2020 Mock Draft - ROUND 2
1) Bengals -
Kyle Pitts | TE | Florida - Tyler Eifert is gone and so are his 400+ receiving yards from last season. C.J. Uzomah simply isn't starting material. Pitts is an excellent TE who could easily be off the board sooner than this.
2) Jaguars -
Najee Harris | RB | Alabama - Leonard Fournette will be shown the door sooner vs. later, leaving a void at RB. Harris is a complete back, a player who can bulldoze opponents as well as catch the ball out of the backfield.
3) Giants -
Tammarrion Terry | WR | Penn State - The Giants had a very solid draft, but one position they didn't target was WR. It wouldn't surprise me to see Terry have a great year, earning himself a top-45 selection.
4) Redskins -
Jackson Carman | OT/OG | Clemson - I don't think the Redskins are completely settled at LT, while Brandon Scherff becomes an UFA. Saahdiq Charles and Keith Ismael are solid development players who were picked up in the mid rounds, but neither has the ceiling Carman does.
5) Panthers -
Jalen Mayfield | OT | Michigan - Okung and Moton are both set to become UFAs after the 2020 season. I doubt both are retained, so the Panthers would be wise to grab a talented OT early on.
6) Chargers -
Chuba Hubbard | RB | OK State - The Chargers don't have anyone on their roster that would prevent them from going after a great talent at RB. Hubbard has great speed and should run for a ton of yards yet again.
7) Bears -
Jevon Holland | SAF | Oregon - I was sure the Bears were going to draft a safety early on in the 2020 draft, someone to pair with Eddie Jackson. They didn't, so they do so here. Holland is dynamic.
8) Lions -
Amon-Ra St. Bown | WR | USC - Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are sitting on expiring contracts, and while they each could be extended, they're not getting any younger. St. Brown is a budding star who should have another 1,000+ yard season.
9) Broncos -
Eric Stokes | CB | Georgia - Everything runs through Kansas City. In as much, teams in the AFC WEST simply can't have too many CBs. Stokes should have a good year if he picks up from where he left off last season.
10) Browns -
Jay Tufele | DT | USC - The Browns finished the 2019 season with the 30th ranked run defense. While drafting Jordan Elliott is expected to help, it may not be enough.
11) Falcons -
Nick Bolton | OLB | Missouri - The Falcons could/should make an upgrade at the OLB position. While Bolton isn't real big, he's a very good LB who diagnoses plays well and makes an impact. In 2019, he ranked 4th in the FBS in solo tackles with 74.
12) Dolphins -
Quincy Roche | EDGE | Miami - The Dolphins had zero pass rush last season, and while they made a ton of additions on defense to remedy as much, there's still work to be done. Roche will firmly be on their radar.
13) Jets -
Sage Surratt | WR | Wake Forest - Denzel Mims should help the receiving game out, but one guy simply isn't enough. Surratt is an accomplished WR who still amassed 1,000 receiving yards despite missing some time.
14) Patriots -
Wyatt Davis | OG | Ohio State - Joe Thuney is set to become an UFA after this season, and there's a good chance that he'll be playing for someone else thereafter. Davis is an excellent interior player to fill Thuney's void.
15) Dolphins (via Texans) -
Thayer Munford | OT | Ohio State - The Dolphins had a solid draft, but Chris Grier should've worked the board differently. Because he didn't do so, the Dolphins may be in a bind at RT. Robert Hunt may not pan out at RT and have to kick inside to OG. If so, they target an OT in the first 2 rounds.
16) Rams -
Joe Tryon | EDGE | Washington - The Rams are without a 1st-Rounder, so they have to get a ready-now player here that'll contribute as a rookie. If Tryon has another great year he'll be an early selection.
17) Raiders -
Hamilcar Rashed Jr. | EDGE | Oregon State - The last time I checked, the Raiders were still in the same division as the Chiefs. With that being the case, they need to acquire guys that can put the heat on Mahomes. Rashed is a pass-rushing machine.
18) Titans -
Tyler Shelvin | DT | LSU - Daquon Jones is penciled in to start at NT for now, playing in the last year of his contract. While Murchison was drafted in the 5th round to be a challenger for that spot, he's a hit or miss player. Shelvin could end up being the nation's best draft-eligible NT in 2020.
19) Eagles -
Aidan Hutchinson | DE | Michigan - Hutchinson flashed a number of times last year, but I expect him to take his game to another level this year. At the very least, he'd be an excellent rotational body.
20) Cardinals -
Deonte Brown | OG | Alabama - The Cardinals have very little depth across their O-Line, could stand to make improvements as is. Brown is a very strong blocker, should cement himself as one of the best interiors within this draft class. If Sweezy's contract isn't extended, this pick might be a must.
21) Vikings -
Jaylen Twyman | DT | Pittsburgh - Twyman blew up last year with a whopping 10.5 sacks. Teams will plan accordingly now, so his numbers will most likely go down. Either way, he's a very solid DT.
22) Colts -
Hamsah Nasirildeen | SAF | Florida State - The Colts did use a 3rd-Rounder on Julian Blackmon, but I don't think that would keep them from pulling the trigger on another gifted safety if the right guy falls to them.
23) Cowboys -
JaCoby Stevens | SAF | LSU - The Cowboys could be unsettled at their SAF spots after this season, so it should be of no shock to anyone to see them go after one early is that's the case. Stevens would be a great option.
24) Seahawks -
Patrick Johnson | DE | Tulane - The Seahawks finished just one notch ahead of the Dolphins in sack production last year, earning them the 31st league ranking. Darrell Taylor may help matters, but more work needs to be done. Johnson is a gifted prospect.
25) Buccaneers -
Darius Stills | DT | West Virginia - The Bucs would be wise to get some ready-now D-Line depth. Stills is a frenetic player who flashed a number of time in 2019. He'll be sought after if his strong play continues.
26) Packers -
Trey Smith | OG/OT | Tennessee - The Packers have a few O-Linemen set to become FA's, each of which will be past the 30-year old mark. While Smith is better suited to play along the interior vs. OT, he can do either.
27) Bills -
Kary Vincent | CB | LSU - This will end up being another strong CB draft. With that being the case, the Bills grab a talented player in Vincent, a player who'll provide some immediate insurance.
28) Steelers -
Thayer Munford | OT | Ohio State - The Steelers finished the 2019 season with a lowly rank of 29th in rushing offense. Meanwhile, Villanueva will be a 32-year UFA. In short, they could/should be looking for a reliable LT that can move bodies off the ball. Munford works.
29) 49ers -
Richard LeCounte III | SAF | Notre Dame - The 49ers could certainly be in the market for some SAF depth. LeCounte is a gifted prospect who covers the back half quite well.
30) Chiefs -
Kwity Paye | DE | Michigan - The Chiefs finished 26th against the run in 2019, and outside of drafting Willie Gay they didn't do much to increase their run stopping prowess. Paye is a great DE who stands well against the run, creates QB pressure as well.
31) Ravens -
Tylan Wallace | WR | OK State - Wallace had a few games in 2019 where he looked like a future st-Rounder. If he can prove 100% healthy after the in jury he sustained, he should get many looks.
32) Saints -
Elijah Molden | CB | Washington - Needs aside, Molden is a very good CB who'll be playing within a good secondary. He'll get many opportunities to shine bright.