2020 NFL Draft: Round 1 Grades and Analysis
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The first round of the NFL Draft came and went in a flurry, without many of the expected problems with going virtual for the first time in league history. There did seem to be some impact of teams not being able to be in their war rooms, as there were no trades in the top 10 for the first time in a long time. A minor pick swap between Tampa Bay and San Francisco was the only movement in the top 15.
The board came with the chalk for the most part through the first half of the round, and then things got really interesting towards the tail end, kicking off with the Dallas Cowboys finding a top receiver at No. 17 when no one expected CeeDee Lamb to last that long.
The trades came fast and furious once the draft moved into the 20s with the Chargers moving back into the first round and the 49ers moving up with their second pick after sending out signals they were looking to move back.
Later, the Green Bay Packers shocked the system by putting Aaron Rodgers in the same position they put Brett Favre back in 2005 by drafting Utah State QB Jordan Love, and trading up for him at that.
How did each of the NFL’s clubs do? Here are the grades and analysis from Doug Farrar.