NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Two weeks following the NFL Combine, I finally was able to publish my second mock. While there were some big risers like Tristan Wirfs and Denzel Mims, not too much has changed. Still, here’s a first round mock with analysis as well as Combine results.

bengals logo  1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 221 lbs

Arm: 30 ⅞”

Hand: 9”

40-Yard Dash: –

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: – 

Vertical Jump: – 

Despite the Joe Burrow Hand Controversy, he’s still the clear #1 pick. No change here. 

 

redskins logo  2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State 

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 264 lbs

Arm: 33 ¾”

Hand: 10”

40-Yard Dash: – 

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: – 

Vertical Jump: – 

No change here either. The football fan in me wanted Young to show off his monster abilities at the Combine, but he’s already solidified his position as a top 3 pick. 

chase young skins

dolphins logo  3. Miami Dolphins (from Detroit Lions) – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 217 lbs

Arm: 30 ½”

Hand: 10”

40-Yard Dash: – 

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: – 

Vertical Jump: – 

Rumor has it that Tua’s rehab has been successful, so we’ll say the Dolphins sacrifice one or two of their many picks to move up and take him. The Redskins could even take him and move on from Dwayne Haskins, but we’ll dive into that possibility after free agency. 

 

chargers logo  4. Los Angeles Chargers (from New York Giants) – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 236 lbs

Arm: 32 ⅞”

Hand: 10”

40-Yard Dash: 4.68s

Bench Press: –

Broad Jump: 123.0”

Vertical Jump: 35.5”

Justin Herbert had a monster combine. His 4.68 was faster than I expected, and he looked incredibly sharp in the on-field drills. He showed off his desirable physical traits during Combine week.  

 

lions logo  5. Detroit Lions (from Miami Dolphins) – Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State 

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 205 lbs

Arm: 32 ⅝”

Hand: 9 ⅛”

40-Yard Dash: 4.48s

Bench Press: 11 reps

Broad Jump: 135.0”

Vertical Jump: 41.0”

Okudah’s combination of length (32 ⅝”) and vertical (41.0”) means he’ll be able to reach any ball thrown his way. He’s the clear CB1 in this class. 

 

giants logo  6. New York Giants (from Los Angeles Chargers) – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 364 lbs

Arm: 35 ⅝”

Hand: 10 ¾”

40-Yard Dash: 5.10s

Bench Press: 23 reps

Broad Jump: –

Vertical Jump: –

There are a variety of different ways the Giants could go here, but if GM Dave Gettleman has proved anything so far, it’s that he’s unpredictable. That’s why I’ll be out-of-the-box here with a Becton selection after they trade back with the Chargers. Becton showed the world that even though he’s huge, he’s still very mobile. 

 

panthers logo  7. Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 238 lbs

Arm: 33 ⅜”

Hand: 9 ⅝”

40-Yard Dash: 4.39s

Bench Press: –

Broad Jump: 132.0”

Vertical Jump: 39.0”

Simmons may have had the best Combine out of anybody. Just look at those numbers. Freak. The Panthers would be happy to draft Luke Kuechly’s successor here. 

isaiah simmons panthers

cardinals logo  8. Arizona Cardinals – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma 

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 198 lbs

Arm: 32 ¼”

Hand: 9 ¼”

40-Yard Dash: 4.50s

Bench Press: 11 reps

Broad Jump: 124.0”

Vertical Jump: 34.5”

Instead of going O-Line this time, the Cards go for Kyler’s old buddy. This seems like the type of move Kliff Kingsbury would want to make for his young QB. Lamb looked like the top WR during the drills at the Combine, so don’t be surprised if he’s drafted as the top guy. 

 

jaguars logo  9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn 

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 326 lbs

Arm: 34 ¼”

Hand: 9”

40-Yard Dash: 5.16s

Bench Press: 28 reps

Broad Jump: 108.0

Vertical Jump: 27.0

Another mock, same pick. Brown’s stock didn’t change too much at the Combine, but that’s not a bad thing in his case. The Jags revamp their front again here. 

 

browns logo  10. Cleveland Browns – Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 320 lbs

Arm: 34”

Hand: 10 ¼”

40-Yard Dash: 4.85s

Bench Press: 24 reps

Broad Jump: 121.0”

Vertical Jump: 36.5”

I take that back, Wirfs had the best Combine week. He had a better vertical and broad jump than top receiver Jerry Jeudy and running a 4.85 as an O-Lineman is impressive to say the least. After the arrest of Greg Robinson, the Browns gladly would take Wirfs. 

