Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft was a blast! Let’s do it again tonight!

Here’s my second-round predictive mock draft of how I believe things could go down tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. EST.

33. Cincinnati Bengals: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

Bengals get their future tackles in place for Joe Burrow: Jonah Williams last year and now Cleveland.

34. Indianapolis Colts: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Colts need more weapons in the passing game, and Philip Rivers has always thrived with bigger targets down the field.

35. Detroit Lions: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

At some point the Lions have to address the lack of pass rush off the edge. Gross-Matos is a boom-or-bust prospect, but he fits what Matt Patricia is looking for at the position.

36. New York Giants: Zack Baun, EDGE/LB, Wisconsin

Baun can drop and cover or rush off the edge situationally. Both abilities would help the Giants tremendously.

Alabama S Xavier McKinney
Alabama S Xavier McKinney – Photo by: Getty Images

37. New England Patriots: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty are aging, and Duron Harmon is off to Detroit. McKinney will be the next quarterback of the Patriots secondary.

38. Carolina Panthers: Robert Hunt, IOL, Louisiana-Lafayette

Carolina finds their Trai Turner replacement with the second interior offensive lineman off the board in the mauling Hunt.

39. Miami Dolphins: D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Many reported that Miami had drafted Swift at No. 26 before it was announced they were trading back with Green Bay in the first round. I bet they get him anyway. J.K. Dobbins wouldn’t surprise me either.

40. Houston Texans: Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

Gallimore is athletic and raw, but he’ll be able to step into a rotation that seeks to replace some of D.J. Reader’s impact in the trenches.

41. Cleveland Browns: Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Cleveland needs a single-high free safety, and I would guess that Delpit will be the first one drafted Friday night. He has to improve as a tackler and in man coverage, but the ball skills and range are there as a deep safety.

42. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Another corner for Jacksonville? They’d like to keep D.J. Hayden in the slot, and they don’t have any quality outside options on the roster with the exception of newly-drafted C.J. Henderson. Diggs is a scheme fit as well.

43. Chicago Bears: K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State

The Bears get their Taylor Gabriel replacement and the speed element they desperately need in their offense.

44. Indianapolis Colts: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Johnson has fallen further than expected, and Indy capitalizes in order to pair he and Rock-Ya Sin together with Kenny Moore in a solid cornerback trio.

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn

Auburn DL Marlon Davidson
Auburn DL Marlon Davidson – Photo courtesy of Auburn

This is a direction we haven’t really entertained the Bucs going in the second round, and maybe that’s my fault. Odds may be that they still go offense, but there is no depth on the defensive line, and Davidson provides pass rush upside and versatility that would be a great fit for Todd Bowles’ defense. Davidson could be the heir apparent to Ndamukong Suh.

46. Denver Broncos: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

The Broncos still aren’t sold on Garrett Bolles, and the added value of getting a top 30 player at No. 46 will have them turning in the card fast.

47. Atlanta Falcons: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

Atlanta has needed help inside for Grady Jarrett for a long time, and Blacklock’s explosiveness and versatility fit their scheme perfectly.

48. New York Jets: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Jets need cornerback help in the worst way, and Fulton is the best one left on the board.

49. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

I wouldn’t like this pick at all, but the Steelers and I haven’t seen eye-to-eye a ton when it comes to the draft. The team has certainly done their due diligence on running backs this offseason.

50. Chicago Bears: Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

Chinn lasting this long is a minor surprise, and Chicago capitalizes by finding a running mate for Eddie Jackson in its secondary.

51. Dallas Cowboys: Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame

The Cowboys really need pass rush help, and Okwara feels like the type of raw, but talented player they will target on Day 2.

52. Los Angeles Rams: Willie Gay, LB, Mississippi State

Mississippi State ILB Willie Gay
Mississippi State ILB Willie Gay – Photo courtesy of Mississippi State

The Rams get their Cory Littleton replacement with one of the better coverage linebackers in the draft.

53. Philadelphia Eagles: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

I know Philadelphia hasn’t valued linebacker like other organizations, but Jatavis Brown, T.J. Edwards and Nate Gerry? Come on, fellas. Time to change that.

54. Buffalo Bills: Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

Buffalo’s roster doesn’t need anything, so they get a luxury pick in the versatile, violent and highly athletic Dugger.

55. Baltimore Ravens: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

The Ravens haven’t had much success with raw wide receivers, but this is a different era and they will allow Shenault to do what he does best: make plays with the ball in his hands.

56. Miami Dolphins: Ashtyn Davis, S, California

Miami really needs free safety help, and Davis’ defensive backs coach at Cal, Gerald Alexander, is now on the Dolphins staff. It’s a perfect match on and off the field.

57. Los Angeles Rams: Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan

The Rams can use Uche off the ball as needed too, but they really need pass rush help off the edge, and his flashes last year suggest a player who would help their defense in a versatile role.

58. Minnesota Vikings: Antoine Winfield, S, Minnesota

This would be fun, huh? Winfield playing for the team his dad had an unbelievable career with? The Vikings addressed their two biggest needs in the first round, and there is uncertainty regarding Anthony Harris’ future with the team, so this pick makes sense.

59. Seattle Seahawks: Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee

Seattle is bound to do something crazy, so why not reach for an edge defender many don’t expect to come off the board for another 30-40 picks? Taylor is a fit and he is one of the more promising athletes at edge defender in this class.

60. Baltimore Ravens: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

It’s been a big slide for Epenesa, but the Ravens appreciate the tape enough to nab him here, where he’ll play in a rotational role next season.

61. Tennessee Titans: Terrell Burgess, NCB, Utah

Tennessee gets their Logan Ryan replacement in one of my favorite players in the class.

62. Green Bay Packers: Michael Pittman, WR, USC

USC WR Michael Pittman
USC WR Michael Pittman – Photo courtesy of USC

Pittman could get nabbed earlier, and he’s not as clear a fit to me in Green Bay as some other guys, but he can win at all three levels of the field and play inside or out. They need to get Aaron Rodgers some help.

63. Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

For a lot of teams in the NFL, Dantzler’s short arms and slow 40 probably took him off their board until Day 3, but the Chiefs have started a collection of misfit toys at cornerback and won a Super Bowl with them. I’m not saying it’s a good process, but Dantzler’s tape is really solid, and I think some team will shock us and roll the dice on him in the second round.

64. Seattle Seahawks: Matt Peart, OT, UCONN

Seattle reaching for an athletic, but raw offensive lineman is a mock drafting rite of passage. Peart will be groomed to take over on the right side in the near future.

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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DonkeyHunter

Godzilla-sized facepalm if we took Davidson with Jones still on the board.

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NC Greenbeard

Josh Jones? How many OT are we gonna start?

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cvillebucfan

Could go Jones at RT and Wirfs at RG but I’ll be nervous as hell watching RB’s being drafted.

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ScottC543

One word: Running back

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Captain Sly

No way you pass on Josh Jones if he’s there. Let’s flood the position and push some of these high priced veterans to perform. The Bucs have one of the most expensive lines in the NFL with not much production to show for it. Let’s keep building!

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ScottC543

I disagree. OLine depth is important, for sure, but not as important as getting a good receiver in the backfield for TB12.

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Charlie

If Ashytyn Davis is sitting there with a 1st Rd grade at 45, how do you not take him with the uncertainty this team has at safety?

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Dave

I agree. it’ll all depend on how the RB’s are drafted in the 2nd. If there’s a run on them, we might have to grab one before we’re left with none

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German Buc

Why not sticking with your big board, Jon? If we go defense the pick should be Antoine Winfield, S, Mnnesota (your #25 with a 2nd round grade) not your #51 with a 3rd round grade.

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Makski13

Hey German, he can still go DT, but as you put it, why didn’t he stick to his own board? He even has 2 DT’s rated higher than Davidson, Madbuike and Blacklock. I personally like Davidson but think those two are the much better pick?

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Pete Wood

We always find ourselves with too many holes and not enough picks. I like the defensive pick, but with pretty much all the top running backs on the board still at 45, we gotta go running back. Too glaring a need.
I hope we can somehow move back into the second or get another second or third round pick utilizing our seventh rounders and Howard.
Can’t wait to see who Bucs pick tonight.

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More meat & potatoes, big man game. I like it.

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fanofdabucs

Like the position, not the player. Davidson is overrated and benefited from playing next to Brown. I’d rather go Blacklock if they decide to go DT.

I still think it’s a RB. Brady needs a pass catching RB.

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Dman

I like this, Jon. We need to build the trenches! Marlon Davidson has been my RD2 mock for a few weeks.

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Makski13

I don’t mind the DT pick, but I like Madbuike and Blacklock better. I thought Davidson was more of a DE?? Can go inside in passing downs. Would like to draft Suh’s replacement, and feel those other 2 are much better fits. Just depends what position you are trying to get depth for the most!

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Dman

I’ve watched Davidson for years. Consistent every down, every game, mean and nasty. He can line up outside and inside and can give Bowles a ton of options [6’3″ 303]. So many games where OT’s have him in a headlock to stop him it’s not even funny. I like Madbuike and Blacklock as well, just have seen much more of Davidson.

His comment at the Combine when asked what he likes about football was, “I get to hit people and not get arrested.” Reflected in how he plays.

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chefboho

There sure will be a ton of good options at our pick. It would almost be sweet to trade back a few spots and pick up another 4th. By this mock, a great running would still be available if they move back, say five spots. Plus they’d have gained a pick. Although I agree it’s not conventional, but with Donovan Smith not guaranteed anything it would be hard to pass up on OT Jones if he’s there. We shall just have to wait and see.

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Bucsfan1983

Bucs must go RB at 45. Where’s Cam Akers? You are severely sleeping on him.

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cobraboy

No offense, but your 1st Round mock was really bad.

I would be surprised at a DT in Round 2, or even 3.

Maybe later on.

I’m not saying they are stacked at DL, but they have some decent bodies still on the roster with Ledbetter, O’Conner and Taco behind Suh, Vea and Gholston.

What they don’t have is RB’s and safety…unless the team know more about Evans than they are letting on.

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mark2001

So Jon…you have a third round grade on him…and there are many you have ranked higher at need positions. Yet you now think we will draft this guy at 45? Either you have heard something, or you are tired and forgot that you gave this guy a yellow a couple days ago.

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