NFL Draft 2020.
That’s not a campaign slogan, but rather a mindset.
Saturday marked the end of the 3-day, 2019 version that began with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray going to the Cardinals and ended with Arizona selecting UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson 254th overall. In between Clelin Ferrell rose, D.K. Metcalf fell and the Redskins brought Dwayne Haskins back to D.C.
That’s yesterday’s news.
We begin our look to the 2020 class with a mock draft. This isn’t about accuracy – reminder, the order is made up – but introducing the main characters.
Three quarterbacks are the clear headliners: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Georgia’s Jake Fromm. While the term “Tank for Tua” is a primary shorthand for QB-needy teams angling for a top draft pick, Herbert or Fromm could easily hear their names first off the board.
The Redskins won’t be in the hunt for another passer for multiple seasons regardless of Haskins’ rookie performance. Areas in which Washington might need help entering 2020 – wide receiver, cornerback, safety -- are well represented in this one round mock along with offensive tackle and running back.
Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, LSU safety Grant Delpit, Stanford offensive tackle Walker Little and Florida cornerback CJ Henderson will be among the major players in the upcoming college season. Right now, they look like potential top 10 selections, just as Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa did a year ago.
Bosa fulfilled his draft promise as the 49ers selected him second overall. Others with such lofty projections 12 months out did not. We’ll see where each of these prospects crosses the finish line next year.
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