Well, it looks like the NFL Draft will not be delayed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to teams Thursday stating that the 2020 draft will go on as scheduled from April 23-25, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Goodell informed teams they "should be doing the necessary planning to conduct Draft operations in a location outside of your facility, with a limited number of people present, and with sufficient technology resources to....communicate with other clubs and Draft headquarters." https://t.co/iHaf5d8eJn
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2020
While all events in Las Vegas have been cancelled, teams are expected to prepare for some sort of online format and they'll likely conduct business from outside their facilities.
Although the draftees will be upset their big moment is rather unconventional, you have to think the NFL will try to do something special for them when the coronavirus concerns die down.
Considering the draft officially will go on as planned, here are the picks the New England Patriots have:
Round 1, 23rd overall: Assigned selection
Round 3, 87th overall: Assigned selection
Round 3, 98th overall: Compensatory pick
Round 3, 100th overall: Compensatory pick
Round 4, 125th overall: From Chicago
Round 6, 195th overall: From Denver
Round 6, 204th overall: From Houston
Round 6, 212th overall: Compensatory pick
Round 6, 213th overall: Compensatory pick
Round 7, 230th overall: From Atlanta
Round 7, 235th overall: From Philadelphia
Round 7, 241st overall: From Seattle
Roger Goodell says 2020 NFL Draft will go on as scheduled in April originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston