2020 NFL Mock Drafts

  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Joe BurrowLSU QB

    Joe Burrow is the next quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. We can't envision a situation where the organization thinks it's in its best interest to trade down.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 96

    Strengths:

    • Football IQ is second to none
    • Keeps eyes downfield in face of rush, goes through progressions
    • Incredibly accurate to every level; consistently fits ball in small windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Average size for NFL QB
    • Just one year of production

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    15 5671 76.3 60 6
    2 Chase YoungOhio St. EDGE

    Chase Young is the best player in this draft class and Washington has needs up and down the roster. The team can certainly entertain trade offers but drafting a quarterback, as has been speculated in recent months, would be a step in the wrong direction.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 97

    Strengths:

    • Athletic specimen re: height/weight/speed
    • Speed-to-power is elite
    • Has variety of pass-rush moves but consistently wins with power

    Weaknesses:

    • Relies on power to beat offensive linemen; needs to vary pass-rush moves
    • Elite pass rusher but needs to get better against the run

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 46 16.5 0
    3 Jeff OkudahOhio St. CB

    The team traded Darius Slay and signed Desmond Trufant. Trading out of this pick would be ideal -- it certainly feels like the market has cooled on possible trading partners -- and if the Lions stay put, it'll be hard to pass on Okudah here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Exudes confidence
    • Best coverage CB in this class and it's not even close
    • At 6-1, 205, ideal size/speed for NFL CB

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles to get off WR blocks in run game
    • Could be better in run support
    • Can be too grabby on downfield routes

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 0 3
    4 Jedrick WillsAlabama OL

    Isaiah Simmons or an offensive tackle? That's the decision GM Dave Gettleman will have to make. Ironically, the first time Gettleman might be inclined to trade down and he may have trouble finding suitors. If New York stays put, Simmons' versatility is attractive here but Wills is a Day 1 starter, a proposition that has to make Daniel Jones happy.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Dominant run blocker
    • Insanely athletic for size
    • Plays with an edge

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a pass blocker
    • Can get beat on inside move in pass pro
    5 Andrew ThomasGeorgia OL

    The Dolphins have done a great job of keeping their true intentions under wraps. Maybe they're fine with Tua Tagovailoa's medicals and will take him here. If not, landing a top-flight offensive tackle makes a lot of sense and Thomas has the versatility to play on either the right or left side.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Four-year starter who has improved each season
    • Can play both LT or RT
    • Flexibility and athleticism makes him a natural fit for LT in the NFL

    Weaknesses:

    • Footwork is sometimes sloppy
    • Can struggle against speed rushers
    6 Tua TagovailoaAlabama QB

    It's just hard to believe that Anthony Lynn is all in on Tyrod Taylor, even though both men had success together in Buffalo. Health and durability are the biggest concerns with Tagovailoa, but in terms of on-field play, he's much better than Justin Herbert. And if the Chargers are fine with Tagovailoa's medicals, he's an easy pick here. If not, they could target another position and look to free agency to add a QB like, say, Cam Newton.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Legit dual-threat QB than can beat you with arm or legs
    • The best deep-ball passer in this draft class
    • Great anticipation on short/intermediate routes, can fit ball in tight windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Below-average height
    • Injury history is a real concern

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    9 2840 71.4 33 3
    7 Isaiah SimmonsClemson LB

    The Panthers have needs all over this defense. Derrick Brown is the safe pick but Isaiah Simmons has the potential to be a bigger, stronger, faster version of Derwin James.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Can line up at LB, slot corner, EDGE rusher and both safety positions
    • Elite athleticism allows him to easily match up vs. TEs/RBs and even slot WRs
    • Has sideline-to-sideline speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Better as a LB than S
    • Doesn't always wrap up as a tackler
    • Doesn't take on blocks

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    15 107 8 3
    8 Derrick BrownAuburn DL

    The Cardinals have needs along the offensive line, but the the D-line could use some upgrading too. The team signed Jordan Phillips in free agency but there's little depth behind him, and Brown is one of the most well-rounded players in this class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 94

    Strengths:

    • Regularly collapses the pocket
    • Can play anywhere along D-line
    • Regularly requires double teams

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to get better as a pass rusher
    • Can disappear for stretches on tape

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 55 4 0
    9 Javon KinlawSouth Carolina DL

    The Jags need to get better on both the offensive and defensive lines and with Derrick Brown already off the board, Jacksonville turns to Kinlaw here. He's just scratching the surface on his game and he heads to the NFL as the best pass-rushing interior defensive lineman in the entire class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Elite pass rusher despite size
    • Has strength to overpower blockers and collapse pocket
    • Has size/athleticism to play anywhere along D-line

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to add more pass-rush moves
    • Can sometimes get to upright in pass rush
    • Needs to be better with hand usage/placement

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 6 0
    10 Mekhi BectonLouisville OL

    Teams won't care about Becton getting flagged for a failed drug test at the combine. He reportedly never failed a test during his college career and he also happens to be one of the best offensive tackles in the draft. Which is great news for the Browns, who have a gaping hole at left tackle after signing Jack Conklin in free agency to shore up the right side.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Moves like someone who weighs a lot less
    • Has only 17% body fat
    • Road grader in run game; gets to second level with ease

    Weaknesses:

    • Weighs 364 pounds, which isn't something you see in an NFL OT
    • Didn't face elite pass rushers during 2019 season
    • Needs to improve in pass protection
    11 CeeDee LambOklahoma WR

    Even with Tristan Wirfs still on the board, the Jets give Sam Darnold a much-needed playmaker. CeeDee Lamb is our WR1 because of his contested-catch skills and his YAC ability.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Pound for pound one of strongest WRs in draft class
    • Makes contested/acrobatic catches look easy
    • YAC monster; routinely breaks tackles for big gains

    Weaknesses:

    • Didn't face press-man in college
    • Doesn't have top-end speed

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 62 1327 21.4 14
    12 C.J. HendersonFlorida CB

