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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay's post-free agency prediction for Rounds 1 and 2

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Why isn't Isaiah Simmons considered elite? (1:02)

Todd McShay explains why OLB Isaiah Simmons isn't considered an elite NFL prospect yet. (1:02)

As of now, the show will go on. The 2020 NFL draft is just a few weeks away.

It certainly has been a different kind of pre-draft process this year, with many pro days and private team visits canceled. But we still have plenty of college tape, combine workouts, early interviews and some pro days to evaluate, as well as a nearly complete NFL free agency to help clarify remaining team needs. Each team's personal rankings and preferences aren't quite finalized yet, and we will see more movement on the board leading into April 23-25, but we are getting closer and closer.

But now it's time for another mock draft. And with everyone practicing social distancing at the moment, let's go ahead and take this one two rounds deep for all of you. Here are my predictions for all 64 first- and second-round picks of the 2020 draft.

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ROUND 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

No surprise here. Burrow has incredible accuracy, maneuvers in the pocket with skill and battles all game long. The Bengals need a franchise quarterback to truly fire up their rebuild, and Burrow has all the makings of a future star in the NFL.

See more Bengals picks: 33


2. Washington Redskins

Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

I expect Washington to at least listen to some trade offers. But at the end of the day, it'd be really tough for the Redskins to pass on the most talented player in the draft class and one of the best pass-rushing prospects I've ever seen. Young posted a nation-leading 16.5 sacks, and he missed two games.


3. Detroit Lions

Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

A glaring need became blinding when the Lions traded Darius Slay to the Eagles (though Detroit did sign Desmond Trufant). Okudah would bring ball skills, size and versatility to a defense that was exploited last season to the tune of 284.4 passing yards allowed per game. His athleticism is elite, and I'd expect him to excel in man coverage at the next level.

See more Lions picks: 35


4. New York Giants

Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson

New York has three options in my mind here at No. 4: The Giants can trade out of it, they can look at one of the excellent offensive tackles on the board or they can draft Simmons as a do-it-all linebacker. General manager Dave Gettleman will hear some interesting offers, but because I'm not doing the same with this mock, I'm going with Simmons. Remember, the Giants allowed 28.2 points per game last season, third worst in the NFL.

See more Giants picks: 36


5. Miami Dolphins