Post Free Agency 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round Two

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | March 26th, 2020

The 2020 NFL league year officially kicked off about a week ago. Since then we have had dozens and dozens of players move in free agency as well as several trades, including some no one saw coming. However, free agency is cooling off and most of the big name players have agreed to new deals. With the NFL draft less than a month away, it’s time to focus again on mock drafts.

In this mock draft, Mike and Gio will take turns making picks for every NFL team. Yesterday we released round one of the mock draft so before you read round two, check out round one. Also, keep in mind, we have no idea what we are talking about and absolutely hate your favorite team. In fact, if not for the editors saying we couldn’t, we would have given your favorite team a kicker with every one of their picks. Without further ado, the Bengals are on the clock.

Be sure to read round one before reading round two. You can find round one of the mock draft here.

33) Bengals – Austin Jackson, OT, USC

Joe Burrow called, he said, “protect me damn it!” The Bengals will get back last year’s first-round pick Jonah Williams back after missing his entire rookie season with an injury but there are zero reasons why Bobby Hart should start at right tackle. Jackson steps in day one and protects the franchise quarterback. – Mike

34) Colts (via Redskins) – Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

After trading away their first-round pick for DeForest Buckner, the Colts accepted they won’t land one of the big four quarterbacks in the draft. Pick 34 overall is too high to grab a second tier quarterback so instead they add to the secondary. Pierre Desir was recently released and Quincy Wilson will be a free agent after the 2020 season, so adding depth at cornerback is a top priority for the Colts. – Mike

35) Lions – Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma

With the loss of Damon Harrison and A’Shawn Robinson, the Lions have a big hole to fill upfront. Gallimore is good against the run and can fulfill that role. – Gio

*** Giants trade picks #36 and #150 to the Texans for picks #40 and #111 ***

36) Texans (via Giants) – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Well, the Texans no longer have DeAndre Hopkins. Good job, Bill O’Brien. Jefferson is no Hopkins, but he’s also no slouch. He’s a very good all-around receiver. He’s fast with good physicality and body control. With Will Fuller being injury-prone, Jefferson could potentially be the number one receiver on the team. – Gio

37) Lions (via Chargers) – Lloyd Cushenberry III, iOL, LSU

Cushenberry is potentially a first-round talent, and he can fill the hole created by Graham Glasgow’s departure to Denver. Two good value picks in the early second round for Detroit. – Gio

38) Packers (via Panthers) – Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Let’s not kid ourselves; Devin Funchess doesn’t solve the Packers’ wide receiver problem. He played in just one game last year because of injury and will now be on his third team in as many seasons. While the signing is smart, the Packers still need to add a wide receiver early in the draft. After trading out of the first round, the Packers still get the Senior Bowl star and add a few picks. – Mike

39) Dolphins – Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

The Dolphins already added one offensive tackle, now they add another to solidify their offensive line. Cleveland is a very underrated prospect in this class who is definitely worth the pick here. – Gio

40) Giants (via Texans, Cardinals) – Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Auburn

Yes, the Giants did add Tristan Wirfs in the first round. No, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t double down on the offensive line. Their offensive line was awful last year, especially at tackle, and protecting Daniel Jones should be the Giants’ top priority. – Mike

41) Browns – Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

Somehow Olivier Vernon hasn’t be released yet and even if he is on the roster for next season, the Browns need to add pass rushing help. Myles Garrett led the team with 10 sacks, despite missing six games with the a suspension. Meanwhile, no other Browns’ player finished the year with more than six sacks. Okwara had 13 sacks his last two years at Notre Dame and would push Vernon for a starting role as a rookie. – Mike

42) 49ers (via Jaguars) – Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Cornerback isn’t as big of a need for San Francisco as some make it seem, but they could definitely use the addition of someone like Igbinoghene. He’s blazing fast and will complement Richard Sherman’s style well. – Gio

43) Bears (via Raiders) – Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

This may seem like a luxury pick and it is, but whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles is under center, giving them a speedy receiver is a nice idea. Riley Ridley and Javon Wims are in a battle for the last starting wide receiver spot, but Reagor would easily come in a take over that starting role. – Mike

*** Colts trade pick #44 to the Rams for picks #52 and #104 ***

44) Rams (via Colts) – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Do the Rams need offensive line help? Yes. Didn’t they just spend a third-round pick on Darrell Henderson last year? Yes. Do I care? No! The Rams were at their best when they could run the ball and create play action off of it. With Todd Gurley gone, Taylor would step into a feature role and hopefully get this offense back on track. – Mike

45) Buccaneers – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Back-to-back running backs! Peyton Barber is now a member of the Redskins, leaving Ronald Jones II as the main back in Tampa Bay. Needless to say, Jones hasn’t shown enough to warrant an unquestioned starting spot. Swift is considered by many to be the best back in the draft and would fit in nicely with this Buccaneers’ offense. – Mike

46) Broncos – Lucas Niang, OL, TCU

Niang is an offensive tackle, but he could potentially slide over to guard as well. Personally, I would love if he would replace Garett Bolles who is just a nightmare at tackle. – Gio

*** Falcons trade pick #47 to the Eagles for picks #53, #127, and #190 ***

47) Eagles (via Falcons) – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

After spending their first-round pick on Kenneth Murray and striking out in free agency, the Eagles MUST add a wide receiver here. By giving up a pair of day three picks, the Eagles jump several wide receiver needy teams like the Jets and Colts to grab Higgins. At 6’4”, Higgins ran a reported 4.54 40 time at his pro day. The Eagles need to add another vertical threat to the offense outside of the never healthy DeSean Jackson. – Mike

48) Jets – Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Aiyuk is a playmaker with the ball in his hands, which is what Sam Darnold needs. Sure, they went out and got the Walmart version of Robby Anderson in Breshad Perriman, but that’s not enough to make the receiving corps complete. The trio of Perriman, Aiyuk, and Jamison Crowder wouldn’t be too bad though. – Gio

49) Steelers – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Yes, the Steelers did just had Eric Ebron in free agency but he is more of a “slot tight end” than a traditional on the line type. With Kmet still on the board, the Steelers add the top tight end in the draft and give Ben Roethlisberger another welcome back gift. – Mike

50) Bears- Jonah Jackson, iOL, Ohio State

Cody Whitehair and James Daniels form one of the better center and guard combos in the league. However, with Kyle Long enjoying life as a retiree, the right guard spot needs upgrading. Jackson would step in day one and be the favorite for the starting spot. – Mike

*** Cowboys trade pick #51 to the Texans for picks #57, #150, and a 2021 fourth round pick ***

51) Texans (via Cowboys) – Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU

The Texans lost D.J. Reader in free agency, but I’m not too concerned. Blacklock is explosive both in the run game and getting after the quarterback. He should start him right away and not have any issues against NFL level offensive linemen. – Gio

52) Colts (via Rams) – Ashtyn Davis, SAF, California

When healthy, Malik Hooker is one of the better safeties in the league, while Khari Willis was a steal in the fourth round last year. However, given Hooker’s injury history and the lack of depth at safety, the Colts happily add Davis to their rebuilt secondary. – Mike

53) Falcons (via Eagles) – Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

Davidson can play defensive tackle or edge rusher. He’s a little bit slow, but he has a non-stop motor. He would be a change from Atlanta’s usual speed rushers that don’t turn out. – Gio

54) Bills – Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama

The Bills made a great trade to pick up a receiver better than anyone they would have drafted. The Bills edge rushers aren’t getting any younger, so Lewis would be a welcome addition. He needs some development, but he’s got loads of potential if he can stay healthy. – Gio

55) Ravens (via Falcons, Patriots) – J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Mark Ingram had a nice first year in Baltimore but will turn 31 years old during the 2020 season and the Ravens can save $5 million dollars by releasing him next offseason. Gus Edwards isn’t a starting caliber back and Justice Hill isn’t capable of handling the workload on his own. Picking Dobbins would give the Ravens another physical runner and a replacement for Ingram in 2021. – Mike

56) Dolphins (via Saints) – Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

The Dolphins only have one good starting defensive tackle in Davon Godchaux. Davis would be a good rotational piece right off the bat for Miami. If I’m a Dolphins fan, I love this draft so far. – Gio

57) Cowboys (via Texans) – Antoine Winfield Jr., SAF, Minnesota

The Cowboys signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in free agency but to just a one year deal. Furthermore, Xavier Woods is scheduled to be a free agent after the 2020 season. Winfield is one of the more underrated players in the draft and if the Cowboys can grab him in the second round, it would be a steal. – Mike

58) Vikings – Matt Peart, OT, UConn

Peart isn’t a second-round talent, but wouldn’t it be so Vikings-esque to reach down the board for a position of need? – Gio

59) Seahawks – Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

The Seahawks lost Al Woods in free agency and Nazair Jones will be a free agent after the 2020 season. Jarran Reed re-signed with the team earlier this offseason but it’s just a two year deal with no dead money in 2021. Adding Madubuike would build back up the Seahawks’ interior defensive line depth and give them options next offseason at the position. – Mike

60) Ravens – Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

Ideally, the Ravens need help at inside linebacker with this pick but without reaching, there are no options available. Instead, they turn their attention to the pass rushers and add another Alabama player. Jennings had a career-high eight sacks in his final year at Alabama and with Matt Judon potentially being traded, adding depth at edge rusher is smart. – Mike

61) Titans – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia

Logan Ryan has yet to re-sign with the Titans and probably won’t at this point. Malcolm Butler has an easy out in his contract for next offseason and Adoree’ Jackson will be a free agent after next season if the Titans don’t pick up his fifth-year option. With so many questions at cornerback, adding Hall late in the second round is a good investment to make. – Mike

62) Packers – Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU

Thankfully the Packers were able to sign Ricky Wagner to replace Bryan Bulaga at right tackle. However, Wagner’s contract is only for two years with an easy out after the 2020 season. Meanwhile, the depth at offensive tackle is very thin. Charles could spend his rookie year as the swing tackle before taking over full time at right tackle in 2021. – Mike

63) Chiefs (via 49ers) – Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

This is the perfect addition for the Chiefs. Their secondary is struggling a lot right now, especially after losing Kendall Fuller. Johnson would be an instant starter for the reigning Super Bowl champions. – Gio

*** Seahawks trade pick #64 to the Colts for picks #75 and #104 ***

64) Colts (via Seahawks, Chiefs) – Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

With a couple of potentially quarterback interested teams like the Redskins, Panthers, and Jaguars picking ahead of them to start the third round, the Colts flip the late third-round pick they got from the Texans to the Seahawks to jump up and grab the fifth quarterback off the board to close out this mock draft. Philip Rivers is 38 years old and under contract for just one year, while Jacoby Brissett is clearly not a franchise quarterback. The Colts are the perfect spot for Eason to sit for a year or two and develop. – Mike

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