2020 NFL Mock Draft: Saints replace Drew Brees with Jordan Love, Eagles add speed to receiver group

Could the Saints really move on from Drew Brees? No way, right? Well, the future first-ballot Hall of Famer has never taken a hometown discount to stay in the Big Easy and is 41 years old. Let's see what it'd look like if Brees' no longer has a fleur-de-lis on his helmet. 

The draft order is now set through No. 30 overall. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.

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Now, to the picks.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
There'll be some rumblings about the Bengals possibly not taking Burrow after a strong Senior Bowl week from Justin Herbert, but the reigning Heisman winner is about as big of a lock to go No. 1 overall as you can get in January.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Ron Rivera is a defensive-minded coach, so one doesn't need to have a Gil Brandt amount of experience evaluating NFL draft talent to tie Young to Washington.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The draft basically begins here, as I assume the Lions will field many calls about this selection for a club to jump the Miami Dolphins to get Tua Tagovailoa. Instead, they stay put and add the draft's premier man-to-man cornerback in Okudah.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
While offensive line is the biggest need for the Giants, I can totally envision Dave Gettleman going offensive skill position player again as a way to help Daniel Jones. I have a feeling Jeudy is going to set the 40-yard dash on fire in Indianapolis.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 218 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
2nd
No major surprise here with Tagovailoa landing in South Beach. Going from a spread-based offense at Alabama to Chan Gailey's classic spread, Tagovailoa should acclimate quickly.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 237 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
4th
This is too cushy of a landing spot for Herbert not to go here, although I expect the Chargers to explore the free-agent/trade markets for a quarterback. Herbert starts his career by sitting behind Tyrod Taylor.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
1st
Matt Rhule has talked about his love of acquiring high-end athletes when he was in the collegiate ranks. With Simmons, he gets a physical freak who just so happens to already be a stud football player.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Cardinals' low-key need receiver help, even if they're expecting a big jump from KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella in 2020. Plus, they'll get Hakeem Butler back from injury. Either way, Lamb is a perfect, familiar fit with Kyler Murray.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 318 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
Brown will instantly bolster Jacksonville's run defense and his bull rush is the most devastating in the class. With a few more pass-rushing moves, Brown can be one of the best young interior defensive linemen in the league.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 369 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
5th
Surprise! The new, Ivy League trained leadership in Cleveland goes Becton over Andrew Thomas and Tristan Wirfs. Strangely enough, despite being bigger than both Thomas and Wirfs, a case can be made for Becton as being the most athletic of the trio.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Adam Gase has to realize Sam Darnold needs to be better protected, right? With Thomas, he gets a prototypical franchise left tackle prospect who might be a tad ahead as a run blocker than he is as a pass protector right now.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
4th
As part of the epically loaded Alabama receiver group, Ruggs didn't amass gargantuan numbers with the Crimson Tide but is probably going to run in the low 4.3s at the combine and has high-end twitch. Jon Gruden will adore him.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Colorado • Jr • 6'2" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
6th
Another receiver in the top 15, as Shenault has the size and YAC ability to blossom as a true No. 1 in Frank Reich's West Coast offense.
Round 1 - Pick 14
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Rather quietly, the Buccaneers had one of the best defenses in football in 2019, and they build that side of the ball with Kinlaw, who, next to Vita Vea will be a monster from Day 1.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 322 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
3rd
To help Drew Lock, John Elway drafts arguably the most NFL-ready tackle prospect in the class in Wirfs. He's impossibly strong and quite the athlete for his size.
Round 1 - Pick 16
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Fulton has glue-like ability to stick with receivers and his click-and-close in zone is special. Music to the ears of Dan Quinn.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Alabama • Sr • 6'2" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Cowboys go with another big, physical, athletic cornerback in Diggs to replace Byron Jones.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Alabama • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Wills is a technician who just so happens to be extremely powerful. He's the immediate blindside protector for Tagovailoa in Miami, just like he was in Tuscaloosa.
Round 1 - Pick 19
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
90th
POSITION RNK
6th
Queen looks like a linebacker built for today's NFL and his instincts, athleticism, and coverage abilities land him inside the top 20.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Florida • Jr • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
3rd
There isn't much hype for Henderson right now, but his film shows a Gators product with high-end man-to-man skills. He's what the Jaguars need in their secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Arizona State • Sr • 6'1" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
8th
Aiyuk could run in the high 4.3s at the combine and exhibited the ability to make hands catches away from his frame at Arizona State. He's over 6-foot with elite speed, so the Eagles love how well-rounded he is.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Buffalo calls this pick in immediately. Higgins gives the receiver group in Western New York much-needed size and a talented wideout who can go up and get it for Josh Allen.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Auburn • Sr • 6'3" / 278 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
108th
POSITION RNK
12th
The Patriots need more pass-rushing prowess up front and Davidson is a defensive tackle-defensive end hybrid with an advanced arsenal of moves and NFL size and strength.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 225 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
36th
POSITION RNK
5th
In this scenario, the Drew Brees era ends and New Orleans signs the ultra-talented Love in hopes that Sean Payton can tap into his full potential.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Vikings aren't in a stellar cap situation, and could lose Anthony Harris to the free-agent market. If so, Rick Spielman goes safety to instantly bring a multi-faceted play-maker to the secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Iowa • Jr • 6'6" / 280 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Dolphins find the perfect combination of need, talent, and positional value here in Epenesa. He's a three-down defensive end right away with elite power and a variety of pass-rushing plans.
Round 1 - Pick 27
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Seahawks need corner more than safety but can't pass on the size, speed, and athleticism blend Delpit brings to the field.
Round 1 - Pick 28
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
48th
POSITION RNK
7th
Jefferson gives Lamar Jackson another weapon at the intermediate portion of the field and brings more size to the receiver room. He's shifty off the line and flashed contested-catch ability in his outstanding 2019 season.
Round 1 - Pick 29
LSU • Soph • 6'4" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
4th
Chassion is ready to erupt as a pass-rusher right away in the NFL thanks to a dizzying repertoire of pass-rushing moves and serious speed-to-power conversion off the edge.
Round 1 - Pick 30
USC • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
6th
He would have to make the move to right tackle in Green Bay, but given Bryan Bulaga's age and impending free agency, the Packers address the tackle spot with a young, gifted blocker in Jackson.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Alabama • Sr • 6'5" / 252 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
6th
Lewis is tall, very physical, and has counter moves to the inside and outside. He was finally healthy in 2019 at Alabama and was a game-wrecker.
Round 1 - Pick 32
California • Sr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
3rd
Davis plays like an in-the-box, hard-hitting safety but has free safety type range on the back end.
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