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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...

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...

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...

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...

First 2020 NFL Draft Trade Involves Tampa Bay and 49ers

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. 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 Buccaneers get their guy to help protect their 42 year old quarterback...

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...

2020 NFL Draft Rumors: Buy or Sell?

There are a lot of rumors that are spread around the grapevine during the NFL Draft process, are all rumors right? No, they aren't, but some are. Here is my take for the latest rumors for the 2020 NFL Draft rumors, Buy or Sell edition. NFL Draft Rumors No. 1: Justin Jefferson will go at No. 7 to Carolina Sell: I like Justin Jefferson a lot, but unless a wide receiver's last name is Ruggs III or Lamb, I’m not using a top-10 pick on you. Also, the Panthers spent big money on Robby Anderson this offseason, and already...

Tua Tagovailoa declares for 2020 NFL Draft

On Monday afternoon, star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. The junior is forgoing his senior season at Alabama.  Considered by many to be one of the top quarterback prospects in recent years, Tagovailoa's draft stock slid after a devastating hip injury late this season. There was some question whether or not he should return for his senior year to rehab the injury, but he was still considered a first round pick. Tagovailoa finishes his career at Alabama holding school records for most passing touchdowns (87) and most 300-yard...

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