On Thursday, March 26, among the chaos of the coronavirus, NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell announced that the NFL draft would continue as planned. I think that this is the correct move by the NFL commissioner. In a world where people are craving events and sports, I think the draft will take minds off of the unfortunate events that are consuming our news feeds daily. It will give everyone something to watch for a few days that does not relate to the coronavirus. So, the Cincinnati Bengals are still on the clock and the rest of the NFL awaits their turn. Here is my stab at predicting what the 2020 NFL draft will look like.
With the first pick in the NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals will select Joe Burrow, QB from Louisiana State. I’m sure this prediction does not come as a surprise to everyone reading this. The presumptive №1 pick and assumed savior of this dormant franchise has been the predicted choice since he led his Tigers to a National Championship win in January. With Tua Tagovailoa’s injury issues and Justin Herbert’s consistency question marks, I think Burrow is the only QB that can be shoed in as a franchise QB. He has the moxy and confidence to fit this role, so I think the Bengals will be happy with this selection in the future. As for Burrow, he will be excited to take his talents from the Bayou Bengals to the Cincinnati Bengals.
After selecting their QB of the future in last year’s draft, Dwayne Haskins, I believe the Skins will select fellow Buckeye, Chase Young. Young is seen as the stand-alone, greatest talent in this year’s draft class, and there is not much to be said against this selection. He led CFB in sacks last season at 16.5 and was an unguardable force on the edge. The Redskins should be selecting a generational talent to solidify the edge of their defensive line for years to come.
With the third choice in this year’s draft, the Detroit Lions will sure up their Defensive Line by drafting Derrick Brown out of Auburn University. The Lions were 29th in run defense last year giving up 4.9 yards per rush before they traded for Damon “Snacks” Harrison. Today, Friday, March 27th, the Lions have not continued contract talks with Snacks so I think they will need to draft Brown to fill that void and improve their non-existent run defense from last year. The Lions also have holes in their secondary after trading Safety, Quandre…