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Chaz Turnbow’s 2020 Mock Draft v1.0

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CC’s Mock Draft 1.0 is finally here! I have been grinding After Hours to bring to you this wonderful 3 round mock without trades (this time). Please direct all of your vitriol at @CCNFLDraft on the Twitter machine because I’m ready for it. Also note that this is a predictive mock, so feel free to yell “My team would NEVER pass on X player!” at me because I love the smoke. But I’ve talked too much already, so without further ado, welcome to the experience.

1.1 Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow
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The pick: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Let’s get this straight, the Cincinnati Bengals are taking Joe Burrow. Stop with all the media narratives that separate the two. First it was the Bengals like Herbert more because they coached him at the Senior Bowl. Then it was Burrow doesn’t want to play for Cincinnati because he didn’t marry himself to being the 1st overall pick. Then it was the Bengals didn’t deserve Burrow because they’re a bottom tier franchise that made the playoffs 5 years in a row under Andy Dalton and have only had, primarily, two starting QBs since 2004 and Miami has had much more recent success with quarterbacks. Now Miami is going to trade up, and the Bengals should trade back!

I get that we have little sports content right now and we need talking points. It’s exhausting for Bengals fans, I’m sure it’s exhausting for the Burrow family, let us all end it. Burrow is going 1st overall to the Cincinnati Bengals. They already have their card written out.

1.2 Washington Redskins

Chase Young
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The pick: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

Washington would love a rusher to compliment their already strong DL group. Young is THE best player in this draft, some would say BIA most wouldn’t though.

1.3 Detroit Lions

Jeffrey Okudah
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The pick: Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Detroit fans, Save Your Tears after the departure of Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles because you get the opportunity to bring in the best CB in the draft. Okudah is a fantastic get and he and Trufant can be a great duo in the Motor City.

1.4 New York Giants

Mekhi Becton
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The pick: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Gettleman likes him some “hog mollies” and you can’t teach girth as they say. Becton, who checks in at 6’7″ and 369 lbs, will provide protection for Daniel Jones and open up holes for Saquon Barkley.

1.5 Miami Dolphins

Justin Herbert
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The pick: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I really think this will be a consequence of the coronavirus not allowing travel and people to workout Tua. The Dolphins need to be able to know what’s going on with Tua’s hip to be able to fully commit to him with the plan they have in place, and if they can’t get the information they need, they can take the lower risk option in Herbert who is deserving of being drafted this high without the situation demanding it.

1.6 Los Angeles Chargers

Tua Tagovailoa
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The pick: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

LA doesn’t care as much about coronavirus, however, and will be happy to place their Faith in Tua with Tyrod Taylor in place in case he can’t start right away. Tua brings elite poise and leadership to the lucky 33 Chargers fans that will be in attendance weekly.

1.7 Carolina Panthers

Isaiah Simmons
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The pick: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

I know Luke Kuechly’s retirement ripped the heart out of Carolina’s chest. But you won’t be left Heartless, as Simmons can fill that void. I don’t want to make this a 1 for 1 swap for the future Hall of Famer, but Isaiah Simmons will be a great flex piece and building block for Carolina’s defense going forward.

1.8 Arizona Cardinals

Tristan Wirfs
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The pick: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Tristan Wirfs had the best combine I’ve ever seen from an offensive lineman. He has the athleticism to help Kyler Murray and company by opening up that space needed for this offense to thrive.

1.9 Jacksonville Jaguars

CJ Henderson
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The pick: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

Another fallout of the coronavirus limiting travel. The Jaguars need a corner and they love taking players from their home state. Their local scouts should love the man coverage ability that CJ brings and they need someone to play cornerback.

1.10 Cleveland Browns

Andrew Thomas
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The pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

The Browns had a great free agency period, but they still need a LT and are in great position to nab one of the top 4. Though I think Wills is a better player, they would be better served to get a player that actually plays LT due to the Conklin signing, and Thomas is a fantastic talent.

1.11 New York Jets

Jedrick Wills Jr.
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The pick: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

The Jets just need help on the OL, and I think they lucked out and got the most technically sound tackle out of the top 4. Wills is a stud and a day 1 starter, just stay 6 feet away from Sam Darnold. Let’s help him social distance away from pass rushers.

1.12 Las Vegas Raiders

CeeDee Lamb
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The pick: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

The Raiders get their choice of WRs, so why not get the best one in the draft in CeeDee Lamb as the franchise moves to the Blinding Lights of Las Vegas? Bring some excitement as the most dynamic ball carrier in the draft dons silver and black.

