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NFL Draft prop bets 2020: The best odds for position props, broadcast props and more

first_imgTotal players from Ohio State drafted in the first roundOver 2.5 (+425)Under 2.5 (-800)NFL DRAFT CENTRAL: Latest news, live draft trackerNFL Draft broadcast prop betsWill any draftee be shown drinking beer?Yes (+250)No (-400)To our knowledge, we can’t remember any draft pick deciding to crack open a brewski during the draft, but there is a first time for everything. With so many cameras in so many homes due to the format of the 2020 NFL Draft, this would be the time to see history being made, so the ‘Yes’ is an intriguing option here.Will any draftee pop champagne?Yes (+400)No (-700)Will pizza be seen in the home of any draftee?Yes (-600)No (+350)Will the Twitter account of any draftee be hacked?Yes (+550)No (-1000)This prop brings back memories of Laremy Tunsil, and his subsequent freefall in the 2016 NFL Draft. Tunsil’s Twitter and Instagram were both hacked shortly before the NFL Draft was set to get underway, and it led to the talented offensive tackle falling to No. 13 in the draft. Given the prevalence of social media accounts being hacked, it wouldn’t be a big shock to see that happen again this week.Will any team not get its pick in on time?Yes (+140)No (-180)What is the highest number of people that will be shown in one room?Over 9.5 people (-140)Under 9.5 people (+100) NFL Draft position prop betsTotal quarterbacks selected in the first roundOver 4 (-180)Under 4 (+140)The “over” here is a great bet as teams love to take quarterbacks in the back half of the first round. That additional year of team control makes rolling the dice on a quarterback an attractive proposition, and that will likely lead to at least one fringe first-round signal caller hearing his name called. Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are all locks to be taken in the first round, and Jordan Love is widely expected to be taken on Thursday night as well. There has been growing buzz surrounding Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm, and either quarterback could push this bet over the top.Total running backs selected in the first roundOver 0.5 (-165)Under 0.5 (+125)Total wide receivers selected in the first roundOver 5.5 (-160)Under 5.5 (+120)This is the deepest wide receiver draft of the modern era, and it could go down as the best class of wide receivers ever. Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are both considered elite prospects, and Henry Ruggs III is also a lock to be selected in the first round. Brandon Aiyuk, K.J. Hamler, Tee Higgins, Justin Jefferson, Denzel Mims, Michael Pittman Jr., Jalen Reagor, and Laviska Shenault Jr. all have a chance to hear their names called in the first round, but depth at that position could lead to teams waiting to take a receiver. Those eight players are all considered somewhat similar in terms of grades, so teams might prioritize other positions where the talent isn’t as plentiful.Total offensive linemen selected in the first roundOver 6.5 (-160)Under 6.5 (+120)Total defensive backs selected in the first roundOver 6.5 (+170)Under 6.5 (-250)MORE: NFL Draft big board | NFL mock draftsNFL Draft school prop betsTotal players from Alabama drafted in the first roundOver 5.5 (-140)Under 5.5 (+100)The Crimson Tide have had 11 players selected in the first round over the last three years. Nick Saban has sent more players to the NFL than any other head coach since his arrival in Tuscaloosa in 2007, and Alabama could be primed to challenge Miami’s record of first-round picks in one draft set in 2004 when the Hurricanes had six players taken in the first round. Tagovailoa, Jeudy, Ruggs and Jedrick Wills are all locks to be taken in the first round, and Xavier McKinney, Terrell Lewis and Trevon Diggs could also be first-round picks.Total players from Auburn drafted in the first roundOver 1.5 (+250)Under 1.5 (-400)Total players from Clemson drafted in the first roundOver 1.5 (-450)Under 1.5 (+275)Total players from Georgia drafted in the first roundOver 1.5 (-170)Under 1.5 (+130)Total players from LSU drafted in the first roundOver 5.5 (+250)Under 5.5 (-400)LSU could challenge Alabama as the school with the most players selected during the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Tigers only have two players who are seen as locks to be taken on Thursday. Burrow and K’Lavon Chaisson will both be off the board in the first round, but Justin Jefferson, Patrick Queen, Kristian Fulton, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Grant Delpit are all seen as fringe first-round selections. The 2020 NFL Draft is almost upon us. More attention is being paid to this event than ever due to the complete absence of major sports in America, and the draft is expected to set record ratings. Millions of football fans will tune in to get a football fix they have been craving for almost three months, and many of those fans will get their first glimpse at the players expected to make immediate impacts on their teams. The increased attention being paid to this year’s event has led to sportsbooks posting many NFL Draft props.MORE: 2020 NFL Draft odds, betting preview at SportsInsider.comlast_img read more

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NFL mock draft 2020: Complete 7-round edition pairs Patriots, Raiders, Colts with new QBs

first_img21. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)Justin Jefferson, WR, LSUThe Eagles took care of cornerback in free agency by trading for Darius Slay, so they can focus on wide receiver here even with Ruggs off the board. Jefferson (6-1, 202 pounds), with massive production catching passes from Joe Burrow, emerged in LSU’s passing game as a quick, efficient route-runner with good hands. He also has underrated speed.22. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills)A.J. Terrell, CB, ClemsonThe Vikings need to address cornerback early in the draft after releasing Xavier Rhodes and not re-signing Trae Waynes. Terrell (6-1, 195 pounds) is a versatile cover man for his size who can work both outside and inside, in both man and zone schemes. He needs to learn to win battles with better technique and handwork.23. New England Patriots (12-4)K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE/OLB, LSULinebacker, especially one who can get to the quarterback, is a massive need for the Patriots after they lost Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts in free agency. Chaisson (6-3, 254 pounds) has a great name for an elite, active defender who chases after QBs and RBs alike. He had 6.5 sacks and 60 tackles during LSU’s championship run, and like several teammates, his draft stock shot up throughout the season. He is an effective hybrid player who is ideal for Bill Belichick’s scheme.24. New Orleans Saints (13-3)Patrick Queen, LB, LSUThe Saints lost A.J. Klein in free agency, making strongside linebacker a position of need. They can stay in-state for Queen (6-0, 229 pounds), who has great range when either working downhill against the run or moving all over the field in coverage. He is relatively small but is the type of linebacker who can have a major impact from any alignment.25. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)Tee Higgins, WR, ClemsonThe Vikings should think about using the pick they got from the Stefon Diggs trade to get his replacement opposite versatile No. 1 Adam Thielen. Higgins working the perimeter would a perfect complement. The Clemson product is a dangerous, all-around playmaker who can be a force in the red zone. At 6-4, 216 pounds, he posted 59 receptions for 1,167 yards and 13 TDs in 15 games last season. He also rushed for a 36-yard score against LSU in the title game.MORE NFL DRAFT: The strangest moments in NFL Draft history26. Miami Dolphins (from Texans)De’Andre Swift, RB, GeorgiaThe Dolphins can finish their first-round haul by adding a running back, as Jordan Howard is more of a power complement than a feature option. Swift (5-8, 212 pounds) is capable of both getting the tough yards inside and breaking free for big plays in the open field. He also flashed as a receiver for the Bulldogs and can excel in the screen game.27. Seattle Seahawks (11-5)Zach Baun, EDGE/OLB, WisconsinThe Seahawks might not re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, and Ezekiel Ansah also is a free agent, leaving a void for strong all-around edge defender. Baun (6-2, 238 pounds) is a smart, motivated player who comes through with great technique against the run. He also has started to get more attention for his pass-rush repertoire and the athleticism that fuels it.28. Baltimore Ravens (14-2)Kenneth Murray, ILB, OklahomaThe Ravens didn’t address linebacker in the first wave of free agency, and they need more speed on the second level to better handle the run and cover short-to-intermediate routes. Murray (6-2, 241 pounds) is an active, rangy playmaker who can be as effective dropping back as he is getting downhill against the run or blitzing.29. Tennessee Titans (9-7)Josh Jones, OT, HoustonThe Titans need to replace Conklin at right tackle to keep their run-blocking sturdy. Jones has terrific athleticism for his size (6-5, 319 pounds) and can support with his toughness and relentless blocking. He is a bit raw, however, as his handwork and footwork both could use refinement to maximize his natural skills.MORE: Biggest busts in NFL Draft history30. Green Bay Packers (13-3)Jalen Reagor, WR, TCUThe Packers need a complementary No. 2 receiver who Aaron Rodgers can trust all over the field. Reagor is a productive, diminutive dasher who also provides some nice run-after-catch skills with quickness and toughness for his size (5-11, 206 pounds).31. