Here’s our second 2020 NFL Mock Draft of the draft season. There are two rounds so be sure to click the link at the bottom to see Round Two.
2020 NFL Mock Draft
33. Cincinnati Bengals: Wisconsin LB Zack Baun
After drafting a rookie quarterback high, most teams try to surround their investment with playmakers who can develop alongside each other. Cincinnati could go that direction here or address a need that’s festered for years by adding the versatile Baun to their linebacking corps.
34. Indianapolis Colts: Clemson WR Tee Higgins
Colts GM Chris Ballard told the Indianapolis media the team just wants a receiver who can go get the ball and score. That description fits Higgins to a Tee. The rangy Clemson wideout had 25 touchdowns the past two seasons and adds another dimension to the Colts’ receiving corps.
35. Detroit Lions: Southern Illinois S Jeremy Chinn
Chinn has started to draw some quiet buzz that he could be the first safety off the board in a class with no clear frontrunner. Chinn demolished the Combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds at 6-1 and 221 pounds. His athleticism and versatility will be prized by a team like the Lions.
36. New York Giants: Michigan C Cesar Ruiz
Improving the offensive line and protecting QB Daniel Jones is one of the team’s goals heading into 2020. Center is a major weakness for the Giants and Ruiz could step in as a Day 1 starter for New York.
37. Los Angeles Chargers: Georgia OT Isaiah Wilson
The massive Wilson projects as more of a right tackle prospect, but he has his fans in the scouting community and could end up sneaking into the back half of the first round.
38. Carolina Panthers: Auburn CB Noah Igbinoghene
Igbinoghene made the transition from wide receiver and is still learning the position, which make his accomplishments in his final season in the SEC more impressive. Right now, the Panthers will start Donte Jackson, Dominique Hatfield and Corn Elder against a murderer’s row of NFC South passing attacks. That has to improve.
39. Miami Dolphins: Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor
There’s a valid debate to be had about the value of running backs relative to other positions. But Miami has a gaping hole at running back and needs to find playmakers on offense. Taylor is as safe a pick as any in this class. He has top-tier size and athleticism for the position, incredible football character and showed an aptitude to develop in the passing game in his final collegiate season. He can hit the ground running and make life easier for whoever starts at quarterback for the Dolphins.
40. Houston Texans: Baylor WR Denzel Mims
Houston finds its replacement for WR DeAndre Hopkins here. While recently-acquired WR Brandin Cooks is a veteran with an established resume, he doesn’t offer the same chain-moving skillset that Hopkins did. Mims does. The lanky Baylor wideout tore up the Combine and has seen his draft stock rise precipitously. He might not be available here for the real deal in a few weeks.
41. Cleveland Browns: LSU S Grant Delpit
Last year, the Browns took advantage of a former highly-regarded LSU defensive back sliding to the second round because of questions about tackling, getting Greedy Williams in the second instead of first round. This year, they do the same with Delpit.
42. Jacksonville Jaguars: Auburn DL Marlon Davidson
43. Chicago Bears: Penn State WR KJ Hamler
Hamler is a waterbug style slot receiver who’s blazing fast and gives Chicago the speed element on offense they are missing after cutting Taylor Gabriel.
44. Indianapolis Colts: TCU OT Lucas Niang
The Colts re-signed LT Anthony Castonzo but their focus should be on finding his eventual replacement when he decides to walk away. Niang battled some health issues but if given time to develop he could give the Colts a long-term starter.
45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Georgia RB D’Andre Swift
Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians has spoken about the need to give Brady a pass-catching back to work with. Swift is one of the best receiving backs in this class in the passing game and could end up as Tampa Bay’s feature runner, too.
46. Denver Broncos: TCU CB Jeff Gladney
Gladney is a bit undersized but incredibly competitive. He profiles well as a nickel corner.
47. Atlanta Falcons: TCU DT Ross Blacklock
The Falcons have publicly stated they love how deep the defensive tackle class is. Blacklock has received some first-round hype and Atlanta is able to land him here in the middle of the second.
