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|OT| 2020 NFL Draft: Zoom Meeting Edition

RiccochetJ

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It's that time of year again!

However, it's going to be a bit different than the massive pageantry it has been past years where tens if not hundreds of thousands of NFL fans descend on the host city. This year they are going to be doing this all remotely! This will be fun because as history has shown, some teams have difficulties operating fax machines!

Goodell thought he may have a reprieve from getting booed this year, but Bud Light stepped up and set up a fun charity.

As usual, there's shenanigans afoot in the leadup:

Let's take a look at some of the War rooms some GM's have set up (some are probably just a joke :messenger_smiling_with_eyes: )
If anyone has other pictures of their team's war room, just let me know and I'll add them.

49ers:

Giants:

Bengals:

Chiefs:



Broncos:


Where:
Originally it was supposed to be held in Las Vegas, but all hell broke loose in 2020 so it's all being done remotely

When:
Day 1: April 23 2020 @ 8pm ET//5pm PT
Day 2: April 24 2020 @ 7pm ET/4pm PT
Day 3: April 25 2020 @ 12pm ET/9am PT


How to Watch:
TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC
Streaming: ESPN app and NFL app, or there's definitely going to be some twitch streams if you can find them

Draft Order: (Until trades start happening)
1. Cincinnati Bengals

2. Washington Redskins

3. Detroit Lions

4. New York Giants

5. Miami Dolphins

6. Los Angeles Chargers

7. Carolina Panthers

8. Arizona Cardinals

9. Jacksonville Jaguars

10. Cleveland Browns

11. New York Jets

12. Las Vegas Raiders

13. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts)

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

15. Denver Broncos

16. Atlanta Falcons

17. Dallas Cowboys

18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers)

19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears)

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams)

21. Philadelphia Eagles

22. Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo Bills)

23. New England Patriots

24. New Orleans Saints

25. Minnesota Vikings

26. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans)

27. Seattle Seahawks

28. Baltimore Ravens

29. Tennessee Titans

30. Green Bay Packers

31. San Francisco 49ers

32. Kansas City Chiefs


So there we go! Definitely going to be an interesting one!

What hopes do you have for your team?

How long until a technical glitch happens?
 
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Round 1:
1. Cincinnati Bengals - Joe Burrow - QB LSU

2. Washington Redskins - Chase Young - DE Ohio State

3. Detroit Lions - Jeff Okudah - CB Ohio State

4. New York Giants - Andrew Thomas - OT Georgia

5. Miami Dolphins - Tua Tagovailoa - QB Alabama

6. Los Angeles Chargers - Justin Herbert - QB Oregon

7. Carolina Panthers - Derrick Brown - DT Auburn

8. Arizona Cardinals - Isaiah Simmons - OLB Clemson

9. Jacksonville Jaguars - CJ Henderson - CB Florida

10. Cleveland Browns - Jedrick Wills Jr. - OT Alabama

11. New York Jets - Mekhi Becton - OT Louisville

12. Las Vegas Raiders - Henry Ruggs III - WR Alabama

13. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts) - Tampa Bay traded up. Tampa picks: Tristan Wirfs - OT Iowa

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - San Francisco Traded Down - SF picks: Javon Kinlaw - DT South Carolina

15. Denver Broncos - Jerry Jeudy - WR Alabama

16. Atlanta Falcons - A.J. Terrell - CB Clemson

17. Dallas Cowboys - CeeDee Lamb - WR Oklahoma

18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers) - Austin Jackson - OT USC

19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears) - Damon Arnette - CB Ohio State

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) - K'Lavon Chaisson - OLB LSU

21. Philadelphia Eagles - Jalen Reagor - WR TCU

22. Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo Bills) - Justin Jefferson - WR LSU

23. New England Patriots - Chargers trade up - Chargers pick: Kenneth Murray - ILB Oklahoma

24. New Orleans Saints - Cesar Ruiz - C Michigan

25. Minnesota Vikings - SF trades up - SF picks: Brandon Aiyuk - WR Arizona State

26. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans) - GB trades up - GB picks: Jordan Love - QB Utah State

27. Seattle Seahawks - Jordyn Brooks - ILB Texas Tech

28. Baltimore Ravens - Patrick Queen - ILB LSU

29. Tennessee Titans - Isaiah Wilson - OT Georgia

30. Green Bay Packers - Miami traded down - Miami picks: Noah Igbinoghene - CB Auburn

31. San Francisco 49ers - Minnesota traded down - Minnesota picks: Jeff Gladney - CB TCU

32. Kansas City Chiefs - Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB LSU
 
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Round 2:

33. Cincinnati - Tee Higgins - WR Clemson

34. Indianapolis (from Washington) - Michael Pittman Jr. - WR USC

35. Detroit - D'Andre Swift - RB Georgia

36. NY Giants - Xavier McKinney - S Alabama

37. New England (from LA Chargers) - Kyle Duggers - S Lenoir-Rhyne University

38. Carolina - Yetur Gross-Matos - DE Penn State

39. Miami - Robert Hunt - G Louisiana

40. Houston (from Arizona) - Ross Blacklock - DT TCU

41. Cleveland - Colts trade up - Colts pick: Jonathan Taylor - RB Wisconsin

42. Jacksonville - Laviska Shenault Jr. - WR Colorado

43. Chicago (from Las Vegas) - Cole Kmet - TE Notre Dame

44. Indianapolis - Cleveland traded down - Cleveland picks: Grant Delpit - S LSU

45. Tampa Bay - Antoine Winfield Jr. - S Minnesota

46. Denver - KJ Hamler - WR Penn State

47. Atlanta - Marlon Davidson - DE Auburn

48. NY Jets - Seattle traded up - Seattle picks: Darrell Taylor - DE Tennessee

49. Pittsburgh - Chase Cleypool - WR Notre Dame

50. Chicago - Jaylon Johnson - CB Utah

51. Dallas - Trevon Diggs - CB Alabama

52. LA Rams - Cam Akers - RB Florida State

53. Philadelphia - Jalen Hurts - QB Oklahoma

54. Buffalo - AJ Epenesa - DE Iowa

55. Baltimore (from New England via Atlanta) - J.K. Dobbins - RB Ohio State

56. Miami (from New Orleans) - Raekwon Davis - DT Alabama

57. LA Rams (from Houston) - Van Jefferson - WR Florida

58. Minnesota - Ezra Cleveland - OT Boise State

59. Seattle - NYJ traded down: Jets pick - Denzel Mims - WR Baylor

60. Baltimore - NE traded up - NE Picks: Josh Uche - OLB Michigan

61. Tennessee - Kristian Fulton - CB LSU

62. Green Bay - AJ Dillon - RB Boston College

63. Kansas City (from San Francisco) - Willie Gay Jr. - ILB Mississippi State

64. Seattle (from Kansas) - Panthers Trade Up - Panthers Pick: Jeremy Chinn - S Southern Illinois
 
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Lot of people want Denver to take Wirfs but there’s no way he falls to 15, so unless Elway plans on trading up it’s not gonna happen. Plus, the Broncos are still anchored to Bolles for one more year at left tackle


I wouldn’t mind seeing the Broncos trade down from 15 to the 20s and pick up an extra 2nd round pick in the process. I think we go WR in the first round to pair opposite budding Pro Bowler Courtland Sutton. With Fant at TE, Sutton on one side, and another young WR on the other, Drew Lock will have plenty of toys

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We also need to upgrade inside linebacker, so I see a ILB, preferably any one of the LSU or Clemson guys, in the second round for us. We missed out on Devin Bush and Devin White last year
 
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Serious question but to people think we will have an NFL season? And if so empty stadium style?
 

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Lot of people want Denver to take Wirfs but there’s no way he falls to 15, so unless Elway plans on trading up it’s not gonna happen. Plus, the Broncos are still anchored to Bolles for one more year at left tackle


I wouldn’t mind seeing the Broncos trade down from 15 to the 20s and pick up an extra 2nd round pick in the process. I think we go WR in the first round to pair opposite budding Pro Bowler Courtland Sutton. With Fant at TE, Sutton on one side, and another young WR on the other, Drew Lock will have plenty of toys

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We also need to upgrade inside linebacker, so I see a ILB, preferably any one of the LSU or Clemson guys, in the second round for us. We missed out on Devin Bush and Devin White last year
Yea, there's been a lot of rumors going around about the Broncos trading up to get Jeudy, but honestly who knows? I personally think they should target a tackle in the first round because I think Bolles is hot garbage and even Munchack can't fix him.

Serious question but to people think we will have an NFL season? And if so empty stadium style?
I think there will be an NFL season, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's a reduced number of games. As for the stadiums, I think they'll be empty at first , but then they'll start to allow the public in. But even then a lot of stadiums will be sparsely populated as people will be wary of attending.
 
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Yea, there's been a lot of rumors going around about the Broncos trading up to get Jeudy, but honestly who knows? I personally think they should target a tackle in the first round because I think Bolles is hot garbage and even Munchack can't fix him.


I think there will be an NFL season, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's a reduced number of games. As for the stadiums, I think they'll be empty at first , but then they'll start to allow the public in. But even then a lot of stadiums will be sparsely populated as people will be wary of attending.

Maybe they might localise everything into one city? Or a few cities? Have each division pick a city and then all the teams would basically go and play just in that city. I don't know if they will be flying around all over the place, maybe we go back to the olden days where they take the train or bus around.
 
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ESPN pre-show is now live for anyone interested. Looks like they have live feeds to all the GM offices as well as feeds to a lot of the high draft picks.
 

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How are they even going to broadcast this? Just be told the names and then yammer on from their bedroom podcasts?
 

