PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert reportedly suggested that each NFL team should be awarded three extra draft picks in 2020 because of the challenges the coronavirus outbreak has created.
The New York Daily News reports that Colbert told league officials his idea during a conference call.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
Colbert reportedly added that teams could make more mistakes without person-to-person meetings, Pro Days and private workouts.
The NFL Draft is still scheduled for April 23 to 25, but it will now be a virtual draft.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
If the NFL adapted the proposed idea, it would make the draft a total of ten rounds instead of the standard seven rounds.
Teams are still allowed to video call potential picks for an hour up to three times a week and they can also interview as many players as want, as long as they give their interview list to the NFL league office.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
The Steelers do not hold a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft as they traded it to Miami in the Minkah Fitzpatrick deal last season.