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2020 NFL Draft Opening Night Thread!

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Sportsin!!!!!

College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

There’s kinda sportsin’ going on tonight!

I bet you haven’t been this excited about a NFL Draft in a very long time, have you!

The NFL Draft starts tonight at 7 pm central time. Round one will be tonight, followed by rounds 2-3 tomorrow night at 6 pm. Rounds 4-7 will be Saturday at 11 am central.

The Cincinnati Bengals have the first overall pick! Former Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor is their head coach! Isn’t that exciting! LSU’s Joe Burrow is expected to be the first draft pick! We can all re-live the “WHAT IF HE CAME TO NEBRASKA” bit as if it just happened!

JUST DON’T MAKE FUN OF HIM!

You can watch the NFL Draft LIVE on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network and ESPN Deportes!

It will be a historic draft in that no one will be attending it in person. It was originally slated to take place in Las Vegas, but that ain’t happenin’ ‘cause of the CoROna. Instead, insanely rich Roger Goodell will announce names from his house in New York, specifically his basement, which I’m sure has been made to make him look rich but not “too rich”.

Here’s a mock draft from SBNation because you need one of those! Here are what some of the Draft Rooms look like!

SBNation has a NFL Draft group where you can follow your favorite team, but remember that your favorite place is here with your CN friends who are mostly dysfunctional people just like you!

NFL 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

Fun Prop Bets

These are of courtesy of SportsBetting.ag

Fun Props

(Unsolicited commentary below that some of you might enjoy. For those that don’t, sorry.

Will any team not get pick in on time?

Yes +110

No -150

(They were already having issues during Monday’s trial run so...)

Will any team’s draft spot be moved back due to missing a pick?

Yes +550

No -1000

(It happened in 2003 to the Vikings, and they were using phones.)

Will NFL Draft be hacked?

Yes +800

No -2500

(John Harbaugh probably thinks there is a lot of value on YES.)

Will Twitter account of draftee be hacked?

Yes +550

No -1000

(See Laramy Tunsil...)

How many different draft eligible players will we see?

Over 38.5

Under 38.5

(There are 58 hooked up and ready to stream.)

Highest number of people in same room

Over 9.5

Under 9.5

(Will these families/friends practice proper social distancing?)

How many draftees will be seen in a tie?

Over 20.5

Under 20.5

(NFL said there is no official dress code for the virtual draft.)

How many draftees will have glasses on?

Over 13.5

Under 13.5

(Specs make you look smarter!)

Will pizza be seen in any draftee home?

Yes +100

No -140

(The league is praying a Papa John’s box doesn’t appear.)

Will any draftee experience technical difficulties?

Yes -500

No +300

(This feels like the lock of the year.)

Will any first round draftee put on the wrong team hat?

Yes +300

No -500

(The fans would never let him live that down.)

Who will No. 1 overall pick hug first?

Mom +100

Dad +250

Girlfriend +300

Friend +700

Sibling +700

(She brought you into this world!)

Will the No. 1 overall pick cry?

Yes +400

No -700

(Burrow has been prepping for this moment for...ever.)

Total dogs shown during the first round

Over 3.5

Under 3.5

(Man’s best friend betting on the over.)

Total cats shown during the first round

Over .5

Under .5

(If we see a big cat, we’ll have to crown a new Tiger King.)

Will any draftee be shown drinking beer?

Yes +250

No -400

(A Bud Knight appearance would bring the house down.)

Will any draftee pop champagne?

Yes +400

No -700

(Some bubbly for the big occasion?)

Will ESPN mention that Jake Fromm played in the Little League World Series?

Yes -120

Not -120

(LLWS always a feel-good human interest story.)

Will ESPN broadcast team say “Swahili” when talking about Jeff Okudah?

Yes +110

No -150

(Yup...he took three years of it at Ohio State.)

Will ESPN mention that Andrew Thomas played in high school band?

Yes +155

No -220

(Thomas went to pep rallys as a dual-threat - drummer and lineman.)