2020 NFL Mock Draft: Dolphins, Colts, Buccaneers
The 2020 NFL Draft is still several months away. That said, given how many big names are available, it has the potential to be explosive.
Recently, CBS Sports did their 23rd mock draft. It was by far the most intriguing of any batch they have released thus far.
In it, they predicted that the Miami Dolphins would move up from the No. 5 spot they currently hold to the No. 3 spot that the Detroit Lions presently reside in.
The main motivation for pulling the trigger on this move is getting Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is becoming something of a hot name as we creep closer to the big day.
Several picks later, CBS has the Indianapolis Colts moving up in the draft from the No. 13 spot they currently hold to the No. 5 spot the Lions would have if they did a trade with the Dolphins.
This would work great for the Lions, because their main objective in this draft should be getting secondary support – and there are plenty of talented defensive players available in this year’s draft.
If Detroit does both deals, the team would walk away with Indianapolis’ 13th and 34th picks, as well as Miami’ 39th pick.
Finally, CBS also believes that Tampa Bay will be active late in the first round.
The Buccaneers will apparently trade their 45th and 79th picks to the San Francisco 49ers, and in return they will walk away with the Niners’ 31st selection.
With that 31st pick, Tampa Bay would presumably draft Jordan Love out of Utah State, who had a superb showing in the Senior Bowl last week.
With Love in their pocket, the Buccaneers could presumably let Jameis Winston walk, bring in Philip Rivers as a brief bridge to Love’s eventual ascension to starter, and start playing the way head coach Bruce Arians has wanted to play all along.