Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books. The Patriots ended up making no selections in the first round, as Bill Belichick opted to trade down from pick 23 to get picks 37 and 71.
The Patriots are now in line to make the fifth pick in the second round on Saturday. Belichick still has 13 picks to work with. Expect a far, far busier day for New England in rounds 2 and 3.
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Pick No. 32
The Kansas City Chiefs select running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU with the 32nd overall pick.
Pick No. 31
The Minnesota Vikings select cornerback Jeff Gladney out of TCU with the 31st overall pick.
Pick No. 30
The Miami Dolphins select Auburn cornerback Noah Igbinoghene with the 30th overall pick.
Pick No. 29
The Tennessee Titans select Georgia tackle Isaiah Wilson with the 29th overall pick.
Pick No. 28
The Baltimore Ravens select LSU linebacker Patrick Queen with the 28th overall pick. There’s yet another Felger & Mazz Big Board pick gone. The board may have to hope for a pick in the later rounds.
Pick No. 27
The Seattle Seahawks select linebacker Jordyn Brooks out of Texas Tech with the 27th overall pick.
Pick No. 26
The Green Bay Packers select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick. The Packers traded up to get Love at this spot, making a deal with the Dolphins.
Pick No. 25
The San Francisco 49ers select wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk out of Arizona State with the 25th overall pick.
Pick No. 24
The New Orleans Saints select Michigan center Cesar Ruiz with the 24th overall pick. That’s the third Felger & Mazz Big Board pick to come off the real board.
Pick No. 23
The Los Angeles Chargers select linebacker Kenneth Murray out of Oklahoma with the 23rd overall pick.
Pick No. 22
The Minnesota Vikings select wide receiver Justin Jefferson out of LSU with the 23rd overall pick.
Patriots Trade Alert!
According to Ian Rapoport, the Patriots are trading pick No. 23 to the Chargers for picks 37 and 71.
Pick No. 21
The Philadelphia Eagles select TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor with the 21st overall pick. That’s another Felger & Mazz Big Board pick gone.
Pick No. 20
The Jacksonville Jaguars select LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson with the 20th overall pick.
Pick No. 19
The Las Vegas Raiders select cornerback Damon Arnette out of Ohio State with he 19th overall pick.
As part of this selection, Goodell announced that Las Vegas will host the 2022 NFL Draft.
Pick No. 18
The Miami Dolphins select offensive tackle Austin Jackson out of USC with the 18th overall pick.
That’s the second time an AFC East team targets offensive line help for their young quarterbacks in the first round.
Pick No. 17
The Dallas Cowboys select wide receiver CeeDee Lamb out of Oklahoma with the 17th overall pick.
Quick detour from the draft: Patriots center David Andrews announced he’s been cleared to play and is focused on getting ready for the 2020 season. He was a huge loss for the Pats’ offensive line throughout 2019. They especially need Andrews now that 2019 starter Ted Karras signed with the Dolphins. — Matt Dolloff
Pick No. 16
The Atlanta Falcons select Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell with the 16th overall pick. Terrell was the top pick at CB on the Felger & Mazz Big Board.
Pick No. 15
The Denver Broncos select wide receiver Jerry Jeudy out of Alabama with the 15th overall pick. He was widely considered the best receiver prospect in the draft, if not one of the top 2-3 at a loaded position.
Pick No. 14
The San Francisco 49ers select South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw with the 14th overall pick.
Pick No. 13
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs with the No. 13 overall pick. Protection for Tom Brady.
Tampa gave up a fourth-round pick for the ability to move up a spot and get Wirfs. So you can expect him to play a significant role in front of Brady as a rookie. –Matt Dolloff
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Buccaneers moved up to the 13th pick in a trade with the 49ers. San Francisco traded picks 13 and 245 for 14 and 117, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Pick No. 12
The Las Vegas Raiders select Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III with the 12th overall pick.
This receiver class is considered the deepest in a long time, and Ruggs is the first off the board at 12. You can expect at least a couple more wideouts to go in the first round. It would be surprising if the Pats went to that position in the first round for a second straight year. — Matt Dolloff
Pick No. 11
The New York Jets select Louisville tackle Mekhi Becton with the No. 11 overall pick.
Becton is a freak with ungodly speed and athleticism for a 6-foot-7, 360-pound gentleman. If Sam Darnold pans out at quarterback, the Jets may have found their wall of a human to seal off his blind spot. — Matt Dolloff
Pick No. 10
The Cleveland Browns select Alabama offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. with the No. 10 overall pick. Perhaps the start of a run on some talented prospects that are falling.
Pick No. 9
The Jacksonville Jaguars select cornerback C.J. Henderson out of Florida with the No. 9 overall pick.
Pick No. 8
The Arizona Cardinals select Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons with the No. 8 overall pick.
Pick No. 7
The Carolina Panthers select Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown with the No. 7 overall pick.
Pick No. 6
The Chargers have identified their next shot at a franchise quarterback. They select Oregon QB Justin Herbert with the No. 6 overall pick.
Pick No. 5
The Miami Dolphins select Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall pick.
Tua has a chance to be as dynamic as any QB in the league with his ability to both throw and run the ball and his knack for big moments. An already troubling list of serious injuries and left-handedness make him a bit of a long-term risk and an unconventional player to build around. But the Patriots will get a front-row seat to Tua’s development with him coming to Miami and possibly seeing New England twice as a rookie. — Matt Dolloff
Pick No. 4
The New York Giants select tackle Andrew Thomas from Georgia with the fourth overall pick. NFL.com graded Thomas as the third-best offensive tackle in this year’s class.
Pick No. 3
The Detroit Lions select cornerback Jeff Okudah out of Ohio State with the third overall pick in the draft.
Pick No. 2
The Washington Redskins select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young with the second overall pick. His ceiling is that of an elite pass-rusher who competes for All-Pro honors every year.
Pick No. 1
The Cincinnati Bengals have officially selected quarterback Joe Burrow out of LSU with the No. 1 overall pick. No-brainer for the Bengals and was already known to be the move. The virtual setting makes you realize how little these teams need to wait at the top of the draft. More room for the B.S. to breathe. But get ready for over three hours of this. — Matt Dolloff
Roger Goodell has officially launched the 2020 NFL Draft. The commissioner let fans boo him virtually as part of a program set up by the league. It was off-putting. This whole thing is off-putting so far. Let’s just get to the picks please. Bengals on the clock. – Matt Dolloff
Mike Reiss said on ESPN that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will be drafting from Nantucket.
When does the draft start? The 2020 NFL Draft is expected to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday night. You can watch the virtual broadcast on ESPN, the NFL Network, and ABC, or stream it online with the Watch ESPN or NFL Mobile apps.
Where are the Patriots selecting? The Pats have the No. 23 pick, but could very well move up or down the board with a trade. We’ll keep you updated on that as it happens. Here’s a full list of the Patriots’ 2020 draft picks, 12 total.
Which players are on the Patriots’ radar? The Pats have reportedly met with over 70 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, whether at the combine or in a virtual setting. Here’s the full list of players they have met with and could end up drafting.
— The Felger & Mazz Big Board is rarely wrong. Familiarize yourself with the 13 big board picks who have been linked to the Patriots.
— Felger & Mazz threw for quarterbacks on Wednesday. Georgia’s Jake Fromm was one of their picks. Here’s all three QBs they hit on the Big Board.
— The Patriots upgraded their draft arsenal on Wednesday with their trade of Rob Gronkowski to the Bucs, swapping pick 241 for No. 139.
— One well-informed draft analyst picks Washington quarterback Jacob Eason as the Patriots’ best fit at the position.
— The Patriots reportedly held a virtual meeting with Cincinnati tight end Josiah Deguara.
— Ian Rapoport believes the Patriots will be spending a “premium” pick on a quarterback at the NFL Draft.
— One draft expert believes Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, a Felger & Mazz Big Board pick, would be the best fit for the Patriots in the first round.
Click here for all coverage of the Patriots at the 2020 NFL Draft at the Patriots Draft Hub.
NFL Draft Results: First Round
|2||Redskins||Chase Young||DE||Ohio State|
|3||Lions||Jeff Okudah||CB||Ohio State|
|10||Browns||Jedrick Wills Jr.||OT||Alabama|
|12||Raiders||Henry Ruggs III||WR||Alabama|
|14||49ers||Javon Kinlaw||DT||South Carolina|
|19||Raiders||Damon Arnette||CB||Ohio State|
|25||49ers**||Brandon Aiyuk||Wr||Arizona State|
|26||Packers***||Jordan Love||QB||Utah State|
|27||Seahawks||Jordyn Brooks||LB||Texas Tech|
* Acquired from Patriots for picks 37 and 71.
** 49ers acquired pick 25 from Vikings for 31, 117, and 176.
*** Packers acquired this pick from the Dolphins.
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