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Answering the 2020 NFL draft's biggest questions: Experts debate favorite picks, more

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Why the Packers' draft shocked Kiper (0:45)

Mel Kiper Jr. has no problem with the Packers taking Jordan Love, but he doesn't understand why Green Bay didn't draft a wide receiver. (0:45)

The 2020 NFL draft featured 36 wide receivers, 29 draft-day trades and 63 prospects from the SEC. But the biggest surprises involved quarterbacks in the first two rounds, when the Green Bay Packers took Utah State's Jordan Love in the first round and the Philadelphia Eagles picked Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts in the second.

What did our panel of ESPN NFL experts think of the picks? We asked them to evaluate the new crop of rookies, and they dived right in, answering questions about their favorite (and most curious) picks and what we should expect from them in 2020. Check back every day this week to see more questions and answers.

The topics our panel has hit so far (click the links to see the answers):

Make a bold prediction about one player taken in the 2020 draft.

Matt Bowen, NFL analyst: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor will lead all rookies in receiving yards. The first-round pick has the vertical stretch ability to threaten down the field, but he will be a full-scheme player in coach Doug Pederson's offense. That means quick-game throws, play-action and run-pass option targets, and reps in the slot. Plus, Pederson will work to get Reagor loose on screens to utilize his explosive ability after the catch.

Mike Clay, fantasy writer: Zack Moss will emerge as one of the league's best rushers. Moss fell to the Buffalo Bills in the third round after running a 4.65-second 40-yard dash, but that can't overshadow his absurd rushing efficiency at Utah; he ranked second in this year's rookie class in both yards after contact and forced missed tackle rate last season. Moss is big (223 pounds), tough, quick and has receiving chops. He is this year's Jordan Howard/Chris Carson.

Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Cam Akers will push for 1,000 rushing yards. Many scouts love Akers and believe playing behind a bad Florida State line hurt his stock. Now, the second-round pick enters an ideal situation with the Los Angeles Rams, who rely heavily on the running game. Los Angeles' backfield needs a burst of explosion for the post-Todd-Gurley era.