NFL Teams Prepare For Virtual 2020 Draft From Homes

The 2020 NFL Draft now will be done from home, with top team officials participating in the April 23-25 event from their individual residences.

Team facilities have closed, and the league called off plans to hold a splashy draft in its newest market, Las Vegas. Players will participate virtually from their own homes instead. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last month that the draft would take place on its regularly scheduled dates. The initial plan was to conduct the event with as few people on hand as possible.

The Cincinnati Bengals have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft after finishing the 2019 season with a 2-14 record. Their selection will be followed by the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns. The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will draft last in the first round, 32nd overall.

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