2020 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins surprise by taking Jordan Love, Chargers pick Tua Tagovailoa
With Chan Gailey hired as offensive coordinator, the Dolphins might be into a passer other than Tua
For more than a month now, it's been nearly impossible to peg where Tua Tagovailoa will land, but the Miami Dolphins have seemed like a safe projection. However, now, I don't think we should rule out Jordan Love for Brian Flores' team.
That's the team that takes him in this mock.
The order of selections below is based on the draft order which is now set through No. 20 overall. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Round 1 - Pick 3
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
The Lions somewhat quietly won only three games in 2019 but had to labor through the majority of the season without Matthew Stafford. The real problem is the club's defense, and even if Darius Slay is retained, Okudah is the easy pick for Detroit at No. 3 overall.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Round 1 - Pick 6
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 218 lbs
After researching quarterbacks the past few drafts but not taking one, the Chargers land a real prize in Tagovailoa, and with Tyrod Taylor in Los Angeles, the Alabama product wouldn't have to play instantly.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Auburn • Sr • 6'5" / 318 lbs
In this scenario, Cam Newton gets a clean bill of health and is the Panthers quarterback in 2020. Therefore, Carolina goes defensive line to bolster that group in a big way with a big man in Brown.
Round 1 - Pick 13
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
Round 1 - Pick 21
Tee Higgins WR
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 215 lbs
This is an obvious selection after the year the Eagles had on the injury front, especially at receiver. Higgins is tall, fluid, and fast with the best ball skills I've seen at the receiver position since Mike Evans.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Zack Baun LB
Wisconsin • Sr • 6'3" / 235 lbs
Going slightly off the radar here, Baun is more of an edge rusher than linebacker who plays with dynamic athleticism and refined hand work. While smaller, Baun could fit immediately into the Lorenzo Alexander role on Buffalo's defense.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 25
Round 1 - Pick 26
USC • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Another week, another run on tackles. The Seahawks have to do something to help Russell Wilson by way of better, more reliable blocking. Jackson is a fine athlete who'll likely be of interest to the Seattle run office.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Round 1 - Pick 29
Clemson • Jr • 5'10" / 210 lbs
For a Super Bowl caliber team with a glaring need at running back in the long-term future, this would be an exciting pick for the Chiefs. Etienne is an incredibly explosive, hard-to-tackle back with high-end receiving skills.
Round 1 - Pick 32
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