It’s become quickly evident the 2020 NFL Draft will be unlike any before it’s time and hopefully unlike any it’s in future. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly thrown a wrench in the epic plans the league had in store for the event which was originally planned to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, that hasn’t stopped the NFL from doing it’s best to make the day as special as it can be during the current climate, for both the prospects and fans.
Which is why, according to NFL.com’s Nick Shook, 58 of the top prospects in the 2020 class will be involved in the fully virtual production of this year’s draft.
Burrow, Young & More Headline Virtual Draft Participants
58 of the biggest prospects in the entire class are set to participate in the three-day draft event later this month. LSU quarterback and projected top-overall pick Joe Burrow, star Ohio State edge defender Chase Young, Alabama standout receiver Jerry Jeudy, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, and Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman finalist Jalen Hurts are some of the more notable names confirmed to headline the event.
The full list of prospects to participate virtually was revealed in its entirety on Thursday night’s episode of Path to the Draft, which aired on NFL Network. Shortly after, ESPN’s Adam Schefter took to Twitter to share the full list of prospects in a tweet that can be seen below.
Reminder, the 2020 NFL Draft is set to take place from April 23rd through 25th.
NFL Draft to Serve as COVID-19 Fundraiser
The NFL will provide the opportunity for fans to donate to the American Red Cross, All Of Us, Feeding America, Meals On Wheels, Salvation Army and United Way throughout the three-day draft event.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell provided a statement on the fundraising plans via the NFL Communications website:
“As we face this global health crisis together, we are filled with gratitude for the extraordinary work of first responders, healthcare workers and many others who are helping those in need. The Draft-A-Thon will deliver much-needed funding to many who are suffering as well as those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducting this event virtually, and taking all necessary precautions while doing so, underscores the importance of staying home and staying strong during this unprecedented moment in our history.”
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