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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons Select CB C.J. Henderson at No. 16

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The second cornerback goes off the board.

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With the 16th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select...

C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

The selection and write-up were made by makeaplay59:

This pick is a perfect pairing of need and best player available. The Falcons can score points, but need help on the defensive side of the ball. I debated pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson from LSU in this spot, but with the off-season addition of Dante Fowler, Jr., it was too hard to pass up this year’s clear CB2 behind Jeffrey Okudah.

Henderson possesses elite speed (4.39 forty yard dash at the combine) and size (6’1” with 31-5/8” arms), but to me his best attributes are his smarts, quickness, and closing speed. He is able to play the ball aggressively and trusts in his technique, rarely panicking. He’s also a surprisingly good blitzer.

While needing some improvement as a tackler, as well as more experience playing zone coverage, his ceiling is that of a Pro Bowl cornerback playing press-man on the outside. I think the Falcons organization and fanbase would be thrilled with this pick, especially if it didn’t require trading up.

Pokorny: “This is a solid pick, as I expect Atlanta to address their defense in the first two rounds of this year’s draft. Any combination of pass rusher, cornerback, or safety would fit the bill. ”

The Dallas Cowboys are up next, led by Barry Shuck.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit