NFL teams are reportedly preparing for the draft to be held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “multiple NFL teams are now preparing” for things to be done online instead of Las Vegas when the draft starts April 23. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
High-level officials from multiple NFL teams are now preparing to do the April 23-25 draft virtually, from home, away from their team facilities, league sources tell ESPN. Awaiting final decision from NFL on an unprecedented draft.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2020
You could see the writing on the wall for this move weeks ago. Once the NFL banned fans from the draft, you knew there was a good chance this was the next thing that would happen.
The whole country has come to a grinding halt, and I find it hard to believe things will be back to normal by April 23.
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I’m not shocked at all that teams are preparing to do the draft virtually instead of in-person in Las Vegas, and I don’t blame them.
Given the fact fears are continuing to grow about the virus, I’m not sure you can fault anybody for not wanting to hop onto a plane to Vegas.
4.39 (adjusted) for Jonathan Taylor. #USF fans remember him, right?
135 rushing yards, 2 TD on 16 carries.
Also had his first 2 TD receptions of his career.
Remember? 49-0, #Wisconsin.
— CHRIS TORELLO (@TorelloSports) February 29, 2020
If the draft can be done virtually, then that’s probably what should happen. It’s not a fun decision, but it’s probably the correct one with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.