With the start of the NFL Scouting Combine just a couple weeks away (Feb. 27-March 1 on NFL Network), here's my first mock for Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft. As you can see, I don't expect the top quarterbacks to be waiting long to hear their names called, as I have three flying off the board in the first six picks, including a successor for Philip Rivers in Los Angeles.
The Bengals and Burrow are a match made in heaven. The Heisman Trophy winner is a confident, well-rounded quarterback who could elevate Zac Taylor's offense.
The Redskins add a homegrown monster -- he's a Hyattsville, Maryland, native -- to help this defense get to the quarterback. His impact will be immediately felt.
Thomas played both left and right tackle at Georgia. He will help fix Big Blue's O-line issues.
Tua is a fit for what the Dolphins want to do on offense. Plus, he's a proven winner who will only enhance the culture Brian Flores is building.
Love has amazing arm talent, and his athleticism allows him to elude pressure, which is something he'll be asked to do a lot, unless the Chargers make major upgrades to the O-line.
Panthers get the best interior defensive lineman in the draft to help lift a defense in need of a boost.
He's a freak athlete who can cover and rush the passer.
Jeudy has the ability to score from anywhere on the field. He's also a precise route runner who will fill a big need for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Herbert's big arm and high football IQ will allow him to make smart decisions while stretching the field for the Indy offense.
Kinlaw is a man among boys. This will be a value pick for the Bucs, and they can't pass on this type of talent -- keep in mind that Ndamukong Suh is a pending free agent.
Diggs is a big cornerback with tremendous ball skills and could replace Byron Jones if he departs in free agency.
The Dolphins ranked dead last in sacks last season, but I'm expecting Epenesa to come in and create pressure right away.
Queen will be an immediate upgrade at the position, with his speed and great instincts showing up the minute he takes the field.
Higgins reminds me of DeAndre Hopkins, as he routinely high-points the ball and wins against defenders by being physical.
After all of the injuries to the Eagles' receiving corps last season -- and all of the dropped passes -- Ruggs could come in and be a dominant player for Doug Pederson.
Jefferson has the size to go up and get the ball, and he's willing to cross over the middle of the field to make plays.
McKinney is a cerebral safety who is versatile and fundamentally sound. That sounds like a Patriot to me.
Mike Zimmer loves his cornerbacks. Henderson excels in press coverage and is battle-tested.
Swift should have plenty of tread left on the tires after averaging less than 150 carries per season with the Bulldogs. He's an explosive runner.
Fulton has size and is good in press coverage. His best attribute is the fact that he doesn't shy away from contact.
Murray's a run-and-hit linebacker with good coverage skills, but his play speed is what jumps off the tape.
He's a compact running back with good balance, instincts and ability to break tackles. With Derrick Henry due to reach free agency, Dobbins could be the guy for Tennessee.
Hamler is one of the fastest receivers in this draft. He could be used like Tyreek Hill as a receiver who can stretch the field, and he has value as a returner on special teams, too.
Delpit is a perfect fit for this Niners defense as a player who boasts Earl Thomas-like range.
He's a versatile player who can rush inside and off the edge.