2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers gamble on Tua Tagovailoa in top 11, Dolphins get Justin Herbert late

Tua Tagovailoa is going in the first round, people. 

Getting that fifth year is just too valuable. Now where does he land within the first 32 picks? Last week, I figured it could be New England. He goes earlier in this mock, and the Dolphins go a different route than what's expected with their first three picks.

The order of selections below is based on teams' records through the first 11 weeks of the season. Position rankings are based on our Top 32 Composite Big Board

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Now, to the picks.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Bengals are starting Andy Dalton again, which could jeopardize their chances to get the No. 1 overall pick. However, they do have a two-game "lead" in that race. Burrow is still the guy for Cincinnati in 2020.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
I have a feeling Dave Gettleman will want to boost the receiver group for Daniel Jones, but this couldn't be a better pairing of value and need.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
There's probably too much risk taking Tua Tagovailoa here, so instead the Dolphins get an elite left tackle prospect in Thomas.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
While Young or Thomas would've been more ideal for Washington, the organization isn't at all upset about the ability to draft Jeudy here for Dwayne Haskins.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Broncos could essentially go in any direction and it'd make sense. While the defense is still solid, there are some older pieces in the secondary, and Okudah as lockdown potential.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Iowa • Jr • 6'6" / 280 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
With Vic Beasley unlikely to re-sign in Atlanta, the Falcons will need more edge-rushing help in 2020 and beyond. Epenesa can win from anywhere on the defensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 230 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Simmons is a do-everything second-level defender who'd be a welcomed addition to Detroit's porous defense.
Round 1 - Pick 8
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Fulton is one of the stingiest, most versatile defensive backs in the country, and the Cardinals need a lot more reinforcements in their secondary.
Round 1 - Pick 9
South Carolina • Sr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
I can totally envision a scenario in which Tom Coughlin wants to start rebuilding the defensive front with youth. Kinlaw is a 6-foot-6, 300-plus pounder with great burst and heavy hands.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 322 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Wirfs is a young prospect with NFL-caliber strength and enough athleticism to hold up on the edge. Or, he can play guard and dominate instantly.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 218 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Chargers let Tagovailoa sit for a season behind Philip Rivers before taking the reins of the team in Los Angeles in 2021.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
49th
POSITION RNK
6th
A mock with the Buccaneers riding out Jameis Winston for at least another season. They try to give him better protection in the pocket with Leatherwood who, in theory, could play a variety of positions.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The passionate Eagles fan base erupts with this selection. Philadelphia needs more receiver help given the age and injury history of its current group out wide.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Oakland
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
How about another tall, speed wideout for the Raiders to pair with Tyrell Williams?
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
58th
POSITION RNK
10th
Wills is a bulldozer at right tackle with a squeaky clean kick slide in pass protection and outstanding balance. He'll be a good NFL right tackle from Day One.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 318 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
2nd
After years of strong defensive play, the Panthers have one of the league's worst run defenses. Brown would immediately bolster Carolina's front four.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 234 lbs
Projected Team
Oakland
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Murray has the athleticism and aggressive nature to be a productive second-level defender in the NFL as a rookie.
Round 1 - Pick 18
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
Delpit hasn't fully lived up to expectations this season, and he's seemingly played a few games while not being close to 100%. He has the size and instincts to thrive as a complement to Malik Hooker.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Gross-Matos has gone from raw physical freak to a productive imposing presence. He's exactly what Tennessee's defense needs up front.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Purdue • Sr • 6'5" / 245 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
56th
POSITION RNK
1st
Hopkins is the most talented receiving tight end in the 2020 class. He'd give the Jaguars a jolt of energy down the seam.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Clemson • Jr • 6'1" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
6th
Terrell is a gifted man-to-man corner who can close on the football in a hurry in zone. With Byron Jones likely hitting the free-agent market, the Cowboys could be looking for a cornerback early in the 2020 Draft.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 237 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
4th
Herbert is fresh off a game that'll likely drop his stock to this portion of Round 1, and the Dolphins are happy to land an experienced, athletic, big-armed quarterback here.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Oregon • Sr • 6'4" / 316 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
The Chiefs need to rebuild their offensive line a bit, and Lemieux is the type of mobile guard Andy Reid will love.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Colorado • Jr • 6'2" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Vikings offense could go to new heights with more depth at receiver. Shenault is a dreamy option in a West Coast offense because of his yards-after-the-catch ability at his size.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Ruggs absolutely flies down the field, and he's not strictly a linear player. He'd give the Dolphins a serious downfield threat who could also take slants to the house.
Round 1 - Pick 26
LSU • Soph • 6'4" / 250 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
40th
POSITION RNK
5th
In a deep receiver class, Buffalo decides to wait until Round 2 to add to that position and goes with Chassion here, an explosive, speed-to-power rusher who'll be 20 when he's drafted.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • Soph • 6'5" / 256 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
NA
POSITION RNK
NA
Love this pairing again this week. Freiermuth moves like a receiver but stands 6-5 and weighs 265 pounds. Offense for Aaron Rodgers!
Round 1 - Pick 28
Wisconsin • Jr • 6'3" / 321 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
1st
This will be a trendy pick during draft season. Biadasz has the movement ability to be a quality zone-blocking center right away in the NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 29
TCU • Jr • 5'11" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Saints have one of the most consistent receivers we've ever seen in Michael Thomas, but he needs some help. Reagor won't necessarily check the production box but is primed to be a better pro with better quarterback play.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Boise State • Jr • 6'3" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
44th
POSITION RNK
5th
Weaver seems like a Ravens type of edge rusher. Big and sturdy with dynamic pass-rushing moves.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Washington • Jr • 6'2" / 239 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
79th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Patriots will love Bryant's yards-after-the-catch abilities as an undersized tight end / receiver hybrid.
Round 1 - Pick 32
USC • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
4th
Jackson needs time to add strength, but his smoothness as an athlete is too enticing to pass up here for San Francisco

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