NFL Draft Betting Guide: Draft Props, #1 Pick Odds, Draft Order & Mock Draft
After the Super Bowl, the best part of the NFL betting industry is not futures, but betting on the NFL Draft. Each and every year, there are props, over/under’s on draft position, and more on the draft and where players will be selected. With the increasing industry of legal sports betting, this year’s NFL Draft will be bigger than ever from a betting perspective. Not to mention that with the coronavirus concerns, nearly all sports leagues have been suspended leaving the full attention to be on the NFL Draft. Expect a lot of wagering, and plenty of betting markets to choose from.
Where: In-Studio, for a virtual draft. Was set to be in Las Vegas before coronavirus concerns.
When: Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25
TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC
Watch the 2020 NFL Draft – TV Schedule
Round 1 – Thursday, April 23, 8 PM EST
Rounds 2-3 – Friday, April 24, 7 PM EST
Rounds 4-7 – Saturday, April 25, Noon EST
2020 NFL Draft Order
A look at the updated NFL Draft order for the first round.
|4||New York Giants|
|6||Los Angeles Chargers|
|11||New York Jets|
|13||San Francisco 49ers (via IND)|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|18||Miami (via Pittsburgh)|
|19||Oakland (via Chicago)|
|20||Jacksonville (via LA Rams)|
|22||Minnesota Vikings (via BUF)|
|23||New England Patriots|
|24||New Orleans Saints|
|26||Miami (via Houston)|
|30||Green Bay Packers|
|31||San Francisco 49ers|
|32||Kansas City Chiefs|
Updated #1 Overall Pick NFL Draft Odds
|Player||First Overall Pick Odds|
NFL Draft 2nd Pick Odds
- Chase Young, DE, Ohio State: -3000
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: +1400
- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon: +1500
- Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Georgia: +2500
- Jedrick Willis, Jr., OT, Alabama: +6000
- Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia: +10000
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NFL Draft First Running Back Odds
- D’Andre Swift, Georgia: -195
- Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin: +270
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU: +600
- JK Dobbins, Ohio State: +700
- AJ Dillon, Boston College: +7500
- Zack Moss, Utah: +7500
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NFL Draft First Wide Receiver Odds
- Jerry Jeudy, Alabama: +110
- CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma: +110
- Henry Ruggs III, OT, Alabama: +460
- Justin Jefferson, LSU: +6000
- Tee Higgins, Clemson: +10000
- KJ Hamler, Penn State: +10000
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Top NFL Draft Prospects
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner is fully expected to be the first overall pick after setting records in his final year at LSU en route to an undefeated season and a National Championship. Burrow completed 76.3% of his passes for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns for LSU, including 956 yards and 12 touchdowns in the College Football Playoff against Oklahoma and Clemson, combined.
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
If not for Joe Burrow, Chase Young would bet the number one overall pick. Some NFL Draft analysts say he is by far the best player in the draft, but teams need quarterbacks. Young had 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles for Ohio State last season, including at least a share of one in every game in the regular season. Young had zero sacks and only eight total tackles in the B1G Championship game and the College Football Playoff semifinal, combined. There are a plethora of Chase Young NFL Draft bets, check them out.
Joe Burrow is Favored To Go #1 in the #NFLDraft & Loved By Bettors….What about Chase Young?
— Action Rush (@ActionRushBets) February 6, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
There was much discussion about Tagovailoa returning to Alabama after injuring his hip last season, but he decided to enter the NFL Draft early and all indications are that he will be one of the first players taken after Joe Burrow. Odds have Tua on the Dolphins, but will another team trade up for him? We will see. Check out Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft props, bets, odds and more.
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Herbert is this year’s “Looks like a quarterback” prospect. Every year, there is at least one player that has all the tools needed to succeed in the NFL, and Herbert is that guy. Scouts have raved about his mental abilities during Senior Bowl week as well, and we could see Herbert go much earlier than originally expected.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Jeudy highlights one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, and some experts say there could be six or more wide receivers selected in the first round this year. Jeudy’s speed and route-running ability present him as a future WR1 in the NFL. Jeudy is expected to be the first wide receiver taken and will go early on the first day.
