2020 NFL Mock Draft Roundup January 12th
Where are the Mountain West player going in mock drafts?
First in a series of mocks.
With the college football season over for the Mountain West, it’s time now to look at where some of the conference’s most well-known entities could go. This week, we’ll be taking a look at QB Jordan Love from Utah State and DE Curtis Weaver from Boise State. Going forward we will mix in other players if they get consideration.
By now, it’s well known that Jordan Love had some struggles this past season. After a brilliant sophomore campaign where he threw for 3,567 yards and 32 touchdowns to just six picks, Love had serious trouble matching his production from the record-setting season USU had in 2018.
In 2019, Love threw for 3,402 yards and 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. Though a few of those picks were not his fault, there were other times where Love tried doing too much and committed sloppy turnovers. While he still has plenty of talent and potential, he needs to clean up his decision making and not force plays that aren’t there moving into the NFL draft process.
Numerous sites have Jordan Love going to different teams in different rounds. Though he had the hype for a while of being a potential first round pick, his inconsistent performance in 2019 realistically knocked him down a couple rounds.
WalterFootball.com: Projects Love going between the third and fifth round. Analysis praises his arm strength and touch on deep passes, but admonishes that his field vision and decision making needs to improve.
CBS Sports: Projects Love as a first rounder (20th pick overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Draft Network: This projection has Love going to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 13.
USA TODAY Draftwire: Projects Love as a first-rounder (13th pick overall) to the Indianapolis Colts.
Everyone in the Mountain West knows how good of a defensive player Curtis Weaver is. Year over year, the DE has gotten better and more disruptive to opposing offenses’ game plans. In 2019 Weaver had his best season yet with the Broncos, racking up 52 total tackles and a gaudy 13.5 sacks, good for 6th highest in the NCAA. The Broncos’ opponents struggled mightily to stop him from wreaking havoc in their backfields, and Weaver will no doubt find himself a good home in the NFL sooner rather than later.
WalterFootball.com: Projects Weaver to go between the second and fourth rounds.
CBS Sports: Projects Weaver to go in the first round (27th pick overall) to the Miami Dolphins.
Draftwire: Projects Weaver as a second rounder (48th pick overall) to the New York Jets.
ESPN+: Todd McShay projects Weaver to go the Miami Dolphins with the 20th pick overall.