2020 NFL Mock Draft: Carolina Panthers land Brown, Jeudy to Jets, More
The Miami Dolphins will use their second of two first-round picks to make sure their brand new franchise quarterback Justin Herbert gets all the help he needs. They will bolster their offensive line with Josh Jones out of Houston.
Jones has the mentality and a great work ethic to do whatever it takes to improve as an offensive tackle. He’s moldable and will be a great student of the game when it comes to pro-level coaching. Jones has a ton of upside as he excels in rushing plays and is decent in pass protection.
Always wanting to have pride in everything he does, expect to see Jones developed to be a full-time starter as he gets used to life in the pros. Yes, he needs some help with improving his pass protection skill-set but the talent is definitely there.
The Las Vegas Raiders know that the NFL is dominantly a passing league as an elite defense can never have enough cornerbacks. They double-down in this year’s draft and take another cornerback to ensure they’re ready to take on even the best passing teams on the schedule.
With the No. 19 overall pick, the Raiders select cornerback Damon Arnette out of Ohio State. Not only is Arnette excellent when it comes to zone defenses, but he can be used in a situational role. Arnette can thrive in a role like this, especially with those tough 3rd down situations that the Raiders struggled with a lot last season.
It might sound crazy but the Raiders are slowly but surely building a contender here as it all starts with defense. Who knows, in a few years, these surprising moves will make a lot more sense when the Raiders are finally able to have a competent defense.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will now shift their focus to adding better talent to their linebacker corps. They get a steal of a pick here as linebacker Kenneth Murray out of Oklahoma will bring in some much-needed playmaker abilities to the positional group.
Murray made a name for himself by showing how incredible his motor is. Murray will go the distance and give it 110 percent from start to finish. With the Sooners, Murray specialized in tackles for loss, which he ended his collegiate career with 36.5 on the stats sheet.
Things are on the rise in Jacksonville as this is a great pick to bolster that aspect of the defense. Murray can play well either as an inside or outside linebacker as the Jaguars will enjoy his presence on game day.