Three-round 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0: Steelers select Jalen Hurts

It's officially mock draft season! That final whistle you heard ending an entertaining Super Bowl LIV means all 32 teams are now looking forward to the 2020 campaign.

Here's my first look at some of the player-team fits that would make sense on the first two days of the draft. Constructing a three-round mock draft before the NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 27 to March 1 on NFL Network) is akin to playing the role of the game show contestant who hits the buzzer before the host has finished reading the question. You can look smart for anticipating the results -- or not.

Based on career production and performance in the postseason all-star game circuit, these players have made the argument they deserve to be selected early on draft weekend.

NOTE: The third-round compensatory selections in this mock (Picks 97-104) are based on my projections. The NFL usually awards comp picks in late February.

Round 3

Pick
65
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
Saahdiq Charles
LSU · T
Pick
66
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
Trey Adams
Washington · T
Pick
67
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
Solomon Kindley
Georgia · G
Pick
68
New York Jets
New York Jets
Troy Pride
Notre Dame · CB
Pick
69
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
Julian Okwara
Notre Dame · EDGE - Senior
Pick
70
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
Ben Bredeson
Michigan · G - Senior
Pick
71
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
Isaiah Wilson
Georgia · T - Sophomore (RS)
Pick
72
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
James Lynch
Baylor · DE - Junior
Pick
73
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Brandon Jones
Texas · S - Senior
Pick
74
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Alohi Gilman
Notre Dame · S - Junior (RS)
Pick
75
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
Collin Johnson
Texas · WR - Senior
Pick
76
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh Uche
Michigan · LB - Junior (RS)
Pick
77
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Rob Windsor
Penn State · DT - Senior (RS)
Pick
78
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Lamar Jackson
Nebraska · CB - Senior
Pick
79
New York Jets
New York Jets
Keith Ismael
San Diego State · C - Junior (RS)
Pick
80
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Darrell Taylor
Tennessee · EDGE - Senior (RS)
Pick
81
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Jeff Gladney
TCU · CB - Senior (RS)
Pick
82
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
Rashard Lawrence
LSU · DT - Senior
Pick
83
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Jaylon Johnson
Utah · CB - Junior
Pick
84
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
Jonah Jackson
Ohio State · G - Senior (RS)
Pick
85
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin · C - Junior (RS)
Pick
86
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
Jauan Jennings
Tennessee · WR - Senior (RS)
Pick
87
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Anfernee Jennings
Alabama · EDGE - Senior (RS)
Pick
88
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
Stanford Samuels III
Florida State · CB - Junior
Pick
89
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
Jordan Elliott
Missouri · DT - Junior (RS)
Pick
90
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Akeem Davis-Gaither
Appalachian State · LB - Senior (RS)
Pick
91
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
Cam Akers
Florida State · RB - Junior
Pick
92
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
Lynn Bowden
Kentucky · WR - Junior
Pick
93
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
Antonio Gibson
Memphis · WR - Senior
Pick
94
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
Ben Bartch
St. John's (MN) · T - Senior
Pick
95
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
K.J. Hill
Ohio State · WR - Senior (RS)
Pick
96
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
Larrell Murchison
N.C. State · DT - Senior (RS)
Pick
97
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
David Woodward
Utah State · LB - Junior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
98
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Thaddeus Moss
LSU · TE - Junior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
99
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020
Alex Highsmith
Charlotte · EDGE - Senior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
100
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
Antonio Gandy-Golden
Liberty · WR - Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
101
New York Giants
New York Giants
Matt Hennessy
Temple · C - Junior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
102
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
Joshua Kelley
UCLA · RB - Senior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
103
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
Jason Strowbridge
North Carolina · DE - Senior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
104
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Jalen Hurts
Oklahoma · QB - Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter.

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