Welcome to the 2020 NFL Draft order, Vikings, Ravens and Seahawks. All of the losers of divisional weekend in the NFL playoffs are officially in place, nestled between Pick Nos. 25 and 28. Well, almost all of them.
The Texans, who lost to the Chiefs on Sunday to end their season, traded their 2020 first-rounder to the Dolphins in the deal for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Because Houston would have lost the strength of schedule tiebreaker to Minnesota despite their identical regular-season records, Miami now has the No. 26 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in addition to the No. 5 pick and the No. 18 pick (via Steelers).
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The first 20 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, of course, were set upon the conclusion of the regular season. The Redskins earned the No. 2 overall pick behind the Bengals, who secured the top pick back in Week 16. Pick Nos. 21-24 were set upon the conclusion of the wild-card playoffs, when the Eagles, Bills, Patriots and Saints cemented their positions.
Based on the results of the divisional round, the Vikings get the No. 25 pick, with the Seahawks and Ravens getting No. 27 and No. 28, respectively.
Below is the official NFL Draft order for the first 28 picks in 2020, now including the teams that lost in the divisional round of the playoffs.
NFL Draft order 2020
|4.||New York Giants||4-12|
|6.||Los Angeles Chargers||5-11|
|11.||New York Jets||7-9|
|14.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7-9|
|18.||Miami Dolphins||(via 8-8 Steelers)|
|19.||Oakland Raiders||(via 8-8 Bears)|
|20.||Jacksonville Jaguars||(via 9-7 Rams)|
|23.||New England Patriots||12-4|
|24.||New Orleans Saints||13-3|
|26.||Miami Dolphins||(via 10-6 Texans)|
(The teams slotted in Pick Nos. 29-32 are still alive in the NFL playoffs.)
In Sporting News’ latest NFL mock draft for 2020, the Bengals land LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick.
“Offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor needs a franchise passer with Andy Dalton fading and Ryan Finley not showing much,” SN’s Vinnie Iyer writes. “Burrow has enjoyed a meteoric rise as the runaway Heisman Trophy winner and top QB prospect in this class. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and accurate delivery.”
At No. 2 overall, the Redskins, now led by a new, defensive-minded coach in Ron Rivera, jump at the chance to land Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young.
Because we have Washington sticking with Dwayne Haskins and passing on a QB, and because the other teams in front of Miami likely won’t go for a QB, either, the Dolphins at No. 5 overall should have their choice of the remaining QBs, likely Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon’s Justin Herbert. We have them going with Tua, with Herbert falling to the Chargers.