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Maurice Jones-Drew NFL mock draft 2.0: Justin Herbert to Cincy

As the league inches toward the 2020 NFL Draft, Maurice Jones-Drew updates his mock for the first round of the draft, which includes three trades.

Pick
1
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 ·
Justin Herbert
Los Angeles Chargers · QB

School: Oregon | Year: Senior

An AFC North-style quarterback with a big frame and strong arm to lead the Bengals in bad weather late in the season.

Pick
2
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
2020 ·
Tua Tagovailoa
Miami Dolphins · QB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH REDSKINS. A West Coast-style QB, Tua has terrific arm strength, mobility (once that hip is 100 percent) and is a proven winner. A quarterback who plays big in big moments is exactly what this team needs.

Pick
3
New York Giants
New York Giants
2020 ·
Chase Young
Washington Redskins · DE

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH LIONS. The Giants trade up to add the best player in the draft to their defensive front.

Pick
4
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2020 ·
Derrick Brown
Carolina Panthers · DT

School: Auburn | Year: Senior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH GIANTS. He's super disruptive, thanks to his strength, quick hands and explosiveness off the line. The Lions' interior immediately improves.

Pick
5
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2020 ·
Joe Burrow
Cincinnati Bengals · QB

School: LSU | Year: Senior (RS)

Burrow fits perfectly into what the Dolphins want to do offensively with a quick release and uptapped potential.

Pick
6
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
2020 ·
Isaiah Simmons
Arizona Cardinals · LB

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS)

PROJECTED TRADE WITH CHARGERS. Simmons is the queen of the chess board. He won't come off the field and can play multiple positions.

Pick
7
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 ·
Jeff Okudah
Detroit Lions · CB

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH PANTHERS. The Jags nab the best cover corner in the draft to replace Jalen Ramsey. He'll give receivers within the division fits with his great feet, patient play and ability to perform well in man or zone coverage.

Pick
8
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2020 ·
Jedrick Wills
Cleveland Browns · OT

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

Steps in as an immediate starter at right tackle. The Cardinals bring in more protection for Kyle Murray with a blocker who boasts strong hands and powerful punch.

Pick
9
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2020 ·
Javon Kinlaw
San Francisco 49ers · DT

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH JAGUARS. Power. Power. Power. Kinlaw is strong at the point of attack with extreme upside.

Pick
10
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2020 ·
Tristan Wirfs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers · OT

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

The Browns add the most athletic tackle in the draft and a versatile player who fits their outside-zone system.

Pick
11
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020 ·
Mekhi Becton
New York Jets · OT

School: Louisville | Year: Junior

Sam Darnold benefits most from this pick, as the Jets bring in a massive, strong offensive tackle who is a violent finisher.

Pick
12
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 ·
Jerry Jeudy
Denver Broncos · WR

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

The Alabama product is a polished route-runner who is smooth in and out of his breaks, filling a major void in Jon Gruden's offense.

Pick
13
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
2020 ·
Henry Ruggs III
Las Vegas Raiders · WR

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

After watching first-hand what Tyreek Hill did for the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, the Niners nab their own home-run hitter.

Pick
14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 ·
Andrew Thomas
New York Giants · OT

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

Thomas is a versatile tackle who will protect Tom Brady and fit the Bucs' downhill play-action passing game.

Pick
15
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020 ·
CeeDee Lamb
Dallas Cowboys · WR

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

Lamb is an automatic threat with the ball in his hands and gives the Broncos a weapon opposite Courtland Sutton.

Pick
16
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2020 ·
C.J. Henderson
Jacksonville Jaguars · CB

School: Florida | Year: Junior

The Falcons fill an immediate need at the cornerback position with an athletic freak.

Pick
17
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
2020 ·
K'Lavon Chaisson
Jacksonville Jaguars · LB

School: LSU | Year: Sophomore (RS)

The Cowboys get an edge rusher similar to Robert Quinn, who just departed in free agency. Chaisson is a slender but explosive edge rusher who uses speed to bend the corner.

Pick
18
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2020 ·
Austin Jackson
Miami Dolphins · OT

School: USC | Year: Junior

The Dolphins continue to upgrade their O-line with an athletic left tackle who can be groomed.

Pick
19
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 ·
Patrick Queen
Baltimore Ravens · LB

School: LSU | Year: Junior

He's a physical linebacker who hits with intent and will solidify the LB core for the Silver & Black.

Pick
20
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 ·
Raekwon Davis
Miami Dolphins · DT

School: Alabama | Year: Senior

The Calais Campbell clone steps in to be a dominant force for Jacksonville's interior. His length makes him strong at the point of attack.

Pick
21
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 ·
Kenneth Murray
Los Angeles Chargers · LB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

He's a sideline-to-sideline linebacker whose speed makes this Eagles defense more athletic.

Pick
22
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2020 ·
Kristian Fulton
Tennessee Titans · CB

School: LSU | Year: Senior

The Vikings rebuild this defense starting with Fulton, an opportunistic corner who excels in press coverage.

Pick
23
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020 ·
Jalen Hurts
Philadelphia Eagles · QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Senior

He's a proven winner (at Alabama and Oklahoma) and his athletic ability would allow the Patriots to create a more aggressive offense.

Pick
24
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
2020 ·
Trevon Diggs
Dallas Cowboys · CB

School: Alabama | Year: Senior

Diggs allows the Saints to match up with the big receivers in the NFC South. Plus, his ball skills will generate valuable turnovers.

Pick
25
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2020 ·
Yetur Gross-Matos
Carolina Panthers · DE

School: Penn State | Year: Junior

With Everson Griffen testing free agency, Gross-Matos would be a great, young piece to continue Minnesota's defensive prowess.

Pick
26
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2020 ·
D'Andre Swift
Detroit Lions · RB

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

He's an explosive runner with cat-like quickness and has hardly any miles on his tires. Look for him to pair well in the backfield with Jordan Howard.

Pick
27
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
2020 ·
Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones
Jacksonville Jaguars · LB

School: Houston | Year: Senior (RS)

The Seahawks must protect Russell Wilson at all costs, and Jones will help the offense immediately.

Pick
28
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020 ·
Terrell Lewis
Los Angeles Rams · LB

School: Alabama | Year: Junior (RS)

Lewis fits well into the Ravens' defensive system as a long athlete who is stout against the run and has pass-rush ability. The Alabama ties to Baltimore continue on.

Pick
29
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
2020 ·
Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis Colts · RB

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior

The Titans add another physical back with speed to spell Derrick Henry when he gets tired. This downhill duo will punish defenses late in games.

Pick
30
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2020 ·
Justin Jefferson
Minnesota Vikings · WR

School: LSU | Year: Junior

The Packers finally get Aaron Rodgers a first-round receiving weapon. Jefferson is a very smooth receiver who can play outside, in the slot and isn't afraid to go across the middle.

Pick
31
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
2020 ·
Ross Blacklock
Houston Texans · DT

School: TCU | Year: Junior (RS)

After the trade of DeForest Buckner, the Niners add a very athletic D-tackle who's quick off the snap with inside pass-rush ability.

Pick
32
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 ·
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Kansas City Chiefs · RB

School: LSU | Year: Junior

The most high-powered offense in the league lands a play-making running back who will impact this unit with and without the ball.

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) rushes during an NFL football game between the between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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