2020 NFL Draft: What to Expect
Sports fans have been reeling these past few weeks. With the sports World all but disappearing since the Covid-scare, there hasn’t been much to distract fans from the every-day grind.
The Draft is Back
Luckily, the NFL offseason helped ease the pain with all of the free agency drama. Tom Brady to the Bucs, Phillip Rivers to the Colts, De’Andre Hopkins to the Texans, wait, Gronk’s back?! And tonight at 8 PM EST, the NFL Draft returns.
What to Expect
The Draft will look a little bit different this year. Due to the situation with Covid-19, the NFL can’t put on the show for the Draft that people have come accustomed to. A number of players will be phoning in as they hear their names called, so fans will have some on-screen entertainment. But unfortunately for those players, it just won’t be quite the same. While realizing a dream and getting drafted to the NFL will still be a day to remember for recruits, their dreams probably included a large venue, a nice suit, thousands of screaming fans, and a walk up the red carpet to the podium. They’ll have to settle for a dream come true and a pay-check to play Football.
There are some great players waiting to hear their name called tonight that can make an immediate impact for teams on the field. Joe Burrow, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and the QB for the reigning champions. Chase Young, a promising pass-rusher and DE from Ohio State. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s championship QB and the 2018 Heisman winner. As well as a number of high-caliber wide receivers that can bring explosiveness to an NFL offense. We have a pretty good idea of who the first 2 picks are going to be, but starting at pick #3, this thing is going to get interesting.
Perhaps the most intriguing prediction made by the experts so far, is the Patriots trading up in the Draft to take Tua to groom as their future Quarterback. Another is the possibility that the NFC champion Niners trade way up to the second pick to get Chase Young. That would take some serious navigating by John Lynch, but I’m sure Niner’s fans are hoping he can pull it off. Be sure to tune in to ESPN tonight at 8 PM EST to see how the drama unfolds.