2020 NFL mock draft #2

October 24th, 2019 | Written by Rob Staton

Joe Burrow is having an exceptional season for LSU

Note the lack of the use of ‘2.0’ to describe this mock draft. For some reason it became fashionable to add a decimal point to mock drafts a few years ago. It’s not an iOS update. It’s a mock. So here’s mock #2.

#1 Miami — Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama)
Very consistent and accurate but a little robotic.

#2 Cincinnati — Joe Burrow (QB, LSU)
The more I see of Burrow the more I think he’s the best QB in the class.

#3 Washington — Andrew Thomas (T, Georgia)
Supremely balanced and consistent, his footwork is superb and he anchors brilliantly.

#4 Atlanta — Chase Young (EDGE, Ohio State)
While there are concerns about his run defense, he’s a superb pass rusher.

#5 New York Jets — Jeff Okudah (CB, Ohio State)
He will destroy the combine and was a 142.56 athlete at SPARQ. Sticky in coverage but packs a punch as an open-field tackler.

#6 New York Giants — Grant Delpit (S, LSU)
Delpit has the range and tenacity to play safety and the ball-skills, recovery speed and athleticism to play corner.

#7 Tennessee (via LAC) — Jordan Love (QB, Utah State)
The Titans trade up. He will appeal to teams looking for the next Mahomes or Murray.

#8 Denver — Derrick Brown (DT, Auburn)
A tone-setting defensive lineman with the size, stoutness, quickness and ability to penetrate with speed or power.

#9 Cleveland — Isaiah Simmons (S, Clemson)
Will be valued for his leadership. Reportedly he can jump a 40-inch vertical, an 11-0 broad and run in the 4.4’s.

#10 Miami (via PIT) — Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama)
Lean and sudden with YAC ability and downfield talent. He jumped a near 38-inch vertical at SPARQ.

#11 Tampa Bay — Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon)
The Bucs are going to move on from Jameis Winston.

#12 Detroit — Dylan Moses (LB, Alabama)
Moses would be a top-five pick if he hadn’t torn his ACL in pre-season.

#13 Jacksonville — Trevon Diggs (CB, Alabama)
Competitive cornerback who does an excellent job tracking the ball and breaking up passes. Stefon Diggs’ brother.

#14 Philadelphia — Kristian Fulton (CB, LSU)
Physical cornerback who tracks the ball almost as well as Trevon Diggs.

#15 LA Chargers (via TEN) — Jonathan Taylor (RB, Wisconsin)
The Chargers replace one exciting Wisconsin running back for another.

#16 Oakland — CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma)
He has been superb this season and could go higher than this.

#17 Arizona — Prince Tega Wanogho (T, Auburn)
He’s 6-7 and 310lbs but reportedly runs a 4.95 and can jump 32-inches in the vertical.

#18 Oakland (via CHI) — Javon Kinlaw (DT, South Carolina)
He’s +300lbs but carries minimal body fat. He dominated Alabama’s O-line a few weeks ago.

#19 Jacksonville (via LAR) — Raekwon Davis (DT, Alabama)
The heir-apparent for Calais Campbell.

#20 Carolina — Isaiah Wilson (T, Georgia)
Wilson is outstanding and highly underrated.

#21 Dallas — Shaun Wade (CB, Ohio State)
Former 5-star recruit who is excelling in the slot but could easily play outside.

#22 Miami (via HOU) — Walker Little (T, Stanford)
Ran a 4.40 short shuttle at SPARQ and scored an overall 107.25 (the top score by an offensive lineman in 2016).

#23 Indianapolis — Marvin Wilson (DT, Florida State)
Ran a 4.56 short shuttle at SPARQ at 6-4 and 332lbs. Combines short-area quickness with extreme power.

#24 Minnesota — Henry Ruggs (WR, Alabama)
He’s being tipped to run a 4.2 at the combine. Great catching technique — he extends his arms to catch the football away from his body.

#25 Baltimore — Julian Okwara (EDGE, Notre Dame)
Productive but he was shut down by Georgia and he’ll need to test well.

#26 Seattle — DeVonta Smith (WR, Alabama)
Unstoppable on slants, wins at the red line and is incredibly sudden to create easy separation.

