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
Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
The Bengals have made some aggressive moves in free agency, adding a stellar nose tackle. They could create a front line that is impossible to run on.
Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
The Redskins added an interesting TE in free agency, but need this to be a solid group to help along a young QB.
Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
The general consensus is that the Lion need one more running back to complete a RB committee that has a very well balanced set of skills. Cam Akers could end up being one of the steals of the draft.
New York Jets (from NYG)
James Lynch, DE/DT, Baylor
The Jets have some excellent young players on defense, but it all starts up front. Lynch can be moved around depending on the situation, and is another step to building a more versatile front.
Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia
Injuries on the interior of the offensive line for the Panthers have gotten their QB hurt in the past, and they need to get some young talent there.
Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
With perhaps the best corner tandem in the league now, the Dolphins should double down and build a secondary with 4-5 elite players. This will allow this Pats style defense to get very creative in the front seven.
Jordyn Brooks, ILB, Texas Tech
Up and down the roster the Chargers look fairly solid. The key will obviously be at QB, but that will be addressed at the start of this draft. Linebacker is probably one of the biggest needs at the moment, even after free agency.
Ashtyn Davis, S, California
With all of the excitement about the offense, the Cardinals still have some big needs on defense. Kennard will end up being a big move for them in terms of the front seven, but the secondary needs work.
Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
A young QB and a shaky offensive line is not a good match. This is the point of the draft where there should be a run on guard, so time to get one now.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
After a year of hype with little results, the Browns are taking a more thoughtful approach to the offseason and the draft. To some degree. Analytics addiction is a problem from the top down, but that can only be solved by the owner. Saying all of that, they could use a WR to help complete a three main core of varied skills.
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.
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
The Broncos are in year two of a rebuild at corner. The important thing to do now is to start the process of developing some young talent at the position.
Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
The Falcons have a nice duo at WR, but could see the standard set by the Chiefs in having a wide open passing attack.
Lloyd Cushenberry III, C, LSU
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
The Raiders have to come out of this draft with two wide receivers. Jefferson could be a major steal in this draft. Runs perfect routes.
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)
Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC
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.
Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
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.
Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia)
Khalid Kareem, DE, Notre Dame
Versatile front 7 players is a hallmark of the Lions’ defensive scheme. The Lions want players that can pass rush, stop the run and drop into coverage.
Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
The Bills made a huge move in free agency for a WR. However, that is still a position that needs to be addressed. Perhaps for the first time in decades the Bills can assemble an elite WR core.
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.
Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
If the Vikings can control the offensive line, they win games. They are just a few pieces away from having an elite offensive line. Drafting and hitting on players early also allows them to get cheaper.
Chase Lucas, CB, Arizona State
The Texans are moving away from big contract players and more toward depth across the roster.
Las Vegas Raiders (from Seattle)
Raekwon Davis, DT/DE, Alabama
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.
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn
As stated, the Ravens are slowly developing a dynamic run game that starts with their read-option QB, but also includes a power and speed element. This only works with a deep, talented offensive line.
Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
The Titans hit on their WR pick last year, and can now participate in the WR frenzy in this year’s draft.
Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky
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.
Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse
Even though the Chiefs won the SB, it doesn’t mean they aren’t still concerned about the development of their new defensive scheme. Look for them to keep adding players that better fit their front seven.
Cleveland Browns (from Houston)
Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
Rashard Lawrence, DT/DE, LSU
Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
Malcolm Roach, DT, Texas
Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida
Javelin K. Guidry, CB, Utah