With most of the country on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL plans to proceed with the draft from April 23-25 in Las Vegas. But things will not go on the way they normally do.
The league announced Monday that the draft will be televised but that all public NFL Draft events in Las Vegas have been canceled.
In consideration of current information related to COVID-19 and guidance from medical experts such as the CDC, and in coordination with public authorities in Nevada and the city of Las Vegas, the NFL will modify its plans for the 2020 NFL Draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today, the league said in a statement.
The clubs' selection of players will proceed as scheduled April 23-25. The NFL is exploring innovative options for how the process will be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available. The selection process will be televised.
Read the full statement below:
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