5th overall – New York Giants – Patrick Surtain II, CB – Alabama
This would be an amazing prospect for Miami to obtain. I grew up watching Surtain and Madison, and let’s be honest, that was the first version of the legion of boom. If Jr, is anything like this father, he will be a top 5 pick and the Giants need help outside as they addressed their line this past season.
6th overall – Miami Dolphins – Gregory Rousseau – DE – Miami
I love this match. Yes, the Dolphins invested two 5th round picks on Defensive Ends, and signed two other in free agency, but when a player from the “U” draws comparison to Calais Campbell not only in size but production on the field, you get a sense of what type of player he can become. I could also see Chase here, but scouts are stating this Wide Reciever class is just as good as the past one. There isn’t an Adrian Peterson type of player that should be considered either at the running back position nor a Sean Taylor type of Free Safety. The Dolphins have two first-round picks, and I think they will be in a position to draft based on the best player available.
7th overall – Detroit Lions – Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia
I can see the Lions moving up for either Fields or Trevor, but since I’m not making any trades, I think there will be a run of quarterback in the top 10. Newman, replace Jake Fromm, who was drafted by Bills, and this prospect has already created a buzz. Keep an eye on Jamie has he could be a person the Patriots move up for as well. Basically, Jamie is going to be a player that I think will fit perfectly with a Patriots coach.
8th overall – New York Jets – Joe Tryon – DE – Washington
I’m not sure if Adam Gase will be around to make this selection, but what I can tell you is that Tryon is a freak. He came out last year and destroyed his competition. He’s got a huge frame and I think will be an outstanding prospect in the next level.
9th overall – Las Vegas Raiders – Walker Little – OT – Stanford
Little was supposed to enter this past draft class and would have been a top 10 selection. He got injured and decided to come back to Stanford for another year to get selected in the top 10. I think the Raider’s need to protect and build their line. They have some dynamic players on the outside and a stellar running back, they just need time to get the ball to them, Little solves that problem.
10th overall – Los Angles Chargers – Jalen Mayfield – OT – Michigan
The Charger invested heavily in Justin Herbert. The Charger’s defense is legit, and I think they are building something special there. They need to protect Herbert and Mayfield is a top 10 prospect.
11th overall – Denver Broncos – LaBryan Ray – DT – Alabama
The Broncos have two legit ends with Miller and Chubb on the outside, but they are missing that pressure upfront. Enter Ray, who would provide Vic with an anchor.
12th overall – Arizona Cardinals – Justyn Ross – WR – Clemson
I think this will be Larry Fitzgerald’s final season, and what a career he has had. No doubt in my mind he’s a first-ballot Hall of a Famer. The Cardinals look to pair Hopkins with another Clemson receiver, and Ross is as good as advertised.
13th overall selection – Atlanta Falcons – Sam Cosmi – T – Texas
The Falcons seem to be building both sides of the lines for the past few years with aging veterans (this definitely sounds familiar to all Dolphin fans). They need to start investing in young talent on those lines, enter Sam Cosmi. Cosmi is a raw talent that will start attracting attention similar to Mekhi Becton.
14th overall selection – Miami Dolphins – Alex Leatherwood – OT – Alabama
This isn’t a sexy pick, but the ties make sense. Leatherwood protected Tua’s blindside when they were together at Bama. I know the Dolphins drafted Robert Hunt to play tackle, but Jess Davis’s contract is up after this year and I don’t see him bringing value back to the Dolphins. I would move on from Davis, plug Hunt at Guard, and place Leatherwood in at Right Tackle.
A line of Austin Jackson, Solomon Kindley, Ted Karras, Robert Hunt, and Alex Leatherwood looks amazing on paper, and probably the best line the Dolphins have had in the past ten years. With their two second-round picks, I would look for Miami to add a wide receiver and potentially another playmaker on defense.
15th overall selection – Cleveland Browns – Jaylen Waddle – WR – Alabama
I honestly think if the Browns are selecting at 15 in 2020, they will move on from Landry or Odell.