Mock Draft and Rankings
- MIKEDROPSPORTS 2020 Mock Draft – 2019 mock draft included 5 players in the correct spot and correct team, 7 to correct team and 24/32 first rounders.
- John Vogel of DraftRite offers up his positional rankings and a seven round mock draft
Previous draft recaps
- 2019 – Re-draft using the 2020 order
- 2019 – Draft recap (some big misses and a couple of hits in hindsight)
- 2017 -Patrick Mahomes, Bears screwed up twice, and the foundation for the Bills in a hindsight draft recap
- 2017 – 9 teams that passed on Patrick Mahomes
- 2017 – Revisiting the Bears decision to move up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky
- 2016 – Goff vs Wentz vs Dak, regrets, and more in our hindsight recap
- 2016 – Rams traded up to draft Goff. Eagles traded up to draft Wentz. Those two trades evolved into a total of 16 trades, with 15 teams and 47 players
- 2013 – 11 QBs were drafted and were a combined 29-54 with 104 TD and 101 INTs. Revisiting the awfulness of that QB class.
- 2008-2019 – 12 years of Mr. Irrelevant
- History – The history of who each team has previously picked in their 2020 draft slot
- History of Oregon Ducks QBs in the NFL
- Since 2000, 56 QBs have been drafted in the first round. About those QBs.
- Since 2011, only twice has the first QB taken been the best QB in the draft – and both of those QBs are currently unemployed free agents. Who is the best QB in each draft class?
- Despite the potential of Jerry Jeudy and Ceedee Lamb, teams may want to avoid drafting a WR in the first round
- Amari Cooper is the best WR drafted since 2015. How does the rest of the list of 17 first round WRs rank?
1. Cincinnati Bengals
QB Joe Burrow is expected to be the #1 pick on Thursday.
- 4th #1 pick in franchise history (Ki-Jana Carter, 1995; Dan Wilkinson 1994; Carson Palmer, 2003)
- Bengals have drafted 5 quarterbacks in the first round, dating back to 1969.
- Those 5 have combined records of 58-95-2 and 0 playoff wins.
- Minus Carson Palmer, the other 4 QBs are 12-44-1
- Only 2 Bengals QBs have ever won a playoff game – Ken Anderson (2), Boomer Esiason (3)
- Bengals have the NFL’s longest playoff win drought (29 years, 1990)
- Last QB drafted #1 to win Super Bowl was Eli Manning (drafted 2004)
- Last QB drafted by Bengals was Ryan Finley in fourth round in 2019 – went 0-3 as starter, completing under 50% of passes)
Recent draft history: Last 5 Bengals first round picks – OT Jonah Williams (11, 2019), OC Billy Price (21, 2018), WR John Ross (9, 2017), CB William Jackson (24, 2016), Cedric Ogbuehi (21, 2015)
Last 5 #1 picks: Kyler Murray, Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, Jared Goff, Jameis Winston
More on the Bengals draft history, including their history with QBs and LSU players.
2. Washington Redskins
- Expected to draft Chase Young, which would mark second straight year an elite Ohio State pass rusher is drafted #2 overall (Nick Bosa 2019 to 49ers)
- Young was college teammates with second-year QB Dwayne Haskins, who the Redskins drafted #15 in 2019
- In 2019, 49ers went from #2 pick to Super Bowl runner up
Recent draft history: Last time the Redskins picked #2, they traded up in 2012 to draft Robert Griffin III.
Last 5 #2 picks: Nick Bosa, Saquon Barkley, Mitchell Trubisky, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota
3. Detroit Lions
About Lions: The Detroit New England Patriots Lions pick #3. This offseason alone, Lions have acquired Duran Harmon, Jamie Collins, and Danny Shelton. They join Trey Flowers, Christian Sam, and Danny Amendola as former Patriots on former NE DC Matt Patricia’s coaching staff.
Recent draft history: Ezekiel Ansah (drafted #5 in 2013) is both the highest Lions pick until 2020 and the last Lions first round pick to make the Pro Bowl as a member of the Lions.
Lions GM Bob Quinn has been in charge since 2016. He has drafted Taylor Decker (#16, 2016), Jarrad Davis (#21, 2017), Frank Ragnow (#20, 2018), TJ Hockenson (#8, 2019) in the first round of his four drafts.
History at #3: Lions have a mixed history at #3, having drafted legendary RB Barry Sanders and legendary bust QB Joey Harrington.
Last 5 #3 picks: Quinnen Williams, Sam Darnold, Solomon Thomas, Joey Bosa, Dante Fowler
4. New York Giants
Recent draft history: Giants had a successful draft in 2019, with three first round picks – QB Daniel Jones, DT Dexter Lawrence, and CB Deandre Baker.
Prior to that, their last 5 first round picks include Saquon Barkley (2018), Evan Engram (2017), Eli Apple (2016), Ereck Flowers (2015), Odell Beckham Jr (2014).
Between 2012 and pick #6 in 2019, 7 of their last 8 first rounders were on the offensive side of the ball – 2 tackles, 2 running backs (David Wilson in 2012), wide receiver, tight end, and last year’s quarterback
Last 5 #4 picks: Clellin Ferrell, Denzel Ward, Leonard Fournette, Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper
5. Miami Dolphins
About Dolphins: Dolphins have 3 first round picks in the 2020 Draft. They are widely expected to draft a QB at #5 (if not some point in the first round).
About QBs: Whether it’s Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, whomever the Dolphins draft will become the 5th QB drafted in the first round in franchise history.
- Ryan Tannehill, #8 2012 – 42-46 in 7 years as starter. From 2012-2015, he started all 16 games each year. But in 2016 he missed 3 games, lost 2017 due to a torn ACL and missed 5 games in 2018. For his career, he threw 123 TD and 75 INT. 2016 was the only season the Dolphins made the playoffs during Tannehill’s tenure, but he missed the game due to injury.
- Dan Marino, #27 1983 – An all-time great and NFL Hall of Famer, Marino has the distinction of being one of the best QBs (and players) ever to never win a Super Bowl. In his second season, he won league MVP and led the Dolphins to Super Bowl XIX. In addition to 1984 MVP, Marino’s credentials include 9 Pro Bowls, 3 First-team All-Pro, and dozens of Dolphins records that still stand today after a 17 year career.
- Bob Greise, #4 1967 – Greise, a Hall of Famer, is an even bigger legend than Marino. Greise led the Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowls between 1971-1973. After losing Super Bowl VI, Miami won VII and VIII (the only two Super Bowl wins in franchise history).
- Rick Norton, #2 1966 – Norton was the Dolphins first ever draft pick, during their inaugural 1966 season. But a serious car accident cost him his arm, and obviously his football career too.
Last 5 #5 picks: Devin White, Bradley Chubb, Corey Davis, Jalen Ramsey, Brandon Scherff
6. Los Angeles Chargers
Recent draft history: Since 2010, 6 of the Chargers’ 10 first round picks have made at least one Pro Bowl – Derwin James (2018), Joey Bosa (2016), Melvin Gordon (2015), Jason Verrett (2014), Melvin Ingram (2012), Ryan Matthews (2010)
Last 5 #6 picks: Daniel Jones, Quenton Nelson, Jamal Adams, Ronnie Stanley, Leonard Williams
7. Carolina Panthers
Draft history: Panthers have a pretty strong history drafting. Their all-time first round pick draft team includes:
- QB – Cam Newton, Kerry Collins
- RB – Christian McCaffery, Deangelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Tim Biakabutuka
- WR – Rae Caruth, DJ Moore, Kelvin Benjamin
- OL – Blake Brockermeyer, Jeff Otah, Jordan Gross
- DL – Julius Peppers, Jason Peter, Brian Burns, Vernon Butler, Star Lotulelei
- LB – Dan Morgan, Luke Keuchly, Jon Beason, Thomas Davis, Shaq Thompson
- CB – Chris Gamble, Tyrone Poole, Rashard Anderson
Last 5 #7 picks: Josh Allen (LB), Josh Allen (QB), Mike Williams, DeForest Buckner, Kevin White
8. Arizona Cardinals
Recent draft history: Cardinals have drafted a quarterback in the first round of each of the last two drafts (Kyler Murray #1 2019, Josh Rosen #10 2018)
Last 5 #8 picks: TJ Hockenson, Roquan Smith, Christian McCaffery, Jack Conklin, Vic Beasley
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
Draft history: 11 of their last 12 first round picks have been in the top 10 (since 2008). 2019 first round pick Josh Allen and 2017 pick Leonard Fournette (who is on the trade block) are the only picks that remain.
