NFL draft date: Draft to proceed in April as planned

The NFL draft will be held April 23-25, commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed in a memo despatched to teams on Thursday.

In the memo, Goodell wrote that even with the coronavirus pandemic halting a great deal of the athletics earth, the league’s CEC was “unanimous and unequivocal that the Draft must go forward as scheduled.”

“Everyone acknowledges that public wellness conditions are highly uncertain and there is no assurance that we can select a unique date and be assured that disorders will be noticeably much more favorable than they are today,” Goodell wrote. “I also think that the Draft can provide a really good purpose for our clubs, our admirers, and the place at large, and several of you have agreed.”