Post-Free Agency Three Round NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks go Top 2

Free agency has settled down, and the focus is shifting entirely to the NFL Draft. AJ Schulte mocks the first three rounds, including some significant trades.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Second Round

33. Cincinnati Bengals: Lucas Niang, OT TCU
Cincinnati nabs their right tackle of the future to protect their new quarterback. Niang is a top-tier pass protector but likely falls out of the first round because of his hip injury.

34) Indianapolis Colts (via WAS): Laviska Shenault Jr., WR Colorado
35) Detroit Lions: AJ Terrell, CB Clemson
36) Tennessee Titans (via NYG)*: Julian Okwara, EDGE Notre Dame

37. Los Angeles Chargers: KJ Hamler, WR Penn State
After Travis Benjamin’s departure in free agency, the Chargers are missing an explosive deep threat to challenge defenses over the top. Hamler’s speed will be fully leveraged when catching deep throws from the rocket arm of Justin Herbert.

38) Carolina Panthers: Noah Igbinoghene, CB Auburn
39) Washington Redskins (via MIA)*: Grant Delpit, S LSU
40) Houston Texans (via ARI): Jaylon Johnson, CB Utah
41) Cleveland Browns: Antoine Winfield Jr., S Minnesota
42) Jacksonville Jaguars: AJ Epenesa, EDGE Iowa
43) Chicago Bears (via LVR): Terrell Lewis, EDGE Alabama

44. Miami Dolphins (via IND)*: Josh Jones, OT Houston
Indianapolis sends pick #44 and #160 while Miami sends pick #56, #154, and HOU 2021 2nd. Miami has to continue to surround Tua with talent. Improving their offensive line is a must, and that includes trading up if need be. New Orleans did the same thing last year, giving up a second, sixth, and a 2020 second-round pick to Miami to move up for Erik McCoy.

45) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brandon Aiyuk, WR Arizona State
46) Arizona Cardinals (via DEN)*: Justin Madubuike, DT Texas A&M
47) Atlanta Falcons: Josh Uche, OLB Michigan
48) New York Jets: Zack Baun, OLB Wisconsin

49. Las Vegas Raiders (via PIT)*: Jalen Hurts, QB Oklahoma
Pittsburgh sends pick #49 and #198 while Las Vegas sends pick #80, #81, and a 2021 LVR 4th. The Raiders’ love of Jalen Hurts has been well-documented this offseason, and they’ll want to grab him before Chicago gets another chance to do so.

50) Chicago Bears: Kyle Dugger, S Lenoir-Rhyne
51) Dallas Cowboys: Ashtyn Davis, S Cal
52) Los Angeles Rams: Lloyd Cushenberry III, C LSU

53. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremy Chinn, S Southern Illinois
The Eagles lost a versatile leader in Malcolm Jenkins, who recently signed with the Saints. Chinn is a player much in the same vein and would be phenomenal for a secondary that desperately needs help.

54) Buffalo Bills: D’Andre Swift, RB Georgia
55) Baltimore Ravens (via ATL): Michael Pittman Jr., WR USC
56) Indianapolis Colts (via MIA)*: Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State
57) Houston Texans: Tee Higgins, WR Clemson

58. San Francisco 49ers (via DAL)*: Van Jefferson, WR Florida
Van Jefferson just screams 49er to me, and nabbing him after a trade down would be poetic for San Fran. He’s a near-elite route runner who had a much better NFL Combine than many anticipated, moving him up draft boards. He’d be a good fit to replace the departed Emmanuel Sanders.

59) Seattle Seahawks: Austin Jackson, OT USC
60) Minnesota Vikings: Devin Duvernay, WR Texas
61) Tennessee Titans: Matt Peart, OT UConn
62) Green Bay Packers: Robert Hunt, G Louisiana
63) Kansas City Chiefs (via SF): Troy Pride Jr., CB Notre Dame

64. Seattle Seahawks (via KC): Isaiah Wilson, OT Georgia
I’ve got Seattle double-dipping at offensive tackle here in the second round of this three-round NFL mock draft. Duane Brown at left tackle is creeping up in age and the team could look to cut him next year given his contract. I’d rather have his replacement already on roster-in Austin Jackson. Isaiah Wilson at the end of round two replaces Germain Ifedi and adds a powerful blocker to that offensive line.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Third Round

65. Cincinnati Bengals: Netane Muti, G Fresno State
Sense a theme to the Bengals draft so far? Keep Joe Burrow protected. I was tempted to go linebacker here, but it really seems like Cincinnati is content with the guys on their roster and I can’t pass on selecting an elite guard.

66) Washington Redskins: Adam Trautman, TE Dayton
67) Detroit Lions: Troy Dye, LB Oregon
68) New York Jets (via NYG): Bryce Hall, CB Virginia

69. Carolina Panthers: Malik Harrison, LB Ohio State
Luke Kuechly, unfortunately, retired early, leaving a void behind at the ILB spot to complement Shaq Thompson. While Harrison isn’t Kuechly, I’d feel better having him as the starter than the other options on the roster.

