The 2020 NFL Draft, Reviewing the top five
Originally set to take place in Las Vegas this past week through April 23rd-25th, the global Covid-19 pandemic halted any publicly planned events. Instead the clubs selection of players and their live reactions were streamed from home offices, living rooms, kitchens, man caves and even backyards! Some of our favorite moments included the celebrations and zoom conferences between coaches, and players with their families. All of this was publicly televised across a few network channels. The 2020 NFL Draft, Reviewing the top five.
After months of rumors that Joe Burrow wasn’t interested in joining the Bengals and vice versa, it worked out perfectly for the superstar quarterback. The contract is projected to be four years at $36.2 million, and he’ll earn around $6.6 million in his rookie year. Fun fact, his father Jimmy Burrow played for Nebraska and was selected in the 8th round of the NFL draft.
Chase Young is one of the scariest players in College football! This man is currently 6’5” at 265lbs with an 80-inch wingspan. He’s one of the most physically gifted players of the 2020 draft and led college football with 16.5 sacks. Fun fact, in months leading up to the NFL Draft he was training with the one and only Terminator, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger! After his football days are over he’s considering a career in Law Enforcement, following his dad and two of his uncles.
As another powerful all around corner from Ohio State, Jeff is being called the most rounded cornerback in the NFL draft. Sporting quick feet, and being able to hit, tackle, and catch he’ll surely be a big asset to the lions! He finished his last season in college with nine pass breakups, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
This offensive tackle is a beast measuring 6’5” at 315lbs. He has incredible mobility for his size, and is an excellent pass blocker with explosive hands. Thomas posted a 92.4 overall grade, which was the highest by any Power-5 offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL Draft. Plus he was one of three offensive tackles with arms longer than 36 inches. Fun fact, Thomas missed only one game in three seasons!
Tua stands at 6 feet, 217 lbs and is a left-handed quarterback! This talented player has incredible field vision, and superior accuracy. While excellent under pressure, he’s even been compared to Drew Brees. Plus its in his family! Tua is the nephew, and brother of two other impressive college quarterbacks. Fun fact, Tua is the first Samoan quarterback to win the National title! He also has a great singing voice and can play ukulele.
@tuaaamann_ putting on a Christmas concert for the coaches after practice!! pic.twitter.com/XjWJGrkxcH
— Coach Brent Key (@CoachBrentKey) December 22, 20172
A few notables:
LSU Tigers Football team had fourteen players drafted during this years NFL Selections! Ten of them were selected in the first three rounds with the reaming four on Saturday. They tied the 2004 Ohio State Buckeyes for the most players drafted from the same school during a single NFL Draft.
California had 29 players drafted and Twenty-Two of the picks were from Saturdays draft rounds. The First three selections and the majority of California picks were from central or northern California.
Texas sees the most players selected with 33! Following California at 23, Florida with 22, and Georgia with 21!
What were some of your favorite moments of this years NFL Draft?