How ESPN and NFL Network Teamed Up to Remotely Broadcast the NFL Draft

Having two distinct broadcasts ”just didn’t make any sense,“ Mark Quenzel, NFL Media vice president of production, says

While the coronavirus pandemic has benched every other sport, the NFL is moving ahead as if it’s business as usual. But nothing about the 2020 NFL Draft, which kicks off Thursday night, will be normal.

The league was supposed to convene in Las Vegas this week to formally welcome Sin City into the exclusive club of NFL homes, with the Raiders’ move to the desert from the East Bay. Instead, commissioner Roger Goodell will announce the Cincinnati Bengals’ top overall pick from the socially-distanced comfort of his own basement.

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Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays