The NFL Draft 2020 is just around the corner and with everything going on in our society it is a great thing. No matter if they have to do it virtual. Yes, it will be very different and unlike any draft we have ever seen. Yes, players and teams do not get to meet in person. BUT, if gives us Americans something live to watch. Something to look forward too. Something to root for and get behind. Watching your team draft a pro-bowl talent that can come in and make an impact right away gets you excited as a fan. An excitement we have not had for what seems like ever right now.
This draft’s class before going virtual was filled with questions. Is Tua completely healthy? Is Burrow a lock at going 1? How confident teams are in Justin Herbert and Jordan Love? Just two of the New York teams have picks in the first round. The Giants are the highest out of the trio at number 4 and the Jets are at number 11. The Bills traded away their first round pick to the Vikings in part of the Stefon Diggs trade earlier this off season.
With the Giants picking at 4 this gives them a lot of different options. They obviously have a lot of needs on the defensive side of the ball, but there top priority should be protecting Daniel Jones and strengthening their run block to give holes to Saquon. Look for them to draft an offensive linemen at this position. The top ranked offensive linemen in this class is Iowa’s Tristen Wirfs, who looks primed to be a New York Giant comes this season.
The Jets are similar to the Giants with a lot of needs. The difference is the Jets needs are primarily on the offensive side rather than defense. They need to get Darnold some play makers. This draft is loaded with receiver talent and look for them to to just that. Cee ee Lamb jumps out as being the best fit as he is the top receiver on the board. This would be a huge add for the Jets as they lost their top wide out from last year to free agency in Robbie Anderson.
There’s not doubt this year’s draft will be very different, but this will be a very watched event as most Americans will be watching. Whether your a New York sports fan or not, this gives everyone something we can all look forward too!