2020 NFL Mock Draft: Tua Tagovailoa goes to Patriots as Tom Brady's heir, Raiders add some serious speed
After long discussions with his buddy Nick Saban, Bill Belichick picks Tagovailoa despite his serious hip injury
I still think Tua Tagovailoa goes in the first round. That fifth-year option is just too valuable. And it's aligning for the New England Patriots to have a legitimate chance to pick the Alabama star, even though it's unclear when he'll return to football after suffering a serious hip injury.
And that's precisely what goes down in this mock draft.
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The order of selections below is based on teams' records through the first 11 weeks of the season. Position rankings are based on our.
Now, to the picks.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Alabama • Jr • 6'6" / 310 lbs
Although he's had a fine year at left tackle -- after moving from the right side -- this represents the ceiling in terms of where Leatherwood could be picked. The Broncos need upgrades up front.
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Houston • Sr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
John Dorsey wasn't afraid to pick Eric Fisher, an offensive tackle from Central Michigan, with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 Draft. He goes small-ish school again with Jones, an experienced edge protector.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 14
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
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Round 1 - Pick 26
South Carolina • Sr • 6'3" / 212 lbs
I really think it's going to be receiver here for Buffalo, and after Tyler Johnson last week, I'm going to another senior who's been productive for many years. Edwards has good size, YAC skills, and he tracks the football well downfield.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Penn State • Soph • 6'5" / 256 lbs
Freiermuth is young but is actually draft-eligible despite being a sophomore -- quirk with his longer-than-normal high school career - and is the latest in a long line of explosive athletes from Penn State.
Round 1 - Pick 31
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