NFL Mock Draft 1.0 – Adam Pelletier

Chase Young
Chase Young is the best prospect in this draft and should go 1.1

Heading into the NFL Draft, there are always tons of mock drafts about what players we assume teams will take. However, as any Bears, Browns, Raiders, Jets, or Dolphins fan will tell you, teams rarely do what we all think is the smart move.

So rather than try to prognosticate what a team will do, let us tell them what they should do. Picks were arrived at using a consensus of rankings and team needs from Matt Miller, NFL Draft Grades, NFL Draft Network, Pro Football Focus, and more.

Here it is, a mock draft about who your team should pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.


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NFL Mock Draft Round 1


Chase YoungEDGEOhio St.
Chase Young is the best player in this draft. An absolute beast in pass rush and a game wrecker on every down. Joe Burrow may seem like a sure thing, but so did Akili Smith after a big senior year.

Jeff OkudahCBOhio St.
Washington would have prefered that Cincinnati drank the Burrow's Kool-Aid, but alas they have to take the consolation prize of Jeff Okudah. He will provide a strong building blcok for Ron Rivera's defense.

Isaiah SimmonsLBClemson
Last chance for Matt Patricia to build a defense that can stop someone. Simmons provides versatility and talent all over the field and is a player to build a defense around.

Jerry JeudyWRAlabama
If Daniel Jones is the future then he is going to need weapons to throw to. Jeudy has been talked about for years as one of the best receivers in years. Jeudy will provide Jones with a talented receiving option to pair with other secondary weapons.

Joe BurrowQBLSU
Burrow's one-year wonder status scared off Cincinnati, but Miami built to this moment and should choose Burrow. Tua could be an option, but his injury plagued status makes Burrow the safer, high-ceiling choice.

Tua TagovailoaQBAlabama
Tank for Tua pays off for the Chargers. They get to replace Philip Rivers with Tua and fans in Los Angeles will go nuts. It remains to be seen if Tua can save the Chargers lagging popularity in Los Angeles.

Derrick BrownDLAuburn
Carolina saw a mass exodus of their defensive line via free agency. Look for the Panthers to rebuild their defense starting from the middle with a strong anchor like Brown.

Tristan WirfsOLIowa
Arizona beefed up their passing offense with the addition of DeAndre Hopkins. Now they have to make sure that Kylar Murray stays upright and in one piece. Wirfs will provide the Cardinals with an anchor along their line.

Andrew ThomasOLGeorgia
Minshew Mania needs protection in Jacksonville and Thomas will be a building block for their offense moving forward. Thomas kept Jake Fromm upright for many years and opened holes for a prolific Georgia backfield. Look for him to do the same in Jacksonville.

Jedrick Wills Jr.OLAlabama
Baker Mayfiled spent most of last season looking up at the sky and missing Joe Thomas. Wills can help the Browns rebuild a porous offensive line and improve that offense.

CeeDee LambWROklahoma
The Jets have a depleted receiving after the departure of Robby Anderson and Lamb fills that void. If Sam Darnold is going to prove h's "the man" in New Jersey, he has to prove it. Lamb will help him achieve that if he is capable.

Henry Ruggs IIIWRAlabama
Las Vegas has made it clear they need a receiver for whoever will be thier quarterback. Whether it's Peterman, Mariota or Carr they need some weapons. Ruggs will be a benefit for the Raiders in Vegas, but he probably will not benefit from the lack of a quarterback on the Raiders.

via IND
CJ HendersonCBFlorida
The 49ers had a great year with talent all over the field. However, they struggled in coverage and all roads to a title will run through a pass happy offense. Henderson cut his teeth in a high-octane SEC and should be able to hold his own for San Francisco.

Mekhi BectonOLLouisville
With the arrival of Tom Brady Tampa's offensive line problem becomes a necessity. If they cannot keep Brady upright all year, then it will be a long year with Brady complaining all year. Becton is a monster in size and ability, he should do a lot to keep Brady placated and upright.

Justin JeffersonWRLSU
Cortland Sutton looks the part of a WR1 and he will need a running mate in Denver. Jefferson can provide Denver a great slot option to work the middle of the field while Sutton works the outside.

Javion KinlawDLSouth Carolina
Atlanta has put a lot of resources into the offense via free agency, look for them to address their D through the draft. Kinlaw will provide a defensive anchor for the Falcons and potentially develop into a stud.

Xavier McKinneySAlabama
Dallas has all the expensive offensive firepower you could ever need. Now they have to go address their defense in order to take pressure off of Dak and the offense. McKinney is a tackle machine who can also seek out the ball on ocassion as well.

via PIT
K'Lavon ChaissonEDGELSU
Miami continues to build the defense of the future at pick 18. Chaisson racked up 6.5 sacks last season and should provide a nice bookend to Shaq Lawson. If Chaisson can develop into a game wrecker, look for the Miami defense to be dominant.

via CHI
Josh JonesOLHouston
The rebuild in Vegas continues. Josh Jones played four years for a solid Houston team. Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden have to put together a strong offensive line. Jones has the potential to anchor that line.

via LAR
Patrick QueenLBLSU
Queen is an athletic linebacker who can stick with backs in coverage, a must in the modern NFL. His fresh legs can bring a spark to a Jaguars defense that wants to return to its Sacksonville days.

