Watch Now: NFL Draft Props: Which Team Will Draft Tua (3:41)

Bill Belichick isn't doing a bad job when it comes to selling his possible plans for the Patriots' quarterback position for the 2020 season. The future Hall of Fame coach recently alluded to Matt Cassel's 2008 success while explaining how the Patriots may look to continue their winning ways with second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham under center.

Stidham may indeed be New England's Week 1 starter, but that doesn't mean the Patriots won't bring in a touted rookie that will also compete for the job. To do that, however, the Patriots will likely have to trade up in the first-round, which is one of the three trades that was executed in my brand new mock draft.

Here's a look at each of my first-round picks in a mock draft that includes more than a few surprises.

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
LSU • 6'4" / 221 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The best player in the draft goes to the team that needs him most.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Ohio State • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Ron Rivera gets his defensive anchor in Young, who tallied 16.5 sacks in 12 games for the Buckeyes in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • 6'1" / 200 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Former (Burrow started there) Ohio State players go 1-2-3 in the 2020 draft. Okudah, the nation's best cornerback last season, will look to improve a Lions' defense that was 32nd against the pass in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Clemson • 6'4" / 238 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
The draft's fastest linebacker, Simmons should fit like a glove in Patrick Graham's defensive scheme. Simmons ran the 40-yard-dash in a blazing 4.39 seconds at the combine.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • 6'0" / 217 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Don't let the outside noise fool you; the Dolphins are taking Tua with this pick.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Oregon • 6'6" / 236 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Herbert will get to play inside a Chargers' offense that already includes Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry. Herbert enjoyed a prolific career at Oregon, throwing 95 touchdowns against just 23 interceptions.
  Mock Trade from Carolina Panthers
Round 1 - Pick 7
Iowa • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
With Okudah off the board, the Panthers trade back and pick up the 14th and 45th overall picks. The Buccaneers, who also get the 152nd overall pick, get the draft's best lineman to help protect Tom Brady. A consensus All-American last season, Wirfs was the only true freshman to start at either offensive tackle position in the Kirk Ferentz era.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • 6'4" / 312 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Cardinals fill a glaring need at right tackle while giving Kyle Murray some much-needed protection. Wills was a staple of stability at Alabama, allowing just one sack and 3.5 quarterback hurries last season.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Auburn • 6'5" / 325 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
1st
The draft's best defensive line prospect, Brown could eventually become the new face of Jacksonville's defense. A consensus All-American in 2019, Brown finished his career with 12.5 sacks, 170 tackles and 33.5 tackles for loss.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Georgia • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Browns will boast a formidable duo at offensive tackle in 2020, with Thomas on the right side and Jack Conklin on the left side. Thomas was the 2019 recipient of the SEC's Jacobs Blocking Trophy, the first Bulldog to win the award in 21 years.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Alabama • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Sam Darnold gets the draft's most complete receiver in Jeudy, who caught 24 touchdowns during his last two seasons at Alabama. He finished second all-time in school history in touchdown receptions and fourth all-time in receiving yards.
  Mock Trade from Las Vegas Raiders
Round 1 - Pick 12
Utah State • 6'4" / 219 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Patriots give up the 23rd and 87th picks and a 2021 third round pick to land Love, who will help usher in a new era in New England. Love left Utah State as the school's all-time leader with 9,003 all-purpose yards.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 189 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
The 49ers' get a dynamic receiver that can help replace Emmanuel Sanders while complementing Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne. Lamb is Oklahoma's all-time leader with 24 career catches of at least 40 yards and with six career games of at least 160 receiving yards.
  Mock Trade from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Round 1 - Pick 14
Florida • 6'1" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Panthers trade out of the seventh pick and still manage to grab the second best cornerback in the draft. An athletic and intelligent player, Henderson quieted concerns about his speed by running the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at the combine.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Drew Lock gets an explosive weapon in Ruggs, the fastest player in the 2020 draft. A home run threat every time he touched the ball at Alabama, Ruggs had the Crimson Tide's longest touchdown last season (81 yards) and second longest touchdown reception (75 yards).
Round 1 - Pick 16
