2020 NFL Mock Draft: Jordan Love replaces Jameis Winston, Chargers plan for post-Philip Rivers era

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 Top 32 Big Board

 Now, to the picks.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Same pairing as a week ago. Too perfect. Herbert has learned how to limit mistakes but still flashes a few ridiculous throws each game.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alabama • Jr • 6'0" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
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
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
I seriously doubt Trent Williams plays for the Redskins again, meaning they need to address left tackle. Thomas has emerged as the most likely first offensive linemen off the board.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Falcons defense is an utter disaster right now, meaning they'll be glad to go with an elite defensive prospect in Okudah.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Jets have gotten quality contributions from some lesser-known players on defense this season. The offense needs a boost. Jeudy can give them that.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Young is far and away the best edge rusher in the class, and the Jaguars would love to pair him with Josh Allen on the outside of their defense.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Cleveland's offensive line is porous. Wirfs can play either tackle spot or maul at guard. Easy pick here.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
2nd
Back-to-back Hawkeyes inside the top 10. The Dolphins edge-rusher group needs a full-blown makeover. Epenesa is a large, powerful, refined defensive end prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 9
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Giants have shown signs of life on offense with Daniel Jones on the field. But the defense has been average at best. Fulton is a twitchy corner with lockdown tendencies.
Round 1 - Pick 10
LSU • Sr • 6'4" / 221 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
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 11
Washington • Jr • 6'6" / 231 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
If the Titans want a change in quarterback style from Marcus Mariota, look no further than Eason, a strong-armed gunslinger.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 216 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Broncos have started to see the potential in big, athletic, second-year wideout Courtland Sutton, so they add a similar type pass catcher in Higgins to bolster the receiver group.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 224 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
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
South Carolina • Sr • 6'5" / 324 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
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 15
Oklahoma • Sr • 6'2" / 304 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The one piece the Cowboys defense is clearly missing? A penetrating defensive tackle with power, and that is the one-sentence scouting report on Gallimore.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 364 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Rams
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Rams offensive line has taken a clear step back in 2019. Jared Goff under pressure can occasionally be no bueno. Becton is a towering, super-strong tackle prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Nebraska • Sr • 6'2" / 208 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Colts seem to know their identity on offense but have to find the right pieces on the other side of the ball. How about another long cornerback in Indianapolis?
Round 1 - Pick 18
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 238 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Unit-changing pick here for the Raiders. Simmons can cover, get to the back on outside runs, and blitz better than any linebacker in the country.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 198 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Lions have to get younger at the receiver spot. Lamb does everything well, and for a bigger wideout, he's amazing after the catch.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Alabama • Jr • 5'11" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
4th
With Ruggs, Curtis Samuel, and D.J. Moore, the Panthers would boast the most dangerous combination of youth and athleticism at the receiver spot in the NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'3" / 241 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
Murray absolutely flies. He gets to the sideline as fast as any linebacker I've recently scouted. I mean that.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Colorado • Jr • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
5th
Shenault is a large, YAC-monster with impressive speed and would round out the Raiders receiver group nicely.
Round 1 - Pick 23
LSU • Soph • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
Chassion is 250 pounds, and I don't think he has too much flab on his frame. He's as twitchy as they come and can convert speed to power.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Oregon • Sr • 6'5" / 317 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
Everyone in Minnesota loves Kirk Cousins again! Yay! So, for the time being, I'm mocking a heady, versatile offensive lineman to the Vikings.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Tennessee • Jr • 6'6" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
Three weeks in a row. Love the high upside of Smith on a team at the ground floor of its rebuilding process.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Wake Forest • Jr • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Bills add to their sturdy defense with Basham, a low center of gravity edge rusher with power and a high motor.
Round 1 - Pick 27
TCU • Jr • 5'11" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Packers finally use a first-round pick on offense and give Aaron Rodgers a talented, explosive wideout in Reagor.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
The Seahawks have to try to better protect Russell Wilson despite his otherworldly improvisational skills.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Florida • Jr • 6'1" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
More defense for the Chiefs. It's a necessity with the way teams are going to try to play keepaway from Patrick Mahomes and Co.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Minnesota • Sr • 6'1" / 206 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
Johnson is a savvy yards-after-the-catch receiver who'd work wonders with Sean Payton in New Orleans.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Oregon • Sr • 6'5" / 252 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
NR
POSITION RNK
NR
More tight ends in San Francisco! You know Kyle Shanahan would love it. Breeland is athletic and has shown his receiving chops in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 32
LSU • Jr • 6'3" / 213 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Delpit is a nasty run defender with outstanding athleticism and size for the safety spot. Bill Belichick will love his versatility close to the line of scrimmage and as a robber safety.
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