Simulated NFL 2020 Draft: Joe Burrow strong on top; CeeDee Lamb, Tee Higgins and Justin Jefferson go to AFC East

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December is here, making it a perfect time for a new NFL 2020 drill. Sporting News has updated its projections on where and when the best prospects will go in the first round next April, across the board.

The arrival of week 14 means that there is less than one month left in the regular season of 2019, and the draft of the order begins to focus better. In college football, it all comes down to bowling and playoff games, with the stock of players starting to settle before the draft process reaches exploration and evaluation mode.

With all that in mind, for now, this is how we see the selections from No. 1 to No. 32.

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Simulated Draft of the NFL 2020

1. Cincinnati Bengals (1-12)

Offensive minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise pin with Ryan Finley quickly proving that it is not the answer behind Andy Dalton. Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the favorite of the Heisman Trophy and the attractive top QB prospect in this class. His great performance in LSU's victory over Alabama marked that state. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical strength in his pocket with a strong arm and precise delivery. His leadership and athletic skills have also flourished in Baton Rouge.

2. New York Giants (2-10)

  • Chase Young, EDGE, State of Ohio

The Giants have loved themselves as transcendent piercers over the years, and Young qualifies as a better perspective than the recent NFL stallions of the state of Ohio, Joey Bosa and Nick Bosa. Dave Gettleman will take the opportunity to get this fundamental talent for the defensive reconstruction of the team under James Bettcher, who will see a new version of Chandler Jones. Young (6-5, 265 pounds) is a disruptor that changes the game. He has followed a season of 10.5 captures with 16.5 in just 13 junior games.

3. Washington Redskins (3-10)

  • Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

The Redskins just invested in quarterback Dwayne Haskins and found a legitimate No. 1 open receiver at Terry McLaurin. They are still in a stalemate with the unconditional Trent Williams, and they need to land a new rock in the left tackle. Thomas combines large size (6-5, 320 pounds) with good hands and footwork. His new coach will also love what Thomas can do by opening holes for the explosive corridor Derrius Guice, given what he also did for D & # 39; Andre Swift in Athens.

4. Miami Dolphins (3-10)

  • Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Now that we know that Tagovailoa (6-1, 2018 pounds) should fully recover from his terrifying hip injury, he has to be the one chosen for the Dolphins because of his bright future. And it doesn't hurt that Miami can keep Ryan Fitzpatrick to serve as the bridge's QB in case Tagovailoa needs more time to recover. There have been some silly concerns about Tua being a product of the offense that surrounds him, but he is a precise, mobile quarterback and deep ball pitcher with the advantage of Russell Wilson, who only throws with his left arm. The Dolphins cannot afford to wait to see if they will launch high enough to land Trevor Lawrence of Clemson in 2021.

5. Detroit Lions (3-9-1)

Lions have become unstable with security after exchanging Quandre Diggs. Tracy Walker cannot stay healthy, and both Tavon Wilson and Miles Killebrew are outstanding free agents. Delpit flies around the field, stops the race as an additional linebacker and makes great plays with the ball while working inside on the field cover. He plays as Derwin James of the Chargers with a huge hybrid size (6-3, 203 pounds) for the position.

6. Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1)

The Cardinals also have considerable defensive needs, but it would be difficult for coach Kliff Kingsbury, of offensive mentality, not to help Kyler Murray reach another level with his receiving body by pressing GM Steve Keim to take the best player available. We'll see Larry Fitzgerald coming back, but Christian Kirk is better as a fast No. 2 behind a true No. 1. Jeudy fits that profile like a classic intermediate to deep game creator and drive-finisher in 6-1, 198 pounds

7. Atlanta Falcons (4-9)

  • Jeffrey Okudah, CB, State of Ohio

With three interceptions and two loose balls forced into the 13 games of the Buckeyes, Okudah flew away like a hawk. With 6-1, 200 pounds, it has the construction to handle receivers of all sizes. It is fluid and fast enough with a high capacity for recovery in coverage so that Atlanta thinks it can become a type of closure with its strengths in the press. The Falcons need to deal with the numerous elite groups in the NFC South.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)

With Yannick Ngakuoe possibly being too expensive for the Jaguars to re-sign at a defensive endpoint, the Jaguars can add someone who has some of the features of their venerable other defensive end, Calais Campbell, who will enter his 34-year season . . Epenesa (6-6, 280 pounds) is a powerful, explosive and full-bodied player. You can push the blockers out of the way to reach the quarterback and also stand firm against the race.

