Watch Now: NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars Trade Up To No. 17 To Draft Jordan Love (1:20)

The 2020 NFL Draft is quickly approaching. With limited personnel being encouraged to gather for the draft, teams are scrambling to create plans to communicate during the event. There will likely be an uptick in communication between general managers leading up to the draft as they try to gather information on potential trade packages so that a deal can come together quickly on draft night. In today's mock draft, I explore some of those scenarios.

Without further adieu, let's kick this off!

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
LSU • 6'4" / 221 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Miami's efforts to trade for the No. 1 overall selection fall short. Cincinnati gets its franchise quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Ohio State • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Washington could trade down but Detroit is willing to trade down as well and the price is lower. The Redskins do not get the necessary package to move down and choose to take Young.
  Mock Trade from Detroit Lions
Round 1 - Pick 3
Alabama • 6'0" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Miami has the most draft capital and a need at quarterback. If they decide Tagovailoa is the second best option at the position -- and I believe they will -- then they need to do whatever is necessary to move up and select him. No excuses. It costs them No. 39 overall.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Iowa • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
New York bypasses an urge to select Isaiah Simmons and instead chooses to address the right tackle position. They will likely have to address the left tackle position next offseason so it makes sense not to do it all at once.
  Mock Trade from Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 5
Ohio State • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Lions move down a few spots, pick up an additional second round pick and still land their replacement for Darius Slay.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Oregon • 6'6" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
4th
Los Angeles is stuck with potentially its third quarterback. Herbert offers them a potential long-term answer at the game's most important position. The roster can be built around him now.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Clemson • 6'4" / 238 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
Isaiah Simmons is a logical replacement for Luke Kuechly in Carolina. He is so versatile. Matt Rhule had a plan to take really talented players with upside and empower his coaching staff to develop them. If he follows the same model, then why would his pick be anyone but the Clemson linebacker?
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • 6'4" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
1st
Arizona needs a right tackle, which is where Wills has excelled in Tuscaloosa dating back to his freshman season. They fortify the line in front of Kyler Murray.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Utah State • 6'4" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
3rd
It might come as a surprise to see the Jaguars take a quarterback with Gardner Minshew on their roster. What if all those trades made were done with a purpose? They get a potential long-term fit at the position.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
4th
Cleveland watches all of the drama unfold in front of them as a top offensive tackle falls into their laps. Thomas is their solution at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Louisville • 6'7" / 364 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Until New York addresses the offensive tackle position with a little more confidence, it is hard to envision them venturing away from the selection of an offensive tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Auburn • 6'5" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock obviously want a wide receiver but it is hard to pass on Brown's talent. He is a difference-maker.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Lamb gives Kyle Shanahan a vertical threat that he has coveted since he was hired. Lamb and Samuel are the future in San Francisco.
  Mock Trade from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 1 - Pick 14
South Carolina • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Jacksonville moves back up and takes a top-10 level talent. They address a weakness on defense after adding their quarterback of the future. Tampa Bay gets No. 73 overall and a future sixth to move back.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Rinse and repeat with Ruggs at No. 15 overall.
  Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 16
Alabama • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Vegas is making some moves to secure elite talent. After risking the chance to select a No. 1 wide receiver at No. 12 overall, they trade back up and select Jeudy. Las Vegas moves the No. 91 overall selection for the right to Jeudy.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Florida • 6'1" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Dallas does not have a lot of draft capital so they are fortunate their guy falls to them at No. 17 overall. Henderson has clearly separated himself as the draft's second best cornerback.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Houston • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
5th
Miami needs two offensive tackles so the selection of Jones is a start to a larger reclamation project.
  Mock Trade from Las Vegas Raiders
Round 1 - Pick 19
LSU • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Banking on Dante Fowler Jr. being the team's answer to a lack of pass rush is a bold strategy. They double down with their first round pick and select Chaisson.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Boise State • 6'6" / 311 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
7th
Tampa Bay gets some blindside protection for Tom Brady. If they can continue to build around him, he will have every reason to succeed in 2020.
Round 1 - Pick 21
LSU • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
5th
Philadelphia needs to address the wide receiver position this offseason and next. Jefferson is not a reach at this point. He carries a first round grade from me.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 241 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Murray is an active linebacker that covers sideline to sideline. Minnesota will need to make some changes to that unit in the near future.
