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Report: NFL planning to use TV studio setting for 2020 NFL Draft

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The NFL plans on having the 2020 NFL Draft take place as scheduled, but it could be conducted differently. With nearly a month until the draft, the league is planning to use a TV studio setting for the 2020 NFL Draft.

The initial report pertaining to what the league plans to do came from Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. Farmer said that the draft will take place in a studio setting, with cut-ins from teams making their selections at their headquarters.

Of course, with the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is taking precautions by not having a large crowd in attendance for the draft. Usually every year, the NFL Draft holds thousands of fans from different teams, either cheering or booing who their team decides to select in the draft.

While the draft is set to be conducted in a studio setting, it remains to be seen if Roger Goodell is going to be involved in announcing the picks. At the least, Goodell won’t have anyone booing him off of the stage as he walks to the podium (if he does choose to announce the picks).

For sports fans, this would be the first major sporting event that is scheduled to be televised on time. Therefore, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if this year’s draft drew an extensive amount of viewers.

The coronavirus has affected some of the important dates in the NFL, including pre-draft visits for the incoming prospects. Even though they plan on holding the 2020 NFL Draft on time, it won’t be coordinated the same as previous years.