2020 NFL Mock Draft Post Combine, V 2.0

What happens on the actual field at the combine pales in comparison to what happens off of it. What happens off of it are medical evaluations, interviews, etc. But sometimes, things that take place between the white lines during the combine can influence a player’s draft stock. So here is my, (2nd) best guess as to how the 2020 NFL Draft shapes up now that the combine is behind us.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow

Burrow didn’t throw at the combine. Burrow will throw on his Pro Day on April 3rd. Neither decision really matters as he is locked and loaded as the top pick in this year’s draft due to Tua’s obvious health concerns.

  1. Washington Redskins: Chase Young

Ditto here on Young. The Redskins take the consensus best defense player and maybe the best overall player in the country who plays at a premium position in the NFL.

  1. Detroit Lions: Isaiah Simmons

This pick does not change since my first mock and only is a stronger lock to go 3rd overall after an outstanding combine performance. Patricia is licking his lips as the lions turn in this card as they land a freakish athlete. The defensive guru gets a dynamic chess piece.

  1. New York Giants: Andrew Thomas

Could go Okudah here, but will stick with Thomas. I have Okudah slipping just like he did at the combine. Thomas helps  both Danny Dimes and Saquon with one just one selection.

  1. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagualovia

Fins’ don’t have to move up to get their man after all.

  1. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert

Herbert showed off his athletic ability at the senior bowl and combine. He throws an effortless ball and the Chargers tab him as Rivers successor.

  1. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Love

17 picks is hard to overlook, but that’s exactly what the Panthers do here as Love just has too much talent to pass on, especially with Newton being anything but a guarantee.

  1. Arizona Cardinals: Jerry Jeudy

Kingsbury adds a dynamic wideout to lend Murray a helping hand.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeffrey Okudah

The Jags secondary took a hit when they dealt Ramsey to the Rams. Adding Okudah, who is the best cornerback in the class, helps eliminate some of the sting.

  1. Cleveland Browns: Derrick Brown

The offense has plenty of talent even if it all has yet to come together. That being said, the Browns jump at a chance to improve their defense with a player the caliber of Brown.

  1. New York Jets: Mekhi Becton

Darnold needs some help up front to be more effective, and that’s what the Jets provide him in Becton. 

  1. Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III

Moving to Vegas is a splashy move and so is this pick. Ruggs III 40 time at the combine will have Davis drooling.

  1. Indianapolis Colts: CeeDee Lamb

Regardless of who is the quarterback for Indy next season, they will need some weapons and to take some pressure off of Hilton.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jedrick Wills

Whether it’s Famous Jameis or not, they need to protect whoever lines up under center.

  1. Denver Broncos: Tristian Wirfs

Little bit of a run on the offensive line here. Wirfs helped himself with a quality combine and Elway knows all to well that is a quarterback has any shot, they need a good offensive line, and this is certainly a start. 

  1. Atlanta Falcons: AJ Espensa

The Dirty Birds overlook a so-so combine from the former Hawkeye as they look to revamp their defense. 

  1. Dallas Cowboys: Javon Kinlaw

With some players in their front seven positioned to leave via free agency, they turn to Kinlaw to help lessen that blow and inject some life into a defense that lost its way last season. 

  1. Miami Dolphins: Austin Jackson

Miami makes a pick it needs to after taking Tua at 5. Jackson’s athleticism is evident and the Dolphins hope he can keep Tua upright for the next decade.

  1. Las Vegas Raiders: K’Lavon Chaisson

The Raiders are still reeling defensively from trading Mack. Chaisson can get after the quarterback. The Raiders hope he can make a Mack-like impact on the defensive side of the ball.

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: CJ Henderson

Jacksonville doesn’t have to worry about it’s secondary for a long, long time if these 2 first round corners pan out the way most think they should.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles: Yetur Gross-Matos

The Eagles take a talent from their backyard. Gross-Matos has proven he can get after the quarterback, something the Philly D has missed since it’s Superbowl victory.

  1. Buffalo Bills: Brandon Aiyuk

This pick stays the same as Buffalo takes a guy who can stretch the field and should work well with Allen’s huge arm.

  1. New England Patriots: Patrick Queen

The Patriots are going to lose some pieces on defense. Queen is a speedster who left his mark in the National Title game and can become a centerpiece for a Belichik led defense. 

  1. New Orleans Saints: Justin Jefferson

Brees doesn’t have much time left. Adding another weapon for him and to take some of the focus off of Thomas certainly doesn’t hurt. 

  1. Minnesota Vikings: Terrell Lewis

The Vikes shore up a defensive line. You can never have to many pass rushers. 

  1. Miami Dolphins: Josh Jones

Once again, Miami continues to protect its investment in Tua and completely overhaul and offensive line that needs it. 

  1. Seattle Seahawks: AJ Terrell

This pick has the 12th man reminiscing of the Legion of Boom days. It doesn’t quite bring them back to that sort of level on it’s own, but it is somewhere to start.

  1. Baltimore Ravens: Kristian Fulton

The rich get richer. The Ravens D adds a nice young piece in the secondary to be mentored by Earl Thomas. 

  1. Tennessee Titans: Trevon Diggs

Vrabel goes where he knows best, to the defensive side of the ball.

  1. Green Bay Packers: Neville Gallimore

Packers always need defensive help. Gallimore gives them an injection of life to the defense front.

  1. San Francisco 49ers: Kenneth Murray

49ers are thrilled Murray fell into their lap. There is a ton of physical talent to work with, but needs to be more consistent.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: Xavier McKinney

It’s not the second coming over Eric Berry, but it helps a defense that could use a little help on the backend.

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