How To Bet on the NFL Draft
Betting on the NFL Draft will be very easy for legal sportsbooks when the time comes, in 4 states that have NFL draft betting online available via mobile apps. Currently on sportsbooks like DraftKings Sportsbook, you can bet who will be drafted #1 overall. Expect there to be a large market of prop bets to bet on when the draft approaches. The most popular style of betting for the NFL Draft looks like this (examples only):
- Andrew Thomas draft position – 8.5 (over or under)
- Tua Tagovailoa as second quarterback taken (+150)
- Which of the two players is drafted higher between Player X and Player Y?
- Who is the first wide receiver drafted?
These types of bets allow for a vast selection of betting for NFL Draft fans and bettors alike.
DraftKings Sportsbook NFL Draft Betting Markets
Some of the current betting markets available for the NFL Draft on DraftKings Sportsbook are:
- 1st Overall Pick
- 2nd Overall Pick
- Tua Tagovailoa Draft Specials
- 1st Round Picks by Position
- 1st Pick by Position
- Defensive Lineman
- Offensive Lineman
- Running Back
- Tight End
- Wide Receiver
- Second QB Drafted
- Third QB Drafted
- Position of Mr. Irrelevant (last overall pick)
- Which Round Jalen Hurts Will Be Drafted
- and more!
In addition, you can find DraftKings Sportsbook having some special bets such as the exact top three in the draft.
FanDuel Sportsbook NFL Draft Betting Markets
The current betting markets available for the NFL Draft on FanDuel Sportsbook are:
- Total QBs Drafted in Round 1
- Total WRs Drafted in Round 1
- Total RBs Drafted in Round 1
- Total Offensive Linemen Drafted in Round 1
- Drafted First: Justin Herbert or Jordan Love?
- Team to Draft Chase Young
- Team to Draft Justin Herbert
- Team to Draft Jerry Jeudy
Top NFL Draft Props to Bet (Our Picks!)
Mekhi Becton – First Offensive Lineman Drafted
5 Favorite 1st Rd. Team-Prospect Fits:
• Mekhi Becton – Jets
• Andrew Thomas – Browns
• Justin Jefferson – Vikings
• Javon Kinlaw – Panthers
• K’Lavon Chaisson – Cowboys
— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) April 6, 2020
At DraftKings Sportsbook, Becton is +175 to be the first OL drafted behind Jedrick Wills at +250. There will be many offensive lineman drafted in the first round, but given Becton’s size and combine performance there is little doubt that he will be set to be taken as a future cornerstone at left tackle for years to come. The others that could be first are Jedrick Wills Jr, who is 6-4, and Tristan Wirfs who is 6-5. Both are terrific players, but given that Wills is “smaller” and Wirfs played right tackle in college. While both could be better players, Becton’s ceiling is out of this world at 6-7 364 pounds and ran just over a 5-second 40 yard dash. For 2:1 odds over someone that may be deemed undersized and a collegiate right tackle, that is worth the risk and potential reward.
On FanDuel Sportsbook, Becton’s odds to be the first OL taken has fluctuated but has been above the current +175 at times. Be sure to shop for the best odds!