1.13 San Francisco 49ers (via IND)

Derrick Brown
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The pick: Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

The 49ers traded with the Colts to get some much needed draft capital, just not in the way everyone anticipated. Moving DeForest Buckner only to have an elite player like Brown fall into their lap? What a time to be alive.

1.14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Javon Kinlaw
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The pick: Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina

The Buccaneers saw the top 4 OTs dry up but noticed that Brown and Kinlaw were both available with only one team ahead of them. They are happy to stand pat and slot Kinlaw right next to Vita Vea.

1.15 Denver Broncos

Henry Ruggs III
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The pick: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Denver has been rumored to be looking to acquire speed, and what better way to do that than to add the fastest player in college football? Ruggs, Sutton and Fant will help Drew Lock Put On for the city.

1.16 Atlanta Falcons

K'Lavon Chaisson
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The pick: K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

The Falcons love freak athletes on the EDGE and Chaisson fits that mold. Atlanta secures Chaisson in an EDGE class that is extremely top heavy and fills a need for the Dirty Birds.

1.17 Dallas Cowboys

Kristian Fulton
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The pick: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Cowboys replace Byron “No Picks” Jones with Kristian Fulton, a smooth athlete who will be a productive corner on the outside. Hopefully he gets interceptions so the Cowboy fans will acknowledge that he’s a good football player.

1.18 Miami Dolphins (via PIT)

Grant Delpit
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The pick: Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Lose Minkah and replace him with another SEC playmaker in the secondary. Delpit had a down year in the tackling department but he is a great player that head coach Brian Flores would love to build his defense around.

1.19 Las Vegas Raiders (via CHI)

Kenneth Murray
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The Pick: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

With their second pick, the Raiders get a stud LB in Murray who will bring high character and leadership to Sin City.

1.20 Jacksonville Jaguars (via LAR)

Jerry Jeudy
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The pick: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

The Jaguars snag Jeudy right from under Philly’s noses with the pick that made its Escape From LA.

1.21 Philadelphia Eagles

Xavier McKinney
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The pick: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Coming one pick Too Late to grab a tier one WR, they grab Xavier McKinney here. Adding him and Slay to a secondary that was straight up BAD last season will help the Eagles’ chances of repeating as NFC East champions.

1.22 Minnesota Vikings (via BUF)

Jeff Gladney
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The pick: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

What happened to Xavier Rhodes last season? My mans made the Pro Bowl and was still asswater sauce. Jeff Gladney will do wonders to replace the marginal play that Rhodes had last season.

1.23 New England Patriots

AJ Epenesa
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The pick: AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Epenesa has been the prospect that could be defined as ‘Hardest to Love’ this draft cycle. He has good film but a weird height/weight combination that has been hard to slot to teams. He seems like a great fit to the Patriots, where he can be used the most effectively. I know you want offensive players Pats fans, but don’t be too Scared to Live without Brady; the draft is 7 rounds long.

1.24 New Orleans Saints

Laviska Shenault Jr.
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The pick: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Michael Thomas won’t be Alone Again in New Orleans with the addition of Emmanuel Sanders and now Laviska Shenault. A dynamo with the ball in his hands, he will help add an element to the Saints that the other two receivers don’t specialize in.

1.25 Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson
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The pick: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

It’s time for a fresh start. I know he won’t be Stefon Diggs In Your Eyes Vikings fans, but Jefferson is a do it all receiver who will be a great addition to the offense alongside Cook and Thielen.

1.26 Miami Dolphins (via HOU)

Josh Jones
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The pick: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

The Dolphins third pick in this first round has them taking an OT to help their rookie QB not get knocked around and acclimate to the NFL. It’ll also help bring Miami back to being able to challenge for the AFC East. Too bad they don’t get that 1 free win a year against Brady anymore.

1.27 Seattle Seahawks

Yetur Gross-Matos
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The pick: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

After losing Jadeveon Clowney on the edge, Seattle can use Gross-Matos in a similar facet. Though not as versatile, he brings the size and length to the EDGE that Seattle loves.

1.28 Baltimore Ravens

Cesar Ruiz
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The pick: Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan

Losing Marshal Yanda is a major blow to the league’s number 1 rushing offense, so the opportunity to take their choice of the top interior offensive lineman in the draft should not be passed upon. They know the strength of their team.

1.29 Tennessee Titans

Zack Baun
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The pick: Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin

Zach Baun is a fantastic football player and will add to a stifling Titans defense that helped get them to the AFC Championship a year ago. Baun could be a leader of this front seven with his high motor and versatility.