#27 Buffalo — Jalen Raegor (WR, TCU)
Raegor ran a 4.41 at SPARQ but reportedly is capable of a 4.29 now. He also jumped a 38.5 inch vertical and can squat 620lbs.

#28 Green Bay — Laviska Shenault (WR, Colorado)
We’ve not seen him anywhere near his best so far but he’s a swiss-army knife who can score points as a runner, receiver or returner.

#29 Kansas City — D’Andre Swift (RB, Georgia)
A big play threat with the power to get the hard yards. He looks like Dalvin Cook.

#30 New Orleans — J.K. Dobbins (RB, Ohio State)
The 2016 SPARQ king with an overall score of 146.76.

#31 San Francisco — Tyler Biadasz (C, Wisconsin)
What you’d expect from Wisconsin. Could play center or guard.

#32 New England — KJ Hamler (WR, Penn State)
Ultra-dynamic receiver with speed to burn and makes plays every week.

In contention…

Terrell Lewis (EDGE, Alabama)
Tee Higgins (WR, Clemson)

Nick Harris (C, Washington)
Hunter Bryant (TE, Washington)
Yetur Gross-Matos (DE, Penn State)
Curtis Weaver (EDGE, Boise State)
C.J. Henderson (CB, Florida)
Damon Arnette (CB, Ohio State)
Lucas Niang (T, TCU)

I will also publish an updated top-50 this week.

Thoughts on the Seahawks pick

Despite spending three picks on receivers in the 2019 draft, this is a class rich in talent at the position. If they pick late in the first round there could be a number of highly attractive options. And while receiver might not be the biggest need, it’s vital they continue to build around Russell Wilson and give him the weapons he needs to lead this team.

In this mock they’d be presented with a fantastic opportunity to add dynamic quickness to what they already have. Someone who can replace Jaron Brown but be much more of an X-factor. DeVonta Smith, Jalen Raegor and K.J. Hamler all fit the bill perfectly. I’ve gone with Smith because he seems to be the type they would like. He makes plays at every level, is incredibly sudden to create early separation and he plays with an edge. They often go against conventional wisdom and Smith isn’t being talked about much in the media even though he should be.

This isn’t me saying receiver is a bigger need than defensive line or the secondary. If Germain Ifedi and/or George Fant depart they’ll have a big hole at tackle (but they’ve tended to sign veteran replacements recently). They need to do something at tight end in 2020. With three picks in the first two rounds they’ll have ample opportunity to address more than one need. They also have a lot of cap space. This is a really good looking receiver class and there’s a relatively good chance they’ll tap into that with at least one reasonably high pick.

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82 Responses to “2020 NFL mock draft #2”

  1. AndrewP says:

    “Note the lack of the use of ‘2.0’ to describe this mock draft. For some reason it became fashionable to add a decimal point to mock drafts a few years ago. It’s not an iOS update. It’s a mock. So here’s mock #2.”

    GET OFF ROB’S LAWN!!!

  2. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Am I the only one who scrolls immediately to SEA’s pick? I could never wait for Christmas morning 😂

    The more I see of DeVonta Smith the more I think he could end up being the best pro of the 3 Bama WRs. Especially if he’s paired with Russell.

    Love the Chargers pick. That’s so Tom Telesco. But seriously, for me Taylor >> Gordon.

    Rather surprised you have Kinlaw lasting to #18.

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      And I agree with you: at this point at least, Burrow is the best QB in this class.

      • Volume12 says:

        He’s not. Tua is the best QB, Burrows has been the better QB this year.

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          I get the distinction. Can’t say I agree. I’ve never been that bullish on Tua 🤷🏻‍♂️

          • Volume12 says:

            I’m not super high on Tua either. I actually like Eason the best. Live arm. Carson Palmer esque with a Stafford type arm.

            • DC says:

              I could see Eason going to the Colts and having good protection behind that OL. The table is set in Indy.

              • Rob Staton says:

                I’d be seriously concerned for any team taking Eason early.

                The arm’s great. When he has to think outside of the box and go off script (which he’ll have to do all the time)… oh dear.

