NFL to Host “Draft-A-Thon” to Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts and Pay Tribute to
Healthcare Workers and Others on the Front Lines of the Pandemic
Fifty-eight prospects are confirmed to participate virtually in the 2020 NFL Draft, the NFL announced today.
LSU leads all colleges with eight participating players while Alabama will have seven players take part. The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with 24 prospects confirmed to participate in the event.
The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 23, and continues Friday, April 24, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 25, with Rounds 4-7.
The 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefitting six charities – selected by the NFL Foundation – that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.
The “Draft-A-Thon” will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways – including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19.
The players confirmed to participate in this year’s NFL Draft will be featured on the NFL Draft television broadcast as well as across the NFL Media landscape:
1) Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State
2) Mekhi Becton T Louisville
3) Ross Blacklock DT TCU
4) Derrick Brown DT Auburn
5) Joe Burrow QB LSU
6) K’Lavon Chaisson LB LSU
7) Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
8) Ezra Cleveland T Boise State
9) Lloyd Cushenberry G LSU
10) Grant Delpit DB LSU
11) Trevon Diggs DB Alabama
12) J.K. Dobbins RB Ohio State
13) Jacob Eason QB Washington
14) A.J. Epenesa DE Iowa
15) Jake Fromm QB Georgia
16) Kristian Fulton DB LSU
17) Neville Gallimore DT Oklahoma
18) Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn State
19) C.J. Henderson DB Florida
20) Justin Herbert QB Oregon
21) Tee Higgins WR Clemson
22) Jalen Hurts QB Oklahoma
23) Noah Igbinoghene DB Auburn
24) Austin Jackson T USC
25) Justin Jefferson WR LSU
26) Jerry Jeudy WR Alabama
27) Jaylon Johnson DB Utah
28) Josh Jones T Houston
29) Javon Kinlaw DT South Carolina
30) Cole Kmet TE Notre Dame
31) CeeDee Lamb WR Oklahoma
32) Terrell Lewis LB Alabama
33) Jordan Love QB Utah State
34) Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M
35) Xavier McKinney DB Alabama
36) Denzel Mims WR Baylor
37) Thaddeus Moss TE LSU
38) Zach Moss RB Utah
39) Kenneth Murray LB Oklahoma
40) Jeff Okudah DB Ohio State
41) Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame
42) Patrick Queen LB LSU
43) Jalen Reagor WR TCU
44) Henry Ruggs III WR Alabama
45) Cesar Ruiz G Michigan
46) Laviska Shenault WR Colorado
47) Isaiah Simmons LB Clemson
48) D’Andre Swift RB Georgia
49) Tua Tagovailoa QB Alabama
50) Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
51) AJ Terrell DB Clemson
52) Andrew Thomas T Georgia
53) Josh Uche LB Michigan
54) Prince Tega Wanogho T Auburn
55) Jedrick Wills T Alabama
56) Antoine Winfield Jr. DB Minnesota
57) Tristan Wirfs T Iowa
58) Chase Young DE Ohio State
2020 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES
85th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 23 (Round 1).
7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 24 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, April 25 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2019, the first round consumed three hours and 39 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 11:00 PM ET. The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 12 minutes in 2019. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:00 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 23 minutes in 2019.
NFL DRAFT ROUNDS:
Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 23; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 24; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 25.
There will be 255 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 15 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 223 regular choices in the seven rounds:
Round 3: Houston, 33; New England, 34; New York Giants, 35; New England, 36; Seattle, 37; Pittsburgh, 38; Philadelphia, 39; Los Angeles Rams, 40; Minnesota, 41; Baltimore, 42. Round 4: Tampa Bay, 33; Chicago, 34; Miami, 35; Washington, 36; Baltimore, 37; Seattle, 38; Philadelphia, 39; Philadelphia, 40. Round 5: Denver, 33; Dallas, 34. Round 6: New England, 33; New England, 34; Seattle, 35. Round 7: New York Giants, 33; Houston, 34; Minnesota, 35; Houston, 36; Miami, 37; Denver, 38; Minnesota, 39; Denver, 40; New York Giants, 41.
Round 1: 10 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.
The “Draft-A-Thon” will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways – including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19. Funds will help support six national nonprofits and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts including:
American Red Cross and its work to maintain a sufficient supply of blood while continuing to deliver its lifesaving mission due to the Coronavirus Outbreak
CDC Foundation’s All of Us: Combat Coronavirus Campaign to support vulnerable communities and bolster laboratory capacity, clinical research, data and technology infrastructure and local response efforts
Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support those facing hunger and the food banks who serve them as well as youngsters on the School Lunch Program
Meals on Wheels America’s COVID-19 Response Fund to ensure local communities have what they need to feed the at-risk elderly population
Salvation Army and its work to provide food for homeless shelter residents, first responders, low-income families, students and senior citizens, safe shelter for the homeless and support for those who have been economically impacted due to business shutdowns
United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to help those in need access food and shelter, childcare for first responders and more while bolstering 211, United Way’s go-to information resource in times of crisis
2020 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER
New York Giants
Los Angeles Chargers
New York Jets
Las Vegas Raiders
San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh)
Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago)
Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)
Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo)
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins (from Houston)
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs
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