    The Raiders need a wide receiver and it'll be hard to pass on Jeudy or Ruggs here, but Henderson is the second-best cornerback in this class. He had a strong 2018 campaign (though he did struggle to tackle consistently) and then blew the doors off the combine. He's a height/weight/speed dream for the position and there will likely be several teams clamoring to trade up for him. He will join a young, physical defense that includes second-year players Johnathan Abram, Travyon Mullen, Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Has size and speed NFL teams look for in elite CBs
    • Great mirroring technique
    • Doesn't panic because he has recovery speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve tackling
    • Played better in 2018 than 2019

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    9 32 1 0
    13 Jerry JeudyAlabama WR

    Traded from: IND

    The 49ers would love to trade down and get some picks in the middle rounds, but if they stay put, Jeudy is an easy choice. Emmanuel Sanders left in the offseason and Jeudy alongside Deebo Samuel and George Kittle is welcome news to Jimmy G.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Best route-runner in this draft class
    • Sneaky speed to win on deep routes
    • Almost impossible to bring down in the open field

    Weaknesses:

    • Has great hands but struggled with concentration drops last season
    • Production dropped from 2018 to 2019
    • Didn't face much press coverage at Alabama

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 77 1163 15.1 10
    14 Tristan WirfsIowa OL

    Best-case scenario for the Bucs, who may have to trade up to get an offensive tackle. But here, Wirfs, who can play on the left or right side, falls to Tampa, and they have immediately upgraded an O-line that is now tasked with protecting Tom Brady. Also: by landing Wirfs at No. 14, it means the Bucs can address RB and WR in Rounds 2 and 3 should their guys be there.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Rare athletic ability for someone that size
    • Can play both RT and LT
    • Wrestling background shows up on tape; can manhandle D-linemen

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles with speed rushers around the edge
    • Sometimes plays off-balance
    • Some NFL teams might prefer him at guard
    15 Henry Ruggs IIIAlabama WR

    The Broncos want to move up, reportedly for Jeudy, and it's easy to understand why. If they stay put, offensive tackle could also be an option, but it's hard to overlook Henry Ruggs, who is a home run threat every time he touches the ball. Imagine him on the field with Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay -- which will only make life easier for second-year QB Drew Lock.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Almost always the fastest person on the field
    • Can score on short, intermediate, deep routes
    • Only dropped one ball in 2019; tough YAC runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a route runner
    • Will need to prove he can routinely beat press man

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 40 746 18.7 7
    16 K'Lavon ChaissonLSU EDGE

    The Falcons are another team that could be in the trade-up business, presumably for C.J. Henderson, or perhaps Javon Kinlaw. With both off the board, they turn to bolstering the pass rush. Chaisson is a projection here, only because he didn't play with the consistency you'd like to see out of an edge rusher taken midway through Round 1. That said, there's no denying he is explosive off the edge. He's much stronger than his 250-pound frame suggests, and he's only going to get better.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Speed-to-power around the edge is elite
    • Bendy, twitched-up athleticism
    • Plays well against top competition

    Weaknesses:

    • Still learning the position
    • Needs to get better setting the edge in run game
    • ACL injury forced him to miss 2018 season

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    13 60 6.5 0
    17 Jeremy ChinnS. Illinois S

    The Cowboys would be ecstatic to have C.J. Henderson fall here (he won't), and if he's gone, K'Lavon Chaisson. If both are off the board -- and there's a good chance they will be -- Dallas could look to safety. Xavier McKinney is our No. 1 safety in this class but CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Cowboys really like Chinn and he wouldn't be surprised if they took him here. Chinn is from FCS Southern Illinois but he's a former cornerback who dominated from the safety position, in part because of his versatility, thanks to the type of freakish athleticism that put him on the NFL's radar in the first place.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • Tall, menacing safety / linebacker hybrid
    • Exploded at the combine across the board
    • Awe-inspiring element ability to range and close on the football, even deep in coverage
    • Scary as a blitzer and when ranging to horizontal underneath routes

    Weaknesses:

    • Impressive but not unreal change-of-direction skills for his size
    • Not super authoritative flying downhill in run support despite his size

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    4
    18 Jordan LoveUtah St. QB

    Traded from: PIT

    Something of a surprise to see Love fall this far, and he may certainly go higher than this on draft day -- but it's more surprising that Justin Herbert is still on the board. Love has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes in terms of his style of play, and with Miami passing on Tagovailoa at No. 5 and opting for tackle Andrew Thomas, the team turns to Love as its latest franchise QB. The former Utah State standout can sit on the bench for a year (just like Mahomes) and be ready to go in 2021.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Can make every throw on the field
    • Has great touch on deep balls
    • Has athleticism to make plays with his feet

    Weaknesses:

    • Coming off forgettable 2019 season
    • Can try to do too much which leads to unforced turnovers
    • Can stare down receivers

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3402 61.9 20 17
    19 Justin JeffersonLSU WR

    Traded from: CHI

    The Raiders grabbed C.J. Henderson at No. 12 and seven picks later they land Justin Jefferson, who is coming off a dominant 2019 season with LSU. He played primarily out of the slot, but he can also move outside, and in Las Vegas he'll upgrade a passing attack that already includes Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Huge catch radius
    • Excels at finding holes in coverage from the slot
    • QB's best friend; reliable, consistent route runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Rarely faced press-man from slot
    • Timed faster than he played

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    15 111 1540 13.9 18
    20 Justin HerbertOregon QB

    Traded from: LAR

    Based on his tape, Herbert is a second-round pick. We've said that since late last year. But demand for franchise QBs outstrips supply, and he'll likely be a top-10 pick on Thursday night. We have him falling to No. 20 here, and the Jaguars scoop him up with their second first-rounder. Yes, we know, Jacksonville had needs on both the offensive and defensive lines, but their current QB depth chart includes Gardner Minshew and Josh Dobbs. Herbert has all the physical tools and perhaps NFL coaching -- and playing in an offense that fits his strengths -- can help him put it all together. And Herbert will need a year of seasoning on the bench -- he absolutely can not be forced onto the field -- for his best chance at long-term success.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 91