Round 1 - Pick 23
LSU • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Kenneth Murray has been a popular pick to New England for me. It is increasingly less likely that he would be available so Queen is the next best option.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Notre Dame • 6'6" / 262 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
53rd
POSITION RNK
1st
A long-term slot receiver could have been an option and linebacker would have been more desired. However, Murray and Queen are off the board. New Orleans gets a talented, young tight end in what sounds like Drew Brees' final season.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Clemson • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
5th
Minnesota overhauled the cornerback position this offseason so they need some bodies in that room. Terrell is not a consolation prize. He has a high ceiling.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Iowa • 6'6" / 280 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Miami sticks to its board and selects the best player available. Epenesa has the versatility to play inside or outside.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
4th
Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned so Gross-Matos is a solid insurance policy until there is a resolution in Seattle.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Wisconsin • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
4th
Baun has the flexibility to play inside or on the edge. Baltimore has lost a lot of linebackers over the past couple of years.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Alabama • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
1st
McKinney can play a nickel role or drop back to safety. Mike Vrabel will be creative in the way that he uses him.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 302 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Green Bay adds some high-level play-making ability to its defensive line. Gallimore is a really active player.
  Mock Trade from San Francisco 49ers
Round 1 - Pick 31
USC • 6'5" / 317 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
47th
POSITION RNK
6th
Los Angeles has been busy adding Trai Turner and Bryan Bulaga at right tackle. They move back up into the first round to take Austin to play left tackle. San Francisco adds the No. 112 overall selection and a future sixth.
Round 1 - Pick 32
TCU • 5'10" / 191 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
36th
POSITION RNK
6th
Kansas City adds a rising cornerback at the back end of the first round.
NFL Mock Draft
Round 2
Round 2 - Pick 1 (33)
Michigan • 6'3" / 226 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
50th
POSITION RNK
8th
Cincinnati has built one of the better defensive lines in the NFL but they need to invest in the linebacker unit. Uche has high upside and could really be a sack demon off the edge.
Round 2 - Pick 2 (34)
Clemson • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
4th
Indianapolis adds a big body to take some pressure off of T.Y. Hilton. Philip Rivers gets another weapon.
Round 2 - Pick 3 (35)
TCU • 6'3" / 290 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Lions added their cornerback in the first round and swing back around to get a solid defensive tackle in the second round.
Round 2 - Pick 4 (36)
LSU • 6'2" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Delpit alongside Jabrill Peppers is a formidable duo in the NFC East. New York takes a gamble that could pay huge dividends.
  Mock Trade from Los Angeles Chargers
Round 2 - Pick 5 (37)
Michigan • 6'4" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
67th
POSITION RNK
13th
After sliding back a little bit to facilitate the Chargers' needs, the 49ers land an interior offensive lineman to fulfill a starter's role.
Round 2 - Pick 6 (38)
Alabama • 6'2" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
4th
Diggs has length and athleticism. Matt Rhule is willing to gamble on traits. Time will tell if the strategy pays off for him.
  Mock Trade from Miami Dolphins
Round 2 - Pick 7 (39)
Georgia • 5'9" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
41st
POSITION RNK
2nd
Detroit lands the draft's top running back in the second round. He will provide them balance in the run and pass game.
Round 2 - Pick 8 (40)
Baylor • 6'3" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
43rd
POSITION RNK
8th
After trading DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver has become a big need. Houston adds Denzel Mims as a weapon for Deshaun Watson.
Round 2 - Pick 9 (41)
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Southern Illinois • 6'3" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
86th
POSITION RNK
7th
Chinn can play safety or linebacker. Cleveland needs help at both positions so they bring in an intriguing talent.
Round 2 - Pick 10 (42)
LSU • 5'11" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
3rd
Jacksonville is having themselves a potential franchise-changing draft upon adding Jordan Love, Javon Kinlaw and Fulton.
Round 2 - Pick 11 (43)
LSU • 6'3" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
60th
POSITION RNK
10th
The Bears add some strength and meanness to the heart of their offensive line.
Round 2 - Pick 12 (44)
Louisiana • 6'6" / 323 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
83rd
POSITION RNK
16th
Hunt played right tackle last season but projects as an offensive guard. Indianapolis gets a really gifted player in the second round.
