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This is a 2020 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft.
By Charlie Campbell.
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Cincinnati Bengals: Zack Baun, 3-4OLB, Wisconsin
The Bengals could use more talent at linebacker.
In 2019, Baun had 12.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, 76 tackles, two passes batted and one interception. He was a dangerous edge rusher and dynamic blitzer for Wisconsin, but he has size limitations for the NFL. Along with being a quarterback hunter, Baun is good in pass coverage while being a solid run defender. He is a well-rounded player who would go higher if he were a little bigger.
Baun (6-2, 240) had an excellent week at the Senior Bowl, showing off his ability to get after the quarterback. Wisconsin had a some more experienced linebackers on the roster in 2018, but Baun was one of the team's most impressive and consistent defenders in the middle. On the year, he had 78 tackles with 11 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, three passes broken up and one forced fumble.
Indianapolis Colts: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
The Colts need a third receiver to go with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell.
Higgins had 59 catches for 1,167 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2019. As a sophomore, he totaled 936 yards on 59 receptions with 12 touchdowns. Higgins (6-4, 216) is a big receiver who presents a size-mismatch issue for defenses. He is dangerous red-zone threat given his length and leaping ability. He is a volleyball player-style receiver who is not a tough wideout to work between the numbers.
Detroit Lions: Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn
The Lions grab a defensive end/tackle upgrade. Davidson could play end on rush downs and move inside for passing situations.
Team sources say Davidson (6-3, 303) is a solid player who is smart and has good technique. He has developed strength and is a well-balanced defender. Davidson doesn't have an elite skill set, but he found a way to contribute for his defense. He was a big presence on special teams, notching a number of blocked kicks in 2018. Davidson had 49 tackles with 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2019. In 2018, Davidson had 46 tackles with 4.5 for a loss, 3.5 sacks and three passes broken up.
Davidson could be a base end for a 4-3 defense who moves inside to three-technique in passing situations. He also could transition to being an every-down defensive tackle given his weight gain.
New York Giants: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
The Giants could use more safety talent next to Jabrill Peppers.
Chinn totaled 71 tackles, four interceptions and three passes broken up in 2019. He had a solid week at the Senior Bowl and interviewed well with teams. The 6-foot-3, 219-pounder showed some real speed - 4.45 - at the combine and has a versatile skill set. Teams view him as being a potential hybrid safety linebacker who can do a lot of different things for a defense.
New England Patriots: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
The Patriots need some youth at safety, and McKinney is a great scheme fit.
McKinney had 95 tackles with three interceptions, three sacks, five passes defended and four forced fumbles in 2019. He broke out in 2018 as Alabama's best defensive back, totaling 73 tackles with 10 breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble on the season. The 6-foot, 201-pounder played strong safety in 2018, but he displayed the versatility to play free safety in 2019. McKinney has the speed to run with receivers and tight ends downfield with the size to handle bigger targets and tackling ability. He is a well-rounded safety who can do it all.
Carolina Panthers: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
The Panthers could use an end opposite Brian Burns.
In 2019, Gross-Matos had 40 tackles with 9.5 sacks. He enjoyed a breakout sophomore season in 2018, recording 54 tackles for a loss, 20 for a loss, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. The 6-foot-5, 266-pounder has a lot of upside to improve as he gains more experience. He has strength and physicality with the quickness to get upfield. Gross-Matos is a good run defender and emerging pass-rusher.
Miami Dolphins: D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
The Dolphins grab a feature back for their offense. Miami really struggled to run in 2019 and needs more talent in the backfield along with a better offensive line.
In 2019, Swift averaged 6.2 yards per carry for 1,216 yards with seven touchdowns. He had 24 receptions for 216 yards and a touchdown as well. Swift has a good build to him with a surprising burst to hit the hole and accelerate downfield. He has a lot of upside and enters the NFL without much wear-and-tear due to the Georgia backfield platoon.
Some team sources are high on Swift and feel he is a better prospect than Nick Chubb, Sony Michel or Josh Jacobs were. It can be hard to get carries at Georgia with the program's stable of future NFL backs, but Swift (5-8, 212) was so talented, he forced his way onto the field. He flashed as a freshman even though Sony Michel and Nick Chubb got the majority of attempts. Swift averaged 7.6 yards per carry for 618 yards and three touchdowns that season. In 2018, it was Elijah Holyfield who split the touches with Swift. Swift took over as a starter that season and totaled 1,049 yards with an average of 6.4 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns on only 163 carries. The sophomore also contributed well as a receiver, collecting 32 receptions for 297 yards and three touchdowns.
Houston Texans: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
The Texans are in a stretch of at least six drafts where they don't have a first-round pick used for their defense (2016-2021), so they must land some good values on Day 2 to make up for it. Houston needs some pass-rushing youth. J.J. Watt is aging and declining while playing more three-technique. Whitney Mercilus also is aging, and the Texans need a pass-rusher across from him.
Epenesa had 49 tackles with 11.5 sacks, three passes batted and four forced fumbles in 2019. He was excellent for Iowa in 2018, recording 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four passes batted, 16.5 tackles for a loss and 37 tackles. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder is a thick, physical and athletic defensive end who flashed pass-rush ability during an impressive freshman season for the Hawkeyes. That year, Epenesa 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.
Cleveland Browns: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
The Browns could double up on the offensive line. Cleveland could play right guard next to Jack Conklin.
Cleveland probably should have returned to school to improve and get stronger before going to the NFL, but he decided to skip his senior year. He is a fast tackle, but has no power and is going to get pushed around at the next level. A number of teams told me they graded Cleveland on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft and think he would be a massive reach in the early-rounds. However after his fast 40, Cleveland could end up getting overdrafted by someone.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
The Jaguars neglected wide receiver in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, but could target some help for Gardner Minshew in Round 2.
Mims had 66 catches for 1,020 yards with 12 touchdowns in 2019. He was decent at the Senior Bowl, and helped himself with a fast 40 of 4.38 seconds at the combine. Mims made 55 catches for 794 yards with eight scores in 2019. He was even better as a sophomore with 61 receptions for 1,087 yards and eight touchdowns. Mims (6-2, 206) has good size, and running well in Indianapolis really helped him. Some teams have third-day grades on Mims, but he probably will go in the early rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Chicago Bears: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
The Bears lost Kyle Long to retirement and need to improve their offensive line. Jones could start out at guard but also give them an option to play tackle in case their edge protectors struggle again.
Jones (6-5, 311) has good size with length, athleticism and agility. He is not overpowering, but he has some ability to manipulate and lean on defenders. There are some parts of his technique that he could work to improve on for the pros, as sometimes he can bend a little at the waist, and in the NFL, it will hurt him to be sloppy by bending at the waist rather than the knee. Multiple teams graded Jones as a second-day pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Some evaluators think Jones is a long-term right tackle.
Indianapolis Colts: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Colts could use more cornerback talent.
Johnson recorded 36 tackles with 11 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2019. He put together a strong 2018 season for Utah with four interceptions, four breakups and 41 tackles. As a freshman, he recorded 25 tackles with an interceptions and six passes broken up.
The 6-foot, 193-pounder has quality height and ball skills, but pro evaluators are very concerned with how skinny Johnson is, especially in the lower body. They're worried that Johnson will get pushed around by pro receivers. Johnson would have been better off returning for his senior year to add weight before going to the NFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
The Bucs need an upgrade in the backfield and could use a difference-maker in the ground game.
Taylor averaged 6.3 yards per carry in 2019 for 2,003 yards with 21 touchdowns. He had 26 receptions for 252 yards and five touchdowns as well. As a sophomore, Taylor averaged 7.1 yards per carry for 2,194 yards with 16 touchdowns. He had eight receptions for 60 yards as well. Taylor broke out in 2017, averaging 6.6 yards per carry for 1,977 yards with 13 touchdowns.
Taylor (5-10, 226) has a nice combination of size, quickness, and natural running skills. He is power runner to go through contact with good balance and a burst to the second level. In the open field, he is tough to get down given his tremendous stiff arm. The junior also has some receiving skills, but fumbling and ball security is something he needs to improve for the NFL.
Denver Broncos: Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut
The Broncos continue to build up their offense with more blocking talent.
