The 2020 NFL Draft is now SIX days away. Unfortunately, we do not have normal weekend activities to distract you for a few of those days. Hopefully you will find all the NFL Draft content you could possibly desire at CBSSports.com. Time is winding down but we explore a few more scenarios that could take place next week. Philadelphia moves up to secure a receiver while the 49ers trade down twice to take a few more bites at the apple.
Without further adieu, let's kick this off!
Round 1 - Pick 1
Joe Burrow QB
LSU • Soph • 6'4" / 221 lbs
The Bengals do not bungle. They ignore a tantalizing offer from Miami and select Burrow, who is not going to shy away from a challenge. If he truly wants to help southeast Ohio, then he is within striking range and making a direct impact.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Clemson • Soph • 6'4" / 238 lbs
The Chargers wanted Tua Tagovailoa but were not willing to move up for him. They are not sold on Justin Herbert so they address the defense with the selection of Isaiah Simmons. Their defense becomes the most versatile in the country with Desmond King, Derwin James and Simmons.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
I'm not convinced that Jacksonville trusts Gardner Minshew as their starter. If the coaching staff and front office are comfortable in their roles, then they would be fools to pass up this opportunity.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • Soph • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Murmurs are growing that Thomas may not be available for the Browns to select here. There are also murmurs that Cleveland could trade down if that were to happen. Figure that out yourselves because he is on the board here and I'm taking him.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Mock Trade from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 1 - Pick 14
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Jacksonville watched as Justin Herbert fell into their laps at No. 8 overall. With their second pick, they get aggressive and move up to secure another need on their roster. The Buccaneers add No. 73 overall to move down.
Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 16
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 197 lbs
Reasonably speaking, one of those top three wide receivers could fall a little bit and it is clear that the Eagles need another dynamic pass catcher. The Falcons add No. 103 overall and a future fourth-round pick.
Mock Trade from Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 21
From Buffalo Bills
Round 1 - Pick 22
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Minnesota is able to replace Stefon Diggs with the fourth-best wide receiver in this draft class. Jefferson carries a first-round grade and would be an immediate impact player for the Minnesota offense.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Round 1 - Pick 25
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 26
Boise State • Soph • 6'6" / 311 lbs
Miami lands a big addition to their offensive line. They have pieced out the unit over the past few years so Cleveland will step in and learn as a starter Day 1. Operation keep Tua upright is underway.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Round 1 - Pick 28
Arizona State • Soph • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Aiyuk is another explosive option for Lamar Jackson in the passing game. The thought is that Baltimore would target a bigger wide receiver because they already have Marquise Brown but I am not sure that is actually true.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Mock Trade from San Francisco 49ers
Round 1 - Pick 31
Jordan Love QB
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 219 lbs
San Francisco and Indianapolis facilitate another deal this offseason as this one brings a first-round pick back to the Colts. They get a long-term replacement for Philip Rivers. Chris Ballard's job is not in jeopardy so he can afford to make a move with the future in mind. The 49ers receive No. 122 and No. 34.
Round 2 - Pick 1 (33)
Georgia • Soph • 6'6" / 350 lbs
Cincinnati is finally investing in their offensive line after allowing Eric Steinbach, Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth to walk in free agency over the years. It started a year ago with Jonah Williams and continues with Wilson.
Mock Trade from San Francisco 49ers
Round 2 - Pick 2 (34)
Round 2 - Pick 4 (36)
Round 2 - Pick 9 (41)
Mock Trade from Jacksonville Jaguars
Round 2 - Pick 10 (42)
Round 2 - Pick 17 (49)
Missouri • Jr • 6'4" / 302 lbs
The Steelers replace Javon Hargrave with a former 5-star recruit. Elliott has really matured, which was evident on the football field. He has active hands and can apply pressure up the middle.
Round 2 - Pick 20 (52)
Round 2 - Pick 26 (58)