Burrow, Young predicted to top NFL Draft picks


Cameron Bevan-Abel, Sports News Editor

Pick 1: Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow LSU

The Bengals made it clear they were going to shop for a new quarterback when they benched Andy Dalton midseason for a fourth round rookie, so who better to snatch than the quarterback with perhaps the greatest college season of all time, winning the National Championship and getting the most first place votes for the Heisman trophy in NCAA history? 


Pick 2: Washington Redskins: Edge Chase Young Ohio State

If you watched college football at all last season, you obviously knew this guy was going to be picked very high. His raw athleticism and high motor led him to get 16.5 sacks in 2019 in just 12 games. He is completely bust-proof. 


8 of Cameron’s picks were in the top 10

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 
  2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young
  3. Detroit Lions:CB Jeff Okudah
  4. New York Giants: OT Andrew Thomas
  5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagavailoa
  6. Los Angles Chargers: QB Justin Herbert
  7. Carolina Panthers: DT DT Derrick Brown.
  8. Arizona Cardinals: Isaiah Simmons
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB C.J. Henderson.
  10. Cleveland Browns: Jedrick Wills Jr.

*Bold and italics: exact pick

*Bold: chosen in top 10

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Pick 3: Seattle Seahawks (Projected trade with Detroit Lions): DT Derrick Brown Auburn

I know this has not actually happened, but I think it would be an interesting draft day trade. The ‘Hawks might be losing five defensive linemen this offseason, but Brown could more than make up for that. 



Ohio State Buckeyes | Official Athletics Site | #1 Jeff Okudah, CB

Pick 4: New York Giants: CB Jeff Okudah Ohio State 

Okudah is the best lockdown corner in the draft and deserves to be picked this high. Last year, the Giants’ defense ranked 28th in opponent’s passing yards per game, completion percentage & passer rating. 


Tua Tagovailoa - Football - University of Alabama Athletics

Pick 5: Miami Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa Alabama

There is definitely some concern for injury with Tua, but it seems the Dolphins have been waiting to make this selection since last year.


Justin Herbert - Football - University of Oregon Athletics

Pick 6: Los Angeles Chargers: QB Justin Herbert Oregon

Since the Chargers announced they will let Philip Rivers go into free agency, the Chargers must get a new quarterback and it should come in the draft with the sixth overall pick and who better to snatch than the most accurate quarterback in the draft who had a huge Senior Bowl performance? 


Isaiah Simmons – Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

Pick 7: Carolina Panthers: ILB Isaiah Simmons Clemson 

This guy is…unbelievable. He has the size of a linebacker and the speed of a cornerback. He started his career at Clemson as a safety, but switched to linebacker in his junior year last season in which he had 104 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles. The Panthers are in need of a playmaker on defense since 5-time all-pro linebacker Luke Kuechly retired in the off-season and as a team the Panthers ranked 29th against the run last season. 


Jedrick Wills Jr. - Football - University of Alabama Athletics

Pick 8: Arizona Cardinals: OT Jedrick Wills Alabama

There is definitely a question who is the best offensive linemen in this class, but Arizona badly needs one in the first round. Arizona has found their quarterback, but hopefully Kyler Murray will not have to run for his life in his second season as well. (Kyler was actually sacked by his own linemen in week 1).

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Pick 9: Jacksonville Jaguars: ILB Kenneth Murray Oklahoma

The Jaguars defense was a pathetic 28th ranked rush defense and 31st opponent rushing yards per attempt. Murray was the x-factor for why Oklahoma reached the College Football Playoffs with his great run stopping ability and sideline to sideline speed.

Grant Delpit - 2019 - Football - LSU Tigers

Pick 10: Cleveland Browns: S Grant Delpit LSU

The Browns have three safeties with expiring contracts going into this offseason. Grant Delpit can run all over the field and does not miss many tackles. The most talented of a very skilled LSU that shut down Clemson’s offense in the National Championship.