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When is the NFL Draft in 2021? Date, time, pick order, location, TV channels & updated mock drafts

 

Where is the 2021 NFL Draft?

The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio. That decision was made on May 22, 2019, at the league's annual spring meeting. 

More specifics about Cleveland's hosting have yet to be totally announced in 2021 with the COVID-19 pandemic still hovering over the heads of decision-makers. Depending on the effectiveness of vaccines leading up to the draft, there could be a central hub in Cleveland while many of the draftees remain virtual, but that remains to be seen.

 

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-draft-2021-date-time-order-mock-drafts/1dfe2yker7v98zkqlecw66njz

 

 

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NFL Pro Day Schedule: With no Combine in 2021, college workouts take center stage

In a reversal from of 2020, college programs will hold Pro Days this spring with no full Combine taking place.


 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.acmepackingcompany.com/platform/amp/2021/2/25/22300235/nfl-pro-day-schedule-with-no-combine-in-2021-college-workouts-take-center-stage

 

 

 

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On 2/28/2021 at 9:40 AM, sparky151 said:

Some agents are having mini-combines for their clients. 

Interesting..

How does the agent go about that?

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What will the pandemic-altered NFL Draft look like in Cleveland?

The draft will be held in Cleveland, in some form, from April 29th through May 1st and will no doubt be altered by the pandemic.
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cleveland19.com/2021/02/10/what-will-pandemic-altered-nfl-draft-look-like-cleveland/%3foutputType=amp
 

 

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3 hours ago, Le Tigre said:

Jeez - has it really improved that much in Ohio? Our vaccination rate in Texas is at about 7% - yet, Governor Abbott is like:

 

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FOOTBALL: If the 2021 Draft Goes Virtual, the NFL Will Be Ready

The days of football coaches arriving in the early mornings of NFL facilities and staying until after dinner — even setting up cots for overnight naps in some extreme situations — may be a thing of the past after a season in which the league dramatically increased the use of virtual meetings for coaching staffs, front offices and players.

“Virtual meetings have now become standard in the NFL; we are not going to have as much (in-person) meetings when we get back,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum. “I think technology is something we have embraced and will make us better.”

The NFL Draft was supposed to be held last year in Las Vegas but had to go virtual instead. Whether this year’s draft will be held entirely in person in Cleveland has not been announced.

 

When I told the teams what we were planning to do, to say there was outcry would be an understatement,” said Goodell of last year’s virtual draft. “They had to adapt, to use technology properly. … The number of notes I got about being at home with their families and having them experience it (with the players). … And there was not one complaint from a club, which is almost impossible to do. They didn’t feel they were unprepared for the draft.”

The virtual environment continued throughout the NFL season with enhanced health and safety protocols leading to teams having meetings virtually each week between games. While in-person gatherings won’t entirely disappear, teams found that the virtual environment to be a positive.

“We got together as a coaching team,” said CallieBrownson, Cleveland’s chief of staff, “and our coaches said we got better at teaching because we had to find a way to get better. The eagerness to adapt and learn and change is such a valuable commodity as a coach.”

 

While teams were able to survive virtually during game preparations, it is unanimous that the atmospheres on Sunday without capacity crowds were a downer. But NFL teams are now growing in optimism about capacity crowds because of the expected rate of vaccination through the summer. While the NFL hosted more than 1 million fans last season, one of its biggest markets — New York City — did not have fans at Jets or Giants games in 2020. But it should be able to in the fall with at least 12,000 fans after a recent announcement by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and both the Giants and Jets said “as the months go on, we are hopeful that the data will continue to be positive and the number of people allowed into MetLife Stadium will steadily increase.”

 

The league also is pointing to a recent study done by a team led by Hockey Graphs’ Asmae Toumi that compared COVID rates in 361 counties that hosted games with fans to similar counties without NFL or college football, showing local COVID-19 caseloads do not appear to be affected by football crowds.

And while fans — with the expectation of being able to go to games this fall — are waiting to see what the schedules will look like, the fact is the NFL has not finished the rules for a 2021 schedule. The Washington Post reported that the league is working to put together a 17-game regular season, an increase of one game from previous years, as well as a three-game preseason. The deliberations about when to implement a 17-game season are tied in part to the soon-to-be-announced new TV contracts, the Post reported.

https://www.sportstravelmagazine.com/sports-canceled-covid-nba-nhl-nfl-ncaa-nascar-soccer-league-season-tournament/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sort of playing off the end of the above article, looks like the (likely) 17 game schedule release will be in May. That will be really weird, after 43 years with 16 games!

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2021-nfl-schedule-release-expected-in-may-with-17-games-possible-monday-playoff-game-per-reports/

 

 
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Sort of playing off the end of the above article, looks like the (likely) 17 game schedule release will be in May. That will be really weird, after 43 years with 16 games!

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2021-nfl-schedule-release-expected-in-may-with-17-games-possible-monday-playoff-game-per-reports/

 

 

Read somewhere (too lazy to surf it up) that if there is an added game, we get the 49ers.  Not sure if home or away.

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16 hours ago, Griever said:

Sort of playing off the end of the above article, looks like the (likely) 17 game schedule release will be in May. That will be really weird, after 43 years with 16 games!

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2021-nfl-schedule-release-expected-in-may-with-17-games-possible-monday-playoff-game-per-reports/

 

 

Extra game will give Coach Shula II an opportunity to have a 5 win season

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NFL still preparing to host 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

 

“The league's statement echoes what Cleveland Sports Commission CEO David Gilbert told 3News last fallwhen he stated that Cleveland would be hosting a "socially distanced" NFL Draft.

 

"Right now it's full steam ahead planning for a large live event in Cleveland. It's being promoted nationally," Gilbert told 3News in October. "It's not going to be elbow to elbow, certainly, the way it was in Nashville."

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wkyc.com/amp/article/sports/nfl/nfl-draft/nfl-still-hosting-2021-nfl-draft-cleveland/95-270d9436-2886-45dc-95b9-5c0be370d9a5
 

 

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2 minutes ago, Le Tigre said:

Still better than the travel and airline industry which lost 90% of its business. 

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