Heading into the weekend, the top 20 slots of April's draft have been settled. Another four NFL teams will have their spots cemented as they get knocked out of the wild-card round.
Wild Card Weekend will have little meaning for the league's bottom-feeders, though, as they dial in on prospects like Joe Burrow, Chase Young and Tua Tagovailoa at the top of the draft. Those teams are fully committed to the evaluation process. That process will have its biggest stage at the scouting combine, which will kick off on February 24.
Here, we'll run down the current draft order and examine some of the top prospects who casual fans may not yet be familiar with. Let's dig into that Round 1 mock.
2020 NFL Mock Draft
1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
3. Detroit Lions: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
4. New York Giants: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
8. Arizona Cardinals: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
10. Cleveland Browns: Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
12. Oakland Raiders: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama
13. Indianapolis Colts: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
15. Denver Broncos: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
16. Atlanta Falcons: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
17. Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, S, LSU
18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh): D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
19. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago): Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Rams): Curtis Weaver, DE, Boise State
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
22. Tennessee Titans: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
23. Buffalo Bills: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
24. Minnesota Vikings: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
25. Miami Dolphins (from Houston): Josh Jones, OT, Houston
26. Seattle Seahawks: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
27. New England Patriots: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
28. Green Bay Packers: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
29. Kansas City Chiefs: Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
30. New Orleans Saints: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
31. San Francisco 49ers: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
32. Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson
While Young may be the top defender available in this year's draft, Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons will be a terrific consolation prize for teams not picking at the top. The former safety has the athleticism, quickness and range to be a legitimate sideline-to-sideline linebacker at the next level.
"It felt like he was playing defensive line, linebacker and safety all in the same play," one opposing coach said of Simmons, per ESPN's David M. Hale. "He's a problem."
This will make Simmons a coveted prospect, as the rise in the precision mid-range passing game has increased the value of linebackers who can run and cover. Just consider that two such linebackers—Devin White and Devin Bush—landed in the top 10 of last year's draft.
Simmons' productivity—he had 97 tackles, 7.0 sacks and three interceptions in 2019—and work ethic will likely have him off the board early.
Just a few years ago, the idea of a non-rush linebacker being a top-five pick would be surprising. No one should be shocked if that's where Simmons lands.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
While most casual fans are familiar with Tagovailoa by now, several may not be as familiar with Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. This isn't the case for fans who watched him in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.
Jeudy destroyed the Michigan defense, catching six passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. While this stat line may lead fans to believe that Jeudy is primarily a deep threat, his biggest asset may actually be his ability to generate separation with precision route-running.
Even before Alabama's bowl game, Jeudy was trending as the top receiver in this draft class. He had little to gain by even playing in it, but his drive and determination should resonate with prospective NFL employers.
"I love playing football, so I just wanted to come out here and compete with my brothers," Jeudy said, per Charlie Potter of 247Sports.
Fellow Crimson Tide receivers Henry Ruggs III and DeVonta Smith are also potential first-round picks, which should say a lot about Jeudy's status as the go-to target.
Grant Delpit, S, LSU
When LSU takes on Clemson on January 13, most fans will be eying LSU quarterback Joe Burrow—widely expected to be the first pick in the 2020 draft. However, there will be several potential first-rounders in the College Football Playoff Championship, including safety Grant Delpit.
Delpit has been a do-it-all defender for LSU all season long. In 2019, he racked up 59 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and three interceptions. What's impressive is that Delpit played most of the season after making the switch from strong to free safety. He was also hampered by injuries but got healthy in time to make a championship push.
"He got healthy towards the end of the year, and that was kind of the turning point of our defense," Burrow said, per Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press. "I think that just shows how important he is."
Toughness and positional versatility are traits that NFL teams value highly, and they could cement Delpit as a first-round pick in April.