2020 NFL Draft

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2020 NFL Draft
General information
Date(s)April 23–25, 2020
Time8:00 PM ET
LocationParadise, Nevada
Network(s)ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network
Overview
255 total selections in 7 rounds
LeagueNFL
← 2019
2021 →

The 2020 NFL Draft will be the 85th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players. The draft is expected to be held from April 23 to 25, based on prior draft dates. It will be held in Paradise, Nevada.

Host City Bid Process[edit]

The host city for this draft would have been chosen from among finalists Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, and Cleveland/Canton in May 2018 during the NFL Spring League Meeting,[1] when Nashville was chosen to host the 2019 draft. However, the host city for 2020 was deferred. After Denver withdrew, citing scheduling conflicts,[2] Las Vegas was chosen as the host on December 12, 2018.[3] The 2020 Draft being hosted in Las Vegas coincides with the scheduled arrival of the former Oakland Raiders in the city during the same offseason.

Trades[edit]

In the explanations below, (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre-Draft), while (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2020 draft.

Round 1[edit]

  • Chicago → Las Vegas (PD). Chicago traded first- and third-round selections as well as 2019 first- and sixth-round selections to Oakland (to be known as Las Vegas by the draft) in exchange for the Raiders' defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack, a second-round selection, and a fifth-round conditional selection (condition unknown).[trade 1]

Round 2[edit]

  • Kansas City → Seattle (PD). Kansas City traded a second-round selection and 2019 first and third-round selections to Seattle in exchange for a 2019 third-round selection and defensive end Frank Clark.[trade 3] The condition to the trade is that Seattle will receive the lower of Kansas City or San Francisco’s 2020 2nd round selections.
  • Las Vegas → Chicago (PD). See Chicago → Las Vegas.[trade 1]
  • New Orleans → Miami (PD). New Orleans traded a second-round selection to Miami in exchange for a 2019 second-round selection.[trade 4]
  • San Francisco → Kansas City (PD). San Francisco traded a second-round selection to Kansas City in exchange for defensive end/outside linebacker Dee Ford.[trade 5]
  • Washington → Indianapolis (PD). Washington traded a second-round selection and a 2019 second-round selection to Indianapolis in exchange for a 2019 first-round selection.[trade 4]

Round 3[edit]

  • Chicago → Las Vegas (PD). See Round 1: Chicago → Las Vegas.[trade 1]
  • Pittsburgh → Denver (PD). Pittsburgh traded a third-round selection along with 2019 first- and second-round selections to Denver in exchange for Denver's 2019 first-round selection.[trade 4]
  • Seattle → Houston (PD). Seattle traded this pick, Jacob Martin, and Barkevious Mingo to Houston for Jadeveon Clowney.

Round 4[edit]

  • Chicago → New England (PD). Chicago traded a fourth-round selection as well as 2019 third- and fifth-round selections to New England in exchange for New England's third- and sixth-round selections.[trade 4]
  • Houston → Cleveland (PD). Houston traded a fourth round pick to Cleveland in exchange for RB Duke Johnson. This pick will become a third-round pick if Johnson is on Houston's active roster for at least ten games in 2019.
  • Miami → Houston (PD). See Round 1: Houston → Miami.[trade 2]
  • Tennessee → Miami (PD). Tennessee traded a fourth-round selection as well as a 2019 seventh-round selection to Miami in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round selection and quarterback Ryan Tannehill.[trade 6]

Round 5[edit]

  • Jacksonville → Pittsburgh (PD). Jacksonville traded their fifth-round selection to Pittsburgh in exchange for quarterback Joshua Dobbs.[4]
  • L.A. Rams → Jacksonville (PD). The L.A. Rams traded their fifth-round selection as well as their 2019 third-round selection to Jacksonville in exchange for defensive end Dante Fowler.[trade 7]
  • Miami → Arizona (PD). Miami traded a 2020 fifth-round selection as well as a 2019 2nd round selection to Arizona in exchange for quarterback Josh Rosen.[trade 8]
  • New England → Philadelphia (PD). New England traded a fifth-round selection to Philadelphia in exchange for a seventh-round selection and defensive lineman Michael Bennett.[trade 9]
  • Minnesota → Baltimore (PD).Minnesota traded their fifth-round selection to Baltimore in exchange for Placekicker Kaare Vedvik[trade 10]
  • Cleveland → Buffalo (PD). Cleveland traded their 2020 fifth-round and 2020 sixth-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for Guard Wyatt Teller and a 2021 seventh-round pick [trade 11]

Round 6[edit]

  • Arizona → Cleveland (PD). Arizona traded a sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for cornerback Jamar Taylor.[trade 12]
  • Dallas → Miami (PD). Dallas traded a sixth-round selection to Miami in exchange for defensive end Robert Quinn.[trade 13]
  • Denver → New England (PD). Denver traded their sixth-round selection to New England in exchange for cornerback Duke Dawson and New England's seventh-round selection.[trade 14]
  • Kansas City → N.Y. Jets (PD). Kansas City traded a sixth-round selection to New York in exchange for linebacker Darron Lee.[trade 15]
  • N.Y. Jets → Indianapolis (PD). New York traded their 2nd sixth-round selection to Indianapolis in exchange for cornerback Nate Hairston.[trade 16]
  • Seattle → Jacksonville (PD). Seattle traded a 2020 sixth-round selection to Jacksonville in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round selection.[trade 4]
  • Washington → Denver (PD). Washington traded a sixth-round selection to Denver in exchange for a seventh-round selection and quarterback Case Keenum.[trade 17]
  • Houston → New England (PD). Houston traded this pick for Keion Crossen
  • Cleveland → Buffalo (PD). See Cleveland → Buffalo

Round 7[edit]

Unresolved[edit]

  • Philadelphia → Chicago (PD). Philadelphia traded a conditional fifth- or sixth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for running back Jordan Howard.[trade 28]
  • New England → Baltimore (PD). New England traded a yet-to-be-disclosed 2020 selection to Baltimore in exchange for offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor.[5]
  • Miami → Indianapolis (PD). Miami traded an undisclosed 2020 NFL Draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for an undisclosed conditional 2020 NFL Draft pick and center/guard Evan Boehm.[6]

Forfeited picks[edit]

The Arizona Cardinals will forfeit their 2020 fifth-round pick after selecting safety Jalen Thompson in the 2019 supplemental draft.[7]

References[edit]

Trade references

  1. ^ a b c "trade: Bears give Mack record deal after trade". ESPN.co.uk. September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Texans trade for Dolphins' Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills". NFL.com. August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  3. ^ teope, Herbie (April 23, 2019). "Seahawks agree to trade Frank Clark to Chiefs for draft picks". NFL.com. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "2019 NFL Draft trade tracker: Details of all the moves". NFL.com. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. ^ teope, Herbie (March 12, 2019). "Chiefs trade pass-rusher Dee Ford to 49ers". NFL.com.
  6. ^ Wolfe, Cameron (March 15, 2019). "Dolphins trade Ryan Tannehill to Titans". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rams acquire Jags DE Dante Fowler for draft picks". ESPN.com. October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  8. ^ teope, Herbie (April 26, 2019). "Cardinals trade QB Josh Rosen to Dolphins for picks". NFL.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  9. ^ McPherson, Chris (March 14, 2019). "Eagles acquire 2020 draft pick from New England for DE Michael Bennett". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  10. ^ teope, Herbie (August 11, 2019). "Ravens-trade-kicker-Vedvik-to-Vikings-for-pick". espn.com. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Teller-traded-cleveland". clevelandbrowns.com. August 29, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (May 19, 2018). "Browns' trade of Jamar Taylor to the Cardinals for 6th round pick in '20 is official". Cleveland.com. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  13. ^ teope, Herbie (March 28, 2019). "Dallas Cowboys trade for Dolphins DE Robert Quinn". NFL.com.
  14. ^ Smith, Michael David (August 29, 2019). "Patriots trade Duke Dawson to Broncos". ProFootballTalk.
  15. ^ Gordon, Grant (May 15, 2019). "Gase's 1st move: Jets trade LB Darron Lee to Chiefs". NFL.com.
  16. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (August 28, 2019). "Jets Agree to Terms on Trade with Colts for CB Nate Hairston". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Broncos Trade Case Keenum to Washington Redskins". DenverBroncos.com. March 13, 2019.
  18. ^ "Packers trade Ty Montgomery to Ravens for 2020 draft pick". ESPN.com. October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  19. ^ Knoblauch, Austin (August 6, 2018). "Browns trade Corey Coleman to Bills for draft pick". NFL.com. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  20. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 23, 2018). "trade! Lions acquire LB Eli Harold from 49ers". NFL.com.
  21. ^ Florio, Mike (August 31, 2018). "Dolphins trade safety Jordan Lucas to the Chiefs". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  22. ^ "Saints acquire CB Eli Apple in trade with Giants". ESPN.com. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  23. ^ Cimini, Rich (August 5, 2019). "Jets trade for Ravens' Lewis to buoy offensive line". ESPN.com.
  24. ^ Williams, Charean (March 11, 2019). "Bucs trade DeSean Jackson to Eagles". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  25. ^ Dajani, Jordan (August 28, 2019). "Titans trade draft pick to Packers for Reggie Gilbert, improving depth at outside linebacker". CBSSports.com. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  26. ^ Kruse, Zach (September 2, 2019). "Packers get LB B.J. Goodson by swapping seventh-round picks with Giants". USA Today. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  27. ^ "Vikings Trade G Danny Isidora To Dolphins". Vikings.com. August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  28. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (March 28, 2019). "Eagles acquire Bears RB Jordan Howard in trade". NFL.com.

General references

  1. ^ "Finalists to host 2019, 2020 NFL Draft announced". NFL.com. National Football League. February 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "these three cities won't have to wait long to host the NFL draft". Yahoo! Sports. May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "NFL draft headed to Las Vegas in 2020". NFL.com. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Official: Jaguars trade for QB Dobbs". Jacksonville Jaguars. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Patriots trade for Ravens OL Jermaine Eluemunor". NFL.com. August 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "Colts Acquire Conditional Pick From Dolphins For C/G Evan Boehm, 2020 Pick". Colts.com. August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 10, 2019). "Cards take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft". NFL. Retrieved July 10, 2019.