2020 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell




Charlie Campbell, Senior Draft Analyst
Last update: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Round 1 added.
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2020 NFL MOCK DRAFT - WALT'S | CHARLIE'S ROUND: 1


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Go To: Round 1 (1-16) Round 1 (17-32)
1. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Dre'Mont Jones, DT

Adam Gase may want to move on from Ryan Tannehill if Tannehill can't lead Miami deep into the playoffs over the next two years.

Tagovailoa (6-1, 218) has a powerful arm that can make any throw required in the NFL. After his heroic effort to win the National Championship last year for Alabama, Tagovailoa has been even better as a sophomore, completing 70 percent of his passes for 2,066 yards with 25 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also is a good athlete with some running ability.







2. Houston Texans: Tre Smith, OT, Tennessee

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): DeAndre Baker, CB

Here is a blocker to protect Deshaun Watson.

Quenton Nelson was the top offensive lineman in college football in 2017, but the second-best guard in the nation could have been Smith. Considering there were other good guards, like Will Hernandez and Braden Smith, who were second-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, that is really saying something for how Smith played in 2017. The freshman was a steady pass protector and a bull in the ground game.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Smith dominated at the point of attack and was extremely impressive when taking on Alabama. He looks like he is just scratching the surface of his upside to be even better with more experience. Smith played guard and left tackle for the Volunteers as a freshman. He's now their starting left tackle, and he could end up being a franchise left tackle prospect.



3. New York Jets: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Josh Allen, LB

The Jets need a No. 1 receiver for Sam Darnold.

In 2018, Jeudy has 31 receptions for 377 yards and 10 touchdowns. NFL scouts who were attending Alabama's practices last fall told me that Jeudy (6-1, 192) was the next great Crimson Tide receiver to keep the tradition going under Nick Saban that has seen elite receivers like Julio Jones, Amari Cooper and Calvin Ridley dominate the competition. As a freshman, Jeudy totaled 14 receptions for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He was just scratching the surface last season and could become a star as a sophomore or junior.



4. Arizona Cardinals: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Quinnen Williams, DT

The Cardinals grab a successor to Larry Fitzgerald and get a long-term No. 1 wide receiver for Josh Rosen.

Shenault has been one of the top wide receivers in 2018, as he has totaled 60 receptions for 780 yards with six touchdowns so far. Shenault (6-2, 220) has been the No. 1 receiver for Steven Montez and has made the Buffaloes quarterback look good at times.







5. Dallas Cowboys: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): None

Tyron Smith wasn't the same player in 2017. If he doesn't turn things around, Dallas could be looking for a new left tackle by the 2020 NFL Draft.

Thomas (6-5, 320) was very impressive at right tackle as a true freshman, starting there all season and helping the Bulldogs produce a dominant rushing attack. He also flashed impressive athleticism and length in pass protection. With Isaiah Wynn moving on to the NFL, Thomas has moved to left tackle for Georgia. Some NFL advance scouts told me that Thomas jumped out at them when watching practice and tape. They think he has the potential to be an early-rounder in his draft class.



6. Cincinnati Bengals: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Tre Lamar, LB

Unless the Bengals make a run deep into the postseason, they could be ready to start over and look for an upgrade over Andy Dalton.

Scouts say that Jones has a good skill set, and they feel that he is getting good preparation for the NFL from David Cutcliffe. They also believe that Jones is likely to return to school for 2019.

Jones has completed 65 percent of his passes in 2018 for 1,061 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He also missed two games this season with a collarbone injury. In 2017, Jones completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,439 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. As a freshman, he made 63 percent of his passes for 2,836 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.



7. New York Giants: Walker Little, OT, Stanford

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Justin Herbert, QB

The Giants take a tackle who could start out on the right side and eventually move to the left side to replace Nate Solder.

Little was impressive as a freshman starter at left tackle for Stanford. The 6-foot-7, 304-pounder did an effective job in run blocking and helped Bryce Love to a huge season. Little is off to a good start as a sophomore.









8. Baltimore Ravens: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Damien Harris, RB

The Ravens will need to draft a replacement for Terrell Suggs.

With Nick Bosa injured, Young has taken advantage of the opportunity to have a breakout season. Young (6-5, 265) has some size to him to go along with speed and athleticism off the edge. In 2018, Young has 20 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and four passes broken up. As a freshman, he totaled 19 tackles with 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble.



