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The order of this 2020 NFL Mock Draft is completely random, save for playoff seeding in the 21-32 range. First-round picks from the 2018 NFL Mock Draft and the 2019 NFL Mock Draft have been factored into the picks.
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Buffalo Bills: Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Carlton Davis, CB and Tremaine Edmunds, LB; Raekwon Davis, DT
Yes, we're doing a 2020 NFL Mock Draft already. Why? Well, I love the draft, and this is fun for me. Plus, after the national championship, I was eager to slot the two quarterbacks into a mock draft.
Keep in mind that the order of this 2020 NFL Mock Draft is completely random. The Bills came up first on Random.org, and this is why they have the top pick. It's a good thing, as it makes sense for them to finally fill their quarterbacking needs.
Jake Fromm was tremendous as a rookie for SEC champion Georgia. He has a great skill set and is the very early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, though a lot could obviously change in the next two years.
Minnesota Vikings: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Isaiah Wynn, C/G; Dre'Mont Jones, DT
Let's suppose Case Keenum fails in the long term, and Teddy Bridgewater can't stay healthy. It could be conceivable that the Vikings will pursue a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The hero of the national championship against Georgia, Tua Tagovailoa has a big arm and scrambling ability, and will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Russell Wilson.
New Orleans Saints: Jacob Eason, QB, Georgia 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Ronnie Harrison, S; Ed Oliver, DT
It's currently looking like back-to-back-to-back quarterbacks for the 2020 NFL Draft, though a lot will change over the next 28 months. The Saints could be in the market for one, as this could be the offseason that Drew Brees opts to retire.
Jacob Eason exploded on the season for Georgia, throwing 16 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions as a freshman in the SEC. Eason still needs to work on his accuracy, but he's young enough to make vast improvements in the near future. Eason is rumored to be heading to Washington, where he'll have a chance to emerge as a top-five pick for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Indianapolis Colts: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Bradley Chubb, DE; Rashan Gary, DE/DT
I have the Colts addressing their defense in my 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Drafts. Here, they can help Andrew Luck by giving him another dynamic receiver.
Jerry Jeudy is a height-weight-speed freak in the mold of a Julio Jones. He's the next great Alabama receiver, and if he performs up to his skill set, he'll have a great chance to be a top-10 pick.
New England Patriots: Walker Little, OT, Stanford 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Taven Bryan, DT; Austin Bryant, DE
The Patriots need to retool their offensive line. Nate Solder hasn't been able to stay healthy, so New England will need to find a blind-side protector for Tom Brady, who will turn 43 during the 2020 offseason.
Walker Little was the 25th-overall player in his recruiting class. An athletic tackle who should be proficient in both pass protection and run blocking, Little could be a top-five pick in the future.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Arden Key, DE; Greg Little, OT
Brent Grimes will certainly be retired once the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around. The Buccaneers will need another talented cornerback to pair with Vernon Hargreaves.
Chase Lucas is a former running back, but you wouldn't know it by how he performed as a freshman. He was tremendous, and he projects as a future top-10 pick; he has both good size (6-0, 180) and great athleticism.
Houston Texans: Jaelen Phillips, DE/OLB, UCLA 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Jonah Williams, OT
The Texans have a pair of dynamic edge rushers, but Whitney Mercilus will be an impending free agent during the spring of 2020. If he's too expensive to re-sign, he'll need to be replaced.
Jaelean Phillips flashed as a freshman for UCLA, but was hurt too often. He has great potential and could emerge as a top-15 prospect.
San Francisco 49ers: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Quenton Nelson, G; Dexter Lawrence, DT
The 49ers have found a long-time member of their backfield in Jimmy Garoppolo. Why not pair him with a dynamic talent? Carlos Hyde may leave via free agency this offseason anyway.
Damien Harris made a mistake returning to school because of Najee Harris. The latter Harris was one of the top recruits in the country in 2017, and he showed off his talents as a freshman. He'll have a larger workload this upcoming season.
Green Bay Packers: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Marcus Davenport, DE; Caleb Wilson, TE
Bryan Bulaga will be another key free agent during the 2020 offseason. He'll be 31 by then, so the Packers may decide to let him go and get younger at the position.
At 6-7, 340, Mekhi Becton is a massive human being. Despite his size, however, Becton is athletic and flexible.
Oakland Raiders: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Roquan Smith, LB; Christian Wilkins, DT
I have Jon Gruden getting his Derrick Brooks, and then his Warren Sapp. Here's his new Warrick Dunn or Mike Alstott, but hopefully not Cadillac Williams. The Raiders will need a running back once Marshawn Lynch retires.
J.K. Dobbins entered 2017 as a backup, but overtook Mike Weber and had a terrific freshman campaign, showing off his great, explosive running ability.
Denver Broncos: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Sam Darnold, QB; Devin White, LB
The Broncos will have to replace Aqib Talib at some point in the near future, so perhaps they'll use a first-round pick on a cornerback.
CJ Henderson has good height (6-1), but needs to bulk up. He had four interceptions as a freshman. He has some great potential as a former four-star recruit.
Washington Redskins: Trey Smith, G, Tennessee 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Vita Vea, NT; Kelly Bryant, QB
The Redskins have a very good offensive line when everyone is healthy. The sole exception is at left guard, which has to be addressed soon.
Despite being a freshman, Trey Smith was arguably Tennessee's best player in 2017. He was considered a top prospect coming out of high school.
New York Jets: T.J. Carter, CB, Memphis 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Baker Mayfield, QB; Clein Ferrell, DE
The Jets used consecutive picks in the 2017 NFL Draft on safeties. Perhaps they'll do the same with cornerbacks in the near future, as that happens to be a major position of weakness.
T.J. Carter, a former four-star recruit, is a tough and mature cornerback who thrived as a freshman for Memphis.
Seattle Seahawks: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Mike McGlinchey, OT; Trayveon Williams, RB
The Seahawks will need to replace Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril in the future, as both are in the latter stages of their careers.
A.J. Epenesa was a five-star recruit who showed some major promise as a freshman, registering 4.5 sacks.
Detroit Lions: Curtis Weaver, DE/OLB, Boise State 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Donte Jackson, CB; Rodney Anderson, RB
It wouldn't hurt for the Lions to find an edge rusher, especially given Ziggy Ansah's injury history.
Curtis Weaver had a ridiculous 11 sacks as a freshman. He'll have to be an edge player in a 3-4 defense.
Atlanta Falcons: D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss 2018 and 2019 NFL Mock Draft Picks (as of 1/21): Isaiah Olver, CB; Zach Allen, DE/DT
The Falcons only have one dynamic downfield play-maker, so I'm sure Matt Ryan would love it if they found another talented receiver.
D.K. Metcalf is an athletic freak. A 6-4, 220-pound receiver, Metcalf has accomplished an 11-1 broad jump and a 37.5-inch vertical. He showed some flashes at Ole Miss, but the program is a mess.