Welcome to the week of the 2020 NFL Draft. That means there are two more opportunities to explore all the potential selections and make projections for all 32 teams for when they go on the clock starting 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
After going all seven rounds and then factoring in possible trades for a two-round edition, the latest, penultimate edition of Sporting News’ mock draft for this year goes back to a straight-up three rounds to pair prospects with clubs.
Here’s just another way it might play out for the picks from No. 1 through No. 106 overall between April 23 and 24:
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NFL mock draft 2020: Round 1
1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
Unless another team gets aggressive and makes Cincinnati an offer it can’t refuse, Burrow will be the franchise quarterback under offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor. At 6-3, 221 pounds, Burrow combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and an accurate delivery. During his Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning run with the Tigers, his leadership skills and athleticism flourished at an unprecedented college level.
2. Washington Redskins (3-13)
Assuming the Redskins do not get a can’t-refuse offer to trade back, they should jump at the chance to get this cornerstone talent for the team’s defensive rebuild under defensive-minded Ron Rivera. Young (6-5, 264 pounds) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in only 12 games as a junior. He can produce at an all-around level even higher than that of Nick Bosa, who went No. 2 from the Buckeyes to the 49ers and promptly dominated as SN’s Rookie of the Year.
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3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
The Lions moved Darius Slay in a trade with the Eagles and signed Desmond Trufant to replace him, but they need to address the other outside corner spot. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 205 pounds, has the build to handle receivers of all sizes. He is fluid and quick enough with great recovery skills in coverage to develop into a shutdown type with his strengths showing up in press man.
4. New York Giants (4-12)
The Giants can think best defensive player available but ultimately shouldn’t ignore ther big offensive line need early. Although he can start on the right side at first with Nate Solder still around, Wirfs has the athleticism at 6-5, 320 pounds to hold down left tackle for a long time. He combines his pass-blocking skills with power and physicality in the running game.
5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
This mock follows through on the Dolphins’ rumored preference for him as their future franchise QB vs. Tua Tagovailoa. Herbert (6-6, 236 pounds) efficient and mentally tough with underrated athleticism, which manifested down the stretch of his final season with the Ducks. He needs a little help with his decision-making, but at the Senior Bowl, he proved how receptive he is to coaching.
6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
The Chargers are more flexible to be patient about Tagovailoa (6-0, 217) and not rush him into action with Tyrod Taylor getting more confidence as a strong bridge QB for Anthony Lynn. When healthy, Tagovailoa is an accurate, mobile, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, only throwing with his left arm.
7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
The Panthers need a linchpin as they try to get better against the run and reconstruct their front seven. Brown has shined throughout the draft process as the most impactful interior defensive prospect. At 6-5, 326 pounds, he is a quick disruptor who makes a lot of plays in the backfield.
8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
The Cardinals given they already addressed their need for a No. 1 wide receiver by trading for DeAndre Hopkins. They can opt for Wills at right tackle after re-signing D.J. Humphries on the left side. The 6-4, 312-pound Wills is a strong, powerful run-blocker who needs a little time to develop into an elite pass-protector..
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
The Jaguars did sign Joe Schobert for the middle, but could use this unique outside linebacker/safety hybrid to make a ton of plays in their rebuilding defense. Simmons (6-3, 238 pounds) seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range. He gets everywhere in a hurry, from rushing the passer to moving laterally to get in ideal coverage positions.
10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
The Browns took care of right tackle in free agency with Jack Conklin signed to replace Chris Hubbard. Here they get a massive upgrade from Greg Robinson on Baker Mayfield’s blindside. Becton (6-7, 369 pounds) has gotten more attention for his strong and powerful frame, as he has shown he can also be smooth in his movements. He is willing to work hard to become as good in pass protection as he is overwhelming blockers when setting the edge against the run.
11. New York Jets (7-9)
The Jets will think about offensive tackle and cornerback with the developments in front of them, but they ultimately can go in this direction to round out Sam Darnold’s receiving corps with Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder. Lamb can be the Jets’ version of DeAndre Hopkins, an explosive field-stretcher and steady possession guy outside. At 6-1, 198 pounds, Lamb needed only 58 receptions to post 1,208 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games last season.
12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)
The Raiders need a go-to guy for their passing game outside after last year’s Antonio Brown debacle and Tyrell Williams injury concern, for whoever ends up being their future at quarterback. Jeudy (6-1, 193 pounds) also fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate to deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone.
13. San Francisco 49ers (from Colts)
The 49ers have George Kittle and Deebo Samuel as key non-traditional top targets, and they get one here for Jimmy Garoppolo to compensate for losing Emmanuel Sanders. Ruggs (5-11, 188 pounds) fits the bill as a field-stretcher who also can use his route-running skills to win on shorter routes.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
The Buccaneers are OK with left tackle Donovan Smith, left guard Ali Marpet, center Ryan Jensen and right guard Alex Cappa in front of Tom Brady, but they need better protection on the right edge with Demar Doston being a free agent. Thomas matches great size (6-5, 315 pounds) with good hands and footwork. Brady, Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich also will love what Thomas can do to open holes for the running game.
15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
The Broncos can recover nicely after Lamb, Jeudy and Ruggs are drafted in front of them by simply addressing a playmaking hole in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 front. Kinlaw (6-5, 324 pounds) knows how to use his size and arms to complement his strength and power at the point of attack.
16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
The Falcons will prioritize defense early and cornerback has risen up their needs chart with long-time starter Desmond Trufant gone. Henderson (6-1, 204 pounds) plays bigger than his size with great athleticism and technique in his favor. He just needs to get a little more physical to be trusted against receivers who rely on body positioning to get open.
17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
The Cowboys’ linebacking future is bright with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, but they can target someone as the new complementary pass rusher for DeMarcus Lawrence in the wake of losing Robert Quinn in free agency. Chaisson (6-3, 254 pounds) has a great name for an elite, active defender who chases after QBs and RBs alike. He had 6.5 sacks and 60 tackles during LSU’s championship run, and like several teammates, his draft stock shot up throughout the season.
18. Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)
The Dolphins are set at corner with Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, but they have a major secondary void at free safety after cutting Reshad Jones. McKinney (6-0, 201 pounds) is a complete safety who can get physical in run support and also drop back and handle intermediate coverage. There is nothing he can’t do, and he is willing to do whatever asked of him for a defense, toggling seamlessly from extra linebacker to short-area subpackage back.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
The Raiders need to address their secondary coverage and here they add the former college teammate of Trayvon Mullen. Terrell (6-1, 195 pounds) is a versatile cover man for his size who can work both outside and inside, in both man and zone schemes. He needs to learn to win battles with better technique and handwork.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
With the extra first-round pick they got by trading away Jalen Ramsey, the Jaguars need to think about replacing him and A.J. Bouye, who also was traded. Diggs offers good size (6-1, 205 pounds), strength and downfield speed. He shot up the board quickly during his big senior season (3 interceptions in 12 games).
21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
The Eagles took care of cornerback in free agency by trading for Darius Slay, so they can focus on wide receiver here even with Ruggs off the board. Jefferson (6-1, 202 pounds), with massive production catching passes from Joe Burrow, emerged in LSU’s passing game as a quick, efficient route-runner with good hands. He also has underrated speed.
22. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills)
The Vikings need to rebuild corner after releasing Xavier Rhodes and not re-signing either Trae Waynes or Mackensie Alexander. Gladney (5-10, 191 pounds) is a good MIke Zimmer defensive fit because of his zone sensibility and inside-outside versatility. He is scrappy and aggressive in making plays on the ball, with a knack of being honed in on receivers’ routes.
23. New England Patriots (12-4)
Bill Belichick can tap into the program of his friend Kirk Ferentz to recover nicely in the pass rush after losing Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins in free agency. Epenesa (6-5, 274 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the QB, and he also stands strong against the run.
24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The Saints lost A.J. Klein in free agency, making strongside linebacker a position of need. They can stay in-state for Queen (6-0, 229 pounds), who has great range when either working downhill against the run or moving all over the field in coverage. He is relatively small but is the type of linebacker who can have a major impact from any alignment.
25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
The Vikings should think about using the pick they got from the Stefon Diggs trade to get his replacement opposite versatile No. 1 Adam Thielen. Higgins working the perimeter would a perfect complement. The Clemson product is a dangerous, all-around playmaker who can be a force in the red zone. At 6-4, 216 pounds, he posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 games last season. He also rushed for a 36-yard score against LSU in the title game.
26. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)
The Dolphins can finish their first-round haul by adding a running back, as Jordan Howard is more of a power complement than a feature option. Swift (5-8, 212 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game.
27. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
The Seahawks likely won’t re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, and Ezekiel Ansah remains a free agent, leaving a void for strong all-around edge defender. Gross-Matos (6-5, 266 pounds) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender made to be disruptive in a Pete Carroll defense because of his size and engulf ability.
28. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
The Ravens didn’t address linebacker in the first wave of free agency, and they need more speed on the second level to better handle the run and cover short-to-intermediate routes. Murray (6-2, 241 pounds) is an active, rangy playmaker who can be as effective dropping back as he is getting downhill against the run or blitzing.
29. Tennessee Titans (9-7)
The Titans did sign former Falcon Vic Beasley to help recover from moving on from Cameron Wake but still should be looking for versatile pass-rush punch for Mike Vrabel to better support Harold Landry. Baun (6-2, 238 pounds) is a smart, motivated player who comes through with great technique against the run. He also has started to get more attention for his pass-rush repertoire and the athleticism that fuels it.
30. Green Bay Packers (13-3)
The Packers lost right tackle Bryan Bulaga in free agency and Rick Wagner is a shaky replacement, while David Bakhtiari will be a 29-year-old free agent in 2021. Jones has terrific athleticism for his size (6-5, 319 pounds) and can support with his toughness and relentless blocking. He is a bit raw, however, as his handwork and footwork both could use refinement to maximize his natural skills.
31. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
With the 49ers choosing to go for their wide receiver in Ruggs early, they can use their second first-rounder on someone who can help replace the production of DeForest Buckner on their interior defensive line. Blacklock (6-3, 290 pounds) has risen up boards as teams have realized he can convert his power into energy while trying to disrupt plays in the backfield.
32. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
The Chiefs’ offensive line has a couple of weaknesses at left guard with Andrew Wylie and center with Austin Reiter. So why not go after the clear-cut best interior prospect in this class? Ruiz (6-3, 307 pounds) has a rare blend of power and athleticism. He needs some work in pass-protection, but he can contribute right away as a top run-blocker.
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33. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals franchise-tagged A.J. Green and also have the very productive Tyler Boyd to boost Burrow. But given Boyd does his best work in the slot, it makes sense to put another big playmaker outside who’s far more well-rounded than borderline first-round bust John Ross. Reagor is a productive, diminutive dasher who also provides some nice run-after-catch skills with quickness and toughness for his size (5-11, 206 pounds).
34. Indianapolis Colts (from Redskins)
With T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal looking like the starters for the outside, the Colts need to give Philip Rivers more dynamic playmaking inside. Aiyuk (6-0, 205 pounds) fits the profile of an impactful slot receiver with quickness made to make big plays after the catch and enough speed to get vertical down the middle, too.
35. Detroit Lions
After landing Okudah for their secondary, the Lions should turn their defensive attention to fully reconstructing Matt Patricia’s defensive front to better support Trey Flowers. Davidson (6-3, 303 pounds) can be a terror rushing the passer from both the interior line and the edge. He has a nice blend of strength, power and quickness to go along with sudden finishing moves.
36. New York Giants
The Giants signed James Bradberry in free agency but could align a more comfortable complementary outside cover man than last year’s struggling first-rounder DeAndre Baker, Fulton (6-0, 197 pounds) has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career, which is why he felt confident enough to pull out of the Senior Bowl.
37. Los Angeles Chargers
After addressing QB in the first round with Tagovailoa, the Chargers need to upgrade pass protection after trading Russell Okung and having struggling Sam Tevi on the right side. Cleveland (6-6, 311 pounds) has raw skills that can quickly developed, with his quickness and agility giving him great upside. He is fluid with his hands and legs in pass-protection.
38. Carolina Panthers
After getting Brown to anchor their defensive line in the first round, the Panthers can go to work on getting more reliable ground-covering playmakers for the secondary. Winfield (5-10, 203 pounds), the son of the former Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback, plays with smarts and toughness. He excels at diagnosing plays, knowing when to be aggressive against the run and how use his frame in short-area coverage.
39. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins should get great wide receiver value looking for a needed complement to DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Shenault (6-1, 227 pounds) is a sure-handed field stretcher who has some nice big-play flair after the catch
40. Houston Texans (from Cardinals)
The Texans need some serious help for their 3-4 nose after losing D.J. Reader in free agency. Davis (6-6, 311 pounds) is a massive, versatile player made for a 3-4 scheme. He can line up at either end or tackle to eat space against the run.
41. Cleveland Browns
The Browns are reshuffling at safety with veterans Karl Joseph and Andrew Sendejo, but they should still for a truly dynamic upgrade, especially with a value pick like this. Delpit (6-2, 213 pounds) flies around the field, stopping the run like an extra linebacker and making big plays on the ball in downfield coverage.
42. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars traded Calais Campbell and may still move franchise-tagged Yannick Ngaukoe. Lewis (6-5, 262 pounds) carries the potential to get to the quarterback consistently with natural quickness and explosiveness.
43. Chicago Bears (from Rams)
The Bears need some help opposite Kyle Fuller because Buster Skrine is a slot cover man and Artie Burns is a shaky flyer for the position. Johnson (6-0, 193 pounds) has some shutdown upside as an aggressive, physical cover man with the quickness to stick with receivers on the perimeter.
44. Indianapolis Colts
After getting immediate receiving help for Philip Rivers with their first pick, the Colts land a quarterback to groom behind him. Love (6-4, 224 pounds) matches his size with physical skills, including a big arm, and his athleticism bodes well if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching, which he can get with Frank Reich and NIck Sirianni.
45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs need to get a more dynamic, well-rounded back than Ronald Jones III with whom to complement and boost Tom Brady. Dobbins (5-9, 209 pounds) has great quickness, agility and ability to read blockers. He is an adept receiver with explosive burst once he sees a hole, hits it and gets into the open field.
46. Denver Broncos
The Broncos just missed the elite wide receiver tier in Round 1 here but can recover nicely because of a deep class. Mims (6-3, 207 pounds) is a big, physical target who also knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He is best suited to be a vertical and red-zone threat on the outside, making him a great fit with Courtland Sutton and Daesean Hamilton.
47. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons need to get some fresh legs to supplement Todd Gurley in passing situations to give them again what they once had with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Edwards-Helaire (5-7, 207 pounds) is a dynamic, versatile receiver out of the backfield and in the slot, making him a major asset for an NFL passing game. He also is extremely quick when getting the ball in the open field.
48. New York Jets
The Jets go for best defensive value here despite this not being a huge need because of drafting Quinnen Williams in the first round last year. Elliott (6-4, 302 pounds) plays with power against the run but also has proved to have some natural interior pass-rushing skills.
49. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are in the market for an upgrade in the backfield given James Conner’s durability issues and pending unrestricted free agency in 2021. Taylor (5-10, 226 pounds) has great vision and burst as a runner. He also doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which was on display more during his final college season.
50. Chicago Bears
The Bears gave up on oft-injured free-agent disappointment Trey Burton and can’t rely on fading Jimmy Graham and always hurting Adam Shaheen to really be big factors for Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles. Kmet (6-6, 262 pounds) is still developing as a run-blocker, but his size, speed, quickness and hands make him a top-flight receiver for the position. He can contribute big-time by Year 2.
51. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys re-signed Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup’s star is on the rise, but they were unable to keep Randall Cobb in the slot. Hamler (5-9, 178 pounds) is a smart, smooth route-runner with reliable hands and toughness in tight spaces.
52. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams can stay in town to find wide receiver help after trading Brandin Cooks. Pittman (6-4, 223 pounds) is an interesting prospect for his size because he is more of a tough technician and route runner than just a big body working to stretch the field. He would fit nicely with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.
53. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles made big moves up front (Javon Hargrave) and in the secondary (Darius Slay) but need to shore up their big defensive weakness across the board on the second level. Harrison’s best qualities at 6-3, 247 pounds lie in how he flies up field against the run and finishes so well as a physical tackler. He can grow and develop as a more viable cover man.
54. Buffalo Bills
The Bills need some younger depth to help them get to the quarterback with Shaq Lawson gone. Weaver (6-2, 265 pounds) is a high-energy pass rusher with some untapped upside as he makes the jump.
55. Baltimore Ravens (from Patriots through Falcons)
The Ravens, after landing their linebacker in Murray early, must address right guard with Marshal Yanda deciding to retire. At 6-4, 314 pounds, Biadasz’s strength is converting his frame into pure power for the downhill running game.
56. Miami Dolphins (from Saints)
The Dolphins, in this mock, got their QB in Herbert, their feature back in Swift and field-stretcher in Shenault. Now they need some further upgraded blocking to help their potential for a much-improved offense. Jackson is an impressive athlete for his size (6-5, 322 pounds), but he needs some refinement in his technique to match his quick feet.
