For this scenario, I thought it’d be fun to really dial up the chaos. For the first time in the Vote Mocks we’re adding in trades. Some are likelier than others, but this far from the Bellagio, it’s all a giant guess at a scenario anyways, right?
Let’s get into it.
1. Cincinnati Bengals - QB, Joe Burrow, LSU
If you really want to maximize your time over the next couple of months, just scroll past any article that tries to suggest this pick will be anyone else.
Joe Burrow is open to get drafted wherever. pic.twitter.com/3ufcLl3Jkq— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 18, 2020
T2. Detroit Lions - ED, Chase Young, OSU
Remember 2017? Ryan Pace was a genius because he panic traded with John Lynch to move the Chicago Bears up one slot. In this scenario Bob Quinn is the
frightened brilliant man who goes up to get his “can’t miss” player. What could go wrong?
Chase Young had 16.5 sacks and 21 TFLs in 12 games in 2019. He also forced 7 fumbles. Most absurd part? He’s only 20. Will turn 21 two weeks before the NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/EmU9ObACLE— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 19, 2020
T3. Miami Dolphins - QB, Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
How unlikely is it that Washington swindles two teams? I’ll probably never do it again, but this was too fun to pass up. In terms of a move up it’s actually within the realm of possibility that the Phish will do a trade to ensure they get the apple of their eye. So long as Tua passes his medical tests in Indianapolis, I wouldn’t hate this move for them.
The best play I’ve seen Tua Tagovailoa make comes after a 16-yard sack to open OT vs one of the best defenses in the country in the National Championship Game.— Ray G (@RayGQue) January 21, 2020
He had ice water in his veins as a 19yr old true freshman.
Until someone says he can’t play again QB1! [Audio] pic.twitter.com/uotRRgsaKF
T4. Indianapolis Colts - QB, Justin Herbert, Oregon
Dave Gettleman’s never traded down in the draft during his time as an NFL GM, so this probably won’t happen. I was still tempted to save Herbert from an empty stadium for eight games a year and really like what Frank Reich could do for his career. Beyond that, the Duck strikes me as someone who’s stock will only rise in T-shirt and short season so this won’t look like as big a reach in April as it may right now.
T5. Washington - WR, Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
If Ron Rivera wants to give Dwayne Haskins a legitimate chance at success, he’s going to need to surround him with a competent supporting cast. Dan Snyder is also a huge fan of selling hype in the offseason, and nothing screams excitement quite like a shiny new toy for his quarterback to throw to. Enter Jeudy, who is fighting for WR1 in this class.
Jerry Jeudy is something else man pic.twitter.com/g7qbZFP1bg— Footballism™ (@FootbaIIism) January 8, 2020
T6. Cleveland Browns - OT, Jedrick Wills, Alabama
L.A. moves down after losing out on its last best chance to sell tickets, while Cleveland hopes Arizona and Carolina get their OT1.
Depending on who you ask, you might find:— Sayre Bedinger (@SayreBedinger) January 22, 2020
- Andrew Thomas
- Jedrick Wills
- Mekhi Becton
As answers to the question, "Who is OT1 in the 2020 NFL Draft?" https://t.co/nZaPrewqdV
7. Carolina Panthers - CB, Jeffrey Okudah, OSU
Joke is on Cleveland, Matt Rhule wanted a defender all along. Okudah gives him a lockdown player to pair with the newly re-signed James Bradberry and pushes Donte Jackson down a spot on the depth chart.
Jeff Okudah in 2018 & 2019— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 17, 2020
610 Coverage snaps
1 TD allowed pic.twitter.com/DI2XPGGCkX
8. Arizona Cardinals - OT, Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
Kyler Murray has the potential to be the next second year starting quarterback to set the league on fire. The only problem is half of Kliff Kingsbury’s roster is a joke. Enter Wirfs, who can pair with D.J. Humphries to create a decent pair of bookends.
Watch the RT delivery the DE to his OL coach on the sideline— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) January 15, 2020
Tristan Wirfs can escort you right off the damn field! Wow. @MoveTheSticks can’t wait to dive into this kid! #2020NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/rYEWbt5dZT
T9. New York Giants - OT, Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Gettleman can’t sit on his hands when Thomas slides, as that’s the player he wanted at 4.
According to @MoveTheSticks, some teams view Georgia's Andrew Thomas as a guard.— WBG84 (@WBG84) January 23, 2020
Jeremiah believes he can hold up at tackle if he improves his balance issues. #GiantsPride #NFLDrafthttps://t.co/k4KMhVsM8M pic.twitter.com/Jo0CKRalzB
T.10. Los Angeles Chargers - X, Isaiah Simmons, LSU
Tom Telesco can’t believe his luck when the hybrid weapon is left on the board. Pairing him with Derwin James with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram rushing the passer gives Gus Bradley so much talent even he can’t screw it up.
Isaiah Simmons by alignment for Clemson in 2019:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 18, 2020
* Safety: 218 snaps
* Slot CB: 286 snaps
* OLB: 160 snaps
* ILB/MLB: 120 snaps
* Perimeter CB: 17 snaps
He rushed the passer 71 times and had *7* sacks.
The most versatile player in the 2020 NFL Draft.
11. New York Jets - WR, Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
After Ruggs runs a 4.19 40-yard dash, he becomes the top player on Adam Gase’s board. He’s smarter than you, you know.
What stands out more is how badly JT Ibe got ABUSED by Henry Ruggs. https://t.co/hu7lhWWUMl— The Spurs Up Show (@TheSpursUpShow) January 22, 2020
12. Las Vegas Raiders - WR, CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
Jon Gruden is bummed Mike Mayock didn’t trade above Adam Gase, leading to a rift that turns into a “mutual parting of ways” halfway through 2020. After a wedding made for Hard Knocks, the hangover is real. Draft night is filled with puns about Carr’s inability to hit Lamb.