LSU • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Falcons grab the draft's second best edge rusher before getting their coveted new cornerback in Round 2. Chaisson filled the stat sheet last season, with 92 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.
Round 1 - Pick 17
South Carolina • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Cowboys wait another round to address their needs at cornerback while nabbing the second-best interior defensive line prospect in the draft. A consensus All-American last season, Kinlaw was also a special teams force, blocking three kicks for the Gamecocks.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Louisville • 6'7" / 364 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
4th
Miami gets incredibly lucky here, grabbing one of the draft's best lineman and 2020 combine standout. Becton's speed could be attributed to his success on the hardwood as a center at Highland Springs High School in Virginia.
Round 1 - Pick 19
LSU • 5'11" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Raiders land one of the draft's top cornerbacks in Fulton, who broke up a whopping 14 passes while helping the Tigers win the 2019 national title. Fulton allowed Tua Tagovailoa to complete just one pass against him during LSU's regular season win over the Crimson Tide.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Houston • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
5th
After passing on a lineman with the ninth overall pick, the Jaguars are able to land Jones, who surprisingly slips to the back half of the first round. The Jaguars get an experienced lineman who was a four-year starter at Houston.
  Mock Trade from Philadelphia Eagles
Round 1 - Pick 21
LSU • 6'1" / 202 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
27th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Packers trade the 30th, 94th and 192nd overall picks to move up to select Jefferson, who caught 18 touchdowns during his final season at LSU. Jefferson ended his college career with a bang, with 21 receptions for 342 yards and five touchdowns in the Tigers' last two games.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Alabama • 6'2" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
5th
With the Raiders expected to take a cornerback with the 23rd pick, the Vikings wait on selecting an edge rusher in order to take Diggs, who recorded three picks, eight passes defensed and two fumble recoveries during his final year at Alabama. He allowed a passer rating of just 44.5 when he was targeted in 2019.
  Mock Trade from New England Patriots
Round 1 - Pick 23
TCU • 5'10" / 191 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
6th
The Raiders secure one of the draft's best cornerbacks in Gladney, a four-year starter who broke up 26 passes during his last two seasons at TCU.
Round 1 - Pick 24
LSU • 6'1" / 227 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Saints pass on Kenneth Murray in favor of Queen, a local LSU product who filled the stat sheet during his final year with the Tigers. Queen's second quarter interception off of Tua helped LSU build a commanding halftime lead en route to a 46-41 victory.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Penn State • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
20th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Minnesota is able to land one of the draft's best pass rushers in Gross-Matos, who tallied 17 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss during his final two years in Happy Valley.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Alabama • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
1st
The Dolphins find another former Alabama safety to replace Minkah Fitzpatrick. McKinney led Alabama in tackles (95) and forced fumbles (four) in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Iowa • 6'6" / 280 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
4th
Seattle gets their coveted edge rusher in Epenesa, who tallied 26.5 sacks and 36 tackles for loss in three years at Iowa.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 241 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
2nd
In Murray, Baltimore finally finds their replacement for C.J. Mosley while filling one of their biggest pre-draft needs. Murray, who started in each of his 42 games at Oklahoma, finished his Sooners career with 335 tackles and 37 tackles for loss.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Wisconsin • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
4th
With the top edge rushers off the board, the Titans grab the best remaining linebacker in Baun, who recorded 12.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss during his final season in Madison.
  Mock Trade from Green Bay Packers
Round 1 - Pick 30
Clemson • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
35th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Eagles get a big target for quarterback Carson Wentz in Higgins, who caught 27 touchdowns at Clemson while averaging 18.1 yards per catch. Higgins, whose 1,167 receiving yards last season was the fifth-highest total in school history, caught a touchdown in five straight games in 2019.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Clemson • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
4th
The defending NFC champs grab one of the draft's top cornerbacks in Terrell, a First Team All-ACC selection last season. Terrell played well in last year's College Football Playoffs, with 13 tackles and three pass breakups against the Buckeyes and Tigers.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Michigan • 6'4" / 319 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
39th
POSITION RNK
6th
The Super Bowl champs acquire a talented interior lineman in Ruiz, a two-time All-Big 10 performer who totaled 26 starts at center and another five starts at right guard.