For the first time in its history, the NFL Draft is going virtual, and that's unfortunate for myriad reasons, but primarily because the 2020 batch of prospects won't experience a "real" draft atmosphere; however, they will participate in the event.
Fifty-eight prospects are confirmed to participate virtually in the 2020 NFL Draft, the NFL announced today. LSU leads all colleges with eight participating players while Alabama will have seven players take part. The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with 24 prospects confirmed to participate in the event. The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 23, and continues Friday, April 24, with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 25, with Rounds 4-7.
The 2020 NFL Draft will serve as a three-day virtual fundraiser benefitting six charities — selected by the NFL Foundation — that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.
The "Draft-A-Thon" will be featured across the live Draft coverage on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders in a variety of ways — including raising funds for the work being done to combat the impact of COVID-19.
You can view the full list of prospects, here.
In two days, 58 draft prospects will virtually participate in the 2020 NFL Draft. Take a look at photos of each prospect in action during their college careers.