2020 NFL Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers land Brown, Jeudy to Jets, More
The Las Vegas Raiders are about to begin their adventures in the Entertainment Capital of the World and well, they need to infuse better talent into their defensive secondary. This is a no-brainer of a decision by general manager Mike Mayock as his extensive drafting experiences have taught him much about a “can’t miss” pick.
The Raiders select C.J. Henderson out of Florida to finally have a true all-around cornerback that can keep up with any receiver he’s covering. The 6-1, 204lbs cornerback has speed, incredible situational awareness, and is great at adapting to plays in the heat of the moment.
Henderson is exactly what the Raiders need as he’s an excellent tackler and can make key defensive stops when his team needs it most. Henderson will easily start for the Raiders as Mayock knows exactly what he’d bring to a team that is ready to make a name for themselves in a new market.
Unfortunately for the San Francisco 49ers, they lost wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders via free agency this offseason. Considering the impact he had on the team last season, it’s imperative that the 49ers take the best available wide receiver to keep the momentum going.
With the No. 13 overall pick, the 49ers draft Henry Ruggs out of Alabama. The speed that Ruggs will bring to the 49ers’ offense will be astonishing. He’s an all-around complete wide receiver that can handle any route assigned to him, whether it’s a deep pass, a quick short slant pass, or even those hard corner passes at the sidelines.
Ruggs can do it all and with Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s on his way to being an exceptional quarterback, adding more weapons to his arsenal makes the most sense here. Keep an eye on Ruggs on game day as he’s going to prove he might end up being the best wide receiver in this year’s class due to his surreal speed. The kind of blazing speed opposing defensive backs won’t be ready for, much to the delight of 49ers fans everywhere.
Tom Brady shocked the sports world when he announced he was taking his talents to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One better believe that general manager Jason Licht will do whatever it takes to ensure Brady stays upright in his first season on a brand new team.
Talk about lucky, super lucky here, as the Buccaneers have one of the best offensive linemen fall right into their laps. They end up drafting offensive tackle Andrew Thomas out of Georgia, much to the shock of many that Thomas lost more draft stock than previously envisioned due to how the draft order turned out.
Thomas has a plethora of experience at both left and right tackle which makes him a perfect plug-and-play offensive lineman. He’s quick, smart, and is super competitive in being the absolute best to the point where he’ll mesh well with Brady under center for obvious reasons.