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2020 NFL Draft: Alabama Crimson Tide Mock Predictions

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When is the 2020 NFL Draft? Date, Time, TV Channel, Draft Order

NFL Draft Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 23 and ends on Saturday, April 25.

2020 NFL Draft Schedule

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. CT
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. CT
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. CT

Undrafted free agents can begin negotiations with teams the moment the last pick is announced - though some teams skirt the unsupervised guidelines and contact players of interest earlier.

TV Broadcasts

This year’s draft will be broadcast by ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Due to the circumstances surrounding the event, the stations will work together to broadcast the event.

The telecasts - originally scheduled to be on-site in Las Vegas, Nevada - will now originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios. Draft hosts and commentators will be in-studio while a majority of the analysts, reporters and other experts will contribute remotely from home studios. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce the picks from his home. So, you will have to boo extra loud.

Draft Order

Below is the order teams will select in the first round. However, a slew of trades are expected to shake things up.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Washington Redskins
  3. Detroit Lions
  4. New York Giants
  5. Miami Dolphins
  6. Los Angeles Chargers
  7. Carolina Panthers
  8. Arizona Cardinals
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars
  10. Cleveland Browns
  11. New York Jets
  12. Las Vegas Raiders
  13. San Francisco 49ers
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Denver Broncos
  16. Atlanta Falcons
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Las Vegas Raiders
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars
  21. Philadelphia Eagles
  22. Minnesota Vikings
  23. New England Patriots
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Minnesota Vikings
  26. Miami Dolphins
  27. Seattle Seahawks
  28. Baltimore Ravens
  29. Tennessee Titans
  30. Green Bay Packers
  31. San Francisco 49ers
  32. Kansas City Chiefs

Alabama Mock Selections

Below is a compilation of first round mock drafts from 16 national NFL writers from NFL.com, SI.com, cbssports.com, and the Sporting News*. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have their full mocks behind a paywall. Thus, only their “free” Top 10 is included.

Tua Tagovailoa - Many of these mockers are buying into the smokescreen of misinformation they have been fed from NFL teams that Oregon’s Justin Herbert will be picked ahead of the Tide quarterback as the “safe pick”. Even still, most are still predicting Tua to not last past No. 6. The majority feeling is he will end up with the Chargers one way or another. My thoughts are some team will panic and trade up into the top four to grab him.
#2 WAS - two mocks (one trade to LAC)
#3 DET - three mocks (one trade to LAC, one to JAX)
#5 MIA - five mocks
#6 LAC - six mocks
#8 AZ - one mock (trade to Raiders)
#9 JAX - one
MAJORITY: LA CHARGERS

Jedrick Wills - Things are really buzzing around the former Bama tackle. Twelve of the 16 mockers see Wills drafted in the Top 10. I hope he likes the desert.
#5 MIA - one (trade to CIN)
#6 LAC - one
#7 CAR - one
#8 AZ - six
#10 CLE - four
#11 NYJ - one
#14 TB - one
#15 DEN - one (trade to AZ)
MAJORITY: ARIZONA CARDINALS

Jerry Jeudy - Much debate about who is the top wide receiver in this draft has been circulating around Jeudy, teammate Henry Ruggs and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb. For my money, the discussions end with Jeudy. For the most part, the mockers agree. The overwhelming belief is he will wear silver and black this season. Let’s hope they treat him better than the last Tide receiver who went to the Raiders.
#9 JAX - one
#10 CLE - one (trade to LVR)
#11 NYJ - two (one trade to MIN)
#12 LVR - seven
#13 SF - three
#15 DEN - two
MAJORITY: LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

WR Henry Ruggs III - Perhaps the fastest prospect in the draft is this Tide receiver. He is right up there with Jeudy in mocks but just slightly behind his former teammate.
#8 AZ - one mock (trade to DEN)
#12 LVR - one
#13 SF - six
#15 DEN - three
#18 MIA - one
#21 PHI - two (Note: we may see Philly trade up rather than risk waiting.)
MAJORITY: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

DB Xavier McKinney - X should be the first safety selected. I can’t imagine him lasting beyond Day 1.
#16 ATL - one
#17 DAL - one
#18 MIA - three
#20 JAX - one
#21 PHI - one
#22 MIN - one
#23 NE - two
MAJORITY: MIAMI DOLPHINS

DB Trevon Diggs - Several writers around the country see Diggs finding his way into the back end of the 1st round. IMHO, he is an early to mid 2nd rounder.
#19 LVR - one
#20 JAX - two
#22 MIN - one
#24 NO - one
#29 TEN - one
#31 SF - three
Seven mockers did not have Diggs going in the first round. Chris Trapasso of cbssports.com has him selected by Atlanta at #47. Mel Kiper projects him at #61 to Tennessee.
MAJORITY: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Other Tide Players And My Picks

  • DL Raekwon Davis feels like a 3rd or 4th rounder to me but two mockers think he goes on Day 1: #20 JAX and #31 SF. Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News put him at #50 to Chicago.
  • One writer sees edge rusher Terrell Lewis going #28 to Baltimore. Iyer pegged him #42 JAX. I see him as a 3rd rounder.
  • OLB Anfernee Jennings - Iyer mocked him to Denver with the 95th pick. I am thinking late 2nd to 3rd.
  • DB Shyheim Carter - 5th or 6th round
  • OL Matt Womack has a good shot at being picked up late on Day 3. Otherwise, he will be a highly-coveted UDFA.
  • DB Jared Mayden probably won’t get drafted but he will get UDFA offers.

* Mockers: Peter Schrager, Charley Casserly, Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Cynthia Frelund, Bucky Brooks, Maurice Jones-Drew, Lance Zierlein, and Chad Reuter of NFL.com; Frankie Taddeo of SI.com Bryan DeArdo, Chris Trapasso, Pete Prisco, Ryan Wilson, and Tom Fornelli of cbssports.com; Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News.