Round 2 - Pick 13 (45)
LSU • 5'7" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
80th
POSITION RNK
5th
Edwards-Helaire will not be outworked. He is one of the easiest prospects to evaluate because he is going to bring everything on every single play. Tom Brady will love having that kind of work ethic with his new franchise.
Round 2 - Pick 14 (46)
Auburn • 5'11" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
7th
John Elway loves traits. Igbinoghene is a fast player that could develop into an All-Pro.
Round 2 - Pick 15 (47)
Utah • 6'0" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
57th
POSITION RNK
9th
Johnson may not be taken this early because of medical concerns. His talent warrants the selection though.
Round 2 - Pick 16 (48)
Arizona State • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
7th
After adding a left tackle in the first round, New York addresses the wide receiver group with a flashy pass catcher.
Round 2 - Pick 17 (49)
Washington • 6'6" / 231 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
5th
How healthy is Ben Roethlisberger? Pittsburgh does not want to place the fate of their season in the hands of Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges again.
Round 2 - Pick 18 (50)
Minnesota • 5'9" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
54th
POSITION RNK
4th
Chicago adds a thumper to its secondary. He has great genes and a passion for the game.
Round 2 - Pick 19 (51)
California • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
42nd
POSITION RNK
3rd
Again, medicals may be a concern for the safety. He is inherently smart and instinctive. Dallas would do well to add a strong leader and communicator to the secondary. It does not hurt that he has also been a track star within the PAC-12.
Round 2 - Pick 20 (52)
Alabama • 6'5" / 262 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
46th
POSITION RNK
6th
Los Angeles brought in Leonard Floyd as a potential high reward play but they need to quit taking such big gambles. By adding Lewis, they get two talented players that can compete and potentially fulfill a long-term role.
Round 2 - Pick 21 (53)
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 248 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
44th
POSITION RNK
5th
Philadelphia adds a productive pass rusher to the edge of its defense. Okwara could stand up and man the strongside linebacker position.
Round 2 - Pick 22 (54)
Boise State • 6'3" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
48th
POSITION RNK
7th
Weaver is an ideal replacement for Jerry Hughes. His body structure needs some work but he excels getting off blocks.
Round 2 - Pick 23 (55)
Florida State • 5'10" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
55th
POSITION RNK
4th
Baltimore adds a dynamic running back to an already potent offense. Akers can do it all.
Round 2 - Pick 24 (56)
Wisconsin • 5'10" / 226 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
1st
Miami continues to get better by taking productive college players. Taylor is arguably the most gifted runner but there are concerns over his longevity.
Round 2 - Pick 25 (57)
Missouri • 6'4" / 302 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
72nd
POSITION RNK
7th
Houston lost D.J. Reader in free agency. They turn to Elliott to provide depth and talent.
Round 2 - Pick 26 (58)
Colorado • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
6th
Minnesota adds a versatile weapon to the offense in the absence of Stefon Diggs. Shenault is creative with the ball in his hands.
Round 2 - Pick 27 (59)
Georgia • 6'6" / 350 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
51st
POSITION RNK
8th
Seattle invests in its offensive line and fills the right tackle role for quite some time.
Round 2 - Pick 28 (60)
Wisconsin • 6'3" / 316 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
70th
POSITION RNK
14th
For the second consecutive week, the Ravens land Biadasz to start at guard or center. Although he played center in Madison, his past features a lengthy stretch of guard play.
Round 2 - Pick 29 (61)
TCU • 6'6" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
64th
POSITION RNK
12th
Tennessee adds its long-term replacement for Jack Conklin, who they lost in free agency, in the second round. Niang is coming off an injury but should be ready to rock in training camp.
Round 2 - Pick 30 (62)
USC • 6'4" / 223 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
69th
POSITION RNK
12th
Pittman has good hands and an AP level understanding of route running. Aaron Rodgers will love that he is always in the right spot.
Round 2 - Pick 31 (63)
Ohio State • 5'10" / 212 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
52nd
POSITION RNK
3rd
Rather than filling the position in the first round, Kansas City punts and adds one of college football's most productive players in the second round.
Round 2 - Pick 32 (64)
Appalachian State • 6'2" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
76th
POSITION RNK
5th
Davis-Gaither can be the team's starting Will linebacker for quite some time. He is an active player. His game is easy to love.