Final 2020 NFL Draft Results: Order, picks, mock drafts, trades, grades
The 2020 NFL Draft is complete, albeit in a much different form than we are used to with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Our 2020 NFL Draft tracker kept you updated on the league’s first fully virtual draft, including the dates, start times, location, how to watch, live streaming information, TV schedule, the order of all picks, mock drafts, trades, betting odds, live results, and grades for all selections in the first round.
2020 NFL Draft dates and start times
The NFL Draft began on Thursday, April 23 before concluding on Saturday, April 25. The first round started on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, rounds two and three started on Friday at 7 p.m. ET,, and the rounds four through seven were on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET.
How to watch the NFL Draft, including TV and live streams
NFL Draft location
The draft was scheduled to be in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the red carpet ceremony at the Bellagio fountains before moving to the new Caesars Forum convention center’s main stage for the selections. Of course, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the draft was held remotely. Teams made their selections from home while NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the picks from the basement of his home in New York. 58 top prospects participated in the virtual draft by recording their reactions on camera.
2020 NFL Mock Draft
Click here for our final NFL mock draft at ClutchPoints. You can also listen to the Establish the Pass podcast’s first round NFL mock draft (including three trades), broken down by picks No. 1-8, No. 9-16, No. 17-24, and No. 25-32.
2020 NFL Draft Tracker: First round order, picks, live results, and grades
The Bengals didn’t budge on any of the trade proposals sent their way leading up to the beginning of the draft, and they were smart to do so. Burrow gives Cincinnati a true franchise QB with elite accuracy, poise under pressure, and the ability to improvise while keeping his eyes downfield. Cincinnati still needs to put the right pieces around him, but Burrow has the tools to succeed at the next level.
2. Washington Redskins — Chase Young, Ohio State, DE/Edge (Full profile)
Similar to Cincinnati, the Redskins choose to stand pat and take a transformational talent, but on the other side of the ball. Young follows Joey and Nick Bosa as elite pass rushers out of Ohio State taken in the top five of the draft, and he immediately gives an explosive boost to a Washington defense that finished 24th in Defensive DVOA in 2019.
3. Detroit Lions — Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, CB (Full profile)
Even before the departure of Darius Slay, the Lions were in need of updating at cornerback, and they get the consensus No. 1 cornerback in Okudah. His ability, speed, and football IQ will make him a starter for Detroit in Week 1 as a rookie.
4. New York Giants — Andrew Thomas, Georgia, T
The Giants have no shortage of needs, and they get a potentially elite offensive tackle in Andrew Thomas. He has the ability to play both left and right tackle and he excels in both pass protection and run blocking. New York receives a bit of a dock because they likely could have traded down and still landed Thomas.
5. Miami Dolphins — Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, QB (Full profile)
Durability is still a question mark for Tagovailoa, but when he’s on the field, he’s as dynamic as it comes in this class at the quarterback position with his quick release and elite accuracy at all levels of the field. Tua provides Miami’s rebuild with the franchise cornerstone it was waiting for, and the Dolphins exercise previous demons with QB injury concerns when they passed on Drew Brees in free agency nearly two decades ago.
6. Los Angeles Chargers — Justin Herbert, Oregon, QB (Full profile)
After receiving just two FBS scholarship offers out of high school, Herbert rapidly ascended to the top of the draft board after a successful final season with the Oregon Ducks and an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. His mobility and ability to throw down field are strengths, but there are some concerns with his consistency. The Chargers could’ve made a move up to nag Tagovailoa, but they’ll build around Herbert as the successor to Philip Rivers.
7. Carolina Panthers — Derrick Brown, Auburn, DT (Full profile)
The Panthers finished dead last in run defense DVOA, so they fill a huge need by taking the best run stuffer in the draft in Derrick Brown. He figures to be a mainstay on the Carolina defense for years to come, collapsing pockets as well when opposing signal callers drop back.
8. Arizona Cardinals — Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, Everything on defense (Full profile)
It seemed like the Cardinals might take a top-tier offensive linemen to help protect Kyler Murray, but instead Arizona goes with the best player on the board in Isaiah Simmons. There isn’t a position in the back seven on defense that he can’t play, and that versatility will make him a key weapon in a Cardinals defense that finished 27th in DVOA against the pass a year ago.
9. Jacksonville Jaguars — CJ Henderson, Florida, CB
With the Jaguars in full-rebuild mode, there isn’t a need that this team doesn’t have. But, the secondary and specifically cornerback needs the most work, so they go with the next corner on the board in Henderson. He excels in man-to-man coverage no matter how he aligns, and while there is still a lot of other talent that Jacksonville passed on, Henderson fills a huge need for Jacksonville.