CeeDee Lamb

9. New York Jets (5-8)

  • CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

If Jeudy is off the board when the Jets choose, they shouldn't hesitate to jump over receiver 1A in this class. Lamb may be his version of DeAndre Hopkins for Sam Darnold. Robby Anderson, a pending free agent, is more a deep threat and not a No. 1, anyway. Lamb can be that explosive field stretcher and a stable type of possession outside. At 6-2, 199 pounds, Lamb only needed 58 receptions to register 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (5-8)

The Chargers have seen their offensive line fight to block for Philip Rivers throughout the season, with tackles Russell Okung and Sam Tevi also struggling to stay healthy. They need a young franchise tackle, and Wirfs has athletics at 6-5, 322 pounds to keep the left side pressed for a long time. Combine your pass blocking skills with power and physics in the running game.

Justin Herbert

11. Denver Broncos (5-8)

  • Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Herbert is the prospect of John Elway's ideal size (6-6, 237 pounds). He is athletic and accurate in closing the ball down the field. It comes with some concerns of durability, and although it is efficient and mentally hard in general, there are times when you can fall into a depression with your decision making, forcing you to lose confidence. However, with a good NFL training, you can live up to being a prototypical superstar.

12. Carolina Panthers (5-8)

  • Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

The Panthers have transitioned to a 3-4 base under Ron Rivera, and to that end, after making Brian Burns hurry in 2019, they could use some juice on the front. You can look at Columbia, where Kinlaw, 6.66 and 310 pounds, posted 6 catches in 12 games for the Gamecocks.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7)

  • Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The Eagles have seen their corner game improve throughout the season, making it a first-round need, especially if Okudah and Fulton are off the board before their selection. They desperately need a threat of great offensive play given the age of DeSean Jackson and the limited general speed in the receiving body of Carson Wentz with an Alshon Jeffery that slows down. Ruggs (6-0, 190 pounds) conforms to the law as a field stretcher that can also use your road running skills to win on shorter routes.

14. The Vegas Raiders (6-7)

  • Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

The Raiders found their securing pass brokers, Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby, in the 2019 draft. Now they can go after a strong complement for them inside. Brown (6-5, 318 pounds) is a fast disruptor that makes many plays in the field. He should remind Paul Guenther a bit of his former ace of the Bengals, Geno Atkins.

D & # 39; Andre Swift

15. Indianapolis Colts (6-7)

  • D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

The Colts like Marlon Mack, but he still has durability issues. Jonathan Williams has been good at filling in, and they have Nyheim Hines as a good answer. But they would benefit from having a backup that could be the complete package, a power broker with a pinch of explosiveness and receiving upwards. Swift (5-9, 229 pounds) is able to traverse the hard yards inside and break free for great plays in the open field.

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)

The Buccaneers have the worst corner situation in the NFL, marked by their resignation from Vernon Hargreaves first round this season. They need a potential type of closure to handle people like Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore in the division. Fulton (6-1, 192 pounds) has the size, speed, intelligence and sound coverage skills to have a long and prosperous career.

17. Cleveland Browns (6-7)

  • Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

The Browns have an incredible set of skill players around Baker Mayfield, but their pass protection was the reason they took to find their explosiveness in early 2019. Leatherwood continues to outperform its rivals Wirfs and Thomas as the best general tackle of the class. At 6-6, 310 pounds, Leatherwood is an elite athlete who can become a great general blocker if he continues to work on his strength and technique.

18. The Vegas Raiders (7-6 Bears)

  • Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

Configured for consecutive selections, Raiders can double in more defensive help. They are also weak in the second level of coverage and could also use some help against the race. Simmons seems to be in the entire field at all times for the Tigers with great speed and range at 6-4, 230 pounds. You can also reach the quarterback. It has 84 tackles, 6 catches and an interception in 12 games.

19. Jacksonville Jaguars (7-6 Rams)

  • Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

The Jaguars can replace Jalen Ramsey with the selection they acquired for him with Diggs, who can pair well with A.J. Bouye due to its size (6-2, 207 pounds), strength and speed in the field. Diggs has risen quickly on the board with his great senior season (three interceptions in 12 games).

20. Tennessee Titans (8-5)

  • Tyler Biadasz, G, Wisconsin

Biadasz (6-3, 321 pounds) is next in the strong line of inside blockers of the Badgers (see Travis Frederick of the Cowboys and Kevin Zeitler of the Giants). The offensive base of the Titans is Derrick Henry and the power game. They could use an improvement on the right guard, Kevin Pamphile, a pending free agent. The quarterback could be less worrisome with Ryan Tannehill suddenly as a worthy re-signing.

