NFL Draft 2020 will be held virtually because of coronavirus

War rooms for NFL Draft 2020 will now officially be living rooms, basements and home offices across the country.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday in a memo to teams that the draft will be “fully virtual,” with general managers, coaches and club personnel all in separate locations because of the coronavirus outbreak. League and club facilities will remain closed indefinitely, Goodell wrote, even in cities where there are no stay-at-home orders.

The league closed all team facilities for at least two weeks on March 24. Pre-draft visits have all been taking place through video chats and phone calls and the technology will continue to be vital during the draft with decision makers all confined to their respective homes.

The draft, set for April 23-25, was originally set to be held in Las Vegas but has since been overhauled because of the pandemic.

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