Under 5.5 Wide Receivers in the 1st Round
How many WRs will be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft? 🤔
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) March 16, 2020
On FanDuel Sportsbook, UNDER 5.5 receivers is a good value at -152. Six receivers is a ton. There is little doubt the following receivers will be drafted in the first round:
- Jerry Jeudy
- Henry Ruggs
- CeeDee Lamb
After that, there is no general consensus on the next prospect in the first round. There are many good prospects at WR, but there’s no reason to believe that six will go. Let’s think about it this way, there are 32 picks, with nearly 14 locks on the offensive side of the football to go in the first round:
- QBs – Burrow, Tua, Herbert, and maybe Love (4)
- RBs – Swift (1)
- WRs – Jeudy, Ruggs, Lamb (3)
- OL – Becton, Wirfs, Wills, Thomas, Jones and maybe Jackson (6)
From the defensive side of the football, there are at least 12 that are nearly guaranteed to go in the first round:
- DL – Young, Kinlaw, Brown, Gross-Matos (4)
- LB – Simmons, Chaisson, Queen, Murray (4)
- DB – Okudah, Fulton, Henderson, McKinney (4)
That leaves us with a total of 26 picks that are nearly destined to go in the first round with just three receivers. The bet of under 5.5 means that of those other six picks, that less than half will be wide receivers. We’ll take those odds.
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Ian Rapoport Reports Lions Could Trade #3 Pick in NFL Draft
More than ever, teams will try to work out trades before the NFL Draft begins just in case. To that point: The #Lions have been engaged with multiple teams on potentially trading out of the No. 3 spot, sources say. Things have heated up over the last 24 hours. 🔥
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2020
On the morning of the NFL Draft, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport has reported that the Detroit Lions have been talking to a few teams about trading the number three overall pick. Would this be another team moving up for a quarterback? Does a team want to trade up for a top-tier offensive tackle? We will see on Thursday night, but the speculation is the Dolphins could trade from #5 to #3 to take a QB, or maybe the Chargers are trading up for a QB as well. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports the Lions have talked to Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons, maybe a trade back candidate? With the 2020 NFL Draft to be 100% virtual, expect a lot of craziness. It is Draft Day!
I am told Lions have had a lot of pre-draft contact with Clemson's Isaiah Simmons, who is in the mix for them at No. 3 along with Jeff Okudah, Derrick Brown, others. Lions would prefer to trade back 2-3 spots and still get one from that group, but it's unclear whether they can.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) April 23, 2020
Bleacher Report Names Most Overrated Players in NFL Draft
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 20, 2020
Just two days before the draft, Bleacher Report has named a few players they believe are the most overrated players entering the draft. Here is what the list looks like:
- Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
- Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
- Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville
- Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia
- Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
- Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
The article mentions that “Higgins isn’t a plus athlete” in response to Higgins running a 4.54 40-yard dash at the combine. As for Ruggs, the article mentions that despite his elite speed he just is not big enough to be a number one receiver like DeAndre Hopkins. Either way, there are overrated players or busts in the NFL Draft as there is every year.
Redskins Tackle Trent Williams to be Traded During NFL Draft?
I’m told acquiring Trent Williams is “still on the table” for the #Browns, per source today. "Nothing is imminent or super close right now," but the #Browns are keeping their thumb on the situation–meaning something still may, or may not happen w/Trent before or after the Draft.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 21, 2020
There has been much discussion about Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams this offseason, as he has been asking for a trade for quite some time. Rumors have been the Vikings and Browns have had the most interest in the former Pro Bowl tackle. Williams has had health problems in the last few years, mostly due the Redskins’ organization, his camp says. But as a player before his injuries, he was a dominant force. Williams would certainly be an impact player for either the Browns or the Vikings, but with Josina Anderson reporting the Browns being the team of interest, they seem to be the leaders in the clubhouse.
Joe Burrow Seeks Advice from Peyton Manning Ahead of NFL Draft
Peyton Manning told me that he’s spoken to Joe Burrow, who asked his advice before the #NFLDraft. Peyton told him about how to be patient with losing- reflecting on his first season with the Colts, where he threw an NFL record INT’s and won just 3 games.
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) April 20, 2020
One of the all time greats in Peyton Manning has spoken to the consensus number one overall pick in Joe Burrow ahead of the NFL Draft. It is always great to see players reach out and attempt to help the younger generation. There has been no Peyton Manning to Joe Burrow comparisons, but will this start that train? Hannah Storm from ESPN reported that Manning told Burrow to be patient, referring to his rookie season where he set records for total interceptions thrown. Peyton Manning was also the number one overall pick when he was drafted, so the two quarterbacks share some comparisons. Expect Joe Burrow to be drafted first overall on Thursday night, April 23rd.
