2020 NFL Draft Results

April 26, 2020 3:00 PM EST

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Picks 1-16

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1 Cincinnati
Joe Burrow
LSU
QB
Reach/Value:
-1
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
221
Joe Burrow NFL Draft photo
Well, it finally happened. The Bengals selected former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, as we have predicted since...well, November! It's not a surprise, but it's obviously a huge addition for the franchise. You can't win without a franchise QB, and the Bengals have gone from having zero chance to win to having a chance to compete in the future with just one pick. 2020 will be the defining year in Zac Taylor's career; does he mesh with the face of the franchise? If he doesn't, Joe Brady might be the Bengals' head coach for the 2021 NFL Draft. Regardless of how 2020 works out for the Bengals' offense, this is a slam-dunk pick that only falls short of an 'A+' because Burrow isn't the best player in the draft.

Grade: A

- Kennedy Paynter, Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

2 Washington
Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
265
Chase Young NFL Draft photo
Well, it finally happened. The Redskins selected former LSU-sorry...my brain is on auto-pilot at this point-Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, as we have predicted since...well, November! Young becomes the fifth RD1 pick on the Redskins' defensive line (don't forget former fifth-round pick Matt Ioannidis), and will provide the kind of impact rusher that the Redskins have lacked for my entire lifetime. The Redskins hope that The Predator provides an impact similar to his former teammate, 49ers' DE Nick Bosa, elevating an already-talented defensive front while significantly boosting the play of the defense as a whole.

Grade: A+

- Kennedy Paynter, Draft Analyst (@Kennedy_Paynter on Twitter)

3 Detroit
Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
200
Jeffrey Okudah NFL Draft photo
There was plenty of pre-draft buzz surrounding the Lions and their #3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft; from rumors of putting Matthew Stafford on the trading block, to the possibility of taking Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert, but ultimately, the Lions selected the often-mocked Jeffrey Okudah at #3.

We will probably never know if the Lions' strategy was to create smokescreens in order to mark up the asking price of the #3 overall pick in order to bring back a bigger haul, but in the end, it seems as though Bob Quinn did not feel as if the return in the rumored trade talks was enough to move down. Ideally, it would have been nice for the Lions to move back and acquire more early-round picks, while still grabbing Isaiah Simmons or Jeffrey Okudah. However, whether Quinn "failed" on that end or not, the Lions still acquired a special player in Okudah, and one that should be a cornerstone of the defense for years to come.

Grade: B

- Doug Hyde, Lions Analyst

4 NY Giants
Andrew Thomas
Georgia
OT
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Andrew Thomas NFL Draft photo
The New York Giants decided to stay put, despite rumors that they would auction this pick off to a quarterback-needy team. However, that offensive line needs to get better, and that is what they are doing here. Andrew Thomas more capable of being a Day-One starter at Left Tackle than any other player in this class. He changes direction better than of the top prospects, and has the longest arms of the bunch. This pick made each of David Gettleman's last two top-selections better as well. Thomas was a constant for the Georgia Bulldogs with his dominant play.

Grade: A

~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

5 Miami
Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama
QB
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
218
Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft photo
After nearly 2 years of speculation, the Dolphins do go with Tua Tagovailoa as their new franchise QB. The Bengals weren't willing to talk about trading the #1 pick, so the Fins get the guy they were, allegedly, tanking for all along. There were so many rumors about the Fins circulating this week, but it seems Chris Grier played it beautifully to get his man. I'm not even thinking about the hip injury now, Tua is our future, and I'm 100% happy with that.

Grade: A-

- David Payne, Dolphins Analyst

6 LA Chargers
Justin Herbert
Oregon
QB
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
236
Justin Herbert NFL Draft photo
The new face of the Los Angeles Chargers has been identified, and it looks like that of a suntanned surfer boy. Justin Herbert, he of the rocket arm, high intellect and questionable reactions to pressure situations, will be heading south from Oregon to LA. He's a pocket passer deluxe, with a sideline-to-sideline arm that excels at deep shots down the seam. While analysts from Todd McShay to Pro Football Focus are not big fans of Herbert due to accuracy and decision-making concerns, clearly Chargers' GM Tom Telesco is. He had to be, in order to resist pairing Isaiah Simmons with Derwin James to create an uber-athletic and versatile defense...

