2020 NFL mock draft: Dolphins trade up for Tua

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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45. . Offensive Tackle. Denver Broncos. Jedrick Wills. 15. player

The Denver Broncos hope to have found their answer at quarterback, this after Drew Lock stepped in during the second half of the season and proved he can win games at the NFL level. At the beginning of the year, the hope was that Joe Flacco could find some of that old magic in his right arm, but his season ended on the injured list.

Moving forward, this should be Lock’s team, and if that is the case, they need to make sure they do everything they can to protect him. With pick No. 15 overall, they can add one of the premier offensive tackles in this draft class, and if Alabama’s Jedrick Wills Jr. is still available, he would be quite the steal.

Sure, the Broncos have used first round picks on the offensive tackle position in recent drafts, but Wills is a guy who can be a long-term solution on the left side. This offensive line struggled mightily in 2019, and by adding a player of his caliber, Lock can rest easy knowing his blindside is protected more times than not.

Defensive Lineman. Atlanta Falcons. Javon Kinlaw. 16. player. 44.

The Atlanta Falcons close out the first half of the first round by selecting one of the more versatile defensive linemen in this draft class. Javon Kinlaw is a guy who can play inside, or out, and on this Falcons defense, he would fill some of the holes that plagued them during a disappointing 2019 season.

Heading into 2019, many believed that the Falcons had the talent on both sides of the ball  to win the NFC South, a division  that sent only one team to the playoffs. In fact, it took a late season run to even keep head coach Dan Quinn’s job, and as they enter the 2020 campaign, he is going to be on the hot seat.

Offensively, the Falcons are loaded, as Matt Ryan is still a very capable quarterback, and Julio Jones may be the best wide receiver in football. However, this defense needs an overhaul heading into next season, and in Kinlaw, they get a devastatingly good player who can disrupt offenses in the backfield.