Kiper’s final NFL Mock Draft: Where I see Tagovailoa, Herbert, Love landing
- Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.
It’s time for one final first-round mock draft before the 2020 NFL draft. I’m projecting picks 1-32 based on what I’m hearing and where I think prospects could come off the board and using my top 300 Big Board and position rankings as a guide.
This is going to be a chaotic draft. There will be trades that throw off the order, with teams moving up and down. I’m not including trades in this mock draft, but I’ll note the picks that have the potential to be moved.
Live coverage of Round 1 kicks off at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on ABC, ESPN and the ESPN App, and I’ll be on for all seven rounds through Saturday night. Here we go, projecting Round 1:
1. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU | Highlights
Burrow is just what the Bengals need after a 2-14 season. The Heisman Trophy winner can step in and be the starter from day one. He’s the clear top quarterback in this class.
2. Washington Redskins
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State | Highlights
Ron Rivera said Washington has talked to teams about trades for this pick, but I’m not buying that being serious. Rivera is a defensive coach, and he can’t pass up Young, the best overall prospect in this class and an elite edge rusher.
3. Detroit Lions
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