Kevin Colbert Proposes Three More Rounds For 2020 NFL Draft

Kevin Colbert Proposes Three More Rounds For 2020 NFL Draft

Kevin Colbert Proposes Three More Rounds For 2020 NFL Draft

Goodell wrote in the memo that the NFL's offices in NY and teams' facilities will remain closed "indefinitely".

The NFL has made a decision to move forward with a virtual format for the upcoming draft, and since teams are unable to meet with potential prospects for private workouts, Colbert believes adding three extra rounds to the draft would widen a team's margin for error, according to the newspaper.

The league previously confirmed that the draft would proceed as planned on April 23-25 despite a unanimous recommendation from the general manager subcommittee to postpone it amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kevin Colbert offered a unique proposal regarding the upcoming NFL Draft behind closed doors.

Of course, the league shut down NFL facilities last month in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. but it appeared ready to allow teams to get together in at least some form at offsite locations to draft anyway.

"All Clubs will not have access to their facilities, which is contrary to the fundamental equity principle that all clubs operate in a consistent and fair way", the memo continued. We will reopen facilities when it is safe to do so based on medical and public health advice, and in compliance with government mandates.

With NFL GMs and front offices drafting "online", it's our duty as fantasy football players to teach them how to do it most effectively. Teams have been permitted to speak with players by phone or videoconferencing. They're already meeting with prospects via conferencing and doing draft prep virtually.

"I have spoken to many of you in the past several days and recognize the challenges facing all of us", Goodell wrote. "We are operating in an environment unlikely anything we have experienced before, one that requires flexibility, patience, and cooperation".

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