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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Scouting Combine

With the NFL Scouting Combine in the books, we take a look at the latest projections for the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Scouting Combine may be over, but NFL Draft season is only heating up.

With that in mind, let's project who will be picked where and when with our latest 2020 NFL Mock Draft.

1. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Between his Ohio roots and the Bengals' need for a franchise quarterback, Joe Burrow landing in Cincinnati has always made sense. All indications from both sides coming out of the scouting combine are that the No. 1 pick is a foregone conclusion.

2. Washington Redskins - Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

For the second straight season, Washington D.C. native turned Ohio State Buckeye will return home. But unlike Dwayne Haskins, it shouldn't take long for Chase Young's star potential to become apparent.

3. Detroit Lions - Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

There's been some QB buzz with the Lions recently, but it seems more than likely they'll be sticking with Matthew Stafford, If that proves to be so, they'd be wise to nab Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, whose ability in coverage could transform one of the league's worst passing defenses.

4. New York Giants - Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Putting together one of the most freakish combine showings for an offensive lineman in recent memory, Mekhi Becton seems to have separated himself as the draft's top offensive tackle. And while the Giants have glaring needs on both sides of the ball, keeping Daniel Jones upright should be their top priority.

5. Miami Dolphins - Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Everything that's happened since Tua Tagovailoa's season-ending hip injury appears to have trended in the right direction. Whether he falls to No. 5 or they have to trade up to get him, the Dolphins seem determined to land the former Alabama quarterback.

6. Los Angeles Chargers - Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

With Phillip Rivers heading elsewhere, the Chargers are in the market for a new quarterback for the first time in 16 years. Without the ammo to jump Miami for Tagovailoa, they'll likely find themselves settling for Herbert, who while raw, possesses plenty of upside.

7. Carolina Panthers - Isaiah Simmons, LB, Carolina Panthers

Following Luke Kuechly's retirement, Carolina won't have to wait -- or look far -- to find the next cornerstone of its defense. In Isaiah Simmons, the Panthers would be adding one of the most athletic and versatile defenders in recent draft memory.

8. Arizona Cardinals - Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama

Arizona may be tempted to add a weapon to Kyler Murray's arsenal, but will opt instead to keep him upright. After protecting Tagovailoa's blindside at Alabama, Jedrick Wills Jr. could be the most Day 1 ready starter at offensive tackle in the entire draft.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars - Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

With Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue's futures in Jacksonville each in flux and the team declining Marcell Dareus' contract option, Jacksonville's biggest need this offseason is on the defensive line. As far as defensive tackles go, there may not be a better fit than Auburn's Derrick Brown, who is considered by many to be a top-five talent in the draft.

10. Cleveland Browns - Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

It's offensive tackle or bust for the Browns, who have needs on both the left and right sides of their line. Having spent his college career as a left tackle in the SEC, Andrew Thomas should be well prepared for a career in Cleveland, where he'd be tasked with protecting Baker Mayfield's blindside and paving lanes for his former Georgia teammate, Nick Chubb.

11. New York Jets - Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

New York will have to think hard about adding a wide receiver, but will opt instead to follow the run on offensive tackles. In Iowa's Tristan Wirfs, the Jets could add the final top tier prospect remaining at the position and a player plenty capable of helping to keep Sam Darnold upright.

12. Las Vegas Raiders - Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Wide receiver is one of the Raiders' biggest needs this offseason and that happens to be one of the most talent-rich positions in the draft. Las Vegas would be lucky to get its first pick at the position and land arguably the draft's most dynamic offensive player in Jerry Jeudy.

13. Indianapolis Colts - Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

A lot of buzz coming out of the combine has attached Indianapolis to Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, but I still think the Colts will go the veteran free agent route. As a result, they'll be able to upgrade their pass rush with South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, who has been one of the most rapid risers of this draft season.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - K'Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU

The Bucs have bigger needs at quarterback and offensive tackle, but at this spot in the draft, might be better off using free agency to address both. Even if it franchise tags Shaquil Barrett as expected, K'Lavon Chaisson may be too talented for Tampa Bay to pass on.

15. Denver Broncos - Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

After running a 4.27 40-yard dash at the combine, Henry Ruggs III solidified his status as one of the draft's most intriguing receivers. And in Denver, he could team with Courtland Sutton to give Drew Lock one of the league's most talented receiving corps.

