So, the NFL draft which is supposed to take place on April 23-25 in Las Vegas this year. The NFL has told all the teams to prepare to pick virtually because of coronavirus. The NFL will hold ‘fully virtual draft’ with coaches, GMs. In an effort to maintain social distancing,they are now forced to work from home. The young men have been working their whole lives to get to this point and now they won’t be under the bright lights with the crowds cheering. They still get to make millions of dollars so I don’t feel too bad for them and that is good news.
I have a few questions about the process and the whole social distancing thing. Apparently, none of the team’s personnel will be in the same room with each other. How will they coordinate their picks with each other? What happens if they misunderstand a pick they were supposed to make? How will they correct it? What if they disagree with a pick? How will they communicate with the Commissioner? A really big question is, what happens if someone’s internet isn’t working properly, or if they are using Zoom, if they get zoom bombed, meaning someone hacks into their zoom or virtual rooms and takes over their chats? So many questions. I guess we will have to wait and see. It should be fun!
Stay tuned for NFL Draft updates.