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
Baltimore Ravens · LB

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior

Pick
66
Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
2020 ·
Saahdiq Charles
Washington Redskins · OT

School: LSU | Year: Junior

Pick
67
Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
2020 ·
Solomon Kindley
Miami Dolphins · OG

School: Georgia | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
68
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020 ·
Jeff Gladney
Minnesota Vikings · CB

School: TCU | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
69
Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
2020 ·
Jaylon Johnson
Chicago Bears · CB

School: Utah | Year: Junior

Pick
70
Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
2020 ·
Brandon Jones
Miami Dolphins · SAF

School: Texas | Year: Senior

Pick
71
New York Giants
New York Giants
2020 ·
Damon Arnette
Las Vegas Raiders · CB

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

PROJECTED TRADE WITH CHARGERS.

Pick
72
Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
2020 ·
Matt Peart
New York Giants · OT

School: Connecticut | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
73
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 ·
Rashard Lawrence
Arizona Cardinals · DT

School: LSU | Year: Senior

Pick
74
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2020 ·
Ben Bredeson
Baltimore Ravens · OG

School: Michigan | Year: Senior

Pick
75
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
2020 ·
Jauan Jennings
San Francisco 49ers · WR

School: Tennessee | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
76
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 ·
Ben Bartch
Jacksonville Jaguars · OT

School: Saint John's | Year: Senior

Pick
77
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020 ·
James Lynch
Minnesota Vikings · DE

School: Baylor | Year: Junior

Pick
78
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
2020 ·
Adam Trautman
New Orleans Saints · TE

School: Dayton | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
79
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020 ·
Tyler Biadasz
Dallas Cowboys · C

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
80
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 ·
Darrell Taylor
Seattle Seahawks · DE

School: Tennessee | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
81
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 ·
Cameron Dantzler
Minnesota Vikings · CB

School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
82
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
2020 ·
Jordan Elliott
Cleveland Browns · DT

School: Missouri | Year: Junior (RS)

Pick
83
New York Jets
New York Jets
2020 ·
Josh Uche
New England Patriots · LB

School: Michigan | Year: Senior

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BRONCOS.

Pick
84
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2020 ·
Jonah Jackson
Detroit Lions · OG

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
85
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 ·
Troy Pride
Carolina Panthers · CB

School: Notre Dame | Year: Senior

Pick
86
Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
2020 ·
Collin Johnson
Jacksonville Jaguars · WR

School: Texas | Year: Senior

Pick
87
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020 ·
Anfernee Jennings
New England Patriots · LB

School: Alabama | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
88
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
2020 ·
Stanford Samuels
Stanford Samuels
·

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

Pick
89
Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2020 ·
Ashtyn Davis
New York Jets · SAF

School: Cal | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
90
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
2020 ·
Akeem Davis-Gaither
Cincinnati Bengals · LB

School: Appalachian State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
91
Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
2020 ·
Cam Akers
Los Angeles Rams · RB

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

Pick
92
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020 ·
Keith Ismael
Washington Redskins · C

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

Pick
93
Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans
2020 ·
Antonio Gibson
Washington Redskins · WR

School: Memphis | Year: Senior

Pick
94
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2020 ·
James Proche
Baltimore Ravens · WR

School: SMU | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
95
Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
2020 ·
K.J. Hill
Los Angeles Chargers · WR

School: Ohio State | Year: Senior (RS)

Pick
96
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 ·
Larrell Murchison
Tennessee Titans · DT

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

Pick
97
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
2020 ·
K'Von Wallace
Philadelphia Eagles · SAF

School: Clemson | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
98
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020 ·
Thaddeus Moss
Washington Redskins · TE

School: LSU | Year: Junior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
99
Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2020 ·
Troy Dye
Minnesota Vikings · LB

School: Oregon | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
100
New England Patriots
New England Patriots
2020 ·
Rob Windsor
Indianapolis Colts · DT

School: Penn State | Year: Senior (RS)

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

School: Miami | Year: Senior (RS)

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
102
Houston Texans
Houston Texans
2020 ·
Bryan Edwards
Las Vegas Raiders · WR

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

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

School: TCU | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Pick
104
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 ·
Jalen Hurts
Philadelphia Eagles · QB

School: Oklahoma | Year: Senior

Projected compensatory pick.

Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter.

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