Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – April 27th Edition

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – April 27th Edition

Last week, the NFL had its first virtual draft due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although there were a couple of hiccups, things appeared to go as planned. We take a deep dive into the 2020 NFL Draft in our National Football League update!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NFL Update – April 27th Edition

 2021 Super Bowl

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

2021 Super Bowl Odds

  • Kansas City Chiefs +450
  • Baltimore Ravens +600
  • San Francisco 49ers +800
  • New England Patriots +2500
  • New Orleans Saints +1000
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
  • Dallas Cowboys +2000
  • Seattle Seahawks +1800
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2000
  • A. Rams +3500
  • Cleveland Browns +4000
  • Minnesota Vikings +3000
  • Las Vegas Raiders +4000
  • Indianapolis Colts +2800
  • Tennessee Titans +2200
  • Houston Texans +5000
  • Chicago Bears +3000
  • Atlanta Falcons +4500
  • Buffalo Bills +2000
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1100
  • Denver Broncos +5000
  • Carolina Panthers +10000
  • New York Giants +12500
  • New York Jets +9000
  • Detroit Lions +9000
  • Arizona Cardinals +4500
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +18000
  • Cincinnati Bengals +15000
  • Miami Dolphins +8000
  • Washington Redskins +18000

No surprises among first 3 picks

The Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, and Detroit Lions got the memo. Every draft analyst had LSU QB Joe Burrow going to the Bengals, Ohio State DE Chase Young heading to D.C., and Buckeye CB Jeff Okudah motoring to Detroit. That’s what happened. No trades. No messing around. The 3 squads with the Top 3 picks wasted no time drafting their players.

But, then, with pick 4 in the first round the New York Giants threw a curve ball. The G-Men drafted offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. Most had a feeling the Giants might draft an offensive lineman. But, why Thomas?

Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton were all on the board when NYG delivered the virtual piece of paper with Thomas’ name to Commissioner Goodell. All 3 ranked higher than Thomas.

Maybe, the Giants know something nobody else does. But the Giants taking Thomas wasn’t the biggest surprise of the first round. The biggest surprise had to have been the Green Bay Packers moving up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

The Patriots passed on Love. New England had the 23rd pick. They traded the pick to the Chargers, who drafted Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray. All week, the rumor was that New England would draft a quarterback.

Green Bay? Not so much. Love could turn into a great QB, but the Packers are a player or two away from the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers, as far as the rest of the world knows, remains the Packers’ starter. A possible Super Bowl contender rafting a quarterback who won’t even play in Round 1 makes no sense.

Miami played coy all week, but ended up drafting Tua

The Miami Dolphins acted as if the red flags surrounding Alabama signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa were too bright to ignore. Based on the way Miami had talked leading up to the first round, one would think those red flags had burned the irises in their eyes.

Uh, no. The Fins pulled the trigger on Tua, a player that has had more devastating injuries than a 20-year NFL vet along the offensive line. If Tagovailoa doesn’t get hurt, he can be a top pro. If he gets hurt, well, it’s bust city.

Overall, Miami had a good draft, as did the Cleveland Browns. But the team that had the best draft was last year’s favorite to win the Super Bowl after the regular season.

The Baltimore Ravens rocked it. LSU linebacker Patrick Queen can also play safety. Running back J.K. Dobbins will help Mark Ingram extend his career. Baltimore had 8 picks after Queen and Dobbins. They didn’t whiff on one.

Check MyBookie for updated NFL future odds

It’s too early to discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s affect on the NFL. For the National Football League, it’s close to business as usual, which means we must start handicapping the upcoming season.

Check back on the MyBookie site for updated future odds. The NFL Draft often has an affect on odds. This year is no different. Check out the 2021 Super Bowl odds!