 

jets logo  11. New York Jets – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama 

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 312 lbs

Arm: 34 ¼”

Hand: 10”

40-Yard Dash: 5.05s

Bench Press:

Broad Jump: 113.0”

Vertical Jump: 34.5”

Wills has dropped down boards just because of the success of Becton and Wirfs. He still put up great numbers, though, and he’s a guaranteed top 15 prospect. 

 

raiders logo  12. Las Vegas Raiders – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 193 lbs

Arm: 32 ⅛”

Hand: 9 ½”

40-Yard Dash: 4.45s

Bench Press: –

Broad Jump: 120.0”

Vertical Jump: 35.0”

Jeudy put up similar numbers to CeeDee Lamb at the Combine. However, CeeDee jumped him based on the on-field drills. 

 

colts logo  13. Indianapolis Colts – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina 

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 324 lbs

Arm: 34 ⅞”

Hand: 10 ½”

40-Yard Dash: –

Bench Press: –

Broad Jump: –

Vertical Jump: – 

Kinlaw’s measurables were much freakier than I thought they would be. We’ll say the Colts find their new QB in free agency and take Kinlaw to anchor the DL here. 

 

bucs logo  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia 

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 315 lbs

Arm: 36 ⅛”

Hand: 10 ¼”

40-Yard Dash: 5.22s

Bench Press: 21 reps

Broad Jump: 109.0”

Vertical Jump: 30.5”

He may have been overshadowed by his OT peers, but don’t forget about Andrew Thomas. Whether the Bucs stay with Jameis or find a new signal-caller, Thomas would be there to bolster their OL. 

 

broncos logo  15. Denver Broncos – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 188 lbs

Arm: 30 ½”

Hand: 10 ⅛”

40-Yard Dash: 4.27s

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: 131.0”

Vertical Jump: 42.0”

Look at these numbers. If Jeudy and Lamb ae off the board, it would be hard to see the Broncos let Ruggs slide any farther. 

henry ruggs broncos

raiders logo  16. Atlanta Falcons – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 254 lbs

Arm: 32 ¼”

Hand: 9 ⅞”

40-Yard Dash: – 

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: – 

Vertical Jump: – 

I was very disappointed that Chaisson didn’t take part in the Combine, and his Pro Day could easily be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Nevertheless, it’s easy to see his potential. 

 

cowboys logo  17. Dallas Cowboys – C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida 

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 204 lbs

Arm: 31 ⅝”

Hand: 9”

40-Yard Dash: 4.39s

Bench Press: 20 reps

Broad Jump: 127.0”

Vertical Jump: 37.5”

With Byron Jones likely to be on the way out, sliding Henderson into the lineup wouldn’t hurt the Cowboys one bit. In my mind, he’s the clear CB2. 

 

dolphins logo  18. Miami Dolphins – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 197 lbs

Arm: 30 ⅝”

Hand: 9 ⅛”

40-Yard Dash: 4.46s

Bench Press: –

Broad Jump: 123.0”

Vertical Jump: 35.5”

Right behind Henderson is Fulton at CB3. His numbers don’t pop, but he makes up for that with his intelligence. 

 

raiders logo  19. Oakland Raiders – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 229 lbs

Arm: 31 ⅝”

Hand:10”

40-Yard Dash: 4.50s

Bench Press: 18 reps

Broad Jump: 125.0”

Vertical Jump: 35.0”

Queen vaults Kenneth Murray in this mock. His value in the run game would mean a lot to the Raiders. 

 

jaguars logo  20. Jacksonville Jaguars – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 201 lbs

Arm: 30 ⅞”

Hand: 8 ⅝”

40-Yard Dash: 4.63s

Bench Press: 19 reps

Broad Jump: 122.0”

Vertical Jump: 36.0”

Keep in mind that McKinney was hobbled during his 40. He’s the Swiss Army Knife of this draft class who would be an immediate starter on the Jags. 

 

eagles logo  21. Philadelphia Eagles – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 205 lbs

Arm: 32 ¾”

Hand: 9 ⅜”

40-Yard Dash: – 

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: – 

Vertical Jump: – 

He didn’t participate, but that 32 ¾” arm length is great for a CB to have. Length is an important thing to have for DBs, and Diggs has it. 

