2020 Superflex Mock Rookie Draft

Long time, no talk! We are back with some mediocre, yet riveting content for you to feast your eyes on. With the NFL Playoffs in full swing, the staff at The Cut have decided to start looking at producing some NFL Draft content (some more than others, admittedly). On Episode 43 of the podcast, we went back and forth and did a 2020 superflex mock rookie draft and we wanted to put it on digital paper for you. Let’s get into it.

1.01 – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

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“With the 1.01, for me, there’s three options here. There is D’Andre Swift who’s the best running back, clearly. If you really need running backs, maybe trade back with someone that really needs a quarterback. But you pick him. I think Jerry Jeudy is the safest player in this whole draft just because of the route running. But it’s superflex – you have to go Joe Burrow after this season. I have plenty of concerns it’s a one-year thing. He has a lot of great weapons around him. It could just be a scheme fit. He’s going to go number one. He’s going to have pretty good targets. I definitely don’t hate the Bengals landing spot. And even me, I have four quarterbacks, and I’d still probably take Joe Burrow 1.01.” – Randy Hall

1.02 – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

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“So I have a little big board for my dynasty mock draft, and I have Tua Tagovailoa sitting right there. But because of the uncertainty surrounding his injury and because of landing spot, and because I personally don’t know if he’ll be healthy for this year. And because I’m not 100% sold that Tua will be great in the NFL anyway, I am going to go with Jerry Jeudy. I think he is the safest pick out of anyone in this draft. The dude is incredible at route running, so he’s going to be similar to Julio in terms of rookie production. He could be similar to Calvin Ridley, Julio’s teammate, in that they’re just really good route runners. With Jeudy, it doesn’t matter if he has Ryan Fitzpatrick or Sam Darnold throwing to him, he’s still going to be a stud this year.” – Christian Williams

1.03 – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

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“Regardless of the uncertainty, I think that Tua is the clear pick here, especially falling at three in a superflex league where you’re starting two quarterbacks. He may start the year hurt, but I’m looking at more of a long-term scope. Of the quarterbacks here, I know I’m a big Joe Burrow fan, but I think Tua is going to have the best career out of any of these guys. I can’t pass him up at this spot.” – Sean Ward

1.04 – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

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“I don’t disagree that Tua is the pick there, especially in a superflex league. It does make me have to choose between Swift and CeeDee Lamb. But because you have to cycle running backs a little faster, it’s got to be Swift for me. He’s the best running back in this draft, easily. Landing spot can be huge for all of these guys. With the right landing spot, Dobbins could easily be the best one. Even Cam Akers in a certain scenario or Etienne with his limited touch rule, but I think Swift is a locked and loaded three-down guy.” – Randy Hall

1.05 – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

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“I know that scooping up running backs is probably smarter at this stage, but I think that CeeDee Lamb is right there with Jerry Jeudy. I have them 1A and 1B, not 1 and 2, because CeeDee is electric. If I had to comp him to anyone, I think it’d be Odell Beckham, Jr. The dude makes fantastic plays, he’s great after the catch. I think landing spot definitely matters a little more with him than it does Jeudy, but I think CeeDee Lamb is going to have a really good rookie year, as well.” – Christian Williams

1.06 – Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

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“Give me Henry Ruggs III and I’m laughing all the way to the bank. I think Ruggs is higher, personally, than CeeDee Lamb, because I don’t think Lamb has the ability to separate as much as Ruggs does. Ruggs is outstanding as a route runner – I think that is the main thing with him. Him and Jeudy were 1A and 1B this year, and I think Ruggs is like a Michael Thomas. He’s not getting all of the hype, but he could have a crazy season.” – Sean Ward

1.07 – JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State University

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“That’s a lot of receivers off the board, and I did say that Dobbins could be the best running back in this class, so it’s Dobbins for me here.” – Randy Hall

1.08 – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin


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“The next running back on my board is actually Chuba Hubbard. I think he is going back to school. He will easily be the best back in next year’s class, but he may fall into the third round this year. Because of that, I’m going to take Jonathan Taylor. He’s really weird to me because he showed that he can kind of catch the ball this year but he also kind of sucks at it. You’ve got one back across the entire NFL like that, and that’s Derrick Henry. Granted, Taylor could be just as productive as Derrick Henry because the dude is just a mammoth. He just runs over everyone, he’ll drag piles with him, and he’s fast – he hits holes. I think he’ll be productive in the NFL. He’s not a three-down back, and he has to be paired with someone like a Dion Lewis for that running back tandem to be good. But I’ll take him.” – Christian Williams

1.09 – Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson


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“I mean, he showed against Ohio State what he can do. He’s probably the best pass-catching running back in this class. I watched JK Dobbins play for three years at Ohio State. Etienne is a much better receiving back than Dobbins is. I think he does run the ball well, too. I think he’s going to be a three-down guy that guys like JK Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor just don’t have.” – Sean Ward

1.10 – Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

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“See this is tough for me here. But I am going to go Tee Higgins. Touchdown-upside kind of guy. This is tough between Chuba and him… and I guess another quarterback, but that’s definitely going to be a landing spot thing.” – Randy Hall

1.11 – Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

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“So I’ll run over a couple of guys that I’m debating. I have Justin Jefferson here. I know Randy doesn’t like him as much, but I think he is just behind Jeudy in terms of route running. The guy is shifty, he’s big, he’s physical and I think the landing spot is going to be the Eagles. I also have Laviska Shenault. He is a dynamic playmaker. They used him in the wildcat. He’s fast, he’s a good route runner. He doesn’t have the production that Jefferson had but he also didn’t have Joe Burrow throwing to him. And Cole Kmet, the Notre Dame tight end. He looks like a young Jason Witten, except maybe a better route-runner. But I’m not taking a tight end here. So I will take Jordan Love. Love is my QB3. I know people in the draft world will have Herbert as their QB3 because he’s tall, has a big arm, he’s athletic. In his bowl game he ran for three touchdowns. I just don’t like him as a QB in the NFL. Jordan Love has the accuracy that could make him successful. I think he could be a starter his rookie year, and I’ll take my shot since you guys scooped up the other quarterbacks early.” – Christian Williams

1.12 – Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

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“I’m going to go out on a limb. He’s been a guy that I’ve watched the entire year in the B1G. He’s probably not going to be a Day 1 draft pick. He may not even be Day 2. But I’m going to go out on a limb because of the pure talent that I think he has. He’s 6’2, 205. He had 2200 yards and 23 TDs this year for Minnesota with scrubs throwing to him. Physically, he’s a freak. I could see him ending up being one of the top five receivers in this class.” – Sean Ward

When Sean announced his last pick, I audibly yelled out in excitement. Big Tyler Johnson guy, here.

But that’s our first rookie mock! Let us know what you think. Did we leave anyone out? Do we have someone too low? Let us know in the comments and make sure to subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen!

Until next time!

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