2020 NFL Mock Draft: How Do Brady Signing, Hopkins Trade Affect Board?

Tim Kelly
March 19, 2020 - 10:34 am

Well, since the last time we talked, the NFL Draft looks entirely different.

First of all, because of COVID-19, the NFL Draft in Las Vegas will be significantly less of a spectacle than in recent years, as all public events have been cancelled and the draft itself will be closed to the public.

Secondly, the market for the top wide receivers available in this year's class has changed dramatically. The Arizona Cardinals probably won't be reuniting CeeDee Lamb with Kyler Murray in the NFL after acquiring All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans. The Indianapolis Colts also won't be selecting a wide receiver with pick No. 13, because they traded that selection to the San Francisco 49ers as part of a deal to land Pro-Bowl defensive end DeForest Buckner. The Buffalo Bills won't use pick No. 22 to select a wide receiver after trading it for Stefon Diggs, though the Minnesota Vikings, who were on the other end of that deal, may be inclined to do so with pick No. 22 or 25.

The third item worth considering - and certainly the most notable - is that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Tom Brady. With a quarterback who will play next season at age 43, that leaves Bruce Arians and company all in on the next couple of seasons. Meanwhile, Brady's old team, the New England Patriots, own the No. 24 pick and will be left to undergo a necessary retool.

With all that in mind, here's the latest RADIO.COM Sports NFL Mock Draft:

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