Draft Order NFL: 2020 NFL Draft Order: Round 3: 65. Cincinnati Bengals: 2-14-0, 66. Washington Redskins: 3-13-0, 67. Detroit Lions: 3-12-1, 68. New York Jets (from New York Giants): 4-12-0, 69. Carolina Panthers: 5-11-0, 70. Miami Dolphins: 5-11-0, 71. Los Angeles Chargers: 5-11-0, 72. Arizona Cardinals: 5-10-1, 73. Jacksonville Jaguars: 6-10-0, 74. Cleveland `Browns: 6-10-0, 75. Indianapolis Colts: 7-9-0, 76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7-9-0, 77. Denver Broncos: 7-9-0, 78. Atlanta Falcons: 7-9-0, 79. New York Jets: 7-9-0, 80. Las Vegas Raiders: 7-9-0, 81. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears): 8-8-0, 82. Dallas Cowboys: 8-8-0, 83. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh Steelers): 8-8-0, 84. Los Angeles Rams: 9-7-0, 85. Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia Eagles): 9-7-0, 86. Buffalo Bills: 10-6-0, 87. New England Patriots: 12-4-0, 88. New Orleans Saints: 13-3-0, 89. Minnesota Vikings: 10-6-0, 90. Houston Texans: 10-6-0, 91. Las Vegas Raiders (from Seattle Seahawks): 11-5-0, 92. Baltimore Ravens: 14-2-0, 93. Tennessee Titans: 9-7-0, 94. Green Bay Packers: 13-3-0, 95. Denver Broncos (from San Francisco 49ers): 13-3-0, 96. Kansas City Chiefs: 12-4-0, 97. Cleveland Browns (Compensation Pick): 10-6, 98. New England Patriots (Compensation Pick): 12-4-0, 99. New York Giants (Compensation Pick): 4-12-0, 100. New England Patriots (Compensation Pick): 12-4-0, 101. Seattle Seahawks (Compensation Pick): 11-5-0, 102. Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensation Pick): 8-8-0, 103. Philadelphia Eagles (Compensation Pick): 9-7-0, 104. Los Angeles Rams (Compensation Pick): 9-7-0, 105. Minnesota Vikings (Compensation Pick): 10-6-0, 106. Baltimore Ravens (Compensation Pick): 14-2-0












2020 NFL Mock Draft: Final Mock 7 Rounds




Round 3




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: April 23, 2020.


  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame

    Cincinnati signed Trae Waynes, but decided to cut Dre Kirkpatrick. Now William Jackson III and Trae Waynes will start on the outside with one of those cornerbacks moving to field cornerback for the first time since Waynes was at Michigan State or Jackson III was at Houston. A nickel cornerback to compliment those two is still needed. Mackensie Alexander signed a 1-year $4-million dollar deal so they could develop the cornerback they draft here for a year and then make him the nickel cornerback in 2021 if he's not ready to start right away.


    The 5-11 193 lb Troy Pride Jr. had 10 deflections from pass breakups as a boundary cornerback next to Julian Love in 2018. He only had 6 as a field cornerback in 2019. Cincinanti drafts Troy Pride Jr. to challenge Mackensie Alexander for the nickel cornerback job.


    Troy Pride Jr. has NFL speed that scouts love. He also understands cover 0, cover 1, cover 2, cover 3, and cover 4 coverage schemes. In fact during one of the Senior Bowl practices, I overheard Troy Pride Jr. communicating with another defensive back about these schemes when he was on the bench during 7-on-7's. So even if Alexander beats out Troy Pride Jr. for the nickel job he will still have an impact on the bench as a dime cornerback with the Bengals.


    Previous Pick: Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh

  2. Washington Redskins: Ben Bartch, LT, Saint John's

    The 6-6 308 lb Ben Bartch looked solid during the 2020 Senior Bowl. Ben Bartch is the one guy who can come in and play left tackle right away for Washington at 66.


    Previous Pick: Trey Adams, LT, Washington


  3. Detroit Lions: Jack Driscoll, RT, Auburn

    The 6-5 306 lb Jack Driscoll is Auburn's best pass blocker at right tackle despite playing with left tackle Prince Tega Wanagho. Driscoll kept both Terrell Lewis and Jonathan Greenard in check when starting at right tackle for Auburn in 2019. K'Lavon Chaisson had Driscoll's number though which is why Driscoll fell to the third round of this mock.


