Now that the 2020 NFL Draft is complete, the eyes of football fans are trained on the horizon. And the sight of empty seats at New Era Field (and other stadiums) could be a development we might have to get used to seeing in the upcoming NFL season. If players are allowed to suit up in 2020, they may be passing, running and tackling to audiences only on TV.

But, if there's one truth we know about football fans: they'll still follow their teams and there's no such thing as too much information. So, speculation about the prospects of our favorite squads will have to sustain New York sports fans during this next phase of the COVID-19 lockdown. Here's a quick checklist from some media outlets, who handed out these 2020 NFL Draft report cards for Bills, Giants, and Jets fans to chew on while they're in quarantine:

NFL.com

  • Bills: A
  • Giants: B+
  • Jets: A-
  • Most telling quote on the Giants: "Look for general manager Dave Gettleman to seek out hidden receiver gems after the draft."

Sports Illustrated

  • Bills: B
  • Giants: B
  • Jets: A-
  • Most telling quote on the Jets: "Denzel Mims gives Sam Darnold a well-sized target, though in a perfect world, the Jets would have found one more receiver in the middle rounds."

Pro Football Focus

  • Bills: A-
  • Giants: A
  • Jets: B+
  • Most telling quote on the Bills: "There wasn’t a more elusive running back in the 2020 NFL Draft than Zack Moss."

The Sporting News

  • Bills: A
  • Giants: A
  • Jets: B+
  • Most telling quote on the Jets: "Safety Ashtyn Davis was a reach and QB James Morgan was a wasted pick."

USA Today

  • Bills: B
  • Giants: B+
  • Jets: A
  • Most telling quote on the Bills: "Pitt’s Dane Jackson was one of the Senior Bowl’s most impressive corners."

New York Post

  • Bills: C+
  • Giants: B
  • Jets: B+
  • Most telling quote on the Giants: "[They] endured a 63-pick wait then didn’t address holes at pass rusher or center soon enough."

SB Nation

  • Bills: A
  • Giants: B
  • Jets: B
  • Most telling quote on the Jets: "Virginia cornerback Bryce Hall was a good risk to take in the fifth round [and] can be a starting cornerback."

TheScore.com

  • Bills: A-
  • Giants: B+
  • Jets: B+
  • Most telling quote on the Giants: "Safety Xavier McKinney represents outstanding value at No. 36 and fills a major weakness."

Bottom line, the Bills, Giants and Jets all averaged out at a B+ with the eight media reps we canvassed. The lowest grade given was a C+ to the Bills. But that was from The New York Post, which graded the two New York City metro teams higher and may have been exhibiting a little downstate bias.

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