2020 NFL Mock Draft: Rising QB prospect Joe Burrow to the Titans, Browns prioritize offensive line
The LSU signal caller is an ascending prospect and could land early in the first round in 2020
We need to start talking about Joe Burrow as a first-round pick. Seriously.
He did not look draftable last season. This year, he looks poised inside the pocket and has been very accurate. Burrow landing in the Top 15 is not out of the question. And I think the Titans would be a perfect match for the LSU quarterback.
You might notice the Dolphins don't have the first pick in the draft order below because it is based on strength of schedule, but Miami does have two picks in a row after dealing Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers for their first-rounder. Position rankings are based on preseason evaluations.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Round 1 - Pick 5
Florida State • Jr • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Wilson was a big recruit who had made his mark as a run stuffer early in his Florida State career but has looked unstoppable as a pass rusher this season. The Broncos clearly need more pass-rushing help up front -- especially on the inside.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Jerry Jeudy WR
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Jeudy doesn't have Julio Jones size, but the rest of his game makes him an elite receiver prospect at this point in time. Acceleration, awesome releases, sharp route-running, plus yards-after-the-catch skills. Perfect addition for Dwayne Haskins.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 322 lbs
After last season, I wanted to see improvement as a pass blocker from the mighty Wirfs, and he's gotten better in that area through three weeks. He'd be an instant upgrade at left or right tackle for the Browns.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Round 1 - Pick 12
Round 1 - Pick 14
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Fulton is a lockdown, man-to-man corner with super-springy feet and the awareness to consistently make plays on the football. He's the young, No. 1 cornerback the Giants will need in 2020 and beyond.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Round 1 - Pick 17
A.J. Epenesa DE
Iowa • Jr • 6'6" / 280 lbs
The Eagles could use more depth on the edge of their defensive line. Epenesa is a menacing defensive linemen at around 6-5 and 277 pounds and is just scratching the surface as a quality football player.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 18
Tee Higgins WR
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Justyn Ross went into the season with loads of hype as Clemson's alpha receiver after his outrageous national title game performance as a freshman, but Higgins has been the Tigers' most reliable receiver through three games. How about another wideout for the Raiders as they move to Las Vegas.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Colorado • Jr • 6'2" / 220 lbs
The Vikings need another wideout beyond Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Shenault is an electric yards-after-the-catch receiver because he has the smooth athleticism to make defenders miss, and he's a load to bring to the turf at 220-plus pounds.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Have you seen Ruggs run? He's stupid fast. He has scores from 74 yards, 75 yards, and 81 yards already this season. He's going in Round 1. The Colts may have a quarterback Jacoby Brissett but need another receiver.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Kinlaw looks like a defensive lineman who'll quickly acclimate to the pro game because he can play a variety of spots on the defensive line and has a high-motor, and is a decently refined pass rusher. The Saints need more push from the inside.
Round 1 - Pick 30
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