Justin Herbert Expert Draft Predictions

By michael obermuller
Justin Herbert is anticipated to be a top three quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Justin Herbert is anticipated to be a top three quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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No one expects Justin Herbert to be the number one quarterback drafted in 2020, but he is projected to go top three at the position by most. The Oregon product's main challenger in draft status has been Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Herbert has fourth- best odds of being the number one overall draft pick (third amongst quarterbacks) in 2020, at +3500. Here is where the experts have Herbert landing.

Justin Herbert Draft Projection 2020

Bleacher Report
Matt Miller, of Bleacher Report, has Herbert being taken by the Los Angeles Chargers with the No. 6 overall selection in the first round.

CBS Sports
Ryan Wilson, of CBS Sports, has the Chargers passing on Herbert, and the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting the QB at No. 9 overall in the first round.

Walter Football
Walter Cherepinsky, of Walter Football, has the Chargers trading up ahead of the Miami Dolphins to draft Tua, leaving the aforementioned Miami Dolphins with Herbert at No. 5 overall in the first round.

USA Today
Luke Easterling, of USA Today's Draftwire, agrees that Herbert will be snagged by the Miami Dolphins at No. 5 overall, but in a different scenario. This time the Phins choose Herbert over Tua.

FanDuel Sportsbook
All NFL Draft prop bets including Herbert's can be seen on FanDuel Sportsbook, and the draft position odds project the Oregon Duck to be picked at an over/under of 5.5, with greater odds on the over. This would better fit the narrative that Herbert becomes a Charger (or falls lower in the top ten). Notably, the Miami Dolphins own pick No. 5, and the Los Angeles Chargers have the rights to pick No. 6. Both need a new franchise QB, which creates for a pulse-pounding top six.

Justin Herbert NFL Draft Expert Predictions

First Round
- Miami Dolphins (No. 5)
- Miami Dolphins (No. 5)
- Miami Dolphins/Los Angeles Chargers: (No. 5/No. 6 Pick)
- Los Angeles Chargers (No. 6)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 9)

There are two clear favorites for Justin Herbert's landing spot, the Miami Dolphins and the Los Angeles Chargers. Herbert's and Tagovailoa's fates are linked, and the outcome of each player will likely depend on whichever franchise blinks first. The Oregon quarterback could be drafted as high as first overall, in theory, but is likeliest to be drafted anywhere from No. 2-6, depending on if any teams elect to trade down on draft night.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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