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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles stay at No. 21, draft WR Brandon Aiyuk

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The Philadelphia Eagles are under enormous pressure to make a splash in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

After not acquiring any wide receivers during the start of free agency, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman will need to make a smart decision when No. 21 rolls around. Pending the Eagles don’t make a trade in the first round, wide receiver seems like the likely option to give Carson Wentz a young talent heading into the 2020 NFL season.

Cornerback and linebacker could also be targeted should the numerous wide receivers be off the board.

In my 2020 NFL mock draft, the Eagles select Arizona State playmaker Brandon Aiyuk at No. 21. Aiyuk’s playmaking ability and game-changing talent should give the Eagles a strong start to what needs to be an entirely positive haul this weekend. Aiyuk totaled over 1,800 all-purpose yards in 2019, with 1,192 of those coming on the offensive side of the ball.

He is a great story after transferring to the Pac 12 team from Sierra College and making an impact as a receiver and a return specialist.

Here’s how I have the first round playing out, pending no trades occur (although very unlikely):

1.) Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow – QB, LSU

2.) Washington Redskins – Chase Young – DE, Ohio State

3.) Detroit Lions – Jeff Okudah – CB, Ohio State

4.) New York Giants – Tristan Wirfs – OL, Iowa

5.) Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa – QB, Alabama

6.) Los Angeles Chargers –  Isaiah Simmons – LB, Clemson

7.) Carolina Panthers.-  Derrick Brown – DL, Auburn

8.) Arizona Cardinals – Jedrick Wills – OL, Alabama

9.) Jacksonville Jaguars – C.J. Henderson – CB, Florida

10.) Cleveland Browns – Andrew Thomas – OL, Georgia

11.) New York Jets – CeeDee Lamb – WR, Oklahoma

12.) Las Vegas Raiders – Jerry Jeudy – WR, Alabama

13.) San Francisco 49ers – Henry Ruggs – WR, Alabama

14.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mekhi Becton – OL, Louisville

15.) Denver Broncos – Justin Jefferson – WR, LSU

16.) Atlanta Falcons – Kenneth Murray – LB, Oklahoma

17.) Dallas Cowboys – K’Lavon Chaisson – EDGE, LSU

18.) Miami Dolphins – Xavier McKinney – S, Alabama

19.) Las Vegas Raiders – Kristian Fulton – CB, LSU

20.) Jacksonville Jaguars – Javon Kinlaw – DL, South Carolina

21.) Philadelphia Eagles – Brandon Aiyuk – WR, Arizona State

22.) Minnesota Vikings – A.J. Terrell – CB, Clemson

23.) New England Patriots – Justin Herbert – QB, Oregon

24.) New Orleans Saints – Patrick Queen – LB, LSU

25.) Minnesota Vikings – Tee Higgins – WR, Clemson

26.) Miami Dolphins – Josh Jones – OL, Houston

27.) Seattle Seahawks – Yetur Gross-Matos – EDGE, Penn State

28.) Baltimore Ravens – Zach Baun – LB, Wisconsin

29.) Tennessee Titans – Ross Blacklock – DL, TCU

30.) Green Bay Packers – Denzel Mims – WR, Baylor

31.) San Francisco 49ers – Trevon Diggs – CB, Alabama

32.) Kansas City Chiefs – Jeff Gladney – CB, TCU


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