2020 NFL Draft: Post-free agency 7-round mock draft

A lot has changed over the last week, as the NFL free agency period was fast and furious. In this 7-round 2020 NFL mock draft, we will take a look at what teams will do next month after filling some needs in free agency.

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65-Cincinnati Bengals: Netane Muti, OL Fresno State

The Bengals must fix their offensive line to give Joe Burrow the best chance to succeed. Netane Muti is a first-round talent, who must prove he can stay healthy. If he can prove this, the Bengals got themselves a player here.

66-Washington Redskins: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Michigan

Dwayne Haskins is ready for his first full season where he will be the starting quarterback. The Redskins need to arm him with play-makers to give him a fair evaluation.

67-Detroit Lions: Neville Gallimore, DT Oklahoma

The Lions lost a good amount of talent from their defensive line to free agency. Neville Gallimore is quick and disruptive, which should instantly make him a favorite of Matt Patricia.

68-New York Jets: Bradlee Anae, Edge Utah

The Jets really need a pass rusher. They pursued free Dante Fowler Jr. before he signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Anae might not have eye-popping athleticism, but he finds a way to get to the quarterback.

69-Carolina Panthers: Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State

James Bradberry is now a New York Giant and Carolina needs to find a suitable replacement.

70-Miami Dolphins: Jonah Jackson, OL Ohio State

Jonah Jackson is one of the most underrated players in the 2020 NFL Draft. He is a future pro-bowl-caliber player, who could immediately be penciled in as a starter in Miami.

71-Los Angeles Chargers: Michael Ojemudia, CB Iowa

Casey Hayward isn’t the player he once was and while the Chris Harris signing was a good one, it was a short term deal. Michael Ojemudia is an under the radar prospect, possessing the necessary tools to develop into a starting cornerback.

72-Arizona Cardinals: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU

The Cardinals kept Kenyan Drake for another year by sticking him with the transition tag, but they still need a physical runner to run between the tackle. Clyde Edwards-Helaire reminds me of Maurice Jones-Drew coming out of UCLA.

73-Jacksonville Jaguars: Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina

If Bryan Edwards hadn’t broken his foot during the draft process, he probably would have been selected a round higher. It’s rebuilding time in Jacksonville, so all positions need to be addressed.

74-Cleveland Browns: Malik Harrison, LB Ohio State

After deciding to not sign free agent Joe Schobert and releasing Christian Kirksey, the Browns linebacker core needs some work.

75-Indianapolis Colts: Jacob Eason, QB Washington

The Colts did sign Phil Rivers; however, it was only a one year deal, so the Colts need to start thinking about the quarterback of the future. Selecting a big-arm quarterback like Jacob Eason and having him sit behind Rivers for a year could be a good recipe to develop the future franchise quarterback.

76-Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalid Kareem, Edge Notre Dame

The Buccaneers became Super Bowl contenders overnight by getting Tom Brady. Adding quality players at premium positions will bolster the Buccs roster. Khalid Kareem is being overlooked in NFL circles, as he has the skill-set to become a double-digit sack producer.

77-Denver Broncos: Darnay Holmes, CB UCLA

Replacing Chris Harris will not be easy, but the feisty Darnay Holmes would not be afraid of the challenge.

78-Atlanta Falcons: Darrell Taylor, Edge Tennessee

Despite signing Dante Fowler, the Falcons still have an inadequate pass rush. Darrell Taylor is quick off the edge and could end up being a major steal for the Falcons.

79-New York Jets: John Simpson, OL Clemson

The Jets add the monster from Clemson in order to provide further protection for their 22-year old quarterback, Sam Darnold.

80-Las Vegas Raiders: Jeremy Chinn, S Southern Illinois

Jeremy Chinn is a do-it-all safety that should be able to push for a starting spot immediately.

81-Las Vegas Raiders: Rashard Lawrence, DT LSU

Rashard Lawrence is a hard-nosed, physical player that can enhance the Raiders’ run defense.

82-Dallas Cowboys: Brycen Hopkins, TE Purdue

The Cowboys just signed tight end Blake Jarwin to a monster deal, but Dak Prescott needs a better option. Brycen Hopkins is super athletic and can create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses.

83-Denver Broncos: Cam Akers, RB Florida State

I like Phillip Lindsay, but Cam Akers has a chance to be special. Akers was highly productive in 2019 despite playing on a woeful Florida State offense.

84-Los Angeles Rams: Ashtyn Davis, S California

If the name “Ashtyn Davis” was called in round one, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit. The Rams gave themselves a centerfield safety to replace the departed Eric Weddle.