57. Los Angeles Rams (from Texans)
The Rams must also address their pass rush after losing Dante Fowler Jr. in free agency and parting ways with Clay Matthews. Robinson (6-3, 264 pounds) has natural pass-rushing skills and gets by a lot with top-level strength and athleticism. Having him start situationally will help him refine his moves for greater production.
58. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings need to keep overhauling their cornerback corps after taking Gladney in the first round. Igbinoghene (5-10, 198 pounds) stands out as a physical cover man for his size. He closes well on receivers at the end of their routes, which translates to good finishing burst against the run, too.
59. Seattle Seahawks
Should the Seahawks get a versatile edge defender such as Gross-Matos in the first round, the interior of their front will take priority in the second round. Gallimore (6-2, 304 pounds) packs a relentless, powerful punch for his size.
60. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens need to groom their next great playmaker next to Earl Thomas. Dugger, with his size (6-1, 217 pounds), speed, strength and explosiveness that wold have dominated in FBS, can be the complete package, capable of starting at either safety spot because he brings it hard against the run and has the hands and instincts to blossom as a coverage player.
61. Tennessee Titans
Behind Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson, there is a current void with Logan Ryan unsigned. Hall, on track to fully recover from his ankle injury, is a promising, nice-sized corner (6-2, 202 pounds) made to be solid on the perimeter for several seasons. In the short term, with his short-area quickness, he can help with inside coverage.
62. Green Bay Packers
The Packers are in the market for both wide receiver and tight end help, so it makes total sense to grab this big-body hybrid. Claypool (6-4, 238 pounds) matches his size with great speed and downfield burst. He is not the most technically sound route runner, but he often wins with physical domination.
63. Kansas City Chiefs (from 49ers)
Damien Williams becomes a free agent in 2021 and the Chiefs need a more reliable all-around back to complement him for Patrick Mahomes. Moss (5-9, 223 pounds) profiles as a compact NFL power back suited to get the tough yards between the tackles and more yards after initial contact. He is underrated with his quickness when in the open field and his receiving skills.
64. Seattle Seahawks (from Chiefs)
The Seahawks can do better than former Jet Brandon Shell as their starting right tackle opposite Duane Brown to help Russell Wilson and their running backs. This Wilson (6-6, 350 pounds) isn’t the most nimble pass-protector, but his pure power as a blocker fits with their mentality
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65. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals need to keep upgrading their offensive line beyond the hopeful healthy return of left tackle Jonah Williams. They are weak at both left guard and center. Cushenberry (6-3, 212 pounds) is a powerful run-blocker who uses his hands and strong upper body well.
66. Washington Redskins
The Redskins need tight end help with the Vernon Davis-Jordan Reed combination to help their young quarterbacks. Bryant (6-2, 248 pounds) is a dynamic athlete who can get down the seam and cause coverage problems because of his good hands, toughness and quickness finishing routes.
67. Detroit Lions
Bradlee Anae, EDGE, Utah
The Lions saw Anae up close at the Senior Bowl for a position that could address multiple times in this draft to support Flowers. Anae (6-3, 257 pounds) is a relentless pass-rusher who never gives up on a chance to get to the quarterback.
68. New York Jets (from Giants)
After going wide receiver and defensive tackle earlier in this mock, the Jets can get another good defensive value here to better get after the quarterback. Zuniga (6-3, 264 pounds) is a pure, explosive pass-rusher who flashes because of his athleticism.
69. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers, after getting Brown and Winfield for other key parts of their defensive rebuild, land a strong potential replacement for Bradberry. What Arnette (6-0, 195 pounds) doesn’t have in straight-line speed to stay with receivers on vertical routes, he makes up for with short-area quickness and toughness.
70. Miami Dolphins
Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
With their run of offense early, the Dolphins can turn their attention to upgrading their defensive interior here. Madubuike (6-3, 293 pounds) won’t be confused with the giants at the position, but he has a great combination of power and quickness. He uses his lower body to gain leverage against the run.
71. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers love Austin Ekeler but he needs support without Melvin Gordon. Akers (5-10, 217 pounds) is a patient runner who follows his blocks well and shoots through holes. He has a good blend of power and explosiveness. He is willing to get physical but also shows a second gear in the open field.
72. Arizona Cardinals
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
The Cardinals got DeAndre Hopkins into their receiving mix, but they can take it to another level in the passing game with a field-stretching tight end. Hopkins (6-4, 245 pounds) is an elite athlete who can get open running every kind of route and is a mismatch when working the deep middle of the field.
73. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars could use a right guard upgrade over A.J. Cann. Kindley (6-3, 337 pounds) blasted defensive linemen and paved the way well for Georgia’s running game. He has the skills to develop into a nimble interior pass-blocker in the NFL.
74. Cleveland Browns
The Browns need someone to better complement Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry outside in three-wide sets. Johnson (6-1, 206 pounds) is a physical receiver who positions his body to impose his will on the end of routes. He fights hard for the ball and looks the part of a tough possession and red-zone target.
75. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts need to upgrade safety next to Malik Hooker with Clayton Geathers not returning. Chinn (6-3, 221 pounds) has been on the rise because it has become evident his size, speed and athleticism translate to elite coverage skills for the position.
76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs, after getting a right tackle and feature back early, work on upgrading right guard in front of Tom Brady. Hunt (6-5, 323 pounds) is a mighty run blocker with good athleticism.
77. Denver Broncos
The Broncos traded for Bouye but could use more cornerback help for Vic Fangio after losing Chris Harris Jr. in free agency. Dantzler (6-2, 188 pounds) has nice size and uses his hands and hips to be disruptive against receivers downfield.
78. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons have five first-round picks starting for now on their offensive line, but the glaring weakness is at left guard with James Carpenter. Simpson (6-4, 321 pounds) stands out because of his strong, sturdy frame, which makes him a natural asset as a power run-blocker. He can be effective in their zone-blocking scheme.
79. New York Jets
The Jets get good value and extra athleticism in further addressing tackle after signing George Fant. With a little more development and hard work, Wanogho (6-5, 308 pounds) has a high ceiling because of his rare physical skills.
80. Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders, namely Jon Gruden, have been enamored with the winning makeup and pedigree of Hurts (6-1, 222 pounds) as a potential replacement for Derek Carr in the near future. Hurts’ toughness and leadership intangibles are off the charts, and while finishing his career in Lincoln Riley’s offense, he improved as a runner and as a downfield passer.
81. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
Netane Muti, G, Fresno State
The Raiders still could end up moving Gabe Jackson during the draft and Richie Incognito is going into his age 37 season. Muti (6-3, 315 pounds) has the frame, upper-body strength and power to smash NFL foes as an interior run blocker.
82. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys need to replenish speed and athleticism at corner after losing Byron Jones in free agency. Pride (5-11, 193 pounds) just needs to become more refined and aggressive with his coverage skills to get the most out of those agility traits.
83. Denver Broncos (from Steelers)
The Broncos got Graham Glasgow but are moving on from both Connor McGovern and Ron Leary inside. Jackson (6-3, 306 pounds is a unique prospect because he is a pure pass-protecting interior blocker. He has the frame and strength to develop in the running game.
84. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams need to line up a successor to Andrew Whitworth, 38. Peart (6-7, 318 pounds) has attracted more teams with his wingspan and fluid athleticism. He needs to get stronger to raise the power aspects of his game.
85. Detroit Lions (from Eagles)
The Lions might think of interior offensive line should the value arise, but it’s hard to pass up some additonal pass-rush help behind Flowers. Like Anae, Patricia and the Lions coached Uche (6-1, 245 pounds on the North team at the Senior Bowl. While Anae might be ready to see regular snaps, Uche has the versatility to play on either the first or second level to get after the QB in many ways on passing downs.
86. Buffalo Bills
The Bills need to start grooming a left tackle replacement for Dion Dawkins. Driscoll (6-5, 306 pounds) is standing out with his smarts, athleticism and technical skills to the point teams are OK with him needing to bulk up and get stronger to become a steady outside force.
87. New England Patriots
The Patriots get their potential Tom Brady replacement and better young alternative to Jarrett Stidham. Eason (6-6, 231 pounds) has a strong arm made to deliver impressive deep balls, which makes him a great fit for a vertical passing game that plays off the power running game with play-action shots.
88. New Orleans Saints
The Saints got Emmanuel Sanders to help stretch the field opposite Michael Thomas; now they can go for some Drew Brees help in the Marques Colston vein. File Jennings under the “big slot” possession type (6-3, 215 pounds). He can become a reliable third inside target for a long time.
89. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings need a strong rotational 4-3 end after moving on from Everson Griffen. Greenard (6-3, 263 pounds) is a smart defender who knows how to uses his athleticism to both get after the quarterback and work upfield quickly against the run.