21. Miami Dolphins (from 8-5 Steelers)

  • Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

The Dolphins desperately need to match Tagovailoa with a legitimate, powerful and prolific feature, since they can't run the ball this season. Taylor (5-11, 219 pounds) has great vision and exploded as a runner. Nor does he receive enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which has been exhibited more during his alleged final season of college.

22. Minnesota Vikings (9-4)

  • Credo Humphrey, G, Oklahoma

Humphrey (6-4, 312 pounds) is a good hand fighter who has great athleticism so that the position fits well in the Vikings' zone lock scheme. They could use an improvement on Josh Kline, the often beaten right guard, who is entering his 30-year season. Humphrey would pair well with the first Garrett Bradbury assault of 2019.

Tee Higgins

23. Buffalo Bills (9-4)

The Bills have helped Josh Allen's second-year development with veteran receivers John Brown (deep threat outside) and Cole Beasley (reliable slot inside). But they could still be a dangerous and versatile game creator that can be a force in the red zone. At 6-4, 215 pounds, Higgins has posted 51 receptions for 1,082 yards and 13 touchdowns in 13 games this season.

24. Seattle Seahawks (10-2)

  • Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

The Seahawks need to continue rebuilding their sequel to the Boom Legion in the corner, so why not take advantage of the Cardinal, their source for Richard Sherman? At 6-1, 184 pounds, Adebo offers excellent ball skills and instincts to become an off player. It has 4 interceptions in 12 games.

25. Dallas Cowboys (6-7)

  • Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

The Cowboys still have trouble getting to the quarterback consistently and could use a bookends for DeMarcus Lawrence with Robert Quinn and Michael Bennett as pending free agents. Gross-Matos (6-5, 242 pounds) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender who can thrive in Rod Marinelli's 4-3 scheme.

26. Miami Dolphins (8-5 Texans)

  • Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Jefferson (6-2, 185 pounds) has emerged in the LSU air game as a fast and efficient road runner with good hands that has also underestimated speed. The Dolphins can pair it with Taylor and Tagovailoa to form their new set of triplets. Jefferson has posted 88 catches for 1,207 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games.

27. Kansas City Chiefs (9-4)

  • Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

Bosses should consider defense, of course, including the internal linebacker, but they can find some good values ​​in that position later in this draft. Instead, we are giving them the wild card that is another explosive weapon for Patrick Mahomes, especially with LeSean McCoy aging as a pending free agent and Damien Williams is not keeping up in an expanded role. Etienne is a heartbreaker in the open field, and has a great advantage due to its potential as a receiver. He may be his version of Alvin Kamara for the screen game that Andy Reid loves.

Jalen hurts

28. New Orleans Saints (10-3)

  • Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

Hurts is the last double-threat quarterback to thrive in the Lincoln Riley system, after the 2019 number one general pick, Kyler Murray. The Saints should not expect Drew Brees to hang it in 2020, but they are unlikely to re-sign Teddy Bridgewater and need to start looking for Brees' long-term successor. Sean Payton should see many qualities in Hurts (6-2, 218 pounds) that he likes, including leadership, pocket awareness and the ability to throw anywhere above his great fighting ability.

29. Green Bay Packers (10-3)

  • Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

The Packers have been struggling to find a number 2 option against Davante Adams. Johnson (6-2, 205 pounds) can solve that problem as a great pass receiver and a great road runner for Aaron Rodgers. He can go up and get any ball and fight anyone to get it.

30. New England Patriots (10-3)

  • Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

The Patriots have missed the impact tight end game without Rob Gronkowski, and can opt for the luxury that is the player who is easily the best tight end prospect in a weak class for the position. Freiermuth (6-5, 256 pounds) seems to be the next big tight end of the NFL, turning his 41 catches in 468 yards and 7 touchdowns in 12 games for the Nittany Lions.

31. San Francisco 49ers (11-2)

  • Dylan Moses, ILB, Alabama

The 49ers could use a high-impact game creator on the second level to complete their defense, especially after Kwon Alexander couldn't stay healthy. Moses (6-3, 259 pounds) missed the Crimson Tide season with a torn ACL he suffered in August, but he should be fully cured to contribute as a rookie who can accumulate tackles and also make great plays in coverage.

32. Baltimore Ravens (11-2)

  • Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

The Ravens have put a great gamer around Lamar Jackson in the first round of the Marquise Brown of 2019, and here is another perfect fit for their offense. Shenault is a safe field stretcher that has a great touch of play after capture. He managed 56 catches for 764 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Buffaloes, standing out significantly in a team with difficulties.