Coronavirus Update For 4/27/20

Here is the latest information we have to date regarding sports and COVID-19

NBA

League Targets May 8 As Earliest Date To Begin Workouts

Earlier today, the NBA told teams that the league will be altering the guidelines set in place regarding players using team facilities and players working out. The league said that the changes “allow for safe and controlled environments for players to train in states that allow them to do so, and to create a process for identifying safe training options for players located in other states.” The NBA told teams it is implementing the rule changes no earlier than May 8th. The league also said it could push this timing back if deemed necessary.

NFL

Virtual Draft Breaks Viewership Records

From Thursday to Saturday, the NFL held the 2020 draft in a completely virtual format, and the results were excellent. Not only did the virtual drafting process go smoothly, but also, millions of people tuned in to view the 2020 NFL Draft. The first night of the draft drew 15.6 million viewers across four networks, breaking the old record for the highest viewership of a draft. 55 million total people tuned in at some point to watch a part of the NFL’s annual three-day event. The NFL also was able to raise over $100 million in COVID-19 relief efforts through the league’s “NFL Draft-A-Thon LIVE.”

NHL

League Has Discussed Idea Of A June Restart

On Wednesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman discussed several potential ideas the league has about finishing the remainder of the paused season with Sportsnet. He was quoted as saying, “We’re hopeful that by doing the right things in the short term that we’re able to come back and hopefully complete this season on some basis that is fair and has integrity.”

Some of the ideas that Bettman addressed are as follows:

  • Bettman confirmed the NHL is looking at a four-city plan to restart the season. The plan would reportedly be to play three games a day.
  • The league is no longer planning on holding games at neutral-site venues like college arenas or small stadiums.
  • The NHL has discussed potentially holding the 2020 draft in June, before the completion of the current season.
  • Bettman has been in contact with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, but no decision the NBA makes is connected to the NHL.

MLB

Indians To Pay Portion Of Staff Through June 30th

The Cleveland Indians announced that they will pay the regular salaries of full-time employees through June 30th. However, some members of the organization have had to be furloughed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The team said that executives took reductions in salary so that they could ensure other members of the organization received pay. The Indians are just one of a few teams that have guaranteed employees their full salaries through June.

NFL Draft Day Three Results

We have all the picks made during the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft

We are two-thirds of the way through the NFL Draft now that days one and two are in the books. We have all the results from Day Two of the draft which was held tonight virtually. Here are the picks that were made in rounds two and three of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Round Four

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (107)CINLB Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian St2019 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year
2 (108)WASOT Saahdiq Charles, LSU
3 (109)(DET to LV)
LV
OG John Simpson, Clemson2019 Consensus First-Team All-American
4 (110)NYGCB Darnay Holmes, UCLA
5 (111)(MIA to HOU, HOU to MIA)
MIA
OG Solomon Kindley, Georgia
6 (112)LACRB Joshua Kelley, UCLA2019 Second-Team All-Pac 12
7 (113)CARCB Troy Pride, Notre Dame
8 (114)ARZOT Leki Fotu, Utah2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
9 (115)CLETE Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
10 (116)JAXOT Ben Bartch, St. John’s (Minn.)
11 (117)(TB to SF, SF to MIN)
MIN
EDGE DJ Wonnum, South Carolina
12 (118)DENTE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri
13 (119)ATLLB Mykal Walker, Fresno St
14 (120)NYJRB La’Mical Perine, Florida
15 (121)(LV to DET)
DET
OG Logan Stenberg, Kentucky2019 Second-Team All-SEC
16 (122)INDQB Jacob Eason, WashingtonCareer Stats; 26 Starts, 59.8% completion, 5590 Passing Yards, 39 Passing TDs
17 (123)DALCB Reggie Robinson II, Tulsa
18 (124)PITRB Anthony McFarland, Maryland
19 (125)(CHI to NE, NE to NYJ)
NYJ
QB James Morgan, Florida International
20 (126)(LA to HOU)
HOU
OT Charlie Heck, UNC
21 (127)PHIS K’von Wallace, Clemson2019 Third-Team All-ACC
22 (128)BUFWR Gabriel Davis, UCF2019 First-Team All-AAC
23 (129)(NE to BAL, BAL to NE, NE to NYJ)
NYJ
OG Cameron Clarke, Charlotte
24 (130)(NO to MIN)
MIN
DE James Lynch, Baylor
25 (131)(HOU to ARZ)
ARZ
DT Rashard Lawrence, LSU
26 (132)MINLB Troy Dye, Oregon2017, 2018, & 2019 Second-Team All-Pac 12
27 (133)SEATE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
28 (134)(BAL to ATL)
ATL
S Jaylinn Hawkins, California
29 (135)(TEN to MIA, MIA to PIT)
PIT
OG Kevin Dotson, Louisiana-Lafayette
30 (136)(GB to MIA, MIA to HOU, HOU to LA)
LAR
TE Bryce Hopkins, PurdueAP Big Tight End of the Year, 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
31 (137)(SF to DEN, DEN to JAX)
JAX
CB Josiah Scott, Michigan St
32 (138)KCS La’Jarius Sneed, Louisiana Tech
33* (139)(TB to NE, NE to LV)
LV
CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
34* (140)(CHI to JAX)
JAX
LB Shaquille Quarterman, Miami2018 & 2019 First-Team All-ACC
35* (141)(MIA to HOU)
HOU
CB John Reid, Penn St
36* (142)WASWR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
37* (143)BALOG Ben Bredeson, Michigan
38* (144)SEARB DeeJay Dallas, Miami
39* (145)PHIOT Jack Driscoll, Auburn
40* (146)(PHI to DAL)
DAL
C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin2019 Rimington Trophy Winner, 2019 Consensus All-American
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY | * = compensatory pick

