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Burrow, Tagovailoa, Simmons headline first 10 picks in 2020 NFL Draft

Four hours and 32 picks later, the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books.

Mostly every NFL team made a pick in Thursday’s first round, bolstering their roster for the 2020 season. Defending National Champions and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow went No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals, looking to take over for Andy Dalton.

Burrow became the second modern-day quarterback since Cam Newton to win the National Championship, Heisman, and become the No. 1 overall pick all in the same season.

The Miami Dolphins made a trio of selections in the first round, ultimately adding help to three different positions. University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was selected No. 5 overall by Brian Flores’ team, while also adding USC offensive lineman Austin Jackson and Auburn defensive back Noah Igbinoghene.

Isaiah Simmons was one of the major steals in the first ten picks, being selected by the Arizona Cardinals at No. 8. Simmons, a National Champions with Clemson University in 2018, will likely fill in at linebacker for Cliff Kingsbury’s team.

The SEC dominated the first round with a new NFL Draft record, 15 players being chosen in the first 32 picks. Alabama wide receivers Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy, LSU linebacker Patrick Queen, and wide receiver Justin Jefferson also heard their names called in Thursday’s action.

Here’s a full roundup of all 32 picks:

1.) Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow – QB, LSU

2.) Washington Redskins – Chase Young – DE, Ohio State

3.) Detroit Lions – Jeff Okudah – CB, Ohio State

4.) New York Giants – Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

5.) Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa – QB, Alabama

6.) Los Angeles Chargers –  Justin Herbert — QB, Oregon

7.) Carolina Panthers.-  Derrick Brown – DL, Auburn

8.) Arizona Cardinals – Isaiah Simmons — LB, Clemson.

9.) Jacksonville Jaguars – C.J. Henderson – CB, Florida

10.) Cleveland Browns – Jedrick Wills Jr. — OL, Alabama.

11.) New York Jets – Mekhi Becton – OL, Louisville

12.) Las Vegas Raiders – Henry Ruggs III – WR, Alabama

13.) Tampa Bay Buccaneeers (From San Francisco) – Tristan Wirfs — OL, Iowa

14.) San Francisco 49ers (From Tampa Bay) – Javon Kinlaw – DL, South Carolina

15.) Denver Broncos – Jerry Jeudy – WR, Alabama

16.) Atlanta Falcons – A.J. Terrell – CB, Clemson

17.) Dallas Cowboys – CeeDee Lamb — WR, Oklahoma

18.) Miami Dolphins – Austin Jackson — OL, USC

19.) Las Vegas Raiders – Damon Arnette – CB, Ohio St.

20.) Jacksonville Jaguars – K’Lavon Chaisson — OLB, LSU

21.) Philadelphia Eagles – Jalen Reagor – WR, Arizona State

22.) Minnesota Vikings – Justin Jefferson — WR, LSU

23.) Los Angeles Chargers (From New England) — Kenneth Murray, ILB, Oklahoma

24.) New Orleans Saints – Cesar Ruiz — C, Michigan

25.) San Francisco 49ers (From Minnesota) – Brandon Aiyuk – WR, Arizona State

26.) Green Bay Packers (From Miami) – Jordan Love – QB, Utah State

27.) Seattle Seahawks – Jordyn Brooks – ILB, Texas Tech

28.) Baltimore Ravens – Patrick Queen – LB, LSU

29.) Tennessee Titans – Isaiah Wilson – OL, Georgia

30.) Miami Dolphins (From Green Bay) – Noah Igbinoghene – CB, Auburn

31.) Minnesota Vikings (From San Francisco) – Jeff Gladney – CB, TCU

32.) Kansas City Chiefs – Clyde Edwards-Helaire – RB, LSU

The NFL Draft continues on Friday evening with Rounds Two and Three.

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