2020 NFL Draft: Post-Combine Two-Round Mock

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The NFL Combine is complete and the NFL Draft is creeping up quickly. With the wealth of information that scouts and coaches gathered in Indianapolis last week, some players have shifted up or down depending on their performance. The top two names in the draft did not work out at the combine and will likely show their skills for scouts at their respective pro days. With the workouts complete and scouts heading back home, I took the liberty of creating my first two-round mock post-combine. Seeing how some of these guys performed could have changed some minds and could result in teams looking to trade up and secure “their guy”. For this mock and every other mock I’ve done, I utilized The Draft Network’s incredible Mock Draft Machine, complete with trades. So, here we go, enjoy the madness.

Round 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB LSU

Obviously. While some buzz has been created about Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert being on the radar for the first pick, this sounds like a bunch of smoke. The Bengals want Burrow and they want to get out of the world of mediocrity. Will it happen in one season? No. But Burrow is the start of a new era of Bengals football.

2. Washington – Chase Young, EDGE Ohio State

While some reports have surfaced that Washington might be interested in bringing in Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to compete with second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins, a la Arizona Cardinals 2019, I don’t see Ron Rivera passing up on the opportunity to draft Chase Young. This reminds me a lot of the Von Miller-Cam Newton situation. Carolina took Newton over Miller only to watch Miller (literally) rip a championship out of Newton’s hands. Washington needs Young to rebuild.

3. TRADE Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama

Trade Details: Detroit trades #3 pick to Miami for picks #5, #26, and #144

The Dolphins master plan is complete. After dealing for two first-round picks in 2019 for a total of three, they trade two of them to Detroit to get their franchise quarterback. Tua did not perform at the combine, as he is still recovering from his season-ending hip injury, but should be ready to go for his pro day at Alabama. If the Dolphins get the Tua that shows up on the Alabama tape, they are in for a treat. The medicals are concerning to me, but if he gets the green light from the Dolphins medical staff, so be it. The tank for Tua is complete.

4. New York Giants – Mekhi Becton, OT Louisville

After an incredible combine performance that probably left Dave Gettleman drooling, the Giants get their hog. Becton is a YUGE dude who packs a serious punch in his pass pro sets and works surprisingly well in space. There are some rumblings that the Giants could move Nate Solder or have him move to right tackle, but either way, Becton is their future on the offensive front.

5. Detroit Lions (via MIA) – Jeffrey Okudah, CB Ohio State

We already knew that Okudah was CB1 of this class and his performance at the combine cemented that. Okudah is capable of running in just about any defensive coverage scheme and shows elite quickness and cover abilities. If Detroit doesn’t end up trading Darius Slay, this could make for a great pairing with the Pro Bowler.

6. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB Oregon

If there was any quarterback that really showed they belonged in the top tier of this class at the combine, it was Justin Herbert. Not only did Herbert flash his speed (4.68 at 6’6″, 236 pounds) Herbert also put on a show with his arm, showcasing his impressive arm strength and ball placement. With Los Angeles moving on from Philip Rivers, Herbert can step in and be the new face of the Chargers franchise.

7. Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Simmons, Utility Clemson

I honestly thought about having the Panthers trade up with either the Giants or the Chargers to get Herbert, but this is a nice consolation prize for staying put. Simmons might be listed as a linebacker, but he is so much more than that. Simmons lined up mostly at slot corner for the Tigers and is probably expected to take over for Luke Kuechley in this mock scenario. Pairing Simmons with Shaq Thompson could make for an electric linebacking corps.

8. Arizona Cardinals – CeeDee Lamb, WR Oklahoma

This pick just makes so much sense for Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray. Murray is entering his sophomore season and what better way to make sure he avoids a sophomore slump than to give him arguably the best receiver in the draft class? With a brilliant blend of size, speed, and body control, Lamb can help boost the Cardinals offense to new heights in the ultra-competitive NFC West.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Derrick Brown, IDL Auburn

The Jaguars are in a weird place franchise-wise. Tom Coughlin is no longer in a front-office role, but the team kept head coach Gus Bradley. The team is now looking to move their big free-agent quarterback signing from 2019 in Nick Foles in favor of Gardner Minshew. Star edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue announced that he isn’t interested in a long-term offer from the team, even though they could franchise tag him. So here we are…rebuilding the Jaguars. Derrick Brown would be an ideal place to start. Even though his combine was less than stellar, his tape suggests he could be the most dominant defensive lineman in this class.

10. Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Wills, OT Alabama

The Browns simply MUST get Baker Mayfield some kind of help upfront. Baker faced pressure too often last year to be successful and he was the one who faced the music from the media. Now, people are realizing that the line was a compiled heap of hot garbage and are looking to upgrade. Wills is arguably the most fleet-footed offensive lineman in the class and he has the fluidity to play either side and play inside and out if needed.

11. New York Jets – Andrew Thomas, OT Georgia

Back to back SEC linemen here. A lot of boards have Thomas sliding down to the late first round, but this is a pick I could absolutely see the Jets taking. They need an upgrade on their offensive line and need someone who can protect Sam Darnold for the foreseeable future. Thomas is a hulking prospect who has great pass protection abilities and could fit well in a zone run scheme.

12. Las Vegas Raiders – Jerry Jeudy, WR Alabama

The first-ever Las Vegas Raider turns out to be one of the most electric wide receivers in this class. Jeudy comes in with great speed, size, and the best footwork in the class. While his agility tests weren’t what we necessarily expected, his in-game agility is elite and will be a problem for AFC West defenses for years to come.

13. TRADE Philadelphia Eagles – Henry Ruggs III, WR Alabama

Trade Details: Eagles trade #21 pick, #85 pick, and #150 pick to Indianapolis for #13 pick

The Eagles are desperate to add quality receivers to their team after last year’s debacle. Ruggs has blazing speed, runs crisp and sudden routes, and rarely drops the ball. For those comparing him to guys like John Ross and Heyward-Bey, I urge you to please drop everything you’re doing and watch the tape. Ruggs could easily be considered WR1 of this class.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE LSU

Shaq Barrett should be back with Tampa Bay next year and the Bucs can add to their defense by drafting Chaisson. He has elite bend abilities and has great coverage abilities as well. If Tampa Bay wants to keep up with the NFC South, adding Chaisson would help them tremendously, especially if they can pair him with Barrett, who is coming off a career season.

15. Denver Broncos – Tristan Wirfs, OT Iowa

The Broncos missed Ruggs, but they make up for it by taking the most athletic offensive lineman in the draft. Wirfs had quite the showing at the NFL combine and would be an elite pick for the Broncos. While Garett Bolles and Ja’Wuan James are the starters at tackle for the Broncos, Wirfs could easily take over for either in the future and potentially play guard if needed. With Elijah Wilkinson likely back in Denver and being the defacto starting right guard, we could potentially see Dalton Risner move to center, or Wilkinson play the rotational role again while Wirfs fills in at guard.

16. Atlanta Falcons – Kristian Fulton, CB LSU

Iowa defensive lineman A.J. Epenesa could be an ideal pick here, but the Falcons have a ton of holes on the defense. Fulton was one of the top cornerbacks in college football last year and was a big part of why LSU won the championship. Fulton brings good man coverage skills and ball skills to the Falcons secondary that had a rough time covering receivers last year.

17. Dallas Cowboys – C.J. Henderson, CB Florida

Xavier McKinney is still on the board here, but with Dallas letting Byron Jones walk in free agency, the Cowboys need to find their next star cornerback early. Henderson had a great showing at the combine and surely helped his case to be a first-round pick. His film shows the athleticism that we saw in Indy, but questions still remain about his tackling. He shows a willingness to help in run defense and his technique can get better with NFL coaching.

18. Miami Dolphins (from PIT) – Xavier McKinney, S Alabama

This was the pick the Dolphins got for former Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and it turned into…another Alabama safety. McKinney is arguably the best safety in the class and can play several different facets of the defense. McKinney would fill a hole for the Dolphins and while they have a ton of holes to fill, McKinney is a great start to the rebuild.

19. Las Vegas Raiders (from CHI) – Javon Kinlaw, IDL South Carolina

As the Raiders continue to build to compete in the AFC, they need to stack up on interior defensive linemen. Kinlaw is one of the most impressive linemen of the class and stood out significantly during the Senior Bowl process. He does come with some injury concerns about his knee, but if the medicals come back clear, Kinlaw could be a major steal for the Raiders at 19.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from LAR) – A.J. Epenesa, EDGE/DL Iowa

The Jaguars double down on defense here and take a versatile lineman to pair with Derrick Brown. Epenesa had a productive year at Iowa and had a decent combine. The biggest question with Epenesa is what role he has on the defensive front. He’s able to put his hand in the dirt and be an edge setter and he also has the size and power to play on the interior. Either way, this gives Jacksonville a dangerous combo up front.

