You thought your online fantasy football drafts were fun, the NFL is going to show you what remote drafting is all about.
With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the NFL announced on Monday that they are going forward with the 2020 NFL Draft as planned from a schedule point of view. Everything else has completely changed.
Now official: NFL now has informed teams it will do a virtual draft this year. GMs and HCs now will be drafting from their homes. pic.twitter.com/t2mbdjWvVZ— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2020
The NFL announced that teams cannot meet in one person’s home and work from there, instead it is like online fantasy football, where everyone works from their own home to communicate with one another about each pick, then submitting the picks to the league.
This is going to be unprecedented and quite frankly a little bizarre to watch unfold. However, it’s the NFL Draft and we spend hours every year watching on ESPN and the NFL Network while they skip over 6-7 picks at a time, so this won’t be much different. It’ll just be done in a different way.