Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

2020 NFL-NFLPA CBA: Need to know

Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2019 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2019 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

The Extra Point

Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

The 2020 NFL Draft begins in Las Vegas on April 23. Here is the official round-by-round order for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Learn about the history of the NFL Draft.

This list includes updates as a result of trades and the 32 compensatory picks awarded to 15 teams.

Learn about the rules of the NFL Draft, including how this order is determined, who gets compensatory picks and more.

Round 1
Round Pick Overall Club
1 1 1 Cincinnati Bengals
1 2 2 Washington Redskins
1 3 3 Detroit Lions
1 4 4 New York Giants
1 5 5 Miami Dolphins
1 6 6 Los Angeles Chargers
1 7 7 Carolina Panthers
1 8 8 Arizona Cardinals
1 9 9 Jacksonville Jaguars
1 10 10 Cleveland Browns
1 11 11 New York Jets
1 12 12 Las Vegas Raiders
1 13 13 Indianapolis Colts
1 14 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1 15 15 Denver Broncos
1 16 16 Atlanta Falcons
1 17 17 Dallas Cowboys
1 18 18 Miami Dolphins from Pittsburgh Steelers
1 19 19 Las Vegas Raiders from Chicago Bears
1 20 20 Jacksonville Jaguars from Los Angeles Rams
1 21 21 Philadelphia Eagles
1 22 22 Buffalo Bills
1 23 23 New England Patriots
1 24 24 New Orleans Saints
1 25 25 Minnesota Vikings
1 26 26 Miami Dolphins from Houston Texans
1 27 27 Seattle Seahawks
1 28 28 Baltimore Ravens
1 29 29 Tennessee Titans
1 30 30 Green Bay Packers
1 31 31 San Francisco 49ers
1 32 32 Kansas City Chiefs
Round 2
Round Pick Overall Club
2 1 33 Cincinnati Bengals
2 2 34 Indianapolis Colts from Washington Redskins
2 3 35 Detroit Lions
2 4 36 New York Giants
2 5 37 Los Angeles Chargers
2 6 38 Carolina Panthers
2 7 39 Miami Dolphins
2 8 40 Arizona Cardinals
2 9 41 Cleveland Browns
2 10 42 Jacksonville Jaguars
2 11 43 Chicago Bears from Las Vegas Raiders
2 12 44 Indianapolis Colts
2 13 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2 14 46 Denver Broncos
2 15 47 Atlanta Falcons
2 16 48 New York Jets
2 17 49 Pittsburgh Steelers
2 18 50 Chicago Bears
2 19 51 Dallas Cowboys
2 20 52 Los Angeles Rams
2 21 53 Philadelphia Eagles
2 22 54 Buffalo Bills
2 23 55 Atlanta Falcons from New England Patriots
2 24 56 Miami Dolphons from New Orleans Saints
2 25 57 Houston Texans
2 26 58 Minnesota Vikings
2 27 59 Seattle Seahawks
2 28 60 Baltimore Ravens
2 29 61 Tennessee Titans
2 30 62 Green Bay Packers
2 31 63 Kansas City Chiefs from San Francisco 49ers
2 32 64 Seattle Seahawks from Kansas City Chiefs
Round 3
Round Pick Overall Club
3 1 65 Cincinnati Bengals
3 2 66 Washington Redskins
3 3 67 Detroit Lions
3 4 68 New York Jets from New York Giants
3 5 69 Carolina Panthers
3 6 70 Miami Dolphins
3 7 71 Los Angeles Chargers
3 8 72 Arizona Cardinals
3 9 73 Jacksonville Jaguars
3 10 74 Cleveland Browns
3 11 75 Indianapolis Colts
3 12 76 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3 13 77 Denver Broncos
3 14 78 Atlanta Falcons
3 15 79 New York Jets
3 16 80 Las Vegas Raiders
3 17 81 Las Vegas Raiders from Chicago Bears
3 18 82 Dallas Cowboys
3 19 83 Denver Broncos from Pittsburgh Steelers
3 20 84 Los Angeles Rams
3 21 85 Philadelphia Eagles
3 22 86 Buffalo Bills
3 23 87 New England Patriots
3 24 88 New Orleans Saints
3 25 89 Minnesota Vikings
3 26 90 Houston Texans