Round Five

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (147)CINEDGE Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame
2 (148)(WAS to CAR, CAR to SEA)
SEA
EDGE Alton Robinson, Syracuse2018 Second-Team All-ACC
3 (149)(DET to IND)
IND
OG Danny Pinter, Ball St2019 First-Team All-MAC
4 (150)NYGOG Shane Lemieux, Oregon2018 & 2019 Second-Team All-Pac 12
5 (151)LACWR Joe Reed, Virginia
6 (152)CARS Kenny Robinson, West VirginiaPreviously played in the XFL in 2020
7 (153)(MIA to SF)
SF
OT Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
9 (154)(JAX to PIT, PIT to MIA)
MIA
DE Jason Strowbridge, UNC
10 (155)(CLE to BUF, BUF to MIN, MIN to CHI)
CHI
DE Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
11 (156)(DEN to SF, SF to WAS)
WAS
C Keith Ismael, San Diego St
12 (157)(ATL to BAL to JAX)
JAX
S Daniel Thomas, Auburn
13 (158)NYJCB Bryce Hall, Virginia2018 Second-Team All-American
14 (159)(LV to NE)
NE
K Justin Rohrwasser, MarshallTeam cut K Stephen Gostkowski this off-season
15 (160)(IND to CLE)
CLE
C Nick Harris, Washington
16 (161)TBWR Tyler Johnson, Minnesota2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
17 (162)(PIT to SEA, SEA to WAS)
WAS
LB Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
18 (163)CHICB Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern
19 (164)(DAL to PHI, PHI to MIA)
MIA
EDGE Curtis Weaver, Boise St
20 (165)(LA to JAX)
JAX
WR Collin Johnson, Texas
21 (166)(PHI to DET)
DET
WR Quintez Cephus, WisconsinLed Badgers in Receptions, Receiving Yards, and Receiving TDs
22 (167)BUFQB Jake Fromm, GeorgiaCareer Stats: 63.3% completion rate, 8236 yards, and 78 Passing TDs
23 (168)(NE to PHI)
PHI
WR John Hightower, Boise St
24 (169)(NO to MIN)
MIN
CB Harrison Hand, Temple
25 (170)(MIN to BAL)
BAL
DT Broderick Washington, Texas Tech
26 (171)HOUWR Isaiah Coulter, Rhode Island
27 (172)(SEA to DET, DET to NE, NE to LV, LV to DET)
DET
RB Jason Huntley, New Mexico St
28 (173)(BAL to LA, LA to MIA, MIA to PHI, PHI to CHI)
CHI
WR Darnell Mooney, Tulane2018 Second-Team All-AAC
29 (174)TENDT Larell Murchison, North Carolina St
30 (175)GBLB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
31 (176)(SF to MIN)
MIN
WR KJ Osborn, MiamiTransferred to Miami from Buffalo
32 (177)KCEDGE Michael Danna, Michigan
33* (178)DENLB Justin Strnard, Wake Forest
34* (179)DALEDGE Bradlee Anae, Utah2019 Consensus First-Team All-American
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY | * = compensatory pick

Round Six

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (180)CINOG Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas2019 First-Team All-Big 12, 2018 Second-Team All-Big 12
2 (181)(WAS to DEN)
DEN
OG Netane Muti, Fresno St
3 (182)(DET to IND, IND to NE)
IND
OG Mike Onwenu, Michigan
4 (183)NYGLB Cameron Brown, Penn St
5 (184)CARDT Bravvion Roy, Baylor2019 Pre-Season All-Big 12
6 (185)MIALS Blake Ferguson, LSU
7 (186) LACS Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame2019 Preseason Second-Team All-American
8 (187)(ARZ to CLE)
CLE
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones2018 & 2019 Third-Team All-Big Ten
9 (188)(CLE to BUF)
BUF
K Tyler Bass, Georgia SouthernNamed to an All-Sun Belt Conference team three straight years
10 (189)JAXQB Jake Luton, Orgeon St2019 Honorable Mention All-Pac 12
11 (190)(ATL to PHI, PHI to SF)
SF
TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
12 (191)NYJP Braden Mann, Texas A&M2019 Second-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-SEC
13 (192)(LV to GB)
GB
OG Jon Runyan, Michigan2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
14 (193)INDDT Rob Windsor, Penn St
15 (194)TBDT Khalil Davis, Nebraska2019 Third-Team All-Big Ten
16 (195)(DEN to NE)
NE
OG Justin Herron, Wake Forest
17 (196)(CHI to PHI)
PHI
LB Shaun Bradley, Temple
18 (197)(DAL to MIA, MIA to IND, IND to DET)
DET
OG John Penisini, Utah
19 (198)PITS Antoine Brooks Jr, Maryland
20 (199)LARS Jordan Fuller, Ohio St2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
21 (200)(PHI to CHI to PHI)
PHI
WR Quez Watkins, Southern Mississippi2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Conference USA
22 (201)(BUF to MIN, MIN to BAL)
BAL
WR James Proche, Southern Methodist
23 (202)(NE to ARZ)
ARZ
LB Evan Weaver, California2019 First-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
24 (203)(NO to MIN)
MIN
OG Blake Brandel, Oregon St
25 (204)(HOU to NE)
NE
LB Cassh Maluia, Wyoming
26 (205)MINS Josh Metellus, Michigan
27 (206)(SEA to JAX)
JAX
TE Tyler Davis, Georgia Tech
28 (207)(BAL to NE, NE to BUF)
BUF
WR Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon St
29 (208)(TEN to GB)
GB
C Jake Hanson, Oregon
30 (209)GBOG Simon Stepaniak, Indiana2019 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention
31 (210)(SF to PHI)
PHI
OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
32 (211)(KC to NYJ)
NYJ
DB Isaiah Rodgers, Massachusetts
33* (212)(NE to IND)
IND
WR Dezmon Patmon, Washington St
34* (213)(NE to IND)
IND
LB Jordan Glasgow, Michigan
35* (214)SEAWR Freddie Swain, FloridaLed Gators in receiving TDs in 2019
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY | * = compensatory pick

