The remote NFL Draft will go smoothly, everything is fine

Apr 20, 2020, 11:16 AM | Updated: 1:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after defeating the...
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 42-25 in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

There are sure to be logistical hurdles for the NFL as it holds its first ever remote NFL Draft from Thursday to Saturday.

At the least, there will be technical problems to deal with — an internet router going dead or electricity being lost at one general manager’s home office.

So the NFL wanted to work through as many of those problems and procedures as possible by holding a mock draft on Monday. Well, it took less than one pick for problems to arise.

“Mock draft today already technical glitch w Cincinnatis 1st pick!!! Brutal,” an NFL mock draft participant texted ESPN’s Adam Schefter less than half an hour into the exercise.

It appears that someone thinks “band width” is a problem, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Or maybe it’s just that nobody hit the mute button on a conference call of 32 lead executives, plus the league office.

It’s like phones have just been invented. Anyway, good luck to the GMs who have not been Zoom-initiated a month into the coronavirus-caused social distancing period.

Warning: Boomer jokes to follow:


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