Check out Roger Goodell's basement setup for the 2020 NFL Draft

Eric Myers
NBC Sports Washington

The 2020 NFL Draft will look incredibly different from its typical production. With the pandemic forcing the league to cancel its destination draft in Las Vegas, all NFL personnel will operate from the comfort of their homes. 

For commissioner Roger Goodell, that means he won't be welcomed to the stage by a chorus of boos from live fans - although you can still send in clips to continue the tradition

Instead, Goodell will announce picks remotely from his basement in New York. On Thursday morning, hours before he will announce the first pick, Goodell shared a video of his self-described "man cave" repurposed into the site of the draft selections.


Goodell's basement has been overtaken with IT hardware to make the league's first virtual draft come to fruition. It's complete with an area where picks will come in and draft cards will be made, a mini control room and an area for the commissioner to stand in front of the camera with a make-shift podium.

Three others will join the commissioner in his basement to support the operation. One will be stationed with the draft cards to receive the picks, another will be an ESPN coordinator and the final person will operate the camera.

After sharing the draft space, Goodell proceeded to show the rest of his man cave. It includes his favorite chair to watch football in, three large television screens and plenty of football memorabilia on the walls. 

"This will be my home for the next three days. Can't wait. Draft Day 2020, much different than we ever imagined. But it's going to be fun," Goodell concluded. 

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Check out Roger Goodell's basement setup for the 2020 NFL Draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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