2020 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting Round 1 of the NFL Draft (V3)

Free agency season is winding down. From the Raiders to the Chargers, here are round 1 draft predictions for the 2020 NFL mock draft.

Joe Burrow

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Joe Burrow

The 2020 NFL free agency wave brought on major roster changes and now it's full-on mock draft season. Key signings and trades have helped fill needs and clarify what we can expect in the draft. We have a ton of updates from our last mock now that we have some testing numbers to pair with film grades. And yes, the NFL draft is set to happen on schedule, though no players nor fans will be present due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. 

This is a good exercise to see how different teams tend to value need against pure talent that's available. As easy as it is to say that player X "won't be available" at a certain point, these mocks show scenarios where surprising names fall to unexpected ranges. It's fun to simulate how five quarterbacks going in the top-15 will affect the rest of the draft, for example. 

We'll do a few of these mocks throughout the off-season to update projections based on team fits and past tendencies. Make sure you tweet us your thoughts and projections to see how they matchup with our mock. 

No. 1: Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Burrow, QB

Joe Burrow

No. 2: Washington Redskins - Chase Young, EDGE

chase young suspension

No. 3: Detroit Lions - Jeff Okudah, DB

Jeff Okudah

No. 4: New York Giants - Isaiah Simmons, LB

Isaiah Simmons

No. 5: Miami Dolphins - Tua Tagovailoa, QB


No. 6: Los Angeles Chargers - Jedrick Wills Jr., OT

Jedrick Wills

No. 7: Carolina Panthers - Tristan Wirfs, OT

Tristan Wirfs

No. 8: Arizona Cardinals - Mekhi Becton, OT

Mekhi Becton

No. 9: Jacksonville Jaguars - Javon Kinlaw, DT

Javon Kinlaw

No. 10: Cleveland Browns - Andrew Thomas, OT

Andrew Thomas

No. 11: New York Jets - CeeDee Lamb, WR

CeeDee Lamb

No. 12: Las Vegas Raiders - Justin Herbert, QB

Justin Herbert

No. 13: San Francisco 49ers - Derrick Brown, DT

Derrick Brown

No. 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE

K'Lavon Chaisson

No. 15: Denver Broncos - Henry Ruggs III, WR

Henry Ruggs III

No. 16: Atlanta Falcons - CJ Henderson, DB

CJ Henderson

No. 17: Dallas Cowboys - Xavier McKinney, S

Xavier McKinney

No. 18: Miami Dolphins - Jerry Jeudy, WR

Jerry Jeudy at the 2018 National Championship

No. 19: Las Vegas Raiders - Patrick Queen, LB

Patrick Queen

No. 20: Jacksonville Jaguars - A.J. Terrell, DB

AJ Terrell

No. 21: Philadelphia Eagles - Denzel Mims, WR

Denzel Mims

No. 22: Minnesota Vikings - Justin Jefferson, WR

Justin Jefferson

No. 23: New England Patriots - A.J. Epenesa, EDGE

AJ Epenesa

No. 24: New Orleans Saints - KJ Hamler, WR

KJ Hamler

No. 25: Minnesota Vikings - Kristian Fulton, DB

Kristian Fulton

No. 26: Miami Dolphins - Josh Jones, OT

Josh Jones

No. 27: Seattle Seahawks - Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE


No. 28: Baltimore Ravens - Kenneth Murray, LB

Kenneth Murray

No. 29: Tennessee Titans - Ross Blacklock, DT

Ross Blacklock

No. 30: Green Bay Packers - Tee Higgins, WR

Tee Higgins

No. 31: San Francisco 49ers - Ezra Cleveland, OT

Ezra Cleveland

No. 32: Kansas City Chiefs - Jeff Gladney, DB

Jeff Gladney

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