HUNDREDS of up and coming football players are hoping their dreams come true in this year's NFL Draft.

Originally set for a glitzy ceremony in Las Vegas, the 2020 edition will be going ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak – but is being held virtually for the very first time.

Team bosses, players and everyone in between will have to do their usual dealings from the comfort of their own homes in what is sure to be a dramatic three days, starting April 23.

NFL Draft 2020 predictions and odds

AS ever, all eyes are on the all-important first round and the coveted first overall pick.

After a dismal campaign last time out, the Cincinnati Bengals have first dibs and are expected to swoop for a quarterback with veteran Andy Dalton benched for much of last season.

Here's the players currently expected to go in the first five picks of the 2020 Draft.

Joe Burrow

Widely regarded as the stud of this year's draft, Burrow is an LSU star with a bright future.

A Heisman Trophy winner, his epic performances in 2019 were described by some commentators as the best ever by a college QB.

He threw for more than 5,600 yards and threw a ridiculous 60 touchdowns, with just 6 interceptions all season.

Barring a miracle, Burrow will be this season's No1 pick.

  • Age: 23
  • Odds to be in top five: 1/200
  • Likely destination: Cincinnati Bengals

Chase Young

A fearsome defensive end, Young stands an imposing 6ft5 and weighs in at almost 19 stone.

In the 2019 season with Ohio State, he led the nation with 16.5 sacks and also led the country with six forced fumbles.

Arguably the best prospect of this year's draft, Young won't take the headlines as No1 pick but is tipped to be a potential NFL great.

  • Age: 21
  • Odds to be in top five: 1/200
  • Likely destination: Washington Redskins

Jeff Odukah

The top cornerback prospect in the 2020 Draft, Odukah looks to be a rare talent.

As a junior for Ohio State, he managed 34 tackles, 9 passes defensed, and 3 interceptions on his way to making the College Football All-America team.

Odukah has decided to forgo his senior year and put himself forward for the NFL, where he's expected to go early doors.

  • Age: 21
  • Odds to be in top five: 1/4
  • Likely destination: Detroit Lions

Jedrick Wills Jr

Wills is an explosive, aggressive run blocker who starred last season for Alabama.

He started all 13 games at right tackle and put in an eye-catching performance at the NFL's combine earlier this year.

Although the Giants already have Cam Fleming at right tackle, Wills' winning mentality and athleticism could make him one of the hottest pick-ups of this year's Draft.

  • Age: 20
  • Odds to be in top five: 8/13
  • Likely destination: NY Giants

Tua Tagovailoa – Quarterback

Long touted as a future NFL star, Hawaiian born Tagovailoa was a Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2018.

His performances two years ago for Alabama saw him throw 43 touchdowns in a single season, as well as showing he was handy on the run with five rushing TDs.

Injuries have hampered his stock somewhat and he's a risky pick as a result, but there are plenty of NFL franchises who are willing to take a punt for potential alone.

  • Age: 22
  • Odds to be in top five: 4/6
  • Likely destination: Miami Dolphins

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