Who Will Tampa Bay Draft to Pair with Tom Brady
Since news has released about Tom Brady signing with the Bucs, Adam Schefter tweeted that a large number of players have reached out to the Bucs expressing interest in signing with Tampa. This will affect who the Bucs will draft, as they may sign Antonio Brown, Robby Anderson, or other receivers. Keep an eye on who signs with Tampa, as it will affect the Bucs’ draft plans, and possibly cause a trade or two.
Since word surfaced that Tom Brady is expected to land in Tampa, an unexpected high number of players have reached out to the Buccaneers to let them know they want to join the former Patriots’ QB there, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
Philadelphia Eagles Set to Draft Wide Receiver After Slay Trade?
After the Eagles traded for former Lions CB Darius Slay, it filled a great need and allows the Eagles to focus elsewhere in the upcoming NFL Draft. Will the Eagles finally acquire a receiver in late April? This draft is certainly filled with talent at the position.
Per an #NFL personnel director to me this morning on reason why WR market has been slow:
"When you look at this draft, how much better are the guys on the street versus those guys?"
Could be one of the most historically talented draft classes EVER.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 19, 2020
The Eagles are in a tremendous position entering this draft if they fill their needs at wide receiver. From Jerry Jeudy to Henry Ruggs to CeeDee Lamb, the first round talent is there. But the talent in the second and third rounds is what separates this draft from other WR classes. Expect the Eagles to take at least one pass-catcher in this year’s NFL Draft.
Los Angeles Rams Need RB Help After Releasing Todd Gurley
Forever a part of our history.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 19, 2020
Due to contract and injury concerns, the Rams decided to release Todd Gurley, who was quickly signed by the Atlanta Falcons. This certainly has an effect on how the Rams will approach this NFL Draft, as it is filled with talented running backs. The Rams will need to replace Gurley, so could they be looking at drafting his replacement? The Rams’ first pick is 52nd overall, which could be prime territory to select Gurley’s replacement.
Tua Tagovailoa Throws on Social Media
— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) March 24, 2020
There has been some concern on former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s hip as he recovers from a season-ending injury last year, leading up to the NFL Draft. Tagovailoa broke the silence by posting a short workout video on his twitter account, and he looks good. Of course, there are many props on the former Alabama quarterback. Tagovailoa is +1600 to be drafted first overall, +200 to go second, and has other props built around which team drafts him and his draft position. Tagovailoa will be the talk of the draft leading up to the late-April event, and this video proves he continues to progress in his return from injury.
Raiders and Chargers Set to “Meet” with QB Justin Herbert
With no pre-draft visits due to Coronavirus, teams have turned to FaceTime meetings with prospects instead. For instance, #Oregon QB Justin Herbert has a video call with the #Raiders today, and he’s spoken with the #Chargers, too. Everyone is adjusting to new realities.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic and isolation, it has really prevented teams from having and pre-draft visits, meetings, and even pro days for some athletes. With that being said, NFL teams still have to meet with prospects for a variety of reasons. With Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa likely to be the first two QBs taken, the attention on former Oregon QB Justin Herbert has become a topic of interest. Per Ian Rapoport, Justin Herbert will meet with the Las Vegas Raiders and has already spoken to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers currently have Tyrod Taylor on the roster and are likely to draft a quarterback in April’s draft. The Raiders have Derek Carr under a huge contract, but Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden are likely doing due diligence given their draft capital. Herbert is far more likely to be a Charger than a Raiders, but this piece of news is quite interesting either way.
NFL Network’s Peter Schrager Releases First Mock Draft
NFL Network and FoxSports’ Senior National NFL writer Peter Schrager released his first mock draft on NFL.com. Schrager claims that he has talked to many coaches and general managers before making his mock draft. Here is what his top 5 looks like:
- Bengals select Joe Burrow
- Redskins select Chase Young
- Lions select Jeffrey Okudah
- Giants select Jedrick Wills
- Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa
One of the more interesting quotes in his mock draft is when he mentions about what he has heard from “multiple coaches” about Jedrick Wills being the first offensive lineman off the board. If you believe Schrager’s information is good, Willis is +250 to be the first offensive lineman drafted.
I did a video from the basement responding to your tweets about it: https://t.co/dO0ky1IMGB
Tua, Dolphins going QB/RB/WR, and the Broncos going Kenneth Murray over Ruggs.
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) April 2, 2020
Could the Bengals Trade Down to Draft QB Justin Herbert?
Interesting line from Peter King's column this morning.
"I’ve heard there are some inside the Bengals who are true believers in Herbert."
— Matt Infante (@MattyInfante) April 6, 2020
In NFL writer Peter King’s column, he discusses the fact that there may very well be believers inside the Bengals’ braintrust on Herbert. Does this mean they will pass on Joe Burrow at number one overall? Time will tell, but one thing to remember during draft season is a very simple phrase: “smoke and mirrors”. In April, there is a lot of news spread each year about the draft, some true and some untrue. As the NFL Draft approaches, the plan will begin to crystalize and there will be more and more information to come to light. With that being said, Peter King is very plugged in and if the Bengals were to trade down for Herbert, that would shake up the entire first round.
NFL Teams Worried About Conference Call Hack During NFL Draft
.@AdamSchefter just now on GetUp: NFL teams have raised concerns that other teams could HACK their ZOOM conference call during the draft.
That's the most 2020 sentence of all time.
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) April 7, 2020
What a time to be alive. Adam Schefter reported on “GetUp” that NFL teams are worried that “Zoom” conference calls could be hacked by other teams, thus losing fairness and secrecy in their draft rooms. With recent buzz against Zoom given their data issues, this point could mean the NFL has to have encrypted meetings set up for each team, somehow. With the NFL set to have an all-virtual draft in April, this is certainly a concern for some. Could you imagine the scandal if there was a NFL team that hacked into others’ conferences, then traded up to draft a player? Of course, there are ways to prevent this from happening but it is a fun story nonetheless.
NFL Set to Host a Mock Draft as Virtual Draft Practice
It is no secret that the 2020 NFL Draft will be one for the ages, as the first “virtual” draft during coronavirus concerns. There have been some worries about technology, hacking, and timelines, which has led the NFL to make some decisions to ensure that the draft will not be compromised and lead to a proper experience for all involved. As Tom Pelissero reports, the NFL is likely to run a “mock draft” to make sure everything works. NFL GMs have expressed some issues with power outages and other issues that could arise, but the NFL ensured that there will be no “timeouts” for teams as the NFL will go on as scheduled. Some issues that will need to be resolved during the mock draft process will be:
- Communication of picks
- Closed trade lines
- Open conference call for all teams
- Phone and Internet connection testing
Once GMs have all the technology installed to draft from their basements, expect the NFL to run multiple system tests, including a “mock draft” with all 32 teams before the real draft begins.@NFLTotalAccess @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/2D3Q4qhlAa
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 7, 2020
Top NFL Draft Prospects to Participate in the Virtual NFL Draft
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) April 9, 2020
With there being no stage, no introduction, no pictures, and other media access…this year’s NFL Draft will be a different one. NFL.com reported that some prospects will still be “participating”, likely with video conference after being drafted. The five players we know will be participating are:
- Joe Burrow
- Jalen Hurts
- Chase Young
- Jerry Jeudy
- Jonathan Taylor
In total, nearly five dozen players will be participating as the NFL Draft coverage looks to provide some access to top-tier prospects on their draft day. For a full list, check out NFL.com.