    Detroit still didn't draft a replacement to Ricky Wagner at right tackle. Jack Driscoll is a good value pick that makes total sense here.


    Previous Pick: Jeremy Chinn, FS, Southern Illinois

  4. New York Jets: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

    New York needs a number one field cornerback to replace Trumaine Johnson. They select another Johnson, Jaylon Johnson out of Utah played field cornerback with the Utah Utes so he goes to the Jets here. Johnson has great man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage despite lacking the game speed you want a field cornerback to have at the next level.


    The 6-0 193 lb Jaylon Johnson emerged in 2019 with 11 deflections from pass breakups and 2 interceptions. New York drafts Johnson strictly for upside since he has the ceiling to be the #1 field cornerback on this roster even though he is rough around the edges.


    Previous Pick: Curtis Weaver, RE, Boise State


  5. Carolina Panthers: Solomon Kindley, LG, Georgia


    The 6-4 335 lb Solomon Kindley began his career as a right guard in 2017 where he started 7 games. He moved to left guard in 2018 and maintained his starting role on Georgia's offensive line for two consecutive years. Kindley is versatile enough to play both guard spots.


    Solomon Kindley played left guard in this game against Notre Dame. Here is a film cut of Georgia's offensive line with Solomon Kindley facing Notre Dame.




    Previous Pick: Shane Lemieux, LG, Oregon

  6. Miami Dolphins: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

    Miami gets a wide receiver here to compliment Devante Parker. The 6-1 206 lb Tyler Johnson set single season records for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns on Minnesota.


    Tyler Johnson had 86 receptions, 1,318 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns in 2019. Tyler Johnson finished his career second All Time in Minnesota history with 213 career receptions, 3,305 receiving yards first all time in Golden Gopher history, and 33 receiving touchdowns first all time.


    Tyler Johnson torched Auburn with 204 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns going on to be Outback Bowl MVP. He also had 36 consecutive games with a reception. Even though some scouts are concerned about his attitude which is one reason why he was not in Mobile, his talent on tape is too good to look past. He did not do the 40-time or the bench press at the 2020 NFL Combine. While this would concern some teams, especially a team that is as high on character as the Packers, the value that Johnson provides at this spot is simply too outstanding to ignore.


    Previous Pick: Zack Baun, ROLB, Wisconsin


  7. Los Angeles Chargers: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

    Los Angeles gets a slot receiver here. The 5-9 179 lb KJ Hamler has the skill set of a slot receiver and compliments Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in Los Angeles.


    The Penn State speedster had 56 receptions, 904 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns in 2019. He did not run his 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine, so I moved him down to the third round as a result.


    Previous Pick: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

  8. Arizona Cardinals: Terrell Lewis, 3-4 LOLB, Alabama

    Arizona gets a pass rusher that will compliment Chandler Jones. 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.


    Click this Terrell Lewis Interview to hear a press conference featuring the top edge rusher on Alabama.


    Previous Pick: Anfernee Jennings, 3-4 ROLB, Alabama


  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Chinn, FS, Southern Illinois

    Jacksonville gets a free safety to compliment strong safety Ronnie Harrison here. Jeremy Chinn is the top safety on the board.


    Chinn lined up at both safety roles at Southern Illinois. When watching Chinn, I noticed he lacks the range to be an NFL free safety. His best fit is as a strong safety in a cover 2 scheme. Chinn had 9 deflections from pass breakups in 2017, 10 deflections from pass breakups in 2018, and 7 deflections from pass breakups in 2019 along with 48 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, and a career high 71 total tackles.


    Chinn dominates in zone coverage. He will struggle in man coverage and press coverage situations. His best plays in Mobile during Senior Bowl practices came when Chinn was in zone coverage. His 41 inch vertical jump, 4.45 40-time and 20-reps on the bench press are what make Chinn a great strong safety prospect as he can play zone coverage or act as a run stuffing linebacker or eighth man in the box on third down situations.


