I see a lot of debate about if the draft should still be held in 3 weeks or postponed because of all the corona situations. Some NFL executives say they need more time, since in-person meetings and physicals can’t take place right now. It’s true that no in-person interviews can take place, but it’s ridiculous to think these scouts need more time.
I think the draft should proceed as normal.
One of the more convincing parts of this comes from an article I read about “What if we delay the draft and give GMs more time to evaluate players?” Will their info-gathering be any better? These GMs and scouts have been studying players for months, if not years. Do they REALLY need two more weeks? Will that make any difference? I say no.
I don’t know who the Dolphins will draft, but I guarantee you that Chris Grier and Brian Flores know. Delays and extra time will not matter.
The Dolphins wasted draft picks on bums like Dion Jordan and Charles Harris, Pat White and John Beck. Do you believe that if we gave our GMs a few extra weeks during those drafts, that they would have suddenly realized those 4 guys suck? Would an extra week have let the Bears know that Patrick Mahomes is a little bit better than Mitchell Turbisky? No, none of that is so.
Good draft selections occur each year, as do busts. Giving extra time is just a useless waste, so we should keep things planned as is.
On a side note, I am very glad that the live fans and all the pomp will be gone this year. Sorry, but I want to see the draft move faster and just get to the teams’ picks. I don’t need parades, fan-fests, old men and little kid/contest winners coming out to introduce their team’s picks, audience interviews, etc. And I’d start off by giving the Bengals 30 seconds on the clock, not 15 minutes. They know who they are taking. Just announce it already.