Jacob’s final 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins watching Browns No. 10 pick
25. Minnesota Vikings: OT Josh Jones, Houston. Another offensive tackle finally comes off the board! The Vikings need to upgrade their offensive line and they could target a big, athletic guy like Jones. He had a lot of success at Houston last year and allowed very little pressure from the left tackle position.
For the next level, Jones could play left tackle and have Riley Reiff kick inside to guard. Or he could replace Reiff if the Vikings need to cut him to save cap space. Jones could even play guard as well if the team wanted him to replace Pat Elflein. They have no shortage of options on how to use Jones and protect their now-longer-term investment in Kirk Cousins.
26. Miami Dolphins: OT Austin Jackson, USC. Yes, the Dolphins moved up twice without getting rid of their third first-round pick. They have a ton of draft capital in the middle rounds, so they could absolutely keep their three firsts if they want to.
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And yes, the Dolphins are doubling up on tackles here. The Dolphins have big holes on the left and right sides of the line and while Jedrick Wills should fill one, Austin Jackson can fill the other. Jackson is a great athlete who should be a great starter if he can improve his technique at the next level.
27. Seattle Seahawks: EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State. I’m waving the white flag on the Seahawks pick. I have no clue what they’re going to do. They’re too hard to predict. I imagine they’ll trade down, and they could target a guy like Michigan’s Josh Uche, who I had them selecting yesterday. But I honestly have no idea who they’ll pick.
Yetur Gross-Matos is big, long, and athletic. He also fills a need for the Seahawks. I’ll slot him here for the time being even though Seattle seems highly likely to trade down at this juncture.
28. Baltimore Ravens: EDGE/LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin. The Ravens need a pass rusher. I was torn between Baun and A.J. Epenesa here, but I went with Baun because he has more versatility as a linebacker whereas Epenesa is more versatile across the defensive line. Linebacker is the bigger need for the Ravens, so Baun is the better fit for that reason.
Baun is coming off a 12.5-sack campaign for the Badgers and looks like a high-motor player at the next level. He’s a good fit here unless the Ravens can land one of the top linebacker prospects or if they want to trade up for one of them.