Tua Tagovailoa Falls in Bucky Brooks’ Mock Draft
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) April 15, 2020
Former NFL player and now analyst Bucky Brooks has posted his popular mock draft on NFL.com, and he has former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa falling to number nine, where the Jacksonville Jaguars take their quarterback of the future. Other notable picks in Brooks’ mock draft are Derrick Brown to the Lions, Justin Herbert to the Dolphins, and the Chargers taking Isaiah Simmons, the former Clemson star.
Who Will Draft Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons?
Let's look at some of the players projected to go high in the draft. We'll start with Isaiah Simmons. We know what he can be as sub defense player. What he is in a base defense is the question. He has the size of a LB, but plays like a safety. pic.twitter.com/32o43OL5ab
— Greg Cosell (@gregcosell) April 15, 2020
As the great Greg Cosell says, former Clemson star Isaiah Simmons is projected to go very early in the NFL Draft, but there has not been nearly as much hype surrounding him as Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa and others. Without a doubt, Simmons is truly one of the better athletes that has come out of the NFL Draft in years, given the size and speed combination. As his NFL Combine profile notes, he is 6-4 and 238 pounds, but runs the 40-yard dash in under 4.4 seconds (4.39) and has nearly a 40 inch vertical and a broad jump of 11 feet. Simmons is truly one of the most explosive athletes in this class, and will be one of the better athletes in the NFL right away. The question is, which team will draft him?
The Bengals are likely to draft Joe Burrow first overall, and then the Redskins are all but set to draft Chase Young second. After that, Simmons has a chance to be considered at nearly every pick. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the likeliest teams in terms of odds to draft Simmons are:
- New York Giants +175
- Carolina Panthers +225
- Detroit Lions +700
- Los Angeles Chargers +700
Regardless of where Simmons goes, he will be an instant impact player at a variety of positions. Giants’ head coach Joe Judge said it best about Simmons:
Joe Judge: "To me the position home is how you choose to use them.''
Commenting on position value and Isaiah Simmons.
— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) April 15, 2020
Adam Schefter Reports Dolphins Wanted Tua Tagovailoa Visit
On the night before the league halted visits between college prospects and NFL teams, the Dolphins rushed to try to get Tua Tagovailoa to Miami, per a source. Tagovailoa was the first college prospect the Dolphins tried to bring to Miami in March. But March 13, NFL banned visits.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2020
Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been connected to the Miami Dolphins since the NFL Draft process has began, but as of this Adam Schefter tweet it seems more real than ever. Of course, Tagovailoa is recovering from a bad hip injury suffered in college, and will certainly need to be cleared for him to play at the NFL level. The Dolphins looked to make this happen before the NFL no longer allowed visits, but it seems it did not happen.
The Dolphins‘ doctors last were able to examine Tua Tagovaiola at the combine, but have not been allowed to have any contact with him, or any prospect, since. https://t.co/0kr7TCbprU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2020
Does this mean the Dolphins will be taking Tua Tagovailoa when the NFL Draft starts? We will see, but it is looking awfully likely if you believe in reading between the lines. Currently on DraftKings Sportsbook, you can bet on the Dolphins taking Tua Tagovailoa, and they are the favorite for his list of teams.
Roger Goodell to Announce NFL Draft First Round Picks
— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) April 12, 2020
With the NFL Draft set to be virtual in 2020, everyone is wondering the same thing. Will Roger Goodell be announcing the first round picks? Of course, he will not be greeted with handshakes and hugs on stage, but Peter King is reporting that Goodell will announce the first round picks from his home in Bronxville, NY via video feed. Does this mean he will not be booed? Not so fast, as Peter King also reported. There will be a backdrop montage of 15 fans of each team that will “react” to the pick. This will be very interesting to say the least, as the NFL looks to put on a good production given the massive expected viewership and popularity of this year’s NFL Draft.
“The Show Goes On” – Commissioner Goodell Says Draft Will Happen
The NFL Management Council Executive Committee discussed issues relating to the draft today and “was unanimous and unequivocal that the Draft should go forward as scheduled on April 23-25, 2020,” Commissioner Roger Goodell told clubs in a memo tonight.
The show goes on.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 26, 2020
Amidst coronavirus concerns, there was some pessimism on whether or not the NFL Draft would still happen at the end of April. Commissioner Roger Goodell put those rumors to rest, saying that the draft will happen April 23-25, 2020. He even warned against public scrutiny too, which certainly drew some attention from owners and the NFL Media. Is this a power move from Goodell? Either way, the draft will happen at the end of April barring unforeseen circumstances. This means, there will be NFL betting of some sort.
Roger Goodell not only told teams yesterday that the NFL Draft will still be held April 23-25, but that anyone who criticizes the decision publicly can be punished pic.twitter.com/uw9PQbQGrK
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 27, 2020
2020 NFL Mock Draft Predictions
|1||Cincinnati Bengals||Joe Burrow, QB, LSU|
|2||Washington Redskins||Chase Young, DE, OSU|
|3||Detroit Lions||Jeffrey Okudah, CB, OSU|
|4||New York Giants||Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama|
|5||Miami Dolphins||Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama|
|6||Los Angeles Chargers||Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon|
|7||Carolina Panthers||Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson|
|8||Arizona Cardinals||Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia|
|9||Jacksonville Jaguars||Javon Kinlaw, DT, SCAR|
|10||Cleveland Browns||Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn|
|11||New York Jets||Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa|
|12||Oakland Raiders||Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama|
|13||San Francisco 49ers||A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville|
|15||Denver Broncos||Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama|
|16||Atlanta Falcons||Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama|
|17||Dallas Cowboys||Grant Delpit, S, LSU|
|18||Miami (via Pittsburgh)||CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma|
|19||Oakland (via Chicago)||Patrick Queen, LB, LSU|
|20||Jacksonville (via LA Rams)||Jordan Love, QB, Utah State|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles||Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, PSU|
|22||Minnesota Vikings||CJ Henderson, CB, Florida|
|23||New England Patriots||Austin Jackson, OT, USC|
|24||New Orleans Saints||Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU|
|25||Minnesota Vikings||Josh Jones, OT, Houston|
|26||Miami (via Houston)||D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia|
|27||Seattle Seahawks||K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU|
|28||Baltimore Ravens||Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma|
|29||Tennessee Titans||Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU|
|30||Green Bay Packers||Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson|
|32||Kansas City Chiefs||Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama|
Latest NFL Draft Big Board
Here is a look at Action Rush’s updated NFL Draft Big Board, with our Top 50 Prospects.
|1||Chase Young||DE/LB||Ohio State|
|6||Jeffrey Okudah||CB||Ohio State|
|11||Henry Ruggs III||WR||Alabama|
|14||Javon Kinlaw||DL||South Carolina|
|22||Yetur Gross-Matos||DE/LB||Penn State|
|28||Damon Arnette||CB||Ohio State|
|30||J.K. Dobbins||RB||Ohio State|
|31||Antoine Winfield Jr.||S||Minnesota|
|33||Laviska Shenault Jr.||WR||Colorado|
|42||Justin Madubuike||DL||Texas A&M|
|44||Brandon Aiyuk||WR||Arizona State|
|48||Cam Akers||RB||Florida State|
|49||Jordan Love||QB||Utah State|
NFL Draft Team Needs
A look at the updated team needs for each NFL team heading into the NFL Draft.
