Update provided on status of 2020 NFL Draft
The 2020 NFL Draft will continue to go on as planned with a few modifications, as of right now. The league released a statement on the circumstances on Monday.
With athletic events, large social gatherings and even bars and restaurants shutting down amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, every league is updating new plans. While there isn’t much NFL action going on right now, the draft is still scheduled for April 23-25.
Right now, the league plans to follow through with those dates. The league released a statement on Monday:
In consideration of current information related to COVID-19 and guidance from medical experts such as the CDC, and in coordination with public authorities in Nevada and the City of Las Vegas, the NFL will modify its plans for the 2020 NFL Draft, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today.
The clubs’ selection of players will proceed as scheduled April 23-25. The NFL is exploring innovative options for how the process will be conducted and will provide that information as it becomes available. The selection process will be televised.
Public NFL Draft events in Las Vegas next month will not take place.
Commissioner Roger Goodell also issued a statement.
“This decision reflects our foremost priority — the health and safety of all fans and citizens,” Goodell said. “While this outcome is disappointing both to the NFL and to the Las Vegas community, we look forward to partnering with the Raiders, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for a future NFL Draft as well as evaluating opportunities for other major NFL events in Las Vegas in the future, including the Super Bowl.”
The 2020 NFL Draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas.