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2020 NFL Draft Recap & Roundup

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 SEC...

SEC Dominates NFL Draft Day 2

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. https://twitter.com/ScottHanson/status/1253771137978253312?s=20 SEC Dominance 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 19 total...

NFL Draft Winners and Losers – 1st Round

The 2020 NFL Draft was a historical night as it was the first virtual draft ever conducted. For the most part, the presentations from ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network went smoothly. Some teams were successful, while others had a tough night. Even some players won big and fell hard after Thursday night. So who were the NFL Draft Winners and Losers? 1st Round Winners Miami Dolphins Of course Miami was a big winner after three first round picks that should impact the team right away. Tua Tagovailoa was the number one quarterback before injuries. His upside and arm talent could make him...

NFL Draft: Recap, Records & Tidbits

The 2020 NFL Draft began last night, missing the glitz and glamour of the Vegas Strip and the Bellagio Fountains. Instead, NFL executives, team personnel, players, prospects and fans all tuned in from their couches. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced selections from his basement in Westchester County, New York. The first 32 picks passed along over the course of nearly four hours, and the NFL landscape started its next evolution.  NFL Draft: Recap The night started without any surprises, with the Cincinnati Bengals taking LSU QB Joe Burrow No. 1 overall. Washington followed with Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young at No....

49ers Trade Up With the Vikings

It didn't take long for the third trade of the NFL Draft to happen as the 49ers look to grab a receiver. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported San Francisco traded the 31st, 117th, and 176th picks to Minnesota for the 25th pick. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1253522560328794118 The 49ers jumped up to pick Arizona State receiver Brandon Aiyuk. It was a position in need for San Francisco as Emmanuel Sanders is no longer with the team. Aiyuk is a great route runner who is quick on his feet. If the 49ers need a first down conversion, Aiyuk will be the guy to look at. One of his major...

Packers Trade Up to Pick Jordan Love

The Green Bay Packers stunned the NFL Draft by trading up to pick Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Packers received the 26th pick while the Miami Dolphins got the 30th pick and a fourth-round pick. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1253524699927261184 Love has a strong arm who can stay patient in the pocket. He has the ability to move out of the pocket when he needs to use their legs. The question he had in college was consistency. He threw for 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season at Utah State. That would be a concern for some teams. His upside potential...

Patriots Trades 23rd Pick to Chargers

The New England Patriots decided to trade out of the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Patriots gave the Chargers the 23rd pick in exchange for a second and third round pick. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1253517535443550208 The Chargers took that pick and selected Oklahoma's linebacker Kenneth Murray. He proved to be a physical linebacker who can play three downs. Murray can match up with running backs and tight ends with his coverage skills and speed. He's an athletic linebacker who can instantly make an impact on the Chargers defense. They paid a big price to land the linebacker, but...

First 2020 NFL Draft Trade Involves Tampa Bay and 49ers

The first trade of the 2020 NFL Draft finally occurred after almost two hours into the event. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved up one spot with the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers receive the 14th and 117th pick while Tampa Bay receives the 13th and a seventh-round pick. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1253500713877024768 Tampa Bay ended up selecting Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs with the 13th pick. Wirfs was widely predicted to land with the New York Giants at the 4th pick in the draft so his drop was a surprise. The New York Giants selected Georgia OT Andrew Thomas...

Lions, Giants Among Teams That Could Trade Down

The most excitement fans see from the NFL Draft is when teams trade their picks to each other. It builds suspense on who a team will take and what they gave up for the pick. This year, teams like the Lions, Giants, Browns, and Cardinals might be thinking about a trade. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler had posted on Twitter Tuesday that at least three teams could trade down. https://twitter.com/JFowlerESPN/status/1252648024469377025 https://twitter.com/JFowlerESPN/status/1252651777008324611 NFL Network's Tom Pelissero also reported Wednesday that the Cardinals could trade down as well. https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1252933247358640128 The Lions is not a surprise being in the market to trade down as they want to take advantage of...

Five Draft Day Trades That Must Happen

Building off the anticipation for the NFL Draft, rumors always come rolling around involving trades. Many teams look to try to trade up or trade down to get what they need. There are multiple scenarios that could happen among the teams in the draft. Here is a list of five trades that must happen on the first night. Top Draft Trade: Lions (3rd) to Dolphins (5th) This one would be the most likely trade to happen as it benefits both teams. Lions need to load up on picks and the Dolphins need to draft their guy. It's a win-win situation. Detroit has...

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