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)Ross Blacklock, DT, TCUWith the 49ers choosing to go for their wide receiver in Jeudy early, they can use their second first-rounder on someone who can help replace the production of DeForest Buckner on their interior defensive line. Blacklock (6-3, 290 pounds) has risen up boards as teams have realized he can convert his power into energy while trying to disrupt plays in the backfield.32. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)Jeff Gladney, CB, TCUThe Chiefs need to give cornerback first-round consideration with Kendall Fuller leaving in free agency and Bashaud Breeland still unsigned. Gladney (5-10, 191 pounds) is a good Fuller replacement because of his inside-outside versatility. He is scrappy and aggressive in making plays on the ball, with a knack of being honed in on receivers’ routes. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8b/9f/eno-benjamin-052119-getty-ftr_2bls5ucn7ogh1b3hch5svkrig.jpg?t=-597961614&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/23/dd/chase-claypool-022720-getty-ftrjpg_gd2lu8jlcihx10ysifstx8eta.jpg?t=-1980516888&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft: Round 4107. Cincinnati Bengals: Trey Adams, OT, Washington108. Washington Redskins: Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton109. Detroit Lions: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU110. New York Giants: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan111. Houston Texans (from Dolphins): Shane Lemieux, G, Oregon112. Los Angeles Chargers: Van Jefferson, WR, Florida113. Carolina Panthers: Matt Hennessy, G, Temple114. Arizona Cardinals: Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech115. Cleveland Browns: Ashtyn Davis, S, California116. Jacksonville Jaguars: Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State117. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty118. Denver Broncos: Terrell Burgess, S, Utah119. Atlanta Falcons: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech120. New York Jets: Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland121. Las Vegas Raiders: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College122. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State123. Dallas Cowboys: Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri124. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan125. New England Patriots (from Bears): Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State126. Los Angeles Rams: Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA127. Philadelphia Eagles: Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU128. Buffalo Bills: Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest129. Baltimore Ravens (from Patriots): Harrison Bryant, TE, FAU130. New Orleans Saints: K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson131. Arizona Cardinals (from Texans): Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming132. Minnesota Vikings: McTevin Agim, DT, Arkansas133. Seattle Seahawks: Julian Blackmon, S, Utah134. Baltimore Ravens: Evan Weaver, LB, California135. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Titans through Dolphins): Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas136. Green Bay Packers: Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU137. Jacksonville Jaguars (from 49ers through Broncos): Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State138. Kansas City Chiefs: Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado139. New England Patriots (from Buccaneers) (compensatory): Damien Lewis, G, LSU140. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Bears) (compensatory): Larrell Murchinson, DT, NC State141. Miami Dolphins (compensatory): David Woodward, LB, Utah State142. Washington Redskins (compensatory): Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State143. Atlanta Falcons (from Ravens) (compensatory): Calvin Throckmorton, OT, Oregon144. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory): Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt145. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): J.R. Reed, S, Georgia146. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory): Devin Duvernay, WR, TexasMORE: The biggest fifth-round steals since 2000 75. Indianapolis ColtsJacob Eason, QB, WashingtonAfter getting immediate receiving help for Philip Rivers with their first two picks, the Colts land a quarterback to groom behind him. Eason (6-6, 231 pounds) has a strong arm made to deliver impressive deep balls, which makes him a great fit for a vertical passing game that plays off the power running game with play-action shots. 76. Tampa Bay BuccaneersRobert Hunt, G/C, LouisianaThe Bucs, after getting a right tackle and feature back early, work on upgrading right guard in front of Tom Brady. Hunt (6-5, 323 pounds) is a mighty run blocker with good athleticism.77. Denver BroncosDamon Arnette, CB, Ohio StateThe Broncos need more size and youth at corner after replacing Chris Harris Jr. with A.J. Bouye. What Arnette (6-0, 195 pounds) doesn’t have in straight-line speed to stay with receivers on vertical routes, he makes up for with short-area quickness and toughness.78. Atlanta FalconsCameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi StateDan Quinn needs a skilled zone cornerback to add to his defense Dantzler (6-2, 188 pounds) has nice size and uses his hands and hips to be disruptive against receivers downfield.79. New York JetsPrince Tega Wanogho, OT, AuburnThe Jets get good value and extra athleticism in further addressing tackle after signing George Fant. With a little more development and hard work, Wanogho (6-5, 308 pounds) has a high ceiling because of his rare physical skills.MORE: Most painful NFL Draft slides of the last 20 years80. Las Vegas RaidersJalen Hurts, QB, OklahomaThe Raiders, namely Jon Gruden, have been enamored with the winning makeup and pedigree of Hurts (6-1, 222 pounds) as a potential replacement for Derek Carr in the near future. Hurts’ toughness and leadership intangibles are off the charts, and while finishing his career in Lincoln Riley’s offense, he improved as a runner and as a downfield passer.81. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)Netane Muti, G, Fresno StateThe Raiders still could end up moving Gabe Jackson during the draft and Richie Incognito is going into his age 37 season. Muti (6-3, 315 pounds) has the frame, upper-body strength and power to smash NFL foes as an interior run blocker.82. Dallas CowboysTroy Pride Jr., CB, Notre DameThe Cowboys need to replenish speed and athleticism at corner after losing Byron Jones in free agency. Pride (5-11, 193 pounds) just needs to become more refined and aggressive with his coverage skills to get the most out of those agility traits.83. Denver Broncos (from Steelers)John Simpson, G, ClemsonThe Broncos got Graham Glasgow but are moving on from Connor McGovern and Ron Leary inside. Simpson (6-4, 321 pounds) stands out because of his strong, sturdy frame, which makes him a natural asset as a power run-blocker. He can be effective in their zone-blocking scheme.84. Los Angeles RamsMatt Peart, OT, ConnecticutThe Rams need to line up a successor to Andrew Whitworth, 38. Peart (6-7, 318 pounds) has attracted more teams with his wingspan and fluid athleticism. He needs to get stronger to raise the power aspects of his game.85. Detroit Lions (from Eagles)Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio StateThe Lions need to get more athletic inside after losing Graham Glasgow. Jackson (6-3, 306 pounds is a unique prospect because he is a pure pass-protecting interior blocker. He has the frame and strength to develop in the running game.86. Buffalo BillsJack Driscoll, OT, AuburnThe Bills need to start grooming a left tackle replacement for Dion Dawkins. Driscoll (6-5, 306 pounds) is standing out with his smarts, athleticism and technical skills to the point teams are OK with him needing to bulk up and get stronger to become a steady outside force.87. New England PatriotsBrycen Hopkins, TE, PurdueThe Patriots land their receiving tight end to boost their post Tom Brady offense. Hopkins (6-4, 245 pounds) is an elite athlete who can get open running every kind of route and is a mismatch when working the deep middle of the field.88. New Orleans SaintsJauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee The Saints got Emmanuel Sanders to help stretch the field opposite Michael Thomas; now they can go for some Drew Brees help in the Marques Colston vein. File Jennings under the “big slot” possession type (6-3, 215 pounds). He can become a reliable third inside target for a long time.89. Minnesota VikingsJonathan Greenard, EDGE, FloridaThe Vikings need a strong rotational 4-3 end after moving on from Everson Griffen. Greenard (6-3, 263 pounds) is a smart defender who knows how to uses his athleticism to both get after the quarterback and work upfield quickly against the run. 90. Houston TexansLeki Fotu, DT, UtahThe Texans need some help for their 3-4 nose after losing D.J. Reader in free agency. Fotu (6-5, 330 pounds) offers a massive frame and powerful body to anchor against the run.91. Las Vegas Raiders (from Seahawks via Texans)Darrell