Good news for the Bengals, who ended the catastrophic season of 2019 on a high note with their Week 17 victory over the Browns division: A week ago, they took first place in the NFL 2020 draft (also known as Joe Burrow) Sunday does not matter when it comes to their draft pick.
The Redskins, Lions and Giants, however, hit for Pick Nos 2-4 as Miami’s win over New England on Sunday won the No. 5 pick for the Dolphins. Washington may remain ahead of Miami in its bid to lose Dallas to its window late Sunday afternoon. The Panthers, meanwhile, continued their losing streak, but the Chargers lost again to stay ahead of their turn.
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With the Giants, Redskins, Jaguars and Cardinals scheduled to play in the window late on Sunday, the order plan may change before it’s over, as Week 17 comes to an end.
Below is the updated NFL Draft series for 2020 through Week 17 games of the first week of Sunday.
NFL Draft Order 2020
Giants of New York
Los Angeles Chargers
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(via 8-8 bears)
(via 8-7 Steelers)
(via 8-7 Rams)
(The teams that have been drafted in Pick Nos. 21-32 are currently in the NFL playoff picture.)
In Sporting News’ latest NFL sports plan for 2020, the Bengals are actually landing Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick. 1.
“Offensive coach Jacques Taylor needs a past franchise with Andy Dalton fading and Ryan Finley not showing much,” writes Vinnie Iyer of SN. “Burrow enjoys a meteoric rise as a Heisman Trophy winner and a top prospect QB in this category. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he combines his mental and physical endurance in the pocket with a strong hand and accurate delivery.”
At No. 2 overall, the Redskins jump on the opportunity to land Ohio State rusher Chase Young.
Because we have Washington to stick with Dwayne Haskins and move to a QB and because the other teams in Miami probably won’t go for a QB, the Dolphins at No. 5 should have their pick from the rest of the QBs, probably Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama or Justin Herbert of Oregon. We go with Tua, with Herbert falling to the Panthers.