    Strengths:

    • At 6-6, prototypical height for NFL QB
    • Has best arm in draft, can make every throw
    • Has athleticism to be a dual threat QB

    Weaknesses:

    • Way too inconsistent despite starting four years
    • Struggles with touch on intermediate throws
    • Didn't always play big in big games

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 3471 66.8 32 6
    21 Brandon AiyukArizona St. WR

    The Eagles reportedly want to move up for CeeDee Lamb, and we don't blame them -- he's our WR1. But if they stay at No. 21, he'll be long gone. Plan B could include a player like Aiyuk, who is short on experience but is electric with the ball in his hands, both as a receiver and a returner. He'll get better as a route runner but he's already a YAC machine.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Four-down player, explosive returner
    • Dominates in 1-v-1 coverage
    • Always a threat to take next pass to the house

    Weaknesses:

    • Raw, still learning the position
    • Needs to refine route running

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 65 1192 18.3 8
    22 Jeff GladneyTCU CB

    Traded from: BUF

    Gladney plays much bigger than his 5-foot-10 frame and he's one of the fastest cornerbacks in the class. The Vikings have to replace a lot of their defensive roster, starting in the secondary after letting Xavier Rhodes, Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes leave earlier this offseason.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Plays much bigger than his 5-foot-10, 191-pounds
    • Tenacious cover corner who is physical throughout the route
    • Willing tackler in run support

    Weaknesses:

    • Size could be concern if he plays outside in NFL
    • Needs to add weight, get stronger

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 31 0.5 1
    23 A.J. EpenesaIowa EDGE

    This is a little high for us -- Epenesa flashed at Iowa but didn't play with the consistency we hoped to see, and he followed that up with a disappointing combine -- but Bill Belichick has a knack of zigging when others zag, and Epenesa, who plays outside but can kick inside, feels like a player who would excel in New England.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?89

    Strengths:

    • Ability to set the edge in the run game
    • Able to use power to set up pass-rush moves
    • Can play DE in 3-4 of 4-3; can also kick inside and play DT

    Weaknesses:

    • Disappears for stretches during games
    • Doesn't win 1-v-1s as consistently as he should
    • Had a poor combine -- ran slow and only 17 reps

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    13 49 11.5 0
    24 Patrick QueenLSU LB

    No player did more for their draft stock than Queen, who flashed week in and week out for LSU. Demario Davis is coming off a dominating campaign, but there's no depth behind Kiko Alonso in the middle of the field. Queen is a sideline-to-sideline talent who is also strong in pass coverage.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Diagnoses in a hurry
    • Good suddenness after the snap
    • Smooth in his coverage drops and flipping his hips in zone
    • Burst stands out as a blitzer
    • Awesome sniffing out screens

    Weaknesses:

    • Gets engulfed by blockers, lacks block-shedding ability
    • Quicker than fast
    • Not much ball production
    • One year of high-level production

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    15 85 3 1
    25 Yetur Gross-MatosPenn St. EDGE

    The Vikings continue to restock the defensive cupboard, this time with edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos. Gross-Matos looks the part, and while he isn't particularly bendy around the edge he flashes big-play abilities. He won't dominate from Day 1 but has all the physical attributes to be a legit pass rusher in the NFL.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Looks the part
    • Strong hands, bendy athlete who can overpower OTs
    • High-motor, downfield-pursuit player

    Weaknesses:

    • Can disappear for stretches
    • Still learning the position
    • Could be more explosive in initial pass rush

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    11 40 9.5 0
    26 Zack BaunWisconsin LB

    Traded from: HOU

    The Dolphins have needs at pass rusher and linebacker, and Baun checks both boxes. Baun starred off the edge for the Badgers but he's a tad undersized, which may mean he kicks inside. If nothing else, he can play on the weakside and be a situational pass rusher.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Plays much bigger, faster and stronger than his size
    • Solid in coverage
    • Gets after it as a pass rusher; was hard to slow down at Wisconsin

    Weaknesses:

    • Undersized for an EDGE
    • Doesn't have much experience at inside linebacker should he kick inside

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 76 12.5 1
    27 Cesar RuizMichigan OL

    Justin Britt is entering the final year of his contract and the Seahawks have to get better at protecting Russell Wilson. Ruiz, who can also play guard, was the best pass-blocking interior lineman in this class, and perhaps it would prompt OC Brian Schottenheimer to call more pass plays in 2020.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 88

    Strengths:

    • Athleticism pops on film right away
    • Snaps out of his stance and has light feet
    • Run game specialist
    • Adequately aware of stunts and can get there
    • Mostly solid anchor

    Weaknesses:

    • Can play a bit high and get outleveraged
    • Power fluctuates, but it's mostly area in which he needs to improve
    • Decently susceptible to getting bull rushed
    • Doesn't have long arms and a ton of pop in his punch
    28 Kenneth MurrayOklahoma LB

    Queen feels like a Baltimore player. Josh Bynes left for Cincy, and one of the few holes on this defense is at linebacker.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Sideline-to-sideline speed and a tackling machine
    • One of the best athletes on the field
    • Explosive to the ball

    Weaknesses:

    • Not much experience as pass defender
    • Sometimes out of control

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 102 4 0
    29 Marlon DavidsonAuburn DL

    The Titans traded away Jurrell Casey, and Marlon Davidson's versatility is what makes him so attractive here. He plays primarily outside the tackle, where he can get after it as a pass rusher, but he also has the ability to kick inside too. He's much more polished coming off the edge but he'll get better with time.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • Positional versatility
    • Heavy hands and he uses them well
    • Impressive first step and sustained speed through the line
    • An always-humming motor
    • Powerful

    Weaknesses:

