Broncos GM John Elway wants league to postpone 2020 NFL Draft
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is not happy with the NFL brass so it appears. Elway, a legendary NFL quarterback prior to his days as a member of upper management, wants the league to postpone the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, which is currently slated to take place in late April — as originally scheduled.
However, Elway is not alone as New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis feels the same way.
“Really, we feel pretty good about where we are,” Elway said during a recent interview with the team’s official website. “We’d rather have it backed up, so we can get all our scouts and everybody in, but if it’s limited and we can stay there and they’re not going to move the draft, we’re in good shape. I think that one of the reasons why, with I think the coaches not going to the Combine and them spending the whole week here just on the college side, it’s put us way ahead there because we’ve got the coaches’ rankings already. The scouts are already working on next year a little bit to the 2021 summer manual, so we feel like we’re in pretty good shape. If it moves back, great. We’re ready for that. If it doesn’t move, then we’ll be ready for that, too.”
Of course, even with the league still planning to go forward with April’s event, this year’s NFL Draft will not be the same as those of years past as it will all take place on a much more virtual basis. The 2020 NFL Draft was originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.