Three-round 2020 NFL mock draft 2.0: Eagles hit DBs in Round 3

I love the NFL Scouting Combine and I'm not afraid to admit it.

Not just because it's a week-long convention of NFL coaches, front office managers, scouts and media members -- though I do like seeing old and new friends in wonderfully compact downtown Indianapolis.

I actually enjoy watching the superb athleticism of the young men trying to impress hundreds of evaluators sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium. Call it the "Underwear Olympics" if you must, but I appreciate the effort given by these prospects reaching for their dreams.

It's always interesting to create a mock draft before the event and then get to see how certain individuals improve their draft stock. Yes, prospects should primarily be graded on their game film and how they were viewed by their teammates and coaches, but that shouldn't discount the impact their performance in Indy has on their overall evaluation.

The combine is great at providing tiebreakers for prospects with similar film grades. And remember, college football players do not play against equal levels of competition. Viewing their athleticism (as well as interviews, medicals and other tests to which we do not have access) helps teams sort out similarly talented prospects who might not have many common opponents. Players might also be asked to perform different tasks on an NFL field (within different schemes) than they did in college, so comparing their relative movement skills helps sort them into different tiers.

So below is one scenario of how the first two days of the 2020 NFL Draft could play out in April prior to the knowledge gained at the combine. (I'll have my mock 3.0 for you shortly after the event).

I have included a few first-round trades and projected compensatory picks for the third round (Picks 97-104) based on free agent departures last spring. The NFL usually awards comp picks in late February.

Round 3

Pick
65
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
2020
Malik Harrison
Ohio State · LB

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior

Pick
66
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
2020
Saahdiq Charles
LSU · T

School: LSU | Year: Junior

Pick
67
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2020
Solomon Kindley
Georgia · G

School: Georgia | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
68
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020
Jeff Gladney
TCU · CB

School: TCU | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
69
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2020
Jaylon Johnson
Utah · CB

School: Utah | Year: Junior

Pick
70
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2020
Brandon Jones
Texas · S

School: Texas | Year: Senior

Pick
71
New York Giants
New York Giants
2020
Damon Arnette
Ohio State · CB

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

PROJECTED TRADE WITH CHARGERS.

Pick
72
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2020
Matt Peart
Connecticut · T

School: Connecticut | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
73
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020
Rashard Lawrence
LSU · DT

School: LSU | Year: Senior

Pick
74
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2020
Ben Bredeson
Michigan · G

School: Michigan | Year: Senior

Pick
75
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2020
Jauan Jennings
Tennessee · WR

School: Tennessee | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
76
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020
Ben Bartch
St. John's (MN) · T

School: Saint John's | Year: Senior

Pick
77
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020
James Lynch
Baylor · DE

School: Baylor | Year: Junior

Pick
78
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2020
Adam Trautman
Dayton · TE

School: Dayton | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
79
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020
Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin · C

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
80
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020
Darrell Taylor
Tennessee · EDGE

School: Tennessee | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
81
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020
Cameron Dantzler
Mississippi State · CB

School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
82
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
2020
Jordan Elliott
Missouri · DT

School: Missouri | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
83
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020
Josh Uche
Michigan · LB

School: Michigan | Year: Senior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS.

Pick
84
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2020
Jonah Jackson
Ohio State · G

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
85
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2020
Troy Pride
Notre Dame · CB

School: Notre Dame | Year: Senior

Pick
86
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
2020
Collin Johnson
Texas · WR

School: Texas | Year: Senior

Pick
87
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020
Anfernee Jennings
Alabama · EDGE

School: Alabama | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
88
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
2020
Stanford Samuels III
Florida State · CB

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

Pick
89
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2020
Ashtyn Davis
California · S

School: Cal | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
90
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2020
Akeem Davis-Gaither
Appalachian State · LB

School: Appalachian State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
91
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020
Cam Akers
Florida State · RB

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

Pick
92
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020
Keith Ismael
San Diego State · C

School: San Diego State | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
93
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
2020
Antonio Gibson
Memphis · WR

School: Memphis | Year: Senior

Pick
94
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2020
James Proche
SMU · WR

School: SMU | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
95
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020
K.J. Hill
Ohio State · WR

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
96
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2020
Larrell Murchison
N.C. State · DT

School: N.C. State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
97
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2020
K'Von Wallace
Clemson · S

School: Clemson | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
98
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020
Thaddeus Moss
LSU · TE

School: LSU | Year: Junior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
99
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020
Troy Dye
Oregon · LB

School: Oregon | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
100
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020
Rob Windsor
Penn State · DT

School: Penn State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
101
New York Giants
New York Giants
2020
Trevon Hill
Miami · EDGE

School: Miami | Year: Senior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
102
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
2020
Bryan Edwards
South Carolina · WR

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
103
Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
2020
Kansas City Chiefs · OT

School: TCU | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
104
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020
Jalen Hurts
Oklahoma · QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

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