NFL Draft 2020

NFL draft 2020: Mock Drafts, Big Board, Projections

Like the rest of us, NFL personnel departments have been forced to work remotely, with the league modifying its draft format from the traveling roadshow that was planned for Vegas this year to a virtual experience. There may be some glitches, but the NFL will find a way.

Sports have a way to unite us in difficult times. They provide us an opportunity to escape, even if only briefly, from our problems. Americans in general and sports fans in particular are optimistic. Few things make NFL fans more optimistic about their team than the draft, when an infusion of talent and youth offers hope that our favorite team will take that next step forward.

As we deal with the uncertainty that COVID-19 has created, I look forward to escaping into NFL draft-inspired Super Bowl dreams.


See below for SI’s comprehensive coverage of the 2020 draft.

We’ve published videos on each player on our Top 50 Big Board, position rankings, team needs and plenty of mock drafts from all of our writers.

All of SI's NFL draft content


Prospect X: Revealing the Deepest Sleeper of the 2020 NFL Draft

He wasn't invited to the combine or a postseason All-Star game. We reveal the identity of our mystery prospect, and the identity of his NFL team.

Vikings GM Rick Spielman's virtual draft room

How the Vikings' Record-Setting Draft Came Together

With a franchise-record number of selections in a crucial offseason, the Vikings needed everything to go right—and not just with the players getting picked before them. Here's how the board came to the Vikings, and how the—essential—tech staff made it all work.


Grading Every Team’s Picks in the 2020 NFL Draft

Which teams had successful NFL drafts, and who could be struggling next season? Handing out grades for every team’s draft.


Undrafted Free Agency Will Be Chaos for Teams After Virtual Draft

In a typical year, undrafted free agency is chaotic. But this year presents a whole new layer of challenges when it comes to the scramble to recruit UDFAs.


NFL Draft 2020: Day 2 Winners and Losers

In a deep 2020 NFL draft, Rounds 2 and 3 were pivotal. Some players and teams come away winners, while others should be wishing things worked out differently.


Who Are the Top Players Still Left for the 2020 NFL Draft?

After two days and three rounds, there are 149 prospects left on our Big Board. Here are the best available players for the last four rounds of the NFL draft.


Why Jalen Hurts Was a Smart Pick for the Eagles

He’ll play behind a star quarterback who has not made it through a season healthy since he was a rookie, in a system that has elevated QBs in the past. This is the kind of investment a smart franchise makes.


NFL Draft Day 2 Analysis: Grades for Every Pick

Follow along as we break down every pick in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.


Last-minute news and rumors before Rounds 2 and 3

We have just a few hours before the NFL draft continues with Day 2, so here are the final pieces of information and intel that are being passed around.

Gross Matos Higgins Mock

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Rounds 2 and 3

With Thursday night's Round 1 officially in the books, that doesn't mean we're done mock drafting. Here's our projection for Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday night.


NFL Draft 2020: Round 1 Winners and Losers

From the players who found new football homes to the executives who showed us their actual homes, here are the winners and losers from Day 1 of the NFL draft.


Jordan Love Trade Puts Aaron Rodgers on the Clock

In the most surprising move of the first round, the Packers not only drafted a QB but traded up for him. What does this say about about Aaron Rodgers and his 13-win team?

Jonathan Taylor

Who Are the Top Players Still Left for the 2020 NFL Draft?

With 32 players taken in the first round, 223 prospects are still left on our Big Board. Here are the best players remaining before Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday.

Herbert Chargers

Justin Herbert Brings the Deep Ball Back to the Chargers

The third of the 2020 draft’s top-10 quarterbacks, Herbert will be brought along slowly, but has a chance to launch the Chargers’ offense

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Why Miami Was the Perfect Landing Spot for Tua

The uncertainty surrounding the Alabama QB defined what was the most unusual draft season ever. And in the end, he landed with a Dolphins organization that has shown the patience needed to develop him properly.


NFL Draft 2020 Grades: Analysis of Round 1 Picks

After months of anticipation, the 2020 NFL draft is finally here. Follow along as we grade every team’s first-round pick.


Will the Bengals Build a Winner Around Joe Burrow?

Will Cincinnati build the kind of team, and become the kind of franchise, worthy of their new No. 1 overall quarterback?


2020 NFL Mock Draft 18.0: Final Mock Before Draft Day

Check out where Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa and the other top prospects land in our final projection of how the first round should play out on Thursday night.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 17.0: Dolphins Get Herbert, WR Surprises

Albert Breer projects the first round in his only mock draft of the season. The Dolphins and Chargers get their quarterbacks and the Eagles pass on the wide receivers.

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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Top 255 Big Board 3.0

Ranking the top 255 prospects before 255 players come off the board in the NFL draft this week.


2020 NFL Mock Draft 16.0: Mocking All Seven Rounds

Our first full seven-round mock sees four quarterbacks come off the board in the first round. Here are all 255 picks, from Joe Burrow to Mr. Irrelevant.


2020 NFL Mock Draft 15.0: Chargers, Bucs, Eagles Trade Up for Targets

In our latest first-round projection, the Bolts make a move to get their next quarterback, while the Bucs and Eagles also trade up to get help for theirs.


2020 NFL Mock Draft 14.0: Five Rounds, No Trades

Will the virtual draft make it harder for teams to trade? If so, our latest mock previews the first five rounds in the (unlikely) event there aren't any trades at all.


2020 NFL Mock Draft 13.0: Who’s the Second QB Off the Board?

Burrow is going No. 1, but after that is it Herbert or Tua among the QBs? And which teams are coming up to get them?