League allows teams to have small war rooms for 2020 NFL Draft

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The NFL is going ahead with plans to hold the 2020 NFL Draft as scheduled, even if teams are still barred from gathering at their facilities.

But they will be able to have a war room, of sorts, in the era of social distancing because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The league will allow each team to convene a group of 10 or fewer people in a single room, as long as they are each at least 6 feet apart (so this photo from the Cowboys’ version in 2016 would not be in compliance).

Teams also have to provide for proper hand-washing or sanitizing procedures.

Since local ordinances vary, and not every team is operating under the same set of rules, the league needed to create some kind of uniform policy to maintain a competitive balance.

But this allows General Managers, coaches, and presumably top scouting personnel and salary cap people to be in the same vicinity, which could help them make a situation closer to normal than if they were all operating by videoconference.

4 responses to “League allows teams to have small war rooms for 2020 NFL Draft

  1. I wonder if we’re going to see on TV ENTIRE families packed into the house to cheer on their son, brother, cousin get drafted.

  2. If NFL teams are allowed to work out of war rooms, then what possible logic is there behind refusing permission to work out of war rooms at their facilities under the same precautions?

  3. This is exactly what I predicted and suggested should happen. My comment was hammered by thumbs down by so many I started doubting my thought process. But here it is……as Sheldon Cooper would say, “I so told you thusly.”

  4. chawk12thman says:
    March 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm
    Again, the NFL should work with the States & Feds to try and get a specific waiver for the few days before and day of the draft Limited numbers & specific guidelines to follow, including testing to ensure its safe. Just doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal to work out.

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