Round Seven

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (215)CINLB Markus Bailey, PurdueOhio-Native
2 (216)WASS Kamren Curl, Arkansas
3 (217)(DET to SF)
SF
WR Jauan Jennings, TennesseePlayed in all games this season despite suffering a knee injury this summer
4 (218)NYGEDGE Carter Coughlin, Minnesota
5 (219)(MIA to MIN, MIN to BAL)
BAL
S Geno Stone, Iowa
6 (220)LACWR KJ Hill, Ohio St
7 (221)CARCB Stanley Thomas-Oliver, Florida International
8 (222)ARZRB Eno Benjamin, Arizona St2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
9 (223)JAXCB Chris Claybook, Memphis
10 (224)(CLE to TEN)
TEN
QB Cole McDonald, Hawaii2019 Finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
11 (225)(NYJ to BAL, BAL to MIN)
MIN
DE Kenny Willekes, Michigan St
12 (226)(LV to CHI)
CHI
OG Arlington Hambright, Colorado
13 (227)(IND to MIA, MIA to PHI, PHI to CHI)
CHI
OG Lachavious Simmons, Tennessee St2019 All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention
14 (228)(TB to PHI, PHI to ATL)
ATL
P Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse
15 (229)(DEN to WAS)
WAS
EDGE, James Smith-Williams, North Carolina St
16 (230)(ATL to NE)
NE
C Dustin Woodard, Memphis
17 (231)DALQB Ben DiNucci, James Madison
18 (232)PITDT Carlos Davis, NebraskaAlso participated in Track at Nebraska
19 (233)(CHI to PHI)
PHI
EDGE Casey Toohill, Stanford2019 finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy
20 (234)LARLB Clay Johnston, Baylor
21 (235)(PHI to NE, NE to DET)
DET
DT Jashon Cornell, Ohio St
22 (236)(BUF to CLE, CLE to GB)
GB
DB Vernon Scott, TCU
23 (237)(NE to DEN, DEN to TEN, TEN to KC)
KC
CB Bopete Keys, Tulane2019 All-AAC Honorable Mention
24 (238)(NO to NYG)
NYG
LB TJ Brunson, South Carolina
25 (239)(MIN to BUF)
BUF
CB Dane Jackson, Pittsburgh2019 Second-Team All-ACC
26 (240)(HOU to NO)
NO
QB Tommy Stevens, Mississippi St
27 (241)(SEA to NE, NE to TB)
TB
LB Chapelle Russell, TempleTemple’s Male Comeback Athlete of the Year in 2018
28 (242)(BAL to GB)
GB
EDGE Jonathan Garvin, Miami
29 (243)TENDB Chris Jackson, Marshall
30 (244)(GB to CLE, CLE to NO, NO to MIN)
MIN
QB Nate Stanley, Iowa2019 Big-Ten Honorable Mention
31 (245)(SF to TB)
TB
RB Raymond Calais, Louisiana-Lafayette
32 (246)(KC to MIA)
MIA
WR Malcolm Perry, Navy2018 AAC Offensive Player of the Year, Played QB at Navy
33* (247)NYGCB Chris Williamson, Minnesota
34* (248)(HOU to LAR)
LAR
K Sam Sloman, Miami (Ohio)
35* (249)MINS Brian Cole II, Mississippi St
36* (250)(HOU to LAR)
LAR
OG Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson2019 First-Team All-Acc
37* (251)(MIA to SEA)
SEA
TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
38* (252)DENWR Tyrie Cleveland, Florida
39* (253)MINOG Kyle Hinton, Washburn
40* (254)DENEDGE Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota St
41* (255)NYGLB Tae Crowder, Georgia2020 Mr. Irrelevant (Title given to last player picked in the NFL Draft)
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY | * = compensatory pick

This concludes the 2020 NFL Draft. Continue checking oddsusa.com for more NFL Off-Season and Preseason updates.

NFL Draft Day Two Results

We have all the picks made during the second and third rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft

We are two-thirds of the way through the NFL Draft now that days one and two are in the books. We have all the results from Day Two of the draft which was held tonight virtually. Here are the picks that were made in rounds two and three of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Round Two

