NFL Mock Draft 2020: First-round bold predictions, Jaguars trade up for Tua Tagovailoa, final full picks from Chris Simms

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The 2020 NFL Draft is finally here and NBC Sports has you covered with everything you need to know, including a 2020 NFL mock draft from Chris Simms. For the first time in its history, the NFL Draft will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for more on how to watch the Draft over the next few days, and see the full schedule here.

Check out Simms’ full 2020 NFL mock draft for Thursday night’s first round below, including trades, picks, bold predictions, and Tua Tagovailoa’s landing spot. Plus, watch the video above for even more analysis and insight from Simms.

2020 NFL Draft order

Round 1 (Day 1)

  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 – Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama
  5. Miami Dolphins – Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
  6. Los Angeles Chargers – Andrew Thomas, OT, Chargers
  7. Carolina Panthers – Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn
  8. Arizona Cardinals – CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars – Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
  10. Las Vegas Raiders (TRADE from Cleveland Browns) – Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

“I think Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are going to panic once they see CeeDee Lamb went off the board at 7, and then there’s teams like the Jets in front of them who might take a receiver too. And I think they might want to get in front of the Jets to get the receiver they want that’s not named CeeDee Lamb.”

  1. New York Jets – Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
  2. Cleveland Browns (TRADE from Las Vegas Raiders) – Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (TRADE from San Francisco 49ers) – Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

“I know they have Gardner Minshew and they like him, but Tua is a nationwide figure and Jacksonville is right down the road from Georgia and Alabama and the University of Florida, which is SEC country. As much as they like Gardner Minshew, and he’s going to sell tickets, I promise you Tua is going to sell tickets. And there are a lot of teams out there who like Tua and what he brings to the game.”

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa
  2. Denver Broncos – Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
  3. Atlanta Falcons – C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Check out more Chris Simms NFL Draft coverage and analysis by clicking here.

  1. Dallas Cowboys – K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU
  2. Miami Dolphins – Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
  3. Las Vegas Raiders – A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson
  4. San Francisco 49ers (TRADE from Jacksonville Jaguars) – Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
  5. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

“I think the Eagles are going to go receiver and they’ll get one of my favorites. This is my second favorite receiver in the whole draft. I think this is the better version of Jerry Jeudy – he’s faster, he’s bigger, he makes more plays down the field, but certainly just a well-rounded receiver. He can be a star on the outside or a star in the slot. This a desperate need for this football team, they have to get Caron Wentz some weapons and they can’t depend on Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson being healthy for a full season. I think this is a no-brainer with Jefferson here.”

  1. Minnesota Vikings – Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU
  2. New England Patriots – Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
  3. New Orleans Saints – Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
  4. Minnesota Vikings – Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
  5. Miami Dolphins – Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Click here for the full draft order from all seven rounds of the NFL Draft.

  1. Seattle Seahawks – Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma
  2. Baltimore Ravens – Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin
  3. Tennessee Titans – Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
  4. Green Bay Packers – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
  5. San Francisco 49ers – Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
  6. Kansas City Chiefs – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

“I’m going for most exciting player available here. I’m going Clyde Edwards-Helaire at pick 32. I think he’s the best running back in the draft and I think he’s made for this system. They can go anywhere with this pick, but I’m hoping they go this way.”

What to know about Super Bowl 2023: Date, location, halftime performance info, and much more

Super Bowl 2023 is right around the corner! Here's everything you need to know about the big game.
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The NFL is finally back in session and Super Bowl 2023 will be here before we know it! See below for answers to all of your questions about the big game. Be sure to tune to NBC and Peacock every week for Sunday Night Football games this season.

Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America but the excitement starts early on Sundays with Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Pregame show beginning at 11 AM ET on Peacock and the NFL on NBC YouTube channel.

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When is Super Bowl 2023?

Super Bowl 2023 takes place on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Where is Super Bowl 2023?

Super Bowl 2023 will be contested at State Farm Stadium–home of the Arizona Cardinals– in Glendale, Arizona.

Who is performing the halftime show at Super Bowl 2023?

It was announced in September, that international popstar, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Rihanna will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 2023.

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When was the last time Rihanna released an album?

Rihanna’s most recent album “Anti” came out in 2016. The Barbados native has spent the last few years venturing into various business industries including beauty, fashion, and makeup. Additionally, the superstar welcomed her first child, a boy, in May of 2022.

