The 2020 NFL Draft is not too far away, and right before tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup, we bring you a mock draft.
Six quarterbacks taken in the first round? Miami passes on a quarterback in the first round? Tua Tagovailoa falls out of the top five? Jake Fromm taken in round one? This first mock draft is crazy, but possible. Enjoy this 2020 NFL Draft mock ahead of Monday Night Football.
1. Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB LSU
It is very clear that the Bengals have moved on from veteran Andy Dalton. Needing a new face of the franchise, Joe Burrow is an ideal pick for the struggling team. Burrow is physical and doesn’t shy away from contact which he may see a lot of behind the abysmal offensive line of Cincinnati. Burrow adds some much needed athleticism to the position for the Bengals.
2. New York Giants – Chase Young, EDGE Ohio State
This pick is a nobrainer for the Giants front office. Any other player at this pick is the wrong one. Young is a physical pass rusher with a high motor, an immediate upgrade for the struggling defensive front.
3. Washington Redskins – Andrew Thomas, OT Georgia
It’s not a sexy pick, but it is the right one. Washington needs some sort of anchor on the offensive line for the future. Thomas is a large athletic presence that can set the edge in the run game and can also be a force in pass protection.
4. Miami Dolphins – Derrick Brown, IDL Auburn
What? Why not Tua Tagovailoa? Why not an offensive lineman? Based on what I’ve seen, Miami is not in a rush for a quarterback and I expect the loads of cap space to be used on building an offensive line full of talented veterans. So, why Derrick Brown?
The question you should be asking is ‘why not Derrick Brown?’ Brown’s NFL comparison is a grizzly bear. Although there might be some backlash with this pick, the Dolphins are in a position for the best player available. Plus, imagine a defensive front with Christian Wilkins and Derrick Brown. That group just needs a strong presence on the edge to become one of the best young defensive lines in the entire NFL.