It’s finally time for live sports content after over 40 days in the desert of the coronavirus pandemic. The show must go on and the NFL Draft is here to deliver with no shortage of storylines heading into what should be a crazy weekend.
Here is everything you need to know about the broadcast and where Michigan players stand.
What: 2020 NFL Draft
Where: Roger Goodell’s basement and other locales, potentially including the Winnebago located outside of Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn’s home
- First Round: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Second and Third Rounds: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Fourth through Seventh Rounds: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
TV: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 (Friday), NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Streaming: ESPN App, Fubo TV (sign up here)
How many Wolverines will get drafted?
Darn-near Locks: OL Cesar Ruiz, DE/OLB Josh Uche, WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, OL Ben Bredeson, OL Michael Onwenu
Maybe: OL Jon Runyan Jr., CB Lavert Hill, TE Sean McKeon
We’ll see. All it takes is one team: DE Mike Danna, QB Shea Patterson, S Josh Metellus
Might be waiting for roster invites after the draft: LB/S Khaleke Hudson, LB Jordan Glasgow
Any surprises with the Wolverines?
There might be a few. With the draft being so wide open and unpredictable this season due to the lack of a proper pre-draft process, it seems like nobody can really get a grasp on what the board looks like. Ruiz seems locked in as a first rounder, and that is about all we know on Michigan guys.
Could a team possibly fall in love with Uche at the end of the first round? It’s possible. Peoples-Jones is seen as a day two pick, but some projections have him on the board in round five. Bredeson is one of the safer guard picks in the draft, but might wait a bit for his name to be called.
As Thursday kicked off, there is some buzz to suggest that Danna and Metellus could be late-round targets, as a few teams have had very quiet interest behind the scenes. From there, it is anyone’s guess where this thing is heading.
We will be here throughout the weekend covering every Michigan pick and roster invite, as well as live blogging the first two nights of the draft. We hope that you will come hang out talk some football with us.