Most Likely Landing Spots for Top Picks in 2020 NFL Draft

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The Miami Dolphins have seemingly been in the best position to finish as the worst team in the NFL all season long. After losing by a combined 92 points between the first two weeks of the season, Miami finishing with the worst record in football seemed like an absolute certainty.

However, the hunt for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft just got a lot more interesting, as the 0-8 Cincinnati Bengals just benched starting quarterback Andy Dalton (on his birthday, no less).

With the Red Rifle set to ride the pine down the stretch, let's take a look at which top college prospects the NFL's bottom dwellers are likely targeting for 2020.

1. Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama Crimson Tide

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The Dolphins have been rumored to be pursuing Tua Tagovailoa all season long. Miami hasn't done much to dispel those tanking whispers either, as the Dolphins have continually elected to ship off their most talented players in exchange for more draft capital, with Kenyan Drake being the latest example. Taking a look ahead, the race for the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft could come down to the Week 16 meeting between Miami and Cincinnati. With Miami having been outscored by 161 total points on the year (almost double Cincinnati's total of 86), the Dolphins could ultimately lose that matchup, and then would likely opt to select Tagovailoa at No. 1. Where there's smoke, there's fire, and there's been too much smoke for Miami to take anyone else.

2. Cincinnati Bengals – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon Ducks

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Having played one more game than Miami, Cincinnati currently sports the worst record in football. And now that the Bengals have moved Dalton to the bench, it seems like Cincinnati has its sights set on the crop of talented QBs in the 2020 NFL Draft. Even if the Bengals end up missing out on the first pick, it's still safe to expect Cincinnati to target a top-tier arm talent, and Oregon's Justin Herbert is about as good of a consolation prize as there is.

3. Washington Redskins – Chase Young, DE, Ohio State Buckeyes

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If the Washington Redskins don't manage to land a top-2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, they'd likely be more than happy to settle for Chase Young, who just might be the best player in the country. Mike Renner, of Pro Football Focus, recently graded Young as not only the the highest rated pass-rusher in the country, but the best pass-rushing prospect PFF has ever evaluated at 96.4. His 32.4 percent pass-rushing win rate through Week 9 is the best of all time, and no full-time starter has ever even reached 30.0, per PFF. Drafting Young could instantly transform Washington's defense, and he'd have the potential to create a fearsome duo alongside fellow pass-rusher, Montez Sweat, who the Redskins took No. 26 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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