For all those NFL fans we watched the Rookie Draft with great anticipation last Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
It was very different not seeing the explosive excitement at the various club venues, but if you follow a team or 2, it was still very interesting.
Winners & losers from the 2020 draft were quite surprising.
The Patriots did NOT draft a QB to replace QB12 Tom Brady. They actually traded down in the draft to pick up 2 Tight Ends & a few solid defensive players.
My Packers surprised by trading up in round 1 to grab QB Jordan Love, so he could be a trainee back up to Arod. Most people are pretty sure that wasn’t what Arod was wanting from his draft team.
After going 13-3 in 2019 we all expected them to get a gun WR & TE to give Arod more weapons.
The Bengals took Joe Burrow, the no 1 pick to be the Franchise QB as all expected. They also grabbed some strong weapons for him, so look for a good year on offence from the Bengals.
The Dolphins drafted really well, getting their franchise QB in Tua Tagavailoa, along with a strong supporting cast. They now boast a very young squad which could have the potential to play together for a few years.
The Chargers also drafted their franchise QB in Justin Herbert.
The strong got stronger, when last year’s Superbowl winners the Chiefs drafted gun running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire as the last pick in round 1.
Other winners were Broncos (Jerry Jeudy WR, Kahlee Hamler WR & Albert Okwuegbunam TE), Cowboys added CD Lamb WR, Colts added 2 weapons in Michael Pittman WR & Jonathan Taylor RB, while teams like the Ravens, the 49ers & the Bills all drafted very strongly to bolster already strong lineups.
For all us Fantasy players, the main interest is in the offensive players & it would appear the strong early interest centred around the top 3 QBS, the top 6 or 7 WRs & the top 5 or 6 RBs with only 1 TE in Cole Kmet not drafted until pick 43 being the only TE drafted in early rounds.
Now we can keep an eye on which players are added in Free Agency by the teams looking to bolster their squads.
Keep counting the days NFL fans.