85-Detroit Lions: Robert Hunt, OL Louisiana Lafayette

The Lions let Graham Glasgow walk in free agency and they needed help on the interior when they had him. Robert Hunt is a people mover, who should be inserted into the starting lineup as soon as he is drafted.

86-Buffalo Bills: Bryce Hall, CB Virginia

The Buffalo Bills can afford to select cornerback Bryce Hall and sit him until he is healthy, as they just signed Josh Norman to a short term deal. If Hall regains his form, the Bills just stole a first-round talent in the middle of round three.

87-New England Patriots: Jordyn Brooks, LB Texas Tech

Losing Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy, and Elandon Roberts has greatly depleted the New England linebacker group. Jordyn Brooks is a tackling machine that could flourish under Bill Belicheck.

88-New Orleans Saints: K.J. Hill, WR Ohio State

The Saints are going all in to play in Super Bowl 55 in 2020. Adding a third weapon to complement Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will do wonders for the New Orleans passing attack.

89-Minnesota Vikings: Devin Duvernay, WR Texas

The Vikings sent Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills creating a major need at the wide receiver position. Devin Duvernay possesses world-class speed and should be able to develop into a reliable target for Kirk Cousins.

90-Houston Texans: Tyler Biadasz, OL Wisconsin

The Texans offensive line was better after acquiring Laremy Tunsil, yet there is still work to be done. There was a time when Tyler Biadasz was considered a top-20 player in the 2020 NFL Draft, but a poor draft season has led to his downfall.

91-Las Vegas Raiders: Michael Pittman, WR USC

The Raiders add another productive weapon for Derek Carr. Michael Pittman has reliable hands and can make the tough catch, which is something the Raiders desperately need.

92-Baltimore Ravens: Gabriel Davis, WR UCF

When you watch tape on UCF’s Gabriel Davis, you see him manhandle defensive backs to create big play after big play. Could he give the Ravens the Anquan Boldin type of receiver that they are currently lacking?

93-Tennessee Titans: Jordan Elliott, DT Missouri

In a surprise move, the Titans traded Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos. Jordan Elliott might not be Jurrell Casey, but he is a capable NFL starter.

94-Green Bay Packers: Adam Trautman, TE Dayton

The awful Jimmy Graham experiment is over in Green Bay. The Packers upgrade the tight end position and give Aaron Rodgers another weapon at his disposal.

95-Denver Broncos: Logan Wilson, LB Wyoming

The Broncos add a sound linebacker who plays with tremendous technique and is always around the football. Logan Wilson might not start in year one, but his time will come.

96-Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Harris, OL Washington

If there is one weakness on the Kansas City Chiefs offense, it is the interior of their offensive line.

97-Cleveland Browns: Nick Coe, Edge Auburn

Rumors are being floated that the Cleveland Browns could be releasing Olivier Vernon. Well, Nick Coe would be a more than suitable replacement. Coe has heavy hands and offers great versatility to play many positions along the defensive line.

98-New England Patriots: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE Missouri

The Patriots offense is starved for an athletic tight end that can threaten the seam. Albert Okwuegbunam proved at the NFL Scouting Combine that he might just be the most athletic tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft.

99-New York Giants: Quartney Davis, WR Texas A&M

The Giants need to give Daniel Jones help if they want him to be the quarterback they drafted him to be.  Quartney Davis won’t be a number-one receiver, but he has the tools to be a quality complementary piece.

100-New England Patriots: Matt Peart, OT Connecticut

For whatever reason, the Patriots offensive line looked lost in 2019. Matt Peart might find a way to get playing time quickly.

101-Seattle Seahawks: Leki Fotu, DT Utah

Leki Fotu is a big, strong, and mammoth of a man that can command double teams and clog running lanes. Pairing him with Jarron Reed in the middle of the Seahawks defense could pay huge dividends.

102-Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Bredeson, OL Michigan

The Steelers replace the recently retired Ramon Foster with the tough and rugged guard from Michigan.

103-Philadelphia Eagles: Jake Fromm, QB Georgia

Can Carson Wentz stay healthy? The answer to that question remains to be seen, but they need to invest in a quality insurance policy.

104-Los Angeles Rams: Saahdiq Charles, OT LSU

The Rams just signed Andrew Whitworth to a three-year contract extension, but if I were a betting man, 2020 will be Whitworth’s last season in the league.

105-Minnesota Vikings: James Lynch, DL Baylor

James Lynch plays like his hair is on fire and as his 13 sacks in 2019 would indicate, he finds a way to get to the quarterback. Could he be a suitable replacement for Everson Griffen?

106-Baltimore Ravens: Zack Moss, RB Utah

Part of the Baltimore Ravens DNA is taking the best player available approach. Mark Ingram is coming off of a stellar 2019 campaign; however, we know the life-cycle of an NFL running back isn’t long.


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