2020 NFL Draft: Broncos and Falcons Top 10, QB Pair Slip as Six Trades Hit in First Round

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LSU

• Sr

• 6’4 ”

/ 221 lb

Projected team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

RNK POSITION

1st

No surprise at No. 1, the Bengals selecting Joe Burrow as the new face of the franchise.

state of ohio

• Jr

• 6’5 “

/ 264 lb

Projected team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

RNK POSITION

1st

No surprise either at No. 2 as Washington is unable to get the right deal to go down and let the chance of adding the best defensive player in the draft go by.

state of ohio

• Jr

• 6’1 ”

/ 205 lb

Projected team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

4th

RNK POSITION

1st

In the end, it seems that no team will pay the high price necessary to get to # 3, so Lions could be stranded on the spot unless they want a discount only to acquire more commercial assets. Okudah is the choice over there, giving the team a # 1 corner to lead the defense.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4 ”

/ 312 lb

Projected team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

8th

RNK POSITION

2nd

Maybe the Giants could take something from the Dolphins to back off from a choice – in our podcast project, we made them swap numbers 4 and 110 for numbers 5 and 70 – but either way, I expect that they go with Wills when they end up making the choice, based on Joe Judge’s Alabama track record and Dave Gettleman’s love for building in the trenches.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0 “

/ 217 lb

Projected team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

5th

RNK POSITION

2nd

Every smoke alarm in the NFL draft season home rings out as rumors circulate that the Dolphins could pass Tua to Justin Herbert. To me, this seems like a game to avoid negotiating to get their guy, and it could succeed this year in a way that could not be in any other, most teams may be hesitant to trade a lot of project capital. for a player after not having made a complete assessment during a pre-drafting process at home.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5 “

/ 315 lb

I think if the Chargers have a chance to get Tua, they will do it there. But despite Justin Herbert’s late buzz, Plan B for L.A. could be taking one of this year’s elite tackles after trading Russell Okung and then trying to get a quarterback later. Their additions to the FA define the Chargers as a team to compete in 2020, and adding a tackle to the left like Thomas will have the most immediate impact for that team.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4 ”

/ 238 lb

Projected team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

RNK POSITION

1st

Failure to get into a bright spot for Simmons could scare the needy defense teams at the top of the repechage, but it’s something that might appeal to new coach Matt Rhule, who would take advantage of the star defenseman’s versatility. If Simmons slips into the top five, it’s as far as he gets.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1 ”

/ 204 lb

Projected team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

16th

RNK POSITION

2nd

The Falcons pay the price of Jack Conklin to move to No. 8, dropping No. 16, 78 and a second round pick in 2021 to get their guy. Henderson gives the team a legitimate No. 1 cornerback in a secondary that has been a weakness in recent years. I don’t see any way to get past the Jaguars, Jets and Raiders, so the Falcons have to get aggressive if they want to.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5 “

/ 326 lb

Projected team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

6th

RNK POSITION

1st

With Henderson off the table, it comes down to taking the Jags’ best indoor defensive lineman, a position Dave Caldwell doesn’t think is at the bottom of this project, or possibly choosing his third best offensive lineman after two starts on board earlier. It looks like the lowest Brown could fall, and its high floor is exactly what the Jaguars need to build their next superior defensive unit.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1 ”

/ 193 lb

Projected team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

12th

RNK POSITION

2nd

The Broncos have a lot of draft capital this year with three third rounds in their pocket, and they don’t have a ton of needs after a busy off-season. So it makes sense to negotiate a deal to get on and get their WR1 rather than sit back and hope that you can eventually get your third choice in that position. They leave the numbers 15, 83 and 118 to go to this place for an excellent receiver at Jeudy.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5 “

/ 320 lb

Projected team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

7th

RNK POSITION

1st

Joe Douglas plans to look at an offensive lineman if he can get one he likes, and Wirfs is one who would certainly fit the mold as an explosive talent after tearing up the combine. The offensive line has so far been a clear target for this offseason, and it extends to that first round pick, especially with CJHenderson off the shelf and talent at the receiver, leaving plenty of options for the day 2.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2 “

/ 198 lb

Projected team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

10th

RNK POSITION

1st

The Raiders don’t have to go receiver at number 12, but it would be very difficult to transmit Lamb if he’s on the board there. He’s a true # 1 catcher for a desperately needed offense, and his rushing yards ability after capture would perfectly match the players they have at QB.

Caroline from the south

• Sr

• 6’5 “

/ 324 lb

The 49ers are thinking of trying to negotiate here, but that will be largely determined by who is available. Would a team in the 1920s move in there for a quarterback? Does anyone want to give up on several choices to get here for Mekhi Becton after his combine drug test? In the end, the 49ers can’t find the right deal and they are sticking to getting a replacement for DeForest Buckner.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7 “

/ 364 lb

Projected team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

13th

RNK POSITION

4th

The Bucs are fortunate that reports of a drug test on the combine allow Becton to slide to # 14, where Tom Brady lands a large body to protect him in front. Tampa Bay may also be looking to trade to make sure he gets a great tackle, but news from Becton makes it more likely that they should be able to get their guy.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11 “

/ 188 lb

Projected team

cream philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

15th

RNK POSITION

3rd

The Browns come back down, giving No. 15 and 97 to the Eagles in exchange for No. 21 and 53, and Philly is able to come and get maximum speed in this project to fill a clear need and not have to completely lose a selection in the process, losing only 44 picks on Day 2. Ruggs will help stretch the offense for the Eagles and may be their best option in the pressed position.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3 “

/ 254 lb

Projected team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

14th

RNK POSITION

2nd

The Cardinals step back to pick up pick # 78 and what could be a good Atlanta second rounder in 2021, and while that deprives them of the game for a high-level tackle, the team is still able to clinch a impact edge rusher in Chaisson, who can immediately work in rotation and potentially take over from Chandler Jones in 2021.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’1 ”

/ 195 lb

Projected team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

25

RNK POSITION

4th

The buzz around Terrell has grown in the final stages of the pre-writing process, to the point that I think it will be the third corner of the picture. And the Cowboys definitely have a need to position after the loss of Byron Jones, so if they can’t trade and amass choices, I think that might be the landing point for the Clemson product.

