The 2019 NFL season has come to a close, giving us the correct 2020 NFL Draft order for the first 20 picks of the upcoming draft. Here’s our latest mock.
The 2019 NFL regular season has officially come to an end, so we can take a deep dive into the 2020 NFL Draft season. The first 20 picks have become official, with the AFC North division rival Cincinnati Bengals securing the rights to the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. A quarterback is the most likely pick, but could they be persuaded into taking Ohio State’s Chase Young?
The Super Bowl-pretenders, the Cleveland Browns, have themselves a top-ten pick after failing to match expectations, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are without a day one selection (traded to the Miami Dolphins for Minkah Fitzpatrick).
What’s the gameplan for the rest of the 17 other NFL teams who missed the post-season? Here’s our latest 2020 NFL Draft mock with the official order for picks 1-20 (correct order here).
Now then, the Cincinnati Bengals are officially on the clock…
1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Put this pick in pen if you wish. Joe Burrow is an A+ quarterback prospect, possessing the arm talent and athleticism to succeed from day one in today’s NFL. The Bengals have some offensive talent already and can put Burrow in a position to have success early.
2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
Good teams take value over need, and that’s what the Washington Redskins need to start doing. They already have two good edge rushers in Ryan Kerrigan and Montez Sweat, but neither is the elite prospect that Chase Young is. Young turns this front-seven into a borderline elite unit.
3. Detroit Lions: Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
Derrick Brown is Ndamukong Suh-lite. The Detroit Lions could face massive turnover on the defensive line this offseason, but they still need upgrades regardless. Brown may not be a double-digit sack type of guy, but he’s going to live in opposing backfields and be a nightmare for the opponent’s quarterback.
4. New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Daniel Jones has some solid options in the passing game in Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard, but he doesn’t have a guy like Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy makes this New York Giants receiving core a terrific one, especially if you count in tight end, Evan Engram. Jeudy has he talent to be a Pro Bowler as a rookie and be an every-down difference-maker.