Taylor, EDGE, TennesseeThe Raiders could use to get more energetic youth behind second-year players Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby. Taylor (6-4, 267 pounds) is a unique prospect because he is a pure power pass-rusher. Some improvement with his moves, mobility and instincts can make him a well-rounded contributor.92. Baltimore RavensBryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina The Ravens have some speed and athleticism in their receiving corps for Lamar Jackson, but need to add a tough target to the mix. Edwards (6-3, 212 pounds) projects as a physical possession receiver who can dominate the short-to-intermediate area.93. Tennessee TitansKhalid Khareem, EDGE, Notre DameThe Titans need some pass-rush consideration to help Harold Landry more with only Vic Beasley signed in the wake of releasing Cameron Wake. Khareem (6-4, 268 pounds) is a versatile, powerful option.94. Green Bay PackersLamar Jackson, CB, NebraskaThe Packers could benefit from addressing their cornerback depth. Jackson (6-2, 208 pounds) has good size with favorable zone and physical skill sets.95. Denver Broncos (from 49ers)Anfernee Jennings, LB, AlabamaThe Broncos, with a boatload of picks, have the luxury of adding defensive depth. Although Jennings does have good edge-rushing skills at 6-2, 256 pounds, he also has some potential as a run-stopping outside linebacker.96. Kansas City ChiefsTroy Dye, LB, OregonThe Chiefs need to boost their playmaking ability in the middle of the field. Dye (6-3, 231 pounds) is a little undersized but he’s a smart, instinctive and active defender.97. Cleveland Browns (from Texans) (compensatory)Darnay Holmes, CB, UCLAThe Browns need an option between Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams. Holmes’ best traits are his toughness and quickness for his size (5-10, 195 pounds). He can have a long, solid career as a nickel corner against slot receivers on short-to-intermediate routes. 11. New York Jets (7-9)C.J. Henderson, CB, FloridaHenderson is settling in as the class’ No. 2 corner behind Okudah. The Jets released Trumaine Johnson, leaving a massive void in outside coverage even with Arthur Maulet returning and Brian Poole re-signed for the slot. Henderson (6-1, 204 pounds) plays bigger than his size with great athleticism and technique in his favor. He just needs to get a little more physical to be trusted against receivers who rely on body positioning to get open.12. Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)CeeDee Lamb, WR, OklahomaThe Raiders have a glaring need for a top receiver no matter who their QB is in 2020, whether that’s Derek Carr or someone else. The Antonio Brown debacle is behind them, but they also need to worry about Tyrell Williams coming off a disappointing season and foot surgery. Lamb can be the Raiders’ version of DeAndre Hopkins, an explosive field-stretcher and steady possession guy outside. At 6-1, 198 pounds, Lamb needed only 58 receptions to post 1,208 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games last season.13. San Francisco 49ers (from Colts)Jerry Jeudy, WR, AlabamaThe 49ers have George Kittle and Deebo Samuel as key non-traditional top targets, and they get one here for Jimmy Garoppolo to compensate for losing Emmanuel Sanders. Jeudy (6-1, 193 pounds) also fits the profile as a No. 1 receiver; he is a classic intermediate to deep field-stretcher and smooth drive-finisher in the red zone.14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9)Andrew Thomas, OT, GeorgiaThe Buccaneers are OK with left tackle Donovan Smith, left guard Ali Marpet, center Ryan Jensen and right guard Alex Cappa in front of Tom Brady, but they need better protection on the right edge with Demar Doston being a free agent. Thomas matches great size (6-5, 315 pounds) with good hands and footwork. Brady, Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich also will love what Thomas can do to open holes for the running game.15. Denver Broncos (7-9)Henry Ruggs III, WR, AlabamaThe Broncos could use a versatile, big-play speedster to complement Courtland Sutton, Daesean Hamilton and tight end Noah Fant to take better advantage of Drew Lock’s big arm. Ruggs (5-11, 188 pounds) fits the bill as a field-stretcher who also can use his route-running skills to win on shorter routes.MORE: Grading the best, worst moves of NFL free agency so far16. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)Javon Kinlaw, DT, South CarolinaThe Falcons addressed the edge in free agency by signing Dante Fowler Jr. so here they work to better flank Fowler and Grady Jarrett from the inside. Kinlaw (6-5, 324 pounds) knows how to use his size and arms to complement his strength and power at the point of attack.17. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, IowaThe Cowboys lost aging Robert Quinn as their top complementary pass rusher opposite DeMarcus Lawrence. Epenesa (6-5, 274 pounds) is a powerful, explosive, big-bodied player. He can push blockers out of the way to get to the QB, and he also stands strong against the run.18. Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)Xavier McKinney, S, AlabamaThe Dolphins are set at corner with Xavien Howard and Byron Jones, but they have a major secondary void at free safety after cutting Reshad Jones. McKinney (6-0, 201 pounds) is a complete safety who can get physical in run support and also drop back and handle intermediate coverage. There is nothing he can’t do, and he is willing to do whatever asked of him for a defense, toggling seamlessly from extra linebacker to short-area subpackage back.19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)Kristian Fulton, CB, LSUThe Raiders added Eli Apple, but they need someone who can actually be a top-level outside starter opposite second-year corner Trayvon Mullen. After addressing linebacker in free agency, they can turn to corner here. Fulton (6-0, 197 pounds) has the size, speed, smarts and sound coverage skills to have a long, prosperous career, which is why he felt confident enough to pull out of the Senior Bowl.20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama With the extra first-round pick they got by trading away Jalen Ramsey, the Jaguars need to think about replacing him and A.J. Bouye, who also was traded. Diggs offers good size (6-1, 205 pounds), strength and downfield speed. He shot up the board quickly during his big senior season (3 interceptions in 12 games). Starting with a no-brainer quarterback at the top all the way down to Mr. Irrelevant, here’s an updated look at how we see the draft playing out for every team and every selection:NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD:Top 100 players in the 2020 draft class (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ce/74/grant-delpit-110719-getty-ftrjpg_pbyaiqk156nt1h0s96ixmjtpa.jpg?t=1194420438&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft: Round 7215. Cincinnati Bengals: Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis216. Washington Redskins: Daniel Bituli, LB, Tennessee217. San Francisco 49ers (from Lions): Javelin Guidry, CB, Utah218. New York Giants: Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU219. Minnesota Vikings (from Dolphins): Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State220. Los Angeles Chargers: Bravvion Roy, DT, Baylor221. Carolina Panthers: Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette222. Arizona Cardinals: Bryce Perkins, QB, Virginia223. Jacksonville Jaguars: Kamren Curl, CB, Arkansas224. Tennessee Titans (from Browns): Garrett Marino, DT, UAB225. Baltimore Ravens (from Jets): Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington226. Chicago Bears (from Raiders): Trevon Hill, EDGE, Miami227. Miami Dolphins (from Colts): Tyre Phillips, G, Mississippi State228. Atlanta Falcons (from Buccaneers through Eagles): Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn229. Washington Redskins (from Broncos): Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati230. New England Patriots (from Falcons) Dale Harding, LB, Illinois231. Dallas Cowboys: Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern232. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Mack, LB, Virginia233. Chicago Bears: Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa234. Los Angeles Rams: Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland State235: Detroit Lions (from Eagles through Patriots): Steven Montez, QB, Colorado236. Green Bay Packers (from Bills through Browns): Kendall Coleman, EDGE, Syracuse237. Tennessee Titans (from Patriots through Broncos): Jon Runyan, OT, Michigan238. New York Giants (from Saints): Carter Coughlin, EDGE, Minnesota239. Buffalo Bills (from Vikings): Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida240. Houston Texans (from Patriots): Levante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan241. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Seahawks through Patriots): Joe Gaziano, EDGE, Northwestern242. Green Bay Packers (from Ravens): Deejay Dallas, RB, Miami 243. Tennessee Titans: Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii244. Cleveland Browns (from Packers): Carlos Davis, DT, Nebraska245. San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Elliott, S, Notre Dame246. Miami Dolphins (from Chiefs): Scott Frantz, OT, Kansas State247. New York Giants (compensatory): Trajan Bandy, CB, Miami248. Houston Texans (compensatory): Lynn Bowden Jr, WR, Kentucky249. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Mohamed Berry, LB, Nebraska250. Houston Texans (compensatory): Kevin Dotson, G, Louisiana251. Miami Dolphins (compensatory): Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati252. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin253. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory): Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State254. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia255. New York Giants (compensatory): Trystan Colon-Castillo, G, Missouri NFL mock draft 2020: Round 233. Cincinnati BengalsCesar Ruiz, G/C, MichiganThe Bengals need to keep upgrading their offensive line beyond the hopeful healthy return of left tackle Jonah Williams. They are weak at both left guard and center. Ruiz (6-3, 307 pounds) has a rare blend of power and athleticism. He needs some work in pass-protection, but he can contribute right away as a top run-blocker.34. Indianapolis Colts (from Redskins)Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona StateWith T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal looking like the starters for the outside, the Colts need to give Philip Rivers more dynamic playmaking inside. Aiyuk (6-0, 205 pounds) fits the profile of an impactful slot receiver with quickness made to make big plays after the catch and enough speed to get vertical down the middle, too. 35. Detroit LionsYetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn StateThe Lions need more defensive line punch and tapping into the other Lions to better complement Trey Flowers at end is a good value pick. Gross-Matos (6-5, 266 pounds) is a well-built, explosive and versatile defender made to be disruptive in a hybrid scheme such as Matt Patricia’s.36. New York GiantsAntoine Winfield Jr., S, MinnesotaThe Giants should consider upgrading at safety with Jabrill Peppers and Julian Love as their current starters. Winfield (5-10, 203 pounds), the son of the former Vikings Pro Bowl cornerback, plays with smarts and toughness. He excels at diagnosing plays, knowing when to be aggressive against the run and how use his frame in short-area coverage.37. Los Angeles ChargersJordan Love, QB, Utah StateAfter passing on QB in the first round, the Chargers land their high-upside prospect for Anthony Lynn and Shane Steichen. Love (6-4, 224 pounds) matches his size with physical skills, including a big arm, and his athleticism bodes well if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching.MORE NFL DRAFT: Each team’s all-time biggest draft regret38. Carolina PanthersJaylon Johnson, CB, UtahThe Panthers addressed defensive tackle early with Brown and now go to work on another big defensive need after losing James Bradberry in free agency. Johnson (6-0, 193 pounds) has some shutdown upside as an aggressive, physical cover man with the quickness to stick with receivers on the perimeter.39. Miami DolphinsLaviska Shenault Jr., WR, ColoradoThe Dolphins should get great wide receiver value looking for a needed complement to DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Shenault (6-1, 227 pounds) is a sure-handed field stretcher who has some nice big-play flair after the catch40. Houston Texans (from Cardinals)Alton Robinson, EDGE, SyracuseThe Texans need to think about developing pass-rush depth behind J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. Robinson (6-3, 264 pounds) has natural pass-rushing skills and gets by a lot with top-level strength and athleticism. Having him start situationally will help him refine his moves for greater production.41. Cleveland BrownsMarlon Davidson, DT, AuburnThe Browns need more explosiveness on their defensive line to complement Myles Garrett. Davidson (6-3, 303 pounds) can be a terror rushing the passer from both the interior line and the edge. He has a nice blend of strength, power and quickness to go along with sudden finishing moves.42. Jacksonville JaguarsTerrell Lewis, EDGE, AlabamaThe Jaguars traded Calais Campbell and may still move franchise-tagged Yannick Ngaukoe. Lewis (6-5, 262 pounds) carries the potential to get to the quarterback consistently with natural quickness and explosiveness. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/78/34/jake-fromm-010220-getty-ftr_1aw781s9y5tn71jsti8o9ij43m.jpg?t=1690434095&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/56/ec/cj-henderson-042819-getty-ftrjpg_zwve4hlhz7ou1iynlcll132nl.jpg?t=1682529082&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a4/3b/jones-harrison-111018-getty-ftrjpg_1dwtcfou6wzju1wkrkfwl1yd3v.jpg?t=-10151970&w=500&quality=80 53. Philadelphia EaglesMalik Harrison, LB, Ohio StateThe Eagles made big moves up front (Javon Hargrave) and in the secondary (Darius Slay) but need to shore up their big defensive weakness across the board on the second level. Harrison’s best qualities at 6-3, 247 pounds lie in how he flies up field against the run and finishes so well as a physical tackler. He can grow and develop as a more viable cover man.54. Buffalo BillsJulian Okwara, EDGE, Notre DameThe Bills need some younger depth to help them get to the quarterback with Shaq Lawson gone. Okwara (6-4, 252 pounds) is a flexible, explosive pass-rusher with great finishing burst to the quarterback. 55. Baltimore Ravens (from Patriots through Falcons)Tyler Biadasz, G, WisconsinThe Ravens have to address right guard with Marshal Yanda deciding to retire. At 6-4, 314 pounds, Biadasz’s strength is converting his frame into pure power for the downhill running game.56. Miami Dolphins (from Saints)Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise StateAfter addressing quarterback, safety, running back and wide receiver, the Dolphins can turn their attention to a potential long-term left tackle. Cleveland (6-6, 311 pounds) has raw skills that can quickly developed, with his quickness and agility giving him great upside. He is fluid with his hands and legs in pass-protection.57. Los Angeles Rams (from Texans)Denzel Mims, WR, BaylorThe Rams need to address wide receiver with limited picks in the draft to help replace the production of Brandin Cooks. Mims (6-3, 207 pounds) is a big, physical target who also knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He is best suited to be a vertical and red-zone threat on the outside, making him a great fit with Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.MORE: The biggest steals in NFL Draft history58. Minnesota VikingsNoah Igbinoghene, CB, AuburnThe Vikings need to keep overhauling their cornerback corps after taking Terrell in the first round. Igbinoghene (5-10, 198 pounds) stands out as a physical cover man for his size. He closes well on receivers at the end of their routes, which translates to good finishing burst against the run, too.59. Seattle SeahawksNeville Gallimore, DT, OklahomaShould the Seahawks get a versatile edge defender such as Baun in the first round, the interior of their front will take priority in the second round. Gallimore (6-2, 304 pounds) packs a relentless, powerful punch for his size.60. Baltimore RavensKyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-RhyneThe Ravens need to groom their next great playmaker next to Earl Thomas. Dugger, with his size (6-1, 217 pounds), speed, strength and explosiveness that wold have dominated in FBS, can be the complete package, capable of starting at either safety spot because he brings it hard against the run and has the hands and instincts to blossom as a coverage player.61. Tennessee TitansBryce Hall, CB, VirginiaBehind Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson, there is a current void with Logan Ryan unsigned. Hall, on track to fully recover from his ankle injury, is a promising, nice-sized corner (6-2, 202 pounds) made to be solid on the perimeter for several seasons. In the short term, with his short-area quickness, he can help with inside coverage.MORE: Worst NFL Draft picks in the history of every team62. Green Bay PackersAustin Jackson, OT, USCThe Packers lost Bulaga in free agency and Rick Wagner is a shaky replacement, while David Bakhtiari will be a 29-year-old free agent in 2021. Jackson is an impressive athlete for his size (6-5, 322 pounds), but he needs some refinement in his technique to match his quick feet.63. Kansas City Chiefs (from 49ers)Zack Moss, RB, UtahDamien Williams becomes a free agent in 2021 and the Chiefs need a more reliable all-around back to complement him for Patrick Mahomes. Moss (5-9, 223 pounds) profiles as a compact NFL power back suited to get the tough yards between the tackles and more yards after initial contact. He is underrated with his quickness when in the open field and his receiving skills.64. Seattle Seahawks (from Chiefs)Isaiah Wilson, OT, GeorgiaThe Seahawks can do better than former Jet Brandon Shell as their starting right tackle opposite Duane Brown to help Russell Wilson and their running backs. This Wilson (6-6, 350 pounds) isn’t the most nimble pass-protector, but his pure power as a blocker fits with their mentality. MORE: The biggest seventh-round steals since 2000 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d4/be/jordan-love-051919-getty-ftrjpg_6z9166b91ln11h6tz5q7yi319.jpg?t=2048719490&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b3/cf/jacob-eason-081818-getty-ftrjpg_qpwg0huazbu3194obsin1rddu.jpg?t=-284665252&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft 2020: Round 365. Cincinnati BengalsChase Claypool, WR, Notre DameThe Bengals moved on from Notre Dame first-rounder Tyler Eifert at tight end and need a hybrid big-bodied wideout