Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa are likely to battle it out for the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, but they're going to have some first-round company at the quarterback spot.
Jacob Eason and Jalen Hurts are both former top recruits who've transferred to put themselves in the best position to make a name for themselves, and both are in awesome situations this season. When it's all said and done, at this point, I can see both landing in the first round.
The draft order below is based off the current SportsLine Super Bowl odds projections.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
I'm of the belief that Herbert's physical abilities will catapult him over Tagovailoa to the No. 1 overall spot in the 2020 Draft. The Dolphins have Josh Rosen in the mix, but the new front office and coaching staff will likely be enamored with the idea of drafting what is hopefully their future franchise quarterback, and Herbert has those type of skills.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Georgia • Jr • 6'5" / 315 lbs
The Redskins are a long way from fielding a high-powered offense, and it looks like Trent Williams has played his last down in Washington. Thomas has the athleticism and power to be a franchise left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Trey Smith OL
Tennessee • Soph • 6'6" / 321 lbs
Smith looked like a future first-round pick as a freshman, and he was cleared to play in the 2019 season after dealing with blood clots last year. He has a rare power and movement skill combination.
Round 1 - Pick 8
LSU • Jr • 5'11" / 197 lbs
The Lions cut ties with former second-round pick Teez Tabor, and even with Darius Slay and Justin Coleman in the mix, the secondary is lacking depth. Fulton can flourish in man or zone thanks to his ridiculously fluid athleticism. Matt Patricia will love him.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Javon Kinlaw DL
South Carolina • Jr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Kinlaw didn't load the stat sheet in 2018 but was super disruptive on run and pass plays. The Broncos have the horses (pun intended) on the outside of their defense but need a true penetrator on the interior.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Jerry Jeudy WR
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 193 lbs
The Colts now can't rely on their quarterback to elevate the receiving talent on the roster. Jeudy can complement T.Y. Hilton early in his career before ultimately taking over as the No. 1 in Indy.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Jacob Eason QB
Washington • Jr • 6'6" / 231 lbs
Eason is a large, strong-armed, aggressive-style quarterback. His big arm and downfield passing specialty will be refreshing for the Titans organization after moving on from Marcus Mariota following the 2019 campaign.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Stanford • Soph • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Adebo was everywhere last season for Stanford. His length and flexibility allow him to get his hands on the football often. The Panthers have to acquire a top talent at the cornerback position playing in the NFC South.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Round 1 - Pick 15
Clemson • Jr • 6'4" / 238 lbs
The Raiders just released Brandon Marshall, and Vontaze Burfict is playing on a one-year deal. Simmons has rare, freakish athleticism, and represents the future of the linebacker position with his size, range, and coverage ability.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Wake Forest • Jr • 5'10" / 190 lbs
The Seahawks made a gigantic upgrade to their defensive front by trading for Jadeveon Clowney. He'll help the secondary. But the cornerback room could use a boost in talent, and Bassey is a long, twitchy ball hawk.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 18
Stanford • Soph • 6'7" / 309 lbs
The Dolphins have an enormous hole at left tackle after trading Laremy Tunsil. Little was a big recruit at Stanford and his arrow is pointing up. He's a devastating run blocker and has the balance and anchoring skills to be a sturdy pass protector.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Gross-Matos wins with immense length and power on the outside. With former first-round pick Vic Beasley likely headed for free agency, the Falcons have to address the edge of their defensive line next year.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Round 1 - Pick 23
Syracuse • Jr • 6'3" / 259 lbs
Robinson flashes good bend at times, but if he can tightly wrap the corner more frequently than he did last season, he'll be on track to land in Round 1. He has an arsenal of pass-rushing moves and plenty of upper body strength.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Jalen Hurts QB
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'1" / 223 lbs
For the past two drafts, many have speculated the Chargers would take an heir apparent to Philip Rivers. Hurts is positioned to have a monstrous year at Oklahoma and would be the perfect quarterback to sit for a year or two to refine his array of natural skills.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Oregon • Soph • 6'5" / 309 lbs
The right tackle spot is a major need for the Browns, and Throckmorton is arguably the best right tackle in the country. While not the most athletic at the position, he's an old-school mauler on that side of the line.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Texas • Jr • 6'6" / 220 lbs
The Saints liked what they got from large, undrafted free agent Emmanuel Butler this preseason, but Johnson is more ready to contribute from Day 1 as a big-bodied, ball-skills master out wide.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Wisconsin • Jr • 6'4" / 316 lbs
While Sean McVay's zone-based running attack will stretch Biadasz's athleticism to the limit, he's a super-balanced, power player at center and will thrive in pass protection earlier than most centers do.
Round 1 - Pick 30
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 31
Trevon Diggs CB
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 195 lbs
Even after picking Trayvon Mullen in Round 2 and Isaiah Johnson in the fourth round of the 2019 Draft, the Raiders add Diggs, a dynamic athlete with a nasty demeanor as a tackler on the outside.
Round 1 - Pick 32