Since their origin in 1997, Jaguars have had 27 first round picks. 17 of those picks have been in the top 10,.
Last 5 #9 picks: Ed Oliver, Mike McGlinchy, John Ross, Leonard Floyd, Ereck Flowers
10. Cleveland Browns
Recent draft history: Browns have made 13 first round picks since 2013 and only 4 of them remain on the roster (Myles Garrett, David Njoku, Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward) all of whom have been drafted since 2017.
Browns did not have a 2019 pick, due to their trade for WR Odell Beckham Jr. Between 2017-2018, they had 5 first round picks – Myles Garrett, Jabril Peppers, David Njoku, Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward
Last 5 #10 picks: Devin Bush, Josh Rosen, Patrick Mahomes, Eli Apple, Todd Gurley
11. New York Jets
Recent draft history: 2020 is the first time since 2016 that they are not picking in the top 10 (Darron Lee, #20
Last 5 Jets first round picks: Quinnen Williams (3, 2019), Sam Darnold (3, 2018), Jamal Adams (6, 2017), Darron Lee (20, 2016), Leonard Williams (6, 2015)
Last 5 #11 picks: Jonah Williams, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Marshon Lattimore, Vernon Hargreaves, Trae Waynes
12. Las Vegas Raiders
Recent draft history: Thanks to trades involving Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, the Raiders had 3 first round picks in 2019 – Clellin Ferrell (#4), Josh Jacobs (via Bears), Johnathan Abram (via Cowboys). LT Kolton Miller (#15 2018) was John Gruden’s first draft pick in his return to Raiders.
Last 5 #12 picks: Rashan Gary, Vita Vea, Deshaun Watson, Sheldon Rankins, Danny Shelton
13. San Francisco 49ers
About the pick: 49ers traded DT DeForest Buckner to the Colts for the #13 pick. Buckner was the #7 pick in 2016. He missed just 1 game in four years and recorded 28.5 sacks. Buckner was a Pro Bowler in 2018 and Second-team All Pro in 2019.
Last 5 #13 picks: Christian Wilkins, Daron Payne, Haason Reddick, Laremy Tunsil, Andrus Peat
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
About Bucs: In case you missed it, the Bucs signed former 6th round pick Tom Brady.
- 2 (of 6) Super Bowl wins against NFC South teams (2003 vs Panthers, 2016 vs Falcons)
- 2 Super Bowl wins in NFC South stadiums (2018 in Atlanta, 2001 in New Orleans)
- Brady is 57-23 all-time against the Bucs 2020 opponents (11-3 in his last games) and has thrown 143 TDs, 47 INTs against those 13 teams
Recent draft history: Of the Bucs’ 40 all-time first round picks, only 6 have ever made the Pro Bowl (Mike Evans, Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy, Aqib Talib, Davin Joseph, Warrick Dunn). Bucs have only 4 of their own first round picks on their current roster (Evans, OJ Howard, Vita Vea, and Devin White).
Last 5 #14 picks: Chris Lindstrom, Marcus Davenport, Derek Barnett, Karl Joseph, DeVante Parker
15. Denver Broncos
About Broncos: Drew Lock showed signs of being a franchise QB in 2019 after being a second round pick in 2019. Lock won 4 of his 5 starts, throwing 7 TD and 3 INT. Lock was taken after Broncos passed on taking Dwayne Haskins in round one. After a historic season at Ohio State in 2018, Haskins went 2-5 in 7 starts for the Redskins, throwing 7 TD and 7 INT and looking far from a sure thing as a franchise QB. Did Elway finally pick the right QB?