to help Burrow and complement A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. Claypool (6-4, 238 pounds) matches his size with great speed and downfield burst. He is not the most technically sound route runner, but he often wins with physical domination.66. Washington RedskinsLloyd Cushenberry, G/C, LSUThe Redskins lost left guard Ereck Flowers in free agency and Chase Rouiller has only one year left on his contract. Cushenberry (6-3, 212 pounds) is a powerful run-blocker who uses his hands and strong upper body well. 67. Detroit LionsJustin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&MThe Lions can keep working on defense after addressing cornerback and edge rush well earlier in this mock. Madubuike (6-3, 293 pounds) won’t be confused with the giants at the position, but he has a great combination of power and quickness. He uses his lower body to gain leverage against the run.68. New York Jets (from Giants)Bradlee Anae, EDGE, UtahThe Jets, after landing a top cornerback early, can bolster their pass rush with a good hybrid end/outside linebacker for Gregg Williams’ scheme. Anae (6-3, 257 pounds) is a relentless pass-rusher who never gives up on a chance to get to the quarterback.69. Carolina PanthersJeremy Chinn, S, Southern IllinoisThe Panthers, after addressing tackle and cornerback for their defense rebuild early, get a thumper for the middle of their secondary. Chinn (6-3, 221 pounds) has been on the rise because it has become evident his size, speed and athleticism translate to elite coverage skills for the position.MORE: Ranking the best third-round steals since 200070. Miami DolphinsJabari Zuniga, EDGE, FloridaThe Dolphins could use a Rob Ninkovich type for Brian Flores’ hybrid scheme. Zuniga (6-3, 264 pounds) is a pure, explosive pass-rusher who flashes because of his athleticism.71. Los Angeles ChargersCam Akers, RB, Florida StateThe Chargers love Austin Ekeler but he needs support without Melvin Gordon. Akers (5-10, 217 pounds) is a patient runner who follows his blocks well and shoots through holes. He has a good blend of power and explosiveness. He is willing to get physical but also shows a second gear in the open field. 72. Arizona CardinalsHunter Bryant, TE, WashingtonThe Cardinals got DeAndre Hopkins into their receiving mix, but they can take it to another level in the passing game with a field-stretching tight end. Bryant (6-2, 248 pounds) is a dynamic athlete who can get down the seam and cause coverage problems because of his good hands, toughness and quickness finishing routes.73. Jacksonville JaguarsSolomon Kindley, G, GeorgiaThe Jaguars could use a right guard upgrade over A.J. Cann. Kindley (6-3, 337 pounds) blasted defensive linemen and paved the way well for Georgia’s running game. He has the skills to develop into a nimble interior pass-blocker in the NFL.74. Cleveland BrownsTyler Johnson, WR, MinnesotaThe Browns need someone to better complement Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry outside in three-wide sets. Johnson (6-1, 206 pounds) is a physical receiver who positions his body to impose his will on the end of routes. He fights hard for the ball and looks the part of a tough possession and red-zone target. The clock is quickly ticking toward the 2020 NFL Draft. With the two-week countdown to the first round on April 23, it’s time for a new, expanded seven-round Sporting News mock draft.Last week, we covered pick Nos. 1-64 in our two-round mock draft. This week, there is complete analysis through Round 3 — when three more teams get their QBs of the future — and projections for all 32 teams’ draft picks from No. 1 through 255. 98. New England Patriots (compensatory)Jake Fromm, QB, GeorgiaThe Patriots get their potential Tom Brady replacement and better young alternative to Jarrett Stidham. Fromm’s best attributes — his smarts, leadership qualities and decision-making skills — come from his experience. Where he falls short is his lack of an elite arm.99. New York Giants (compensatory)Ben Bartch, OT, St John’s (Minnesota)The Giants get their value pick to address tackle. Bartch (6-6, 309 pounds), who stood out at the Combine, has natural smarts and athleticism. He has shown more power and refined technique to raise his stock.100. New England Patriots (compensatory)K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio StateThe Patriots get their kind of receiver to keep improving their skill options. Hill (6-0, 196 pounds) is a good route-runner with reliable hands, a technically sound receiver best suited to play from the slot when a scheme can give him some space inside.101. Seattle Seahawks (compensatory)John Hightower, WR, Boise StateThe Seahawks need another big-play threat to help Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Hightower is a classic size-speed prospect (6-1, 189 pounds) with pure field-stretching skills. 102. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio StateThe Steelers need to address their 3-4 front after losing Javon Hargave in free agency. Hamilton (6-4, 320 pounds) has the same baseline run stuffing with some potential pass-rush pop.103. Philadelphia Eagles (compensatory)Michael Ojemudia, CB, IowaThe Eagles look a lot better immediately at cornerback with Darius Slay, but they need depth with some free-agent issues coming soon. Ojemudia (6-1, 200 pounds) has good developmental qualities related to his impressive size.104. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory)Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian StateThe Rams need to replenish linebacker after losing Cory Littleton in free agency. Davis-Gaither (6-1, 224 pounds) may be a bit undersized but he flies around the field with good pass-rush and coverage skills.105. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory)Nick Harris, G, WashingtonThe Vikings need to think upgrading right guard to keep their run blocking strong. Harris (6-1, 302 pounds) is a relentless, athletic technician who gets the most out of every snap.106. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSUThe Ravens need to replenish depth after losing Michael Pierce in free agency. Lawrence (6-3, 208 pounds) is an extremely tough, high-effort player made to help their defense.MORE: The biggest fourth-round steals since 2000 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3d/88/justin-jefferson-062619-getty-ftr_1r5uep32zkghc1rolcokwizb8i.jpg?t=-1804227037&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d3/25/joe-burrow-011320-getty-ftr_tb69vzri326j166ij7gpr16zm.jpg?t=-1570809137&w=500&quality=80 43. Chicago Bears (from Rams)Grant Delpit, S, LSUThe Bears need some safety help next to Eddie Jackson after losing Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix in free agency, making Delpit a great value here. Delpit (6-2, 213 pounds) flies around the field, stopping the run like an extra linebacker and making big plays on the ball in downfield coverage.44. Indianapolis ColtsCole Kmet, TE, Notre DameThe Colts need to also find Rivers an athletic mismatch-creating tight end to complement what Jack Doyle does inline for them. Kmet (6-6, 262 pounds) is still developing as a run-blocker, but his size, speed, quickness and hands make him a top-flight receiver for the position.45. Tampa Bay BuccaneersJ.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio StateThe Bucs need to get a more dynamic, well-rounded back than Ronald Jones III with whom to complement and boost Tom Brady. Dobbins (5-9, 209 pounds) has great quickness, agility and ability to read blockers. He is an adept receiver with explosive burst once he sees a hole, hits it and gets into the open field.46. Denver BroncosJordan Elliott, DT, MissouriThe Broncos traded for Jurrell Casey and re-signed Shelby Harris but need more pop in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 line rotation. Elliott (6-4, 302 pounds) plays with power against the run but also has proved to have some natural interior pass-rushing skills.47. Atlanta FalconsClyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSUThe Falcons need to get some fresh legs to supplement Todd Gurley in passing situations to give them again what they once had with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Edwards-Helaire (5-7, 207 pounds) is a dynamic, versatile receiver out of the backfield and in the slot, making him a major asset for an NFL passing game. He also is extremely quick when getting the ball in the open field.MORE: The 10 best second-round draft picks since 200048. New York JetsMichael Pittman Jr., WR, USCThe Jets need to complement new field-stretching speedster Breshad Perriman and reliable slot ace Jamison Crowder. Pittman (6-4, 223 pounds) is an interesting prospect for his size because he is more of a tough technician and route runner than just a big body working to stretch the field. 49. Pittsburgh SteelersJonathan Taylor, RB, WisconsinThe Steelers are in the market for an upgrade in the backfield given James Conner’s durability issues and pending unrestricted free agency in 2021. Taylor (5-10, 226 pounds) has great vision and burst as a runner. He also doesn’t get enough credit for what he can do as a receiver, which was on display more during his final college season.50. Chicago BearsRaekwon Davis, DT, AlabamaThe Bears could fortify their defensive line punch next to Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman. Davis (6-6, 311 pounds) is a massive, versatile player made for a 3-4 scheme. He can line up at either end or tackle to eat space against the run.51. Dallas CowboysK.J. Hamler, WR, Penn StateThe Cowboys re-signed Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup’s star is on the rise, but they were unable to keep Randall Cobb in the slot. Hamler (5-9, 178 pounds) is a smart, smooth route-runner with reliable hands and toughness in tight spaces.52. Los Angeles RamsCurtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise StateThe Rams lost Fowler in free agency and cut Clay Matthews with only a flyer on Leonard Floyd in their attempt to recover. Weaver (6-2, 265 pounds) is a high-energy pass rusher with some untapped upside as he makes the jump.  