2020 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings:
2020 NFL Draft Picks 1-20 | 2020 NFL Draft Picks 21-32 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
The Bengals are making some interesting moves in free agency. They also franchised A.J. Green. They will need to quickly get their young QB going, and a powerful WR core will help.
Indianapolis Colts (from Washington)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
After signing Rivers, and resigning a key piece on their offensive line, the Colts need to put the right parts around him to allow him to succeed. Rivers can beat you with his mind, but is not going to be chucking it all over the field. They have a dominant offensive line and need to use that to build one of the better running attacks in the league. With Mack already in place, they can build on that.
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
Over the last few years, the Lions have dedicated their first round picks to the offensive side of the ball. That showed with a lack of talent on defense, which was addressed in free agency and in the first round. They have no WR’s under contract after this season. Even with the addition of Geronimo Allison, the Lions need to find a young, star receiver to add to the equation.
Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
After grabbing a dominant left tackle with their first pick, the Giants take another step in that direction with one of the better interior offensive lineman, who has position versatility as well.
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
The Chargers will have a young QB, and have a balanced roster in place. They already have a talented young WR, and should build on that with a speedster that can open up the offence and keep defenses honest.
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
The Panthers are in the very early stages of installing new offensive and defensive schemes and moving on from their face of the franchise QB. They have lost iconic players at key positions, and have to start replacing them one by one.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
The Dolphins made some major moves in free agency, and will surely make Tua the key to this draft. However, after they get that out of the way, they still have lots of picks and some holes in their roster to address. With a young QB in place, a power run game could be a nice buffer to lessen the learning curve.
Houston Texans (from Arizona)
Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
The Texans made a trade that have a lot of people scratching their head, but an under the radar development was the loss of their up and coming DT, D.J. Reader. They have some talent there, but can’t allow the middle of their defense to become a liability.
John Simpson, OG, Clemson
The hysteria about the Browns going into the season last year ignored a major issue- their O-line. They made a big move in free agency to get a stud right tackle. They then got their left tackle in the first round. There is still work to be done.
Terrell Lewis, OLB, Alabama
Every level of the defense needs an infusion of young talent. The Jaguars once had a dominant defense, but most of the talent has been traded away or let go. This is needed in the NFL at times, and if they can draft well, it shouldn’t be long before they get back to having a very good defense.
Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas)
Grant Delpit, S, LSU
The Bears made their biggest move with the addition of Quinn, but they have a fairly big need at safety. With other position groups getting picked to the bone at this point in the draft, they can sneak in and grab a top safety prospect that dropped to here.
Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State
Indy re-upped on a key tackle, but this position group is going to be where this team lives or dies next year. That means depth, versatility, and the ability to employ jumbo packages from time to time. They can’t let this group have any hiccups this year.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
The Bucs have Tom Brady, and can start the transition to their future QB now. Hurts is going to be one of the most talked about prospects in the sprint to the draft.
Netane Muti, OG, Fresno State
The Broncos may very well have found their QB of the future. Now, they just have to fix some position groups that they have swung on and missed in the draft recently. They absolutely need to hit on O-line picks in this draft.
Jon Greenard, DE, Florida
They got a DT and edge rusher in free agency, but this by no means indicates that they are done. The Falcons have been meek on their defensive line for years, but that is not for a lack in trying. They have a renewed sense of optimism, and look for them to get back to their HC’s roots and being relentless on the defensive line.
Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
The Jets stay patient and get a sneaky good left tackle prospect with their second pick. Their GM is patient and doesn’t panic and it pays off here.
Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
Big Ben will be back another year, but they need to get a quality backup in place to start grooming.
Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
Another update to their secondary. The Bears are looking to have a dominant pass rush, but need to support that with a secondary that can hold in coverage while they attack.
Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
Dallas loses their star center to retirement, and will need to find a replacement immediately to keep continuity with the O-line. Biadasz is a plug and play from day one type of prospect.
Antoine Winfield Jr, S, Minnesota
The Rams are in salary cap hell this year, but you have to respect how much they went in a few years ago. They fell just short, but now have to deal with a roster that needed to be purged. Even with position groups that seem to be fine, they need to find guys in the draft that can step up and save them money in the next few years.
Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
The Eagles made a huge splash with their acquisition of Slay. They have one of the best Tight Ends in the league, but have had a nightmare at the WR position. They go out and get a top WR in the first round, and add another exceptional TE here so they can depend more on 12 personnel, and move the ball more efficiently.
Robert Hunt, OG, Louisiana-Lafayette
Yes, the Bills made a major move at WR in free agency by grabbing Diggs, but they still have to worry about their O-line. They made a ton of moves last year, and did resign a guard, but they have to keep taking swings at finding trusted guys inside and out.
Baltimore Ravens (from Atlanta Falcons from New England)
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
The Ravens are in the process of developing a truly dynamic offense, and that is primarily built upon a multi-dimensional running game.
Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans)
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
After a busy free agency period, the Dolphins still have needs all around their roster, just not as dire. This is the year to grab one of the great WR’s in the first few rounds of this draft.
Curtis Weaver, DE/OLB, Boise State
Curtis Weaver is going to quite possibly be a player that goes before many mocks have him slotted. The reason is that he is very similar to Dont’a Hightower, and will be coveted by the Lions, the Titans, the Texans and the Dolphins.
Marlon Davidson, DE, Auburn
Minnesota is losing a quality DE and could use a replacement. Davidson is a big body that can operate on the edge and move inside on passing downs.
Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon
The Seahawks should be one of the better teams in the NFC last year as their young stars develop. They look like they want to pound the ball between the tackles (although their RB’s keep fumbling), and that means having three dominant interior offensive linemen.
Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
The Ravens added two excellent D-linemen during free agency, after getting pounded in the playoffs last year. The best D-lines rotate all game long and have different packages depending on down and distance. By adding a change of pace DT, they can adapt to game situations.
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
The Titans have their QB and RB set up for the year, and will continue to be a power run team. However, they can’t run Henry into the ground and need to be able to become less predictable. This is especially important as they lost their dominant right tackle.
Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic
The Packers had a good season under their new HC, but the offense has to continue to become more dynamic. They haven’t had that difference making tight end in awhile, and hope they can address that there.
Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco)
Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
The Superbowl champs have a few key free agency decisions to make. This will be the first variable to determine what their needs will be going into the draft. One area that will certainly be a weakness will be at corner, where they have lost some talent.
Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City)
Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
With a few early picks, the Seahawks should lay in place the final moves to rebuild their secondary. It won’t be as dominant as it was in years past, but it can’t be a liability.