The 2020 NFL Draft starts on April 23 and goes until April 25. With everything going on in the world right now, the NFL Draft seems like the only thing that will start on time. This is only part 1 and I will be going over the top 10 picks. In future articles I will be going through the whole first round. I did not include any trades in this mock draft. The top 10 picks of this draft are mostly compiled of quarterbacks and offensive/defensive lineman. There are definitely some stars in the making in the top 10 picks of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The top three picks consist of 1 offensive player and 2 defensive players. With the 1st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Joe Burrow, a quarterback out of LSU. There is no doubt that Burrow is going to be the top pick in the draft. The senior quarterback won the Heisman trophy this season and is the surefire number 1 overall pick. With the 2nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins select Chase Young, a defensive end out of Ohio State. Young is comparable to Nick Bosa, both are defensive ends out of Ohio State and both were drafted very high. Bosa elevated the San Francisco defense to a new level and Young has the ability to do the same thing. With the 3rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select Jeff Okudah, a cornerback out of Ohio State. Okudah is the best cornerback in the draft and fills a huge hole for the Lions. Darius Slay was traded to the Eagles earlier this offseason and Okudah will become a top cornerback for the Lions right away.
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There are 2 quarterbacks in picks 4-6 in the 2020 NFL Draft. With the 4th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Jedrick Wills, an offensive tackle out of Alabama. Wills should be a great man in protection for Daniel Jones, Jones was a high pick in last year's draft and he needs to be protected. Wills fills a gaping hole for the Giants, New York has had a terrible offensive line for years and Wills should help out the Giants O-Line. With the 5th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa, a quarterback out of Alabama. Tua is a hit or miss player that could turn out to be a franchise quarterback for Miami, or he could turn out to be a huge bust. The Alabama product had injuries throughout college and those problems could transfer to the NFL. With the 6th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers select Justin Herbert, a quarterback out of Oregon. The Chargers need Herbert as they have a gaping hole at the quarterback position. Philip Rivers left them for the Colts this offseason and Herbert should be the starting quarterback in his rookie season.
Picks 7-10 of the draft are mostly offensive lineman with a defensive player thrown in there. With the 7th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select Andrew Thomas, an offensive tackle out of Georgia. Thomas can instantly play left tackle which puts him above other offensive tackle prospects. Carolina has to protect their new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Thomas can help with that. With the 8th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Tristan Wirfs, an offensive tackle out of Iowa. Wirfs is a versatile offensive lineman that can play pretty much any position across the O-Line. Wirfs will bring value right away and will help to protect the reigning rookie of the year, Kyler Murray. With the 9th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Isiah Simmons, a linebacker out of Clemson. Simmons is a versatile defensive player who plays a variety of positions. The Jaguars will be getting a safety, linebacker, and a slot corner all in one with Simmons. With the 10th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Mekhi Becton, an offensive tackle out of Louisville. The Browns have a bad offensive line and Becton will strengthen it. He will be paired with Jack Conklin and the Cleveland offensive line should see a big improvement.