3 27 91 Las Vegas Raiders from Seattle Seahawks through Houston Texans
3 28 92 Baltimore Ravens
3 29 93 Tennessee Titans
3 30 94 Green Bay Packers
3 31 95 Denver Broncos from San Francisco 49ers
3 32 96 Kansas City Chiefs
3 33 97 Cleveland Browns from Houston Texans (Compensatory Selection)
3 34 98 New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
3 35 99 New York Giants (Compensatory Selection)
3 36 100 New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
3 37 101 Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
3 38 102 Pittsburgh Steelers (Compensatory Selection)
3 39 103 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)
3 40 104 Los Angeles Rams (Compensatory Selection)
3 41 105 Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection)
3 42 106 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)
Round 4
Round  Pick Overall Club
4 1 107 Cincinnati Bengals
4 2 108 Washington Redskins
4 3 109 Detroit Lions
4 4 110 New York Giants
4 5 111 Houston Texans from Miami Dolphins
4 6 112 Los Angeles Chargers
4 7 113 Carolina Panthers
4 8 114 Arizona Cardinals
4 9 115 Cleveland Browns
4 10 116 Jacksonville Jaguars
4 11 117 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4 12 118 Denver Broncos
4 13 119 Atlanta Falcons
4 14 120 New York Jets
4 15 121 Las Vegas Raiders
4 16 122 Indianapolis Colts
4 17 123 Dallas Cowboys
4 18 124 Pittsburgh Steelers
4 19 125 New England Patriots from Chicago Bears
4 20 126 Los Angeles Rams
4 21 127 Philadelphia Eagles
4 22 128 Buffalo Bills
4 23 129 Baltimore Ravens from New England Patriots
4 24 130 New Orleans Saints
4 25 131 Houston Texans
4 26 132 Minnesota Vikings
4 27 133 Seattle Seahawks
4 28 134 Baltimore Ravens
4 29 135 Pittsburgh Steelers from Tennessee Titans through Miami Dolphins
4 30 136 Green Bay Packers
4 31 137 Denver Broncos from San Francisco 49ers
4 32 138 Kansas City Chiefs
4 33 139 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Compensatory Selection)
4 34 140 Chicago Bears (Compensatory Selection)
4 35 141 Miami Dolphins (Compensatory Selection)
4 36 142 Washington Redskins (Compensatory Selection)
4 37 143 Baltimore Ravens (Compensatory Selection)
4 38 144 Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
4 39 145 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)
4 40 146 Philadelphia Eagles (Compensatory Selection)
Round 5
Round Pick Overall Club
5 1 147 Cincinnati Bengals
5 2 148 Washington Redskins
5 3 149 Detroit Lions
5 4 150 New York Giants
5 5 151 Los Angeles Chargers
5 6 152 Carolina Panthers
5 7 153 Miami Dolphins
5 8 Choice forfeited in Supplemental Draft (Arizona Cardinals)
5 9 154 Miami Dolphins from Jacksonville Jaguars through Pittsburgh Steelers
5 10 155 Buffalo Bills from Cleveland Browns
5 11 156 San Francisco 49ers from Denver Broncos
5 12 157 Atlanta Falcons
5 13 158 New York Jets
5 14 159 Las Vegas Raiders
5 15 160 Indianapolis Colts
5 16 161 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 17 162 Seattle Seahawks from Pittsburgh Steelers
5 18 163 Chicago Bears
5 19 164 Dallas Cowboys
5 20 165 Jacksonville Jaguars from Los Angeles Rams
5 21 166 Philadelphia Eagles
5 22 167 Buffalo Bills
5 23 168 Philadelphia Eagles from New England Patriots
5 24 169 New Orleans Saints
5 25 170 Baltimore Ravens from Minnesota Vikings
5 26 171 Houston Texans
5 27 172 Detroit Lions from Seattle Seahawks
5 28 173 Miami Dolphins from Baltimore Ravens through Los Angeles Rams
5 29 174 Tennessee Titans