Michigan

• Jr

• 6’3 “

/ 307 lb

Projected team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

39th

RNK POSITION

6th

This is a tackle for the Dolphins, but there are several players at the position who are in the same level with the first four off the board. So why not grab the upper center now and try to tackle the tackle at 26? Ruiz has grown as a first-round pick, to the point where my colleagues and I were fighting for him at the end of the first round on the Pick Six podcast simulation project. Its advantage in a difficult position to fill could cause the clear upper center of the project to rise higher than expected.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10 “

/ 191 lb

Projected team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

RNK POSITION

6th

The Raiders have met their biggest attacking need at # 12, and here they meet their biggest need on the other side of the ball with Gladney, a physical corner kick that can go straight into the starting line-up. I’m not excluding a quarterback here with two presumed first-round choices still on the board, but ultimately Jon Gruden passed the job on to meet a greater need.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1 ”

/ 202 lb

Projected team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

27

RNK POSITION

4th

Jaguars return to tackle as Dave Caldwell seems comfortable looking for starters later in the draft, and instead catches the last catcher who is a clear choice on Day 1 to help Gardner Minshew in the passing game.

Boise State

• Jr

• 6’6 “

/ 311 lbs

Projected team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

46th

RNK POSITION

7th

The Browns manage to get one of the top four tackles in the repechage, but in doing so they are able to take the numbers 83 and 118 while swapping the number 97 for 53. And they end up getting a tackle, they appear to be hit either way as the long-term plan to protect the blind side of Baker Mayfield.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’0 “

/ 193 lb

Projected team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

48th

RNK POSITION

8th

The Vikings like to write cornerbacks at the start of the repechage when they don’t need them, so in an offseason where they have lost three of their best players to position, they must take at least one in the first round. Johnson would be ahead of his rehab schedule, and if the Vikings are comfortable with this schedule, it makes a lot of sense here.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6 “

/ 236 lb

Projected team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

18th

RNK POSITION

3rd

If the Chargers choose to move from QB to # 6, it could be a fall for one of the best presumed picks in this class. If the Patriots don’t have to give up anything more to land Herbert, it could be his ultimate landing point, and it would give him a great chance of succeeding at the next level.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0 “

/ 229 lb

Projected team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

23rd

RNK POSITION

3rd

I’m sure it would be difficult for Sean Payton to get Jordan Love here, but it’s a team looking to win a title in 2020, and that means adding an impact player to a position of need with his unique choice in the first two rounds.

State of utah

• Jr

• 6’4 ”

/ 224 lb

The Chargers managed a No. 6 quarterback to take an elite tackle, which caused two QBs to fall further than what people would expect. And the Chargers themselves are the beneficiaries, packing numbers 37 and 71 to get to this place for Love, who can sit and learn for a year with Tyrod Taylor’s team in 2020.

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5 “

/ 319 lb

Projected team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

17th

RNK POSITION

5th

The Dolphins chose to take the top of the center of the classroom at # 18 and were still able to come back and pick up the tackle that many projects have allowed them to select there. Jones had a great Senior Bowl week to earn his second-level tackle position.

USC

• Jr

• 6’5 “

/ 322 lb

Projected team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

54th

RNK POSITION

9th

Jackson caught late buzz as potential first round, and if Jaguars believe they’ll be able to get premium capital in a deal with Yannick Ngakoue, that will make # 42 and 73 packaging easier to reach. stomach. You know the Seahawks are open to business when it comes to bargaining.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3 “

/ 241 lb

Projected team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

RNK POSITION

2nd

Linebacker is a key position for the Ravens after losing in recent seasons, and they can get a good one here in Murray.

Louisiana

• Sr

• 6’5 “

/ 323 lb

Projected team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

86th

RNK POSITION

17th

Hunt caught a late buzz in the first round as we enter the final stretch of the pre-draft process, and the Titans were one of the teams that showed interest. If they can’t find a deal they like to back off, it would be a solid discovery as someone with experience in several places in college who could get on guard or be a good tackle option.

Texas tech

• Sr

• 6’0 “

/ 240 lb

Projected team

Green bay

PROSPECT RNK

139th

RNK POSITION

11th

Brooks is another guy who grew as a potential pick in the first round, and given the depth at the receiver, it might make sense that the Packers take him here to pair him with the addition of FA Christian Kirksey and solidify the defense environment.

Penn state

• Jr

• 6’5 “

/ 266 lb

Projected team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

20th

RNK POSITION

3rd

These two teams clung to the DeForest Buckner trade earlier this off-season, and with the 49ers looking to back off and add mid-round choices, the Colts are able to jump a few places by swinging # 122. Gross-Matos would be a value choice at this location for all who land it.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1 ”

/ 205 lb

Projected team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

30

RNK POSITION

5th

The Chiefs are well placed to add much-needed corner talent with this spot, even with the race to position earlier in the round. Diggs can help immediately and possibly lock out an outside role.



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