NFL draft tracker 2020: Live updates, analysis on every pick in first round

The 2020 NFL draft, i.e. the league's 85th annual "Player Selection Meeting," arrives at a time when Americans generally and sports fans specifically are thirsting for welcome distractions with the nation plunged into the 24-7 reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The NFL views this most unique of drafts as an opportunity to not only provide entertainment relief but as a vehicle to provide actual relief to those battling COVID-19 and its aftermath by generating donations through a “Draft-A-Thon” that will take place in parallel with the main event. (You can donate here.)

Otherwise, should be an interesting three days as all 32 teams tackle the challenges of operating virtually while the prospects – 58 of them actively (but remotely) participating with the league after the opportunity for a Las Vegas vacation went by the boards – await their big moment.

On to the picks, which will be announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from his suburban New York City home:

2020 NFL draft tracker: First-round picks

1. Cincinnati Bengals – :

2. Washington Redskins – :

3. Detroit Lions – :

4. New York Giants – :

5. Miami Dolphins – :

6. Los Angeles Chargers – :

7. Carolina Panthers – :

8. Arizona Cardinals – :

9. Jacksonville Jaguars – :

10. Cleveland Browns – :

11. New York Jets – :

12. Las Vegas Raiders – :

13. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts) – :

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – :

15. Denver Broncos – :

16. Atlanta Falcons – :

17. Dallas Cowboys – :

18. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers) – :

19. Las Vegas Raiders (from Chicago Bears) – :

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Los Angeles Rams) – :

21. Philadelphia Eagles – :

22. Minnesota Vikings (from Buffalo Bills) – :

23. New England Patriots – :

24. New Orleans Saints – :

25. Minnesota Vikings – :

26. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans) – :

27. Seattle Seahawks – :

28. Baltimore Ravens – :

29. Tennessee Titans – :

30. Green Bay Packers – :

31. San Francisco 49ers – :

32. Kansas City Chiefs – : 

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