5 30 175 Green Bay Packers
5 31 176 San Francisco 49ers
5 32 177 Kansas City Chiefs
5 33 178 Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)
5 34 179 Dallas Cowboys (Compensatory Selection)
Round 6
Round Pick Overall Club
6 1 180 Cincinnati Bengals
6 2 181 Denver Broncos from Washington Redskins
6 3 182 Detroit Lions
6 4 183 New York Giants
6 5 184 Carolina Panthers
6 6 185 Miami Dolphins
6 7 186 Los Angeles Chargers
6 8 187 Cleveland Browns from Arizona Cardinals
6 9 188 Buffalo Bills from Cleveland Browns
6 10 189 Jacksonville Jaguars
6 11 190 Philadelphia Eagles from Atlanta Falcons
6 12 191 New York Jets
6 13 192 Green Bay Packers from Las Vegas Raiders
6 14 193 Indianapolis Colts
6 15 194 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6 16 195 New England Patriots from Denver Broncos
6 17 196 Chicago Bears
6 18 197 Indianapolis Colts from Dallas Cowboys through Miami Dolphins
6 19 198 Pittsburgh Steelers
6 20 199 Los Angeles Rams
6 21 200 Chicago Bears from Philadelphia Eagles
6 22 201 Buffalo Bills
6 23 202 Arizona Cardinals from New England Patriots
6 24 203 New Orleans Saints
6 25 204 New England Patriots from Houston Texans
6 26 205 Minnesota Vikings
6 27 206 Jacksonville Jaguars from Seattle Seahawks
6 28 207 Buffalo Bills from Baltimore Ravens through New England Patriots
6 29 208 Green Bay Packers from Tennessee Titans
6 30 209 Green Bay Packers
6 31 210 San Francisco 49ers
6 32 211 New York Jets from Kansas City Chiefs
6 33 212 New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
6 34 213 New England Patriots (Compensatory Selection)
6 35 214 Seattle Seahawks (Compensatory Selection)
Round 7
Round Pick Overall Club
7 1 215 Cincinnati Bengals
7 2 216 Washington Redskins
7 3 217 San Francisco 49ers from Detroit Lions
7 4 218 New York Giants
7 5 219 Minnesota Vikings from Miami Dolphins
7 6 220 Los Angeles Chargers
7 7 221 Carolina Panthers
7 8 222 Arizona Cardinals
7 9 223 Jacksonville Jaguars
7 10 224 Tennessee Titans from Cleveland Browns
7 11 225 Baltimore Ravens from New York Jets
7 12 226 Chicago Bears from Las Vegas Raiders
7 13 227 Miami Dolphins from Indianapolis Colts
7 14 228 Atlanta Falcons from Tampa Bay Buccaneers through Philadelphia Eagles
7 15 229 Washington Redskins from Denver Broncos
7 16 230 New England Patriots from Atlanta Falcons
7 17 231 Dallas Cowboys
7 18 232 Pittsburgh Steelers
7 19 233 Chicago Bears
7 20 234 Los Angeles Rams
7 21 235 New England Patriots from Philadelphia Eagles
7 22 236 Green Bay Packers from Buffalo Bills through Cleveland Browns
7 23 237 Denver Broncos from New England Patriots
7 24 238 New York Giants from New Orleans Saints
7 25 239 Minnesota Vikings
7 26 240 Houston Texans
7 27 241 New England Patriots from Seattle Seahawks
7 28 242 Green Bay Packers from Baltimore Ravens
7 29 243 Tennessee Titans
7 30 244 Cleveland Browns from Green Bay Packers
7 31 245 San Francisco 49ers
7 32 246 Miami Dolphins from Kansas City Chiefs
7 33 247 New York Giants (Compensatory Selection)
7 34 248 Houston Texans (Compensatory Selection)
7 35 249 Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection)
7 36 250 Houston Texans (Compensatory Selection)
7 37 251 Miami Dolphins (Compensatory Selection)
7 38 252 Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)
7 39 253 Minnesota Vikings (Compensatory Selection)
7 40 254 Denver Broncos (Compensatory Selection)
7 41 255 New York Giants (Compensatory Selection)
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