NFL mock draft 2020: Complete 7-round edition pairs Patriots, Raiders, Colts with new QBs
The clock is quickly ticking toward the 2020 NFL Draft. With the two-week countdown to the first round on April 23, it’s time for a new, expanded seven-round Sporting News mock draft.
Last week, we covered pick Nos. 1-64 in our two-round mock draft. This week, there is complete analysis through Round 3 — when three more teams get their QBs of the future — and projections for all 32 teams’ draft picks from No. 1 through 255.
Starting with a no-brainer quarterback at the top all the way down to Mr. Irrelevant, here’s an updated look at how we see the draft playing out for every team and every selection:
NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD:
Top 100 players in the 2020 draft class
NFL mock draft 2020: Round 1
1. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)
Unless another team gets aggressive and makes Cincinnati an offer it can’t refuse, Burrow will be the franchise quarterback under offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor. At 6-3, 221 pounds, Burrow combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and an accurate delivery. During his Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning run with the Tigers, his leadership skills and athleticism flourished at an unprecedented college level.
2. Washington Redskins (3-13)
Assuming the Redskins do not get a can’t-refuse offer to trade back, they should jump at the chance to get this cornerstone talent for the team’s defensive rebuild under defensive-minded Ron Rivera. Young (6-5, 264 pounds) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in only 12 games as a junior. He can produce at an all-around level even higher than that of Nick Bosa, who went No. 2 from the Buckeyes to the 49ers and promptly dominated as SN’s Rookie of the Year.
3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)
The Lions moved Darius Slay in a trade with the Eagles and signed Desmond Trufant to replace him, but they need to address the other outside corner spot. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 205 pounds, has the build to handle receivers of all sizes. He is fluid and quick enough with great recovery skills in coverage to develop into a shutdown type with his strengths showing up in press man.
4. New York Giants (4-12)
The Giants signed Blake Martinez and hope Ryan Connelly can be healthy enough to show his rookie promise, but they still need another impact playmaker for Patrick Graham’s linebacker corps. Simmons (6-3, 238 pounds) seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range. He gets everywhere in a hurry, from rushing the passer to moving laterally to get in ideal coverage positions.
5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)
The Dolphins have resisted another veteran option with current bridge QB Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract for one more year. That provides the green light for Tagovailoa (6-0, 217 pounds), who has been cleared for football contact after the hip injury that cut short his final college season. When healthy, Tagovailoa is an accurate, mobile, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, only throwing with his left arm.
6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
The Chargers go for pass protection over passer here with a bookend for new right tackle Bryan Bulaga. Becton (6-7, 369 pounds) has gotten more attention for his strong and powerful frame, as he has shown he can also be smooth in his movements. He is willing to work hard to become as good in pass protection as he is overwhelming blockers when setting the edge against the run.
7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)
The Panthers need a linchpin as they try to get better against the run and reconstruct their front seven. Brown has shined throughout the draft process as the most impactful interior defensive prospect. At 6-5, 326 pounds, he is a quick disruptor who makes a lot of plays in the backfield.
8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)
With Becton going to the Giants, this is an easy pick for the Cardinals given they already addressed their need for a No. 1 wide receiver by trading for DeAndre Hopkins. They can opt for Wills at right tackle after re-signing D.J. Humphries on the left side. The 6-4, 312-pound Wills is a strong, powerful run-blocker who needs a little time to develop into an elite pass-protector.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
The Jaguars decide to get their competition for Gardner Minshew. Herbert (6-6, 236 pounds) efficient and mentally tough with underrated athleticism, which manifested down the stretch of his final season with the Ducks. He needs a little help with his decision-making, but at the Senior Bowl, he proved how receptive he is to coaching.
10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)
The Browns took care of right tackle in free agency with Jack Conklin signed to replace Chris Hubbard. Here they get a massive upgrade from Greg Robinson on Baker Mayfield’s blindside. Wirfs has the athleticism at 6-5, 320 pounds to hold down left tackle for a long time. He combines his pass-blocking skills with power and physicality in the running game.
11. New York Jets (7-9)
Henderson is settling in as the class’ No. 2 corner behind Okudah. The Jets released Trumaine Johnson, leaving a massive void in outside coverage even with Arthur Maulet returning and Brian Poole re-signed for the slot. Henderson (6-1, 204 pounds) plays bigger than his size with great athleticism and technique in his favor. He just needs to get a little more physical to be trusted against receivers who rely on body positioning to get open.
12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)
The Raiders have a glaring need for a top receiver no matter who their QB is in 2020, whether that’s Derek Carr or someone else. The Antonio Brown debacle is behind them, but they also need to worry about Tyrell Williams coming off a disappointing season and foot surgery. Lamb can be the Raiders’ version of DeAndre Hopkins, an explosive field-stretcher and steady possession guy outside. At 6-1, 198 pounds, Lamb needed only 58 receptions to post 1,208 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games last season.
13. San Francisco 49ers (from Colts)
The 49ers have George Kittle and Deebo Samuel as key non-traditional top targets, and they get one here for Jimmy Garoppolo to compensate for losing Emmanuel Sanders. Jeudy (6-1, 193 pounds) also fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate to deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)
The Buccaneers are OK with left tackle Donovan Smith, left guard Ali Marpet, center Ryan Jensen and right guard Alex Cappa in front of Tom Brady, but they need better protection on the right edge with Demar Doston being a free agent. Thomas matches great size (6-5, 315 pounds) with good hands and footwork. Brady, Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich also will love what Thomas can do to open holes for the running game.
15. Denver Broncos (7-9)
The Broncos could use a versatile, big-play speedster to complement Courtland Sutton, Daesean Hamilton and tight end Noah Fant to take better advantage of Drew Lock’s big arm. Ruggs (5-11, 188 pounds) fits the bill as a field-stretcher who also can use his route-running skills to win on shorter routes.
16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)
The Falcons addressed the edge in free agency by signing Dante Fowler Jr. so here they work to better flank Fowler and Grady Jarrett from the inside. Kinlaw (6-5, 324 pounds) knows how to use his size and arms to complement his strength and power at the point of attack.
17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)
The Cowboys lost aging Robert Quinn as their top complementary pass rusher opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. Epenesa (6-5, 274 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the QB, and he also stands strong against the run.
18. Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)
The Dolphins are set at corner with Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, but they have a major secondary void at free safety after cutting Reshad Jones. McKinney (6-0, 201 pounds) is a complete safety who can get physical in run support and also drop back and handle intermediate coverage. There is nothing he can’t do, and he is willing to do whatever asked of him for a defense, toggling seamlessly from extra linebacker to short-area subpackage back.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
The Raiders added Eli Apple, but they need someone who can actually be a top-level outside starter opposite second-year corner Trayvon Mullen. After addressing linebacker in free agency, they can turn to corner here. Fulton (6-0, 197 pounds) has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career, which is why he felt confident enough to pull out of the Senior Bowl.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
With the extra first-round pick they got by trading away Jalen Ramsey, the Jaguars need to think about replacing him and A.J. Bouye, who also was traded. Diggs offers good size (6-1, 205 pounds), strength and downfield speed. He shot up the board quickly during his big senior season (3 interceptions in 12 games).
21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
The Eagles took care of cornerback in free agency by trading for Darius Slay, so they can focus on wide receiver here even with Ruggs off the board. Jefferson (6-1, 202 pounds), with massive production catching passes from Joe Burrow, emerged in LSU’s passing game as a quick, efficient route-runner with good hands. He also has underrated speed.
22. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills)
The Vikings need to address cornerback early in the draft after releasing Xavier Rhodes and not re-signing Trae Waynes. Terrell (6-1, 195 pounds) is a versatile cover man for his size who can work both outside and inside, in both man and zone schemes. He needs to learn to win battles with better technique and handwork.
23. New England Patriots (12-4)
Linebacker, especially one who can get to the quarterback, is a massive need for the Patriots after they lost Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts in free agency. Chaisson (6-3, 254 pounds) has a great name for an elite, active defender who chases after QBs and RBs alike. He had 6.5 sacks and 60 tackles during LSU’s championship run, and like several teammates, his draft stock shot up throughout the season. He is an effective hybrid player who is ideal for Bill Belichick’s scheme.
24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The Saints lost A.J. Klein in free agency, making strongside linebacker a position of need. They can stay in-state for Queen (6-0, 229 pounds), who has great range when either working downhill against the run or moving all over the field in coverage. He is relatively small but is the type of linebacker who can have a major impact from any alignment.
25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
The Vikings should think about using the pick they got from the Stefon Diggs trade to get his replacement opposite versatile No. 1 Adam Thielen. Higgins working the perimeter would a perfect complement. The Clemson product is a dangerous, all-around playmaker who can be a force in the red zone. At 6-4, 216 pounds, he posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 games last season. He also rushed for a 36-yard score against LSU in the title game.
26. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)
The Dolphins can finish their first-round haul by adding a running back, as Jordan Howard is more of a power complement than a feature option. Swift (5-8, 212 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game.
27. Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
The Seahawks might not re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, and Ezekiel Ansah also is a free agent, leaving a void for strong all-around edge defender. Baun (6-2, 238 pounds) is a smart, motivated player who comes through with great technique against the run. He also has started to get more attention for his pass-rush repertoire and the athleticism that fuels it.
28. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
The Ravens didn’t address linebacker in the first wave of free agency, and they need more speed on the second level to better handle the run and cover short-to-intermediate routes. Murray (6-2, 241 pounds) is an active, rangy playmaker who can be as effective dropping back as he is getting downhill against the run or blitzing.
29. Tennessee Titans (9-7)
The Titans need to replace Conklin at right tackle to keep their run-blocking sturdy. Jones has terrific athleticism for his size (6-5, 319 pounds) and can support with his toughness and relentless blocking. He is a bit raw, however, as his handwork and footwork both could use refinement to maximize his natural skills.
30. Green Bay Packers (13-3)
The Packers need a complementary No. 2 receiver who Aaron Rodgers can trust all over the field. Reagor is a productive, diminutive dasher who also provides some nice run-after-catch skills with quickness and toughness for his size (5-11, 206 pounds).
31. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
With the 49ers choosing to go for their wide receiver in Jeudy early, they can use their second first-rounder on someone who can help replace the production of DeForest Buckner on their interior defensive line. Blacklock (6-3, 290 pounds) has risen up boards as teams have realized he can convert his power into energy while trying to disrupt plays in the backfield.
32. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
The Chiefs need to give cornerback first-round consideration with Kendall Fuller leaving in free agency and Bashaud Breeland still unsigned. Gladney (5-10, 191 pounds) is a good Fuller replacement because of his inside-outside versatility. He is scrappy and aggressive in making plays on the ball, with a knack of being honed in on receivers’ routes.
NFL mock draft 2020: Round 2
33. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals need to keep upgrading their offensive line beyond the hopeful healthy return of left tackle Jonah Williams. They are weak at both left guard and center. Ruiz (6-3, 307 pounds) has a rare blend of power and athleticism. He needs some work in pass-protection, but he can contribute right away as a top run-blocker.
34. Indianapolis Colts (from Redskins)
With T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal looking like the starters for the outside, the Colts need to give Philip Rivers more dynamic playmaking inside. Aiyuk (6-0, 205 pounds) fits the profile of an impactful slot receiver with quickness made to make big plays after the catch and enough speed to get vertical down the middle, too.
35. Detroit Lions
The Lions need more defensive line punch and tapping into the other Lions to better complement Trey Flowers at end is a good value pick. Gross-Matos (6-5, 266 pounds) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender made to be disruptive in a hybrid scheme such as Matt Patricia’s.
36. New York Giants
The Giants should consider upgrading at safety with Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love as their current starters. Winfield (5-10, 203 pounds), the son of the former Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback, plays with smarts and toughness. He excels at diagnosing plays, knowing when to be aggressive against the run and how use his frame in short-area coverage.
37. Los Angeles Chargers
After passing on QB in the first round, the Chargers land their high-upside prospect for Anthony Lynn and Shane Steichen. Love (6-4, 224 pounds) matches his size with physical skills, including a big arm, and his athleticism bodes well if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching.
38. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers addressed defensive tackle early with Brown and now go to work on another big defensive need after losing James Bradberry in free agency. Johnson (6-0, 193 pounds) has some shutdown upside as an aggressive, physical cover man with the quickness to stick with receivers on the perimeter.
39. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins should get great wide receiver value looking for a needed complement to DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Shenault (6-1, 227 pounds) is a sure-handed field stretcher who has some nice big-play flair after the catch
40. Houston Texans (from Cardinals)
The Texans need to address wide receiver with limited picks in the draft to help replace the production of DeAndre Hopkins. Mims (6-3, 207 pounds) is a big, physical target who also knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He is best suited to be a vertical and red-zone threat on the outside, making him a great fit with Deshaun Watson.
41. Cleveland Browns
The Browns need more explosiveness on their defensive line to complement Myles Garrett. Davidson (6-3, 303 pounds) can be a terror rushing the passer from both the interior line and the edge. He has a nice blend of strength, power and quickness to go along with sudden finishing moves.
42. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars traded Calais Campbell and may still move franchise-tagged Yannick Ngaukoe. Lewis (6-5, 262 pounds) carries the potential to get to the quarterback consistently with natural quickness and explosiveness.
43. Chicago Bears (from Rams)
The Bears need some safety help next to Eddie Jackson after losing Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix in free agency, making Delpit a great value here. Delpit (6-2, 213 pounds) flies around the field, stopping the run like an extra linebacker and making big plays on the ball in downfield coverage.
44. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts need to also find Rivers an athletic mismatch-creaTing tight end to complement what Jack Doyle does inline for them. Kmet (6-6, 262 pounds) is still developing as a run-blocker, but his size, speed, quickness and hands make him a top-flight receiver for the position.
45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs need to get a more dynamic, well-rounded back than Ronald Jones III with whom to complement and boost Tom Brady. Dobbins (5-9, 209 pounds) has great quickness, agility and ability to read blockers. He is an adept receiver with explosive burst once he sees a hole, hits it and gets into the open field.
46. Denver Broncos
The Broncos traded for Jurrell Casey and re-signed Shelby Harris but need more pop in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 line rotation. Elliott (6-4, 302 pounds) plays with power against the run but also has proved to have some natural interior pass-rushing skills.
47. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons need to get some fresh legs to supplement Todd Gurley in passing situations to give them again what they once had with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Edwards-Helaire (5-7, 207 pounds) is a dynamic, versatile receiver out of the backfield and in the slot, making him a major asset for an NFL passing game. He also is extremely quick when getting the ball in the open field.
48. New York Jets
The Jets need to complement new field-stretching speedster Breshad Perriman and reliable slot ace Jamison Crowder. Pittman (6-4, 223 pounds) is an interesting prospect for his size because he is more of a tough technician and route runner than just a big body working to stretch the field.
49. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are in the market for an upgrade in the backfield given James Conner’s durability issues and pending unrestricted free agency in 2021. Taylor (5-10, 226 pounds) has great vision and burst as a runner. He also doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which was on display more during his final college season.
50. Chicago Bears
The Bears could fortify their defensive line punch next to Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman. Davis (6-6, 311 pounds) is a massive, versatile player made for a 3-4 scheme. He can line up at either end or tackle to eat space against the run.
51. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys re-signed Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup’s star is on the rise, but they were unable to keep Randall Cobb in the slot. Hamler (5-9, 178 pounds) is a smart, smooth route-runner with reliable hands and toughness in tight spaces.
52. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams lost Fowler in free agency and cut Clay Matthews with only a flyer on Leonard Floyd in their attempt to recover. Weaver (6-2, 265 pounds) is a high-energy pass rusher with some untapped upside as he makes the jump.
53. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles made big moves up front (Javon Hargrave) and in the secondary (Darius Slay) but need to shore up their big defensive weakness across the board on the second level. Harrison’s best qualities at 6-3, 247 pounds lie in how he flies up field against the run and finishes so well as a physical tackler. He can grow and develop as a more viable cover man.
54. Buffalo Bills
The Bills need some younger depth to help them get to the quarterback with Shaq Lawson gone. Okwara (6-4, 252 pounds) is a flexible, explosive pass-rusher with great finishing burst to the quarterback.
55. Baltimore Ravens (from Patriots through Falcons)
The Ravens have to address right guard with Marshal Yanda deciding to retire. At 6-4, 314 pounds, Biadasz’s strength is converting his frame into pure power for the downhill running game.
56. Miami Dolphins (from Saints)
After addressing quarterback, safety, running back and wide receiver, the Dolphins can turn their attention to a potential long-term left tackle. Cleveland (6-6, 311 pounds) has raw skills that can quickly developed, with his quickness and agility giving him great upside. He is fluid with his hands and legs in pass-protection.
57. Houston Texans
The Texans need to think about developing pass-rush depth behind J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. Robinson (6-3, 264 pounds) has natural pass-rushing skills and gets by a lot with top-level strength and athleticism. Having him start situationally will help him refine his moves for greater production.
58. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings need to keep overhauling their cornerback corps after taking Terrell in the first round. Igbinoghene (5-10, 198 pounds) stands out as a physical cover man for his size. He closes well on receivers at the end of their routes, which translates to good finishing burst against the run, too.
59. Seattle Seahawks
Should the Seahawks get a versatile edge defender such as Baun in the first round, the interior of their front will take priority in the second round. Gallimore (6-2, 304 pounds) packs a relenltess powerful punch for his size.
60. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens need to groom their next great playmaker next to Earl Thomas. Dugger, with his size (6-1, 217 pounds), speed, strength and explosiveness that wold have dominated in FBS, can be the complete package, capable of starting at either safety spot because he brings it hard against the run and has the hands and instincts to blossom as a coverage player.
61. Tennessee Titans
Behind Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson, there is a current void with Logan Ryan unsigned. Hall, on track to fully recover from his ankle injury, is a promising, nice-sized corner (6-2, 202 pounds) made to be solid on the perimeter for several seasons. In the short term, with his short-area quickness, he can help with inside coverage.