    Previous Pick: Jordyn Brooks, ROLB, Texas Tech

  10. Cleveland Browns: Zack Baun, ROLB, Wisconsin

    Scouts expected Zack Baun to weigh in at 6-3 235 lbs, but he weighed in at 6-2 240 lbs. Zack Baun showed the versatility to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 3-4 right outside linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, and 3-4 left outside linebacker with his versatility.


    Zack Baun had 53 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles, 76 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks, and 10 quarterback hurries. Baun was someone that I viewed as a second round pick who could move up boards with a strong week in Mobile.


    Zack Baun dominated the first day of practice. He even intercepted a pass the coaches threw his way. On Wednesday, the second day of Senior Bowl practice, Baun got picked apart in coverage by both running backs and tight ends. Baun has the pass rushing, run stuffing, and tackling of a second round pick, but the coverage of a fourth round pick which is why I have him falling to the third round.


    Zack Baun replaces Christian Kirksey as the 4-3 right outside linebacker. Zack Baun and Mack Wilson give the Browns two good outside linebackers with middle linebacker being the only area the team needs to address. Also if the Browns run a nickel package they can make things work with just Baun and Wilson as the two linebackers in that set.


    Previous Pick: KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State


  11. Indianapolis Colts: Jalen Elliott, SS, Notre Dame

    The 6-0 205 lb Jalen Elliott referred to Cole Kmet as a special player. He also told me about the cover 3 and run stuffing assignments Notre Dame gave him. What Elliott did to stand out in Mobile during interviews and during practice when he broke up three passes intended for Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins is what got him on my radar despite only having 2 interceptions and 2 deflections from pass breakups at Notre Dame in 2019.


    Elliott had 7 deflections from pass breakups and 4 interceptions in 2018 when playing with Julian Love. That may be why Elliott told media members his 2018 tape was better.


    Regardless, Elliott looked more like the 2018 player that dominated on tape in Mobile, then the guy in 2019 that had a setback season. With Elliott re-gaining his confidence, I have Indianapolis taking him as a safety who can push for the strong safety job.


    Previous Pick: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

  12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh

    Carlton Davis emerged as a good field cornerback with 19 deflections from pass breakups and 4 interceptions. I liked him more than M.J. Stewart the North Carolina cornerback that Tampa Bay drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, and Tampa Bay took Stewart ahead of Davis. Sean Bunting-Murphy and Jamel Dean two 2019 draft picks at cornerback are also on this roster. Tampa Bay grabs one more cornerback to push those guys with Dane Jackson out of Pittsburgh.


    The 6-0 180 lb Dane Jackson is the player I am picking to replace Darqueze Dennard here to begin the third round. Jackson is a great value pick at this point in the 2020 NFL Draft. He practiced with the South team in Mobile that was coached by the Cincinnati Bengals.


    Dane Jackson has the man coverage, zone coverage, press coverage, and speed to be a boundary cornerback in the NFL against teams number two receivers. He also had a 21.7 MPH when NFL teams timed his speed during practice at the 2020 Senior Bowl. Dane Jackson needs to do a better job executing at times because he is prone to missing an assignment if your wide receiver knows how to fake a route and make a defender miss. His 4.57 40-time is also slower than expected, but I am willing to look past that because I love how consistent Jackson is on tape.


    Dane Jackson had 9 deflections from pass breakups in 2017. Jackson had 14 deflections from pass breakups in 2018. Jackson had 12 deflections from pass breakups in 2019. Dane Jackson was a team captain on Pittsburgh despite being the boundary cornerback so leadership is another strong trait that Jackson brings. Dane Jackson is good enough to push the other three corners for the number two cornerback spot across from Carlton Davis.


    Previous Pick: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington


  13. Denver Broncos: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

    The 6-22 188 lb Cameron Dantzler lined up at field and boundary cornerback. He had 8 deflections from pass breakups and 2 interceptions in 2019.


    Dantzler displays the man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage you want a cornerback to have. He struggles against the run though and his inconsistent game speed against vastly superior receivers on Alabama like Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III exposed Dantzler as a day two player.


    Dantzler is someone who may actually be talented enough to be the number one field cornerback on this secondary. He's not a guy with Pro Bowl upside, however he may be good enough to beat out A.J. Bouye for the field cornerback job. If he isn't then Denver will rely on A.J. Bouye an Isaac Yiadom to start at cornerback.