90. Houston Texans
The Texans got Cooks and Cobb to make up for trade of Hopkins, but they need to think about the future, too, as both Will Fuller and Kenny Stills are free agents in 2021. Edwards (6-3, 212 pounds) projects as a physical possession receiver who can dominate the short-to-intermediate area.
91. Las Vegas Raiders (from Seahawks via Texans)
The Raiders could use to get more energetic youth behind second-year players Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby. Taylor (6-4, 267 pounds) is a unique prospect because he is a pure power pass-rusher. Some improvement with his moves, mobility and instincts can make him a well-rounded contributor.
92. Baltimore Ravens
Khalid Khareem, EDGE, Notre Dame
After addressing inside linebacker and safety, the Ravens could benefit from boosting their pass rush beyond franchse-tagged Matthew Judon. Khareem (6-4, 268 pounds) is a versatile, powerful option.
93. Tennessee Titans
The Titans have some confidence in Dennis Kelly to replce Conklin at right tackle to keep their run-blocking sturdy, but it doesn’t hurt to have a development option with more upside. Bartch (6-6, 309 pounds) stood out at the Combine with his natural smarts and athleticism. He has shown more power and refined technique to raise his stock.
94. Green Bay Packers
The Packers need some second-level playmaking help after losing Blake Martinez in free agency. Dye (6-3, 231 pounds) is a little undersized but he’s a smart, instinctive and active defender.
95. Denver Broncos (from 49ers)
The Broncos, with a boatload of picks, have the luxury of looking for defensive upgrades everywhere. Todd Davis is 27 and is a limited playmaker who becomes a free agent in 2021. Davis-Gaither (6-1, 224 pounds) may be a bit undersized but he flies around the field with good pass-rush and coverage skills.
96. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs need some cornerback help after losing Kendall Fuller in free agency. Jackson (6-2, 208 pounds) has good size with favorable zone and physical skill sets.
97. Cleveland Browns (from Texans) (compensatory)
The Browns need an option between Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. Holmes’ best traits are his toughness and quickness for his size (5-10, 195 pounds). He can have a long, solid career as a nickel corner against slot receivers on short-to-intermediate routes.
98. New England Patriots (compensatory)
There’s not much separation in the first tier of tight ends in this class, so the Patriots should be able to get good value to help replace Rob Gronkowski, whether it’s Kmet, Hunter Bryant, Brycen Hopkins or this Bryant. This Bryant (6-5, 243) has natural athleticism and intelligence built for New England’s passing game and has the toughness and willingness to grow into a plus run blocker.
99. New York Giants (compensatory)
The Giants could use a versatile player for their front seven and Jennings would fite nicely in their 3-4 scheme to wreak havoc from a vareity of angles. Although Jennings does have good edge-rushing skills at 6-2, 256 pounds, he also has some potential as a run-stopping outside linebacker.
100. New England Patriots (compensatory)
The Patriots get their kind of receiver to keep improving their skill options for their young franchise QB, who in this case is Eason..Hill (6-0, 196 pounds) is a good route-runner with reliable hands, a technically sound receiver best suited to play from the slot when a scheme can give him some space inside.
101. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)
The Seahawks need another big-play threat to help Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf given Phillip Dorsett doesn’t fit that profile anymore. Hightower is a classic size-speed prospect (6-1, 189 pounds) with pure field-stretching skills.
102. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)
The Steelers need to address their 3-4 front after losing Javon Hargave in free agency. Hamilton (6-4, 320 pounds) has the same baseline run stuffing with some potential pass-rush pop.
103. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory)
The Eagles look a lot better immediately at cornerback with Slay, but they need depth with some free-agent issues coming soon. Ojemudia (6-1, 200 pounds) has good developmental qualities related to his impressive size.
104. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)
The Rams address another need after losing Cory Littleton in free agency. Brooks (6-0, 240 pounds) has a good blend of athleticism and physicality for the second level. It’s hard to think he can replace Littleton’s ace coverage right away, but his smarts and speed suggest he can improve rapidly in that area.
105. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory)
The Vikings need to think upgrading guard to keep their run blocking strong. Harris (6-1, 302 pounds) is a relentless, athletic technician who gets the most out of every snap.
106. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)
The Ravens need to replenish depth after losing Michael Pierce in free agency. Lawrence (6-3, 208 pounds) is an extremely tough, high-effort player made to help their defense.
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