NFL to limit size of in-home draft parties to six

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It’s a good thing Philip Rivers was a free agent, and not a draft prospect this year.

Because the NFL is asking players invited to its stay-at-home draft to limit the size of the crowd there with them during the event.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the league told the 58 players they invited they want no more than six people there, and for those to be people who were already living with prospect. If anyone is there who wasn’t already living there, the league is asking for that person to stay six feet away per social distancing recommendations.

The league had previously communicated to agents that they “strongly discourage” anyone coming in from outside the home — though people coming in from outside the home would technically violate many states’ stay-at-home orders anyway.

Either way, it will be a more muted draft night than most, a reflection of the current reality of the coronavirus outbreak.

11 responses to “NFL to limit size of in-home draft parties to six

  1. While I agree with the policy I can not agree with an employer telling me how many people and who I can have at my house. Big overreach by the NFL.

  2. It shouldn’t be based on number of people. It should simply be that no one leaves their house to visit another. There can be 20 people with the prospect if thats who all lives there with him. Or if the prospect lives on their own with a cat then it should just be the cat.

  3. If anyone is there who wasn’t already living there, the league is asking for that person to stay six feet away per social distancing recommendations.
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    That’s no good – for a drier type virus, particles in your breath stay suspended in air for about 5 minutes according to the latest Covid research. Outdoors 6ft is prob just ok but not indoors.

  4. Well played on the Brees angle there DG. Well played! Clever writing in the morning starts a day off right!

  5. ^5 mins indoors that is, in a typical grocery store with A/C, so a home lounge will be worse.

  6. though people coming in from outside the home would technically violate many states’ stay-at-home orders anyway
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    And “technically” an order is “NOT” a law and can’t be enforced!

  7. So what happens if you’re living with your family of seven? The NFL will mandate that your little brother has to stand outside during the whole draft? Can he come back in after you’re drafted or does he have to wait until the whole round is completed?

  8. snowlock2013 says:
    April 10, 2020 at 10:13 am
    Why are there in home draft parties at all?
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    For the family and friends of the prospect this is a huge moment. And its a pivotal lifetime moment for the prospect themselves. This is a tough thing they cant all share and support together. Unfortunately the cruelty of it does change the fact that this is the right and necessary thing to do not letting them.

  9. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    April 10, 2020 at 6:47 am
    While I agree with the policy I can not agree with an employer telling me how many people and who I can have at my house. Big overreach by the NFL.
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    Actually not their employer. Not even a prospective employer. They are who a prospect has to go through to get access to prospective employer. The prospect is free to make their own choices depending on what end result they desire.

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