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This is a combo mock draft of all the 2019 and 2020 prospects. Leading up the 2019 NFL Draft, the consensus was that the class wasn't a very good one, so how would it stack up to the prospects in 2020? How would the draft have gone if all the players were available? Here's the mock, and before you read it, keep two things in mind: 1) The 2019 prospects don't have their rookie campaigns taken into account; otherwise, someone like Terry McLaurin would be a top-10 pick. 2) The 2019 players were removed from each team's roster for needs purposes.
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Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Joe Burrow would be the No. 1 pick over Kyler Murray. While Murray was never the consensus No. 1 prospect during draft season - he was projected to be selected in the teens prior to the combine - Burrow was always seen as the top choice. That said, if Kliff Kingsbury had the No. 1 pick again, he may have gone with Murray over Burrow.
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Washington Redskins: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
I can't see the Redskins selecting Dwayne Haskins over Chase Young, and that's without even factoring Nick Bosa into account. It's very close between Bosa and Young, but I'd rate the former just a hair better than the latter.
Detroit Lions: Chase Young, DE/OLB, Ohio State
Detroit's dream was for Chase Young to fall to No. 3. That's exactly what happened in this combo mock draft. If this were to occur, I couldn't complain about the Lions not trading down despite having two months to do so.
New York Giants: Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
The Giants passed over talented prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft like Josh Allen and Ed Oliver in favor of Daniel Jones. They loved Jones very much, so I don't see why they'd do anything differently in this scenario.
Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
I was tempted to slot Kyler Murray here, but the Dolphins "tanked for Tua." He was their guy the entire time before the injury. There was some question about that once he got hurt, but with the Dolphins clearing Tua Tagovailoa medically, I think he would be the pick here once more.
Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
We have a trade! The Cardinals desperately move up for Kyler Murray, whom Kliff Kingsbury coveted a year ago. I think the Chargers would gladly move down two spots because they'd still be able to obtain the prospect they want.
Carolina Panthers: Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
The Panthers obtained the second-best prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft at No. 7, snatching Derrick Brown off the board. However, it could be argued that Quinnen Williams is rater higher than Brown. I recall mocking Williams ahead of Brown when it was believed that Brown would declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
The Chargers lied about Tyrod Taylor being their quarterback of the future because they wanted Justin Herbert all along. I imagine he would be the choice over Dwayne Haskins or any other non-quarterback at this juncture.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Allen, DE/LB, Kentucky
If the Jaguars were thrilled to steal Josh Allen at No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, imagine how thrilled they would be to land Allen with the ninth selection in this combo mock.
Cleveland Browns: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
The Browns learned their lesson the hard way when they entered the 2019 season with two bad tackles. Left tackle always made too much sense, and I think they would go with the safer option in Andrew Thomas over the player they chose, Jedrick Wills.
New York Jets: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
The Jets are also getting the better tackle. We won't ever know if they preferred Jedrick Wills over Mekhi Becton, but there's no doubt that Wills has the higher floor as a far less-riskier prospect.
Las Vegas Raiders: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
The Raiders reached with an Ohio State cornerback in Damon Arnette at No. 19 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here, they're getting an absolute steal with another Ohio State cornerback.
San Francisco 49ers: Derrick Brown, DE/DT, Auburn
The 49ers went with Javon Kinlaw after moving down one spot. They can get a much better defensive tackle in this scenario with either Ed Oliver or Derrick Brown. It's very close, but considering how Oliver fell, I think teams would rate Brown ahead of the Houston product.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jonah Williams, OT/G, Alabama
The Buccaneers wouldn't have to move up one spot to secure a tackle, given that there are several talented ones available in this combo mock. I think Jonah Williams would be rated slightly ahead of both Mekhi Becton and Tristan Wirfs.
Denver Broncos: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
The Broncos really loved Jerry Jeudy, and they were hoping he would fall to them, so I believe this pick would remain the same in this combo mock. How boring!
Atlanta Falcons: Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Reports indicated that the Falcons were trying to move up for Derrick Brown or Javon Kinlaw, so how thrilled would they be if another talented defensive tackle happened to fall into their lap at this juncture?
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