 

bills logo  22. Buffalo Bills – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 207 lbs

Arm: 33 ⅞”

Hand: 9 ⅜”

40-Yard Dash: 4.38s

Bench Press: 16 reps

Broad Jump: 131.0”

Vertical Jump: 38.0”

Mims’ stock went through the roof after the Combine. He’s the type of big receiver that would complement John Brown and Cole Beasley well. 

 

new england patriots logo  23. New England Patriots – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 224 lbs

Arm: 32 ⅝”

Hand: 10 ⅝”

40-Yard Dash: 4.74s

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: 118.0”

Vertical Jump: 35.5”

This is probably the lowest you’ll see Love going, but as a Pats fan, I’d love to see this. Even if Brady stays I’d love this. 

jordan love pats

saints logo  24. New Orleans Saints – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 202 lbs

Arm: 33”

Hand: 9 ⅛” 

40-Yard Dash: 4.43s

Bench Press: – 

Broad Jump: 126.0”

Vertical Jump: 37.5”

Jefferson was another guy to improve his stock at the Combine. Michael Thomas would be the perfect mentor for him. 

 

vikings logo  25. Minnesota Vikings – Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma 

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 304 lbs

Arm: 32 ¾”

Hand: 9 ⅝”

40-Yard Dash: 4.79s

Bench Press: 23 reps

Broad Jump: –

Vertical Jump: – 

With the release of DT Linval Joseph, this is a logical selection. Need meets value perfectly here. 

 

dolphins logo  26. Miami Dolphins – Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 319 lbs

Arm: 33 ⅞”

Hand: 10 ⅛”

40-Yard Dash: 5.27s

Bench Press: 24 reps

Broad Jump: 109.0”

Vertical Jump: 28.5”

The Dolphins still land Jones, but at a discount. Like Andrew Thomas, he was overshadowed by the top OTs at the Combine. It’s still hard to see him drop out of round 1, though. 

 

seahawks logo  27. Seattle Seahawks – Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 266 lbs

Arm: 34 ⅞”

Hand: 9 ¾”

40-Yard Dash: – 

Bench Press: 20 reps

Broad Jump: 120.0”

Vertical Jump: 34.0”

Gross-Matos quietly had a stellar Combine. It’s looking more and more likely that the Seahawks will let Jadeveon Clowney go, so they’ll need to reboot their DL if that happens. 

 

ravens logo  28. Baltimore Ravens – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma 

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 241 lbs

Arm: 32 ¾”

Hand: 9 ½”

40-Yard Dash: 4.52”

Bench Press: 21 reps

Broad Jump: 129.0”

Vertical Jump: 38.0”

Instead of choosing from the deep group of receivers here, the Ravens end up taking C.J. Mosley’s successor. Murray hasn’t risen up boards like I projected he would, but his talent is undeniable. 

 

titans logo  29. Tennessee Titans – Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 238 lbs

Arm: 32 ¾”

Hand: 9 ⅝”

40-Yard Dash: 4.65s

Bench Press: 24 reps

Broad Jump: 115.0”

Vertical Jump: 32.5”

If McKinney is the top Swiss Army Knife in this class, then Baun is a close second. This is his first appearance in my mock, so I’ll give you some numbers from his past two seasons:137 tackles, 27.0 TFL, 15.0 sacks. 

 

packers logo  30. Green Bay Packers – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 206 lbs

Arm: 31 ⅜”

Hand: 9 ½”

40-Yard Dash: 4.47s

Bench Press: 17 reps

Broad Jump: 138.0”

Vertical Jump: 42.0”

Reagor’s 40 time certainly didn’t match up with his quick game speed. The 40-Yard dash is overrated, though, and I loved to see his broad and vertical jumps. A-Rod finally gets a real WR2. 

jalen reagor packers

49ers logo  31. San Francisco 49ers – Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 307 lbs

Arm: 33 ⅛”

Hand: 11”

40-Yard Dash: 5.08s

Bench Press: 28 reps

Broad Jump: 113.0”

Vertical Jump: 33.0”

Ruiz was another winner from the Combine. The Niners don’t have many holes, so a safe pick like this is solid. 

 

chiefs logo  32. Kansas City Chiefs – Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 191 lbs

Arm: 31 ⅞”

Hand: 9”

40-Yard Dash: 4.48s

Bench Press: 17 reps

Broad Jump: 124.0”

Vertical Jump: 37.5”

You love to see that 31 ⅞” arm length, plus his vertical. I think we could see Gladney rise even more before Draft day. 

Hope you enjoyed. Stay safe.

-Sam

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