2020 NFL Mock Draft: Tua Tagovailoa goes to the Colts

Joe Burrow, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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The 2020 NFL Draft is mercifully only one day away, and we have a final NFL mock draft for you to enjoy to pass the hours.

The 2020 NFL Draft is finally here.

After months of speculation, leaks, and everything that comes with #DraftSZN, we’ve arrived at the real (virtual) thing.

This draft will be unprecedented for a number of reasons, primarily due to the impact of COVID-19, which has forced the NFL to hold the Super Bowl of its offseason in a virtual format.

Potential technical glitches, coupled with a lack of Pro Day’s and team visits figure to make this draft more unpredictable than any we’ve ever seen. I decided to lean into the chaos for my final, first-round 2020 mock draft.

I have a lot to live up to after being The Huddle Report’s lowest mock score of 2019 and I hope you’ll join my mirror in calling me an idiot when the draft is over.

In all seriousness, I hope you and your family are staying safe in these crazy times and that the draft can provide a much-needed sports distraction for all of us. Let’s get to it!

LSU. Joe Burrow. 56. . QB. 1. player. Don't overthink this.

A pick that has seemingly been a lock for nearly the entire pre-draft process. The Bengals get a new face of the franchise who is coming off one of the best seasons we’ve seen from a college quarterback in history.

Pick from the alternate universe: Tua Tagavailoa

EDGE. Chase Young. 58. Scouting Report. Don't overthink this.. Ohio State. 2. player

Another non-surprise with the second overall pick. Adding Young is a slam dunk pick and gives Washington one of the better pass rush units in the NFC.

Pick from the alternate universe: Derrick Brown

OT. Tristan Wirfs. 3. Scouting Report. Don't overthink this.. player. 50. Iowa

Your first shocker of the draft. Bob Quinn’s recent comments about Halapoulivaati Vaitai sure make it seem that they may not be as set at tackle as people think. Wirfs has been working out this offseason with current Lion and fellow Hawkeye alum T.J. Hockenson and could be viewed as a long-term replacement for Taylor Decker at left tackle.

Pick from the alternate universe: Derrick Brown

Scouting Report. Don't overthink this.. LB. Isaiah Simmons. 4. Clemson. player. 31

When the Giants took Saquon Barkley second overall back in 2018, Dave Gettleman described him as a “five-tool” player. The five-tool player in this draft is Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons. Even though offensive line is a major need, the Giants have enough ammo to sneak back into the back half of the first round to address it.

Pick from the alternate universe: Jedrick Wills