When it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft, it sounds like the show must go on.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 NFL teams on Thursday evening, stating that the NFL Council Executive Committee has unanimously agreed that the 2020 draft should go on as planned on April 23-25, despite the coronavirus outbreak.
In the memo, Goodell noted that circumstances could change the league's plans in the next several weeks, but for now, teams should be prepared for the draft to take place at the end of April.
Goodell wrote that the draft "will obviously need to be conducted in a different way," and that all public events have already been canceled.
A report from ESPN earlier this week noted that some teams were concerned that there would not be enough time to conduct prospect physicals, psychological testing, and other general information gathering.
Goodell also said in the memo that he believes the draft "can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans, and the country at large, and many of you (the clubs) have agreed."