Although some NFL general managers and league executives disagree with the draft being conducted from home April 23-25, that is what commissioner Roger Goodell has said will happen.
No matter what rules individual states have, all NFL facilities will be closed and teams will have to conduct the draft from home.
Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday, former Raiders CEO Amy Trask said it is not hard.
“It really isn’t that hard," he said. "And my reaction to those who have said it would be hard to have a technological, virtual draft has been the same. There are people in this world and in this country who are doing things that really are hard. They are on the front lines, they are first responders, they are medical personnel, they are keeping hospitals clean, they are getting us food, they are taking care of us. That’s hard. Drafting from your living room isn’t hard.”
Trask also believes the league can set a good example.
“This is a wonderful, wonderful opportunity for the 32 teams and the league as a whole to set a really good example for fans around the country, which is shelter in place means shelter in place," she said. "And if you’re not out there on the front lines so to speak, stay in your house and look what we’re doing.”
ESPN's Adam Schefter joined the show last week and totally disagreed, saying the draft should be pushed back.