Broncos draft history: Only 3 Broncos first round picks since 1960 have been named to the Hall of Fame and 0 since 1967. Von Miller (2011) is the last first round pick to make the Pro Bowl.
Last 5 #15 picks: Dwayne Haskins, Kolton Miller, Malik Hooker, Corey Coleman, Melvin Gordon
16. Atlanta Falcons
Recent draft history: 10/11 offensive starter are former first round picks and 6/10 were drafted by Atlanta.
Last 5 #16 picks: Brian Burns, Tremaine Edmunds, Marlon Humphrey, Taylor Decker, Kevin Johnson
17. Dallas Cowboys
Recent draft history: Since 2007, 9 of the Cowboys’ 12 first round picks (and 5 of their last 6) have made at least one Pro Bowl.
- Pro Bowlers – Leighton Vander Esch (2018), Ezekiel Elliot (2016), Bryon Jones (2015), Zach Martin (2014), Travis Frederick (2013), Tyron Smith (2011), Dez Bryant (2010), Mike Jenkins (2008), Anthony Spencer (2007)
- Non-Pro Bowlers – Taco Charlton (2017), Morris Claiborne (2012), Felix Jones (2008)
Last 5 #17 picks: Dexter Lawrence, Derwin James, Jonathan Allen, Keanu Neal, Arik Armstead
18. Miami Dolphins
About this pick: Dolphins acquired this pick from Steelers for Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was the #11 pick in the 2018 Draft. He made the Pro Bowl and was named First-team All-Pro with Pittsburgh in 2019.
Last 5 #18 picks: Garrett Bradbury, Jaire Alexander, Adoree Jackson, Ryan Kelly, Marcus Peters
19. Las Vegas Raiders
About this pick: Before the 2018 season, Raiders traded Khalil Mack, 2020 second round pick and fifth round pick to the Bears for 2019 first and sixth round picks and 2020 first and third round picks.
Mack was the 5th pick in the 2014 draft. He has 21 sacks in two years with the Bears and his dominance helped them win the NFC North in 2018 and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Last 5 #19 picks: Jeffery Simmons, Leghton Vander Esch, OJ Howard, Shaq Lawson, Cameron Erving
20. Jacksonville Jaguars
About this pick: Jalen Ramsey, the #5 pick in the 2016 Draft, was traded to the Rams for a first round pick at the 2019 trade deadline. Jaguars also received 2021 first and fourth round picks. Ramsey was an All-Pro in 2017, when the Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Game.
Last 5 #20 picks: Noah Fant, Frank Ragnow, Garett Bolles, Darron Lee, Nelson Agholor
21. Philadelphia Eagles
Recent draft history: Eagles drafted Carson Wentz #2 in 2016 and have made the playoffs in each of the last 4 seasons. Wentz is 0-1 during that time, making his first start in a loss to the Seahawks to end the 2019 season.
Eagles last 7 first round picks – Andre Dillard (2019), Derek Barnett (2017), Wentz (2016), Nelson Agholor (2015), Marcus Smith (2014), Lane Johnson (2013), Fletcher Cox (2012)
Last 5 #21 picks: Darnell Savage, Billy Price, Jarrad Davis, Will Fuller, Cedric Ogbuehi
22. Minnesota Vikings
About this pick: Vikings traded WR Stefon Diggs, and a seventh round pick, to the Bills in exchange for #22, a fifth and sixth in 2020 and a fourth in 2021.
Last 5 #22 picks: Andre Dillard, Rashaan Evans, Charles Harris, Josh Doctson, Bud Dupree
23. New England Patriots
Recent draft history: None of the last 5 first round picks have made a Pro Bowl – N’Keal Harry (2019), Sony Michel (2018), Isaiah Wynn (2018), Malcolm Brown (2015), Dominique Easley (2014).
Between 2007-2012, 5 of 6 first rounders made a Pro Bowl – Dont’a Hightower (2012), Chandler Jones (2012), Devin McCourty (2010), Jerod Mayo (2008), Brandon Meriweather (2007)
2016 super trade: As part of a crazy series of events in the 2016 Draft, that involved trades at picks 1 and 2, the Patriots own pick #125 in the fourth round, which is expected to be the final piece after 16 trades, 15 teams, 47 players.
