WATCH: Top NFL Draft prospects thank essential workers during COVID-19 crisis

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Former LSU quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Joe Burrow will be the No. 1 overall pick of the Cincinnati Bengals when the 2020 NFL Draft comes calling Thursday night.

Fellow quarterback, former Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa, will follow him as a first-round pick. It’s the biggest day in the lives of these two NFL Draft prospects.

Meanwhile, All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers just inked a record-breaking extension with his team.

What do these three have in common? The trio decided to take time out of their days to thank essential workers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Burrow, Tua and McCaffrey each spoke with Lowe’s employees, thanking said individuals for their hard work while offering to host them for a game at some point in the future.

Burrow spoke with associates in his hometown of Athens, Ohio.


Tua got on video with those employed in Tuscaloosa, the home of his former Alabama Crimson Tide.


Meanwhile, McCaffrey spoke with those on the front lines in North Carolina.


This is some really cool stuff right here. Understandably, healthcare workers are receiving most of the praise during this pandemic. They are literally putting their lives on the line to help save others.

Meanwhile, those in the retail industry have been deemed essential workers during these most difficult of times. They, too, are putting their lives on the line to help those of us who are sheltered at home.

We applaud these three future faces of the NFL as the league continues to step up and show hard workers around the United States that they are appreciated.