Okay, MyBookie NFL betting faithful, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic bringing the world of professional sports to a global halt and the 2020 NFL draft just over 48 hours away, let’s take a look at how the league’s very first ‘virtual’ draft will work.
NFL Betting News – How The NFL Virtual Draft Will Work?
Instead of taking place in sunny Las Vegas, this year’s draft will take place – everywhere as each team will make their selections from various remote locations across the country. While several teams expressed concern in regards of their scouting and cybersecurity, the league decided to proceed with the annual draft in hopes of achieving some semblance of ‘normalcy’ while additionally generating massive TV ratings.
As far as the format of the draft, not much will be different from any other draft. There will still be seven rounds and a total of 255 picks this year instead of the normal 256 as Arizona forfeited their fifth-rounder by making a pick in last year’s supplemental draft.
Round 1 still kick off on Thursday, April 23 starting at 8:00 PM ET. Rounds 2 and 3 are scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 7:00 PM ET and rounds 4-7 are scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at noon ET.
- Round 1 – Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET
- Rounds 2-3 – Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
- Rounds 4-7 – Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV:ABC | ESPN | NFL Network
- Live stream: ESPN app, NFL app, DAZN (in Canada)
There are 32 picks in the first and second rounds, 42 picks in the third round, 40 picks in the fourth round, 34 picks in the fifth round, 36 picks in the sixth round and 41 picks in the seventh round. Teams are still allotted 10 minutes to make each selection in the first round, seven minutes to make each pick in the second round, five minutes to make each pick in Rounds 3-6 and four minutes to make selections in the seventh round. The NFL Draft order, which was decided following the conclusion of the 2019 campaign.