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Utah’s Jaylon Johnson, Utah State’s Jordan Love among select prospects who will participate virtually in NFL draft

From left to right: Utah State quarterback Jordan Love throws a pass as Fresno State defensive back Kwami Jones pursues on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019; Utah Utes defensive back Jaylon Johnson (1) scores on the pick six against the Washington Huskies on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
Gary Kazanjian, AP; Jeffrey D Allred, Deseret News

Earlier this week, the NFL announced that it would hold a “fully virtual” 2020 NFL draft, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Late Thursday night, NFL.com released a list of players who will participate in those online proceedings come April 23-25, and among them are Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson and Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

Both Johnson and Love have been mentioned as potential first-round picks in the buildup to the draft, and they will join 56 additional prospects who are expected to participate in the virtual event.

Love is one of seven quarterbacks, including LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert, expected to be involved.

Johnson, meanwhile, is one of nine defensive backs, including LSU’s Grant Delpit, Florida’s CJ Henderson and Ohio State’s Jeffrey Okudah.

The Pac-12 Conference will be represented by Herbert, Johnson, USC’s Austin Jackson (OT), Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk (WR), Washington’s Jacob Eason (QB) and Colorado’s Laviska Shenault (WR).

The Mountain West Conference will be repped by Love and Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland (OT).

A complete list of all 58 prospects can be found at NFL.com.

Details on how potential draftees will participate in the draft have not yet been announced, with that information expected to come at a later date.