Grade: B

- Jud Branam, Chargers Analyst

7 Carolina
Derrick Brown
Auburn
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
326
Derrick Brown NFL Draft photo
The Panthers select Auburn DT, Derrick Brown and quite frankly, he's just what the doctor ordered!

In 2019, the Panthers' run defense was abysmal, ranking 29th in the NFL. Brown is the type of presence in the middle of the defensive line that Carolina has not had since the departure of Star Lotulelei! He is a true definition of a Nose Tackle and will routinely draw double-teams, and sometimes even triple-teams. He's that powerful. Brown will need to do some work before becoming a consistent pass-rushing threat, but he will go a long way towards helping this weary Carolina Panthers' defense return to its true form! Check out the C3 Carolina Cat Chronicles podcast Tuesday nights at 9 PM to hear us discuss all the latest in Panther Nation!

Grade B+

- Cody Lachney, Panthers Analyst

8 Arizona
Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
S
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft photo
The Cards grab possibly the most intriguing player in the entire draft, Isaiah Simmons (The dude runs a 4.39!) Simmons is a hybrid player who is so dynamic that DC Vance Joseph can plan his defense around him.

Simmons led Clemson with 97 tackles as a redshirt sophomore in 2018. Last season, Simmons tallied 104 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, and 3 INTs for the Clemson Tigers. By far the best LB in this year's draft class, Simmons was awarded the 2019 Butkus Award. Simmons is like a coach on the field.

It's a little surprising that the Giants passed him up. Yet, that only speaks to their offensive-line woes. Meanwhile, QB Kyler Murray lobbied for CeeDee Lamb earlier in the process. I think he'll be happy with the trade for DeAndre Hopkins. Now the Cardinals have gifted leaders on both sides of the ball.

Grade: A+



9 Jacksonville
C.J. Henderson
Florida
CB
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
204
C.J. Henderson NFL Draft photo
The Jags needed a CB and they get their guy in Florida's, C.J. Henderson. It's only 2 seasons since Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were the best CB duo in the league and the Jags will hope Henderson can quickly play to that level. The Jags are one of 2020's rebuilding teams and Henderson is a player they should be able to rely on for years to come. Henderson isn't the finished product, but his height, balls skills, and coverage ability are excellent. The defense will likely still be Jacksonville's strength in 2020.

Grade: A-

- David Payne

10 Cleveland
Jedrick Wills
Alabama
OT
Reach/Value:
-6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
316
Jedrick Wills NFL Draft photo
The Browns should have been thrilled to have options with three tackles available at #10, and they took the right player with Thomas off the board. This team has committed to playing with balance, and Wills offers another strong run-blocker for that unit. He is also the most technically-sound tackle of the top options, and while he may have some issues playing on the left in protection, I don't expect him to be a liability, either. This offense is no longer about hype, but instead, substance with the off-season additions.

Grade: A


~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

11 NY Jets
Mekhi Becton
Louisville
OT
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
364
Mekhi Becton NFL Draft photo
With the 11th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select the man-monster that is Mekhi Becton at OT. You had a feeling that a player like Becton would finish off the off-season work that Joe Douglas started. The LT role is one of the most important positions on the field, and with the substandard play of the O-Line ever since Darnolds' arrival, Joe needed to put as many resources as possible into protecting the kid. Hard to knock the pick, but with the recent news of his failed drug test, he will be under the microscope from Day 1.

Grade: A -

- Rich Tinley, Jets Analyst

12 Las Vegas
Henry Ruggs III
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
-2
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
188
Henry Ruggs III NFL Draft photo
And Al Davis cheers from on high as the Raiders add SPEEEEEED! Ruggs ran a 4.27 on a slow day, and he's a complete player. Big hands, major vertical leap, skilled route-runner, and outstanding pass-catcher. He's a little small, and he didn't have the pure WR1 buzz of Jeudy or Lamb, either of which I would have preferred. Nevertheless, he's a unique and dangerous prospect who is bound to open up the offense in a big way. Derek Carr has to have a big smile on his face with this one. I'm not sure he's the best pick the Raiders could have made, but he is the most dynamic.

