1.) BENGAUX CINCINNATI
TO CHOOSE QB Joe Burrow, LSU
COMMENT The winner of the 2019 Heisman Trophy travels to his home state of Ohio to try to overthrow the worst team in the league.
2.) WASHINGTON REDSKINS
TO CHOOSE DE Chase Young, State of Ohio
COMMENT Washington will have no trouble making this choice over the dominant Buckeye.
3.) STRAIT LIONS
TO CHOOSE CB Jeff Okudah, State of Ohio
COMMENT Make it two Buckeyes in a row, as Lions desperately need help in high school.
4.) GIANTS OF NEW YORK
TO CHOOSE OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
COMMENT The Giants have their quarterback (Daniel Jones) and their ball carrier (Saquon Barkley), so it’s time to protect them.
5.) MIAMI DOLPHINS
TO CHOOSE QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
COMMENT The Dolphins have passed through so many signalers since Dan Marino retired 20 years ago, so they will land one of the most electrifying players in the draft.
6.) LOADERS OF LOS ANGELES
TO CHOOSE QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
COMMENT The Chargers get their franchise quarterback, who can sit a year behind Tyrod Taylor.
7.) CAROLINA PANTHERS
TO CHOOSE LB / S Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
COMMENT The Panthers, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, won’t have to go too far to land the versatile Simmons.
8.) ARIZONA CARDINALS
TO CHOOSE DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
COMMENT Brown will start from the first day in the Valley of the Sun.
9.) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
TO CHOOSE CB C.J. Henderson, Florida
COMMENT There are so many needs for the Jaguars, but they will become secondary here with the first of their 12 choices.
10.) CLEVELAND BROWNS
TO CHOOSE OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama
COMMENT Baker Mayfield needs protection, and the Browns will help him here.
11.) NEW YORK JETS
TO CHOOSE OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
COMMENT Sam Darnold would be fine with this choice as the Jets try to keep him healthy.
12.) LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
TO CHOOSE WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
COMMENT It’s a great project for wide receivers, and the Raiders take the first one off the board.
13.) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (D’INDIANAPOLIS)
TO CHOOSE WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
COMMENT The 49ers’ offense is one of the most versatile in the NFL, and the addition of Ruggs helps.
14.) BUCANEERS OF TAMPA BAY
TO CHOOSE OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
COMMENT Protecting Tom Brady is a must, so the Buccaneers will not hesitate with this choice.
15.) DENVER BRONCOS
TO CHOOSE WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
COMMENT Drew Lock will appreciate this weapon from one of the best programs in the country.
16.) ATLANTA FALCONS
TO CHOOSE DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
COMMENT Dan Quinn knows a thing or two about defensive linemen, so he will be happy to have this Gamecock star.
17.) DALLAS COWBOYS
TO CHOOSE S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
COMMENT Safety is a critical position to fill for the Cowboys, and McKinney is the best there is.
18.) MIAMI DOLPHINS (FROM PITTSBURGH)
TO CHOOSE OT Austin Jackson, Southern Cal
COMMENT Jackson helps improve the offensive line.
19.) LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (FROM CHICAGO)
TO CHOOSE CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson
COMMENT The Raiders dive into the Clemson again, a year after choosing Clelin Ferrell and Hunter Renfrow.
20.) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (FROM RAMS)
TO CHOOSE BY K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
COMMENT Chaisson could replace Yannick Ngakoue if he is traded.
21.) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TO CHOOSE WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
COMMENT Carson Wentz deserves a better receiving group and Jefferson will immediately boost the Eagles’ offense.
22.) MINNESOTA VIKINGS (DE BUFFALO)
TO CHOOSE WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
COMMENT In the first of two Vikings’ first round picks, they will get another weapon for Kirk Cousins.
23.) PATRIOTS OF NEW ENGLAND
TO CHOOSE DL A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
COMMENT Bill Belichick loves defense and Epenesa is considered one of the best defensive prospects in the draft.
24.) SAINTS OF NEW ORLEANS
TO CHOOSE LB Patrick Queen, LSU
COMMENT An LSU linebacker drafted by New Orleans? It is a cause of celebration for fans of Saints.
25.) MINNESOTA VIKINGS
TO CHOOSE CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
COMMENT Mike Zimmer is a defensive coach, so he will appreciate the chance to get Johnson, who is one of the best corners in the repechage.
26.) MIAMI (HOUSTON) DOLPHINS
TO CHOOSE RB DeAndre Swift, Georgia
COMMENT The Dolphins’ first round course includes a quarterback, an attacking tackle and a ball carrier. Not bad.
27.) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
TO CHOOSE DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
COMMENT The Seahawks can trade their first round pick for the ninth consecutive year, but if they stay at # 27, they will look to improve their passing precipitation.
28.) BALTIMORE RAVENS
TO CHOOSE LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
COMMENT The Ravens’ defense improves with the addition of Murray.
29.) TENNESSEE TITANS
TO CHOOSE OT Josh Jones, Houston
COMMENT Jones enters and becomes the new right tackle for the Titans after Jack Conklin leaves for Cleveland.
30.) GREEN BAY PACKAGING
TO CHOOSE QB Jordan Love, State of Utah
COMMENT Sitting behind Aaron Rodgers would benefit the development of Love.
31.) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
TO CHOOSE C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
COMMENT The 49ers have no choice in the second, third and fourth rounds and could trade on the 31st choice. If they stay here, they’ll take Ruiz to help Kyle Shanahan’s area blocking system.
32.) HEADS OF TOWN OF KANSAS
TO CHOOSE RB J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
COMMENT Super Bowl champions add another deadly player to their high-powered attack.
Sports on 04/23/2020