What happened in the NFL Virtual Draft
The coronavirus pandemic was a nightmare come true for sports leagues. The NBA, NFL, NHL, Premier League, even the Olympics got postponed. However, it hasn’t stopped the NFL from holding their draft – the first-ever online. It is coincidental that the league is exploring new challenges exactly 100 years after it was founded (1920). Here is everything that happened n Day 1 of the NFL Virtual Draft, and what to expect next.
Bengals get LSU’s Joe Burrow with No.1 pick:
To everyone’s disappointment, there were no mishaps during the draft. Most of the people “expected” the “boomers” to f**k up this draft. However, even if it went smoothly, it was definitely bland, to say the least. The entire broadcast felt awkward and the lackluster only added to its dryness. There were no real unexpected announcements on the first day. Quarterbacks were definitely in demand. Moreover, the Patriots traded down as expected. Redskins got Chase Young as NFL’s second overall pick. However, the Packers traded up to secure Utah State QB Jordan Love.
Commissioner Roger Goodell had a few words to say about the NFL draft:
I do believe this draft is going to be the most memorable we have ever had. We need to make sure that we’re doing things safely and put public safety No 1, but we also need to carry on. We need to move toward the future.
He also managed to ruin the announcement of Las Vegas hosting the 2022 NFL draft. First, he misspoke Dallas instead of Las Vegas, then said the year 2020 instead of 2022.
NFL Day 2 Mock Draft is here:
The new day is bound to bring new surprises. But let’s first consider what are the expected trades from the teams. The Giants are predicted to get Josh Uche from Michigan. Moreover, the Colts are also eyeing LSU’s Grant Delpit. Josh Jones gets into the Bengals and Zack Baun into the Patriots. Only time will tell if these predictions actually come true or not.