The NFL held a remote presser today to discuss a few bits of news for the upcoming NFL Draft and regular season schedule, and the draft will continue to run on schedule.
The draft will be "held from a hub," per MSG's Madelyn Burke, where picks for all 32 teams will be able to come in and get relayed to the players. The NFL is doing this, obviously, to remain in accordance with social distancing.
Team "war rooms" will also be limited with the amount of people in the,. NFL executive Peter O'Reilly said the draft "will focus on good role modeling," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, and that means no more than 10 people in rooms. That also includes in players' homes during Draft Day.
Pelissero also adds that the NFL will be using the three draft days to raise money for those in the most need during this pandemic.
So at the Giants and Jets' facilities, GMs Dave Gettleman and Joe Douglas won't be able to have their full staffs available in person. It will truly be unlike any draft they've experienced.
And that starts with the pre-draft process. Players normally come in for in-person official visits with teams, while also showcasing more of their skills at college Pro Days. Now, teams are allowed to video conference with prospects for no more than an hour and only three are allowed per week.
Originally, the 2020 Draft from Las Vegas was going to have a stage on the Fountains of the Bellagio with boats taking the first-round picks across the water to the stage. While that definitely would've been a cool sight to see -- and an amazing first NFL experience for these rookies -- their safety and everyone else's is more paramount.