62. Green Bay Packers
The Packers lost Bulaga in free agency and Rick Wagner is a shaky replacement, while David Bakhtiari will be a 29-year-old free agent in 2021. Jackson is an impressive athlete for his size (6-5, 322 pounds), but he needs some refinement in his technique to match his quick feet.
63. Kansas City Chiefs (from 49ers)
Damien Williams becomes a free agent in 2021 and the Chiefs need a more reliable all-around back to complement him for Patrick Mahomes. Moss (5-9, 223 pounds) profiles as a compact NFL power back suited to get the tough yards between the tackles and more yards after initial contact. He is underrated with his quickness when in the open field and his receiving skills.
64. Seattle Seahawks (from Chiefs)
The Seahawks can do better than former Jet Brandon Shell as their starting right tackle opposite Duane Brown to help Russell Wilson and their running backs. This Wilson (6-6, 350 pounds) isn’t the most nimble pass-protector, but his pure power as a blocker fits with their mentality.
NFL mock draft 2020: Round 3
65. Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals moved on from Notre Dame first-rounder Tyler Eifert at tight end and need a hybrid big-bodied wideout to help Burrow and complement A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. Claypool (6-4, 238 pounds) matches his size with great speed and downfield burst. He is not the most technically sound route runner, but he often wins with physical domination.
66. Washington Redskins
The Redskins lost left guard Ereck Flowers in free agency and Chase Rouiller has only one year left on his contract. Cushenberry (6-3, 212 pounds) is a powerful run-blocker who uses his hands and strong upper body well.
67. Detroit Lions
The Lions can keep working on defense after addressing cornerback and edge rush well earlier in this mock. Madubuike (6-3, 293 pounds) won’t be confused with the giants at the position, but he has a great combination of power and quickness. He uses his lower body to gain leverage against the run.
68. New York Jets (from Giants)
The Jets, after landing a top cornerback early, can bolster their pass rush with a good hybrid end/outside linebacker for Gregg Williams’ scheme. Anae (6-3, 257 pounds) is a relentless pass-rusher who never gives up on a chance to get to the quarterback.
69. Carolina Panthers
The Panthers, after addressing tackle and cornerback for their defense rebuild early, get a thumper for the middle of their secondary. Chinn (6-3, 221 pounds) has been on the rise because it has become evident his size, speed and athleticism translate to elite coverage skills for the position.
70. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins could use a Rob Ninkovich-type for Brian Flores’ hybrid scheme. Zuniga (6-3, 264 pounds) is a pure, explosive pass-rusher who flashes because of his athleticism.
71. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers love Austin Ekeler but he needs support without Melvin Gordon. Akers (5-10, 217 pounds) is a patient runner who follows his blocks well and shoots through holes. He has a good blend of power and explosiveness. He is willing to get physical but also shows a second gear in the open field.
72. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals got DeAndre Hopkins into their receiving mix, but they can take it to another level in the passing game with a field-stretching tight end. Bryant (6-2, 248 pounds) is a dynamic athlete who can get down the seam and cause coverage problems because of his good hands, toughness and quickness finishing routes.
73. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars could use a right guard upgrade over A.J. Cann. Kindley (6-3, 337 pounds) blasted defensive linemen and paved the way well for Georgia’s running game. He has the skills to develop into a nimble interior pass-blocker in the NFL.
74. Cleveland Browns
The Browns need someone to better complement Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry outside in three-wide sets. Johnson (6-1, 206 pounds) is a physical receiver who positions his body to impose his will on the end of routes. He fights hard for the ball and looks the part of a tough possession and red-zone target.
75. Indianapolis Colts
After getting immediate receiving help for Philip Rivers with their first two picks, the Colts land a quarterback to groom behind him. Eason (6-6, 231 pounds) has a strong arm made to deliver impressive deep balls, which makes him a great fit for a vertical passing game that plays off the power running game with play-action shots.
76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs, after getting a right tackle and feature back early, work on upgrading right guard in front of Tom Brady. Hunt (6-5, 323 pounds) is a mighty run blocker with good athleticism.
77. Denver Broncos
The Broncos need more size and youth at corner after replacing Chris Harris Jr. with A.J. Bouye. What Arnette (6-0, 195 pounds) doesn’t have in straight-line speed to stay with receivers on vertical routes, he makes up for with short-area quickness and toughness.
78. Atlanta Falcons
Dan Quinn needs a skilled zone cornerback to add to his defense Dantzler (6-2, 188 pounds) has nice size and uses his hands and hips to be disruptive against receivers downfield.