Peart (6-6, 310) had a good week at the Senior Bowl, where he showed he has a skill set to become a starter in the NFL. Peart might start out as a backup, but he has the upside to be a good edge blocker. He has good athleticism, quickness, feet and size. Peart could be a steal on the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Atlanta Falcons: Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
The Falcons grab a tackle upgrade to go next to Grady Jarrett.
Madubuike decided to skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft after an impressive junior season in which he recorded 5.5 sacks, 45 tackles and 11.5 tackles for a loss. The 6-foot-3, 293-pounder is twitchy interior lineman who is very disruptive at the point of attack. He dominated against Ole Miss and was impressive against Georgia with its future NFL offensive linemen. Madubuike could have some makeup concerns over football character and work ethic. As a result, team sources say that Madubuike could be a high second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
New York Jets: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
The Jets need more cornerback talent.
In 2019, Dantzler had 40 tackles with two interceptions, eight passes broken up, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Team sources have said Dantzler was a player who jumped out at them in 2018 despite them not watching him closely as he was yet to be eligible for the NFL draft. The sophomore totaled 43 tackles with nine passes broken up and two interceptions in 2018. Dantzler (6-2, 188) has good size and cover ability.
Pittsburgh Steelers: J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
The Steelers grab a feature back for their offense.
In 2019, Dobbins averaged 6.7 yards per carry for 2,003 yards with 21 touchdowns. He had 23 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns as well. Dobbins fumbled against Florida Atlantic, Penn State and Michigan. Dobbins (5-9, 209) has a quick first-step with acceleration to get to the second level in a hurry and is a danger to break off long runs on any carry. He has a strong compact build and can be a tough runner who also has impressive receiving ability. Dobbins looks like a safe pick to develop into an effective three-down starter.
Dobbins averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018 for 1,053 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also had 26 receptions for 263 yards. 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.
Chicago Bears: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
The Bears could use a safety to go with Eddie Jackson.
Team sources say Dugger has an excellent skill set as he is big and quick. Dugger checks in at 6-foot, 217 pounds, which are good numbers for a pro safety with his kind of speed, and he is said to play very fast, flying around the field. His speed was given proof at the combine when he ripped off a fast 40-yard dash time.
Dugger created a big buzz about his NFL future in the scouting community during the fall. Sources at five different teams believe Dugger has the potential to be a second-day pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He totaled 30 tackles with two interceptions and four passes broken up in 2019. Dugger put his name on the map and had high-level scouts like directors of college scouting come to watch him in 2019. In 2018, Dugger totaled 76 tackles with 13 passes defended and three interceptions. He had 87 tackles with seven breakups and an interception in 2017 over 10 games.
Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
The Cowboys could use more safety talent and have shown interest in Delpit.
In 2019, Delpit totaled 65 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and seven passes broken up. The junior did not play as well in 2019 as his sophomore season, missing some tackles and showing some limitations in coverage. Delpit is a tweener strong/free safety who has good length. He has the mentality of a strong safety, but he needs to add weight as he is lean to play that position in the pros. He also needs more strength to be able to cover tight ends in man coverage as he will get pushed around in his current stature. If Delpit can fill out his frame, he would fit as a strong safety. While he can play some free safety assignments, Delpit looks more natural as a strong safety closer to the line of scrimmage.
Delpit was a very productive player for LSU in 2018 with 74 tackles, 9.5 tackle for a loss, five sacks, nine passes batted and five interceptions. As a freshman, he totaled 60 tackles with eight passes broken up and an interception. The 6-foot-2, 213-pounder has upside to develop.
Los Angeles Rams: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
The Rams could stand to add to their defensive line. They missed Ndamukong Suh, and Michael Brockers isn't a long-term option.
Blacklock was a disruptive defender for TCU in 2019, showing off quickness and athleticism at the point of attack. In his final season, he recorded 40 tackles with 3.5 sacks. An Achilles injury cost Blacklock the 2018 season. He has some athleticism and quickness to him while checking in at 6-foot-4, 309-pounds. Blacklock has upside for the NFL and could end up contributing as an interior pass-rusher.
Philadelphia Eagles: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Eagles could use more cornerback talent.
In 2019, Diggs totaled 37 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defended and a fumble returned 100 yards for a touchdown. Diggs (6-1, 205) has good speed to go along with his size and some instincts, but he is raw and needs development. He bites on double moves, is late getting his head around, and had some ugly moments in crunch time against good opponents.
Diggs showed improvement in 2018 before going down with a broken foot that ended his season midway through the year. He totaled 20 tackles with six passes broken up and one interception on the season before the broken foot. He flashed in 2017, but still was developing at cornerback after starting his career playing both offense and defense. In his sophomore year, Diggs totaled 13 tackles with five breakups and an interception.
Buffalo Bills: Zack Moss, RB, Utah
The Bills grab a back to go with Devin Singletary.
Moss averaged six yards per carry in 2019 for 1,416 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also made 28 catches for 388 yards and two scores. Some sources believe Moss is a second- or third-round pick as they feel he is a tough runner with a good build. However, they note second-day potential requires a good medical report leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. Moss (5-9, 223) was a workhorse for the Utes as a power runner with quickness and receiving ability. He had an excellent 2019 season.
Moss impressed evaluators in 2018, carrying the Utes' offense on their way to a 9-5 season. On the year, he averaged 6.1 yards per carry for 1,096 yards with 11 touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2017, he averaged 5.5 yards per carry for 1,173 yards with 10 touchdowns. He had 29 receptions for 243 yards that season.
Baltimore Ravens: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
The Ravens could use a tight end to pair with Mark Andrews.
Trautman notched 70 receptions for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2019. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl and had a solid week in Mobile. Trautman (6-5, 251) was a productive receiver for Dayton in 2018 and 2017 to land himself on NFL teams' preseason watch lists. He caught 41 passes for 604 yards with nine touchdowns in 2018 after hauling in 43 catches for 537 yards and five scores during the previous season. Team sources say they see three-down starting potential with Trautman and think he is a well-rounded prospect.
Miami Dolphins: Jon Greenard, DE, Florida
The Dolphins grab more edge-rushing talent.
Greenard (6-3, 262) is a quick and twitchy edge rusher who is very smart with how he sets up offensive tackles. He has a nice repertoire of moves and some natural pass-rush ability. In 2019, Greenard had 9.5 sacks with 50 tackles, three forced fumbles, one interception and four passes batted. He put consistent pressure on the quarterback for the Gators. Greenard is a transfer from Louisville who missed the 2018 season with an injury. In 2017, he had seven sacks with 48 tackles and a pass broken up for the Cardinals.
Los Angeles Rams: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
The Rams could use another feature back for their offense after cutting Todd Gurley.
Akers averaged 5.0 yards per carry in 2019 for 1,144 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also hauled in 30 receptions for 225 yards and four scores. Akers (5-11, 210) played well for Florida State despite having an awful offensive line in front of him. In 2018, he averaged 4.4 yards per carry for 706 yards with six touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 145 yards with two scores. Akers played well as a freshman with an average of 5.3 yards per carry for 1,024 yards with seven touchdowns. He caught 16 passes for 116 yards and a score that season.
Minnesota Vikings: Trey Adams, OT, Washington
The Vikings grabs a tackle to bolster their offensive line.
Adams blocked well overall for Washington in 2019 and was a good blind-side protector for Jacob Eason. Team sources say Adams impressed them during fall camp. Adams missed the majority of 2018 with a back injury but returned to the field late in the year. In the first half of the 2017 season, Adams went out for the year after a torn ACL. Sources stated they didn't think that the torn ACL would have kept Adams from being a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, similar to Cedric Ogbuehi in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Adams was one of the top left tackles in the Pac-12 during 2016. The Huskies fielded a potent passing offense, and Adams did a nice job of keeping Jake Browning protected. Sources previously raved about Adams being one of the top talents for the 2018 NFL Draft class with franchise left tackle potential. They were impressed with his 2016 tape, including how well he did in one-on-ones with Alabama's edge rushers in the Huskies' playoff game.
Adams is a smooth mover with length, making it tough to get by him. He plays with nice body lean and leverage that he uses to help sustain blocks. Adams has quick feet and is athletic on the edge. The 6-foot-8, 318-pounder possesses length and size to go along with quality quickness and athleticism. If he can stay healthy, he could be a franchise left tackle.
