2020 NFL Mock Draft
The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine is clinched, with numerous players intriguing on the track and in interviews held during the time at Lucas Oil Stadium. As players rise and fall on group draft loads up all through the procedure, it’s an enjoyment time to try anticipating the initial three rounds of the 2020 draft. Be that as it may, doing so accompanies an enormous disclaimer: In 10 years covering the draft, never have I considered a to be as dim as the current year’s as the consolidate closes.
The current CBA exchanges have overwhelmed the buzz of the consolidate, yet in addition, the 32 clubs are for the most part trusting that significant dominos will fall regarding free operators. Tom Brady’s last goal will have a seismic tremor like impact on the quarterback arrival spots. The equivalent for pass-rushers Jadeveon Clowney and Yannick Ngakoue. Obviously, each of the three could come back to their 2019 groups while the draft pushes ahead without numerous amazements, however this is the NFL and free office once in a while goes true to form.
The main thing we realize right currently is that Joe Burrow will be the primary pick by and large by the Cincinnati Bengals. Everything else appears to be liquid as the schedule goes to March.
- Cincinnati Bengals
The Pick: QB Joe Burrow, LSU
There aren’t many more ways to explain why the Bengals will draft Joe Burrow. It’s what everyone in the NFL expects to happen, and it’s the best pick for a team with a need at quarterback.
Burrow, who didn’t participate in drills or workouts this week, was said by NFL sources to have aced his interview process and handled himself like you’d want a franchise quarterback to. Very few things can be considered a lock given how unpredictable the NFL is, but this pick is a lock. Burrow can start apartment shopping in Cincinnati.
The real intrigue starts at No. 2 overall, where we thought the draft plan was cemented in place.
- Washington Redskins
The Pick: EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State
Last week, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Redskins would draft edge-rusher Chase Young from Ohio State, but that’s at least questionable after head coach Ron Rivera said during media availability that the team will bring in quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa for predraft workouts. Could Washington move on from last year’s first-rounder Dwayne Haskins? It’s possible, especially since Rivera wasn’t the man behind that draft choice.
For now, the smart money is still on Young being the selection, but this is a team and situation to watch very closely over the next two months. Young is the best prospect in the draft and compares very well to Myles Garrett when he was the No. 1 overall pick coming out of Texas A&M, but if the Redskins believe Tua gives them a better chance to win, he could be the pick here.
- Detroit Lions
The Pick: CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
In a mock draft without trades predicted, Jeff Okudah to the Detroit Lions is an easy selection as the team continues to shoot down rumors of trading quarterback Matthew Stafford. One trade that could happen—cornerback Darius Slay—would open the door to Okudah being a smart choice for the position-needy Lions.
Okudah is an incredibly talented prospect who will rank as one of the best cornerbacks evaluated in the last decade. He has excellent size, toughness, instincts, speed and is a high-character player with nearly perfect traits to transition immediately to the NFL
- New York Giants
The Pick: LB/S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
General manager Dave Gettleman should use this pick to draft an offensive tackle to protect Daniel Jones and open up holes for Saquon Barkley, but most league sources believe his love for athletic defenders will result in the Giants selecting the scariest linebacker prospect the league has seen in a long time.
Isaiah Simmons can play anywhere on defense, something he showed often at Clemson, and would give the Giants an athletic playmaker who can be a matchup problem for any type of offense. He’s fast enough with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash to run with tight ends, cover slot receivers, chase down quarterbacks and generally make life miserable for offensive coordinators.
While linebacker might not be the team’s biggest need, Simmons is a position-less player with excellent ability to change a game defensively.