2020 NFL Draft: Selecting collegiate head coaches to needy teams

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NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 10: Head Coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, left, and head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners speak in the middle of the field before the football game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma

We have a trade! To start the draft, the Dallas Cowboys, slated to pick last in this collegiate draft trade the farm to jump to the front and get the guy who has been linked to them for two years. With the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft of Collegiate Coaches, the Dallas Cowboys select Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma.

Two straight college football playoff appearances, two straight Big-12 titles, two straight Heisman Trophy winners, and two straight number one overall picks in the draft. This is the resume that Riley is putting together already in his young coaching career with the Sooners.

This year, Riley has a chance to make it three straight Big 12 titles, and looks to potentially have another Heisman finalist in Alabama transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts. He will not, however, go number one overall like Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray have done in back-to-back years. There has been one NFL job that Riley is constantly linked as a fit to, and it is the Dallas Cowboys.

Sitting at 6-6 and looking like another lukewarm team under Jason Garrett, owner Jerry Jones may finally be ready to pull the trigger and move on at the head coaching position. Give the Dallas star-studded offense the mind of Riley and let them go to work.

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