The 2020 NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas next month, and with three first round picks, the Miami Dolphins may be moving up for their quarterback.
The 2020 NFL Draft will kick off from Las Vegas next month, and until then, there is still free agency to navigate through. There are some big name players entering free agency, players who will reshape the first round in April, but for now, let us dive into our post-combine mock.
The Cincinnati Bengals will kick off the first round this April, and for months now, the pick has been centered around one player. That player is Joe Burrow, the talented LSU quarterback who not only led the Tigers to a national title this past season, but also took home the Heisman Trophy.
This is not a hard selection for Cincy, as they appear to be moving on from Andy Dalton, and need a new face of the franchise. With Zac Taylor entering his second season as head coach, he is going to want to build this roster around his guy, and in Burrow, he would be getting the best overall quarterback prospect in this draft class.
Burrow has already been lobbying for the Bengals to bring back A.J. Green, which would significantly help his development as a rookie. This is a team that has not won a playoff game since 1990, but Burrow is a different kind of player, and there is enough talent on this roster to be competitive in 2020.
The Washington Redskins are in a terrific spot entering the draft, as they hold the No. 2 overall pick, and could get the best overall player in the class. New head coach Ron Rivera is a defensive wizard, so imagine what he could do if the team decides to use the pick on Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young.
Word around this kid is that he could be a better talent than Joey and Nick Bosa, both Buckeyes edge rushers who came into the league and won Rookie of the Year honors. While the jury is still out on that, it does say a lot about the kind of impact he could have for a Redskins franchise that needs young stars.
Rivera should be able to get this thing pointed in the right direction, as he was the man to lead the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl five years ago. Of course, there is the rumor that they may go after a quarterback at No. 2, and if that happens, it is going to make an intriguing first round even that much more interesting.