Cincinnati has Jonah Williams at left tackle, Michael Jordan at left guard, Trey Hopkins at center, Xavier Su'a Filo, and Bobby Hart at right tackle. Xavier Su'a Filo and Bobby Hart are replaceable. Cincinnati is also open to trading their 2018 first round pick Billy Price who went from starting center who got injured as a rookie to backup left guard.
Cincinnati takes Joe Burrow's blindside as a bookend right tackle to Jonah Williams. The 6-4 321 lb Saahdiq Charles has the pass blocking, run blocking, pass blocking strength, pass blocking footwork run blocking strength, run blocking footwork and zone blocking you want a left tackle to have. Charles started at left tackle, right tackle, and right guard in 2017 before starting his final two seasons exclusively at left tackle where he was Joe Burrow's blindside the last two seasons.
The 6-3 231 lb Troy Dye can line up anywhere at linebacker in a 4-3 defense at 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, or 4-3 left outside linebacker. He can also play 3-4 middle linebacker. Dye can rush the quarterback, stop the run, or drop back into coverage.
Dye had 52 solo tackles, 32 assisted tackles, 84 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, 4 deflections from pass breakups, and 2.5 sacks in 2019. Dye opened 2019 with 10 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, and 15 total tackles in Oregon's season opener against Auburn. Troy Dye is Oregon's best linebacker since Kiko Alonso.
Indianapolis has needed a good starting middle linebacker next to right outside linebacker Darius Leonard for the longest time. Now they finally get that player and take the next step.
Detroit gets an edge rusher next to Trey Flowers. The 6-5 252 lb Terrell Lewis had 16 quarterback hurries, 11.5 tackles for a loss, 6 sacks, and a forced fumble against Joe Burrow on tape.
dd>The 6-2 304 lb Neville Gallimore can play in the 0-technique, 1-technique, 2-technique, 3-technique, 4-technique, or 5-technique. Gallimore had 18 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 30 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 7 quarterback hurries, and 4 sacks in 2019. Neville Gallimore shows four down ability on tape.
Detroit gets a defensive tackle early in the second round. Detroit will have a good defensive line with Danny Shelton and Neville Gallimore starting at 4-3 defensive tackle.
New York gets a right tackle here after taking Isaiah Simmons in the first round. The 6-7 340 lb Isaiah Wilson makes total sense here since he has the pass blocking, run blocking, zone blocking, pass blocking footwork, an run blocking footwork of a right tackle. He improved his pass blocking strength and run blocking strength in 2019.
Isaiah Wilson played right tackle in this game against Notre Dame. Here is a film cut of Georgia's offensive line with Isaiah Wilson facing Notre Dame.
The 6-6 311 lb Ezra Cleveland played right tackle next to Archie Lewis in 2017 where he opened up lanes for current Vikings running back Alexander Mattison. He moved to left tackle in 2018 and has dominated in pass protection as a blindside. The Chargers took Justin Herbert in the first round so now they get a blindside. Ezra Cleveland ran a 4.93 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine and did 30 reps on the bench press making him a good player for the Chargers to take a flyer on at left tackle.
Justin Herbert's offensive line looks like this after taking Ezra Cleveland. Ezra Cleveland at left tackle, Dan Feeney at left guard, Mike Pouncey at center, Trai Turner at right guard, and Bryan Bulaga at right tackle. Last year Okung missed the first half of the season. Feeney, Lamp, and Pouncey also got injured on the interior offensive line. Herbert could easily have an immediate impact with the Chargers if this offensive line stays healthy in 2020.
Carolina gets a field cornerback to replace James Bradberry. The 6-1 195 lb A.J. Terrell played field cornerback, boundary cornerback, and nickel cornerback at Clemson. Trayvon Mullen played boundary in 2018, and Terrell played the other roles then before moving to the boundary role in 2019 where Mullen played a year ago.
Carolina can make Terrell their field cornerback after he ran a 4.42 40-time and did 15-reps on the bench press at the 2020 NFL Combine. Carolina now has A.J. Terrell and Donte Jackson as their top two cornerbacks.
Miami spent first round picks on Tua Tagovailoa, Andrew Thomas, and Mekhi Becton. Now they draft a pass rusher to start the second round.
The 6-3 254 lb K'Lavon Chaisson has 34 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 60 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, and 6 quarterback hurries in 2019. K'Lavon Chaisson had his way with both of Auburn's offensive tackles. Auburn right tackle Jack Driscoll kept Terrell Lewis in check which is why K'Lavon Chaisson is a great pick for Miami at 39.
