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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Giants go O-Line, Jets nab Jeudy

Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)

The NFL continues to control the North American sporting world while its on hiatus amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

While they’re in the busiest part of their offseason, free agency and some blockbuster trades have at least taken plenty of minds off the harsh realities of today — even if it’s for a moment. 

The market and subsequent rumor mill have slowed since a frenetic start last week, but the 2020 NFL Draft scheduled is now poised to take over. 

We’re less than one month out from the draft in Las Vegas, which will come without the fanfare or sideshows that have become customary. 

Instead, we’ll be transported back to the days when the NFL was humble and its draft headquarters were modest. 

Sure, it might be quiet, but a deep draft class coupled with some puzzling offseason moves makes this year’s draft one of the more intriguing in recent memory — at least after the first pick, which we all figure to be Joe Burrow of LSU heading to the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Here is how we think the first round of the draft will play out:

amNewYork Metro 2020 1st-Round NFL Mock Draft

  1. Cincinnati Bengals- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  2. Washington Redskins- Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
  3. Detroit Lions- Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  4. New York Giants- Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama
  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- Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars- Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
  10. Cleveland Browns- Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson
  11. New York Jets- Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
  12. Oakland Raiders- CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  13. San Francisco 49ers (via Colts)- Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia
  15. Denver Broncos- Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
  16. Atlanta Falcons- CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
  17. Dallas Cowboys- K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
  18. Miami Dolphins (via Steelers)- Grant Delpit, S, LSU
  19. Oakland Raiders (via Bears)- Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams)- AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
  21. Philadelphia Eagles- Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  22. Minnesota Vikings (via Bills)- Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
  23. New England Patriots- Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
  24. New Orleans Saints- Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  25. Minnesota Vikings- Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  26. Miami Dolphins (via Texans)- D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
  27. Seattle Seahawks- Josh Jones, OT, Houston
  28. Baltimore Ravens- Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
  29. Tennessee Titans- Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
  30. Green Bay Packers- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
  31. San Francisco 49ers- Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
  32. Kansas City Chiefs- AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

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