- ABC, NFL Network, and ESPN will all broadcast the 2020 NFL Draft.
- There are dozens of prop bets released on the draft for sports bettors to partake in.
- LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow is listed at -10000 odds to be the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft.
BRISTOL, CT. — In an effort to help prevent spreading COVID-19, the 2020 NFL Draft plans have changed from its original site in Las Vegas to a virtual format. It will be a three-day event that will take place from April 23-25 from ESPN Studios in Bristol, Connecticut.
Despite the make-shift format of the event, major television networks will be partnering up to air the event at the same time. The draft marks the biggest upcoming event in the sports world and provides those betting on the NFL with tons of prop bets.
NFL Virtual Daft
On Monday, ESPN and the NFL Network will partner together to offer a single broadcast of the NFL Draft across both of their networks. ABC will have its own broadcast on its network as well. All efforts to help air the draft will come from a limited number of commentators and production members in the studio that will all follow social distancing guidelines.
Roger Goodell will even make the selections virtually from his home.
“We recognize the challenging times we are living in, but we are looking forward to presenting the 2020 NFL Draft and providing some hope for football fans everywhere— For the past couple of years, ESPN’s NFL and college teams have worked together on our draft coverage, and it has been a win for our viewers. This year, we are further excited to collaborate with the NFL Network creating an All Star broadcast. We are also committed to producing the ESPN/NFL Network and ABC shows in the safest possible environment for our announcers and production teams,” said Seth Markman, the Vice President of production for ESPN.
The Draft will also serve as a Draft-A-Thon that will support the first responders that are fighting COVID-19. The finds that are donated will go towards six non-profit charities and their COVID-19 relief efforts.
“We are excited to partner with ESPN to present a unique and collaborative broadcast of the 2020 NFL Draft— By bringing the exceptional on-air talent and production staffs of both ESPN and NFL Network together, we hope to deliver a unified presentation of the draft that not only helps raise awareness and funds for the COVID-19 relief efforts, but also provides entertainment that millions of sports fans have been craving,” said Mark Quenzel, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for NFL Network.
NFL Draft Prop Bets
The NFL Draft should give sports bettors some excitement as there are dozens of different prop bets listed on legal sports betting sites. There are different prop bets listed for all of the different teams as well as who will be drafted at which pick.
Different NFL prop bets include how many players will come out of each school or conference as well as also how many players of a certain position group will be drafted.
Some of the biggest prop bets that NFL bettors can look out for could be where will Tua Tagovailoa or where Chase Young could end up. Current NFL Draft odds favor Chase Young to be the second overall pick at -600 odds and favor Tagavailoa to be picked by the Dolphins at even odds.
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