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2020 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Dolphins make shocking decision with fifth-overall pick, Chargers take Tua
Miami's move headlined CBS Sports HQ's fifth and final mock draft
There were certainly some surprises in CBS Sports HQ's fifth and final Mock Draft Monday. The biggest one involved the Miami Dolphins, who decided not to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick. Miami also pulled off the only trade in Monday's mock, acquiring the 15th overall pick from the Broncos in exchange for the 18th and 70th overall picks.
It was an ideal mock draft for several teams, including the Buccaneers, Cowboys, Eagles and Patriots, who were able to select players who should immediately fill some of their biggest needs -- and those teams didn't need to trade up to acquire them. The Patriots, with the 23rd pick, were actually able to find Tom Brady's possible heir without having to move up.
Some of the many experts who took part in our final Mock Draft Monday include ex-NFL players Brady Quinn, Bryant McFadden and Danny Kanell; former NFL executive Scott Pioli; NFL insiders Jonathan Jones and Jason La Canfora; senior NFL analysts Pete Prisco and Will Brinson; NFL fantasy analysts Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard; and NFL Draft analyst Ryan Wilson.
Here are the complete results from Monday's mock draft. You can also follow along by taking a look at the analysis of each pick below, which was made it real time.
2020 Mock Draft 5.0
No. 1: Cincinnati Bengals — QB Joe Burrow, LSU
No. 2: Washington Redskins — EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State
No. 3: Detroit Lions — CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
No. 4: New York Giants — LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
No. 5: Miami Dolphins — QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
No. 6: Los Angeles Chargers — QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
No. 7: Carolina Panthers — DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
No. 8: Arizona Cardinals — OL Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
No. 9: Jacksonville Jaguars — OL Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama
No. 10: Cleveland Browns — OL Mekhi Becton, Louisville
No. 11: New York Jets — WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
No. 12: Las Vegas Raiders — WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
No. 13: San Francisco 49ers — WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
No. 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers — OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia
No. 15: Miami Dolphins (via trade with Denver) — S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
No. 16: Atlanta Falcons — EDGE K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU
No. 17: Dallas Cowboys —CB C.J. Henderson, Florida
No. 18 Denver Broncos (via trade with Miami) — DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
No. 19: Las Vegas Raiders — DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn
No. 20: Jacksonville Jaguars —CB Kristian Fulton, LSU
No. 21: Philadelphia Eagles — WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
No. 22: Minnesota Vikings — CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
No. 23 New England Patriots — QB Jordan Love, Utah State
No. 24: New Orleans Saints — LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
No. 25: Minnesota Vikings — WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
No. 26: Miami Dolphins — OL Josh Jones, Houston
No. 27: Seattle Seahawks —OL Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
No. 28: Baltimore Ravens — LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
No. 29: Tennessee Titans — EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
No. 30: Green Bay Packers — LB Patrick Queen, LSU
No. 31: San Francisco 49ers — DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
No. 32: Kansas City Chiefs — OL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
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So that's a wrap on our fifth and final mock draft. Only one trade in this draft, with the big surprise being the Dolphins not taking Tua with the fifth overall pick. Jordan Love falls to the Patriots, while a whopping five Alabama players were taken in the top 15.
Pete Prisco gives the pick a B because the Chiefs could use a cornerback that could be a Day 1 starter. That being said, there should be good cornerbacks available in the second round.
Great pick from Brady Quinn on behalf of the Chiefs. Kansas City needs to address their offensive line. Cesar Ruiz is a dude.
Last but not least, the Chiefs select C Cesar Ruiz. Chiefs get good depth on the OL. That being said, don't be surprised if they think about taking D'Andre Swift if he's still here. No running backs taken again in the first round.
Zero chance that San Francisco does not trade out once or multiple times. If they do stand pat, I like the picks that the 49ers have made.
The 49ers take TCU DT Ross Blacklock. So no CB, but Blacklock is a good player.
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49ers likely going cornerback here. And I think the Chiefs take OL Cesar Ruiz out of Michigan.
Yeah, I think he goes to the Saints at 24.
Surprised that Queen lasted this long. I did not think he would get below the Saints, let alone the Ravens.
Pete Prisco likes the pick, gives it an A. Green Bay does need a receiver (or two), but they grab a really good player in Queen that makes an already good defense even better.
Packers grab Queen with the 30th pick. Really nice pick, arguably the best player still on the board, but the Packers decide to not address their glaring needs at receiver with this pick.
Two really good linebackers still on the board in Zack Baun and Patrick Queen.
Pete Prisco gives the pick a B.
The Titans take Yetur Gross-Matos with the 29th pick. I see him either going to the Cowboys, Titans or Ravens. Titans go EDGE here instead of WR.
Earliest I have seen Brooks in awhile, he is a modern day NFL linebacker. Not my cup of tea at this stage though. I prefer Akeem Davis-Gaither out of Appalachian State and Logan Wilson out of Wyoming.
Surprising: Ravens take Jordyn Brooks with the 28th pick. Patrick Queen is still on the board. Also, thought the Ravens may look to take a receiver here, even though their GM has come out and said that they could get a good WR inside the first five rounds.
Seahawks grab OL Ezra Cleveland from Boise State. Good pick for the Seahawks, who need a linemen.
Dolphins get Houston OL Josh Jones with the 26th pick. Good pick, as Miami hadn't addressed the line just yet, and Jones was one of the last elite linemen left (along with Cesar Ruiz). Now Dolphins need to get a WR in round two.
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The Vikings grab WR Brandon Aiyuk with the 25th pick. A very good player, but is coming off an injury that held him out of the combine. Is look at as a late first, early second round pick. Prisco gives the pick a B-. He likes Aiyuk, believes his best football is still in front of him. But the core muscle injury worries him.
With the 24th pick, the Saints grab LB Kenneth Murray out of Oklahoma. It's either going to be him or Patrick Queen for the Vikings with this pick.
The Patriots get their new QB: Jordan Love, with the 23rd pick. Hard to imagine them passing on Love if he is here at 23.
Jaylon Johnson is a reasonable pick here but he is coming off an injury; that is typically where the concern stems.
Pete Prisco gives it a B-. He's a first round pick, but his offseason shoulder surgery is the big question.
Ten best players available according to our CBS Sports rankings: Houston OT Josh Jones, Utah State QB Jordan Love, Penn State EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Oklahoma LB Kenneth Murray, LSU LB Patrick Queen, Clemson CB A.J. Terrell, Wisconsin LB Zack Baun, LSU DB Grant Delpit, TCU DT Ross Blacklock, Alabama CB Trevon Diggs.
A pretty surprising pick: the Vikings take Utah CB Jaylon Johnson with the 22nd pick. Thought by many as a second-round pick.