AJ EpenesaEDGEIowa
Epenesa is a 6-6 Edge who can create havoc. Philly can get a steal in the late first round here with a player who had 22 sacks and 30.5 tackles for loss over his last two Big Ten seasons. His size and skills can turn him into a stud for the Eagles

via BUF
AJ TerrellCBClemson
Minnesota gets to enjoy picking a cornerback with big-game experience at pick 22. Terrell ran a 4.42 at the Combine and has experience in a strong defense at Clemson. He did struggle in the National Championship, but so did the entire Tigers defense.

Tee HigginsWRClemson
New England has a rocky history of first round receivers, but Higgins seems like he could be the guy to buck that trend. Higgins has size and skills that are reminiscent of AJ Green. He put up prolific numbers at Clemson and could give Jared Stidham a fighting chance to be successful in New England.

Kenneth MurrayLBOklahoma
New Orleans needs help on the defensive side of the ball and Murray might be the man to bolster their linebacking corps. He posted back-to-back 100+ tackle seasons and is a force in the backfield with 29.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks the past two years as well.

Yetur Gross-MatosEDGEPenn State
The Penn State product proved himself to be an adept pass-rusher in the Big Ten. If he can put in the work, he could be prolific working opposite Danielle Hunter in the hole left by Everson Griffin's departure.

via HOU
D'Andre SwiftRBGeorgia
The Dolphins pass on the Big Ten track-star Taylor, instead picking the more versatile Swift. D'Andre Swift was a modern dual-threat back at UGA. Miami hopes his pedigree and relatively college workload help to fulfill his first-round value.

via KC
Cesar RuizOLMichigan
Every year it is the same thing, "the Seahawks HAVE to protect Russell Wilson." This year is no exception and Ruiz has some raw skills to like. If he improves his power and strength, he can take the next step to elite status.

Ross BlacklockDLTCU
TCU has made a name playing tenacious defense the past few seasons and Blacklock has anchored the center of that defense for two years. He did miss 2018 with an Achilles' tear, but appeared to bounce back in 2019 with the motor he is well known for.

Kristian FultonLSUCB
All roads in the AFC eventually lead through Kansas City. If you do not have a secondary chock full of guys who can cover, your season will end on a cold Missouri Sunday. Fulton beefs up a Titans defense that is already stingy and gets to learn from former Super Bowl-hero Malcolm Butler.

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Trevon DiggsCBAlabama
The younger Diggs brother is looking to make an NFL name for himself on the opposite side of the ball from his brother Stefon Diggs. Diggs did not see consistent time until his senior year, but was a solid performer for the Crimson Tide. He did struggle against LSU, but who didn't?

via IND
Jalen ReagorWRTCU
Reagor steps into a crowded receiving corps in San Francisco, but he has the skills to stand out. With the departure of Emmanuel Sanders, there is an opportunity for a receiver to emerge as a side kick to Deebo Samuel. The 49ers will remain a run-heavy team, but they will always find ways to get playmakers like Reagor the ball.

Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsin
Andy Reid may hate running the ball, but he knows he has to be able to do it. Damien Williams, for all his efforts, just will not cut it for another season. Look for the Chiefs to put their trust in Taylor and watch opponents sweat the burners and big-play threats they run out on each down.

NFL Mock Draft Round 2


Justin HerbertQBOregon
The Bengal's patience pays off as Herbert falls out of the first round and to them at pick 33. The Bengals went with the guy who has won games and consistently performed for longer and who was much hyped this time last year. Time will tell if they were right.

via WAS
Laviska Shenault Jr.WRColorado
Indianapolis has been searching for someone to pair with TY Hilton for years. Shenault has size and strength to compliment Hilton's speed for new QB Philip Rivers. Injuries have raised red flags about his ability to stay on the field, but if he can stay healthy this will be a steal.

Jeff GladneyCBTCU
Detroit has a Darius Slay sized hole at corner. Gladney can be a step in the right direction for Matt Patricia's fast-sinking Lion's defense. If Gladney cannot step up to the challenge in a talented NFC North, it will not just be bad for him.

Zack BaunLBWisconsin
The Giants defense needs help and why not turn to a linebacker from Wisconsin? The Badgers produce strong defensive talents and Baun could be the next great Wisconsin defender to make an NFL impact

Austin JacksonOLUSC
No matter who the Charger's next quarterback will be, they will need to be kept upright. Throwing assets at the problem can only help. Jackson has solid athleticism, but with some refinement of technique he could be even better.

Jaylon JohnsonCBUtah
The Panthers have a defense to rebuild and Jaylon Johnson has the athleticism to make plays and can be a solid performer in the defensive secondary.