    Previous Pick: Nick Harris, C, Washington

  14. Atlanta Falcons: Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU

    Atlanta gets a defensive tackle next to Grady Jarrett. The 6-2 308 lb Rashard Lawrence had 10.5 tackles for a loss in 2018. While Lawrence did not match that total in 2019, he showed the versatility to play 4-3 right end, 4-3 defensive tackle, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right end, 3-4 nose tackle, and 3-4 left end. Lawrence can line up anywhere on a defensive line regardless of whether its a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme.


    He lined up as an edge rusher and got by Andrew Thomas on one play in the SEC Championship Game. Putting him next to Grady Jarrett does wonders for this defensive line since Lawrence can rush the passer, stop the run, drop back into coverage, and play anywhere on a 4-3 defensive line with his versatility. To top that off, Lawrence is a four down defensive tackle.



  15. New York Jets: James Proche, WR, SMU

    New York gets a starting receiver to play across from CeeDee Lamb here. The 5-10 196 lb James Proche dominated his first two days in Mobile when he was asked to catch the ball whether it be as a starting wide receiver or as a return specialist on special teams.


    Proche can run all thirty routes that an NFL receiver needs to run. His speed, catching, ball skills, and route running on tape looks better than Courtland Sutton's speed, catching, ball skills, or route running. Proche does not have the massive size and big play ability that Sutton provided which was one reason why some scouts gave Sutton a first round grade. I had a second round grade on Sutton and its starting to look like I was wrong about him since he corrected all of the weaknesses that I thought would catch up to him at the next level.


    Back to Proche though. James Proche had 57 receptions, 709 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2016. Proche had 40 receptions, 816 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Proche had 93 receptions, 1,199 receiving yards, and 12 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Proche topped that in his senior season when he had 111 receptions, 1,225 receiving yards, and 15 receiving touchdowns.


    I honestly feel like this receiver has enough talent to come in and win a starting job next to Courtland Sutton. Also my tweet about him got me on to Senior Bowl radars. I'm not the only person in the media that tweeted about Proche.






    Previous Pick: Darrell Taylor Jr., LOLB, Tennessee

  16. Las Vegas Raiders: Davion Taylor, ROLB, Colorado

    The 6-0 224 lb Davion Taylor is versatile enough to play 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 middle linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, and 3-4 middle linebacker. He did well during practices in Mobile before running a 4.49 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine.


    Las Vegas needs a 4-3 right outside linebacker to compliment middle linebacker Corey Littleton and 4-3 left outside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. Davion Taylor is the guy that the Raiders should take to be their 4-3 right outside linebacker here.


    Click this Davion Taylor Interview to hear Taylor rave about his former JUCO coach after one of the Senior Bowl practices.


    Previous Pick: James Proche, WR, SMU


  17. Las Vegas Raiders: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

    The 5-11 212 lb Cam Akers can run with speed, catch out of the backfield, use his ball carrier vision, and pass block effectively. Cam Akers is a guy who can compliment Josh Jacobs with the Raiders losing a majority of their running backs.


    Cam Akers had 231 carries, 1,114 rushing yards, 14 rushing touchdowns, 30 receptions, 225 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 261 touches, 1,339 total yards, and 18 total touchdowns in 2019. Akers will compliment Jacobs as previously stated and I think he has more upside than Jacobs did even though he won't see carries until Jacobs goes down after Jacobs dominated as a rookie.


    Previous Pick: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

  18. Dallas Cowboys: Nick Harris, C, Washington

    Dallas uses this pick to get a center since Travis Frederick retired. Washington Huskies center Nick Harris was one of my initial top 5 centers in this draft. The 6-1 293 lb center showed more body fat than muscle for an offensive linemen. In the defense of Harris, he is more durable than his teammate Trey Adams.


    Nick Harris is a four year starter with the pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking you want from a center. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is there. You would like to see him get stronger, but he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds like Trey Adams on tape despite his size and body frame.


    Click this Nick Harris Interview to hear a press conference featuring the four year starting center for the Washington Huskies.


    Previous Pick: Jalen Elliott, FS, Notre Dame


  19. Denver Broncos: Julian Okwara, 3-4 ROLB, Notre Dame

    The Broncos really need help on their 3-4 defensive line more than anything else with a nose tackle. There aren't players of value at nose tackle so Denver gets depth at pass rusher with Von Miller entering his thirties and Bradley Chubb having a season ending injury in 2019.


    Julian Okwara can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 3-4 right outside linebacker, and 3-4 left outside linebacker with his versatility. He can rush the passer, stop the run, and drop back into coverage. Okwara got injured during the 2019 season which is the only reason he fell to the Broncos here. Honestly, this is a huge steal for Denver.


    Previous Pick: Davon Hamilton, NT, Ohio State

  20. Los Angeles Rams: Anfernee Jennings, 3-4 ROLB, Alabama

    Anfernee Jennings was the 3-4 right outside linebacker on Alabama with Terrell Lewis playing next to him. Both edge rushers did better against right tackles in Mobile. Jennings had 12.5 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks, and 8 quarterback hurries in 2019. The Rams take Jennings here and hope this pick pans out.


    Previous Pick: Julian Okwara, 3-4 ROLB, Notre Dame


  21. Detroit Lions: John Simpson, RG, Clemson

    Detroit gets a right guard here to replace Graham Glasgow after getting this pick from Philadelphia in exchange for Darius Slay. The 6-4 310 lb John Simpson is versatile enough to play left guard or right guard. Simpson did well in Mobile and is now a third round player on my board.


    Previous Pick: Malik Harrison, 3-4 MLB, Ohio State

  22. Buffalo Bills: Akeem Davis-Gaither, ROLB, Appalachian State

    Buffalo got A.J. Klein a 4-3 left outside linebacker to be their 4-3 right outside linebacker. Klein is a downgrade over Lorenzo Alexander so Buffalo drafts another 4-3 right outside linebacker here.


    The 6-1 219 lb Akeem Davis-Gaither can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, 3-4 right outside linebacker, 3-4 left outside linebacker, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility. He knows how to rush the passer, stop the run, and drop back into coverage while playing sideline to sideline.


    Click this Akeem Davis-Gaither Interview to hear a press conference featuring Appalachian State's best player.


    Previous Pick: John Simpson, RG, Clemson


  23. New England Patriots: Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

    The 6-1 218 lb Jalen Hurts has the short accuracy, medium accuracy, and deep ball accuracy that you want a quarterback to have. Has the footwork to make 1-step, 3-step, 5-step, and 7-step throws. Lots of his bad throws are due to ball placement or how he places his feet when lining up to make a throw. Jalen Hurts has more upside than Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer, but New England will have to fix his ball placement and footwork once teams are allowed to practice and Jarrett Stidham will probably be the starter to open the 2020 NFL Season even though I think Hurts has the ability to take over before the season ends.


    Jalen Hurts had 3,851 passing yards, 1,298 rushing yards, 5,149 total yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 20 rushing touchdowns, 52 total touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and a 69.7 completion percentage in 2019 after having a 72.9 completion percentage as a backup to Tua in 2018 before transferring to Oklahoma. Jalen Hurts is probably the most athletic quarterback I have seen since Lamar Jackson. He may not make six progressions like Lamar or dominate in a West Coast offense like Lamar, but he can make up to five progressions and can play in any type of offense besides a West Coast offense.


    Click this Jalen Hurts Interview to hear a press conference featuring Oklahoma's quarterback.


    Previous Pick: Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

  24. New Orleans Saints: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

    The 5-7 207 lb running back is smaller than I thought. He ran a 4.60 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine. New Orleans takes him at eighty eight since there are rumors that Alvin Kamara may get traded, plus his value is too good to ignore at this point.


    Clyde Edwards-Helaire can run with speed, catch out of the backfield, use his ball carrier vision, and pass block effectively. He does everything well on tape, but his combine may cause his stock to slip a bit.


    Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 215 carries, 1,414 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 55 receptions, 431 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 270 touches, 1,845 total yards, and 17 total touchdowns in 2019.


    Previous Pick: Ben Bredeson, LG, Michigan


  25. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M

    Minnesota drafts the 6-3 293 lb Justin Madubuike as a developmental player hoping he develops into an immediate starter since they lost Linval Joseph and have two short-term mediocre starters at defensive tackle. Chris Jones weighed around 290 lb when Kansas City drafted him out of Mississippi State before he added 10 lbs of muscle and became the Pro Bowl caliber defensive tackle he is today.


