NFL Draft in Las Vegas to be postponed

Draft scouting schedule in question as Raiders meet Friday on COVID-19 pandemic

"Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular-season games".

National Football League teams are curtailing or completely stopping scouting operations as a safeguard against the spread of the new coronavirus. Fans won't be invited to take part in any events. The NFL says it is monitoring the situation. Dobbins is one of the top running back prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Teams were previously allowed to host 30 prospects for in-person visits in the leadup to the 2020 NFL Draft.

The NFL free agency period officially begins next week and teams around the league are preparing to rebuild, readjust and add value to their rosters through experienced players on the open market.

With multiple teams pulling scouts and assistant coaches off the road and a growing number of on-campus pro days cancelled, it is possible the 2020 draft in Las Vegas could also be moved. They also have suspended business travel and all nonessential travel for coaches and scouts. Teams are required to report any of these calls to the player personnel department.

I can tell you word is the NFL Draft won't be held anywhere near the weekend of April 23-25 and there's been no decision as to when it will happen or where it will happen. They were scheduled for March 29-April 1 in Palm Beach, Florida, and were to include owners voting on potential rules changes. Each club can hold no more than three phone/video calls per week, and the calls can last no longer than an hour.

The OTA's involve countless flights and meetings, plus thousands of fans show up nationwide to watch, so all of that could change depending on how serious the threat of COVID-19 becomes by then.

The league will also work with its competition committee and organizers of the NFL Combine to collect and disseminate medical information of draft prospects.



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