Jordan ElliottDLMissouri
Miami continues the defensive rebuild by turning to the Missouri product. Elliott adds depth to the interior and provides good size and physicality on the interior of their rebuilt defensive line.

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Terrell LewisEDGEAlabama
Houston has opportunity to find a new Edge rusherto replace Clowney or Watt. Lewis may not have the immediate burst onto the scene that Clowney and Watt did, but he will be a capable piece on the edge for the Texans.

Grant DelpitSLSU
Delpit is a versatile safety who comps to Kenny Vaccaro. If Delpit can bring that level of performance, Cleveland will be very happy.

Antoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesota
Jacksonville continues their defensive rebuild by bringing in the Golden Gopher's ball-hawking safety. Winfield has NFL-pedigree and a nose for the ball, could make him a long-term answer at safety for the Jaguars.

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Michael Pittman Jr.WRUSC
Chicago needs to add weapons for whoever their quarterback will be. Pittman has size and ability to make things happen in the passing game.

Marlon DavidsonDLAuburn
Indy addressed offense in the first round and turns to the defensive side in the second round. Davidson could be an anchor in the middle for the Colts.

Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBLSU
Edwards-Helaire has the versatility to be a weapon for Tampa and Tom Brady. He is a threat on the ground and through the air adding a needed dimension to their offense.

Kyle DuggerSLenoir-Rhyne
Dugger has been the talk of the draft and has the potential to be a versatile defender. Denver gets a small school steal here at pick 46.

Justin MadubuikeDLTexas A&M
Atlanta adds another interior-defensive lineman to bolster their front four. Madubuike will have to contend with fellow rookie Javon Kinlaw.

Neville GallimoreDLOklahoma
Gallimore provides depth for a Jets defense that needs to generate stops. The Jets will need a strong defense to stay in games and Gallimore provides needed depth.

Josh UcheEDGEMichigan
Pittsburgh may have depth at Edge rusher, but improving a strength is never a bad decision. Uche brings talent and can provide a strong presence opposte TJ Watt.

Ashtyn DavisSCalifornia
Chicago has to strengthen their defense on the back end. Khalil Mack will provide the push up front and Davis might have enough talent to capitalize on the rushed throws.

Julian OkwaraEDGENotre Dame
Dallas continues to add defensive pieces at pick 51. Okwara could provide a spark to a mediocre Dallas pass rush.

Jalen HurtsQBOklahoma
Jared Goff is officially put on notice at pick 52 in the NFL Draft. Hurts is a proven winner who is a dual-threat quarterback. Hurts provides an upside that Goff just does not have.

Brandon AiyukWRArizona St.
The former JUCO standout had a prolific senior season for the Sun Devils. He will provide a valuable addition to a depleted Eagles' receiving corps.

Curtis WeaverEDGEBoise St.
Weaver has the versatility to play either rush linebacker or defensive end. Buffalo could use him to fill the void left by Lorenzo Alexander in a similar role.

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Denzel MimsWRBaylor
Mims lit up the stat sheet while at Baylor and can provide an immediate impact for a run-first Ravens' offense.

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Isaiah WilsonOLGeorgia
Wilson may not have the experience that other linemen do, but in his two seasons he showed a great deal of potential. In addition to all that potential, he is a 6-6 350 pound giant who has potential to turn into a great tackle.

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Noah IgbinoheneCBAuburn
The Rams need corner help oppostie Jalen Ramsey and Igbinoghene can give them that young talent they need. He may not pick many passes off, but he has a talent for denying players in coverage.

KJ HamlerWRPenn St.
Hamler may not have WR1 size, but he is an electric playmaker. Minnesota has a need at receiver with the departure of Diggs and Hamler will slide in nicely on the outside while Thielen works the rest of the field.

Jordyn BrooksLBTexas Tech
Seattle has a ton of offensive talent, but needs to add talented depth to their defense. Brooks has the athleticism and instincts to be a steal if he falls this far.

Malik HarrisonLBOhio St.
Baltimore has a hyper-charged offense and can build a defense to match with the addition of players like Harrison. He has the size and versatility to play multiple linebacker positions.

Cole KmetTENotre Dame
Kmet has room for growth as a blocker, but his size and hands will help the Titans' offense generate chunk plays through the air. Kmet should be a nice addition to AJ Brown and Derrick Henry.

Jordan LoveQBUtah State
Green Bay should take a chance on a project quarterback like Love. It will be a bit before he is ready to see the field and Aaron Rodgers can comfortabley finish out his career while being a gracious mentor to his successor.

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Lloyd Cushenberry IIIOLLSU
After addind another offensive weapon in the first round, Kansas City invests in protecting their franchise in Round 2. Cushenberry kept Joe Burrow upright so he should be capable of doing the same for Mahomes.

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Ezra ClevelandOLBoise St.
Anything worth doing is worth doing twice. The Seahawks have to provide Russell Wilson with some better protection or risk losing him to injuries. Cleveland is a further investment in Wilson's long-term success.
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