16. Atlanta Falcons - CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

The Falcons' biggest needs this offseason come on the defensive line, but if Kinlaw and Chaisson, it wouldn't be surprising to see them turn their attention toward their secondary. In CJ Henderson, Atlanta would be grabbing one of the most coveted cornerbacks in the draft.

17. Dallas Cowboys - CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Assuming they let Amari Cooper walk in free agency in favor of keeping Dak Prescott, Dallas will have a glaring need at wide receiver. Oklahoma speedster CeeDee Lamb could help fill that void as the run on mid-round wide receivers continues.

18. Miami Dolphins - Josh Jones, OT, Houston

In Tagovailoa, Miami has its new franchise quarterback and now it needs to protect him. A Senior Bowl/analytics darling, Houston's Josh Jones possesses the versatility to play on either side of the line.

19. Las Vegas Raiders - A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

Last year, the Raiders selected a pair of Clemson defenders in defensive end Clelin Ferrell and cornerback Trayvon Mullen. This year, they continue the trend, adding cornerback A.J. Terrell to help solidify their secondary.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars - Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

While he spent the bulk of his college career on the inside, Kenneth Murray possesses both the speed and athleticism to play on the outside as well. In Jacksonville, he could team with Myles Jack to provide an instant upgrade to an otherwise lackluster linebacking corps.

21. Philadelphia Eagles - Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Philadelphia's wide receiving corps was so depleted by the end of last season that former quarterback Greg Ward had turned into the team's top wideout. With Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor's futures with the franchise in question, the Eagles would be wise to upgrade Carson Wentz's weapons with a wideout as talented as Justin Jefferson.

22. Buffalo Bills - Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

John Brown was one of the NFL's most underrated receivers last season but the Bills' wide receiving corps is otherwise lacking. Tee Higgins could provide an instant upgrade and at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, would be the ideal complement to the smaller Brown.

23. New England Patriots - Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

With such a vast variety of needs, the Patriots can afford to take the best player available. In this instance, that happens to be LSU linebacker Patrick Queen, who could become a cornerstone of New England's defense for the decade.

24. New Orleans Saints - Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Drew Brees is back, but 2020 seems like it might be his swan song. Although they may have to trade up to get him, Jordan Love could make for an ideal heir apparent.

25. Minnesota Vikings - Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

The Vikings need so much help in their secondary that they'd be wise to address it in both the draft and free agency. In Trevon Diggs, Minnesota would be adding one of the draft's most athletic cornerbacks, who also happens to be the brother of Vikings star wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

26. Miami Dolphins - Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State

After getting their new quarterback and someone to protect him, the Dolphins nab a player capable of getting after opposing signal-callers. Having tallied 17.5 sacks in the past two seasons at Penn State, Yetur Gross-Matos can provide plenty of pressure.

27. Seattle Seahawks - Austin Jackson, OT, USC

Just because Russell Wilson has a knack for keeping plays alive doesn't mean that Seattle couldn't do a better job of protecting him. At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, Austin Jackson fits the profile of the type of franchise left tackle the Seahawks have been lacking.

28. Baltimore Ravens - A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

With Matthew Judon set to hit free agency, the Ravens' most glaring need comes at pass rusher. A former 5-star prospect, A.J. Epenesa possesses the type of natural talent and versatility that Baltimore has made a habit of getting the most out of.

29. Tennessee Titans - D'Andre Swift, running back, Georgia

Following a strong showing at the combine, D'Andre Swift appears to have emerged as the draft's top running back. And while he may not be as big as Derrick Henry, his ability as a pass-catcher could either aide or help offset the loss of the 2019 rushing champ depending on how the offseason plays out.

30. Green Bay Packers - Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Considering their lack of offensive weapons in the passing game outside of Davante Adams, the Packers were fortunate to reach the NFC Championship Game last season. They'd be perhaps even more lucky to have a wide receiver as talented as Jalen Reagor fall to them at the No. 30 pick.

31. San Francisco 49ers - Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

With Jimmie Ward hitting free agency, San Francisco would be wise to invest at safety -- especially if it gets its first pick at the position. Although Xavier McKinney had to cut his combine workout short due to cramps, the versatility and talent he showed at Alabama may have solidified his status as the top safety in the draft.

32. Kansas City Chiefs - Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

Even if the Chiefs franchise tag -- and keep -- Chris Jones, a long-term deal seems unlikely. At 6-foot-4 and 304 pounds, Ross Blacklock possesses the size and skill to be a disrupter in whichever scheme he's playing in.

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