The college football season is almost over and it is never too early to look ahead to the next NFL Draft and what team could be targeting. Here is the 2020 NFL Mock Draft December 19.
1. Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Just when it was thought that Joe Burrow couldn’t impress anymore, he dominated a great Georgia defense in the SEC Championship Game. The Bengals need to get their quarterback of the future in this draft.
2. New York Giants- Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
Young is a freak athlete and could help the team out immediately. The Giants rank in the bottom half of the league in sacks and when they were winning Super Bowls they had one of the best defensive lines in the league.
3. Miami Dolphins- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
The Dolphins clearly don’t believe in Josh Rosen, as Ryan Fitzpatrick has been starting. They should still get a quarterback of the future. Tua Tagovailoa’s injury looks like it could be healed in time for the draft. Miami can afford to take the risk on Tagovailoa if they keep Rosen or Fitzpatrick around.
4. Washington Redskins- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Andrew Thomas has plenty of experience at left tackle for Georgia and looks like a lock to be an early first-round pick. The Redskins should get a replacement for Trent Williams and protect their franchise quarterback in Dwayne Haskins.
5. Detroit Lions- Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Okudah has great ball skills and can stick to a man like glue. The Lions still have a shaky secondary outside of Darius Slay and could use a corner across from him.
6. Arizona Cardinals- Derrick Brown, DT/NT, Auburn
Had he come out after last season, Brown would’ve been a top 10 pick. He has that potential this season if teams have a need for interior linemen. The Cardinals need to get better in the trenches on both sides of the ball this offseason.
7. New York Jets- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Jeudy has shown flashes of being a number one receiver with his ability to get open and cut on a dime. The Jets need to get more weapons to help Sam Darnold progress.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
Simmons is a freakish athlete who has the tools to play both linebacker and safety. The Jags could use a versatile player on defense.
9. Los Angeles Chargers- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Philip Rivers looks like he has lost a step. The Chargers are rumored to be thinking about giving Tyrod Taylor a start. Herbert was a projected top 10 pick if he came out for the 2019 NFL Draft. If he can improve his accuracy, he’ll be a top 10 pick this season.
10. Denver Broncos- Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Adebo is a long, talented corner who is rising up draft boards. The Broncos have Chris Harris on a one-year deal and need more cornerbacks outside of him anyways.
11. Carolina Panthers- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
Wirfs is playing right tackle for Iowa, but is playing well and could be an early first-round pick. The Panthers have to figure out the quarterback position, but also need to protect whoever is in the pocket.
12. Atlanta Falcons- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
Diggs would’ve been a first-round pick last season, but he got injured. The Falcons need to get a better defense if they want to compete again.
13. Cleveland Browns- Austin Jackson, OT, USC
Jackson is an athletic left tackle, who could be the cornerstone of an offensive line for years. The Browns have a lot of good skill position players, but they neglected the offensive line and it is costing them.
14. Las Vegas Raiders- A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
Jon Gruden has mentioned how tough it is to find a good pass rusher, so he’ll likely address that in the draft. Epenesa jumped out on tape when watching some of Iowa’s prospects that were eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft. He was a backup last year and now is getting a chance to shine.
15. Indianapolis Colts- Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
Fromm has lost some of his draft stock this season, but is still worthy of late first-round consideration. The Colts need a quarterback of the future and can let Fromm develop behind Jacoby Brissett.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grant Delpit, S, LSU
Delpit is a great safety prospect that could be a starter for the next decade. The Buccaneers missed out on Derwin James and could use a playmaker at the back of the defense.
17. Las Vegas Raiders (via CHI)- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Lamb is great once the ball is in his hands and should help the Eagles move the ball. The Raiders need to get some playmakers in this draft to help build the team in Las Vegas.
18. Philadelphia Eagles- Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
The Eagles are struggling on offense right now and could use a better receiving core. Ruggs is a fast receiver who should be able to get open often in the NFL.
19. Dallas Cowboys- Raekwon Davis, DE/DT, Alabama
With Robert Quinn and DeMarcus Lawrence at the defensive end positions, the Cowboys can focus on the interior of the defensive line. Davis was overshadowed by Quinnen Williams last year, but still is a big powerful player.
20. Tennessee Titans- Trey Adams, OT, Washington
Adams has had injury issues, but was thought of as a first-round pick at one point in his college career. He’ll have to stay healthy to be selected this highly. The Titans declined Jack Conklin’s fifth-year option and could be in need of offensive linemen this offseason.
21. Miami Dolphins (via PIT)- Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
The Dolphins need to get some weapons for a quarterback of the future to utilize. Shenault is athletic and can make acrobatic catches in the NFL.
22. Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR)- C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
After trading Jalen Ramsey to the Rams, the Jaguars might want to replace him to help their defense move back into the ranks of the eilte.
23. Miami Dolphins (via HOU)- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
Miami needs help all over, but their young quarterback will not be able to develop without protection. Becton is one of the biggest tackles in the class.
24. Kansas City Chiefs- Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Murray has good instincts and speed, making him a three-down player. The Chiefs need any help they can get on the defensive side of the ball.
25. Buffalo Bills- Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
The Bills offense isn’t quite where it needs to be and they can get Josh Allen an upgrade at wide receiver here.
26. Minnesota Vikings- Tyler Biadasz, OG/C, Wisconsin
The Vikings have focused on running the ball more this season and they should get better interior linemen to make it easier on them.
27. New England Patriots- Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State
Gross-Matos is a part of a great defensive line and will likely go round one. The Patriots would love to scoop him up at the end of the round.
28. Seattle Seahawks- Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Seattle needs to protect Russell Wilson at all costs. Leatherwood is a versatile offensive lineman who could fill in at a variety of positions.
29. San Francisco 49ers- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
San Francisco has had a great season, but they can still add to their offense. With Tee Higgins, they’ll have a good outside threat for defenses to worry about to go along with Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel.
30. New Orleans Saints- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
South Carolina upset Georgia this year and Kinlaw’s disruption was a major reason why. New Orleans should try to improve the interior of their defensive line.
31. Green Bay Packers- Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Reagor is a playmaker who has had a successful season for TCU, despite them not having a good passing offense. The Packers need someone other than Davante Adams to step up.
32. Baltimore Ravens- Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Moses is injured and out for the season, but he is a great linebacker. Baltimore needs better inside linebackers to make the defense better.