- Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow- LSU- QB
Joe Burrow is a lock for this year’s number one pick. The Bengals are in need of a fresh start from the QB position, with growing receivers in Tyler Boyd, AJ Green, and John Ross. He also would have a good, young running back in Joe Mixon. Last year, the Bengals obviously had a year to forget. They dealt with a lot of injuries, and could never finish games out. With this new QB in their hands, Mr. Burrow should take Cincinnati pretty far in the future.
- Washington Redskins- Chase Young- Ohio State- EDGE
Chase Young will head over to Maryland to play with the Redskins after a terrific campaign at Ohio State. This is a once in a generation talent and the Redskins just can’t pass up. With hopes of Alex Smith’s return, the Redskins have no reason to grab a QB here.
- Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah- Ohio State- CB
Yes, we think that there are going to be back-to-back Buckeyes getting picked in the top 3. Okudah has shown relentless ability to deflect passes and to make the jump to get an interception. After trading away Darrius Slay, the Lions are in need of a corner. You never know what kind of situation Detroit is in, are they tanking? Rebuilding? Fighting for a top spot? Either way, Okudah should help the bleeding.
- New York Giants- Tristan Wirfs- Iowa- OT
There are a lot of offensive tackles that could be in this spot, but one of the better ones is Tristan Wirfs. He has good size and will be ready to protect Jones as the season approaches. Unfortunately, the Giants still have a long way to go with their O-line.
- Miami Dolphins- Tua Tagovailoa-Alabama-QB
Miami ended last year on a good note, and they have made key free agent signings this offseason, making them a new contender in the AFC East. Tua is still fighting back from his ankle injury but has looked good in his mini-workouts. When Miami drafts him, they will have an offense with reliable weapons. Wideout DeVante Parker, and new running back, Jordan Howard, along with Tua, should bring some light back to the South Beach.
- Los Angeles Chargers- Isaiah Simmons-Clemson- LB
With head coach, Anthony Lynn’s confidence is Tyrod, the Chargers will go with a different position. I think they will upgrade their defense here, with Isaiah Simmons. This is just going to be one of many upgrades this defense needs in order to compete with other division rivals.
- Carolina Panthers- Derrick Brown-Auburn-DT
With Isiah Simmons getting taken first, Derrick Brown will be the next defensive player up. Brown had a total of 55 tackles last year, with 4 sacks as a D-Tackle. Carolina has had problems last year on the defensive end, they ranked 23rd in total defense. Brown is a quality defensive tackle, and should help Carolina defensively in the future
- Arizona Cardinals- Jedrick Wills- OT- Alabama
After getting one of the top receivers in the game in DeAndre Hopkins, the Cards will probably not take CeeDee here. Kyler got sacked 48 times last year with his speed and elusiveness. If the Cards played another QB last season, there is no doubt that the number would definitely get higher. With many options for offensive linemen, I think they focus on a tackle in Wills. He is my second best tackle on the board and is an easy pick for Kyler and Co.
- Jacksonville Jaguars- Justin Herbert -QB- Jaguars
After trading away Foles the Jags have all the reason to pick up a QB. I think they select Herbert here and have a QB showdown between him and Minshew. Ultimately I think Herbert would be a great fit if this offense can just connect. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Jags took an o-linemen, here and relied on Minshew.
- Cleveland Browns- Andrew Thomas- OT- Georgia
Thomas is another one of the star tackles that will head off the board in the top 10. He is great news for Baker Mayfield and should be an exciting prospect for the team. The Browns struggled to protect the QB last year giving up 40 sacks. As this Browns offense starts to click, they are going to need to give Mayfield more time. Hopefully, for the Browns, this will be the start to a great offense.
- New York Jets- Mekhi Bekton-OT-Louisville
According to pff.com, the Jets ranked 28th overall regarding offensive linemen. New York still has a lot of work to do in order to become a playoff team, but a little bit of more time for Sam Darnold to throw the ball won’t hurt. Bekton won the Jacobs Blocking Award in 2019, along with first-team- All ACC.
- Las Vegas Raiders- CeeDee Lamb- WR- Oklahoma
The Raiders are a team that desperately needs a top receiver after the departure of Mr. Brown. The most talented receiver on this board is CeeDee Lamb. Lamb had a spectacular career at Oklahoma and will carry over his talent to the NFL. Lamb is the perfect explosive player for the Raiders and he is already in great shape to be a star in the NFL.
- San Fransisco 49ers-Jerry Jeudy-WR- Alabama
After Emanuel Sanders´ signing with the Saints this past offseason, the 49ers have another reason to draft a star receiver in the draft. They have the 13th pick via Indianapolis, and we think Jeudy should be available then. He has had an outstanding final year in Tuscaloosa, proving to be a top receiver in this draft.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Josh Jones- OT- Houston
Josh Jones is yet another star tackle coming off the board. The Bucs had a great offseason, winning the Brady sweepstakes and are now primed for a playoff run. They add some protection for Brady here to help keep the QB on his feet. The last thing the Bucs need is Brady taking hits especially since he is one of the older QBs in this league.
- Denver Broncos- Henry Ruggs-WR-Alabama
Henry Ruggs had a great couple of days at the combine, solidifying himself as a top 3 receiver in the 2020 draft. After trading Emanuel Sanders, the Broncos are in need of a receiver to pair up with the young Courtland Sutton. Drew Lock will be the starter for Denver in 2020, and the Broncos are looking for something amazing to happen, and maybe Mr. Ruggs could light a spark in Mile High.
- Atlanta Falcons – Javon Kinlaw-DT-South Carolina
After making a move for Todd Gurley during the offseason, Atlanta has to worry about defense. Kinlaw was first-team All-SEC in 2019, along with 38 tackles, 10 for loss, 4.5 sacks, in 12 games. In some time, Javon Kinlaw may be the piece to help this rebuilding the Falcons team. This d- line needs help and Kinlaw would be a perfect fit.
- Dallas Cowboys- CJ Henderson-CB- Florida
Byron Jones left the Big D, heading to Miami, signing a huge contract. Jones was the best corner for Dallas, and Dallas is now looking to fill his exit. Henderson has excellent skills in coverage, and he has the leadership skills to step up and be a key starter for the Cowboys. Pressure doesn’t phase Henderson, he has guarded top receivers in college and will continue to do so professionally. If available, I don’t expect Dallas to skip on this talent.
- Miami Dolphins- K’Lavon Chaisson- EDGE
The Dolphins are looking for defense linemen in this draft and this is the perfect place for them to pick on up. If they want to be a competitor in the AFC East they are going to have to find a way to get to the QB. After having a great offseason with their secondary and linebackers they now will have to make their front lines better. Chaisson is a perfect pick here and the Dolphins will add some pressure with this pick.
- Las Vegas Raiders- Kristian Fulton-LSU- CB
Las Vegas has two first round picks in this draft and picking one offensive star, and a defensive star would be rare, but the Raiders could do it. Kristian Fulton was a great corner at LSU, locking receivers down left and right. Fulton can help a growing Raiders defense, especially after not getting a deal with Eli Apple.
- Jacksonville Jaguars- A.J. Terrell- CB- Clemson
Terrell won’t be able to replace Jalen Ramsey, but he will be able to pick up the slack. Clemson defense players have known to be good in the NFL and Terrell seems to be no different. He ended his college football season with 34 tackles and 2 picks as a corner. He will be a great addition to a potentially dangerous Jags offense.
- Philadelphia Eagles- Denzel Mims- WR- Baylor
Mims was arguably the second-best receiver in the Big 12, behind CeeDee Lamb. The Eagles had receivers getting injuries almost every week, and are currently in shortage of wideouts. Denzel Mims should be a perfect fit under Mike Groh´s offense and should help Carson Wentz a lot during games. If Mims is available when the Eagles are up, don’t expect them to pass up on a receiver who runs in long strides, and can provide a boost when needed.
- Minnesota Vikings- Kenneth Murray- LB- Oklahoma
Murray had a great season for the Sooners to end his college career. The defense for Oklahoma hasn’t been great, but last year they made some significant improvements. Murray has been a shining star on the defense, with 102 tackles last year. The Vikings add a great tackler to an already good defense adding some much needed depth.
- New England Patriots- AJ Epenesa-EDGE- Iowa
New England is in a reloading stage, which is a rare occurrence for them. Most people would expect the Pats to draft a receiver, but I think that they should first be looking at is filling Kyle Van Noy´s spot. Most likely, there won’t be a top receiver remaining when New England is on the clock, so the best option next up would be an edge linebacker. AJ Epenesa had a college career to remember. He collected two First-team All-Big Ten awards, along with the freshman All-Big Ten award.
- New Orleans Saints- Pattrick Queen- LSU- LB
The linebacker position hasn’t been very good for the Saints after years of trying to rebuild it. Now they look to the draft to try to make an improvement at the position. Queen has played well in big games and has the potential to be a dangerous linebacker in the league. He also has speed which sweetens the pot for the Saints and is easily the right choice.
- Minnesota Vikings- Jalen Reagor- WR- TCU
After the departure of Stefon Diggs to Buffalo, Minnesota has another spot that needs to be filled in the wideout position. Jalen Reagor has a lot of ups to his game, and will soon prove to be a starter in a couple of seasons. Reagor features outstanding versatility and is able to get to his top speed quickly. He is a deep threat and would be able to fill part of Stefon Diggs´ shoes in Minnesota.
- Miami Dolphins- Xavier McKinney- S- Alabama
Miami goes with a secondary pick after picking up d linemen with their 18th pick. Xavier looks like the way to go here after already picking up a corner in Bryon Jones during free agency. Hopefully, for the Dolphins both of these players will make each other better. Just another defensive pick up in what could be a dangerous defense in South Beach.
- Seattle Seahawks- Yetur Gross Matos- EDGE- Penn State
Although Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t signed a contract this offseason, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Yetur Gross-Matos played great ball for the Nittany Lions last season, and, if Clowney does not re-sign with Seattle, he could later prove to be worth the risk.
- Baltimore Ravens- Antoine Winfield- S- Minnesota
With Earl Thomas getting older and older, it may be time for Baltimore to grab a safety late in the draft. Antoine Winfield looks like a great option at that position, with his great season last year. He had 85 tackles and 7 interceptions and led his team to a top 10 ranking last year. Ravens use this pick to add some much needed depth at the position.
- Tennesse Titans- Zach Baun- LB- Wisconsin
The Titans had one of the most surprising playoffs runs last year but came up short of the Super Bowl. Although they didn’t struggle a lot on the defensive end, there was places where they could use improvement. That is the linebacker position. If Tennesse is able to draft Zach Baun, I think that in a couple of years, he will be looked at as a steal in this draft. Baun solidified his spot at being a top linebacker in the draft after his game against Ohio State.
- Green Bay Packers- Brandon Aiyuk- WR- Green Bay
Aiyuk has had a truly inspiring route to this potential first round pick. He went to junior college for two years and did well enough there to finish his career at Arizona State. With his last two years of eligibility, he would rise all the way to a third-team All-American and have 1,192 receiving yards last year. He would be a great pick for the Packers with his size and has a lot of potential at his position.
- San Francisco 49ers- Jeff Gladney- CB- TCU
San Francisco hasn’t had great cornerback play in the last couple of seasons, in fact, their top corner has often gotten burned during games. Cornerback Jeff Gladney should bring speed and agility to this team, helping patch up the horrendous cornerback play.
- Kansas City Chiefs- Noah Igbinoghene- CB
He has been a solid player throughout the year and will now be a first round pick. He has been a great athlete and has great footwork. Not to mention his ability to return kicks. If the Chiefs take a late flyer on Noah, they won’t be disappointed. Hopefully, his athleticism can turn him into a solid pick for the Chiefs.
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