Last 5 #23 picks: Tytus Howard, Isaiah Wynn, Evan Engram, Laquon Treadwell, Shane Ray
24. New Orleans Saints
Recent draft history: 6 of the Saints’ 11 Pro Bowl selections in 2019 were drafted by the team – 3 first rounders (Andrus Peat, Marshon Lattimore, Cameron Jordan), 1 second rounder (Michael Thomas), 2 third rounders (Alvin Kamara, Terron Armstead)
Last 5 #24 picks: Josh Jacobs, DJ Moore, Gareon Conley, William Jackson, DJ Humphries
25. Minnesota Vikings
Recent draft history: Last 9 first round picks – Garrett Bradbury (2019), Mike Hughes (2018), Laquon Treadwell (2016), Trae Waynes (2015), Teddy Bridgewater (2014), Anthony Barr (2014), Cordarrelle Patterson (2013), Xavier Rhodes (2013), Shariff Floyd (2013). Since 2012, 7 of their 11 first round picks have been 23rd or later.
Last 5 #25 picks: Marquise Brown, Hayden Hurst, Jabril Peppers, Artie Burns, Shaq Thompson
26. Miami Dolphins
About this pick: Acquired this pick from Texans in a big trade made right before the start of the 2019 season. Dolphins traded 2016 first round pick LT Laremy Tunsil, WR Kenny Stills and a 2020 fourth and 2021 sixth round picks for the #26 pick, 2021 first AND second round picks and OT Julien Davenport and CB Johnson Bademosi.
Last 5 #26 picks – Montez Sweat, Calvin Ridley, Takkarist McKinley, Paxton Lynch, Breshad Perriman
27. Seattle Seahawks
Recent draft history: Seahawks GM John Schneider has a reputation for draft trades. The Seahawks have made at least one trade in EACH of the last 8 drafts, dating back to 2012.
- Seahawks traded their initial first round pick (#20) to Packers and moved back to #30.
- Later, traded #30 to Giants
- Drafted LJ Collier #31, with pick acquired in trade with Chiefs for Frank Clark
- Traded with Packers again – Green Bay moved up to 18 and Seattle moved back to #27, where they drafted RB Rashaad Penny
- Seattle moved back twice – first, trading #26 to Falcons and moving back to #31. Then, moving #31 to 49ers to move back into early second round (#35).
- Seahawks traded #26 to Broncos and moved back to #31
- At 31, drafted OT Germain Ifedi (Broncos drafted Paxton Lynch)
- Traded their first round pick in advance of draft, as part of a package in a trade for Jimmy Graham (first and center Max Unger for Graham and fourth)
- After winning the Super Bowl, Seahawks traded #32 while on the clock to the Vikings (who drafted Teddy Bridgewater)
- Seahawks acquired WR Percy Harvin from the Vikings as part of a package that included the #25 pick (CB Xavier Rhodes)
- Seahawks moved down from 12 to 15 with the Eagles
- Seahawks drafted DE Bruce Irvin #15 (Eagles drafted DT Fletcher Cox)
Last 5 #27 picks: Johnathan Abram, Rashaad Penny, Tre’Davious White, Kenny Clark, Byron Jones
28. Baltimore Ravens
Recent draft history: Ravens led the NFL with 13 Pro Bowl selections in 2019 – 7 were drafted by Ravens and 3 were signed as undrafted free agents.
Last 5 #28 picks: Jerry Tillery, Terrell Edmunds, Taco Charlton, Joshua Garnett, Laken Tomlinson
29. Tennessee Titans
Recent draft history: Titans GM Jon Robinson has been in his role since 2016. His first round picks have included Jack Conklin (#8, 2016), Corey Davis (#5, 2017), Adoree Jackson (#18, 2017), Rashaan Evans (#22, 2018), Jeffery Simmons (#19, 2019).
