2020 NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round National Championship Edition

2020 NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round National Championship Edition

It feels like forever since there was a college football game on television, but tonight is the national championship game – finally.

There have been some individual decisions on intrigue since our last mock draft, many coming from Alabama. A few surprising names are staying but Tua is coming out even with the knowledge that some teams might balk at taking him because of his injuries.

We also now know the order of the top 28 picks in the coming draft after the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Baltimore’s draft position improved, surprisingly.

With that, let’s jump into this four-round mock draft. One item of note: the Raiders are now, officially, on the clock as the Vegas Raiders.


1. Cincinnati – Joe Burrow,QB, LSU
2. Washington – Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
3. Detroit – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
4. NY Giants – Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
5. Miami – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
6. LA Chargers – Justin Hebert, QB, Oregon
7. Carolina – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
8. Arizona – Jeff Jeudy, WR, Alabama
9. Jacksonville – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
10. Cleveland – Jedrick Willis, Jr., OT, Alabama
11. NY Jets – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
12. Vegas – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
13. Indianapolis – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
14. Tampa Bay – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
15. Denver – Grant Delpit, S, LSU
16. Atlanta – AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa
17. Dallas – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
18. Miami (from PIT) – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
19. Vegas (from CHI) – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
20. Jacksonville (from LAR) – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
21. Philadelphia – Zack Baun, OLB, Wisconsin
22. Buffalo – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
23. New England – Leviscka Shenault, Jr., WR, Colorado
24. New Orleans – K’Lavon Chiasson, OLB, LSU
25. Minnesota – Tyler Biadasz, OC, Wisconsin
26. Miami (from HOU) – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
27. Seattle – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
28. Baltimore – Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
29. Tennessee – Austin Jackson, OT, USC
30. Green Bay – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
31. San Francisco – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
32. Kansas City – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Notes: with the injury suffered by Matthew Stafford this season, Detroit needs to be mindful of their future. While they could be in a great position to trade down with a team desperate for a quarterback, taking Tua and giving him a year to get healthy behind Stafford would be a smart play. New England taking a receiver with their top pick for a second consecutive season is a need; there isn’t a tight end we feel is worth the 23rd overall pick. And Kenneth Murray is a terrific linebacker who might not make it to 32 when the in-draft trades begin.


33. Cincinnati – JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
34. Indianapolis (from WSH) – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
35. Detroit – Trey Adams, OT, Washington
36. NY Giants – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
37. Miami – Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
38. LA Chargers – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
39. Carolina – Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
40. Arizona – Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama
41. Jacksonville – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
42. Cleveland – Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
43. NY Jets – Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon
44. Chicago (from OAK) – Walker Little, OT, Stanford
45. Indianapolis – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
46. Tampa Bay – Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia
47. Denver – Michael Pittman, WR, USC
48. Atlanta – Travis Etienna, RB, Clemson
49. Dallas – Anfernee Jennings, OLB, Alabama
50. Pittsburgh – KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State
51. Chicago – Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
52. LA Rams – AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
53. Philadelphia – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
54. Buffalo – Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
55. Atlanta (from NE) – Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
56. Miami (from NO) – Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
57. Minnesota – Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
58. Houston – Jonathan Freenard, OLB, Florida
59. Seattle – Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
60. Baltimore – Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
61. Tennessee – Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest
62. Green Bay – Landon Dickerson, OG, Alabama
63. Seattle (from SF) – Chubba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State
64. Kansas City – Ashtyn Davis, S, California

Notes: Miami went with three offensive players in the first round so they go defense with two in the second round – and do well. Chicago has two picks in the first four rounds and we have them addressing their offensive line needs with both picks. And we have both Indy and Tampa addressing the future of their quarterback situations in the second round as well.


65. Cincinnati – Lucan Niang, OT, TCU
66. Washington – Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue
67. Detroit – Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
68. NY Jets (from NYG) – Kenny Willekes, DE, Michigan State
69. Miami – Trevon Hill, DE, Miami
70. LA Chargers – KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State
71. Carolina – Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
72. Arizona – Josh Jones, OT, Houston
73. Jacksonville – Steven Gonzalez, OG, Penn State
74. Cleveland – AJ Green, CB, Oklahoma State
75. NY Jets – Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
76. Vegas – Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
77. Indianapolis – Troy Pride, Jr., CB, Notre Dame
78. Tampa Bay – Lorenzo Neal, DT, Purdue
79. Denver – Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
80. Atlanta – Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
81. Dallas – Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
82. Denver (from PIT) – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
83. Vegas (from CHI) – Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
84. LA Rams – John Simpson, OG, Clemson
85. Philadelphia – Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia
86. Buffalo – Ben Bredeson, OG, Michigan
87. New England – Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
88. New Orleans – Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
89. Minnesota – Josh Martellus, S, Michigan
90. Cleveland (from HOU) – Trishton Jackson, WR, Syracuse
91. Oakland (from SEA) – Creed Humphrey, OC, Oklahoma
92. Baltimore – Zack Moss, RB, Utah
93. Tennessee – Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia
94. Green Bay – Josh Uche, OLB, Michigan
95. Denver (from SF) – DJ Wonnum, DL, South Carolina
96. Kansas City – Colton Mckivitz, OT, West Virginia

Notes: Denver has three picks in the third round, so they’ll be able to load up at a number of positions. Vegas had two picks in the first round and has three more here thanks, in part, to the Khalil Mack trade. The surprise here might be Tennessee taking a kicker in the third round; they set an NFL record for kicking futility this year and don’t have a fourth round pick. The Titans adding the best college kicker makes sense, and they might need to do it earlier than anticipated because of the kicked issues around the league. Finally, the pick of most interest in this round is New Orleans drafting a potential successor to Drew Brees in Jalen Hurts.


97. Cincinnati – Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
98. Washington – Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas
99. Detroit – Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
100. NY Giants – Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
101. Pittsburgh (from MIA) – Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee
102. LA Chargers – Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
103. Carolina – Khalid Kareem, DE, Notre Dame
104. Arizona – Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
105. Jacksonville – Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State
106. Cleveland – Brandon Jones, S, Texas
107. NY Jets – Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
108. Vegas – KJ Costello, QB, Stanford
109. Indianapolis – Krys Barnes, LB, UCLA
110. Tampa Bay – Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
111. Denver – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
112. Atlanta – Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa
113. Dallas – Erroll Thompson, LB, Mississippi State
114. Pittsburgh – Calvin Throckmorton, OL, Oregon
115. Baltimore (from CHI) – Jalen Elliott, S, Notre Dame
116. LA Rams – Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah
117. Philadelphia – Blake Haubeil, K, Ohio State
118. Buffalo – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
119. Baltimore (from NE) – Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
120. New Orleans – Albert Okwuebunam, TE, Missouri
121. Minnesota – Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State
122. Houston – Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
123. Seattle – Nick Coe, DE, Auburn
124. Baltimore – Zach Shakelford, OL, Texas
125. Pittsburgh (from TEN) – Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee
126. Green Bay – Coy Cronk, OT, Indiana
127. Denver (from SF) – Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
128. Kansas City – Leki Fotu, DT, Utah

Notes: Pittsburgh has three picks int he fourth round. We’ll see how confident they are in their existing quarterback situation in the draft; they could use some of their picks to move up and pick one if they don’t like what they have after Roethlisberger next year. The Bears don’t have a pick again in this round but might move back up if they feel the need to do something stupid at the draft (again). And the Vikings could look to draft the eventual replacement for Kirk Cousins in the fourth round as a draft-and-develop option here.

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