Jacob’s final 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins watching Browns No. 10 pick
17. Dallas Cowboys: EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU. This pick will be an easy one for the Cowboys to make. Chaisson is the best defensive talent on the board. The Cowboys need help on defense and could use a pass rusher.
Chaisson had 6.5 sacks last season but his athletic ceiling is a lot higher than that. Rushing opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence should afford him the opportunity to produce a lot at the NFL level. He could be a player who explodes at the next level if he can reach his sky-high ceiling.
18. San Francisco 49ers (via MIA): WR Justin Jefferson, LSU. For those keeping score at home, this is seven SEC players in a row coming off the board. Jefferson makes a lot of sense for the 49ers. They need another productive receiver after losing Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. While Jeudy would be a nice get at 13, Jefferson could work well at this point, too.
Jefferson logged over 1,500 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as one of Joe Burrow’s top targets for the Tigers. He has inside/outside versatility and should be able to play the “big slot” role that some teams like to use. Having him and Deebo Samuel will give Jimmy Garoppolo a couple of nice receivers to target along with George Kittle and some other young playmakers on the reigning NFC Champion 49ers.
19. Las Vegas Raiders: CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson. This pick could be on the move to the Jaguars if the two sides can agree on potential compensation in a Yannick Ngakoue trade. But for the time being, this still belongs to the Raiders. And here, they will likely target someone on the defensive side of the ball.
I’ve had Kenneth Murray here forever, but I think it’s more likely that the Raiders will target a cornerback here given their bigger need for a starter here after signing a couple of free agents at the linebacker spot. Terrell is highly athletic and though he struggled at times with Clemson, his ceiling is very high. Mike Mayock has shown an affinity for players from big college programs with a long track record of playing time, so Terrell could end up being an option here.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama. Hypothetically, you could swap the Diggs and Terrell picks and they would still make sense. The Jaguars need a No. 1 corner after missing out on the top two options and Diggs makes a lot of sense.
Diggs is a bigger corner at 6-foot-2 and moved to the position after serving as a receiver in his early career at Alabama. The brother of Stefon Diggs will slot in nicely as a big, physical corner for the Jaguars and could help to fill the voids left behind by the trades of A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey.