The NFL Draft will go on from April 23-25, although it well be done remotely and not have a big setup in Las Vegas like was planned.
ESPN's Adam Schefter has been on record all week disagreeing with it going on as scheduled and further explained why during his appearance with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Friday.
“My point is this -- listen, I love the draft. I love being apart of the draft. It is going to be a great diversion for everybody when it happens and it is going to happen on April 23. It is not going to be moved I don’t expect in any way shape or form," he said. "My question is this, that is supposed to be the apex of all this. Right now, according to the CNN ticker we have about 6,921 deaths in our country. We have 67,000 cases of this. New York is coming off a day in which it lost as many people in the last 24 hours as it did during the entire month of March, and they are saying the worst is ahead.
“So, if this continues on, and hopefully it doesn’t, and we’re burying bodies like this on a daily basis, what I don’t understand is why can’t we do the draft May 23, or June 23? Why does it have to be April 23? Why? There’s no rookie camps. There’s no minicamps. There’s not going to be any offseason programs. What does it matter?”
Team officials seemed to agree with Schefter following what he said on SportsCenter earlier in the week.
“I heard from officials on teams and it was support every text I got. Everybody agrees," he said. "No one is going to say it.”