    • Likely to be playing new position (DT) in NFL
    • Length could be a major concern
    • Good, not great against the run
    • Isn't a stud block-shedder

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 48 7.5 0
    30 Denzel MimsBaylor WR

    Mims followed a strong season with outta-this-world performances at the Senior Bowl and the combine. He's still developing as a route runner but he's a contested-catch machine who will flourish in an offense that includes Aaron Rodgers.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 87

    Strengths:

    • Tested out of this world at combine
    • Dominated vs. top CBs at Senior Bowl
    • High-point catcher, can run by anybody

    Weaknesses:

    • Raw
    • Struggled with focus drops
    • Needs to improve as route runner

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 66 1020 15.5 12
    31 Josh JonesHouston OL

    Jones showed vast improvement from 2018 to 2019, but the level of competition will be called into question when trying to project him to the next level. That said, Jones was dominant at the Senior Bowl and the 49ers will eventually have to replace Joe Staley, who will be 36 when the season begins. After grabbing Jeudy at No. 13, cornerback could be the target here too. In a perfect world, San Francisco would trade out of this pick.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 91

    Strengths:

    • Incredibly athletic for size
    • Smooth getting to next level in run game
    • Solid in pass pro, even against quicker EDGE rushers

    Weaknesses:

    • Still raw though he improved substantially from '18
    • Needs to get stronger
    • Can improve run blocking
    32 Kristian FultonLSU CB

    The Chiefs would've loved to have landed Cesar Ruiz but he's already gone. Instead, they bolster the secondary with Kristian Fulton. He's coming off an impressive 2019 campaign and when he's locked in, he locks down opposing WRs. RB has also been a popular pick here but Andy Reid has never taken a running back in Round 1, and has selected just one running back in the second round: LeSean McCoy.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Excels in press-man coverage
    • Rarely out of position at top of route
    • Click-and-close ability is among the best in this class

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve strength
    • Ran 4.46 but questions about deep speed on tape
    • Suspended for 2017 season

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 38 0 1
  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Joe BurrowLSU QB

    Soon, the only guarantee in this first round will be locked in. Burrow to Bengals.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 96

    Strengths:

    • Football IQ is second to none
    • Keeps eyes downfield in face of rush, goes through progressions
    • Incredibly accurate to every level; consistently fits ball in small windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Average size for NFL QB
    • Just one year of production

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    15 5671 76.3 60 6
    2 Chase YoungOhio St. EDGE

    As they should, the Redskins are making a final effort to drum up interest in this pick for a trade back. But ultimately, I doubt they get blown away with an offer.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 97

    Strengths:

    • Athletic specimen re: height/weight/speed
    • Speed-to-power is elite
    • Has variety of pass-rush moves but consistently wins with power

    Weaknesses:

    • Relies on power to beat offensive linemen; needs to vary pass-rush moves
    • Elite pass rusher but needs to get better against the run

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 46 16.5 0
    3 Jeff OkudahOhio St. CB

    I've officially flipped. I don't see Tua Tagovailoa going inside the top five anymore. The Lions would love to move down. Instead, they aren't blown away by an offer and pick Okudah to become their No. 1 cornerback right away.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Exudes confidence
    • Best coverage CB in this class and it's not even close
    • At 6-1, 205, ideal size/speed for NFL CB

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles to get off WR blocks in run game
    • Could be better in run support
    • Can be too grabby on downfield routes

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 0 3
    4 Tristan WirfsIowa OL

    How about a non-surprise from Dave Gettleman. Wirfs to the G-Men.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Rare athletic ability for someone that size
    • Can play both RT and LT
    • Wrestling background shows up on tape; can manhandle D-linemen

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles with speed rushers around the edge
    • Sometimes plays off-balance
    • Some NFL teams might prefer him at guard
    5 Justin HerbertOregon QB

    It wouldn't shock me if this was an offensive tackle, but I guess the real shock would be no Tagovailoa to the Dolphins.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 91

    Strengths:

    • At 6-6, prototypical height for NFL QB
    • Has best arm in draft, can make every throw
    • Has athleticism to be a dual threat QB

    Weaknesses:

    • Way too inconsistent despite starting four years
    • Struggles with touch on intermediate throws
    • Didn't always play big in big games

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 3471 66.8 32 6
    6 Tua TagovailoaAlabama QB

    The Chargers simply cannot pass on Tagovailoa here. And with Tyrod Taylor on the roster, there won't be a major need to rush Tagovailoa onto the field in 2020.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Legit dual-threat QB than can beat you with arm or legs
    • The best deep-ball passer in this draft class
    • Great anticipation on short/intermediate routes, can fit ball in tight windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Below-average height
    • Injury history is a real concern

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    9 2840 71.4 33 3
    7 Isaiah SimmonsClemson LB

    This is a Matt Rhule type of prospect. Simmons is a lab-created player who will help usher in the new era of the positionless second-level defender.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Can line up at LB, slot corner, EDGE rusher and both safety positions
    • Elite athleticism allows him to easily match up vs. TEs/RBs and even slot WRs
    • Has sideline-to-sideline speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Better as a LB than S
    • Doesn't always wrap up as a tackler
    • Doesn't take on blocks

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    15 107 8 3
    8 C.J. HendersonFloridaMOCK TRADE from ARI CB

    Mock Trade from: ARI

    This is where the Falcons strike to get the talented cornerback they desperately need.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Has size and speed NFL teams look for in elite CBs
    • Great mirroring technique
    • Doesn't panic because he has recovery speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve tackling
    • Played better in 2018 than 2019

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    9 32 1 0
    9 Derrick BrownAuburn DL

    After trading Calais Campbell this offseason, the Jaguars could use more beef on the interior of their defensive line. They'd get that with the ultra-powerful Brown.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 94

    Strengths:

    • Regularly collapses the pocket
    • Can play anywhere along D-line
    • Regularly requires double teams

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to get better as a pass rusher
    • Can disappear for stretches on tape

