Iowa’s First Round NFL Draft Hopefuls
In this strange new world we're a part of now, sports seemingly don't exist anymore. We don't have baseball or the NBA Playoffs. All television can do is show games from years past. The top-rated sports show on TV is a documentary about a Chicago Bulls team from 22 years ago! But one spring sports tradition will still happen tonight and this weekend. The NFL Draft.
There won't be a huge crowd watching live. They'll be no green room for players waiting to get drafted. This NFL Draft will all be done over the phone and online. The first round of the draft is tonight and can be seen on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network. It should be interesting to see teams navigate their way through technology and make trades and picks. They did a test run of the draft with all the NFL teams and it apparently went well, so here's hoping!
Tonight's first-round could feature two more Iowa Hawkeyes hearing their name called. Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs is projected to be at least a top 10 pick tonight. He could go even higher. The name that is still up in the air is defensive lineman A.J. Epenesa. Once a certain mid-first-round pick, A.J. is still being dogged by his slower than expected 40 time at the NFL Combine. Most mock drafts still have him going late in the first round. I think someone is going to get a bargain if he falls that far.
Tonight's NFL Draft begins at 6 p.m. Iowa time.