Cleveland Browns 2020 mock draft: Flurry of trades net two 1st-rounders

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1. player. 56. . QB. Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Burrow

Anything other than Joe Burrow (player or trade), would be a massive, massive shock. All roads lead to him being the pick. He’s from down the road in Athens, was at Ohio State before moving on to LSU and winning a national title. While wearing a Tigers uniform, he had the greatest season in college football history, and the Bengals have spent money in free agency to try to build the team around him, in addition to putting the franchise tag on A.J. Green. Put this one in the bank now.

player. 58. . Edge. Washington Commanders. Chase Young. 2

Like Cincy with Burrow, Chase Young to the Redskins is a lock. Young was an animal for the Buckeyes this past season, and would be the centerpiece to a young, fiesty Washington line. Additionally, he’d be a great first pick for new coach Ron Rivera.

3. player. 59. . QB. Miami Dolphins. Justin Herbert

TRADE: The draft beings here at pick three. Miami trades up with Detroit giving up picks 39, 56 and 70. With the Dolphins it’ll be interesting to see who they prefer, and if they are comfortable on the medicals with Tua to make the jump, giving up a lot of capital in doing so. Here I am guessing if they like him, they’ll park at 5 and take him there. If it’s Herbert, they’ll have to be aggressive to be sure a team like the Raiders, don’t make the leap above them.

31. . T. New York Giants. Jedrick Wills . 4. player

The Giants are another  team rumored to be trading up. In this case the fourth spot may see a team coming for Tua.  Here, though, I have the Giants sticking and taking their top tackle in Wills. He’s a natural right tackle, so it’ll be interesting to see if they move him over to left tackle, or…if they crave a left tackle that they stick here and take Andrew Thomas as a safe option.

CB. Detroit Lions. Jeff Okudah. 5. player. 50.

The Lions take the top corner on my board, and pick up good capital in doing so from the trade with Miami. However, might Matt Patricia value a chess piece in Isaiah Simmons here? That is something worth exploring as well. Okudah gives them a shutdown option to pair with Desmond Trufant to combat Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins and whoever wins the Bears job.