2020 NFL Mock Draft: Which team will draft Tua Tagovailoa?

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

  1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU
  2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, defensive end, Ohio State
  3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, cornerback, Ohio State
  4. New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver Alabama
  5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Alabama
  6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, quarterback, Oregon
  7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, defensive tackle, Auburn
  8. Arizona Cardinals: Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Simmons, safety/linebacker, Clemson
  10. Cleveland Browns: Austin Jackson, offensive tackle, USC
  11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver, Oklahoma
  12. Las Vegas Raiders: Kristian Fulton, cornerback, LSU
  13. Indianapolis Colts: A.J. Epenesa, defensive lineman, Iowa
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tristan Wirfs, offensive tackle, Iowa
  15. Denver Broncos: Laviska Shenault Jr., wide receiver, Colorado
  16. Atlanta Falcons: Javon Kinlaw, defensive tackle, South Carolina
  17. Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, safety, LSU
  18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers): D’Andre Swift, running back, Georgia
  19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears): Tee Higgins, wide receiver, Clemson
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams): Trevon Diggs, cornerback, Alabama
  21. Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs III, wide receiver, Alabama
  22. Buffalo Bills: K’Lavon Chaisson, linebacker, LSU
  23. New England Patriots: Kenneth Murray, linebacker, Oklahoma
  24. New Orleans Saints: C.J. Henderson, cornerback, Florida
  25. Tennessee Titans: Yetur Gross-Matos, defensive end, Penn State
  26. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans): Justin Jefferson, wide receiver, LSU
  27. Minnesota Vikings: Jedrick Wills Jr., offensive tackle, Alabama
  28. Seattle Seahawks: Jalen Reagor, wide receiver, TCU
  29. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Taylor, running back, Wisconsin
  30. Green Bay Packers: Raekwon Davis, defensive tackle, Alabama
  31. San Francisco 49ers: Travis Etienne, running back, Clemson
  32. 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.

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