In this 2020 NFL Draft scenario, the LSU Tigers dominate the first round with six players going on day one. Let’s see how teams fill out the rest of their roster post-free agency.
NFL free agency kicked off at a time when the whole entire world needed a distraction from this pandemic that’s sweeping the globe. Hopefully, this mock draft helps distract you all from the tough situation we are all going through.
Now, back to football. Like I said, NFL free agency kicked off last week and there were a lot of players changing teams. Many teams made head-scratching decisions (Texans), but many teams improved. DeAndre Hopkins got traded to Arizona and they didn’t even have to give up a first-round pick. Stefon Diggs got shipped to Buffalo for a 2020 first-rounder and more. Tom Brady is a freaking Buccaneer?! Yeah, that’s just weird.
There likely will be more craziness ahead so it will be difficult to predict what happens in the 2020 NFL Draft, but I’ll take a crack at it. This two-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft was completed with the help of The Draft Network’s mock draft machine.
2020 NFL Draft: Round One
This is a no brainer. Unless the Dolphins give up a king’s ransom for this pick, Joe Burrow will be playing in Cincinnati next season. He may be on the older side of most prospects, but he’s also the most NFL ready quarterback in this class.
There has been chatter that Washington may think about a quarterback here, but there’s no way they can pass on a generational talent like Chase Young. He has the ability to dominate a game and when he’s not getting to the quarterback, he’s taking on two or three guys while his teammates clean up in the backfield.
This is where a trade makes the most sense, but I will not be implementing trades in this mock. Detroit could trade back to around the fifth pick and still take their guy. Jeff Okudah will make a great duo with the newly signed Desmond Trufant. He would’ve made an even better tandem with Slay, but that is no longer an option.
Dave Gettleman is kind of hard to predict when it comes to the NFL Draft. He surprised everyone when he selected Daniel Jones last year, but he turned out to be okay in his first season. He could go in many different routes here, but I’ll give him my highest-graded offensive lineman, Jedrick Wills. I believe he could be a plug and play tackle on either side of the line, but if they hold onto Nate Solder, Wills will find his home at right tackle.
The Miami Dolphins made a ton of moves while spending a fortune in free agency. Now, they’ll look to find their franchise quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. Tua Tagovailoa has been the talk of the Dolphins for over a year when the “Tank for Tua” t-shirts broke out in Miami. The best part is he won’t have to be rushed to start right away while Ryan Fitzpatrick captains the ship.