|NFL Team||Team Needs|
|San Francisco 49ers||WR, OG, DT, CB|
|Chicago Bears||OG, CB, S|
|Cincinnati Bengals||QB, DE, LB|
|Buffalo Bills||CB, DT, DE, LB|
|Denver Broncos||WR, DT, CB, OL|
|Cleveland Browns||DT, LB, S|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||OL, DL, QB|
|Arizona Cardinals||OL, DT, LB|
|Los Angeles Chargers||QB, RB, OL, CB|
|Kansas City Chiefs||RB, OL, CB|
|Indianapolis Colts||QB, WR, DT|
|Dallas Cowboys||DE, CB, S|
|Miami Dolphins||QB, RB, OL, DE|
|Philadelphia Eagles||CB, S, LB, WR|
|Atlanta Falcons||RB, DE, DT, CB|
|New York Giants||OL, DE, LB|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||DT, DE, LB, S|
|New York Jets||WR, OL, DE|
|Detroit Lions||DT, DE, CB|
|Green Bay Packers||WR, TE, DET|
|Carolina Panthers||QB, OL, DL, LB, CB|
|New England Patriots||QB, WR, TE, OL, DE/LB|
|Las Vegas Raiders||WR, LB, CB|
|Los Angeles Rams||OL|
|Baltimore Ravens||OL, LB|
|Washington Redskins||OL, LB|
|New Orleans Saints||WR, OL, LB|
|Seattle Seahawks||OL, DE|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||TE, OL, DL|
|Houston Texans||WR, DL, DE|
|Tennessee Titans||OL, DE/LB|
|Minnesota Vikings||WR, OL, DT, CB|
NFL Draft History
First Overall Picks
Here is the first overall pick for each of the last 20 NFL Draft classes, since the turn of the millenium.
|2019||Arizona Cardinals||Kyler Murray||QB|
|2018||Cleveland Browns||Baker Mayfield||QB|
|2017||Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett||DE|
|2016||Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||QB|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jameis Winston||QB|
|2014||Houston Texans||Jadeveon Clowney||DE|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||Eric Fisher||OT|
|2012||Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||QB|
|2011||Carolina Panthers||Cam Newton||QB|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||Sam Bradford||QB|
|2009||Detroit Lions||Matthew Stafford||QB|
|2008||Miami Dolphins||Jake Long||OT|
|2007||Oakland Raiders||JaMarcus Russell||QB|
|2006||Houston Texans||Mario Williams||DE|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||Alex Smith||QB|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||Eli Manning||QB|
|2003||Cincinnati Bengals||Carson Palmer||QB|
|2002||Houston Texans||David Carr||QB|
|2001||Atlanta Falcons||Michael Vick||QB|
|2000||Cleveland Browns||Courtney Brown||DE|
NFL Draft Facts
- Since 2009, eight of the last 11 #1 overall picks have been quarterbacks.
- The NFL Draft was held in New York City from 1965 until 2015.
- Chicago hosted the 2015 and 2016 NFL Draft(s), while Philadelphia, Dallas, and Nashville hosted in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
- Only two first round picks have been forfeited in history, both by the New England Patriots (2008 and 2016 for cheating).
- Round 1 begins on Thursday, April 23 at 8 PM, but rounds 2-3 are on Friday at 7 PM, and the rest is on Saturday starting at noon.
- This will be the first virtual draft in history.
- The NFL Draft will take place in late April, 2020.
2020 NFL DRAFT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the dates for the 2020 NFL Draft?
The NFL Draft will take place in a virtual format from April 23-25th on ESPN. Team personnel will be working from their homes.
What time does the NFL Draft Start?
The start time for Round 1 of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 23 is 8 p.m. ET. The start time for Rounds 2-3 of the 2020 NFL Draft, scheduled to take place Friday, is 7 p.m. ET. The start time for Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft, which includes Rounds 4-7, is 12 p.m. ET.
How Can I Watch The NFL Draft?
ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network will air all 7 rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. You can live stream the NFL Draft via the ESPN app and NFL app.
Which team has the first pick in the NFL Draft?
The Cincinnati Bengals have the 1st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. They are projected to draft LSU QB and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.
Can I Legally Bet on the NFL Draft?
Yes, the following states offer online sports betting sites and mobile apps: New Jersey, Indiana, New Hampshire, West Virginia.
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