2020 NFL Mock Draft: Jordan Love replaces Jameis Winston, Chargers plan for post-Philip Rivers era
The Buccaneers can't extend Jameis Winston after the start he's had to the 2019 campaign
While they weren't all his fault, Jameis Winston threw five interceptions in a divisional loss to the Panthers in London on Sunday, and they came during a game in which the former No. 1 overall threw for exactly 400 yards.
In a way, the 36-27 loss encapsulated the Winston era in Tampa Bay. Lots of passing yards, porous defense, too many sacks and too many turnovers.
Right now, the Buccaneers have to be thinking quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The draft order below is based on records and strength of schedule. Position rankings are based on my .
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 217 lbs
After "winning" the tank bowl, the Dolphins are positioned to land one of the first two picks. In this scenario, quarterbacks go No. 1 and No. 2 for the first time since Jared Goff and Carson Wentz in 2016. Tagovailoa doesn't have a big arm but is accurate from inside the pocket and showed against Texas A&M that he can make big plays off-script.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Round 1 - Pick 10
Joe Burrow QB
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 221 lbs
While this selection would not signal an immediate end to the Philip Rivers era, the Chargers do need to plan ahead at the quarterback spot. Burrow would be in line to sit behind Rivers for all of 2020.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Round 1 - Pick 13
Jordan Love QB
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 224 lbs
His film is a roller-coaster, but Love can make outrageous throws from unique platforms and arm angles. The Buccaneers can't extend Jameis Winston at this point, and Bruce Arians is primed to be in a weird spot next season. Quarterback has to be the pick here for Tampa.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Sr • 6'5" / 324 lbs
With Kinlaw and 2019 third-round pick Zach Allen, the Cardinals would have two, young, versatile defensive linemen who can thrive anywhere up front. Time to start building the defense, Kliff.
Round 1 - Pick 32
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