NFL Sets 'Fully Virtual Format' for 2020 Draft

League facilities will remain closed indefinitely as coronavirus pandemic rages on


While the rest of the sporting world continues to be shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is going full steam ahead with its offseason activities, formally annoucing the 2020 NFL Draft will be completely virtual.

“Clubs have been advised to prepare to conduct the 2020 Draft entirely outside of their facilities and in a fully virtual format, with club personnel in separate locations and able to communicate with one another and Draft headquarters by phone or internet,” the league said in a memo on Monday. “We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the Competition Committee and CEC, and this will confirm that clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.”

ESPN and NFL Network are still expected to air the draft, which is scheduled for April 25-27.

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