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First-round NFL mock draft: With the No. 2 pick, the Redskins select ...

The entire 2020 NFL draft order is nearly set, and Cincinnati's pick is due in just over three months. Here's a look at our latest 2020 NFL mock (Jan. 20, 2020).

 
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1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
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2019 has been the year of Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and national championship and is the overwhelming favorite to be Cincinnati's choice for the No. 1 overall pick. He's shown drastic improvement in his senior season at LSU, completing nearly 76 percent of his passes and also showing above-average scrambling ability. The only major knock on Burrow is that he's old for a first-round prospect, set to turn 24 in December. That said, 2019 fourth-round pick Ryan Finley hasn't shown anything that should make the Bengals bypass this opportunity.

 
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2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

Washington Redskins: Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
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Young is the best defensive lineman prospect of his generation, which is saying a lot given rookie Nick Bosa's success in San Francisco this season. Incredibly, Young recorded 16.5 sacks through his first 12 games this season and has a chance to make a huge impact on a Washington defensive line that already has a lot of talent.

 
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3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
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Cornerback is already one of Detroit's strengths, but the addition of Okudah could potentially allow the Lions to shop star Darius Slay after the cornerback seemed disgruntled earlier this season. Okudah is the consensus top cornerback in the 2020 class. He is a shutdown corner with three picks in 13 games this season.

 
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4. New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
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The Giants need a playmaker at wideout after trading Odell Beckham Jr. last offseason. Jeudy had 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns this season and ranks right alongside Julio Jones and Amari Cooper as among the most talented wideouts to come out of Alabama in recent memory.

 
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5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
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Tagovailoa was the consensus No. 1 overall draft choice entering the year, but ankle and hip injuries have given him the "injury-prone" label. Before his season-ending injury earlier this season, Tagovailoa completed more than 71 percent of his passes with 33 touchdowns in nine games, albeit with elite receiving weapons in Alabama. He would be entering an optimal situation in Miami with the ability to play when he's ready and learn from Ryan Fitzpatrick.

 
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6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
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Philip Rivers' future with the Chargers is still murky, and the team could take his eventual replacement in the draft regardless. Herbert has optimal NFL size and completed nearly 67 percent of his passes this season.

 
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7. Carolina Panthers: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Carolina Panthers: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
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Carolina has questions at quarterback this offseason, but protecting either Cam Newton or a new signal-caller will be just as important in 2020. Thomas is the best offensive lineman on the board, standing at 6-foot-5, 320 pounds, as an immediate solution at left tackle.

 
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8. Arizona Cardinals: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Arizona Cardinals: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
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Arizona went heavy at wideout in this year's draft, but the opportunity to add Lamb, a former teammate of Kyler Murray at Oklahoma, could be too attractive to pass up. Lamb has been nothing but productive in college and just finished his best season, with 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games.

 
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9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown, DE, Auburn

Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown, DE, Auburn
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Jacksonville has invested heavily in the defensive line in recent seasons, but Calais Campbell's age (34 in 2020) and Yannick Ngakoue's pending free agency puts the spotlight on the line again. Brown has moved into top 10 draft consideration with a great year, recording 54 tackles and four sacks during the regular season.

 
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10. Cleveland Browns: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Cleveland Browns: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
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For all the issues Cleveland had on offense in 2019, the defense still has major needs, particularly at safety. Simmons is an extremely versatile defender who has potential at either linebacker or safety. The 6-foot-4 senior had 104 tackles and eight sacks in 15 games. 

 
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11. New York Jets: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

New York Jets: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
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The Jets traded Leonard Williams in 2019 and have a major need for pass rush help. Epenesa was highly productive again this year, with 49 tackles and 11.5 sacks through 13 games in his junior season.

 
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12. Las Vegas Raiders: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Las Vegas Raiders: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
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The Raiders used two picks in the first four rounds last year on cornerbacks but still have a need for a topflight corner. Fulton has been a shutdown corner lately at LSU.

 
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13. Indianapolis Colts: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Indianapolis Colts: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
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Left tackle Anthony Castonzo is considering retirement this offseason. That would obviously create a major void, and Wirfs can step in immediately to replace him.

 
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14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
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Tampa Bay's secondary has been a problem for several years. Delpit is clearly one of the elite safeties on the board, with 65 tackles and two picks in 14 games this season.

 
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15. Denver Broncos: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

Denver Broncos: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
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After trading Emmanuel Sanders, the Broncos are in the market for a wideout to pair with young star Courtland Sutton. They don't have to look far for Shenault. He is excellent with the ball in his hands, though his production has fallen off from last season. He had 764 receiving yards and six total touchdowns in 11 games this year.

