2020 NFL Mock Draft

Three-round mock 3.0: Tua to Redskins

By Chad Reuter |

Draft analyst

Published: March 6, 2020 at 05:12 p.m.

  1. Pick No.
    1
    QB
    LSU
    Burrow told reporters at the combine that he will play for whoever drafts him, knocking down the talk that he'd refuse to suit up for the Bengals. He has the confidence to lead a franchise to victories -- as long as the talent around him is sufficient enough to aid his efforts.
  2. Pick No.
    2
    QB
    Alabama
    We've seen this story before -- new coach wants his own QB in the building despite the franchise spending a first-round pick on the position a year earlier (SEE: Cardinals in 2019). Tua's talent is certainly worthy of this pick, and it would be easy to see Ron Rivera wanting this young man in the building, even if it means parting with the No. 15 overall pick from a year ago, Dwayne Haskins.
  3. Pick No.
    3
    DL
    Ohio St.
    The Lions are thrilled to see the best defender in the class fall to them.
  4. Pick No.
    4
    QB
    Oregon
    Projected trade to Dolphins
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH GIANTS. Miami needs a quarterback. Herbert's starter-caliber arm and mobility impressed scouts at the combine. Moving up one spot to hold off other potential Herbert suitors is not an unusual move -- the Bears made that move a few years ago to land Mitchell Trubisky.
  5. Pick No.
    5
    OL
    Louisville
    Projected trade to Giants
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH DOLPHINS. It's tough to see GM Dave Gettleman passing on a 364-pound tackle who can solidify the offensive line in front of the team's two previous top picks, QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley. I suspect the Giants will get a second-round pick this year as well as a 2021 middle-round pick in this projected trade.
  6. Pick No.
    6
    QB
    Utah St.
    Love told reporters that the Chargers were among the teams he met with at the combine, and L.A. may be willing to chalk up Love's high interception total in 2019 (17) to a function of the QB trying to do too much for an average team.
  7. Pick No.
    7
    CB
    Ohio St.
    Four quarterbacks in the top six means a couple of defensive stars are falling to some happy teams in this scenario. The Panthers definitely have a need at cornerback, so Okudah's presence is a godsend.
  8. Pick No.
    8
    OL
    Georgia
    Thomas takes over at right tackle for the Cardinals so that Kyler Murray can breathe easier in the pocket.
  9. Pick No.
    9
    LB
    Clemson
    I don't know how much luckier the Jaguars can get. Finding a top-five talent in Simmons sitting here at No. 9 is a steal. The ultra-athletic linebacker can play anywhere.
  10. Pick No.
    10
    LB
    LSU
    Projected trade to Falcons
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH BROWNS. The Falcons move up to get the draft's second-best edge rusher.
  11. Pick No.
    11
    OL
    Iowa
    The Jets' O-line is a mess right now. Wirfs gives them a stout protector whether he's at guard or tackle.
  12. Pick No.
    12
    WR
    Oklahoma
    Projected trade to Raiders
    GM Mike Mayock is looking for a receiver who will be both productive and a positive influence in the locker room.
  13. Pick No.
    13
    DL
    Auburn
    Projected trade to Colts
    If the Colts are unable to get their quarterback here, then landing the draft's top defensive tackle is a nice consolation prize.
  14. Pick No.
    14
    OL
    Alabama
    Wills would be a good find to replace right tackle Demar Dotson if the free agent isn't re-signed.
  15. Pick No.
    15
    WR
    Alabama
    Uniting the silky smooth former Tide receiver with Courtland Sutton would be substantial for Drew Lock's growth.
  16. Pick No.
    16
    DL
    South Carolina
    Projected trade to Browns
    PROJECTED TRADE WITH FALCONS. The Browns are fortunate to find a talent like Kinlaw here to help them mend their porous run defense.
  17. Pick No.
    17
    CB
    Florida
    Byron Jones may depart in free agency, leaving a void at corner for Dallas. Henderson is a fluid mover and can play the ball.
  18. Pick No.
    18
    Jackson fills the hole at left tackle that was created when the Dolphins shipped Laremy Tunsil to the Texans before last season.
  19. Pick No.
    19
    LB
    LSU
    Projected trade to Raiders
    The Raiders can plug this intense, athletic playmaker into the middle of their defense for the next several years.
  20. Pick No.
    20
    WR
    Alabama
    The Jags should still be looking for pass catchers, and using Ruggs in a Deebo Samuel-like role makes all kinds of sense. Keep in mind that Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook are due to become free agents in 2021.
  21. Pick No.
    21
    WR
    Clemson
    Adding another playmaker to the receiver corps is a high priority for the Eagles.
  22. Pick No.
    22
    LB
    Oklahoma
    Projected trade to Bills
    With the top receivers off the board, the Bills take the best player available. Murray can play outside if the team keeps Tremaine Edmunds in the middle.
  23. Pick No.
    23
    S
    Alabama
    Devin McCourty is a free agent and Patrick Chung is entering his mid-30s, so there's a need at safety. McKinney's a solid prospect who can operate Bill Belichick's defense.
  24. Pick No.
    24
    QB
    Washington
    Drew Brees' decision to continue playing likely means that Teddy Bridgewater will move on in free agency. Head coach Sean Payton may consider Eason's skill set too tempting to pass on.
  25. Pick No.
    25
    CB
    Alabama
    Diggs didn't test at the combine, but he moved well in the on-field drills and is willing to take on big receivers (like his brother and future teammate -- at least in this mock -- Stefon) on the outside.
  26. Pick No.
    26
    RB
    Wisconsin
    The Dolphins invest one of the picks they received in the Laremy Tunsil trade in Taylor, who ran a blistering 4.39-second 40-yard dash at 226 pounds and caught the ball extremely well in combine drills.
  27. Pick No.
    27
    Blacklock joins his former teammate, L.J. Collier, on the Seahawks' defensive line, which could see a mass exodus in free agency.
  28. Pick No.
    28
    DL
    Penn St.
    While Gross-Matos is generally considered a 4-3 defensive end prospect, he has shown he can move well enough when standing on the edge for the Ravens to consider him for their 3-4 defense.
  29. Pick No.
    29
    CB
    Clemson
    With Logan Ryan a free agent, the Titans pick up a solid corner who can fill the void if he departs.
  30. Pick No.
    30
    OL
    Houston
    It is unclear if free agent right tackle Bryan Bulaga will return to the team in 2020. Jones could slide from the left to the right side of the line as a rookie.
  31. Pick No.
    31
    San Francisco must add players to the secondary and Burgess' versatility make him a coveted prospect.
  32. Pick No.
    32
    RB
    Georgia
    I don't even want to think about how good the Chiefs' offense will be with Swift in the fold.
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