79. New York Jets
The Jets get good value and extra athleticism in further addressing tackle after signing George Fant. With a little more development and hard work, Wanogho (6-5, 308 pounds) has a high ceiling because of his rare physical skills.
80. Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders, namely Jon Gruden, have been enamored with the winning makeup and pedigree of Hurts (6-1, 222 pounds) as a potential replacement for Derek Carr in the near future. Hurts’ toughness and leadership intangibles are off the charts, and while finishing his career in Lincoln Riley’s offense, he improved as a runner and as a downfield passer.
81. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
The Raiders still could end up moving Gabe Jackson during the draft and Richie Incognito is going into his age 37 season. Muti (6-3, 315 pounds) has the frame, upper-body strength and power to smash NFL foes as an interior run blocker.
82. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys need to replenish speed and athleticism at corner after losing Byron Jones in free agency. Pride (5-11, 193 pounds) just needs to become more refined and aggressive with his coverage skills to get the most out of those agility traits.
83. Denver Broncos (from Steelers)
The Broncos got Graham Glasgow but are moving on from Connor McGovern and Ron Leary inside. Simpson (6-4, 321 pounds) stands out because of his strong, sturdy frame, which makes him a natural asset as a power run-blocker. He can be effective in their zone-blocking scheme.
84. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams need to line up a successor to Andrew Whitworth, 38. Peart (6-7, 318 pounds) has attracted more teams with his wingspan and fluid athleticism. He needs to get stronger to raise the power aspects of his game.
85. Detroit Lions (from Eagles)
The Lions need to get more athletic inside after losing Graham Glasgow. Jackson (6-3, 306 pounds is a unique prospect because he is a pure pass-protecting interior blocker. He has the frame and strength to develop in the running game.
86. Buffalo Bills
The Bills need to start grooming a left tackle replacement for Dion Dawkins. Driscoll (6-5, 306 pounds) is standing out with his smarts, athleticism and technical skills to the point teams are OK with him needing to bulk up and get stronger to become a steady outside force.
87. New England Patriots
The Patriots land their receiving tight end to boost their post Tom Brady offense. Hopkins (6-4, 245 pounds) is an elite athlete who can get open running every kind of route and is a mismatch when working the deep middle of the field.
88. New Orleans Saints
The Saints got Emmanuel Sanders to help stretch the field opposite Michael Thomas; now they can go for some Drew Brees help in the Marques Colston vein. File Jennings under the “big slot” possession type (6-3, 215 pounds). He can become a reliable third inside target for a long time.
89. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings need a strong rotational 4-3 end after moving on from Everson Griffen. Greenard (6-3, 263 pounds) is a smart defender who knows how to uses his athleticism to both get after the quarterback and work upfield quickly against the run.
90. Houston Texans
The Texans need some help for their 3-4 nose after losing D.J. Reader in free agency. Fotu (6-5, 330 pounds) offers a massive frame and powerful body to anchor against the run.
91. Las Vegas Raiders (from Seahawks via Texans)
The Raiders could use to get more energetic youth behind second-year players Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby. Taylor (6-4, 267 pounds) is a unique prospect because he is a pure power pass-rusher. Some improvement with his moves, mobility and instincts can make him a well-rounded contributor.
92. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have some speed and athleticism in their receiving corps for Lamar Jackson, but need to add a tough target to the mix. Edwards (6-3, 212 pounds) projects as a physical possession receiver who can dominate the short-to-intermediate area.
93. Tennessee Titans
The Titans need some pass-rush consideration to help Harold Landry more with only Vic Beasley signed in the wake of releasing Cameron Wake. Khareem (6-4, 268 pounds) is a versatile, powerful option.
94. Green Bay Packers
The Packers could benefit from addressing their cornerback depth. Jackson (6-2, 208 pounds) has good size with favorable zone and physical skill sets.
95. Denver Broncos (from 49ers)
The Broncos, with a boatload of picks, have the luxury of adding defensive depth. Although Jennings does have good edge-rushing skills at 6-2, 256 pounds, he also has some potential as a run-stopping outside linebacker.
96. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs need to boost their playmaking ability in the middle of the field. Dye (6-3, 231 pounds) is a little undersized but he’s a smart, instinctive and active defender.
97. Cleveland Browns (from Texans) (compensatory)
The Browns need an option between Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. Holmes’ best traits are his toughness and quickness for his size (5-10, 195 pounds). He can have a long, solid career as a nickel corner against slot receivers on short-to-intermediate routes.
98. New England Patriots (compensatory)
The Patriots get their potential Tom Brady replacement and better young alternative to Jarrett Stidham. Fromm’s best attributes — his smarts, leadership qualities and decision-making skills — come from his experience. Where he falls short is his lack of an elite arm.