                One read and then throwing to a covered checkdown for an easy loss of yards? Shouldn’t happen.

              • Volume12 says:

                I wouldn’t be surprised to see anyone get selected by Indy and have success with the way they’ve drafted these past 2 years.

                LB Bobby Okereke was as instrumental as anyone on that side of the ball in their win over KC. S Khari Willis has been a gem. WR Parris Campbell was rolling before his injury. CB Rock Ya-Sin hasn’t been a world beater or anything, but he has been an above average starter so far.

    • Rob Staton says:

      He’s #13 in my top 50 (which is quite different to this mock).

  3. Denver Hawker says:

    I woke today thinking about this exact post! I’ll almost be disappointed if they don’t take a receiver in R1 given the crop to improve Russ’ option over Brown/Moore. This is Russ-Prime and he needs weapons.

    Lots of other offseason decisions to make too. I know it’s early, but I’m starting to think about which players are must retain vs. let test the market.

  4. cha says:

    I know it’s super early Rob, but do you see a clear division in tiers so far? 1-20 or so looks very solid.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think it’s too early to say overall. Delpit, Thomas, Okudah, Brown, Young might be a tier. I’m increasingly tempted to put Burrow in that mix. Some will put Jeudy, Tua in there. I think there’s a really solid looking first two rounds at the moment with strong areas (WR, QB, T, CB) and some weak areas (DL, TE, S).

  5. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    I see you have Curtis Weaver in contention. If SEA trade down, as is their wont, and they miss out on Smith, I hope they target Weaver. I think he’s about as good an EDGE as Young. If he played for a Power 5 team, he’d be in the mix for the top 20.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I liked watching Weaver. I only watched him closely this week. My only issue was ceiling. As a player who lost weight from 300lbs, how much of a natural athlete is he at a lighter size? What’s his home at the next level? And will he impact NFL games the same way? Difficult questions to answer pre-combine.

  6. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Imagine if the Rams hadn’t traded their R1 and added Raekwon Davis to Aaron Donald 😳

  7. AndrewP says:

    Two things stick out…

    1) Herbert lasting to #11. I’m not sure I see it. I have never been the hugest fan of his (I think he may be a glorified Goff), but, if he wins the Pac12 this year (with his horrendous WR crew), and you combine that with his obvious physical skills… I think someone will bite. In fact, when combining his ‘big school experience’ with his tools, I’d be pretty surprised if someone takes Love over him, physical traits aside. Even still, let’s suppose he is QB4… I understand the top 10 teams have all made recent investments in QBs, but I think I team in the teens that is unsure of their current QB will at the very least trade up.

    2) Seahawks taking a WR. If they can get a guy that can bump Lockett off of kick returns and give SchottzieCarroll someone else to run that stupid fly sweep with, I’m all for it.***

    ***Side rant: I am really tired of the extra ways in which they are using Lockett…

    He is not good at the sweep. He’s slippery and can kind of be elusive, but he doesn’t explode on one cut. STOP RUNNING THAT PLAY… PLEASE!!!

    He’s not great at kick returns in the NFL. He could glide and slip his way through things in college, but since the injury, the needed explosiveness to be great in the NFL is gone.

    BUT… He is so, SO good at WR… He runs great routes (he can do them all superbly), has amazing hands, and has some of the best instincts in the game (his ability to know when they play has broken down and come back for the ball is so, so critical to this offense). He is too good at these things to risk injury on returning kicks and the fly sweep.

    Ok, now MY ‘Get off my Lawn’ rant is complete.***

    Anyway, if they really want explosion in the return game, and really want to run that sweep, and they think Smith is the perfect piece for it, I am 100% ok using the RD1 pick on him. It gives them more weapons in two phases of the game, and, ‘allows’ them to entirely use Lockett on what he excels at.

    • Hawks4life says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more on the points about Lockett! Blows my mind that we still use him in the return game at this point. When’s the last time he took one to the house, not saying he can’t. But why risk the injury of our #1 WR who’s already broke a leg although hes healed superbly.

