2020 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins take Tua second overall, Henry Ruggs first receiver off the board
Will Brinson's Mock Draft Version 4.0 has multiple curveballs in the first round
The idea of the Redskins taking a quarterback second overall is not well received by fans of Washington's football team. They want a stud defensive player. Maybe Ron Rivera does too.
But by all accounts, Rivera has been given the keys to the kingdom in Washington. Is he really going to trust his first season and his run in D.C. to Dwayne Haskins, a quarterback he doesn't know at all and hasn't been able to work with, and Kyle Allen, a young QB he likes but someone with minimal experience as a starter and plenty of critics waiting in the wings?
Instead, how about he follows suit with my move during the CBS Sports HQ Mock Draft (another version coming this Monday at noon ET so make sure and mark your calendar, it's free, it's 24/7 and you can watch through the CBS Sports app)? I took Tua second overall and it was WIDELY PANNED.
I don't care. Everyone says you need to get a quarterback to win in the NFL. Why are the Redskins magically exempt from this rule that we're so steadfast about? Tua was a generational quarterback prospect a year ago and now the Redskins should pass on him just because they have Haskins, who didn't exactly thrill during his rookie year? Come on.
Go big or go home, which is what the Redskins do below. Speaking of home, you're probably stuck there, so go ahead and check out the Pick Six Podcast, our daily NFL podcast.
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Alright, let's get to it.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alabama • 6'0" / 217 lbs
In our CBS Sports HQ mock draft I had Tua going to Washington, so I'm going to ride it out here. Dan Snyder empowered Ron Rivera to win in Washington and Rivera needs to get his guy. He can give Dwayne Haskins/Kyle Allen a year to see what they have if need be and then go to Tua the following year or worst case just trade Tua.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Ryan Wilson and I joined Chargers.com for a podcast and both ended up with this selection. I kind of love it -- and only one or two things have to happen for the Bolts to land Okudah. That roster could be absolutely loaded if they get him in the secondary. They know they have to keep up with the Chiefs and there's only one way to do that.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Mock Trade from Denver Broncos
Round 1 - Pick 15
Round 1 - Pick 16
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
Round 1 - Pick 28
Round 1 - Pick 29
Georgia • 5'9" / 215 lbs
Using a first-round pick on a RB isn't the smartest thing in the world, but Dion Lewis was let go, Derrick Henry is on the tag and the Titans want to win this year. They need to supplement their backfield and this is a good spot for it, especially to create contract leverage.
Round 1 - Pick 31
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