First Mock Draft of 2020

Burner's Burning Questions: First Mock Draft of 2020


Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions, 2020

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The 2020 NFL draft is just three and a half months away, but it will be here before you know it. It’s a bit early in the process, but we do have a few ideas about what the team needs in late April. The process of team building never ends and BBQ is about to take a look at what could happen later this spring.

Today, we bring you the first mock of the 2020 offseason and it features trades. The mocks will vary throughout the offseason and we will add/subtract players to/from the list as any relevant information becomes available. The Redskins currently have picks in rounds one, three, four, five, and seven. They also have a compensatory pick in the fourth round and an extra seventh round pick via a trade.

Will BBQ match or surpass the success that it had with the 2019 mocks? It will be difficult and very challenging, but it is a task that we embrace. With that kind of success, we truly believe it helps the members of BGO to focus on the players who are prospects that the Redskins are seeking. It feels good to provide everyone here with the kind of service you expect from BBQ. Ok, enough of the self-aggrandizing. It is time to look at the prospects!

We will feature a mock each week and the number of mocks will increase as we get closer to the draft.

Without any further delays, let’s take our latest look at the 2020 draft with this mock.

Upcoming Dates
- Days until the Senior Bowl: 16
- Days until the NFL Combine: 46
- Days until the opening of Free Agency: 69
- Days until the 2020 NFL Draft: 105
- Days until the Redskins season opener: 245

Pre-Draft: Trade
The Redskins trade OT Trent Williams for a third round selection in the 2020 draft.

Round One: Trade
Several teams are maneuvering to trade up to the second overall draft position (held by the Redskins) as Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a hot property. A trade is made and the Redskins receive a king’s ransom. Two first rounders, a second rounder, and a sixth rounder. They also receive 2021 first and fourth rounders along with 2022 third and fifth rounders.

Round One: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa – 6’5”, 325
The new left tackle is found and he can start from day one. Wirfs is an excellent pass blocker and mauls defenders in the rushing offense. Supremely talented and very durable.
Other Possible Picks:
Chase Young, Edge, Ohio St.
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio St.
A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
Creed Humphrey, OG, Alabama

Round One: Grant Delpit, FS, Louisiana St. – 6’3”, 205
The best overall safety prospect in the draft. Very versatile. Can play in the box and is solid in man and zone coverage. He is constantly around the football and has a knack for making timely plays.

Round Two: Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise St. – 6’3”, 265
Very strong with an explosive first step. Very good 5-tech who is good against the run and can quickly get to the quarterback. As a disruptive force Weaver may not bend very low on his way to the passer, but makes up for it with quickness and an array of moves.
Other Possible Picks:
Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana St.
Austin Jackson, OT, Southern California
Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Pennsylvania St.
Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Round Three: Trey Adams, OT, Washington – 6’8”, 315
Could start immediately at the right tackle position. A true mauler in the rushing scheme. Very good pass protector. Should add about fifteen pounds of muscle to his frame. He does come with an injury history.
Other Possible Picks:
Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi St.
Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
Monty Rice, ILB, Georgia
Trey Smith, OG, Tennessee

Round Three: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt – 6’4”, 260
Very reliable pass catcher over the middle and in tight spaces. Linebackers and strong safeties have difficulties against him. Doesn’t produce many yards after catch (YAC), but does move the chains as needed. Pinkney will need to refine his blocking skills.

Round Four: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor – 6’3”, 215
Denzel Mims is a superb pass receiver and can run all of the tree routes effectively. Elite speed. Solid on yards after catch. He will need to become a better downfield blocker in various rushing schemes, screens, and longer pass routes.
Other Possible Picks:
Lloyd Cushenberry, OG, Louisiana St.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio St.
Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

Round Four, Comp Pick: Solomon Kindley, OG, Georgia – 6’4”, 335
Highly underrated guard – the tackle next to him garners more attention (Andrew Thomas), but Kindley is much better than advertised. Superb athleticism in the ground attack and a better than average pass protector, but the latter could use some improvement. A reduction of his weight by ten pounds while maintaining muscle mass could help.

Round Five: Justin Strnad, OLB, Wake Forest – 6’3”, 235
Can lightning strike twice? The Redskins snatched an underrated linebacker in the fifth round of the 2019 draft (Cole Holcomb). It could happen again. Strnad is very underrated. A true tackling machine. A solid 4-3 OLB. Good speed. Smart player. Solid in coverage against tight ends and running backs on short routes and screens.
Other Possible Picks:
Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon
Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
Tipa Galea'i, Edge, Utah
Charles Snowden, OLB/Edge, Virginia
Jacob Phillips, ILB, Louisiana St.
Reggie Floyd, FS, Virginia Tech

Round Six: Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida – 6’5”, 245
Very versatile tight end who can play inside, in the slot, or line up on the outside. Poses huge problems for the defense with his multiple looks. At times, Wilcox has come out of the backfield for catches over the middle and on screens. His blocking skills will need some work and he must add at least fifteen pounds of muscle to his frame. Underrated prospect.
Other Possible Picks:
Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty
Steven Montez, QB, Colorado
Jaron Bryant, CB, Fresno St.
Cole Van Lanen, OT, Wisconsin
Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa

Round Seven: Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia – 6’3”, 215
Bryce Perkins will probably never be a starter in the NFL, but his role could be a “Taysom Hill” situation at the next level. He has superb rushing skills. Perkins athleticism would allow him to shine on special teams and occasionally line up at tight end, wide receiver, and at quarterback where he could sling the ball or pick up key yardage on designed rushes. Interesting note: Taysom Hill’s head coach at BYU was Bronco Mendenhall, the current Virginia head coach.
Other Possible Picks:
Naquan Jones, DT, Michigan St.
Kyle Dugger, SS/FS, Lenoir-Rhyne
Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton
Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan St.
Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis

Round Seven: James Proche, WR, SMU – 6’0”, 195
Proche has an uncanny ability to make spectacular catches, including one handed gems. It’s as if he has super glue on his hands permanently. Not the fastest player and has trouble getting separation from defenders. Limited skillsets. Needs to work on blocking skills.

Additional Notes
The fourth round comp pick comes from the deal that sent Jamison Crowder to the Jets. All other possible comp picks have been canceled out.

Mocks in January look much different than mocks in the spring. Free agency could change some of the targets that we see in current mocks. For now, we can only speculate based on current team needs and pertinent information.

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