Miami is loaded on the front 7. Christian Wilkins is the 3-4 right end, Davon Godchaux is the nose tackle, and Shaq Lawson is the 3-4 left end. K'Lavon Chiasson is the 3-4 right outside linebacker, Raekwon McMillan is the 3-4 middle linebacker, Elandon Roberts compliments him at 3-4 middle linebacker with Kyle Van Noy playing 3-4 left outside linebacker.
Houston gets an immediate starter at tight end with this pick from the Arizona Cardinals. Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet fits the bill here.
The 6-6 262 lb Cole Kmet was described as a special tight end when I spoke with his teammate Jalen Elliott in Mobile. He also had the best vertical among tight ends with a 37-inch vertical despite running a 4.70. His body and physical build is similar to Rob Gronkowski who ran a 4.68 at the 2010 NFL Combine. Cole Kmet had 43 receptions, 515 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2019.
Cole Kmet had a signature game against Georgia with 9 receptions, 108 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown against Georgia safety J.R. Reed. I posted a film cut of Cole Kmet versus Georgia.
Cleveland cut strong safety Morgan Burnett and let free safety Damarious Randall leave via Free Agency. Cleveland signed Karl Joseph to a one-year prove it deal at strong safety. A free safety next to Joseph is still needed though.
The 6-1 217 lb Kyle Dugger out of Lenoir-Rhyne can play free safety or strong safety with his versatility just like Grant Delpit and Xavier McKinney. He was also the only defensive back to intercept Justin Herbert during Senior Bowl practices.
He was projected to run a 4.47 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine and ran a 4.49 40-time. Dugger has the speed, center fielder ability in zone coverage, vision, and versatility to be a starting safety. He tackles and knows how to stop the run like a running back. He displays the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage that both first round safeties have when you watch his tape.
Kyle Dugger won the Cliff Harris award for the top defensive player in Division 2 even with only 7 starts in 2019. Kyle Dugger gives Chicago an immediate starter next to Eddie Jackson at free safety since Chicago loses both Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Deon Bush to Free Agency.
The 6-6 258 lb Albert Okwuebunam had 23 career touchdowns in three seasons at Missouri. His 26 receptions, 306 receptions, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2019 were a career low without Drew Lock. Despite this, Albert Okwuebunam is still the top tight end not named Cole Kmet.
Albert Okwuegbunam ran a 4.49 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine. He is talented enough to go here and start right away in Atlanta.
Albert Okwuegbunam is the one tight end outside of Kmet who can come into Jacksonville and beat out Tyler Eifert for the starting tight end job. Now Jacksonville has two good tight ends after taking Jerry Jeudy at 9 while having D.J. Chark as a number two target and Dede Westbrook as a slot receiver.
The 6-1 227 lb Laviska Shenault Jr. was once a candidate to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Indianpaolis gets a big receiver to play with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell here.
Laviska Shenault Jr. is an elite route runner who has all 30 routes down. He runs with elite speed, but lacks the explosiveness and elite first step from a receiver that you want. While his blocking is effective, it's also inconsistent and needs refinement. Shenault Jr. needs to correct this in 2019.
Laviska Shenault Jr. had 86 receptions, 1,011 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Shenault Jr. got blanketed versus Nebraska in 2019 after a strong game in Lincoln, in 2018. Shenault Jr. rediscovered his ability to get by defenders on tape with a strong performance versus Air Force. Laviska Shenault Jr. only had 56 receptions, 764 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2019.
Indiapanpolis now has three wide receivers for Philip Rivers to throw to. This includes T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Laviska Shenault Jr.
The 5-9 215 lb D'Andre Swift is the most elusive running back that I've seen since arguably Terrell Davis. He doesn't run with power like Todd Gurley or Nick Chubb, but he has the moves that you want an elusive back to have and is unique in his own way.
Swift knows how to run inside and outside. He has the strength to dominate in pass protection despite his size. He can use spin moves, stiff arm players, and juke his way. Swift fights for every yard and runs with sheer determination. Some scouts say his biggest weakness is ball security. He has not fumbled once yet and has exceptional vision to go with his quickness.
Swift is a taller version of Barry Sanders. He cuts and moves his hips like a young Arian Foster.
Swift had 163 carries, 1,049 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 297 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 195 touches, 1,346 total yards, and 13 total touchdowns in 2018 after taking over for Nick Chubb. Swift had 196 carries, 1,216 rushing yards, and 7 rushing touchdowns in 2019.