 
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16. Atlanta Falcons: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

Atlanta Falcons: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
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Atlanta's defense improved in the second half of the season but will likely need help rushing the quarterback with Vic Beasley's future up in the air. Gross-Matos has excellent size and speed and has been productive for the Nittany Lions over the last two seasons, recording eight sacks in 2018 and nine sacks through 11 games this year.

 
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17. Dallas Cowboys: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Dallas Cowboys: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
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Dallas can use some help on the defensive interior, and Kinlaw has the skill set to be a multi-dimensional disruptor. Kinlaw has increased his stock, with 35 tackles and six sacks through 12 games this season.

 
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18. Miami Dolphins (via Steelers): Austin Jackson, OT, USC

Miami Dolphins (via Steelers): Austin Jackson, OT, USC
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Tackle has been a need for Miami since it traded Laremy Tunsil prior to Week 1. Jackson could fill in as a starter immediately, as the team protects what's likely to be a young quarterback next year.

 
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19. Las Vegas Raiders (via Bears): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

Las Vegas Raiders (via Bears): Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
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The Raiders were lacking weapons for Derek Carr this year, with the unfortunate Antonio Brown situation a big culprit. The 6-foot-4 Higgins averaged nearly 20 yards per reception for the second time in three years, and he had 26 touchdowns in his last two years.

 
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20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
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The brother of Vikings wideout Stefon Diggs, Trevon remains a solid first-round prospect. Jacksonville has a need at cornerback after trading star Jalen Ramsey during the season.

 
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21. Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
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Philly ran out of healthy wideouts in 2019, and rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was a major disappointment.  Ruggs hasn't been as productive as teammate Jerry Jeudy, but he still has superstar potential. He had 746 yards and seven scores in 12 games and could play the speed role that the Eagles expected from DeSean Jackson.

 
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22. Buffalo Bills: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Buffalo Bills: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
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Buffalo added John Brown and Cole Beasley last offseason but could still use another big-play threat to help Josh Allen. Jefferson has earned first-round consideration with his great year, putting up 111 catches for 1,540 yards and 18 scores.

 
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23. New England Patriots: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

New England Patriots: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
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New England has one of the oldest secondaries in the league and needs to start thinking about the future soon. McKinney had 95 tackles and three picks this season as a true playmaker for the Crimson Tide.

 
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24. New Orleans Saints: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

New Orleans Saints: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
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Middle linebacker could be a need for New Orleans in 2020, particularly after another knee injury for Kiko Alonso. Murray is a tackling machine with 155 tackles last year and 102 in 14 games this year.

 
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25. Minnesota Vikings: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Minnesota Vikings: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida
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Minnesota's cornerbacks took a rapid plunge in 2020, creating a sudden need at the position. Henderson hasn't been challenged much in the Florida secondary this year, but he had 33 tackles and 11 passes defensed in nine games.

 
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26. Miami Dolphins (via Texans): Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State

Miami Dolphins (via Texans): Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
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Miami should be in a position to take the best player available late in the first round. Weaver has put together a tremendous career at Boise State, capped off with 13.5 sacks in 14 games this year.

 
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27. Seattle Seahawks: K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU

Seattle Seahawks: K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU
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Seattle spent a first-round pick on TCU's L.J. Collier in 2019, but his rookie campaign was a disappointment. Chaisson recorded 60 tackles and 6.5 sacks this season and gives the Seahawks another edge-rushing option to pair with Jadeveon Clowney.

 
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28. Baltimore Ravens: D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

Baltimore Ravens: D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
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Mark Ingram had an excellent 2019 season but is now age 30. While backups Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are capable, a game-changing back with Swift's potential would be a perfect fit in Baltimore's run-heavy offense. He had more than 1,300 yards from scrimmage in consecutive seasons, shows great receiving ability and has seen a relatively limited workload in college with 513 career touches.

 
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29. Tennessee Titans: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama

Tennessee Titans: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
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Jurrell Casey is a star up the middle for Tennessee, but he's getting older, now 30. The Titans found a nice value in Jeffery Simmons in 2019 and could make the defensive line a huge strength by adding one more top talent. Davis had 8.5 sacks in 2017, and while he's struggled to repeat that production, the 6-foot-7 lineman can plug up the middle and be a major factor in the pass rush.

 
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30. Green Bay Packers: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Green Bay Packers: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
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It continues to be clear that Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons. Jimmy Graham has been a disappointment since he was added last year, and Kmet is an interesting possible replacement. He had a breakout junior season with 43 receptions for 515 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.

 
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31. San Francisco 49ers: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

San Francisco 49ers: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
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Left tackle Joe Staley's future could be up in the air after this season at age 35 and missing more than half of the year to injury. Wills has plenty of size (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) and has seen his stock increase in 2019.

 
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32. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin

Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin
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K.C.'s running game has struggled this season, and issues on the interior of the offensive line are a big reason. Biadasz can step in there immediately, either at guard or center.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.


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