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Episode 169: 2020 NFL Draft Rumors- Fact or Fiction?

Anshu Khanna April 21, 2020


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This week on The Underdog:

On this week’s episode of The Underdog, Chris Horwedel and Anshu Khanna talk about:

0:33: Intro

3:15: 2020 NFL Draft: Players likely to be traded on draft day:

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Albert Wilson, WR, Miami Dolphins
Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Kenny Stills, WR, Houston Texans
Trent Williams, OT, Washington Redskins
Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers
Jamal Adams, S, New York Jets
Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
Anthony Harris, S, Minnesota Vikings
– OJ Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Joe Thuney, OG, New England Patriots

29:24: The guys go through 25 of the hottest NFL Draft rumors floating around right now:

– NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons “continue to be the team to watch” for a trade up for Jeffrey Okudah or C.J. Henderson

– An anonymous NFL executive told the Athletic’s Bob McGinn that Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons is “the most overrated player in the draft.” Could he fall?

– Peter King reports that Mike Mayock loves CeeDee Lamb and Lamb could be in play with the Raider’s first-round pick.

– Henry Ruggs will be the first WR drafted

– “(Justin Jefferson) is one of the best receivers that I’ve ever studied in 40-plus years,” said a former NFL OC Will Jefferson be on the board past the Broncos at 15?

– The Philadelphia Eagles could be picking between Jalen Reagor, Brandon Aiyuk and Denzel Mims at #21.

– Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline reports the Saints “like” TCU WR Jalen Reagor and could take him at No. 24.

– An anonymous AFC coach told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero “if you want [Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet], you’re going to have to take him late first or early, early second.”

– Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline reports Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is “talking as though Justin Herbert is not in the team’s plans” at No. 5 overall.

– Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline reports the Dolphins are expected to pick Georgia OT Andrew Thomas with the No. 5 overall pick if he’s available and they don’t take a quarterback.

– Peter King reports that the Chargers have loved Andrew Thomas throughout the fall and winter.

– A “GM friend of Chargers GM Tom Telesco’s” thinks that Telesco is very high on Justin Herbert. – Peter King, NBC Sports

Ezra Cleveland is a “hot name” in the Dolphins’ war room. – Tony Pauline, Pro Football Network

– The Jets are leaning toward a tackle at No. 11. – Charlie Campbell, WalterFootball.com

– The Cowboys love Cesar Ruiz and he could be in play with their first-round pick. – Peter King, NBC Sports

– The Cowboys have done ‘a ton of work” on Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos could he be a fit in Dallas?

– SI’s Albert Breer reports the Lions’ coaching staff has “taken a real liking to” Auburn DT Derrick Brown.

– NBC Sports’ Peter King reports the Browns have been actively trying to trade down.

– Broncos Targeting Jerry Jeudy on Trade-Up

– Tua Off 2 Teams’ Boards Because of Injuries and he’s likely to slide on draft day

– Tua’s Wonderlic Score Creates Concern

– Jason La Canfora hears that the Las Vegas Raiders could make a play for a QB with one of their two first-round picks

– The San Francisco 49ers are looking to trade out of the #13 spot to acquire more picks

– Green Bay Packers to draft a quarterback with their first-round pick?

1:01:30: Anshu and Chris run through a quick, live mock for the 2020 NFL Draft’s first round

 

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Anshu Khanna

Very likely the only website contributor who is also an NFL owner (yes, a family member once bought into one of those valueless stock sales and gifted him a share of the Green Bay Packers), Anshu has been #belt-ing his way into your hearts and loins since joining Chris Horwedel's NFL Draft Blitz circa 2007 and contributing to ProFootballFocus starting in 2010. A lifelong Chicagoan with Wisconsin ties, this King In The North spends his winters attached to the United and Kohl Center hardwoods and ice rinks, as well as to the Frozen Tundras of Lambeau Field and Camp Randall Stadium. His summers are occupied by keeping a watchful eye on the White Sox farm system and creepily monitoring spandex-ed NFL Draftees. Expect a nerd-out and judgmental elitism. Also, made-up words.

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