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 55 4 0
    10 Andrew ThomasGeorgia OL

    The Browns could move out of this pick, but with Thomas -- a true left tackle -- on the board and the Jets picking right after them, the Browns don't get too cute, and just pick him.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Four-year starter who has improved each season
    • Can play both LT or RT
    • Flexibility and athleticism makes him a natural fit for LT in the NFL

    Weaknesses:

    • Footwork is sometimes sloppy
    • Can struggle against speed rushers
    11 Mekhi BectonLouisville OL

    With a loaded receiver group and a top-heavy offensive tackle class, the Jets go with Becton here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Moves like someone who weighs a lot less
    • Has only 17% body fat
    • Road grader in run game; gets to second level with ease

    Weaknesses:

    • Weighs 364 pounds, which isn't something you see in an NFL OT
    • Didn't face elite pass rushers during 2019 season
    • Needs to improve in pass protection
    12 Henry Ruggs IIIAlabama WR

    Ruggs gives the Raiders the big-play element they want at the receiver spot.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Almost always the fastest person on the field
    • Can score on short, intermediate, deep routes
    • Only dropped one ball in 2019; tough YAC runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a route runner
    • Will need to prove he can routinely beat press man

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 40 746 18.7 7
    13 Jedrick WillsAlabamaMOCK TRADE from SF OL

    Mock Trade from: SF

    The Dolphins need all the offensive line help they can get, and instead of waiting and hoping a top prospect at that position falls to them at No. 18 overall, they get aggressive and trade up for Wills.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Dominant run blocker
    • Insanely athletic for size
    • Plays with an edge

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a pass blocker
    • Can get beat on inside move in pass pro
    14 Josh JonesHouston OL

    The Buccaneers pick the well-rounded Jones to man the right tackle spot for Tom Brady's club.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 91

    Strengths:

    • Incredibly athletic for size
    • Smooth getting to next level in run game
    • Solid in pass pro, even against quicker EDGE rushers

    Weaknesses:

    • Still raw though he improved substantially from '18
    • Needs to get stronger
    • Can improve run blocking
    15 Jerry JeudyAlabama WR

    Elation in John Elway's mansion in Denver. He types this pick in instantly when the Broncos go on the clock.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Best route-runner in this draft class
    • Sneaky speed to win on deep routes
    • Almost impossible to bring down in the open field

    Weaknesses:

    • Has great hands but struggled with concentration drops last season
    • Production dropped from 2018 to 2019
    • Didn't face much press coverage at Alabama

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 77 1163 15.1 10
    16 CeeDee LambOklahomaMOCK TRADE from ATL WR

    Mock Trade from: ATL

    Would the Cardinals have liked an offensive tackle here? Sure. But Lamb is too sensational of a prospect to pass up, as is the ability to pair him with Kyler Murray. Giddy up.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Pound for pound one of strongest WRs in draft class
    • Makes contested/acrobatic catches look easy
    • YAC monster; routinely breaks tackles for big gains

    Weaknesses:

    • Didn't face press-man in college
    • Doesn't have top-end speed

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 62 1327 21.4 14
    17 K'Lavon ChaissonLSU EDGE

    The Cowboys need to add more juice to the pass rush, and Chaisson gives them that in a big way.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Speed-to-power around the edge is elite
    • Bendy, twitched-up athleticism
    • Plays well against top competition

    Weaknesses:

    • Still learning the position
    • Needs to get better setting the edge in run game
    • ACL injury forced him to miss 2018 season

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    13 60 6.5 0
    18 Justin JeffersonLSUMOCK TRADE from MIA WR

    Mock Trade from: MIA

    The 49ers add some wiggle and slot production to their offense in Jefferson after trading back. Nice navigating.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Huge catch radius
    • Excels at finding holes in coverage from the slot
    • QB's best friend; reliable, consistent route runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Rarely faced press-man from slot
    • Timed faster than he played

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    15 111 1540 13.9 18
    19 Denzel MimsBaylorMOCK TRADE from LV WR

    Mock Trade from: LV

    The Eagles can't see a run on receivers go right in front of them, so Howie Roseman ascends up the board and drafts a receiver prospect with size and game-breaking speed.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 87

    Strengths:

    • Tested out of this world at combine
    • Dominated vs. top CBs at Senior Bowl
    • High-point catcher, can run by anybody

    Weaknesses:

    • Raw
    • Struggled with focus drops
    • Needs to improve as route runner

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 66 1020 15.5 12
    20 A.J. TerrellClemson CB

    Traded from: LAR

    Terrell is a long, superb athlete who finds the football routinely and can mirror down the field. Prudent -- non-flashy -- pick for the Jaguars here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Long, athletic prototypical CB
    • Ran 4.42 at combine and that speed shows up on tape
    • Cover corner who excels in press-man

    Weaknesses:

    • Didn't face much competition in ACC
    • Better in man than zone schemes
    • Could be better vs. run

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 39 0.5 2
    21 Trevon DiggsAlabamaMOCK TRADE from PHI CB

    Mock Trade from: PHI

    While his long speed and awareness when the football is arriving are in question, Diggs is a physically dominant press man cornerback that'd bring a real edge to the Raiders secondary at the corner spot.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Has size/speed to match up with big NFL WRs
    • Downfield playmaker (brother of WR Stefon Diggs)
    • Athleticism and quickness to excel in coverage

    Weaknesses:

    • Aggressiveness can sometimes work against him
    • Can get handsy on downfield routes
    • Deep speed could be called into question

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 37 0 3
    22 Jalen ReagorTCU WR

    Traded from: BUF

    Finding a replacement for Stefon Diggs is a must, and Reagor has super-slippery tendencies on the field and freaky downfield explosion.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 87

    Strengths:

    • Off-the-charts athleticism
    • Ability to score from anywhere on field
    • Strong hands, ability to make contested catch

    Weaknesses:

    • Limited by young QB at TCU
    • Focus drops occasionally a problem
    • Needs to reduce wasted motion getting off line of scrimmage

