BSR Sports Department Bi-Weekly NFL 2020 Mock Draft V1
Written by BSR Sports Staff on February 6, 2020
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After a year hiatus, the Black Squirrel Radio Sports Staff is back in on the NFL mock draft game! Check back every two weeks to see the latest NFL mock draft from the members of the BSR Sports Department. With that being said, let’s get into the picks!
1. Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU (Alex Wilcox- Host of The Wilcox Show)
If the Bengals don’t take Burrow, the whole world will be shocked. The Heisman winner has all the makings of a franchise QB for the next decade, and the Bengals would be insulting football minds by not selecting him.
2. Washington Redskins- Chase Young, DE, OSU (Sean Fitzgerald- Sports Coordinator. Co-host of Pass the Mic Sports Talk)
Washington just needs to improve. Period. Young is the best player available in the whole draft and because of the Bengals need for a quarterback (Joe Burrow), Young joins fellow Buckeye alums in Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin in the nation’s capitol.
3. Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah, CB, OSU (Quentin Griffin- Co-host of Victory Formation)
A lock down corner that will literally put clamps on your best wide receiver. It’s that simple.
4. New York Giants- Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama (Brandon Lewis- Web Director. Host of Brandon’s World)
The Giants need to add to their offensive line to protect second year quarterback Daniel Jones, and the 6’5, 320 pounder out of Alabama fits Dave Gettlemen’s board.
5. Miami Dolphins- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (Enzo Orlando- Sports Coordinator. Co-host of Pass the Mic Sports Talk)
Neither Ryan Fitzpatrick nor Josh Rosen is the answer at quarterback for the Dolphins. Tagovailoa has been the QB the Dolphins have had their eyes on for a while even though he suffered a right posterior wall fracture in his last game with Alabama.
6. Los Angeles Chargers- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon (Alex)
Well, “Phil the Thrill” is out in San Diego (cough cough) whoops, in LA, and it’s time for the Bolts to pick his successor. Herbert’s gritty performances in the Rose Bowl and Senior Bowl were enough to elevate his draft stock this high. Will this ultimately work out for the Chargers? I have no clue. But, with a loaded roster and a desperate need to sell tickets at a new stadium, the time for a young promising QB on a rookie deal is RIGHT NOW.
7. Carolina Panthers- Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn (Brandon)
The Panthers need to upgrade in the trenches, and Brown is one of the top rated interior defensive lineman in this draft.
8. Arizona Cardinals- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (Dylan Bowers- Sports Director. Co-host of Victory Formation)
Protecting franchise QB Kyler Murray is Arizona’s number 1 priority. Thomas is arguably the best offensive lineman in the draft and has All-Pro potential.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina (Quentin)
A much needed staple in the middle of the Jacksonville front four. After a stellar week at the Senior Bowl, Kinlaw is the perfect choice to solidify the front four for the Jags.
10. Cleveland Browns- Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville (Dylan)
If the Browns go any other direction with this pick, heads throughout the 216 will roll. Offensive line is the Browns biggest need as we saw Baker Mayfield under duress almost every time he dropped back last season. Becton is a monster at 6′ 7, 368 pounds and has all the tools to fill the void at left tackle that Joe Thomas left behind.
11. New York Jets- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma (Alex)
The Jets have a plethora of offensive needs heading into this year’s draft. Their offensive line should be nicknamed “Moses” as a collective unit because when they attempt to pass block, it resembles the parting of the Red Sea. However, with the 3 best O-linemen off the board by pick No. 11, the Jets will give in and buy a lambo when they don’t have a garage to park it in. How electric will Lamb be in NYC? It depends on how long Sammy D spends picking turf out of his helmet.
12. Las Vegas Raiders- Jerry Juedy, WR, Alabama (Quentin)
The Raiders seriously lacked a vertical passing game last season. Juedy at No. 12 would solve all their issues. A physical specimen outside, phenomenal hands, top flight speed and excellent route running will fit well into the Raiders offense.
13. Indianapolis Colts- A. J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa (Enzo)
The Colts defense was pretty banged up last season. Adding Epenesa will help them in the run game.
14. Tampa Bay Buccanneers- C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida (Brandon)
The Bucs secondary needs a complete overhaul, and there’s not a better place to start then Henderson. The junior had 11 passes defended last season, which is more than he had in his first two seasons at the college level.
15. Denver Broncos- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama (Sean)
The Drew Lock experience begins in Denver, and what better way to support him than adding a deep threat in Ruggs. Him and Cortland Sutton could be a nightmare if Lock is the guy in Denver over the long-term.
