Tuesday, April 28, 2020


The 2020 NFL Draft took place April 23-25. Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) This year’s draft was done all online. The NFL went into social distancing mode with NFL prospects going virtual. 

NFL draft attendees had cameras and networking capabilities set up in their own houses as a form of social distancing measures.

 The Minnesota Vikings selected. 

No. 22: Wide receiver Justin Jefferson from LSU (6-foot-1, 202 pounds).

No. 31: Cornerback Jeff Gladney from TCU (5-10, 193).

No. 58: Tackle Ezra Cleveland from Boise State (6-6, 311).

No. 89: Cornerback Cameron Dantzler from Mississippi State (6-2, 185).

No. 117: Defensive end D.J. Wonnum from South Carolina (6-3, 258).

No. 130: Defensive tackle James Lynch from Baylor (6-4, 289).

No. 132: Inside linebacker Troy Dye from Oregon (6-3, 231).

No. 169: Cornerback Harrison Hand from Temple (5-11, 197).

No. 176: Wide receiver K.J. Osborn from Miami, Fla. (5-11, 203).

No. 203: Tackle Blake Brandel from Oregon State (6-7, 307).

No. 205: Safety Josh Metellus from Michigan (6-0, 218).

No. 225: Defensive end Kenny Willekes from Michigan State (6-3, 264).

No. 244: Quarterback Nate Stanley from Iowa (6-4, 235).

No. 249: Safety Brian Cole II from Mississippi State (6-2, 213).

No. 253: Guard Kyle Hinton from Washburn (6-2, 295).

Former Minnesota North and Gopher football player Tyler Johnson was drafted 161 overall in the fifth round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is joining former teammate Antoine Winfield Jr. who was selected in the second round with the 45th pick overall. 

Also, tackle Ben Bartch who played at St. John’s became the first Division III player taken in the last five years in the NFL draft. Bartch was selected in the fourth round with the 116th overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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