21. Indianapolis Colts (from PHI) – Jordan Love, QB Utah State

The Colts trade down from 13 and are still able to get their guy. Love’s combine was a great preview for the Colts, as he showed his athleticism and arm strength off in Indy. If the Colts are serious about finding their next franchise quarterback, Love would give them an opportunity to keep Brissett or even sign Philip Rivers and allow Love to sit for a season.

22. Buffalo Bills – Justin Jefferson, WR LSU

The word on the street is that Buffalo is looking to upgrade their wide receivers group. Hence, they take Justin Jefferson with the 22nd pick. Jefferson showed out at LSU and at the combine. He could give Josh Allen a quality target who can play both inside and out.

23. New England Patriots – Josh Jones, OT Houston

Tom Brady is obviously the biggest storyline of the Patriots offseason, but the other story has to be about this team upgrading the offensive line. Isiah Wynn, their 2018 draft pick (23rd overall ironically), has only played 8 games and is going into year 3 of his career. If the Pats are serious about protecting Brady, or whoever is under center in 2020, they need to solidify the line. Jones brings great size and good athleticism to the left side, and while he needs to clean up some of his technique, he could turn into a solid blindside protector.

24. TRADE Green Bay Packers – Patrick Queen, LB LSU

Trade Details: Green Bay trades pick #30 and pick #94 to New Orleans for pick #24

The Packers could potentially lose Blake Martinez in free agency and need to get a younger, athletic linebacker to take his place. Patrick Queen has shot up the draft boards ever since the college football playoffs and has been matched up with Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray for the argument of top linebacker in the class. He’s got great athleticism and anticipation skills, but could still add more size to his frame.

25. Minnesota Vikings – Jeff Gladney, CB TCU

The Vikings could see Xavier Rhodes depart this offseason and Mike Hughes hasn’t really been much of a factor. Gladney has proven that he deserves to be mentioned in the upper echelon of corners in this class. He is an aggressive tackler and bothers the crap out of receivers, playing both off-man and press coverage well. This could be a big upgrade for the Vikings defense.

26. Detroit Lions (from MIA) – D’Andre Swift, RB Georgia

I wasn’t going to put a running back in the first round, but I really love what Swift could bring to the Lions. If they do keep Matthew Stafford, Swift could be a good complementary back for their offense. He’s got elite burst, good pass protection skills, and provides quite a bit as a receiver out of the backfield.

27. Seattle Seahawks – Cesar Ruiz, IOL Michigan

The Seahawks need to stop messing around and keep Russell Wilson upright during the prime of his career. Ruiz is one of the best centers in this draft and could fit in well with the Seahawks run blocking scheme and has the tenacity in his pass protection. While they may look to go tackle here, Ruiz would be the best choice for Seattle. I always think about how bad the Seahawks struggled after they traded Max Unger to New Orleans. Here is their solution.

28. Baltimore Ravens – Kenneth Murray, LB Oklahoma

The Ravens missed out on Queen, but “settle” for Murray. Murray has incredible sideline to sideline speed and has great size for his athleticism. The Ravens could need a linebacker after free agency and Murray would be an excellent player to add to this defense.

29. Tennessee Titans – Terrell Lewis, EDGE Alabama

Lewis had been falling down the boards for the last few weeks, but a good combine has helped him here. Lewis could be a great addition for the Titans as a rotational edge rusher. Under Vrabel’s coaching guidance, Lewis could perfect his vision and pass rush skills to make him a better overall defender.

30. New Orleans Saints (from GB) – Tee Higgins, WR Clemson

Michael Thomas and Tee Higgins could be the Saints version of Roddy White and Julio Jones. I’m not comparing Higgins to Jones, but Higgins is a big body guy who does well high-pointing the ball and could be a serious deep threat and middle-of-the-field threat. His speed isn’t quite that of Jeudy or Lamb, but he has a great frame and catching radius.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Neville Gallimore, IDL Oklahoma

The Niners will likely have to choose between keeping Solomon Thomas, Arik Armstead, and DeForest Buckner long-term. Armstead is the player that has been linked the most to hitting free agency, as his price might be too high for the Niners to match. If that’s the case, getting Gallimore here is a solid replacement. He’s one of the more athletic interior linemen in the class and utilizes that athleticism in his pass rush sets.

