2020 NFL Draft: Three cities in Ohio ranked in the Top 5 markets for viewership through all 7 rounds
The state of Ohio was glued to the television this past weekend during the 2020 NFL Draft.
ESPN’s public relations department shared a list of the top 10 markets for all seven rounds during this year’s draft and three of the top-five cities came from the state of Ohio. Columbus, the home of the Buckeyes, was the No. 1 market this year, with Cleveland immediately behind at the No. 2 spot. Cincinnati was No. 5.
21+ and present in OH. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.CLAIM NOW!
BONUS BETSBET NOW!
2020 #NFLDraft top 10 markets @ABCNetwork | @espn | @nflnetwork
Sports Betting in Big Ten Country
Ohio sports betting apps are officially launching on January 1, 2023.
Pre-registration is now available at FanDuel Ohio for an extra $100 bonus. Go pre-register now.
21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.
More: https://t.co/PPw11GYeXk pic.twitter.com/IZsjDPr0rv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) April 26, 2020
Cities in Ohio had plenty of reasons to watch this year’s draft. Ohio native, former Buckeye and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, and he’ll be returning to his home state to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. Ohio State’s Chase Young and Jeff Okudah went No. 2 and No. 3 in the first round, as well.
Damon Arnette was the third Buckeye selected on Day 1, going No. 19.
Ohio State produced 10 draft picks this year, with seven of those players being selected in the first three rounds. Three former Buckeyes were picked in the final four rounds on Saturday.
Those three cities in Ohio outperformed major markets like Atlanta, Nashville, Denver and Baltimore. The two non-Ohio cities to crack the top five were Philadelphia (No. 3) and Kansas City (No. 4).