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 43 611 14.2 5
    23 Yetur Gross-MatosPenn St. EDGE

    The Patriots go with an ascending outside pass rusher to boost that group in a big way.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Looks the part
    • Strong hands, bendy athlete who can overpower OTs
    • High-motor, downfield-pursuit player

    Weaknesses:

    • Can disappear for stretches
    • Still learning the position
    • Could be more explosive in initial pass rush

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    11 40 9.5 0
    24 Javon KinlawSouth Carolina DL

    New Orleans stops Kinlaw's fall and lands the premier inside pass rusher in this class.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Elite pass rusher despite size
    • Has strength to overpower blockers and collapse pocket
    • Has size/athleticism to play anywhere along D-line

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to add more pass-rush moves
    • Can sometimes get to upright in pass rush
    • Needs to be better with hand usage/placement

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 6 0
    25 Austin JacksonUSC OL

    With Jackson, he could go into 2020 in a competition with Riley Reiff at left tackle but doesn't have to be rushed onto the field. He needs time to get stronger but the physical tools are there.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • Long-limbed, well proportioned
    • Quick feet for size
    • Solid recovery ability

    Weaknesses:

    • Raw
    • Needs to improve technique
    • Can sometimes get out over his toes and off-balance
    26 Xavier McKinneyAlabama S

    Traded from: HOU

    The Dolphins want a leader on the back end of their defense, and that's precisely what they'd get with McKinney, who's capable of doing it all.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Can line up at deep safety, in the slot, at LB
    • A weapon as a blitzer
    • Solid tackler

    Weaknesses:

    • Not as athletic as top-flight defensive backs
    • Can improve in coverage, especially on underneath routes

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    13 95 3 3
    27 Ezra ClevelandBoise St. OL

    Can't get away from this pairing because it's too perfect. Offensive tackle is a major need for Seattle, and Cleveland is a fine athlete.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • One of most athletic OTs in class
    • Gets to second level with ease
    • Stays patient and in-balance in pass protection

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to get stronger
    • Lack of strength sometimes shows up in run blocking
    • Lack of competition is a concern
    28 Josh UcheMichigan EDGE

    Uche sneaks into the first round because of his legitimate linebacker/edge versatility and the well-rounded skill sets he has at both positions. Plus, the Ravens are really in need of linebacker and edge-rusher help.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • Above-average twitch
    • Can tightly bend the corner
    • Converts speed to immense power
    • Off-ball linebacker versatility
    • Effective inside counter

    Weaknesses:

    • On the smaller side for an edge rusher
    • Good, not great pass-rush move arsenal

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 8.5 0
    29 Isaiah WilsonGeorgia OL

    The Titans let Jack Conklin walk in free agency and pick his immediate replacement in Wilson, a gargantuan road-grader with impressive feet.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 85

    Strengths:

    • Gigantic but moves like he's much smaller
    • Effective on combo blocks
    • Strong anchor
    • Enough athleticism to recover if initially beaten
    • Brute strength in pass protection and for run game

    Weaknesses:

    • Not always on time with his punches
    • Some speed-to-power rushers can get underneath him and drive him back
    • Speed rushers will give him some problems around the corner
    30 Kenneth MurrayOklahoma LB

    Even after signing Christian Kirksey in free agency, the Packers address the linebacker spot with a missile of a player in Murray.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Sideline-to-sideline speed and a tackling machine
    • One of the best athletes on the field
    • Explosive to the ball

    Weaknesses:

    • Not much experience as pass defender
    • Sometimes out of control

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 102 4 0
    31 Cesar RuizMichigan OL

    Ruiz is the perfect type of center to be inserted into Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 88

    Strengths:

    • Athleticism pops on film right away
    • Snaps out of his stance and has light feet
    • Run game specialist
    • Adequately aware of stunts and can get there
    • Mostly solid anchor

    Weaknesses:

    • Can play a bit high and get outleveraged
    • Power fluctuates, but it's mostly area in which he needs to improve
    • Decently susceptible to getting bull rushed
    • Doesn't have long arms and a ton of pop in his punch
    32 Noah IgbinogheneAuburn CB

    Igbinoghene has all the athletic gifts to be a star outside corner in the NFL.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 88

    Strengths:

    • Comes from a track background
    • Extremely physical throughout route
    • Solid mirroring skills, rarely out of position

    Weaknesses:

    • Relatively new to the position; only played CB last two seasons
    • Can get handsy when he doesn't locate ball early
    • Instincts aren't there yet

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 42 0 0
  • # Team Player Pos
    1 Joe BurrowLSU QB

    I love this pick. He will be a star. He has the makeup you want from a quarterback and can make all the throws, even if his arm isn't elite. The Bengals will be big-time winners with this kid.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 96

    Strengths:

    • Football IQ is second to none
    • Keeps eyes downfield in face of rush, goes through progressions
    • Incredibly accurate to every level; consistently fits ball in small windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Average size for NFL QB
    • Just one year of production

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    15 5671 76.3 60 6
    2 Chase YoungOhio St. EDGE

    You can't let great pass rushers pass you by in a draft. The Redskins won't. Young would be a nice addition to Jack Del Rio's front seven.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 97

    Strengths:

    • Athletic specimen re: height/weight/speed
    • Speed-to-power is elite
    • Has variety of pass-rush moves but consistently wins with power

    Weaknesses:

    • Relies on power to beat offensive linemen; needs to vary pass-rush moves
    • Elite pass rusher but needs to get better against the run

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 46 16.5 0
    3 Derrick BrownAuburn DL

    There is a chance the Lions trade out of this spot, but I will keep the pick here for this mock. It will be a tough decision between Brown and Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah, but I will go with Brown.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 94

    Strengths:

    • Regularly collapses the pocket
    • Can play anywhere along D-line
    • Regularly requires double teams

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to get better as a pass rusher
    • Can disappear for stretches on tape

