The 2020 NFL Draft starts tonight 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 and the draft will be fully virtual. This is part 3 and I will be going over picks 22-32. I did not include any trades in this mock draft. Picks 22-32 of this draft consist of 7 offensive players and only 4 players on the defensive side of the ball. There are definitely some stars in the making in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With the 22nd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Austin Jackson, an offensive tackle from USC. The Vikings need offensive line help and Jackson will give that to Minnesota. Their tackles are getting old and Jackson can bring youth to their team. With the 23rd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Patrick Queen, a linebacker from LSU. Many expect the Patriots to take Jordan Love in this position, but the Patriots win games with defense. They will be emphasizing defense more than ever now that Tom Brady is in Tampa Bay and Queen can help fill in for Kyle Van Noy. With the 24th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select Jordan Love, a quarterback from Utah State. Drew Brees is getting old and is likely in one of the last seasons of his career. Jordan Love can be the starting quarterback of the future for New Orleans and he goes to the Saints. With the 25th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Brandon Aiyuk, a wide receiver from Arizona State. Aiyuk is a much needed playmaker for the Vikings and will help replace Stefon Diggs who was traded to the Bills earlier this offseason. The Vikings reach for Aiyuk with the 25th pick, but he is an essential receiver for Minnesota.
With the 26th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Deandre Swift, a running back from Georgia. Swift is the 1st running back taken in the draft and that is well deserved. He should be a good compliment to Jordan Howard in the Dolphins' backfield and can take over that backfield once Howard moves on. With the 27th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select Yetur Gross-Matos, a defensive end from Penn State. Gross-Matos has great size which he pairs with his quickness to be a great pass rusher. Gross-Matos has a lot of potential and will be a solid pass rusher for Seattle. With the 28th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Kenneth Murray, a linebacker from Oklahoma. The Ravens do not need any help on offense, as their offense is already great. They do need defense, a Murray is a linebacker with great speed that should be an instant starter for Baltimore. With the 29th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Kristian Fulton, a cornerback from LSU. The Tians lost 2 of their top 3 corners this offseason and it is a big team need. Fulton should fill that role and be a good cover corner for the Titans for years to come.
With the 30th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select Laviska Shenault, a wide receiver from Colorado. Shenault is a much needed receiver for the Packers and is a crafty target for Aaron Rodgers. Shenault can play running back as well and can be used in many different ways. With the 31st pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select Denzel Mims, a wide receiver from Baylor. The 49ers desperately need receivers and Mims is a quick target for San Francisco. Mims and Deebo Samuel together will be lethal for the 49ers and Mims fills the hole at wide receiver. With the 32nd pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Cesar Ruiz, a center from Michigan. The Chiefs need offensive line help and Ruiz should be their center of the future.