The college football season has just started, but 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 November 7.
1. Cincinnati Bengals- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
Cincinnati has decided to bench Andy Dalton, which means they will likely be in the market for a quarterback this offseason. Tagovailoa plays flawlessly for most games, but has struggled in some big games near the end of last season. A lot of that could be because he played the latter part of the season on a surgically repaired ankle. He is still currently the top quarterback in the class, but he needs to prove it on the field in 2019.
2. Washington Redskins- Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
Young is a freak athlete and could help the team out immediately. The Redskins could take an edge rusher or a tackle here, but Young is the best player in the class and they likely won’t be able to pass him up if they are in this position.
3. New York Jets- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
The Jets need to protect Sam Darnold so he can continue to develop. Andrew Thomas has plenty of experience at left tackle for Georgia and looks like a lock to be an early first-round pick.
4. Miami Dolphins- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Miami traded for Josh Rosen, but that doesn’t mean they’ll keep him with how well the quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft are regarded. Burrow has been the biggest riser in this draft class. LSU has a new offense and Burrow has been operating it to near perfection. He had only three incompletions against a solid Florida defense.
5. Atlanta Falcons- Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
Okudah has great ball skills and can stick to a man like glue. With Chase Young off the board, the Falcons can take another player on defense to improve the unit.
6. New York Giants- 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. Daniel Jones needs more weapons if he is going to be successful.
7. Cleveland Browns- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
The Browns have a lot of good skill position players, but they neglected the offensive line and it is costing them. Wirfs is playing right tackle for Iowa, but is playing well and could be an early first-round pick.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Grant Delpit, S, LSU
The Buccaneers need a quarterback, but their GM Jason Licht, has recently been accused of using burner accounts to defend Jameis Winston. As long as he is the GM, they won’t take another quarterback. Delpit is a great safety and could help the Buccaneers correct their mistake of passing on Derwin James.
9. Denver Broncos- Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
The Broncos have good edge rushers, but could stand to get better in the middle of their defense. 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.
10. Las Vegas Raiders (via CHI)- 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.
11. Arizona Cardinals- Isaiah Simmons, S/LB, Clemson
Simmons is a freakish athlete who has the tools to play both linebacker and safety. The Cardinals have spent a lot of draft capital on offense, but need to get their defense playing better. Selecting Simmons would allow their defense to be more versatile.
12. Detroit Lions- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Lions are playing well, but could still use some upgrades in the secondary. Diggs would’ve been a first-round pick last season, but he got injured.
13. Tennesee Titans- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Tennessee has benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill. They clearly need a new quarterback to lead the franchise. 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.
14. Jacksonville Jaguars- Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
Okwuegbunam was another player who could’ve entered the draft last season, but decided to play one more year of college football. He is an athletic tight end who could be a good target for an NFL team. The Jags need to get more talented players on offense to help out their defense, which is playing well.
15. Los Angeles Chargers- Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Philip Rivers and the offense are having trouble moving the ball and a lot of that has to do with the offensive line. With Russell Okung out with some serious health concerns, they should target a tackle in the upcoming draft. Little is out for the year with a knee injury, but should retain his draft value.
16. Las Vegas Raiders- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Lamb is great once the ball is in his hands and Jon Gruden will love to find ways to get him the ball. The Raiders tried to get a number one receiver in Antonio Brown, so they might be tempted to take Lamb.
17. Miami Dolphins (via PIT)- Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Leatherwood just moved to tackle this year, but is playing well. Miami needs help all over, but their young quarterback will not be able to develop without protection.
18. Philadelphia Eagles- Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
Philadelphia is getting torched right now and need some more corners. Adebo is a long, talented corner who is rising up draft boards.
19. 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.
20. Carolina Panthers- Trey Adams, OT, Washington
Carolina has to figure out their quarterback situation between Cam Newton and Kyle Allen, but they should improve the offensive line for whoever plays the position. 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 in 2019 to be selected this highly.
21. Dallas Cowboys- Raekwon Davis, 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.
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. 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.
24. Miami Dolphins (via Hou)- Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Quite frankly, the Dolphins need help everywhere. After already drafting a quarterback and an edge rusher, the Dolphins can take the best player available. Murray has good instincts and speed, making him a three-down player.
25. Kansas City Chiefs- Kristan Fulton, CB, LSU
The Chiefs need any defensive help they can get at this point.
26. Buffalo Bills- Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
Buffalo seems to like the small and fast wide receivers and Ruggs fits that bill. He has the potential to be a game-changer at the next level and would greatly help Josh Allen.
27. 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.
28. Seattle Seahawks- Austin Jackson, OT, USC
Jackson is an athletic left tackle and could extend the career of Russell Wilson by a few years.
29. Green Bay Packers- Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
The Packers don’t have too many needs, but could improve their linebacker play next to Blake Martinez.
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. New England Patriots- Nick Coe, DE/DT, Auburn
Coe is a versatile defensive lineman who could be perfect for the New England defense.
32. San Francisco 49ers- Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
Acquiring Emmanuel Sanders helps, but the 49ers likely need more help in their receiving core.