Dr. Roto 2020 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Trading Up For Tua (FINAL)

Trades! Dr. Roto predicts a big-time trade for the third overall pick in his first mock of the 2020 NFL Draft season.
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I have included trades that I project will happen here in my mock. Let's get into it.

1. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Joe Burrow, LSU

Look for Burrow to start from day one and have an outside chance for 4,000 passing yards and 20-22 TDs. He could be a decent QB2 in deeper fantasy leagues.

2. Washington: DE Chase Young, Ohio St

Young is a difference-maker in the mold of J.J. Watt and would be one of my top selections in IDP leagues.

3. Miami Dolphins (from Lions): QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

(Trade with DET. Detroit #3 to Miami for #5 and #26) The Dolphins have 14 picks in this draft, which gives them enough draft capital to make a move for the QB who can lead them for the next decade. Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely be the starter to begin the season, but Tua could play sometime around Week 5 or 6. In a recent MMQB mock, their proposed trade collected a much bigger haul for Detroit.

4. New York Giants: LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson

5. Detroit Lions (from Dolphins): CB Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio St

Goodbye Darius Slay. Hello Jeffrey Okudah.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Justin Herbert, Oregon

Tyrod Taylor might start the season as the Chargers QB, but the team will gladly take Herbert here to be their QB of the future.

7. Carolina Panthers: DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

8. Arizona Cardinals: OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama

Kyler Murray saw way too much defensive pressure last season, and Wills will be expected to come in and start right away.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa

10. Cleveland Browns: OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia

This is a toss-up between him and Becton. Regardless, the Browns need a left tackle to help protect Mayfield.

11. New York Jets: OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville

Most Jets fans will be screaming for the team to draft either Jerry Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb, but the Jets have been working on improving their offensive line all off-season, and picking Becton would be the icing on the cake.

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12. Las Vegas Raiders: WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

13. Atlanta Falcons (from 49ers): CB C.J. Henderson, Florida

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

Suh is not going to play much longer, and Kinlaw would be a great replacement for him.

15. Denver Broncos: WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

16. San Francisco 49ers (from Falcons): EDGE K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU

17. Dallas Cowboys: WR CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

18. Miami Dolphins: LB Patrick Queen, LSU

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19. Las Vegas Raiders: CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama

He's got elite height, weight, and length, plus he's the brother of Stefon Diggs.

20. Minnesota Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson, LSU

(Trade with JAX) Worried that Philadelphia will select him, Minnesota trades first-round picks as well as a pick in 2021 to move up to take Jefferson. Jefferson immediately starts Week 1 across from Adam Thielen and puts up WR4 fantasy stats.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Denzel Mims, Baylor

Mims has shot up everyone's radar with his impressive run blocking ability. His ability to run various routes will endear him to Carson Wentz.

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN): CB Jeff Gladney, TCU

Jacksonville needs to replace both Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye.

23. New York Giants (from NE): OT Josh Jones, Houston

24. New Orleans Saints: LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma

New Orleans lost A.J. Klein in free agency, and Murray will be able to slide right in and become a three-down starter.

25. Minnesota Vikings: CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson

There's a gaping hole at secondary now that Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes have left town.

26. Detroit Lions (from MIA): DT Ross Blacklock, TCU

27. Seattle Seahawks: DE A.J. Epensea, Iowa

With Clowney's status still up in the air, Seattle prepares for life without him.

28. Baltimore Ravens: EDGE Yeter Gross-Matos, Penn St

Baltimore brought Matt Judon back in 2020 on the franchise tag. By drafting Gross-Matos, they might be inclined to let Judon sign elsewhere next off-season.

29. Tennessee Titans: OT Austin Jackson, USC

A replacement for the departed Jack Conklin, Jackson can start Week 1.

30. Green Bay Packers: LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin

He has all the potential in the world and gets to play in his home state.

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31. Las Vegas Raiders (from 49ers): QB Jordan Love, Utah St.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Kristian Fulton, LSU

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