Brown | 2020 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 | The Night of Trades



  1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

    Do I need to go into detail on this one? The pick has to be Joe Burrow.


  2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

    It would be tempting for the Redskins to jump on a trade offer, but you can’t pass on Chase Young. Everywhere Jack Del Rio has been as a defensive coordinator, he’s had an elite edge rusher. Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Julius Peppers, and now we can add Chase Young to the list.


  3. Los Angeles Chargers (Mock Trade with Detroit) – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

    It was hard for me to not have the Miami Dolphins move up and take their quarterback. However, the Chargers could throw in future assets plus an additional day two pick to move up here for Tua. He’s a dynamic player, and if he’s healthy, he could be one of the best players from this draft. The Chargers will pay the premium for him.

    Chargers send their 2020 1st Round Pick (6th overall), 2020 2nd Round Pick (37th overall), and 2021 2nd Round Pick to the Lions for their 2020 1st Round Pick (3rd overall). 


  4. New York Giants – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

    This pick should be between Simmons and Tristan Wirfs. The Giants haven’t drafted a linebacker in the first round since Carl Banks. The athletic unicorn that is Simmons will be too hard to pass up. The Giants get a defensive chess piece that they desperately need.


  5. Miami Dolphins – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

    It’s smokescreen season, for sure, but the Dolphins have been linked to Herbert. Whether it’s true or not, the Dolphins stay put and get a quarterback that they can start building around.


  6. Detroit Lions (Mock Trade with Los Angeles) – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

    The Lions move down a few spots but are still able to get their top ranked cornerback. Their roster indicates that they don’t have a long term solution at cornerback, especially after trading away Darius Slay. Okudah should become that solution fro the Lions.

    Chargers send their 2020 1st Round Pick (6th overall), 2020 2nd Round Pick (37th overall), 2021 2nd Round Pick to the Lions for their 2020 1st Round Pick (3rd overall). 


  7. Carolina Panthers – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

    The smart move for the Panthers is to take the best player available. Derrick Brown didn’t have a terrific Combine, but his tape checks out with his ability to stop the run. He’s got an elite motor and will become a tremendous upgrade for the Panthers’ interior defensive line.


  8. Arizona Cardinals – Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

    One of my favorite fits for the first round is Wills to the Cardinals. It wouldn’t surprise me if Wills was the first offensive lineman off the board, either. He’d provide the Cardinals with an upgrade over Marcus Gilbert at right tackle. Furthermore, it should be about protecting their franchise quarterback, Kyler Murray. This pick accomplishes that.


  9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina 

    The Jaguars could consider a cornerback with this pick, but with Kinlaw staring them in the face, he should be the pick. He’s got great size and length at 6’6″ and 315 pounds. His explosiveness immediately jumps off the tape, but there are times that his pad level rises or his lower body stays too narrow. Regardless, he’s a top-15 talent in this draft and the Jags find a way to replace Calais Campbell.


  10. Denver Broncos (Mock Trade with Cleveland) – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

    It’s been evident that John Elway wants to put weapons around Drew Lock to succeed, and rightfully so. This offense needs help with only 17.6 points per game last season. Henry Ruggs scored on 24 of his 98 career touches in college, so he should provide some immediate help for the Broncos’ offense. Speed kills, and Elway will find his way to get it for his young quarterback.

    Broncos send their 2020 1st Round Pick (15th Overall), 2020 3rd Round Pick (77th Overall) and 2021 4th Round Pick to the Browns for their 2020 1st Round Pick (10th Overall). 


  11. New York Jets – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

    Despite plenty of talent being available for the offensive line, the Jets go with my top-ranked wide receiver. CeeDee Lamb is a big-play receiver that makes plenty of defenders miss after the catch. The Jets will make it a priority to get Sam Darnold a number one target, and Lamb provides that and more.


  12. Las Vegas Raiders – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

    Jeudy is one of the best route runners in the 2020 NFL Draft and a player that wins with natural releases. He will become the number one receiver that the Raiders have needed for their offense. Their bigger question mark will be who the quarterback is for the 2020 season and beyond. Regardless, Jeudy will become the number one target in the passing game.


