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2020 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Giants get Simmons, Jets go O-Line

Clemson's Isaiah Simmons. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Here we are again, staring down the barrel of a long offseason with no football.

Sure, America’s most popular sport will go on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the action will stop.

At the end of the month, the top collegiate talents will descend upon Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, giving professional scouts and executives an up-close look at the future of the league.

It serves as a primer for the 2020 NFL Draft, which will be held in the Raiders’ new home city, Las Vegas, from Apr. 23-25.

The draft offers the league’s basement dwellers a glimmer of hope looking ahead as they have the opportunity to acquire a franchise-altering talent that could reverse the fortunes of an organization.

Both New York City-area teams, the Giants and Jets, have first-round selections in the top-11 as the Big Apple hasn’t experienced playoff football in three years.

The right selections could help stop that drought.

Introducing amNewYork Metro’s first 2020 NFL Mock First-Round Draft of the year:

1) Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

2) Washington Redskins
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

3) Detroit Lions
Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

4) New York Giants
Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

5) Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

6) Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

7) Carolina Panthers
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

8) Arizona Cardinals
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

9) Jacksonville Jaguars
K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

10) Cleveland Browns
Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

11) New York Jets
Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

12)Las Vegas Raiders
CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

13) Indianapolis Colts
Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

14) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

15) Denver Broncos
Javon Kinlow, DL, South Carolina

16) Atlanta Falcons
AJ Epenesa, DE, Iowa

17) Dallas Cowboys
Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

18) Miami Dolphins (from Steelers)
Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

19) Las Vegas Raiders (from Bears)
Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

20) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams)
Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

21) Philadelphia Eagles
Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

22) Buffalo Bills
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

23) New England Patriots
Grant Delpit, S, LSU

24) New Orleans Saints
CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

25) Minnesota Vikings
Neville Gallimore, DT, Oklahoma

26) Miami Dolphins (from Texans)
Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

27) Seattle Seahawks
Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

28) Baltimore Ravens
Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

29) Tennessee Titans
Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama

30) Green Bay Packers
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Joe Pantorno