      • Mark Souza says:

        I agree and disagree on Lockett. I agree we don’t run a good jet sweep and should stop. I disagree the comment that Lockett has lost burst as can be seen in his lack of big kickoff returns. The difference isn’t Lockett, it’s the new kickoff return rules and how you are allowed to block now. It’s just about killed the kickoff return. Advantage coverage team. Look around the league, big returns are way down for everybody.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I’d love to get a 4.3 type runner who can do some of these sweeps and also provide easy separation. That’s why I’ve looked at Smith, Raegor and Hamler in this mock.

        • AndrewP says:

          If you aren’t allowed to block, all the more reason not to put him back there anymore.

  8. cha says:

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  9. Eli says:

    Can’t say at all that he’s a 1st round prospect, but a player I hope to see pop up on the Hawks radar (if he declares) at some point: Lousiana Tech corner/nickel Amik Robertson. His stats in his career:

    2017: 63 Tkl, 7.5 TFL, 2 Sk, 5 INT, 1 TD, 6 PD
    2018: 61 Tkl, 7.5 TFL, 1 Sk, 4 INT, 12 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR
    2019 (7 games): 39 Tkl, 4.0 TFL, 5 INT, 2 TD, 11 PD, 1 KR for TD

    He’s small – 5’9 185 lbs. – but the dude has been a true playmaker since his first game in college. On tape he looks to have decently long arms despite his size, and an insane vertical. First “unknown” prospect this year I’ve gotten excited about.

  10. Volume12 says:

    LSU WR Justin Jefferson needs to start getting some national love. Dont see that big of a gap between him and Ceedee Lamb.

  11. amanuel abraham says:

    I see the hawks going OT with their first pick. Lots of quality underclassmen with the seahawks favoring youth/untapped potential (especially with the learning curve of today’s o-linemen).

    With their draft ammo i could see them making a small trade up for the aforementioned O-linemen you had selected ahead of us if they start to slide. How about Alabama OT Jedrick Willis? Mauler type i think the hawks would like to mold with our power scheme.

    No way i see the hawks extending Ifedi, barring a late season epiphany. They seem high on Fant, possibly with him being Duane’s replacement/cheap stopgap for a future player.

    I believe the hawks will want to add a proven WR to add to the mix of a ascending Lockett and growing Metcalf. Something like a Sidney rice to DK’s golden tate. FA WR options in my opinion would be nice/affordable-in range would be: Emmanuel Sanders Robby Anderson or Justin Hardy come to mind.

    TE should be a priority with the FA class being weak, unless any of us think Eric Ebron could be a fit?Missouri’s Albert Okwuegbunam is a favorite of mine (23 TD’s in 25 games). At 6-5/260 he’s the same build as Will Dissly. Okwuegbunam could be a consolation prize for missing on a OJ howard. I like Rob’s case for Austin Hooper. I would prefer the compensation be a mix of obvious need/an extended look before free agency with us ready to being ready to accept a comp pick in free agency if it doesn’t seem to be working out.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I’d make a couple of points in response to this…

      1. They’ve actually, if anything, changed their approach to the OL recently. They’ve favoured signing or trading for proven, experienced veterans. They traded for Brown and signed Iupti, Sweezy & Fluker when they had holes to fill. In the meantime they’ve selected mid/late round players to try and develop in the background (Jones, Haynes). It’s possible they go back to youth to fill a hole at RT but I think there’s at least as much chance if not more chance they sign a veteran and/or simply re-sign Fant or start Jones if Ifedi moves on.

      2. On the opposite end of the scale, for several years now they’ve been drafting/developing receivers. When I make projections I try and learn from recent and long term history. At the moment I think history tells us they’re more likely to want experience on the OL and they’re happy to cede experience for dynamism at receiver. And next year D.K. will be better for a year in the league so they can probably manage having a rookie.

      3. Pete has been praising Ifedi recently. I’m not sure what they’ll do there but I wouldn’t rule it out. No idea why people are so keen to run him out of town either. This idea that Ifedi is playing badly this year is overhyped for me.

      4. I’ve watched Alabama’s two tackles and just came away a bit bored. Didn’t see anything that outstanding.

      5. Agreed on TE. A big off-season priority.

      • amanuel abraham says:

        – I see your point, they do seem to be going more veteran. What are your thoughts on the hawks making a push for Jack Conklin? titans didn’t pick up his 5th and i’ve read his grades are slipping.

        – With the Dissly injury, do you think that could affect their view on WR? or would they look to replicate that at TE? I ask because i wonder if they would be hesitant to adding more youth at WR with premium draft capital when their isn’t a Dissly-level threat at TE.

        – additional queston: Do you think florida TE Kyle Pitts can be an effective blocker at his weight in the NFL? i’m a fan of his game.

        • Rob Staton says:

          — Conklin hasn’t lived up to expectations but could be an option if they need a RT with experience. I think they might want a bigger RT though.

          — I think they’ll always look for ‘touchdown makers’ (as PC would say). WR is a position they’ve always aggressively gone after in the draft and FA. But they need to add a TE this off-season as a priority (or before the deadline).

          — I’ve not studied Pitts.

      • McZ says:

        2020 is the perfect year for drafting OTs, with 5 or 6 viable first rounders and lots of borderline talent down to R4; I would go for a Walker Little / Jared Hilbers double dip. I am as high on Little as I was on Ramczyk and Risner. IMO, he is an assured high roller.

        If they resign Ifedi, the price must be right. Nowhere close to the 10m being on his 5th year ticket. I think, 12-16m, three years would be a good deal for both sides. Possible, that there are franchises paying him a lot more.

        The worrisome thing is, I expected him to show some restraint in his prove-it year. Really wanted him to show it. In reality, he still cannot control his feet laterally and his hands still are not clean, and he still is on course to a personal penalty record. His play vs Browns was helpless, he is bad in any metric ever conceived for pass protection, and he is leading the league in pressures allowed, despite a rather easy schedule.

        The best thing we can say is, that he plays; he is young and durable. And he has the occasional game, where he makes you forget all things mentioned. Which means, he has it, but he doesn’t show it.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I think people have just decided they don’t like Ifedi and that’s that. Carroll said he’s having his best year recently. He’s cut out the penalties. You don’t see him get beat that often at all. And then Fluker botches a stunt and twitter explodes because Ifedi was in the same shot on TV and OMG it must be his fault.

          They might re-sign him. They might re-sign Fant instead. They might re-sign both. They might start Jamarco Jones. They might sign a veteran. This idea that there’s a desperate need to draft two tackles. I just don’t get it.

        • CHawk Talker Eric says:

          I must be watching a different Ifedi. His initial kick slide is as good if not better than Brown. Watch it closely on Sunday. You’ll see what I mean.

  12. Chase Cash says:

    Rob, what are your thoughts on Cal linebacker Evan Weaver? I know it’s not a need but he’s on pace for 180 tackles this year.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I watched a bit of him when watching the safety Davis. He looks decent enough but a mid-rounder type and they’ve not going to add another LB in that range surely after adding two this year.

      • Chase Cash says:

        Thanks rob, was just curious on your thoughts because he was my teammate in high school.

        • Rob Staton says:

          Cool — maybe you should tell us more about him!

          • Chase Cash says:

            Well he was an absolute beast. Played on our defensive line and was often double and triple teamed, to no avail. Had tremendous football IQ, and lead us to a state championship. Honestly reminds me of the way Clowney has played this year. Didn’t put up insane numbers but he made his presence known. Committed to Cal over UW, and now he’s being talked as a mid round pick. I think he will declare, but do you think he could improve his draft stock by playing another year?

  13. CaptainJack says:

    Rob, how many “true round one” types do you see this year? Or is it too early to tell?

  14. Darnell says:

    Do you not have Tristan Wirfs and Austin Jackson in the first round mix?

  15. Paul Cook says:

    Frankly speaking, I want the best available “difference maker” they can get in the first round, be it OL, WR, DB, or DL. I would even want them to trade up a bit if they have to in order to get a guy who fits this bill as much as any evaluation method can possibly surmise/forecast. I want a diamond with our top pick if at all possible, rather than a diamond-in-the-rough.