99. New York Giants (compensatory)
The Giants get their value pick to address tackle. Bartch (6-6, 309 pounds), who stood out at the Combine, has natural smarts and athleticism. He has shown more power and refined technique to raise his stock.
100. New England Patriots (compensatory)
The Patriots get their kind of receiver to keep improving their skill options. Hill (6-0, 196 pounds) is a good route-runner with reliable hands, a technically sound receiver best suited to play from the slot when a scheme can give him some space inside.
101. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)
The Seahawks need another big-play threat to help Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Hightower is a classic size-speed prospect (6-1, 189 pounds) with pure field-stretching skills.
102. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)
The Steelers need to address their 3-4 front after losing Javon Hargave in free agency. Hamilton (6-4, 320 pounds) has the same baseline run stuffing with some potential pass-rush pop.
103. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory)
The Eagles look a lot better immediately at cornerback with Darius Slay, but they need depth with some free-agent issues coming soon. Ojemudia (6-1, 200 pounds) has good developmental qualities related to his impressive size.
104. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)
The Rams need to replenish linebacker after losing Cory Littleton in free agency. Davis-Gaither (6-1, 224 pounds) may be a bit undersized but he flies around the field with good pass-rush and coverage skills.
105. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory)
The Vikings need to think upgrading right guard to keep their run blocking strong. Harris (6-1, 302 pounds) is a relentless, athletic technician who gets the most out of every snap.
106. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)
The Ravens need to replenish depth after losing Michael Pierce in free agency. Lawrence (6-3, 208 pounds) is an extremely tough, high-effort player made to help their defense.
NFL mock draft: Round 4
107. Cincinnati Bengals: Trey Adams, OT, Washington
108. Washington Redskins: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
109. Detroit Lions: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
110. New York Giants: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan
111. Houston Texans (from Dolphins): Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon
112. Los Angeles Chargers: Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
113. Carolina Panthers: Matt Hennessy, G, Temple
114. Arizona Cardinals: Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
115. Cleveland Browns: Ashtyn Davis, S, California
116. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State
117. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
118. Denver Broncos: Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
119. Atlanta Falcons: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
120. New York Jets: Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
121. Las Vegas Raiders: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
122. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
123. Dallas Cowboys: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri
124. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
125. New England Patriots (from Bears): Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State
126. Los Angeles Rams: Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA
127. Philadelphia Eagles: Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
128. Buffalo Bills: Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest
129. Baltimore Ravens (from Patriots): Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU
130. New Orleans Saints: K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
131. Arizona Cardinals (from Texans): Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
132. Minnesota Vikings: McTevin Agim, DT, Arkansas
133. Seattle Seahawks: Damien Lewis, G, LSU
134. Baltimore Ravens: Evan Weaver, LB, California
135. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Titans through Dolphins): Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas
136. Green Bay Packers: Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
137. Jacksonville Jaguars (from 49ers through Broncos): Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State
138. Kansas City Chiefs: Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
139. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (compensatory): Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
140. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Bears) (compensatory): Larrell Murchinson, DT, NC State
141. Miami Dolphins (compensatory): David Woodward, LB, Utah State
142. Washington Redskins (compensatory): Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
143. Atlanta Falcons (from Ravens) (compensatory): Calvin Throckmorton, OT, Oregon
144. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory): Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
145. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): J.R. Reed, S, Georgia
146. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
NFL mock draft: Round 5
147. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Bachie Jr., LB, Michigan State
148. Carolina Panthers (from Redskins): Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami
149. Detroit Lions: Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF
150. New York Giants: Jason Strowbridge, EDGE, North Carolina
151. Los Angeles Chargers: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
152. Carolina Panthers: Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina
153. Miami Dolphins: James Lynch, DT, Baylor
154. Miami Dolphins (from Jaguars through Steelers): Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami
155. Minnesota Vikings (from Browns through Bills): Collin Johnson, WR, Texas
156. San Francisco 49ers: Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
157. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Falcons through Ravens): Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
158. New York Jets: Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn
159. Las Vegas Raiders: Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue
160. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
161. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Davis, DT, Nebraska
162. Washington Redskins: Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan
163. Chicago Bears: Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
164. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Jones, S, Texas
165. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams): Josh Metellus, S, Michigan
166. Detroit Lions (from Eagles): Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina
167. Buffalo Bills: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State
168. Philadelphia Eagles: Lamical Perine, RB, Florida