    Justin Madubuike had 11.5 tackles for a loss, 7 quarterback hurries, and 5.5 sacks in 2019. Madubuike dominated the 2020 NFL Combine with a 4.83 40-time and 31 reps on the bench press.


    Justin Madubuike really tested Clemson's guards that went to Mobile. He led a Texas A&M front 7 that held Travis Ettinne, Clemson's stud running back to 53 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns. Travis still got 52 receiving yards and 105 total yards, but had 0 receiving touchdowns as well.


    Justin Madubuike was not in any fourth and short situations where Clemson went for it. Honestly, I see more of a three down defensive tackle than a four down guy. Mississippi State pancaked him and did a good job neutralizing Madubuike.


    Most of Madubuike's wins against the interior offensive line were due to his foot speed and first step quickness. He displays rip and swim moves, but not on a consistent basis. Block shedding is an issue with Madubuike and he needs to get stronger at the next level.


    Justin Madubuike lined up as an edge rusher like Rashard Lawrence on one play versus Mississippi State. It resulted in him getting neutralized and pancaked by Tyre Phillips the left tackle for Mississippi State. Madubuike struggled with wrapping his arms around a player on a tackle and also got wrapped around by Mississippi State's offensive line way too easily.


    Justin Madubuike contained his gap against Clemson, but struggled to do that against Mississippi State with his gap getting exposed. Madubuike played like a second round defensive tackle against Clemson, yet also played like a fourth round defensive tackle against Mississippi State. His combine performance showed me he is closer to being the player he was against Clemson than the player he was against Mississippi State which is why he is a great value pick for Minnesota here.


    Previous Pick: Alton Robinson, LE, Syracuse

  26. Houston Texans: Bradlee Anae, 3-4 ROLB, Utah

    Houston gets their replacement to Jadeveon Clowney here. Bradlee Anae is a 6-3 257 lb defensive end that did well in Mobile. Anae had 14 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks while dominating against Austin Jackson on tape despite having no quarterback hurries.


    Houston is a team that needs a pass rusher off the edge at some point. I had a second round grade on Anae, but he slipped to the third round because I was hell bent on putting Anae on a 4-3 team. He can play in both schemes though so his value for the Texans is simply too great to ignore in the third round.


    Click this Bradlee Anae Interview to hear a press conference featuring the Utah's pass rusher who can play off the edge against left tackles in a 4-3 or a 3-4.


    Previous Pick: Calvin Throckmorton, RG, Oregon


  27. Las Vegas Raiders: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

    The Las Vegas Raiders draft a quarterback here. Derek Carr will still be the starter, but Jacob Eason would make a great candidate to push Marcus Mariota for the backup job. If Eason cannot beat out Mariota for the backup job then this is still Carr's team. Eason interviewed poorly at the 2020 NFL Combine and now some scouts think he has maturity issues.


    The 6-6 231 lb Jacob Eason can make every type of throw when it comes to arm strength and showcasing his accuracy on tape. He can only make 3 progressions when going through his reads before taking off and running. He cannot make six progressions and that's why he will be a backup until he fixes that despite winning his bowl game without left tackle Trey Adams.


    Previous Pick: Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State

  28. Baltimore Ravens: Jonah Jackson, RG, Ohio State

    Baltimore's Pro Bowl right guard Marshall Yanda retired. Now Baltimore grabs his replacement here.


    The 6-5 310 lb Jonah Jackson was a three year starter as the starting right guard at Rutgers before transferring to Ohio State in 2019 where he started at left guard. Jonah Jackson has the pass blocking, pass blocking strength, run blocking, run blocking strength, and zone blocking. His foot speed and footwork needs to improve at the next level, but he's got the ceiling to start right away at right guard for Balitmore.


    Previous Pick: Davion Taylor, ROLB, Colorado


  29. Tennessee Titans: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

    Tennessee has Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson two good starting cornerbacks on the outside. A nickel cornerback is needed and Damon Arnette makes a lot of sense here.


    The 6-0 190 lb Damon Arnette played boundary cornerback next to Jeffrey Okudah last year when Okudah was the field cornerback. Arnette has great man coverage, zone coverage, and press coverage despite not having the speed you want a cornerback to have.