Grade: A-

13 Tampa Bay (Trade)
Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Tristan Wirfs NFL Draft photo
Nice move by Brady's Buccs to move up one spot to make sure they got Tristan Wirfs. Tampa needed to come out of this draft with a Right Tackle, and Wirfs will slide into that spot immediately. The O-Line had to be bolstered to protect the GOAT and give him the time to find his impressive receiving corps. Wirfs was the last of the "Fantastic Four" OTs twho was still available, so the trade was necessary. Giving up a RD4 pick may have been a bit steep, but the reward should be worth it in the long run. Wirfs brings a great mix of athleticism and strength, and the versatility to move inside to OG if ever needed.

Grade: B+

- David Payne

14 San Francisco (Trade)
Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+6
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
302
Javon Kinlaw NFL Draft photo
John Lynch continues to be the master of the one spot trade back as San Francisco turns a 7th rounder into a 4th rounder without losing a shot at the player they wanted. When asked who he hoped drafted him Javon Kinlaw wasn't shy about name dropping the 49ers. But what really stood out is what Kinlaw praised about the organization, "They work together for the same goal, not individual achievements, and that's to get the win at the end of the day. That's what I want to be a part of, someone who looks at it as a whole." That type of attitude exemplifies what John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have been building in San Francisco.

Oh, and on the field, Kinlaw is an absolute beast using his 35" arms to stay would-be blockers. Kinlaw can shut down running games, fight through double teams and push his way into the pocket as a pass rusher. There's no replacing Deforest Buckner, but Kinlaw has his own bright future ahead in San Francisco.

Grade: A

15 Denver
Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
192
Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft photo
What a gift the Broncos got when Las Vegas and San Francisco passed on the top two receivers in the draft! I thought Denver would have to get ahead of them to secure Jeudy or CeeDee Lamb, and sure enough, the pair fell right in their laps to give them the choice. Jeudy was the right pick, thanks to his ability to play on both the perimeter in the slot, and his incredible route-running. Drew Lock and this offense just got a lot better.

Grade: A


~ Austin Smith, DraftTek Senior Analyst

16 Atlanta
A.J. Terrell
Clemson
CB
Reach/Value:
-22
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
195
A.J. Terrell NFL Draft photo
Cough...cough...sorry, I was still choking on all the smoke the Falcons' front office was blowing about moving up to target a cornerback. Instead, they missed out and had to reach for a corner in A.J. Terrell. While it was clearly the biggest need on the roster, you have to hope that the LSU game was an aberration, and he can play to his talent. The good news is that he's most adept in zone schemes, which is what he will mostly be asked to play in Atlanta. He's unlikely to be able to replace Demond Trufant's ability right away, making this a risky pick for a team that absolutely must return to the playoffs this season. In the end, all the smoke about moving up was just smoke and no fire. The Falcons have to hope they don't get burned.

Grade: B-

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O/A Rank Big 10 Conference
Top-30 Players
Psn
1 Chase Young
Ohio State
EDGE
6 Jeffrey Okudah
Ohio State
CB
7 Tristan Wirfs
Iowa
OT
23 A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
DL5T
25 Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
EDGE
32 Antoine Winfield Jr.
Minnesota
S
35 Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
OC
39 Zack Baun
Wisconsin
OLB
41 Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
RB
52 Malik Harrison
Ohio State
ILB
56 J.K. Dobbins
Ohio State
RB
61 K.J. Hamler
Penn State
WRS
65 Khalil Davis
Nebraska
DL3T
66 Damon Arnette
Ohio State
CB
72 Davon Hamilton
Ohio State
DL1T
80 Tyler Johnson
Minnesota
WR
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones
Michigan
WR
83 Josh Uche
Michigan
OLB
85 Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
OC
86 Ben Bredeson
Michigan
OG
92 Carlos Davis
Nebraska
DL3T
107 K.J. Hill
Ohio State
WR
122 Jonah Jackson
Ohio State
OG
126 Cam Brown
Penn State
ILB
128 Brycen Hopkins
Purdue
TE
129 Lamar Jackson
Nebraska
CB
130 Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
OLB
135 Markus Bailey
Purdue
ILB
143 Antoine Brooks Jr.
Maryland
S
145 Lavert Hill
Michigan
CB
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