Tampa Bay let Peyton Barber go. Getting someone as talented as D'Andre Swfit to push Ronald Jones for the starting running back job is paramount since I believe Swift is good enough to beat out Jones for the running back job. I posted a film cut of DeAndre Swift versus Notre Dame.
Denver gets a center to replace Connor McGovern. Tyler Biadasz is a huge steal at this point in the second round.
The 6-4 314 lb Tyler Biadasz makes a huge steal here in the second round. He is a guy with a first round grade that did not work out the 2020 NFL Combine. Denver can pick Tyler and get a huge steal at 46 or go with Lloyd Cushenberry III out of LSU or Cesar Ruiz out of Michigan with this pick.
Tyler Biadasz played left tackle, 4-3 right end, and 4-3 left end in High School before he enrolled into Wisconsin where he redshirted before starting at center for three years. Denver will have Garrett Bolles at left tackle, Dalton Risner at left guard, Tyler Biadasz at center, Graham Glasgow at right guard, and Ju'Wuan James at right tackle.
Devonta Freeman got cut. Atlanta only saves $3.5-million if they move on Freeman. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor would be a tremendous addition this late in the second round for Atlanta.
The 5-10 226 lb Jonathan Taylor out of Wisconsin has the upside and skill set to come in and start right away for Atlanta. Much like Devonta Freeman had coming out of Florida State.
Taylor had 299 carries, 1,972 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 8 receptions, 95 receiving yards, 307 touches, and 2,067 total yards in 2017. Taylor had 307 carries, 2,194 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 8 receptions, 60 receiving yards, 315 touches, and 2,254 total yards in 2018. Taylor had 320 carries, 2,003 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 252 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns, 346 touches, 2,255 total yards, and 26 total touchdowns in 2019.
Jonathan Taylor has that same Pro Bowl upside set that someone like D'Andre Swift or J.K. Dobbins has. He even corrected his issues with catching out of the backfield, pass protection, and improved his vision putting him up there with Swift and Dobbins as NFL ready backs. Jonathan Taylor ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the 2020 NFL Combine.
New York needs multiple pass rushers. The 6-1 241 lb Josh Uche had 23 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 35 total tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, and 8 quarterback hurries in 2019. Josh Uche pushed both Iowa left tackle Alaric Jackson and right tackle Tristan Wirfs backwards at the line of scrimmage versus Iowa.
Uche displayed the pass rushing, run stuffing, and coverage you want an edge rusher to display during practices at the 2020 Senior Bowl. He does not place his hand in th dirt, but will not need to in New York's 3-4 scheme where he will blitz off the edge as the teams feature pass rusher with 3-4 left outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins coming back on a one-year prove it deal.
Pittsburgh brought in Paxton Lynch and J.T. Barrett to compete with Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges. Pittsburgh should take Jordan Love, but I think they will use this pick on a nose tackle to replace Javon Hargrave since Pittsburgh used the franchise tag on Bud Dupree.
The 6-4 327 lb Davon Hamilton is someone who helps Pittsburgh as a nose tackle. Hamilton is the only 4-down nose tackle not named Derrick Brown in this draft.
Chicago gets a quarterback to push Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky for the starting quarterback job. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm who led Georgia to a Sugar Bowl win over Baylor without running back D'Andre Swift, left tackle Andrew Thomas, right tackle Isaiah Wilson, or left guard Solomon Kindley.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has the leadership and attitude you want in a quarterback. He's the oldest sibling in his family. He has good decision making and accuracy. Fromm never threw for more than 3,000 passing yards at Georgia despite being a five star recruit in High School. His 60.8 completion percentage in 2019 is a career low, but his 24 passing touchdowns and 5 interceptions were extremely impressive for a game manager.
The 6-2 219 lb Fromm has the leadership, attitude, short accuracy, and medium accuracy that you want. His deep ball accuracy got better down the stretch. Fromm is talented, but he is 1-2 in SEC Championship Games.
Jake Fromm did well versus Notre Dame. I posted a film cut of Fromm versus Notre Dame.
Dallas is losing Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb to Free Agency. A new weapon will be needed at wide receiver and the 6-4 229 lb Chase Claypool ran a 4.42 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine and did 19 reps on the bench press. Claypool also was a wide receiver in the 2020 Senior Bowl.
Dallas drafts another weapon for Dak Prescott to throw to. Chase Claypool can play wide receiver and some have him projeced to play tight end due to his superb blocking. Dallas gets him as a playmaker here since they need wide receiver and tight end help.
The 5-9 209 lb J.K. Dobbins kind of reminds me of Frank Gore coming out of Miami FL. Los Angeles gets J.K. Dobbins to be the feature back of the future with Todd Gurley gone.
