What if college coaches had the same pipeline to the pros as players did? Here is a 2020 NFL Draft of collegiate head coaches.
It is time to take a break from the 2020 NFL Draft content, and have some fun here. Imagine for a second if the head coaching pipeline in the NFL worked the same way as it does with players and in order to make it to the big leagues, college coaches too had to be drafted. Here we take a look at the head coach needy teams around the NFL, line them up based off of their records just as the draft does, and pluck collegiate coaches as their next leaders.
There were eight head coach needy teams identified to participate in this imaginary drafting of college head coaches into the NFL. Those teams include franchises who have already fired their coach, and ones who look like they desperately need a new face of the franchise. Making the list are Washington and the Carolina Panthers (who are both already coachless), then the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, New York Giants, and Cleveland Browns.
Again, the draft order is based off of the teams’ current record, meaning the order is: Giants, Washington, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Browns, Cowboys. DISCLAIMER: college lifers such as Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Ed Orgeron, and others were not included in this draft.