NFL Draft Virtual Contact Rules

While it is obviously a low priority in the grand scheme of things, the limitations on travel and physical contact have come at an inopportune time for draft prospects and team decision-makers. With the draft still on schedule to take place at the end of April, prospects would normally be traveling around the country to team facilities to conduct in-person workouts, interviews, and physicals. Now that the league has pretty much suspended outside visits, teams are going to have to get creative.

Under the unusual circumstances, the NFL is allowing teams to virtually contact an unlimited number of prospects, at most, three times per week, for one hour, according to Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. So agents will surely be making sure their clients have the most updated version of Skype and Zoom.

Combine interviews are most notorious for puzzles and mind games that teams will play on prospects. It will be interesting to see if since teams are unable to run prospects through physical workouts more stories begin emerging about creative and unusual ways that some teams might try to use these virtual contact meetings to gauge characteristics in prospects.

 

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    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      Let em believe what they want to believe. It’s their website that offers you free content. They can post what they want and limit what they want.

      If they want to stay inside and complain about others being outside let em. Go about your day and just ignore em.

      • The Mistake of Giving Eugene Melnyk a Liver Transplant

        Yeah, just go outside, get and spread the disease and kill elderly and immune-compromized others! Then complain that someone called you out for your selfishness.

        • forwhomjoshbelltolls

          Being as arrogant as they are ignorant while caring only about themselves is their way of life…how dare you try to change it.

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Virtual interviews with rules? Why do I have a feeling the Patriots will soon be involved in a Skype or Zoomgate?

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