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (33)CINWR Tee Higgins, Clemson
2019 First-Team All-ACC, 2018 CFP National Champion
2 (34)(WAS to IND)
IND
WR, Michael Pittman Jr, USC
2019 Second-Team All-American, 2019 & 2017 First-Team All-Pac 12
3 (35)DETRB D’Andre Swift, Georgia
2019 First-Team All-SEC, 6th in UGA History in Yards From Scrimmage
4 (36)NYGS Xavier McKinney, Alabama
2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2018 Orange Bowl Defensive MVP
5 (37)(LAC to NE)
NE
S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
2019 Cliff Harris Award for Small College Defensive Player of the Year
6 (38)CARDE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St
2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
7 (39)MIAOG Robert Hunt, Louisiana-Lafayette
2019 First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference, 2018 Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference
8 (40)(ARZ to HOU)
HOU
DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
2019 First-Team All-Big 12, 2017 Freshman All-American
9 (41)(CLE to IND)
IND
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
2018 & 2019 First-Team All-American, 6th in Career Rushing Yards in DI History
10 (42)JAXWR Laviska Shenault, Colorado
2019 Second-Team All-Pac 12, 2018 First-Team All-Pac 12
11 (43)(LV to CHI)
CHI
TE Cole Kmet, Notre Dame
Highest Graded TE Draft Prospect on NFL.com
12 (44)(IND to CLE)
CLE
DB Grant Delpit, LSU
2018 & 2019 Consensus All-American, 2019 CFP National Champion
13 (45)TBDB Antoine Winfield Jr, Minnesota
2019 Unanimous First-Team All-American, Dad played in NFL
14 (46)DENWR KJ Hamler, Penn St
2019 Second-Team All-Big Ten
15 (47)ATLDT Marlon Davidson, Auburn
2019 First-Team All-SEC
16 (48)(NYJ to SEA)
SEA
DE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
38 college games: 118 Tackles, 26.5 TFL, 19.5 Sacks, 6 FF, 4 FR, 7 PBs
17 (49)PITWR Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s Leading Receiver in 2019
18 (50)CHICB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
2019 Second-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
19 (51)DALCB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2018 CFP National Champion
20 (52)LARRB Cam Akers, Florida St
2019 Second-Team All-ACC, #1 RB coming out of High School
21 (53)PHIQB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
2019 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up, 2019 First-Team All-Big 12, 2018 CFP National Champion
22 (54)BUFDE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
23 (55)(NE to ATL, ATL to BAL)
BAL
RB JK Dobbins, Ohio State
2019 First-Team All-American, 2nd in career rushing yards in Ohio State history
24 (56)(NO to MIA)
MIA
DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama
2018 & 2019 Second-Team All-SEC, 2017 CFP National Champion
25 (57)(HOU to LAR)
LAR
WR Van Jefferson, Florida
Career: 175 Rec, 2159 Rec Yds, 16 Rec TDs
26 (58)MINOT Ezra Cleveland, Boise St
2018 & 2019 First-Team All-MWC
27 (59)(SEA to NYJ)
NYJ
WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
2019 First-Team All-Big 12
28 (60)(BAL to NE)
NE
LB Josh Uche, Michigan
2019 Second-Team All-Big Ten
29 (61)TENCB Kristian Fulton, LSU
2019 Second-Team All-SEC, 2019 CFP National Champion
30 (62)GBRB AJ Dillon, Boston College
2017 2018 & 2019 First-Team All-ACC
31 (63)(SF to KC)
KC
LB Willie Gay Jr, Mississippi ST
Career: 99 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, and a touchdown
32 (64)(KC to SEA, SEA to CAR)
CAR
DB Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
2019 Second-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team ALL-MVFC
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY

Round Three

Pick (Overall Choice)TeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1 (65)CINLB Logan Wilson, Wyoming2019 First-Team All-MWC, 2016 MWC Freshman of the Year
2 (66)WASWR/RB Antonio Gibson, Memphis2019 First-Team All-AAC
3 (67)DETOLB Julian Okwara, Notre Dame2019 Second-Team Preseason All-American, 2019 Team Captain
4 (68)(NYG to NYJ)
NYJ
DB Ashtyn Davis, California2019 Second-Team All-Pac 12, 2018 First-Team All-Pac 12
5 (69)(CAR to SEA)
SEA
OG Damien Lewis, LSU2019 Second-Team All-SEC
6 (70)MIADB Brandon Jones, Texas2019 Second-Team All-Big 12
7 (71)(LAC to NE, NE to BAL)
BAL
DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M2019 Second-Team All-SEC
8 (72)ARZOT Josh Jones, Houston2019 Second-Team All-AAC
9 (73)JAXDT Davon Hamilton, Ohio St2019 Third-Team All-Big Ten
10 (74)(CLE to NO)
NO
LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
11 (75)(IND to DET)
DET
OG Jonah Jackson, Ohio St2019 Third-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
12 (76)TBRB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt2018 SEC Newcomer of the Year
13 (77)DENCB Michael Ojemudia, Iowa2019 Third-Team All-Big Ten
14 (78)ATLC Matt Hennessy, Temple2019 Third-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-AAC
15 (79)NYJDE Jabari Zuniga, Florida2019 Preseason First-Team All-SEC, Missed time Senior Season due to injury
16 (80)LVWR Lynn Bowden, Kentucky2019 Paul Hornung Award Winner for the most versatile all-around player
17 (81)(CHI to LV)
LV
WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina2019 Second-Team All-SEC
18 (82)DALDT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma2019 Second-Team All-Big 12
19 (83)(PIT to DEN)
DEN
C Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2019 CFP National Champion
20 (84)LARLB Terrell Lewis, Alabama2019 Second-Team All-SEC, 2017 CFP National Champion, Missed 25 career games due to injury
21 (85)(PHI to DET, DET to IND)
IND
S Julian Blackmon, Utah2019 First-Team All-Pac 12, Tore ACL in 2019 bowl game
22 (86)BUFRB Zack Moss, UtahUtah Career leader in yards, carries, TDs and 100+ yard games, 2019 First Team All-Pac 12, 2019 Pac 12 Offensive Player of the Year
23 (87)NELB Anfernee Jennings, Alabama2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2015 & 2017 CFP National Champion
24 (88)(NO to CLE)
CLE
DT Jordan Elliot, Missouri2019 Second-Team All-American
25 (89)MINDB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi St2018 Second-Team All-SEC
26 (90)HOULB Jonathan Greenard, Florida2019 First-Team All-SEC
27 (91)(SEA to HOU, HOU to LV, LV to NE)
NE
TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA2019 Honorable Mention All-Pac 12
28 (92)BALWR Devin Duvernay, Texas2019 First-Team All-Big 12, 3rd in the country receptions last season
29 (93)TENRB Darrynton Evans, Appalachian St2019 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, 2018 & 2019 First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference
30 (94)GBTE Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati2019 First-Team All-AAC
31 (95)(SF TO DEN)
DEN
DT McTelvin Agim, ArkansasLed Arkansas in Sacks and Tackles For Loss in 2019
32 (96)KCOT Lucas Niang, TCU2018 Second-Team All-Big 12, missed seven games last year due to injury
33*
(97)
(HOU to CLE)
CLE
LB Jacob Philips, LSULed LSU players in tackle in 2019
34* (98)(NE to BAL)
BAL
LB Malik Harrison, Ohio St2019 Third-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Big Ten
35* (99)NYGOT Matt Peart, UConn2019 First-Team All-AAC
36* (100)(NE to LV)
LV
LB Tanner Muse, Clemson2019 Third-Team All-American, 2019 First-Team All-ACC
37* (101)(SEA to NYJ, NYJ to NE)
NE
TE Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech2018 All-ACC Honorable Mention
38* (102)PITLB Alex Highsmith, Charlotte2019 Third-Team All-American, Charlotte record 20 career sacks
39* (103)PHILB Davion Taylor, Colorado2019 All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention, ran track at Colorado
40* (104)LARS Terrell Burgess, Utah116 career tackles and one interception
41* (105)(MIN to NO)
NO
TE Adam Trautman, Dayton2019 Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Year, 2019 First-Team All-PFL, Highest player drafted to NFL in Dayton history
42* (106)BALOT Tyre Phillips, Mississippi StPlayed both Tackle positions in college
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY | * = compensatory pick

The third day of the NFL Draft continues tomorrow with rounds four through seven. The fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft begins tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

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First Round Of NFL’s Virtual Draft Goes Smoothly

NFL announced record viewership for the first round of the league’s first-ever fully-virtual draft

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft was a complete success. The NFL announced earlier today that the first round of the virtual draft was the most-watched draft telecast in league history. More than 15.6 million people tuned in to watch the Draft. The previous record was 12.4 million viewers during the 2014 NFL Draft.

It is also worth noting that the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft did not present any technical or broadcasting issues. This comes after the league held a mock virtual draft on Monday that featured a wide variety of issues like communications difficulties and bandwidth problems.

The first three picks went as predicted. LSU QB Joe Burrow was selected with the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals. After that, the Washington Redskins chose Ohio State DE Chase Young with the number two overall pick. Lastly, the Lions picked Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah with the third pick in the first round. The three became the first three former teammates ever selected with the first three picks in the NFL Draft. Okudah, Young, and Burrow were all members of the 2017 Ohio State Buckeyes’ football team.

The SEC also set a new draft record. On Thursday night, 15 SEC players were selected in the first round of the draft. ESPN Stats and Info is saying that this is an NFL common draft record. The previous record for first-round picks from a single conference was 12 by the ACC in 2006 and 12 by the SEC in 2013 and 2017.

Four Quarterbacks were drafted in the first round yesterday. Joe Burrow was chosen by Cincy, Tua Tagovailoa was picked by Miami, Justin Herbert was selected by the Chargers, and the Packers traded up to the 26th spot from 30 to draft Utah State QB Jordan Love. The Packers’ GM said, “I haven’t connected with Aaron yet, but obviously he’s been through this and he’s a pro and it’s something that’s a long-term decision… the way the board fell, this was just the best decision for the Packers. Aaron has been around a long time, and he understands what we’re playing for.” Aaron Rodgers will be turning 37 this coming December.