Dobbins had 194 carries, 1,403 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 22 receptions, 135 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 216 touches, 1,538 total yards, and 8 total touchdowns in 2017. Dobbins had 230 carries, 1,053 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 263 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 256 touches, 1,316 total yards, and 12 total touchdowns in 2018. Dobbins had 301 carries, 2,003 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 23 receptions, 247 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 324 touches, 2,250 total yards, and 23 total touchdowns in 2019.
Swift and Taylor have more upside than Dobbins. However Dobbins has better production and more consistency on tape than Swift making all three running backs the three running backs that stand out in this class. All of the running backs appear to be Pro Bowl running backs despite none one having a first round grade, yet nobody will fault a team for taking one of these running backs in the first round.
Philadelphia needs starters at 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker. The 6-0 240 lb Jordyn Brooks is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, and 4-3 left outside linebacker.
Jordyn Brooks had 66 solo tackles, 42 assisted tackles, 108 total tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, 12 quarterback hurries, and 3 sacks in 2019. Brooks can get pressure on the quarterback, stop the run, or drop back into coverage effectively.
The 5-11 201 lb Brandon Aiyuk is the wide receiver has game breaking speed on tape. He is not the route runner N'Keal Harry is, but some scouts like him more solely due to the fact that his game speed is superior. Aiyuk went to Mobile, but was unable to practice due to injuries. Aiyuk ran a 4.50 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine and seems like a good fit for Buffalo since he can push John Brown and Cole Beasley for that number two wide receiver spot across from Stefon Diggs.
The 6-3 229 lb Jacob Phillips is the complete package. He can rush the passer, stop the run, or drop back into coverage effectively. He does not have the game speed that wows you like Patrick Queen, but he is talented enough to start right away in the NFL. Baltimore needs two 3-4 middle linebackers so they get their first here.
Miami continues to stack their offensive line for Tua. The 6-3 312 lb Lloyd Cushenberry III was the top center in the 2020 Senior Bowl. He established himself as the top center not named Tyler Biadasz in this draft. Miami now has Andrew Thomas at left tackle, Ereck Flowers at left guard, Lloyd Cushenberry III at center, Michael Deiter at right guard, and Mekhi Becton at right tackle. They also have Julie'n Davenport and Jesse Davis as backup offensive tackles with Ted Karras as a backup interior offensive lineman.
Miami has a veteran center in Daniel Kilgore, who they brought in as a replacement to Mike Pouncey. Kilgore missed all of 2019 due to injuries which made things difficult for Miami's offensive line. If Kilgore cannot stay healthy, Cushenberry can come in and make things easier for whoever the quarterback is whether its Ryan Fitzpatrick or Tua Tagovailoa who I mocked to Miami at 5.
Lloyd Cushenberry has the pass blocking, run blocking, zone blocking, pass blocking footwork, run blocking footwork, pass blocking strength, and run blocking strength that you want a center to have. He kept Javon Kinlaw in check on one drill at the 2020 Senior Bowl in one-on-one practices so that is why he is being mocked here.
Houston grabs their replacement for DeAndre Hopkins here despite having two good number two targets in Randall Cobb and Will Fuller along with Kenny Stills in the slot. The 6-4 219 lb Michael Pittman Jr. is the best player on the board.
Michael Pittman Jr. dominated at USC even with multiple quarterbacks injured. Michael Pittman Jr. had 101 receptions, 1,275 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2019.
Michael Pittman Jr. interviewed well on Monday during Senior Bowl week, got a receiving touchdown on Tuesday's practice while showcasing the ability to run all 30 routes, and played through an injury he got on Tuesday during Wednesday's practice before resting on the final day of practice and sitting out of the Senior Bowl. Michael Pittman Jr. did enough in Mobile to convince me he can be a very good value pick at wide receiver for some team in the second round.
Getting the 6-2 265 lb Curtis Weaver who can play 4-3 right end as well as 3-4 right outside linebacker is a good fit for the Minnesota Vikings.
Curtis Weaver is one of the most consistent pass rushers in this class. He had 13 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks in 2017 after redshirting. That's what got Weaver on my radar as a dark horse first round pick for the 2019 NFL Draft heading into the 2018 season. Weaver had 15 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks in 2018 before he returned to school. Weaver had 18.5 tackles for a loss and 13.5 sacks in 2019 and Trey Adams sat out of the Las Vegas Bowl which puts Weaver ahead of Adams making Weaver a second round pick at the very worst.