9. Indianapolis Colts: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Derrick Brown, DT

The Colts grab a No. 1 cornerback.

Murphy (5-11, 182) has played well as part of a loaded Washington secondary that is comprised of future NFL talent. Defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake has prepared Murphy and those defensive backs well. In 2018, Murphy has 37 tackles with 11 passes broken up. In his freshman season, he notched three interceptions with seven breakups and 16 tackles.







10. Buffalo Bills: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Greg Little, OT

The Bills could use some young difference-makers on their defensive line.

Epensa has been excellent for Iowa this season, recording seven sacks, two forced fumbles, one pass broken up and 19 tackles so far. The 6-foot-5, 277-pounder is a thick, physical and athletic defensive end who flashed pass-rush ability during an impressive freshman season for the Hawkeyes. That season, Epensa totaled 4.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 15 tackles and one forced fumble. He looked like he was just scratching the surface of his potential.



11. Oakland Raiders: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Clelin Ferrell, DE; Devin White, LB; and Deionte Thompson, S

The Raiders grab a cornerback to pair with Gareon Conley.

In 2018, Henderson has 19 tackles with two sacks, five passes broken up and one interception. He was really impressive as a freshman, demonstrating excellent coverage and ball skills. Henderson totaled four interceptions with four passes broken up and 22 tackles that season.

Henderson has excellent size to go along with speed and cover skills. Now that he has a year of experience, he could be even better. Henderson has a ton of upside and could be one of the top cornerbacks across college football in 2018 and 2019.

Click links to see the Raiders' picks across all rounds:
Rd: 1 Pk: 18







12. Cleveland Browns: Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Ed Oliver, DT

The Browns grab another weapon for Baker Mayfield.

Ridley has 25 receptions for 337 yards and five touchdowns so far this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder came on strong for Georgia last season and had an impressive game against Alabama with six receptions for 82 yards. His production was hurt by Georgia's three-headed monster in the ground game, but Ridley is capable of producing a lot more as an upperclassman.



13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Youhanna Ghaifan, DT, Wyoming

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Greedy Williams, CB

By the time of the 2020 NFL Draft, it will have been 10 years in for Gerald McCoy. Here is a defensive tackle to go with Vita Vea, and creating a three-man rotation to deal with the Tampa heat could extend McCoy's career.

Ghaifan has 34 tackles with eight for a loss, two sacks, four passes batted and one forced punt in 2018. He turned in a productive 2017 season, totaling 69 tackles with 15.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. The redshirt sophomore was a good complement to Carl Granderson that season. Ghaifan's weight has fluctuated, but he should settle in the 280-300-pound range to be a disruptive tackle on the inside as a pro.







14. Seattle Seahawks: Khaleke Hudson, S, Michigan

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Raekwon Davis, DT

Kam Chancellor is gone, and Earl Thomas is likely the next to go. Here's a replacement defensive back.

Hudson has 26 tackles so far this year. After serving as a backup during his freshman campaign, Hudson broke out in 2017. The first-year starter totaled 83 tackles with 18.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, nine passes broken up and two interceptions. Hudson (6-0, 205) is an excellent blitzer with the upside to develop more coverage skills. He will be an interesting prospect to watch and has the potential to rise.



15. San Francisco 49ers: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Nick Bosa, DE

Matt Breida is a nice rotational player, but Jerick McKinnon could end up being a disappointment. Therefore, the 49ers could target a No. 1 running back for Kyle Shanahan's offense in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Dobbins has averaged 4.3 yards per carry this season for 521 yards with four touchdowns. In 2017, Mike Weber was supposed to be the next star running back at Ohio State, but an injury slowed him down to start the season. The Buckeyes turned to Dobbins and never looked back, as the freshman dominated the competition. He averaged 7.2 yards per carry in 2017 for 1,403 yards with seven touchdowns. He also had 22 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown. Dobbins has a fast first-step and is a danger to break off long runs on any carry.



16. Detroit Lions: Kendrick Rogers, WR, Texas A&M

2019 NFL Mock Draft Pick (as of 10/26): Rashan Gary, DT

The Lions could use a true No. 1 receiver.

Rogers has 15 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns while dealing with some injuries. He was very impressive against Clemson in Week 2 and showed a lot of upside. He has good size and uses it well. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder could develop into a dangerous receiver.



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