Report: NFL has alternate plan for 2020 draft amidst coronavirus concerns
The NFL had planned to conduct the 2020 draft in Las Vegas, changing up the venue again and welcoming the Raiders to their new home. But due to the coronavirus outbreak and the public health concerns, the league will not be heading to the desert for its annual event.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the NFL is reportedly working on a studio setting for this year’s draft. It would also include cut-ins from headquarters of the teams to make their selection.
Right now, the NFL Draft is still scheduled for April 23-25.
Earlier this week, the NFL announced that the draft was still scheduled to continue as planned, but that all public events had been canceled. While there has been no official word from the league just yet that the draft will not occur in Las Vegas, it seems unlikely that it will happen.
It’s something to keep an eye on as the month of April approaches and the NFL Draft creeps closer.