    Previous Pick: Matt Peart, RT, Connecticut

  30. Green Bay Packers: Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

    Green Bay cut Jimmy Graham, but brought back backup Marcedes Lewis and Jake Sternberger their 2019 third round pick did well enough to start in the playoffs at tight end for Green Bay, but there is one tight end left on the board that could end up having the same impact Jimmy Graham had and that is Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins. They go with the 6-4 241 lb Purdue tight end has the size, hands, speed, route tree to run all 30 different routes, blocking, and playmaking you want a starting tight end to have.


    I had Hopkins listed as a second round player prior to the first Senior Bowl practice where Jalen Elliott had his number. However, at this point in the third round, Brycen Hopkins is a huge steal in terms of value after doing much better on the second and third days of Senior Bowl practices.


    Brycen Hopkins had 61 receptions, 830 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 2019. Hopkins outplayed both underclassmen Cole Kmet and Albert Okwuegbunam with his production during his senior season. Hopkins also ran a 4.66 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine which was faster than Kmet's 4.70 40-time. New England is getting a huge steal this late in the third round with Brycen Hopkins at 87.


    Click this Brycen Hopkins Interview to hear a press conference featuring Purdue's tight end.


    Previous Pick: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota


  31. Denver Broncos: Matt Peart, RT, Connecticut

    Denver has some good starters on their offensive line. Now they get a quality backup to push Ju'Wuan James at right tackle. If James misses any time in 2020 after missing a lot of time in 2019, then Denver is a team that could end up using Matt Peart as a rookie.


    Matt Peart played left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle at Connecticut. The 6-6 310 lb Matt Peart mainly lined up at right tackle in Mobile. He still has a lot to do in terms of developing. Worst case scenario, you are getting a backup offensive tackle or guard. Best case scenario you get a starting right tackle if James gets injured again.


    Click this Matt Peart Interview to hear an interview between Matt Peart and myself after a Senior Bowl practice.


    Previous Pick: Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

  32. Kansas City Chiefs: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple

    The 6-4 302 lb Matt Hennessy can play all five spots on the offensive line whether it be left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle. Hennessy's best positions for the NFL are at center, left guard, and right guard on the interior offensive line. Kansas City only has 1 center on their roster so they stash Hennessy for depth here.


    Previous Pick: Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M


  33. Cleveland Browns: Logan Wilson, MLB, Wyoming

    Houston got this compensation pick at 97 thanks to Tyrann Mathieu signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Houston traded a third to Cleveland for Carlos Hyde and this is the pick the Browns ended up receiving from the Texans.


    Cleveland gets a middle linebacker here. Christian Kirksey, their 4-3 right outside linebacker has been cut. Joe Schobert their 4-3 middle linebacker is a Free Agent. Cleveland needs to reload at linebacker.


    The 6-2 241 lb Logan Wilson had 62 solo tackles, 43 assisted tackles, and 105 total tackles. Joseph Potter, the co-host of my podcast mocked this guy to Cleveland in the third round for good reason. I like his tackling and instincts, but the rest of his game needs work.


    Cleveland got a starting linebacker on day 3 in the 2019 NFL Draft with Mack Wilson. Now they get Zack Baun and Logan Wilson in the third round of this mock draft giving the Browns two starting linebackers for a nickel set and three starting linebackers for a 4-3 base defense.


    Previous Pick: Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic

  34. New England Patriots: Logan Stenberg, LG, Kentucky

    New England got this compensation pick at 98 thanks to Trey Flowers signing with the Detroit Lions.


    The 6-6 317 lb Logan Stenberg was Kentucky's best offensive lineman the last two years. Stenberg has the pass blocking, pass blocking footwork, run blocking, run blocking footwork, and zone blocking to replace Joe Thuney.


    He just needs to improve his strength on blocks. I am not putting any stock into his 40-time since he impressed me on tape while doing well during practices at the 2020 Senior Bowl.



  35. New York Giants: Matt Hennessy, C, Temple

    New York got this compensation pick at 99 thanks to Landon Collins signing with the Washington Redskins.


    The 6-4 302 lb Matt Hennessy can play all five spots on the offensive line whether it be left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle. Hennessy's best positions for the NFL are at center, left guard, and right guard on the interior offensive line. Hennessy can be an upgrade over Austin Blythe at center.


