2020 NFL Mock Draft: NFL Nation reporters make first-round predictions Ben Baby announces the Bengals’ selection of Joe Burrow first overall. Mel Kiper Jr. and Louis Riddick break down Burrow’s skill set, and Adam Schefter details whether the selection will come to pass Thursday night. (2:43) You’ve read the latest mock drafts from draft gurus Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Now it’s time for our NFL Nation reporters to share their expertise on the 2020 NFL draft as we close in on Round 1 (Thursday, April 23, at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC/ESPN App). NFL Nation reporters played general manager for the teams they cover and executed a first-round mock.