The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away and it promises to be unlike any draft we've ever experienced -- mostly because of the coronavirus pandemic that will keep NFL owners, general managers and coaches in their homes during the three-day event, but also because there's a real chance for a lot of excitement early in the proceedings as quarterback-needy teams vie for the likes of Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love.
There are no trades in this mock draft (it's our 31st mock draft dating back to September!) but it does include all seven rounds which, if nothing else, should keep you occupied for a good half-hour.
All right, let's get to it.
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Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 217 lbs
There are no trades in this seven-round mock draft but Tagovailoa appears to have cleared every medical hurdle and if he's anywhere close to 100 percent several teams will try to trade up and get him. For now, #TankingforTua works for the Dolphins.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Clemson • Soph • 6'4" / 238 lbs
Anthony Lynn says he's all in on Tyrod Taylor. If he is, maybe the Chargers go in a different direction here. Imagine L.A.'s defense with the addition of Simmons. Put another way: It just got a little bit harder for the Chiefs to win the division.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
The Jags traded Nick Foles to the Bears and it's unclear if Gardner Minshew is the long-term answer. If Herbert falls here Jacksonville could pass on an offensive lineman to get a franchise QB.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Soph • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Cleveland gets its left tackle of the future. The Browns selected a Thomas who played offensive tackle in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft; that career ended with Hall of Fame credentials. The hope is that a similar fate awaits the franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Mekhi Becton OL
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 363 lbs
Typically when you talk about freak athletes at the top of the draft, you're referring to cornerbacks, edge rushers and wideouts. We're 11 picks in and arguably the most athletic group so far is the three offensive linemen. Mekhi Becton is a mammoth of a man -- 6-foot-7, 364 pounds -- who also ran a mind-boggling 5.1 40-time. He's as light on his feet as someone 150 pounds lighter, and he told us in Indy that he can two-hand reverse dunk with no problem. Watching him move in space we have no trouble believing him.
Round 1 - Pick 12
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 200 lbs
The team heads to Las Vegas with plenty of questions, but CeeDee Lamb would give Jon Gruden an immediate playmaker to pair with Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow. Lamb is the toughest WR in this class and he's coming off a remarkable season for the Sooners where he averaged more than 20 yards per reception. The two biggest questions he must answer: Can he consistently beat press coverage, something he rarely saw in the Big 12?
From Indianapolis Colts
Round 1 - Pick 13
Jerry Jeudy WR
Alabama • Soph • 6'1" / 193 lbs
The 49ers lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency and Jeudy, who is the best route runner in this class, would join a WR corps that includes Deebo Samuel, the 2019 second-round pick coming off a fantastic rookie campaign.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Josh Jones OL
Houston • Jr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
The Bucs don't move up for a OT but they take the best available at No. 14. Jones had a fantastic 2019 season and an even better Senior Bowl, and in Tampa he'll be tasked with protecting 43-year-old Tom Brady.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Courtland Sutton is an emerging star who is a bona fide deep threat. Noah Fant is the dynamic tight end entering Year 2. Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon are the backfield playmakers, and Drew Lock is the quarterback who appears ready for the full-time job. Why not add one more weapon to this offense in Ruggs, who was the fastest player on Alabama's roster last season and he can score from anywhere on the field?
Round 1 - Pick 17
Florida • Soph • 6'1" / 204 lbs
Byron Jones is gone and Henderson is the No. 2 cornerback in this class. He's fast and great in coverage. He needs to work on his tackling but that's a much easier fix than defending some of the NFL's best WRs.
Round 1 - Pick 19
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
From Buffalo Bills
Round 1 - Pick 22
LSU • Jr • 5'11" / 197 lbs
Minnesota is now without Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. Upgrading the cornerback position is imperative and it starts with Fulton, who is coming off a strong season for LSU.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Round 1 - Pick 26
Georgia • Jr • 5'9" / 211 lbs
Hey, look at that, a running back in Round 1! Miami has a ton of picks and improving the players in Tua's immediate vincinity seems like a sound strategy, especailly after devoting much of free agency to fixing the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Round 1 - Pick 32
Zack Baun LB
Wisconsin • Jr • 6'3" / 225 lbs
Kansas City could choose to trade out of this pick, but Baun could be an option too. He was an edge rusher at Wisconsin but has the ability to play on the weakside too. His versatility could be attractive in Kansas City's defense.
From Washington Redskins
Round 2 - Pick 2 (34)
Round 2 - Pick 12 (44)
Round 2 - Pick 25 (57)
Round 2 - Pick 27 (59)
Alton Robinson EDGE
Syracuse • Soph • 6'3" / 259 lbs
Robinson feels like a player Seattle would target early in this draft. He's a heavy-handed pass rusher who had a better 2018 season, but a strong showing in the Senior Bowl and the combine gets him back in the Day 2 mix.
From New York Giants
Round 3 - Pick 4 (68)
Round 3 - Pick 13 (77)
Auburn • Soph • 6'5" / 303 lbs
Is Garett Bolles going to evolve into a franchise left tackle? He has one more year left on his rookie deal and Wanogho offers insurance in case the two sides go their separate ways after 2020.
Round 3 - Pick 14 (78)
Round 3 - Pick 19 (83)
From Philadelphia Eagles
Round 3 - Pick 21 (85)
Round 3 - Pick 30 (94)
Jacob Eason QB
Washington • Jr • 6'6" / 231 lbs
Eason probably should have returned to school for another year. And in all likelihood, he could go a round (or two?) earlier. Here he doesn't get past Green Bay, who will at some point have to start thinking about life after Aaron Rodgers.
Round 3 - Pick 33 (97)
South Carolina • Jr • 6'3" / 215 lbs
Edwards suffered an injury that kept him from the combine but it doesn't take away from his impressive 2019 season. He'll shine in an offense where the first two options are Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham.
Round 3 - Pick 38 (102)
Appalachian State • Jr • 6'2" / 215 lbs
Davis-Gaither shows up all over the field. He's undersized for an NFL linebacker but he's a hybrid-type player who defensive coordinator Keith Butler could have a lot of fun with.
Round 4 - Pick 2 (108)
Don't let the small-school pedigree fool you; Bartch more than held his own against some of the best players in the country at the Senior Bowl.
Round 4 - Pick 10 (116)
Round 4 - Pick 19 (125)
From New England Patriots
Round 4 - Pick 23 (129)
From Miami Dolphins
Round 4 - Pick 29 (135)
From New England Patriots
Round 5 - Pick 22 (168)
From Detroit Lions
Round 5 - Pick 26 (172)