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 55 4 0
    4 Justin HerbertOregonMOCK TRADE from NYG QB

    Mock Trade from: NYG

    They have to hit this pick and Thomas is a safe choice. I thought about Isaiah Simmons here, but I just don't think the position value is there.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 91

    Strengths:

    • At 6-6, prototypical height for NFL QB
    • Has best arm in draft, can make every throw
    • Has athleticism to be a dual threat QB

    Weaknesses:

    • Way too inconsistent despite starting four years
    • Struggles with touch on intermediate throws
    • Didn't always play big in big games

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    14 3471 66.8 32 6
    5 Andrew ThomasGeorgia OL

    They miss on Herbert and pass on Tua Tagovailoa to take a top tackle prospect. Thomas will be a long-time starter with little risk.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Four-year starter who has improved each season
    • Can play both LT or RT
    • Flexibility and athleticism makes him a natural fit for LT in the NFL

    Weaknesses:

    • Footwork is sometimes sloppy
    • Can struggle against speed rushers
    6 Mekhi BectonLouisville OL

    They pass on Tua Tagovailoa to take a tackle who can step in and fix the problem on the left side. He has all the tools if he stays in shape and keeps his weight down.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Moves like someone who weighs a lot less
    • Has only 17% body fat
    • Road grader in run game; gets to second level with ease

    Weaknesses:

    • Weighs 364 pounds, which isn't something you see in an NFL OT
    • Didn't face elite pass rushers during 2019 season
    • Needs to improve in pass protection
    7 C.J. HendersonFlorida CB

    They decide to take Henderson rather than Okudah. There are a lot of personnel people who think Henderson is the best cover player in this draft. The Panthers have to get a corner.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Has size and speed NFL teams look for in elite CBs
    • Great mirroring technique
    • Doesn't panic because he has recovery speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve tackling
    • Played better in 2018 than 2019

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    9 32 1 0
    8 Jedrick WillsAlabama OL

    With Thomas and Becton gone, they have to decide between Wills and Wirfs, and I think Wills is the tougher of the two, which would fit this team better.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Dominant run blocker
    • Insanely athletic for size
    • Plays with an edge

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a pass blocker
    • Can get beat on inside move in pass pro
    9 K'Lavon ChaissonLSUMOCK TRADE from JAC EDGE

    Mock Trade from: JAC

    This is something that has picked up steam in recent weeks with the Giants said to be high on Chaisson. They need edge help in the worst way, so taking him over a tackle here makes sense.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Speed-to-power around the edge is elite
    • Bendy, twitched-up athleticism
    • Plays well against top competition

    Weaknesses:

    • Still learning the position
    • Needs to get better setting the edge in run game
    • ACL injury forced him to miss 2018 season

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    13 60 6.5 0
    10 Isaiah SimmonsClemson LB

    They get a speedy player to add to their defense. He can play linebacker, safety or whatever. They will find a way to make it work.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Can line up at LB, slot corner, EDGE rusher and both safety positions
    • Elite athleticism allows him to easily match up vs. TEs/RBs and even slot WRs
    • Has sideline-to-sideline speed

    Weaknesses:

    • Better as a LB than S
    • Doesn't always wrap up as a tackler
    • Doesn't take on blocks

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    15 107 8 3
    11 Jeff OkudahOhio St. CB

    They would be shocked if he's here, but in this mock he is, so they'd take him in an instant. Their corner situation is a mess.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Exudes confidence
    • Best coverage CB in this class and it's not even close
    • At 6-1, 205, ideal size/speed for NFL CB

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles to get off WR blocks in run game
    • Could be better in run support
    • Can be too grabby on downfield routes

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 0 3
    12 Tua TagovailoaAlabama QB

    The fall of Tagovailoa will end here as the Raiders take him to compete with Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota. He could sit and get healthy for a year in this scenario.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 95

    Strengths:

    • Legit dual-threat QB than can beat you with arm or legs
    • The best deep-ball passer in this draft class
    • Great anticipation on short/intermediate routes, can fit ball in tight windows

    Weaknesses:

    • Only has average arm strength
    • Below-average height
    • Injury history is a real concern

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    9 2840 71.4 33 3
    13 Henry Ruggs IIIAlabamaMOCK TRADE from SF WR

    Mock Trade from: SF

    One of the things they lack in their offense is a big-time speed threat. Ruggs can fly, and Drew Lock will love his field-stretching ability. It's worth moving up to get him.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Almost always the fastest person on the field
    • Can score on short, intermediate, deep routes
    • Only dropped one ball in 2019; tough YAC runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve as a route runner
    • Will need to prove he can routinely beat press man

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    12 40 746 18.7 7
    14 Tristan WirfsIowa OL

    They probably didn't think one of the tackles would fall to this spot, so it would be an easy pick. Wirfs played right tackle at Iowa, so now he steps in as the starter on the right side for Tom Brady.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Rare athletic ability for someone that size
    • Can play both RT and LT
    • Wrestling background shows up on tape; can manhandle D-linemen

    Weaknesses:

    • Sometimes struggles with speed rushers around the edge
    • Sometimes plays off-balance
    • Some NFL teams might prefer him at guard
    15 CeeDee LambOklahomaMOCK TRADE from DEN WR

    Mock Trade from: DEN

    They move back two spots and add a draft pick and still land a big-time receiver. Lamb is great with the ball under his arm.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Pound for pound one of strongest WRs in draft class
    • Makes contested/acrobatic catches look easy
    • YAC monster; routinely breaks tackles for big gains

    Weaknesses:

    • Didn't face press-man in college
    • Doesn't have top-end speed

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 62 1327 21.4 14
    16 Yetur Gross-MatosPenn St. EDGE

    This is a player who is loved much more by the NFL personnel people than the draft analysts. The Falcons need to fix that pass rush ? even with Dante Fowler ? and he can help do that.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Looks the part
    • Strong hands, bendy athlete who can overpower OTs
    • High-motor, downfield-pursuit player

