NFL Draft 2020 Scheduled

Will the NFL draft 2020 go as planned? Yes. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of all major sporting event. Even though all NFL teams recently closed their facilities temporarily. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL draft will go on as scheduled April 23-25.

In a memo sent to teams, Goodell served warning to those around the league who criticize the league’s stance. He wrote in the memo, “public discussion of issues relating to the Draft serves no useful purpose. Also, is grounds for disciplinary action.”

According to Goodell, the NFL Management Council Executive Committee met Thursday and was “unanimous and unequivocal that the Draft should go forward as scheduled.” Meaning all owners were onboard.

“Everyone recognizes that the public health conditions are highly uncertain. Also, there is no assurance that we can select a different date. Be confident that conditions will be significantly more favorable than they are today,” he wrote.

NFL Draft 2020 Rankings Order

NFL Draft 2020 Rankings

The NFL Draft was originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas. However, the league announced it would not be open to the public. News came after the coronavirus forced the cancellation of public gatherings of more than 50 people.

“I also believe that the Draft can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs. Our fans and the country at large, and many of you have agreed,” Goodell wrote in the memo. Goodell has received flack.

During an appearance on “The Peter King Podcast,” New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, a member of the GM subcommittee, said he was in favor of pushing the draft back. Will Peter King be disciplined?

“I’d be personally in favor of delaying the draft. So that we can get some of the work done that our scouts and our personnel people ordinarily do,” Loomis said. “And then just the logistics of trying to conduct the draft, with not having access to your draft rooms and your offices, creates a lot of logistic problems.”

March 31, 2020 by : Posted in fantasy No Comments

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