2020 NFL Mock Draft: Tua Tagovailoa lands with surprise team in trade up, Ravens make big move for receiver


LSU

• Sr

• 6’4″

/ 221 lbs

Projected Team

Cincinnati

PROSPECT RNK

2nd

POSITION RNK

1st

The Bengals may be having trouble finding the right trade partner for Andy Dalton, but that shouldn’t affect taking Burrow as the team’s next franchise QB at all.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 264 lbs

Projected Team

Washington

PROSPECT RNK

1st

POSITION RNK

1st

Young is about as valuable a non-QB prospect you’re ever going to find, so I can’t see Washington being satisfied with any trade offers to move down.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 217 lbs

Projected Team

Jacksonville

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

2nd

While Gardner Minshew flashed as a rookie, I don’t think he’s locked in as the long-term QB. Having sold off veterans for a lot of draft capital, I can see the Jaguars packaging their two first-round picks (or one plus Yannick Ngakoue?) and kicking in No. 165 to beat a Miami offer for Tagovailoa, who would be the No. 1 pick in many drafts if the medicals check out.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Giants

PROSPECT RNK

3rd

POSITION RNK

1st

Yes, the Giants need tackle help even after adding Cameron Fleming, but they can address the position at the top of the second round. There’s no other prospect available like Simmons, who can be a versatile playmaker for the defense.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 320 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

9th

POSITION RNK

2nd

With Tagovailoa off the board, the Dolphins could just take the next QB on their list here. But after all the free agency activity settled many QB situations, it makes more sense to grab an elite left tackle and then plan on taking either Justin Herbert or Jordan Love with their second pick, perhaps after a trade up.

Oregon

• Sr

• 6’6″

/ 236 lbs

The Chargers appear to ready to roll with Tyrod Taylor in the short-term, but Herbert is a great option to bring in and develop into the team’s new franchise QB to take over whenever ready.

Ohio State

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Carolina

PROSPECT RNK

4th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Panthers found a potential franchise QB in Teddy Bridgewater, and I expect them to focus heavily on the defensive side in the draft. Here they get the best corner in the class as a worthy successor to James Bradberry.

Utah State

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 224 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

19th

POSITION RNK

3rd

How about this? Rather than trade No. 39 and likely more draft capital to move up from No. 5, the Dolphins package No. 18 and 39 to send to an Arizona team that traded away its second-rounder, and Miami picks up a QB with exciting traits to develop behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. And they pick up a much better franchise left tackle at No. 5 in the trade-off as well.

Auburn

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 326 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

7th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Lions trade back with the Jaguars, pick up No. 20 and a mid-round pick plus this one, and get the top defensive tackle in this class, a player who could be a fit for them at No. 3 anyway. That’s a big win for the Detroit front office.

Georgia

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 315 lbs

Projected Team

Cleveland

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Browns land a left tackle to pair with big free-agent signing Jack Conklin and give the offensive line the upgrade it desperately needs.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 312 lbs

Projected Team

N.Y. Jets

PROSPECT RNK

6th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Jets have bigger needs after signing George Fant to play left tackle, but with the depth at the WR and CB positions in this class, it makes more sense to lock down the right side of the O-line with Wills, who has plenty of experience at right tackle and could be a backup plan for the blindside as well.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’2″

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

8th

POSITION RNK

1st

The Raiders need to bring aboard a No. 1 receiver after the Antonio Brown addition crashed and burned, and the good news is they’re perfectly positioned to get one here.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Baltimore

PROSPECT RNK

12th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Ravens now have seven picks in the top 140, which gives them the ammo to make a bold move in the first round. Here, they ship No. 28, 55 and 106 to get all the way up to 13 and take arguably the top receiver in the draft, someone who fits as a perfect complement to Marquise Brown in the passing game.

Louisville

• Jr

• 6’7″

/ 364 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

11th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Bucs have landed the biggest fish on the QB market, and now it’s important they strengthen the offensive line in order to keep Tom Brady on the field. There’s a good chance they’ll be able to take one of the top four tackles at this spot.

Oklahoma

• Jr

• 6’3″

/ 241 lbs

Projected Team

Denver

PROSPECT RNK

25th

POSITION RNK

2nd

While many are pegging the Broncos to take a WR here, the depth in the class plus the presence of a No. 1 option already on their roster in Courtland Sutton means they can wait until Day 2 for the position. A linebacker like Murray won’t be available at their next pick however, and he also fills a huge need.

South Carolina

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 324 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

10th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Vikings have a ton of draft capital after trading Stefon Diggs, so here they package No. 22, 89 and 132 to move up for a difference-maker at defensive tackle to play next to the newly-signed Michael Pierce.

