Congratulations to the Cincinnati Bengals, who have officially wrapped up the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Now all that's left to do is select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and get back to the business of rebuilding the franchise. The Redskins, meanwhile, have returned to No. 2 in the draft order after Sunday's loss to the Giants, which means they're first in the Chase Young sweepstakes.
The Lions' quietly disappointing season continues unabated and now they're staring at the third-overall selection. In fact, depending on how Week 17 unfolds, Detroit could end up choosing No. 2 overall. The Giants and Dolphins round out the top five, which is still Tua-less, but only because we don't know the Alabama quarterback's status following hip surgery last month. We'll know something by Jan. 20, which is when players have to declare for the NFL Draft.
For now, here's this week's mock draft, where for the first time we have the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders taking a quarterback because, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday, Derek Carr.
Keep reading to see how the 28 teams with first-round picks go about restocking their roster for the 2020 season.
The draft order is based on team records through the first 16 weeks of the season (except MNF).
Alright, let's get to it.
Round 1 - Pick 1
Joe Burrow QB
LSU • 6'4" / 221 lbs
The Bengals did it, finally. Their season-long ineptitude, which culminated in Sunday's overtime loss to the Dolphins, has guaranteed them the first-overall pick in the 2020 draft. Now all that's left to do is make sure they spell Joe Burrow's name correctly on the card they hand to Roger Goodell to announce their future franchise quarterback.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Chase Young EDGE
Ohio State • 6'5" / 264 lbs
A month ago the Redskins were 1-9 and had earned the No. 2 pick. Not surprisingly we had them taking the best player in college football, pass rusher Chase Young. But after going 2-1 in recent weeks, Washington had played their way out of the Young sweepstakes. But Sunday's overtime loss to the Giants have them back in familiar territory, near the top of the draft board and with Young well within their reach. Yes, they need a left tackle too but Young is a transcendent talent. You have to take him here.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Auburn • 6'5" / 318 lbs
GM Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia are expected back in 2020 and one of the first orders of business will be shoring up the defensive line, which ranks 24th against the run and 31st in getting after the quarterback. Brown is not only the best D-lineman in this class, he's one of the best players in this class.
Round 1 - Pick 4
Georgia • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Daniel Jones' game-winning touchdown pass in overtime propelled the Giants to their fourth win of the season ... and dropped them out of the running for Chase Young, at least for now. But one of the good things about being one of the league's worst teams is that there are myriad needs to be addressed. So no Young means New York can beef up the offensive line. Andrew Thomas was the cornerstone of the Bulldogs' offensive line the last two seasons and he'll slot right in to the left tackle job for the Giants on Day 1.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Alabama • 6'4" / 312 lbs
The Dolphins are picking fifth, which is the lowest first-round selection they have had in any of our mock drafts this season. It's a testament to how they've turned things around over the final two months, but it also means they likely won't get their franchise quarterback without having to trade up. Wills is the best offensive lineman on Alabama's roster and he'll immediately be one of the best linemen on Miami's roster. The right tackle has had a stellar 2019 campaign.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Iowa • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Wirfs can take over games at right tackle, where he has been dominant this season. He can also fill in at left tackle, which he did seamlessly when teammate Alaric Jackson was sidelined for a couple games earlier this season. Now the Chargers just have to figure out who their quarterback will be for 2020.
Round 1 - Pick 8
Jeff Okudah CB
Ohio State • 6'1" / 202 lbs
The Panthers secondary is young and it has showed at times this season. James Bradberry is in the final year of his deal and whether he returns or not, it makes sense to add the top cornerback in the class in Okudah.
Round 1 - Pick 9
A.J. Epenesa EDGE
Iowa • 6'6" / 280 lbs
Epenesa played some of his best football over the last month of the season, and like Iowa teammate Wirfs, there are reports that he could return to school. But if he doesn't, he too could hear his name called early in the draft, and the Cardinals have needs at edge rusher, especially after parting ways with veteran Terrell Suggs earlier this month.
Round 1 - Pick 10
USC • 6'5" / 325 lbs
Jackson had a strong 2019 campaign and the Jets' offensive line has been an issue all season. Left tackle Kelvin Beachum's contract is up and there needs to be a plan in place to protect Sam Darnold, whose bouts of inconsistency aren't helped by the lack of protection by his O-line.
Round 1 - Pick 11
CeeDee Lamb WR
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 200 lbs
Courtland Sutton is a special talent but with Manny Sanders now in San Francisco, the Broncos need another weapon on the outside for Drew Lock. Lamb averaged more than 20 yards per reception for Oklahoma this season and he's one of the most dynamic players in this draft class.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Clemson • 6'4" / 238 lbs
It sounds like the Browns won't re-sign Joe Schobert, and even though they drafted linebackers Mack Wilson and Sione Takitaki, there's still room for Simmons, who can line up just about anywhere, including safety -- which, incidentally, is also a need for this Cleveland defense.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Oregon • 6'6" / 236 lbs
CBS Sports' NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported over the weekend that the Raiders could be looking for a new QB, and Herbert, who has a rocket right arm and checks every box for what a franchise passer should look like, could certainly get Jon Gruden's attention in the coming weeks and months.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Jerry Jeudy WR
Alabama • 6'1" / 193 lbs
Who knows what becomes of this team in the offseason. Jason Garrett could be gone, and so too could Amari Cooper. And even if Cooper returns, Dak Prescott desperately needs help and Jeudy, who came into 2019 as our No. 1 prospect, would be a godsend.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Terrell Lewis EDGE
Alabama • 6'5" / 262 lbs
The Colts need to upgrade their pass rush and GM Chris Ballard loves athletes like Lewis, who is finally healthy after battling injuries the last two seasons. In fact, he was all but unstoppable off the edge in 2019 for the Crimson Tide.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 250 lbs
Okwara's season ended in November, and while he wasn't quite as productive as a year ago, he's a high-upside prospect who explodes off the ball. Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul are set to be free agents in the spring, and even if the Bucs choose to re-sign at least one of them, Okwara will add much-needed depth.
