2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 – Picks 17-32

Last update: Thursday, May 2, 2019. Major changes. Round 2 added.
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The order of this 2020 NFL Mock Draft is based on the NFL Power Rankings.

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  1. Tennessee Titans: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
    The Titans scouted tackles pretty heavily leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, hosting or working them out more than all but four positions. Jack Conklin is going to be a free agent soon, so perhaps they’re looking for a replacement.

    At 6-7, 340, Mekhi Becton is a massive human being. Despite his size, however, Becton is athletic and flexible.

    Pick change; previously Albert Okwuegbunam, TE

  2. Dallas Cowboys: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
    The Cowboys were talking to the Seahawks about trading for Earl Thomas. They failed to sign Thomas in free agency, so they’ll be interested in someone like this.

    Xavier McKinney was the best safety on Alabama’s roster last year, despite the presence of Deionte Thompson.

  3. Pittsburgh Steelers: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
    It sounded like the Steelers were going to take Rock Ya-Sin if they couldn’t trade up for Devin Bush. If so, perhaps they’ll address their need for a cornerback in the opening round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

    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.

    Pick change; previously Mekhi Becton, OT



  4. New York Jets: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
    It was shocking that the Jets didn’t use an early pick on a cornerback. This is a position they’ll certainly need to address next offseason.

    Jaylon Johnson has nice size (6-0, 190) and ball skills. He had a great 2018 campaign.

    Pick change; previously Trevon Diggs, CB

  5. Los Angeles Rams: Nick Coe, DE/DT, Auburn
    The Rams will need to replace Ndamukong Suh on their defensive front in the near future. There will be some nice options next April.

    At 6-5, 280, Nick Coe is an athletic freak.



  6. Las Vegas Raiders: Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
    The Raiders made some nice upgrades to their defense, but linebacker was the one area they didn’t address. Perhaps they’ll make amends for that in the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Dylan Moses, a former five-star recruit, missed a chunk of his freshman campaign, but was very productive as a sophomore.

    Pick change; previously Nick Coe, DE

  7. Los Angeles Chargers: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
    This seems like a great place to take Philip Rivers’ successor, as Rivers turns 38 prior to the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Jacob Eason exploded on the scene 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 has since transferred to Washington, where he’ll have a chance to emerge as a top-five pick for the 2020 NFL Draft if he has a big 2019 campaign.



  8. Atlanta Falcons: Terrell Lewis, DE/OLB, Alabama
    The Falcons missed Adrian Clayborn this past season. Vic Beasley, meanwhile, has regressed. This would be a nice replacement for one of them (assuming Clayborn, who was re-signed, sticks around for only one year.)

    Terrell Lewis was once a staple of my 2019 NFL Mock Draft, but he returned to school after an injury-plagued 2018 campaign.

  9. Cleveland Browns: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
    The Browns have a dominant defensive line and some talented players in their secondary. Their linebacking corps, conversely, needs lots of work.

    Jacob Phillips has been an extremely productive linebacker for LSU. The physical defender was a five-star recruit.

    Pick change; previously Dylan Moses, LB



  10. Seattle Seahawks: Trey Smith, OT, Tennessee
    Will the Seahawks finally strengthen their offensive line and give Russell Wilson the protection he deserves? It could happen here, as the 2020 NFL Draft class seems packed with talented blockers.

    Trey Smith would’ve been the No. 2 pick in this 2020 NFL Mock Draft if it weren’t for some serious injury concerns. Smith has gotten blood clots in his lungs, so I don’t know what that means for his playing status going forward. It’s a huge shame, as Smith is ridiculously talented.

    Pick change; previously Tommy Kraemer, G

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Shyheim Carter, CB, Alabama
    The Chiefs have a big weakness at cornerback. They have to wait a year to upgrade that position, given that the 2019 NFL Draft class was weak at corner.

    Shyheim Carter has tons of potential and could sneak into the first round with a strong 2019 season.

    Pick change; previously Jaylon Johnson, CB

  12. New Orleans Saints: Kendrick Rogers, WR, Texas A&M
    The Saints have looked for upgrades across from Michael Thomas, but none of their moves worked out in that regard. Here’s a potential solution.

    Kendrick Rogers has flashed some major upside, but he’ll need to show improved durability to be chosen in the first round.

    Pick change; previously Tyler Biadasz, C

  13. New England Patriots: Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern
    Outside of Dont’a Hightower, the Patriots have gotten away with pedestrian linebacker play for years. They may want to change that in the near future.

    Paddy Fisher was unbelievably productive for Northwestern despite being a freshman. He’s become one of the top linebackers in the Big Ten.

  14. Green Bay Packers: Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
    Blake Martinez is entering his contract season. The Packers don’t have much salary cap space, so they may allow him to walk. If so, a new inside linebacker will be needed.

    Troy Dye is a very athletic linebacker with great coverage skills.

    Pick change; previously Jacob Phillips, LB

  15. Indianapolis Colts: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
    Marlon Mack was terrific down the stretch last year, but will that continue? Mack has been inconsistent throughout his career thus far, so a down 2019 could entice the Colts to use this pick on a running back.

    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.



  16. Philadelphia Eagles: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
    The Eagles love beefing up the trenches. They’ll need an edge rusher to take over for Brandon Graham in the near future.

    Yetur Gross-Matos registered a ridiculous 20 tackles for loss in 2018. His potential is off the charts.

    Pick change; previously Khalid Kareem, DE



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