With the recent havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the sporting events, especially in the United States, either got postponed or cancelled. In line with this, the sports betting industry has suffered a lot, resulting in a reasonable decline in profits. Not only that, but many bettors are a bit dismayed as they can’t wager for these types of sports.
While it’s true that the Coronavirus outbreak affects all of us, the sports industry has a lot more to offer. In fact, the 2020 NFL draft season is coming up in the next few weeks to seed and name eligible teams and players to be part of next year’s NFL season. It paved the way for many aspiring football players who wanted to shine in this kind of sports tournament.
The NFL drafting this year will happen on April 23-25 at Paradise, Nevada. There are a total of 26 positions that will be drafted. Out of these 26 positions, 255 selections from different leagues and teams are considered in the next few weeks. To give you a little hype in this upcoming event, here are the top five teams that will have a better opportunity of picking the best players which may be part of their NFL draft prop bets at Fanduel this year.
The Bengals are in the best position right now as they are the overall top selection for this year’s NFL mock draft. They have been soaring high after the Super Bowl took place last February. They are part of the AFC (American Football Conference) representing the North Division. Their regular opponents every year are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, and Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Burrow is the reason why the Cincinnati Bengals are highly favored this year for the NFL draft. He plays the quarterback position, which ended his last season with flying colors. Burrow recorded a total of 60 touchdowns, and 5,600 yard passes. He is also one of the most highly recognized players in this year’s NFL and will play as one of the senior players for the Bengals.
With Ron Rivera as their newest coach, it seems that the Washington Redskins are riding the right ship in the upcoming NFL season. They are taking the second spot for the 2020 NFL draft amidst the fact that they ranked bottom at the start of the drafting season. The Washington Redskins are part of the NFC representing the East Division.
Dwayne Haskins, who was the 15th pick in last year’s NFL mock draft, continues to give pride for this team. Although last year he struggled a lot as a rookie player for the Redskins, he seems to be finding his comfort zone this year. Also, the Redskins might surprisingly draft Tua Tagovailoa as their quarterback player during the drafting process.
In the NFL mock draft process, a selected team is awarded a compensatory pick that allows them to bid for the player they want on their side.
The pick is given to a group with the most losses, along with some considerations like the team’s recognition and player’s salary. Unfortunately, Detroit Lions was not given this power for four straight years, allowing them to get the third spot in the final ranking for the NFL drafting process.
Jeffrey Okuda is one of the cornerback players who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes presently. This year, the Detroit Lions are deciding whether to draft Okuda or just let him go. Okuda has been doing impressively in the past NFL season, and we’ll soon find out if the Lions will still keep him.
New York Giants
The New York Giants settled in fourth place for the NFL draft ranking this year. They are part of the National Football Conference representing the East Division. Although this team struggled last year’s NFL season who failed to enter the playoffs, they are also looking to bid for a powerhouse cast in the upcoming mock draft.
Some of the players the New York Giants would like to bid are Mekhi Becton, Isiash Simmons, Jedrick Wills, Tristan Wirfs, Andrew Thomas, Chase Young, Jeffrey Okuda, and Derrick Brown.
Taking the fifth spot in the final ranking for the NFL draft process is the Miami Dolphins. This team is representing the East Division for the American Football Conference (AFC). They are considered as one of the oldest football teams in the AFC side as they had their first season appearance since 1966.
As one of the recipients for the compensatory picks this year, some of this team’s drafted players include Minkah Fitzpatrick, Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills, Aqib Talib, Evan Boehm, and Jordan Lucas.
The 2020 NFL mock draft is an annual tradition of the football league in the United States, even providing a venue for the teams to bid on a player they want on their team. It is also the basis of some football bettors on identifying who will shine in this year’s football season. Hence, as the draft season comes closer, looking up to the top teams listed above for a higher chance of picking the best players will surely give fans another exciting Super Bowl edition this year.