From Chicago Bears
Round 1 - Pick 18
Stanford • Sr • 6'1" / 192 lbs
Daryl Worley is the Raiders' best CB this season, according to Pro Football Focus, and he's been replacement level. He's also in the final year of his rookie deal. But even if he returns, the Raiders need to continue to build the secondary and Adebo, who is an athletic cover corner with good ball skills, would be a natural fit in Las Vegas (!).
From Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 1 - Pick 19
LSU • 5'11" / 197 lbs
The Dolphins need help everywhere. Unfortunately, Tua's status remains unknown so for now the team must use its first-round picks to fill other needs. Fulton needs to be more physical at the line of scrimmage but he has game-changing playmaking abilities in the secondary and that's exactly what Miami needs from its cornerbacks.
From Los Angeles Rams
Round 1 - Pick 20
Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE
Penn State • 6'5" / 265 lbs
Yannick Ngakoue is in the final year of his deal and even though the Jags drafted Josh Allen last April, it won't stop them from adding another dominant edge rusher. Gross-Matos is a physical freak who is still learning the position but his upside is too good to pass up here.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Florida • 6'1" / 204 lbs
The Eagles have been hobbled by injuries in the secondary and they'll aim to fix that in the offseason. Henderson is long, fast and athletic and while he hasn't been quite as productive this season, he has all the traits NFL teams look for in lockdown CBs.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Florida State • Sr • 6'5" / 305 lbs
Wilson's season ended after suffering a hand injury in November but he's one of the best pass-rushing defensive tackles in this draft class, and he would be a terror lined up alongside Jeffrey Simmons
Round 1 - Pick 23
Alabama • 6'0" / 190 lbs
John Brown can stretch the field and Cole Beasley can man the slot, but Josh Allen needs another downfield target. Ruggs is one of the fastest players on the Alabama roster and he's a threat to take it to the house from anywhere on the field.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 307 lbs
Linval Joseph is the Vikings' best defensive linemen but the unit ranks 30th against the run, according to Football Outsiders. Gallimore is a fire plug with a non-stop runner who excels against both the run and the pass.
From Houston Texans
Round 1 - Pick 25
Curtis Weaver EDGE
Boise State • 6'3" / 265 lbs
Taco Charlton leads Miami with 5 sacks. He's followed by Sam Eguavoen (3.5). Put another way: the team needs to upgrade its pass rushers. During Boise State's regular season, Weaver had 13.5 sacks, 55 pressures but he also has the athleticism to drop into coverage -- he allowed a passer rating of just 58.8.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Oklahoma • 6'2" / 241 lbs
The Chiefs defense has improved as the season has progressed, but they've struggled at times to find consistency from their linebackers. Murray changes that. He is undersized but he flies all over the field, and has sideline-to-sideline speed, the ability to make plays in the backfield and the athleticism to cover RBs and TEs.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Shaun Wade CB
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 195 lbs
Wade is a physical slot corner who had a breakout season for the Buckeyes. The Seahawks' defense isn't what it once was, and other than Shaq Griffin, every other cornerback on the roster has been average, according to PFF's metrics.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Round 1 - Pick 29
K.J. Hamler WR
Penn State • 5'9" / 178 lbs
Hamler is undersized but so are Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman and they're getting along just fine in Kansas City -- and so too is Julian Edelman in New England. In 2019, Hamler is averaging 15.9 yards per catch (he had 18.0 a season ago) with 8 TDs, and he's also a threat in the return game.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Bryce Hall CB
Virginia • 6'1" / 202 lbs
The Saints claimed Janoris Jenkins off waivers in part because Eli Apple hasn't worked out. Apple, by the way, is in the final year of his deal, as is PJ Williams. Hall was our CB1 coming into the season. He suffered an ankle injury that cut short his '19 campaign but he should be fully recovered by the spring.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Florida State • Sr • 6'4" / 220 lbs
Nasirildeen suffered a leg injury late last month and it's unclear if he'll declare for the draft but he has the size and speed to line up just about anywhere. He's listed as a safety -- and he's happy to wreak havoc in run support or patrol the middle of the field in coverage -- but he's more aptly described as a playmaker.
Round 1 - Pick 32
K'Lavon Chaisson EDGE
LSU • 6'3" / 254 lbs
Chaisson is a quick-twitch, high-motor headache off the edge but he'll probably need to add muscle to hold up over the course of a 16-game NFL schedule. The Ravens have few holes on arguably the NFL's best roster but they could use more pass rushers, especially with Matt Judon in the final year of his deal.