10. Cleveland Browns — Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama, T
After signing Jack Conklin to play right tackle, Wills Jr. will slide right into the left tackle position to protect Baker Mayfield’s blind side. After failing to live up to expectations in 2019 in large part because of their struggles to pass block, Cleveland aces this pick with a bulldozer who will start from Day 1 and make Mayfield’s life much easier.
11. New York Jets — Mekhi Becton, Louisville, T
The freakish 6’7″ talent has the potential to be one of the best tackles in the NFL, but there are concerns with his ability in pass protection. If the Jets get the best out of him, Sam Darnold is going to have a much easier time excelling in Year 3. If they don’t, they’ll regret passing on the elite receivers still available given the state of that position for New York.
12. Las Vegas Raiders — Henry Ruggs III, Alabama, WR (Full profile)
The draft has played out perfectly for the Raiders to address one of their biggest needs at wide receiver, and while they passed on a pair of pass catchers projected in most mock drafts above Ruggs, they still get a great one. His route-running needs to develop a bit more but his raw speed will make him an instant weapon as the Silver & Black begin a new chapter in Las Vegas.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from San Francisco 49ers, via IND) — Tristan Wirfs, Iowa, T
Some scouts believe Wirfs is the best offensive tackle prospect in the draft, so the Buccaneers didn’t mind trading up one spot to fill the biggest need they had to address with their first-round pick to protect Tom Brady. He throws defenders around while run blocking and gets the job done in pass-pro, providing Tampa Bay with perhaps the final piece they needed on offense.
14. San Francisco 49ers (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) — Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, DT
After moving on from DeForest Buckner, the 49ers waste no time bolstering their defensive line in Kinlaw. With the deep talent in this draft class at wide receiver, San Francisco can still address the position later in the first round while maintaining one of the most stout defensive fronts in the league.
15. Denver Broncos — Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, WR (Full profile)
Jerry Jeudy does it all at the wide receiver position, and he immediately bolsters a receiving corps severely lacking in Denver outside of Courtland Sutton. Jeudy is the best route runner in the draft, and combined with his elite speed, he’s going to be a problem at the next level. The duo will be a huge asset for Drew Lock as the Broncos look to compete for a playoff spot in 2020.
16. Atlanta Falcons — AJ Terrell, Clemson, CB
The Falcons finished 25th in defensive DVOA against the pass in 2019, and with safety solidified it made sense for Atlanta to grab a cornerback with their first-round pick. Terrell has struggled with his consistency at times and may have still been available later if Atlanta traded back, in addition to a number of other talented cornerbacks still on the board. But he does fill a need and has the potential to develop at the next level.
17. Dallas Cowboys — CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, WR (Full profile)
The Cowboys still have plenty of needs to address on the defensive side of the ball, but CeeDee Lamb is a can’t-miss talent that provides the finishing touches on a strong receiving corps for Dallas by plugging into the slot. The lengthy receiver is incredible at the catch point and equally dangerous racking up yards after the catch. He’ll be a star for the Cowboys right off the bat.
18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers) — Austin Jackson, USC, OT
This may be a bit of a reach for Miami, but after selecting their franchise quarterback of the future in Tagovailoa, the Dolphins didn’t hesitate to provide him with protection with the Trojans product. At just 20-years-old, there’s plenty of time for Jackson to develop and block for Tua for years to come.
19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears) — Damon Arnette, Ohio State, CB
Following Okudah and Henderson, there were a lot of different opinions on who the next cornerback off the board should be. With Terrell gone, the Raiders make a surprising choice in Arnette, but that doesn’t mean he won’t fit in well with Las Vegas’ young, hungry defense. We’ll see if he lives up to the billing of a top-2o pick.
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) — K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU, Edge
There are some concerns with Chaisson’s ability to stay on the field, but he’s widely regarded as one of the most talented edge rushers in this draft. Pro Football Focus’ pass-rushing grade doesn’t speak too highly of him, but he’s still raw and has a chance to improve greatly with his skillset at the next level. Yannick Ngakoue was all but guaranteed to be traded at this point, but this pick makes it an absolute.
21. Philadelphia Eagles — Jalen Reagor, TCU, WR
The Eagles were desperate to upgrade at receiver and they do so by picking up Reagor, a speedy deep threat that has drawn comparisons to Brandin Cooks. He still has the ability to excel at all three levels and despite his 5’11” size, his vertical jump makes him one of the top high-point receivers in the draft. Reagor figures to quickly become one of Carson Wentz’ top targets.