169. New Orleans Saints: Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State
170. Baltimore Ravens (from Vikings): Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State
171. Houston Texans: Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn
172. New England Patriots (from Seahawks through Lions): Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia
173. Miami Dolphins (from Ravens through Rams): A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State
174. Tennessee Titans: Javon Leake, RB, Maryland
175. Green Bay Packers: Francis Bernard, ILB, Utah
176. San Francisco 49ers: Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
177. Kansas City Chiefs: Stanford Samuels, CB, Florida State
178. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
179. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory): Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri
NFL mock draft: Round 6
180. Cincinnati Bengals: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt
181. Denver Broncos (from Redskins): Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU
182. Detroit Lions: Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M
183. New York Giants: James Robinson, RB, Illinois State
184. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Wonnum, EDGE, South Carolina
185. Miami Dolphins: Steve Wirtel, LS, Iowa State
186. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
187. Cleveland Browns (from Cardinals): Michael Divinity Jr., LB, LSU
188. Buffalo Bills (from Browns): Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
189. Jacksonville Jaguars: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
190. Philadelphia Eagles (from Falcons): Kyahva Tezino, LB, San Diego State
191. New York Jets: Benito Davis, DT, Ole Miss
192. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Robert Windsor, DT, Penn State
193. Indianapolis Colts: Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest
194. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh
195. New England Patriots (from Broncos): Tanner Muse, S, Clemson
196. Chicago Bears: Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
197. Indianapolis Colts (from Cowboys through Dolphins): James Proche, WR, SMU
198. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cheyenne O’Grady, TE, Arkansas
199. Los Angeles Rams: Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
200. Chicago Bears (from Eagles): Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis
201. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills): Geno Stone, S, Iowa
202. Arizona Cardinals (from Patriots): J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona
203. New Orleans Saints: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
204. New England Patriots (from Texans): Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame
205. Minnesota Vikings: Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan
206. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Seahawks): Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt
207. Buffalo Bills (from Ravens through Patriots): T.J. Brunson, LB, South Carolina
208. Green Bay Packers (from Titans): Brian Cole, S, Mississippi State
209. Green Bay Packers: Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State
210. San Francisco 49ers: Jamycal Hasty, RB, Baylor
211. New York Jets (from Chiefs): Antoine Brooks Jr., S. Maryland
212. New England Patriots (compensatory): Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island
213. New England Patriots (compensatory): Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan
214. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory): Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
NFL mock draft: Round 7
215. Cincinnati Bengals: Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis
216. Washington Redskins: Daniel Bituli, LB, Tennessee
217. San Francisco 49ers (from Lions): Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah
218. New York Giants: Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU
219. Minnesota Vikings (from Dolphins): Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State
220. Los Angeles Chargers: Bravvion Roy, DT, Baylor
221. Carolina Panthers: Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
222. Arizona Cardinals: Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia
223. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kamren Curl, CB, Arkansas
224. Tennessee Titans (from Browns): Garrett Marino, DT, UAB
225. Baltimore Ravens (from Jets): Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington
226. Chicago Bears (from Raiders): Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami
227. Miami Dolphins (from Colts): Tyre Phillips, G, Mississippi State
228. Atlanta Falcons (from Buccaneers through Eagles): Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn
229. Washington Redskins (from Broncos): Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati
230. New England Patriots (from Falcons) Dale Harding, LB, Illinois
231. Dallas Cowboys: Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
232. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Mack, LB, Virginia
233. Chicago Bears: Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa
234. Los Angeles Rams: Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland State
235: Detroit Lions (from Eagles through Patriots): Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
236. Green Bay Packers (from Bills through Browns): Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse
237. Tennessee Titans (from Patriots through Broncos): Jon Runyan, OT, Michigan
238. New York Giants (from Saints): Carter Coughlin, EDGE, Minnesota
239. Buffalo Bills (from Vikings): Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida
240. Houston Texans (from Patriots): Levante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan
241. New England Patriots (from Seahawks): Joe Gaziano, EDGE, Northwestern
242. Green Bay Packers (from Ravens): Deejay Dallas, RB, Miami
243. Tennessee Titans: Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii
244. Cleveland Browns (from Packers): Carlos Davis, DT, Nebraska
245. San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Elliott, S, Notre Dame
246. Miami Dolphins (from Chiefs): Scott Frantz, OT, Kansas State
247. New York Giants (compensatory): Trajan Bandy, CB, Miami
248. Houston Texans (compensatory): Lynn Bowden Jr, WR, Kentucky
249. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Mohamed Berry, LB, Nebraska
250. Houston Texans (compensatory): Kevin Dotson, G, Louisiana
251. Miami Dolphins (compensatory): Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
252. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
253. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State
254. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia
255. New York Giants (compensatory): Trystan Colon-Castillo, G, Missouri
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