Welcome! We just received the full list of the 300 prospects going to the NFL Combine, and we have seen plenty of players rise/fall from the Senior Bowl. We got a new RB1, six wide receivers in the 1st Round, and a few new names in there as well. My NFL Draft database is getting deeper and deeper (over 400 players), and it is safe to say this is going to be another talented class with playmakers going even 3rd or 4th round. If you have any questions or comments, I am more than ok with answering questions here @tdashwebb42
This is another two round mock draft, and will probably be the last as we will be going to three rounds next time. I will be posting an updated version of my NFL Big Board, featuring my Top 100 players that will go along with this Mock Draft. If you want to see how things switched up from v.6 and all the previous mock drafts before, check them out below.
NFL Big Board (Updated 2/10/20)
7. Carolina Panthers, Derrick Brown
The Panthers really could go a lot of ways here with the 7th pick, including trading down, but Derrick Brown’s talent is a lot harder to find in free agency than tackles. Not only would the Panthers be grabbing one of the best players available, they could use help on the interior of their defensive line. They’ll have four defensive tackles going to free agency this year, including Gerald McCoy and Vernon Butler who will be more expensive than preferred.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars, CeeDee Lamb
Similar to the Giants situation, it might just be better to try and sign offensive line help through free agency and get the stud wide receiver if available. You can draft your run defense later, right now just go best player available and that is Lamb. CeeDee gives them a receiver that can make a 5 yard route into a massive gain, and will pair well with D.J. Chark.
11. New York Jets, Jedrick Wills Jr.
Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb would be the only two receivers I would consider taking this high, so the next position to fix is the offensive line. With the tackles sliding in this mock draft, the Jets take advantage and select one of the best pass blockers in the class. Sam Darnold will no longer “see ghosts” with Wills Jr blocking for him.
12. Las Vegas Raiders, Isaiah Simmons
Once again the Raiders would be throwing a party in the green room if this happens. Simmons gives the Raiders a franchise changing, defensive playmaker, with the 12th overall pick. The Raiders need a lot of help at linebacker, whether it’s inside or outside, and the versatility that Simmons brings is perfect. With this being the first year in Las Vegas, having someone to replace the “Wow.” factor that Khalil Mack left is important for the city.
22. Buffalo Bills, Tee Higgins
Buffalo needs to get Josh Allen more help at the receiver position. Higgins would add some length to a rather small receiver group for the Bills. He is my 26th overall player, so I wouldn’t consider him a reach by any means, and will help immediately for Buffalo.
27. Seattle Seahawks, Trey Smith
The Seahawks were looking really impressive towards the end of the season before Carson’s injury. Trey Smith is an interior offensive linemen who continues to climb up the board for me. Smith is a nasty run blocking guard, who has the athletic ability to slide out and play tackle as well. With the Seattle offensive line still being questioned, Smith adds great depth across the board.
32. Kansas Chiefs, Jordan Elliott
Chris Jones had a super impressive run in the playoffs, and was a big reason why the Chiefs were able to get the Super Bowl win. With that being said, he is also a free agent now and will command BIG money. He could be resigned, but if not, Jordan Elliott is a great pick to try and not take such a loss in the middle. He can disrupt passing plays and stop the run. Elliott is a fringed 1st round pick, and another prospect who has continued to rise up my board.
Now that we made it through the first 32 picks, we can talk about the 2nd Round. These picks will be selected based off who was drafted in the 1st Round, and the remaining team needs.
Even if the New York Giants add offensive line help through free agency, it would be smart to draft some too. Austin Jackson is a prospect that could probably use a year with NFL coaching before really pushing for starting snaps. He is someone that would fit in well with this offense, and gives them depth in case of a Solder injury.
D’Andre Swift has become our new No. 1 running back for this class, giving him a slight bump in draft stock. The Miami Dolphins have a chance to completely reshape their team, and have already addressed QB, CB, and IOL. If they were to bring in Swift they would not only get a great playmaker at a position of need, they would continue their trend of drafting high leadership players.
Brandon Aiyuk is a receiver that will suffer from the deep class of wide receivers, but falls into a great scenario as far as playing time goes. Dallas lacks a true No. 2 receiver, and have Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb to resign this off season. Mike McCarthy is an offensive mind, and is going to need more receiving threats for this offense to work out. Even with resigning Amari Cooper, Aiyuk brings speed and play making ability that the Cowboys simply lack currently.
The offensive tackle position might be one of the more inconsistent you will see in the draft process in the sense that everyone seems to have a different Top 5. Some scouts see Josh Jones being worth a Top 15 pick, while others like me have him more as a 2nd Round pick. I think he brings tremendous value for the Rams, who really need offensive line help across the board, but don’t need to rush him in as a starter. Coming from Houston, the talent level he will see is going to be a big jump and could use some time to get used to NFL speed.
With them addressing linebacker in the 1st round, Green Bay doesn’t really have too many holes they need to fill. The Packers need to get a second receiver to take pressure off Davante Adams. Geronimo Allison is going to be a free agent, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling hasn’t given you any reason to feel safe at receiver. Going out to sign someone like A.J. Green is possible, but will cost a lot more than a 2nd round pick would. Justin Jefferson gives them a reliable option early, with the potential to really mold into a No. 2 WR for them.