The NFL Draft, in all its virtual glory, is under two weeks away. The biggest question is unchanged: How healthy is Tua Tagovailoa and how will it impact those quarterback-needy teams that have been eying him since last fall? Our thinking on the issue remains the same: If the success rate of quarterbacks taken in Round 1 is roughly 50 percent, and the Dolphins think Tagovailoa has, say, a 33 percent chance to be a star, they should roll the dice because they have three first-rounders.
In other news, the Raiders have reportedly FaceTimed with Jordan Love, which could be an indication that they're legitimately interested in him, or it could just be the team doing its due diligence (they've also met virtually with Justin Herbert). Either way, it's certainly possible Las Vegas could be in the quarterback business with one of their two first-rounders.
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Alright, let's get to our latest mock draft (No. 32, if you're keeping score).
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Round 1 - Pick 2
Chase Young EDGE
Ohio State • Jr • 6'5" / 264 lbs
Chase Young is the best player in this draft class and the Redskins have needs up and down the roster. Put another way: feel free to entertain draft offers but DO NOT DRAFT A QB HERE. NO MATTER WHAT, DON'T DO IT.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Clemson • Soph • 6'4" / 238 lbs
After what Simmons did at the combine -- which only reconfirmed what we saw during the 2019 season -- the Giants would be hard-pressed to let him go here. Yes, GM Dave Gettleman loves big bodies but Simmons would solve a lot of problems on this defense.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 217 lbs
Here's the deal: If QBs taken in Round 1 work out about 50 percent of the time, and Miami thinks Tua's chance of success is even 33 percent, they should take him; they have three first-rounders and an obvious need under center.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 236 lbs
The Chargers reportedly won't look for a QB in free agency, which means Tyrod Taylor is the man ... for now. But the team will have a decision to make at No. 6. Herbert had a solid 2019 season but improved his stock during the Senior Bowl and combine.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Alabama • Jr • 6'4" / 307 lbs
The Cardinals need to get better up front; the O-line ranked 21st in run blocking and 26th in pass blocking, according to Football Outsiders. Wills had a strong junior season for the Crimson Tide and was arguably one of the best players on the roster.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Iowa • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
The QB job is now Gardner Minshew's. Knowing that -- and with Cam Robinson entering the final year of his deal -- the Jags are going to need to protect the second-year passer. Wirfs can play right or left tackle and is arguably the most athletic O-lineman in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Mekhi Becton OL
Louisville • Jr • 6'7" / 363 lbs
At 6-foot-7 and 360 pounds, Becton is a mountain of a man but he moves like someone who weighs more like 260, which pairs nicely with his footwork, balance and strength. The Browns have myriad problems and fixing the offensive line is as good a place as any to start. Ultimately, this team's success comes down to Baker Mayfield, but protecting him might make being successful a lot easier.
Round 1 - Pick 11
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'2" / 200 lbs
The Jets re-signed guard Alex Lewis and inked center Connor McGovern and tackle George Fant in free agency. That frees them up to get Sam Darnold some weapons and CeeDee Lamb is the best WR in this draft class.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Jordan Love QB
Utah State • Jr • 6'4" / 219 lbs
There have been rumblings of Las Vegas' interest in Love, even after signing Marcus Mariota to a two-year deal. If Jon Gruden really does want the Utah State QB he may have to take him here instead of hoping he's still on the board at No. 19.
From Indianapolis Colts
Round 1 - Pick 13
Alabama • 6'0" / 190 lbs
The 49ers could choose to trade out of this pick but if they stay put they'll almost certainly have their choice of Lamb, Jeudy or Ruggs. Ruggs' 4.27 speed alongside Deebo Samuel makes San Francisco's offense even more dangerous with Kyle Shanahan dialing up plays.
Round 1 - Pick 14
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 19
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
LSU • Jr • 5'11" / 197 lbs
Jacksonville's defense regressed last year and improving the secondary is near the top of the to-do list. Fulton had an up-and-down 2019 but has the playmaking skills to be elite at the next level.
Round 1 - Pick 21
LSU • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
The Eagles have obvious needs on defense but Jefferson punctuated a fantastic season with an impressive combine and firmly put himself in the first-round conversation with his 4.43 40 time in Indy. He's a monster in the slot but can also play outside too.
From Buffalo Bills
Round 1 - Pick 22
Round 1 - Pick 23
Alabama • Soph • 6'0" / 201 lbs
Yes, the team just re-upped Devin McCourty but Patrick Chung is 32 years old. McKinney is one of the most versatile defenders in this class and can line up in deep centerfield or closer to the line of scrimmage.
Round 1 - Pick 24
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 232 lbs
Yes, Demario Davis is coming off an insanely good 2019 campaign but Kiko Alonso is 30 years old and on a one-year deal and there's not much depth behind him. Queen, who has sideline-to-sideline speed, is one of the best athlete's in this draft class.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE
Penn State • Jr • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Restocking the defense continues for Minnesota, as they bolster the pass-rush position with their second first-round pick. Gross-Matos is a physical specimen who is just scratching the surface on his abilities.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 26
Josh Jones OL
Houston • Jr • 6'5" / 319 lbs
Jones had an outstanding season for the Cougars and that carried over to the Senior Bowl too. He has the type of strength and athleticism that translates well to the NFL. In Miami, he'd be part of a rebuilding effort that would begin with protecting the new face of the franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 28
From Las Vegas Raiders
Round 2 - Pick 11 (43)
Round 2 - Pick 30 (62)
From San Francisco 49ers
Round 2 - Pick 31 (63)
Mississippi State • Jr • 6'2" / 190 lbs
Dantzler ran a glacial time at the combine and improved it at his pro day. The reality is that he's a long-armed, corner who excels in coverage and fits exactly what the Chiefs need.