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Welcome to the 2020 NFL Draft — where the Chiefs will be picking last for the first time in 50 years.

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Welcome to Draft Day 2020!

Thursday marks not only the first time since 1970 the Kansas City Chiefs will be using the last selection of each round in the NFL Draft — hello, defending Super Bowl Champions! — but it will also be the first one in decades where NFL decision-makers will not be gathered in one place to make their selections in front of a live audience.

In deference to the social distancing we’re practicing across the country, the draft will be conducted via video conference. Not even the personnel staffs of individual teams will be allowed to gather; they, too, will consult with each from their homes through private video conferences.

But as it has been since 1980, the draft will still be broadcast on television. In another significant change, there will not be competing live telecasts from ESPN and NFL Network. Instead, the two networks will cooperate to produce a single show that will be carried on both networks simultaneously.

ABC will continue to offer its own coverage — focusing on the stories of the draft prospects and their families — on Thursday and Friday nights, shifting to a simulcast of the ESPN/NFL Network coverage on Saturday.

Trey Wingo will anchor the ESPN live broadcast from Bristol, Connecticut, joined remotely by fellow ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr., Louis Riddick and Booger McFarland — along with NFL Network host Rich Eisen and fellow analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington will be providing remote updates specific to the Chiefs, while Suzy Kolber will conduct remote interviews with draft prospects from another Connecticut studio, while ESPN insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will provide updates from their respective homes.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will continue to announce the early-round picks — but he will be appearing from his home.

ABC’s Thursday and Friday coverage will be hosted by Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor. Along with feature reporter Tom Rinaldi, they will be located in an ESPN studio in Connecticut. NFL analyst Todd McShay and college football analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack will contribute remotely.

ESPN Desportes will also provide their own exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the draft. Coverage will also be available through SiriusXM, Westwood One and ESPN Radio.


Schedule


  • Round 1: Thursday, April 23 (7 - 10:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time)
  • Rounds 2 and 3: Friday, April 24 (6 - 10:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time)
  • Rounds 4 - 7: Saturday, April 25 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Arrowhead Time)

How to watch


Location: ESPN studios in Connecticut — and the homes of 32 NFL GMs (and Roger Goodell)

Television coverage: ESPN/ESPN2, ABC (locally on KMBC/9)

Internet stream: FuboTV, SlingTV

Total picks: 255 total selections


Selection time limits


  • Day 1: Round 1 (10 minutes per pick)
  • Day 2: Round 2 (seven minutes per pick) • Round 3 (five minutes per pick)
  • Day 3: Rounds 4-6 (five minutes per pick) • Round 7 (four minutes per pick)

Draft order (first round)


  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
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Denver Broncos
  16. Atlanta Falcons
  17. Dallas Cowboys
  18. Miami Dolphins
  19. Las Vegas Raiders
  20. Jacksonville Jaguars
  21. Philadelphia Eagles
  22. Minnesota Vikings
  23. New England Patriots
  24. New Orleans Saints
  25. Minnesota Vikings
  26. Miami Dolphins
  27. Seattle Seahawks
  28. Baltimore Ravens
  29. Tennessee Titans
  30. Green Bay Packers
  31. San Francisco 49ers
  32. Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs 2020 NFL Draft picks


The Chiefs received no compensatory selections in the 2020 draft, leaving just five picks.

  • First round (32nd overall)
  • Second round (63rd)
  • Third round (96th)
  • Fourth round (138th)
  • Fifth round (177th)

Prospects attending the draft


While there will be no green room where top prospects gather, these players have been invited to appear remotely during the draft broadcast:

WR Brandon Aiyuk • OT Mekhi Becton • DT Ross Blacklock • DL Derrick Brown • QB Joe Burrow • EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson • WR Chase Claypool • OT Ezra Cleveland • G Lloyd Cushenberry • S Grant Delpit • RB J.K. Dobbins • QB Jacob Eason • DE A.J. Epenesa • QB Jake Fromm • CB Kristian Fulton • DT Neville Gallimore • EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos • CB C.J. Henderson • QB Justin Herbert • WR Tee Higgins • Jalen Hurts • CB Noah Igbinoghene • WR Henry Ruggs III • OT Austin Jackson • WR Justin Jefferson • WR Jerry Jeudy • CB Jaylon Johnson • OT Josh Jones • S Antoine Winfield Jr. • DL Javon Kinlaw • TE Cole Kmet • WR CeeDee Lamb • EDGE Terrell Lewis • QB Jordan Love • DT Justin Madubuike • S Xavier McKinney • WR Denzel Mims • TE Thaddeus Moss • LB Kenneth Murray • CB Jeffrey Okudah • EDGE Julian Okwara • LB Patrick Queen • WR Jalen Reagor • G Cesar Ruiz • WR Laviska Shenault • LB Isaiah Simmons • RB D’Andre Swift • QB Tua Tagovailoa • RB Jonathan Taylor • CB A.J. Terrell • OT Andrew Thomas • LB Josh Uche • OT Prince Tega Wanogho • OT Jedrick Wills • OT Tristan Wirfs • EDGE Chase Young


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