully replace Kuechly in the middle.
The draft order is now set through No. 28 overall. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.
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Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Round 1 - Pick 16
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
After a steadily improving career at Alabama, McKinney is ready to do anything you ask of him on the back end. He's a safety/cornerback hybrid with good range and the mentality of a linebacker against the run.
From Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1 - Pick 18
Alabama • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
While he's a right tackle, the Dolphins simply need to add top talent to the roster. Wills isn't a true dancing bear but is as fundamentally sound as you're going to get on the outside and plays with overwhelming power.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Round 1 - Pick 28
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