2020 NFL Mock Draft: Burrow, Young Lead Top Prospects

tim-kelly
January 03, 2020 - 11:55 am
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Remember #TankForTua?

In the first two weeks of the season, the Miami Dolphins were outscored 102-10, making them the early favorites to secure the No. 1 pick, which, at the time, seemed likely to end up with them selecting Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

The Dolphins' front office attempted to further gut their roster - to assure they would finish with the worst record in the sport - by trading second-year safety Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept 16. Trading arguably the best player on the team, just weeks after jettisoning left tackle Laremy Tunsil, seemed like a pretty sure way to set the Dolphins up to go 0-16.

The only thing is that someone forgot to tell first-year head coach Brian Flores about the plan. Flores' team, led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and wide receiver DeVante Parker, won five of their final nine games, including upsetting the playoff-bound Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.

After an 0-8 start, the Dolphins finished 5-11, leaving them with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Additionally, the aforementioned Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip in a November win over Mississippi State, ending his season and putting his short and long-term future in doubt. In fact, he's even hinted at potentially returning to Alabama for his senior season and attempting to rebuild his draft stock, an idea that would have seemed unfathomable just a couple months ago.

While Tagovailoa won't announce his decision on whether to enter the 2020 NFL Draft until Jan. 6, we're going to assume for the sake of this exercise that he's going to forego his senior season. Here's RADIO.COM's 2020 NFL Draft mock version 3.0: