58 prospects to participate virtually in NFL Draft

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

30)

Cole Kmet

TE

Notre Dame

2)

Mekhi Becton

T

Louisville

31)

CeeDee Lamb

WR

Oklahoma

3)

Ross Blacklock

DT

TCU

32)

Terrell Lewis

LB

Alabama

4)

Derrick Brown

DT

Auburn

33)

Jordan Love

QB

Utah State

5)

Joe Burrow

QB

LSU

34)

Justin Madubuike

DT

Texas A&M

6)

K’Lavon Chaisson

LB

LSU

35)

Xavier McKinney

DB

Alabama

7)

Chase Claypool

WR

Notre Dame

36)

Denzel Mims

WR

Baylor

8)

Ezra Cleveland

T

Boise State

37)

Thaddeus Moss

TE

LSU

9)

Lloyd Cushenberry

G

LSU

38)

Zach Moss

RB

Utah

10)

Grant Delpit

DB

LSU

39)

Kenneth Murray

LB

Oklahoma

11)

Trevon Diggs

DB

Alabama

40)

Jeff Okudah

DB

Ohio State

12)

J.K. Dobbins

RB

Ohio State

41)

Julian Okwara

DE

Notre Dame

13)

Jacob Eason

QB

Washington

42)

Patrick Queen

LB

LSU

14)

A.J. Epenesa

DE

Iowa

43)

Jalen Reagor

WR

TCU

15)

Jake Fromm

QB

Georgia

44)

Henry Ruggs III

WR

Alabama

16)

Kristian Fulton

DB

LSU

45)

Cesar Ruiz

G

Michigan

17)

Neville Gallimore

DT

Oklahoma

46)

Laviska Shenault

WR

Colorado

18)

Yetur Gross-Matos

DE

Penn State

47)

Isaiah Simmons

LB

Clemson

19)

C.J. Henderson

DB

Florida

48)

D’Andre Swift

RB

Georgia

20)

Justin Herbert

QB

Oregon

49)

Tua Tagovailoa

QB

Alabama

21)

Tee Higgins

WR

Clemson

50)

Jonathan Taylor

RB

Wisconsin

22)

Jalen Hurts

QB

Oklahoma

51)

AJ Terrell

DB

Clemson

23)

Noah Igbinoghene

DB

Auburn

52)

Andrew Thomas

T

Georgia

24)

Austin Jackson

T

USC

53)

Josh Uche

LB

Michigan

25)

Justin Jefferson

WR

LSU

54)

Prince Tega Wanogho

T

Auburn

26)

Jerry Jeudy

WR

Alabama

55)

Jedrick Wills

T

Alabama

27)

Jaylon Johnson

DB

Utah

56)

Antoine Winfield Jr.

DB

Minnesota

28)

Josh Jones

T

Houston

57)

Tristan Wirfs

T

Iowa

29)

Javon Kinlaw

DT

South Carolina

58)

Chase Young

DE

Ohio State


2020
 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES​

WHAT:

85th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.

WHEN:

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.

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.

TIME LIMITS:

Round 110 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.

DRAFT-A-THON:

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:

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