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Caputi: 2020 NFL Mock Draft (final)

It’s (virtual) Draft Day! The 2020 installment of 'Spring Christmas' will undoubtedly be a unique experience for all -- from league executives to casual observers. Enjoy the process.

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB. LSU

• Pedestrian junior campaign. Possibly the best individual season by a quarterback in college football history as a senior. Burrow is a risk worth taking for Cincy.
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2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE. Ohio State

• The draft's premier defender, at a premium position, in a phenomenal defensive class. Don't think too hard.
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3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB. Ohio State

• Time's running out on Matt Patricia. With Darius Slay gone, further reinforcement on the boundary is required.

4. New York Giants: Tristan Wirfs, OT. Iowa

• Big Blue has its pick of the talent-rich tackle class. Wirfs possesses the most upside of the bunch.

5. Miami Dolphins: Justin Herbert, QB. Oregon

• Ideal size, mobility and arm -- Herbert comes without the durability concerns Tua does. Miami refused to fold in 2019 and it'll use this opportunity to secure a quarterback.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: Tua Tagovailoa, QB. Alabama

• The Rivers Era is over and who knows if the Bolts will have an opportunity to land a passer of Tua's caliber next year. Less pressure to rush him back if they genuinely like Tyrod Taylor as a stop-gap.

7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, LB. Clemson

• Kuechly's retirement leaves a void and Simmons enters the NFL with a particularly rare skill-set.

8. Arizona Cardinals: Jedrick Wills, OT. Alabama

• After conceding 50 sacks last year, the best way to supplement the development of Offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray is to provide him with edge protection.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown, DT. Auburn

• Run defense was abysmal last season and Brown is a legitimate three-down tackle. An injection of talent is suddenly required on D.

10. Cleveland Browns: Andrew Thomas, OT. Georgia

• If a trade for Trent Williams isn't on the cards, Thomas represents the most pro-ready option among this year's tackle class.

11. New York Jets: Austin Jackson, OT. USC

• Darnold's flashed, but Gang Green must prioritize supporting him in some capacity. Jackson is an ascending prospect with terrific athleticism and left tackle attributes.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: C.J. Henderson, CB. Florida

• Long, press-man boundary corner with the ability to shade inside if required. The corner need is clear and Mayock has his pick of the litter at this spot.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Jerry Jeudy, WR. Alabama

• The NFC Champion 49ers can pick somewhat luxuriously thanks to a neatly built roster, but one item lacking in the tool kit is a receiver who can take the top off a defense.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mekhi Becton, OT. Louisville

• An imposing figure, Becton ideally slots in at right tackle -- which might be Tampa Bay's last remaining primary need on offense.

15. Denver Broncos: Ceedee Lamb, WR. Oklahoma

• Lamb suitably supplements the continued development of both Lock - by providing additional weaponry - and Courtland Sutton - by relieving added attention from the young Pro Bowler.

16. Atlanta Falcons: K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE. LSU

• End? Linebacker? Doesn't really matter. Chaisson is disruptive and if Dimitroff tried tempting Washington for Chase Young at No. 2, pass rush is the priority.

17. Dallas Cowboys: A.J. Terrell, CB. Clemson

• Byron Jones is now in Miami and the Tigers' long, lanky boundary cover corner plays a complete game.

18. Miami Dolphins: Joshua Jones, OT. Houston

• With or without the QB early on, there's a need to improve edge protection. Jones is physically imposing and was brilliant in 2019.

19. Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III, WR. Alabama

• Another player from the 2019 Natty, huh? Ruggs has tremendous speed and his downfield ability adds a new (and sorely needed) element.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Diggs, CB. Alabama

• After dealing A.J. Bouye away and seeing a free agent deal with Darqueze Dennard collapse, cornerback must be addressed early. Ball skills + upside.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reagor, WR. TCU

• An electric passing game option, Reagor satisfies the need for an injection of speed at the position. I've been enamored with his game since 2017.

22. Minnesota Vikings: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE. Penn State

• Danielle Hunter is a bona fide star, but help is needed in the wake of Everson Griffen's departure. 'YGM' is a prototype edge in the Mike Zimmer mold.

23. New England Patriots: Javon Kinlaw, DT. South Carolina

• In what would be a fortuitous scenario, New England could benefit immediately from Kinlaw's imposing dimensions and interior disruption ability.

24. New Orleans Saints: Patrick Queen, LB. LSU

• Signing Emmanuel Sanders left linebacker as arguably the primary need. Queen, a Louisiana native, may remind some of prime Jonathan Vilma.

25. Minnesota Vikings: Jaylon Johnson, CB. Utah

• Spielman & Co. are nearly staring over at the cornerback position and Johnson's a terrific athlete and ultra-competitive in man.

26. Miami Dolphins: Xavier McKinney, DB. Alabama

• I'm skeptical Miami makes all three picks, but after addressing offense earlier McKinney's versatility replenishes what was lost when Minkah Fitzpatrick was traded.

27. Seattle Seahawks: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE. Iowa

• Rest assured John Schneider will trade this pick. But in a mock scenario, Seattle's so-far balked at Jadeveon Clowney's asking price and edge depth is lacking. He runs a slow 40, but Epenesa is 'game.'

28. Baltimore Ravens: Kenneth Murray, LB. Oklahoma

• Murray boasts impressive overall size and his tape is evidence that he's a tackle factory. Besides, Baltimore never properly replaced C.J. Mosley.

29. Tennessee Titans: Jeff Gladney, CB. TCU

• Plays larger than his diminutive size would suggest and his inside-outside versatility should only further endear him to Vrabel's Titans.

30. Green Bay Packers: Justin Jefferson, WR. LSU

• Time's running out on Aaron Rodgers. The Pack's receiver depth is a myriad of limited complementary options.

31. San Francisco 49ers: Cesar Ruiz, OG/C. Michigan

• Assuming John Lynch wants to make two picks, much can be done to prep for the near future. Ruiz is an ideal fit in Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme and has experience at guard.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Ross Blacklock, DT. TCU

• I expect a trade out here, but should the Chiefs stand pat Blacklock provides insurance for GM Brett Veach if things deteriorate with Chris Jones.

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