Should Roger Goodell Push Back the 2020 NFL Draft?

NFL GMs are reportedly unhappy with the league’s decision to move forward with the draft despite the country facing a pandemic with the current spread of the COVID-19 virus.While the drafting process itself can go off mostly without a hitch despite the complications presented by the spread of the coronavirus, teams are reportedly concerned about how it is impacting the pre-draft process. Many have chosen to focus on and scrutinize teams desire to interview certain prospects before the draft. While this is certainly a somewhat important part of the process for teams, it’s far more likely that the more pressing concern for teams is the loss of individual workouts, pro days and physicals by team doctors.

Without all of the information that is usually available to these scouts, general managers and other executives, teams fear that they’ll be unable to make well-informed picks on draft day.

Unfortunately for those who have that concern, the NFL is adamant on moving forward with the draft without fans or players in attendance. Goodell has even threatened executives who wish to speak out against the draft taking place, releasing the following statement:

“Public discussion of issues relating to the draft serves no useful purpose and is grounds for disciplinary action.”

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