It’s only a matter of days until the 2020 NFL Draft commences (remotely) across the league. The first round will take place on April 23, starting with the Cincinnati Bengals on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow slated to be the selection.
Where will the Giants go at No. 4, and is there anything to be gleaned from Justin Herbert rumors? Will the Jets land an offensive lineman or wide receiver at No. 11? Are the Eagles poised to trade up or trade down from No. 21? Could Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have an Aaron Rodgers-esque fall down the board and land in a perfect spot? Will the Jaguars trade away Yannick Ngakoue?
Here’s how it’ll all play out across the first round.
1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Burrow will be a good NFL quarterback. The big question: Can he overcome dysfunction in this organization, a stacked division and less-than-ideal arm strength in bad weather?
2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
With interest in Tagovailoa dipping by the minute, Detroit couldn’t sucker any team into giving them extra picks to move up.
4. New York Giants: Tristian Wirfs, OT, Iowa
The Herbert smoke screen didn’t land. The Giants probably should have moved down, but Dave Gettleman is going to do his thing. Wirfs is an instant starter.
5. Miami Dolphins: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
They can talk about Tyrod Taylor all day long, but actions speak louder.
7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, S, Clemson
8. Arizona Cardinals: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
10. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
The run on top-tier offensive lineman presented quarterback Sam Darnold with a gift here.
12. Las Vegas Raiders: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
13. San Francisco 49ers: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
The 49ers balk at trade offers and add the speedster to an already-excellent offense.
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
15. Denver Broncos: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
16. Atlanta Falcons: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
17. New Orleans Saints: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
New Orleans sends a 2020 third-round pick (No. 88) and second-round pick in 2021 to Dallas to move up to select Drew Brees’ eventual replacement.
18. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
19. Las Vegas Raiders: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
20. Jacksonville Jaguars: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
21. Baltimore Ravens: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
Eagles deal No. 21 overall away to Baltimore for No. 28 and No. 92 overall.
Baltimore selects its next great linebacker. The best roster in the NFL gets even deeper.
22. Minnesota Vikings: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
23. New England Patriots: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
24. Dallas Cowboys: Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
Dallas finds Travis Frederick’s replacement and adds extra picks in the trade down.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
26. Miami Dolphins: K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
27. Jacksonville Jaguars: DeAndre Swift, RB, Georgia
TRADE: Seattle sends the 27th overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue.
28. Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
Reagor is tough, plays with a swagger, has excellent speed and exudes confidence at all times. This is exactly what the Eagles need at the position, and landed it smartly after a trade down.
29. Tennessee Titans: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
30. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
31. San Francisco 49ers: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
32. Kansas City Chiefs: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
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