NFL Draft Predictions


Matt Lesnik, Editor-In-Chief


The 2020 NFL Draft will take place April 23-25, and the Crimson shares our predictions for the top 10 athletes who will get picked, in what order, and to which team:

  1. Joe Burrow – The Bengals have the first pick, and the 6 foot 4 LSU Championship-winning quarterback will most likely be the top pick. Accolades include: 2019  Heisman Trophy winner, 2020 National Champion, 2019 Davey O’Brien Award Recipient
  2. Chase Young – The Redskins have the second pick, and the insane 265-pound defensive end from Ohio State will probably be it. Accolades include: 2019 Sack Leader, 2019 1st Team All-Big Ten, 2019 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
  3.  Jeff Okudah – The Lions will likely take Okudah from Ohio State (OSU lending 2 of the top 3 picks, but who’s counting?) the athletic corner who made headlines during his time in college. Accolades include: 2019 First Team All-Big Ten, 2019 Unanimous All-American
  4.  Isaiah Simmons – The Giants have the fourth pick and will probably take the outstanding linebacker from Clemson. Accolades include: 2019 ACC Defensive Player Of the Year, 2019 Butkus Award, 2018 National Champion
  5.  Tua Tagovailoa – The Dolphins have the fifth pick and will likely take the versatile quarterback from Alabama. Accolades include: 2017 National Champion, 2018 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, 2018 Orange Bowl MVP
  6. Jedrick Wills Jr. – The Chargers have the sixth pick and will probably bolster their offense with the 320 pound offensive tackle out of Alabama. Accolades include: 1 sack allowed in two seasons, 2019 1st Team All-SEC, 2017 National Champion
  7.  Derrick Brown – The Panthers have the seventh pick; they will presumably take the 6 foot 5 defensive tackle out of Auburn. Accolades include: 2019 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, 2019 All-SEC 1st Team, 2019 Unanimous All-American
  8. Mekhi Becton – The Cardinals will supposedly elect the immense offensive tackle from Louisville with an outstanding QB pressure record. accolades include: 6 QB Pressures allowed in 312 snaps, 2019 First Team All-ACC, 2019 Jacobs Blocking Trophy
  9. Tristan Wirfs – The Jaguars will probably opt for the Iowa offensive tackle with the ninth pick. Accolades include: Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten
  10. Andrew Thomas – With the tenth pick the Browns are expected to pick the offensive tackle from Georgia. Accolades include: 2019 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, 2x First Team All-SEC (2018, 2019), Unanimous All-American (2018)