The 2020 NFL Draft is days away and keep reading for my analysis on the what position each of the top players will be drafted at.
NFL Draft Position Over-Under Odds
EDGE Chase Young: 2½
Washington coach Ron Rivera loves defensive players (a la Luke Kuechly in Carolina) like Young. With Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen under center, it is impossible D.C. picks anyone else.
QB Tua Tagovailoa: 3½
The first team that wants a quarterback after the Bengals are the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have pick 5.
QB Justin Herbert: 5½
Philip Rivers bolted to Indianapolis. The L.A. Chargers could do worse than to grab Herbert with pick 6.
CB Jeff Okudah: 4½
The Detroit Lions, who pick third, need help at cornerback. Okudah is a shutdown corner.
LB Isaiah Simmons: 7½
The Giants’ defense is awful. They pick fourth. Simmons can rush passers, stuff the run, or backpedal into coverage because he’s a converted safety.
DL Derrick Brown: 8½
Carolina, with the seventh pick, are a good fit for Brown. The Panthers need run stopping help now that Luke Kuechly retired.
OL Mekhi Becton: 8½
The league flagged Becton’s drug test at the NFL Combine. That might affect what Jacksonville does with pick 9. The Jags could use Becton’s athleticism, though. That might trump the failed drug test.
OL Andrew Thomas: 10½
Thomas might be the perfect fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have pick 14 and must protect Tom Brady.
OL Jedrick Wills: 8½
Arizona will consider Wills at 8. Jedrick can play multiple positions along the offensive line. Protecting QB Kyler Murray is a priority.
WR Jerry Jeudy: 11½
Oakland, picking twelfth, must find a capable wide receiver for Derek Carr to throw too. Jeudy runs routes better than any WR in the draft.
WR CeeDee Lamb: 12½
NYJ has pick 11. Although the Jets need a lot of pieces, the priority is to grab a wide receiver for QB Sam Darnold.
QB Jordan Love: 19½
New England must find a quarterback. The Patriots first Round 1 pick is 23. Love has the right intangibles to be a star in the NFL.
DL Javon Kinlaw: 15½
San Francisco DL DeForest Buckner went to the Indianapolis Colts. The 49ers could draft Kinlaw 13 to replace Buckner.
WR Henry Ruggs III: 13½
Ruggs III is a good fit for Denver at pick 15. Henry ran his 40 in 4.27. The Broncos have a legit WR1 in Courtland Sutton. Ruggs could be the speedy WR2.
CB CJ Henderson: 16½
Dallas needs a cornerback. They’ve got the pick 17. Henderson offers value at Dallas’ point in the draft.
EDGE Klavon Chaisson: 16½
Atlanta, picking 16, is a good fit. The Falcons signed Dante Fowler. But Vic Beasley is gone and the ATL was the worst team in the NFL at sacking quarterbacks last season.
LB Kenneth Murray: 19½
At pick 21, the Philadelphia Eagles will look for linebacker help unless one of the top 3 wide receivers are on the board. Murray fits at 21.
WR Justin Jefferson: 21½
Minnesota traded Stefon Diggs to Buffalo. The Vikings pick 22. They should grab Jefferson.
CB Kristian Fulton: 24½
The Raiders have 2 first round picks, 12 and 19. They need a WR and a CB. They can address the corner issue by grabbing Fulton at 19.
OL Josh Jones: 25½
Green Bay is always looking out for the offensive line. The Packers pick 30. There’s a chance Jones is around at 30.
LB Patrick Queen: 25½
Queen is undersized. The Saints won’t mind, though. 3 of New Orleans linebackers are free agents after the 2020 season. The Saints drafting Queen at 24 makes sense.
S Xavier McKinney: 25½
Miami’s third pick is 26. If McKinney’s around, they’ll draft him.
EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos: 27½
Seattle picks 27. The Seahawks must rebuild their defense to contend. Gross-Matos is a good pick at 27.