Joel Klatt ranks CeeDee Lamb as his 7th-best NFL Draft prospect for 2020.— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) January 18, 2020
"CeeDee Lamb is an absolute monster and I can see him having a huge NFL career in his future."
➡️ https://t.co/MHx2YyA4H5#OUDNA | #BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/MVNGOnb4Ks
T13. Atlanta Falcons - DL, Derrick Brown, Auburn
One GM on the hot seat hooks up another, with Thomas Dimitroff moving up to pair Grady Jarrett with another war daddy.
Prospects of Derrick Brown’s stature (6-4, 325) hardly ever contain both the athleticism and power that he’s shown during his career. pic.twitter.com/y6nVMkGYUr— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) January 2, 2020
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DL, Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
Bruce Arians tells the media after the draft that he had Kinlaw above Derrick Brown.
OL vs DL drills.— Matt Valdovinos (@MVScouting) January 21, 2020
John Simpson, Clemson vs Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina pic.twitter.com/vaXyvGl4xj
T15. New England Patriots - QB, Jordan Love, Utah State
Would you do a deal with the Devil? Bill Belichick falls for Love at the Senior Bowl, pretending to listen to Nick Saban ramble on upon the evils of Twitter all while gathering intel from his former protege’s staff on the North QB.
Nick Saban and Bill Belichick watching the Senior Bowl together. pic.twitter.com/e0KYwX31Dj— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) January 22, 2020
T16. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB, Kristian Fulton, LSU
He’s no Jalen Ramsey, but Fulton is a supremely athletic corner who will adjust to the NFL during Doug Marrone’s lameduck season and flourish under his next coach.
#NFLDraft2020— Josh Lemoine (@LSUTruth) January 21, 2020
Kristian Fulton (CB) - #LSU
KF puts together back to back impressive seasons. Fulton matched-up against many of America’s top WR’s with consistent Success weekly.
Source: Fulton is battled tested against the Elites. Mid to Late 1st Rd Pk.
17. Dallas Cowboys - S, Xavier McKinney, Alabama
Mocks are currently giving Dallas the wrong safety. Grant Delpit is a fine prospect, but the Cowboys already have a decent centerfielder in Xavier Woods. What Jerry Jones made clear when he tried to add Jamal Adams at the trade deadline in 2019 is that he’d like to add a versatile strong safety. McKinney can be just that, or slide down to the nickel to fill in for the departed Anthony Brown.
18. Miami Dolphins - DL/ED, A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Brian Flores comes from New England where the Patriots made serious havoc with Trey Flowers playing a power end/interior rusher role. The 6-foot-6, 280 pound Hawkeye offers traits that suggest he too could grow into that kind of player.
First draft vid, here we go!— Justin Penik (@JustinPenik) January 15, 2020
AJ Epenesa, EDGE from Iowa vs. Minnesota
++ Elite double swipe move, great frame & reach.
+ Separation and ability to lock his hands, good pursuit in the run game. Above average get off
-If his first move doesn’t work, has a hard time disengaging. pic.twitter.com/m1fcJMAyEU
19. Las Vegas Raiders - S, Grant Delpit, LSU
Remember when everyone lauded Mayock for signing Lamarcus Joyner from the Rams last year? He was mostly bad last season, and there’s a huge hole on the backend after the Raiders cut him before free agency.
Grant Delpit made 10 tackles and didn’t miss a single one throughout the conference championship and playoffs.— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 15, 2020
He came through when it mattered most. pic.twitter.com/f9xHSGdPWD
T20. Green Bay Packers - WR, Tee Higgins, Clemson
Brian Gutekunst outbids Mickey Loomis to go up and get the 6’4 Higgins to pair with his established star receiver. Aaron Rodgers spends the offseason thinking about new excuses for why he’s not elite anymore.
Don't leave your rookie drafts without Tee Higginspic.twitter.com/8a6PgapXId— Steven Michael (@DFF_Steven) January 17, 2020
21. Philadelphia Eagles - CB, C.J. Henderson, Florida
Every time I talked to my brother when his Iggles were playing, he talked about canning the entire defensive backfield. Henderson should fit right in.
Okuda is stud but why can’t there be two lock down CBs in one draft? CJ Henderson might be a top 10 corner year 1 pic.twitter.com/MV2bgrrOWd— Chris Mallee (@mallee_chris_24) January 22, 2020
22. Buffalo Bills - WR, Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
On day one Shenault can take over for Isaiah McKenzie to receive the manufactured touches in the Brian Daboll offense. Down the road, his versatile skillset could pair nicely with Josh Allen as a bigger target who can also serve as a pitchman. Heck, he also played some snaps at Wildcat quarterback in Boulder so he may just take his job.
Laviska Shenault - Colorado WR— FF_Kyle (@DynastyFF_KyleM) January 20, 2020
Pro: Shenault may be the most explosive offensive player in this draft class, at any position. In the wildcat, catching screens, forty yards down the field, just get the ball in his hands.
Con: He’s only appeared in 27 games in 3 years pic.twitter.com/MEoxmySRsN
23. Vote for who you would draft in this scenario Broncos Country!
Who would you draft?
This poll is closed
ED - K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
OT - Mekhi Becton, Louisville
RB - D’Andre Swift, Georgia
LB - Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
CB - Trevon Diggs, Alabama
WR - Jalen Reagor, TCU
DL - Raekwon Davis, Alabama
Other (Please Comment)