Last 5 #29 picks: LJ Collier, Taven Bryan, David Njoku, Robert Nkemdiche, Phillip Dorsett
30. Green Bay Packers
Recent draft history: Packers last 8 first round picks have all been defensive players and 12 of their last 14 picks. Since 2006, the only two non-defense picks have been offensive linemen Derek Sherrod and Bryan Bulaga in 2010-2011. Outside of Aaron Rodgers in 2005, the last two skill position players drafted by Packers in round one are WR Javon Walker (2002) and TE Bubba Franks (2000).
Last 5 Packers first round picks: Darnell Savage (2019), Rashan Gary (2019), Jaire Alexander (2018), Kenny Clark (2016), Damarious Randall (2015)
Last 5 #30 picks: Deandre Baker, Mike Hughes, TJ Watt, Vernon Butler, Damarious Randall
31. San Francisco 49ers
Recent draft history: Since the duo of GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan took over in 2017, 3 of the 49ers’ 4 first round picks have been used on defense (Solomon Thomas, Reuben Foster, Nick Bosa). 3 of those 4 were top 10 picks and the one non-top 10 was pick #31.
History at #31: 49ers have picked twice at #31, neither pick working out too well.
Last 5 #31 picks: Kaleb McGary, Sony Michel, Reuben Foster, Germain Ifedi, Stephone Anthony
32. Kansas City Chiefs
Recent draft history: Chiefs had 6 Pro Bowl selections in 2019 – 5 of whom were drafted by KC (Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones, Mecole Hardman)
Last 5 #32 picks: N’Keal Harry, Lamar Jackson, Ryan Ramczyk, Emmanuel Ogbah*, Malcolm Brown
*Because the Patriots forfeited their 2016 first round pick (spygate), the #32 pick was actually pick 1 of round 2
Teams without a first round pick
Trade details: Before the 2018 season, Bears acquired LB Khalil Mack for a 2019 and 2020 first round pick.
Khalil Mack performance: Mack won NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and the Bears won the NFC North. Mack had 12.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles (2 recoveries) and a pick six in 2018. In 2019, the Bears offense struggled, but Mack had 8.5 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.
Recent draft history: RB David Montgomery (889 yards, 6 TD) was the Bears’ highest pick in 2019 in the third round.
Maybe it’s a good thing the Bears don’t have a first round pick, as their last 5 picks have been underwhelming and the last 4 have been top 10 picks -Roquan Smith (#8, 2018), Mitchell Trubisky (#2, 2017), Leonard Floyd (#9, 2016), Kevin White (#7, 2015), Kyle Fuller (#14, 2014)
Los Angeles Rams
Trade details: Rams acquired CB Jalen Ramsey for a 2020 first and 2021 first and fourth round pick.
Jalen Ramsey performance: Ramsey was the #5 pick in the 2016 Draft and was a Pro Bowler in 2017, when the Jaguars made the AFC Championship Game. Rather than negotiate an extension with him, Jags traded him to Rams at the trade deadline during the 2019 season. He picked off 1 pass in 9 games, deflected 4 more and had 33 tackles.
Recent draft history: There is no first round history. Jared Goff, the #1 pick in 2016, is the Rams’ last first round pick. The 2017 pick was traded to the Titans as part of the Goff package, 2018 pick was traded to Patriots for WR Brandin Cooks, 2019 pick was traded to Falcons during draft for additional picks, and both the 2020 and 2021 pick belong to the Jaguars for Ramsey.
Trade details: Colts acquired DT DeForest Buckner for the #13 pick (no other assets).
About Buckner: Buckner was a Second-team All-Pro in 2019 and a Pro Bowler in 2018. He had 28.5 sacks in 4 years with SF and missed only one game in his career.
Recent draft history: 2018 was a great draft for the Colts, with OL Quenton Nelson in the first round and LB Darius Leonard in the second round. CB Rock Ya-Sin and WR Parris Campbell, are among the guys with potential from the 2019 class.
Trade details: Steelers acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick from the Dolphins and a fourth round pick for 2020 first and fifth and 2021 sixth round picks.
About Fitzpatrick: Fitzpatrick was the 11th pick in the 2018 draft, after being a 2x consensus All-American at Alabama. His Miami career lasted 18 games, before being traded to the Steelers last year. Following the trade, he had 5 interceptions in 14 games (had 2 INTs in 18 games in Miami). He also had 57 tackles, 2 defensive touchdowns, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and 9 pass deflections.