32. TRADE New York Giants – Zack Baun, EDGE Wisconsin

Trade Details: New York trades pick #36 and pick #132 to Kansas City for pick #32

The Giants creep back up into the first round and take a dynamic edge defender and outside linebacker in Baun. He has a lot of versatility off the edge and plays well in space if needed. The Giants will likely utilize Baun as a pass rusher.

Round 2

33. Cincinnati Bengals – Laviska Shenault, Jr., WR Colorado

After a bit of a disappointing combine partly due to a pubic bone injury and a core injury that will require surgery, Shenault has officially dropped out of the first round. However, the Bengals give Joe Burrow a versatile receiver that is extremely dangerous after the catch. With A.J. Green potentially staying in Cincinnati, pairing him with Shenault and Tyler Boyd could make for a solid receiving corps.

34. Indianapolis Colts (from WAS) – Jalen Reagor, WR TCU

Whoever the starting quarterback is for the Colts, they will need weapons to throw to. Reagor brings tremendous speed and agility to the field and has very underrated catching abilities. Giving T.Y. Hilton more help could open a lot of things up for Frank Reich.

35. Detroit Lions – Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE Penn State

The Lions taking a long, athletic edge rusher with a ton of upside? Absolutely. Gross-Matos could be a great addition to this defensive front featuring Trey Flowers.

36. Kansas City Chiefs (from NYG) – Noah Igbinoghene, CB Auburn

The Chiefs need to bolster their secondary and add a special one here. Noah can play well in press coverage and can help out in special teams if needed.

37. Los Angeles Chargers – Lucas Niang, OT TCU

With the Trai Turner trade coming up, the Chargers will look into investing in their offensive line, specifically at tackle. Niang would be a great pick for the Chargers here.

38. Carolina Panthers – Ross Blacklock, IDL TCU

A big defensive lineman with a ton of power and strength. Blacklock would fit in perfectly in Carolina.

39. Miami Dolphins – Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama

The Dolphins add another Tide secondary player to their rebuilding team. Diggs has some issues that have dropped him out of the first round, but he’s got good size for a corner and would be paired with McKinney.

40. Arizona Cardinals – Grant Delpit, S LSU

Another SEC defensive back that fell out of the first round due to technique concerns. Delpit started the year as a potential top ten pick and has steadily fallen. He’s an incredible athlete who would do well as a single high safety because of his range, but it would have to be in the right defensive scheme.

41. Cleveland Browns – Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State

This could end up being an absolute steal for the Browns. After taking Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams in the last two drafts, the Browns add depth to the secondary with one of the most technically sound corners in the class.

42. Jacksonville Jaguars – Damon Arnette, CB Ohio State

After trading away both Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, the Jaguars need to add as much depth as they can as they begin their rebuild. Arnette’s ball skills are some of the best in the class and he could be considered one of the best corners in the entire class.

43. Chicago Bears (from LVR) – Julian Okwara, EDGE Notre Dame

Adding more weapons for Chuck Pagano’s defense is a must and Okwara is an explosive and bendy edge rusher with a ton of upside.

44. Indianapolis Colts – Austin Jackson, OT USC

Anthony Castonzo is coming back for another season, which completely justifies this pick. Jackson is a tackle that has upside but needs time to get his technique better. He’s very sloppy right now but could be a decent lineman down the road.

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Lloyd Cushenberry III, IOL LSU

The Bucs get one of the best centers in this class. Cushenberry has good size and great anchor and recovery in his pass protection sets. He shows the nasty and tenacity you want in run blocking and could open up holes for the Bucs running game.

46. Denver Broncos – Denzel Mims, WR Baylor

The Broncos missed out on Henry Ruggs in the first round, but get an absolute gem in Mims. His size, athleticism, body control, and catch radius would be a great complement to Courtland Sutton.

47. Atlanta Falcons – J.K. Dobbins, RB Ohio State

The Falcons could be moving on from Devonta Freeman this offseason and could look to go younger. Dobbins is an electric back with good breakaway speed and not a ton of tread on the tires and could make an impact in the receiving game.

48. New York Jets – K.J. Hamler, WR Penn State

The Jets solidified the offensive line in the first round and now add an offensive deep threat for Darnold. Hamler has great game speed but needs to refine his route tree.

49. Pittsburgh Steelers – Justin Madubuike, IDL Texas A&M

The Steelers get an explosive lineman to add to their defensive front of Cam Heyward and T.J. Watt. He would work best in their system as a 3-Tech lineman.

50. Chicago Bears – Matt Hennessy, IOL Temple

The Bears need to upgrade the offensive line, whether Trubisky is starting in 2020 or not. Hennessy started as a sleeper in this class but is widely seen as one of the top centers in this draft.

51. Dallas Cowboys – Antoine Winfield, Jr., S Minnesota

The Cowboys add another dynamic player to their secondary. Winfield has great range and speed to go along with consistent downhill tackling. The injuries are a bit of a concern, but if he can remain healthy, the Cowboys will have one of the better secondaries in a couple of seasons.

52. Los Angeles Rams – Jonah Jackson, IOL Ohio State

The Rams offensive line…STINKS. Here, they get one of the more underrated guards in the class and he could make an instant impact for the Rams.

53. Philadelphia Eagles – A.J. Terrell, CB Clemson

The Eagles are looking to be big players in the free-agent cornerback market. Adding another corner, especially one that has the length and technique of Terrell, would be a quality addition.

54. Buffalo Bills – Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin

Adding Taylor to this offense gives them a truly dangerous running game for Josh Allen. The fumble concerns and tread on the tires for Taylor are a concern, but he shouldn’t have to be their bell cow.

55. Atlanta Falcons (from NE) – Curtis Weaver, EDGE Boise State

The Falcons are letting Vic Beasley walk and could be in the market for an edge rusher in the draft. Weaver has the physical tools to be a quality edge rusher but needs some work. If Dan Quinn can make him into a reliable rusher, this could be a steal for the Falcons.

56. Miami Dolphins (from NO) – Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Michigan

Peoples-Jones has shot up the draft boards after an impressive combine performance. Giving Tua all the weapons he needs is important. I saw Peoples-Jones suffer with drops at Michigan but I partly chalk that up to poor quarterback play.

57. Houston Texans – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU

Easily one of the best backs in the class, Edwards-Helaire shows great vision and bounces outside well, as well as showing great hands and route running out of the backfield. The Texans are likely moving on from Lamar Miller and could upgrade here.

58. Minnesota Vikings – Marlon Davidson, IDL Auburn

The Vikings could use more weapons on the defensive front and Davidson impressed a lot of scouts at the combine. He has the versatility to play several techniques across the line and has good pass rush moves and plays great against the run.

59. Seattle Seahawks – Joshua Uche, EDGE Michigan

Uche has impressed on the film and in the Senior Bowl because of his strength and pass rush abilities. With the Seahawks possibly letting Ziggy Ansah walk in free agency, Uche would be great value here for the Hawks.

60. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Aiyuk, WR Arizona State

Pair the speedy Hollywood Brown with the speedy Brandon Aiyuk? What a sight this would be for the Ravens offense. Allegedly, the team is shopping former first-rounder Hayden Hurst. Could this mean less three tight end sets and more spread looks?

61. Tennessee Titans – Raekwon Davis, IDL Alabama

This would be another project piece for Mike Vrabel, but if they can hone in his strength, Davis and Jeffery Simmons would be a great looking interior duo.

62. Green Bay Packers – Cole Kmet, TE Notre Dame

Jimmy Graham was not great as a Packer and the team will likely go in a different direction this offseason. Jace Sternberger could be an option in his second season, but getting a big threat in Cole Kmet would be better for the Pack.

63. Kansas City Chiefs (from SF) – Ashtyn Davis, S California

The Chiefs get another boost to their secondary and get one of the best safeties in the class. Davis has great ball instincts and is a sure tackler. He and Mathieu in the same secondary? Deadly.

64. Seattle Seahawks (from KC) – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT Auburn

The Seahawks double down on offensive linemen and grab a potential future left tackle. Duane Brown isn’t getting any younger, but he still has some gas left in the tank. This would give Prince time to refine his technique or potentially take over at right tackle. He’s got great length and mobility and does well in zone blocking schemes but he needs more work on his pass protection technique.