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2020 NFL draft winners, head-scratching picks from Round 1: Mel Kiper's recap

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Kiper's best available prospect after round 1 (1:56)

Mel Kiper Jr. joins SVP and reveals which player he was surprised to still see on the board after the first round of the NFL draft. (1:56)

Round 1 of the 2020 NFL draft is over, and it was a blast, though not quite as chaotic as I anticipated. In fact, for the first time since 2015, there were no trades in the top 10 picks, and it was a lot of chalk early. Then it got a little wild, with a few reaches for cornerbacks, the Packers taking a quarterback and the SEC ending up with 15 prospects in the top 32 picks.

So let's get into the picks I liked and didn't like from the first round. As always, if you don't see your team here, remember, I'm going to break down all 32 teams in my post-draft grades on Saturday night. Check out the best available prospects as we head into Round 2 on Friday, with the draft kicking off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ABC and the ESPN App.

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Kiper's top 300 rankings
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Best available | Round 1

Winners from Round 1

Miami Dolphins

The picks: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama (No. 5); Austin Jackson, OT, USC (No. 18); Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn (No. 30)

Heading into the draft with three first-round picks and two second-round picks, Miami had the capital to easily trade up and make sure it got its quarterback of the future. So general manager Chris Grier & Co. deserve credit for sitting tight at No. 5 ... and still getting Tagovailoa. The Dolphins put up a few smoke screens over the past month, and there was some buzz that they preferred Justin Herbert or an offensive tackle in the top five. In the end, they have the quarterback I've compared to a left-handed Drew Brees, because Tagovailoa is that precise as a passer. He is an anticipatory thrower with elite traits.