2020 NFL Mock Draft, final 7-round prediction: Patriots trade up for QB

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Pick Analysis. CB. Jaylon Johnson. 37. player. 13. Scouting Report. Utah

Still no quarterback for the Chargers as they instead look to solidify the secondary. Los Angeles signed Chris Harris Jr. this offseason and should be set there if Casey Hayward can be healthy — that’s a big if though. Jaylon Johnson gives the Bolts both a future asset and injury insurance as a toolsy, physical corner who can find success right away at the next level.

CB. Clemson. 38. player. 42. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. A.J. Terrell

(Pick via Panthers) Moving down from the 31st overall pick the 49ers sit at the No. 38 pick and need to address cornerback. Clemson’s A.J. Terrell has gotten some late buzz as a first-round pick but I’m not in on that. He has the physical tools for it but his feel for the position isn’t there. Bringing him in behind Richard Sherman, however, should allow him to develop properly.

Pick Analysis. S. Antoine Winfield Jr.. 39. player. 59. Scouting Report. Minnesota

With their three first-round picks, the Miami Dolphins selected three players on the offensive side of the ball. Given how they spent in free agency, that makes sense. However, there’s a glaring hole at safety right now and that can be filled by Antoine Winfield Jr. The former Golden Gopher has an elite football IQ and great speed to act on his instincts and be a playmaker on the back end.

40. 10. Scouting Report. EDGE. Iowa. A.J. Epenesa. Pick Analysis. player

(Pick via Cardinals) A.J. Epenesa’s fall to the bottom of the top 40 picks isn’t hard to understand given how poorly he tested at the NFL Combine. Having said that, the Texans have valued power players on the defensive line and they have a need on the edge. Subsequently, they end his fall at No. 40 and hope Epenesa can be a long, powerful force to bolster the pass rush.