NFL mock draft: Round 5147. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Bachie Jr., LB, Michigan State148. Carolina Panthers (from Redskins): Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami149. Detroit Lions: Gabriel Davis, WR, UCF150. New York Giants: Jason Strowbridge, EDGE, North Carolina151. Los Angeles Chargers: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU152. Carolina Panthers: Charlie Heck, OT, North Carolina153. Miami Dolphins: James Lynch, DT, Baylor154. Miami Dolphins (from Jaguars through Steelers): Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami155. Minnesota Vikings (from Browns through Bills): Collin Johnson, WR, Texas156. San Francisco 49ers (from Broncos): Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State157. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Falcons through Ravens): Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State158. New York Jets: Nick Coe, EDGE, Auburn159. Las Vegas Raiders: Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue160. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte161. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Khalil Davis, DT, Nebraska162. Washington Redskins: Lavert Hill, CB, Michigan163. Chicago Bears: Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky164. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Jones, S, Texas165. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams): Josh Metellus, S, Michigan166. Detroit Lions (from Eagles): Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina167. Buffalo Bills: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State168. Philadelphia Eagles: Lamical Perine, RB, Florida169. New Orleans Saints: Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State170. Baltimore Ravens (from Vikings): Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State171. Houston Texans: Javaris Davis, CB, Auburn172. New England Patriots (from Seahawks through Lions): Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia173. Miami Dolphins (from Ravens through Rams): A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State174. Tennessee Titans: Javon Leake, RB, Maryland175. Green Bay Packers: Francis Bernard, ILB, Utah176. San Francisco 49ers: Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford177. Kansas City Chiefs: Stanford Samuels, CB, Florida State178. Denver Broncos (compensatory): Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota179. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory): Yasir Durant, OT, MissouriMORE: The biggest sixth-round steals since 2000 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/74/f6/anthony-gordon-092219-getty-ftrjpg_14xr8266sp7d317l8l3lzb0fx3.jpg?t=1468227605&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a1/be/brian-lewerke-040414-getty-ftrjpg_4g7z1fv5kde013qc9nbvw1mvl.jpg?t=-1488636366&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft 2020: Round 11. Cincinnati Bengals (2-14)Joe Burrow, QB, LSUUnless another team gets aggressive and makes Cincinnati an offer it can’t refuse, Burrow will be the franchise quarterback under offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor. At 6-3, 221 pounds, Burrow combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and an accurate delivery. During his Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning run with the Tigers, his leadership skills and athleticism flourished at an unprecedented college level.2. Washington Redskins (3-13)Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio StateAssuming the Redskins do not get a can’t-refuse offer to trade back, they should jump at the chance to get this cornerstone talent for the team’s defensive rebuild under defensive-minded Ron Rivera. Young (6-5, 264 pounds) is a game-changing disruptor who had 16.5 sacks in only 12 games as a junior. He can produce at an all-around level even higher than that of Nick Bosa, who went No. 2 from the Buckeyes to the 49ers and promptly dominated as SN’s Rookie of the Year.3. Detroit Lions (3-12-1)Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio StateThe Lions moved Darius Slay in a trade with the Eagles and signed Desmond Trufant to replace him, but they need to address the other outside corner spot. Okudah, an elite ball hawk at 6-1, 205 pounds, has the build to handle receivers of all sizes. He is fluid and quick enough with great recovery skills in coverage to develop into a shutdown type with his strengths showing up in press man.4. New York Giants (4-12)Isaiah Simmons, LB, ClemsonThe Giants signed Blake Martinez and hope Ryan Connelly can be healthy enough to show his rookie promise, but they still need another impact playmaker for Patrick Graham’s linebacker corps. Simmons (6-3, 238 pounds) seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range. He gets everywhere in a hurry, from rushing the passer to moving laterally to get in ideal coverage positions.5. Miami Dolphins (5-11)Tua Tagovailoa, QB, AlabamaThe Dolphins have resisted another veteran option with current bridge QB Ryan Fitzpatrick under contract for one more year. That provides the green light for Tagovailoa (6-0, 217 pounds), who has been cleared for football contact after the hip injury that cut short his final college season. When healthy, Tagovailoa is an accurate, mobile, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, only throwing with his left arm.MORE: Tua Tagovailoa’s seven best fits in 2020 NFL Draft6. Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)Mekhi Becton, OT, LouisvilleThe Chargers go for pass protection over passer here with a bookend for new right tackle Bryan Bulaga. Becton (6-7, 369 pounds) has gotten more attention for his strong and powerful frame, as he has shown he can also be smooth in his movements. He is willing to work hard to become as good in pass protection as he is overwhelming blockers when setting the edge against the run.7. Carolina Panthers (5-11)Derrick Brown, DT, AuburnThe Panthers need a linchpin as they try to get better against the run and reconstruct their front seven. Brown has shined throughout the draft process as the most impactful interior defensive prospect. At 6-5, 326 pounds, he is a quick disruptor who makes a lot of plays in the backfield.8. Arizona Cardinals (5-10-1)Jedrick Wills, OT, AlabamaWith Becton going to the Giants, this is an easy pick for the Cardinals given they already addressed their need for a No. 1 wide receiver by trading for DeAndre Hopkins. They can opt for Wills at right tackle after re-signing D.J. Humphries on the left side. The 6-4, 312-pound Wills is a strong, powerful run-blocker who needs a little time to develop into an elite pass-protector.9. Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)Justin Herbert, QB, OregonThe Jaguars decide to get their competition for Gardner Minshew. Herbert (6-6, 236 pounds) efficient and mentally tough with underrated athleticism, which manifested down the stretch of his final season with the Ducks. He needs a little help with his decision-making, but at the Senior Bowl, he proved how receptive he is to coaching.10. Cleveland Browns (6-10)Tristan Wirfs, OT, IowaThe Browns took care of right tackle in free agency with Jack Conklin signed to replace Chris Hubbard. Here they get a massive upgrade from Greg Robinson on Baker Mayfield’s blindside. Wirfs has the athleticism at 6-5, 320 pounds to hold down left tackle for a long time. He combines his pass-blocking skills with power and physicality in the running game. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ba/32/rodrigo-blankenship-061918-getty-ftr_to1sjey90b7b1i9vagcychbk2.jpg?t=434297468&w=500&quality=80 NFL mock draft: Round 6180. Cincinnati Bengals: Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt181. Denver Broncos (from Redskins): Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU182. Detroit Lions: Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M183. New York Giants: James Robinson, RB, Illinois State184. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Wonnum, EDGE, South Carolina185. Miami Dolphins: Steve Wirtel, LS, Iowa State186. Los Angeles Chargers: Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa187. Cleveland Browns (from Cardinals): Michael Divinity Jr., LB, LSU188. Buffalo Bills (from Browns): Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State189. Jacksonville Jaguars: Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA190. Philadelphia Eagles (from Falcons): Kyahva Tezino, LB, San Diego State191. New York Jets: Benito Davis, DT, Ole Miss192. Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Robert Windsor, DT, Penn State193. Indianapolis Colts: Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest194. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dane Jackson, CB, Pittsburgh195. New England Patriots (from Broncos): Tanner Muse, S, Clemson196. Chicago Bears: Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon197. Indianapolis Colts (from Cowboys through Dolphins): James Proche, WR, SMU198. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cheyenne O’Grady, TE, Arkansas199. Los Angeles Rams: Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa200. Chicago Bears (from Eagles): Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis201. Minnesota Vikings (from Bills): Geno Stone, S, Iowa202. Arizona Cardinals (from Patriots): J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona203. New Orleans Saints: Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech204. New England Patriots (from Texans): Alohi Gilman, S, Notre Dame205. Minnesota Vikings: Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan206. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Seahawks): Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt207. Buffalo Bills (from Ravens through Patriots): T.J. Brunson, LB, South Carolina208. Green Bay Packers (from Titans): Brian Cole, S, Mississippi State209. Green Bay Packers: Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State210. San Francisco 49ers: Jamycal Hasty, RB, Baylor211. New York Jets (from Chiefs): Antoine Brooks Jr., S. Maryland212. New England Patriots (compensatory): Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island213. New England Patriots (compensatory): Ben Bredeson, G, Michigan214. 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MLB odds: World Series futures, win totals, top player props for 2020 season

first_imgThe 2020 Major League Baseball season has turned the usual marathon into a 60-game sprint. With the COVID-19 pandemic postponing the season by more than four months, only a little more than third of the regular schedule will be played before the postseason begins.A two-month hot start will now mean the same thing as a two-month hot finish. The short-terming would seem to favor the more established winning teams vs. upstart clubs, but there’s bound to be more unpredictability with batter and pitching performances, too, with a smaller sample size. That makes the MLB odds a lot more interesting for 2020, from World Series futures to team win totals to individual player props. Here’s breaking down some of the better bets, with lines courtesy of SportsInsider.com:MORE: Which MLB free-agent signings will help most in 2020?MLB Futures for 2020Odds to win World SeriesLos Angeles Dodgers +400New York Yankees +400Houston Astros +1000Minnesota Twins +1600Tampa Bay Rays +1800Atlanta Braves +2000Cincinnati Reds +2000Oakland Athletics +2000New York Mets +2200Chicago Cubs +2500Chicago White Sox +2500Washington Nationals +2500Cleveland Indians +2800St.Louis Cardinals +2800Los Angeles Angels +3000Milwaukee Brewers +3000Philadelphia Phillies +3000San Diego Padres +3000Arizona Diamondbacks +5000Boston Red Sox +5000The Dodgers and Yankees are heavy favorites, but the Rays and A’s are better plays for payouts as it feels like a team from that top eight will win it all. The Reds, after their spending spree, have emerged as the sleeper darlings of the NL.Odds to win American LeagueNew York Yankees +210Houston Astros +450Minnesota Twins +800Oakland Athletics +1000Tampa Bay Rays +1000Chicago White Sox +1200Cleveland Indians +1500Los Angeles Angels +1600Boston Red Sox +2500Given that there’s not much separation for the Twins here from the Athletics and Rays, and given that they are a more surefire division winner to be in the postseason tournament, hedge toward Minnesota here away from the Yankees and Astros.Odds to win National LeagueLos Angeles Dodgers +175Atlanta Braves +800New York Mets +1000Washington Nationals +1000Cincinnati Reds +1100St. Louis Cardinals +1200Milwaukee Brewers +1400Chicago Cubs +1500Philadelphia Phillies +1600San Diego Padres +2000Arizona Diamondbacks +2500So this should indicate to you that the NL Central is the division with the widest range of outcomes regarding the winner and potential wild card. The Reds are better with which to take a World Series shot, but still, the consensus is that the Cardinals and Brewers are “safer” bets to make the postseason and create some “devil magic.”World Series exact matchupNew York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers +550Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers +1400Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers +2200Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Dodgers +2400Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers +2400New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves +2500Chicago White Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers +2800New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals +2800New York Yankees vs New York Mets +3000Cleveland Indians vs Los Angeles Dodgers +3300Los Angeles Angels vs Los Angeles Dodgers +3300New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds +3300New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals +3300New York Yankees vs Chicago Cubs +4000Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers +5000Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves +5000New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies +5000Here, let’s pull in the favorites in both the NL (Dodgers) and AL (Yankees) and combine them with two of the sleepers mentioned above to maximize the odds on both sides of the matchup.MLB team wins in 2020Based on the over/unders for every team’s regular-season win totals in 2020, here are the best bets:Arizona DiamondbacksOver 30½ Wins -130Under 30½ Wins +100Madison Bumgarner puts some gloss on them, but it’s easier to believe they will finish a shade under .500.Atlanta BravesOver 33½ Wins -115Under 33½ Wins -115With Freddie Freeman getting a late start to summer re-training after having COVID-19, that number could be harder to reach in a division with the Mets and Nationals.Boston Red SoxUnder 30½ Wins -145Over 30½ Wins +115This one is close, but there’s a good chance the Red Sox can eke out 31 wins to match their 2019 winning percentage.Cincinnati RedsOver 31½ Wins -130Under 31½ Wins +100Based on giving them some World Series future love, it makes sense for them to at least live up to the hype four games above .500.Detroit TigersOver 22½ Wins -120Under 22½ Wins -110The Tigers were really bad in 2019, but with a shorter window of futility they can avoid being 16 games below .500.Houston AstrosOver 34½ Wins -115Under 34½ Wins -115This feels a little inflated given the bad vibes going into the season and the Athletics being formidable again.Los Angeles AngelsUnder 31½ Wins -125Over 31½ Wins -105With Joe Maddon, Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, there’s some marquee talent here, but we know how that plays out with the Astros and Athletics.Los Angeles DodgersUnder 37½ Wins -130Over 37½ Wins +100The Dodgers have a pretty massive total here for 38-22, but if there’s any team that can win 40 games in 2020, it would be them.Milwaukee BrewersOver 31½ Wins -115Under 31½ Wins -115The Brewers are being devalued too much for their offseason losses and could easily win the NL Central.New York YankeesOver 36½ Wins -125Under 36½ Wins -105A 36-24 mark would still be very healthy in the AL, so taking the slight under here.Oakland AthleticsOver 33½ Wins -115Under 33½ Wins -115Is this the year they propel over the Astros and actually win in the playoffs? That’s a pretty reasonable number with which to work.Philadelphia PhilliesUnder 30½ Wins -125Over 30½ Wins -105There’s too much of a crowd in the NL East to think they can get here behind the Braves, Mets and Nationals.MLB player futures for 2020AL MVPMike Trout +140Gleyber Torres +1000Aaron Judge +1200Alex Bregman +1200Francisco Lindor +1500Rafael Devers +1500Shohei Ohtani +1600Matt Chapman +1800Anthony Rendon +2000Yoan Moncada +2000DJ LeMaheiu +2500Josh Donaldson +2500Jose Ramirez +3000Austin Meadows +4000Gerrit Cole +4000JD Martinez +4000Jorge Polanco +4000Jose Altuve +4000Marcus Semien +4000Vladimir Guerrero +4000Yordan Alvarez +4000Trout has yet to repeat in his terrific career and the odds make it boring, anyway. Judge and Torres can do major equal damage hitting back to back for the Yankees. But Chapman, the clear most valuable Athletic with his offense and defenses, tends to rip it up at the plate in August. He brings a nice return just outside of the favorites.NL MVPRonald Acuna Jr +400Christian Yelich +450Mookie Betts +600Juan Soto +800Cody Bellinger +900Fernando Tatis Jr +900Bryce Harper +1500Nolan Arenado +1600Javier Baez +2200Freddie Freeman +2500Ketel Marte +2500Kris Bryant +2500Paul Goldschmidt +2500Pete Alonso +2500Acuna is a solid favorite to put the money on and run with decent return. With Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman not in there for Washington, watch for Soto to have a more standout, special season at 21. There’s too much competition for Yelich and Bellinger to follow their respective 2018 and 2019 wins.MLB Home Run KingJoey Gallo +850Mike Trout +1000Pete Alonso +1000Yordan Alvarez +1000Aaron Judge +1200Cody Bellinger +1600Giancarlo Stanton +1600Bryce Harper +2000Eugenio Suarez +2000Franmil Reyes +2000Matt Olson +2000Nelson Cruz +2000Christian Yelich +2200Miguel Sano +2200Ronald Acuna Jr +2200Eloy Jimenez +2500JD Martinez +2500Jorge Soler +2500Josh Donaldson +2500Khris Davis +2500Nolan Arenado +2500Vladimir Guerrero Jr +2500Gallo is the favorite for hitting 22 home runs in 70 games last season. This is all about who can put together two massive months and