The 2020 NFL Draft is here! It’s draft day and the league’s annual player selection meeting will give us three days of distraction from the Covid-19 pandemic. The draft gets underway Thursday evening at 8 p.m. ET with the Cincinnati Bengals expected by the entire free world to take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow at No. 1 overall. It wraps up Saturday evening around 7 p.m. with the New York Giants currently slated to select Mr. Irrelevant with the 255th and final pick.
The first ever entirely virtual draft will air on a variety of networks, including ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, and ESPN Deportes. You can also listen on ESPN Radio. The first round will air Thursday, April 23rd from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The second and third rounds will air Friday, April 24th from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The fourth through seventh rounds will air Saturday, April 25th from noon to 7 p.m.
We’ll be tracking every pick from start to finish and offer fantasy football analysis and odds implications where relevant. It’s a little easier to break down day one and day two picks, but we won’t ignore the talent picked in rounds four through seven on the final day!
You can track all of our content in this story stream. We’ll have fantasy analysis of every skill position player in the first two days, with some additional planned for Saturday. We’ll break down what this does to team futures odds and what it might mean for things like the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards. We’ll have a look at winners and losers, and also offer up some draft grades.
Nobody wins the Super Bowl on the draft, but plenty of teams will look to set themselves up to compete for the Lombardi Trophy for multiple years to come. We’ll follow along all weekend heading.