Jefferson had a spectacular final season at LSU to boost his draft stock, becoming one of the best slot weapons in college football in LSU’s historically great offense. With Stefon Diggs shipped off to Buffalo, it seemed likely that Minnesota would take a receiver given the depth available and their need, and it works out quite well with Jefferson falling to No. 22.
23. Los Angeles Chargers (from New England Patriots) — Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma, LB
After getting their franchise QB in Herbert, the Chargers decide to trade up and fill a huge need at linebacker with Kenneth Murray. Widely regarded as one of the top two linebackers in the draft, Murray’s speed and versatility will quickly make him a big part of LA’s defense, as he’s able to defend multiple positions in coverage while bringing a strong off-ball pass rush.
24. New Orleans Saints — Cesar Ruiz, Michigan, C
The Saints could’ve used Patrick Queen in this spot to bolster the middle of their season, but Ruiz is the best interior lineman in the draft and will immediately provide an update for New Orleans
25. San Francisco 49ers (from Minnesota Vikings) — Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State, WR
The 49ers needed to add another weapon to their receiving corps and they do so by trading up to nab Aiyuk, a big-play threat that will quickly become a home-run hitter for San Francisco.
26. Green Bay Packers (from Miami Dolphins, via HOU) — Jordan Love, Utah State, QB (Full profile)
Instead of drafting a new weapon to team up with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers select his possible replacement down the line in Jordan Love. It appeared Love would be a top-10 pick before his final collegiate season, but he struggled to live up to his play from 2018. There are concerns with his accuracy down field, but he has the raw tools to become an elite talent if everything comes together. For the short-term, this doesn’t help the Packers take a step forward in the 2020.
27. Seattle Seahawks — Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech, LB
Brooks makes a dramatic rise up most draft boards by going to Seattle at 27th overall. The Red Raiders product would’ve been a solid addition in the second or third round, but it feels like the Seahawks reached here with a lot of talent still available to fill their needs along the defensive front.
28. Baltimore Ravens — Patrick Queen, LSU, LB
The Ravens were likely cheering when the New Orleans Saints passed on Queen at No. 24, allowing them to fill their biggest need on defense without trading up. Queen’s natural football instincts are something to behold, and he’ll be at the middle of Baltimore’s defense for years to come.
29. Tennessee Titans — Isaiah Wilson, Georgia, T
The Georgia Bulldogs boasted one of the best offensive lines in college football a year ago, and it’s reflected by both of their tackles going in the first round. While Wilson doesn’t project to have the same immediate impact as Andrew Thomas, he fills an important need with Jack Conklin’s departure.
30. Miami Dolphins (from Green Bay Packers) — Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn, CB
This speedy cornerback out of Auburn has a lot of experience returning kicks, and while he’s still pretty raw at his position after moving over from receiver, his flat-out talent, toughness, and physical approach to the game should make him an intriguing piece of the Miami defense in 2020
31. Minnesota Vikings (from San Francisco 49ers) — Jeff Gladney, TCU, CB
The Vikings make out great by trading back from No. 25 and still landing the corner they coveted in Gladney, a competitive defensive back on contested balls and against the run.
32. Kansas City Chiefs — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU, RB
There were plenty of options at No. 32 for the Chiefs to fill their needs at cornerback or guard, but instead they take an electric running back out of LSU in Edwards-Helaire. He’s a threat in the passing game out of the backfield and should complement Damien Williams well as an additional weapon for an already explosive Chiefs offense.
