Alabama’s Virtual Draft Participants
The NFL Draft will start on April 23 but due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to hold the draft via online conference call. The NFL general managers and team officials will be sequestered in their own homes or facilities and will likely use Zoom to conduct the draft.
The spring spectacle will still be televised and to ensure maximum entertainment the league has solicited at least 58 draftees to participate in the television event. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that at least 58 NFL hopefuls have committed to take part in the broadcast when their names are called. Seven of the 58 are former members of the Crimson Tide.
Schefter includes, Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, Jedrick Wills, Xavier McKinney, Trevon Diggs and Terrell Lewis on his list of 58 prospects. Alabama nation will get to see where these prospects are viewing the draft and will likely be able to see the prospect's reactions when their name is called.
There are four locks for the first round which will take place on April 23, Tagovailoa, Jeudy, Ruggs II and Wills. The three defenders who have agreed to participate all could hear their names called on the first night, but possibly will have to wait until night two.
The list that Schefter revealed will likely grow over the next two weeks, will Raekwon Davis, Anfernee Jennings or Shyheim Carter decide to join them?