70) Washington Redskins (via MIA)*: Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
71) Los Angeles Chargers: Ben Bartch, OT St. John’s
72) Arizona Cardinals: Matt Hennessy, C Temple
73) Jacksonville Jaguars: Terrell Burgess, S Utah
74) Cleveland Browns: Willie Gay Jr., LB Mississippi State

75. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Gordon, QB Washington State
This is my favorite pick of this three-round NFL mock draft. Pairing Anthony Gordon and Frank Reich together while letting Gordon get a year under Rivers? I’m grinning writing this out. Indy has their quarterback of the future.

76) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Damien Lewis, G LSU
77) Denver Broncos: Neville Gallimore, DT Oklahoma
78) Atlanta Falcons: Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
79) New York Jets: Jonathan Greenard, EDGE Florida
80) Pittsburgh Steelers (via LVR)*: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU
81) Pittsburgh Steelers (via LVR)*: Prince Tega Wanogho, OT Auburn

82. San Francisco 49ers (via DAL)*: Nick Harris, C Washington
This is an unusual pick for my three-round mock draft, differing from a few mocks out there, but I think it’s a critical pick nonetheless. With Mike Person gone, Ben Garland likely moves from backup center to right guard, given his play last season when starting center Weston Richburg was hurt. Who will be the backup to Richburg if he gets hurt again? Shanahan believes in paying the center position, so adding Harris to boost the depth of their offensive line would be a move I could see happening this late.

83) Denver Broncos (via PIT): Curtis Weaver, EDGE Boise State
84) Los Angeles Rams: Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB App State
85) Detroit Lions (via PHI): Jonah Jackson, G Ohio State
86) Buffalo Bills: Bradlee Anae, EDGE Utah
87) Las Vegas Raiders (via NE)*: Brandon Jones, S Texas

88. New Orleans Saints: Hakeem Adeniji, G Kansas
I love adding depth up on the offensive line in any scenario and it makes sense for New Orleans here. Larry Warford’s contract is expiring next offseason, and given that they have to plan out extensions for Alvin Kamara, Marcus Williams, and Marshon Lattimore (and dare I say Taysom Hill), it seems like Warford will be a casualty of the cap in 2021. Adeniji is a candidate to move from tackle to guard and could take over that right guard spot once Warford is gone.

89) Minnesota Vikings: Khalid Kareem, EDGE Notre Dame
90) Houston Texans: Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
91) Las Vegas Raiders: AJ Green, CB Oklahoma State
92) Baltimore Ravens: Darrell Taylor, EDGE Tennessee
93) Tennessee Titans: Davon Hamilton, DT Ohio State
94) Green Bay Packers: K’Von Wallace, CB/S Clemson

95. Denver Broncos (via SF): Saahdiq Charles, OT LSU
We all know Garrett Bolles’ tenure in Denver hasn’t exactly started great, and the 2020 season is his make-or-break year. Nabbing his potential replacement makes sense, given they have Mike Munchak as their offensive line coach.

96) Kansas City Chiefs: JK Dobbins, RB Ohio State
97) Cleveland Browns (via HOU): Darnay Holmes, CB UCLA
98) New England Patriots: Marlon Davidson, DT Auburn
99) New York Giants: Tyler Biadasz, C Wisconsin

100. New England Patriots: Brycen Hopkins, TE Purdue
I do not believe New England will roll into the 2020 season with Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo, and Jakob Johnson at tight end. They got their quarterback in this three-round mock, so now they will go out and improve a position that’s been critical in the New England offense for years.

101) Seattle Seahawks: Cam Akers, RB Florida State
102) Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Highsmith, EDGE Charlotte
103) Philadelphia Eagles: Logan Wilson, LB Wyoming
104) Los Angeles Rams: Trevis Gipson, EDGE Tulsa

105. Minnesota Vikings: Kevin Dotson, G Louisiana
The Vikings surprisingly released Josh Kline last week, leaving an opening at right guard. Dru Samia was the backup right guard last year but he played a total of 31 snaps total last year. Adding talented depth and competition for the starting spot doesn’t hurt on the offensive line, especially with a team looking to contend in 2020.

106. Baltimore Ravens: Jordyn Brooks, LB Texas Tech
Baltimore lost Patrick Onwuasor and Josh Bynes in free agency, leaving behind a combined 900+ snaps vacant. They need linebacker help in a big way. Brooks is a juiced-up pursuit-style linebacker who will add explosiveness to that group for the future. I thought about giving the Ravens a defensive lineman here with the loss of Michael Brockers and the moves they made afterward, but the linebacker class is so thin that Baltimore has to add talent whenever they can.

AJ Schulte is an NFL Draft Analyst for PFN. Follow him on Twitter @AJDraftScout and give him your feedback on his three-round NFL mock draft.

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