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Hoping the Raiders take either Lamb or Jeudy at 12. Would hate if Kiper’s last mock of Henderson and Love came true. Could live with Henderson and Ruggs at 19.

I lean toward Lamb as he’s deadly after the catch and Carr excels at shirt and mid range passes so we need a playmaker.
 

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Man this is so surreal. I miss the crowds.
Yea, me too :(

I was really looking forward to seeing the LV strip filled with a sea of NFL fans.

At the same time, I think this is going to be one draft I will remember for a while due to just how unique it is.
 

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Interested in seeing how soon they'll put Burrow into the starting role.

Wait...

Did they set up Goodell with a Kinect?

Probably a Xbox marketing thing.. although it might be a kinect (from years ago marketing) that was setting in an unused corner of his basement, not used until today.
 
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Interested in seeing how soon they'll put Burrow into the starting role.

I’d be shocked if he didn’t start game one. They’re in full rebuild mode and he just had probably the best season a college QB has ever had while facing one of the toughest schedules. NOT sure there‘s been a more ready to start game one draft pick since Payton Manning. He’ll have his struggles like Manning did as it’s a big adjustment, but he’ll be better in year two and three for it vs bench a while and thus speed up their rebuild.
 

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Top 3 picks are Buckeyes, it's pretty crazy how we pump out pros left and right.

I'm pretty sure we have the most First round and total nfl draft picks since 2000.
 

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I’d be shocked if he didn’t start game one. They’re in full rebuild mode and he just had probably the best season a college QB has ever had while facing one of the toughest schedules. NOT sure there‘s been a more ready to start game one draft pick since Payton Manning. He’ll have his struggles like Manning did as it’s a big adjustment, but he’ll be better in year two and three for it vs bench a while and thus speed up their rebuild.
Good point. But with the fact that there's not going to be OTA's or maybe not even a pre-season (or both will be delayed), I could see them starting Dalton at the beginning. I think it would almost be cruel to just throw him in there at the start of the season.
 
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Good point. But with the fact that there's not going to be OTA's or maybe not even a pre-season (or both will be delayed), I could see them starting Dalton at the beginning. I think it would almost be cruel to just throw him in there at the start of the season.

With the players union I think they’ll do a normal lead up to the season for player health (need to be in game shape). Just a delayed start perhaps. But maybe not as OTAs and camps would be in the hottest months when the virus is likely to be at its lowest point before the predicted fall/winter rebound.

Also, I’d think Dalton would force a trade or hold out and thst the Bengals likely want to get rid of his high salary anyway.
 
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So what's the over/under until Tua gets injured again?

I kid, I kid

But am legit concerned about his injury history

The one positive is it’s just been bad luck with a bunch of different contact injuries. It’s more worrisome when it’s repeated noncontact soft tissue injuries to the same muscle (I.e. repeated torn hamstrings) or something like tearing ligaments in the same knee more than once etc.

They just needs to get a good offensive line in front of him and coach him to avoid hits more often than he did in college.
 

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As far as Tua and the injuries, Miami is not a good place to be right now. Good luck with that o-line

You think Joe Burrow is going to be around for 15 years no less on one of the shittiest and cheapest franchises there is. Please put down the crack pipe and make some more reasonable prognostications like you've watched the NFL for more than 10+ years to see how the same shit owners remain the same shit owners.

At best if Joe Burrow is the next Tom Brady, with an infrastructure like the Bengals his peak will be losing in the AFC Championship.

FYI I'm rooting for him I would just never make such lofty predictions based on management/ownership.
 

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Tua's injuries this season could have been avoided. The thing about him is he's a gunslinger and always looking for that extra second to make a play. That was what got him hurt. He held on to the ball too long instead of just throwing it away. It just all depends if he can break that habit. He's deadly accurate with the ball. I'm a Bama fan so I watched him all throughout his career.
 
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Yes! Jags take Henderson so I don’t have to worry about the Raiders taking him instead of one of the top receivers. I lean toward Lamb, would be fine with Jeudy. Both great talents, but like Lamb’s ability to win the 50-50 balls and make people miss after the catch. Suits Carr’s strength in hitting play makers in short to medium range. Ruggs I think is a bit of a reach at 12.
 

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I haven't watched live TV in a while. I'm absolutely amazed at how every second commercial is basically "During these challenging/unprecedented times, please buy our shit."
 

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Ruggs is surprising, with Lamb and Jeudy there, but just gla PD we got one of the top 3 receivers.
 

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Huh, I really wonder if Jeudy is going to fall to us (Broncos)

Still wonder if the Broncos will go for a receiver or OL.
 
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I called WR. Thought it would be Lamb, am THRILLED with Jeudy. Wirfs almost fell to us but Buccs swooped him up, great pick for Tampa, outstanding pass blocker.

We got Jeudy to throw out there with Sutton and Fant, Gordon and Lindsay running the ball, Lock slinging it. We got more dangerous today. This is great
 

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Arnette seems like a big reach here. Would have gone Murray or traded back.
 
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