LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, became the NFL draft's top pick when he was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was taken by the Washington Redskins as the second pick, followed by Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah, who went to the Detroit Lions.
The first round of the NFL draft, held Thursday night, gave millions of Americans a chance to watch a major sporting event, albeit not an actual game, live for the first time in weeks after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements across the country. The NFL announced Thursday night that the 2022 draft will take place in Las Vegas, after 2020's draft arrangements in the city were canceled due to the virus.
Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft are slated for Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern time and rounds 4-7 are set for Saturday, starting at noon Eastern.
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell, a member of the executive committee for the players' union,that health is a concern for players. Campbell's close friend Von Miller is one of two NFL players who've tested positive for COVID-19.
"It's pretty scary, and that goes into going back to work," Campbell told Jacobson. "We could all be sick and not even know it. Some of us might not have symptoms, and that's pretty scary."
Here's who was drafted in the first round of 2020:
1. Cincinnati — Joe Burrow, QB, Louisiana State University
2. Washington — Chase Young, DE, Ohio State University
3. Detroit — Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State University
4. NY Giants — Andrew Thomas, OT, University of Georgia
5. Miami — Tua Tagovailoa, QB, University of Alabama
6. LA Chargers — Justin Herbert, QB, University of Oregon
7. Carolina — Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn University
8. Arizona — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson University
9. Jacksonville — CJ Henderson, CB, University of Florida
10. Cleveland — Jedrick Wills Jr., OL, University of Alabama
11. NY Jets — Mekhi Becton, OL, University of Louisville
12. Las Vegas — Henry Ruggs III, WR, University of Alabama
13. Tampa Bay — Tristan Wirfs, OL, University of Iowa
14. San Francisco (from Indianapolis) — Javon Kinlaw, DL, University of South Carolina
15. Denver — Jerry Jeudy, WR, University of Alabama
16. Atlanta — A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson University
17. Dallas — Ceedee Lamb, WR, University of Oklahoma
18. Miami (from Pittsburgh) — Austin Jackson, OT, University of Southern California
19. Las Vegas (from Chicago) — Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
20. Jacksonville (from L.A. Rams) — K'Lavon Chaisson, LB, Louisiana State University
21. Philadelphia — Jalen Reagor, WR, Texas Christian University
22. Minnesota (from Buffalo) — Justin Jefferson, WR, Louisiana State University
23. LA Chargers — Kenneth Murray, LB, University of Oklahoma
24. New Orleans — Cesar Ruiz, C, University of Michigan
25. San Francisco — Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
26. Green Bay — Jordan Love, QB, Utah State University
27. Seattle — Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
28. Baltimore — Patrick Queen, LB, Louisiana State University
29. Tennessee — Isaiah Wilson, OT, University of Georgia
30. Miami (from Houston) — Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn University
31. Minnesota — Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian University
32. Kansas City — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Louisiana State University