NFL Draft Recap
LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow goes number one overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.
By: Ryan Sandy
The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. This year's Draft was a 3-day event that took place all virtually for the first time in history due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Draft is an event held every year to give all 32 NFL teams the chance to draft players in hopes of improving their roster.
In the first round, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow finds his way back to Ohio with his new team in Cincinnati. Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will move to Miami and Oregon Quarterback Justin Herbert is heading to the Los Angeles Chargers.
There were 255 total players drafted to the NFL this weekend. The Miami Dolphins had 14 total picks coming into the weekend. LSU had the most players selected with 14 from the national championship team.
According to ESPN, 37 Wide Receivers heard they names called over the weekend leading offense positions with 6 of them going off the board in round 1. Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb headlined the receiver class. There were 57 total offensive lineman taken with Andrew Thomas and Jedrick Wills Jr. leading the pack as the only taken in the top 10.
The leading position drafted on defense was Cornerbacks with 26 drafted total with 6 heading off the board in round one as well. The Washington Redskins drafted Chase Young Defensive End out of The Ohio State University as the top ranked defensive player in this draft.
Michael Pittman Jr., Travon Diggs, Jeremy Chinn, and Antoine Winfield Jr. were players drafted this year who have had former or current relatives play in the NFL. Antione Winfield Sr. once intercepted Tom Brady early in his career and now is his teammate in Tamp Bay.
The NFL draft was just what the sports world needed as CBS News said a NFL record 8.4 Million people tuned into the event over those 3 days. As these 255 men got drafted, more players will sign to teams during the undrafted free agent period in hopes to make the final roster this fall.