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
Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
The Bengals will have a new QB next year, and very well possibly are losing their star WR. Getting another WR early is an obvious need.
Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
Will the Redskins have a new QB or will they be going into the year with Haskins? The first offseason activities will start to show where the Redskins are going. Regardless, they have a need at TE.
Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
The WR core will be an issue after next year with some players hitting free agency, so the Lions will be better off addressing that now and have some leverage and insurance after this year.
New York Jets (from NYG)
James Lynch, DE/DT, Baylor
Look for the Jets to be players in free agency, but not with big splash moves, like they did last year. When the draft rolls around they should be able to hit the draft without having to reach. First and foremost they need help on the O-line and at WR, but also could slowly be developing an extremely good defense with the help of a few more pieces.
Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon
The Panthers have the most exciting and versatile RB in the league. If they can get better O-line play in the middle, both in run blocking and pass pro, they could give whoever their QB is going to be a lot of room to operate.
Tyler Higby, OG, Michigan State
Even in the third round, the Dolphins needs are so great and varied, that it will be almost liberating for them in the draft room. Their O-line is lacking at almost every spot.
Jordyn Brooks, ILB, Texas Tech
The Chargers have a nice roster, and as long as they can get their QB situation handled, they can start waiting for the draft to fall to them.
Ashtyn Davis, S, California
The Cardinals find themselves in a division where they have to put a lot of effort into stopping the deep passes. Safety cannot continue to be a position that gets picked on.
Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
With a young QB and a solid defense, the Jaguars can give themselves time to develop if they have a strong offensive line and an effective and consistent run game.
Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU
The Browns are going to have a lot more structure this year, and even though their offense could be undergoing a major change, the defense can simply build upon a solid foundation.
Davion Taylor, S, Colorado
The fun thing about the Colts draft is that they don’t reach for players, and simply follow their board in terms of talent.
Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
The Bucs have half a great defense and half a lousy one. They have to fix their secondary this offseason, or else they have no chance to put together a winning season.
A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
The secondary for the Broncos needs to get younger, immediately. This is as critical a draft for any GM in the league as it is for Elway this year. They need to protect their QB, get after the other QB and stop the deep passing game.
Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
The front seven for the Falcons will be the priority. Even though their offensive line fell apart last year, it was primarily due to injuries. If they can make their D-line a strength of the team, they have everything else they need to content.
Keith Ismael, C, San Diego State
The Jets have to keep their QB healthy and re-establish their run game. They are paying a fortune for a RB that didn’t produce, and need to give him every opportunity to do so, or just let him walk after this year.
Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
In a new city, and possibly with a new QB, the Raiders will be a fun team to watch. This has to be the pivot year where they make the leap to being a contenter, or could be wallowing in mediocrity for several years.
Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago)
Julian Okwara, OLB/DE, Notre Dame
The Raiders did a nice job of finding some front seven pieces last year in the draft. However, they can’t stop with where they are now. With a rotating slew of pass rushers, they can wreak havoc on opposing QB’s.
Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma
More front seven help for a defense that is undergoing a major scheme and philosophy change.
Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh)
Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky
The Broncos have two superb young WR’s, but they shouldn’t miss the WR party going on in the first three rounds of this year’s draft.
Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
Youth at key positions is going to be the mantra for the Rams this offseason, both in free agency and in the draft. They need to get not only younger, but also cheaper.
Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
The Eagles not only had issues with WR’s catching balls the last few years, they flat out had unloyal players. They are taking out the trash this offseason and bringing in new players with much more football character.
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
More help for the Bills on the offensive line? Yes, even if you fail one year in free agency and in the draft you have to keep moving forward until you fix it.
Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
The Patriots offense depends on having wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends that they can use interchangeably throughout games. Right now they have a huge need at the position.
Zack Moss, RB, Utah
Kamara was at his best when he had a thumper next to him in the backfield. He needs to be part of a 1-2 punch.
Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State
Zimmer wants to have an elite secondary. He builds his defense from the outside in, and that means having loads of talent, and not skipping a beat when there is an injury or two.
Cleveland Browns (from Houston)
Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
Secondary is not a major concern for the Browns, but what they have is a big dropoff after their starters.
Las Vegas Raiders (from Seattle)
Khalid Kareem, DE, Notre Dame
The Raiders will probably address their biggest needs in free agency. They are continuing to build a dynamic pass rush. This comes from all over the front seven, and they are probably a piece or two away from having a solid unit.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
Although the Ravens lit up the league last year, next year could be more of a challenge. They depended on several players for most of their offense, and will be better prepared for a championship run if they can expand their WR core’s talent.
Raekwon Davis, DT/DE, Alabama
A versatile DT/DE is just what the Titans want on their New England style defense. They don’t need their defensive linemen to get after the QB in as much as they need them to be balanced in their skillset against the run and the pass.
Marquez Callaway, WR, Tennessee
Can Aaron Rodgers just one year have an elite, 3-man WR core like he did at the start of his career? They know they have one, and then several guys on their roster trying to emerge as the 2 and 3. Adding new talent to the mix could help bring things along.
Denver Broncos (from San Francisco)
Troy Dye, ILB, Oregon
More than anything, the Broncos want to have a shut down front seven. They have arguably the best DE combo in the league, when healthy. They need to build up their linebacker core to allow these guys to always keep moving forward.