The NFL Draft is typically one of the top Thursday evening activities in the spring. Think back to last year’s 2019 draft in Nashville, Tennessee where Broadway was overrun with football fans, country music fans and bachelorette parties. The draft weekend has long become a popular football fan long weekend trip and this year’s draft was going to be just that.
This year’s NFL Draft was supposed to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and now it will essentially take place in Roger Goodell’s basement.
As of Wednesday morning, a report from Good Morning America stated that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NFL Draft epicenter was going to be NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s basement. What a difference a year makes.
It’s clear that this year’s draft will be one for the record books, and one that will be streamed remotely from homes across the country, as opposed to bringing college football’s elites of the elite together for a pre-draft red carpet and a once in a lifetime experience.
Instead, this year’s new normal will be players using their own Wi-Fi connections at home, players will probably not be dressed to the nines as they have in the past, nor will their homes be filled with dozens of extended family members for a draft day celebration.
It will be interesting to see if this year’s draft goes by quicker than years past or if there will be any hiccups of any sort. What do you think? Can a home-broadcasted NFL Draft bring the same flair as year’s past?