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2020 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0


The flurry of free agent signings across the NFL has slowed down to a crawl. Needs have been met, weaknesses have been shored up. For some teams, the signings likely were enough to reconfigure their top needs in the upcoming draft.

The team of Kevin Jones, Nathan Zegura, Andrew Gribble and Matt Wilhelm took that into consideration when they drew up their second mock draft.

Kevin Jones


(12) DT Danny Shelton - Washington

In the right scheme, Shelton's combination of a stout body in the run game to go along with athleticism as a pass rusher could make him an eventual centerpiece of a defense. In Cleveland, the 339-pound Shelton not only could start right away but also have the potential to overhaul the Browns' defensive line.

(19) Alvin "Bud" Dupree - Kentucky

Thus far into free agency, the Browns have yet to fill the void Jabaal Sheard left at outside linebacker. Enter Dupree, and then some. Perhaps no pass rusher in the draft has the former Kentucky Wildcat's combination of size (6-foot-4, 269 pounds) and speed (4.54 seconds in the 40-yard dash). Coach Mike Pettine said the team will place a premium on making the defense a dominate unit. Dupree coupled with Shelton put Pettine's beliefs into action.

Nathan Zegura


(12) DT Danny Shelton - Washington

The Browns could go Parker here if they want that big-three wide receiver, but I think with Shelton on the board, the defensive-minded Browns get their Haloti Ngata to solidify the interior of the defensive line.

(19) LB Randy Gregory - Nebraska

The Browns stick on the defensive side of the ball and get the best pass rusher left on the board. He has incredible burst but will fall on draft day because of size concerns. Gregory would immediately upgrade the pass rush after solidifying the defensive line at 12. If the Browns do this, look for a wide receiver in the second round and some interior offensive line plus a tight end in rounds 3 or 4.

Andrew Gribble


(12) LB Shane Ray - Missouri

The Browns filled a number of holes through free agency but they weren't able to beef up their pass rush amid the loss of Sheard. That changes at pick No. 12, where the Browns will benefit from one of the draft's best crops of pass rushers in years by having the 2014 SEC Defensive Player of the Year fall in their lap.

(19) OL La'el Collins - LSU

If Malcom Brown's around at 19, he's a more likely selection, but this is assuming he's gone. Collins was good enough to play left tackle in college football's toughest conference, projects as a right tackle in the NFL and is versatile enough to play guard. He'd bring a good injection of competition to multiple spots on an offensive line that is very good in the starting five but needs better depth.

Matt Wilhelm


(12) DL Danny Shelton – Washington

Shelton shined at the Senior Bowl. The big-three wide receivers in the draft – Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker – likely will be gone at that point and the Browns will focus on shoring up their run defense with the top available nose tackle.

(19) OL Andrus Peat - Stanford

In the Cardinal's offense, Peat will come to the NFL pro-ready. The transition for him will be very easy to immediately go into a competition, whether it be at guard or tackle. He'll contribute and solidify that running game and protect whoever is the quarterback for the Browns.

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