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 -
Pat Freiermuth | TE | Penn State - The Panthers parted ways with Greg Olsen, and while Ian Thomas is a gifted player, he simply hasn't produced the way they hoped he would. Freiermuth is a complete TE who'd be seen as an upgrade.
6) Chargers -
Alex Leatherwood | OT | Alabama - I don't know if Bulaga was inked to play RT or LT, but he's much more at home playing on the right side. That being the case, there's an opportunity to upgrade the blindside protector. Leatherwood would be an ideal choice.
7) Bears -
Andre Cisco | SAF | Syracuse - 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. Cisco has elite ball skills.
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 -
Paulson Adebo | CB | Stanford - Everything runs through Kansas City. In as much, teams in the AFC WEST simply can't have too many CBs. Adebo should rebound and have a solid if not good year.
10) Browns -
Tyler Shelvin | DT | LSU - 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. Shelvin could easily end up being the nation's best NT by the season's end.
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 -
Jalen Mayfield | OT | Michigan - I was admittedly baffled at the use of their 39th overall selection to pick Robert Hunt, as I don't see him as a RT. To me, grabbing Cesar Ruiz early on would've made more sense. At any event, Mayfield is young but he has loads of talent. He'll be Tua's blindside.
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) -
JaCoby Stevens | SAF | LSU - The Dolphins had a solid draft, but Chris Grier should've worked the board differently, and because he didn't he had to settle at SAF with Brandon Jones. Jones is a fine SS option, but he can't cover like Stevens. Problem solved.
16) Rams -
Quincy Roche | EDGE | Miami - The Rams are without a 1st-Rounder, so they have to get a ready-now player here that'll contribute as a rookie. If Roche plays as well for Miami as he did for Temple, he'll be a great selection.
17) Raiders -
Jay Tufele | DT | USC - 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. Tufele is a disruptive interior force who can wreak havoc at the LOS.
18) Titans -
Hamilcar Rashed Jr. | EDGE | Oregon State - Regardless of whether Rashed lines up as an EDGE or an off-ball LB, this kid makes an impact. He was a TFL machine in 2019, should bee menacing again this year.
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 -
Matt Bushman | TE | BYU - The Cowboys are hoping Blake Jarwin can replace the lost production from Jason Witten's departure. That said, he's always been more of a back up than a starter. Bushman has been a production machine since his Freshman year.
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 -
Chris Olave | WR | Ohio State - The trade up for Jordan Love was a surprise, but so was the Packers' decision to not draft any WRs. I think they'll grab one here to give their offense an extra boost. Olave should put up real good numbers.
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 -
Eric Stokes | CB | Georgia - Needs aside, Stokes is a very good CB who'll be playing within a very good secondary. He'll get many opportunities to shine bright.