1.30 Green Bay Packers

Denzel Mims
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The pick: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

The Packers have a few screaming needs but one need that I see as more pressing than the others is WR. Denzel Mims has been a fast riser on draft boards and for good reason. He’s a great athlete who can win on all levels of the field. Denzel Mims is the latest Snowchild in Green Bay.

1.31 San Francisco 49ers

Noah Igbinoghene
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The pick: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

The 49ers defense was already fantastic, but to add Derrick Brown to replace DeForest Buckner and Noah Igbinoghene to it? Offenses will be struggling for yards Until they Bleed Out.

1.32 Kansas City Chiefs

Jonathan Taylor
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The pick: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Repeat After Me: Mahomes, Hill, Kelce, Taylor. Do I need to say more? Make a strength stronger, outscore everybody.

Second Round

Jonah Jackson
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2.33 CIN – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

2.34 IND (via WAS) – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

2.35 DET – Neville Gallimore, IDL, Oklahoma

2.36 NYG – Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

2.37 LAC – Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

2.38 CAR – Ross Blacklock, IDL, TCU

2.39 MIAJK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

2.40 HOU (via ARI)Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

2.41 CLE – Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal

2.42 JAX – Justin Madubuike, IDL, Texas A&M

2.43 CHI (via LVR) – AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

2.44 IND – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

2.45 TB – Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

2.46 DEN – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

2.47 ATL – Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama

2.48 NYJJalen Reagor, WR, TCU

2.49 PIT – Jonah Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

2.50 CHI – Matt Hennessy, IOL, Temple

2.51 DAL – Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

2.52 LAR – Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State

2.53 PHI – KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

2.54 BUF – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

2.55 BAL (via ATL via NE) – Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

2.56 MIA (via NO) – Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL, LSU

2.57 HOU – Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

2.58 MIN – Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

2.59 SEA – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

2.60 BAL – Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

2.61 TEN – Austin Jackson, OT, USC

2.62 GB – Robert Hunt, IOL, UL Lafayette

2.63 KC (via SF) – Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

2.64 SEA (via KC) – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

Third Round

Michael Ojemudia
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3.65 CIN – Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

3.66 WAS – Matthew Peart, OT, UConn

3.67 DET – Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida

3.68 NYJ (via NYG) – Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan

3.69 CAR – Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

3.70 MIA – Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLA

3.71 LAC – Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

3.72 ARI – Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

3.73 JAX – Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

3.74 CLE – Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame

3.75 IND – DaVon Hamilton, IDL, Ohio State

3.76 TB – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

3.77 DENSaahdiq Charles, OT, LSU

3.78 ATL – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

3.79 NYJ – Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

3.80 LVR – Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

3.81 LVR (via CHI) – Rashard Lawrence, IDL, LSU

3.82 DAL – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

3.83 DEN (via PIT) – Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

3.84 LAR – Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa

3.85 DET (via PHI) – Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame

3.86 BUFCam Akers, RB, Florida State

3.87 NE – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

3.88 NO – Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

3.89 MIN – Netane Muti, IOL, Fresno State

3.90 HOU – Khalid Kareem, EDGE, Notre Dame

3.91 LVR (via SEA) – Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech

3.92 BAL – Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida

3.93 TEN – Larrell Murchison, IDL, North Carolina State

3.94 GB – Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

3.95 DEN (via SF) – Nick Harris, IOL, Washington

3.96 KC – Logan Stenberg, IOL, Kentucky

3.97 CLE – Evan Weaver, LB, Cal

3.98 NE – KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State

3.99 NYGK’Von Wallace, S, Clemson

3.100 NE – Damien Lewis, IOL, LSU

3.101 SEA – Terrell Burgess, S, Utah

3.102 PIT – Ben Bartch, OT, St. John’s (MN)

3.103 PHI – Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

3.104 LAR – Tyler Biadasz, IOL, Wisconsin

3.105 MIN – Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

3.106 BAL – Zack Moss, RB, Utah

1 Comment

The Saints made some good moves so far. The WR field is deep this year. They lost Klien and Apple. I believe that these 2 positions need priority over WR. If you look at the history of the Saints and their drafting CB’s in the 1st it isn’t great. Recently they have made choices but they still have aways to go.
I believe that the 1st pick should be a LB. Either Murray, Queen or make a deal to move up and get either Chaisson or Simmons. Simmons is good but I have seen him get lost in the crowd. I don’t think that he physical enough. Yes I know,I must be nuts.

On a different note. Think about this one. Taysom Hill has been tagged with 1st round tender. Last year Kamara’s production dropped. They are really good players. Along with these 2 players what would it take for the Saints to move up and grab Burrows. I know at least their #1 along with them.

What’s your thought on this?

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