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NFL Mock Draft 2020: Cowboys, Patriots trade up to land needed firepower and Vikings raise some eyebrows – CBS Sports

LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

Burrow is the Bengals guy, and don’t let anyone tell you different.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

The Redskins aren’t giving up on Dwayne Haskins, and defensive-minded Ron Rivera knows he can’t pass up on Young.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

With as many needs as the Lions have, ignoring arguably the most versatile athlete in the draft simply isn’t an option.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Daniel Jones needs to stay upright, so upgrading the OL is a no-brainer for the Giants, and Thomas does that in spades.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

They’re not fully sold on Rosen, and Fitzpatrick isn’t a long-term solution, clearing the path for Tagovailoa to eventually be the man in South Florida.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

Philip Rivers is gone and Tyrod Taylor is serviceable, but the Chargers need a new face of the franchise and Herbert — a Pac-12 star — is quite familiar with playing football in California.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

Dontari Poe and Gerald McCoy joined Vernon Butler in leaving Carolina, making Brown a necessity at rebuilding an interior defensive line ransacked by free agency.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

With their No. 1 wideout situation resolved thanks to DeAndre Hopkins, adding protection on a porous line will land them a high-five from Kyler Murray.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

There’s no way to fix all that ails the Jaguars with one pick, but Okudah will be easily viewed as the successor to Jalen Ramsey.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Browns have a ton of offensive talent, but also have an offensive line that needs Wills to keep Baker Mayfield upright and out of trouble.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Robby Anderson took his talents to the Panthers, and Jeudy is just what the doctor ordered for a still-progressing Sam Darnold.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

1st

Yes, the Raiders need a top cornerback, but they haven’t had a true No. 1 receiver since trading away Amari Cooper. Because of that, Gruden and Mayock should order the Lamb.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

At this point there’s a run on the top WR prospects, and Ruggs is a speed demon who complements Deebo Samuel and George Kittle nicely after waving goodbye to Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. This is the pick they gained by trading away DeForest Buckner, so they had better make it count, and calling Ruggs is doing just that.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

15th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cowboys have done well in free agency, but are still in dire need at CB1 with Byron Jones gone. With this move, they jump the Falcons and the Broncos — both in dire need of a starting corner — and the Bucs get an extra pick for sliding down three seats. Now having two fourth-round picks and tradable compensatories, the Cowboys can later figure out a way to jump back into the third round. Total compensation: Bucs are awarded the 17th, 82nd, and 179th picks in exchange for sending Dallas the 14th and 117th selections.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Despite the top three WRs being gone and the Cowboys having jumped them to steal Henderson, landing Kinlaw is not simply a consolation prize. Throwing him in the mix with Von Miller and Bradley Chubb creates a devastating pass rush.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

2nd

After moving on from Vic Beasley and seeing Henderson leave the board, the Falcons add a versatile — and possibly underrated — edge rusher threat to their defense.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

4th

Tom Brady is no spring chicken, so protecting him is job numero uno for Tampa. They’ll find Becton gets that job done fairly handily. And considering he would’ve been their pick at No. 14, they landed their guy and an extra pick from the Cowboys, because chess.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 213 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

29th

POSITION RNK

2nd

Using the pick acquired in the loss of Minkah Fitzpatrick to land his replacement is fortuitous, and what Delpit could do behind Byron Jones and Xavien Howard might be outlawed in some states.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

47th

POSITION RNK

8th

Ah, there’s the Raiders starting cornerback. Johnson is a ready-made CB1 who is aggressive, physical and doesn’t shy away from No. 1 receivers — ever. Gruden will love him.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

24th

POSITION RNK

4th

Bill Belichick has a wealth of draft picks but a grievous need at WR. With the wideout-needy Eagles and Vikings ahead of them, they strike a deal to leapfrog both and grab Jefferson — a player who had more than 1,500 receiving yards and 18 TDs in LSU’s championship 2019 season. As far as QBs go, well, call Cam Newton. Total compensation: Jaguars get the 23rd, 125th and 241st picks in exchange for the 20th overall selection.

Baylor

• Sr

• 6’3″

/ 207 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

39th

POSITION RNK

8th

An aging DeSean Jackson presents continued durability concerns, and the issues with Alshon Jeffery aside, the Eagles need a receiver who can be the future turbo at the position. Mims could give them what they were hoping for when they re-signed Jackson.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

4th

Let’s assume the Vikings are willing to make amends to the Diggs family after trading away Stefon, because they understand they need to replace Xavier Rhodes and can’t let personal feelings get in the way of winning football games. Stranger things have happened, and what’s a draft without a little drama, anyway?

Penn State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 266 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

20th

POSITION RNK

3rd

A trade is looming with Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell is already gone, leaving the Jaguars to replace their top two pass rushers going forward. Gross-Matos fills at least one of those voids in Jacksonville, as a high-ceiling QB bully who is an absolute handful at the EDGE.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

POSITION RNK

2nd

Simply put, this is an absolute home run for the Saints, who are able to grab Murray without having to trade up for him. They should pop champagne and offer each other a virtual toast if this comes to fruition.

TCU

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 206 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

43rd

POSITION RNK

9th

With Stefon Diggs gone, adding Reagor injects an explosive complement to the offense opposite Adam Thielen, which is precisely what Diggs was for the Vikings.

Georgia

• Soph

• 6’7″

/ 350 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

58th

POSITION RNK

10th

This is quite a first-round haul for the Dolphins — having landed their future franchise QB, a versatile safety who’s a Day 1 starter, and now a needed upgrade at offensive tackle from a school that’s become a farm for OL big boys.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Seattle

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

4th

Regardless of what happens with Jadeveon Clowney, the Seahawks need more from their pass rush. Say hello to Epenesa, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten talent who has 36 TFLs and 22 sacks in his last two football seasons with Iowa. Not even T.J. Watt put up those kinds of numbers in college.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Queen is no stranger to the bright lights, having been key in helping lift LSU to a national championship in 2019. For a Ravens team that needs more juice at linebacker, and on a defense that got mauled in the playoffs by Derrick Henry, grabbing Queen would go a long way in making sure the “King” doesn’t have a repeat performance in 2020.

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

4th

A position change helped Baun find his true calling as a linebacker, and his 12.5 sacks put him on the Titans’ radar. Still available as Day 1 comes to a close, Tennessee will eventually discover this is one of the biggest steals of the first round.

Colorado

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 227 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

7th

Davante Adams is the alpha, but there is no quality No. 2 in Green Bay at the wide receiver position. Shenault is just that, an uber-physical talent that can either go long or take a short grab to the house, and leave one or two smaller defensive backs flattened in the process. It’d be one hell of a one-two punch for Aaron Rodgers.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Gladney has the speed to carry nearly any NFL receiver down the field and the ball skills to get extra possessions for this offense. That’s music to the 49ers’ ears after failing to stop the fourth-quarter surge in the Super Bowl that cost them the title. Richard Sherman had a stellar 2019 season, but he’s not getting any younger — or any faster.

Boise State

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 265 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

54th

POSITION RNK

7th

The Chiefs successfully retained 20 of 22 free agents and can approach the draft with little worry, which gives great flexibility in what they can do at No. 32. They’ll ask Damien Williams to shoulder more of the load at RB — considering he’s earned it — but losing Emmanuel Ogbah in free agency means replacing his 5.5 sacks from 2019. They’ll find Weaver is more than up to the task, and is fantastic value at the end of Round 1.

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