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NFL Insider Has Update On League's Draft Plans For Top Prospects

Joe Burrow at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Joe Burrow #QB02 of the LSU Tigers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Joe Burrow

Getting an invite to the NFL Draft is a rare honor. But the unique nature of the 2020 draft has created a dilemma for the NFL and top draft prospects.

Given the global health circumstances, no players will be taking the stage at the draft in Las Vegas this year. But the NFL has a plan in place to still help prospects have a special experience.

According to

The NFL has begun inviting top prospects to participate — virtually — in next month’s draft. Those communications continue. In all, 50+ are expected to be involved via video, social media, etc. No trip to Las Vegas, but players and families will receive a “draft package” as well.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 30, 2020

">NFL insider Tom Pelissero, over 50 top draft prospects are expected to virtually participate in the upcoming NFL Draft. It's still unclear what exactly that'll look like, but one can be sure that live reactions and social media will be involved. Families will also receive a "draft package" for the event. Pelissero has the details below:

The NFL is clearly trying to make the best of the situation here. Prospects are certainly disappointed that they won't be able to actually attend the draft event - but the NFL's draft plan ensures every prospect follows health guidelines, which strongly recommend social distancing through the month of April.

This will be a unique NFL Draft, but it doesn't take anything away from the special nature of the prestigious event.

In the end, it all comes down to football. We'll still have the privilege to watch college football's top players take their dreams and talents to the NFL.