Tua Tagovailoa has decided to enter the 2020 NFL Draft after three years at Alabama. Here is an updated NFL mock draft after his decision to go pro.
The 2020 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. One college standout who will be a very important part of it is former Alabama Crimson Tide starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Even though he succumbed to a season-ending hip injury in his true junior season, Tagovailoa has decided to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and declared for the NFL Draft.
This was the right decision for him to make. This is because he can rehab from his injury and get paid during his first year in the league. Since he will surely be a first-round pick, his team will have the ability to give him a fifth-year option on his rookie deal. For that reason alone, there is no way he’ll fall out of the top-32 in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With only eight teams still alive for Super Bowl LIV glory, that means 24 teams are focused on the upcoming NFL Draft. A few teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Miami Dolphins all have multiple first-round picks this year. Look for them and any number of teams to move up or even move back to accumulate assets in this particular NFL Draft.
Without further ado, here is an updated 2020 NFL Mock Draft, with all 32 first-round picks being selected. Who has the luxury of making Tagovailoa their franchise quarterback this spring?
2020 NFL Mock Draft, first round
- Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU
- Washington Redskins: Chase Young, defensive end, Ohio State
- Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, cornerback, Ohio State
- New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver Alabama
- Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Alabama
- Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, quarterback, Oregon
- Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, defensive tackle, Auburn
- Arizona Cardinals: Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Simmons, safety/linebacker, Clemson
- Cleveland Browns: Austin Jackson, offensive tackle, USC
- New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver, Oklahoma
- Las Vegas Raiders: Kristian Fulton, cornerback, LSU
- Indianapolis Colts: A.J. Epenesa, defensive lineman, Iowa
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tristan Wirfs, offensive tackle, Iowa
- Denver Broncos: Laviska Shenault Jr., wide receiver, Colorado
- Atlanta Falcons: Javon Kinlaw, defensive tackle, South Carolina
- Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, safety, LSU
- Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers): D’Andre Swift, running back, Georgia
- Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears): Tee Higgins, wide receiver, Clemson
- Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams): Trevon Diggs, cornerback, Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs III, wide receiver, Alabama
- Buffalo Bills: K’Lavon Chaisson, linebacker, LSU
- New England Patriots: Kenneth Murray, linebacker, Oklahoma
- New Orleans Saints: C.J. Henderson, cornerback, Florida
- Tennessee Titans: Yetur Gross-Matos, defensive end, Penn State
- Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans): Justin Jefferson, wide receiver, LSU
- Minnesota Vikings: Jedrick Wills Jr., offensive tackle, Alabama
- Seattle Seahawks: Jalen Reagor, wide receiver, TCU
- Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Taylor, running back, Wisconsin
- Green Bay Packers: Raekwon Davis, defensive tackle, Alabama
- San Francisco 49ers: Travis Etienne, running back, Clemson
- Baltimore Ravens: Jonathan Greenard, defensive end, Florida
In this latest NFL Mock Draft, only three quarterbacks are taken in the first round. LSU Tigers’ Heisman Trophy-winning signal-caller Joe Burrow goes No. 1 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Tagovailoa sticks with the Miami Dolphins at No. 5. And the Los Angeles Chargers draft Philip Rivers‘ replacement at No. 6 in the Oregon Ducks’ Justin Herbert. This can all change in the coming weeks.