Seattle Seahawks: Josh Uche, 3-4OLB, Michigan
The Seahawks will probably lose Jadeveon Clowney in free agency, and Bruce Irvin is only a short-term stop gap at this point of his career. Here's a long-term edge rusher to hunt quarterbacks for Seattle.
Uche had 35 tackles with 8.5 sacks, two passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2019. The 6-foot-1, 241-pounder was a fast and dangerous edge rusher over the past two seasons, but he is very undersized for the NFL. As a pro, he would fit best as a designated pass-rusher, and playing in a 3-4 scheme would probably be the best spot for him. Uche had only 15 tackles during the 2018 season, but seven of those were sacks as he was a dangerous pass-rusher for the Wolverines. What wasn't seen on film, was that Uche practiced as a traditional outside linebacker all four years at Michigan. At the Senior Bowl, Uche told me he did all of the Sam responsibilities, including dropping in coverage, so he would be comfortable playing Sam in a 4-3 and rushing off the edge in obvious passing situations.
Baltimore Ravens: Robert Hunt, OT, La.-Lafayette
Baltimore take a replacement for Marshall Yanda.
Hunt has some fans in the scouting community and impressed some evaluators in 2019. The 6-foot-5, 323-pounder has good size to him with versatility to move inside. He played tackle and guard for the Ragin' Cajuns over the past few years with a lot of experience at left guard as well. Most teams are projecting him inside to guard.
Tennessee Titans: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
The Titans have a hole at cornerback and could use one with size who can play man on the outside. Fulton would fit that role and has upside for Tennessee to develop.
Sources from three different teams said they had Fulton graded in the second round, but they wouldn't be surprised if he became a late first-round pick. Fulton (6-0, 197) recorded 38 tackles with 14 passes defensed and one interception in 2019. He had a mixed game against Texas with some nice plays, but he also gave up a touchdown and was flagged for pass interference. Fulton does a good job of running with receivers and preventing separation, but he needs to improve his discipline and also could stand to do a better job of defending the ball on 50-50 plays. Fulton had 17 tackles with one forced fumble, one interception and seven passes broken up in 2018.
Green Bay Packers: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
The Packers could use more offensive line talent to protect Aaron Rodgers and eventually Jordan Love.
Wanogho (6-5, 308) had a good senior year that displayed his great skill set and his upside to be a special player. He earned the starting left tackle job in 2018 and got better as the season progressed. Wanogho has a ton of ability with size, athleticism and quickness. Scouts have told me Wanogho has a franchise left tackle skill set, and his skill set is on a par with Andrew Thomas and Jedrick Wills. But Wanogho has given evaluators the impression that he may not love football, and as a result, they view him as more of a second-rounder rather than a first-round pick where his talent level says he belongs. They feel Wanogho could be the 2020 version of Greg Little as a gifted prospect who lacks consistency and doesn't always play up to his skill set.
Kansas City Chiefs: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
The Chiefs could use an upgrade next to Chris Jones. Additionally, if Jones isn't signed to long-term deal, they will need a difference-maker to replace him.
Davis notched 47 tackles and .5 sacks in 2019. He totaled 55 tackles with 5.5 for a loss and 1.5 sacks in 2018. His 2018 season didn't produce the big sack total that he did in 2017, but team sources said they still felt Davis would have been worthy of going as a top-20 selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-7, 311-pounder turned in an excellent 2017 season for the Crimson Tide. He totaled 69 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and an interception for his breakout sophomore campaign.
For the NFL, Davis projects as a nose tackle in a 3-4 or 4-3, or he could also play five-technique end in a 3-4 defense. His lateral anchor is rare and truly phenomenal. Teams just can't move him at all in the ground game. Davis' lower and upper body strength gives him a rare ability to handle bump blocks and double teams without giving up any movement in the ground game.
Seattle Seahawks: Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
The Seahawks take a free safety upgrade to go with Marquise Blair.
Winfield (5-9, 203) was a ballhawk for the Gophers in 2019, totaling seven interceptions while also contributing 85 tackles, three sacks and a pass broken up. He showed some solid instincts with a knack for big plays, but he has some size and length limitations for the NFL.
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