Why does the NFL use Roman numerals?

AFL and Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt proposed using Roman numerals for each Super Bowl to add pomp and gravitas to the game. Roman numerals were, unsurprisingly, used in ancient Rome as a number system. I stands for 1, V for 5, X for 10, L for 50 and C for 100. That’s right: In 2066, get ready for Super Bowl C.

Super Bowl V was the first to use Roman numerals. They were retroactively added to the Super Bowl II to IV logos and have been used each year since⁠ until 2016. For Super Bowl L, or 50, the NFL tried out 73 different logos before breaking down and using a plain old “50.”

The Roman numerals for this year’s big game, Super Bowl 57, are LVII.

Which NFL team has the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history?

The Patriots and Steelers are not only familiar with playing on the big stage, but they also know what it takes to come out on top. New England and Pittsburgh are tied for the most Super Bowl victories in the NFL with six each. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys have won five Lombardi Trophies each and the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are tied with four Super Bowl championships.

  • New England Patriots: 6
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: 6
  • San Francisco 49ers: 5
  • Dallas Cowboys: 5
  • Green Bay Packers: 4
  • New York Giants: 4

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

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Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

What devices are compatible with Peacock?

Peacock is available on a variety of devices. See the full list here.

In addition to Sunday Night Football, what else can I watch with Peacock Premium?

Premium is your key to unlocking everything Peacock has to offer. You’ll get access to all the live sports and events we have, including Premier League and WWE Premium Live Events like WrestleMania. You’ll also get full seasons of exclusive Peacock Original series, next-day airings of current NBC and Telemundo hits, plus every movie and show available on Peacock. There is always something new to discover on Peacock Premium.

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How to watch Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: TV, live stream info, preview for Sunday Night Football game

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It’s the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, October 2 in a rematch of Super Bowl LV where Tom Brady earned his seventh ring. Sunday’s matchup marks the sixth meeting between Patrick Mahomes and Brady with the 45-year-old veteran holding a 3-2 edge in the series.

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Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with Football Night in America. See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

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Football Night in America will feature a weekly segment hosted by former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and sports betting and fantasy pioneer Matthew Berry, which highlights storylines and betting odds for the upcoming Sunday Night Football game on NBC, Peacock, and Universo. Real-time betting odds on the scoring ticker during FNIA also will be showcased. Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, an NFL postgame show produced by NBC Sports, will also go deep on the storylines and BetMGM betting lines that proved prominent during the matchup.

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Be sure to start your NFL Sunday with Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Pregame show beginning at 11 AM ET on Peacock and the NFL on NBC YouTube channel.

Kansas City Chiefs

Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (2-1) picked up their first loss of the season last Sunday after falling 20-17 to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kansas City struggled offensively in Week 3 as the team was held to just three points in the second half. The Chiefs are still working to fill the void in the passing game since trading star WR Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins in the offseason but according to Mahomes, that doesn’t excuse Sunday’s loss.

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“I don’t expect any growing pains,” Mahomes told reporters at ESPN.com. “Obviously have new players and you don’t know everybody’s going to respond to tough situations. . . . We’ve got to gel all together. It starts with me. There were certain throws I was putting on guys’ back hips instead of in front of him. There were certain situations where we were just barely off of it.”

Mahomes, who signed a 10-year, $450 million contract extension, in July 2020–the richest contract in American sports history by total value–is in his fifth season as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback and hopes to lead Kansas City to its seventh straight AFC West title. The Chiefs are the only team to ever win six consecutive AFC West titles, which is tied for the 3rd-longest division title streak of any team in NFL history.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brady and the Buccaneers (2-1) are also coming off their first loss of the season–a 14-12 defeat at home from Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers last Sunday afternoon. With WRs Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring)–Brady’s top two targets–and Julio Jones (knee) out in Week 3, Tampa Bay’s offense racked up a total of just 285 yards in the loss. Additionally, the team is still adapting to the turnover at the WR and TE positions from this offseason. Despite some challenges on offense, Tampa Bay’s defense has remained consistent and currently leads the NFL in scoring defense (9.0 pts/gm) and also ranks in the top 5 in total defense.

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How to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

  • Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • When: Sunday, October 2
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

What time is kickoff for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

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