2020 NFL Mock Draft: Tua Tagovailoa falls to Chargers as five QBs go in top 15, Patriots add to defense
Quarterbacks are the theme of this mock draft, and they go off the board in a hurry
Fresh off the Chiefs' Super Bowl win, it's all about quarterbacks after teams watched Patrick Mahomes take over three straight playoff games en route to winning a title.
And in this mock, there are plenty of quarterbacks off the board. Early.
The draft order is now set. Position rankings are based on our composite prospect rankings.
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Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Round 1 - Pick 3
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 200 lbs
There is a good chance the Lions trade down, but Matt Patricia needs quality press man corners for his defense to resemble something like the unit he had in New England before coming over the Detroit. Okudah is the best man-to-man corner in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Mekhi Becton OL
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 364 lbs
The Nate Solder decision failed miserably for the Giants, but Dave Gettleman has to protect Daniel Jones and pave lanes for Saquon Barkley. That's precisely what Becton can do at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Jordan Love QB
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 224 lbs
HELLO. How about Jordan Love, who's a little more athletic and has a stronger arm than Tua Tagovailoa but isn't nearly as polished, landing in Miami? Chan Gailey very well could love the quarterback's experience in a spread offense, his potential and lack of an injury history.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Oregon • Sr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
And we have a legitimate run, inside the top 10, on quarterbacks. Matt Rhule drafts the athletically gifted Herbert to lead his team in Carolina. Cam Newton gets traded at some point this offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
The allure of CeeDee Lamb here is enticing, but Kliff Kingsbury knows Kyler Murray has to get more clean pockets to thrive. Wirfs is a super-strong, versatile blocker with underappreciated athleticism.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Round 1 - Pick 11
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 198 lbs
The Jets go Lamb over Jerry Jeudy because of the former's more thorough experience both in the slot and out wide. Also, Lamb tracks the football slightly better than the Alabama star. Sam Darnold's happy with this pick.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
Trevon Diggs CB
Alabama • Sr • 6'2" / 207 lbs
Diggs isn't the best athlete at his position in this class. He's probably the meanest at the line of scrimmage, and his physicality at the catch point leads to many big plays for the defense.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Josh Uche EDGE
Michigan • Sr • 6'1" / 245 lbs
Uche has an elite first step and bend/dip ability around the edge. Plus he converts speed to power and can play off-ball linebacker in running situations. Important chess piece for Bill Belichick's defense that could lose some critical role players this offseason.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Round 1 - Pick 25
Auburn • Sr • 6'3" / 303 lbs
Davidson was a rock on the edge for the past two years at Auburn but has bulked up into the 290s to present himself as an interior lineman. He has a good first step and a developed depot of pass-rushing moves with plenty of power in his punch.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 26
Arizona State • Sr • 6'0" / 205 lbs
With this pick, the Dolphins get Love his wideout of the future -- who can really stretch the field -- in Aiyuk, after already grabbing the QB and his blindside protector, all in the first round.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Gross-Matos is the perfect, oversized defensive lineman the Ravens love. He's an ascending pass rusher too, thanks to an improving arsenal of moves at the point of attack and strength to set the edge.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Jonathan Greenard EDGE
Florida • Sr • 6'3" / 263 lbs
Greenard is a freaky edge rusher with NFL size and effortless wins around the corner on film. He also can sink into zone coverage on occasion. Tennessee has to improve its pass-rushing unit.
Round 1 - Pick 30
TCU • Jr • 6'3" / 290 lbs
Blacklock's first step is probably the best in the class at his position, and his swipe move is effective when heads up with interior blockers. More beef on the interior for the Packers after getting gashed in the NFC title game.
Round 1 - Pick 31
LSU • Sr • 6'0" / 200 lbs
Fulton is slightly on the smaller side but is as polished as they come at the cornerback spot with lightning-quick click-and-close capabilities in zone and outstanding mirroring skills down the field.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Terrell Lewis EDGE
Alabama • Sr • 6'5" / 262 lbs
The Chiefs won a Super Bowl with Frank Clark and picking up Terrell Suggs for the playoffs at the edge rusher spot. They could use another piece that position, and Lewis is a tall, advanced outside linebacker type.
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