  16. Paul Cook says:

    I have a question. Let’s say that we’re the 26th pick in the first round. What would it take to move up into that, say 10-14 range if a great talent fell there because, for instance, there was a run on a few positions like QB and WR? This year’s first plus next year’s first plus something else?

    • cha says:

      3 recent deals in the range you asked about…

      New Orleans in 2018 moved up from #27 to #14 for their 2019 first rounder and a 2018 5th round pick to get Davenport.

      KC in 2017 moved up from #27 to #10 for their 2018 first rounder and a 2017 3rd round pick to get Mahomes.

      Houston in 2017 moved up from #25 to #12 for their 2018 first rounder to get Watson.

    • Rob Staton says:

      It would cost a fortune

  17. StickyIcky says:

    If they can I bet they trade out of round 1 and do what they did last draft. Something has to give with Britt & Pocic and if the opportunity arises they might draft Brown’s replacement.

  18. Trevor says:

    Would love DeVonta Smith as the pick. Definitely an under rated guy. Reminds me of how Terry Mclaurin got no love till late in the draft season last year at least nationally.

  19. Paul Cook says:

    This off-season, when it comes to the draft and FAcy, I’m about quality over quantity. We’ve got a lot of “guys” on our team already. We need a few real difference makers. Be it pass rusher, secondary, OL, I want some a shot at a few guys who are stars or have the pedigree to become one. I’m more in the trade up rather than the trade down mode.

  20. Sea Mode says:

    Hoping Ruggs lasts just two picks later…

  21. JimQ says:

    An undersized Junior to keep an eye on?? Perhaps if he put on 15-20-lbs of muscle or so, might he be a LEO? Not a player I’ve watched yet but his stats would seem to be outstanding for just over a half season. If he played 13-14 games at the same level, could his stats double to 32-TFL, 18 sacks and 20-QBH on the year? Those would be some WOW numbers.

    DE/EDGE-DeAngelo Malone, W. Kentucky, 6-4/230, —-a junior—- Is he entering the draft =????
    Seems to be improving each year & is really “getting after it” this season. IF, he declares, this season he could likely get into the top 100 somewhere (?) – IMO, At a minimum, Malone should be checked out as a potential round 2/3/4 pick(?) The level of competition would seem to be his only negative in evaluation, combine results (and more game tape being available) should answer a lot of questions.

    2019: 7 games, 58-tkls, 16.0-TFL (#1 in FCS), 9.0-sacks (#3 in FCS), 10-QBH — Great #’s… so far.
    2018: 12 games, 60-tkls, 1-INT, 9.0-TFL, 6.0-sacks, 1-PBU, 8-QBH, 2-FF
    2017: 11 games, 25-tkls, 1.5-TFL, 1.5-sacks, 1-PBU, 5-QBH
    Career: 30 games, 143-tkls, 1-INT, 26.5-TFL, 16.5-sacks, 2-PBU, 23-QBH, 2-FF — I couldn’t find any FCS player ranked stats for QBH’s but 23 seems like a bunch.

  22. Volume12 says:

    So I just saw OJ Howard say for every catch he makes he’ll donate $100 to give kids school resources.

    Them poor kids ain’t getting sh**! (13 rec. in 6 games)

    • Bigten says:

      He also popped up as a no participant in practice past 2 days with a supposed hamstring injury. Could this signal he’s actually being traded? Not necessarily to the Hawks, but traded none the less. Similar situation to how Jalen Ramsey was injures before he was traded.

  23. cha says:

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    Per @AdamSchefter and @Schultz_Report: New England is trading DE Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys for 7th-round pick that can go to a 6th-round pick in 2021.
    3:03 PM – 24 Oct 2019

  24. Volume12 says:

    His receiving #’s aren’t on pace for what they were last year, his rushing #’s are, Laviska Shenault has 37 offensive touches and 27 of those have gone for either a TD or 1st down.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      One of the biggest Boom-Bust guys in this draft.

      Absolutely love his story and character and game.

      In fact, he has the profile of a PC 1st rd pick. Makes plays from different looks, humble and hungry, ST monster, stat packer, Team 1st.

      • Volume12 says:

        I’m a huge fan myself. He’s been banged up quite a bit this season.

