And here it is, my first NFL mock draft of the 2020 offseason. Before you scroll down, keep a few things in mind.
The NFL Draft is 78 days away and a lot can – and will – happen between now and then. For starters, the new league year kicks off on March 18, which is also the beginning of free agency. As teams make personnel decisions and overhaul their rosters, their position needs will change (as will the free agent market) between now and April 23.
But for now, the Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock with the first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Atlanta Falcons currently hold the No. 16 pick and have a bevy of needs, including edge rusher, cornerback and offensive line. Depending on what happens in free agency, they could have more holes to fill at linebacker, tight end and running back.
What they ultimately do with that first pick – should they hold on to it – will depend on what happens in free agency and those first 15 selections.
So, without further ado, here is mock draft 1.0. Let me know how you feel about the pick here. A new version will drop every Wednesday between now and the NFL Draft. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed here belong to Matthew Tabeek and and do not represent the opinions of the Atlanta Falcons' front office staff, coaches and executives unless noted otherwise.