Kliff Kingsbury outperformed what many experts expected in his rookie campaign with the Cardinals. While Kyler Murray looks to be the real deal at quarterback, the defense will have too many holes to compete in the AFC West next season.
After passing on offensive tackle the last draft to snag Isaiah Simmons, the Cardinals will look to address that next season with Texas tackle Sam Cosmi. Cosmi is switching to left tackle for 2020 and looks to add to another elite tackle class in 2021.
John Elway made a splash with Peyton Manning, but since then the Broncos have struggled to fill the quarterback position. The Broncos think they finally have that solved with Drew Lock, but playing the Kansas City Chiefs twice a year will do them no favors.
After adding a toy for Lock-in 2020 with Jerry Jeudy, look for the Broncos to sure up the defense with linebacker Micah Parsons from Penn State. Parsons is a freak athlete who has a nose for the football with over 100 tackles in 2019. With a strong season, Parsons could go even earlier in the draft.
The Jets are trying to take off by spending money in free agency and protecting young quarterback Sam Darnold with an elite tackle prospect in 2020. While the Jets finally got Tom Brady out of the division, look for them to continue to struggle in 2020 with Adam Gase unable to keep to the locker room under control.
With an earlier pick once again look for the Jets to continue to help Darnold with a talented tight end from Miami in Brevin Jordan. With a limited offense, Jordan will have to shine in 2020 to up his stock, but with a 6-foot-3 athletic frame he has the potential to do so. Look for Brevin to rack up 700+ yards and 6 TDs in 2020 to solidify his spot of no. 13.
A new stadium and home in Las Vegas won’t be enough to get the Raiders to the playoffs next year. Derek Carr is a good quarterback, but not even John Gruden can transform him. After signing Marcus Mariota, look for controversy and struggles to continue for the Raiders.
The Raiders loaded up on receivers this year but will finally wise up and switch to defense in 2021. Cornerback Israel Mukuamu from South Carolina would fit the bill nicely. The 6-4 corner has the size NFL teams dream about at corner. Stephon Gilmore was the last Gamecock corner to go in the first round, and that worked out okay.
After trading for Kahlil Mack, the team seemed to take off, but since then it has been all downhill. After trading for Nick Foles, the Mitchell Trubisky days in Chicago seem numbered. Yes, Foles had success with the Eagles, but never put it together in Jacksonville. The Bears will win some games with a great defense but won’t be contenders.
After missing all of 2019 with an injury LaBryan Ray from Alabama could be the steal of the draft. At 6-foot-5 and 292 pounds, Ray can play inside and out on the defensive line and can provide pressure at either spot. Versatility will bode well for Ray and move him into the first half of round one with a strong 2020 season.