2020 NFL mock draft: Dolphins trade up for Tua

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs
Andrew Thomas, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

30. . Offensive Tackle. New York Jets. Andrew Thomas. 11. player

The New York Jets brought in Joe Douglas to help turn this franchise around, and he will look to do so early in the 2020 NFL Draft. Holding the No. 11 overall pick, the Jets are in prime position to bolster a position group of desperate need this April, and that position group happens to be the one that protects the blindside of their No. 1 asset.

New York needs to dip into this incredible offensive tackle pool and pull out a starting left  tackle, and they do so by selecting Andrew Thomas from Georgia. This guy is going to be a monster at the next level, and for Sam Darnold, he will be much more valuable than them spending this pick on a wide receiver.

Douglas is cut from the mold that you have to build up both sides of the line, so this pick should not come as a surprise. The Jets have a lot of decisions to make in free agency this year, but at pick No. 11, they should take the best offensive tackle available and move on. Thomas is as good as it gets.

Jerry Jeudy. 12. player. 28. . Wide Receiver. Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders hold two first-round picks in the draft, and with the first one, they bring in a talent they desperately need on the offensive side of the ball. Sure, the Raiders defense is one of the worst in football, but their wide receiver group needs a leader at the top of the depth chart, and they get one at pick No. 12.

Jerry Jeudy is the best route-runner in this draft class, and head coach Jon Gruden loves guys who complete their routes, and make big plays downfield. With Jeudy in the fold, Tyrell Williams moves to WR2, where he belongs, and Hunter Renfrow continues to be an automatic third-down guy from the slot.

Las Vegas has a lot to like about their team heading into 2020, as they have cap space, and five of the first 91 selections in the draft. Can Mike Mayock hit it big again this April in the later rounds? Only time will tell, but there is enough talent in this draft for him  to bring in two immediately playmakers in round one.