The 2019 NFL season wrapped up this past Sunday, as the Kansas City Chiefs hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. With that said, here is our latest full 2020 1st round mock.
With the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl this past Sunday, the 2019 season is officially wrapped up. All eyes will now shift to the scouting process and with the 2020 NFL Draft taking play in Las Vegas, all eyes will be on the local team, the Raiders.
Moving into my second full first round mock draft of 2020, I’ve done a much deeper dive into the prospects and have made a few changes to how I would draft and rank my prospects.
1. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow, LSU
The Cincinnati Bengals pick is a no-brainer, Joe Burrow, the Heisman winner in 2019.
Burrow’s film speaks for itself. His biggest asset is his football IQ and field vision. The guy understands what he needs to do in every situation, whether the defense is blitzing, playing zone coverage, or man to man coverage.
To take it a step further, his film shows that he can make every throw accurately. In fact, 61.6% of his throws ten-plus yards downfield this past season were placed accurately, according to PFF. To put it into perspective, Baker Mayfield held the previous record at 55.7% in 2017.
His arm talent is ridiculous and if the Bengals take anyone other then Burrow, they will regret it for years to come.
2. Washington Redskins: DE, Chase Young, Ohio State
Chase Young is the best player in this draft class. When you look at a prospect, he should be able to do a certain number of things correctly, and in Young’s case, he checks every single box you want from a prospect. He is strong at the point of attack, quick with his feet/hands, and one of the most intelligent prospects coming out this year.
New head coach Ron Rivera can solidify his defensive front with Young, which would give the Redskins four first-round defensive line on their front: Montez Sweat, Daron Payne, & Jonathan Allen. Since Chase Young is as sure a thing as his former teammate Nick Bosa was last year, this could pay off huge for this team.