With the Super Bowl only a few days away, we take a look at our latest 2020 NFL mock draft, which has the Detroit Lions adding a special quarterback.
The Super Bowl is only a few days away, as both the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have descended upon Miami for the NFL’s biggest game of the season. It will be a matchup between the Chiefs elite offense and the 49ers elite defense, which should make for a very competitive game.
With that said, here is our latest 2020 NFL mock draft.
Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and all signs point to them selecting Ohio native Joe Burrow from LSU. Burrow is fresh off a storybook season for the Tigers, one in which he not only led them to an undefeated record and a national title, but also brought home the Heisman Trophy.
Last season, despite their sorry record, the Bengals actually played hard in almost every game, and lost a bunch by only one score. With a new quarterback at the helm and Zac Taylor entering his second season as head coach, you have to believe that things should start turning in the right direction for this franchise.
There is still good talent on this roster, including running back Joe Mixon, but on that offensive side of the ball, they have to figure out what they are going to do with wide receiver A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, who both are entering free agency. Burrow is going to be a fantastic quarterback at the NFL level, and for the Bengals, it will usher in a new era of football, one that will hopefully lead to at least a playoff win.
Edge, Washington Football Team
The Washington Redskins hold the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, and with that selection, they will likely land the best overall player. Chase Young from Ohio State is an absolute monster coming off the edge, and the Redskins have to be happy the New York Giants beat them towards the end of the season to move up in round one to get him.
Already this offseason, the Redskins have been working on changing the culture within the organization, and that includes bringing in a new head coach. Ron Rivera, who was fired by the Carolina Panthers last season, will take over for interim head coach Bill Callahan, and what a perfect fit he and Young will be.
We got a good look at Dwayne Haskins towards the end of last season, and the hope is that he is the answer at quarterback for this team in the long run. With Rivera at the helm, this team will be instantly better on defense next season, and if Haskins makes strides, and Derrius Guice can stay healthy, they could be a player in a very wide open NFC East.