2020 NFL mock draft: Jordan Love heads to Patriots

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Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma Sooners
DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 12: Kenneth Murray #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Linebacker. Philadelphia Eagles. Kenneth Murray. 21. player. 54.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a few glaring needs on the roster heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, including at wide receiver, where they recently lost Nelson Agholor. However, they also showed big weaknesses in their defense during the playoffs last season, and will have to bring in some talent at linebacker this April.

When you look at all the linebackers in this draft class, it is clear that Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray is the best pure player at his position. This is a guy who can play on the inside, or out at the NFL level, and would provide the kind of leadership this Eagles defense is lacking right now.

Philadelphia will get a healthy Carson Wentz back this season, and that will go a long way in them repeating as NFC East champions, something that has not been easy to do. The Eagles are a team to keep an eye on this offseason, but if they can revamp the defense, and get another weapon on the outside on offense, they should be fine.

. Wide Receiver. Minnesota Vikings. Justin Jefferson. 22. player. 60

The Minnesota Vikings finally traded away star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, this after the relationship with the team seemed to deteriorate over the last 12 months. For the Vikings, they were able to get a first round pick back for Diggs, among other things, and that includes the Buffalo Bills No. 22 overall pick.

While the Bills were able to take care of their need for a wide receiver with the trade, the move does leave the Vikings with a hole near the top of their depth chart at the position group. Adam Thielen is a solid option at wide receiver, and if they bring in Justin Jefferson here, they can make sure the position group does not take a steep step backwards.

Minnesota has already given Kirk Cousins an extension, and they are working on getting better up front along the offensive line. Jefferson proved during his time at LSU that he is a big-time playmaker, and the Vikings need one of those after dealing away Diggs.