Jalen Hurts cracks the first round in this 2020 NFL Mock Draft as the Colts look to the future while the Dolphins pair Alabama’s stars together in Miami.
In looking ahead to the 2020 NFL Draft, a strong quarterback class has been at the center of the conversation. And while Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert have lived up to their billing, while Jordan Love has disappointed a bit and while Joe Burrow has made his way firmly into the first round of any 2020 NFL Mock Draft, Jalen Hurts has been looming.
Filling the shoes of Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray as the quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners, Hurts is a grad transfer from Alabama who lost his starting job to the aforementioned Tagovailoa. When he was the starter for the Crimson Tide, though, Hurts simply wasn’t given much responsibility.
That has changed dramatically under head coach Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma, though. Even better, Hurts has been impressive, cementing his case as one of the leading candidates to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy.
In terms of the 2020 NFL Draft, though, Hurts’ stock is soaring. He’s displayed pristine decision-making, a stronger arm than once considered and his trademark athleticism that makes him a true dual-threat at quarterback. And now he’s finally going to crack the first round of an NFL Mock Draft and he could keep climbing as the season goes on.
Of course, where Hurts goes in the draft is just one of the 32 selections made in the first round. The Miami Dolphins, meanwhile, control the first round with three picks within it. Moreover, the Cleveland Browns can address their issues on the offensive line, the Oakland Raiders have two selections to work with and the rest of the league can address big needs in a deep 2020 draft class.
With that in mind, let’s dive into a new 2020 NFL Mock Draft as we enter Week 6. As always, the order for this mock draft is determined by our latest NFL power rankings.