Tuls' Takes: 2020 NFL Draft Twitter Q&A

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In this week's special edition of Tuls' Takes, I’m answering your top Twitter questions regarding the 2020 NFL Draft. 

A big part of this series is to have your voice heard, which is why I am doing at least one question-and-answer format each month. With January coming to an end, I wanted to make sure I got all of your questions, and hopefully, you got the answer you were looking for.

Without further ado, here are my takes on your takes:

My take: Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

Terry McLaurin and Diontae Johnson both had incredibly promising rookie seasons after being selected in the third round of the 2019 draft, so if I'm following that blueprint, the answer to this question is to find a third-round wide receiver in this year's class that can have that same kind of immediate impact. To me, the clear answer is Tyler Johnson. He is one of the best pure route runners who provides inside-out flexibility and strong run-after-the-catch value. Johnson’s play strength and top-end speed will likely push him to the middle of the draft. But to answer the question of finding a receiver who can start right away and produce without having a high price tag: it's Johnson.

My take: Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech

It's a shame that many people still don’t know about cornerback Amik Robertson. With 14 interceptions, 34 pass breakups and three touchdowns in three years, Robertson might be the most feared playmaker in this year's defensive back class, pound for pound. While he is undersized at 5-foot-9, 185 pounds, he plays like the biggest defender on the field with his toughness. Robertson is an ideal nickel at the next level with that tone-setting physicality and quickness to mirror two-way-go routes. He isn't getting a lot of hype right now, but don't be surprised if some team pulls the trigger on the second day of the draft.

My take: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU; Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut

Former TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney and offensive tackle Matt Peart out of Connecticut have rarely been included in first-round mock drafts, but that will drastically change in a month or two. Not only are both athletic at their respective positions, but they also check every box in terms of character, intangibles, production and upside. Both players are firmly in the top 30 of my most recent big board.

My take: Grant Delpit is the better fit for the Dallas Cowboys.

There is a strong chance the majority of NFL teams value Xavier McKinney over Grant Delpit in this 2020 safety class. However, I don't think that will be the case with the Dallas Cowboys. McKinney is more of a box safety who is best in man coverage and around the line of scrimmage as a blitzer or sub-package defender. If you're looking for a chess piece you can move around in the defensive backfield, McKinney is your guy. With Delpit, you're getting more of a true, ball-hawking free safety who can roam sideline to sideline from the deep middle. The Cowboys need both, but if there is one I'm willing to bank on them liking more, it's Delpit. His range and playmaking ability at the position is something this franchise has lacked for more than a decade, and one of the biggest emphasis points of Mike Nolan's new defense in Dallas is to create more turnovers. Sure, McKinney may be the more complete player, especially in run support, but Delpit provides a level of ball skills and deep zone processing that is not found in any other safety in this draft.

My take: I love the depth in this IDL class.

Outside of Derrick Brown and Javon Kinlaw, I think the depth of this interior defensive line class is brilliant. You have a lot of players who provide different, unique skillsets at multiple spots. If you're looking for a two-gap run stuffer who can offer some additional value as a pass rusher, may I interest you in Missouri's Jordan Elliott, Alabama's Raekwon Davis, Ohio State's Davon Hamilton or Utah's Leki Fotu? This class also has a plethora of 3-techniques who fit that one-gap penetrator role with their quick hands and lower-body explosion. Those players include Oklahoma's Neville Gallimore, Texas A&M's Justin Madubuike, TCU's Ross Blacklock and Auburn's Marlon Davidson. When we get to the second day of this draft, the best value prospects left on the board will likely come from this defensive tackle group.

My take: Unlikely, but I like the outside-the-box thinking here.

There is a 99 percent chance the Washington Redskins take Chase Young with the second-overall pick. However, there is a one percent chance that some team comes calling for a quarterback. More than any other team in the NFL, the Redskins know the kind of haul they can draw if this pick is put up for sale. If a team like the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers or Indianapolis Colts believe they have to get ahead of the highest bidder for the third-overall pick, which belongs to the Detroit Lions, then Washington could get a king's ransom. It certainly won't be the haul Washington gave up for Robert Griffin III in 2012, but I think this front office would be foolish to dismiss the opportunity to possibly add multiple future draft picks as well as a top-10 player like Jedrick Wills or Tristan Wirfs.

My take: CeeDee Lamb to the Arizona Cardinals.

This team-prospect fit makes too much sense right? The two best ways to help a young quarterback are to surround him with more pass protectors or more pass catchers. Arizona desperately needs both, and if CeeDee Lamb is sitting there at No. 8 overall, there is no way this team passes on him. Lamb was Murray's top weapon at Oklahoma, helping spur his Heisman Trophy campaign, and reuniting this duo would be a no-brainer. Not to mention, Kliff Kingsbury is very familiar with Lamb's college production as the wide receiver torched Texas Tech year after year in the Big 12. With all of the connections involved here and the team's need for a No. 1 receiver, Lamb to the Cardinals is my favorite team-prospect fit in the draft.