  13. Miami Dolphins (Mock Trade with San Francisco) – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

    It really shouldn’t be surprising to see the Dolphins move up in this draft. They’re going to take one of their three picks in the first round and move up. With the San Francisco 49ers only having two picks in the first round and not having another pick until the 5th round, it makes sense for them to move down. For the Dolphins, they need to get more help along their offensive line. Wirfs is available and provides terrific upside at both tackle spots with his athletic ability.

    Dolphins send their 2020 1st Round Pick (18th overall) and 2020 2nd Round Pick (56th overall) for the 49ers’ 2020 1st Round Pick (13th overall). 


  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

    To ensure that their investment in Tom Brady pays off, the Bucs should select an offensive tackle. Becton is a terrific finisher but an even better athlete for a player of his size. He should be able to come in and compete for either tackle spot with his experience at both spots (21 career starts at left tackle and 12 career starts at right tackle).


  15. Cleveland Browns (Mock Trade with Denver) – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

    Even if the Browns stay with the 10th pick, Thomas should be their pick. He’s a perfect fit, and it would allow them to have two solid tackles (the other being Jack Conklin) for their new-look offense. Thomas has a strong punch and some of the stronger hands in this draft. He’s consistent in both pass protection and in the run game.

    Broncos send their 2020 1st Round Pick (15th Overall), 2020 3rd Round Pick (77th Overall), and 2021 4th Round Pick to the Browns for their 2020 1st Round Pick (10th Overall).

  16. Atlanta Falcons – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

    After releasing Desmond Trufant, the Falcons should be searching for one of the better cornerbacks in this draft. They could be in the mix on C.J. Henderson from Florida, but the patience and physical nature that Fulton possesses would be something that Dan Quinn would appreciate for his new number one cornerback. Fulton had a solid Combine and should be a top-20 pick.

  17. New England Patriots (Mock Trade with Dallas) – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

    Let there be anarchy. We all know that Tom Brady is gone and it’s time for a new face of the franchise. Jordan Love has a smooth and natural release with solid anticipation. He’s shown a tendency to throw off his back foot, but he has one of the stronger arms in this draft. By drafting Love in the first round, it would be the first quarterback the Patriots have drafted since Drew Bledsoe with the 1st overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft.

    Patriots send their 2020 1st Round Pick (23rd overall), 2020 3rd Round Pick (87th overall), and 2021 4th Round Pick to the Cowboys for their 2020 1st Round Pick (17th overall). 

  18. San Francisco 49ers (Mock Trade with Miami) – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

    It would make sense for the 49ers to move back with one of their first round picks to gain an additional selection or two for the second day of the draft. In this scenario, the 49ers saw their top three wide receivers go before them, so by moving back they put themselves in position for Justin Jefferson. The big slot receiver is a natural fit in the 49ers’ offense to help across the middle of the field. Keep in mind he had 18 touchdowns last season with 12 of them in the red zone. He’ll help immediately with Jimmy G.

    Dolphins send their 2020 1st Round Pick (18th overall) and 2020 2nd Round Pick (56th overall) for the 49ers’ 2020 1st Round Pick (13th overall). 

  19. Las Vegas Raiders – C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

    Even though the Raiders re-signed Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract, they could certainly be in the market for a true number one cornerback. Henderson would provide that with his athletic ability and quick footwork. With how the Raiders continue to revamp their defense, Henderson would certainly be on-trend.

  20. Jacksonville Jaguars – K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU 

    For months, we’ve heard rumblings that the Jaguars are going to trade Yannick Ngakoue. If that’s the case, there’s going to be a significant need for them off the edge. Chaisson would provide that with his natural ability to bend towards the quarterback. There’s some stiffness with his lower body and repetitive inefficiencies with his outside club, but he should develop into a solid edge rusher.

  21. Philadelphia Eagles – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU 

    The processing speed and athletic ability from Patrick Queen are very impressive. He can get better at stacking and shedding his blocks, but that’s more to do with his overall base and lower body. He’d be a solid addition to a defense that desperately needs a young linebacker to build around.

  22. Minnesota Vikings – Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU 

    There might not be a better fit in the first round than Jeff Gladney to the Vikings. He seems like such a Mike Zimmer-type. He does a great job in man coverage with his smooth lower body. From his footwork to hip fluidity, there’s plenty to excite you with Jeff Gladney. With a serious need at cornerback, the Vikings make a ton of sense as a destination.

