When Is The 2020 NFL Draft? How Do I Watch The Draft?

When Is The 2020 NFL Draft?

The 2020 NFL Draft is rapidly approximating, and many prospects are eager to know what their NFL teams will be, where they will land, what pick will they be selected, and so on. But this is no ordinary Draft. Due to Covid-19's getting in the way of every aspect in life, the NFL was forced to rearrange this year's Draft and make it a little different as we approach the very first NFL Virtual Draft in history, and here is every single thing you need to know about it:

1- When is the 2020 NFL Draft?

Coronavirus outbreak may have changed many things about this Draft, but the dates of the Draft stay as previously established. It will take place on April 23-25.

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2- Where is the 2020 NFL Draft?

Initially scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, the pandemic strikes made the NFL rearrange the Draft, and it will now be held in a virtual capacity. Every draftee, every franchise, all from their home and announcements will be made via video calls.

NFL's Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the first-round picks from the basement of his home 15 miles north of Manhattan. Unprecedented scenes all around this Draft. 

Television presentations will take place from within the houses of the hosts. Also, numerous team officials, coaches, and general managers will give the IT departments across the NFL a testing experience as they connect remotely from their homes to select their new crop of young talents.

3- How do I watch the Draft?

Firstly, you need to know you can watch the NFL Draft on many different platforms and devices. You can watch it on TV, mobile devices like phones and tablets, computers, TV-connected consoles, or listen to it audio-only.

Now that we've covered where you can watch it, many outlets will transmit the Draft. ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, and on audio outlets like in Listen Live On, Tune In, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM, and Westwood One.

4- Who leaves the first round empty-handed?

It is common sense that, if there are 32 picks in the Draft, and the 32 franchises are taking part in it, each team would have one pick, but it is not like that. Due to trades and deals, many teams sacrifice or give away their first-round picks to acquire high, proven commodities into their roster, leaving some teams with plural first-rounders and other ones who leave the first crop of prospects empty-handed.

There are six teams with no first-round pick this year, those franchises are:

  • Indianapolis Colts (had 13th pick, but went to San Francisco as a part of the DeForest Buckner trade)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (18th pick, went to Miami as a part of the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade)
  • Chicago Bears (19th pick, went to Las Vegas as a part of the Khalil Mack trade)
  • LA Rams (20th pick, went to Jacksonville as a part of the Jalen Ramsey trade)
  • Buffalo Bills (22nd pick, went to Minnesota as a part of the Steffon Diggs trade)
  • Houston Texans (26th pick, went to Miami as a part of the Laremy Tunsil trade)

5- Who has the most and least amount of picks for the 2020 NFL Draft?

The team who's heading to this Draft with the most picks is the Miami Dolphins, with 13. A team that's in rebuild mode couldn't ask for more. Plus, three of the picks are in round one, five in the first two rounds, and six in the top 100. Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Minnesota, and San Francisco are the other teams to have multiple picks in the first round.

In the downside department, reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs have the fewest picks in the 2020 NFL Draft with only five, alongside the New Orleans Saints. Arizona, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Washington have six each.

Out of those teams, one is the champ; the Saints are a top contender, the Cardinals have an improved squad, and Atlanta and Pittsburgh are just a few pieces away from making a push in the playoffs, so their selections may have to be punctual and precise. The Redskins, however, have to nail each pick, since they are a terrible team and no good in their horizon.

6- First-round Mock Draft

To see the first-round full mock Draft, click here: [ARTICLE TBD]. Let's see how the top 15 overall picks are most likely to pan out!

  1. Cincinnati Bengals pick QB Joe Burrow
  2. Washington Redskins pick EDGE Chase Young
  3. Detroit Lions pick CB Jeff Okudah
  4. New York Giants pick OT Tristan Wirfs
  5. Miami Dolphins pick QB Tua Tagovailoa
  6. Los Angeles Chargers pick QB Justin Herbert
  7. Carolina Panthers pick LB Isaiah Simmons
  8. Arizona Cardinals pick OT Mekhi Becton 
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars pick DT Derrick Brown
  10. Cleveland Browns pick OT Jedrick Wills
  11. New York Jets pick WR CeeDee Lamb
  12. Las Vegas Raiders pick WR Henry Ruggs 
  13. San Francisco 49ers pick WR Jerry Jeudy
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick OT Andrew Thomas
  15. Denver Broncos pick CB CJ Henderson.