The 2020 NFL Draft is still set for April 23-25, but it's going to take on a completely different look this year.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, high-level officials from multiple teams are preparing to operate the draft from their own homes, making picks virtually. Schefter also notes that teams are waiting for final word from the NFL on the matter.
Speaking on a conference call on Wednesday, Jets general manager Joe Douglas said that in an ideal world, the Jets would be able to draft from their own facility, but said that the team is preparing for the worst-case scenario and hoping for the best.
"We've all had to be flexible through this," said Douglas. "We've all had to A & I, adjust and improvise. … We're obviously doing all of (free agency) remotely, and we're doing it to the best of our ability. … There's definitely a certain amount of uncomfortability when you're moving from your office to the home office with the distractions that can take place and just not adding the convenience. Everyone's had to go through that. I think everyone's done a great job. I think we've been able to over-communicate. I think we've been able to stay on the same page.
"I think we're still too far away from the actual draft to know exactly what and where we're going to be for the draft. Ideally, in a perfect world, we're back in our building, but we're all just trying to take this day-by-day, what we're going to do is plan for the worst-case scenario and hope for the best, but we're going to be ready, I promise you that."
On March 31, the NFL explained some of the current guidelines that the league was putting in place for the draft, including having no more than 10 people in every team's "war room."
Typically, these war rooms are at the team facilities, but it now sounds like teams will have to set up shop somewhere else, likely at someone's home.