2020 NFL Draft: Grades and analysis for every first-round pick

The 2020 NFL draft is finally underway. Keep it locked on Pro Football Draft for instant first-round grades and analysis for all 32 picks.

1.01: Cincinnati Bengals

Pick: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Analysis: No-brainer. This has been the pick all draft season and finally brings the Bengals franchise a legitimate franchise quarterback to build around. It was impossible to mess this one up.

Grade: A

1.02: Washington Redskins

Pick: Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State

Analysis: Another no-brainer. Arguably the most talented player in the entire draft, Young offers double-digit sack upside right away. Ron Rivera gets his new ‘Julius Peppers.’

Grade: A

1.03: Detroit Lions

Pick: Jeff Okudah, DB, Ohio State

Analysis: Okudah has long been considered the favorite to be the Lions’ selection here. The top cornerback in the class profiles as a shutdown cover guy from Day 1. He’s an instant upgrade for a secondary that was in desperate need of a player with his blue-chip ability. He possesses great size and is a physical press corner. Detroit got itself a legit player.

Grade: A

1.04: New York Giants

Pick: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Analysis: While this pick may come as a shock to some, Thomas was regarded as the top tackle prospect at the start of the year and did nothing to change that standing. He’s a well-rounded player who will help both Daniel Jones in pass protection and Saquon Barkley in the run game right away. Good, safe and all-around solid pick by the Giants.

Grade: B+

1.05: Miami Dolphins

Pick: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Analysis: The smoke-screen by the Dolphins worked perfectly. They got the guy they wanted all along when the season began as a ‘Tank for Tua’ campaign. Miami now has a franchise quarterback in place who brings championship pedigree and the upside to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL within his first few seasons in the league.

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