The Cleveland Browns have haired Andrew Berry, and now it’s time to see if there were any changes in the Factory of Sadness mock NFL draft 2.0.
The Browns have hired a GM in Andrew Berry, released a few personnel execs, including Alonzo Highsmith and now we are on the other side of the Senior Bowl, where we have some risers and fallers, and maybe some additional info on where teams may be looking, So without further ado let’s get into my 2nd mock of the 2020 NFL Draft. If you want to see the first mock, click here
With the first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft..
1. Cincinnati-Joe Burrow-QB-LSU-Same as the first mock and probably 99 percent of the mocks you’ll read from now until April. The former Ohio State QB and Athens H.S. graduate is a natural fit for the Bengals who need a QB. He’s thrown for over 5,200 yards and has 52 TDs on the season.
2. Washington-Chase Young-DE-Ohio State-This should be open and shut as well. Young who capped his career at Ohio State with 16.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles was a force for the Buckeyes. Young would be the centerpiece of a young Redskins D Line consisting of him, Montez Sweat, Jon Allen, and Da’Ron Payne, they have the potential to be a force in the NFC east for years to come.
3. Detroit-Isaiah Simmons-LB-Clemson-This could be a prime trade up spot for either Tua or Justin Herbert, in this mock, I am not doing any trades. So instead I am going best available here in Simmons.He is a true swiss army knife on defense who can line up inside or outside at linebacker, as well as safety.
4. New York Giants-Jedrick Wills-OT-Alabama-I’ve seen Jeff Okudah here or a Jerry Jeudy, both make sense with needs of the Giants, my main need for them is offensive tackle, and unlike WR or CB, tackle is not really deep, so I am stacking the board and going with my best tackle. Again, this could be a spot for a trade up for a QB. Keep an eye on the massive Mekhi Becton here as well.
5. Miami-Tua Tagavailoa-QB-Alabama-The key here is the hip, does it check out? If doctors are confident his floor is probably here with the Dolphins. When on the field, he is an absolute force, though I am also cautious with his other lower leg injuries during his time at Alabama. He has the talent, but is he a guy you would spend significant capital on in a trade ahead of Miami?
6. Los Angeles Chargers-Justin Herbert-QB-Oregon-With Phillip Rivers gone, the Chargers select their QB of the future. Herbert had many high moments at Oregon, and was the MVP of the Senior Bowl, but could also be inconsistent. He’s big, has a strong arm, and is very mobile, can a team smooth out the rough spots?
7. Carolina-Tristan Wirfs-T-Iowa-It will be interesting to see where the Panthers go under Matt Rhule. The top 3 QBs are gone, do the Panthers take Jordan Love? Do they take Derrick Brown? Here I have them taking Wirfs, who fills a need at tackle and worst case kicks in as a mobile guard.
8. Arizona-Derrick Brown-DT-Auburn-Brown was a game wrecker inside for the Tigers, with the Niners, Seahawks, and Rams all teams who like to run the ball, the Cardinals elect for help on the interior on the D Line.
9. Jacksonville-Jeff Okudah-CB-Ohio St-Best corner in the draft to a team dealing with playmakers in their division in division. With Jalen Ramsey traded last season, a shutdown corner is needed. Could this be a spot for a trade up for a team looking to jump ahead of the Browns and Jets for an offensive tackle.
10. Cleveland-Mekhi Becton-OT-Louisville-Browns get a tackle here, in another mock with trades, I would bet for some kind of trade down, but here we aren’t, and here the Browns elect to snag Becton ahead of the Jets at 11. Becton is a BIG tackle at 6’7″ 340 lbs, movement at the combine will be important, but he has the traits to play at either tackle spot. As long as he tests well, he should fit the analytical benchmarks to be a target for the Browns.