The first big move in the 2020 NFL Draft was the expected move. The Miami Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick.
Leading into the draft, smokescreens were unleashed into the media. Mock drafts were rearranged, moving Oregon’s Justin Herbert ahead of the superstar from Alabama. Injury concerns could not scare the Dolphins away from what could be a generational talent at quarterback. Once Tua was taken, Herbert was selected to replace Phillip Rivers in Los Angeles.
Many believed the cat-and-mouse game between the Chargers and Dolphins, two teams that both needed a quarterback, would create chaos at the top of the draft. Instead, it’s been all chalk without any trades. The only player that might be considered a surprise selection — Georgia’s Andrew Thomas was the first tackle off the board, taken fourth overall by the New York Giants. Joe Burrow is a Bengal, Chase Young is a Redskin and Jeff Okudah is a Lion.