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2020 NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Mel Kiper's final first-round predictions for Tagovailoa, Burrow, more

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Where Tua and Herbert could land in the first round (1:25)

Mel Kiper Jr. explains why Tua Tagovailoa has regained traction over Justin Herbert at No. 5 to the Dolphins in his latest mock draft. (1:25)

It's time for one final first-round mock draft before the 2020 NFL draft. I'm projecting picks 1-32 based on what I'm hearing and where I think prospects could come off the board and using my top 300 Big Board and position rankings as a guide.

This is going to be a chaotic draft. There will be trades that throw off the order, with teams moving up and down. I'm not including trades in this mock draft, but I'll note the picks that have the potential to be moved.

Live coverage of Round 1 kicks off at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on ABC, ESPN and the ESPN App, and I'll be on for all seven rounds through Saturday night. Here we go, projecting Round 1:

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1. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU | Highlights

Burrow is just what the Bengals need after a 2-14 season. The Heisman Trophy winner can step in and be the starter from day one. He's the clear top quarterback in this class.


2. Washington Redskins

Chase Young, DE, Ohio State | Highlights

Ron Rivera said Washington has talked to teams about trades for this pick, but I'm not buying that being serious. Rivera is a defensive coach, and he can't pass up Young, the best overall prospect in this class and an elite edge rusher.


3. Detroit Lions