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Chargers Trade Up For Tua - 4.9
Published at 4/9/2020 7:45:14 AM

Burrow still goes 1st, but this time I have the Chargers moving up for Tua, not the Dolphins. Let's follow along after that, as I have 6 trades in the 1st Round and 3 more in the 2nd Round.

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Round 1

1. Bengals: Joe Burrow, Quarterback, LSU

The obvious choice.


2. Redskins: Chase Young, 3-4 Outside Linebacker, Ohio State

I don't believe the Redskins will be absolutely bowled over with an offer to get them to move off of the opportunity to pick Young.


3. Chargers: Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback, Alabama

TRADE! While Miami has the capital to outbid the Chargers if they want to, here's a mock where the Dolphins are concerned enough with Tua's medicals that they are OK with Herbert falling to them, and keeping more of those assets.

It's been reported that the Chargers could be willing to part with slot corner Desmond King in a trade, seeing as how they just signed Chris Harris. King, going into the final year of his rookie deal, would be a nice addition for the Lions, in dire need of CB help. So let's say that the Lions pick up #6, LA's 2021 1st, and King.


4. Dolphins: Justin Herbert, Quarterback, Oregon

TRADE! Dave Gettleman has literally never traded down in the 1st Round, ever, but if he just moves down to #5, he's guaranteed to get the player he would've taken at 4 anyway. If he trades with another team, he could get more value, but then he'd possibly miss out on the player he wanted at 4. So the most likely trade here is simply for Miami to move up one spot and give up something decent, but hardly spectacular. Let's say Miami gives up a 5th rounder (#154 overall), plus a 2021 4th rounder.


5. Giants: Tristan Wirfs, Offensive Guard, Iowa

I think Simmons is the BPA, but when you're invested so heavily in Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, and when you have a poor offensive line, you have to give your backfield a better chance to succeed. So I'm going with Wirfs as the choice.


6. Lions: Jeff Okudah, Cornerback, Ohio State

Good work by the Lions, as they move down to 6 and still get the player they probably would have chosen at 3. You can make an argument for Simmons here, I suppose, as I do think he's the better player. But with free agent signee Desmond Trufant, King, and now Okudah, perhaps the Lions will have a fighting chance of covering wide receivers this year.


7. Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, Outside Linebacker, Clemson

Yes, the Panthers have a lot of needs and could very well trade down to pick up more selections. But with Simmons on the board, they could stand pat and be happy that he fell to them.


8. Cardinals: Andrew Thomas, Offensive Tackle, Georgia

Simmons could have been a consideration for Arizona if he had fallen one more spot, but he didn't, so I'll continue to look at bolstering the offensive line.


9. Jaguars: Derrick Brown, 3-4 Defensive End, Auburn

Brown fits on a squad that has lost D-line talent recently. Heck, they've lost a lot of talent in general, especially on defense, and with another pick in this round, they can get right to work on filling those holes.


10. Browns: Mekhi Becton, Offensive Tackle, Louisville

New coach Kevin Stefanski believes in being physical up front. New RT Jack Conklin helps with that. Now, a new LT is needed. As huge and as athletic as Becton is, I think he would get the nod here over Jedrick Wills.


11. Jets: Jedrick Wills, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

I've had the Jets taking a WR in every mock I've done. But I'm going to change it up in this mock. Good WR's will still be on the board in the 2nd Round, and NY's O-line picture is not pretty. One of the top-4 tackles is still available, so I'm going to opt for Wills.


12. Raiders: Jerry Jeudy, Wide Receiver, Alabama

From what I can gather, Jeudy is considered more of a football junkie than Ceedee Lamb is, and Jeudy, a route-running specialist, would seem to be a good fit for Derek Carr's high-percentage throws. And the bonus is that Jeudy can also break big plays; if the Raiders move on from Carr, Jeudy would fit in with anyone.


13. 49ers: CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

Switching this up for the Niners, too. With Lamb now there, he seems like a great fit for Kyle Shanahan's scheme. He, Deebo Samuel, and the all-world George Kittle could form quite the trio of pass-catchers.


14. Buccaneers: C.J. Henderson, Cornerback, Florida

I'm sure the Bucs would love it if one of the top-4 OL guys fell to them. That hasn't happened here, and taking someone like Henry Ruggs would appear to be extreme overkill. They could opt for a tackle like Austin Jackson or perhaps Josh Jones, but that feels like un-ideal value. With CB a big need on a defense that is stout up front, and with the likes of Julio Jones/Michael Thomas/DJ Moore in the division, why not opt for Henderson instead?


15. Broncos: Henry Ruggs, Wide Receiver, Alabama

Ruggs is still there, and is a great match with Courtland Sutton on the other side of the field.


16. Falcons: Javon Kinlaw, 3-4 Defensive End, South Carolina

I could completely understand Henderson here over Chiasson, but he's already been taken, and Kinlaw is still on the board. The interior disruptor, or the pass rusher (Chiasson)? Let's opt for Kinlaw this time.





 








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