    Weaknesses:

    • Can disappear for stretches
    • Still learning the position
    • Could be more explosive in initial pass rush

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    11 40 9.5 0
    17 A.J. TerrellClemson CB

    They lost Byron Jones to the Dolphins in free agency, so why not take a smooth cover player to take over? Terrell will be an immediate starter for them.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Long, athletic prototypical CB
    • Ran 4.42 at combine and that speed shows up on tape
    • Cover corner who excels in press-man

    Weaknesses:

    • Didn't face much competition in ACC
    • Better in man than zone schemes
    • Could be better vs. run

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 39 0.5 2
    18 Jordan LoveUtah St. QB

    Traded from: PIT

    They pass on quarterback at No. 5 and come back to take Love here in this spot. He has a ton of upside and can learn from Ryan Fitzpatrick for a year.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Can make every throw on the field
    • Has great touch on deep balls
    • Has athleticism to make plays with his feet

    Weaknesses:

    • Coming off forgettable 2019 season
    • Can try to do too much which leads to unforced turnovers
    • Can stare down receivers

    2019 College Stats

    GP PYDS PCT TDS INT
    13 3402 61.9 20 17
    19 Jerry JeudyAlabama WR

    Traded from: CHI

    After getting Tua Tagovailoa with their first pick, they get his college receiver with the second first-round pick. They could also consider corner here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 92

    Strengths:

    • Best route-runner in this draft class
    • Sneaky speed to win on deep routes
    • Almost impossible to bring down in the open field

    Weaknesses:

    • Has great hands but struggled with concentration drops last season
    • Production dropped from 2018 to 2019
    • Didn't face much press coverage at Alabama

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 77 1163 15.1 10
    20 Javon KinlawSouth Carolina DL

    Traded from: LAR

    If he falls to this spot, the Jaguars would race the card up to the podium. He has the potential to be a lot like Chris Jones of the Chiefs.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 93

    Strengths:

    • Elite pass rusher despite size
    • Has strength to overpower blockers and collapse pocket
    • Has size/athleticism to play anywhere along D-line

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to add more pass-rush moves
    • Can sometimes get to upright in pass rush
    • Needs to be better with hand usage/placement

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    12 35 6 0
    21 Justin JeffersonLSU WR

    After getting Darius Slay in a trade, they need to use this pick on receiver. Jefferson would fit in perfectly with what they need, with the ability to play both inside and outside.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 89

    Strengths:

    • Huge catch radius
    • Excels at finding holes in coverage from the slot
    • QB's best friend; reliable, consistent route runner

    Weaknesses:

    • Rarely faced press-man from slot
    • Timed faster than he played

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    15 111 1540 13.9 18
    22 Kristian FultonLSU CB

    Traded from: BUF

    They have to get help at corner and Fulton is a long, athletic player who could step in and start. We know Mike Zimmer loves to draft corners.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 90

    Strengths:

    • Excels in press-man coverage
    • Rarely out of position at top of route
    • Click-and-close ability is among the best in this class

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to improve strength
    • Ran 4.46 but questions about deep speed on tape
    • Suspended for 2017 season

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 38 0 1
    23 Patrick QueenLSU LB

    They have to get linebackers who can run to the football. With Kyle Van Noy gone and Dont'a Hightower in the final year of his contract, taking Queen makes sense.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Diagnoses in a hurry
    • Good suddenness after the snap
    • Smooth in his coverage drops and flipping his hips in zone
    • Burst stands out as a blitzer
    • Awesome sniffing out screens

    Weaknesses:

    • Gets engulfed by blockers, lacks block-shedding ability
    • Quicker than fast
    • Not much ball production
    • One year of high-level production

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    15 85 3 1
    24 Kenneth MurrayOklahoma LB

    The middle of their defense needs a little help and Murray would be a nice addition next to Demario Davis. Their roster is impressive so they can go a variety of ways here.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating:?90

    Strengths:

    • Sideline-to-sideline speed and a tackling machine
    • One of the best athletes on the field
    • Explosive to the ball

    Weaknesses:

    • Not much experience as pass defender
    • Sometimes out of control

    2019 College Stats

    GP TKL SACKS INT
    14 102 4 0
    25 Ezra ClevelandBoise St. OL

    This might seem like a strange pick, but they could play Cleveland at tackle and move Riley Reiff inside to guard to get bigger and stronger. Cleveland needs to gain some weight, but he has the feet scouts love.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 86

    Strengths:

    • One of most athletic OTs in class
    • Gets to second level with ease
    • Stays patient and in-balance in pass protection

    Weaknesses:

    • Needs to get stronger
    • Lack of strength sometimes shows up in run blocking
    • Lack of competition is a concern
    26 Cesar RuizMichigan OL

    Traded from: HOU

    He is one of the cleanest players in this draft. The Dolphins have Ted Karras for a season, but Ruiz can play guard next year and then move over in 2021. He will be a star center.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 88

    Strengths:

    • Athleticism pops on film right away
    • Snaps out of his stance and has light feet
    • Run game specialist
    • Adequately aware of stunts and can get there
    • Mostly solid anchor

    Weaknesses:

    • Can play a bit high and get outleveraged
    • Power fluctuates, but it's mostly area in which he needs to improve
    • Decently susceptible to getting bull rushed
    • Doesn't have long arms and a ton of pop in his punch
    27 Denzel MimsBaylor WR

    They have a big hole at right tackle and what they have on the roster now isn't good enough. Wilson is a massive man who could step in and play right away.

    Draft Scouting Report:

    Rating: 87

    Strengths:

    • Tested out of this world at combine
    • Dominated vs. top CBs at Senior Bowl
    • High-point catcher, can run by anybody

    Weaknesses:

    • Raw
    • Struggled with focus drops
    • Needs to improve as route runner

    2019 College Stats

    GP REC YDS AVG TDS
    13 66 1020 15.5 12
    28 Jeremy ChinnS. Illinois S