33. Cincinnati Bengals — Tee Higgins, Clemson, WR (Full profile)
34. Indianapolis Colts (from Washington Redskins) — Michael Pittman Jr., USC, WR
35. Detroit Lions — D’Andre Swift, Georgia, RB
36. New York Giants — Xavier McKinney, Alabama, S
37. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Chargers) — Kyle Dugger, Lenior-Rhyne, S
38. Carolina Panthers — Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State, DE
39. Miami Dolphins — Robert Hunt, Louisiana-Lafayette, G
40. Houston Texans (from Arizona Cardinals) — Ross Blacklock, TCU, DT
41. Indianapolis Colts (from Cleveland Browns) — Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, RB (Full profile)
42. Jacksonville Jaguars — Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado, WR
43. Chicago Bears (from Las Vegas Raiders) — Cole Kmet, Notre Dame, TE (Full profile)
44. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis Colts) — Grant Delpit, LSU, S
45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota, S
46. Denver Broncos — K.J. Hamler, Penn State, WR
47. Atlanta Falcons — Marlon Davidson, Auburn, DE
48. Seattle Seahawks (from New York Jets) — Darrell Taylor, Tennessee, DE
49. Pittsburgh Steelers — Chase Claypool, Notre Dame, WR
50. Chicago Bears — Jaylon Johnson, Utah, CB
51. Dallas Cowboys — Trevon Diggs, Alabama, CB
52. Los Angeles Rams — Cam Akers, Florida State, RB
53. Philadelphia Eagles — Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma, QB (Full profile)
54. Buffalo Bulls — AJ Epenesa, Iowa, DE
55. Baltimore Ravens (from Atlanta Falcons, via NE) — JK Dobbins, Ohio State, RB (Full profile)
56. Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans Saints) — Raekwon Davis, Alabama, DT
57. Los Angeles Rams (from Houston Texans) — Van Jefferson, Florida, WR
58. Minnesota Vikings — Ezra Cleveland, Boise State, OT
59. New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks) — Denzel Mims, Baylor, WR
60. New England Patriots (from Baltimore Ravens) — Josh Uche, Michigan, LB
61. Tennessee Titans — Kristian Fulton, LSU, CB
62. Green Bay Packers — AJ Dillon, Boston College, RB
63. Kansas City Chiefs (from San Francisco 49ers) — Willie Gay Jr., Mississippi State, LB
64. Carolina Panthers (from Seattle Seahawks, via KC) — Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois, S
65. Cincinnati Bengals — Logan Wilson, Wyoming, LB
66. Washington Redskins — Antonio Gibson, Memphis, RB/WR
67. Detroit Lions — Julian Okwara, Notre Dame, LB
68. New York Jets (from New York Giants) — Ashtyn Davis, California, S
69. Seattle Seahawks (from Carolina Panthers) — Damien Lewis, LSU, G
70. Miami Dolphins — Brandon Jones, Texas, S
71. Baltimore Ravens (from New England Patriots, via LAC) — Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M, DT
72. Arizona Cardinals — Josh Jones, Houston, OT
73. Jackvonsille Jaguars — Davon Hamilton, Ohio State, DT
74. New Orleans Saints (from Cleveland Browns) — Zach Baun, Wisconsin, OLB
75. Detroit Lions (from Indianapolis Colts) — Jonah Jackson, Ohio State, G
76. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, RB
77. Denver Broncos — Michael Ojemudia, Iowa, CB
78. Atlanta Falcons — Matt Hennessy, Temple, C
79. New York Jets — Jabari Zuniga, Florida, DE
80. Las Vegas Raiders — Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky, WR
81. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears) — Bryan Edwards, South Carolina, WR
82. Dallas Cowboys — Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma, DT
83. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh Steelers) — Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU, C
84. Los Angeles Rams — Terrell Lewis, Alabama, LB
85. Indianapolis Colts (from Detroit Lions via PHI) — Julian Blackmon, Utah, S
86. Buffalo Bills — Zack Moss, Utah, RB
87. New England Patriots — Anfernee Jennings, Alabama, OLB
88. Cleveland Browns (from New Orleans Saints) — Jordan Elliott, Missouri, DT
89. Minnesota Vikings — Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, CB
90. Houston Texans — Jonathan Greenard, Florida, OLB
91. New England Patriots (from Las Vegas Raiders, via HOU & SEA) — Devin Asiasi, UCLA, TE
92. Baltimore Ravens — Devin Duvernay, Texas, WR
93. Tennessee Titans — Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State, RB
94. Green Bay Packers — Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati, TE
95. Denver Broncos (from San Francisco 49ers) — McTelvin Agim, Arkansas. DT
96. Kansas City Chiefs — Lucas Niang, TCU, OT
97. Cleveland Browns (Comp. pick, from Houston Texans) — Jacob Phillips, LSU, LB
98. Baltimore Ravens (Comp. pick from New England Patriots) — Malik Harrison, Ohio State, LB
99. New York Giants (Comp. pick) — Matt Peart, UConn, OT
100. Las Vegas Raiders (Comp. pick from New England Patriots) — Tanner Muse, Clemson, S/LB
101. New England Patriots (Comp. pick from New York Jets, via SEA) — Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech, TE
102. Pittsburgh Steelers (Comp. pick) — Alex Highsmith, Charlotte, LB
103. Philadelphia Eagles (Comp. pick) — Davion Taylor, Colorado, OLB
104. Los Angeles Rams (Comp. pick) — Terrell Burgess, Utah, S
105. New Orleans Saints (Comp. pick from Minnesota Vikings) — Adam Trautman, Dayton, TE
106. Baltimore Ravens (Comp. pick) — Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State, G
Full 2020 NFL Draft order and results with all picks in Rounds 4-7 can be found here.