The whole "Tank for Tua" theme for the NFL's worst teams this season might have been ruined by the Alabama quarterback's hip injury. But for teams like the Redskins, Dolphins and Buccaneers who may or may not be hoping to challenge the Bengals for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a QB of their choice, the class still figures to be strong.
The Tank Bowl in Week 11 featured the Redskins and Jets, with Washington's loss dropping it to 1-9, moving up to No. 2 in the draft order for 2020. New York, now on a two-game winning streak, dropped back to No. 5 overall and joined Tampa Bay, Denver and Atlanta with 3-7 records.
Speaking of Tampa Bay, if the Buccaneers keep losing and Jameis Winston keeps throwing interceptions as ugly as the four he threw against the Saints, they will join the mix of teams likely looking at QBs early in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Below is the updated 2020 NFL Draft order after the Sunday games of Week 11.
2020 NFL Draft order
New York Giants
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Chargers
(via 4-6 Bears)
(via 5-5 Steelers)
(via 6-4 Rams)
(The teams currently slated with pick Nos. 20-32 are in the playoff picture.)
8. Atlanta Falcons 3-7
In SN's latest NFL mock draft for 2020, we have the Bengals holding on to the No. 1 overall pick and selecting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. With Tua Tagovailoa slipping out of the first round due to his injury, the next QB off our board is Oregan's Justin Herbert, selected by the Dolphins at No. 4.
With the No. 2 overall pick, we have the Redskins taking Georgia tackle Andrew Thomas, and at No. 3, we have the Giants selecting Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young.
The Jets, despite their winning streak, still sit at No. 5, where we have them taking Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.