There are a selection of teams who would like to see the NFL Draft postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Denver Broncos common manager John Elway is prepared to say so publicly.
Elway thinks the draft, scheduled for April 23-25, must be postponed to profit groups and provides them more time to scout players, though the Broncos are able to proceed as issues stand.
“Actually, we really feel pretty good about where we are,” Elway told Aric DiLalla of the team’s official website. “We’d slightly have it backed up so we will get all our scouts and everyone in, but when it’s limited and we will stay there they usually’re not going to move the draft, we’re in fine condition. I feel that one of many the reason why, with I feel the coaches not going to the Combine and them spending the whole week here just on the school aspect, it’s put us method forward there as a result of we’ve received the coaches’ rankings already. The scouts are already working on subsequent yr a bit bit to the 2021 summer time guide, so we feel like we’re in fairly fine condition. If it moves again, nice, we’re prepared for that. If it doesn’t move, then we’ll be prepared for that too.”
As of now, it’s full velocity forward for the NFL, and they’re aggressively planning a virtual draft to take place as scheduled. That comes despite objections from multiple teams, largely for a similar causes Elway is voicing. Groups can’t go to prospects proper now resulting from travel restrictions, they usually’re relying on the work they’ve already finished. Most are in all probability operating the best way he's — prepared for it to go forward as scheduled, however hopeful that it doesn’t.