Prospects won’t be in attendance for the 2020 NFL Draft. But they’ll still be directly involved.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the league has begun inviting top prospects to participate virtually for next month’s three-day event, which is scheduled to be televised but no longer include public events in Las Vegas because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 50 players are expected to be digitally present via video and social media, Pelissero added.

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Players and their families are also expected to receive a “draft package.”

The NFL has been working on a virtual solution that would incorporate prospects in the broadcast from their locations, with current players and NFL legends also expected to be part of the draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport recently reported.

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams last week stating the NFL’s intentions to proceed with the draft as originally slated on April 23-25

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