2020 NFL Mock Draft Released By ESPN
A 2020 NFL mock draft was released by ESPN insider Mel Kiper Jr. this week.
Kiper’s list is often viewed as the definitive draft prognosis.
In his mock draft, Kiper sees the Cincinnati Bengals using their top overall pick on Heisman winning LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.
From there, he believes the Washington Redskins will use the second overall pick on Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
At number three, Kiper notes the Detroit Lions will take Buckeyes defensive back Jeff Okudah.
Detroit was absolutely horrendous defensively last season, particularly against protecting versus the pass, so this would certainly make a lot of sense.
The top five picks in my debut 2020 Mock Draft:
1. Bengals: QB Joe Burrow
2. Redskins: DE Chase Young
3. Lions: CB Jeff Okudah
4. Giants: OLB Isaiah Simmons
5. Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa
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— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) January 24, 2020
Kiper then sees the New York Giants taking Clemson linebacker Isaiah Thomas at number four.
Finally, he thinks that the Miami Dolphins will make the move they have been signaling for more than a year and take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at number five.
Tagovailoa, obviously, is still recovering from a season-ending hip injury that he sustained during his last year with the Crimson Tide. To date his rehab is reportedly going well, but he has not played at all since then.
If for some reason he is not fully recovered, the Dolphins will then presumably take a closer look at someone like Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
The 2020 NFL Draft takes place in Nevada this year and will occur on April 23.
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