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
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
The first trade of the NFL Draft finally occurred after almost two hours into the event.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the Buccaneers moved up one spot with San Francisco. The 49ers receive the 14th and 117th pick while Tampa Bay receives the 13th and a seventh-round pick.
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 Buccaneers get their guy to help protect their 42 year old quarterback...
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.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero also reported Wednesday that the Cardinals could trade down as well.
The Lions is not a surprise being in the market to trade down as they want to take...
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...
Tom Brady's reign as New England Patriots quarterback has come to an end after 20 seasons. This leaves the team with a large hole to fill at quarterback.
The Patriots currently have two quarterbacks on the roster to work with. Last year's fourth round pick Jarrett Stidham is expected to be the starter as of right now. Stidham was drafted in the hopes of developing behind Brady for a few years before taking over. It appears that plan has moved up faster than expected.
The other quarterback on the roster is a familiar name in Brian Hoyer. After 12...
Could a team draft a quarterback in the first round two years in a row? Apparently, the New York Giants might be taking a look at Justin Herbert.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Monday that Giants head coach Joe Judge has had FaceTime conversations with Herbert.
It's a bit of a surprise to many that they are even looking at a quarterback since they drafted Daniel Jones last April. Quarterback is not a desperate need for the team since they signed Colt McCoy to be the backup.
Why are the Giants Talking to Him?
A lot of teams...