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Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL Mock Draft has Four QBs in the top 15

PICK 1

Joe Burrow – QB

School: LSU | Year: Senior (RS) 

Burrow doesn’t have elite arm strength, but he checks every other box, and he’s a beautiful fit in the Bengals’ offense.

PICK 2

Chase Young – Edge

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior 

The Redskins already have some talented pieces on the defensive line, but Young is a once-in-a-decade talent.

PICK 3

Jeff Okudah – CB

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior 

Detroit could easily auction off this slot to those teams in search of a quarterback. If the Lions stick and pick, Okudah would provide a much-needed upgrade in their secondary.

PICK 4

Mekhi Becton – OT

School: Louisville | Year: Junior 

Dave Gettleman loves big, physical football players, and they don’t get any bigger than Becton (listed at 6-foot-7, 369 pounds). He is a mauler in the run game, and he’s shockingly nimble in pass protection.

PICK 5

Tua Tagovailoa – QB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior 

Tua does come with durability concerns, but it’s a risk worth taking for the QB-starved Dolphins. He can sit behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for a season while he recovers from hip surgery.

PICK 6

Jedrick Wills – OT

School: Alabama | Year: Junior 

The Chargers are in the QB market, but they also have a desperate need to upgrade the OL. Wills is a rock-solid player, and he’ll start from Day 1 at right tackle for the Bolts.

PICK 7

Derrick Brown – DT

School: Auburn | Year: Senior 

Matt Rhule will be given the time to build this team the right way, and that starts with upgrading in the trenches. Brown is one of the top three or four talents in this draft class.

PICK 8

Tristan Wirfs – OG

School: Iowa | Year: Junior 

The Cardinals need to protect their investment in Kyler Murray. Some believe Wirfs will stay at tackle in the NFL, but I see him as an All-Pro-caliber guard at the next level.

PICK 9

Isaiah Simmons – S

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS) 

Pairing Simmons with last year’s first-round pick, Josh Allen, will give the Jaguars two elite defensive athletes to build around. He can play linebacker or safety.

PICK 10

Andrew Thomas – OT

School: Georgia | Year: Junior 

The Browns must upgrade their offensive tackle situation. Thomas has some areas for improvement, but he’ll be too tempting to pass up.

PICK 11

K’Lavon Chaisson – Edge

School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS) 

General manager Joe Douglas is desperate to upgrade the OL, but in this scenario, the run at the position has already taken place. Chaisson is an outstanding athlete and would fit smoothly into the Jets’ scheme.

PICK 12

CeeDee Lamb – WR

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior 

The Raiders need more playmakers. I believe Lamb is the best receiver in this draft class.

PICK 13

Jordan Love – QB

School: Utah State | Year: Junior (RS) 

The Colts haven’t publicly committed to Jacoby Brissett as their starter in 2020, and Love is simply too intriguing to pass up. He might need to sit for a year, but the payoff could be huge.

PICK 14

Justin Herbert – QB

School: Oregon | Year: Senior 

Teams are all over the map on Herbert. However, he does fit the profile for Bruce Arians — he’s big, strong and smart.

PICK 15

Jerry Jeudy – WR

School: Alabama | Year: Junior 

Jeudy would give the Broncos one of the most exciting collections of young skill-position players in the league. Adding him to a group that already includes Drew Lock, Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant and Phillip Lindsay would strike fear into opposing defensive coordinators.

PICK 16

A.J. Epenesa – Edge

School: Iowa | Year: Junior 

The Falcons have tried and failed to land a consistently productive edge rusher. Epenesa doesn’t have the highest ceiling, but I believe he’ll be a dependable 8-to-10-sack performer at the next level.

PICK 17

Xavier McKinney – S

School: Alabama | Year: Junior 

McKinney is the best safety in the draft, and he addresses a glaring need for the Cowboys.

PICK 18

D’Andre Swift – RB

School: Georgia | Year: Junior 

Swift is a special player and would team with Tua to create some excitement in Miami.

PICK 19

Patrick Queen – LB

School: LSU | Year: Junior 

The Raiders need to get faster and more dynamic on defense. Queen plays sideline to sideline, and he’s outstanding in coverage.

PICK 20

C.J. Henderson – CB

School: Florida | Year: Junior 

The Jaguars have a need at cornerback, and Henderson is widely viewed as the second-best player at the position in this draft class.

PICK 21

Henry Ruggs III – WR

School: Alabama | Year: Junior 

Speed! The Eagles are focused on getting faster this offseason, and Ruggs is the most explosive player in the draft.

PICK 22

Tee Higgins – WR

School: Clemson | Year: Junior 

The Bills need to add a big-bodied playmaker. Higgins is a jump-ball specialist.

PICK 23

Grant Delpit – S

School: LSU | Year: Junior 

The Patriots could look at an offensive lineman here (see: Michigan center Cesar Ruiz), but they need to add some youth and athleticism at the safety position, as well.

PICK 24

Justin Jefferson – WR

School: LSU | Year: Junior 

Jefferson is very precise as a route runner, and I love his toughness. He’ll fit perfectly next to Michael Thomas.

PICK 25

Javon Kinlaw – DT

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior 

I have Kinlaw rated very high, and this would be too much value to pass up at this spot. He is a physical freak.

PICK 26

Austin Jackson – OT

School: USC | Year: Junior 

The Dolphins‘ offensive overhaul continues with a very athletic offensive tackle. Jackson is only 20 years old, and he has tremendous upside.

PICK 27

Ross Blacklock – DT

School: TCU | Year: Junior (RS) 

Blacklock is one of my favorite prospects in the class. He’s a much better player than former teammate L.J. Collier, whom the Seahawks selected in the first round last year.

PICK 28

Kenneth Murray – LB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior 

The Ravens love shopping at Oklahoma. Murray is a dynamic athlete, and Baltimore needs an upgrade at the linebacker position.

PICK 29

Marlon Davidson – Edge

School: Auburn | Year: Senior 

Davidson has inside/outside versatility, and he plays extremely hard. He would join Jeffery Simmons to give the Titans two young building blocks up front.

PICK 30

Laviska Shenault – WR

School: Colorado | Year: Junior 

The Packers don’t pick WRs in the first round, but Shenault is more than just a receiver. He can line up in the backfield and move around the formation to create mismatches in Green Bay’s favor.

PICK 31

Zack Baun – Edge

School: Wisconsin | Year: Senior (RS) 

Baun can play on the edge or off the ball. His athletic ability and versatility would fit well in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense.

PICK 32

A.J. Terrell – CB

School: Clemson | Year: Junior 

Terrell had a rough game vs. LSU in the national championship, but the rest of his tape is very good. He has size, length and instincts.

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