The Miami Dolphins ended up using three first-round selections last night. They had the most first-round picks of any team in this year’s draft. The following teams did not have a first-round pick last night: the Rams, the Texans, the Bills, the Bears, the Colts, and the Steelers.

The NFL Draft continues later tonight with the second and third rounds. The second round of the draft is scheduled to begin at 7 PM EST on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network.

Continue checking oddsusa.com for more NFL Draft news and updates.

2020 NFL Draft First Round Results

The first 32 picks of this year’s NFL Draft were made this evening.

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft was held virtually earlier tonight. Here are all the selections that were made in tonight’s portion of the NFL Draft.

PickTeamPosition & Player, SchoolNotes
1CINQB Joe Burrow, LSUWon 2019 Heisman Trophy & 2020 CFP National Championship Game
2WASEDGE Chase Young, Ohio StWon 2019 Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year award
3DETCB Jeff Okudah, Ohio St2019 Unanimous All-American
4NYGOT Andrew Thomas, Georgia2019 Unanimous All-American, 2019 Jacobs Blocking Trophy Winner
5MIAQB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama2018 All-American, 2018 SEC Player of the Year, 2018 CFP National Champion
6LACQB Justin Herbert, OregonNamed 2019 “Academic Heisman” (William V. Campbell Trophy winner)
7CARDT Derrick Brown, Auburn2019 Unanimous All-American, 2019 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
8ARZLB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson2019 Unanimous All-American, 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, 2018 CFP National Champion
9JAXCB CJ Henderson, Florida2019 First-Team All-SEC
10CLEOT Jedrick Wills Jr, Alabama2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2017 CFP National Champion
11NYJOT Mekhi Becton, Louisville2019 First-Team All-ACC, 2019 Jacobs Blocking Award Winner, 6’7″ and 364 lbs
12LVWR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama4.27 40-yard-dash, Fastest 40-yard-dash at 2020 NFL combine
13(IND to SF to TB)
TB
OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa2019 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year
14 (TB to SF)
SF
DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina2019 First-Team All-SEC
15DENWR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama2018 Biletnikoff Award Winner, 2018 & 2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2017 CFP National Champion
16ATLCB AJ Terrell, Clemson2019 First-Team All-ACC, 2018 CFP National Champion
17DALWR CeeDee Lamb, OklahomaConsensus 2019 All-American, 2019 First-Team All-Big 12, 2019 Biletnikoff Award Finalist
18(PIT to MIA)
MIA
OT Austin Jackson, USC2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
19(CHI to LV)
LV
CB Damon Arnette, Ohio St2019 Second-Team All-Big Ten
20(LAR to JAX)
JAX
EDGE, K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU2019 First-Team All-SEC, 2020 CFP National Champion
21PHIWR Jalen Reagor, TCUTwo-time Second-team All-Big 12
22(BUF to MIN)
MIN
WR Justin Jefferson, LSULed Country in Receptions (2019), 2020 CFP National Champion
23(NE to LAC)
LAC
LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma2019 First-Team All-Big 12
24NOC Cesar Ruiz, Michigan2019 Second-Team All-Big Ten
25(MIN to SF)
SF
WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona St2019 First-Team All-Pac 12
26(HOU to MIA to GB)
GB
QB Jordan Love, Utah St2018 Second-Team All-MWC
27SEALB Jordyn Brooks, Texas TechFirst-Team All-Big 12
28BALLB Patrick Queen, LSU2019 CFP National Champion
29TENOT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia2019 Secon-Team All-SEC
30(GB to MIA)
MIA
CB Noah Igbinoghene, AuburnPlayed WR as a Freshman, 91 tackles & one interception in two seasons as a starter
31(SF to MIN)
MIN
CB Jeff Gladney, TCUFirst-Team All-Big 12
32KCRB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSUFirst-Team All-SEC, 2020 CFP National Champion
(XX to YY) indicates a trade. Team XX traded their pick to Team YY

The NFL Draft continues tomorrow with rounds two and three. The second round of the NFL Draft begins tomorrow at 7 PM EST.

