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2020 Mock Draft 2.0: Browns trade with Denver, grab Mekhi Becton at 15

Andrew Berry, the youngest general manager in NFL history at 33 years old, will have plenty of chances to prove himself and improve the Browns this weekend. He has seven draft picks, including four in the first 97, starting with No. 10.

Berry has promised to be open-minded and aggressive in acquiring talent, and that could mean a slew of trades — assuming the technology holds up across the league in its first remote draft.

Here goes my final shot at deciphering what he and the rest of the league’s decision-makers will do when the draft begins Thursday night.

1. CincinnatiJoe BurrowQBLSUThis has been a lock for months.
2. WashingtonChase YoungDEOhio StateTrade offers aren’t good enough, so Washington takes an elite pass rusher.
3. Miami (from Detroit)Tua TagovailoaQBAlabamaDolphins don’t risk staying at No. 5 and pray Tagovailoa can stay healthy.
4. N.Y. GiantsTristan WirfsOTIowaGiants go tackle over Clemson hybrid linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
5. Detroit (from Miami)Jeff OkudahCBOhio StateLions get their man and pick up a second-round pick in the trade.
6. L.A. ChargersJustin HerbertQBOregonTyrod Taylor isn’t the long-term answer, so the Chargers find a solution.
7. CarolinaDerrick BrownDTAuburnPanthers take the best interior lineman instead of Simmons.
8. ArizonaJedrick WillsOTAlabamaCardinals must protect Kyler Murray.
9. Atlanta (from Jacksonville)C.J. HendersonCBFloridaFalcons are aggressive again, trade up for their guy.
10. Denver (from Cleveland)Henry Ruggs IIIWRAlabamaBrowns happy to add a third-round pick to move down five spots, and Broncos get their favorite receiver.
11. N.Y. JetsAndrew ThomasOTGeorgiaMight be the best tackle in the draft.
12. Las VegasCeeDee LambWROklahomaThe first pick in Las Vegas history is a good one.
13. San FranciscoIsaiah SimmonsLBClemsonNiners pounce on one of the draft’s most intriguing players.
14. Tampa BayJerry JeudyWRAlabamaAnother weapon for Tom Brady.
15. Cleveland (from Denver)Mekhi BectonOTLouisville Browns try to trade down again but stick and take the tackle with the most upside.
16. Jacksonville (from Atlanta)Jordan LoveQBUtah StateJags drop down seven spots and still get their quarterback.
17. DallasK’Lavon ChaissonDELSUCowboys bolster pass rush by taking second end off the board.
18. MiamiJavon KinlawDTSouth CarolinaDolphins choose defensive line over defensive back.
19. Las VegasXavier McKinneySAlabamaSolid pick for GM Mike Mayock.
20. JacksonvilleJustin JeffersonWRLSUThe depth of the receiver class will show throughout the draft.
21. PhiladelphiaKenneth MurrayLBOklahomaHis character pushes him ahead of LSU’s Patrick Queen.
22. MinnesotaJaylon JohnsonCBUtahVikings get the help they need outside.
23. New EnglandA.J. EpenesaDEIowaIf he doesn’t trade down, Bill Belichick goes with a solid player from the Big Ten.
24. New OrleansPatrick QueenLBLSUA boost for the middle of the defense.
25. MinnesotaTee HigginsWRClemsonA replacement for Stefon Diggs.
26. MiamiAustin JacksonLTUSCPotential makes him a bargain this late in the first round.
27. SeattleRoss BlacklockDTTCUWould be no surprise to see Seahawks trade down.
28. BaltimoreYetur Gross-MatosDE/OLBPenn StateAnother strong pick by the Ravens late in the first round.
29. TennesseeA.J. TerrellCBClemsonA corner at this spot is a good idea.
30. Green BayBrandon AiyukWRArizona StateAnother target for Aaron Rodgers is always a good idea.
31. San FranciscoTrevon DiggsCBAlabama49ers filling in the pieces on a strong roster.
32. Kansas CityZack BaunLBWisconsinA running back is tempting, but Chiefs need defense.



Second round

No. 41: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

Third round

No. 74: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

No. 77 (from Denver): James Lynch, DT, Baylor

No. 97 (from Houston): Alex Highsmith, DE, Charlotte

Fourth round

No. 115: Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida

Sixth round

No. 187: Madre Harper, CB, Southern Illinois

Seventh round

No. 244: Trevon Hill, DE, Miami

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.


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