Like the NFL preseason, 2020 NFL Draft preparation is underway. In this preseason mock draft, the Dolphins gain an edge but what do the other 31 teams get?
After much build-up and reluctant patience, the NFL season is finally within sight. The preseason is well underway, marking a time for joyed optimism for fans across the NFL landscape. And while the preseason may not mean much, preparation for the 2020 NFL Draft is well underway as we inch toward the start of college football season. And in the preseason, it’s time for another mock draft from yours truly.
This will be the second in the line of my personal mock drafts for the 2020 NFL Draft, following my previous “Way too early” edition earlier in the offseason. So just to be clear, there will likely be zero people who will agree with the majority of these selections — and that is just fine.
It is August 2019 and all types of things will change before the 2020 NFL Draft is officially underway. Players will rise, fall and come out of nowhere to shape the class, both in terms of NFL rosters and team needs and in terms of the prospects themselves in the college game.
This draft order used for this mock draft is according to the latest Super Bowl odds, so take any argument you have regarding that up with the oddsmakers at Bovada. It is time for the insight and arguments to ensue. Do you agree with the picks? Who should your team end up selecting? Which players should have been included.
Welcome to the preseason mock draft for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Drafting a quarterback in this scenario for the Miami Dolphins is going to be the consensus. However, with Miami’s roster as it currently stands, there is a realistic world where Josh Rosen could play well and Miami is still bad.
I’m on board with the Rosen two-year plan. If he isn’t “the guy” during that time, then hello, Trevor Lawrence.
That leaves Miami to draft the best player at arguably their biggest position of need. A.J. Epenesa is an impressive edge defender who becomes the Dolphins best defensive end the moment he steps foot on the practice field.
The Arizona Cardinals roster is a mess. They hope they have found their franchise signal-caller in rookie Kyler Murray. The next order of business would be to make sure Murray is provided with adequate time as a passer — and that David Johnson actually has holes to run through.
With that hope in mind, the Cardinals snag one of the safer left tackle prospects in recent memory. Georgia’s Andrew Thomas boasts an all-around game that will be a welcomed addition to both the Cardinal’s run and pass game. On Arizona’s sub-par line, Thomas would be a day-one starter in front of Murray.