NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gives fans a tour of his basement, where he'll conduct the 2020 NFL Draft
The 2020 NFL Draft will be conducted a little bit differently than in years past. OK, it’s actually going to be a lot different.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has decided to conduct the draft virtually this year, barring team officials from gathering at a team facility or an individual’s house. There will be no grand stage and no fan events taking place this week. Instead, commissioner Roger Goodell will be conducting the draft from his basement, while nearly 60 players participate in a virtual experience.
Prior to the start of first-round action on Thursday, Goodell decided to give the fans an inside look at his basement setup for tonight’s draft, giving a little behind-the-scenes look at how things will operate. He certainly seems to have it all figured out.
Here’s the video Goodell posted to social media:
Happy Draft Day, NFL fans. Good luck to every team. A quick tour of my basement where I’ll be announcing picks for the 2020 #NFLDraft.
See you tonight! pic.twitter.com/ZtepCqPYz5
— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) April 23, 2020
While it doesn’t have the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas — where the draft was scheduled to take place — it is still refreshing to have some sort of live sports. It will provide us all with a nice break away from reality, even if it’s only for a few days.
The 2020 NFL Draft gets started tonight at 8 p.m. ET.