16. Atlanta Falcons- Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU (Alex)
Pick a position on defense, the Falcons need it. Christian Fulton will fit in well as a physical corner in Dan Quinn’s zone scheme. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Falcons elect to go with Fulton’s Tiger teammate K’Lavon Chiasson in this spot either, but by my determinations, corner is the biggest weakness for Hotlanta.
17. Dallas Cowboys- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama (Brandon)
The Cowboys are going to need a corner to replace Byron Jones, and Diggs is the best available corner at this point in the draft. He’s a big, physical corner, standing at 6’2, 207 pounds.
18. Miami Dolphins- Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa (Brandon)
After grabbing their franchise quarterback in Tagovailoa at No. 5, the Dolphins will grab a tackle to protect the QB, and Wirfs is the best tackle on the board.
19. Las Vegas Raiders- K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU (Dylan)
Chaisson is a standout athlete and just the guy Jon Gruden would “tell ya what” about.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars- Grant Deplit, S, LSU (Quentin)
Deplit will continue the Jaguars attempt to shore up there once vaunted defense. Deplit will be a solid piece to build around for the Jaguars, who look to solidify the back end.
21. Philadelphia Eagles- Laviska Shenault Jr, WR, Colorado (Dylan)
The Eagles need receivers as we all saw what happened once Alston Jeffrey was hurt. Shenault will be able to step right in and become one of Carson Wentz’s go-to guys.
22. Buffalo Bills- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson (Sean)
Give Josh Allen weapons!! This is an easy pick here to grab one of the best wide outs on the board. The defense is still stacked, and you can address any needs there in the second round.
23. New England Patriots- Jordan Love, QB, Utah State (Sean)
While we’re about a month away from free agency, the Patriots have no clue if they will have Tom Brady back next season as a split has seemed more likely than other points in his relationship with the Patriots. Love may not be the perfect quarterback, but he has the talent to lead a good team like New England to the playoffs if Brady leaves. If Brady doesn’t leave, he will be the future, sitting behind Brady and learning all he can.
24. New Orleans Saints- Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU (Enzo)
Another great way to add the Saints wide receiver core, which includes the NFL’s top receiver Michael Thomas.
25. Minnesota Vikings- Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri (Enzo)
The Vikings need a big pass rusher. Elliott is able to be a dominant force in both the run game and getting to the QB.
26. Miami Dolphins- D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia (Alex)
The Dolphins have too many team needs to count, including offensive linemen who are definitely in play with this pick, but without another lineman that has truly separated himself from the pack, it’s entirely possible that Miami goes with the flashy pick here in Swift. With Kenyan Drake long gone to the desert and no clear starter in place, Swift figures to get the majority of starting backfield snaps in South Beach immediately.
27. Seattle Seahawks- Terrell Lewis, DE/OLB, Alabama (Quentin)
Lewis is going to try and solidify the other side of Seattle’s D-line and may possibly be the featured pass rusher if Clowney is not back next year. A sketchy past and new found attitude for life makes Lewis a person you want to root for at the next level, and he will be a perfect fit for the Hawks’ right here.
28. Baltimore Ravens- J.K. Dobbins, RB, OSU (Sean)
I’m going with a wildcard pick here. We obviously know how run-heavy the Ravens are on offense, and Mark Ingram is on the wrong side of 30. Ingram was very productive this year but how long will he be able to continue going? Enter Dobbins, a back with burst and acceleration who could add another layer to the Ravens offense that can make them even more lethal. His ability to catch the ball will scare defenses, and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman may have an even more unstoppable attack than what he unleashed this year with Lamar Jackson.
29. Green Bay Packers- K. J. Hamler, WR, Penn State (Quentin)
The Packers will take the shifty Hamler here to add much needed depth to their WR group.
30. Tennessee Titans- Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn (Alex)
After a legendary playoff run that will always be in my heart thanks to their elimination of the Patriots, the Tennessee Tits will look to replenish their somewhat porous pass defense. With Malcolm Butler coming off injury and Logan Ryan entering free agency, the Tits will draft the best corner still on the board in Igbinoghene to line up opposite speedster Adoree Jackson.
31. San Francisco 49ers- Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State (Dylan)
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is slated to become a free agent and if the Niners keep this pick, I expect them to add an offensive weapon on the outside. Aiyuk had 1,192 yards in his senior season under Herm Edwards and pairing him with sophomore wide out Deebo Samuel and all-pro tight end George Kittle makes the Niners a more balanced offense, considering how heavily they relied on the running game.
32. Kansas City Chiefs- Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma (Dylan)
With linebackers Darron Lee and Reggie Ragland set to become unrestricted free agents, the Chiefs can save some money and replenish through the draft. Murray has the speed to cover opposing running backs and tight ends and is able to make plays as an undersized guy thanks to said speed.