For all the shit given to Jolly Roger Goodell, I don’t see what the huge deal is around altering the draft to fit the situation. All that needs to be working is the commissioner being able to get the picks from the GMs of the various teams.
Sure, it won’t be the magnificently gratuitous greed-fest that this has turned in to, but them’s the breaks. Goodell’s only other option is to postpone this, and have the domino effect of the draft delay affecting the OTAs, and that pushing back training camp, that pushing back the pre-season, and of course this postpones the regular season.
This is the likely outcome anyway, but Roger is one to never hedge a bet, so he’s going full steam ahead with the draft. I’m interested to see how it actually goes, and if everyone stays connected through all this, and it works, but in this age of online meetings and the myriad platforms available, it shouldn’t be too bad.
He will still get the advertiser money for commercials, and this should be as greed-fed as they can make it, but hey, to me, it’s the only thing in sports that is still going on schedule, so it’s a great diversion.
For the 49ers, of course we are:
a) Drafting a WR
b) Drafting a CB
c) Drafting an O lineman
d) Packaging our two 1st rounders and Nick Mullens for Chase Young
e) Trading down out of 13 for more picks
Let the fun begin. I’m of a mind to get a WR. Jerry Jeudy would be well within our sites, if not for the Raiders. They will guaranteed take him. Unless they pull a Darius Heyward-Bay and take Cee Dee Lamb. I like Lamb as well, so we should be able to get him, because I really don’t think Prince Curdling doesn’t pass on Jeudy.