Stars of the future set for virtual NFL Draft

American Football takes centre-stage this week as the eagerly anticipated 2020 NFL Draft gets underway.

The event will be streamed online, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and representatives from each of the 32 teams set to participate remotely.

There are seven rounds in total, with the first taking place on Thursday while rounds 2 & 3 will be staged on Friday. The event will conclude with rounds 4-7 on Saturday.

Read on as we take a look three players who are expected to be amongst the earliest picks in this year’s NFL Draft.

Joe Burrow – Quarterback

Cincinnati Bengals hold the coveted first pick in the Draft and have been heavily tipped to select Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.

The promising quarterback led Louisiana State University to a national championship in 2019, passing for over 5,600 yards and 60 touchdowns.

His elite level skills will be much-needed by the Bengals who have failed to make the NFL play-offs in each of the past four seasons.

Burrow is likely to be the man tasked with snapping that streak and you can bet on them with all the top bookmakers if you fancy the Bengals to bounce back next term.

Chase Young – Defensive End

Chase Young appears to be a certainty to be chosen at number two after winning the Bednarik Trophy for the best defensive player in college football with Ohio State in 2019.

The 21-year-old broke Ohio’s single season sack record with 16.5 to highlight his burgeoning reputation as a defensive star of the future.

He has been likened in style to nine-time Pro-Bowler Julius Peppers, with his athleticism and speed said to be his two biggest defensive assets.

If the Bengals choose Burrow as expected, Young’s destination will be the Washington Redskins who have the second pick in the Draft.

Tua Tagovailoa – Quarterback

Tagovailoa looked to have a strong case to be the number one Draft pick, before a serious hip injury messed up his final year at Alabama.

His first two seasons at Alabama were extremely impressive as he twice played in the National Championship Game, winning one.

Many respected experts were predicting he would take top spot in the Draft, but his injury has seen him slide down the rankings.

However, his talent remains intact and whichever team selects him could be argued to have picked the player with the biggest potential in the Draft to be a future superstar.

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