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Joe Burrow Welcomed To Cincinnati A Day Before The Draft

Report: Bengals’ President officially welcomed the LSU QB to Cincinnati on Wednesday

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Mike Brown, the President of the Cincinnati Bengals, officially welcomed LSU QB Joe Burrow to the team on Wednesday. Schefter tweeted that Brown sent a letter to Burrow and his family saying “… that he looks forward ‘to building championship football teams with you for many years to come.'” Burrow is the top-ranked QB prospect on ESPN.com and NFL.com.

Schefter said the letter from Brown to the Burrow family also came with a special gift. Brown sent jerseys with the number nine to the entire family. Adam Schefter is saying Burrow will officially wear number nine while playing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Burrow had one of the best seasons of all-time as a College Football Quarterback this past year. In 15 games as a starter his senior year, he went 15-0 and led LSU to a victory in the 2020 College Football National Championship Game. Last season, Burrow threw for 60 Touchdowns and had a Rating of 202.0, both of which are single-season College Football records. He also led the NCAA this year in passing yards and completion percentage.

The first round of the NFL Draft will air tonight. The Draft is set to begin at 8:00 PM EST and can be viewed on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network.

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2020 NFL Draft Starts Tonight

The three-day-long, virtual drafting process begins this evening

The long off-season wait for football’s next stars is over. The 85th NFL Draft will begin tonight starting at 8:00. Tonight will be the first round of the annual selection process. The draft will be held virtually for the first time in NFL History. The 2020 Draft was originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, NV live, but the NFL decided to move ahead with a virtual format for the safety and protection of players, staffers, and fans amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The NFL Draft is the league’s annual selection process where professional teams pick college players to join their franchise. The draft consists of 255 total selections in seven rounds. This year’s draft is spread across three days. The first-round will be held tonight, then the second and third round tomorrow, followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday.

The Miami Dolphins have the most picks in this year’s draft with 14 overall. Meanwhile, the Saints and Chiefs are tied at five for the fewest total picks. There are six teams that do not have a first-round pick tonight: Pittsburgh, the LA Rams, Chicago, Buffalo, Indianapolis, and Houston.

The Cincinnati Bengals have the first overall pick in the 2020 Draft. This will be the fourth time in team history that the Bengals have had the top choice in the draft and the first time drafting number one overall since 2003. There seems to be a consensus that LSU QB Joe Burrow will be who the Bengals take with the top pick. Bleacher Report, NFL.com, ESPN, and CBS Sports all predict Cincy winds up taking Joe Burrow, but we will find out tonight.

The NFL Draft will be airing live starting tonight on the NFL Network, ABC, and ESPN. The NFL will also be hosting “Draft-A-Thon Live,” a live-stream supporting COVID-19 relief efforts featuring former NFL Greats and other celebrities. Round One of the 2020 NFL Draft begins tonight at 8:00 PM EST.

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Troubles Arise During NFL’s Mock Virtual Draft

The NFL’s trial run of the virtual drafting system did not go as planned yesterday

Yesterday, the NFL’s 32 teams participated in a mock virtual draft to prepare for the actual draft which is scheduled to begin on Thursday. Reports came out after the event saying that the draft did not go exactly as planned.

Adam Schefter tweeted that a draft participant texted him saying, “… Mock draft today already technical glitch w Cincinnatis 1st pick!!! Brutal.” The tweet came out just 24 minutes after the mock draft began. Coaches and GMs told ESPN’s Dianna Russini there were issues with bandwidth and communication. The New York Post also said that one GM had a problem forgetting to hit the mute button.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter later went into detail about the issues that occurred during the mock draft for Cincinnati. According to his sources, the Bengals did not do anything wrong to cause the technical issue. However, the source did go on to say that the error resulted in a two-and-a-half-minute long delay in the drafting process.

It wasn’t an entire disaster though. After a rocky start, things smoothed themselves out. One head coach texted Russini, “… After the start, its running smoothly. Its quiet actually on the call…”

The NFL Draft “dress rehearsal” was held at 1:00 PM EST yesterday. ESPN reported that teams were encouraged to select former greats rather than current prospects so that nobody would reveal their draft strategy. The simulations were run so that teams will be prepared for the real virtual drafting process later this week.

On April 6th, Roger Goodell announced that the 2020 NFL Draft will proceed with a fully virtual format. This news came after the draft had originally been scheduled to take place from April 23rd to April 25th in Las Vegas. The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM EST on April 23rd.