The NFL Draft is always one of the biggest events on the sporting calendar and the 2020 edition promises to be no different - read on below for a complete guide to the NFL Draft, including how to watch, schedule and the best odds.
When is the 2020 NFL Draft? 🗓
For the first time in history, the NFL Draft will be held in virtual form. It begins on Thursday April 23 in the USA (Friday April 24 AEST) and concludes on Saturday April 25 local time (Sunday AEST).
The entire schedule is listed below:
All times AEST
Friday, April 24: Round 1 (10.00am to 1.30pm.)
Saturday, April 25: Rounds 2-3 (9.00am to 1.30pm)
Sunday, April 26: Rounds 4-7 (2.00am to 9.00am)
Where is the 2020 NFL Draft? 🌎
Originally set to be held in Las Vegas, the 2020 NFL Draft will be staged online due to restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A virtual selection process will instead determine all draft picks, with all 32 NFL teams operating from their homes, where they’ll be connected via a video conference.
How do I watch the 2020 NFL Draft? 📺
Every single second of the 2020 NFL Draft will be available to watch live on ESPN in Australia or via the ESPN App.
2020 NFL Draft Odds, Predictions and Tips 💰
Joe Burrow NFL Draft Odds
The undisputed favourite to be the first overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft, Burrow – a 23-year-old quarterback out of LSU – is coming off a Heisman Trophy-winning season in Baton Rouge and is tipped by many for superstardom.
He is the overwhelming favourite with all bookmakers to the first pick and with the Cincinnati Bengals – who are in desperate need of a quarterback – equipped with the first selection, it would be an enormous shock if they were to go in any other direction.
Tua Tagovailoa NFL Draft Odds
Ankle and hip injuries saw Tagovailoa sidelined for large chunks of 2019, but the 22-year-old quarterback proved he was a star of the future in 2018 when he led Alabama to a National Championship win over Clemson, earning Offensive MVP honours as a result.
Prior to the global pandemic that has shut down sport across the world, Tagovailoa was being chased hard by the Miami Dolphins – and you can get odds of $2.50 with PlayUp for the Dolphins to secure the Hawaiian’s signature in the draft.
2020 NFL Draft: Who will be the first Wide Receiver Taken?
Most pundits are in agreement that the first wide receiver taken in the 2020 NFL draft is between CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy.
Both players are similar in terms of measurable and stats, but we like Lamb at odds of $2.50 with PlayUp. Tipped to make an immediate impact where he ends up, Lamb has the ability to line up anywhere on the field, capping his Oklahoma career last year with 15 touchdowns and 1,327 yards.
The Las Vegas Raiders are favourites to secure Lamb at $4.00 with Sportsbet.
2020 NFL Draft: First 3 Picks – Exact Order
Check out the odds for the exact order of the first three picks courtesy of Sportsbet below.
1. Joe Burrow 2. Chase Young 3. Jeffrey Okudah – $2.25
1. Joe Burrow 2. Chase Young 3. Derrick Brown – $5.00
1. Joe Burrow 2. Chase Young 3. Justin Herbert – $5.50
1. Joe Burrow 2. Chase Young 3. Tua Tagovailoa – $5.50
1. Joe Burrow 2. Chase Young 3. Isaiah Simmons – $10