2020 NFL Mock Draft Week 10: Three corners in the top-10

AJ Schulte makes selections through the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft in this Week 10 mock draft.

2020 NFL Mock Draft
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#49. Chicago Bears (via LVR): Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

While Trey Burton hasn’t been a terrible player for Chicago, the play of Adam Shaheen has fallen well under expectations for the Bears. Time for them to cut their losses and draft his replacement.

#50. Philadelphia Eagles: Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

The other major weakness of the Philadelphia defense has been their poor linebacker play. The Eagles need an injection of younger talent in that group. Dye has been a quiet star for the Oregon defense this year, and his sideline-to-sideline range is excellent for the pursuit-style linebacker that Philly needs. 

#51. Los Angeles Rams: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

Terrell Lewis has been a powerful and lengthy pass rusher for the Tide this season. His explosiveness has helped him generate 6 sacks thus far this season. His past medicals will likely push him down, but the Rams desperately need a young, talented pass rusher to offset the likely loss of Dante Fowler Jr. 

#52. Carolina Panthers: Trey Smith, G, Tennessee 

The Panthers has a void in the interior of their offensive line. Smith has had past medical issues but he would be an immediate upgrade at left guard for Carolina and help open up holes for Christian McCaffrey in the run game.

#53. Indianapolis Colts: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

The Colts are currently starting Zach Pascal, Deon Cain, Chester Rogers, and Ashton Dulin at wide receiver this week. Luckily for them, this 2020 wide receiver class is incredibly talented and they can find difference makers in almost every round at that position. Johnson’s skills as a route-runner and his sure-handed play offer a nice tandem with last year’s second-round pick Parris Campbell. 

#54. Dallas Cowboys: Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State

In last year’s draft, the Cowboys passed on Nasir Adderley, Taylor Rapp, and Juan Thornhill for Trysten Hill, who has seen 85 snaps this season and reportedly even fell asleep in a team meeting. Meanwhile, Jeff Heath has been struggling at safety and is being picked on. While the Cowboys can’t change their past selection, they can make up for it by selecting the versatile, rangy athlete in Nasirildeen in the 2020 NFL Draft.  

#55. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

This is a dangerous pick…for the rest of the NFL. I’ve often compared Jonathan Taylor to Ezekiel Elliott, and putting him in this Chiefs offense gives them another dynamic piece to their offense. 

#56. Minnesota Vikings: Leki Fotu, DT, Utah

The Vikings have struggled to generate pressure from the interior of their defensive line, which makes the jobs of Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter even harder. Fotu is a powerful athlete who has started to improve his consistency as a pass rusher this season.  

#57. Houston Texans: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

Houston is currently projected to have only Duke Johnson back next season in their running back room. While they will obviously look to bring in depth at the position, the home-run hitting ability of Etienne when paired with Deshaun Watson would be a formidable duo in the backfield. Duke Johnson can help mitigate Etienne’s lack of impact in the passing game as well. 

#58. Buffalo Bills: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Two picks for the Bills defense so far in this mock, but this is for good reason. The Bills have struggled this season up front against the run, causing them to rank 16th in rushing defense (have given up 345 rushing yards in the last two games). Raekwon Davis is a lengthy run-stuffing player with the strength to anchor well against double teams and uses his length and athleticism to his advantage in establishing leverage. 

#59. Seattle Seahawks: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

The Seahawks rank 30th in passing defense and currently have 4 corners set to hit free agency. Gladney isn’t exactly the mold of a typical Seattle corner but his speed, instincts, and ball skills are traits that Seattle can’t pass on.

#60. Green Bay Packers: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Davante Adams is obviously a talented receiver, but the rest of the Green Bay receiving room has been a revolving door due to injuries or just poor play. Reagor can be LaFleur’s Taylor Gabriel with his electrifying speed and playmaking ability. 

#61. Baltimore Ravens: AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

The Ravens’ corners have benefitted with the arrival of Marcus Peters, but Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, and Cyrus Jones are all set to hit the market. Terrell would bring in another young and talented corner to add to their rotation. Terrell can be too aggressive at times, but his athleticism and instincts in coverage are top-notch. 

#62. Miami Dolphins (via NO): Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan

The Dolphins passed on Tyler Biadasz earlier in favor of a left tackle, but take a center here and transform their offensive line in one draft. Ruiz is a player I can see making a rise as the draft process goes on, as his ease of movement in the open field and power speaks volumes about the former top recruit’s athletic ability. The Dolphins can pull out their franchise left tackle and center (the two most important positions on the offensive line) in one draft to pair with their franchise quarterback and other playmakers. 

#63. Atlanta Falcons (via NE): Netane Muti, G, Fresno State

The Falcons need a player to fill the left guard spot with first-round pick Chris Lindstrom playing at right guard, and Muti is a powerful people-mover on the interior. Muti has had some injuries to deal with, including a lisfranc injury this season, which is why he fell this low. 

#64. Seattle Seahawks (via SF): Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

The Seahawks have both George Fant and Germain Ifedi scheduled to be free agents, and neither one looks like the right tackle of the future for Seattle. Becton is raw, but he stands at 6’7 350 pounds and has incredible length and power. He needs to continue to develop but the traits are there for Becton to succeed. 

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