2020 NFL Draft

2020 NFL Draft: By the Numbers

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 2 and...

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...

Jets draft targets in Day 2

The New York Jets draft started hot with the selection of Mekhi Becton (LT, Louisville) on Day 1. I think the selection was the right one over Tristan Wirfs who I have some questions on his ability to play OT. They stayed put and got away with a blue chip tackle for years to come. https://twitter.com/nyjets/status/1253704236296286208?s=20 The Jets now have picks No. 48, 68 and 79 and I think we could see some trades here on Day 2. With big question marks at WR, outside CB and EDGE, I think that should be the focus on Rounds 2 and 3. Jets...

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....

Patrick Leslie’s Final Mock Draft

I'm Patrick Leslie and it is time for my annual Mock Draft. First, it is important to note that 2020 will be a crazy draft in the sense that there are so many wild cards out there. The current situation will likely result in players with any medical red flags or off the field issues to be pushed down further than they likely would be in an average draft.  General Managers and coaches will likely choose players that have minor injury histories and minimal off the field concerns. In addition, look for relationships that coaches and GMs have to play...

AFC South Draft Notes: Jags, Colts, Titans & Texans

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there's still the same intrigue. Here's a look at some of the AFC South Draft Notes.  Draft Notes: Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville holds 12 picks in 2020, including two firsts (9, 20) and three fourths. Jags have one winning season (2017) in last 12 years, and there's no end in sight to the rebuild considering the team traded CB A.J. Bouye, DE Calais Campbell and QB Nick Foles to stockpile draft picks. RB Leonard Fournette could...

NFC East Draft Notes

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there's still the same intrigue. Here's a look at some of the NFC East Draft Notes.  Draft Notes: Washington Redskins Redskins holds the No. 2 overall pick, but nothing again until pick No. 66 in the third round. They also hold two fourths, a fifth and two sevenths.  Kenny Stills might be on Washington's radar, according to Aaron Reis of the Athletic. They released WR Paul Richardson, but added Cody Latimer in free agency.  Surprisingly,...

Top 10 Quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is around the corner, teams have their board set, everyone is polishing their rankings, and I'm no different. This year I chose to put all my focus on the quarterback position, so I could allocate the time needed to make a fair and educated opinion on this quarterback class. Specifically, the top 10 quarterbacks. In the upcoming days I will be posting individual articles of every quarterback in my watchlist, I haven't written on yet. The film and grading part of each one is set, only thing left is to put it into an article someone...

AFC East Draft Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Bills & Pats

With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, teams are putting the final touches on their draft boards. While this draft will be different, being conducted virtually, there's still the same intrigue. Here's a look at some of the AFC East Draft Notes.  Draft Notes: Miami Dolphins Dolphins enter the 2020 NFL Draft with the most picks (14), including three in the first round and six in the top-70. Miami spent $235 million on 10 free agents recently, most on the defensive side of the ball. Dolphins surrendered a franchise-record 494 points in 2019. They registered the fewest sacks and allowed...

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