        Completely agree. Can win on the outside, in the slot, at RB.

        I could see Kyle Shannahan liking him too.

  25. cha says:

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    Bucs’ HC Bruce Arians ruled out TE OJ Howard for Sunday’s game against the Titans due to a hamstring injury.
    9:32 AM – 25 Oct 2019

    Riiiiiiggghtt…..”hamstring”…Yeah..that’s the ticket…

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Gawd I hope they’re working a trade for OJ but the teams play each other the week after this Sunday.

      The trade deadline is 10/29 and SEA host TBB on 11/3. Is there a way for them to trade for Howard but not have him join the team until after the game?

    • StickyIcky says:

      Howard would have to be the deceiver not Arians, the penalty for lying about injuries is stiff.

  26. paul difuria says:

    Aren’t the Hawks carrying 7 receivers on the roster? I think that indicates they love the guys in development and don’t want to risk losing them. I’d like them to get some more speed and talent on defense. The fact that they haven’t drafted guys that can win playing time over the vets means they need to try again at the top of the draft pool next year.

    Rob, I’d be interested on where you think LJ would have gone in this draft compared to the defensive line heavy one last year.

  27. Coleslaw says:

    Man, if Denver is really thinking about trading Von Miller, I would love to get him. He would drastically improve our defense immediately. Von, Clowney, Reed, Ansah, Poona, Wagner, Wright, Kendricks. Then all the depth we have at DL and LB is solid.

    I wonder how much he would cost.

    • Rob Staton says:

      It would cost at least one first round pick for a player who turns 31 in March. No way the Broncos trade him for less than a R1. The cap hit they’d take ensures that.

    • cha says:

      Haven’t watched a minute of him this year. What is his deal?

      Playing a career-high 90% of defensive snaps, and projecting seriously career-low numbers…

      2.5 sacks
      2 TFL
      7 QB hits
      0 Passes Def
      0 Forced Fumbles

  28. Volume12 says:

    I can not imagine thinking that Dalvin Cook is unathletic. He’s been the best RB in the league this season. His game is damn near perfect.

  29. Coleslaw says:

    Another trade I’ve been thinking about is Eric Ebron. Colts need DBs and WRs. We have both.

    Tedric and a 4th for Ebron? Jennings and a 3rd?

    Another couple guys we could be interested in

    DeVante Parker, Kyle Rudolph, Robby Anderson, Solomon Thomas.

    • Simo says:

      Man I don’t know about Ebron. He has game changing ability, but he’s also extremely inconsistent. He will have a 5 catch 2 TD game followed by a goose egg! This probably isn’t all his fault of course, but he does seem to disappear for long stretches or even full games.

      I think a 3rd and another player is way to much for him. Sure hope something works out for OJ or Hooper, as both have more upside than Ebron IMO.

      Also, I suspect it would take way to much to get Von Miller away from Denver. He’s a franchise cornerstone there, and Elway is only likely to trade him for a top shelf offer. Probably takes a 1st +! He’d be a beast for the Hawks though.

  30. […] If you missed yesterday’s mock draft #2, click here. […]

  31. Simo says:

    Rob and others, I know this piece was highlighting a mock draft but most interested in the approaching trade deadline at the moment. It’s awfully quiet with only a few days to go! Anyone have information on potential trades, especially for the Hawks?

    Still would love to see them pick up a move TE (Hooper, Howard, Ebron), as we need another receiving threat. A.J. Green is still out there as well, and he would look good in a Hawks uniform. Or will they try to add another piece to the defense? Maybe a speed rusher type like Vic Beasley?

    Also wondering if there’s any word of current Hawks being on the trade block?

    Thanks for the draft piece though Rob, always a great read! Can’t believe how stacked Alabama is at WR, unbelievable!!

  32. Dale Roberts says:

    My ideal draft would net us Tristan Wirfs and Tommy Kraemer our right tackle and left guard of the present and future. Both are elite run blockers but have the athletic upside to be adequate in pass blocking. Iupati and Fluker are injuries waiting to happen. Phil Haynes could be a keeper but we don’t know yet and Jamarco Jones was exposed against the Ravens.