Redrafting the Miami Dolphins 2020 draft brings a lot of change

Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Miami Dolphins almost assuredly would have chosen to draft differently with the 5th overall pick.

I wasn’t a fan of Tua coming out of college and I didn’t think that the Dolphins should draft him. Not at five overall anyway. I was a big fan of Joe Burrow from his days at OSU and a fan of Justin Herbert dating back to 2018. Tua, not so much.

I like Tua and I think he is a lot better than the media make him out to be but if I am redrafting my 2020 draft, you can bet that I am 100% taking Herbert over Tua.

It won’t be a popular opinion I know and many will take this is a big slight or a dislike of Tua and that isn’t the case. I stand by my opinion and preferences of a gunslinger at QB and that is not Tua by any means. It is Justin Herbert.

Herbert has won over his teammates and exudes cocky confidence that he didn’t show in college. Tua is awesome don’t get me wrong and while Herbert hasn’t led his Chargers to the post-season yet, there is a lot to like about him if you can put aside the Phins-colored glasses.

Had the Dolphins not drafted Tua and opted to not take Herbert, they could have drafted LB Isiah Simmons or Tristan Wirfs. After Herbert was drafted, no other QB was taken until Green Bay took Jordan Love. Miami may have been able to land Tua at pick 18 and the narrative from the media may look a lot different.

Looking back at the 2020 NFL Draft, my redraft would look like this.

1a:  Justin Herbert

1b:  Tristan Wirfs

1c:  Jonathan Taylor

2a:  Robert Hunt

2b:  Raekwon Davis

3:    Brandon Jones

4:    L’Jarius Sneed

5a:  Michael Onwenu

5b: K.J. Osborn

6:  Blake Ferguson

7: Malcolm Perry