NFL modifies plans for 2020 draft, but it stays on schedule for April 23-25

The NFL will modify its plans for the 2020 draft commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday.

After consideration of current information related to COVID-19 and guidance from medical experts, in coordination with public authorities in Nevada and the city of Las Vegas, the NFL talent grab remains a go.

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. However, public NFL Draft events in Las Vegas won’t take place.

“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,” Goodell said.

“This decision reflects our foremost priority – the health and safety of all fans and citizens.”

The CFL draft is currently scheduled to take place on April 30, just days after the NFL pick-fest. And there is a Global Draft even earlier on April 16. The three-down league has not yet specified whether the selection processes will move ahead as planned.

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