Steelers did not make the playoffs in 2019, but Fitzpatrick has 2-3 years remaining on his rookie scale deal, which should help Pittsburgh’s salary situation.
Recent draft history: Using their 2020 first round pick on Fitzpatrick is on brand for the Steelers, whose last 7 first round picks have been used on defensive players – Devin Bush, Terrell Edmunds, TJ Watt, Artie Burns, Bud Dupree, Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones
Trade details: Texans acquired LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills, along with a fourth round pick and a 2021 sixth round pick in exchange for a 2020 first and 2021 first and second round pick, plus OT Julien Davenport and CB Johnson Bademosi.
About Tunsil: Tunsil played and started 14 games in 2019 and looked like the franchise left tackle the Texans desperately needed.
About Stills: In 2019, Stills caught 40 passes for 561 yards, and 4 TDs after 4 years in Miami.
Recent draft history: 2020 is the second time in three years the Texans do not have a first round pick (traded #4 in 2018 as part of deal for Deshaun Watson in 2017). Five of their own first round picks are currently on their active roster – Watson, JJ Watt, Whitney Mercilus, Will Fuller, and Tytus Howard.
Trade details: Bills acquired WR Stefon Diggs (and a seventh round pick) from the Vikings for a first, fifth and sixth round pick plus a 2021 fourth round pick.
About Diggs: In 5 years with the Vikings, Diggs has 30 career TD catches and has gone over 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons and exceed 50 catches each season.
Recent draft history: Bills have had a strong couple of years drafting. In 2017, Buffalo traded the #10 pick to the Chiefs, who drafted Patrick Mahomes. Among the players drafted from the package of picks received – CB Tre’Davious White, LB Tremaine Edmunds, OG Dion Dawkins. Bills drafted franchise QB Josh Allen #7 in 2018 and DT Ed Oliver #9 in 2019.
About the Players
- Third consecutive Heisman Trophy winning QB, who transferred from one power 5 school to another to be drafted #1 – 2017 Baker Mayfield (Texas Tech to Oklahoma), 2018 Kyler Murra Texas A&M to Oklahoma), 2019 – Burrow (Ohio State to LSU)
- Will be third LSU player drafted #1 and first since QB Jamarcus Russell in 2007 (the other is RB Billy Cannon in 1960)
- Will be fourth LSU QB drafted in first round (Russell, YA Tittle #3 in 1951, Bert Jones #2 1973
- Only 2 LSU QBs have won a Super Bowl – Matt Flynn as Seahawks backup and Rohan Davey (twice) as Patriots backup
- Will be first LSU QB drafted since Danny Etling in 7th round (pick 219) by Patriots in 2018
- Tua is going to become the first Alabama QB drafted in the first round since 1976 when Richard Todd was the #1 overall pick to the Jets.
- Joe Namath (#12 in 1965) and Riley Scott (#2 in 1936) are the only other Alabama QBs drafted in round one
- 3 Alabama QBs have won a Super Bowl – Jeff Rutledge, Ken Stabler, Bart Starr
- Starr and Stabler are both in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- The last Alabama QB to be drafted was AJ McCarron by the Bengals in the fifth round (#164 overall) in 2014.
- The last 5 Alabama QBs drafted – McCarron, Greg McElroy, Brodie Croyle, Jay Barker, Mike Shula
Herbert is going to become the 6th Oregon Ducks quarterback drafted in the first round and the 19th Oregon QB drafted overall (first since Marcus Mariota in 2015 in both areas).
- If Love is a first round pick, he will be the first Utah State Aggies alum drafted in round one since 1970.
- 10th Utah State QB drafted and would be first ever first rounder.
- 12/2/1990 is the last time a Utah State quarterback threw an NFL touchdown pass (Bob Gagliano)
- He would be the 5th Utah State player drafted first round overall – DT Phil Olsen (#4 in 1970), RB MacArthur Lane (#13 in 1968), QB Bill Munson (#7 in 1964), DT Merlin Olsen (#3 in 1962)