LSU

• Soph

• 6’3″

/ 254 lbs

Projected Team

Dallas

PROSPECT RNK

13th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Cowboys are thin at edge rusher after losing Robert Quinn, but here they’re fortunate to have the second-best edge talent in the draft fall into their laps in Chaisson.

Houston

• Sr

• 6’5″

/ 319 lbs

Projected Team

Arizona

PROSPECT RNK

32nd

POSITION RNK

5th

The Cardinals trade back before making their first pick and still get a talented player to plug in at right tackle in Jones, who shined throughout the predraft process.

Florida

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 204 lbs

Projected Team

Las Vegas

PROSPECT RNK

18th

POSITION RNK

2nd

The Raiders picked up Eli Apple already but they shouldn’t stop there when it comes to addressing their needs at corner. Henderson would be an excellent value at 19 and should even garner consideration at No. 12.

LSU

• Sr

• 6’0″

/ 197 lbs

Projected Team

Detroit

PROSPECT RNK

22nd

POSITION RNK

3rd

The Lions use the second first-rounder they acquired from the Jaguars in their trade down to bolster their talent at corner after dealing Darius Slay.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 229 lbs

Projected Team

Philadelphia

PROSPECT RNK

34th

POSITION RNK

3rd

Sure, the Eagles could take a receiver here, but they’ll still get a good one at No. 53 with the depth in the class. Even though LB is never a top focus for the franchise, they should jump at the chance to land one of the top linebackers in the class to address their biggest remaining need on defense.

Alabama

• Sr

• 6’1″

/ 205 lbs

Projected Team

Atlanta

PROSPECT RNK

28th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Falcons move back six spots, pick up No. 89 and 132 to help with their effort to rebuild the defense and still land a quality cornerback despite two others coming off the board at the position.

Alabama

• Jr

• 5’11”

/ 188 lbs

Projected Team

New England

PROSPECT RNK

14th

POSITION RNK

3rd

The depth at receiver causes a top-15 talent to fall into the Patriots’ laps, and Ruggs will help stretch the defense for whomever is lining up at quarterback.

TCU

• Sr

• 5’10”

/ 191 lbs

Projected Team

New Orleans

PROSPECT RNK

36th

POSITION RNK

6th

The Saints must improve their depth at corner, and doing so in the first round gives them a talented player at the position who could start long-term.

Utah

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 193 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

57th

POSITION RNK

9th

The Vikings moved up for a stud at defensive tackle earlier, and with their original first-rounder they can still land some talent at cornerback to help replace their losses.

Wisconsin

• Sr

• 6’2″

/ 238 lbs

Projected Team

Miami

PROSPECT RNK

35th

POSITION RNK

4th

The Dolphins added Kyle Van Noy in free agency, and here they get a similar type player who can get after the passer but also handle off-ball duties. The Dolphins defense could be very good, very quickly.

LSU

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 202 lbs

Projected Team

Indianapolis

PROSPECT RNK

31st

POSITION RNK

5th

With the receiver run seemingly about to begin, the Colts trade No. 34 and No. 75 for this pick and No. 133 to hop the pack for the excellent Jefferson to complement T.Y. Hilton.

Clemson

• Jr

• 6’4″

/ 216 lbs

The 49ers moved all the way down from 13 to get two Day 2 picks from the Ravens, and rather than pick up someone from the top of the receiver market in the top 15 they get a quality player who won’t wow you with his speed but does plenty else well enough to win.

Iowa

• Jr

• 6’5″

/ 275 lbs

Projected Team

Tennessee

PROSPECT RNK

16th

POSITION RNK

3rd

After trading away Jurrell Casey in a cost-cutting move, the Titans go out and fill that spot by taking Epenesa, who should be able to stand up to a role as a 3-4 end in the Titans defense.

Colorado

• Jr

• 6’1″

/ 227 lbs

Projected Team

Green Bay

PROSPECT RNK

33rd

POSITION RNK

6th

The Packers need to give Aaron Rodgers some better weapons to complement Davante Adams, and Shenault has a much higher ceiling than he’s shown in the pre-draft process while hampered by an injury.

Alabama

• Jr

• 6’0″

/ 201 lbs

Projected Team

Tampa Bay

PROSPECT RNK

17th

POSITION RNK

1st

McKinney is too good a talent to slip out of the first round, and he’d be the perfect fit to help the Buccaneers’ secondary. They package their next two picks (No. 45 and 76) to get back into the first round for the versatile defensive back, and that leaves the 49ers with No. 45, 55, 76 and 106 after their two trades down.

Auburn

• Jr

• 5’10”

/ 198 lbs

Projected Team

Kansas City

PROSPECT RNK

37th

POSITION RNK

7th

The Chiefs have a big need at cornerback, and even with several coming off the board in the back half of the first round, Igbinoghene represents a great find who can lock down one starting spot.





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