2020 Mock Draft (Round 1) v6

2020 Mock Draft (Round 1) v6
4/19/20
David Reed https://twitter.com/Nfldraft_dwr

The draft is four days away! I will have my final mock around 5p on Thursday. I say this every year but this truly maybe the hardest draft to predict. So many unknown variables and rumors. Its hard to predict but going to be great TV to watch. Here is my second to final attempt at a first round mock. Let me know your thoughts and we will see how much this changes between now and my final mock!

If you missed any of Davids 2020 Deep Dives start here with wide receivers! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-deep-dive-rookie-wrs/nfl/04/

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow – QB LSU

LSU QB Joe Burrow

2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young – Edge Ohio State

3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah – CB Ohio State

Ohio State DB Jeff Okudah

4. New York Giants: Jedrick Wills – OT Alabama

Alabama OT Jedrick Wills

Gettleman has stated he wants to work the trenches early in the draft and has a connection with Saban. Wills can plug and play immediately. With how the world is being effected right now, that Saban-Gettleman connection screams Wills at fourth overall.

5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa – QB Alabama

6. Las Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert – QB Oregon

Oregon QB Justin Herbert

7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons – LB/S Clemson

Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons

Rhule has said he likes speed and Simmons offers speed and versatility for this defense. I’d rather Carolina select Brown at DT but think Simmons could be the easy pick here.

8. Arizona Cardinals: Tristan Wirfs – OT Iowa

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown – DT Auburn

Auburn DT Derrick Brown

10. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton -OT Louisville

Louisville OT Mekhi Becton

Even with a flagged drug test at the combine, Becton is still one of the top tackles and currently the Browns do not have a tackle on the left side. He is a raw and huge man that can start right away!

11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb – WR Oklahoma

Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb

12. Las Vegas Raiders: Jerry Jeudy -WR Alabama

Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

13. San Francisco 49ers: Henry Ruggs – WR Alabama

Alabama WR Henry Ruggs

The San Francisco 49ers can go a few ways here but they just saw first hand in the SB what speed can do to a defense. Why not grab their own version of Tyreek Hill? Ruggs offers them that chance. Shanahan will enjoy this new toy!

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andrew Thomas – OT Georgia

15. Denver Broncos: CJ Henderson – CB Florida

16. Atlanta Falcons: Javon Kinlaw – DT South Carolina

South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw

17. Dallas Cowboys: K’Lavon Chaisson – EDGE LSU

LSU DE K’lavon Chaisson

18. Miami Dolphins – Xavier McKinney – S Alabama

Alabama DB Xavier McKinney

19. Las Vegas Raiders: AJ Terrell – CB Clemson

Raiders need a CB to help but which one at this point? You can make a case for a few and may even have 1 or 2 ranked higher than Terrell. However, Mayock loves these Clemson players and Terrell offers good size and speed and can play in this defense.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kristian Fulton – CB LSU

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Justin Jefferson – WR LSU

LSU WR Justin Jefferson

22. Minnesota Vikings: Jeff Gladney – CB TCU

23. New England Patriots: Jordan Love – QB Utah State

Utah State QB Jordan Love

24. New Orleans Saints: Patrick Queen – LB LSU

LSU LB Patrick Queen

25. Minnesota Vikings: Yetur Gross-Matos – Edge Penn State

Penn State DE Yetur Gross-Matos

26. Miami Dolphins: Josh Jones – OT Houston

27. Seatle Seahawks: AJ Epenesa – Edge Iowa

Iowa DE A.J. Espenesa

28. Baltimore Ravens: Kenneth Murray – LB Oklahoma

29. Tennessee Titans: Zach Baun – OLB Wiscons

Wisconsin OLB Zack Baun

Titans are in a unique spot here at 29. They could address RT after losing Conklin here. But signed Dennis Kelly to a 3 year Deal to be their RT. He’s not as good as Conklin but he is a serviceable solution for them to draft other needs at 29. Corner seems to be there biggest need but the ones they want are gone here. They now go to pass rusher. They signed Beasley to a 1 year deal but could look for their future. Baun is a perfect 3-4 OLB that can rush and cover and a perfect pick for them.

30. Green Bay Packers: Denzel Mims – WR Baylor

Baylor WR Denzel Mims

31. San Francisco 49ers: Jayson Johnson – CB Utah

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Cesar Ruiz – C/G Michigan

Michigan OL Ceaser Ruiz

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2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 2)

2020 Fantasy Football ROOKIE Mock Draft (Round 2)
3/31/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Another off-season and what a wild one it has been! We’re nearing the start of April and all professional sports are suspended and seasons are in question. So in turn we have a ton of spare time! Spare time means content and discussions! The NFL draft is close and that means rookie mock drafts!

If you missed round 1 of my rookie mock check it out right here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-rookie-mock-draft-round-1/nfl/03/

We all have our own opinion. We all have our own research. That’s the beauty of fantasy sports and mock drafting. 2019 was a great draft class. 2020 is even stronger!

It’s an exciting time in football. There has been a changing of the guard at the quarterback position. The older studs like Brady, Brees and Rivers have had their day. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have taken over their respective positions.

This 2020 draft class is filled to the brim with young and hungry guys looking to stake their claim to the throne. This is a very strong class of kids and its loaded with offensive talent. Running backs and wide receivers galore!

If you and your league get together to draft rookies separately then I salute you! It just adds more fun to the process! The more I get into the process the more I see how loaded this 2020 draft class is! This should be fun! Lets go!

ROUND 2

Colorado WR Laviska Shenault

13. Laviska Shenault WR-Colorado

I’ll admit I may be a little high on him. In the rankings we’ve done and across the industry 13-14 is his sweet spot. He’s a bigger bodied kid who is able to break tackles and gain hard yardage. The biggest concern with Shenault are injuries. He has played through most of them but I firmly believe his ability to stay healthy is what will define his success in the NFL.

LSU QB Joe Burrow

14. Joe Burrow QB-LSU

Where do I start? Burrow put up video game numbers his championship senior season. That’s all well and good but what does that mean for his professional career? I hate to jump the gun but the world knows Cincinnati is drafting him number one overall. Burrow is outstanding at reading defenses and understanding coverage. His release point and footwork are both NFL ready. He has all the makings of your prototypical stud NFL QB. My only concern is the lack of support around him in Cincinnati. LSU has some legit stud talent all NFL ready in this years draft. Can Joe play at a high level in the NFL? My magic 8 ball says yes.

Utah RB Zach Moss

15. Zack Moss RB-Utah

If you’re into a tough punishing RB the Moss is your guy! Built with a strong compacted body he is a yards after contact machine. He mixed his powerful burst with spins and cuts with phenomenal balance. Moss isn’t known as a stud receiving back but that’s not a huge knock seeing how he’s still learning to pass block. Moss is young coaches dream. Hard working and strong and willing to learn.

USC WR Michael Pittman Jr.

16. Michael Pittman Jr. WR-USC

Pittman is a big bodied wide out who is a red zone nightmare. 6’4 223lb kid who is still filling out! He’s a good route runner and all the boxes are checked with him. Athleticism and the ability to high point balls and cut on a dime all make up his game. However, he’s a tad sluggish off the line and doesn’t offer much in terms of elusiveness. I’ve read a few articles mentioning he may be a one year wonder. Claiming his prior seasons were, “just ok” at best. Pittman has NFL pedigree. His father Michael Pittman Sr. was a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s a third round type real life selection but has massive upside in the second round of rookie drafts.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

17. Tua Tagovailoa QB-Alabama

Tua has big game experience and mastered Alabama’s offense with the ability to read a defense and shred it accordingly. First thing anyone has mentioned in discussion of Tua is the hip injury. “He will never be the same again” type talk. Look, does this injury outweigh the kids potential? He has the arm strength of a pro QB and the wheels to turn a negative play into a positive. He’s mobile with a soft touch. Guess I’m more optimistic than most but I see no issue with his professional career. There are plenty of ways to get to him on defense but what about the adjustments a good offensive coach can make? Don’t reach in your rookie draft but jump when the time is right!

South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards

18. Bryan Edwards WR-South Carolina

Physical specimen who is strong footed with excellent vision. A slot guy better suited as a WR2 does most of his work in the middle of the field. If he can work on his hands the upside grows.

Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin

19. Eno Benjamin RB-Arizona State

Eno is one fun running back to watch! He’s able to spin and cut around defenders while grinding out tough yardage. He must improve his pass blocking ability or he will have a limited role in the NFL. Eno is still work in progress but what a wonderful way to start your NFL career! Shout out to Ethan on this one!

Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk

20. Brandin Aiyuk WR-Arizona State

Aiyuk has plenty of room to grow as a professional wide receiver. His route running and hands have plenty of inconsistencies. He’s an awesome return guy and can bring game breaking type plays. He can contribute right away in the slot or while returning punts or kicks. Aiyuk should learn and grow right in front of us. I’m excited to watch his path!

University of Michigan WR Donovan Peoples-Jones

21. Donovan Peoples-Jones WR-Michigan

Jones was a five star recruit coming into the University of Michigan. Safe to say the awful QB play in college held him back a little bit. DPJ’s hands, size, ball skills and athletic ability are all top notch! His body control and concentration are also advanced. Jones can help right off the bat with returns and in the slot.

Minnesota WR Tyler Johnson

22.Tyler Johnson WR-Minnesota

Tyler can win battles for the ball in contested situations. He’s physical with great route running skills. The biggest knock on Johnson is his ability to get separation and get away from the defense. If he can get off the line free there will be no issue. Tyler has some work to do in the next level of his career.

Vanderbilt RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn

23. Ke’Shawn Vaughn RB-Vanderbilt

Vaughn has good vision between the tackles but is basic in terms of an NFL RB. He’s a work in progress and a good choice if you have time to let a RB develop on your roster.

Penn State WR KJ Hamler

24. KJ Hamler WR-Penn State

His lack of size almost certainly puts him in the slot. He can hang his hat on his route running and run after catch skills. Still young and willing to learn KJ needs to hit’s the weights. He has a clear path to playing time and should learn and develop quite well on the field.

That’s it for round 1!

During my process of researching and actually writing this all out I noticed a few things. There are 15-20 kids that have an unbelievable ceiling with immense upside. I know “upside” is a fun buzz word in all fantasy outlets but it fits and I’m able to get my point across to you as the reader. This years rookie drafts are going to be loads of fun!

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