likely get to 20 in 60 games after Alonso’s winning pace was one homer per three games. A healthy Judge has immediate appeal. Then consider that both Cruz and Yelich homered in 34 percent of their games played last season.AL Cy YoungGerrit Cole +250Justin Verlander +500Shane Bieber +550Lucas Giolito +900Charlie Morton +1400Jose Berrios +1400Mike Clevinger +1400Tyler Glasnow +1400Blake Snell +1600Corey Kluber +1800Zack Greinke +1800James Paxton +2000Luis Severino +2000Frankie Montas +3000Shohei Ohtani +3000Dallas Keuchel +3217Hyun-Jin Ryu +3300Sean Manaea +3300The Yankees have their shiny new favorite and Cole seems primed for his Cy after leading the AL in ERA last season. Watch out for the pair of Rays, Morton and Glasnow, playing spoiler.NL Cy YoungJacob DeGrom +350Walker Buehler +600Max Scherzer +700Jack Flaherty +800Stephen Strasburg +900Yu Darvish +1000Luis Castillo +1400Patrick Corbin +1400Noah Syndergaard +1800Clayton Kershaw +2000Trevor Bauer +2000Zach Wheeler +2000Aaron Nola +2500Chris Paddack +2500Brandon Woodruff +2800Mike Soroka +2800Sonny Gray +2800Going Buehler over DeGrom at the top makes sense for much more return. Flaherty has the kind of stuff to also be a solid pick.AL Rookie of the YearLuis Robert +250Jesus Luzardo +400Brendan McKay +600Casey Mize +1000Jo Adell +1100A.J. Puk +1800Evan White +1800Forrest Whitley +2000Nate Pearson +2200Wander Franco +2500Deivi Garcia +3300Nick Madrigal +3300Ryan Mountcastle +3300Clarke Schmidt +4000Brady Singer +5000Logan Gilbert +5000Sean Murphy +5000Let’s go with what the eyes already tell us, that this comes down to the Cuban White Sox outfielder and the Peruvian Athletics pitcher. Don’t totally sleep on Pearson pitching the Blue Jays close to .500.NL Rookie of the YearGavin Lux +200Mitch Keller +750Dylan Carlson +900Carter Kieboom +1000Dustin May +1200MacKenzie Gore +1200Brendan Rogers +1500Cristian Pache +2000Joey Bart +2000KeBryan Hayes +2000Kyle Wright +2000Nico Hoerner +2000Sixto Sanchez +2000Jon Duplantier +2500Alec Bohm +3300Daulton Varsho +3300Spencer Howard +4000The shortstop Lux is a big favorite to continue the Dodgers’ big-time ROTY tradition, but the field has too many guys who can spoil, with pitchers Gore (Padres) and Wright (Braves) standing out in good spots.MLB season specials in 2020Most Home RunsOver 20½ Home Runs -150Under 20½ Home Runs +120Someone will be tearing it up in the hottest part of the year with a well-rested bat ready to rip. Judge seems like the guy to make it happen. Player to hit .400 or betterNo -700Yes +500It’s fair to say 200 at-bats will be a healthy number over 60 games, which means someone will need to bang out at least 80 hits, averaging 1.5 per game. That’s an equivalent of 243 in 162 games, and only two players, Devers and Whit Merrifield, broke 200 hits in 2019. Asterisk or not, Ted Williams is easily safe for another year.last_img read more

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UI expert says latest newspaper merger not good news for journalism

first_imgIOWA CITY — The director of the University of Iowa School of Journalism says the purchase of the Gannett company by GateHouse Media is likely to lead to more cutbacks at the Iowa newspapers involved.David Ryfe, has studied the issue of changes in the media, and says this development is good only for the lawyer and bankers involved. “It’s not especially good news for the news organizations involved, or for the communities that are covered by those news organizations,” Ryfe says. “This is just another step down the road of the slow deterioration of news outlets across the county.”Gannett owns the Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press Citizen. Gatehouse owns two daily newspapers the Ames Tribune and The Hawk Eye in Burlington, along with  five weeklies: the Boone News-Republican, Dallas County News, Hamburg Reporter, Nevada Journal and Perry Chief.Ryfe says the staffs at the papers owned by both companies have already been pared to half of less than what they once were. “Gannett itself and GateHouse itself have been in the business of doing more with less for about a decade now since the Great Recession. And this is just another step down that road. I mean, I could imagine being a journalist in the newsroom of all these organizations and wondering what this means for me,” according to Ryfe.He says an annual report on ad revenue used to show papers getting 40 percent of the attention and 20 percent of the ad revenue. That has declined to four percent of the attention and eight percent of the ad revenue. “My best guess is that eventually those numbers will align — and that means about half of the advertising revenue that is currently going to newspapers will likely be cut. And that’s going to cause further declines in these news operations,” Ryfe says.Newspapers have been trying to adjust by putting out digital newspapers online, but Ryfe says that creates a whole new issue for them. “When newspapers go digital, something happens, which is they are no longer competing with local information sources any longer. They’re competing with all the information sources online,” Ryfe says.  “So, they enter actually a different information market when they go online —  and they are not doing very well.”He says Facebook and Google control a majority of the online ad revenue. “The amount of digital ad revenue going to newspapers has been flat for the last decade. So, as we’ve had this enormous growth in digital ad revenue, newspapers have not been able to attract it,” he says. “What they’re going to is a more of subscription model — which the New York Times now is the best example of.”The one-point-four BILLION dollar deal is expected to formally close by the end of 2019.last_img read more

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Britt man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

first_imgMANLY — A Britt man accused of sexual abuse has pleaded not guilty. 21-year-old Devonta Hinton is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the early morning hours of July 30th. Manly police say in a criminal complaint that an officer saw video evidence of a sexual act on a cell phone that the girl owned. Police say that Hinton told them they were both high on marijuana at the time and that it was not the first time they had gotten together to have sex. An officer says the girl admitted that she and Hinton had sex a few days earlier. Hinton has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Hinton pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday. His trial is scheduled to start on December 11th.last_img read more

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Former Iowa congressman Leach to hold discussion on contemporary politics at NIACC tonight

first_imgMASON CITY — Former Iowa congressman Jim Leach will be holding a discussion on contemporary politics in Mason City tonight. Leach represented eastern Iowa US House districts from 1977 to 2007 and currently is a visiting professor of law at The University of Iowa. Tonight’s event is part of North Iowa Area Community College’s Lifelong Learning Institute series and is sponsored by First Citizens Bank. The bank’s O. Jay Tomson says he’s seen a similar presentation by Leach where he talked about the difficulty of being bipartisan in a very partisan environment.  “He can relate back to the time of our founding fathers and the federalists letters and the difficulty we had in bringing an adversarial system forward in this country and being civil about it. We’ve had some very tumultuous times in our history, and we’re going through a period now when sometimes it’s difficult to be civil, and to gauge what it is we say to one another at a time when there are two sides to just about everything in contemporary politics in this country.” Tomson says Leach won’t be pushing one political side or another and will speak about our responsibility as citizens being educated so we can vote intelligently.  “He speaks as a statesman, not as a politician really. That’s the beauty of having Jim Leach because he is eloquent in his speech, his rhetoric is very good. He’s not here to suggest that you vote conservatively or liberally. He wants us to understand the history of our country and the politics we’ve been in, and we’ve been in severe dissidence in years past. We’ve been through a Civil War in this country. How do we gauge ourselves as citizens so we can speak to one another in a gentle manner?” Tonight’s presentation starts at 7 o’clock in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus. It’s free and open to the public.last_img read more

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Iowa Class of 2019 graduation rate was 91.6%

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa’s high school gradation rate reached a record high in 2019.  A record 91.6% of the students in the Class of 2019 graduated from high school in four years. That’s two-tenths of a percent higher than 2018 results.According to the Iowa Department of Education, there’s been improvement in early every demographic group of students since 2011. There’s been a more than nine percent improvement in the graduation rate among Latino students, for example.The drop-out rate for Iowa high school students last year was about two-point-six percent.The most recent data available  nationally is for the 2016-2017 school year and the national high school graduation rate was 85 percent.last_img read more

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