1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow QB, LSU
No surprise here, Joe Burrow is going to be the pick. Burrow’s poise in the pocket is what makes him special. LSU surrounded Burrow with weapons and Cincinnati will as well. A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, Joe Mixon, and Rodney Anderson will all love their new quarterback.
2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young EDGE, Ohio State
Chase Young is the best defensive player I’ve scouted and he is the best player in the 2020 draft. However, Washington should look at every option. Yes, Young will make the Redskins front 7 the scariest front 7 in the NFL, but this team has holes to fill and a pass rusher isn’t one of those. Washington currently doesn’t have a 2nd round pick, and this draft is loaded with talent to fill all of Washington’s holes.
3. Miami Dolphins via Detroit: Tua Tagovailoa QB, Alabama
Miami send: 5th overall, 18th overall, 39th overall picks
Detroit send: 3rd overall pick
Miami might have to pull this trade off to acquire their franchise quarterback. Dolphins have been trying to get the Alabama quarterback for a year now. Don’t screw it up. Tua will give Miami fans hope of success for the duration of his career.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars via NY Giants: Jeffrey Okudah CB, Ohio State
Jacksonville send: 9th overall, 42nd overall, 73rd overall picks
Giants send: 4th overall pick
Jacksonville could go quarterback here but I don’t think they should. After sending Leonard Fournette to the trade block, that tells me they are all in on Gardner Minshew. Jaguars dealt Jalen Ramsey to the LA Rams last season. Okudah is the closest thing to Jalen Ramsey in this year’s draft.
5. Detroit Lions via Miami: Isaiah Simmons LB/S, Clemson
Isaiah Simmons is a freak of nature. I could end the pick there. Simmons is someone that will play all game. His speed, pursuit, zone coverage, and tackling ability are all on elite levels. Detroit trading back and getting the help they need on defense is what ownership needs from Head Coach Matt Patricia.
6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert QB, Oregon
I’m not buying the report on Tyrod Taylor being the quarterback for the Chargers in 2020. Herbert has all the tools to be a successful quarterback in the NFL.
7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown DT, Auburn
Brown is arguably the best defensive tackle in this year’s class. At this point he is best player available. Derrick Brown being doubled all game long will help free Brian Burns off the edge.
8. Arizona Cardinals: Tristan Wirfs OT, Iowa
The top 4 OTs in this year’s class are all closely ranked near each other. Personally, Wirfs is the best option here for Arizona. He’s the best all-around offensive lineman, and that’s what Kyler Murray needs to be successful.
9. NY Giants via Jacksonville: Jedrick Wills OT, Alabama
Giants’ GM, Dave Gettleman has to protect Daniel Jones. While Wills might not be the best run blocker in this year’s class, he is 100% the best pass blocker. Wills protecting Daniel Jones gives the Giants’ offense more time to be explosive.
10. Cleveland Browns: Andrew Thomas OT, Georgia
Andrew Thomas is the most pro ready OT in this year’s class. While Wirfs and Wills might have a higher ceiling, Thomas is ready to come in day 1 and potentially end up being a top tackle in the NFL his first year.
11. NY Jets: CeeDee Lamb WR, Oklahoma
Jets need protection for Sam Darnold but I don’t see them reaching for one. CeeDee Lamb is my 2nd ranked WR behind Jerry Jeudy but they aren’t far from each other. Lamb can do things that Jeudy can’t dream about doing. Jets love their speedy receivers but Lamb would be a nightmare for the AFC East.
12. Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs lll WR, Alabama
Ruggs has been linked to the Raiders for months. Raiders have experienced the torture from Tyreek Hill so go get your own Tyreek Hill. This is the smart pick to make, but don’t be surprised if Vegas trades this pick to move up.
13. San Fransisco 49ers: Jerry Jeudy WR, Alabama
Jimmy G needs another weapon and the 49ers are in prime position to give him the best one in this year’s draft. Jeudy reminds me a lot of Odell Beckham Jr. and the 49ers attempted to trade for Odell during the 2018 season.
14. Atlanta Falcons via Tampa Bay: C.J. Henderson CB, Florida
Falcons send: 16th overall, 78th overall picks
Buccaneers send: 14th overall pick
Atlanta could wait at 16 and risk losing out on both Javon Kinlaw and C.J. Henderson so I moved them up to select the 2nd ranked corner in this year’s draft. Henderson is the perfect replacement for Desmond Trufant.
15. Denver Broncos: Justin Jefferson WR, LSU
Jefferson is going to go higher than most people think. His combine is the main reason of him going top 15 for me. Drew Lock needs another weapon next to Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. Adding Jefferson will make the Broncos’ offense dynamic.
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers via Atlanta: Mekhi Becton OT, Louisville
Becton is my 4th ranked OT in this year’s class and Tom Brady is going to need protection. Brady has the weapons already but he won’t deliver them the ball without someone blocking for him.
17. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier McKinney S, Alabama
Yes, I believe Jamal Adams is on the move and I think Dallas is where he wants to be. If both sides can’t get a deal done then this is the pick for Dallas. Either way I see Dallas getting secondary help here.
18. Detroit Lions via Miami: Javon Kinlaw DT, South Carolina
This is why you trade back for an additional first round pick. Detroit winds up with the best LB in the draft and arguably the best DT in the draft. Damon Harrison is gone and Kinlaw would be the perfect guy for Detroit’s defensive line.
19. Las Vegas Raiders: Kenneth Murray LB, Oklahoma
Murray screams “Jon Gruden Guy.” His pursuit towards the ball carrier is special to witness. Vegas gets their franchise wide receiver and linebacker in this year’s draft.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars: K’Lavon Chaisson EDGE, LSU
Yannick Ngakoue won’t be on the Jaguars’ roster for the 2020 season. He burned that bridge this week with his tweets. It also drove his price down for most teams. Chaisson, on the other hand is a stud in the making. Chaisson with Josh Allen will be a special duo.
21. Green Bay Packers via Philadelphia: Josh Jones OT, Houston
Packers send: 30th overall, 94th overall, 192nd overall picks
Eagles send: 21st overall pick
I know it’s not a need of a selection right now but Josh Jones can be a developmental tackle for Green Bay. They could go WR here but I like their chances on taking one in later rounds.
22. Minnesota Vikings: A.J. Terrell CB, Clemson
Terrell is the most hated on corner in this year’s class. One bad game and he’s not a first round pick? Oh please, this man can play and he will right away. Terrell and Minnesota is a dream scenario.
23. New England Patriots: Jordan Love QB, Utah State
Another player that I love, Jordan Love is underrated as well. Let’s not forget if he declared last year, Love would’ve been a top 15 pick. He falls a tad for me because of his terrible 2019 season.
24. New Orleans Saints: Patrick Queen LB, LSU
Patrick Queen won’t have to travel far to play professional football. The LSU linebacker could fall to the second round but I think before that happens, a team that wants a great player selects him in the first.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Brandon Aiyuk WR, Arizona State
Minnesota drafts Stefon Diggs’ replacement. Aiyuk is a better prospect over N’Keal Harry but he isn’t being discussed as much as Harry was this time last year. Even though this WR class is going to be an historic one, Aiyuk should be a first round pick.
26. Miami Dolphins: Cesar Ruiz IOL, Michigan
The interior offensive line isn’t strong this year. Ruiz and Lloyd Cushenberry are the two most notable ones that could sneak into the first round. I see Ruiz as a versatile lineman that can play guard or center.
27. Seattle Seahawks: A.J. Epenesa DE, Iowa
Epenesa was projected a top 5 pick in 2019. I don’t see Epenesa being a pass rusher, but I see him being a strong run stopper in the NFL. I do think Seattle should listen to offers here.
28. Baltimore Ravens: Juilan Okwara DE, Notre Dame
Okwara is a shifty player. You think he’s out of the play but continues to fight. His IQ is on another level and that’s what lands him here in the first round. Baltimore can then try and find Matt Judon another team to play for.
29. Tennessee Titans: Jonathan Taylor HB, Wisconson
Derrick Henry wants all the money. I don’t see Titans paying him what he wants so Taylor to Tennessee makes the most sense. Titans can continue to dominate the run game under Jonathan Taylor.
30. Philadelphia Eagles via Green Bay: Kristian Fulton CB, LSU
Philly still needs wide receiver help but I don’t see a good fit at this spot so Fulton is the pick. Fulton played all of 2019 with an injury and teams might overlook the bad play because of his injury.
31. NY Giants via San Francisco: Lloyd Cushenberry C, LSU
Giants send: 36th overall, 110th overall picks
49ers send: 31st overall pick
Dave Gettleman isn’t afraid to draft over a starter. Cushenberry will win the job at Center if this happens. It’s not a big reach but he isn’t graded as a first round pick. The most important goal this season for the Giants is to protect Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley.
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeff Gladney CB, TCU
The Super Bowl champs are in dire need of secondary help. With Vegas taking Henry Ruggs, I could see Kansas City selecting the fastest corner available to counter that pick.