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2020 NFL Draft: First round pick tracker and open thread

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Roger Goodell, like us, will be participating in the draft from his basement.

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The 2020 NFL Draft takes place all weekend with the first round on Thursday (8 p.m. ET), second and third rounds on Friday (7 p.m. ET) and fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday (12 p.m. ET).

Follow along here throughout the night as each decision gets made. We’ll throw some analysis on each pick and the craziness that is sure to ensue in what is probably going to be the craziest first round we have ever seen given the circumstances.

1. Cincinnati: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

They milked the clock, but this is the pick that was expected the moment the Bengals clinched the No. 1 pick. We’ll see if he winds up being more than a one-year wonder for an organization that is the AFC’s version of the Lions.

2. Washington: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

Another no-brainer here. Young has drawn comparisons to Julius Peppers and they would have been foolish to pass on him here.

3. Detroit: Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

The Lions were unable to trade back here, so they took the best non-Tua on the board. Okudah is a stud and the draft’s top cornerback. The question here is now that you as a franchise have already shown that you will not pay top dollar for a cornerback, but you took what should be a franchise player at No. 3. So we’ll see what happens.

4. NY Giants: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

This is not all that surprising given what the Giants’ needs are. The draft’s best tackle changes depending on which analyst you believe in. Solid investment in protecting Daniel Jones.

5. Miami: Tua Tagavailoa, QB, Alabama

The right pick and Miami just had to stay put to get him. Hard to frame this as anything other than a massive win as long as the medicals check out moving forward.

6. LA Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Some people compare Herbert to Carson Wentz. Some compare him to Chad Henne. All I know is that I’ve never watched him and have been overly impressed. But he has a huge arm and teams love that.

7. Carolina: Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

I like Brown, but not this pick. Luke Kuechly retired and they needed playmaking ability at linebacker. But their loss is the next team’s gain.

8. Arizona: Isaiah Simmons, LB/S, Clemson

Thought for sure that the Cardinals would go with a tackle here, but it’s hard to argue with this pick. Simmons is a versatile talent and brings some flair to that Arizona defense.

9. Jacksonville: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

The Jags needed to go get a cornerback to replace Jalen Ramsey and they grabbed the best one on the board. People complain that he can’t tackle, but...he’s a cornerback.

10. Cleveland: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Wills is a frightening human being and my person OT1 in this class. Cleveland has a really nice tackle duo now in Jack Conklin and its first round pick.

11. NY Jets: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Becton probably takes the cake as the scariest of the Hulk-like tackles in this class. The Jets got this one right.

12. Las Vegas: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of SPEED in the sinister voice of the late AL DAVIS. Ruggs is a burner, but passing on CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy is a very Raiders thing.

13. Tampa Bay (from San Francisco from Indianapolis): Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Tom Brady gets some protection and the Bucs moved up a spot to make sure it happened. It probably was not necessary to do that, but when you have a guy you want, just go get him.

14. San Francisco: Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina

This is a bit of a surprise! But this is a heck of a way to replace DeForest Buckner, especially when you watch the broadcast and they compare him to Richard Seymour. Phew, what a pass rush.

15. Denver: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Not a bad night to be a former pupil of Josh Gattis, eh? Jeudy might be the most complete wideout in the class and has a similar skill-set to another Alabama alum in Amari Cooper.

16. Atlanta: AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson

Terrell might be a surprise to some, but his stock ticked back up in the last week or so. The Falcons needed to take a cornerback somewhere early and check that box off the list for this weekend.

17. Dallas: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Here’s another surprise! Nobody expected Lamb to still be here and wide receiver isn’t a screaming need for the Cowboys, but it’s another playmaker nonetheless. Dak Prescott might want to sign that deal soon...

18. Miami (from Pittsburgh): Austin Jackson, OT, USC

A little bit of a reach here, but if you’re going to take a fragile QB near the top of the draft, all subsequent picks need to be protecting that investment.

19. Las Vegas (from Chicago): Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

This is another reach for the Raiders and someone that a lot of people had coming off the board in round two.

20. Jacksonville (from LA Rams): K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

Chaisson is a versatile pass rusher and one of this draft’s at the position not named Chase Young. The Jags are rebuilding that young defense after gutting it.

21. Philadelphia: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Not the wide receiver I thought would come off the board here, but there are traits to like here.

22. Minnesota (from Buffalo): Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

This IS the wide receiver that I thought the Eagles would take. This is a heck of a pick for the Vikings and gives them a legitimate No. 2 to Adam Thielen after trading Stefon Diggs this offseason.

23. LA Chargers (from New England): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

This might shock you, but the Patriots traded out of the first round. The Saints figured to be in the mix for a linebacker at 24, so the Charger leap-frogged them to ensure they got their guy.

24. New Orleans: Cesar Ruiz, IOL, Michigan

Hey, our guy! For analysis of the pick, hit our scouting report here.

25. San Francisco (from Minnesota): Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

This is a reach for Aiyuk, but at this point you kind of trust whatever Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch pull off.

26. Green Bay (from Miami from Houston): Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

This is pretty hilarious. Love was a first-round quarterback, but Aaron Rodgers still has plenty of juice left and probably is not taking kindly to this news. The reign of terror might be over though soon?

27. Seattle: Jordan Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

Ah, yes. This is a very Seattle-type of pick. They usually would trade back and then take someone that a lot of people have a later grade on. But it usually works out for them.

28. Baltimore: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

The Ravens go defense here at the end of the first round with a pick that feels like it has been mocked to them for months.

29. Tennessee: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

This is a bit high for Wilson, but the Titans are betting on the upside. He might have as much of it as any tackle in the class if he puts it all together.

30. Miami (from Green Bay): Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

A bit of a reach on a lot of boards, but the Dolphins have added another piece to a much-improved secondary.

31. Minnesota (from San Francisco): Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

This is a good grab for the Vikings, who had to add to the cornerback room.

32. Kansas City: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

The rich get richer with offensive talent. It’s not fair!

What do you think your favorite team will pull off this weekend? Have a pick that you would hate? Sound off in the comments below.