2020 NFL Draft Day 1 Picks: Results

Finally, sports are back. There wasn't action on the field, court or gridiron, but sports were back in a big way Thursday night as the 2020 NFL Draft began. The draft looked and felt way different than any previous draft in history. It was held virtually around the country, and it was probably a ratings bonanza.

The Covid-19 crisis, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, forced the NFL to scrap its plan to hold its annual draft live in Las Vegas, but rather hold it virtually. Coaches, general managers, scouts and other personnel from all 32 teams were spread out around the country on their computers, analyzing data and submitting their picks.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced all of the first-round picks Thursday night from the basement of his New York home.

Since coronavirus indefinitely shut down sports more than a month ago—and permanently shut down college sports through the end of the academic year—the NFL Draft is already one of the most-anticipated sports events of the year. This is despite no games are actually being played.

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Wide receiver Marquise Brown poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by Baltimore Ravens with pick 25 on day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Here are the draft results from Thursday night, which were almost a sweep by teams from the Southeastern Conference.

Round 1

1. Cincinnati — Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

2. Washington — Chase Young, DE, Ohio State

3. Detroit — Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State

4. NY Giants — Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

5. Miami — Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

6. LA Chargers — Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

7. Carolina — Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

8. Arizona — Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

9. JacksonvilleCJ Henderson, Florida

10. Cleveland — Jedrick WIlls Jr., OT, Alabama

11. NY Jets — Mekhi Mecton, OT, Louisville

12. Las Vegas — Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

13. Tampa Bay (from San Francisco) — Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

14. San Francisco (from Indianapolis) — Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

15. Denver — Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

16. Atlanta — A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

17. Dallas — CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

18. Miami (from Pittsburgh) — Austin Jackson, OT, USC

19. Las Vegas (from Chicago) — Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio State

20. Jacksonville (from LA Rams) — K'Lavon Chaisson, OLB, LSU

21. Philadelphia — Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

22. Minnesota (from Buffalo) — Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

23. LA Chargers (from New England) — Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

24. New Orleans — Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan

25. San Francisco (from Minnesota) — Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

26. Green Bay Packers (From Miami) — Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

27. Seattle — Jordyn Brooks, ILB, Texas Tech

28. Baltimore — Patrick Queen, ILB, LSU

29. Tennessee — Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

30. Miami (from Green Bay) — Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

31. Minnesota — Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

32. Kansas City — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

The second night of the 2020 NFL Draft for Rounds 2 and 3 will be Friday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The third day, for Rounds 4-7, will be Saturday from noon - 7 p.m. ET.