48. New York Jets: Clemson CB A.J. Terrell
The Jets need help in the secondary after cutting Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts. Terrell was roasted on the biggest stage in the national title game but otherwise played fairly well for Clemson.
49. Pittsburgh Steelers: USC WR Michael Pittman Jr.
The Steelers have made their intentions of adding playmakers on offense clear. Pittman is the son of former NFL RB Michael Pittman and he has his dad’s same bruising style. At 6-4 he’s a massive downfield threat that offers something different than Pittsburgh’s other receivers.
50. Chicago Bears: Minnesota S Antoine Winfield Jr.
51. Dallas Cowboys: Ohio State CB Damon Arnette
Adding another corner to replace Byron Jones should be on Dallas’ draft list. Arnette has the size and physicality to do that.
52. Los Angeles Rams: Michigan LB Josh Uche
53. Philadelphia Eagles: Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk
Double dip at wide receiver? That’s not out of the question for the Eagles, who really need someone who can take the top off the defense. Aiyuk has garnered buzz as a first-round prospect, but the depth of the class could push the receivers down the board as teams take players at other positions that are less well-stocked.
54. Buffalo Bills: Lenoir-Rhyne S Kyle Dugger
Dugger has drawn plenty of attention from Bills scouts despite playing at tiny Lenoir-Rhyne. His size and athleticism make him the perfect fit for Buffalo’s nickel defender role, part safety and part linebacker.
55. Baltimore Ravens: LSU C Lloyd Cushenberry
The Ravens have a need on the interior of their offensive line. Cushenberry can play both guard and center. His physical demeanor stood out at LSU and he can help replace the physical edge Baltimore is losing with Marshal Yanda.
56. Miami Dolphins: Alabama OLB Terrell Lewis
Lewis dealt with a host of medical issues that held him back at Alabama. This year more than any other, that could drop him a lot further in the draft. When he did get on the field, though, he flashed the type of high-level pass-rushing ability that’s typically hard to find this late.
57. Los Angeles Rams: Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho
The Rams are in good shape at wide receiver even after trading Cooks. With the additional pick they added from the Texans, they can look at finding a long-term left tackle to replace Andrew Whitworth.
58. Minnesota Vikings: Boise State DE Curtis Weaver
Minnesota replaced Linval Joseph in the first round with Kinlaw, now they add to their edge rusher group with Weaver.
59. Seattle Seahawks: Wisconsin C Tyler Biadasz
Reinforcing the offensive line is the other major need for Seattle this offseason. Justin Britt is coming off a severe injury and the Seahawks could save more than $8 million by releasing him. Biadasz would then hopefully replace C Joey Hunt as the starter.
60. Baltimore Ravens: DE Julian Okwara
It’s unclear if the Ravens will be able to reach a long-term agreement with LB Matt Judon or if he’ll play out the franchise tag and leave in free agency in 2021. Regardless, Baltimore needs to add more pass rushers, which is where Okwara can help.
61. Tennessee Titans: Alabama DL Raekwon Davis
Davis was phenomenal as a sophomore but appears to have peaked early. Regardless, he’s disruptive and would be a solid replacement for the Titans after trading away Jurrell Casey.
62: Green Bay Packers: Oklahoma DT Neville Gallimore
Gallimore would fill a need for the Packers on the interior of their defensive line. He would also help provide Green Bay with options if they decide re-signing DT Kenny Clark to a long-term deal will be too expensive.
63. Kansas City Chiefs: Mississippi State LB Willie Gay Jr.
Gay has elite athleticism and that has been reportedly propelling him up boards. The Chiefs are solid but unremarkable at linebacker. Gay would add some sizzle.
64. Seattle Seahawks: Cal S Ashtyn Davis
Davis is an elite athlete and could bring a range at safety the Seahawks haven’t had since letting Earl Thomas go.