The disappointment of not getting chosen during the 2020 NFL Draft is something that will stick with former LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss. Some have speculated that missing the 2018 season due to injury, coupled with a recent foot surgery, might have been why Moss’s name, despite its Hall of Fame pedigree, wasn’t among the 255 called during the draft.
In a video conference on Wednesday, Moss described his experience as “a slap in the face.” He wasn’t among the record-tying 14 LSU Tigers selected during April’s draft, and noted it was particularly insulting...
Most experts would say the Kansas City Chiefs' first round pick, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, was a great pick.
He has the traits that make him a perfect fit for the team. The Chiefs have been in need for a running back to help their running game. Kansas City was ranked 23rd in rushing yards and didn't have a runner get over 500 yards in the season. Finding a consistent starter would help their running game. Edwards-Helaire could be that guy and could be one of the best draft picks in 2020.
Where Clyde Edwards-Helaire Can Help
Andy Reid loves versatile running...
Every team comes out of the draft feeling like winners for picking their top prospects. Experts will have their opinions on whether they made the right pick or not. NFL teams sometimes need to take a risk on a pick to try to put them over the top. Here is a list of five players that are considered risky picks.
Draft Risk: Jordan Love, QB, Packers
Anytime a team picks a quarterback in the first round of the draft when they already have a great quarterback is risky. The most obvious reason is Aaron Rodgers won't be too happy...
Before the Cincinnati Bengals made Joe Burrow the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, there had been 15 QBs taken first in the last 25 years. Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, 24 quarterbacks have been drafted 1st overall in the Common Draft Era (since 1967). Of those 24, four have won an NFL MVP and six have won a Super Bowl MVP, but none since a Manning. Only Terry Bradshaw, John Elway and Peyton Manning have won both. Bradshaw sported a .677 winning percentage as a starter, with Elway just behind at .641.
The NFL Draft has come and gone for the 2020 season. For the most part, there weren't too many surprises outside of Jordan Love to the Packers and Jalen Hurts to the Eagles. Most teams stuck with their game plans and got their guys. First rounds are usually the easy part for NFL teams. The tough part is finding players outside the first round who can make an immediate impact. Here is a list of five players picked outside the first round who could be potential stars.
Potential Stars: Cam Akers, RB, LA Rams: Round 2, Pick 52
Cowboys No. 88 Club
Dallas first-round draft pick WR CeeDee Lamb will be wearing the famed Cowboys No. 88 when he takes the field in Big D. Although Lamb expressed a desire to wear the No. 10 as a pro, but he was given the number from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was adamant that his team's newest star don the 88.
Lamb will be the 11th member of the franchise to wear No. 88, and first since WR Dez Bryant’s final season with the club in 2017.
Dallas Doesn't Retire Jerseys
Longtime Dallas Cowboys public relations director Rich Dalrymple explained...
Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers have been linked since 2005. But now, 15 years later, a new connection seems to have forged between the two.
During the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers made waves in the first round when they traded up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. The Packers acquired the 26th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the Dolphins in exchange for the Nos. 30 and 136 selections and with No. 26 took Love.
This move sent ripples throughout the NFL community, and many likened the move to what the...
Three days. Seven rounds. 255 picks. The 2020 NFL Draft was unlike any of the 84 that proceeded it. With the world turned on its head thanks to the coronavirus, NFL fans flocked to their TVs to take in a bit of normalcy. And they flocked to the tune of over 55 million viewers.
The event was simulcast across four networks and various digital channels. And according to a press release from the NFL, the average audience for the three days was over 8.4 million.
15.6 million viewers took in Round 1 on Thursday. Over 8.2 million watched Rounds...
The 2020 NFL Draft lacked the pomp and pageantry of previous years, but prospects were picked nonetheless. All 32 clubs spent the last three days selecting these new players in an effort to rebuild and reshape their future fortunes. In addition, the virtual NFL Draft served as a fundraiser, raising more the $100 million in support of Covid-19 relief efforts.
2020 NFL Draft: By the Numbers
255 players were selected over the course of the 2020 NFL Draft. In all, 96 teams across all three divisions of the NCAA had at least one player selected.
For the 14th straight year,...
The 2020 NFL Draft continued on Friday night, with rounds two and three unfollowing virtually for all fans to follow. NFL Commissioner revealed prior to the start of the evening that the Draft-A-Thon raised a whopping $85 million for Covid-19 relief efforts. So here's a quick draft Day 2 roundup.
Round 1 of the NFL Draft was the most watched night of the draft.
The SEC continued to rewrite the draft record books as NFL teams pilfered their players throughout the Draft Day 2.
Through the first three rounds of the draft, the Tigers and Crimson Tide combined for...