1. Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow (QB/LSU)
This is going to be the pick, and given Adam Schefter’s recent report that Miami tried to trade up and Cincinnati declined to listen, Burrow will be wearing orange and black next year.
2. Washington Redskins – Chase Young (EDGE/Ohio State)
Atlanta apparently tried to trade up, but it’s hard to imagine they have the juice to get a deal done. Washington likes Young and he will help form a formidable pass rush with Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan.
3. Detroit Lions – Jeffrey Okudah (CB/Ohio State)
This is where the draft gets interesting. Okudah seems to be the favorite here, but Detroit is definitely in the position to trade down with a team like Miami and still be able to land their guy. I wouldn’t rule out Isaiah Simmons either.
4. New York Giants – Tristan Wirfs (OT/Iowa)
Simmons has been heavily discussed, and there is still a very good chance New York selects him, but I think this pick ultimately falls between either Wirfs or Jedrick Wills. Tackle is a significant need in New York after Nate Solder’s poor 2019 campaign.
5. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa (QB/Alabama)
Miami has been looking to trade up, but barring a trade up, I think they can stand pat and still land their guy. Josh Rosen could be traded again on draft day.
6. Los Angeles Chargers – Justin Herbert (QB/Oregon)
Los Angeles has made the appearance that they are ready to roll with Tyrod Taylor this season, but I think it’s just lip service. Don’t be surprised if they trade up.
7. Carolina Panthers – Isaiah Simmons (LB/Clemson)
Carolina typically targets the best player available and use this pick to land a defensive chess piece. Simmons is one of the most versatile players in this draft class. Derrick Brown could also be selected here.
8. Arizona Cardinals – Derrick Brown (DT/Auburn)
Arizona was able to retain both starting offensive tackles and added DeAndre Hopkins, so I think if they stand pat, they address the defense. Look for them to trade back, however.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars – C.J. Henderson (CB/Florida)
Jacksonville has lost both A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey as they stray further and further away from their elite 2017 defense. Henderson has generated a ton of buzz in recent weeks.
10. Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Wills (OT/Alabama)
Tackle is a desperate need in Cleveland, and I think if none of the elite defensive prospects are available, he will be the pick. The Browns reportedly like Ezra Cleveland, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if they traded down instead. There are rumors circulating that they are trying to land Trent Williams too.
11. New York Jets – Mekhi Becton (OT/Louisville)
New York needs to fortify their offensive line and the team is reportedly enamored with Becton, who may be the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the draft.
12. Las Vegas Raiders – Henry Ruggs (WR/Alabama)
Las Vegas needs a new weapon on offense and Ruggs could be everything they were hoping Antonio Brown would be with them.
13. San Francisco 49ers – CeeDee Lamb (WR/Oklahoma)
The 49ers are really lacking in draft capital, so I think they ultimately trade down. If they stand pat, they can land themselves the replacement for Emmanuel Sanders, who signed with New Orleans.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia)
Tampa Bay has their quarterback, but protecting the soon-to-be 43-year-old Tom Brady needs to be a priority entering this draft. Tampa could even trade into the top 10 to acquire Wirfs or Wills.
15. Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy (WR/Alabama)
Denver has made it obvious that a wide receiver will be taken with their first pick and the team’s preference seems to be Henry Ruggs, but he was already selected. Jeudy, who was at one point a top-five pick, is a great consolation prize and will help form one of the better wideout duos with Cortland Sutton.
16. Atlanta Falcons – K’Lavon Chaisson (EDGE/LSU)
The Falcons are looking to trade up, but the team reportedly liked Chaisson enough to take him at 16 if they stand pat.
17. Dallas Cowboys – Kenneth Murray (LB/Oklahoma)
Sean Lee has been a fan favorite, but it is time to find his replacement. Dallas gets great value in a player who has been one of the most consistent linebackers in college football over the past few seasons.
18. Miami Dolphins – Josh Jones (OT/Houston)
After getting their franchise quarterback, Miami now needs to protect him. Don’t be surprised if they trade up to try and land one of the big four, they have the ammunition to do so.
19. Las Vegas Raiders – Javon Kinlaw (DT/South Carolina)
The Raiders are trying to land Yannick Ngakoue and are reportedly trying to offer this pick, but they are in a predicament if they can’t land the maligned edge rusher because there is no edge rusher worth taking at this juncture. Kinlaw, however, would provide great pressure from the inside and definitely fills a need for the team.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars – Austin Jackson (OT/USC)
Jacksonville used their first pick to address their secondary, now they add a much-needed offensive tackle. Cam Robinson is in the final year of his deal.
21. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Jefferson (WR/LSU)
The Eagles have been tied to a wide receiver for a while now and Jefferson is the favorite. Don’t be surprised to see Denzel Mims’ name called instead though.
22. Minnesota Vikings – A.J. Terrell (CB/Clemson)
The Vikings secondary was gutted this offseason, so they will need to address it early int he draft.
23. New England Patriots – Jordan Love (QB/Utah State)
Changing of the guard in New England as Tom Brady departed for Tampa Bay. Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are in competition to replace the longtime quarterback but expect New England to add more competition.
24. New Orleans Saints – Patrick Queen (LB/LSU)
New Orleans solidifies their defense with a hometown product. Queen would be an upgrade over Alex Anzalone.
25. Minnesota Vikings – Ezra Cleveland (OT/Boise State)
Just like their secondary, Minnesota’s offensive line is another area in need of improvement, both at tackle and guard.
26. Miami Dolphins – Xavier McKinney (S/Alabama)
Running back has been the sexy pick here, but after spending their first two picks on offense, I can see Miami addressing their needs on the other side of the ball instead, especially after releasing Reshad Jones.
27. Seattle Seahawks – Josh Uche (EDGE/Michigan)
Seattle needs help in both the pass rush and on the offensive line. Uche’s versatility give him a lot of upside which would appeal to Seattle.
28. Baltimore Ravens – Yetur Gross-Matos (EDGE/Penn State)
Baltimore could be a team who trades up to select Kenneth Murray, but Gross-Matos oozes with potential and fills a need.
29. Tennessee Titans – Trevon Diggs (CB/Alabama)
It wouldn’t shock me if Tennessee moved up to take a tackle after Jack Conklin signed with Cleveland, but secondary help is needed too as the team let Logan Ryan walk.
30. Green Bay Packers – Denzel Mims (WR/Baylor)
Green Bay lacks talent at receiver outside of Davante Adams. Don’t be surprised to see them trade up if one of the top receivers fall.
31. San Francisco 49ers – Cesar Ruiz (C/Michigan)
Weston Richburg tore his patellar tendon, something that is normally a death sentence to an NFL player’s career.
32. Kansas City Chiefs – Jeff Gladney (CB/TCU)
The Chiefs secondary played well last year but a lot of the players were on one-year deals and the cash-strapped team couldn’t retain them. Instead, they need to pivot to the draft to address the secondary.