ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is one of the most reliable sources of news when it comes to football news and rumors. But he also has a fascinating idea for a change to upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
On Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s Get Up!, Schefter proposed a rather radical change to the NFL Draft next month. He proposed that rather than hold it over three days from April 23 to 25, the league should consider a longer draft. Specifically, a seven-day draft event, or as he put it “the Hanukah of NFL Drafts.”
Schefter explained that with no rush to get players into minicamps or facilities, the NFL can conceivably get more entertainment value out of their most highly-rated offseason event. It would also offer some assistance to the general managers, many of whom object to the event being held in late-April to begin with.
As of now, the format calls for first-round picks to be made on Thursday, second- and third-round picks on Friday, and fourth- through seventh-round picks on Saturday.
Here’s an idea for how to change the NFL Draft this year…. pic.twitter.com/PjtrTFpCcR
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2020
The NFL has already moved the event out of its intended host city of Las Vegas. But the logistics of the 2020 NFL Draft are still being ironed out.
Teams from states that are currently under lockdown may have a very hard time finding a place to make their war rooms.
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