2020 NFL Draft Predictions

Hey WSO,

Had more time than usual this year to do some NFL draft research. Think it's gonna be an exciting draft as there's a lot of uncertainty near the top (with the exception of the first two picks). Wouldn't be shocked to see teams trading picks early and often night one. Anyone have any hot takes or takes in general on the draft? Surprised nobody has started a thread on this yet, haven't had a major sporting event like this in a while.

Also curious is there's anybody betting on this year's draft? I usually wouldn't but have nothing else to bet on so I've got several placed. Feeling good about Wirfs as first OL drafted (+100) and Jaguars taking a defensive player first (-165). Also think Tua to the Chargers at pick 6 (+250) is good value.

Feel free to share any thoughts about this year's draft. I'm sure there's a lot of monkeys out there trying to talk sports.

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Apr 23, 2020

Dolphins have the draft capital to trade around and really mix things up at the top of the draft and cause a ripple effect in the bottom half. I also think that the Falcons are a good candidate to trade up and Bucs, Pats, Seahawks good candidates to trade out of their slots. Really tough to pick order accordingly.

I'm an NE fan and just want the team to get younger and deeper on both sides of the ball. Thuney most likely gets dealt to a win-now team like the Bucs.

Crazy that some mocks are sliding Tua into the teens. Could be a surprise team that lands him.

With you on Wirfs. Might be the most NFL ready player in the draft.

I think Jordan Love is the classic pre-draft hype QB that will be overdrafted and bust. Saints might have the roster, pick situation to roll the dice on him in the first. No way he's playing in 2020.

Runningbacks not getting much love but I think Swift, Taylor, Dobbins, Edwards-Helaire are all first round guys. Might see a run on RB in picks 25-32.

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Apr 23, 2020

Schefter has debunked the Thuney rumors. If you are going to try and develop a young QB you don't want him playing behind a shit line.

Apr 23, 2020

Agree with a lot of this. I have Tua at 6 to the Chargers. I think bringing in a high ceiling / flashy player is the right move for LA. New city, stadium and jerseys, there will be lots of jerseys sold and flashy/exciting players (Tua) seem to sell the best.

I'd also consider myself a Pats fan having recently lived in bean town for four years. Curious to see how they use the draft to manage their QB situation. I'm wondering if they take a look at Jake Fromm at 87. I would also love to see them think hard about Cole Kmet if he's on the board at 28. Large-bodied, plug and play TE that's an amazing blocker and has strong hands. Pats currently looking at Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo as their two tight ends on the roster...

Apr 23, 2020

In Bill we trust.

Can see them looking to get into the second round to make up for that terrible Sanu trade. It also feels like a draft where they'd bail out of the first to get guys in the mid-rounds where they draft well. Do not know why they wouldn't shop Thuney if there is basically 0 chance he is on the team in 2021. Logan Mankins situation 2.0.

Apr 23, 2020

Yeah sucks to see our once-dominant, young, and promising O-line gradually fall apart.

Very excited to watch what happens this weekend nonetheless. Certainly the beginning of a new era.

Apr 23, 2020

Man, remember sports?

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Apr 24, 2020

Genuinely surprised that you watch sports

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Apr 23, 2020

Jets fan here. Gonna be pretty pissed if we don't draft OT here. If for some reason all 4 tackles are gone we better get Jeudy.

Jeudy > Lamb

Apr 24, 2020
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