The 2020 NFL Draft will be all virtual and conducted from the homes of coaches, GMs and other key decision-makers.
As you can imagine, there’s plenty of concerns with such an important thing as the draft, including security concerns that various team draft rooms could be hacked into (looking at you, Patriots).
Now, a new concern has emerged in the form of the health and safety of these decision-makers and the IT employes who will help setup the virtual war rooms, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A concern has emerged in recent days: There are certain coaches and front-office staffers reluctant to have their IT employees in their homes for fear of the virus spreading, and vice versa; some IT employees are concerned about going into other homes to equip them for the draft.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2020
It’s a fair concern to have during the COVID-19 pandemic with the rate that the virus has been spreading across America. Social distancing has been a big focus in order to help slow down the spread, so you can imagine NFL decision-makers are reluctant to have strangers in their homes setting up these virtual war rooms and vice versa.
Hopefully, the NFL finds a way to ensure this is done in as safe of a manner as humanly possible to ensure no one contacts the virus as a result of the virtual draft rooms being setup in their homes.