Starting April 7th, the BIG Z Sports crew has a mock rundown of the 2020 NFL Draft, running until April 9th. In the week’s leading up to the draft, the guys take a crack at full, seven-round mocks for the area’s favorite pro football teams, the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. 

BIG Z Sports – Chris Kail’s Mock Draft 1.0

Round #1

  1. Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  2. Redskins – Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
  3. Lions – Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  4. Giants – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
  5. Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
  6. Chargers – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  7. Carolina – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
  8. Cardinals – Tristan Wirfs, T, Iowa
  9. Jaguars – Mekhi Becton, T, Louisville
  10. Browns – Jedrick Wills, T, Alabama
  11. Jets – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  12. Raiders – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma 
  13. 49’ers – CJ Henderson, CB, Florida 
  14. Buccaneers – Andrew Thomas, T, Georgia 
  15. Broncos – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama 
  16. Falcons – K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU
  17. Cowboys – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
  18. Dolphins – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama 
  19. Raiders – AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
  20. Jaguars – Austin Jackson, T, USC
  21. Eagles – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
  22. Vikings – Trevon Diggs, WR, Clemson
  23. Patriots – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
  24. Saints – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  25. Vikings – Yetur Gross – Matos, Edge, Penn State
  26. Dolphins – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  27. Seahawks – Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
  28. Ravens – Kenneth Murray, OLB, Oklahoma
  29. Titians – Marlon Davidson, Edge, Auburn
  30. Packers – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin 
  31. 49’ers – Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  32. Chiefs – Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin 

SECOND ROUND

  1. Steelers – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State 

 

Analysis of Bengals, Browns and Steelers picks:

Bengals – There is talk that Miami is offering at least all three of their first round picks to move up to the top spot. While that is very intriguing for Cincinnati, they need what they have lacked since Carson Palmer — A true field general. Joe Burrow is the best QB in the draft. What is a better fit than an Ohio kid leading the Bengals back to respectability? There isn’t one! So, Cincinnati holds their ground and selects the best fit for the face of this franchise moving forward. 

Browns – Baker Mayfield needs help with protection. By mid-season, if Baker doesn’t regain form, the next QB in a long line of QB’s for this franchise, is going to need protection. They have their RB’s, and they also have 2 of the top 10 WR’s in the game. They still have an injury prone David Njoku and they picked up Austin Hooper at TE. That leaves the glaring holes on the offensive line. With only former Steeler Chris Hubbard and Jack Conklin on the roster at the tackle spot, I think they go with the 6’5″ 320 lb. beast that is Jedrick Wills from Alabama. Regardless, as long as it’s an O-lineman at #10, they can’t go wrong.

Steelers – Pittsburgh gave up their first round pick for a proven, young Minkah Fitzpatrick that panned out better than they could have imagined. They need weapons for Ben Roethlisberger. They acquired a great fit with Eric Ebron at tight end. Vance McDonald is a great weapon, but can’t stay healthy. At RB, James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. are all they need right now. JuJu Smith-Shuster had an injury prone year and is looking to bounce back with a chip on his shoulder. Dionte Johnson and James Washington have shown flashes, but they need someone to step up and be a playmaker. They also need depth. Brandon Aiyuk, if he falls that far, fills that void. He is 6’1″ and 206 lbs. He ran a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash and has a 40″ vertical. He had 1,192 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Sun Devils. He has great hands, is electric after the catch and is a good route runner. If Ben returns to the NFL leading passer form he had in 2018, they snag Aiyuk at #49, then grab some depth on the O-Line the rest of the way, they will be right back in contention for #7. Remember, the Steelers ALWAYS draft well.

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