  23. Dallas Cowboys (Mock Trade with New England) – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor  

    All types of directions that the Cowboys could go with this pick. From wide receiver, interior offensive line, or cornerback, the Cowboys have a need at all three spots. Despite paying serious money for Amari Cooper, the Cowboys could look to make wide receiver a real position of strength. Mims knows how to utilize his length and is a better athlete than what the tape shows. Cooper, Gallup, and Mims sounds like a fun trio for Dak Prescott as they prepare to make him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

    Patriots send their 2020 1st Round Pick (23rd overall), 2020 3rd Round Pick (87th overall), and 2021 4th Round Pick to the Cowboys for their 2020 1st Round Pick (17th overall). 

  24. New Orleans Saints – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

    It wasn’t surprising to see Kenneth Murray have a great Scouting Combine. His athleticism pops on tape, and he shows great size and range for the position. He needs to get better at shedding blocks and there are times that he leaves his feet too early when tackling. He’d be an ideal fit for the Saints because he provides versatility with his ability on the inside or outside.

  25. Minnesota Vikings – A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa 

    There’s a chance that Everson Griffen re-signs with the Vikings, but after he was released, they have a need for the position. Epenesa has great size at 6’5″ and 275 pounds, but he’s far from an elite athlete. Despite not having elite athleticism, he understands how to utilize his length and can overpower offensive linemen with his bull-rush. He’ll need to become more consistent with his hands, but he’d be a perfect fit for the Vikings.

  26. Miami Dolphins – Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin 

    Even though the Dolphins added Kyle Van Noy and Shaq Lawson, there’s plenty of reason to believe that Brian Flores can find a way to utilize Zack Baun. After all, you can’t have too many edge rushers. Whether Baun is rushing off the edge, stopping the run, or dropping into coverage, there’s plenty to like with Baun. He’s got a good motor, but his hand usage and hand speed are where he wins most of his reps.

  27. Seattle Seahawks – Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia 

    The Seahawks are always a guessing game with their first-round pick. They have a need for a right tackle, and Isaiah Wilson would provide an upgrade for the Seahawks over Brandon Shell. Wilson is massive at 6’5″ and 350 pounds with heavy hands and pretty good footwork. His hand placement can get sporadic, but rumors have begun to swirl that Wilson could be a first-round pick. If there’s any team that could roll the dice on him, it would be the Seahawks.

  28. New York Giants (Mock Trade with Baltimore) – Austin Jackson, OT, USC

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Giants passed on an offensive tackle at the top of the draft to then move back into the first round to draft one. That’s exactly the case here, and this is actually a great fit. Jackson has some tools that plenty of teams are going to like with his length and quick feet. Keep in mind that he’s only 20 years old. They have a need for a future left tackle, and this gives Jackson time to blossom into one behind Nate Solder.

    Giants send their 2020 2nd Round Pick (36th overall), 2020 4th Round Pick (110th overall), and their 2021 4th Round Pick

  29. Tennessee Titans – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn 

    Even though the Titans have Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson, they should consider drafting a cornerback in this draft. Igbinoghene is a physical corner with solid athleticism who loves to press wide receivers. He’s only got two years of experience as a cornerback, but he’s entering the right defense to improve his overall technique and gain experience.

  30. Green Bay Packers – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

    It’s been no secret that the Packers need to find an upgrade for their wide receiver group. Brandon Aiyuk seems like such a natural fit for their offense. He can play in the slot or on the outside with the explosive ability to create after the catch. This pick could pay off from day one.

  31. San Francisco 49ers – Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M

    By moving on from DeForest Buckner, the 49ers have a need for a defensive tackle. With that being said, they get my third-ranked defensive tackle in Madubuike. He’s got solid technique and a nice blend of power and quickness to his game. He would be a solid addition to an already great defensive line.

  32. Kansas City Chiefs – Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan

    There’s certainly a chance that Cesar Ruiz isn’t available here, but if he is, it’s a home run for the Chiefs. They have a serious need for an interior offensive lineman. Ruiz plays with an aggressive side and has great footwork for the interior. This is a slam dunk.

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