A look at the 2020 NFL Draft
Surprisingly, the first ever virtual NFL Draft started in good shape and without major technical problems. Bringing together hundreds of connections from newbies in the technology world, he thought there would be countless flaws, but the football world was satisfied (or perhaps disappointed) with the lack of mishaps during the broadcast.
A LOOK AT THE 2020 NFL DRAFT
With day 1 of this Draft completed, football fans can start thinking and trying to predict what will happen if the NFL starts its competition in September, as the league has been anticipating.
With coaches and owners locked in their bunkers in the basements of their homes (almost all – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was reporting during the issuance of his own cruise), the choices started late last night with the former star LSU Joe Burrow to be chosen by the Bengal Cincinnati.
The Heisman trophy-winning quarterback led his university to the NCAA national title last season and is more than ready to attempt a hike to the Super Bowl. Your choice in this position makes it the third consecutive year in the Draft in which a quarterback is selected as the first choice.
Then the Washington Redskins had their chance and decided to select Chase Young, from Ohio State University. The 1.90m, 120kg All American defensive end decided that it was ready to play in the best league in the world and decided to skip its fourth year of eligibility to focus on Draft. Young is an athlete with clear potential for the NFL, as long as he puts aside his “diva” attitude. Despite being present at the NFL Combine, he refused to participate in any event saying that he considered it “a waste of time”.
LIONS AND GIANTS
Former Ohio State University cornerback Jeffrey Okudah is on his way to Michigan to play for the Detroit Lions. Selected in third position, this was the most likely choice to come out first in terms of defensive players and, like Young, Okudah decided not to play his fourth year to try to enter the NFL. Apparently and as proof of being one of the league’s most wanted athletes, Okudah was the earliest cornerback chosen since Shawn Springs, selected by the Seattle Seahawks in 1997.
The New York Giants had many choices, but decided to choose Andrew Thomas an offensive tackle from the University of Georgia before any other option. The Giants have a lot of faith in their future starter, with GM Dave Gettleman saying, “We had a lot of time to think about this and we want to improve our offensive line once and for all.” No pressure Thomas, it seems.
The fifth choice was not really a big surprise. The Miami Dolphins have always had their eyes on Alabama university quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who has more than the skills to match Burrow. After a poor season, the Dolphins need all the help they can have and have an award-winning athlete like Tagavailoa (an All American, NCAA final MVP, Walter Campo and First Tem All Sec, among other things) leaves the team in a good way.
Finally, everything will continue on a tightrope and weigh in on the decision to start the competition in September, as they wish, and this will not be decided anytime soon.