Two more NFL teams entered the draft order on Sunday. Losses by the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles added the two franchises to the list of teams that have their draft slots cemented.
For top-tier prospects like Joe Burrow, Chase Young and Jerry Jeudy, the new additions to the draft order may not mean that much. For what is a deep and talented overall draft class, however, the picture has become that much clearer.
Here, we'll examine the updated draft order, some of the top prospects, and how the first round could play out after Wild Card Weekend.
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): J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
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. Buffalo Bills: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
23. New England Patriots: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington
24. New Orleans Saints: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
25. Tennessee Titans: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
26. Minnesota Vikings: Austin Jackson, OT, USC
27. Miami Dolphins (from Houston): Josh Jones, OT, Houston
28. Seattle Seahawks: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
29. Green Bay Packers: Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado
30. Kansas City Chiefs: Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina
31. San Francisco 49ers: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
32. Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
The Cincinnati Bengals secured the top pick in the draft two weeks before the end of the regular season. Conventional wisdom suggests they'll use the pick on a quarterback.
If the Bengals do take a signal-caller at the top of Round 1, it will likely be Heisman-winner Joe Burrow. The LSU standout has been phenomenal on the playing field this season and appears to be an ideal quarterback prospect.
Burrow also gains value from the fact Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa carries injury concerns. In a vacuum, Tagovailoa is equally promising as a prospect. Coming off a season ended by a dislocated hip, however, he is also a risky one.
Burrow doesn't carry injury concerns and is coming off a 493-yard, seven-touchdown performance against Oklahoma. There isn't a hotter prospect in the draft pool.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
While Burrow is a near-lock to be the first quarterback off the board, Tagovailoa is likely to be a fine consolation prize for a quarterback-needy franchise. The only concern with the Crimson Tide signal-caller is his injury history.
A year ago, Tagovailoa finished the season with 3,966 passing yards ad 43 touchdowns with just six interceptions. In nine games this season, he had 2,840 yards and 33 touchdown passes with just three picks.
An athletic, accurate and battle-tested prospect, he is an intriguing draft prospect. He'll be a coveted player on draft day if he declares himself eligible. He is expected to announce that decision on Monday.
If Tagovailoa decides to return to Alabama, Burrow should become the unquestioned top quarterback draft target.
Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
If the Bengals don't take a quarterback at No. 1, they'll likely be scooping up Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young. The top defensive prospect in this year's draft class, he is just as promising as former teammate Nick Bosa was a year ago.
According to ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay, Young is even more of a sure thing.
"I would take him No. 1, even if I needed a quarterback," he recently said on First Take.
Drafting a quarterback like Burrow would give the Bengals promise. Taking Young would immediately make them better.