After a week's worth of evaluating high-profile prospects at the Reese's Senior Bowl and chatting with team executives across the league, here's my first crack at how Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft will unfold. To be clear, this mock draft reflects how I think teams view these players -- not necessarily a recommendation on what I think they should do.
The Bengals can't bypass the opportunity to make the hometown hero their next franchise quarterback.
Ron Rivera and Jack Del Rio could unleash Young on NFC East opponents as a skilled, athletic pass rusher with a high-revving motor.
Detroit doesn't typically take corners on Day 1, but Okudah's game matches the Lions' scheme and fills their biggest defensive need.
Dave Gettleman's affinity for the "hog mollies" could lead the Giants to add an edge blocker to protect their young quarterback.
The Dolphins need a young QB1 to build around. Despite Tagovailoa's injury history, he is the most talented quarterback prospect in the class.
Adding a monster in the middle of the Panthers' defense is essential to Matt Rhule's rebuilding plan.
Simmons' versatility as a back-seven defender could make him a disruptive force as a primary playmaker for the Jaguars.
The Browns need another rock-solid edge blocker in the starting lineup.
Ultra-athletic edge blocker with the size, length and skill to blossom into an elite NFL offensive tackle.
Jon Gruden loves physical pass-catchers with explosive running skills.
As a big, physical interior defender with extraordinary length and strength, Kinlaw is an ideal building block at the point of attack.
Adding another jump-ball specialist to the WR corps will accelerate Drew Lock's growth as a franchise quarterback.
The LSU standout is the kind of urgent athlete Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff prefer on defense.
Adding speed, quickness and playmaking ability to the receiving corps could be a priority with several gifted free agents poised to hit the market.
Underrated corner with the ideal game to boost Miami's secondary.
Swift linebacker with legit sideline-to-sideline range as a run-and-chase linebacker.
Long, rangy cover corner with natural press skills who would be a perfect fit in the Jaguars' Cover 3 scheme.
Big-bodied offensive weapon with a diverse set of skills as a pass-catcher/playmaker.
Hard-hat-and-lunch-pail player with enough pass-rush skills to make immediate contributions as a rookie starter.
McKinney's combination of toughness, instincts and athleticism would add a dimension to the Patriots' defense.
Sean Payton could be the perfect coach to cultivate Love's talents as an athletic gunslinger.
Despite questions about his tackling ability, Delpit would upgrade the speed and athleticism in the Vikings' secondary.
Swift would add some pop to the Dolphins' RB room. He's a true three-down back, possessing explosive skills as both a runner and receiver.
The ex-Penn State standout has the length, athleticism and burst Seattle covets in an edge rusher.
Blue-collar edge defender with versatility and a high-revving motor? Yeah, that fits the Titans' profile.
Aaron Rodgers needs more playmakers at his disposal.