Good news for Devwah Whaley and all other players looking for their name to called for a Professional team as the NFL announced the draft won’t be postponed, however — it is still slated to go ahead from April 23rd – 25th, like always.
There has been a change as the NFL will not be hosting its draft in Las Vegas this year, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
The league had already canceled all public events around the draft due to the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus.
According to the report, the NFL will host the 2020 draft in a TV studio setting, then will cut to the individual teams’ headquarters for them to make the pick.
It’s the right move, clearly, but even with the scaled down version, it’s hard to imagine how the league could televise the draft without dozens upon dozens of people present. Camera operators, producers, on-air talent, makeup artists, grips, set builders … the numbers on any studio show quickly add up.
It’s unclear if the NFL plans on testing all these people or not, or how they can justify a gathering of that size during a coronavirus pandemic.