The NFL has shown no inclination to postpone its 2020 draft, which is scheduled for April 23-25. The NHL has already delayed the draft, which was set more than two months later.
The NHL announced on Wednesday that it has postponed its Scouting Combine (scheduled for June 1-6), its annual awards (scheduled for June 18), and its design (scheduled for June 26-27).
It is possible that the delays may stem from the NHL’s desire to end the season, with a postseason that may conflict with the concept. But instead of playing the waiting game (like other leagues known to acronyms that start with an N and end with an L), the NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman acted quickly and proactively, acknowledging the reality that the COVID 19 pandemic will not allow teams to properly prepare for a concept that will be held in more than three months.
Meanwhile, the NFL is currently planning to proceed with the design in four weeks and one day. Since General Managers like John Elway and Mickey Loomis openly advocate for change and other league figures may come up to advocate for delay, it will be interesting to see what the league does.
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