2020 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders bring in explosive offensive talent, Cleveland gets its tackle
The 2020 NFL Draft essentially starts at No. 3 overall
If the 2020 NFL Draft took place tonight, there would be little discussion regarding the first two picks. The only potential shakeup would be if the New York Giants traded away the rights to the No. 2 overall selection. From there, the draft truly begins. It will be an interesting year with veteran quarterbacks likely looking for work elsewhere and a handful of promising rookie quarterbacks entering the league.
CBS Sports has the latest projections on who your favorite team will select next April.
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The order of selections below is based on teams' records through the first 15 weeks of the season. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Chase Young EDGE
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
The 2020 NFL Draft starts at No. 3 overall because the first two picks are pretty straight forward. Young is the best player available in a landslide. Fortunately for the Giants, Cincinnati needs a quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Miami has a great tandem at cornerback with Xavien Howard and Okudah. They need to focus on building up their roster with no specific focus on certain positions. Okudah is the best option available.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 312 lbs
Wills has shot up the boards. Joe Douglas comes from Philadelphia where they selected an offensive tackle in the first round to be the eventual replacement for their veteran. He values quality offensive line play. Wholesale changes need to be made but they are not going to happen overnight.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Round 1 - Pick 12
K'Lavon Chaisson EDGE
LSU • Soph • 6'3" / 254 lbs
I continue to be higher on Chaisson than most but I see what he can become. One thing why this selection may not work is that the linebacker has had some injury concerns and so have the Falcons.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Round 1 - Pick 14
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 326 lbs
Brown is a great value at this point in the first round. He is a big body but he is also capable of pushing the pocket. Those smaller linebackers will be freed up to make even more big plays.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 23
Round 1 - Pick 25
Curtis Weaver EDGE
Boise State • Jr • 6'2" / 265 lbs
Weaver to the Bills has been a staple in the past. Buffalo needs to get Josh Allen some more toys but the player has to make sense at the pick. There are no wide receivers that make more sense than the pass rusher. Brandon Beane can target wide receivers later in the draft.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Round 1 - Pick 29
Florida State • Jr • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Wilson would occupy some blockers from those talented linebackers and defensive backs who love to play in the box. Bill Belichick has taken a defensive tackle in the first round recently and it did not work out so perhaps that deters him from returning to the same well.
Round 1 - Pick 30
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