Seattle gets a 4-3 left outside linebacker here. The 6-4 255 lb Darrell Taylor Jr. is an incredibly talented pass rusher. Darrell Taylor Jr. had 28 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, 46 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries, and 4 deflections from pass breakups. He can rush the quarterback, stop the run, or drop back into coverage. Seattle raved about this guy at Senior Bowl weigh ins and he can push Shaquem Griffin for the starting 4-3 left outside linebacker job since Griffin is the only 4-3 left outside linebacker on the depth chart.
Baltimore drafts the 6-3 246 lb Malik Harrison. Malik Harrison is the best middle linebacker on the board.
Malik Harrison had 55 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 81 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4 deflections from pass breakups, 3 quarterback hurries, and 2 sacks in 2018. Malik Harrison had 49 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles, 75 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and 4 deflections from pass breakups in 2019.
Malik Harrison can stop the run or drop back into coverage. He also great at spying on a quarterback.
Previous Pick: Antoine Winfield Jr., SS, Minnesota
Tennessee gets their quarterback of the future here because Jordan Love is too talented to fall past this pick. He is the ideal quarterback to groom behind Ryan Tannehill. A lot of mock drafts have Jordan Love as the top ranked quarterback not named Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa. Love fixed his one big issue with deep ball accuracy at the 2020 NFL Combine and is now in the conversation to be drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 6-4 223 lb Jordan Love dominated in 2018 with 3,567 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions, and a 64% completion percentage. Jordan Love lost most of his supporting cast on offense including his offensive coordinator, all five offensive linemen, two wide receivers, and two running backs.
Jordan Love only had 3,402 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 17 interceptions, and a 61.9 completion percentage in 2019. He can make five progressions on tape which is more than what Jacob Eason can do with only three progressions. Love has a tendency to check down and throw to the first guy he sees open which can be both good and bad. He also has the quickest release among any quarterback in this draft with 1.2 seconds to throw the football. His release is quicker than Andrew Luck or Baker Mayfield.
I watched three games of Jordan Love on tape versus LSU, Boise State, and Kent State. Jordan Love had good short and medium accuracy. I did not see one accurate 40-yard throw in those three games. Love also struggled with 40-yard throws during Senior Bowl practices as well as the game as both of his incompletions were deep throws. Love fixed this though at the 2020 NFL Combine and that's why he now has a first round grade.
Jordan Love reminds me of Colin Kaepernick coming out of Nevada. Tennessee looked stoked when Jordan Love stepped to the podium for his weigh in during the Senior Bowl.
Jaire Alexander will be back at field cornerback with Kevin King back at boundary cornerback. Tramon Williams their nickel cornerback is a Free Agent. Williams beat out both Chandon Sullivan and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson who I had a first round grade on. I even had Jackson graded ahead of Jaire Alexander at one point, and Jackson has been a huge disappointment so far in Green Bay.
If Tramon Williams leaves, a new cornerback to push Chandon Sullivan and Josh Jackson for that nickel cornerback job will be needed. The 5-10 198 lb Darnay Holmes has the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage you want a starting cornerback to have despite his size. In UCLA's home win over Colorado he did a good job with one-on-one matchups versus Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. Darnay Holmes also did well in Mobile during the 2020 Senior Bowl despite only having 6 deflections from pass breakups and 2 interceptions during the regular season.
Darnay Holmes was at the draft party of Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes, the Central Florida cornerback that the Vikings spent a 2018 first round pick on. I spoke with him after a Senior Bowl practice and he interviewed well, but I sounded really choppy when speaking into the microphone.
Kansas City only has two cornerbacks on their depth chart. Three if you count Jeff Gladney who I mocked to Kansas City in the first round. Now they get their fourth cornerback in Bryce Hall. Jeff Gladney and Bryce Hall are good enough to come into Kansas City and beat out both of their current corners for starting jobs.
The 6-1 202 lb Bryce Hall had the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage of a first round cornerback last year in 2018 when he had 22 deflections from pass breakups. Hall only had 4 deflections in 2019 before a season ending injury.
Bryce Hall did well against Notre Dame despite not having any deflections in this game. I posted a film cut of Bryce Hall VS Notre Dame.
Seattle has their offensive tackles and guard depth. Now they get a center for depth behind Justin Britt in case he gets injured again in 2020. The 6-3 307 lb Cesar Ruiz declared for this draft after only allowing 8 pressures on 447 snaps. Pro Football Focus called him the best pass blocking center in this entire draft putting him in prestigious company with Tyler Biadasz and Lloyd Cushenberry III. He also has the versatility to play right guard.