  36. New England Patriots: Francis Bernard, 3-4 MLB, Utah

    New England got this compensation pick at 100 thanks to Trent Brown signing with the Oakland Raiders now known as the Las Vegas Raiders.


    The 6-0 230 lb Francis Bernard was a captain for the Utah Utes at middle linebacker this past season. Bernard can play 4-3 middle linebacker or 3-4 middle linebacker with his versatility. Bernard had 45 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, and 85 total tackles in 2019. Bernard showed pass rushing, run stuffing, and the coverage you want a linebacker to display on tape despite not having other worldy production.



  37. Seattle Seahawks: Akeem Davis-Gaither, LOLB, Appalachian State

    Seattle got this compensation pick at 101 thanks to Earl Thomas signing with the Baltimore Ravens.


    The 6-1 219 lb Akeem Davis-Gaither can play 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, 4-3 right outside linebacker, 4-3 left outside linebacker, 3-4 right outside linebacker, 3-4 left outside linebacker, strong safety, or free safety with his versatility. He knows how to rush the passer, stop the run, and drop back into coverage while playing sideline to sideline.


    Click this Akeem Davis-Gaither Interview to hear a press conference featuring Appalachian State's best player.


  38. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Elliott, NT, Missouri

    Pittsburgh got this compensation pick at 102 thanks to Le'Veon Bell signing with the New York Jets.


    The 6-4 302 lb Jordan Elliott dominated the 2020 NFL Combine with a 5.02 40-time and 24 reps on the bench press. Elliott had 8 tackles for a loss in 2018 and 8.5 tackles for a loss in 2019. Even though his stats are underwhelming, one thing I love about Elliott is his ability to take up space in the middle of a defensive line.


    Elliott has the first step quickness, rip, and swim moves you want a nose tackle to have on tape. His ability to process plays by learning an NFL playbook and his block shedding need to improve though. He will thrive as a run stuffing nose tackle or a rotational pass rushing nose tackle on a defensive line, but will fail if Pittsburgh treats him as a four down nose tackle. Pittsburgh can start Elliott out as a three down nose tackle since they need a replacement to Javon Hargrave with Daniel McCullers coming in on third and short situations.



  39. Philadelphia Eagles: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

    Philadelphia got this compensation pick at 103 thanks to Nick Foles signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


    The 5-10 198 lb Noah Igbinoghene held Jerry Jeudy to 5 receptions for 26 receiving yards. He also gave up 204 receiving yards to Tyler Johnson. He has the upside and potential to start right away, but his tape is extremely inconsistent which is why I have Igbinoghene falling to a team that needs a cornerback to push Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas for playing time.


  40. Los Angeles Rams: Ross Blacklock, 3-4 RE, TCU

    Los Angeles got this compensation pick at 104 thanks to Rodger Saffold signing with the Tennessee Titans.


    The 6-3 290 lb Ross Blacklock would be a good replacement to this 3-4 defensive line that needs replacements to both Michael Brockers and Ndamukong Suh. His 25 solo tackles, 15 assisted tackles, 40 total tackles, 9 tackles for a loss, and 3.5 sacks in 2019 make him an ideal candidate for the Rams here.



  41. Minnesota Vikings: Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane

    Minnesota got this compensation pick at 105 thanks to Sheldon Richardson signing with the Cleveland Browns.


    The 5-10 176 lb Darnell Mooney ran a 4.38 40-time at the 2020 NFL Combine. He also had a great game on film against Auburn and is one my dark horse players to sneak into the third round.


  42. Balitmore Ravens: Jonah Jackson, RG, Ohio State

    Baltimore got this compensation pick at 106 thanks to C.J. Mosley signing with the New York Jets.


    Baltimore's Pro Bowl right guard Marshall Yanda retired. Now Baltimore grabs his replacement here.


    The 6-5 310 lb Jonah Jackson was a three year starter as the starting right guard at Rutgers before transferring to Ohio State in 2019 where he started at left guard. Jonah Jackson has the pass blocking, pass blocking strength, run blocking, run blocking strength, and zone blocking. His foot speed and footwork needs to improve at the next level, but he's got the ceiling to start right away at right guard for Balitmore.














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