Detroit Lions Select QB Joe Burrow in Latest Mock Draft
In recent mock drafts that have involved trades, the Dolphins have been the team frequently pegged to trade up in order to select a quarterback.
Most pundits have Miami trading with Detroit in order to secure the services of former Alabama passer Tua Tagovailoa.
With the plethora of draft selections at the Dolphins' disposal, they could swing for the fences and move up to No. 1 overall.
And that is just what they do in our latest mock draft.
“Tagovailoa has elite accuracy at all three levels, but particularly when throwing downfield. He has a smooth delivery, fast eyes and good arm strength," writes McShay.
"And the 6-foot-1, 218-pound lefty also does a great job anticipating and leading his receivers into the ball with high-end touch. But will he regain the twitchiness and suddenness that stood out before his injury?.. Whether he is still effective in that area will be really important.”
Miami forks over all three of its first-round picks in 2020 to secure Tagovailoa.
With the second pick, former Ohio State EDGE defender Chase Young lands with the Washington Redskins.
Here is SI Lions Maven's latest three-round mock draft:
No. 3 Overall Pick
Former LSU passer Joe Burrow had one of the best seasons in NCAA history in 2019.
He possesses the ability to make all the throws necessary to become elite in the NFL.
Sitting behind Matthew Stafford for a season will only enhance his chances of success when he finally takes the field in 2021 as Detroit's new franchise passer.
No. 35 Overall Pick
Linebacker Terrell Lewis from Alabama is the Lions' pick at No. 35 overall.
According to The Draft Network:
"Looks the part as an NFL rusher. Rocked up and high cut, with long limbs and good flexibility. Violent style of rushing with a good willingness to attack inside moves and stunts with his shoulder and full momentum, looking to disrupt. Unafraid of fighting in close quarters with tackles and wins late rush reps with high intensity and physicality. Can use length and hand placement in flashes to generate significant displacement on power rushes, with lock-out ability in his arms to generate separation and work to shed. Explosiveness to the quarterback/ball-carrier is exciting to see as a potential 3-4 OLB and space player."
No. 67 Overall Pick
Detroit looks to shore up the offensive line, and selects lineman Ben Bredeson from Michigan.
He possesses a high degree of physical toughness, and that will come in handy battling defensive linemen in the trenches.