2020 NFL Draft Round 1 Open Thread

(Photo Credit: Don Liebig/UCLA Athletics)

Welcome to a running late 2020 NFL Draft Round 1 Open Thread. The 2020 NFL Draft kicked off tonight at 5pm PT with Round 1 and continues through Saturday.

Just like last year, there are a lot of UCLA Bruins eligible for this draft. At the top of the list, of course, is UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes. The list also includes Joshua Kelley, Devin Asiasi, Boss Tagaloa, and JJ Molson.

This year’s draft was supposed to be held in Las Vegas to celebrate the arrival of the NFL and the Raiders, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the league to modify their plans. A virtual draft is now planned instead with Commissioner Goodell announcing picks from his New York home and teams making their selections from their homes as well. Cameras have been sent to the homes of 58 prospects to capture their reactions as well.

As usual, ESPN and NFL Network will be combining forces to cover the event over the next three days. ABC will again offer an over-the-air broadcast with a feed that’s different from ESPN’s coverage.

And, again, you can actually listen to draft coverage on satellite radio.

That's important to know, especially for today's first round. Here on the West Coast, the Draft starts at 5pm PT. Many of us here in the Pacific time zone don’t get off work until then (or later) even if you’re working from home. So, if you have Sirius or XM, you can listen to their draft coverage while you’re finishing up.

How to Watch, Listen and Stream Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft

  • Location: Virtual

  • Date & Time: Thursday, April 23, 5 pm PT

  • Round 1 Time Per Pick: 10 minutes

  • TV: ABC, ESPN and NFL Network

  • Online: ABC.com, NFL NetworkWatchESPN and the ESPN and ABC apps

  • Satellite Radio: SiriusXM NFL Radio Ch. 88 & ESPN Radio Ch. 80

Of course, this is the best place to keep tabs on what’s going on with the Draft today.

So, contribute your thoughts below and join your fellow UCLA fans as we wait to see which Bruins will move on to the next level.

Which Bruin will be drafted first? What round will the first one be picked? What are your thoughts on the state of UCLA Football? Add them all in the comments below.

After all, this is your 2020 NFL Draft Round 1 Open Thread.

Go Bruins!!!

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