CINCINATTI BENGALS SELECT JOE BURROW
Andrew Zeidel: This should come as no surprise. Joe Burrow has been the consensus number one pick throughout the majority of the College Football season and he cemented his place in the draft during the College Football Playoffs. While I personally rank Chase Young the number one player in this draft, this pick can certainly not be criticized.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS SELECT CHASE YOUNG
Andrew Zeidel: Everything is holding to form thus far. The Redskins just secured one of the most versatile pass rushers in recent memory. Chase Young will be ready to play on day one and he will instantly upgrade the Washington Redskins defensive front. The Redskins will look back on the 2020 NFL Draft
DETROIT LIONS SELECT JEFF OKUDAH
Andrew Zeidel: There was a lot of noise surrounding this selection. However, the heavy favorite was selected. The Lions likely searched to trade down, but the Dolphins were confident in their ability to secure Tua at five. Okudah had three interceptions last season and will help make the Lions loss of Darius Slay slightly less noticeable.
NEW YORK GIANTS SELECT ANDREW THOMAS
Peyton Levine: The Giants surprised many when they picked LT Andrew Thomas at 4. The most “pro-ready” tackle in the draft, Thomas will immediately slot in at Left Tackle for the Giants and become a major piece of their offensive line.
Andrew Zeidel: In one of the best offensive line drafts in recent time, the Giants picked the lineman with the fourth most potential. However, Thomas is considered “pro-ready” and should make an immediate impact for the Giants at Left Tackle.
PL GRADE: A-
AZ GRADE: B-
MIAMI DOLPHINS SELECT TUA TAGOVAILOA
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS SELECT JUSTIN HERBERT
Jack Zeidel: In my opinion, this was a smart pick for the Chargers. I view Herbert as a better quarterback in comparison to Tua. While I think that Herbert was not the best available player, Herbert was the smart pick. Well done.
JZ GRADE: B+
CAROLINA PANTHERS SELECT DERRICK BROWN
@Carolinapantherscanada: DT Derrick Brown over LB Isaiah Simmons? Questionable decision by Carolina, although Brown was the smart pick, he fills the biggest need the Panthers had, will be on the field all 3 downs, and should make a big impact on day one.
ARIZONA CARDINALS SELECT ISIAH SIMMONS
Jack Zeidel: This pick is amazing. Simmons is an all-around stud who can play anywhere on the field. I assumed that the Giants would draft him at 4. Once he was passed on, I assumed Simmons name would be selected next. The Cardinals have just walked away with the steal of the draft in Simmons.
JZ GRADE: A
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SELECT CJ HENDERSON
Andrew Zeidel: The Jaguars could have went a number of directions with this pick, but I applaud their selection. While I likely would have opted to pick a receiver or trade down, they secured the second best cornerback in this draft. The Jaguars have a number of problems to resolve, and CJ Henderson will help immediately improve the secondary.
CLEVELAND BROWNS SELECT JEDRICK WILLS
@brownsclutch: The Browns have selected OT Jedrick Wills Jr with the tenth pick, filling in a big hole at LT. It was between Wills and Tristan Wirfs for me, and I’m glad that Wills was the selection. His height may be a slight disadvantage but he has great agility and body control. He will fit in the Cleveland offensive line nicely, providing good protection for Baker Mayfield. He has quick feet as well. He sometimes can jump before the ball is snapped, so he will have to work to improve his timing. Overall, a great selection by Cleveland.
NEW YORK JETS SELECT MEKHI BECTON
@jetsisland/Henry Frieman: Joe Douglas told Sam Darnold’s parents he would protect their son. And he did just that Thursday night, drafting a mountain in the trenches. Louisville OT Mekhi Becton weighs 364 pounds. He’s 6 foot, 7 and ⅜ inches tall. And he runs a 5.10 40-yard dash.An immediate upgrade to the tackle position. Dominant, will establish his presence. A day-1 starter. Arguably the 2nd-best OT in the draft, only second to Jedrick Wills Jr., who I wanted originally, but was selected by Cleveland one pick before. Becton was the best available pick. Raw upside. Sheer potential. Future All-Pro. I guarantee it.